Bedford County BASICS is a workforce development program designed to significantly improve the match between Bedford County’s business needs and educational system priorities. Its goal is to inform regional students, parents, and educators of the career opportunities that exist in Bedford County before making education and training decisions.

It is funded in part by the Federal Department of Labor, PA Department of Community and Economic Development, Regional Businesses and School Districts. The program is administered in cooperation with the Bedford County Chamber of Commerce and the Bedford County Development Association.

BASICS stands for:
B – Businesses
A – And
S – Schools
I – Investing in
C – Cooperative
S – Solutions

Thanks to the companies who support Bedford County BASICS.

notpromoted2Once we got a job, our next logical goal is to get promoted. Who wouldn’t want to have a higher position and a higher salary when you think you deserve it? You’ve worked all day and rendered over time, you did the extra mile in every job you’ve been assigned to but you still fail to get that coveted position. Why?

Below are the surprising reasons as to why you’re not getting promoted. You might not be aware of it but you’re already committing one of these.

  1. You come off as someone who is entitled.
  • Though you can definitely do a job faster than your colleagues, it does not give you an instant access of being promoted the next day. Always remember that doing a good job is expected from you and should not be treated as something that your boss should be kissing your shoes for. This is a big no-no especially if you’re still in a junior level.
  1. You’re a constant complainer
  • You always complain about almost about everything. If there’s a company policy that you think you can’t work with, inform your supervisor about it. If there still no resolution after talking to them, you can simply leave. Employers does not have time for employees who cannot follow simple policies that are implemented for the good of company and its employees.
  1. You’re tardy
  • Being on time shows how much you respect your work and the company itself. Arriving or attending your work late only show that you couldn’t care less for your team mate’s time and work as well.
  1. You don’t work well with others
  • notpromotedJust like as how the saying goes, “No man is an island.” This only means that people are meant to be helping each other to achieve success in a specific task. Also, giving credit for the right person only shows how well- mannered you are and how you respect others as a person.
  1. Arrogance get the better of you
  • Yes, you’re the best. You can do anything that was assigned to you but you also make sure that everyone knows about it especially if others cannot perform well as much as you do. Shaming your coworkers bring a massive negative vibe in the office and your bosses definitely wouldn’t want someone like that to lead others.
  1. You act as if you’re higher than your boss when it comes to decision- making
  • You always ask why he decided to do this or to do that. There are things and concerns that are meant to be shared and there are also those that are being kept among the higher management. Prying is different from asking.
  1. You don’t take criticism to be part of your improvement
  • Your bosses give you feedback for you own good. These comments are usually helpful for you to do your job more efficiently and if you feel you’re too great to actually receive a feedback, you’re gonna have a bad time. Humility is a good character to be observed by your superiors.

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Getting a work is one of the most common priorities everyone is trying to achieve whether you finish school or not. Of course, we need work for us to provide for our everyday needs and for our future. In our current economic climate, most of newly graduates or even those who are looking for a job for quite some time now are having a hard time on how they can get on board on the company their eyeing.

Whichever job or career you’re trying to pursue, it’s alway

s good to have some sort of a guide or tips on how you can actually get it. Read on and I’m sure that you’ll be able pick up one tip or two from our guide. Good luck!

  1. Make a schedule every day on which specific time you’re going to send resumes and apply to the jobs that interests you. There are times that companies post their job postings almost every day so it’s better if you’ll be able to send your credentials for their review right away.
  2. Take time in creating your resume. Keep in mind that this is your potential employer’s reference whether they’re going to call you for an interview or feed it to a shredder. Don’t also forget to be always true to the experiences and skills that you’re going to list. Your interviewer will always and always know if you’re bluffing.
  3. Express yourself in your cover letter. This is your chance to get more personal to the person who will read your application and avoid, in all cost, using templates. If you’re applying for a writer or in media industry, this is your chance to give them a glimpse of your creativity. If you’re able to impress them with your cover letter, your chances of getting called increases.
  4. Building network and connections will go a long way. You might get shy in introducing yourself to complete strangers but just see it as a stepping stone for to get on the company you’re applying to. Meet someone who is one or two positions higher than your desired post. Unless you met an unpleasant person, they will most likely tell you more about the company which will be your edge once you got called for an interview.
  5. Once they scheduled you for an interview, don’t stress too much especially the night before. Simply prepare your clothes and tell yourself, repeatedly, that you can do this! Take all the knowledge that you have about the company and bring it with you on your interview. Also, prepare at least two to three questions for the interview so they will see that you’re really interested and wants to know more.
  6. Don’t be shy to follow up. If five days after the interview you still haven’t heard from them, a simple email will be appreciated. This will show the hiring manager that you’re really interested with their company and that you really want to work with them.
  7. Lastly, don’t lose hope of they didn’t hire you. It simply means that you and their company don’t fit. Move on and send another resume

We know that applying for a job is quite stressful and nerve- racking but always remember these tips and you’ll be getting that dream job one way or another.

Raleigh’s concert scene will never be left behind as they gear up this summer with a list of concerts and musical acts that will make this season hotter.

  1. Journey & The Doobie Brothers will open the summer concert season as they go out of their way to entertain us this summer on June 5, 2016 at Coastal Credit Union Music Park, Walnut Creek.
  2. B.o.B. will bring their greatest hits into Raleigh concert stage for this summer’s hot and wild party. Catch his live performance on June 9, 2016 at Lincoln Theatre.
  3. Ellie Goulding is performing all over the place and now, she’s going to visit Raleigh with her greatest hits on June 10, 2016 at Red Hat Amphitheatre.
  4. On June 10, 2016, Miranda Lambert, Kip Moore & Brothers Osborne will strum their guitars and sing their heart out at Coastal Credit Union Music Park, Walnut Creek as their fans sing along to their greatest hits.
  5. Also, Kris Allen will once again show his American Idol charm in his one big summer concert at Cat’s Cradle on June 10, 20116.
  6. Ringo Starr and His All- Starr band will serenade their audience this summer with the hit ‘60s songs and their most popular hits on June 18, 2016 at Koka Booth Amphitheatre.
  7. As part of their world tour, Brit Floyd Space and Time Continuum will bring the party at Raleigh’s Durham Performing Arts Center on June 19, 2016.
  8. Weezer and Panic! At the Disco will keep the beat pumping this summer with their mad beats and lively music on June 21, 2016 at Coastal Credit Union Music Park, Walnut Creek.
  9. Raleigh will hold a tribute concert to the amazing music of David Bowie in Summerfest: The Music of David Bowie on June 25, 2016 at Koka Booth Amphitheatre.
  10. Another American Idol heartthrob, Phillip Phillips, will serenade the people of Raleigh on July 31, 2016 at Red Hat Amphitheatre.

Lots of great stuff happening in Raleigh. A local company in Raleigh, NC is sponsoring a few the charity events for local pianist. Raleigh Piano Movers will be having donating a piano and moving a piano for a band. It’s going to be awesome. Check out their homepage.

There’s a lot of exciting concert events this summer and it will be so much fun if we’ll be able to attend all of it. Which of these events do most prefer to go to? Share your thoughts in the comments below!