Posts Tagged 'search'

Back to the Pursuit!

Carolyn KinardBack to school time for parents and children means getting back on a schedule, planning out activities, and setting aside specific time for homework (ugh…). The same process applies to individuals seeking employment. Now is a great time to get back to the pursuit of finding your next job opportunity. The following are a few tips to help with the transition. Continue reading ‘Back to the Pursuit!’

Equipping, Engaging and Empowering Young Adults

Thelisa LavergneThe spring and summer seasons mark the beginning of warmer temperatures, outdoor activities, vacations, family reunions, etc. It’s also an exciting time for young adults in the Houston-Galveston region. During this time of year, there are numerous employment, training, and education opportunities for young adults through job fairs, hiring events, and college open houses. These initiatives provide young adults with job readiness, career exploration, and labor market information about high-skill, high-growth jobs in the Houston region. Continue reading ‘Equipping, Engaging and Empowering Young Adults’

Set and Monitor Goals

David SpearsPrevious blogs describe how developing a job search plan can be effective, and have explained how to pin-point specific labor market information with regards to individuals’ our own skills and interests. Blogforce has also considered some effective ways to look for work through job search networking. Now, let’s talk about setting goals. It may seem like we’re getting off the subject of job searching, but not really. Remember that if you’re not looking for anything, you’ll find it. Similarly, if you don’t know where you’re going, you’ll still get there (nowhere). Continue reading ‘Set and Monitor Goals’

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’

Organized Chaos or Just a Process?

Kristin ColeI just got back from vacation and the airport in Miami seemed so chaotic! I have a personal story to illustrate this, so hang with me.

We were hustled off the plane, up the stairs, around the corner, and directed to an electronic device where we checked into Customs . We scanned our passports, answered a bunch of questions, had our picture taken and matched to our identification. Then we were shepherded through another door to meet the Border Customs officer and pick up our luggage, just to turn it right back in. We then waited through more security screening; we stood in line, took off our shoes, jackets, backpacks, watches and emptied our pockets. We stood in a funny looking glass screening room with our hands over our heads. “Hold very still.” she told me. Continue reading ‘Organized Chaos or Just a Process?’

Research Labor Market Information

David SpearsOne of the first steps to take in any job search plan is to review labor market information particular to your skills and interests (information on skills evaluation can be found in previous blogs). Labor market is defined as “the supply of available workers in relation to available work.” With labor market information, we can find what training or education is necessary, what is the predicted growth of an industry, the average salary for the occupation, and a host of other information. Continue reading ‘Research Labor Market Information’

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!’