Career Toolbox Archive

High School Students Enjoy Accelerated Learning

Victoria ISD students earn high school diploma and college degree at the same time Imagine attending four years of high school and, upon graduation, receiving your diploma and an associate degree at the same time. For nine

Email Etiquette

Avoid embarrassing mistakes by establishing good habits by Naomi Sheehan Although email has been around for decades, its importance in the workplace only continues to grow. In fact, smartphone technology now makes email preferable to a phone

Help Wanted: Logical thinkers, creative problem solvers, and good communicators NEED apply!

by Annette Johnson Technical jobs in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) will all play an instrumental role in the expansion of computer systems, high-tech manufacturing, and the research and development industries. These types of occupations consistently

Enhance Your Job Search Using Social Media

With the national unemployment rate resting at 7.3 percent, traditional job application techniques aren’t enough to keep pace with new methods being used by social media-savvy applicants. Social media platforms, including LinkedIn, Facebook, Twitter, BranchOut, Google+, YouTube,

What Do Employers Want? Writing skills are necessary for success

Being able to write well is crucial to your career. Whether you are crafting résumés, emails, or memos, the message must be clear and correct. Employers in all fields are looking for candidates who can speak and

The Perfect College Fit: A high school student’s guide to selecting the right college

by Kathy Hulik The United States has more than 4,000 colleges and universities, including everything from two-year community colleges to huge state universities, small private liberal arts colleges, and elite private universities. How can you possibly find

The Top Five Excuses Adult Learners Use Not to Go to College … And advice about why these excuses don’t fly

You wake up every day to return to the same job you have been dragging yourself to for the past 10 years. However, you don’t see a way out. More sitting at a computer crunching numbers you

The Power of Positive Thinking: How to stay focused as you search for a job

by Deb Hadley You hear about the recession every day. You know how tough it is to get a job. Still, you press on: networking, cold calling, interviewing. It’s hard not to get discouraged. If you’re unemployed,