Posts Tagged 'Career advice'

That Lovin’ Feelin’

DavidValentine’s Day is this week, and I would like to take this opportunity to discuss that special relationship we all have with our significant other – yes, our job. Are you singing, “whoa…whoa…you’ve got the best of my love”? Or perhaps it has become simply a J-O-B and you’re singing more along the lines of, “you’ve lost that lovin’ feelin’.”
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Beyond the Struggle

daniel“Without a struggle, there can be no progress.” – Frederick Douglas

This quote clearly defines the challenges I have faced in my self-improvement journey. As I begin my new role as a Regional Navigator with Workforce Solutions, I would like to take this opportunity to share my personal story in hopes of inspiring others.
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Income Now

VRW photo for blogToday I had the privilege of visiting one of the Workforce Solutions offices to introduce Income Now, an initiative of The Way Home, to our career office staff. Income Now is a joint project between Workforce Solutions, the Coalition for the Homeless of Houston / Harris County, and 100+ housing, services and employment partner agencies to help people experiencing homelessness find jobs. This is another way that Workforce Solutions demonstrates their dedication to providing quality service to anyone needing assistance with employment, while being sensitive to areas that may provide a challenge to getting employment or keeping a job.
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New Beginnings

DavidSpring brings thoughts of “newness of life”. Although on a much smaller scale, being hired after a period of unemployment brings a similar “new beginning” to the employee. According to Head Start Program and Fiscal Operations, it is vital for any new employee to feel not only welcome, but also comfortable, prepared, and supported. A successful new employee feels satisfaction with their new job, and will remain on board for an extended period of time.
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Luck O’ the Irish

St. Patrick’s Day, a day filled with everything green, is right around the corner. If you’re currently searching for a job and are perhaps short on “green,” you’re likely not in the mood for celebration. Here are some St. Patty’s Day themed tips that could improve your job search. Good luck!
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Ready for Change

DavidIn an effort to polish my skills, I was assigned to prepare a presentation on networking for young adults between the ages of 16 – 18. I would deliver to my supervisor and two other managers. Since there were no other specific requirements, I thought this would be a chance to really show off both my skills and creativity.
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Groundhog Day: Same Ol’ Story

CorneliusRemember the movie “Groundhog Day” starring Bill Murray? It’s about a T.V. news anchor that finds himself living the same day over and over again.

When looking for employment, it can often feel like we’re in an endless cycle, living the same day repeatedly, especially when we aren’t getting interviews or job offers.
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