Friday, April 10, 2009

Help with resumes

A reader writes:
I was wondering if you could get word out on the blog that Assistant News Editor Michael Apuan and I willing to help anyone who might need a resume designed …

We’ve been helping some folks with this already — we have the graphics equipment at home to handle almost any project. We’ll tailor your work history to fit your needs; it won’t be a templated resume that will get lost in a heap of others.

We both work night shifts, so this would mean we’d be available during the day to have discussions on what would work best for you.

We lost a hell of a lot of great colleagues this week across multiple departments. If we can help anyone with this or anything else, please don’t hesitate fire one of us an e-mail at or

Thanks …

Jeff Schnick
Assistant Business Editor


  1. For people filing for unemployment, make sure, if you're doing so on computer, that you separately register with the "Work in Texas" site -- it's an option (and not necessarily an obvious one) at the end of your unemployment application with the Texas Workforce Commission (TWC). Most likely they'll expect you to make five new job contacts a week - actual applications, or resumes submitted to people likely to hire someone in your field, or job class/counseling (and you have to keep a log because they can check on this). At least some contact(s) with your job placement firm, LHH, might count for this -- check with the firm. A variety of local churches offer helpful job-hunting seminars weekly as well (and these do count for the TWC).

  2. Some upcoming job fairs:
    Check out this link:

    Tuesday, April 14

    Cities of Carrollton and Farmers Branch Job Fair, 2 to 6 p.m., Addison Convention Center, 15650 Addison Road, Addison, TX 75001, (972) 573-3533
    University of Phoenix Career Fair, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., Omni Dallas Hotel at Park West, 1590 LBJ Freeway at Luna Road, Dallas, TX 75234, (214) 675-3059

    Wednesday, April 15
    Grand Prairie WorkForce Solutions Greater Dallas Job Fair, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., 801 W. Freeway St., Suite 500, Grand Prairie, TX 75051, (972) 264-5881
    Spring Career Fair, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., Mountain View College, 4849 W. Illinois Ave., Dallas, TX 75211, (214) 860-8553

    Additional Job Openings:
    Dallas County Community College District

    Collin County Community College District