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EDUCATION AND CAREER SERVICES

Augusta Lewiston Rumford Skowhegan South Paris Wilton

Your Resource For: • Job search assistance and transition assistance • Career assistance • Focused attention, including services for persons with disabilities, veterans and seniors • Valuable job training in key industries Augusta CareerCenter, 21 Enterprise Drive, Suite 2 109 State House Station, Augusta, ME Phone: (207) 624-5120 or 1-800-760-1573 Fax: (207) 287-6236 • TTY: 1-800-633-0770

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Lewiston CareerCenter, 5 Mollison Way, Lewiston, ME Phone: (207) 753-9001 or 1-800-741-2991 Fax: (207) 783-5301 • TTY: 877-796-9833

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Rumford CareerCenter, 60 Lowell St., Rumford, ME Phone: (207) 364-3738 or 1-877-421-7915 Fax: (207) 369-9315 • TTY: (888) 313-9400 Skowhegan CareerCenter, 98 North Ave., Skowhegan, ME Phone: (207) 474-4950 or 1-800-760-1572 Fax: (207) 474-4914 • TTY: (888) 697-2912 South Paris CareerCenter, 232 Main St., South Paris, ME (Western Maine Community Action - Job Training) Phone: (207) 743-7763 • Fax: (207) 743-8439 Wilton CareerCenter, 5865 US Route 2E, Wilton, ME Phone: (207) 645-5800 or 1-800-982-4311 Fax: (207) 645-2093 • TTY: (888) 697-2895

www.MaineCareerCenter.com www.MaineFocus.com www.WorkReadyforME.com The Central/Western Maine Workforce Investment Board provides equal opportunity in employment and programs. Auxiliary aids and services are available upon request to individuals with disabilities.

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(ARA) - You learned a lot in college, but it’s not likely that you took a class on student loan repayment. If you’ve just graduated from college and are receiving the final tally on how much you owe for your education, you’re not alone - today’s college students owe on average a little more than $23,000, according to a National Postsecondary Student Aid study. Many of those students are probably asking the same question: What are my options for repaying my loans? Here are the answers to a few of the questions you might have as you begin paying off your education: When do I have to start paying off my student loans? Most loans offer a grace period after you graduate, so check with your lender. Private student loans offer a variety of grace periods depending on the lender; the most common types of federal loans offer a six-month grace period. What is loan consolidation? Should I consolidate my loans? If you have more than one student loan, a consolidation loan allows you to combine all your student loans into a single loan with one balance. You'll be able to simplify repayment by making just one payment, once a month. There are consolidation loans both for private student loans as well as federal student loans. For private student loans, a private consolidation loan allows you to combine multiple private student loans into one new loan. This option may also allow you to lower your current monthly payment by providing you with a longer repayment period and may offer a lower interest rate than the average of your current individual loans. You should look for a lender, such as Wells Fargo, that offers a private consolidation loan with no application, origination or early repayment fees. If you have federal student loans, contact the U.S. Department of Education Direct Lending Program. The Federal Direct Consolidation Loan lets you combine your federal student loans into one new loan. You'll have a single monthly loan payment, which may make it easier to manage your payments. If you plan to work in a public service job, having a Federal Direct Consolidation Loan allows you to apply for loan forgiveness under the Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program. For any consolidation loan, be sure to read

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the terms. If the new loan results in a higher interest rate you’ll need to weigh that against other considerations such as a lower payment, longer repayment term, or repayment benefits. What if I can’t afford to pay off my loans right now? You’re probably not alone if you are asking this question, as many college graduates are struggling to find jobs with the desired pay - or any job - in this economy. If you can afford to make your loan payments, even if it's just the minimum amount, you should. If you are experiencing financial difficulties and are having a hard time making your payments, work with your lender to figure out alternatives. Remember, your lender wants to work with you to find a solution. Your loan provider may offer the following options: • Temporary changes to repayment plans. For a limited period of time, you may be able to pay less on monthly payments. If you have a Wells Fargo private student loan you may be able to take advantage of an interest-only repayment option for the first four years. • Payment forbearance for private or federal student loans. If you demonstrate financial hardship, you may be able to temporarily stop making loan payments. Plans like these offer this option to those borrowers who demonstrate a willingness and ability to repay the loan. • Income-Based Repayment Plan for federal loans. This plan bases your monthly payment on your yearly income and is designed for those experiencing a partial financial hardship. • Deferment for federal loans. You may be eligible to postpone repaying your federal student loans for a defined period of time depending on your life situation and type of loan, such as experiencing economic hardship, going back to school or enlisting in the military. Keep in mind that if you decide that a deferment or forbearance is your best option, your loans will continue to accrue interest during that period. For most loans, the accrued interest will be capped (meaning added to the principal balance) at the end of that period. This option should be considered only if you absolutely cannot make your payments at that time. For more answers to your questions about student loans, visit wellsfargo.com/student or studentaid.ed.gov.

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Webber to Speak at HR Meeting

IN THIS ISSUE ARTICLES Look Who’s Hiring Now!

3 Strategies for Making it Past the Initial 5-Second Resume Scan 8 Personal Branding: Standing out in the “Age of Information” 10

SunJournal.com LEWISTON, Maine – The Central Maine Human Resources Association is hosting its monthly meeting for human resources professionals at the Hilton Garden Inn on Nov. 16 from 8 a.m. to about 9:45 a.m. Rebecca Webber, a partner at the law firm of Linnell, Choate & Webber in Auburn, will present a program on 10 tips to avoiding the Maine Human Rights Commission, the courts, and other claims. A person doesn't have to be designated “human resources” to attend. The discussion will range from harassment training to new items to add to personnel policies to religious accommodation to personnel files and more. The cost is $15 for members and $20 for nonmembers and includes the program and breakfast, which is being sponsored by WorkMed. Attendees should sign up in advance. To register for this meeting, please go to http://cmhra.shrm.org/forms/Nov2010_ meeting_registration.htm. Those interested in attending may also contact the CMHRA secretary, Lisa Ballard, at: secretary@cmhra.org.

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Enhancing your career can depend on how ready you are to take advantage of opportunity when it presents itself. That means that you need to be ready to introduce yourself quickly to people you might run into casually in the office or in other business settings. Mike Myatt, in the article “How's your elevator pitch?” on the Ezine Articles Web site, says that he has several versions of his own introduction prepared depending on audience, environment and need. Myatt says that a good introduction imbues you with credibility and confidence and allows you to tell others what you do and how you are working toward eliminating fears the company has, eradicating painful situations the company faces, or meeting needs the company has pinpointed for itself. And Myatt says you should be able to do this in 50 words or less. So, for instance, when you run into a manager, you could introduce yourself by saying: “My name is Jim Johnson. I'm a marketing representative. I specialize in making sure new clients are comfortable in their knowledge about our services before they commit their money to us. And this year, I'm working toward the goal of 100 percent client satisfaction.” Once you have an introduction that you like, work to perfect it. Practice it – and then use it when the opportunity arises.

Preparing for small moments can open doors to a bigger future.

NH Receives $2.3 Million Grant For Workforce Development In Healthcare Field dhhs.nh.gov CONCORD, NH – The New Hampshire Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS), Office of Minority Health (OMH) is receiving a $2,380,059 grant to fund the NH Health Profession Opportunity Project (NH HPOP). The grant will provide low-income individuals with opportunities for education and training in a variety of occupations in the health care field that pay well and are expected to either experience labor shortages or be in high demand. Some examples include: medical assistants, home health care aides, licensed nursing assistants, emergency medical technicians, dietitians, licensed vocational nurses, registered nurses, dental assistants and hygienists, physical and occupational therapists, medical coders, radiographers, respiratory therapists, medical interpreters, and health information technicians. "This grant is an opportunity for our State to train adults who are currently unemployed or in low-paying jobs," said DHHS Commissioner Nicholas Toumpas. "The healthcare industry is one of New Hampshire’s most stable employment fields and statistics

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indicate continued growth in health occupations over the next decade. Despite the current jobs available and the projected growth, our State is experiencing a healthcare workforce shortage. These funds will help workers invest in themselves while helping the State build this valuable workforce." DHHS' OMH is leading the NH HPOP, which is a five-year initiative. Over the five-year period a minimum of 800 low-income adults and 200 incumbent workers will be educated in the areas of Allied Health, Long-Term Care, Child Care Health Advocacy, Health Information Technology, and Nursing. At least 25 percent of all participants trained will be racial, ethnic and linguistic minorities, who are disproportionately underrepresented in the NH higher education and health workforce systems. "As we build a more skilled and diverse healthcare workforce, the quality of medical care will improve for all populations, including racial, ethnic and linguistic minorities," said OMH Director Dr. Trinidad Tellez. "This funding opportunity will assure the future economic success of the

individuals we train, and contribute to more prosperous and healthier communities across NH." OMH has partnered with DHHS' Division of Family Assistance (DFA), the Department of Labor, and the Office of Workforce Opportunity in the project design, and will count on these and other partners to implement the program. The objectives include: Training individuals enrolled in the Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) program as well as other low-income individuals in highdemand health professions; Connecting the workforce needs of healthcare employers with an expanding labor pool of skilled workers; Enhancing the infrastructure of training programs Statewide to recruit and retain minority students The funding is being made available through the US Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Children and Families (ACF) under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act. Funds are available through SFY 2011. An additional $9,617,006 may be available through SFY 2015.

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SKILLED TRADES WE ARE INCREASING OUR WORKFORCE. Due to a recent acquisition we are expanding and expect an influx of orders, and we are in need of Welders/Fabricators. A Legacy the World Over

Welders/Fabricators 2–4 years experience • GTAW/Pulse Arc preferred WahlcoMetroflex is a world leading designer and manufacturer of diverters, dampers and expansion joints for over 50 years, specializing in controlling and isolating gas flows and supplying related duct systems. If you want to work for a well-respected, community organization, and have the qualifications we need, then we want to hear from you.

Please apply in person or send resume to: Human Resources. WahlcoMetroflex, Inc., 29 Lexington St., Lewiston, ME 04240 Email: sboulet@wmxinc.com Fax: 207.784.1338

Upcoming Events & Workshops Industry Information Tuesday: Healthcare Sector Date: Nov. 16, 9am-10:30am Location: Lewiston CareerCenter, 5 Mollison Way, Lewiston, ME Cost: Free FMI: See article on page 9 of this issue *The Maine Department of Labor provides Equal Opportunity in employment and programs. Auxiliary aids and services are available to individuals with disabilities upon request.

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Changing Minds, Capturing Hearts, and Moving Bodies

How Important is it that we Love our Jobs?

A program for Leaders at all Levels -- from Team Leads to CEOs.

Date: Nov. 17, 9am–12pm Location: Lewiston, ME (hosted by St. Mary's) & Scarborough, ME (hosted by Cabelas) FMI: http://www.humannatureatwork.com/ fall2010.htm

Work/life balance expert Jim Bird (www.worklifebalance.com) says we hear all the time how important it is to have jobs we love. Yet most people he knows don’t love their work. They either accept it or tolerate it. And that’s okay, Bird says. He points out that while it’s not necessary to be passionate about your job, you should be passionate about how well you do the job. Why? Because that’s what you do for yourself.

Jump Start Your Job Search Workshop

Lacking passion for your job doesn’t necessarily mean you’re living your life less well than the individual who is passionate about work. Your passion may surface in regard to other areas of your life. Bird offers these suggestions for generating more ardor for living:

Date: Nov. 18, Nov. 25, Dec. 2, 9am-12pm Location: Lewiston CareerCenter, 5 Mollison Way, Lewiston, ME Cost: Free FMI: 207.753.9005

• Write the essay or book that’s been in the back of your mind. • Take a class in a subject that engrosses you. • Teach a class in the subject that engrosses you. • Cook dinners that will make your friends swoon. • Go to your favorite sporting events. • Let the people you’re closest to know how much you adore them.

*The Maine Department of Labor provides Equal Opportunity in employment and programs. Auxiliary aids and services are available to individuals with disabilities upon request.

The key is to set aside time for doing whatever it is you love to do. The first step is deciding you’re going to do it. The important second step, Bird says, is to go for it.

Mature Workers - Getting Acquainted with the Green Economy Workshop

Do you want to work for a company that has steadily grown and expanded its business?

If so, you need to check out Titan Machine Products!

Date: November 19, 8:30am-1:00pm Location: Women, Work & Community, University College at Saco, 110 Main St., Saco, ME FMI: Call Ruth Graves at 207.286.1722

Greater L/A Unemployed Professionals Group: How to Conduct an Effective Job Search Heather Bassett, Marketing/PR Director, Employment Times & MyJobWave.com

CNC Machinists–Mills 2ND SHIFT AND WEEKEND POSITIONS AVAILABLE! Put your top-notch machining skills to work for a company that: • Has grown its business steadily over the past 10 years with a diverse customer base, WITH NO LAYOFFS. • Gives you the opportunity to put your skills to work on the latest equipment on products requiring a high level of precision. • Offers four, 10-hour days with plenty of opportunity for overtime. GREAT PAY AND BENEFITS • 100% employer paid employee health insurance • Employer paid short- and long-term disability insurance • Employer paid life insurance • 401k plan with employer contribution • Paid holidays and vacation • Ongoing training

Qualified applicants should submit a resume to: hr@titanmachineproducts.com Titan Machine Products, Inc., 600 County Road, Westbrook, ME 04092 Titan Machine is an Equal Opportunity Employer M/F/D/V

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Date: Nov. 22, 1pm-4pm Location: Lewiston CareerCenter, 5 Mollison Way, Lewiston, ME Cost: Free FMI: 207.753.9005 *The Maine Department of Labor provides Equal Opportunity in employment and programs. Auxiliary aids and services are available to individuals with disabilities upon request.

Job Search Express: Tools for Increasing Your Job Search Effectiveness Date: Nov. 22, Nov. 29, Dec. 6, 9:30am11:30am Location: Bangor CareerCenter, 45 Oak St., Suite 3, Bangor, ME

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Cost: Free FMI: 207.561.4050 *The Maine Department of Labor provides Equal Opportunity in employment and programs. Auxiliary aids and services are available to individuals with disabilities upon request

York County Works HR Panel Workshop Date: Nov. 23, 9:00am-11:00am Location: Springvale CareerCenter, 9 Bodwell Ct., Springvale, ME Cost: Free FMI: 207.324.5460 *The Maine Department of Labor provides Equal Opportunity in employment and programs. Auxiliary aids and services are available to individuals with disabilities upon request.

15th Annual NH Economic Development Summit Date: Dec. 1, 8:00am-2:00pm Location: Southern New Hampshire University, 2500 N. River Rd., Manchester, NH Cost: Admission is free but is limited to the first 200 people. FMI: Leslie Sherman at lsherman@dred.state.nh.us

Oxford Hills Chamber Annual Chamber Open House Date: Dec. 2, 5:30-7:00pm Location: Oxford Hills Chamber of Commerce, 4 Western Ave., South Paris, ME Cost: Free FMI: 207.743.2281 or email mindy@oxfordhillsmaine.com

Spare Time to Network Date: Dec. 6, 4:30pm-7:00pm Location: Exeter Bowling Lanes/Shooter's Sports Pub,10 Columbus Ave., Exeter, NH Cost: $20 will get participants 2-hours of bowling (shoes included), pizza and the opportunity to network with other Exeter Area business professionals. FMI: 603.772.2411

Resume & Interviewing Skills Workshop Date: Dec. 8, 9am-12pm Location: Wilton CareerCenter, 865 US Route 2E, Wilton, ME Cost: Free FMI: 207.645.5800 *The Maine Department of Labor provides Equal Opportunity in employment and programs. Auxiliary aids and services are available to individuals with disabilities upon request.

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Look Who’s Hiring NOW! Think there are no good jobs our there? Check out our new section where we’ll connect good companies with good people, and good people with good job opportunities. Company: Hartt Transportation Locations: Auburn, ME & Bangor, ME Contact: Depending on position, see ad below

HARTT TRANSPORTATION SYSTEMS, INC. Setting the Service Standard Since 1948

Employment Times: Tell our readers a ET: What makes working for Hartt HT: Yes, we’re also a SmartWay unique? Transport Partner. We’ve achieved a little about Hartt Transportation. score of 1.25, which represents Hartt Transportation: For 60 years HT: In a time of motor carrier outstanding environmental performance. Hartt Transportation has been servicing consolidations and corporate ownership, This score represents a SmartWay the dry goods carrier needs of our Hartt Transportation Systems is Transport Partner already utilizing most customers. We provide freight hauling extremely proud of its family ownership of the commercially available fuel saving strategies as well as actively evaluating for local, national and international and management. the latest emerging technologies. customers servicing all 48 contiguous states, Ontario, Quebec, and Maritime Hartt Transportation Systems has been Canada. We also have terminals in recognized by the American Trucking SmartWay Transport is a voluntary Auburn, Maine; Sumter, SouthCarolina; Association’s Safety Management partnership between various freight and Fulton, Kentucky; and warehousing Council, the Maine Motor Transport industry sectors and the Environmental capabilities that provide short-term and Association and Reliance Insurance Protection Aagency. By 2012, this long-term warehousing at all of our Company annually since 1991 for its initiative aims to reduce between 33–66 terminal locations. superior safety record. Our equipment is million metric tons of carbon dioxide late model, for example our 53' air ride, emissions and up to 200,000 tons of nitrogen oxide emissions per year. At the Currently our fleet includes 585 tractors well-maintained dry van trailers. same time, the initiative will result in fuel and 1250 dry vans, 45 flatbeds, and 10 savings of up to 150 million barrels of oil tri-axle trailers to accommodate virtually ET: And you’re also eco-friendly, correct? annually. all of our customers freight requirements.

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ET: What is your most current hiring need? HT: Truck drivers to run regional. ET: What qualities are you looking for in an employee? HT: Drivers with Hartt Transportation must be at least 21 years of age and hold a clean CDL driving record. They also must have one year over-the-road experience. ET: What are some of your employee benefits? HT: Hartt Transportation offers medical, dental and life insurance, shortterm disability, paid vacations and sick time.

Come be a team player with the largest #1 carrier in New England

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New Seats are Here! 2010 tractors straight from the factory. More on the way! TA K E Y O U R S E AT A N D E A R N $ 1 , 0 0 0 W E E K LY

CDL-A DRIVERS Regional Dry Van • Paid vacations • Weekly settlements with direct deposit available • Holiday pay after 90 days • Company matched Medical Insurance available after 30 days • Dental Insurance available after 30 days • Free $25,000 Life Insurance after 30 days • 401(k) • Year round employment • Referral Bonus Hartt Transportation offers many other benefits and courtesies to employees. If you are at least 21 years old with a clean CDL driving record, tanker endorsement and are ready to give yourself and your family the stability you all deserve, then we encourage you to apply today in person or fax/mail your resume. CDL-A DRIVERS CONTACT: Rick Parisien, Scott Grant, Human Resources Director Driver Recruitment 1-800-341-1586 207-689-2076 1-877-689-1084262 1591 Hotel Road Bomarc Road Auburn, ME 04210 Bangor, ME 04401 Fax: 207-689-2078 Fax: 207-945-5193 Cell: 207-735-5402 Email: offhr@hartt-trans.com

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OWNER OPERATORS & BROKERAGE CONTACT: Auburn, ME Office Bangor Corporate Office 1-800-341-1586 1-866-500-9645 Fax: 207-455-5819 Fax: 207-689-2084 Cell: 207-852-8950 Cell: 207-974-8819 Email: Email: rmarquis@hartt-trans.com aaron@hartt-trans.com

• Health Insurance after 30 days

• Fuel & Toll Discounts • Average 2,800-3,200 Miles a week • All miles paid • Weekly settlements

• Dental Insurance available after 30 days • Referral Bonus • Year Round employment • Sliding weekly fuel surcharge

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BROKERAGE Our services handle freight within the 48 states and Canada providing dry van, flatbed, and refrigerated freight. We have a tremendous and loyal customer base that provides excellent paying freight to desirable lanes. Hartt Transportation Systems, Inc. assists in filing the proper paperwork to make you an Independent Contractor. With more than 1,700 trailers in our fleet, Hartt offers loads that can either be loaded on your trailer or ours. Payment will be sent on all loads in less than a week after we receive your paperwork. Call or email now and start your future with one of the top East Coast carriers today.

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HillHouse is an assisted living facility on a wooded, waterfront parcel in Bath, ME.

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needed to work in busy environment To apply or for more information contact: HillHouse Assisted Living 166 Whiskeag Rd. Bath, ME 04530 Email: kstinson17@ymail.com Fax: 207-443-3355 No Phone Calls Please

Managers Excellent salary and bonus program, paid vacations, sick time, 401(k) program, life insurance, and health and dental insurance available.

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If you’ve got the drive, we’ve got the opportunity.

Working with Adecco allows you access to a wide range of benefits, including: • Medical coverage • 401(k) • Direct deposit • Service bonus • Paid holidays • Skilled training

To apply online for these and other opportunites, go to ADECCOUSA.COM

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SEASONAL DRIVERS You will be employed and paid by a stafďŹ ng agency while on temporary assignment to FedEx Ground or FedEx Home Delivery. It’s extra cash and a chance to work with an industry leader. You will be supplied with a truck and everything you need to pick up and deliver our customer’s packages.

QUALIFICATIONS • 21 years old or older • Clean driving record • Drug screen, background checks and physical required • Customer Service skills • No equipment necessary • No CDL required • Minimum of 6 months experience driving a like-sized commercial vehicle within the last 3 years is required • One year commercial driving experience strongly preferred

Or email donna.stobbs@fedex.com

FULL-TIME PROFESSIONAL POSITIONS ALSO AVAILABLE.

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INSTRUCTORS NEEDED: • CPC CODERS (CPC CERTIFIED)

• HOSPITAL CODERS • MEDICAL TERMINOLOGY • MEDICAL OFFICE INSTRUCT. Transcription Associates has openings throughout Maine. One night, three hours per week.

MENTAL HEALTH CLINICIANS PORTLAND, ME Becket Family of Services has a full-time, salaried position. Must be LCSW, LCPC or LMSW-cc licensed. Clinical supervision is provided by a nationally known expert.

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SUPPORT SOLUTIONS has various shifts & opportunities available.

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Healthcare

Lincoln County Healthcare has the following openings:

CNAs ED Nurse LPN MGR of Quality Med. Assts.

Take your seat and earn $1,000 weekly with Hartt Transportation!

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Also hiring Owner Operators and Brokerage.

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Gibbs Oil has openings in ME, MA & NH for:

• MANAGERS • ASSISTANT MANAGERS • ASSOCIATES Call our recruiting hotline: 1-800-260-2412 Or fill out an application at one of our locations. See our ad on page 6 HillHouse Assisted Living in Bath, ME has openings for

BREAKFAST COOK & DIETARY AIDES Apply to 166 Whiskeag Rd., Bath, ME 04530. Email: kstinson17@ymail.com Fax: 207-443-3355 No phone calls please. See our ad on page 6

Fatten your wallet!

HIRING SEASONAL DRIVERS If youʼve got the drive, weʼve got the opportunity! See our ad on page 6

PERSONAL SUPPORT SPECIALISTS Day, Evening and Weekend shifts. Free PSS Certification. See our ad on page 10 Merrymeeting Behavioral Health Associates has a full-time opening in Brunswick, ME for a

QUALITY ASSURANCE MANAGER For job and education requirements, and job responsibilities, see our ad on page 8 SeniorsPlus has an immediate opening working in the EIM office and Bangor office for a

CARE MANAGEMENT SUPERVISOR Bachelorʼs degree, LSW or RN required; MSW, CCM, CCP preferred.

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NTI Scarborough & Bangor, ME Haverhill, MA Get job ready in just weeks or months...not years! See our ad on page 12

GREAT CAREERS START HERE!

SEACOAST CAREER SCHOOLS Sanford, ME • Manchester, NH Classes forming now for: Professional Medical Assistant Health Claims Specialist Massage Therapy See our ad on page 2

DISCOVER WHAT YOUR FUTURE COULD HOLD.

HESSER COLLEGE Concord • Manchester • Nashua • Portsmouth • Salem, NH 2010/2011 Winter courses in just months! www.Hesser.edu See our ads on pages 1 & 11

CNC MACHINISTS – MILLS 2nd shift & weekend positions available. See our ad on page 4

Several openings throughout Maine. Visit our listings on MyJobWave.com and see our ad on page 1

WahlcoMetroflex is increasing our workforce!

Eastern Maine HomeCare is currently accepting applicationsfor a full-time

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Bangor Area Visiting Nurses is seeking full-time and part-time

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INBOUND SALES REPRESENTATIVES Northside Communications in Dover, NH offers cash incentives and attainable weekly bonuses! Be a part of the success! See our ad on page 1

ACS is growing! Immediately hiring:

CUSTOMER SERVICE & SALES REPS. Job Fair Thursday, 11/18 from 10am–2pm 40 E Ave, Ste. 4, Lewiston, ME See our ad on page 6

Elder Independence of Maine is seeking individuals to join our growing team.

CARE COORDINATORS Aroostook & Somerset Counties Bachelorʼs degree in nursing, social work or related human services field. Maine LSW or RN license. See our ad on page 9 As a leading provider of community-based mental health services in the State of Maine,

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KAPLAN UNIVERSITY South Portland & Lewiston, ME Training as a Medical Assistant or in Legal Studies, Criminal Justice, Business Administration, Early Childhood Education, Accounting. portland.kaplanuniversity.edu lewiston.kaplanuniversity.edu See our ads on pages 2 & 12

MAINE MEDICAL CENTER More choices. More opportunities. More benefits.

RN Charge Nurse/LPN CNAs RNs or LPNs Looking for professional career advancement? Seaside is the place for you!

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CNAS IMMEDIATE OPENINGS Full-time & Part-time All shifts available Applicants must be active on the Maine Registry of CNAs. See our ad on page 9

Professional Eastern Maine HomeCare is currently accepting applications for a full-time

TCMHS Various employment opportunities. Clinical Supervisor – Housing Clinical Team Lead – Crisis MST Counselor Youth Move Specialist Direct Support Specialist Residential Services Workers See our ad on page 8

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We Offer Hope As a leading provider of community-based mental health services in the State of Maine, TCMHS offers a variety of employment opportunities. CURRENT OPENINGS INCLUDE:

• Clinical Supervisor – Housing • Clinical Team Lead – Crisis • MST Counselor • Youth Move Specialist • Direct Support Specialist • Residential Services Worker

By Jessica Holbrook Hernandez

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

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

Care Management Supervisor A commitment to caring. Serve people first. Respect choice. Promote quality of life.

Interested candidates should submit a letter of interest including salary requirements to: hr@seniorsplus.org, or: Human Resources, SeniorsPlus, P.O. Box 659 Lewiston, ME 04243-0659

SeniorsPlus has an immediate opening for a Care Management Supervisor in the EIM division offices, with a preference of working in the Bangor office. This position manages the overall performance of the Care Coordination staff members who work in the Auburn and Bangor offices, and remotely throughout the State. The supervisor will oversee care plan outcomes to assure consumers’ service needs are in accordance with assessment and regulation parameters. The position will require occasional travel to Care Coordinator home offices and to the Lewiston/Bangor office locations for meetings/trainings. Qualifications include a Bachelor’s degree, LSW or RN required, MSW, CCM, CCP preferred. Experience with completing Assessments and Action Plans and a minimum of five years experience with the LTC system. Must be able to manage multiple changing priorities. Previous experience with supervision and coaching along with proficient computer skills a must.

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Empowering those with a variety of mental disabilities to become independent. Merrymeeting Behavioral Health Associates (MBHA) is committed to respectful, collaborative work with clients, their families, MBHA staff and service providers from other agencies to work with clients in reaching their goals.

Quality Assurance Manager FT • Salaried • Brunswick, ME Requirements: • Familiarity with DHHS Licensing and funding sources standards • Strong organizational and time management skills, and be detail-oriented • Strong documentation skills and computer skills w/MS Office • Solid understanding of the basics of psychosocial rehabilitation • Possess a high standard of personal integrity • Ability to work independently, as well as collaboratively with managers Responsibilities include, but are not limited to: • Oversees/coordinates compliance with DHHS, Maine Division of Licensing, and MaineCare (Medicaid) rules and regulations, and develop relationships with their respective representatives • Interpret Licensing and MaineCare regulations, policies, and procedures and effectively communicate to management team • Oversee/coordinate compliance with the Health Insurance Portability & Accountability Act (HIPAA) • File and organize records for various programs • Review ISP's, PSP's, and Authorization Releases • Track document due dates and maintain flow charts based on these dates • Perform chart reviews • Purge outdated documents Education Requirements: Associate degree in a relevant field plus two (2) years of direct relevant experience – Or – High school diploma or equivalent plus four (4) years of direct related experience MBHA is an Equal – And – Two (2) years supervisory experience in QA, compliance, or related fields Opportunity Employer. Apply to: Merrymeeting Behavioral Health Associates, Attn: HR Manager, 76 Pleasant Street, Brunswick, ME 04011 Fax: 207-721-0215 • Email: hr@merrymeetingbha.com

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I've heard it said various ways that you get a 5-, 7-, or 30-second initial scan from the hiring manager. I can tell you personally that when I was an HR manager and had 100 resumes to go through, my initial scan was about 5 seconds long, and I was looking for something to catch my eye. Here are the three areas I looked at when considering whether to invest more time: Professional Formatting When you're reviewing 100 resumes a day, the ones that really stick out are the ones in which you can tell the person invested time into creating. The professional and executive resume formats that were well-organized, easy to read, and perfectly laid out really made reviewing the resume easier-and definitely caught my attention. When you're comparing a professionally organized and strategically laid out resume to a messy, unprofessional, and disorganized one, the choice of which one to invest time into reading becomes a no-brainer. After all, why waste time searching through a document trying to find the info you need when someone else has clearly laid it out for you? Easy-to-Find Requirements When I posted a job ad online and was deluged with responses, I was appalled at how many people just shot me a resume that said absolutely nothing about the requirements that I had spent so much time writing to include in the ad. Normally, when I posted a job ad I would include: REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS and PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS. At the very least, to even be considered, the person had to possess the required qualifications; and the resumes that caught my attention were the ones that made it easy for me to see that they did indeed meet the requirements-either by listing them in the top or calling attention to them in a bold, underlined, or italicized font and placed throughout their resume. Want to put the nail in the coffin? (I know, Halloween humor... groan...) Call attention to the fact that you also meet their preferred qualifications. Meeting the required and preferred qualifications-and calling attention to this fact in your resume-makes you a perfect candidate for the job. Compelling, Easy-to-Read Contents Long paragraphs on resumes serve

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one purpose... and that's to lose the hiring manager's attention. If you're using paragraphs with 5+ sentences then you not only lost my attention, but now the info I need isn't readily accessible; it's buried beneath an enormous amount of text density that I don't have the time to wade through. Keep it concise, cut out the mundane, and highlight your accomplishments. Don't go super crazy with the bold, underline, or italics, but use them when it fits, and use them to call attention to the most important information. Just to review-here's how to make it past the initial 5-second scan: 1) Professional, polished, and wellorganized format (colors and white space, good-messy and distracting, bad.) 2) Make it easy for the hiring manager to find exactly what he or she needsand to find it quickly. 3) Keep the content concise, and highlight the critical information the hiring manager needs in order to make the decision to call for the interview. Other strategies come into play when creating a compelling resume that will secure interviews, so if you're not sure your resume has the right stuff-and if you haven't heard of personal branding or incorporated it into your resume-it may be time to call a certified resume writer and get a resume checkup. If it means the difference between 3 interviews next week or 3 more months of job searching, you may want to consider speaking with a professional. About the Author: Jessica Holbrook Hernandez is an expert resume writer, career and personal branding strategist, author, speaker and President/CEO of Great Resumes Fast. She creates high-impact, best-inclass, resumes and cover letters that transform job searches into interviews and ultimately job offers. For more information about professional resume writing or to read more career and job search related articles visit http://www.greatresumesfast.com or call 1.800.991.5187. Article Source: http://EzineArticles.com/?expert=Jessica _M_Holbrook

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Healthcare Information Day, Nov 16 at Lewiston CareerCenter LEWISTON, Maine – The Central/Western Maine Workforce Investment Board will again be hosting another in a continuing series of industry specific information days that are billed as Industry Information Tuesdays. This focus on key sectors anticipating growth and opportunities in the near term continues to be the target during these monthly informational events that occur the third Tuesday of every month and are held at the Lewiston CareerCenter, 5 Mollison Way, in Lewiston. November’s industry focus is on healthcare. Healthcare is a key sector in Maine and throughout the U.S., and continues to play an important role in Maine’s future economic growth. Tuesday’s panel of industry professionals

will focus on this sector, the opportunities available, and programs that can help interested candidates acquire the skills and training required to connect with those opportunities. Several area healthcare providers will be taking part in a dialogue from 9:00 to 10:30 a.m. on Nov. 16. They will be available for questions, and would be happy to guide interested parties in the next steps required to access a career in this exciting field. December’s focus will be on self employment. Mark your calendars for Dec. 21. To secure a seat for either the November or December industry events, or for FMI about Industry Information Tuesdays, please contact the Lewiston CareerCenter at 207-753-9001.

SeniorsPlus Offers Medicare Part D Enrollment Assistance on its Mobile Office LEWISTON, Maine – The SeniorsPlus Mobile Office will be at the following locations during the month of November, with all stops focusing on assisting consumers with re-enrollment in their Medicare Part D prescription plan. Open enrollment period is November 15 through December 31, and the Mobile Office staff will meet with people one-on-one to answer questions, compare plans and enroll on the spot if desired. An appointment is required; call SeniorsPlus at 1-800-427-1241 to schedule. Farmington Town Office: 153 Farmington Falls Rd. December 9, 10:30-3:30pm Lewiston SeniorsPlus: 8 Falcon Rd. December 1–30, Monday–Friday, 8a.m–5pm.

Norway Town Office: 19 Danforth St. December 1, 8, 15, 22 and 29 9a.m.–3p.m. Rumford Library: 56 Rumford Ave. December 21, 10a.m.–2p.m. Wilton Town Office: 158 Weld Rd. December 14, 11a.m.–3p.m. In the event of snow or ice, the Mobile Office will cancel its trip. Clients are asked to call SeniorsPlus in advance to check for cancellation if the weather is questionable. All events are FREE and open to the public. For further information or to schedule a Medicare Part D appointment, call SeniorsPlus at 1-800-427-1241.

Seaside A Rehabilitation Community Looking For Professional Career Advancement? Seaside is the Place For You!

Team APPROACH! Team ATTITUDE! EOE

2 Openings: SEASIDE HEALTHCARE is interviewing RNs for Charge Nurse/LPN openings on the evening and night shifts to join our team to ensure quality of life and quality care for the residents within its community. The right candidate needs to be self-motivated, organized, and have strong clinical skills, with a desire to teach, mentor and guide the staff. This position will offer competitive wages and benefits, and promotes professional growth for the right candidate.

Positions are also available for the right candidates: Full-Time CNAs REGISTERED or LICENSED PRACTICAL NURSE Full/Part-Time & Per Diem

Contact: Barbie Walker, DON/Assistant Administrator Seaside Healthcare, 850 Baxter Blvd., Portland Maine 04280 Phone: 207-774-7878 ext 2001 • Fax: 207-775-2811 E-mail: donseaside@firstatlantic.com

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A commitment to caring. Serve people first. Respect choice. Promote quality of life.

Care Coord i n ators Elder Independence of Maine is seeking individuals to join our growing team providing care coordination services in our offices or from a remote, off-premise location, such as a home office, particularly in Aroostook and Somerset counties. Individuals will manage home care services for the elderly and adults with disabilities with an emphasis on consumers participating in at-home Long Term Care Programs. Work may also include evidence-based practices, depression awareness and education. Case Management is within a computerized office setting during daily work hours, Monday through Friday, and may include travel for home visits to consumers. The qualified candidate must have a Bachelor’s degree in nursing, social work or a related Human Services field; must be a Licensed Social Worker or Registered Nurse within the State of Maine; have two years of community experience; working knowledge of long term care services; and case management experience. Preference will be given to those with the Certified Case Management Certification (CCM) or MSW. Motivational interviewing skills, experience with home visits, working with ethnic minorities and project management all a plus. Salary is commensurate with experience. Interested candidates should submit a letter of interest including salary requirements and resume to: jobs@seniorsplus.org or Human Resources, SeniorsPlus, P.O. Box 659, Lewiston, ME 04243-0659 SeniorsPlus/EIM is an EqualOpportunityEmployer

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Direct Support Professionals

PERSONAL SUPPORT SPECIALISTS Needed for Day/Evening/Weekend Shifts in the following areas:

Featured Positions (Central and Southern Maine): • FLOAT Positions – Must have experience & availability for all shifts. Current certification preferred. $11.00/hour • Administrative Assistant – FT, Lewiston. As the face and voice greeting guests to our organization, must have experience in an office setting and a welcoming presence.

Central Maine 124 Canal Street, Lewiston, Maine 04240 207-795-0672 ext. 2108

Southern Maine 56 Industrial Park Road, Saco, Maine 04072 207-294-7458 ext. 1131 Kim Dionne, Support Solutions kdionne@ supportsolutions.org

Central Maine • Lewiston, 5 FT 1st & 2nd shifts • Creative Trails Community Support Program, 1 PT, 1st Shift. Seeking candidates with skills and/or background in the arts. Southern Maine • Biddeford, 1 PT & 1 FT 2nd Shift • Gorham, PT Fri & Sat Shift • Dayton, FT 1st Shift • Kennebunk, FT, 2nd shift • Waterboro, 2 FT 2nd shift

Call Us! Here’s Why! Unique Benefits: Generous time-off program • PAID TRAINING for all employees! Easily accessible work-life wellness program • Discounted fitness club membership Life/Work balance environment • Recognition for a job well done Traditional Benefits: Medical, dental & vision • Company paid life insurance AD&D Employee Assistance Program Please visit our Web site. Click on “Employment Opportunities” and fill out an application online, mentioning the position you are interested in. WWW.SUPPORTSOLUTIONS.ORG

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Other DSP positions ($8.75–$9.25 per hour based on experience):

Home Care for Maine is a non-profit Maine corporation helping people stay at home where they want to be.

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SOMESVILLE STEUBEN STOCKTON SPRINGS STRATTON SWANVILLE THORNDIKE TROY UNITY VAN BUREN WALDO WHITEFIELD WHITING WILTON WINTERPORT YARMOUTH

PSSs assist with homemaking and personal care including bathing, dressing, etc. PCA/PSS/CNA Certification a plus but not required. We offer free PSS Certification to our Employees!

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Lincoln County Healthcare has the following openings:

If you had to guess, what do you think has the most negative impact on worker productivity? If you guessed musculoskeletal or mental health conditions, you can pass go and collect $200.

Tel: 207-563-4557

Most companies do not have disease management programs. Sean Sullivan, president and CEO of IHPM, says that of more companies made an effort to deal with these types of health issues that they would be able to significantly reduce their health-related costs and increase productivity.

FARMINGTON FORT FAIRFIELD GORHAM GRAY JAY KITTERY LEWISTON LUBEC MADAWASKA MADISON MAXFIELD MORRILL NE HARBOR NEWPORT NORRIDGEWOCK NORTHPORT

Call us at 1-800-639-3084 or apply online at www.homecareforme.org

Want to Reduce Health Costs? A survey by the Institute for Health and Productivity Management found that the musculoskeletal conditions, such as arthritis, lower back pain and repetitive motion strain were the leading causes for work absences. Mental health conditions (mostly depression) came in as the second leading cause. And pregnancy came in as the third leading cause.

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Apply online or see details at

• CNAs Full- & Part-Time, & Per Diem • Emergency Department Nurse Part-Time & Per Diem • LPN Night shift, Per Diem • Manager of Quality, Physicians’ Group Full-time • Medical Assistants Full, Part-Time & Per Diem

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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

Personal Branding: Standing out in the ‘Age of Information’ (ARA) - In today’s tough job market, it’s essential to make yourself as marketable as possible. Even as the economy begins to recover, unemployment rates are resting at more than nine percent nationwide, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics - meaning that more than 14.6 million people are on the prowl for a limited number of jobs nationwide. This ever-growing pool of job seekers, a downturned economy and the endless amounts of information available online mean 21st-century job hunters must work harder to stand out in the marketplace. In the age of information, employers are able to gather data on a job candidate with a simple click of a mouse - which means that now more than ever, it's essential for jobseekers to take control of their online presence by building their own personal brand. Dan Schawbel, founder of Millennial Branding, LLC and author of the international bestselling “Me 2.0: 4 Steps to Building Your Future,” has November 15 – November 28, 2010

made a career out of teaching new jobseekers and established professionals alike how to leverage the power of online media for personal empowerment and career success. “Before beginning a job search or a career, it’s important to understand the importance of discovering your personal brand,” says Schawbel. “You need to identify your unique talents, what you're passionate about, and the type of expertise you need to develop in order to reach your long-term goals.” Feeling a little overwhelmed? Schawbel offers three pieces of advice on how to start creating your own personal brand. • First things first: Find your niche an industry or field you wish to become the go-to expert in - and become extremely knowledgeable in this field. Before you begin marketing yourself, make sure to develop the relevant professional skills. An advanced degree can give you an edge too. • Once you have the right education, market your professional skills - and

take control of your online perception. Brand yourself before someone else does it for you. By establishing your own Web site or blog, and claiming your name on social networks, such as Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn, you will have power over how people

...more than 14.6 million people are on the prowl for a limited number of jobs nationwide. perceive you online. If you don’t start controlling your online perceptions, then you will be judged solely based on popular opinion. • Network. Put yourself out there and be consistent in your messaging. Using your credentials, knowledge and education, build relationships with both the niche media that covers your industry and with your industry peers. Seek out mentors within your field and don’t be afraid to ask for endorsements from them once you’ve proven yourself.

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Carrie Rubin, dean of career services at DeVry University, offers another way that you can begin your personal branding process - with the help of your university’s career services department. “DeVry University is a school that truly understands and appreciates the importance of personal branding. We help our students and alumni get a head start on their personal branding process, both through our career-focused degree programs and top-notch career services offerings,” says Rubin. “Some of the tactics we encourage our past and present students to implement include joining all social media networks available, becoming members of organizations that are affiliated with their disciplines or majors and attending networking events or conferences where they can promote themselves in a positive way, both online and offline.” Want more information on how to kick-start your job search? Visit personalbrandingblog.com for additional insight from Schawbel. www.MyJobWave.com


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The Becket Family of Services has been educating youth and adolescents since 1964. Described by others as “comprehensive” and “holistic,” the Becket approach encompasses services that address all aspects of our students’ lives, not just their intellectual and emotional needs, but also their physical, spiritual and vocational needs, as well.

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Mental Health Clinicians Portland, ME

Dignity. Compassion. Respect.

Full-Time, Salaried with Benefits

The ideal candidates would have experience working with children and families and be trained in various evidenced based practices. Responsible for working collaboratively with the BHP (Behavioral Health Professional) to provide in-home support services to children and families. Must be licensed as a LCSW, LCPC, or LMSW-cc.

Clinical supervision is provided by a nationally known expert. You may apply online directly at MyJobWave.com, or send a resume to: David Prescott, Clinical Director, CODE: ET Becket Family of Services, PO Box 269, Belgrade, ME 04917 Email: david.prescott@becket.org or lori.strout@becket.org • Fax: 207-465-3785

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Eastern Maine HomeCare is currently accepting applications for a full-time (32-40 hours per week) Physical Therapist in their Caribou Visiting Nurses of Aroostook office and their Hancock County HomeCare office in Blue Hill:

$6,000 Sign-On Bonus PHYSICAL THERAPIST Full-Time

(Min. 32 hrs./wk.)

If you’re looking for flexible scheduling, you’ll find it here! Responsibilities are to provide and promote comprehensive health care services to individuals and families in the home and other community settings. These services include therapeutic care and rehabilitative service to the sick in the community and preventative health services within physical therapy competence. QUALIFICATIONS/EXPERIENCE: Must possess a current license to practice as a registered physical therapist as issued by the state of Maine Physical Therapy Licensing Board with one year of prior experience.

INFORMATION SYSTEMS (IS) SUPPORT ASSISTANT Eastern Maine HomeCare is currently accepting applications for a full-time IS Support Assistant. The IS Support Assistant provides assistance to the IS Manager with the maintenance of previously written programs and assists users as needed. The IS Assistant also provides technical assistance and PC training to other users. QUALIFICATIONS/EXPERIENCE: Must have a minimum of two years of experience with networking, PC applications and a familiarity with Visual Basic language, MS Access/Excel; the ability to learn new applications; be familiar with an AS/400 and personal computer applications; knowledge of basic accounting practices; the ability to work independently and possess an associate degree in computer science or equivalent as well as a valid Maine driver’s license. This position may work from any of our EMHC offices in Bangor, Blue Hill, Caribou, or Houlton.

Apply online at www.easternmainehomecare.org Or qualified applicants for these positions should submit a cover letter and provide a relevant resume with three references with names and addresses to: Bonnie Turck, Eastern Maine HomeCare 14 Access Highway, Caribou, ME 04736 Tel: (207) 498-2578 • Fax: (207) 498-4129 • Email: bturck@emh.org

REGISTERED NURSES Full-Time: 40 hours, day/evening, benefited position. Part-Time: 24 hours, weekend, benefited position. QUALIFICATIONS/EXPERIENCE: Must have a current Maine RN license; minimum of one year clinical experience; the ability to observe, assess, plan, implement and evaluate individuals and families using the nursing process; possess good communication skills; knowledge of the team concept in providing health care; and be detail-oriented and able to work independently.

Apply online at www.easternmainehomecare.org Or qualified applicants should submit a cover letter and provide a relevant resume with three references with names and addresses to: Bangor Area Visiting Nurses, ATTN: Elise Senecal, Clinical Manager 885 Union St., Suite 220, Bangor, ME 04401 Tel: (207) 973-6550 • Fax: (207) 973-6557 • Email: esenecal@emh.org Eastern Maine HomeCare offers a variety of benefits such as health insurance and earned benefit time. See other employment opportunities at www.easternmainehomecare.org AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER

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In this issue check out our new classified section. There are also many interesting articles related to the job hunt. Enjoy!

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