Archive for the 'Employment' Category

Taking “What are your Weaknesses” for Granted

Diego TrevinoYou wake up. You prepare with your mourning routine. You practice reciting answers to all of the common interview questions you learned from the Workforce Solutions seminars you attended since your last job and, potentially, this job. You did research on how you can help solve companywide problems this employer is facing. You know how to sell yourself and add value to this team. There is just one weakness you have: you don’t know how to answer the question “what are your weaknesses?” Continue reading ‘Taking “What are your Weaknesses” for Granted’

May 2018 Networking Events

Josie TothIf you’re looking for events to attend in May, consider these two: The Woodlands Church Career Fair on May 24 and the 4th Annual Veterans & Individuals with Disabilities Hiring Event on May 29. But, before attending one of these events I’d like to remind you of a couple of things that will help you make a great first impression. Continue reading ‘May 2018 Networking Events’

The Gift

Carolyn KinardCelebrating the beautiful treasure of a mother
Every year, the world sets aside a day of observance to honor the remarkable contributions of women around the world who provide unconditional love and support to their children. According to Wikipedia, Mother’s Day was created by Anna Jarvis in 1908 and became an official U.S. holiday in 1914 as a special tribute to recognize the unending sacrifices of mothers around the country. Continue reading ‘The Gift’

Accessible Interview

David SpearsA long, long time ago…before the passage of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and shortly after I graduated college, I applied for a position and was contacted for an interview. As was my habit, I drove around the building looking for wheelchair access because usually ramps were located in the back of buildings where deliveries were received. In this case there were no ramps at the building, which surprised me because the building was about 5 stories high. Continue reading ‘Accessible Interview’

Equipping, Engaging and Empowering Young Adults

Thelisa LavergneThe spring and summer seasons mark the beginning of warmer temperatures, outdoor activities, vacations, family reunions, etc. It’s also an exciting time for young adults in the Houston-Galveston region. During this time of year, there are numerous employment, training, and education opportunities for young adults through job fairs, hiring events, and college open houses. These initiatives provide young adults with job readiness, career exploration, and labor market information about high-skill, high-growth jobs in the Houston region. Continue reading ‘Equipping, Engaging and Empowering Young Adults’

Maximize Your Search, Minimize Your Paper

Cornelius BookerSearching for a job can be stressful and many times we often overdo our efforts and eventually feel as if we are running in circles. One way job seekers can cut down on stress the most is by identifying how they can maximize their search without wasting time and paper. With this in mind, they can maximize the results while minimizing the efforts. Here are a couple things you can do to make your search less stressful. Continue reading ‘Maximize Your Search, Minimize Your Paper’

Happy Earth Day!

Thelisa LavergneEarth Day will be celebrated on April 22, 2018 . It is a moment in time that we designate to appreciate the beauty of our natural environment and address the issues that threaten it.This year’s Earth Day will be focused on ending plastic pollution. Our environment is inundated with plastic objects that we use once and discard. Single-use plastic and the increasing surge of water stored in disposable plastic are becoming a growing global problem. However, there are clean air activities all around us to encourage participation and awareness of the various threats to our environment. Continue reading ‘Happy Earth Day!’