Mid-Life Entrepreneur Success Story

PR professional Sydney Weisman shares her mid-life entrepreneur success story.

Microsoft Employee Career Change

There are not many people who have had a more varied career than former Microsoft employee yvette Soler (yvette purposefully spells her first name with a lower case “y”). A college grad who majored in engineering and music, yvette turned down an offer from the FBI to begin her career in high tech, first at […]

Entrepreneur Creates His Own Job In Custom Chocolate Niche

When Eric B. Heinbockel graduated from Columbia University, he launched a job search during one of the worst economic recessions in recent history. After a full year of job searching, he still had not landed a job. With little to lose since he was unemployed, Mr. Heinbockel co-launched a specialty chocolate company. I interviewed Mr. […]

College Internship To Full-Time Job Success Story: Leigh Peterson

This success story is part of a series profiling people who leveraged their college internship experience into a full-time job. This interview features Leigh Peterson, a communications professional. Leigh, what college did you attend? The University of Akron, Akron, Ohio What year did you graduate from college? 2000 Where did you complete an internship? . […]

Book Review: “Secrets of Six-Figure Women”

“Secrets of Six-Figure Women: Surprising Strategies To Up Your Earnings and Change Your Life” is a gem of a book. Author Barbara Stanny is the same person who wrote, “Prince Charming Isn’t Coming,” the classic book that inspired readers to stop waiting for a spouse, the lottery, or any other external source of salvation to […]

How To Re-Enter The Workforce After A Long Absence

Dear Dr. Civitelli, I am a 37 year old housewife with a BSBA in Management. I haven’t worked in the past 10 years, and my work experience before that is in a different country, as a cashier. Even though I have a degree, my lack of experience, and no references keeps me unemployed. I am […]

How To Land An Entry Level Job

Dear VocationVillage.com, My fiancé is trying to find a meaningful career. He has worked for the past 10+ years, mostly in various delis/pizzerias/restaurants, etc. He has no college degree. He has been applying online to various jobs where no degree is necessary and he can start entry level, such as UPS and Geico. However the […]

Houston Recruiters and Employment Agencies

This list of Houston recruiters and employment agencies is maintained by VocationVillage.com for the convenience of visitors to this site. Inclusion here does not represent endorsement of any of these agencies. Please do your own research before working with any of these companies. Whether any particular agency or recruiter is a good fit depends on […]

Accounting Software Skills Most In Demand By Employers

One bit of career advice I have always given job seekers is to do an analysis of current job ads to see which skills are most in demand by employers, and then to compare those skills with the job seeker’s own career history and expertise to see if any gaps need to be filled in. […]

From Unemployed Teacher To Education Entrepreneur

Lindsay Barron was an unemployed teacher who was first challenged by the stress of substitute teaching and then by temp firms where she was told, “You have no skills.” Lindsay decided to shape her own career destiny by launching The Whole Child Learning Company, which provides enrichment services for young children (age 2-5) in child […]