Category Job Jump Starts

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Boundaries As You Find Your Life’s Work, What I Learned on My Career Path

Choices are the stuff from which our lives are designed. If you are sure of yourself—who you are and who you are not, you will make wise career choices.

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How to be Open Approaching Job Market

The Job Hunt One of the SMORE themes is Job Jump Starts. We realize how difficult it can be for single mothers to enter the job market if they have not been employed outside the home before. And we also realize that we are living in times when it may seem impossible. Having said that […]

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How My Experiences Taught Me About Life

Landing a job requires a level of confidence that may be damaged by divorce or an abusive marriage. Interviews require confidence. We all know it takes to courage to sell yourself and your skills. I recall an early job search of my own.

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How to Make Wise Career Choices

Career Choices What should I study? What path should I take? I often hear these questions from women that I coach. Women, more than, men seem to have trouble thinking of themselves having a career. Some are coming out of a divorce and others haven’t found the job that was right for them. Still others […]

Living Learning Loving a new book especially for moms who are parenting alone

Living Learning Loving Lessons of Insight & Encouragement on the Path of Motherhood by Gail Cawley Showalter Books will be available for purchase in July for SURE!

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Tips for Single Moms

  New Ebooklet for Single Moms or moms who are mothering alone You may purchase the Ebook on the SMORE Site for just $5 If you have any difficulty downloading please email – singlemoms@smoreforwomen.org Gail holds a degree from Lamar University in Speech and a Master’s from the University of Texas. She married Sam after […]

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Resources for Single Mom in Southeast Texas

Resource Page on SMORE Site I hope you will visit our resource page. It is loaded with agencies and information for people in southeast Texas. The site includes: Community resources Workforce Solutions Counseling Disability Assistance Domestic Violence Hotline GED Testing Center Housing Education Options Emergency Shelter Emergency Food Assistance Financial Aid for College We try […]

Jobs in Southeast Texas

        Looking for a Job? I receive frequent messages from single moms needing work. I urge you to go to our Resource Page. Contact the Workforce. Do not give up. There is a place for you. Having a job builds more than your bank account. It builds your self esteem and shows […]

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Need a Job? Be Bold

BE BOLD from Gail’s upcoming E-book Gail Cawley Showalter We gain strength, and courage, and confidence by each experience in which we really stop to look fear in the face. . . we must do that which we think we cannot.    –  Eleanor Roosevelt     Landing a job requires a level of confidence that […]

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An Interview with Gail

Gail Cawley Showalter I’ve been on a tour. Not an actual vacation, but a tour of blogs across the country. This opportunity allowed me to share with many about the unique program SMORE for Women provides. The following post is a copy of the interview that appeared on nineteen blogs. The Blog Tour Thank you […]