So, You Want to Be an Intern?
Internships are sometimes hard to find, and finding a paid internship can be like the pot of gold at the end of the rainbow. More and more companies are paying interns a normal wage because they are using the internship as a really long interview.
By Diana Anderson Posted 01-16-2019
New Year and Your New Career
Career well-being is feeling good about the work you do. It means you can truthfully answer "Yes!" to the question, "Do you like what you do each day?" We know that when our career well-being is solid and stable, we are healthier, happier and more successful over all.
By Eva Jenkins Posted 01-04-2019
One Thing Pre-retirees Never Talk About but Should
While there are plenty who make lists of all the activities they will do when they are done working, there are others who keep themselves on the job because they have no idea what they would do if they stopped. First and foremost you need to have a retirement plan on how you will spend your time.
By Robin Ryan Posted 12-04-2018
Every day I get letters from people saying that they are behind the curve in computer literacy. Houston has plenty of resources to help you get up to date on your tech skills, and help you prepare for the new job you want.
By Diana Anderson Posted 11-28-2018
Budgeting for November
The best way to enjoy this time of year, and not lose control of your money, is to make a budget for the month’s special costs.
By Dave Ramsey Posted 11-19-2018
Why wait? Do it now!! Career and Technical Education
CTE programs are different in almost every high school, and the classes are diverse. The one thing that is always the same is that the opportunities represented in these classes are a great way to make graduates successful whether their plans do or don’t include college.
By Diana Anderson Posted 11-09-2018
Have You Hired A Veteran Yet? Employment Trending Up For Veteran Hiring
While most service members are not fully prepared when transitioning to communicate their experiences in the civilian marketplace, hiring managers need to take the time to understand an applicant's qualifications, experiences and translate those into how a firm may benefit from hiring a veteran.
By Michael M DeSafey Posted 11-05-2018
If you are trying to get the job of your dreams in the interview process, I would recommend not explaining how honest you are because it may seem as if you are saying it with your fingers crossed behind your back. What I really want to hear in an interview is that you understand the requirements of the job, and you believe that you can do the job and be successful.
By Diana Anderson Posted 10-26-2018
The Five Things To Always Do When Starting a New Job
Don't let the opening days at a new job go to waste. This is your big chance to establish a strong foundation for future success at your new post.
By Carlton Ryan Posted 10-24-2018
Lakewood Church Job Connection Job Fair
I love going to job fairs and meeting new people and seeing old friends. JobSparx especially loves being the Media Sponsor for the Lakewood Church Job Connection job fair which is also sponsored by Workforce Solutions.
By Diana Anderson Posted 10-15-2018
Are You an Introvert?
I constantly get emails from people who define themselves as introverts. (I also get emails from their families and friends.) All of the questions center around two things: “How do I get a job, if I’m an introvert?” and “I hate to interview because I’m an introvert.” And the answer is both simple and difficult: find something you really enjoy doing, become educated in that field, and do it.
By Diana Anderson Posted 10-09-2018
1099 vs. Regular Employee
So which is more lucrative? Being a contract worker or regular employee?
By Ask Diana Posted 09-08-2018
It's Time to Bank on Seasonal Work
As threats or anticipation of pumpkin spice overload fill our social media feeds and local stores, another seasonal tradition is about to spring into high gear: Seasonal Hiring.
By Christine Wardle Posted 09-07-2018
Am I Being Rejected Because of My Age?
Ask Diana received a question from a retired professional who is trying to get back into the job market, but hasn't been successful... yet.
By Ask Diana Posted 08-31-2018
Bring Your Diet to Work— and Leave It There
Sticking to a diet is hard work, but work can actually bring structure to the diet and help take one’s mind off of food.
By J. A. Young Posted 08-28-2018
Who Killed the Resume?
My detective work brings me to only one conclusion: we are all killing the resume! It’s not dead yet, but it’s struggling. I can prove it’s still alive, though.
By Diana Anderson Posted 08-24-2018
Career Opportunities Begin Early in Houston School Districts
Houston area Independent School Districts (ISD) start early to help students prepare for careers after High School. Some students graduate with certificates and college credits in their chosen fields, and have a tremendous leg up on job opportunities. Klein ISD, recently rated in the top 25 districts in the Houston area, offers all five of the Career Technical Education endorsements to its student body.
By Christine Wardle Posted 08-14-2018
Thank You for Your Service - Texas Waives Licensing Fees for Veterans
When you’re looking for a job as you transition from the service, some real help would be great. Texas lawmakers know that it can be hard to pay all of the fees associated with licensing and certification to start a new career or pick up an old one, and they have made it easier for returning service members.
By Diana Anderson Posted 07-30-2018
Job Fairs can be intimidating if you are going for the first time. Sometimes a person can go to several job fairs and still not understand how to make them successful. Diana Anderson of JobSparx has recruited at more than a thousand job fairs, and here’s what she has learned:
By Diana Anderson Posted 07-02-2018
Cover Letters - Do's and Don'ts
The biggest mistake many job hunters are currently making is that they skip writing a cover letter when sending off a resume, says an AT&T Human Resource Manager. “Cover letters are very influential, and a well written letter can grab an interview just on its own merit. It’s too bad most job hunters are so lazy they don’t write one anymore,” notes this HR manager in charge of employee recruiting.
By Robin Ryan Posted 04-16-2018
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