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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - August 1, 1972, Lethbridge, Alberta Ann Landers DiOAH ANN I.ANDKUS: I work in I hi' personnel ollicc smull cmniMiny .-nul am in the hope lhat you will print my letter before iJradiJiilion. I have Mime atlvirc (or indivklu.'ils who will looking (or employment. II is how many come in ill-preprired. Hero urc some supjuestions which make the iiifferau.-e helwccn Kcltini; the jnli nml not it 1. .soiuelhmi! In write prclcialjly n pen. If your liimdwriliiiK is prim. 2. Answer all inuwlions Iho best of your ability. The linn, no maLloi Iwvv large or snuill. ask.1. For a rea- snn .1. Have your wi'ial security number wild you. -I lie ablu to list Ihc srhwuls you've attended islarlini! with elemi'Mlnry anri tiie ffoto.s uf alleiNtaiice. .1. lir prcparH In Irate your employment record, includ- ing hcfjinniiii; 'liJUs ami dates, llamas of employers, locations, posilinns held and fi. fie prepared to lisl at least three people (besides em- ploycrs) who will (live character references. Know their ad- dresses and telephone numbers. have been in a [Kisition to observe a j'real deal of embar- rassment and disappointment because people cuuldn'l meet the simple requirements lisled above. The candidate who has to go home and come hack with facts and figures is Ijoing lo lose out to one who has the information at his finger- lips. I've observed, too. Ann. Ibal the person who is pre- pared has an air cif confidence lhat makes a good first im- pression. (Jaine-sville DKAIi (JAJNKSVIU.K: (What an appropriate And now I'd like lo add a suggestion of my own. I'm aware lhat main1 capable. young people v.rar Iheir hair lone, have beards and dress non-establishment. I am also aware that there are laws foi'bidding discrimina- tion a job candidate because he has long hair and beard. i( an employer docsn'l like your looks. Hie chances of being hired are sharply reduced So if you really wam the job. don I apply fur il will] a chip on your shoulder (he Please .semi inquiries Bud miucsus To Landers Reader- mail Department. Cliicago Sun Times-Daily News, 4fll North Wabash Ave., Chicago, hi. fiOli] tuMtJoy, Auouit 1, 1971 THE LHHBRIOCF HERALD H THE BETTER HALF By Barnes "You did moke some effort lost night each timo you ordered a martini you asked Ihe waitress for a child's porlion." HEIP US TO HEIP OTHERSI The Salvation Army Welfare Servicei Needs Clothing, Furniture, lays, Household Effect! CMl 328-2860 FOR PICKUP StRVICI OR LEAVE AT 41? lit AVE. S. SIMPSONS-SEARS SEWING MACHINE RENTAL of mending ro tlo? A wedding A you lo ho creative? Rimt ontf Sew with n gorge oui KENMORE ZIG ZAG fiom S.mptoni-Secjrj. Tolcphons 370-9231 Or Drop In M Simpsons-Sears, Centre Village Mall for Complete Ddnili .1 r.. Woman repairman enjoys unique job EVERYONE IN THE POOL What'i good For humans ana" two-year-old Holly C hi! I ing won h of London, Isn't great for kitlens, Holly's willing to cool Housewife pioneers inelhod for producing non-dip file >ff her furry playmate even if the kitien does pfoies! and efuses to shore her swimming pool. (CP HAKI.OW. Knfjlnncl (GFM while hnughl from Sally Anderson, ;i housewife i mercJnl manufacturers who lurried from ceramic sculp- j jn lures lo more pnirtirftl matters, j has become Britain's non-slip i tile pioneer. Trained in the ceramics do- -oni- of Kdintnn-gh School of Arl during faci lulfilling the ordi-r mennt firing ono of the twn twico a day non-slop for fjw montlL-; 3l the end of the perirxl foundhlifjns for tlui ranfje of wall tile.s laid. .she a professional career in ceramic Hn f01 ;ni sculpture and .sent tier works on door pool in a mil- Lour in the early house1. Mrs. Andersni; fiul il was Ihc des'ire lo earn a i supplied tiles tor Ine of the living as well as to work in ee- j pool and she was also given ramies that led her lo abandon] chance 1o provide tiles for the reramir milpture and turn licr .surround as well hand lo r of fee pot.s, cups and 'Hie problem as slic saw it- and anil one which she stiys hnd tors. never JMKTI siitisfaclorily Her pots .sold extremelv wet] beforc-wfis to give Ihern a and this- encouraged Sally An- surface, wrnrh in dCTson to iHX'ome a full-linie! trw end was done by nottrr. standard flooi1 liles so lhat oils Besides pots, however, Mrs fatly sitbslances canne! University approves Bv SIIAKI.KKN BANNON KDMONTON i "Woni- i's lib means Jiotlfing to me." ivs Alberta's only woman who climbs telephone poles tn in- I stall and rejtair telet'Oinmuni- CBtions eqnipinen'- Marilyn [.astiwka, ratiwr ttian react indignantly to o- 01 r i s Hnd rustomers" sur- pi jst-d read ions and 'casing when Ilu-v find aji attraclive, hlondc! j phones, says: 'Hii s human na- ture to rein 1 that so il rloesn'l bother me." During her six weeks with Kd man ton Telephones as a jour- ney man line and station in- staller. Marilyn has climbed poles to a height of 2r> feel. 'I wanted to do something, different after school and t h e three-year telecommuni- cations at Northern Al- berta Institute of Technology sounded "N'AIT accepted me in the course withoul question or conri- men! because I had senioi tna- triculalion with the mathemai- ics and physics j you need to enter the course." IN joii i She says her co-workers- and j tht TTI niemliers of her graduat- j course were to her job ambitions once they got j over the unfamiliar experience 1 of having a female colleague "H was difficult at first for me to adjust to having ail-male i classmates and co-workers and they probably had to adjust to me. But I fr-el we all gel alonp i really well." i Hay Go.ss. .Marilyn's supcrvi- sor at city-o w n e d Edmonton Telephones, said the company j accepted Marilyn for employ- m r n i on her alone and would accept other siiiialjly-nualificd female appli- cants. WI ie r t: i n a ny ool r In her situation have- failed> .Marilyn tins succeeded nT her personality and lempyra- uienl. he said. sorcirr rrniKR WOHK _ Hc-iore b e i n hirrri Ed- mf.nU.ui Marilyn -iiirl she apjiiied to Gov- ernment Tele phonos. Canadian ational 1 e 1 e communications and Oilyary Power, where she was told v.tirkinf; conditions were unsuitable for R woman. "If I had been unable lo find a job f without much trou- ble. I would have become more militant about being turned down as a qualified female ap- i plicant "Without the .support of my family probably wouldn't havp completed rny course because it was so difficult at Limes and I doubis if I was cii- tering the riglil career field for me "I no lonj-ei have any doubts. I really enjoy the technical BP- pects of tlie and learn some- thinc ne-.v every day Marilyn in Fid monton her parents, sister and i brothers. PUbLiC BINGO 16 GAMES 2 JACKPOTS LETHBRIDGE ELKS LODGE ROOM (Upstairs) EVERY THURS-8 p.m. of AnrlcTMin fuiil iilsn niacitr ;i few thL-m mid Ihen liles. This .side of her business Cranule.s intn the lo under way al the iK'ginniiip, K'vn il 9 p.m. Phono 327-2243 ;