Truth 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’
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People 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’
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Many of us have heard the phrase “jack of all trades”. That phrase describes a person that is skilled in many trades without necessarily having one specialty. The phrase, in my opinion, has a good connotation. Continue reading ‘Jack of Most Trades’
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June 21st is the first official day of summer. If you have not yet landed that perfect summer job, you might be thinking it is too late to even try. If full-time employment is your goal, you may be thinking that everyone is in “vacation” mode and that there is no sense wasting the lazy days of summer pounding the pavement looking for a job. Well, I am here to encourage you to shake off those summer time blues and follow these productive summer job search tips.
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The holidays can be a great time to land a new job.
A huge misconception is out there that companies routinely curtail all of their hiring efforts during the holiday; this is simply not the case. Despite the down job market, companies are hiring and they don’t stop just because it’s the holidays. You may not find as many openings compared to other points of the year, but you may find there’s less competition for those jobs that are available. Continue reading ‘Avoiding a “Blue” Christmas’