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Pre-Employment Testing – Do they work or not?

Cornelius BookerMore companies today are requiring applicants to complete a pre-employment screening test during the application process than ever before. Pre-Employment tests are written, oral or any other kinds of tests administered as a means of determining the suitability or desirability of a job applicant. Many applicants feel that they are highly qualified for the position, but after completing the pre-employment test, they start to doubt if their application will even be considered. Sometimes, the questions asked or the task to complete does not seem relevant to the position applied for, so applicants get discouraged. Are these tests really accurate in measuring if an applicant is a good fit for the position? Continue reading ‘Pre-Employment Testing – Do they work or not?’

This or That

Velta WorleyHow do you typically make choices about your future career or education goals? Do you prefer to do this, or do you prefer to do that? For example, would you like to work in Houston, or are you willing to work anywhere in the State of Texas? Would you like to work anywhere in the United States, or would you be attracted to working in another country? Is it more important to have a high salary, or would you prefer to have a job that you enjoy? Is getting a job right out of high school more important to you, or would you prefer to get a post-secondary degree first? Do you want to go to a local college, or does an out of state university appeal to you? Continue reading ‘This or That’

Unemployed? Nope! You still have a job!

Kristin ColeI Don’t Have Enough Time
Most job seekers don’t realize that they have the same amount of time that they had before. They work an 8-hour work day, sometimes 9 or 10, and are still required to run a household! Laundry, washing dishes, grocery shopping, cooking, household chores, dropping off and picking up kids from school, exercising and sitting in traffic (my favorite). Some people even find time to watch their favorite TV shows. How is that possible when life is hectic and our jobs take up so much of our day? Continue reading ‘Unemployed? Nope! You still have a job!’

Marketing Yourself

Amanda SimonianA Quick Guide to a Great Cover Letter
Based on research from respected sources, job candidates have an average of six to nine seconds to catch the attention of hiring managers and recruiters. Your cover letter is the first impression they will have of you, as well as the (sometimes) hundreds of other job candidates that are interested in the position, so it is important that you market yourself differently than everyone else, you are (of course) the best candidate for the job. Continue reading ‘Marketing Yourself’

To ‘e’ (mail) or not to ‘e’ (mail) – that is a question!

Velta WorleyIf you are like me, you get a gazillion e-mails every day. You may even have multiple e-mail addresses that you respond to, such as a work e-mail account and a personal one. Workforce Solutions recommends that job seekers create a separate e-mail account that can be used while searching for work, which leads to the topic of e-mail etiquette. Is there such a thing? Continue reading ‘To ‘e’ (mail) or not to ‘e’ (mail) – that is a question!’

Making WorkInTexas.com Work for You

Amanda SimonianAll too often we spend the majority of our time searching the internet for new job postings across a number of different websites, only to find that we don’t meet some of the qualifications, or the position’s title doesn’t mean what we thought it did. This starts to waste a lot of valuable time, and can eventually cause us to completely burn out on our job search efforts. Continue reading ‘Making WorkInTexas.com Work for You’