Posts Tagged 'employer'

Hiring 101

DavidJob seekers today have a wealth of information in books and online about how to best “perform” during an interview; how to answer interview questions that best fit a particular industry; basically how to give good, or rather excellent presentations during an interview. So that job seekers are well informed on how to “play the game,” I even teach job seekers how to present themselves. But how does an employer muddle through the numerous applicants and select the best one? Continue reading ‘Hiring 101’

Taking “What are your Weaknesses” for Granted

Diego TrevinoYou wake up. You prepare with your mourning routine. You practice reciting answers to all of the common interview questions you learned from the Workforce Solutions seminars you attended since your last job and, potentially, this job. You did research on how you can help solve companywide problems this employer is facing. You know how to sell yourself and add value to this team. There is just one weakness you have: you don’t know how to answer the question “what are your weaknesses?” Continue reading ‘Taking “What are your Weaknesses” for Granted’

Accessible Interview

David SpearsA long, long time ago…before the passage of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and shortly after I graduated college, I applied for a position and was contacted for an interview. As was my habit, I drove around the building looking for wheelchair access because usually ramps were located in the back of buildings where deliveries were received. In this case there were no ramps at the building, which surprised me because the building was about 5 stories high. Continue reading ‘Accessible Interview’

It’s Spring Time!!!

Thelisa LavergneI love the spring time ! However, if you are a Houston resident I am not sure that spring has not already sprung. Did we skip the winter season entirely? Our winter consisted of a few days that were 40 degrees and winter showers – not much of a winter! Normally, when I think of spring, I think of spring cleaning the house, getting rid of clothes that I have not worn in three months or longer, putting away fall and winter clothing (not much to worry about there), donating books that I promise myself I am going to read and never get around to it, tackling those stored boxes in the attic and the list goes on and on. Continue reading ‘It’s Spring Time!!!’

Tell Me About Yourself

Velta WorleyI’m a wife and a mother. I enjoy reading, biking, hiking, and being outdoors. I love the water, and could easily live near a beach or lake. I love destination vacations and look forward to traveling in the upcoming year. Hey – wait just a minute! Should I be revealing these things when someone asks me to tell them about myself? Continue reading ‘Tell Me About Yourself’

Big Black Hairy Spider

Kristin ColeHalloween is all about alter egos!! Each year my boys pick a new costume and walk around the neighborhood in search of spooky experiences and scary decorations! They love to say “Trick or Treat” and receive “OOH’S, AWW’s” and CANDY! Our neighborhood is a popular place to visit for Halloween festivities. We have trailers full of kids that line our streets every year, so we see lots of mythical creatures, super heroes and princesses. Continue reading ‘Big Black Hairy Spider’

Eliminating Chronic Homelessness

Daniel MabryThis month (October) is National Disability Employment Awareness Month. It is an opportunity for Americans to highlight the diversity workers with disabilities bring to the labor market. I believe it is important for employers to recognize everyone’s abilities regardless of their race, religion, age, or disability. Today, innovative business leaders seek a competitive edge, and people with disabilities represent an endless stream of talent in the workforce. Continue reading ‘Eliminating Chronic Homelessness’