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
SCORE, Village Bank & Trust, Harper College, Robert Morris University and SALUTE, Inc. have partnered to create an informational seminar on Veterans financing. The presentation will feature topics on home financing as well as small business loans. Discussion will include the Patriot Express Loan for new or expanding businesses. Dinner will be provided.
Please call or RSVP online
Date: Tuesday, November 13, 2012
Time: 5:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.
Event Phone: (847) 870-6020
2950 West Golf Road
Rolling Meadows IL 60008
The Cook County Property Tax Portal is the result of collaboration among the elected officials who take part in the property tax system. The portal consolidates information and delivers Cook County taxpayers a one-stop customer service website.
The Illinois Veterans History Project was launched by Secretary of State Jesse White to create a permanent record of the names and stories of Illinois war veterans and civilians who served our state and country during war, so that their contributions will be not be forgotten.
To participate in the Illinois Veterans History Project, veterans or their family members can obtain an Illinois Patriots Information Forms online, at driver services facilities or public libraries throught Illinois.
Veterans or their family members can complete this form and share their remembrances on the back or on a separate sheet of paper. Those who participate will receive an Official Certificate of Appreciation for their participation in this project.
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
A pricey appliance purchase deserves some consumer research and a furnace investment is no exception. Consumer Reports hasn’t reviewed individial models since 2000, but it does provide descriptions of the top sellers.
Another site, FurnaceCompare gives details of brand models and customer feedback in very organized listings.
The most recent reviews of central a/c brands are noted in the Consumer Reports May 2012 issue.
And the Library’s access to ChicagoCheckbook is also useful when learning more about heating/cooling contractors. Please let us know if you need help using this or any of our subscription databases.
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.
YouTube has a category for university level videos in Business. Lectures from institutions such as Stanford, Yale, Harvard CPL, and Carnegie Mellon, among others, are organized into useful subcategories:
Supply Chain Management
Human Resources Management
Some new titles in the Library’s collection were recently highlighted at a Jump Start Your Business session, a series of business programs offered by the Library and Mount Prospect Chamber of Commerce.
@ Your Service : How to Attract New Customers, Increase Sales, and Grow Your Business Using Simple Customer Service Techniques / Frank Eliason. (658.812 ELI) 2012
Scammed : How to Save Your Money and Find Better Service in a World Of Schemes, Swindles, And Shady Deals / Christopher Elliott. (332.024 ELL) 2012
Customer Service Management Training 101 : Quick and Easy Techniques That Get Great Results / Renee Evenson. (658.3124 EVE) 2012
The Apple Experience : Secrets to Building Insanely Great Customer Loyalty / Carmine Gallo. (658.812 GAL)
Winning The Customer : Turn Consumers Into Fans and Get Them to Spend More / Lou Imbriano, Elizabeth King. (658.802 IMB) 2012
Uplifting Service : The Proven Path to Delighting Your Customers, Colleagues, and Everyone Else You Meet / Ron Kaufman. (658.812 KAU) 2012
The Loyalty Leap : Turning Customer Information into Customer Intimacy / Bryan Pearson. (658.8343 PEA) 2012
Who’s your Gladys? : How to Turn Even the Most Difficult Customer into Your Biggest Fan / Marilyn Suttle and Lori Jo Vest. (658.812 SUT) 2009
What’s Your Problem? / Jon Yates. (381.34 YAT) 2011