Posts Categorized: Job Seekers

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The one part of the job application that seems like someone else’s job. Unfortunately, job references don’t really work like that. If you want to ensure you get a dynamite recommendation – ideally, your reference while start to tear up a bit when describing you – you need to set the groundwork. You first must… Read more »

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When did job searching become a trip to the DMV? All the innovative technology, all the integrated processes, all the websites and apps – things that were supposed to turn the system into an optimized job-placement machine – and we just end up filling out seemingly endless forms, answering the same 20 questions over and… Read more »

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The job of a manager is getting the most out of as little as possible. Stretching resources and improving efficiency lead to higher profitability and an improved ability to grow over time. But these abilities aren’t strictly in the manager’s control. Employees play a big role. A worker who can provide flexibility goes a long… Read more »

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The scariest thing about unemployment? You might think it’s the prospect of staying out of work for a long time (we’ve all heard the horror stories). But nothing will make you lose sleep more than getting a job offer you don’t really want. Think about it. You’ve spent months tirelessly sending out resumes, wearing out… Read more »

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There’s an old expression: Love what you do, and you’ll never work a day in your life. That adage provides a goal, but it also presents a challenge. How do you turn your passions into your profession? (Side question: Do they pay people to sleep in during the morning and eat Dairy Queen Blizzards all… Read more »

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Lose your job and everyone is full of well-meaning condolences: Keep your head up. It’s all for the best. Something will come up. You smile and quietly seethe, wishing people would stop saying stuff like that. But trite and cliché as they are, these sentiments include some wisdom. As frustrating as the job search can… Read more »

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Your resume is the first thing potential employers see when you apply for a job at their company. Make sure they aren’t reading an outdated and boring piece of paper. With all the competition for labor jobs in Houston, you can’t afford to be eliminated by a resume that was fashionable ten years ago. Whether… Read more »

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If you are looking for a job in the Houston general labor market, you may want to brush up on your interpersonal skills. These skills can help you maintain a diplomatic edge in the workplace and can foster cooperation between you and your co-workers. Interpersonal skills can be hard to develop, and often, they are… Read more »

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If you are searching for industrial jobs, the idea of networking may not have crossed your mind. Looking for a new job can be stressful, and the last thing many employees want to do is reach out to others, but in reality, a significant portion of the population utilizes a professional network during their job… Read more »

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When you think about “networking,” you probably think of white-collar workers hobnobbing at conferences, seminars and swanky downtown establishments. Did you know that networking is just as important for laborers and industrial professionals? No matter what business you’re in, it is important to forge relationships with people who can help you advance your career. If… Read more »