Attending a job interview should be exciting, as it means that you are one step closer to where you are hoping to be on your career path, but for many people, the high-pressure nature of the situation causes them to feel anxious and their body to react accordingly.
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In a May 3 statement, the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) announced that Hamza Bendelladj, an Algerian man suspected for his involvement in creating, controlling and distributing a harmful computer virus known as SpyEye, was extradited from Thailand to the United States, where he faces nearly two dozen charges for his alleged crimes.
Name.com, a popular domain registrar, announced in an email on Wednesday, May 8, that it had suffered a security breach, and required that its customers reset their account passwords as a result.
Each week on this blog, we’ll share some of our favorite articles regarding the Texas oil and information technology (IT) industries, as well as other news about Houston and the surrounding areas.
There are always a lot of fun happenings going on in Houston. Let’s take a look at what this weekend has in store.
Though Houston has long been nicknamed the “Energy Capital of the World” – known for being the center of almost every segment of the oil and gas industry – the local economy has changed over the years, as examined in a recent piece published in the Houston Chronicle.
We spend a lot of time on this blog writing about Houston’s energy and information technology (IT) industries, but the truth is that this culturally rich city also has a thriving arts and culture community.
The National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) reports that 1,791,000 students are graduating from college this spring, and, if you think about it, that’s a lot of competition when it comes to finding a job.
The main priorities outlined in the proposal, reports CBS Houston, are job growth, infrastructure, quality of life, fiscal responsibility and public safety.
Another exciting weekend in Houston is upon us, and in the next few days there are a whole slew of fun events that both adults and children are sure to enjoy.
On May 13, Symantec, a leading global computer security software corporation, published a blog post announcing a new tactic that cybercriminals are using to as part of phishing attacks – those that aim to acquire personal information.
In this post, we’ll take a look at some of the dos and don’ts of body language so you can keep these tips in mind when you’re at your next job interview.
After an onslaught of tornadoes hit Texas and other surrounding states including Oklahoma, which has borne the brunt of the damage, some people in the Lone Star State’s business community may be wondering if the destruction brought on by the twisters will have an effect on the oil and gas companies that make up a large part of the area’s economy.
When you think about a job interview, you probably imagine speaking with a hiring manager face-to-face, but the truth is that some of these meetings take place over the phone.
Many individuals seeking employment find that interviews are a stressful part of the process. It doesn’t help that hiring managers often ask difficult questions that can catch candidates off guard if they aren’t prepared.
Although Twitter essentially has no control over whether or not its users give up their passwords or choose ones that are easy to guess, notes CNNMoney, critics have said that the company needs to implement more preventative measures.
The Eagle Ford Shale isn’t the only formation in the state providing a significant amount of energy, career opportunities and economic stability, reports industry news source Fuel Fix in an April 23 article. It’s important to consider some of the other oil patches thriving in Texas.
There’s always something fun going on in Houston – particularly now that spring is underway and summer is fast approaching. Whether you’re looking for a unique date night idea or hoping to spend time with your family this weekend, here are some events you may want to consider attending.
On April 18, Prolexic Technologies, a company that provides distributed denial of service (DDoS) protection to websites, published a press release announcing the results of its “Quarterly Global DDoS Attack Report” for the beginning of 2013.
On April 17, The Tierra Companies and TexStar Midstream announced in a press release that they have finalized the sale of Tierra Pipeline, LP – located in heart of the Eagle Ford Shale – to TexStar Midstream Services, LP.
Now that spring is underway and folks across the country are engaging in their annual spring cleaning rituals, it’s a great time to focus on refining and decluttering your LinkedIn profile, too.
The Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) reports that the number of cybersecurity jobs is expected to grow 22 percent by the end of the decade, suggesting that it’s an industry that will continue to see a demand for fresh talent.
Texas ranked as the top state for employment in the energy sector, providing almost 380,000 positions in 2012 and leading the country in new oil and gas jobs for the first half of the year.
A new report from security vendor FireEye serves as a reminder of how important it is for companies to have multi-layered defenses in place protect their data from cybercriminals.
Last week, the Washington Department of Social and Health Services published a press release announcing that a laptop belonging to private contractor Dr. Sunil Kakar was stolen on February 4 and found in a pawn shop 10 days later.
Just like your bedroom closet, your resume could use some purging and reorganizing, so if you’re looking to do something productive while you take a break from mopping floors and washing windows, consider some of these ways to spring clean your resume.
Information technology (IT) professionals hoping to build their career in a growing field where job opportunities currently outnumber qualified individuals should look no further than cybersecurity, according to a recent article published by digital media website, Mashable.
Wired Magazine’s Daniela Hernandez explored this subject earlier this month, suggesting that health IT has a lot of catching up to do if the industry hopes to protect its customers’ private information.
Officials from the energy company say that initial results from the Shenandoah-2 “appraisal well” suggest that there could be up to three times more oil in the spot than the firm’s previous estimates of 300 million barrels of oil.
Rep. Chris Collins, one of the legislators involved with the proceedings, cited financial limitations as a major factor in why small businesses may be the target of hackers.
A report from the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) had a stark message for energy companies: Cyber criminals are targeting your industry in greater numbers.
Digital crimes are being increasingly perpetrated by organized groups as opposed to lone hackers, says Europol, the European Union’s chief law enforcement agency.
The rising threat of software theft is forcing information technology companies to devote increasingly larger amounts of resources to security measures, a new report has found.
Sanchez Energy, a Houston-based company with an already significant portfolio of Eagle Ford holdings, is reportedly expanding its ownership of property in that region even further.
Data from the U.S. Census Bureau suggests that more folks are moving to metro areas like Houston, Texas, in order to take advantage of the growing professional opportunities in those regions.
Recent reports from a pair of American manufacturers suggest that new facilities will soon be built within the city limits of Houston, Texas.
Site Selection, a U.S. corporate news publication, announced on March 4 that it had selected Houston, Texas, as the best city in America for business relocation and expansion.
The Lone Star State is well-known for its vast natural gas and oil resources, but Texas is quickly gaining a reputation as a leader in the wind power sector as well.
On average, extraction companies produced 384,964 barrels of oil per day in December. This was a solid increase from November’s figures, which were reported as roughly 358,826 a day.
In a recent article published by Business Insider, the technology and business news provider detailed nine tips that job seekers could use to stand out for top positions at Apple, Google and Microsoft, seen by many as the top companies in the tech industry.
A professor of earth sciences from Texas A&M has been working on a novel way to predict the rise and fall of ocean waves for the past several years, according to a press release from the university.
The Gulf Agency Co. (GAC), one of the world’s biggest oil shipping management groups, announced earlier this week that it will be significantly expanding its operations in Houston, Texas.
The first phase involves reconfiguring its shipbuilding facilities in New Orleans to manufacture oil tankers and other sea-faring energy-related vessels.
Hoping to capitalize on rising business interest in Houston, the city’s transportation authority is undertaking a revitalization and remodeling initiative at Hobby Airport.
Economic metrics that detail Texas’ growing manufacturing industry surged during January, indicating that the state’s economy is continuing full-steam ahead into the new year.
Bloomberg News reported in mid-January that, thanks to a rapidly-expanding energy sector in Texas, the state government is reaping a big windfall in terms of revenues.
A new study is showing that the small business community in Houston, Texas, is opening its doors to new hires.
The proposed 456,000-square-foot office tower will be located in the northwestern section of the city and will be used to house Noble Energy’s expanded operations.
A new way of manufacturing production-grade chemicals is being investigated by Synthesis Energy Systems, a company based in Houston, Texas.
One company, Corpo, based in Houston, Texas, is in the developing a new type of hardware that would make it more affordable and effective to core for resources in the Gulf of Mexico.