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EMPLOYMENT RESOURCES

National Resources

At the national level such websites as www.monster.com, www.careerbuilder.com, www.jobs.com and www.indeed.com have extensive search capabilities as well as resume tips, forum support and professional networking options.

The National Military Spouse Network, a networking, mentoring and professional development organization, has a wealth of career information at its website, www.nationalmilitaryspousenetwork.org. The group aims to help military spouses build a meaningful, sustained career path and offers a library of articles that touch on topics from entrepreneurship, resume tips, self-promotion and more as well as a membership-only discussion forum. The organization also features companies that are military spouse-owned or military spouse-friendly on its Homefront Business Listings page.

Local Resources
Texas Workforce Commission

www.twc.state.tx.us/programs

The Texas Workforce Commission’s Employment Service provides the largest free job-matching network in the state at www.workintexas.com. It also offers programs such as skills development, child care services, apprenticeships and veterans’ services. For detailed program information, visit the commission online. For more information, visit the website or one of the local offices:

1927 Bedell Ave.
Del Rio, TX 78840
830-774-4741

4535 E. Houston St.
San Antonio, TX 78220
210-581-0190

6723 S. Flores St., Suite 100
San Antonio, TX 78221
210-928-3985

1499 Hillcrest Drive
San Antonio, TX 78338
210-438-0581

4615 Walzem Road, Suite 100
San Antonio, TX 78218
210-822-7640

7008 Marbach Road
San Antonio, TX 78227
210-436-0670

Bexar County Human Resources

211 S. Flores St.
San Antonio, TX 78204
210-335-2545
http://home.bexar.org/hr
http://agency.governmentjobs.com/bexarcountytx

Bexar County jobs are posted online along with benefits information. Those seeking jobs must create an account to apply online.

City of Del Rio

Human Resources Department
109 W. Broadway St.
Del Rio, TX 78840
830-774-8792
www.cityofdelrio.com/408/Human-Resources

Del Rio’s Human Resources Department administers hiring and benefits for city employees. A separate website for available jobs spells out their requirements, salaries and benefits: www.cityofdelrio.com/jobs.aspx.

City of San Antonio Human Resources

111 Soledad St., Suite 100
San Antonio, TX 78205
210-207-8705
www.sanantonio.gov/HR/CareerCenter

Visit the city’s online career center to view job openings. Jobs listed under the main job vacancies use online applications only; other positions may require additional information or documentation, so read all instructions carefully.

Val Verde County

Human Resources Department
400 Pecan St., Third Floor
Del Rio, TX 78840
830-774-7543
http://valverdecounty.texas.gov/174/Employment-Information

County hires and workforce improvements involve the Val Verde County Human Resources Department.

EMPLOYMENT AGENCIES

An employment agency can offer posts ranging from high-level administration to warehouse work. Many employers use agencies as their human resources department. Agencies advertise, interview, test and manage payroll. A temp-to-perm arrangement allows the employer and prospective employee to evaluate each other before committing to permanent employment.

Municipal and regional chambers of commerce include local employment agencies in their member lists, along with contact information.

JOB-SEEKER TIPS

Always keep your resume up-to-date and have several versions that target specific industries and highlight your skills that fit their job descriptions.

Compile several reference lists with a good variety of people and former business associates. Be sure to first ask each if you can use them as references.

Compose a comprehensive, catchy and succinct cover letter of no more than a page (this is no place to ramble). It will introduce you and your desire to work for the company. Have a knowledgeable friend check it for errors; misspelled words and bad grammar hint at carelessness and indifference. Know what the company does, and highlight skills, work experience and education that apply to the position. Be aware that many employers now accept only online applications so get comfortable with computers.

Maintain a positive, professional and broad-based presence on social media such as Facebook and LinkedIn; almost all employers search social media sites to vet job candidates, and your absence there will raise red flags. Also be aware that images and comments posted spur-of-the-moment can be searched out forever and come back to haunt you.

Be prepared for an interview at any time. When you submit your application, a supervisor may want to talk immediately, or the phone may ring with a call from a hiring director. Compose — and rehearse — your one-minute self-promotional speech on who you are, an achievement or two and your strengths. It’s not vanity to make a good first impression. If a supervisor wants to know why she should hire you, be ready.

Always follow up with thank-you letters and calls. Even today, a letter as well as a quick email will separate you from a surprising number of the other applicants — to your advantage — and keep your name fresh in the interviewer’s mind. Judicious calls display your continued interest. Writing out beforehand what you want to say helps. So does rehearsal.

Be aware that due to the usually huge numbers of applicants, most companies are able to follow up only with candidates in whom they are interested. Don’t take it personally if you’re not notified that you didn’t get the job.

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