The Easter season seems to be a time when grocery stores are overcrowded with folks that have procrastinated.
The Gulf Coast labor industry is similar in the sense that many people procrastinate in looking for good jobs. They wait for life-altering events like being laid off or an economic downturn to update their resumes and start networking.
By consistently keeping your information up to date, you will be able to take advantage of exciting opportunities at a moment’s notice. If you run in to Jeff Bezos in an elevator (assuming that you have a perfected “marketing profile”), having an updated resume handy can make you employable on the spot. If you’re attending a job fair where Jeff Bezos is the keynote speaker, you’ll likely not get the opportunity to connect with him one-on-one.
At Workforce Solutions, we specialize in helping those unemployed or underemployed find jobs or get better ones. We want to make sure that you are well equipped with the best tools to seize these opportunities. An employment counselor will assist you in optimizing your resumes while a personal service representative will help you explore training options to make you more marketable.
With the Gulf Coast labor market coming down from one of the best periods of job growth, we will see an increase in job seekers updating their resumes and looking for new jobs. By waiting for this moment to explore your options, you have decided to begin your purchasing of Peeps and Cadbury Eggs on the Saturday before Easter Sunday when shelves are almost completely empty.
Don’t wait! Prepare now and put yourself in a position to advance your career today.
Diego Trevino is a Regional Facilitator for Workforce Solutions in the Houston – Galveston area. Before joining the regional team, he served as a greeter, employment counselor and staffing specialist. Earlier in his career he traveled to South Korea where he taught students English. He uses past teaching experiences and present workforce knowledge to conduct job skills seminars throughout the 13 county Gulf Coast Region.