College aide needed

The Department of Health and Mental Hygiene, has a position open for a College Aide. To be considered for the position, you must be enrolled in an accredited college and you must continue your education if employed. You must be a freshman or sophomore college student to apply for this position. This job was first posted on October 31, 2013. The deadline to apply for this position is November 15, 2013.

The salary range is $8.00 to $12.00 an hour. The title for this position is Clerical and Administrative Support. The job is located at 42-09 28th Street, Long Island City, NY. You must be a resident of New York City to apply for this position. The maximum tenure for this position is six years. You will be employed half time while in college and full time during college vacation periods. Some of the duties you will be responsible for are; making referrals and appointments for counseling and testing. You will also perform a variety of clerical administrative duties.

To apply for this position go to, http://www.nyc.gov and click on the jobs link. There you will click on the clerical/administrative support link. The job number for this position is 134261. Once you click on this job number, click on the ‘apply now’ button.When applying online, follow the instructions. You must include a cover letter with your application. For more information about this job or any other employment opportunities in the city of New York, you can visit, http://www.nyc.gov for more information.

For those of you who are applying for this position, I wish you the best of luck.

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Fraud investigators needed

On October 18, 2013, the New York City Department of Homeless Services (DHS) located at 346 Powers Avenue in Bronx, NY 10454, posted a job listing needing Fraud Investigators. There are four positions available. The business title of this job is Family Worker. The proposed salary range is $43,068.00 to $67,856.00 annually. The work unit is the path/intake unit located at 151 East 151st Street, Bronx, NY 10451. The hours will be from Friday to Tuesday 12:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Regular day off (RDO’s) are Wednesday and Thursday.

One of the many important responsibilities you will be responsible for as a family worker are; interviewing and screening families eligibility for shelter assistance. You will also help in the assistance of finding safe and affordable housing for families in need. You will be in regular contact with landlords, community organizations and other city agencies.

To be eligible for these positions, you must have a high school diploma or its’ equivalent. You must also possess a minimum of three years of experience in a related field with duties consisting of but not limited to; searching for assets, evaluating credit histories, the ability to compile data and evidence to present in cases of fraud.

To read a complete list of eligibility requirements, go to http://a127-jobs.nyc.gov/jobsearch.html?category=SOC, and then look for job id 133425. You can apply for this job online, just hit the tab ‘Apply now’. If you do not have a computer, you can go to your local library and apply from there. If interested, there are other jobs listed for your perusal.

For all of you who will apply for these positions, I wish you the best of luck.

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How to Ace the Interview…and Get the Offer

No job is perfect, not the one you have and not the one you want, but you still want to put yourself in a better position career-wise, you are just petrified at the thought of being interviewed for a new position. Many people have trouble with the interview process, whether becoming frustrated with the line of questions, or not being able to answer questions the way they want to. However, there are things you can do to ensure that your next interview experience begins and ends on a positive note.

Just because you may interview poorly doesn’t mean that you cannot change your actions and improve how you present yourself during an interview. If you are not chosen for the job, it doesn’t mean you’re not qualified, it may just mean that you need to improve you interviewing skills. If you are weak in certain areas, then try to improve those areas. If you put your mind to it, you can improve those areas and become a better interviewee.

There is a job out there for you. All you have to do is keep trying and keep believing in yourself. How do you go about nailing that job interview though? What are some tips to improve your interviewing abilities?

1. Remember that you’re trying to determine if the company is right for you as well. They are not the only ones with power here. Research aspects of the company prior to the interview and be prepared to ask questions in order to see if the position and company are a good fit.

2. Greet the interviewer with a warm smile and maintain eye contact. This is where some people run into problems. They come into the interview nervous and without a clear plan of action. After that initial handshake, make sure to keep eye contact (if all else fails look at the person’s forehead). If you are being interviewed by more than one person, make sure you are making eye contact with each interviewer as you are answering questions. You need to remain confident and calm as you navigate your way through the interview.

3. Listen carefully and make mental notes of questions to ask. A lot of the time the interviewer will ask you if you have any questions about the position, company, etc., this is your time to ask the questions you’ve been thinking of. No questions are out of bounds as long as they are related to the job or the type of work needed. You’re trying to see if the company and position are right for you, so remember that and do not get frustrated.

4. Have brief and positive answers for questions. Interviewers will ask you why you left your last company, why you have gaps in your employment history, why you appear to have too many jobs and why you want to work for this company. Prepare a list of answers to these questions so that you will not be blindsided when they pop up, because they will pop up.

5. Be positive and upbeat throughout the interview. Keep your energy up. Interviewers can tell when your interest starts to wane, so keep up the positive energy flowing. Don’t fake it, but make it genuine. Tell them why you’re interested in the company, why you think you’re a good fit for their needs and how you believe that you can achieve great things there.

Community Associate needed

The NYC Department of Homeless Services (DCH) is looking for a Community Associate to help within the Adult Services unit. The responsibilities include but not limited to; creating temporary housing applications, ensure case records are made and compiled for review and health screening. These are just some of the duties you will be performing. For a more comprehensive description of a Community Associate’s duties, go to www.nyc.gov.

The job location is 430 East 30th Street, New York, NY 10016. The salary range is $32,321.00 to $53,788.00 annually. This is a non-managerial position. The ID number for this job is 134158. Shift hours are various and all applicants must have a high school diploma or its’ equivalent and three years satisfactory experience in community work or community centered activities. There is only one position available for this title and this job will be posted until November 15, 2013. So apply now. If you are interested in other employment opportunities within NYC agencies, feel free to go to www.nyc.gov.

You must apply for this position online, no phone calls, faxes, are mail correspondence will be accepted. To apply for this position online, go to https://a127-jobs.nyc.gov/, enter job number 134158. Click on ‘community associate’ and then hit the ‘apply now’ button. You must register to apply. After you have registered, you can upload your resume.

For all of you applying for this position, I wish you the best of luck.

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Job Hunting on the Sly

Despite what you tell your colleagues, you’ve looked online for work while at work. It doesn’t matter if you say it’s only happened during your lunch break, sure thing, or you admit to taking an entire morning to peruse the job market. Everyone has killed some time looking for that dream job, while your current one takes a back seat. No one is here to judge you. Instead, why not find some ways to make your job hunt easier? After all it’s your life and if you find a way to make it better, why not leap at that chance?

If you’ve ever looked for a job while at work, it’s probably not the smartest move you can make. You don’t have to be an Eisenstein genius to know that looking for work while on the job is a bad move. But, people do it a lot and employers are not oblivious to it. The key is being able to look for a job and keep it on the down low. You don’t want some work place colleague to go back and spill the beans to HR or your boss.

What are some things you can do to continue your job hunting without getting the hook from your boss?

Maintaining Productivity

One of the earliest signs of a distracted employee is loss of productivity. Excessive job hunting on the clock can kill productivity and make managers look for replacements before you’ve even found your new job. Managers can monitor computer habits so make sure that your job search stays within an appropriate amount of time. You don’t want to get fired and your work computer is one hundred percent the property of your employer, so be careful when looking for another gig.

Examining Repercussions

Even if you do your search at home, make sure you’re using your personal computer. If you use a work related computer, there could be active monitoring software installed, which is completely up to the company. Make sure that nothing you do can be traced back to you. And always remember that US companies have the right to fire an employee for any reason. If they are not just, then why should you be? There are plenty of opportunities out there and all it takes is you applying yourself to get them.

When is it appropriate?

Even if you’re browsing out of casual curiosity, it can send the message that you’re ready to leave your current job. About the only time it is acceptable to look for work while at work is in the event that you have already been terminated and you need the time to look for another job. Employees can spend some time job hunting if they’ve already received a notice saying they will be laid off, just don’t abuse the situation. Know the laws in your state and always have a way to fight your employer.

Customer service representative opening

At the New York City Department of Consumer Affairs (DCA), there is a job opening for a customer service representative. The job ID number is 137535. Rate of pay for this position is $17.69 to $20.64 per hour. The work location will be at 42 Broadway, New York, NY 10004 and the work hours for this position are 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Days of the week are not specified.

This is an entry-level position. Under supervision, you will be asked to perform tasks such as; attending seminars and/or meetings, interacting with the public and liaising with other city agencies. In addition to the above tasks, other duties will be performing clerical administrative duties such as; answering telephones, researching DCA database and assisting other units when needed.

The qualifications for this position is a high school diploma or equivalent and three years experience in community work or community centered activities. Skills needed for this position are; able to work with Microsoft applications like, Word, Excel and Outlook. Applicants must be able to be detail oriented, organized and self-motivated. Being able to speak another language in addition to English is a plus.

For more information on this position, please go to http://www.nyc.gov/jobs. Hit on the link Clerical & Administrative support. Look up job ID 137535. You can hit the ‘apply’ link and download your resume along with a cover letter. Check out the video for tips on writing a cover letter.

I hope this information was helpful. For all of you who will be applying for this position, I wish you the best of luck.

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Payment clerk openings

The New York City Human Resources Administration has two openings for a Payment Clerk. The civil service title is Clerical Associate. The starting salary is $30,683.00 to $49,707.00 annually. These are entry-level positions and the job ID number is 143017. The location is 250 Church Street, in the General Support Services Division.

To be eligible, qualified candidates must have a high school diploma, one year satisfactory clerical experience and the ability to type 100 keystrokes (20 words) per minute. Some of the duties associated with Payment Clerks are; review payroll reports, prepare and submit invoices and prepare sign-in sheets. For a complete detailed duty description, please go to http://www.nyc.gov/jobs, and hit on the Clerical & Administrative Support link, find job ID 143017.

This posting will be available until February 17, 2014 or until position is filled. Please do not hesitate to apply online, these positions get filled and removed from postings very quickly. To apply online, please go to http://www.nyc.gov/jobs and look for job ID 143017, hit the ‘apply now’ link and you will be able to upload your resume and cover letter.

I hope this information was helpful. For all of you who will apply for these positions, I wish you the best of luck. Check out the video for tips on how to job hunt and write a modern day resume.

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US Dept of Labor has $30 million in grant money to help reintegrate ex-inmates

Sometimes careers are derailed by choices that lead to jail. Once time has been served, those folks need a little extra help to get their careers back on track. Aside from the available programs the ex-inmates participate in, the United States Department of Labor offers funding for organizations to help adults taking part in prison work-release programs to transition back into the workforce.

One such program called Reintegration of Ex-Offenders includes a plan called Training to Work – Adult Reentry and helps provide information and assistance to the public workforce on how they can help reintegrate this population of returning workers to the world of work. Women and men that participate in a prison work-release program obtain needed job skills so they may succeed in areas of employment that are in-demand. Specifically, they receive help with employment, vocational training and education, and mentoring.

Recently, the United States Department of Labor announced the availability of about $30 million in grant money as part of this program and is looking to award about fifteen grants worth two million dollars each to partners that can provide help in areas that are considered high-crime and high poverty.

Other consideration will also be given to what the United States Department of Housing and Urban Development have designated as “Promise Zones,” which is an initiative that partners local communities and companies together to help improve economic conditions by creating jobs, access to more affordable housing, and improvement to public safety and educational prospects.

Non-profit organizations that meet the requirements for this solicitation of this grant can apply and more information can be found on this website.

Budgeting When You Are Between Careers

When you learn that you are shortly to be made unemployed, it can take some time for this to actually sink in. The main thing to bear in mind is that you really need to stay positive, and that is no mean feat. You will also need to look at your lifestyle and try to alter this to counteract your reduction in income. Even if your feel that you will bounce back pretty soon, it is best to prepare yourself financially for the tough times ahead.

This article offers some advice on how to keep your head above water whilst looking for work.

Budget is Best

If you have the luxury of a little breathing space before you leave your employment, you can use this time wisely by looking at your outgoings. Create a budget sheet and mark down every single item that you buy and how much you spend on bills and essentials every month. This figure needs to be as accurate as possible in order to reflect your true position.

Downsize Accordingly

Once you have your true budget to hand, you will need to start reducing your outgoings considerably. There will be a number of essentials that you may have to retain, but there will certainly be things that are not really necessary. Stuff like gym membership or trips to the cinema can surely be moved to the backburner for now.

Food Issues

The average wage earner will spend about 20% of their income on food and drink, this is a conservative figure and many of us spend at least 10% more. You can easily slash this figure by swapping your brand names for budget line food items. A recent survey suggested that a weekly food shop can be cut by nearly 40% if we avoid the star items and look at the bottom of the aisle offerings. If you smoke or drink heavily, this needs to be addressed seriously if you really wish to make ends meet.

Scale Down Essentials And Shop Around

Take a look at your utility service provider and compare prices with other companies. You can easily do a price comparison on the internet and you may be able to cut a nice chunk off that energy bill. You can also look into your television, internet and landline bills, by combining all three you can save a surprising amount.

Savings?

Many of us never bothered with these pesky savings plans when we were quids in, but they sure would be handy at times like these. If you do have a few pounds put away somewhere, well this is the rainy day that you were saving for! If you have nada in the savings account, just remember to start a plan after you get that next job.

Apply For Benefits

The first day that your unemployment begins, get yourself down to the Job Centre and apply for your benefits. You have paid your dues for a while and deserve to get something back, the longer that you take to register your new status, the longer it takes to get paid!

Get Back On The Horse!

No matter how great you are able to budget, you should not get too comfortable. Once you are back in employment you can still apply your new budget and you may be surprised at how much money you can save for that next rainy day!

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Emergency unemployment ending on December 28 will affect 25,000 jobless in WA

The Employment Security Department announced today it’s unclear whether Congress will vote to extend the Emergency Unemployment Compensation (EUC) program past December 28. The program has already been extended eleven times over the last five years.

Although Washington State became eligible for another nine weeks of unemployment as announced earlier this month by the Employment Security Department if the program is not extended, approximately 25,000 unemployed people in our state will be affected as they will not receive the additional unemployment benefits under this program.

If the program is extended, the Employment Security Department (www.esd.wa.gov) will inform all those folks that are possibly eligible to continue to receive emergency unemployment compensation.

In the meantime, folks that are unemployed should expect that the program will not be continuing past December 28 and should work with their local WorkSource office if they aren’t already.

WorkSource is a proven resource that offers many free services to those seeking work including job referral and placement, resume and interviewing help, use of office equipment, workshops, and training and community service referrals.