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Tuesday, July 28, 2020

Preparing for an Interview


You’ve fired off your resume to a potential workplace, and they’ve contacted you to set up an interview. You’re super-excited to prove yourself, but also super-nervous. What if you mess up and jeopardize your chance at landing the job? What happens if you get tongue-tied and can’t answer the interviewer’s questions?

There’s no need to panic; Community Financial is here to help! Here’s how to prepare for an interview that will have you presenting yourself as polished, professional and capable to any potential employer.

Tuesday, July 21, 2020

Kid’s Corner: Building a Budget

Though it’s hard to believe it when you’re knee-deep in their laundry and begging them to do their homework, your little ones won’t be young forever. Someday, they will be all grown up and have homes of their own. And while you can lecture them about budgeting, spending their allowances wisely and saving up for the occasional expensive item, running the finances of an entire household is a whole different ballgame. This simple yet challenging activity can help you teach them this crucial skill.

Tuesday, July 14, 2020

Summer of Sharing Donation Helps Families Connect with Free Movie Nights


Community Financial’s 10th annual Summer of Sharing campaign is under way and thousands of
dollars have already been donated to local charitable organizations throughout Michigan!

Running through the end of August, Community Financial is donating $60,000 to organizations that make a difference in their communities. Recipients are chosen based on nominations submitted at SummerofSharing.org, where we ask you to consider, “What GOOD could you do with $1,000?” As we celebrate #10YearsofSharing, we’re excited to spotlight one such organization, Gaylord’s VFW Post 1518.

Tuesday, July 7, 2020

How Can I Use a Job Loss as a Stepping Stone for Growth?

Losing a job is never easy. Regardless of how it comes about, choosing to view this time as an opportunity for growth can help you more than you would think. Let’s take a look at some practical steps you can take while embarking on a new direction in your career path.

Take a Step Back

Take a moment to look at where you stand career-wise. Where do you want to go next? Would a complete career pivot be in your best interest, or would you do better with a small shift, such as a change in position within the same field?