Archive | November, 2012

Avis Budget Group Hiring Event – Nov. 14, 2012

6 Nov

Hello victorious job/career seekers,

Please see the information regarding an upcoming hiring event!

Direct your path to enjoy your journey.
Dr. Daintee Jones
Owner/Founder
The Dignity in Direction Group

Avis Budget Group Houston Hiring Event!

Wednesday, November 14, 2012
10 am – 4 pm

Avis Budget Group Admin Office at Houston IAH
17307 Pine Cut Blvd.
Houston, TX 77032

We are currently looking for:
Utility Agents • Mechanics • & Oil and Tire Technicians

Avis Budget Car Rental Top Performers Earn:
Competitive Pay + A Highly Rewarding Commission Potential
Top Performer Combined hourly rate + commission

Potential Full-Time Employees are eligible for:
• Medical, Dental, Vision and 401K
• Paid Vacations, Car Rental Discounts & Must More!

Requirements:
High School diploma • Minimum of 6 mos. oil/tire exp required.
Must be available to work flexible schedules including
weekends, evenings and holidays.
Must have a valid Driver’s License with a clean driving record.

Preregister at: https://avisbudget.greatjob.net/jobs/EntryServlet?job=GAZW&media=JXB

Walk-ins Welcome!

Avis is an EEO/AA Employer

Positions at George Bush Intercontinental & Houston William P Hobby Airport

http://www.jobsparx.com/Jobs/jobfair.htm

Small Business Economic Development Summit

1 Nov

Shirley Brooks, Founder of Accion, shared this quote, “The world belongs to those who show up”.   These few words pack a wallop of meaning.  They invoke the idea that presence, engagement, and community are linked.  Within this article, I will expose her statement as a roadmap towards success.

On October 25, 2012, I thought I would be able to participate in early voting during my lunch break.  Usually, during the early voting season, I can zip in and out quite quickly to cast my vote, and still have time to grab lunch before I return to the office; however, I arrived at two locations, only to find that both had very long lines.  While I was excited to see this great voter participation, I am not a fan of long lines, so I waited to try again at a non-peak time of day.  The third time I went to vote, I was able to quickly move about and handle my democratic duty.

These patient voters, who waited in the long lines, seem to have internalized the idea that the world belongs to them, and that they can affect change.  If they didn’t believe this, they wouldn’t have shown up so early to make their voices heard.  I can only hope that enough voters continue to feel or think this way so that Americans have the kind of leaders that will be able to hear all voices, big or small.  On November 6, We the People, will be able to see who showed up to vote and made his/her presence known.  Our engagement in the process gives us ownership of our community.  This civic activity grants us credibility via our caring activity.

In addition to seeing our community members gather to show their presence and engagement by voting, I saw a group of passionate entrepreneurs and civic leaders at work during a Small Business Economic Development Summit on September 14, at the Kingdom Builders’ Center  of Windsor Village United Methodist Church.  This event was the materialized vision of Council Member Larry Green (District K) and Ms Tandelyn Atkinson Weaver, Executive Director of the Kingdom Builders Center.  I have attended many events in my adult life.  Some have been entertaining and educational; however, others have been lukewarm, at best.  This event soared far above my expectations because of the information sharing from the panelists, the inspiring lunch message from the minister, and the thoughtfulness of the hosts.

Regarding the information sharing, representatives from the City of Houston, Houston Independent School District, Houston Community College, METRO, Capital One, Accion, Houston Minority Supplier Development Council, Shell Oil Company, Centerpoint Energy and ExxonMobil took center stage as they sat on panels regarding upcoming bond referenda, bond-related business opportunities, small business financing, and corporate collaborations.  The panelists exposed successful strategies for partnerships and funded proposals.  They were very transparent as they tutored the group of small business owners regarding Houston’s funding markets.

Secondly, the event was a success because Reverend Kirbyjon Caldwell, Senior Pastor of Windsor Village United Methodist Church, delivered a message of perseverance and hope to the attendees as he laid out a transformative plan of moving from vision to reality for entrepreneurs.  Primarily, he focused upon financial power and the power of belief.  Financially, each business should examine its management, product, capital, and cash flow.  Regarding belief, each entrepreneur must believe in one’s purpose, one’s team members, and a paradigm of persistence.  Additionally, he was able to convince attendees who are unmarried that these same skills are transferable to personal relationships.  The presentation was humorous, holy, and insightful.

Lastly, the event’s hosts were kind enough to transform Windsor’s worship area into a banquet space with beautifully appointed tables and exquisite cuisine at no cost to the attendees.  I knew to expect a pleasant chicken dish; however, the menu also included a savory, succulent shrimp entrée that was seasoned with a medley of spices.  The meal’s finale included an assemblage of tasty assorted cakes.  I have paid for meals that were not this scrumptious.

This event was worth its weight in gold because of the guiding information, uplifting presentation, and elegant dining.  I was glad to be a part of the community that took the time to grab of a piece of the world that was there for the taking.  I want to express my gratitude to our hosts, Councilman Larry Green and Ms. Tandelyn Atkinson Wright for piloting this wonderful event.  I have a feeling that the Houston community will see more of these power-packed sessions from these two individuals.

Direct your path to enjoy your journey.

Dr. Daintee Glover Jones

Owner & Founder

The Dignity in Direction Group

www.dignityjobs.com

Small Business Economic Development Summit article

1 Nov

Shirley Brooks, Founder of Accion, shared this quote, “The world belongs to those who show up”. These few words pack a wallop of meaning. They invoke the idea that presence, engagement, and community are linked. Within this article, I will expose her statement as a roadmap towards success.
On October 25, 2012, I thought I would be able to participate in early voting during my lunch break. Usually, during the early voting season, I can zip in and out quite quickly to cast my vote, and still have time to grab lunch before I return to the office; however, I arrived at two locations, only to find that both had very long lines. While I was excited to see this great voter participation, I am not a fan of long lines, so I waited to try again at a non-peak time of day. The third time I went to vote, I was able to quickly move about and handle my democratic duty.
These patient voters, who waited in the long lines, seem to have internalized the idea that the world belongs to them, and that they can affect change. If they didn’t believe this, they wouldn’t have shown up so early to make their voices heard. I can only hope that enough voters continue to feel or think this way so that Americans have the kind of leaders that will be able to hear all voices, big or small. On November 6, We the People, will be able to see who showed up to vote and made his/her presence known. Our engagement in the process gives us ownership of our community. This civic activity grants us credibility via our caring activity.
In addition to seeing our community members gather to show their presence and engagement by voting, I saw a group of passionate entrepreneurs and civic leaders at work during a Small Business Economic Development Summit on September 14, at the Kingdom Builders’ Center of Windsor Village United Methodist Church. This event was the materialized vision of Council Member Larry Green (District K) and Ms Tandelyn Atkinson Weaver, Executive Director of the Kingdom Builders Center. I have attended many events in my adult life. Some have been entertaining and educational; however, others have been lukewarm, at best. This event soared far above my expectations because of the information sharing from the panelists, the inspiring lunch message from the minister, and the thoughtfulness of the hosts.
Regarding the information sharing, representatives from the City of Houston, Houston Independent School District, Houston Community College, METRO, Capital One, Accion, Houston Minority Supplier Development Council, Shell Oil Company, Centerpoint Energy and ExxonMobil took center stage as they sat on panels regarding upcoming bond referenda, bond-related business opportunities, small business financing, and corporate collaborations. The panelists exposed successful strategies for partnerships and funded proposals. They were very transparent as they tutored the group of small business owners regarding Houston’s funding markets.
Secondly, the event was a success because Reverend Kirbyjon Caldwell, Senior Pastor of Windsor Village United Methodist Church, delivered a message of perseverance and hope to the attendees as he laid out a transformative plan of moving from vision to reality for entrepreneurs. Primarily, he focused upon financial power and the power of belief. Financially, each business should examine its management, product, capital, and cash flow. Regarding belief, each entrepreneur must believe in one’s purpose, one’s team members, and a paradigm of persistence. Additionally, he was able to convince attendees who are unmarried that these same skills are transferable to personal relationships. The presentation was humorous, holy, and insightful.
Lastly, the event’s hosts were kind enough to transform Windsor’s worship area into a banquet space with beautifully appointed tables and exquisite cuisine at no cost to the attendees. I knew to expect a pleasant chicken dish; however, the menu also included a savory, succulent shrimp entrée that was seasoned with a medley of spices. The meal’s finale included an assemblage of tasty assorted cakes. I have paid for meals that were not this scrumptious.
This event was worth its weight in gold because of the guiding information, uplifting presentation, and elegant dining. I was glad to be a part of the community that took the time to grab of a piece of the world that was there for the taking. I want to express my gratitude to our hosts, Councilman Larry Green and Ms. Tandelyn Atkinson Wright for piloting this wonderful event. I have a feeling that the Houston community will see more of these power-packed sessions from these two individuals.
Direct your path to enjoy your journey.
Dr. Daintee Glover Jones
Owner & Founder
The Dignity in Direction Group
http://www.dignityjobs.com