Posts Tagged 'career'

It’s Time to Make it Your Own

Richard Prather“Let us make a pot of Tortilla Soup!” Not to worry, I have read about 28 different recipes and they are all great, but they all offered similar and different versions of the same dish. It was time to give dad a call. “Dad, how do I decide on a recipe?” “Just pick one,” he blurts out. I suggested a particular ingredient I felt would make the soup memorable. With annoyance in his voice he tells me, “Look… it’s time for you to make it your own way,” then he hangs up on me. Continue reading ‘It’s Time to Make it Your Own’

It’s The Most Wonderful Time of the Year

Happy Holidays! Isn’t it fun to be job searching this time of year? Actually, this is the most wonderful time of the year for job search. Let’s think about it: most people are focused on the holidays during this time. There are presents to purchase and wrap, cards to address and send, decorations to put up, plans for family and other holiday gatherings, special activities at your children’s school, cookies to bake – the list goes on and on. Continue reading ‘It’s The Most Wonderful Time of the Year’

Back to the Pursuit!

Carolyn KinardBack to school time for parents and children means getting back on a schedule, planning out activities, and setting aside specific time for homework (ugh…). The same process applies to individuals seeking employment. Now is a great time to get back to the pursuit of finding your next job opportunity. The following are a few tips to help with the transition. Continue reading ‘Back to the Pursuit!’

Overcoming On-boarding in a New Work Role

Chris JacksonLast year in mid-December, I began my new role as a Regional Facilitator for Workforce Solutions! My responsibility is to be a motivator, an enthusiast, and a poised and guided “professional talker!” In actuality, my background as a technology trainer/teacher prepared me for this role. The only obstacle was to apply these skills to the non-profit world. Continue reading ‘Overcoming On-boarding in a New Work Role’

Lessons from a Father’s Child

Cornelius BookerThe job search market is very competitive, especially in today’s market. Once I get a job, I work diligently to make sure that my priority is keeping that job so that I don’t have to tackle the job market again before I am ready. When I think about how I am able to maintain my employment, I always turn to the lessons that my father taught me in life before I had obtained my first job. Those lessons have carried on throughout my life and hopefully can help you as well. Continue reading ‘Lessons from a Father’s Child’

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’

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’