Friday, August 29, 2014

Find a job that's right for you!

The days of mandatory 40 hours+ in an office cubicle are waning. Many companies recognize the benefit that offering remote work to their employees can give their business, including increased productivity and decreased overhead cost. With telecommuting making more sense in the new business climate, it shouldn’t be difficult to find a job with a company that offers remote positions… right? Surprisingly, it is more difficult than you might think! We can help you uncover these job gems. Here are 4 companies that allow their employees to work remotely (read work in your pajama pants and slippers):

MySQL is an open source database software company that produces scalable database applications. They service online giants such as LinkedIn and Facebook.   This customer-focused company stays ahead of the game to service their high-end customers.

Automattic is fully remote organization that has taken blogging technology to another level.   They aim to redesign the way you thin about the Internet and what it offers. With a 160 employees working form locations across the globe, this company definitely illustrates how remote employment can be successful.

StackExchange is a network of 110 question and answer sites. They build knowledge bases with the answers for future reference as well.   Their employees work remotely and that is largely due to the company’s thought that people shouldn’t have to move to work.

Universal Mind
Universal Mind offers technological strategy to businesses. Getting to the heart of customer needs is their goal.

These are just a few of the companies out there hiring employees to work from home. The practice is becoming more and more prevalent.   It can be difficult to uncover these opportunities but they are available. Keep searching for the perfect fit!

To learn more about companies offering work at home positions, contact us.

Friday, August 22, 2014

Find a Job: How to Handle Interview Questions about your Failures

When you want to find a job, you go out on interviews to talk about your triumphs in the workplace, but interviewers often ask about your failures too. Being able to ace the tough questions increases your chances of getting a job offer. Try these suggestions for talking about the times you messed up.

Frame your story as a learning experience: Most of all, you want to convey that your past mistakes have contributed to your education so that you are going to perform better in the future. After you describe how things went wrong, give your tale a happy ending. Explain how you took steps to satisfy the disappointed customer or signed up for a course to become better at budgeting. You want
to pick an event that shows how much you’ve grown

Demonstrate your accountability: Avoid blaming other people for your mishaps. Employers want to see that you possess integrity and maturity. Stick to talking about the things you could have done better instead of commenting on your supervisor’s abilities.

Accentuate the positive: There is always an upside to any situation even if you missed a deadline or went over your budget. Employers ask these questions in part because they want to assess your self-awareness and tolerance for risk.

Aim for moderation: This is one of those rare times in an interview when you don’t want to stand out too much. The last thing you want is for the interviewer to be going around telling people that you’ll never believe what that guy did. It’s also good to make a clear distinction between yourself and your actions. Refer to conduct that was a temporary lapse or a habit that you’ve turned around instead of triggering concerns about a chronic weakness.

You’ll always feel like a winner when you contact us at Jobvertise. Visit the world’s largest free job and resume database to search for employers looking for candidates like you.

Saturday, August 16, 2014

SORA Certified Work Opportunities Are Available in the Garden State

Do you live in the Tri-State area and long to work as an armed or unarmed security officer? If that’s what’s in your heart, consider applying for security employment work opportunities in the Garden State. Right now, there are New Jersey firms actively seeking SORA Certified security personnel.

Here’s what you need to do in order to be in a position to snag one:
In the early 2000s, the state passed what’s widely recognized as the Security Office Registration Act. It’s designed, in part, to ensure that all of the security personnel working in the Garden State start out on an even footing. So the act’s core elements include state regulated training, extensive background checks, basic standards and a state issued, renewable registration card.

Once you are ready to get serious about obtaining security employment in New Jersey, you’ll need to go online. The New Jersey State Police’s website has a link that will let you fill out a registration form and SORA Certification application online. There are typically several fees involved in the initial process. They include an application fee, temporary registration fee and fingerprinting fee.

If you hope to be an armed SORA Certified security officer in the Garden State, you must complete a separate application process. That process traditionally starts with a visit to the New Jersey police department nearest your place of residence. It doesn’t have to be a state troopers’ barracks. A local police station should be able to help you apply for a carry permit too. The list of fees associated with the armed portion of the process tends to include the carry permit fee, certificate of eligibility fee and fingerprinting fee.

After the applications have been submitted, you’ll have a certain amount of time to complete the state regulated training certification program, which is offered by select New Jersey schools. In most instances, the certification training program will take 24 hours to complete. Once it ends, you’ll need to notify the state that you finished the course and complete the rest of the application process.
The final step on the road to SORA Certified security employment is to swing by Jobvertise. While there, post your resume and search for security employment work opportunities until you find one that suits your needs.

Friday, August 8, 2014

On the Search for an Exciting and Rewarding Job as an EMT? What You Need to Know

So you want to be an EMT. Congratulations on choosing this noble and fast-paced career! But do you know what it takes to be an emergency medical technician?
In every state of the union, all prospective EMTs require certifications and various requirements to perform the job, as determined by state laws.

So before you can begin your career, and find a job as an EMT, you will need formal training.
Here's what you need to know:

Job Duties and Nature of Work
As a "First Responder," an EMT is an important factor in saving lives and providing competent care for people in need. An EMT can be dispatched to many types of scenes, including car accidents, heart attacks, child births, slips and falls, and so on. This is why knowing what vital service you will be providing beforehand is an important factor to the job.
Further, because of the various levels of EMT, specific job responsibilities will vary. According to the The National Registry of Emergency Medical Technicians (NREMT) there are five certifications available:
- First Responder
- EMT-Basic
- EMT-Intermediate (has two levels)
- Paramedic
Additionally, EMTs work in all seasons, throughout the year, in all weather types. There is a considerable amount of bending, kneeling, and heavy lifting. Also, EMTs stand a greater chance of contracting illnesses and communicable diseases from patients, as well as experiencing work-related injuries. And while the work isn't always physically strenuous, there is a lot of work-related stress due to the nature of the job. EMTs will typically work more than 40 hours per week.

Education and Training
In addition to a high school diploma, all EMTs must undergo formal training and certification, as mentioned above. You will also have to pass a physical and written examination that will be given by the State licensing agency or the NREMT.

No matter what state you live in, you will also have to be licensed to be an EMT or paramedic. The levels of each, and the titles associated with the work, however, will vary depending on which state.
It should also be noted that EMTs stand a greater chance of advancement in their career. Many go on to be operations manager, supervisors, instructors, dispatchers, and even physician's assistants. It is even possible to use your EMT training to advance yourself in the healthcare field.
Ready to get started with your EMT job search today? We have many exciting opportunities waiting for a candidates on every level. Contact us now for more information on how we can help you land the job of your dreams.

Saturday, August 2, 2014

Work Opportunities for Qualified Security Officers Are Available Nationwide

In today’s post 9/11 world, there is an ever increasing need for people willing to provide first-rate security services to a broad range of industries. As a matter of fact, there is so much need for security personnel that the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics lists the security and investigation industry as one of the top employers in the nation.
In addition to being a vibrant industry with great work opportunities, it can also be lucrative. Some place the average annual salary somewhere between $17,000 and $44,000. The lower end of the spectrum is typically where newly trained and part-time employees land. Seasoned security officers often find themselves at the high end of the spectrum and beyond.
Of course in order to obtain security officer employment, it is generally important that potential candidates readily have, or are able to obtain, the following:
  • Be literate and proficient in the English language (oral and written)
  • 5 years’ worth of employment history, preferably in the security field
  • Completed employment eligibility verification form
  • Valid state driver’s license in good standing
  • 3 personal references (non-relatives)
  • Clean criminal background check
  • Clean drug and alcohol screen
We should also mention that many states require people seeking security officer employment to be registered, licensed or certified. Some also request that guards have firearms training or undergo self-defense classes too.
Once hired, security officers frequently must undergo a specific period of in-house training. The in-house training is often a combination of classroom and on-the-job components conducted by seasoned professionals. Depending on the state and the employer, that initial training may take 24 to 74 hours.
The training doesn’t end there though. The majority of security services firms also demand that their security officers continue their education via in-service programs and workshops. To learn more about nationwide security officer employment opportunities for qualified individuals, please contact us.

Friday, July 25, 2014

Study Suggests Playing up Your Hobby When You Post Your Resume for Free

A recent study suggests that you may make yourself more attractive to prospective employers when you play up your hobby when you post your resume for free. After all, using your leisure time to increase your knowledge and skills is bound to make you more interesting than lying around watching TV.

People who spend their free time on creative hobbies performed better at solving problems at work and were more likely to make an extra effort to be helpful to their co-workers. Those are the findings from a survey led by Kevin Eschleman, an assistant professor of psychology at San Francisco State University. The complete results were published in the Journal of Occupational and Organizational Psychology.

Of course, you need to regard your resume as valuable real estate so consider carefully which hobbies are likely to appeal to the person you will be interviewing with and the best way to broach the subject. If you do not feature them in your resume, you can always look for an opening at your interview.
These are 6 questions to ask yourself:

Is my hobby compatible with the company mission? Use your organic garden to impress an environmental group.

Is my hobby popular with the staff? Check out staff member’s hobbies on their company bios and LinkedIn profiles.

Does my hobby demonstrate qualities that are relevant to the positon I am seeking? Miniature painting may suggests an attention to detail that’s appealing in a data base manager.

Does my hobby showcase my individual strengths? Hiking the Appalachian Trail proves you’re no slacker.

Will my hobby help me to stand out and be remembered? Who could forget a woman who builds a replica of the Taj Mahal out of Lego.

Does my hobby position me as being up on the latest trends? Maybe you’re adept at the latest technology or the first in your neighborhood to blog about artisanal toast.

More than 1 million job seekers have posted their resumes for free at Jobvertise. Contact us to energize your job search.

Friday, July 18, 2014

Search Jobs Regularly or Lose Half Your Lifetime Income

A recent article in Forbes magazine issued a dire warning that staying in the same job for more than two years could cut your lifetime earnings in half. It’s one more good reason to search jobs regularly so you do not miss out on your full potential.

The calculations were based on human resource practices that have evolved in the wake of the 2008 recession. The average raise this year is 3% but that translates into 1% when you adjust for inflation. By comparison, the average salary increase for people who switch to a new company is between 10% and 20%.

The fact is that staying on a job too long could actually cost you much more than half your income. These figures are based on just 10 years. The disparity is expected to grow even wider the longer your career lasts.

The explanation for all this is that many companies have frozen pay and slowed down promotions since 2008. To find better opportunities you may need to move onward.

Of course, there are risks and rewards attached to all your career decisions. If you are in an industry where you feel like you may be punished for making too many jumps, you may just want to keep your eyes constantly open for the best opportunities while you pace yourself to make an acceptable number of transitions.

At the same time, keep in mind the drastic impact an income difference this large could have on your life. It could determine whether you can ever buy your own home or what schools you can afford to send your children to. It could mean the difference between scraping by or feeling secure.

If you want to maximize your earnings, contact us. You’ll find more than 1 million jobs you can search for free anytime.