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So Much Talent

So Much Talent

SO MUCH TALENT….. There is this belief that everyone who steps foot inside of a workforce center has a problem.  And I don’t mean the problem of finding a job.  I mean the social stigma of receiving a social service of any kind. Though there is no shame in getting help when you need it, […]

Who's in Charge of You?

Who’s in Charge of You?

  WHO’S IN CHARGE OF YOU? We have many ways of being ourselves. We can be outgoing or we can be quiet and shy. These are two of the many different ways we can behave. We try to act the “right” way in every situation, but sometimes we get stuck with behaviors that no longer really work for […]

Going Out And About Town

Going Out And About Town

Getting Out and About Town! It’s a small world after all, at least that’s what Disney tells us, but when you live in a small town, or you just moved to somewhere new, the world gets even tinier! You’re looking to meet people, go out, try new things, but you can’t find anyone to meet, […]

Navigating Your Contract

Navigating Your Contract

Navigating Your Contract Let me first start off by stating that this is not a legal service that will send you blissfully to the isles of Hawaii with all of the money you just made off with. Let me also say that this is not an advocation service… there’s a link for that below. These are just a […]

Be Successful At Work

Be Successful At Work

BE SUCCESSFUL AT WORK MAKING WORK “WORK” Many people are raised to think of work as a four-letter word — literally, a curse we are burdened by and forced to do. However, there are a lot of different ways you can take on the “world of work.” This message is dedicated to giving you an edge, insight and […]

The Big Think Tank

The Big Think Tank

Know What Makes You Great

Know What Makes You Great

Know What Makes You Great By Marissa Ermelinda Maldonado Searching for a good job can be time consuming and stressful and many people become discouraged when they go through numerous interviews and still turn up with no job offer in hand. One way to relieve stress is to know yourself and what makes you tick. […]

May Job Event Showcase Very Successful!

May Job Event Showcase Very Successful!

And they just kept coming and coming and coming…. “Coming to what” you ask? Almost 200 job applicants attended the May 22nd Advanced Job Search Event sponsored by Workforce Partners Management Group in conjunction with CampusJobXpress.com. This event, held at the Hampton Inn and Suites South in Waco, Texas, matched job seekers and screened applicants […]

Understanding Self

Understanding Self

This article provides a starting point for you as you begin your journey in search of a new direction for your life or your career. It sets the tone for all of the actions to follow. It reminds us that a healthy understanding of our past life patterns is a prerequisite to an effective transition […]

Your Local Workforce Center

Your Local Workforce Center

I know. It’s confusing. You go to your local workforce center and you look around. What do you see? First of all, you see an intimidating building filled with stressed government workers running about, frustrated job searchers staring at computer screens, and a whole list of events for you to choose from. Well never fear! […]

Playing It Safe

Playing It Safe

In a world of work deadlines, interviews and parking lots, it’s easy to get sucked into your thoughts. “I have to pick up the kids”, “I have to get these reports that are due in Mr. Smith’s office”, or “I have a late meeting to get to attend” are all things that fill our heads […]

Having A Job Worth Keeping

Having A Job Worth Keeping

Most people look for a job because of financial responsibility. Money is needed to pay the rent, buy groceries, and pay the bills. This is true in everyone’s life, but where does it say that you have to work just to earn money. You should enjoy what you do in your job. You should do […]

Preparing to Write your Resume

Preparing to Write your Resume

Preparing To Write Your Resume Before you write a single word on your resume, you must consider what you want to say. We will get to the proper resume format and the recommended order of presentation in future articles. But first to get started, you must gather your thoughts and carefully consider what are the […]

Initiative

Initiative

INITIATIVE What is the definition of initiative? Well, when you’re talking about a personal nature such as social settings, it would be an introductory act or step, leading action, such as it would take initiative to make friends. In other settings, it could mean readiness and ability in initiating action, something enterprising or adventurous. Now […]

Illegal Interview Questions

Illegal Interview Questions

ILLEGAL INTERVIEW QUESTIONS Have you ever been to an interview and you were asked certain questions and in your mind, you wondered, “Was that question legal?” “Should I answer that or object?” Well, it happens to a lot of people. There are various situations where you may be asked questions that could go either way. […]

Food Substitutes

Food Substitutes

Food Substitutes So you spent the entire winter on hibernation from exercise, huh? Put on a few pounds, or maybe you just want to get fit for the summer! The only problem is diets are restrictive, weight loss food tastes like cardboard, and all the good stuff has tons of calories. Well I’m here to […]

You are your Own Worst Critic

You are your Own Worst Critic

You Are Your Own Worst Critic “You are your own worst critic.” Truer words have never been spoken. This especially applies when you’re sitting in front of an employer at an interview shaking in your Doc Martins when they ask you to describe yourself.  What do you tell them? How do you find the words […]

Volunteering: Good For You and Your Resume

Volunteering: Good For You and Your Resume

Few can deny the benefits of helping others. It gives you that warm special feeling that lets your heart grow 3 sizes every year. There is nothing like helping someone and seeing the smile and hearing the “thank you” that comes when you have made a difference in someone’s life. One cannot explain the satisfied […]

Making Your Own Luck

Making Your Own Luck

Fortune has always favored the bold, but the bold also always has a plan. There is nothing like being at the right place at the right time. Except you have to plan to be at that place at that time with a snazzy work appropriate outfit and a business card! You can let fate carry […]

HOT Workforce Announces Enhanced Job Placement Efforts

HOT Workforce Announces Enhanced Job Placement Efforts

Beginning March 12th, the Heart of Texas Workforce Center is placing an even greater effort on placing the dislocated worker (UI Claimants) into employment opportunities. Individuals will be receiving emails, phone calls and post cards prompting them to come in, call in or logon to take advantage of this new effort. This program will place […]

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