Archives: July 2013

3 ways you can turn your internship into a job

If you're interning at a company, the best case scenario is that they'll offer you a full-time job when it's over.

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Now that summer is halfway over, many internships may soon be coming to an end. In these situations, often the best case scenario is to be offered a full-time position at the company. With this in mind, here are some tips interns can follow to increase the chances of this happening.

Study: Cybercrime costs the U.S. economy $100 billion annually

A recent report reveal that cybercrime costs the United States $100 billion each year.

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On Monday, July 22, the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) published a report sponsored by global computer security software company McAfee called “Estimating the Cost of Cybercrime and Cyber Espionage,” which presents first-of-its-kind data regarding the economic impact of cyber crime.

3 tips for Baby Boomers seeking employment

Baby Boomers can face difficulties applying for jobs, but there are key tips that can help them make a good impression.

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According to AARP statistics, “nearly 1.8 million people aged 55 and older were unemployed in May 2013″ and the “average duration of unemployment for older jobseekers [...] was 50.2 weeks.” With this data in mind, it’s easy to understand why Baby Boomers can become discouraged when trying to find steady employment after being laid off in this economy.

Energy professionals attend Texas Eagle Ford Shale Magazine Oil and Gas Expo in Corpus Christi

Professionals who are part of Texas' energy industry can get to know their peers at the Texas   Eagle Ford Shale Magazine Oil and Gas Expo.

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On Wednesday, July 16, the Texas Eagle Ford Shale Magazine Oil and Gas Expo kicked off in Corpus Christi, Texas. The purpose of this two-day event, according to its website, is to “discover oil and gas networking opportunities and learn to connect directly to Texas Eagle Ford Shale related services, businesses and community leaders.”

Interview tips: Ask for feedback after you’ve been rejected

If you find out that a hiring manager selected a different candidate for a job you applied for, you may want to send an email asking for advice on how to be a stronger candidate in the future.

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Finding out that a company you recently interviewed with decided to select someone else to fill an open position can certainly be disheartening. However, it’s important for job-seekers not to pass up the opportunity to gain valuable feedback from hiring managers that they can apply in future scenarios.

New theme park coming to Houston area

A new theme park is coming to the Houston area in the next couple years.

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Houston certainly is an exciting area to call home. In addition to fun attractions like Grand Texas and Big Rivers Water Park, this Lone Star State city also offers a great nightlife, delicious restaurants and plenty of activities for people of all ages.