Posts Tagged 'career'

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’

Where are the Jobs?

Velta WorleyIf you are looking for employment, you may have asked yourself “Just where are all the jobs in the Gulf Coast region?” That is an interesting question, and one that can be answered based upon what your skills, education and experience are, as well as what the local labor market looks like. Continue reading ‘Where are the Jobs?’

Spring into Action

David SpearsSpring is my favorite time of year because there are signs all around that illustrate new beginnings. The phrase “new beginnings” sounds redundant, but really is not because life often gives us the opportunity to begin again from where we were previously. Flowers that died over the winter begin blooming again, grass that turned brown is turning green again, leaves that fell last autumn are showing up again, and the Houston Astros will win the World Series…again! Continue reading ‘Spring into Action’

Breaking this Frozen Fourth Wall

Diego TrevinoAs I write this blog, Workforce Solutions is closed today and tomorrow (1/16-1/17/18) because the roads are frozen all over our 13-county region and our board values the safety of our staff at our 24 career office locations. I am totally grateful for this opportunity to #netflixandchill; but now that I have exhausted the endless movie and TV options offered on multiple streaming sites, I would like to try to demonstrate something I observed. In movies like “Deadpool,” “Ferris Bueller’s Day Off,” and “Annie Hall,” the main character will break the fourth wall, or cross the line between themselves and the audience. Usually this can be seen in several ways such as talking directly to the audience or recognizing themselves as a character. As you read along, I will talk to you directly, relate this cold event to job searching, and explain how Workforce Solutions can help you meet your career goals. Continue reading ‘Breaking this Frozen Fourth Wall’