Posts Tagged 'job hunting blogs'

Summer Youth Programs

As part of the Regional Facilitator Team with Workforce Solutions, I get to work with youth on career exploration and job readiness skills. Frequently these young people communicate how frustrating and difficult it is for them to find a job. Below are a few scenarios that have been shared with me:
• I’m in high school and can’t get a job because I don’t have any work experience
• I’m 19, working on a GED, and need a job but don’t know where to start
• I’m a teen parent that is unsure how to support my child
• I’m a youth with a disability and am unsure where to look for opportunities

Landing a job in an employer’s market can be a difficult task. This task is made even more difficult when additional barriers such as those listed above are added to the mix. Continue reading ‘Summer Youth Programs’

How to Pick the Top Workplaces

””There are many top ranked locally headquartered companies in Houston; according to Workforce Dynamics, a Pennsylvania-based research firm, some are even ranked among the nation’s ten best places to work.

Before pursuing employment with any corporation, I encourage all job seekers to investigate and discover as much as possible about companies that interest them. The facts gathered can be invaluable when deciding on the best places to work. Continue reading ‘How to Pick the Top Workplaces’

Spring Fever

Photo 57 (2)We are coming into the holiday season starting with Good Friday and ending with the beauty and glory of Easter! The official start of spring, the Spring Equinox takes place on March 20, 2014; however, Easter is often considered the unofficial start of spring. Continue reading ‘Spring Fever’

Waiting for the Ball to Drop

The time between Christmas and New Year’s often lends itself to skeleton crews keeping businesses running while many employees enjoy vacation time. This frequently leads to a lull in activities such as hiring. If you are job seeker that is trying to make contacts and follow-up on leads, this can get quite frustrating. To help alleviate this frustration and keep the “happy” in your holidays, here are ten productive ways to spend the time between Christmas and waiting for that New Year’s Eve ball to drop so that business gets back to normal. Continue reading ‘Waiting for the Ball to Drop’

Deck the Hall, Trim the Tree, and Party Like It’s an Interview

cherylLike an interview? You weren’t expecting to party like that, were you? Well, if you are attending an office party this holiday season, you should approach it with just that much care. Party animal and “rising young executive” are not usually synonymous. So how do we handle that office party? Approach it like an interview for your next promotion, because it just could be. Continue reading ‘Deck the Hall, Trim the Tree, and Party Like It’s an Interview’

Holiday Rush

Exploring Seasonal Jobs
When most people think about the holiday rush, they are envisioning the massive crowds hitting the stores, especially on the infamous day known as Black Friday. This truly is the busiest time of year for retail establishments. It can be a “make it or break it” season that determines the end of year bottom line. Continue reading ‘Holiday Rush’

The Master Application – Express Yourself

JoAnn KawamotoYou have completed your resume(s), and created cover and thank you letter shells. Now you are applying for jobs, awaiting replies.  What else could possibly be needed for your job search?

In this time between jobs, start building your Master Application — an invaluable personal reference document you develop that is all about YOU and kept only by YOU. Continue reading ‘The Master Application – Express Yourself’