Archive for February, 2015

Developing a Job Search Plan

DavidHello, friends!

This week, we’ve discussed the importance of evaluating skills, touched on the different types of skills people have, identified the skills YOU have, and laid down a foundation of how to express your skills to potential employers; it’s time to pull all that together and form a job search plan. Continue reading ‘Developing a Job Search Plan’

How to Describe Your Skills

DavidIn our Skills Evaluation blog series, we have covered the importance of evaluating your skills, we have noted the different types of skills people have, and we have identified skills specific to YOU.

Now that we’ve identified our skills, let’s continue on to the next step! Learning how to communicate to employers how we can benefit them/their company. Continue reading ‘How to Describe Your Skills’

Your Specific Skills

DavidSo far we’ve discussed why it’s important to evaluate your skills, and we have briefly identified the different types of skills that people have.

Today we’ll begin the process of identifying YOUR specific skills. We’re going to use the skills we have to help direct our job search. Continue reading ‘Your Specific Skills’

Skill Types

DavidThis is day two of a week-long series on Skills Evaluation. Yesterday we defined what it means to evaluate your skills and how that can be a beneficial tool in our overall job search plan. Before we begin actually identifying what skills we have, let’s first define what different types of skills are important to a job search plan. Continue reading ‘Skill Types’

Skills Evaluation

DavidSkills – The ability to do something well, which may be a result of your knowledge, practice or aptitude (a natural ability to do something well).

Whether you’re at the beginning of a bright career future, or in the middle of a job, an important part of deciding the next step in your career path is being able to evaluate the skills you have or have learned along the way. Instead of accidentally falling into a career path, having a clear understanding of your skills will actually help direct you on a path of your choosing. Continue reading ‘Skills Evaluation’

Round-Up Time!

JoAnn KawamotoThis year’s Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo is set for March 3-22. The official website can be found at http://www.rodeohouston.com.

For those new to the Gulf Coast region, the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo, one of the largest rodeos in the world, is a charitable organization encouraging and promoting the breeding, raising and marketing of better livestock and farm products at public fairs. They also promote and maintain research and educational functions in the livestock industry.

The RodeoHouston division showcases the largest indoor rodeo in the world, offering a purse of more than $2 million and inviting only the most skilled cowboys/cowgirls to compete. NRG Stadium, the home of RodeoHouston, is the only stadium of its kind, built specifically for rodeo and football. This is Texas after all! Can you blame us?
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Falling in Love with Your Job

Photo 57 (2)In tribute to Valentine’s Day and Cupid’s arrow, I’d like to share with you my “first job after college” story.

After graduating, too exhausted to find work, I took three weeks off to sleep and travel!

It was the early 80’s, and many of my friends moved to other cities for work. Houston’s labor market was over-saturated at the time and offered few Graphic Design opportunities. Stubbornly I decided to stay put and make it work.
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