Posts Tagged 'Rebranding Your Skills'

Memorial Day

CorneliusMemorial Day is observed on the last Monday of May. It was formerly known as Decoration Day and commemorates all men and women who have died in military service for the United States. Many people visit cemeteries and memorials on Memorial Day, which is the unofficial start of the summer season. It is traditionally known for its celebration of those we have lost, but during recent years it has also been a time for us to recognize the commitment and sacrifice made by those who have courageously served our country.
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Beyond the Struggle

daniel“Without a struggle, there can be no progress.” – Frederick Douglas

This quote clearly defines the challenges I have faced in my self-improvement journey. As I begin my new role as a Regional Navigator with Workforce Solutions, I would like to take this opportunity to share my personal story in hopes of inspiring others.
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“Simply Living” Until You Can “Live Your Dream”

CorneliusI grew up in a family that understood the importance of hard work. As a young person growing up in such a house, I learned certain lessons that carry on even today. One of those lessons was to never give up on my dreams.

Dreams often guide our journeys (in life) toward something that we excel in. If we follow our dreams, we may make a difference in the world one day.
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Developing a Job Search Plan

DavidHello, friends!

This week, we’ve discussed the importance of evaluating skills, touched on the different types of skills people have, identified the skills YOU have, and laid down a foundation of how to express your skills to potential employers; it’s time to pull all that together and form a job search plan. Continue reading ‘Developing a Job Search Plan’

Skill Types

DavidThis is day two of a week-long series on Skills Evaluation. Yesterday we defined what it means to evaluate your skills and how that can be a beneficial tool in our overall job search plan. Before we begin actually identifying what skills we have, let’s first define what different types of skills are important to a job search plan. Continue reading ‘Skill Types’

Skills Evaluation

DavidSkills – The ability to do something well, which may be a result of your knowledge, practice or aptitude (a natural ability to do something well).

Whether you’re at the beginning of a bright career future, or in the middle of a job, an important part of deciding the next step in your career path is being able to evaluate the skills you have or have learned along the way. Instead of accidentally falling into a career path, having a clear understanding of your skills will actually help direct you on a path of your choosing. Continue reading ‘Skills Evaluation’

Falling in Love with Your Job

Photo 57 (2)In tribute to Valentine’s Day and Cupid’s arrow, I’d like to share with you my “first job after college” story.

After graduating, too exhausted to find work, I took three weeks off to sleep and travel!

It was the early 80’s, and many of my friends moved to other cities for work. Houston’s labor market was over-saturated at the time and offered few Graphic Design opportunities. Stubbornly I decided to stay put and make it work.
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