Posts Tagged 'Houston jobs'

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’

I AM Workforce Solutions

Diego TrevinoFive years ago, I began my career with Workforce Solutions as a greeter. Entering a new job can be exciting, or it can be terrifying. For me it was both. I was also 100 percent sure that this was going to be the easiest job ever. I was wrong. I immediately experienced being on the frontline, serving Workforce Solutions’ diverse population. Part of our goal is to help residents build careers in an inclusive manner, so that means we serve ALL residents. Continue reading ‘I AM Workforce Solutions’

Labor Day 2018

Daniel MabryLabor Day is a yearly celebration of social and economic accomplishments made by America’s workers. The day recognizes the labor force’s great contributions to the strength, prosperity, and well-being of our country. Beginning in 1885, local governments began recognizing their efforts by passing city ordinances. However, it was not until June 28, 1894 that Congress officially established the first Monday of every September as Labor Day. To this day, many people challenge who was the founding father of the holiday; I will leave that open for debate. Continue reading ‘Labor Day 2018’

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!’

Special Olympics Celebrates 50 Years

David SpearsThe Texas Governor’s Committee on People with Disabilities congratulates the Texas Special Olympics athletes for their outstanding performance at this year’s Games. The 2018 Special Olympic USA Games were held in Seattle July 1-6. A complete list of the 2018 Texas Team can be found at Special Olympics Texas. Continue reading ‘Special Olympics Celebrates 50 Years’

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?’

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’