Healthcare Jobcast #6, do’s and don’ts

This week Andrea tells us how to pick a healthcare recruiter (download mp3) 4 min

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Last week we learned how to select a reputable medical recruiter. Once you’ve identified the right person to represent you in your job search, how do you leverage this connection for maximum results? Here are a few “Dos” and “Don’ts” for how to work with a recruiter for the best outcome: a great new medical job!

how to spot work at home scams

Over on Jobs in Pods they have a new jobcast that talks about how to spot work at home scams. VIPdesk’s CEO gives some good advice on this subject. They also provide legitimate work at home jobs. (10 minutes)

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Job hunting with social media

Canadian career coach Daisy Wright held a teleclass last week about job hunting with social media. Daisy is an award-winning career coach, resume writer, interview coach and author of a one-of-a-kind career book. Check her out at https://www.thewrightcareer.com.

Download the audio or play it live (approx 45 min)

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The Green Jobcast #9

The Green Jobcast, episode 9, is a short news segment with information about green jobs making headlines across the country. (download mp3) 3 minutes


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Sponsored by Jobs in Solar Power & Jobs in Wind Power.

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First up… the sustainability field is one of the fastest growing green professions. Many organizations such as universities are adding these key roles to help reduce their carbon footprints and save energy. 2 such positions can be found on Jobs in Sustainability dot com…

INVISTA (Kennesaw, Georgia) is seeking a Global Sustainability Director

The Cloud Institute for Sustainability Education (New York, New York) Sustainability Educator

Learn more about these jobs at www.jobsinsustainability.com

The NY Times is reporting that Following on the heels of a study from the Pew Charitable Trusts last week, two more reports from environmental groups and research institutes suggest that clean-energy investments have the potential to kick-start the economy and employ millions of workers — particularly those at the lower end of the economic scale.

In a statement accompanying the release of the two reports — one authored jointly by the Center for American Progress and the Political Economy Research Institute at the UMASS – Amherst; the other by the institute, the green jobs advocacy group Green For All and the Natural Resources Defense Council —assert that a “$150 billion investment in clean energy could create a net increase of 1.7 million American jobs and significantly lower the national unemployment rate.” These job gains would be enough — on their own — to reduce the unemployment rate in today’s economy by about one full percentage point.

America’s largest wind power project is finally moving forward. The Alta Wind Energy Center project, located in California’s windy Tehachapi-Mojave region, is about 100 miles north of urban Los Angeles.

The wind farm is expected to eventually comprise 750 turbines spread over 50 square miles – that’s triple the size of any existing U.S. wind project. Eventually it will feed 3,000 MW of clean power into California’s power grid. The wind farm will supply the annual electrical energy needs of 375,000 to 500,000 American households and will create more than 500 construction jobs and 300 long-term wind related jobs.

Cooler Planet.com is reporting that Vermont is planning new solar energy resources

The Central Vermont Public Service (CVPS) announced that a 50-kilowatt photovoltaic array had been approved by state officials to be built in the city of Rutland. The project is also expected to be helpful for local technical students, who will be well-positioned to learn trades that will help land green jobs.

“Combined with a local hydroelectric station, which sits just across the road, the solar project will provide a working classroom for students interested in how energy can be produced through clean, renewable sources,” said CVPS president Bob Young.

The project in Rutland is expected to have 265 photovoltaic panels, each about 3 by 5 feet wide and mounted on 33 arrays. Construction is set to begin this fall. According to CVPS, it is also working to research new biofuel resources as well as other solar sites and was also the first utility in the world to put wind power on the grid in 1941.

Next Green Jobcast: in 2 weeks

Ron Katz’s resume pet peeve

Continuing our new audio series on resume pet peeves. The 6th call is from Ron Katz about number of pages and the objective. 1 min. download mp3

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Whats your resume pet peeve? Call it into our toll-free comment line 888-645-1637.

Laid off advice and other interesting jobversations

8 new shows this week. NOTE: this will be our last update for a few weeks as our team takes a much needed vacation. We’ll have more new shows beginning Aug 17. But dont worry we’ll be replaying some of the most popular shows during that time period.

1 SECRETS OF THE JOB HUNT: Laidoff advice from coach Mike Curtis (download mp3)


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2. CAREER COMMUNIQUE: Linkedin for Job Seekers, part II (listen via BTR)

3. RENEGADE PROFILE: Career Renegade author and blogger, Jonathan Fields, interviews epic fantasy writer, Joely Black (download mp3)

4. TOTAL PICTURE RADIO: Mark Toth – Employment Law Podcast (download mp3)

5. TOTAL PICTURE RADIO: HotJobs Offers Pay Per Candidate Online Recruitment Solution (download mp3)

6. TOTAL PICTURE RADIO: Sustaining a Competitive Advantage though a Culture of Excellence (download mp3)

7. TOTAL PICTURE RADIO: “There Is No Magic Management Formula” Margaret Morford SHRM Podcast – Part 2 (download mp3)

8. TOTAL PICTURE RADIO: The solution to today’s demoralized, unmotivated workplace is a powerful shock therapy: “Management Courage.” Margaret Morford SHRM Podcast – Part 1 (download mp3)

New service helps people create Facebook & LinkedIn profiles

For those job seekers that have trouble understanding how to create the linkedin profiles a new service will do it for you. Its called Jump Start Social Media. Here are the details.

Digital Brand Expressions Launches Jump Start Social Media(SM)

KINGSTON, N.J., Feb. 25 — You wouldn’t throw a snowball or have a pillow fight with a co-worker and you should avoid these and other annoying applications when you’re networking/job hunting for business purposes on Facebook, says Digital Brand Expressions, which today launched Jump Start Social Media, a new service designed to help professionals accelerate their adoption of social media for personal brand management.

The service offers busy professionals and “newbies” streamlined set-up of their profile on Facebook and LinkedIn by Jump Start Social Media’s authorities. By filling out a questionnaire, executives and businesspeople can have a social media expert set up their Facebook and LinkedIn profiles for a fee.

“It can take hours or even days to learn your way around Facebook and LinkedIn,” says Niki Fielding, president, Digital Brand Expressions. “With the help of Jump Start Social Media’s new service, you can have a professional profile quickly uploaded, allowing you to network with the 175 million Facebook members or the 35 million LinkedIn members.”

In January, the number of unemployed persons was 11.6 million, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. As the unemployment rate rises, people are turning to social networking sites to make important business connections. Many recruiters post vacancies and search for passive candidates on LinkedIn. Facebook, one of the best-known social media sites on the Internet today, has become an important way of networking outside your circle.

“One of the main reasons people avoid Facebook and LinkedIn is that they look like they require too much work,” says Ms. Fielding. “Having a social media expert set up your profile simplifies the process and allows you to get started on your job hunt or new business development efforts almost immediately.”

Another quick start option is to purchase one of Jump Start’s easy reference guides to Facebook or LinkedIn for $9.95 each, which help business executives make the most of the time they spend learning to use these social media sites so they can leverage the benefits much faster.

Digital Brand Expressions is a high-end search marketing and social media firm that delivers business-changing solutions to Fortune 5000 and emerging growth clients that rely on their websites to reach key stakeholders and drive new business.

Healthcare Jobcast #5, picking a recruiter

This week Andrea tells us how to pick a healthcare recruiter (download mp3) 4 min

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Choosing a recruiter to represent you in your search is an important decision, and one that could make or break the success of your healthcare job search. How do you select the right recruiter to assist you with your job search? I have been a medical recruiter since 2001, so I know that successful healthcare recruiting requires knowledge and experience, and you need someone you can trust, who can produce results. Here are a few key questions to ask a recruiter before you begin working together.

Resume pet peeve: the formatting

Continuing our new audio series on resume pet peeves. The 4th call is Mark from Walden Recruiting. 30 secs. download mp3

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Cynthia Colby’s resume pet peeve

Continuing our new audio series on resume pet peeves. The 5th call is from Cynthia Colby about “lack of details”. 30 secs. download mp3

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Check out the entire resume pet peeve series.

Whats your resume pet peeve? Call it into our toll-free comment line 888-645-1637.