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Ronald Bradford

Ronald Bradford became a member of Career Development in August 2010. He received tuition assistance from Career Development and attended Mid-America Christian University where he earned a degree in Business Administration. After completing school he found employment with Jackson Hewittas a Regional Manager. During his time in the program Ronald earned his Silver CRC and CRC plus. He also completed the Choctaw Nation CAB programand used his funds to buy a new computer for his education. Ronald would like to thank Choctaw Nation's Career Development program for helping him reach his goals.



Facts for Consumers

from the Federal Trade Commission 


Knee Deep in Debt :
Having trouble paying your bills? Getting dunning notices from creditors? Are your accounts being turned over to debt collectors? Are you worried about losing your home or your car? You're not alone. Many people face a financial crisis some time in their lives. Whether the crisis is caused by personal or family illness, the loss of a job, or overspending, it can seem overwhelming. But often, it can be overcome. Your financial situation doesn't have to go from bad to worse.
If you or someone you know is in financial hot water, consider these options: realistic budgeting, credit counseling from a reputable organization, debt consolidation, or bankruptcy. Debt settlement is yet another option. How do you know which will work best for you? It depends on your level of debt, your level of discipline, and your prospects for the future.


Developing a Budget: The first step toward taking control of your financial situation is to do a realistic assessment of how much money you take in and how much money you spend. Start by listing your income from all sources. Then, list your "fixed" expenses - those that are the same each month - like mortgage payments or rent, car payments,
and insurance premiums. Next, list the expenses that vary - like entertainment, recreation, and clothing. Writing down all your expenses, even those that seem insignificant, is a helpful way to track your spending patterns, identify necessary expenses, and prioritize the rest. The goal is to make sure you can make ends meet on the basics: housing, food, health care, insurance, and education.

Your public library and bookstores have information about budgeting and money management techniques. In addition, computer software programs can be useful tools for developing and maintaining a budget, balancing your checkbook, and

creating plans to save money and pay down your debt. Read more.




Career Advice


Best Jobs for Working Mothers


By Charyn Pfeuffer,  

Are you a mom looking for a job? Would you like to have more
work-life balance and spend less time scrambling for a babysitter? We've found eight great careers that are mom-friendly, with schedules that won't keep you away from the kids for too long.  


Katie Bardaro, lead analyst at online salary database, says several characteristics make a job desirable for working mothers, but one key consideration is flexibility. "Moms have to carefully balance work demands with home demands and having a flexible schedule makes this balancing act less precarious," Bardaro says. "The ability to work part time during school hours, take time off to watch over a sick child or even work from home makes for a good work-life balance."  Read more.   

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Why Your Resume Needs to Focus on Results,  

Not Tasks   


July 12, 2012
By Angela Rose,


Much like a complex recipe, a resume contains many different ingredients. Within most, you'll find several cups of previous responsibilities, a tablespoon of personal attributes, and a dash of future desires. Mix well, bake in a 350-degree oven until done, and garnish with contact information. The results are a document that satisfies the rudimentary requirements but is wholly lacking in flavor. Hiring managers are hungry - but not for a stale rehash of past duties. Satisfy their cravings and land your next job with a resume seasoned liberally with success.


Utilize the AARQ method. In resume writing circles, AARQ stands for Action, Accomplishment/Result, and Quantify. Learning to use this time-tested method is invaluable for creating a resume that will capture and hold any hiring manager's attention. Fortunately, the steps  are quite simple.    

Employer Spotlight


Little Dixie Community Action Agency



Little Dixie Community Action Agency or LDCAA is based out of Hugo, Oklahoma and offers a variety of services and assistance to persons living in Atoka, Bryan, Carter, Choctaw, Love, Marshall, McCurtain, and Pushmataha counties. Programs offered through LDCAA include Housing, Family Services, Early Childhood, Transit, and Economic Development & Tourism. LDCAA is an Equal Opportunity Employer which currently employs over 400 people. Potential jobs at LDCAA include early childcare teachers and assistants, clerical, administrative, transit bus drivers, construction workers for the weatherization program, and more. Cathy James, spokeswoman for Little Dixie CAA states a new program is about to be launched in McCurtain County for prior juvenile offenders. The program will offer 3 tiers of assistance for persons between the ages of 18 and 21. Participants in the program will receive help with obtaining a Certified Nurse Assistant license, GED preparation, and leadership training. The new program will create 4 positions in McCurtain county-Director, Case Manager, and 2 Coordinators. Persons interested in employment with LDCAA can find current job openings and apply for jobs on their website: Little Dixie Community Action Agency regularly posts jobs on Career Development's job board, as well. LDCAA encourages women and minorities to apply and would like to remind jobseekers that they are currently enrolling children in their Early Head Start and Head Start programs and hopes this service will assist parents who wish to go to work or return to work


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