Posts Tagged 'career'

What do you want to be when you grow up?

Velta WorleyWhen you were in junior high or high school, what type of career did you want? Were you looking at college, and if so, how did you decide what to major in? I realize that my own high school experience was lacking in both reality and guidance towards the future. Very often our decisions are made based on what we see around us, what’s popular at the time, or even influenced by family and friends. Continue reading ‘What do you want to be when you grow up?’

Research Labor Market Information

David SpearsOne of the first steps to take in any job search plan is to review labor market information particular to your skills and interests (information on skills evaluation can be found in previous blogs). Labor market is defined as “the supply of available workers in relation to available work.” With labor market information, we can find what training or education is necessary, what is the predicted growth of an industry, the average salary for the occupation, and a host of other information. Continue reading ‘Research Labor Market Information’

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!’

Back to Reality

Carolyn KinardNow that the NFL Super Bowl is over, the citizens of Houston are returning to their normal lifestyles, which means managing the realities of life without the fun and excitement of celebrities and fun activities associated with the big game.

Many are anticipating an uncertain future due to a pending job layoff. It’s a known fact that the job hunting process can be an unpleasant experience for those who are not prepared to deal with it.

Continue reading ‘Back to Reality’

JP Morgan Chase Summer Institutes 2016

Kristin ColeJoAnn KawamotoWhat a Summer!
At the 2016 JP Morgan Chase Summer Institutes, Workforce Solutions, partnering with Project GRAD and local community colleges, offered high school students an experience like no other. Continue reading ‘JP Morgan Chase Summer Institutes 2016’

Oil and Gas

Velta WorleyOr is it Vinegar?
So today I was thinking about everyone who is looking for a job. I know so many individuals who were employed in the Oil & Gas Industry who are now unemployed after decades of working hard. Some have degrees and certifications, some managed to work their way up from the bottom and be an integral part of an organization. Many have identities attached to what they have done and what they’d like to continue doing. How does anyone move forward from unemployment to the next job, when all you know is maybe one thing, one job, or one industry? Continue reading ‘Oil and Gas’