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3 ways to succeed in an entry-level position

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An entry-level position may not be the job of your dreams, but it's a great way to kick off your career.

Though it may not be the job of your dreams, taking on an entry-level position is the best way to kick off your career, make connections and gain valuable experience in your newly chosen field. With this in mind, here’s a look at a few ways that you can succeed in this kind of situation.

3 exciting events going on in Houston this weekend

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The Houston Wedding Showcase is a great place for brides-to-be to find the perfect dress.

In addition to its healthy economy and the large number of energy and information technology jobs in Houston, this Lone Star State city has a rich culture that appeals to people of all ages. Whether you’re a young adult fresh out of college or in the midst of raising a family, there are always plenty of great activities going on here.

3 ways you can turn your internship into a job

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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.

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

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

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

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

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

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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.

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

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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.

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

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

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.

3 ways you can use Twitter to find a job

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Social networks such as Twitter can aid you in the job-search process.

Considering the state of today’s economy, it makes sense that people searching for a job are open to trying every way possible to secure steady employment. Fortunately, networking and getting your name out there is easier than ever before thanks to a variety of social media platforms.

FDA warns of cyber attacks on medical device manufacturers

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The FDA has warned hospitals and medical device manufacturers about the dangers of cyber attacks.

On June 13, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) issued an alert warning “medical device manufacturers, hospitals, medical device user facilities, health care IT and procurements staff and biomedical engineers” about the risk of cyber attacks, encouraging them to ensure that their computer systems are secure.

Interview tips: Schedule your interview in the morning

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A new study suggests that scheduling an interview earlier in the day means you will be evaluated more objectively.

According to Psychology Today, researchers Uri Simonsohn and Francesca Gino published a piece in the February 2013 issue of Psychological Science that reveals that the time of day during which person schedules an interview could have an affect on how he or she is ranked by the hiring manager.

What’s going on in Houston this Memorial Day weekend?

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The Houston Astros take on the Oakland A's this Sunday at Minute Maid Park.

The abundance of career opportunities in Houston is just one of the many things that make this gorgeous, exciting Lone Star State city such an ideal place to take up residence. In addition to its healthy economy, Houston has a lot to offer both kids and adults when it comes to arts, cuisine, music and entertainment.