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’
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Tags: Benefits, community, Gulf Coast, Houston jobs, Networking, opportunity, service, skills, volunteer, Workforce Solutions
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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’
Tags: Advice, company, father, Gulf Coast, Houston jobs, job, Job Fair, Networking, ready, search, success, tools, Workforce Solutions
Hello everyone! I would like to tell you what Father’s Day has meant for me growing up. If my father loved a day more than others, it was Father’s Day; a.k.a., “Advice Day.” On this one day of the year, he had my full and undivided attention; no interruptions were permitted. Continue reading ‘Father’s Day’
Tags: accept change, Attitude, Career advice, change, Gulf Coast, Houston jobs, inevitable, Networking, Preparation, presentation, Prezi, seasons, thinking on my feet, Workforce Solutions
In an effort to polish my skills, I was assigned to prepare a presentation on networking for young adults between the ages of 16 – 18. I would deliver to my supervisor and two other managers. Since there were no other specific requirements, I thought this would be a chance to really show off both my skills and creativity.
Continue reading ‘Ready for Change’