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sophisticated in conducting background and reference checks through job application forms and resumes. Instead, focus on using keywords and figures to highlight your strengths and to demonstrate increasing levels of responsibility.

Kick-starting a new career in this challenging economy won’t be easy as graduates from the classes of 2011, 2010 and 2009 have learned the hard way. But, with a little determination and preparation, college students can increase their odds of landing a job right out of school and laying a foundation for future success.

Watch what you post online

One of the most important areas of concern for college students who plan on entering the workforce soon is the Internet. While it can be extremely helpful in finding internships and jobs, it can also cripple your career prospects, according to, a leading online destination for legal information. College students must pay extra attention to their use of the Internet. Embarrassing or inappropriate photos, messages, opinions and documents can live on the Internet for years, and can negatively impact a young person’s search for gainful employment. Here are some additional tips from on what college students should do now to prepare to land the job of their dreams right out of school: Don’t embellish your resume Compiling a resume is the first step to finding a job – or even an internship while you’re attending college. Go to the job placement center at your college or university to get tips on how to write an effective resume. But take heed: Exaggerating accomplishments on your resume will more often end up hurting you than helping you. Companies have become more September 12–25, 2011

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Savvy employers use the Internet, including social networking sites such as LinkedIn, Facebook, MySpace, Bebo and Twitter to determine if you’ll be a good fit for their organization. When posting online, avoid foul language, inappropriate pictures, lewd jokes, and references to drug abuse and excessive alcohol consumption. Avoid posting offensive statuses, and limit the number of posts on Facebook and other online forums. Too many postings on Facebook or Twitter says you’re spending too much time on social networking sites rather than on your studies. Build a work history Most employers want to see job candidates who are building a track record of successful employment – taking on roles that increase in responsibility from one job to the next. Employers want to see results and accomplishments, especially as it relates to your field of interest. To get the experience needed to land the job of your dreams, college students and those just out of college may need to take jobs or internships that may not pay as much as they would like. You should also consider volunteering with non-profit organizations in order to gain critical skills. If you’re entering your junior year in college, it is not too soon to be seeking internships in the profession or industry that you’re interested in working in. Good references

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September Career Events Monday, September 12 Gateways to Employment* – Skowhegan Interactive workshop with up-to-date information and techniques designed to help unemployed people figure out, “Where do I go from here?” Time: 8:30–11:30 a.m. Location: 98 North Avenue, Skowhegan, ME Cost: Free, registration required. FMI: Moira Cook, 207.474.4950 Wednesday, September 14 Business Breakfast Series – Waterville How Social Media Has Changed (or Should Change) Your Business. Presented by Lynnelle Wilson, owner of Bold Vision Consulting. Sponsored by the Mid-Maine Chamber. Time: 7:30–9 a.m. Location: Thomas College Student Center, Waterville Cost: $14 members/$20 nonmembers FMI: 207.873.3315


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Make the Most of Attending a BY ANGELA M. HIGLEY

Job Fairs are excellent places to land jobs, because employers are there specifically to line up candidates for interviews, and some even interview and hire on-the-spot. While Job Fairs can be overwhelming with many people waiting to see the same employer, the pressure of on-the-spot interviewing, noise and sometimes confusion, they are often a great tool and a good way to meet company representatives face-to-face. Before you go, review some tips on participating, which will help make your Career Fair experience a positive one. Resumes Before the Job Fair, do a little research to find out how many companies are going to be on site. Plan to take enough resumes for all the companies you know you’re interested in, and at least one resume for every two companies that you’re not as interested in. While you may think that you are indifferent in a certain company, the display or a chat with a company representative may change your mind. Be sure that your resume is current and accurate. Have someone proofread them before you make copies! Typos and other errors can be considered sloppiness on your part and your resume quickly “screened out” because of it. Finally, don’t be afraid to distribute your resume to company representatives, that’s what you are there for! Prepare a “One-Minute Commercial” Your “One-Minute Commercial” should be a compilation, summarized, of your resume and cover letter. It should be a brief but descriptive statement about your abilities and skills as well as what you’re looking for in a new job. It is very much like your objective statement. First, illustrate the important details that support your qualifications for the position. This is your chance to let the company representative know why you are uniquely suited for the position you are seeking. Brevity, specificity and perhaps most importantly relativity are the keys!

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5 Personal Branding Resume Techniques You Must Try You've probably heard it a million times: Personal branding is important to the success of a job search. Why is it so important? Because as a unique job seeker, it helps define you as an individual and makes you stand out as a prime candidate. There are aspects of your background that make you incredibly unique and highly qualified-and your job is to highlight those aspects so that hiring managers don't have to guess whether you're perfect for the job. To help you get started, here are five personal branding techniques to try when working on your resume. 1. Develop a Strong Title/Job Target Your title/job target is the first impression a hiring manager will have when reading your resume. This short phrase provides a quick summary of what you've accomplished and why you are the right person for the job. It helps to set the tone for who you are as a candidate. This tone should remain consistent throughout the resume and any other information the manager receives about you. 2. Add Links to Your Professional Profiles September 12–25, 2011

Another great technique for building your personal brand is to link to your professional profiles. Keep in mind that, most times, your resume is submitted online and can easily be linked to Web sites. If you link to your LinkedIn and Twitter profiles, as well as one or two other professional sites you have, you give the employer a chance to learn more about the contributions you've made in your field. 3. Summarize Your Career Highlights You can also develop your personal brand by creating a career summary section. You want the most important moments of your career to stand out in this section. These moments might include your winning salesperson of the year five times, or your efforts as a team leader that resulted in record revenues. It's good to list at least four highlights, but make sure they're tailored to the job for which you're applying. 4. Turn Your Duties into Initiatives Instead of listing the duties you were given on any job you've worked, it's great to brand yourself by listing your initiatives. So if you were in charge of taking phone messages and created a new

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system that made message delivery more effective, don't just write, "Answered calls and delivered messages". Write a couple of sentences starting with "Developed" or "Initiated", then talk about what you created and how it helped the messagetaking process flow more smoothly throughout the office. 5. Consider Testimonials Adding testimonials to resumes is still a unique concept to many job seekers, so taking this route could automatically make you stand out. Find two or three reputable references in your field to vouch for your greatness in a one- or twosentence quote. This could really help to back you up as a strong candidate. There's nothing better than standing out as the strongest candidate each time you apply for a job. Increase the odds of being that person by developing your personal brand in your resume.

About the Author: Global resume authority Jessica M Holbrook of is a former HR Manager who partners with professional- and executive-level candidates to create authentic, branded resumes and cover letters.

For additional tips and advice on resumes An international resume and cover letters, follow Great Resumes columnist and resume expert for Fast on Twitter @GreatResume or visit JobTalkAmerica radio, her work their blog. opens doors to lucrative positions at Fortune 500 Article Source:

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ELECTRICIAN Performs and oversees the maintenance and operation of the power, lighting, security, access control, video surveillance, telephone, UPS and communication systems, and assist with other electrical and electronics work in the Cumberland County Jail and other county buildings as required. Working knowledge of IEEE standards, fire alarm systems, telephone systems, computer networking, electronics and electronic control systems is required. Must be computer literate, able to meet deadlines, able to follow oral and written instructions, able to write well and work well with others and independently. Candidates must have valid ME Journeyman and driver’s license. Knowledge of security systems and associated equipment, minimum of 5 years of post-license experience preferred. Salary range is $18.80-$25.76/hr, 40hrs/wk.

Applications are available online at, may be requested by calling Human Resources at 207-775-6809, or may be picked up at Cumberland County Human Resources, 142 Federal Street, Room 100, Portland, ME 04101. APPLICATIONS MUST BE RECEIVED BY HUMAN RESOURCES BY 4:00 PM SEPTEMBER 22, 2011 FOR CONSIDERATION. Cumberland County is an EOE/Affirmative Action employer. We encourage diversity in our workforce.

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Come be a team player with one of the TOP 250 CARRIERS in the Nation!

Hartt Transportation Systems has been providing professional, reliable and safe motor carrier service to Maine and the nation for over 60 years. Starting in 1948 with a single truck designed to haul gravel and pulpwood, Delmont Hartt has directed the company's growth to now include 585 tractors, 1250 trailers, and many dedicated employees.


At Harry C. Crooker & Sons, Inc., we believe that our employees are our greatest asset. That is why we are always looking for motivated and reliable people. If you are responsible, enjoy working with others, and possess good work habits, then we are looking for you.

CDL-A DRIVERS Based out of Auburn, ME Terminal

Road Mechanic Experience with Caterpillar, Blaw-Knox and Ingersoll Rand equipment preferred. Will train. We Offer: Competitive wages • Paid holidays & vacation • Group health, life and disability insurance • Profit sharing • 401(k) savings plan Apply by e-mail to or in person Monday–Friday at 103 Lewiston Rd., Topsham, Maine. We are located on Rt. 196, across from the Topsham Fair Mall. Harry C. Crooker & Sons is an Affirmative Action / Equal opportunity Employer. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply.

• 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, have a clean CDL driving record with at least 1 year OTR experience, 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.

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

Work for a well-respected organization! Please apply in person or send resume to: Human Resources. WahlcoMetroflex, Inc., 29 Lexington St., Lewiston, ME 04240

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A Legacy the World Over

• Tanker Drivers – One year verifiable experience • Regional Drivers • Drivers for Canada

WELDERS/FABRICATORS 2–4 years experience • GTAW a Plus

MAINTENANCE TECHNICIAN Looking for diverse background in facilities and production support. Ideal candidate will have mechanical, electrical, pneumatic, and hydraulics experience.


WahlcoMetroflex is a world leading designer and manufacturer of equipment for controlling and isolating gas flows, and supplying the related duct systems.

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If you have the qualifications we need, contact us.

• Weekly settlements • Health Insurance after 30 days • Dental Insurance available after 30 days

• Referral Bonus • Year-round employment • Sliding weekly fuel surcharge

We are also hiring owner operators with MC Authority. Growing at a rapid pace, we are looking for owner operators to haul our equipment on a full-time basis in our flatbed and van divisions. Hartt advances 40% of all loads for tolls and fuel. We also offer a quick pay program free of charge and will pay the remainder of the invoices every Friday. 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.

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Southern Maine Industries Corp. Mid-size plating and anodizing company has an Immediate Opening!


Apply at: Southern Maine Industries 45 Hutcherson Dr., Gorham, ME 04038 Send resume to fax: 207.856.1080

Electroplating and anodizing shop has immediate full-time opening for an experienced Maintenance Tech to do electrical, plumbing, and equipment maintenance. Familiarity with boilers, pumps, make-up air units, chillers, PLC and other control devices important. Must be familiar with Excel and have reasonable computer skills. Strong mechanical ability required, must be versatile. Salary based on experience.

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Outstanding Environmental Performance Hartt Transportation is a SmartWay Transport Partner, utilizing fuel saving strategies as well as actively evaluating the latest emerging technologies.

CDL-A DRIVERS CONTACT: Rick Parisien, Scott Grant, Human Resources Director Driver Recruitment 1-800-341-1586 207-689-2076 1-877-689-1084 1591 Hotel Road Bomarc Road Auburn, ME 04210 Bangor, ME 04401 Fax: 207-689-2078 Fax: 207-945-5193 Cell: 207-735-5402 Email: OWNER OPERATORS CONTACT: Bangor Corporate Office Auburn, ME 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:




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Self-Employment in Maine Self-employment is an important source of jobs in Maine. About 66,000 workers said their primary job was unincorporated self-employment in 2010, accounting for an estimated 10.3 percent of employed residents. Nationally, the unincorporated self-employed accounted for seven percent of total employment in 2010. The Maine rate of self-employment ranged between 10 and 12 percent in the 2000s, well above the national rate.

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would still be counted as employed—a self-employed worker. Thus, the count of self-employed would rise even though total employment would not.

educational and health care services accounted for over 25 percent.

With all of these factors considered, it does appear that the weak labor market of the 2000s had a dampening effect on the number of self-employed in Maine. CHARACTERISTICS OF THE SELF-EMPLOYED The following characteristics of the unincorporated selfemployed are developed from the ACS that differs slightly from the CPS in methodologies and timing of the surveys. Three-year average estimates are used to improve the reliability of the data. The Self-Employed Were More Likely to be Male and Older A larger percentage of the self-employed were older and male compared to wage and salary workers. The selfemployed had higher shares of workers with little education and the highest level of education.

Published estimates of self-employment for Maine from the Current Population Survey (CPS) include only total counts of the unincorporated self-employed from 2000 to 2010. Unpublished (CPS) and American Community Survey (ACS) data in this brief comes from the Integrated Census Public Use Microdata Series. These data are subject to sampling error and detailed estimates must be viewed with caution.

While the self-employed are in a variety of occupations, management, professional, and related, and construction, extraction, maintenance, and repair occupations accounted for 50 percent of the self-employed, reflecting industry concentration. Over 40 percent of those employed in agriculture, forestry, fishing, hunting, and mining; about 30 percent of construction workers; and almost 30 percent of the workers in other services, which contains a variety of industries such as barber shops and shoe repair, were selfemployed.

The incorporated self-employed are counted as wage and salary workers in published employment estimates since they are legally employees of their own business. According to unpublished CPS data, incorporated selfemployment in Maine accounted for a little over 4 percent of total employment in 2010. SELF-EMPLOYMENT HAS DECLINED SLIGHTLY While self-employment rates move up and down, over the course of several years the official unincorporated rate has declined slightly. Between 1994 and 2000 the rate of unincorporated self-employment in Maine averaged 11.8 percent compared to 10.3 percent for 2001 to 2010. The incorporated self-employment rate was unchanged at 3.5 percent. Nationally, the unincorporated rate fell from 8.0 percent (1994-2000 average) to 7.3 percent (2001-2009); the incorporated rate rose from 3.3 to 3.7 percent. The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics cites the increased likelihood of businesses to incorporate to get the traditional benefits of the corporate structure as a reason for the shift in the corporative status of the self-employed.

About one in five of workers aged 65 and over were selfemployed Only five percent of workers age 16 to 34 were self-employed. Among the possible reasons for the oldest age cohort having a much higher self-employment rate that those age 16 to 34 are older workers have more resources to start a business (human and financial capital) and older workers retired from wage and salary jobs may become self-employed to supplement retirement income.

Self-employment rates were highest for workers with a high school education or less and a graduate degree, reflecting high proportions of the self-employed in construction, and management and professional occupations. There are a number of factors that impact the number of self-employed. The mid-to-late 1990s were characterized by rapid employment growth and low unemployment. Employment growth slowed in the early 2000s, with a period of employment decline and higher unemployment in the late 2000s. Certainly, the sluggish labor market of the early 2000s and the Great Recession of the late 2000s negatively affected the demand for services of many of the self-employed. At the same time, a countering affect could result in a rise in self-employment as wage and salary workers losing their jobs start new businesses. Further complicating the issue, the CPS classifies employment based on the job at which the most hours are worked. A person holding a wage and salary job, who is also self-employed, is classified as a wage and salary worker if he/she works the most hours at the wage and salary job. If the wage and salary job is lost, the person

Major occupations with the highest self-employment rates were farming, fishing, forestry and logging (46 percent) and construction (24 percent).

IN SUMMARY Nearly one in seven Maine workers were self-employed in 2009, either incorporated or unincorporated, compared to about one in nine nationally. While a slight decline in selfemployment was recorded during the sluggish labor market of the 2000s, the self-employed remain an important part of the Maine economy. Source: All unpublished CPS and ACS data developed using the Integrated Public Use Microdata Series (IPUMS: Steven Ruggles, J. Trent Alexander, Katie Genadek, Ronald Goeken, Matthew B. Schroeder, and Matthew Sobek. Integrated Public Use Microdata Series, Version 5.0 (Machine-readable database). Minneapolis: University of Minnesota, 2010.

The Self-Employed were Working in a Wide Variety of Industries and Occupations The self-employed were more heavily concentrated in the construction and professional and business services industries compared to wage and salary workers. The construction industry employed about one-quarter of the self-employed. Professional and business services and

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The fact is, many job-seekers lose interview opportunities because a judgment call was made after listening to an unprofessional voicemail greeting one that negatively influenced a decision by a potential hiring manager. An example: "Hey, I'm not here so leave a message and I'll get back to you." Intuitively, this voice greeting is clearly not consistent with the image portrayed by the inspiring resume that motivated a hiring manager to pick up a phone and call you. It generates a level of doubt regarding the caliber of the candidate.

However, your call is important to me. Please leave your name and a brief message, including your phone number, and I will return your call at my earliest convenience. Thank you and have a nice day." Consistently presenting yourself in a professional and responsive manner at all touch points is vital during a job search. An email address such as "partyanimal" does not bode well for the job-seeker. Initial impressions make or break employment opportunities. Don't let small yet vital omissions tarnish the way you're perceived by people you wish to impress. By focusing on the details, you leave a positive and lasting impression throughout the jobsearch process.

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Always verify that your voice recording is clear, concise and professional before embarking on your job search. This may be the first contact that the employer has with you after reviewing your resume. A message recorded with background noise or one that lacks clarity does not convey a superior level of professionalism and proper etiquette. Remember, you're in sales mode, and attention to detail is vital to maintain a competitive edge. An appropriate greeting may be: "Hello, this is John Doe, and I'm not available to answer your call at this time.

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Begin your new career today! 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.

Medical Assistant or LPN Redington Medical Primary Care has one full-time day position available. This is a float position (for all offices) and 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

Paramedic EMS Dept. has one full-time Paramedic position available (40 hours work/8 hours of call). Also available are two per diem position. (Paramedics preferred but will consider other levels). • Paramedic: State Licensed and Certified in BCLS and ACLS is required; AVOC, PALS, NRP and PHTLS preferred

Speech-Language Pathologist RFGH Rehab & Fitness Services is looking for a full-time, licensed SpeechLanguage Pathologist to provide evaluations and treatments to both acute care inpatients as well as pediatric to adult populations in our busy outpatient clinic. Pediatric – EI therapy will involve collaboration with in-town educational sites. Knowledge and experience in dysphagia a must; experience with MBS videoflouroscopy helpful, but will train. Must have ASHA CCC’s or CFY status. Work within a large multidisciplinary team of therapists and support personnel in offering outstanding therapy services to many different populations from in and around Somerset and Franklin counties. We offer generous continuing education and professional support, along with excellent health benefits.


Combined Position – Emergency Room/SCU

The Emergency room has an opening for 24 hours on the day/evening shift and SCU has a 12-hour position on the day shift, 7am–7pm.


Emergency Room

Two night positions available, one 36-hour and one 24-hour, nights, 6pm–6am shift. • • • •

ED experience preferred Current ACLS, PALS and IV certification ENPC, TNCC, CEN preferred Excellent communication, critical thinking and customer service skills

Able to support team function and work effectively and efficiently within a team environment


I.V. Team

16-hour position, 2:30–10:30pm shift and every other weekend. The applicant will also be asked to cover for weekends, holidays, and vacation coverage when needed. • One year experience as an RN

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

ROI of the Thank-You Note By Jaynine Howard, Dream Catcher - Business & Life Coaching I often hear that sending a handwritten thank you note is so "last year" or "old fashioned". When I'm social media sites and post I'm writing thank you notes I am immediately bombarded by people trying to sell me one of the many services that you can subscribe to that will send a thank you note for you. I don't think machine written and signed thank-you notes have the same sincerity as an "old fashioned" handwritten thank you note. Below are my personal experiences that show the ROI (return on investment) of sending a handwritten thank you note. 1. Job Offer We are often told to send a thank you note after a job interview. I, like most people, thought this was corny. However, I sent a thank you note after having a job interview for a job I really wanted. Guess what, I received an offer for the job. After this experience I have sent a thank you note after every job interview and I have been offered every job. A handwritten thank you note is key to standing out amongst the competition in today's highly competitive job market. One thank you note netted me a job offer of over 32 thousand dollars and a subsequent thank you note netted me a job offer of 60 thousand dollars. 2. Paid Speaking Engagement Recently I attended a conference and sent the conference organizer a handwritten thank you note. He emailed me thanking me for the note and commented that no one sends them any longer. The conference organizer then asked if I was available to be a paid speaker at various upcoming conferences he had scheduled. He stopped by my office the following week and offered me an additional paid speaking engagement. This one thank you note has netted me over one thousand dollars so far. 3. Relationship Building Thank you notes are a great way to build relationships. If you recently received a gift basket or other type of gift by winning a raffle the thank you note will not only show the business owner that provided the gift basket that you appreciated it but it will also show that you were raised with manners. This starts the rapport building process. 4. Repeat Clients & Referrals Do you send thank you notes to your clients? I have and it pays off in customers that feel valued. Valued

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customers and clients will refer people to your business resulting in additional revenue. They will also return to do business with you. Your return on investment is unlimited. 5. Joint Ventures When you read an article or blog that has great content do you send a thankyou note to let the author know how much you appreciated it? This strategy has led to several joint ventures that has increased my business revenue. Thank-you notes are not a thing of the past. Hand written thank you notes are something you should be sending on a regular basis after receiving a gift, learning a new strategy or attending a job interview. Do not worry that you have horrible handwriting. The recipient will appreciate the time and effort you took to show your appreciate. The return on investment is unlimited. I encourage you to go right now and purchase a package of thank you notes and a book of stamps to keep on hand. This small investment will net you big returns. About the Author: Jaynine, is the Coach for the Military. Coach Jaynine is a retired United States Marine, former psychotherapist and a doctoral candidate. She is the international business and life coach who has a proven track record for helping business owners increase their revenue by at least 8-10 percent each year during the most recent recession. She has also been known to get the phone ringing within 45 minutes of posting a resume online and helping her clients land a job within five days through the use of networking. Jaynine was recently referred to as the "Jillian Michaels" of the coaching industry. Dream Catcher - Business & Life Coaching is a woman owned and Veteran Owned Business. Coach Jaynine works with Veteran Business Owners, Military Veterans on Active Duty and those transitioning or already transitioned into the civilian world. Jaynine also enjoys working with family members of military veterans or those individuals who are willing to work hard. You can learn more about Jaynine by following her on Facebook at herBusinessCoaching

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Central Maine Eye Care, P.A. Central Maine Eye Care, a large, multi-physician, Ophthalmology and Optometry practice located in Lewiston, currently has an opening for:

Medical Records Clerk Responsibilities include maintaining all medical record charts, filing, copying, preparing records for patient appointments.

The UNITED STATES POSTAL SERVICE is offering employment opportunities for Maine, New Hampshire and Vermont (Northern New England District) on our employment website at

Candidate should be motivated, a self starter, able to accomplish job responsibilities in a timely and efficient manner and have the ability to management multiple priorities. Previous Medical Records experience preferred but willing to train individuals with related experience. Ideal candidate will possess an outgoing pleasant personality; the ability to work in a busy environment; willingness to work as a team player and a strong desire to provide outstanding customer care and service.

We are RECRUITING FOR TEMPORARY HOLIDAY EMPLOYEES for the following positions:

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.

Casual Mail Handlers

For immediate consideration, please forward, fax or e-mail resume to: Practice Manager Central Maine Eye Care P.O. Box 999 Lewiston, ME 04243-0999 Fax: 207-783-3159 (No Phone Calls Please)

Stephens Memorial Hospital • Norway, ME

PROCESSING & DISTRIBUTION CENTERS ($12/hr) Online applications will be accepted Sept 12–23, 2011 To find entry-level employment/examination opportunities, you may go to our site at:

• If you have not already done so, you must create an eCareer profile online. Once completed you will receive a confirmation. • Once profile has been completed you may apply for jobs by selecting ‘search jobs and apply online’ then select the state under ‘location’ and click ‘start’ (no other information is needed) • All positions currently open for application may be found by the state you select We encourage you to keep checking for opportunities in the Northern New England District as well as other cities/states which may be of interest.

Thank you for your interest in the US Postal Service. We are an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer

Continued from page 2... If you left your previous job in good standing, your old boss is more likely to give you a good reference. The better the reference, the more likely you’ll get that job you’re applying for. Former coworkers can often make for good references as well. It’s important to stay in touch with previous employers and co-workers who can serve as references for future employment. In addition to on-the-job references, professors and coaches at your college can serve as references. Build your networks It is not too soon to begin building a professional network of contacts while you are in college. Create a LinkedIn page to begin promoting your experience, accomplishments and skills, as well as to maintain your contacts with professors, mentors and fellow students. Maintain a blog to showcase your career and volunteer accomplishments. Join professional associations to network with others in your chosen field. Establish mentor relationships Identify two to three working professionals in your profession from whom you can obtain career advice and wisdom. Invite them for coffee to learn about what you can do to enhance your career direction.

Study the job market While you’re in school, not after you graduate, is the time to study the job market and find out what industries are hiring and how much you can expect to be paid upon graduating from college. For example, a 2009 Labor Department study of college graduates under 25 showed that those who majored in engineering were more likely to find jobs just out of college than those who majored in the humanities. You may be passionate for what you’re studying, but it’s just as important to be realistic about your job prospects. Assess your student debt According to the John J. Heldrich Center for Workforce Development, the average 2010 four-year college graduate earned a median starting salary of $27,000. As a student, you should analyze the amount of student debt you are taking on to achieve your degree in light of the amount of money you’ll make in your chosen field. Graduating with a mountain of student debt can make it more difficult to establish a good credit history and take the risks that are necessary in building a solid career.

COOK/SUPERVISOR Norway, ME Stephens Memorial Hospital, located in Norway, Maine, has a full-time, day shift opportunity for a Cook/Supervisor to be an integral member of the Food & Nutrition Services team. The cook prepares food for patients, staff and visitors in a manner that is both infection control and safety motivated. Supervises kitchen staff and includes cafeteria/salad bar work. One year certification from college or technical school; or three to six months related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience. If you are a team player and have food services experience, we may have just the position for you.

Our benefit package is as exceptional as our patient care! To learn more about Western Maine Health and Stephens Memorial Hospital, come visit our website at and complete an online application, or email your resume to Human Resources 181 Main Street Norway, Maine 04268 Tel: (207) 744-6070 Fax: (207) 743-5805

Equal Opportunity Employer/Believing in a diverse workforce • The MaineHealth® Family

Town of Ogunquit


FIREFIGHTER/PARAMEDIC The Ogunquit Fire-Rescue Department has immediate openings for full-time, selfmotivated, public service oriented Firefighter/EMT-I (1) and Firefighter/Paramedic (1). Responsibilities include response to fire/EMS calls, perform Life Safety inspections, maintain station and equipment, fire prevention training, recordkeeping, and conducts fire & EMS training. Minimum preferred qualifications include high school diploma or GED, Maine Firefighter II and (1)EMT-Intermediate certification (1) Paramedic certification, Maine Class B driver's license, Haz-Mat Operations level, and 5 years firefighter/apparatus operation experience which includes aerial operations and advanced pump operations. Applicant must successfully complete physical examination, physical agility test and general aptitude measurement. The Town of Ogunquit offers an excellent benefit package. The starting pay for Firefighter/EMT-I is $17.61 per hour; for Firefighter/Paramedic is $19.13 per hour.

If you are interested in working for an aggressive/progressive Fire-Rescue Department, please submit your resume and application for consideration. Application is available on the town website at Resumes and applications must be received at the Ogunquit Town Office, P.O. Box 875, 23 School Street, Ogunquit, ME 03907 by 4:00 PM, Friday, September 23, 2011. EOE

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

Ophthalmology/Optometry Medical Assistant Job responsibilities include assisting physicians by performing direct, hands-on, minor testing and screening of patients, as well as assisting physicians during examinations and procedures. Candidates should possess an outgoing, pleasant and compassionate personality; the ability to work in a busy environment; willingness to work as a team player with other assistants/technicians and departments; and a strong desire to provide outstanding patient care.

Experienced Candidates Preferred. 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.

Make them feel like Royalty! Attn: Experienced

Hairstylists Mary Pickford

2 chair and booth rentals available. Bring your clients and service them in our warm and inviting atmosphere. Visit or call Kathy for details: 284 Main St., Suite 210 (Second Floor) Wilton, ME • 207-645-3335

For immediate consideration, please forward, fax or e-mail resume to: Practice Manager Central Maine Eye Care P.O. Box 999 Lewiston, ME 04243-0999 Fax: 207-783-3159 (No Phone Calls Please)


Crown Court Day spa in the Bass Wilson Building has unique retail opportunities in the heart of Wilton’s Business District for

Come see us at these Job Fairs!

Direct Support Openings Our Mission is to inspire and support a culture of possibilities. If this is a Mission you can take pride in, please read more and apply.

Mon., Sept. 12, 1-6pm In-House, 124 Canal St., Lewiston, ME

• Full-Time, Part-Time & Float opportunities

Wed., Sept. 14, 1-6pm In-House, 56 Industrial Park Rd, Saco, ME

FLOAT: $11/hr. We pay mileage! Flexible scheduling req’d Contact Kim Dionne, In Central Maine: 124 Canal St., Lewiston, ME 04240 207-795-0672 ext. 2108 In Southern Maine: 56 Industrial Park Rd, Saco, ME 04072 207-294-7458 ext. 1131

For details visit or

Thurs., Sept. 15, 9am-Noon Lewiston CareerCenter 5 Mollison Way Thurs., Sept. 22, 4:30-7:30pm Creative Trails 369 Forest Ave., Portland, ME

A Home Away from Home for Residents & Staff Hawthorne House

This thing that we call ‘failure’ is not the falling down, but the staying down.

We are a 95-bed Skilled Rehab & Long Term care facility located in beautiful Freeport, Maine. We are in search for people that want to become part of a team that feels like family.

Hiring Full & Part-Time, All Shifts.

CNAs, CMTs & CRMAs We offer: • A pleasant, friendly and supportive work environment • An attractive wage that recognizes your strengths and experience • A team of employees that have been with us for 5 years or more • You receive every other weekend OFF!

Starting your own business? Office space w/separate entrance also available!


Drivers and their families come first with us.

• Be currently active on Maine state registry • Enjoy working with the geriatric population, genuinely care

Contact Rick Grover, Staffing Coordinator at: T: 207-865-4782 x.228 • E: Hawthorne House, 6 Old County Road, Freeport, ME, 04032

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ors t a r e p O Owner

At Pottle’s Transportation we value our employees and have some of the most satisfied drivers on the road today. Our drivers are confident their equipment is in superior working condition and take comfort in knowing their families will be well taken care of while they are on the road. They can drop in or call anyone in the office for support while you’re away. Whatever they need, even if it’s just a kind word, we’ll make sure they’re taken care of.

Company Drivers

Owner Operators

• Home Every Week • 2 Weeks Paid Vacation After 1 Year • 6 Paid Holidays • $1,000 Sign-On Bonus • Longevity Bonus • 401(k) Plan • Medical, Dental and Life Ins.

• Home Every Week • Paid Base Plate up to $1,500 • Bobtail Reimbursement • Discount Fuel and Tire Program • Regional and Long Runs • Percentage and Mileage Pay Options • Weekly Settlements • Lease Purchase Program

Required Qualifications: • CDL-A license • Drivers must be at least 23 years of age • Must have a good Motor Vehicle Record • Must have a minimum of one year over-the-road experience

Apply in person or contact: Sheldon Cote, Safety Director Pottle’s Transportation 15 Page Road West Hermon, ME 04401 PH: 1.800.370.5623 ext.313 FAX: 207.947.5613

Like people? Come join us!

Ad Sales Consultant Full-Time, Lewiston, ME $13/hr. Base + Commission & Bonus We listen to the needs of local businesses’ talent acquisition teams to recruit the best candidates for their open job positions. We are a small, energetic, fun team looking for a driven individual to join us as an Ad Sales Consultant. You will be working with a large client base on their Recruitment Marketing throughout major Maine & New Hampshire market areas.

Check us out, learn more, and apply at A Maine family owned & operated organization for over 100 years Provisional job offer subject to pre-placement medical screening and background check.

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Several new listings for Southern Maine and NH edition!