Posts Tagged 'information'

Maximize Your Search, Minimize Your Paper

Cornelius BookerSearching for a job can be stressful and many times we often overdo our efforts and eventually feel as if we are running in circles. One way job seekers can cut down on stress the most is by identifying how they can maximize their search without wasting time and paper. With this in mind, they can maximize the results while minimizing the efforts. Here are a couple things you can do to make your search less stressful. Continue reading ‘Maximize Your Search, Minimize Your Paper’

The Truth within a Fool’s Tale

Richard PratherAs history tells it, around 1426 in the Villa of LaLani Italy, there was a head nun, Sister Mary-Clarence, who decided to get back at Pope James of Toth VII because he fell asleep during the most important speech of her life. Sister Mary-Clarence wasn’t upset that he fell asleep, but was outraged at the raucous he caused when he let out a belch and the whole congregation laughed. Continue reading ‘The Truth within a Fool’s Tale’

Lies by Omission, Permission and More

FriedaBoth you and the employer have a job to do and a position to fill. Today’s employment applications are an obvious form of a structured, yet legal, Q&A document. Employer’s question, and you answer! Always respond truthfully regardless of your own personal opinions or objections. Never adjust the truth to your liking. From the employers perspective — only one truth exists. Applications gain strength and positive attention when reinforced with truth!

Need more convincing? Keep reading to find six of the most common examples of how some job seekers struggle to find their “truth” and may sabotage themselves when completing applications. Continue reading ‘Lies by Omission, Permission and More’

Hurricane Harvey, Optimistically

Diego TrevinoIf you need to claim Disaster Unemployment Assistance, the deadline has been extended to 10/31/2017. However, it might be easier if you create a profile on Workintexas.com and physically write your user ID and password on a sheet of paper. Both links are closely related under the Texas Workforce Commission umbrella. If you prefer phone, call 1.877.892.3896 and PATIENTLY follow their automated directions. Please understand that long wait times are not personal and there are no alternate ways or numbers to speed up the process. If you do not need assistance, please read on. Continue reading ‘Hurricane Harvey, Optimistically’

Labor Day 2017

David SpearsLabor Day is a time that we celebrate and honor people who labor in making this such a great nation. However, today many are under the undue hardship of labor in the form of disaster recovery from hurricane Harvey that has affected just about the entire Gulf Coast of Texas and Louisiana. Our hearts go out to those who have been affected by loss and displacement; and to first responders who have sacrificed excessive time and energy to save lives. Continue reading ‘Labor Day 2017’

Effective Ways to Look for Work

David SpearsIn a previous blog post, Research Labor Market Information, we learned how to pin-point specific labor market information with regards to our own skills and interests. Knowing that, we can either be somewhat random in our search for work, or take a moment to consider some effective ways to look for a career. Continue reading ‘Effective Ways to Look for Work’

Research Labor Market Information

David SpearsOne of the first steps to take in any job search plan is to review labor market information particular to your skills and interests (information on skills evaluation can be found in previous blogs). Labor market is defined as “the supply of available workers in relation to available work.” With labor market information, we can find what training or education is necessary, what is the predicted growth of an industry, the average salary for the occupation, and a host of other information. Continue reading ‘Research Labor Market Information’