Posts Tagged 'Networking'

Effective Ways to Look for Work

David SpearsIn a previous blog post, Research Labor Market Information, we learned how to pin-point specific labor market information with regards to our own skills and interests. Knowing that, we can either be somewhat random in our search for work, or take a moment to consider some effective ways to look for a career. Continue reading ‘Effective Ways to Look for Work’

Unemployed? Nope! You still have a job!

Kristin ColeI Don’t Have Enough Time
Most job seekers don’t realize that they have the same amount of time that they had before. They work an 8-hour work day, sometimes 9 or 10, and are still required to run a household! Laundry, washing dishes, grocery shopping, cooking, household chores, dropping off and picking up kids from school, exercising and sitting in traffic (my favorite). Some people even find time to watch their favorite TV shows. How is that possible when life is hectic and our jobs take up so much of our day? Continue reading ‘Unemployed? Nope! You still have a job!’

Organizing Your Job Search

Josie TothAs you know, being organized reduces stress on yourself and others. If you’ve noticed that your job search could use a little bit more… orderliness, the following tips will help you get started. Continue reading ‘Organizing Your Job Search’

Peeps and Cadbury Eggs

DiegoThe Easter season seems to be a time when grocery stores are overcrowded with folks that have procrastinated.

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’

It’s Spring Time!!!

Thelisa LavergneI 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!!!’

From Volunteer to Career

Daniel MabryTruth 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’

The Resume Before Christmas

Richard PratherIt 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’