Danielle Beauparlant Moser, Career Strategist with the Blended Learning Team begins our new career break audio series on tips for using LinkedIn if you are unemployed.
Many of those out of work have a hard time figuring out these new online tools they need to be on. Hopefully these tips will help. (download mp3) 1 min
First, under professional headline, be sure to leverage your brand, that is, say what you DO! I could just say Career Coach on mine, but instead it’s my BRAND and reads: Career Strategist & Executive coach, teaching others to leverage social media to manage their careers! See the difference in the impact?
Next, under Current profession, leave it BLANK. If you put nothing under the section, it won’t show up under your public profile. The recruiters and hiring authorities with which I regularly network say they would rather see the current section blank than filled with nonsense like “CEO of Branding Me.”
This is new audio from Revi Goldwasser a career coach who conducts free monthly teleclasses at interviewtipsandsecrets.com. Check out her recent teleclass with 7 job hunting secrets. Download mp3 or play below. (50 mins/50MB)
She’ll cover the following:
1st SECRET: The biggest reason why laid off employees are having such a hard time finding a new job and what you can do about it
2nd SECRET: One of the biggest mistakes unemployed professionals make and a simple solution to fix it
3rd SECRET: One of the best places to look for a job that no one even thinks about
4th SECRET: The worst mistake that job seekers make when they apply for a job
5th SECRET: The worst mistake job seekers make when they complete an application
6th SECRET: The worst answer you can give on an interview when an employer asks, “What Is Your Weakness?” …Bonus: I will reveal one of my 5 perfect answers to this killer question
7th SECRET: Job Board Resume Databases – How to get your resume noticed against the millions of other resumes out there!
Revi Goldwasser is the founder and CEO of Wall Street Personnel, a financial services recruiting firm as well as JobsOnWallStreet.Com a leading financial online job board. Revi has been a recruiter since 2000, and has established relationships with hundreds of employers. Revi has personally coached tens of thousands of job seekers and has helped many of them find new jobs. Revi is a nationally renowned leading authority on how to find a job in today’s competitive job market. Revi has been quoted in the NY Sun, New York City Job Market Update, Recruiter.com, Mywire.com, Informationweek.com, and many other publications.
This week on the healthcare Jobcast (#20) Andrea talks about Advanced Practice Nursing Careers (download mp3) 3 min
Advanced practice nurses are some of the highest earners in the nursing field, and also have some of the most in-demand skill sets. If top pay and clinical authority are high on your wish list for a great nursing career, an advanced practice nursing career may be a great option for you! There are many different types of advanced practice nursing careers – learn about a few different roles, as well as the pay, and the requirements for becoming an advanced practice nurse.
NOTE: this will be Andrea’s last jobcast for 2009. Look for new ones in early 2010. Thanks for listening!
The Green Jobcast, episode 20, is a short news segment with information about green jobs making headlines across the country. This week news on wind jobs in Indiana and Pennsylnnia solar jobs (download mp3) 3 minutes
The Philadelphia Inquirier is reporting that Pennsylvannia governor Rendell is expected to announce that a Greek solar-panel manufacturing company (Heliotechniki S.A) intends to build a production facility at the Philadelphia Navy Yard, a development that local officials hailed yesterday as an important step in positioning the city to be a key player in the emerging clean-energy economy. The plant is expected to create 400 to 500 jobs.
Also in Pennsylvannia, A company that makes cells that convert sunlight to energy wants to hire as many as 15 people at two locations near Pittsburgh. Solar Power Industries Inc. is based in Rostraver and already has about 250 employees. The company needs production and manufacturing workers at its headquarters and at a plant in East Huntingdon Township, both in Westmoreland County. The company has received $7.5 million in state aid for the plant and hopes to create 375 jobs over the next three years. They make solar cells, silicon ingots and solar modules used to turn sunlight into electric energy.
In Wind Power news
California-based WindStream Technologies Inc. plans to locate a development and production facility at Purdue Research Park of Southeast Indiana, state officials said Monday morning. The move is expected to create more than 260 jobs by 2012.
The startup company manufactures small-scale wind turbines called TurboMills, designed to capture wind energy in urban settings.
In Indiana…Windstream plans to invest millions to establish operations at the Purdue Technology Center in New Albany, the Indiana Economic Development Corp. said in a written release. The company plans to begin hiring assembly and distribution workers and professional staff as facility and equipment upgrades are made at the site.
A new wind-power blade manufacturing plant that will create an estimated 1,000 jobs is in the works, according to Dallas-based Tang Energy. The company is gearing up to supply blades for a $1.5 billion Texas wind farm. Today’s announcement is only the latest indication of the many positive effects on the U.S. economy of developing domestic energy sources.
U.S. Renewable Energy Group (led by Dallas investor Cappy McGarr), A-Power Energy Generation Systems Ltd. of Shenyang, China, and Cielo Wind Power LP of Austin plan to build a wind farm capable of generating more than 600 megawatts of electricity on 36,000 acres of land. According to the Dallas Morning News, the project calls for 240 Chinese-made turbines and 720 blades, each 157 feet long.