Opportunities through Employment and Entrepreneurship

Today’s job market is filled with many opportunities for individuals to grow and advance in their career.  Leading job trend researchers predict that U.S. job openings will continue to hit new highs as employers are in robust demand for workers. Continue reading ‘Opportunities through Employment and Entrepreneurship’

Do You Have a Criminal Background?

Recently I went to the Wynne Unit which is part of the Texas Department of Criminal Justice. It is the second oldest prison in Texas, and from an architectural perspective, the building was old and beautiful. –While there, I worked with some of the inmates on their soft skills and the services that are available at Workforce Solutions. Continue reading ‘Do You Have a Criminal Background?’

How to Get Your Resume Recognized by the Application Tracking System (ATS)

How to Get Your Resume Recognized by the Application Tracking System (ATS)

Getting your resume into human hands is becoming more challenging than ever before. To screen large volume of resumes, many employers are using software to help with the initial screening of resumes. The vast majority of large companies (typically with 50 employees or more) are using an automated system to screen candidates, these systems are called Applicant Tracking Systems (ATS). Continue reading ‘How to Get Your Resume Recognized by the Application Tracking System (ATS)’

Development Disabilities Awareness Month

David SpearsA majority of people agree that inclusion is a major ingredient to a successful company, state department, volunteer organization…heck, in life! Inclusion is important because by definition, we are bringing various skills to the table as well as equal but diverse personality traits that work together in reaching a goal (be it professionally or personally). Continue reading ‘Development Disabilities Awareness Month’

Explore Research Careers Online without Ads

In today’s technologically dependent world there is so much available that you don’t have to spend more than four seconds Googling before you find several hundred or thousand job postings from various job boards. Continue reading ‘Explore Research Careers Online without Ads’

Landing That Second Job

Many workers have come to the realization of how important having a 2nd job may be in the efforts of sustaining their household. With the government shutdown, many federal workers weren’t getting paid so they had to find ways to supplement their income.

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Past & Present

In 2017, 70 million Americans had a criminal record. That’s one in three persons that may have extreme difficulty in finding a job. Although most Americans utilize online job search tools to locate job opportunities, these tools are not useful if you have nothing to add to your profile.  For instance, if most job seekers use LinkedIn, it’s less useful if you’ve spent some or all of your adult life incarcerated and don’t have positions to list or colleagues to add. It may seem like that task is daunting but here are some time tested tips from our former colleague, Wil Smith to help in your job search today….  Continue reading ‘Past & Present’