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Improve your interview skills through practice

October 9, 2017 by

Interviewing for a job can be a stressful experience, especially if you are unprepared or unsure of what to say. Workforce Solutions of North Central Texas, a division of the North Central Texas Council of Governments, offers interview workshops where you can hone your interview techniques and develop your pitch. In addition, you can access tips for what to do before and after an interview, appropriate attire, and effective behaviors that can enhance your chances for success.

The next interview workshop is Wednesday, October 11 from 10 AM to 11:30 AM, but there are a number of weekly events at the Plano Workforce Center.

 



It’s Time to Say Goodbye: Exiting Gracefully

September 26, 2017 by

While we normally post tips for acquiring a job or ways to polish your job skills, we know it is highly unlikely you will keep the same job with the same company forever. Career advancement, relocation, family needs, and medical situations are just some reasons you may be ready to resign from your current position. Regardless of the reason it’s time for you to move on from your employer, you don’t want to burn your bridges as people will remember if you leave on a positive or negative note. Even if you have been frustrated at work, be professional as you finish your time with the company. Your supervisors and coworkers may be useful references for future career opportunities and you could cross paths with them professionally in the future.

Forbes recently posted helpful strategies to incorporate on your graceful exit, including how to avoid burning bridges. The article outlines strategies for tying up loose ends before giving your notice, preparing yourself to talk to your supervisor about new opportunities or leaving the company, and what to do on your final days with the company. You can find the article on Forbes here: https://www.forbes.com/sites/nextavenue/2017/09/21/the-best-ways-to-leave-a-job-gracefully/#488762593552