Posts Tagged 'Houston jobs'

There’s Nothing Soft About These Skills

VictoriaSoft skills, hard skills, technical skills, transferrable skills…. there’s so much talk about all these different types of skills, but what exactly is the difference? Five years ago, employers were screaming that they needed employees with STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, or Math) skills. And while that is still true today, the big push right now is for soft skills. Continue reading ‘There’s Nothing Soft About These Skills’

Baby Boomers May Expect “Unexpected” Career Changes

FriedaBaby boomers were born roughly between 1946 and 1964, depending on which resource you agree with. Technically this means that we are all currently between the ages of 56 to 76 years old. To date, there are approximately 76 million baby boomers in the U.S. alone. I too am a member of this club. We were initially raised with fewer career opportunities as compared to today’s variety. We were taught to get a good job with a good medical plan, with dental and vision benefits included. The anticipated retirement plan was also a firmly engraved expectation. Continue reading ‘Baby Boomers May Expect “Unexpected” Career Changes’

Reboot (Part 2)

Carolyn KinardLast week we considered embarking on a second career. We have already begun the process of developing a targeted job search plan by reviewing what type of work we are contemplating, full or part-time, and a few other things such as what employability skills we have to offer. This we’ll talk about having some tools available and ready to use for a successful job search. Continue reading ‘Reboot (Part 2)’

Reboot

Carolyn KinardBest Practices for Starting a Job Search
When you think of the term, “rebooting”, it means to reload the operating system of a computer or phone and start it up again. So, rebooting allows the computer or phone to restart and get back to working as normal or get back on track to complete a task. Why not start a new career after being a part of a workforce reduction or retiring after being with a company for many years? Why not give your life a reboot? Rebooting your life is a gift to yourself. It is an opportunity to reconnect with your internal dreams, spirit, and tap into the wisdom and joy that lives in you. While rebooting, it is important to acknowledge the fears that are present in your life regarding rebooting or making a new career change. Continue reading ‘Reboot’


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