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Finding new Employment Professionally

Recently, a few close colleagues, supervisors, and managers have accepted positions elsewhere or promoted to higher positions within the organization. While some were only in their positions for as little as a year, others had been at the same company for much longer. This captured my attention, and I began to ponder when it’s okay to safely move onto a new position. I state “safely” because there are two sides to this debate we should keep in mind. First, short periods of employment may raise eyebrows to future employers and secondly, obtaining additional skills aside from your current career roadmap is imperative to career development and future career progression. We will discuss these two views in more detail later. I would like to discuss statistics, personal insights, and my recommendation of when it is the best opportunity to seek new employment. Continue reading ‘Finding new Employment Professionally’

Do You Have Savvy?

David SpearsI’ve got savvy to be sure, but with my arms flailing about you may not agree. Actually you’re right! But there has got to be a way for me to somehow communicate my savvy. Fortunately, there is a way that I can channel my arms moving about to communicate with others, namely those who are deaf. How, you might ask? Through an online service called Signing Savvy. Continue reading ‘Do You Have Savvy?’

Are You Part of the Skilled Workforce?

Velta WorleyThe way we do work is changing. Think about it: what jobs have disappeared that we remember in days gone by? I remember having a milkman deliver our milk, butter, and cheese on a regular basis. Where did he go? I’ve watched movies that show elevator operators who pushed the buttons for the floors we needed to get to. Why did we need an elevator operator in the first place? There was a time when you could call a company and speak to a live person who would route the phone calls – I miss that! Continue reading ‘Are You Part of the Skilled Workforce?’

How to Address an Employment Gap

Thelisa LavergneA gap in employment is no longer something to be ashamed of or something that you want to avoid during your job search, especially in the interview. Keep in mind that it’s okay to have one or more gaps in your employment history and that employers are aware. You are not the first person who has had to take time off work, and you won’t be the last. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics the vast majority of people, 90%, have been unemployed at some point in their working lives. Nevertheless, how should you explain a gap in your employment history during an interview? Continue reading ‘How to Address an Employment Gap’

What is BTW50+?

FriedaThrough a national community partnership launched by the American Association of Retired Persons (AARP) in partnership with Houston Community College (HCC) and Workforce Solutions, the Back to Work 50+, coaching and training seminars premiered at the Northeast HCC Campus on Tuesday, February 19, 2019. Our second two-week project ended Thursday, May 2nd and received extremely positive reviews by participants! Continue reading ‘What is BTW50+?’

A Vibrant Time for your Success

The Fourth of July is a vibrant time during the summer when families unite to celebrate the birth of a country. And it’s not just any country, but in my opinion the best country in the world: The United States of America! One aspect regarding America’s greatness is its ability to establish policies that support America’s workers. Continue reading ‘A Vibrant Time for your Success’

Jack of Most Trades

David SpearsMany of us have heard the phrase “jack of all trades”. That phrase describes a person that is skilled in many trades without necessarily having one specialty. The phrase, in my opinion, has a good connotation. And thinking of Father’s Day just yesterday, I’m reminded of my Father because he was a Jack of all trades. Continue reading ‘Jack of Most Trades’


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