Posts Tagged 'Interview'

Taking “What are your Weaknesses” for Granted

Diego TrevinoYou wake up. You prepare with your mourning routine. You practice reciting answers to all of the common interview questions you learned from the Workforce Solutions seminars you attended since your last job and, potentially, this job. You did research on how you can help solve companywide problems this employer is facing. You know how to sell yourself and add value to this team. There is just one weakness you have: you don’t know how to answer the question “what are your weaknesses?” Continue reading ‘Taking “What are your Weaknesses” for Granted’

Accessible Interview

David SpearsA long, long time ago…before the passage of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and shortly after I graduated college, I applied for a position and was contacted for an interview. As was my habit, I drove around the building looking for wheelchair access because usually ramps were located in the back of buildings where deliveries were received. In this case there were no ramps at the building, which surprised me because the building was about 5 stories high. Continue reading ‘Accessible Interview’

The Clown that Could

Josie TothIt’s March. We have pleasant weather and we’re looking forward to turkey legs and funnel cake! Howdy, ya’ll, it’s rodeo time! Continue reading ‘The Clown that Could’

Six Types of Job Interviews

Velta WorleyJust like Valentine’s Day when we think of our own special sweetie, I think of interviews; aren’t interviews fun and don’t we just love them? I know I get a little nervous just thinking about interviewing for a new job, and maybe you do too. But if we are prepared for interviews, the pressure can be removed and the process can actually be a good experience. Knowing what to expect and practicing for interviews can be strategic in getting that next job offer. Continue reading ‘Six Types of Job Interviews’

A Scary Way to Go

Richard PratherIt was cold and dark, and a chilly wind was blowing through town that night. The kind of weather that goes straight to your bones, the kind you never wish on anyone. I looked at my phone one last time to confirm the address: 340 E. Scary Way. I was so desperate for this job I never considered why an employer would interview on a night like this. When I knocked, the door slightly came ajar. I could hear laughter, still I decided to go in. The floors creaked as I walked cautiously towards the laughter; Continue reading ‘A Scary Way to Go’

Marketing Yourself

Amanda SimonianA Quick Guide to a Great Cover Letter
Based on research from respected sources, job candidates have an average of six to nine seconds to catch the attention of hiring managers and recruiters. Your cover letter is the first impression they will have of you, as well as the (sometimes) hundreds of other job candidates that are interested in the position, so it is important that you market yourself differently than everyone else, you are (of course) the best candidate for the job. Continue reading ‘Marketing Yourself’

Back to Reality

Carolyn KinardNow that the NFL Super Bowl is over, the citizens of Houston are returning to their normal lifestyles, which means managing the realities of life without the fun and excitement of celebrities and fun activities associated with the big game.

Many are anticipating an uncertain future due to a pending job layoff. It’s a known fact that the job hunting process can be an unpleasant experience for those who are not prepared to deal with it.

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