Losing your Hair?
MORE THAN MY CV
Who Says You Can't?
Flexibility means your skills are
more transferable than you think.
By Allan Nahajewski
ou're scanning Monster.com and
other online listings, looking for jobs
L that match your skills, but are breez-
ing through quickly as there doesn't seem
to be much available that requires your
Or, so you think.
"Most job seekers eliminate themselves
before anyone else does," says executive
coach Dennis Nagle."The biggest hurdle
many people have is the space between
their own ears."
As tough as the job market is these
days, can you afford to count yourself out
from any potentially good job? The trick is
to become a true believer in the concept
of transferable skills.
"It's a natural reaction to read a job
description and to think, 1 1 can't do that,"
says Nagle. "But the truth is that everyone
has skills, and most skills are transferable."
He should know. Born in Detroit, Nagle,
56, joined the Navy during the Vietnam
War and worked in military intelligence
before getting a job as a lumberjack. His
next career move was working on a film
crew. Soon, he was running a video corn-
pany, which somehow led to a career as
an organizational development manager
at Ford — before becoming an executive
coach and consultant; he's also an instruc-
tor at Siena Heights University.
At the peak of the car company down-
sizing three years ago, Nagle told the story
of his disjointed but satisfying career to
large rooms full of people leaving jobs in
the auto industry in search of what's next.
How does someone make the leap from
unrelated job to
"There's so much
you can learn
if you just pay
open mind also
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events at the Pontiac Silverdome find a
position in construction management.
"Whether you're organizing a tractor
pull, Bon Jovi concert or a construction
crew, it's still project management," he
Once you convince yourself you can
tackle a job, the next step is convincing
"Take that job description and break it
down to really understand what the job
is all about," says Nagle. "Take each bullet
point and ask yourself if you've ever done
anything like that. Unless the job is for a
tax attorney or a surgeon, you probably
have skills you can apply. Then prepare
yourself to logically and clearly explain to
a potential employer how your skills ad-
dress the needs:'
As an HR veteran, Nagle has seen major
changes in the hiring process over the
years."HR staffs are dramatically leaner.
So much of the process is automated and
filtered," he says. Resumes are scanned
electronically for key words. Many are
Nagle's advice: "Put your resume on all
the job sites to make yourself feel good,
but prepare to feel bad when no one
contacts you. At least 80 percent of jobs
are found through networking. Dedi-
cate your job-search efforts to talking to
other people — aunts, uncles, business
associates. Join groups and organizations.
Face-to-face definitely works. Networking
works. That's how my daughters found
And the next time you look at a job
description thinking"! can't do that,"
remember the concept of transferable
skills and the story of the Vietnam War vet
who became a lumberjack, a member of
a film crew, a video company owner and a
manager at Ford before he was an execu-
tive coach. RT.
THE ROUND UP
Economics in Brief
MICHIGAN TO PUT LIMITS ON BRIDGE CARDS
A bill expected to pass the state Senate and be signed into law would limit where
welfare recipients could use their state-issued debit cards. The state House passed bills
that would restrict the use of Michigan Bridge Cards, used like debit cards, for state food
assistance and cash programs. The bill prevents Bridge cardholders from withdrawing
cash from casino ATMs and from buying lottery tickets, alcohol and tobacco. Other bills in
the package would require the state to deactivate a Bridge card when a recipient is in jail.
POVERTY RATE CLIPABS
The U.S. poverty rate hit a 27-year high in 2010, coming in at 15.1 percent, according to
data released in September from the U.S. Census Bureau. Michigan's poverty rate stood at
15.5 percent. The report concluded that 46.2 million people were living at, or below, the
poverty line in 2010, which is the highest number since recordkeeping began in 1952; the
poverty rate in 2009 was 14.3 percent.
W.ELCOME TO YOUR PARENTS' BASEMENT
In spring 2011, 5.9 million young adults, age 25-34, resided in their parents' household,
according to U.S. Census statistics on "doubled-up" households. That's up from 4.7 million
young adults who lived with their parents before the recession. Doubled-up households
are defined as households that include at least one"additional"adult: a person 18 or older
who is not enrolled in school and is not the homeowner, spouse or cohabiting partner of
WAKING UP FROM THE AMERicAN DREAM
Parents who hope their children grow up to be better off than they are might want to
think again, according to "Downward Mobility from the Middle Class: Waking up from the
American Dream,"a new study from the Pew Charitable Trusts.
The idea that children will grow up to be better off than their parents is a central tenet
of the modern-day American Dream, but the study finds that a middle-class upbringing
does not guarantee the same status as your parents over the course of a lifetime.
The study concludes that one-third of Americans raised in the middle class will fall
short of remaining there as adults. According to the findings, marital status, education,
test scores and drug use have a strong influence on whether a middle-class child loses
economic ground as an adult.
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THINNING HAIR NO DRUGS, CHEMICALS, SURGERY ,
OR SIDE EFFECTS • LASER FDA APPROVED!
"Hair is everywhere — my comb, floor, drain, clothes ... is this normal?"
"I think I can actually see through my hair."
Suzanne Tedesco, a certified laser therapist, has been hearing these con-
cerns from men and women for 5 years when they first call or visit Michi-
gan Hair and Skin Center in Troy. Many are frustrated because they can diet
and exercise to help control their shape, and they can keep their smiles
healthy with regular dental care, but they feel a total loss of control over
their thinning hair."All of our clients have stopped losing hair and experi-
enced regrowth,"she says.
The Michigan Hair and Skin Center uses an FDA-approved system of
low-level laser therapy (LLLT) to reverse hair loss, and make thin weak hair
thicker and healthier. Most importantly, LLLT actually re-grows hair with-
out surgery, implants, drugs, or invasive practices.
LLLT is medically tested and proven to be safe and effective. A study
published in the International Journal of Cosmetic Surgery and Aesthetic
Dermatology showed a 93 percent increase in hair among the respon-
dents using the laser."Thinning hair occurs when the follicles are stran-
gled by excessive DHT (dihydrotestoserone),"Tedesco explains."The laser
breaks away the DHT, allowing the hair follicles to get the nutrients nec-
essary to re-grow hair."
In fact, she says, "Anyone who still has active hair follicles can benefit
from laser therapy. Even where hair isn't visible, active follicles may still be
present, making re-growth a possibility. Of course, follicles die after a few
years, so the sooner someone seeks treatment, the better."
LLLT isn't a fad or gimmick. It has been used in Europe for more than 20
years, and has been featured on Dateline, the ABC news, MSNBC, and in
Women's Health and Men's Health magazines. Recently, there was a laser
hair therapy segment on CBS-TV's The Doctors, and Barbara Walters of
The View called it a "hot new product."
The Michigan Hair and Skin Center in Troy uses Michigan's only pre-
mium LLLT machine.The machine's 451 lasers are housed in a salon hair
dryer-like cap, and they stimulate hair growth over the entire scalp."Simi-
lar to how sunlight stimulates the body to produce melanin, resulting in
a tan, the laser light stimulates the follicles to re-grow hair,"Tedesco says.
"It simply helps the body heal itself."
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