Experienced Need Not Apply – Texas Internships

Are you a new grad or looking for a way to get your foot in the door to a new career? Or perhaps you want to give some young person the opportunity of their life time? The Texas WorkforceCommission in partnership with Direct Employers Association, recently announced March 19th the creation of a fabulous online recruiting tool for high-school and college students to learn about paid internship opportunities and employers to post these opportunities; TexasInternships.jobs. Continue reading “Experienced Need Not Apply – Texas Internships”

Engineers and Teachers – Connecting for the Future

mikeTwenty miles off the coast of Texas, you stand on a platform and look down to the ocean far beneath you. In a minute or two, you go inside a room to check out some computer simulations and underwater video. You need to problem-solve a new drilling tool that will pierce the ocean floor in hopes of extracting oil. You’ll oversee most of the construction of the drilling mechanism and probably most of the actual extraction. This process may take a long time, and you could be on that platform for three weeks or three months. There’s no clear way to know. People across the globe are counting on what you do—each and every move you make. The pressure is wearisome; but then again, you did your time in school to get here. Now your mind goes back to some of those teachers who helped make this possible. Continue reading “Engineers and Teachers – Connecting for the Future”

Should I Follow Up?

Many job seekers are not aware that it is important to follow-up with the employer after their interview. One of the first questions I ask a job seeker after they tell me they had an interview is, “Did you follow-up?” You would be surprised that the answer nine times out of ten times is “no.” Continue reading “Should I Follow Up?”

“Only the Currently Employed Need Apply”

That’s how the advertisement begins.  After you pick yourself up and dust off your bruised ego, you wonder if such a statement is legal, or even moral.  Whatever it is, you are seeing it more and more in employment ads these days. Continue reading ““Only the Currently Employed Need Apply””