Vol. 2, Issue 16: April 21, 2014
In this Issue: Career Exploration Day Advertisement (page 2) Career Services Events (page 3) Charlottesville Community Job Fair Flier (page 4) “General Resumes: Path to Loserville” article (page 5) Internship Opportunities (page 6) Summer Camp Jobs (page 6) Job Opportunities (pages 7-8) “I Found One!” cartoon (page 9) OCS Contact Information (page 9)
Coming up on April 22! Details on Page 2!
Bridgewater College – Career Exploration Day!! Tuesday, April 22, 9am – 12pm Funkhouser Center See page 3 for details – you don’t want to miss this event!
Social Services Job Fair Friday, April 25, 11 am – 7 pm Chesterfield Colonial Heights Department of Social Services Come to a one-of-a-kind job fair with on-site interviews and on-the-spot job offers! First, complete the application by going to https://www.governmentjobs.com/jobs/847245/eligibility-worker-i/agency/chesterfieldco and come to the job fair at the Chesterfield-Colonial Heights Department of Social Services, SmithWagner Building, 9501 Lucy Corr Circle, Chesterfield. Bring your resume, a valid driver’s license or current out-of-state driving record if not a Virginia resident, and a list of professional references.
Charlottesville Community Job Fair Wednesday, May 7, 10am – 3pm John Paul Jones Arena, Charlottesville See page 4 for details – we will be providing a free shuttle to this event!
National Cybersecurity Career Fair presented by Cyber Aces June 18-19, 2014 Cyber Aces is excited to invite students and jobseekers to the inaugural National Cybersecurity Career Fair (NCCF), a virtual event for individuals with aptitude and all levels of experience looking to work in the cybersecurity industry. Scheduled for June 18-19, NCCF is the next step to connect those looking to enter the cybersecurity field with employers. Register NOW at www.nationalcybersecuritycareerfair.com The full calendar of events is available at: http://www.bridgewater.edu/studentlife/services/career-services/events
General Resumes: Path to Loserville By William Mitchell at College Central (click HERE for full article) When it comes to job search success, here's why a broad strategy to cover all bases in a resume can strike you out. One arrow does not bring down two birds. -- Turkish proverb. I work with many clients who bring a multitude of skills to the table. In the performance of job duties, this can be a tremendous blessing. However, with regard to the career search process, this can be a curse if not handled correctly on the resume. It is not uncommon for job seekers to attempt to “communicate the breadth of my experience” even on one resume. While it sounds quite admirable from the job seeker’s end, it does not work for the person on the other side of the hiring process who needs to know quickly what it is you have to offer that will help them to solve their immediate problem. Think of the situation this hiring manager is likely to be in. They (like everyone else) are overworked and underpaid, with subordinates who are tugging at their coat tails, while their supervisor is on them about two other projects due. And oh, by the way, they need to get this stack of 110 resumes down to a workable 15 by the end off the day. Now, if your relevant experience is underdeveloped on your resume due to spacing issues and also buried within content covering three or four other vastly different career path concepts, what is the likelihood that he/she will see it? And even if they do, the resume is likely to come across as a little scattered and unfocused. It is always better to approach one’s resume from the perspective of the employer. What are they looking for? What is the priority? Does my background consist of this and what is the best way for me to convey that in my resume to communicate that to them quickly? What the reader should feel when they read your resume is “I see you need A, B, C, and D...well, I bring that to the table in spades, and it is primarily the direction I am pursuing in my career.” What a bad resume communicates is “I can do a little of this, a little of that...I am okay either way and have no particular direction”. Which applicant are YOU going to hire? Just think about the database implications. If a position has, say, 15 keywords that would ideally ping the database and show you are qualified, how many are likely to be missing because you decided to cover four other targets with different keywords in your resume? In a point in our economic history where jobs are scarce because entire industries are in danger of disappearing, this broad strategy will really find a lot of people languishing in the market for months and they won’t even know why.
Volunteers for Brethren Woods Attention to those who love both the outdoors and teaching young children! Brethren Woods is looking for volunteers to help with the camp’s Outdoor School Program for dates throughout April and May. We have many th th elementary school groups, and one group of 6 -12 grade SPED students, coming to camp for field trips to gain hands on experiences with the natural world. The field trips are scheduled on weekdays, primarily between 9am and 2pm, with a program lasting approx. 4 hours. Visit www.brethrenwoods.org and click on “Outdoor School”, then “Day Programs” for more details. If you’re interested, contact Amanda Zepp at firstname.lastname@example.org or 540-269-2741, ext. 104. We would love to have you at camp during the beauty of spring!
Internship Opportunities Food Bank Summer Interns: Blue Ridge Area Food Bank. Two positions available in Lynchburg and Verona. Work with the Summer Food Service Program, which helps to provide summer meals to children who rely on the National School Lunch Program and are at risk for hunger when school is not in session. Send resume and cover letter to email@example.com by April 25. Internships at Green Spring Gardens: Fairfax County Park Authority. Demonstrate excellence and creativity in horticulture, cultivate learning through programs and gardens, foster respect for our history and natural environment, provide inspiration and a place for quiet contemplation. See the WEBSITE for details. Human Resources Intern: Dynamic Aviation, Bridgewater. Provide administrative, data entry, filing to HR functions including recruiting, employee relations, benefits, compliance, organizational development. Apply HERE. Forbes for Congress Campaign: Gain exposure to practical, campaign-style politics at the grassroots, finance & communications levels. Campaign interns are a vital part of the staff, working on a multitude of projects and exposed to a broad variety of campaign politics. Interviewing now for summer positions - 20 hours/week MayAugust! Cover letter and resume to Angie@randyforbes.com. Special Events Coordinator Intern: Greater Augusta Regional Chamber of Commerce. Assist in coordinating and planning special events and programs for the Chamber of Commerce to enhance communication/media and public relations programs. Start and end dates and hourly commitments are somewhat flexible. Visit OCS for details and send your cover letter, resume, potential work schedule to Melissa Martin: firstname.lastname@example.org. Summer Marketing Intern: Drake Company, Waynesboro. Interest in marketing/global business. Work directly with the marketing coordinator to execute a marketing campaign for new equipment introduction. Analyze global market research data & disburse information to field sales reps. Send resume to email@example.com. Finance Internship: Bowman Andros, Mount Jackson VA. Complete fixed asset documentation; update system records/Accounts Payable; Create standard contact form for Accounts Payable/Purchasing. Summer internship to th th begin May 15 . Send resume to Lisa Lewis at firstname.lastname@example.org ASAP – interviews will be on April 28 !
Summer Camp Jobs! Equestrian Program Staff: O.A.T.S. – Overcoming Adversity Through Silence. Looking for summer staff to work June 15 – August 9, 2014 for $300/week. Program includes trail riding, horsemanship skill training, and instruction in horsemanship for a Boy Scout merit badge. Visit www.oatsinva.com for more information or contact OCS. Summer Camp Counselors: Camp Courageous of Iowa – recreational and respite care facility for individuals with disabilities (intellectual and physical disabilities, head injuries, hearing or visual impairments, autism, other special needs). May 18 through August 15, 2014 (includes staff training). Contact email@example.com for info. Summer Camp Counselors: Shepherd’s Spring Outdoor Ministry Center, near Antietem Historical Battlefield. Focused on Christian values and an appreciation of God’s creation, campers stay overnight for 5-6 days. Programs run from mid-June to early August and counselors live in a Staff Cabin for the summer. Email Mark Cubbage for more information at firstname.lastname@example.org. Both male and female counselors sought. For more information on any of the opportunities listed in this newsletter, please contact the Office of Career Services at email@example.com!
Job Opportunities! VA Department for the Blind and Vision Impaired: Current openings: Vocational Rehabilitation Evaluator-Henrico (LINK), Orientation and Mobility Specialist-Henrico (LINK), Regional Manager-Staunton (LINK), Education Coordinator-Roanoke (LINK). Visit www.vdbvi.org for more information. VA Department for Aging and Rehabilitative Services (DARS): Current openings at Woodrow Wilson Rehab Center: VR Counselor-Fishersville (LINK)
Sherwin-Williams Programmer Analyst: BEAM BROS. Trucking Inc. seeking an experienced analyst to design, develop, and evaluate programs for internal functional areas at the headquarters in Mt. Crawford, VA. Complete a Non-Driver Application and attach a resume with salary requirements. Go to www.beambros.com for application and details. Marketing Specialist: JMU College of Business, Institute of Certified Professional Managers. Establish and implement marketing campaigns for promotion of the Institute’s management development programs worldwide. Highly creative and experienced in managing social media sites and administering online advertising with Google AdWords. View the posting HERE or by visiting https://joblink.jmu.edu position #0405927.
Management/Sales Training Program (Entry Level) in Harrisonburg, VA Learn all the skills necessary for a successful career in management and/or outside professional sales. Program includes self-study modules, on-the-job training, classroom instruction, etc. CLICK HERE for the application!
Pump It Up Supervisor: Must be outgoing, have excellent people skills, PC literate, and available to work some weekdays but always weekends during the school year. Shifts range 2-6 hours. Must enjoy being around children and parents. Please stop by at 255 Cecil Wampler Road or call 434-7867. Operations Assistant: XTRA Lease, a Berkshire Hathaway company, the nation’s largest semi-trailer leasing company based in Richmond. Entry-level position with a full description located HERE. Contact OCS for more info. Bilingual Retail Sales Professionals: AT&T Harrisonburg. From saying hello to closing the deal, you’ll play a huge role in making our customers happy. And that’s exactly how you’ll meet your sales goals. Check out our WEBSITE. Financial Advisors: Edward Jones recruiting finance students for jobs in Bridgewater. Contact Bob: firstname.lastname@example.org. Chemists: Wildlife International, Easton MD. Assess concentration/ degradation of chemicals in variety of matrices using a variety of analytical instrumentation for quantitation. Resume:email@example.com. Quality Assurance Reps: Wildlife International, Easton, MD. In-process laboratory study audits, review study data, verifying data for reports. Background in chem/bio. Resume: firstname.lastname@example.org. Jr. Software Developer: HyperGen, Inc. Roanoke. All graduates with prior C++ or HTML experience and a 3.5 GPA welcome to apply and receive on-the-job training. Resume to email@example.com. Human Resources Assistant: Truck Enterprises, Inc. Roanoke, VA. Part time 20hrs/week. Contact OCS for info. Financial Analyst: Dynamic Aviation – Bridgewater VA. Gather and interpret financial data in order to develop pricing models and perform financial analysis. Experience with a mainframe ERP system is required. Apply HERE. Retail Assistant Manager: Tractor Supply Company, Harrisonburg. Retail supervisory experience, strong interpersonal skills and the ability to motivate others to achieve company goals. Apply HERE.
More Job Opportunities! Rehabilitation Counselor II: Woodrow Wilson Rehabilitation Center. Explore innovative and creative ways to address identified barriers to employment (e.g. housing, transportation, medical coverage, personal care attendant needs). Knowledge of issues impacting persons with disabilities required. Visit the WEBSITE for details. Mortgage Advisor (Development Position): DuPont Community Credit Union. Program offers a combination of inside and outside training, mentoring, and on-the-job experience to develop high-performing, enthusiastic, results-focused individuals into future Mortgage Professionals. Send cover letter and resume to firstname.lastname@example.org. Please reference the Mortgage Advisor Development Position in the subject of your email. Summer Show Barn Worker: Rhapsody Farm, Scottsville VA. Must be an experienced rider, able to handle show horses. Summer position working 6 days per week taking care of 8 horses, performing barn chores etc. $150 weekly stipend, room and board, lessons, opportunity to show. Please provide summary of qualifications, 3 references and a video of your riding to Cathy Pagliuca at email@example.com. Local Cabin Rental Business: Rawley Springs VA. Summer help with the potential for a full-time position. Clean cabins, perform office work, help with family business that could include child care and feeding farm animals. Also looking for a handyman to provide general labor, feed farm animals, split firewood, etc. with experience in carpentry, plumbing, electrical or construction. Email Stephen Jones at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Television Station Job Opportunities! WHSV TV Harrisonburg: Openings: Reporter/Digital Journalist (cover news across a variety of mediums, including social media platforms), Editor/Photojournalist (good with computers and able to work under strict deadlines, familiarity with non-linear editing), News Producer (tell compelling stories, dominate breaking news/severe weather coverage), Technical Media Producer (TMP) (direct live or pre-recorded productions, monitor on-air signals, etc), Weekend Meteorologist/Weekday Reporter (degree in meteorology/journalism and 1-2 yearsâ€™ experience), Assignment Editor (Manage the assignment desk; excellent story development, news logistics and follow-up skills). Email resume and reel to email@example.com or call for details: 540-433-9191, ext. 156. WSLS-10 Roanoke: Openings: Digital Content Manager (run the website and social media platforms, manage and train newsroom staff), V.P./General Manager (Oversee News, Sales, Marketing, Engineering, IT, Programming, Production, Community Affairs and Administration; create strategic plan for growing ratings, revenue and profits; 10yrs experience), Writer/Producer (Marketing) (writing, producing, editing and on-air promotions, non-linear editing skills). Visit www.mediageneral.com/careers for details on any of these positions! WRIC TV Richmond: Openings: Sports Anchor/Reporter (anchor, write, passionate about local sports), Assignment Editor (monitor scanners, coordinate logistics, dispatch crews), Account Executive (training provided, sales background desired), Reporter/Video Journalist (aggressive reporter, understand value of pictures&natural sound), Anchor/Reporter (handle breaking news, high standards, passion for news), News Photojournalist/Editor (display creativity, understand value of compelling video&sound), News Producer (produce compelling/informative newscasts, make an impact on-air, online, on social media). Visit www.mediageneral.com for applications. Part Time Receptionist: Gray Television, Harrisonburg. General clerical office support. 6 months experience, Microsoft Office knowledge. Email cover letter, resume: firstname.lastname@example.org, Attn: Tim Merritt, Station Manager. For more information on any of the opportunities listed in this newsletter, please contact the Office of Career Services at email@example.com!
Questions? Comments? We can help! Bridgewater College Office of Career Services Flory Hall Room 10/11 (Lower Level) Call 540-828-5357 to set up an appointment.
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