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The Worst Way to Pick a Job Candidate

April 20, 2012 Leave a comment


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Awesome article by Liz Ryan on the corporate interview process.

The Worst Way to Pick a Job Candidate

Interviewers must realize that most people cram for interviews by reading the “interview questions and suggested answers” found on Monster and CareerBuilder. How can they learn anything about potential employees if everyone gives the same answers?

I absolute hate studying those stupid questions and trying to formulate answers before an interview.  My favorite:

Question:              Where do you see yourself in five years?

Answer:                 In this economy; I just pray I have a job!

Good Luck!

~ Jackie White
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Employers Using Social Media

April 19, 2012 Leave a comment


Resumes, resume, Resume, resumes, Resume writer slidell, resume services Slidell, professional resume writer Slidell, Resume writer New Orleans, resume services new orleans, professional resume writer New Orleans. Interesting article from CareerBuilder on how employers are using social media to research job applicants.

EMPLOYERS ARE SCOPING OUT JOB CANDIDATES ON SOCIAL MEDIA – BUT WHAT ARE THEY FINDING?

Think about the words you write and the pictures you post!

I do regret posting the “Lizards in Love” picture on Face Book.

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Lizards in Love

~ Jackie White
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Do you think the unemployment rate is higher than 8.2%?

April 16, 2012 Leave a comment


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I have been following an interesting discussion on the University of Phoenix Alumni LinkedIn group page about the unemployment rate and how the rate is calculated. This is an interesting article by James Pethokoukis, a blogger at the American Enterprise Institute, on the subject posted by fellow alumni Michael Mire.

The big March jobs miss — and why the real unemployment rate sure ain’t 8.2%

I did not realize that I was not considered “unemployed” when I was laid off from Lockheed because I was not getting unemployment benefits. Approximately 500 to 600 hundred of my coworkers, who I know were looking for work, were also not counted. We could not apply for benefits until the severance pay was depleted.

I think the rate is much higher.

~ Jackie White
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A Very Satisfied Customer!

April 12, 2012 Leave a comment

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I got a call from a very excited client; she had an interview earlier today.

Her future employers were so impressed with her résumé they offered her in a management position! They felt she was over qualified for the associate position she had applied for. First, they gave her several job descriptions to read and asked which one fit her best. Then the Director asked if she was interested in a program management position!

She was so excited! She kept saying, “This would never have happened with my old résumé.”

She had a long successful career with a leading aerospace company; until the Space Shuttle contract ended in 2010. Even though her career was filled with accolades and awards she did not know how to put her accomplishments into words.

Writing your résumé may be the most difficult document you will ever have to write. Please, please, please consider hiring a professional.

Do not leave your career to chance or chances are you will not have one.

Good luck,

Jackie White
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Job Fairs for Civilians

April 10, 2012 Leave a comment

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I’ve been on the look-out for job fairs.

Here is one we can all attend:

New Orleans Career Fair
Tuesday, April 17, 2012
11:00 AM to 2:00 PM

Best Western Plus Landmark Hotel
2601 Severn Avenue
Metairie, LA 70002

For more information:

National Career Fairs
http://www.ncfairs.com

or call
Tara Scovil
(702) 818-8899

I’ll post information on job fairs as it comes available.

Good Luck

~ Jackie White, PRW
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Veterans and Military Service Members Jobs Fair

April 9, 2012 Leave a comment

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Congressman Steve Scalise organized a jobs fair for veterans and military service members. Representatives from more than 50 businesses throughout southeast Louisiana will be on hand:

Veterans and Military Service Members Jobs Fair
Friday, April 13
10a – 2p

Delgado Community College Student Life Center
615 City Park Avenue
New Orleans, Louisiana

What If you are not a veteran and you want to attend?
I do not know?

I’ll try to find a few upcoming jobs fairs that are open to civilians as well.
Keep posted.

Good Luck

~ Jackie White, PRW
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Working as an “extra” in NOLA

April 6, 2012 Leave a comment

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  • It is a fun way to make a little money
    (though being a star is not always as glamorous as it looks).
  • You don’t have to be an “A” list actor to make a living
    (and you will not have to deal with the paparazzi).
  • You will go to interesting places and meet fascinating people.
  • People in the industry are moving from LA (California) to (New Orleans) LA every day.
  • The movie business is booming in N’awlins
My new friends in “the industry”
My new friends in “the industry”

If you are interested in working in the New Orleans film industry go to: Getting Started in the Industry

Give me a call when you are ready for your Acting Résumé.

~ Jackie White, PRW
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