Want to know what others in your field may be earning? There is always salary.com, but there is also some specific detail available thru the Bureau of Labor Statistics. BLS Wage Data provides occupation, compensation, industry, geographic, and other demophraphic figures which can be very helpful in setting and negotiating salaries.
News from the Reference Desk
IDES is holding a Healthcare & Healthcare Technology Hiring Event tomorrow.
WHEN: Thursday, October 25, 2012
TIME: 10:00 until 11:00 Veterans
11:00 until 2:00 Open to the General Public
WHERE: 723 West Algonquin Rd, Arlington Hts, Illinois
Positions: Caregivers, CNA’s and Personal Assistants
VNA Health Care, Aurora
Positions: Systems Administrator, Information Technology Help Desk, and EMR Form & Template Developer
Positions: CNA’s and Health Aides
Addus Healthcare, Inc., Palatine
Positions: Payroll Specialist, Database Developer, Registered Nurse, Physical Therapist and Occupational Therapist
Freedom Home Care, Highland Park
Positions: CNA’s and Caregivers
Alexian Brothers Health Systems, Elk Grove
Positions: CNA’s, PCT and Administrative Positions
Clearbrook, Arlington Heights
Positions: Rehab Aids, Mental Development Trainers and Residential Counselors
Home Instead, Elk Grove Village
Positions: CNA’s and Residential Counselors
AARP has a new employment site, workreimagined.org. You can log into it through your LinkedIn ID. It lists job openings from organizations with a commitment to hire older workers.
On a related note, MPPL is hosting a session on Tuesday 11/20/12 at 1:30p:
What the Senior Candidate Has to Offer: Wisdom, loyalty, experience – are you making the most of your marketable qualities as a mature job seeker? Bob Podgorski of St. Hubert Job and Networking Ministry will offer tips for presenting your skills and experiences as a senior candidate to a potential employer. Please register online or by calling 847-253-5675.
New ways to post and reply to odd job requests include using smartphone apps like TaskRabbit, Postmates and Cherry.
The Trade Adjustment Assistance (TAA) Program is a federal program that provides a path for employment growth and opportunity through aid to US workers who have lost their jobs as a result of foreign trade.
The TAA program seeks to provide these trade-affected workers with opportunities to obtain the skills, resources, and support they need to become reemployed. The program benefits and services that are available to individual workers are administered by the states through agreements between the Secretary of Labor and each state Governor.
Program eligibility, technical assistance, and oversight are provided by the US Department of Labor’s Employment and Training Administration’s Office of Trade Adjustment Assistance.
Please take a look at some of the new business titles we’ve added to our collection.
Mind Over Business: How to Unleash Your Business and Sales Success by Rewiring the Mind/Body Connection by Kenneth Baum and Bob Andelman
Breakthrough Entrepreneurship by Jon Burgstone and Bill Murphy Jr.
Outthink the Competition: How a New Generation of Strategists Sees Options Others Ignore by Kaihan Krippendorff
The Founder’s Dilemmas: Anticipating and Avoiding the Pitfalls That Can Sink a Startup (Kauffman Foundation Series on Innovation and Entrepreneurship) by Noam Wasserman
The Bootstrapper’s Guide to the Mobile Web: Practical Plans to Get Your Business Mobile in Just a Few Days for Just a Few Bucks by Deltina Hay
At Your Service: How to Attract New Customers, Increase Sales, and Grow Your Business Using Simple Customer Service Techniques by Frank Eliason
Sexy Little Numbers: How to Grow Your Business Using the Data You Already Have by Dimitri Maex and Paul B. Brown
The Illinois Department of Employment Security is planning a job fair for veterans on March 28 in Chicago.
The department says it expects more than 100 Chicago-area businesses to send representatives to the four-hour job fair.
High numbers of veterans of the Iraq and Afghan wars have had trouble finding work when they leave the service. Unemployment rates among veterans have been consistently higher than for the population in general the past few years.
In its announcement, the department says veterans should come to the fair dressed appropriately and with resumes.
The fair will be at The Hilton Chicago on Michigan Avenue starting at 9 a.m.
Other online resources for veterans in a job search include:
U.S. Dept. of Veteran Affairs recruitment website
The U.S. Department of the Treasury moved in late 2010 to make all federal benefit payments electronic by March 2013, a change that will impact everyone nearing retirement and the more than 10 million Americans are already receiving benefits by paper check. Please click here for more information to ensure benefits continue without interruption.
Job hunters will no doubt benefit from taking a good look at The Career Gateway: Job Seekers Guide, produced by JVS Chicago. Jewish Vocational Service crafted an easily searchable online tool which directs job seekers to accomplish steps they need in their search. Excercises are simple to follow, but essential in identifying contacts, giving realistic advice and encouragement to network with confidence. There are helpful guides to develop writing and computer skills, prepare for phone and in-person interviews, personal budgeting, and sample scripts to start conversations with potential hiring managers.
While The Career Gateway is an excellent job site, it by no means takes the place for the personal service and consultation offered by JVS. They have convenient locations and professional career guidance staff to help job hunters from all levels. Their main office is at 216 West Jackson Blvd., Suite 700, Chicago, IL 60606. Please call or email for an appointment: email@example.com or (312) 673-3400.