Posts Tagged 'Overqualified'

Resume Series: Part 5 – Education

This is the final post in a week long blog series that provides tips on how to develop each section of your resume. Previously, the focus has been on the heading, objective, summary, and work history. Today will focus on education. This series is to help prepare for the kick-off of our “Getting People to Work” series. As part of this project we will focus our efforts to bring together community resources, provide workshops in our offices and in our communities and plan hiring events in targeted geographic locations. We hope that you find this series helpful and that you will join us at one or more of our events!

In-Office Workshops
Community-Based Workshops
Hiring Events
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Hiring that Entrepreneurial Spirit, not the Entrepreneur

CorneliusI have a lot of experience when it comes to interviewing. I have been the interviewer and the interviewee on several occasions, and one of the most unnerving questions asked during any interview is “where do you see yourself in five years?” Most of the time, people with an entrepreneurial spirit, although they plan on being with the company for the long run, also have personal goals outside the job. That’s why this question can be a deal maker or deal breaker. I believe that every company would want someone with an entrepreneurial spirit rather than a person who is simply an entrepreneur. These are the people who challenge the norm, have original opinions that move a discussion forward, and act with tenacity and determination.
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Dumbing Down a Resume: Is It Smart?

Often people with excellent job skills and extensive years of work experience sit with me and complain that their job search is stretching out far too long. They begin to consider taking jobs below their level of expertise just to make ends meet. Their first questions to me are “What should I do about my resume? Should I dumb down my experience and qualifications to get a lesser level position?” Continue reading ‘Dumbing Down a Resume: Is It Smart?’

Should You “Apply Down” for Jobs?

The ups and downs of a fallback position.

With a finance degree and five solid years as a financial analyst, Tamara did not picture herself working as a restaurant server again. “Times are tough right now, you do what you have to do in order to pay the bills,” she says with a shrug. Continue reading ‘Should You “Apply Down” for Jobs?’

Don’t Let Grey Make You Blue

will-s-0209Getting older and getting back into the game.

Let’s face it; none of us are getting any younger. But the topsy-turvy nature of the current economy has left more of an indelible mark on members of the baby boomer generation than any other group. Continue reading ‘Don’t Let Grey Make You Blue’

“Temping” It Full-time

I had the privilege of joining a Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo committee as a volunteer this past year and helping this organization raise money for scholarships. In the process, I worked closely with the concession staff where I learned how a part-time, temporary position, can become a full-time career. Continue reading ‘“Temping” It Full-time’

Don’t Bite the Hand that Feeds You

Who needs a recruiter anyway?

I gather many ideas for future blog topics from my esteemed co-workers and career office staff. Today’s new blog topic is inspired by a conversation I had recently with a job seeker. (For blogging purposes let’s refer to this job seeker as John Wayne.) Continue reading ‘Don’t Bite the Hand that Feeds You’


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