Posts Tagged 'How to find a job'

Opportunities through Employment and Entrepreneurship

Today’s job market is filled with many opportunities for individuals to grow and advance in their career.  Leading job trend researchers predict that U.S. job openings will continue to hit new highs as employers are in robust demand for workers. Continue reading ‘Opportunities through Employment and Entrepreneurship’

Do You Have a Criminal Background?

Recently I went to the Wynne Unit which is part of the Texas Department of Criminal Justice. It is the second oldest prison in Texas, and from an architectural perspective, the building was old and beautiful. –While there, I worked with some of the inmates on their soft skills and the services that are available at Workforce Solutions. Continue reading ‘Do You Have a Criminal Background?’

How to Get Your Resume Recognized by the Application Tracking System (ATS)

How to Get Your Resume Recognized by the Application Tracking System (ATS)

Getting your resume into human hands is becoming more challenging than ever before. To screen large volume of resumes, many employers are using software to help with the initial screening of resumes. The vast majority of large companies (typically with 50 employees or more) are using an automated system to screen candidates, these systems are called Applicant Tracking Systems (ATS). Continue reading ‘How to Get Your Resume Recognized by the Application Tracking System (ATS)’

Explore Research Careers Online without Ads

In today’s technologically dependent world there is so much available that you don’t have to spend more than four seconds Googling before you find several hundred or thousand job postings from various job boards. Continue reading ‘Explore Research Careers Online without Ads’

Past & Present

In 2017, 70 million Americans had a criminal record. That’s one in three persons that may have extreme difficulty in finding a job. Although most Americans utilize online job search tools to locate job opportunities, these tools are not useful if you have nothing to add to your profile.  For instance, if most job seekers use LinkedIn, it’s less useful if you’ve spent some or all of your adult life incarcerated and don’t have positions to list or colleagues to add. It may seem like that task is daunting but here are some time tested tips from our former colleague, Wil Smith to help in your job search today….  Continue reading ‘Past & Present’

Surviving A Lay-off

As we move full speed ahead into 2019, some of us are still trying to survive the competitive job market. Those of us who were able to secure jobs during the very busy holidays may now be worrying a little about looming lay-offs now that the season is over. If you are one of those people that have encountered the challenge of an unexpected lay-off, this article has some great tips for you. The article was originally posted on this blog in 2009 but has some great advice that remains relevant today. Without further adieu, here is “Surviving A Lay-off”
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Happy Anniversary Blogforce

This year marks the 10th anniversary for our blog. Yes, that means it’s time to celebrate! In ten years a myriad of changes have taken place, such as the popularity of blogging, social media and the way we use both to stay informed and find jobs. No longer are the days where we have to travel from company to company dropping off resume’s and filling out application. Today, you can sit at home, log onto your computer and apply to dozens of jobs before dinner. Oh, how times have changed.

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