Posts Tagged 'time'

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!’

Holiday Break

David SpearsFor most people, there is a “lull” of activity at work during this time of year. And if you are unemployed, your activity may have come to a screeching halt. Don’t worry though, this may be an excellent time to plan and prepare for the beginning of a new year surge in job search activity. Continue reading ‘Holiday Break’

On Time

Velta Worley…Or Fashionably Late
I have a family member named “Don” that just drives me crazy, because he can never be on time for anything. When we invite Don to come over for dinner or some other activity, we tell him to arrive 15 minutes to an hour before we really need him there. I have often wondered what causes some people to always show up either on time, early, or late. What is the difference between these three groups? Are some people smarter, nicer, or more intelligent, and others thoughtless, self-centered, or unorganized? Continue reading ‘On Time’

This Thanksgiving, Reward Yourself by Rewarding Others

Diego TrevinoPeople 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’

Houston Rodeo – Saddle Up

Diego TrevinoIt’s rodeo time, and 2,000,000+ people are getting ready and saddling up!

People travel far and wide, from parts unknown, to see the spectacle that we Houstonians experience once a year. Since the ‘50s, Trail Riders have migrated to Memorial Park to attend and participate in the Rodeo parade leading up to the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo. Continue reading ‘Houston Rodeo – Saddle Up’

Gift Wrapping Ideas

CorneliusI’ve been working with several young adults who feel that they don’t have the skills employers are looking for in the workplace.

When we come across these young people, we remind them that they likely have a great number of skills, but they often get overlooked because they don’t seem like actual “employability skills.”

What we need to be able to do is gift wrap our skills so that employers see them as strengths or gifts to their organization/company. Let’s discuss how we can do that effectively. Continue reading ‘Gift Wrapping Ideas’

Hitting the Jackpot at the Job Fair

DiegoEvery job fair I attend seems to be more packed/well-attended than the one before.

One person boasts of his Ph. D in Astrophysics, another looks for an industrial painting position, an employer needs welders and assemblers, and a college representative is looking to train workers for the jobs that employers currently need. Continue reading ‘Hitting the Jackpot at the Job Fair’