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: Jobs
Are you currently looking for a job? Need some help writing or polishing your resume? Want to brush up on your interviewing skills? Well MPPL has a resource for you! The Adult Career Center–found in our list of Web Resources at mppl.org–is the job/career side of Tutor.com, and offers a variety of services for job seekers including resume review, live career counseling and even interviewing tips! Simply login and authenticate with your MPPL library card, then create your own personal Tutor.com account to get started. Some features are available around the clock (like resume review–just submit it and an expert will review and reply with feedback within a few hours) while others are only accessible between 2-9 p.m. As always, research librarians are here to help you get started, so give it a try!
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
It’s the time of year when many of us make decisions about our employee benefits for the coming year–“open enrollment” season. The Office of Financial Education, a part of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, offers this sound advice:
You can guide your children in finding the financial help they need
The financial world of today isn’t the same world you grew up in. New services and choices are being offered all the time. For your children to navigate the new financial world they’ll face, they need to know when to seek out information and how to evaluate it. Your children need practice making money choices, and they could use your guidance. At this age they may be earning some money of their own. Now, as you make benefits choices for next year, think about including your teenager in your decision-making process. You can help your teenager think about how to use information to make a good decision. If you have benefits fact sheets or Web sites from your employer, sit with your teenager and go through them. Talk through the questions your child has, and ask a few questions of your own:
What is the most important thing to think about for the family’s health care? Why?
Have there been any changes in the family since last year that could make a difference to health care? To insurance? To flexible spending dollars?
What could be the advantages or disadvantages of having benefits deducted from your paycheck, compared to paying the costs on your own?
How trustworthy is the information you receive? How would you look for further information?
You don’t have to do anything you wouldn’t do normally, when you make your benefits choices. Just by showing your teens how you approach enrollment, you’re helping them practice the decision-making process before their own paychecks are at stake. For more ideas, visit www.consumerfinance.gov/parents.
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.