Archives for December 2010

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

I am not a recruiter, but I publish this list of Houston recruiters and employment agencies for the convenience of visitors to this site. Inclusion here does not represent an 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 […]

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 […]

Book Review: “What Does Somebody Have To Do To Get A Job?”

Author Cynthia Shapiro’s book, “What Does Somebody Have To Do To Get A Job Around Here?” is so grim and depressing in its portrayal of corporate America, I am not sure anyone would still want to land a job there after reading it. Ms. Shapiro’s first book, “Corporate Confidential,” was called “informed and disillusioned” by […]