Posts Tagged 'job'

Are You Really LinkedIn? (Continued)

FriedaWelcome back to the continuation of Are You Really Linkedin? The previous blog discussed several options you have when requesting and submitting recommendations through Linkedin. This is a great way to add interest to your profile. If you are a job seeker that wants to increase traffic on your page related to your skills, I encourage you to continue reading this blog. Continue reading ‘Are You Really LinkedIn? (Continued)’

Get a Better Job

Velta WorleyWorkforce Solutions offices help job seekers find a job, keep a job, or get a better job! You may have been in the same job or industry for years, but for a variety of reasons, may have never been able to move up in the company or increase your salary to a more sustainable income level. It may be that you need to complete your High School Equivalency (GED), take some English as a Second Language (ESL) classes, or get other training and certifications to help you increase your earnings potential. I’d like to give you some direction on having a brighter future that doesn’t take years and years of your time. Continue reading ‘Get a Better Job’

What’s Love Got to do with It?

Richard PratherThe 2018 year brings another Valentine’s Day (V-Day), to your doorstep. This year’s V-Day happens to fall on a Wednesday, hump-day no less. Now it’s not lost on me that this day can either bring you happiness or sadness! Trust me, I know both sides of this coin all too well. Nevertheless, you are most likely thinking about your V-Day plans and those long stem red roses. Or maybe, you don’t have a date on V-Day. No matter, you love the outdoors and you’ve have already made camping plans on the beach in Galveston and the weather looks great. As the clock counts down, you can’t wait to get out of the city. You check the day and time but alas, it’s still the beginning of the week. You start thinking back to high school in hopes that someone would pull the fire alarm. Continue reading ‘What’s Love Got to do with It?’

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’

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’

Big Black Hairy Spider

Kristin ColeHalloween is all about alter egos!! Each year my boys pick a new costume and walk around the neighborhood in search of spooky experiences and scary decorations! They love to say “Trick or Treat” and receive “OOH’S, AWW’s” and CANDY! Our neighborhood is a popular place to visit for Halloween festivities. We have trailers full of kids that line our streets every year, so we see lots of mythical creatures, super heroes and princesses. Continue reading ‘Big Black Hairy Spider’

On The Job Training

Diego TrevinoThe Best Employer Invention Since Sliced Bread An apprentice learning under a master is one of the oldest forms of training in the history of the subject. Also, one-on-one training is one of the fastest ways to learn or teach a new skill. Workforce Solutions is now providing resources to allow you to hire talent and train them the way you want them to be trained. Continue reading ‘On The Job Training’