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4
Sep

Harvey, We Got This!

The following is from a Facebook post by one of my University of Texas Chemical Engineering classmates, Roger Sowell, who is now a practicing lawyer in California. Love all of his FB posts but this one, in particular, really made me proud. It was in response to Harvey’s impact on Houston. Roger gave me permission …

31
Aug

Find The Career Path That Fits You

Are you thinking of a career change or wanting to move up from where you’re at? Do you love to get up in the morning and head to work or is it something you dread each day? Are you dreaming of working in a different field – one where you feel you are using your …

9
Jun

3 Tips to Take the Sting out of Criticism

In my last post, I talked about being brave – about acting “as if” until we actually gain the confidence we want to feel. I also talked about how good-hearted people around you want you to succeed. But what about those who are not so good-hearted – those individuals who seem happy only when they …

30
Apr

Developing Confidence: Being brave even when you don’t feel it

“BE BRAVE. Even if you’re not, pretend to be.”   I love today’s quote about being brave. I originally saw it under the image of a goldfish swimming with a shark fin attached to its back (didn’t include it here to avoid copyright issues). Imagine, a little fish in a big pond faking people out …

27
Apr

Does a job gap on your resume hurt you?

Does a job gap on your resume hurt you?   I received another question recently that is probably on the minds of many, given the prolonged nature of the downturn in the oil and gas industry. Here it is: “I’m worried at this point that the gap on my resume from when I was laid …

18
Feb

5 Tips on How to Create an Awesome Cover Letter

5 Tips on How to Create an Awesome Cover Letter   Recently, someone emailed me the cover letter they use when applying for job openings, asking me for any suggestions on how it might be improved. This person has very good experience, but wasn’t getting many responses from potential hiring managers. So I recommended some …

15
Jan

Recruitment Firm has two open engineering positions to fill

Recruitment Firm has two open engineering positions to fill Mulvey International Executive Search and Recruitment Firm is working with a national manufacturer client to fill the following two positions. If you have any questions and/or would like to send in your resume, please contact: Kathy Mulvey – kmm15@mulveyinternational.com or call Bill at 619-370-6210 Note they …

2
Jan

Career got you stressed? Try yelling “Plot Twist!”

Career got you stressed? Try yelling “Plot Twist!”   “When something goes wrong in your life, just yell “Plot Twist!” – and move on.” Saw this quote recently and it made me laugh. But there is such a lesson in it, too. Things happen in life that can really throw us off balance – things …

22
May

What I Wish I had Known Back When: 10 Things Graduating Engineers Need to Know at the Start of Their Careers

What I Wish I had Known Back When: 10 Things Graduating Engineers Need to Know at the Start of Their Careers   One of my college classmates, who’s now a hoity-toity lawyer in California, recently sent out an email asking some of his friends to help him with ideas for a talk he’s preparing to …