Archive for December, 2016

The Resume Before Christmas

Richard PratherIt was the resume before Christmas…I was buying last minute gifts with money I didn’t have. As I was leaving, a manager let me know they were hiring this Thursday and to come in for an interview. I thanked him and called for my Uber driver to take me home. Continue reading ‘The Resume Before Christmas’

Holiday Break

David SpearsFor most people, there is a “lull” of activity at work during this time of year. And if you are unemployed, your activity may have come to a screeching halt. Don’t worry though, this may be an excellent time to plan and prepare for the beginning of a new year surge in job search activity. Continue reading ‘Holiday Break’

Tell it Like it is

Carolyn KinardThe interview can be a very stressful experience for applicants, particularly for ex-offenders. This is true because employers tend to view criminal records as negatives when considering applicants for employment. They feel comfortable when hiring workers with no criminal records and are reluctant to gamble when it involves trust and dependability issues. Continue reading ‘Tell it Like it is’

Accessible Microsoft Word

David SpearsThe Texas Governor’s Committee on People with Disabilities is proud to host learning modules on making Microsoft Office documents accessible to people with disabilities. Accessible documents are more usable for everyone, not just people with disabilities because they work better across all web browsers, computer systems, and other devices. Continue reading ‘Accessible Microsoft Word’