Written By Susan Lamphiear
“When we work together, when we remember our common humanity, there is little we cannot accomplish.”Captain Chelsey Sullenberger III on the 10th anniversary of what’s come to be known as the “Miracle on the Hudson.”
Chelsey Burney Sullenberger III, better known as just “Sully” rose to instant fame when he piloted the US Airways flight 1549, and made an emergency landing on the Hudson River in January, 2009. Out of 155 passengers, all 155 survived, including a nine-month-old baby.
How’s that for leadership during a crisis? But of course, Sully didn’t become an extraordinary man overnight. According to Sully, the flight training he received from the local flight instructor when Sully was just 16 years old has influenced his aviation career for the rest of his life. Sully went on to serve as a fighter pilot in the U.S. Air Force, and as the pilot of that fated US Airways flight.
Sully didn’t stop there. A year following his retirement from US Airways, he was hired by CBS as an aviation and safety expert. As our keynote speaker emphasized in his online presentation to Career Connectors, think in terms of growth not goals. Enjoy each step along the way.
After the passing of his 97-year-old Granny last week, and as he prepares to celebrate the life she lived, Travis Hardin looks back on the lessons she taught him enabling him to build towards a career in motivational speaking. Granny had an elementary education but she was very wise.
One of the most important books Travis owns started with seven blank pages with three staples, the “book” Granny gave him in 1999 when he was a college grad. At the time Travis had no plans. But on the first page of Granny’s book he wrote, “I want to make a difference.”
Steps to Success
- Take your first step. You must take action.
- Your next step will not be obvious until you take your first step.
- Focus on growth rather than goals. Dream now, but keep taking actions and growing.
- Do your best at each step along the way. Plan to get better as you continue to take action. Make it look easy even though it’s not. Travis has spent a lot of tears and late nights to reach the success he has today. When he began his career in motivational speaking, he spoke for free or for lower wages in order to expand his experience. He spoke to small groups at first and then gradually to larger groups. He always wanted to mentor and train people. But he took it a step at a time. Success is a series of steps, not one giant leap.
- Each step should be your favorite step. People suffer from what Travis calls “destination disease.” Travis suggests you enjoy each step along the way as you proceed and learn and grow. Today Travis practices and rehearses for a small group of three or four people as much as for a big group. He calls it part of the journey. Travis refers to the disappointment lots of families felt because, due to the Pandemic, the COVID virus, many families had to forego graduation ceremonies. Don’t confuse recognition of success with success. On your journey to success you are successful when you take your first step. In the case of a college degree, no one really notices the first day of enrollment, just the final day. But success lies in the step, not just the finale.
- You don’t step yourself to success. Consider each step along the way a success. But keep growing and improving. The comedian and actor Steve Martin says no one wants to hear about his acting because they want to hear about agents and shortcuts. Steve says be so good that no one can ignore you.
- Failure and success should never be separated. FAIL stands for First Attempt In Learning. You learn from stumbling blocks.Not a person in the world has reached success without failure.
As you learn and grow on your path to leadership in crisis, keep in mind the difference between a good leader and a great leader during a crisis: a good leader reacts while a great leader anticipates. For example, the well-known Canadian hockey player and former head coach, Wayne Gretzky, called the greatest hockey player ever by many sportswriters, players, and the NHL famously said, “I skate to where the puck is going, not where it has been.”
Community Medical Services (CMS)
Megan Kennedy, Recruiter
Community Medical Services (CMS) began providing substance abuse treatment in Phoenix, Arizona, in 1983. CMS now operates over 40 substance abuse clinics across nine states including Arizona, Montana, North Dakota, Alaska, Indiana, Michigan, Ohio, Texas and Wisconsin.
The company proudly opened the nation’s first 24-hour Opioid Treatment on Demand (OTOD) center in Phoenix. Since then CMS expanded this model to Columbus, Ohio and West Allis, Wisconsin. The clinics focus on meeting the challenges presented by the growing opioid epidemic in communities where treatment is lacking.
The mission remains working with communities to provide education on the importance of effectively treating opioid use disorder. They strive to help patients navigate care without the discrimination and stigma of their opioid use disorder and use of medication-assisted treatment. CMS’s singular aim is to help patients heal.
The company is proud of their clinic personnel who are able to provide an environment free of judgement and condescension, treating everyone with dignity and respect.
CMS is a growing company looking for candidates who are passionate about making an impact, who see challenges as opportunities to show initiative, who listen to and honor the reality of those individuals CMS serves, and who are committed to the company’s practices grounded in science and evidence.
Current opportunities with CMS include front desk in North Phoenix, Tempe, and Mesa. Pay rate is $15-17 per hour, with differential pay for COVID and bilingual. Other opportunities include Clinic Manager in Mesa, Counselors in Glendale and Mesa, and Insurance Verification Specialist, remote.
For more information or to apply visit the company website. As the company grows, they will continue to hire.
Rauch North America
Katie Olynick, HR Manager
Rauch recently opened their new, state-of-the-art beverage filling plant in Glendale, Arizona, in November, 2019, one of Rauch’s co-packing plants. It’s an opportunity to be with the company from the ground up. Rauch is an established company, but the facility has a start-up atmosphere. “We are looking for employees who understand that start-up mentality and a passion for building a brand, and determination for success.”
The company is looking for people who are willing to roll up their sleeves and make things happen. As a start-up, brand new to the U.S., they are a company planning to grow. Positions are listed on Indeed.com. With 24 employees now, they plan to grow to 80 by the end of 2020, and 160 by the end of 2021.
Rauch is a family business, having remained family owned for four generations. Franz Rauch came from the industrial revolution and embarked on the fruit juice industry in Austria. As the company grew, Franz started buying fruit directly from the farmers.
Today Rauch has subsidiaries that aren’t owned by Rauch, and they’re also co-packing partner for other brands in other countries. One of their products is Red Bull.
Rauch North America is currently recruiting for machine operators, forklift operators, shift leads, maintenance technicians and electrical technicians. They are a 24/7 operation, with a shift model of 12 hours/4days/3 days off, offering competitive pay, benefits, 401(k) and paid time off.
Currently Rauch positions are posted on indeed.com. To find these positions, search for Rauch North America or go directly to this indeed link.
Abby Kohut, Recruiter
Staffing Symphony‘s recruiter and president, Abby Kohut, after 26 years in HR, and due to COVID and the Pandemic, decided to join a headhunter network. Abby has helped 10,000 people get hired and she’s eager to help you. Her transition required a leap of faith, she admits, but the network is growing! She thought it would help her reach her goal to help one million people get hired.
New jobs continue to become available daily in every industry, every state, at every level. Many of these jobs are remote.
If you have lab sales experience, she’s looking individuals in Arizona for that role. You can look these up on the website. Hundreds of jobs are hidden in the headhunter network.
Tips for Your Search
- Use AZ for the location.
- As you fill in the search fields, look for other types of key words for your searches for opportunities.
- Use quotation marks around your job titles.
- Don’t abbreviate words.
- Most important point–create an alert for any job you’re looking for.
- Select “full remote” for jobs to work remotely.
- Don’t wait for 100% job match.
- If you think you’re qualified, go head and apply.
- Abby will be looking out for you.
- Abby is recruiting 1099 positions to sell COVID antigen tests. The positions just came in last week, and you don’t need sales experience for the position. Let her know you’re interested when you send your resume.
You may email Abby your resume to firstname.lastname@example.org and go to her website to job search. When you email her, you will receive the webinar, cover letter template, and COVID job search resource guide. She’ll take your resume and look for the hidden job you might not have noticed. This will be ongoing because of the time it takes, but she can’t do her search if she doesn’t have your resume! Your resume will go directly to the recruiter who posted the job, but she’ll make sure your resume goes through, and will write to the recruiter who posted the job.
WealthWave is a network of independent business owners whose mission means they seek to protect and build wealth for the families they serve. Their mission allows them to increase financial literacy for families and provide financial solutions.
Jason Wiseman tells us this was not his original path. He worked for Motorola for many years but even though his job was more stable than many, every year he watched layoffs; and even his key group of 22 was down to only 7 when he left. It was stressful.
Jason couldn’t really afford to start from scratch. It was a paradigm shift to start working at a business part time.
WealthWave is flexible enough so they can help you transition into something part time if you are hesitant about going all in being an entrepreneur. WealthWave’s mission is to eliminate financial illiteracy to keep people from making easily avoidable financial mistakes. Jason now works full time for the company.
Jason suggests you keep your mind open to new opportunities. WealthWave looks to build people up and that’s why they make education first. And because the company was about five years ahead in technology, when COVID hit they were already ahead of most businesses. A whopping 20,000 people attended their online program from Atlanta.
WealthWave®, The HowMoneyWorks® Company, has a clear vision, a passionate mission, advanced systems, and strong platforms. Their slogan is “to disrupt the financial industry so families can dream again.” They are attracting leaders all across North America who are ready to position themselves to eradicate financial illiteracy and pursue the business and future of their dreams.
Why Choose WealthWave?
- Turnkey Solution
- Licensed Profession
- Start Part time
- No Layoffs or Furloughs
- Hands on Training and Mentorship
- A long history of helping people
To learn more about the company, or to apply, contact Jason Wiseman at Jason.Wiseman@wealthwave.com.
CEO/Founder of Career Connectors Jessica Pierce thanked the speakers, attendees, and volunteers. She reminded everyone that because of the election November 3, the event that first week in November will be held on THURSDAY November 5, rather than Wednesday.