Archive for March 2010

Take care of your Online Presence

March 29, 2010

Time comes for every college student to enter the ugly world outside. Outside is a different place than college, with expectations in the areas of “professional,” “adult,” “mature” and those unpleasant kinds of things. Not so important in college, but they soon become very.

The Career Guy has noticed that some of his young clients would benefit from enhancing their college-girl/boy email address (favorite: Oooooh_hot_chili@xxx) to something more suitable for a job search.  Also recommended is to replace the goofy voicemail message with a boring, but more acceptable one.  An employer will hang up if he hears something he doesn’t like.

Recently, the National Association of Colleges & Employers reported that 75% of employers search online to see what they cn find on prospective employees (Facebook, Twitter, Google, etc.)  70% report they have rejected candidates because of what they have found; 85% said a professional online record actually enhanced their candidates’ chances for being hired.

Read the summary here, or access the full report at the bottom of the page.

Teach in Hawaii

March 29, 2010

For the seventh consecutive year, The Hawaii Department of Education (HIDOE) has partnered with Teachers-Teachers.com to recruit outstanding special educators to teach in Hawaii.  They are currently in process of receiving applications and scheduling interviews for openings on islands throughout Hawaii.

Their goal is to fill 100 special education positions and, at the same time, share the beauty of the Hawaiian Islands and their people.

The HIDOE offers contract positions with pay levels ranging from $32,713 to $57,243 depending upon the level of degree held (bachelors, masters or Ph.D./Ed.D.) and the number of years of teaching experience an applicant holds.   Relocation bonuses of up to $5,000 are available for special education personnel, depending on their geographic location.

For more information:

Email:  Hawaii@teachers-teachers.com

Phone:  (877) 812-4071 x73

Fax:  (443) 583-2635

Visit:  www.teachers-teachers.com/hawaii

Interview Wisdom

March 23, 2010

A bit of advice that won’t cost you anything (you’re welcome…)

Career Guy attended a meeting downtown LA at the office of Ernst & Young. Parking fee for 3 hours was $28.20!!! Be prepared!

Add this to the interview advice of previewing your parking location, and the time it takes to get to your office (which could be 20 minutes or longer).  You absolutely, positively do not want to be late for an interview.  And you also don’t want to be stuck without sufficient funds to depart the parking lot…

Internship Opportunity!

March 15, 2010

The Dental Health Foundation is seeking an intern. The position would be unpaid, but the intern would receive experience in the following:

  • Grant writing experience for their resume
  • Gain knowledge about one of Santa Clarita’s prominent non-profit organizations
  • Meet some of Santa Clarita’s most influential business leaders
  • Get connected with the businesses in the Santa Clarita Valley

The Dental Health Foundation is growing significantly not just in our services to the community but also our scope and impact.  We need some help. We need a bright, top-notch student that would like to get some great resume experience and volunteer hours!!  Our new office is close to The Master’s College and we would try to work around class schedules.

For more information Contact Rick Wahler in the Office of Career Services:

careerservices@masters.edu or 661-362-2267  or Brendie at bheter@santa-clarita.com

Children’s Hunger Fund Jobs

March 15, 2010

Organization
Children’s Hunger Fund (CHF) is an evangelical Christian non-profit organization founded in 1991. The mission of CHF is to alleviate the suffering of children by equipping God’s Church to communicate the Gospel through effective compassion ministry.
Summary
The Webmaster provides development, construction, maintenance, and support for all of Children’s Hunger Fund’s websites and online applications. This full-time, exempt position is located at corporate headquarters in Pacoima, CA, reports to the Creative Coordinator, and works closely with the Creative and Marketing Team. The compensation offered is $30,000-40,000 per year, and includes a generous benefit package (medical, dental, retirement, etc.). The ideal candidate will be a self-starter with extensive web design background, and strong literary and organizational skills.

For more information/qualifications, visit the Children’s Hunger Fund Employment Website.

Teach English in Haiti

March 15, 2010

Maison de Lumiere (the Lighthouse) orphanage in Port-au-Prince Haiti is looking for an ESL school administrator and several ESL teachers/tutors for the remainder of the current school year, throughout the summer, and for the school year September 2010 through June 2011.  The students range in age from 11-20, are at different grade levels for math and English, and are behind for their ages.  Creole is their first language; most have some English speaking ability and some French reading, writing, and speaking ability.

To find out more about our organization please visit: http://www.childhope.org

Required Experience:
Bachelor’s degree (Education degree preferred)
Experience interacting with junior/senior high ages in school or ministry setting

Experience preferred but not required:
ESL background
Teaching experience strongly preferred
Cross-cultural teaching experience
Knowledge of French or Creole a plus

Costs:
This is a volunteer position; you will not receive a salary and will need to cover your expenses or raise support as a missionary.
You will be responsible for your airfare to and from Haiti.
You will be responsible for your Room and Board: $500* a month (this includes 3 simple meals a day, drinking water, and all utilities; you will live in a dorm-type setting).
You will be responsible for all incidentals.
*The $500 price is subject to change, as food prices etc. could go up in Haiti.

References required.
Please send cover letter and resume to: alicia@childhope.org

How to Write a Good Cover Letter for Your Resume

March 15, 2010

What are cover letters and why is it so important for yours to stand out? Sarah Needleman, a writer for the Wall Street Journal, gives tips on how to make your cover letter great!  Click here to view!

Weakness? (Oh, my–what do I say?)

March 12, 2010

“What’s an area of weakness?”  The first time the Career Guy was asked this question in an interview, he was stumped.  He had, after all, just told the panel that he was as close to perfect as anyone could be.  He can’t remember what he said, but he does remember not doing well in the interview.

Everyone anticipating an interview must be prepared for this question.  How you respond will be up to you, but there are certain guidelines that can help.

Brad Karsh, President of Job Bound, researched over 1000 individuals and reported that 75% of them answered with

  • I work too hard
  • I’m a perfectionist

Read his brief article here for some insights.  Answering: “What’s Your Weakness?”

One TMC senior, an RA, came up with an outstanding answer to this question.  He said, “If you asked the men on my wing, they would tell you…” and mentioned a problem recently brought to his attention as to how he was being perceived.  He was both surprised grateful for this counsel, because it was not how he thought he was or wished to be perceived.  He followed up with what he was doing to change.  It came out in the interview as sincere, humble, introspective and wise.

Give this a lot of consideration before you face it yourself!

Federal Aviation Administration Summer Jobs

March 4, 2010

Position Openings:
• Miscellaneous Clerk and Assistant, FV-303-C
• Management Assistant, FV-344-D
• Management and Program Analyst, FV-343-F
• Engineering Technician, FV-802-F
Duty locations: FAA Headquarters, all regions, and centers and some field locations.
Eligibility: Applicant must be a student who meets all the following requirements:
• United States Citizen
• Enrolled or accepted in a half-time or full-time course schedule;
• Age 16 or older (by the closing date of the announcement); and
• Possess a grade point average of 2.0 or above on a scale of 4.0.
Appointment Type: Temporary appointment
Duration: Not to exceed 6 months (April through September)
Benefits: Students can earn sick and annual leave – depending on length of appointment
Work Schedules: Full-Time or Part-Time
How to Apply: FAA has an online employment application system called ASAP. All students must apply through the ASAP online system.
• Go to Career Opportunities
• Type the following words “Summer”, in the Keyword Search
Open an ASAP account and apply online.
• If you have additional questions contact the local Human Resource Management office


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