Today Janet Rock from JIST’s Guide to America’s Federal Jobs has 3 mistakes that she see job seekers make. 2 min. DOWNLOAD MP3.
the first is that they don’t know what they’re marketable skills are and so they have instead enough time assessing their strength. Frankly and as a result, they can just trouble when it comes to knowing what they have to offer an employer, the second mistake. I think that they make it that because I don’t know their marketable skills.
In our new audio series on the biggest mistakes that job seekers make, Ken from Digyourwork.com calls in with his thoughts. Download mp3. 2 min 30 sec
The focus of most of the job seeking advice is focused on the job seeker… on them performing of them, looking good on being perfect and saying the right thing. So the typical job seeker, without a lot of experience, because it’s not what they do for a living, that, trying to get a job they get very me focused. They tend to build resumes built on what they think is important when the interview.
I am 65 and have a BS in Economics plus a year and a half of law school with some 25 to 30 years of experience as a contracts administrator/manager in the EPC engineering, procuremnent and construction both domestically and overseas. For the last 2 years I have been un and underemployed, my question is that I am contemplating gettiing a MBA in Supply Chain Managment and I was hopeing you could give your input on what the next 5 to 8 years could be for someone with my education and experience and especially with an supply chain MBA.
If you have some thoughts feel free to comment for him.
Welcome to Andrea Santiago’s Healthcare Jobcast! A short news segment on the world of healthcare careers.
This weeks episode: Finding a Medical Job on Twitter
If you’re a medical professional, you should be utilizing twitter as one of your job search and/or professional networking tools. Whether you’ve already got a Twitter account, or if you’re wondering “what is Twitter?”, today’s jobcast will provide a number of great tips and ideas for advancing your health career via Twitter. There are thousands of medical professionals, medical companies, industry publications, and more on Twitter that can provide you real-time information such as the latest job openings at your local hospital, or newest regulations affecting your health career. Listen now, & you may even want to take notes on these Twitter tips for healthcare professionals (a.k.a. “Med Tweeps”!).
The Green Jobcast, episode 25, is a short news segment with information about green jobs making headlines across the country. This week news Dow’s Solar Shingles project, a new wind spire manufacturer and a new renewable engery plant in Milwaukee. (download mp3) (3 min)
Mariah Power and Mas Tech Manufacturing’s new wind turbine production facility is now open in Manistee (MI). Mas Tech will produce the Windspire turbine, and employ up to 140 people when full production is operational. Currently they have 15 employees but expect up to 100 jobs by the end of the year. They manufacture wind spires for homes and businesses. Visit Mariah Power website.
A new $225 million plan for power creation in Milwaukee says it would go green with garbage. According to the Journal Sentinel, the Project Apollo renewable energy plant would create power for 20,000 homes and have the potential to double that capacity. Alliance Federated Energy says it wants to build a facility to take tons of garbage, warm it with high heat, and make synthetic gas to be converted into power. There is no final word on where in Milwaukee this plant will be located, but the former Tower Automotive site is a possibility. The project’s expected to create 250 construction jobs and 45 full time positions by 2013.
A Michigan town has been selected as preferred site of new DOW POWERHOUSE Solar Shingle facility Midland would be home to the first full-scale production facility for the DOW POWERHOUSE Solar Shingle if local, state and federal funding comes together in support of the project. Once the project moves forward, it could bring more than 1,200 jobs to the region by 2014.
The world’s largest manufacturer of lithium ion batteries is pushing the green-tech revolution forward with an $85 million expansion slated to bring hundreds of jobs to Sylmar, CA. Quallion LLC announced this week that a 50,000-square-foot addition to its Sylmar factory will bring up to 200 more jobs to its northeast San Fernando Valley plant.
The privately held company aims to move beyond making lithium ion cells for medical, aerospace and military use to batteries designed for alternative-energy wind and solar farms…the company now employs 85 workers and has 30 current job openings, from production workers to administrators to engineers, paying from $10 an hour to more than $100,000 a year.
Amid a state-wide feud over the job creation spin-offs of President Obama’s stimulus package, a Massachusetts clean energy design and construction firm announced Tuesday that it has raised $6.5 million in venture financing to help underwrite a national expansion strategy. The move comes scarcely a week after the company, Nexamp Inc., of North Andover, secured a $20 million deal to install 4 megawatts of solar generation capacity on a dozen state water and waste-water treatment facilities. Company officials say that deal will create about 100 engineering and construction jobs in New England’s fast-growing clean energy market.
“Anyone questioning whether the stimulus package is creating jobs should come to Nexamp,” said the state’s governor, Deval Patrick, according to The Eagle-Tribune. With 45 employees, Nexamp designs and builds integrated renewable energy and energy conservation projects on behalf of a range of clients, according to the company’s president and chief operating officer, Dan Leary.
In our last bit of audio with Wendy Enelow we asked her for her words of wisdom. (download mp3) (1 min)
For the complete interview with Wendy, click here.
Great Opportunity for Serious Job Seekers: 2010 Career Thought Leaders Conference & Symposium, Baltimore, MD
Monday, March 22, 2010: Mastering the Art of Resume Writing
Job seekers are more than welcome to register and attend the first day of this 3-day professional conference. Not only will they enjoy 8 hours of intense training and discussion on writing resumes, cover letters, LinkedIn profiles, career biographies, thank-you letters and more, they’ll have the opportunity to meet, network with and communicate directly with 100+ of the top resume writers in the country. Quite an opportunity!
JOB SEEKERS INVITED TO RESUME DAY: Re pricing, 1-day registration is currently $425 for career professionals. However, we’re pleased to offer job seekers the opportunity to attend for $350/day (including all meals and materials) since we know how remarkably difficult the employment market and landscape are and we want to encourage them to take advantage of the most unique opportunity. Surround yourself with some of the top career coaches/resume writers in the country. www.careerthoughtleaders.com/conference/