Posts Tagged 'experience'

The 183-Year-Old

Richard PratherPart One
There was a lady who lived down the street and I used to see her at the dog park now and then as I ran by. One day her dog got loose just as I ran around the corner. I called out to her dog, “Lika!” She ran right to me as if we had been best friends for years. Relieved, I picked her up with a smile and walked her back to the dog park. Ms. Jaya was already making her way to me slowly, thanking me continuously. “I was happy to be in the right area at the right time,” I explained. It was clear that she was upset, so I invited her to sit with me on a nearby bench. Continue reading ‘The 183-Year-Old’

Making the Most of a Job Fair

Thelisa LavergneA job fair, also referred to as a career fair or career expo, is an event in which employers and recruiters present company information and job openings for potential job candidates on the spot. Employers maximize the advantage of a job fair to increase the company’s brand awareness and also to save time in the screening process. Employers who attend a job fair have an idea of what qualifications they are looking for in a candidate. Continue reading ‘Making the Most of a Job Fair’

Summer Job Ending: Now What?

Cornelius BookerThe first day of school is right around the corner which means summer jobs are coming to an end. Once your summer job has ended, what you do with the experience can very well determine your future career path. Summer jobs are designed to give young adults opportunities to gain work experience, earn money, and build their resume. So now that your summer job has come to an end what is the next step? Continue reading ‘Summer Job Ending: Now What?’

Higher Education vs. Apprenticeships

Diego Trevino“There are many ways to brew coffee.” When preparing for your dream job, you will find a variety of ways to gain the skills necessary, just like there are a variety of ways to brew your morning cup. The services Workforce Solutions offers can provide several of these ways in the form of training for and obtaining these skills. We have partners all over the 13-county Gulf Coast region who strive to make sure their customers (or students) reach their educational goals. Continue reading ‘Higher Education vs. Apprenticeships’

Benefits of Hiring a Person Experiencing Homelessness

Daniel MabryHouston’s homeless population is much more than a statistic or number. They have a name, a voice, feelings, and dignity. They are a part of our community, and I solemnly believe it is our obligation to assist people experiencing homelessness. Among all the causes of homelessness, unemployment contributes to a major 35% portion of it. Therefore, I challenge Houston businesses to expand your understanding of the homeless situation in our community. You are the key to helping our community grow. Together, let us explore the benefits of hiring a person experiencing homelessness. Continue reading ‘Benefits of Hiring a Person Experiencing Homelessness’

Go Ahead and Mock it up! A Most Valuable Move.

Kristin ColeA Most Valuable Move
Say What? How will a mock interview help me get a job? Actually, mock interviews are one of the best ways to get ready for your interview! Mock interviews are “practice” interviews with professionals who can coach you to do your best. Jobs are often won or lost in the interview and there are no second chances! Continue reading ‘Go Ahead and Mock it up! A Most Valuable Move.’


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