Posts Tagged 'job seekers'

What’s In Your Closet Now?

Photo 57 (2)In a previous blog, What’s in Your Closet?, I discussed the importance of company culture and “fit.” Have you taken inventory of your closet since then? If not, I encourage you to do so! As you do, keep these tips in mind for cost effective ways to stretch your wardrobe while creating your own personal brand: Continue reading ‘What’s In Your Closet Now?’

Redefining Success

Educating with Common Sense
As a parent of teenagers, I have bought into the mindset that my children MUST go to college in order to be “successful” and get a good job. As a well educated professional that is up to my eyeballs in student loan debt, I am not so sure that mindset is valid. And as a workforce development professional that understands the overwhelming need for technical skills in today’s business world, I know it is time for my “mom mindset” to catch up with the times. :)
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Long-Term Unemployment

Not too long ago, I had an in-depth conversation with an HR professional who volunteers at BJM (Between Jobs Ministry) helping job seekers who are long-term unemployed. Labor analysts define long-term unemployment as those who have been looking for work for more than a year. This HR professional emphasized the importance of networking, utilizing social networking tools and keeping skills current when searching for a job. Let me elaborate.
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How to Pick the Top Workplaces

””There are many top ranked locally headquartered companies in Houston; according to Workforce Dynamics, a Pennsylvania-based research firm, some are even ranked among the nation’s ten best places to work.

Before pursuing employment with any corporation, I encourage all job seekers to investigate and discover as much as possible about companies that interest them. The facts gathered can be invaluable when deciding on the best places to work. Continue reading ‘How to Pick the Top Workplaces’

Spring Fever

Photo 57 (2)We are coming into the holiday season starting with Good Friday and ending with the beauty and glory of Easter! The official start of spring, the Spring Equinox takes place on March 20, 2014; however, Easter is often considered the unofficial start of spring. Continue reading ‘Spring Fever’

Happy St. Paddy’s Day

cherylSt. Patrick’s Day always reminds me of one of the most hospitable places I have ever visited, Ireland. She captured me at her first greeting; the way she extended her hand, so to speak, in friendship.

I am going to talk about our hand extension, the hand shake, which we use so often in interviews, networking and daily living. I will start with the lighter side of the handshake, what does not impress the folks and then explain how to get it right.
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What’s in Your Closet?

Photo 57 (2)There comes a time when, male or female, you look into your closet and realize your clothes may not fit your new job or worse yet, they don’t fit you! You were able to fake it between interviews because most of the employers saw you only once. You wore that same suit to every interview because the companies were different and no one was the wiser, right? Never fear, you can still maintain your colorful personality and charming individual style by using a common sense approach to updating your closet.
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