UHCL Student Showcase

      UHCL Students are looking for work! After attending a career fair at the University of Houston – Clear Lake, we came across many talented and hardworking students! We would like to show off these students in our UHCL Student Showcase!  If you are looking for talent with years of experience, please visit https://www.agency8recruiting.com/2021/11/03/november-talent-showcase/… Read More »

Want a Raise? Ask for One

 Do you want a raise?  Let’s talk about how and when to ask for one. A friend of mine called me recently and said she is frustrated with her paycheck. She recently started a new job and did not anticipate the cost of taxes, benefits and her 401K contributions. She is barely able to make… Read More »

These Are the Hardest Jobs to Fill Right Now

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Labor Shortage Alert! Run a quick job search on Indeed for job openings, and you will be shocked. As of September 2021 the Houston vacancies on this site alone are a whopping 92,000!  In data published by Indeed.com, the authors determined that there are roughly 9.8 million job openings in the U.S. Just last month, the labor market… Read More »

Simple Interview Guidelines to Implement now

Once you have prepared accordingly, (if you have not already, read our previous blog on prepping for an interview to be best prepared)and you are heading into your first interview, here are some tips to help you ace the interview and make a great impression.  Interview Etiquette  Body language Eye contact and a  strong firm… Read More »

The Resume Dilemma: How to address Employment gaps and job-hopping

The Resume dilemma: How to address Employment gaps and job-hopping You have an employment gap you cannot control. Not to worry, you are not alone.  Many of us are forced to take time off, for one reason or another, from our careers. Maybe it’s by choice as you were raising a child, going to school,… Read More »

4 Mistakes to Avoid in Addressing Employment Gaps

job search frustration

Did 2020 leave you with an employment gap on your resume?  This is the period of time (months or years) when the job seeker was unemployed. Gaps on the resume can be by choice or hardship.  Sometimes, people decide to stay unemployed because they want to raise their children, travel, or go to school full… Read More »

8 Simple Tips for KEEPING your New Year Goals

How to Build Trust

Make good GR8 Choices 8 tips for KEEPING your New Year goals We can set all the goals in the world but the success of your achievements will still boil down to one thing…great choices!  Expect that you will be challenged and here are a few tips to keep those goals in a positive direction… Read More »

Hire for attitude, train for skills.

Hire for Attitude

Recruiting top talent with a unique skill set has always been hard. Recruiting the right skills plus the right attitude….it’s crazy hard. If you had to make a choice of one over the other, which one would you pick? Learn why companies like Southwest Airlines pick attitude as the key factor in hiring criteria and… Read More »

Graduating During the Pandemic? Here’s How to Secure a Job

  We all thought that only the Class of 2020 was going to have online graduation and job uncertainty, but the woes of the pandemic seem like they are bleeding into 2021. Graduating is scary by itself, but graduating during a pandemic and high unemployment adds additional anxiety to your life. With impending student loan… Read More »

Ace Your Next Interview With the STAR Method

Behavioral interview questions are the bane of job seekers’ existence, but they are essential to hiring managers as they help predict a candidate’s future performance and behavior. These questions are designed to assess your personality, abilities, and skills, so it is extremely important that you answer these questions tactfully. Stumped on how to answer these… Read More »