The Gulf Coast labor industry is similar in the sense that many people procrastinate in looking for good jobs. They wait for life-altering events like being laid off or an economic downturn to update their resumes and start networking. Continue reading ‘Peeps and Cadbury Eggs’
Posts Tagged 'Networking'
Tags: Gulf Coast, Houston jobs, marketable, Networking, opportunity, prepare, skills, Workforce Solutions
Tags: employer, Gulf Coast, Houston jobs, Networking, organization, professional, reflection, renewal, replenish, Resume, Spring, Workforce Solutions
I love the spring time ! However, if you are a Houston resident I am not sure that spring has not already sprung. Did we skip the winter season entirely? Our winter consisted of a few days that were 40 degrees and winter showers – not much of a winter! Normally, when I think of spring, I think of spring cleaning the house, getting rid of clothes that I have not worn in three months or longer, putting away fall and winter clothing (not much to worry about there), donating books that I promise myself I am going to read and never get around to it, tackling those stored boxes in the attic and the list goes on and on. Continue reading ‘It’s Spring Time!!!’
Tags: Benefits, community, Gulf Coast, Houston jobs, Networking, opportunity, service, skills, volunteer, Workforce Solutions
Truth be told, finding a job is a job in itself. From creating resumes and completing applications to fine tuning your soft skills and interviewing techniques, it can be downright exhausting. You work so hard to obtain that paying job, so why in the world would a job seeker undertake volunteer work? For us to understand this conundrum, we need to explore the benefits of volunteering, and when is it applicable for the job seeker as an alternative option. Continue reading ‘From Volunteer to Career’
Tags: 30 second commercial, Gulf Coast, Houston jobs, Interview, Networking, seminar, Workforce Solutions
It was the resume before Christmas…I was buying last minute gifts with money I didn’t have. As I was leaving, a manager let me know they were hiring this Thursday and to come in for an interview. I thanked him and called for my Uber driver to take me home. Continue reading ‘The Resume Before Christmas’
Tags: contacts, give, Gulf Coast, Houston jobs, Networking, people, Resume, skills, soft, Thanksgiving, time, volunteer, Workforce Solutions
People often associate stuffing their faces with Thanksgiving as they do bees with making honey. But just as bees pollinate the planet, people also give back on this particular day. Every Thanksgiving before, I destroy multiple family members’ kitchens and gain a couple of inches on my waist size I wake up early and dedicate my time to 2016 TX Energy Houston Turkey Trot which benefits half a million people in the Houston area. In the past few years of doing this, I’ve noticed that the Thanksgiving spread tastes a lot better. Houston has a lot of opportunities to help others this Thanksgiving. Within these opportunities, there are many ways to spruce up your resume or develop contacts. Continue reading ‘This Thanksgiving, Reward Yourself by Rewarding Others’
Tags: career, Employment, future, gas, Gulf Coast, Houston jobs, industry, management, Networking, oil, skills, strengths, Workforce Solutions
Or is it Vinegar?
So today I was thinking about everyone who is looking for a job. I know so many individuals who were employed in the Oil & Gas Industry who are now unemployed after decades of working hard. Some have degrees and certifications, some managed to work their way up from the bottom and be an integral part of an organization. Many have identities attached to what they have done and what they’d like to continue doing. How does anyone move forward from unemployment to the next job, when all you know is maybe one thing, one job, or one industry? Continue reading ‘Oil and Gas’
Tags: application, career, Employers, Gulf Coast, Houston jobs, information, knowledge, Networking, skills, trades, volunteer, Workforce Solutions
Many of us have heard the phrase “jack of all trades”. That phrase describes a person that is skilled in many trades without necessarily having one specialty. The phrase, in my opinion, has a good connotation. Continue reading ‘Jack of Most Trades’