Archive for January 2010

Statistics Career Day!

January 26, 2010

Ever wondered:
• What areas do statisticians work in?
• What do statisticians do?
• What jobs are available to statisticians?
Then come to:

STATISTICS CAREERS DAY!

Saturday, February 20, 2010
City of Hope National Medical Center, Platt Conference Center
1500 East Duarte Road, Duarte, Calif. 91010

For information on panelists and career fair exhibitors: http://www.sc-asa.org

Cost for Event: Nothing! You may purchase a lunch (lasagna, salad, bread, dessert, and beverage) for $6.00, if your reservation is postmarked by February 12th. Please send in registration form even if you do not want lunch. You may email it to suttorp@rand.org or mail it to the address below.

Directions: Take the 210 freeway to Buena Vista, one exit west of the 605 freeway. Go south to Duarte Road and turn left. The main entrance and Platt Conference Center are on the right. There is free parking along the south side of Duarte Road or in the lot east of the main gate.

How does the hiring process work?

January 26, 2010

The Wall Street Journal online today had an interesting article that explains how–for some companies–the hiring process works, what goes on behind the scenes.

It’s interesting reading for job seekers. Pay particular attention to the benefit of the referral. A personal recommendation enables job-seekers to bypass much of the normal screening process.

How the Hiring Process Really Works

Summer Job Fair, Saturday, Jan 23

January 22, 2010

I know it’s late notice, but perhaps someone will see this post! The City of Santa Clarita is hosting a job fair for summer, part time, seasonal and temporary work for aquatic and camp positions at the city’s Sports Complex Activities Center tomorrow(!), Saturday, January 23 from 10 am to 1 pm.

Here is the flyer. Nothing more to say!

Tutoring Jobs!

January 18, 2010

Tara Virga, a graduate of The Master’s College, runs a tutoring business called T-Squared Solutions. She urgently needs tutors in the High school math areas of Algebra 2, Advanced Algebra 2, and Trigonometry! If you or anyone you know is great at math, please give Tara a call!

Contact Tara at 661-600-5612 or email her at tvirga@t-squaredsolutions.com!

Opportunities for the Disabled

January 14, 2010

It has long been recognized that disabled workers have much to contribute to an organization. In recognition of this, many corporations have joined together with GettingHired.com to promote their available positions.

Among the major companies are Dupont, Coca-Cola, Eastman Kodak, Waste Management, Florida Power & Light, Fleming Pharmaceuticals, AMERIGROUP, Novartis Pharmaceuticals and Hancock Bank.

Other resources for the disabled include the National Disability Council, the Business Leadership Network, Career Opportunities for Students with Disabilities, and disABLEDperson, Inc.

Multiple Skills Important for New Career Fields

January 12, 2010

If you’re gearing up for a job search now as an undergraduate or returning student, there are several bright spots where new jobs and promising career paths are expected to emerge in the next few years.

Technology, health care and education will continue to be hot job sectors, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics’ outlook for job growth between 2008 and 2018. But those and other fields will yield new opportunities, and even some tried-and-true fields will bring some new jobs that will combine a variety of skill sets.

Career experts say the key to securing jobs in growing fields will be coupling an in-demand degree with expertise in emerging trends. For example, communications pros will have to master social media and the analytics that come with it; nursing students will have to learn about risk management and electronic records; and techies will need to keep up with the latest in Web marketing, user-experience design and other Web-related skills.

Read the entire article by Diana Middleton from The Wall Street Journal: Careers.

Jobs at Edwards AFB

January 6, 2010

Many (most?) job seekers don’t necessarily think of the military for opportunities, but there are thousands of civilian jobs available on military bases and facilities. In southern California, Edwards Air Force Base is one of those places.

The federal gov’met is, of course, a ginormous bureaucracy and navigating one’s way through the job search and application process can be arduous.  The Career Guy recently received step-by-step instructions on how to apply for jobs at Edwards AFB.  So here ya go–check this two-page pdf.

Edwards AFB How to Apply

Media Officer Job Opportunity!

January 6, 2010

Metro (LACMTA) Regional Communications is seeking a professional to set up manage and provide content for social media engagement; write content for quarterly project updates and other human interest stories; and, provide graphics support to Community Relations on the public outreach efforts for the construction of the Sepulveda Pass Widening Project. The position requires time in the field as well as the Integrated Project Office located at the Howard Hughes Center in Culver City. Time may also be required at Metro headquarters at Gateway Center in the Union Station complex of Los Angeles and at off-site trailers located along the alignment as needed. Infrequent alternate work hours that include evening, some nights and possible weekend work may be needed; flexibility in work schedule is required. Opportunity is ideal for a career-minded individual who appreciates the teamwork and accomplishment of completing a large public works project.

The ideal candidate will be a creative individual with strong writing abilities and communication skills, and will have an interest in community-oriented and corporate work; be able to meet deadlines and work towards achieving set goals; be proficient in new media technology and platforms (i.e., Facebook, Twitter, You Tube, etc.) and will be excited about creating an outreach plan utilizing new media platforms.

Qualifications:
• Must have strong knowledge of social media applications and technologies
• Strong writing and communication skills
• Strong ability to self-manage schedule and project to meet deadlines and goals
• Graphic design experience
• Proficiency in Microsoft Office Software and graphic design software

Desirable:

• A degree in graphic design, marketing, communications, public relations, advertising or digital media
• Video and editing experience

Submittable Requirements
Individuals interested are requested to submit the following:
1. Qualifications (resume and references)
2. At least one, but no more than two work samples (graphic design work product and link to previous new media work).

The top qualified candidates will be invited for an interview with the hiring authority. A writing assignment may be included as part of the interview process.

Evaluation Criteria
Qualifications (education and work experience) – 60%
References & availability – 10%
Samples (quality of writing, complexity of project) – 30%

Proposal Deadline:
Please submit proposal as outlined above by close of business on Friday, January 8, 2010.

New Media Officer Opportunity
Metro
One Gateway Plaza
Mail Stop: 99-17-11
Los Angeles, CA 90012-2952

Or via email to: I405@metro.net


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