One of the most potentially stressful moments for people during job interviews is when they’re asked if they, themselves, have any questions for the interviewer. We’ve all been there! Experience shows that interviewees who are prepared with something are usually less stressed out about it, and have a better chance at impressing the potential employer. But which question is the RIGHT question? CLICK HERE for a great offering and analysis of ten useful questions any job seeker should keep in his or her pocket for that next interview.
News from the Reference Desk Category: Employment
Congresswoman Jan Schakowsky and Congressman Brad Schneider are hosting a Hiring Event:
Thursday, June 1, 2017
10:00am – 1:00pm
*Early entry for veterans begins at 9:30am
Oakton Community College – Tenhoeve Room
1600 E. Golf Road
Des Plaines, IL, 60016
The event will feature participation from more than sixty local and national employers with immediate openings looking to hire. National Able, Oakton Community College, and Illinois Department of Employment Security are also assisting with this event.
Free workshops for attendees on networking, interview tips, and other important job search topics will be offered throughout the event.
Job Seekers are asked to register at Summer 2017 Hiring Event
Ferguson’s Career Guidance Center‘s four comprehensive school search databases offer detailed profiles of undergraduate, graduate, nursing, and vocational and technical schools in the United States and Canada, providing an indispensable tool for students researching and planning their education. Frequent updates keep the data–from Peterson’s Nelnet, LLC–current, accurate, and reliable.
The undergraduate school search, for instance, offers in one convenient place the most current information on more than 4,500 schools in the United States, Canada, and related regions that offer two-year and/or four-year degrees. All schools included have full accreditation or are pre-accredited and grant degrees at the associate’s and/or bachelor’s level. Users can search based on location, institution type, enrollment, faculty/student ratio, tuition, sports, campus setting, campus housing, admissions difficulty level, and areas of study.
Coming Soon: Significant updates to the graduate school data!
Approximately 800 temporary workers will be needed to help consumers apply for coverage, and will answer questions and explain differences between the insurance policies offered on the new online marketplace. They will help consumers figure out if they’re eligible for Medicaid or for new tax credits that will help many people pay for coverage.
Job applications are being collected online and anyone hired will get three days of training about health insurance, enrollment rules and other complicated aspects of the health law. Illinois must act quickly to be ready for Oct. 1, the first day of enrollment for the law’s new insurance opportunities.
Each in-person counselor must complete state and federal training and a fingerprint-based background check to become certified by the Illinois Department of Insurance. The training involves one day of online work and two days of in-person education.
If interested, please apply at: http://workinillinois-healthmarketplace.jobs/
HandsOn Suburban Chicago has opportunities for businesses to post openings for volunteer help. This long-standing organization has a portal for employee volunteerism and nonprofit connections.
Need to fulfill hours for court-appointed service? Scan hundreds of openings to meet requirements in time.
In transition while job searching and want to volunteer in your field of interest? It keeps you tied to the market while you’re looking.
Teens looking to build skills and gain experience will also be considered.
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.
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. 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.