Tuesday, October 28, 2008

“Honoring our Veterans”

The event is open to all job seekers. There will be over 50 employers representing a variety of positions and will be on hand to interview job seekers.

Where: War Memorial Building
101 N. Gay Street
Baltimore, MD 21202
When: Monday November 3,2008
Time: 10:00a.m-2:00p.m

Directions go to: http://cityguide.aol.com/baltimore/entertainment/war-memorial-building-and-plaza/v-88784.
Public Transportation: Bus numbers- 8, 20,23,40,91.
War Memorial Building is served by the Maryland Department of Veteran Affairs.
Parking: On Lexington Street- $10.00/day
Please bring plenty of resumes and professional dress is recommended.

Sponsored by: Baltimore City Mayor’s Office of Employment and Development, Baltimore County Workforce Development System & Maryland Department of Labor, Licensing and Regulation.

Monday, October 27, 2008

Job Fair-Contractor Expo

The Maryland Hispanic Workforce Council will host an unprecedented event on October 30, 2008: the Job Fair for Innovative Source of up-and-coming Human Capital.
The Job Fair objectives are to familiarize employers with the sources of underutilized communities, to provide job opportunities for the general population as well as for underserved communities, to assist attendees with job search, employment opportunities, job skills and career training.
Event: Job Fair and Contactor’s Expo (open to the public)
Date: Thursday, October 30, 2008
Time: 1:00pm to 6:00pm
Venue: Quality Inn, Laurel
Address: One 2nd Street, Laurel, MD 20707
Apply For Jobs In: Construction
Manufacturing, Light and Heavy industrial
Hospitals, Medical & Health
Financial, Banking, Insurance
Customer Service, Sales, and many others

Job seekers are encouraged to bring multiple copies of their resumes to give to employers and to come prepared to fill out job applications.
Get ready for a new and better future!
For more information please contact us at:
(410)558-3515 or 1-866-787-3727
E-mail: workforce@mdhcc.net
Web site: http://www.mdhcc.net

EG Weekly Publication

EG Weekly Publication October 27-November 2
EG Weekly Publication October 27-November 2

Check out this week's great career opportunities:
Signature Flight Support
North American Trade Schools
Bello Machre
All-State Career
American Beauty Academy
Harbor Hospital
Gallagher Services

Wednesday, October 22, 2008

How to give job winning answers to interview questions

Human Resources personnel, professional recruiters and various other career experts all agree: one of the best ways to prepare yourself for a job interview is to anticipate questions, develop your answers, and practice, practice, practice.

First, know these important facts:
1. There is no way to predict every question you will be asked during a job interview. In other words, expect unexpected questions--they'll come up no matter how much preparation you do.

2. Treat any sample answers you find, such as in discussion forums, books or on Internet job sites, as guides only. Do not use any sample answers word for word! Interviewers can spot "canned" answers a mile away, and if they suspect you are regurgitating answers that are not your own, you can kiss that job goodbye. You must apply your own experiences, personality and style to answer the questions in your own way. This is crucial, and it will give you a big advantage over candidates who simply recite sample answers.

3. Job interview questions are not things to fear, they are opportunities to excel. They allow you to show why you are the best person for the job, so instead of dreading them, look forward to them! The key is to give better answers than anyone else, and that's where your preparation comes in.

Now, take these actions:
1. Make a list of your best "selling points" for the position. What qualifications, skills, experience, knowledge, background, personality traits do you possess that would apply to this particular job? Write them down and look for opportunities to work them into your answers.

2. In addition to any sample job interview questions you find through various resources, you absolutely must develop your own list of probable questions based specifically on the job for which you are applying. Put yourself in the hiring manager's shoes… what kinds of questions would you ask to find the best person for this job?

3. Write down your answers to likely questions. Study the job announcement carefully. (If you don't have one, get one!) Note the phrases they use when describing the desired qualifications. You'll want to target these as much as possible when developing your answers. For example, if the announcement says they want someone with "strong customer service skills," make sure you include "strong customer service skills" in at least one of your answers. That will make a better impression than saying "I helped customers."

4. Review and edit your answers until you feel they are "just right." Read them over and over until you are comfortable that you know them fairly well. Don't try to memorize them; don't worry about remembering every word. Practice saying them out loud. If possible, have a friend help you rehearse for the interview.

Here are some more very important tips:
1. Be a (Short) Story Teller
Make use of this old marketing tip: "Facts tell but stories sell." During a job interview, you are selling yourself. Whenever possible, answer questions with a short story that gives specific examples of your experiences. Notice I said "short." You don't want to ramble or take up too much time; you want to be brief but still make your point.

For example, imagine two people interviewing for a job as a dog groomer are asked, "Have you ever dealt with aggressive dogs?" Candidate Joe answers, "Yes, about 10% of the dogs I've groomed had aggressive tendencies." Candidate Mary answers, "Oh yes, quite often. I remember one situation where a client brought in his Pit Bull, Chomper. He started growling at me the moment his owner left, and I could tell from his stance he wasn't about to let me get near his nails with my clippers. I think he would've torn my arm off if I hadn't used the Schweitzer Maneuver on him. That calmed him down right away and I didn't have any problems after that." (I know nothing about dog grooming; I made the Schweitzer Maneuver up for illustrative purposes.)

Don't you agree that Mary's answer is better? Sure, Joe answered the question, but Mary did more than that--she gave a specific example and told a quick story that will be remembered by the interviewers.

In today's job market where there are dozens of highly qualified candidates for each opening, anything you do that will make you stand out and be remembered will greatly increase your odds of getting hired.

2. Keep the Interviewer's Perspective in Mind; Answer His "What's in it for Me?" Question
While many questions asked during job interviews appear to focus on your past accomplishments, here's an important tip: they may be asking about what you did, but what they really want to know is what you can do now, for them.

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Monday, October 20, 2008

EG Weekly Publication

EG Weekly Publication October 20-October 26
EG Weekly Publication October 20-October 26

Check out this week's great career Opportunities:
The Employment Guide
Staff Quest
North American Trade Schools
All-State Career
Stella Maris
First Transit

Tuesday, October 14, 2008

Benefits of Truck Driving.

If you're thinking of changing careers, a move into the truck driving industry may offer you more benefits than you might think. Due to a shortage of trucks drivers, many trucking companies are paying even more for qualified people to haul loads across the country. With more than 70% of the nation's economy being delivered by trucks, more truckers will continue to be needed. In other words, the trucking industry has plenty to offer interested candidates. Consider the following benefits of being a truck driver.

• Good pay
With a national shortage of drivers, companies are willing to give bonuses and increased pay for truck drivers, particularly for long-haul truckers. Companies also pay substantially more for reliable, safe drivers because they are rare. In fact, they can earn more than some college graduates. Another bonus is that unlike some companies, they are usually guaranteed pay raises as they add on years of experience.
• Benefits
Most trucking companies offer major benefits for their employees. Benefits for truck drivers can include medical, dental, vision, prescription medication coverage, life insurance, and retirement plans. Truckers may also receive paid vacation and holidays. Their great benefits rival many large companies, even some in the Fortune 500 category.
• Bonuses
Trucking companies may offer bonuses for certain loads carried or distances traveled. Bonuses may also be given for safety records or longevity with a company.
• Flexibility
A flexible schedule is available to truck drivers through many trucking companies. Drivers can also decide what type of hauls they would like to drive. They can decide between local runs, long distance runs or cross-region runs. Some companies even allow pets or children to come along during the traditionally solo rides.
• Changing Scenery
Truckers can see most of the U.S. while they work. The scenery constantly changes and there are usually points of interest to see along the way. Is your office view as good as a trucker's view? Becoming a truck driver can be a great way to start seeing and doing.
• Job Security
Truck driving provides job security for those that move frequently. It also promises a secure job market because trucking companies always need drivers, particularly if you have a few years of safe driving under your belt. A job is as secure as you make it.
• Teams
Working as a team with a spouse or colleague gives truckers a way to earn a higher income on long runs. Teams receive bonuses for making faster deliveries and can earn over $100,000 per year.
With benefits better and above some office jobs, a career as a truck driver may be the right move.
If you are interested in switching to working in a mobile office as a truck driver start searching for available jobs at www.careersingears.com
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Monday, October 13, 2008

EG Weekly Publication

EG Weekly Publication October 13-October 19
EG Weekly Publication October 13-October 19

Check out this weeks's great career opportunities:
North American Trade Schools
All-State Career
Stella Maris
Ruxton Health & Rehabilitation Center
First Transit
Admiral Security Services
CES Security

Friday, October 10, 2008

The top five reasons to work in the healthcare industry.

The recruiting for healthcare positions keeps growing and growing. “Whether you are a recent graduate or have been working professional” in the healthcare field, www.healthcareerweb.com will help you get the most out of your job search. There are many of medical professions such as pharmacy technician, nursing jobs, and physician assistant, and medical billing and many more that are included on the health career web.
Working in the Healthcare industry offers many rewards and benefits. Find out more about what you'll gain by pursuing a career in Healthcare today!

1. Job Growth, Job Growth, and MORE Job Growth!
According the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, EIGHT of the Top 20 fastest growing professions are in the Healthcare Industry! And the Healthcare industry has over 13 million jobs. What does this mean for you? It means that as a Healthcare professional, you will enjoy more options – and much better job security and stability. Most likely you will not be downsized, thanks to advances in medicine, and the country's aging population, which is continually increasing demand for medical professionals across the board.
2. Touch Lives - Make an Impact
In what other profession can you touch lives the way you can in the Healthcare industry? You could help bring a new life into the world, or save a life from ending. You can change lives, impacting families the way only healthcare professionals are able to. Not only will you impact individuals, you could also make an impact on entire communities, providing healthcare in a variety of forms or treating diseases and ailments of all sorts.
3. Jobs Available for ALL Education and Experience Levels
Whether you have a GED or a PhD, there is an exciting healthcare career available to you. Sure you need many years of school to be a doctor or a nurse, but there are hundreds of other roles available in the Healthcare industry to be explored.
4. Competitive Earning Potential
Due to the high demand for workers in the healthcare industry, careers in healthcare are some of the most lucrative options available. The more highly skilled you are, the higher your pay will be.
5. Never a Dull Moment!
Why do you think there are so many TV shows about hospitals and medical professionals? Shows like Greys Anatomy, ER, Scrubs, Private Practice are successful because the medical field is exciting, ever-changing, and dramatic in nature. Healthcare is fast paced, you are dealing with life or death situations, and new patients come in every day, so you never will experience the same day twice.

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Tuesday, October 7, 2008

EG Weekly Publication

EG Weekly Publication October 6-October 12
EG Weekly Publication October 6-October 12

Check out this week's great career opportunitites:
American Red Cross
Corporate Express
Arc of Baltimore
North American Trade Schools
All-State Career
Baltimore School of Massage
Signature Flight Support
First Transit

Wednesday, October 1, 2008

Looking for a job?

Top ten ways to find a job.
1.Make use of Internet resources such as Workopolis.com and online job banks.
2.Subscribe to a daily newspaper and use the “help wanted” section to your advantage.
3.Use a fax machine and fax resumes (by the dozens) to companies that you would like to work for. Don't get discouraged if you don't hear back right away just keep on faxing until you do.
4.Use temporary employment agencies as a springboard to permanent employment.
5.Fax or e-mail your resume to all of the temporary employment agencies that you find listed in your local phonebook. Always use a personalized cover letter and make it job specific.
6.Go to your employment office or community job resource center and register. They can be invaluable when it comes to looking for a job.
7.Take advantage of free job search resources (such as resume printing and job search help) offered by community employment centers. Some even offer telephone message answering services (for those with no telephones) so you can put a callback number on your application.
8.Check call centers and telemarketing agencies. These types of businesses often have openings and the pay will hold you over until you find something more to your liking.
9.Go door to door (to businesses) with a briefcase full of resumes. Some employers like to see the faces behind resumes and you just may arrive at a business when there is an opening that you qualify for. (Timing is everything in some cases)
10.Use your local yellow pages to call companies and see if they are accepting applications or taking résumés. If they are you can immediately fax them your resume or get your local employment center to do the faxing for you. (You can even take advantage of the free job related use of a telephone from local employment centers).

Using these tips, your job hunting will go much smoother and be more effective. You do not want to waste yours' or anyone else's time. Having many effective job searching tools is a start to finding employment in the shortest time period necessary.

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