The town of Houston was founded in 1836 by brothers John and Augustus Allen, a couple of real estate promoters from New York. Named for Sam Houston, hero of the Battle of San Jacinto and the first elected president of the Republic of Texas, the town was incorporated in 1837. That same year, it became
The Monday following the Thanksgiving weekend is called Cyber Monday due to its popularity for online shopping, at home and at the workplace. How and when you shop online at home is your business, but shopping online at work is your employer’s business.
Even in a turbulent economy there’s hope for sustained employment in careers that stand the test of time. The downturn means an opportunity for those who want to return to school to increase their skills and earning power — or for those who are training for their first job.
In a competitive job market, we have to do everything we can to make our resumes more attractive to hiring managers. This can be difficult for older workers, who fear that even if there’s no bias (subconscious or conscious) against job seekers on the mature side of 40, a resume may make them look “overqualified”
I. Background – Where We Were Universal need for information, growing demands and expectations for automated access As a public sector entity, the Louisiana Department of Civil Service faces the familiar challenge of efficiently providing access to information to those that we serve. Since we are the central human resources department for the state, our
My religion prohibits being alone with women — am I entitled to accommodation? 03-01-00 I am a truck driver and have been on “light duty” for the past several weeks. Last week my supervisor told me to take one of the office girls to the bank to make a company deposit. The other employees made
“I have 15 years of experience in higher education administration, specifically in international education. This includes foreign student advising and international admissions. My international admissions responsibilities require me to travel abroad and represent my institution at college fairs. I’m tired of higher education and the low pay and recognition it gives administrators and I’m wondering
As Christmas approaches, retailers are taking on extra staff for the holiday rush. This provides an opportunity for recruiters, but they should note they may be liable for any discrimination claims brought by temps and there is no limit to the compensation that may be awarded in such cases.
In a past life, I spent more than two years as a headhunter in the technology sector and have nothing but admiration for people who have found success in the world of recruitment. It’s competitive and requires confidence, determination and a positive mindset.
If you’re dreaming of traveling the world, discovering new cultures and meeting new people, a job overseas might be just what you need. As well as fulfilling your dreams, it will help you to expand your perspectives, and might be a great move for your career – ultimately making it an experience that can make
When you leave a job interview, you should have a solid understanding of what the role entails, whether you’ll be a good fit for the team, and enough information to make a smart career decision. But far too often candidates will ask questions that just scratch the surface of these topics, or (gasp!) ask no
Corporate experience abroad will generally come in the form of work experience or internships; they are an opportunity to see how an organization or company functions from the inside without being an ‘official’ employee of that company. These positions are usually unpaid but some will provide basic expenses. There are also a few work abroad
These days, being tech savvy has a major advantage: it can lead to an in-demand career. Knowing how to navigate information technology systems, which is the software and the use of computers to manage information, is a skill that is in demand worldwide. The reason behind this is technology’s presence and constant impact on our daily
The only failure in life is to fail to learn from one’s experiences. Never is this more true than when facing involuntary separation from your job. There are any number of reasons you might be let go – from legit to legally dubious – and there are lessons to be learned from all of them.
Why are so many smart guys and gals so typically averse to taking risks in their career? Because, unlike smart companies, we don’t aspire to simply manage risk in our lives. Instead, our over-achieving brains push us to eliminate risk completely. This, ironically, is the most risky thing we can do. The problem is that our effort to
Respect is an enviable quality, which we all want and probably deserve. But, respect is granted only to a select few in the workplace. Those are the ones who manage to balance tremendous work with office politics and communication. Wondering how to earn respect at work? Read on – in seven simple steps, you’ll have the