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Stuck in a Career Rut?

February 10, 2017


Ashley Stahl’s blog post – Get Unstuck: Three Ways To Get Out Of A Career Rut, in the Huffington Post, suggests way to move forward to a more rewarding career.
We are evolving constantly while we are in college. We learn many new things, ace exams and accomplish our ultimate goal – graduation.
Then the journey in the next phase of our life begins – work. We work with the same people every day and seem to be stuck in this place for a year or two with no changes to our titles or salaries. Statistics indicate that only 18% of employed millennials stay with their current role for more than a year.
Life is continually changing and flowing; businesses and careers change along with it. But sometimes we get stuck in a certain mindset or concept of how things should be. It just takes a little nudge of small changes that help us deviate from our current situation.
This can be accomplished by interacting with someone who thinks differently than you. It could be a mentor, coach or just someone who is in a different field. Alternatively, it could be someone who is more qualified or less qualified than you. Building a professional support system is one of the best things you can do to get out of this rut.
A few points to remember while going through this process is to know the difference between a mentor and a sponsor. A mentor gives you more inspirational support while a sponsor is the one who will guide you to take the necessary actions that convert into tangible results. Another thought to keep in mind is to connect with people who professionally inspire you. Cold networking creates many opportunities. Learning and growing from conversations with people from outside your own circle is one of the best ways to jumpstart your career.

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Job growth in Texas on solid economic footing

December 16, 2016



If you are looking to find a job, Texas is the State to be. Texas added 13,700 new jobs in October, 2016 after a month of the biggest employment gains in 2 years. Through the bust of the oil industry, the economic performance in Texas seems to be growing steadily due to its diversity in a range of sectors. The State’s low unemployment rate also continues to boost a continuous steady economic growth.

The Dallas Fed forecasts that the Texas economy being on stable ground will likely improve moderately in 2017. Trade, transportation and utilities job category have added the largest number in any private sector industry- 8200 jobs. A couple of possibilities for the driving demand in hiring could be the year end projects and also the open enrollment in health care. Service sector jobs seem to play a big role in Texas’s growth as both Manufacturing and Mining and logging have added jobs.

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