Connect - Local Connections
The professional and social groups and associations in the Metroplex cover a broad spectrum of interests and specialties. Many are free to join or only charge nominal dues. Personal interactions are key to keeping you engaged and ready to talk about y... more
According to a Manpower Employment Outlook Survey, 21% of Texas companies surveyed plan to hire in early 2014.
Volunteering for community service is a great way to boost up your resume. Here are some ideas!
"Houston continues to grow fairly nicely," said Barton Smith, professor emeritus of economics at the University of Houston. Houston area employers added 83,700 jobs from July 2011 to July 2012, a 3.2 percent year-over-year gain.
"For nearly two years, employers in Texas have expanded their payrolls and kept the economic engine of Texas moving forward,” said Texas Workforce Commission (TWC) Chairman Andres Alcantar. “Since last year, the Texas economy has added more than 282,000... more
The number of people seeking U.S. unemployment benefits fell, but the level of applications remains too high to signal a pickup in hiring.
Jobless rate holds steady in Texas but rises in Fort Worth-Arlington.
The Texas unemployment rate fell to 6.9 percent in April, down from 7 percent in March and 8 percent a year ago.
CivilianJobs.com recognized Southwest Airlines as a 2012 Most Valuable Employer (MVE) for Military®
Building your network can enhance your chances on landing a job! Read this article and make note of some of the groups that meet daily!
Starting Nov. 1, Starbucks will begin collecting donations from customers to stimulate U.S. job growth through its "Jobs for USA" program.
Executives In Action is a Dallas-based organization which gives back to the community by matching non-profit entities with executive consultants who are in career transitions. Executives find that EIA projects activate their job search activities and p... more
A common early networking step is to explore the activities within the Dallas Regional Chamber. The Chamber's web site is rich with information including upcoming networking events open to both members and non-members.
The leading Hispanic business organization in Texas, offering information on seminars, workshops, round table discussions, small businesses, Texas Hispanic business owners, elected leaders, networking, and business opportunities.
We'll bet you can find a group that matches at least one of your interests on this long list of professional organizations compiled by CareerDFW.org.
Career workshop schedules and networking clubs that meet in the Dallas area. Those starting their own business may be interested in the B2B groups.
College/University and High School Alumni Associations can be a great way to make solid employment connections. Many institiutions also offer placement assistance and job development services to their graduates. Here's a list of many local groups.
What to connect with a "live" person? Here are the email addresses and phone numbers for local industry and networking groups.
Career Connections- Dallas, email@example.com, 214-739-7153
Career Bridge- Dallas, linda_mihalick@hotma... more
Comprehensive list of seminars, workshops, support and industry groups, and other job seeker resources.
Volunteering can be rewarding on many levels, and can also serve to fill employment gaps on your resume. At VolunteerMatch.org, you can find local volunteer opportunities.
Calendar of locations and times.
From the Dallas Business Journal.
Learn more about choosing a career counselor.
A place for unemployed or under-employed people in the DFW metroplex. A plethora of job search resources, including networking and industry groups.
A map and contact information for the Workforce Solutions Greater Dallas One-Stop Centers.
Primary newspaper for the Dallas area.
Is your personality ready for the job search? Enhancing your social skills is a win/win for personal and professional success.
Even if you aren’t particularly outgoing, making contacts is important. This article will help you to break through the myths about networking and use networking as an important job search tool.