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People of all ages and vast differences in job experience are out there trying to get noticed and land an interview. Those who succeed are sometimes not prepared to answer questions from prospective employers.

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(ARA) – When employers advertise an open position, they receive a mountain of resumes. As a result, many are turning to telephone interviews to screen applicants. If you’re one of the 13.5 million Americans looking for a job, it pays to plan in advance for the prospect of interviewing over the phone. Telephone screening saves a lot of time. Paula M. Scott, director of Career Services at Brown Mackie College Michigan City, shares advice she uses to prepare students for successful phone interviews with prospective employers. “The phone interview is a screening tool that helps employers

narrow down the number of applicants,” says Scott. “It’s important to give a 100 percent effort because the next step – a face-to-face interview – depends on it.” In an April Economic News Release, the Bureau of Labor and Statistics reports some job gains in professional and business services, health care, leisure and hospitality and mining. Still, the unemployment rate hovers at 8.8 percent, and applicants face hefty competition in the marketplace. What do you sound like on the phone? Scott and her staff regularly prepare students at Brown Mackie College Michigan City for all aspects of a successful employment search. “In a phone interview, the voice does it all,” she says. “No one can see facial expressions or body language over the phone. The first step is to record yourself practicing answers to interview questions.” Many of us don’t realize how often we mumble or use “filler words,” such as “um” and “like.” Scott recommends cleaning up speech habits before a telephone interview. “Smile when you speak; it reflects in the tone of your voice.” “Dress for the interview,” she says. “Don’t laugh. People tend to feel and act more professional when dressed for work, and the voice reflects attitude. It also helps to stand rather than sit during the call. A job seeker’s voice seems to better project when standing. “Prepare like you would for a regular interview. Know your strengths and weaknesses, and plan to speak about accomplishments you want to share. Also, research the company who has taken interest in you,” Scott says. She lists a wealth of tips for a successful phone interview, including: Before the phone interview: • Dress for the occasion • Use a landline; a cell phone may drop the call or distort an applicant's voice • Turn off call waiting; it’s annoying • No background noise; no TV, no music, no kids, no barking dogs • Place your resume in front of you, along with the employment ad • Keep a pen, paper and calculator on hand; take notes During the phone interview: • Ask the interviewer for the correct spelling of his/her name; verify the title • Smile as you speak; the interviewer will hear it • Stand as you speak; your voice will project better

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to get noticed and land an interview. Those who succeed are sometimes not prepared to answer questions from prospective employers. Two specialists from Brown Mackie College - Miami have teamed up to offer insight into questions interviewees are likely to hear. Human Resources Generalist Beverly Smith is responsible for hiring qualified professionals at Brown Mackie College – Miami. Gizelle Ortiz-Velazquez, director of Career Services at the same Brown Mackie College campus, works daily coaching students and graduates on interview preparedness. Together, they outline seven key interview questions to expect. What do you know about us? “I usually begin with this question,” says Smith. “This lets me know how well a candidate researched the company. When applicants know the company and understand the position, they are able to talk about their marketable skills and how they relate to the job. The answer tells me a lot about how qualified they are to be here." Tell me about yourself as it relates to the position. “This is a broad question that lets the interviewer know if you have a good sense of the position and the company,” says Ortiz-Velazquez. “I coach students to stay away from personal information and focus on skill sets and how they relate to the position. It also opens the door for students who don’t have much experience to sell themselves to an employer. This is a good time to remind an employer that your training is strong and included an internship or externship where you gained a real world view of the work. The great thing about hiring someone out of school is they don’t come with bad work habits. The employer gets the opportunity to train a new hire the way he or she wants them to be trained.” What are weaknesses?

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“A standard question that people many people dread, but it’s asked often. Employers are tying to find out how you see yourself,” Smith says. “The answer can demonstrate how you approach a challenge, and maybe help identify areas for improvement.”

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What changes will impact your industry in next three years? “Everyone should expect at least one question specific to the industry,” Smith says. “It’s important for an applicant to demonstrate involvement in professional associations and awareness of industry issues and changes.”

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What skills and abilities make you an ideal candidate for the position? “This is an opportunity to market yourself. You can talk about your skills and knowledge and detail how they match the position,” OrtizVelazquez says. “The interviewer discovers how well you understand the position. It’s especially important for someone who is changing careers and seeking employment in a different direction than previous experience demonstrates. The candidate must be able to articulate transferable skills that relate to the new position.” What do you like most and least about your current or last job? “Employers will ask this question to discover your mindset. You don’t ever want to talk negatively about another company during an interview. It’s a red flag for an employer,” OrtizVelazquez says. “If someone is willing to share negative comments about a current or previous position, the next negative comments may be said about the position sought now. You can point out past responsibilities you didn’t care for, but always keep your answer positive.” Tell me one thing we should know about you. “It’s always a surprise where they'll go with this one,” says Smith. “If the answer is ‘I love motorcycles,’ I know this person knows how to shut work off on the weekends. Others keep the focus on business and speak of commitment to success or being a team player.” “Interviewers tend to begin with general questions and drill down deeper to ascertain problem-solving abilities,” says Ortiz-Velazquez. “It’s important to keep answers specific to the question without rambling.” Smith says she now schedules longer periods of time for interviews. “The economy is driving people to cast a wider net and explore options they wouldn’t have before. The questions are designed to find the right match for the position.”

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Like everything else in life resumes are subject to fads. A few short years ago it was strongly suggested that all job seekers limit their resumes to one page, even if you’ve had extensive education and some really impressive positions along your career path. Today most interviewers will agree it is more important in how the resume flows than how long or short it is.

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MANAGER / MECHANIC Come Join the Friendly Shop! At Value Automotive in Lisbon Falls MUST HAVE: • Own Tools • State Inspection License

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Once you’ve chosen a style (formal, informal, professional, elegant, etc.) you’ll need to make sure you have dates for all the positions you’ve held that you intend to include. A good rule of thumb to follow is to list the last ten years of employment unless you have had more than five positions in those ten years. If you have had five positions in the last five or six years then list only those, but be prepared to answer questions from your interviewer on why you have “job hopped� so much. The interviewer may not use that term exactly, but that is what they are thinking, so have a good answer ready.

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Customer Service & Sales as possible. Pack as much punch into the fewest number of words as you can.

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There are three basic parts to a cover letter—the introduction, the body, and the closing. Here are things to keep in mind when writing each... Introduction There are four ways to go about writing the introduction or opening: • Traditional, in which you simply give your reason for writing, as in, “I am writing to express my interest in‌â€? • Creating curiosity, in which you begin with a stunning achievement, such as, “After a five-year commitment dedicated to the welfare of Somali refugees, I am now ready to add value to your‌â€?

Bill Ryan Ryan Career Services LLC Since we are moving toward becoming a paperless society the question often comes up in the context of job searching, whether or not cover letters are still necessary. The short answer is yes. Typically, when attempting to get the nod by an employer that you are to be hired there are three initial doors through which you must sequentially pass—cover letter, resume, and interview. In each case you have an opportunity to make an impression. And in each case you have a chance to progressively present yourself in greater depth. The starting point is with the cover letter. So, let’s examine this tool more in more detail. The cover letter is your selfintroduction. Its purpose is to get the hiring manager interested enough in you so that they will want to review your

resume, which in turn will hopefully prompt an interview. There are some useful assumptions to make about such an introduction. One, is that the hiring manager has a lot more work to do than time in which to do it. They are pressured and probably stressed. Also, they have a staggering amount of applicants for very few jobs. This encourages the hiring manager to find reasons for eliminating applicants, since they have to reduce a huge number to a very small one for eventual interviews. Finally, they have seen boring and generic cover letters time and time again. One that has just enough distinction and relevance to catch their eye is what they are hoping to find. With these assumptions in mind, be prepared to write your cover letter in a way as targeted, economic, and powerful

• Leveraging referrals, in which you mention the name of a trusted resource, as in, “Following the recommendation of your colleague Jim Hudson, I am eager to speak with you about‌â€? • Emphasize your headline, in which you point out your value proposition, as in, “ As a Network Systems Analyst with extensive business development experience I‌â€? Body The body is the most important part of the cover letter. It’s here where you make the sale. Whether you do so in brief paragraphs, bullets, or some combination of the two, describe pointedly why are you are qualified for the specific position to which you are applying. Nothing speaks to qualifications better than actual

accomplishments and results you’ve realized from your career thus far. Just like we’re more inclined to purchase a mutual fund with an impressive performance history, the same goes for a job candidate who can claim rich achievements. Since your resume should have a store of these attainments, harvest it for summary items to put into the cover letter body. Just be sure to paraphrase and rewrite so that your cover letter doesn’t look like a copy and paste job from your resume. Also, the more you understand the employer and their needs the more direct can be your selection of relevant accomplishments. Closing The closing should be, you guessed it, brief and should execute two things: 1.) confidently express why you deserve a closer look by the hiring manager; and 2.) indicate your expectation for a followup with the company. For example, “Acme’s services, market prominence, and expansion potential are very appealing, and I am convinced my skills will advance me as a key player within your company. Thank you for your consideration.� As the saying goes, you don’t get a second chance to make a first impression. So make your cover letters count. About the Author: Bill Ryan is owner of Ryan Career Services LLC, Concord, NH, www.ryancareerservices.com. He can be reached at 603.724.2289 or bill@ryancareerservices.com.

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We offer FREE PSS CERTIFICATION to our Employees! STATEWIDE OPENINGS for Days, Evenings & Weekends Call us at 1-800-639-3084 or apply online at www.homecareformaine.org

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EOE/AAE

Central Maine Eye Care, P.A. Central Maine Eye Care, a large, multi-physician, Ophthalmology and Optometry practice located in Lewsiton, ME has a full-time opening:

We Offer Hope

Medical Office Receptionist / Secretary

We serve over 11,000 individuals each year, providing innovative programs and services for people of all ages living with mental illness, the effects of trauma, substance abuse, intellectual and developmental disabilities, autism, and more.

Current openings include: • • • • • •

Clinical Program Team Lead Administrative Support Staff CIS Case Manager Clinician Substance Abuse Counselor Residential Services Worker

TCMHS offers challenging opportunities to the seasoned professional and to those embarking upon new career paths.

To apply, forward resume and cover letter to: resume@TCMHS.org

View all of our openings at: www.MyJobWave.com Maine’s most comprehensive mental health center, serving the communities of Androscoggin, Oxford, Franklin, Cumberland Counties and Beyond

Phone... • Speak slowly; enunciate words and use proper grammar

Greet patients and visitors, and provide information to patients about their visit as well as obtain information from them. Answer multiline phone and schedule appointments. Prior Medical Office experience preferred with knowledge of medical terminology and health insurance billing.

For immediate consideration, please forward, fax or e-mail resume to:

Candidates must possess an outgoing pleasant and compassionate Practice Manager personality; energetic and positive patient/customer service work Central Maine Eye Care ethic; ability to work is a very busy environment; willingness to be a P.O. Box 999 team player; and attention to detail. Lewiston, ME 04243-0999 Fax: 207-783-3159 Central Maine Eye Care offers a flexible work schedule, competitive salary based on experience, and a benefits package, including cafeteria plan, supplemental insurance, tuition and uniform allowance.

Begin your new career today!

Email :droy@cmeyecare.com

(No Phone Calls Please)

NOW HIRING

Redington-Fairview General Hospital is a 25-bed critical access facility that provides health care for more than 30,000 residents living in Somerset County — its primary service area, which extends from Skowhegan to the Canadian border. The hospital continues to grow and add services to meet the needs of its population.

• Don’t interrupt; it’s not polite • Don’t ramble; make your answers brief • Ask questions; this shows the interviewer you have interest in the job • Thank the interviewer; it’s good common sense After the phone interview: • Send a note of thanks; it shows gratitude and interest • Send it within 24 hours; either email or regular mail is appropriate Career Services departments at colleges and universities interact regularly with professionals in the business community. Communication in both speech and writing are valuable business skills for employers. Since many employers are using the phone interview as a screening tool, it's important to remember that with a little thought and practice before a telephone interview, you can help ensure that a prospective employer will maintain interest in you. www.MyJobWave.com

CERTIFIED SURGICAL SCRUB Operating Room, 35-hours per week (5 days) plus call with benefits offered. • Previous OR experience preferred • Availability to share in the call rotation schedule

CODING TECHNICIAN Health Record Services has a full time 40-hour per week, days. Candidates should be: • Eligible or hold a CCS, RHIT or RHIA. • Preferably have at least 2 years experience in an acute care setting utilizing ICD-9-CM and CPT. • Knowledgeable with third party payment systems and 3M coding software. • Knowledgeable in anatomy, physiology, and medical terminology. • Well organized and have good communication skills. • Must have good attention to detail and concentration skills

MEDICAL ASSISTANT OR LPN Redington Medical Primary Care and Redington Family Practice has two full-time day positions available. The first position will work with one provider between both practices, M-F, generally 8am–5pm with flexibility to work occasional overtime when needed. The second position is a float position. This position will be M-F, generally 8am–5pm with flexibility to work occasional overtime when needed. • Associate Degree in Medical Assistant • LPN license • Medical Assistant Certification required • High School graduate and Medical terminology required • Good interpersonal skills and organizational skills required • Previous medical office experience is desirable • Must be able to multi task and have computer and typing skills

Make a difference in the lives of others living in your community.

Residential Manager Auburn

Tues–Sat, 8a–4:30p

Service Coordinator Saco

Mon–Fri, 8a–4:30p

Team Leader Independent Living Saco Sun–Thurs, Hours Vary Please visit our website WWW.CREATIVEWORKSYSTEMS.COM

/CAREERS for more information

For more information about these and other job opportunities at Redington-Fairview General Hospital, please visit our website.

WWW.RFGH.NET Apply in person or mail, email or fax your resume to: Redington-Fairview General Hospital 46 Fairview Avenue, P.O. Box 468, Skowhegan, ME 04976 • Fax: 207-474-7004 Email: wbrooks@rfgh.net WE ARE AN EQUAL OP PORTU N IT Y EM P LOYER

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Healthcare and Human Services

Lincoln County Healthcare MaineHealth

Lincoln County Healthcare has the following openings:

AHCH is an Equal Opportunity Employer

Clinical Project Manager Lewiston, ME

Seeking experienced Project Manager to manage organization wide, internal & external initiatives supporting leadership efforts to succeed in the ever-changing health care environment. This is a 32-40 hour per week position.

This position requires a motivational change agent with excellent interpersonal skills, knowledge, and proven use of Project Management software and programs such as Gantt, Lean, etc. Contract experience required. Project Management training and/or Certification preferred.

If you are interested, please stop in for an application or request one online at ahch.org. Androscoggin Home Care & Hospice ATTN: EMPLOYMENT COORDINATOR 15 Strawberry Avenue, Lewiston, ME 04240 • 207 795-9416

Time to shake off the “winter blues!” Time to make a change! If you are interested in becoming a part of the best nursing staff in the state of Maine, with 40% of our staff employed with us over five years, please contact Rick Grover, Staffing Coordinator Tel: 207.865.4782 ext. 228 Email: schedulinghawthornehouse@ firstatlantic.com

Hawthorne House, a 95-bed, multilevel health care facility located in Freeport, Maine, is now accepting applications for:

CNAs • CMTs • CRMAs Full- & Part-Time • 1st, 2nd & 3rd Shifts Applicants must be currently active on the Maine State Registry and be able to work every other weekend.

Full-Time, Boothbay Harbor

• CNA, PSS- HOME HEALTH AIDES Full, Part-Time and Per Diem

• CODER I Full-Time

• HEALTH INFORMATION CLERK Full-Time

Tel: 207-563-4557 Apply online and see details at

WWW.LCHCAREERS.ORG

Spring is here!

• ACCOUNTANT

• RELEASE OF INFORMATION

SPECIALIST Full-Time

Lincoln County Healthcare serves St. Andrews Hospital in Boothbay Harbor, Miles Memorial Hospital in Damariscotta, and their subsidiaries. Come join our team of dedicated professionals! EOE

We envision that children and adults living with a developmental disability and/or mental illness will be empowered to ask:

WhyNot? Benefits Include: • Generous time-off program • PAID TRAINING • Life/Work balance environment • Medical, dental & vision • Company paid life insurance and AD&D • Employee Assistance Program • And More! Contact Kim Dionne kdionne@supportsolutions.org For Central Maine, 124 Canal St., Lewiston, ME 04240 • 207-795-0672 ext. 2108 For Southern Maine, 56 Industrial Park Rd, Saco, ME 04072 • 207-294-7458 ext. 1131

View all our openings and apply online at SupportSolutions.org or MyJobWave.com

Direct Support Professionals • Full-Time, Part-Time & Float • Positions throughout Central Southern Maine • FLOAT: $11/hr. We pay mileage! Flexible scheduling required. EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER

If you can't talk to two people at the same, and lament that you wish you were a good multitasker, take heart, you might be a good multitasker after all. A new Cornell study reports that most people are pretty good at multitasking sensory material, but that when the sensory characteristics are too close in nature, problems arise. That means that you might be able to listen to classical music and have a conversation or write a report, but that if you try to listen to two conversations at once, you will probably not be able to focus on both speakers. In the study, participants had no problems in learning complex structures that were streamed at them, such as tones, colors and even speech. However, according to Christopher Conway, a National Institutes of Health research fellow at Indiana University and co-author of the study, “performance dropped when the two sets of sequences were from the same perceptual class of stimuli, such as two sets of speech stimuli. Overall, the results show that humans have a very powerful learning system that allows them to learn from many different sources of stimuli-as long as that stimuli isn't too similar. So, if your employees want to listen to iPods or participate in other forms of multitasking, in general, it shouldn't affect them negatively by taking away their focus.

May 16–29, 2011

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May 16–29, 2011


INTERN – ENGINEERING First Shift Paid Internship

White Rock Distilleries seeks an entry level Engineering Intern for a temporary assignment with knowledge of Computer Aided Design (CAD) systems. The applicant must be a hands-on, results-driven, self-starter who can thrive in a fast-paced team environment. Responsibilities will include, but are not limited to, inputting building and interior layout into an AutoCAD system.

White Rock Distilleries is an EEO employer.

The selected individual must be enrolled in a college program with knowledge of Engineering and AutoCAD.

Please fax, email or mail resumes to: Human Resources Director White Rock Distilleries, 21 Saratoga Street, Lewiston, Maine 04241-1829 Fax: 783-8409 • Email: newjobs@whiterockdistilleries.com

As providers of systems and services of the growing online backup market, Carbonite is uniquely positioned to play a major role in the future of cloud services.

• Technical Customer Support Reps • Customer Support Reps • MAC Technical Customer Support If you want to be surrounded by creative, smart and energetic coworkers who share a passion for what they do, find out more and apply at our Job Fair.

Thursday, May 19th from 9am-7pm Friday, May 20th from 9am-5pm Carbonite is ranked #9 in the Inc. 500 list of Americaʼs fastest growing companies.

Lewiston Maine CareerCenter 5 Mollison Way, Lewiston, ME

Please bring multiple copies of your resume. If you are unable to attend, please send your resume to mainejobsearch@pobox.com for consideration.

We salute the following community service providers with a giant…

AUGUSTA Motivational Services, Inc. of Augusta & Waterville, Maine, mental health care givers for more than 30 years, would like to extend our sincere appreciation to our community services providers. They have generously supported our Annual Wellness Event, hosted at the Motivational Services Training Center by providing informational workshops, and information on wellness, smoking cessation, fitness, good driving habits, ergonomics, eating on a budget, how to have fun!, detoxifying, acupressure, Qi-gong, meditation, insurance and health benefits of all kinds, and more.

• Augusta Farmers Market • Capillo Institute of Augusta • Childrenʼs Discovery Museum • College Carry Out • Concentra • Cross Insurance Representing Delta Dental & Harvard Pilgrim • Cruise One - Tenna Dubois • Damonʼs Sandwich Shop • Dr. Minder of Nadeau Chiropractic • Evergreen Dental

• Family Violence Project • Floʼs Greenhouse • Garden Isle Cleaners • Harvest Time • Healing Hands • Healthy Communities of the Capital Area • Kennebec Music Conservatory • KVHealth Club • KVYMCA • Liberty Mutual • Lisaʼs Restaurant • Mark Jacobsen Relayer Benefits • MetLife – Alaine Downes • New Identity Hair Salon

• Portland Press Herald/ Monster Jobs • Roosterʼs Restaurant • Sara Dostie of Healing Hands Holistic Wellness • Terry Johnson of Broken Acres Farm, Jefferson • The Employees of Sallyʼs Beauty Supply • The Hair Gallery • The Tan Zone • YMCA

• Debbieʼs Dog Grooming • Family Violence Project of Maine • KMD Florist • Liberty Mutual • Live Healthy • Madeline Martin of the “Happy, Healthy and Well” Program • MEMIC • MetLife – Alaine Downes • Northeast Delta Dental &

Harvard Pilgrim Healthcare • Oakland House of Pizza • Relayer Benefits, Mark Jacobson • Shawʼs Supermarket • Starbucks of Waterville • Sunset Flowerland • UNUM • USM Cooperative Extension • Winslow Pharmacy

WATERVILLE • 107 Store • Anytime Fitness of Fairfield • Cacciatoreʼs Restaurant • Champions Fitness of Waterville • Clark Chiropractic Center, Dr. Clark • Cross Benefits of Augusta, Maine • Custom Cakes by Susan Manzer

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May 16–29, 2011

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