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Job Fairs effective at putting people to work AUGUSTA — As autumn approaches, Maine's Career Centers and other organizations will be sponsoring a host of job fairs across the state. Many may wonder whether businesses are really hiring in this economy. In a nutshell, yes, they are, as follow-up from one such job fair held last spring indicates. Last spring, York County held a Regional Job Fair in Springvale, with 65 organizations participating and more than 550 people attending. Feedback indicates that 50 job seekers were hired by such businesses as Adecco, Cianbro, FedEx Ground, Bonney Staffing, Fiber Materials, Home Helpers, Hussey Seating, Lakeview NeuroRehabilitation, New England Truck Tire, Project Flagging, Springborn Staffing, Waban and the York County Jail.

Career Fair resulted in 29 hires by 14 employers, including the Jackson Laboratory, Hollywood Casino, VIP and Woodlands Assisted Living. “Job fairs really showcase the many types of companies and many types of jobs a region offers,” noted

In addition, Portsmouth Naval Shipyard promoted their apprenticeship program, and representatives believe that many of the 1,900 applicants tested for the program began the application process at this job fair.

Commissioner of Labor Jeanne Paquette. “Job fairs are great places for people in different situations – whether it be someone who is unemployed, a younger person needing career ideas or someone who really wants to change careers – to be able to talk to different businesses and be inspired. Getting people back to work is a focus of the LePage Administration."

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“For those who might need training to make a career change or get a dream job, the job fairs sponsored by the CareerCenters have people to talk (with) to help job seekers make those connections. People do not have to try to do this on their

own. In fact, people can visit a CareerCenter at any time to learn about training and apprenticeship opportunities.” October and November will feature several job fairs around the state. The CareerCenters are currently involved in planning the following events, so brush up your résumé and come dressed as if you were being interviewed for a job. Job fairs are a great opportunity to

Thank You If your interviewer does not give you a business card, ask for one and follow up with a thank you card or e-mail within a day of your interview. Be sure to include what strikes you most about the position/company and if you weren’t told, ask when you can expect to hear from them.

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make a strong and positive first impression. – October 17 Fall Job Fair, Presque Isle – November 14 Hiring our Heroes Job Fair, Brunswick To find more information about jobs fairs across the state or to locate the closest CareerCenter and information about job training programs, visit the Career Center website at www.mainecareercenter.com. CareerCenters, part of the Maine Department of Labor, offer a variety of workshops and services to help people find employment or upgrade skills. Each center provides several public-access computer workstations with Microsoft Office software, resume writing and cover letter software, Internet access and O'Net software for skills assessment. All CareerCenter services are free of charge. Maine CareerCenters are an equal opportunity provider. Auxiliary aids and services are available upon request to individuals with disabilities.


Professional October 15–28, 2012

More Maine communities seek Maine Ranks business–friendly recognition Most Improved

IN THIS ISSUE FEATURED ARTICLES Job Fairs effective at putting people to work 2 What does your handshake reveal? 4 Seventh annual “Best Places to Work in Maine” accounces #1 companies 5

INDEX General

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Education & Career Services Healthcare & Human Services

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Sales & Customer Service

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Skilled Trades

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AUGUSTA – City and town officials from across Maine want to be better known for being business-friendly. The LePage Administration announced that five municipalities are under consideration in round three of the Certified BusinessFriendly Community Program. Department of Economic and Community Development (DECD) Commissioner George Gervais released the list Thursday which includes the communities of Ellsworth, Fairfield, Lubec, Kennebunk and Topsham.

Through the program, the LePage Administration has so far certified fourteen cities and towns as probusiness which according to officials, has had a positive impact. “I found that working my way through the application was a really great experience of reflecting on what we have done and where we should be spending those precious few available hours in the day in order to make our processes more accountable,” said Bucksport Director of Economic Development, Dave Milan.

“The goal of the program is to encourage a business-friendly climate in every municipality throughout the State and better position Maine for economic prosperity,” said Governor LePage.

A team made up of both public and private economic development experts reviews each application to determine eligibility into the Certified Business-Friendly Community Program. Multiple areas of criteria are considered including customer service, business involvement and collaboration, input from the public and licensing and permitting. Each community will be evaluated on an individual basis. Communities deemed business-friendly will be presented with a certificate, DOT road sign and become a key part of Maine’s business attraction strategy.

There are many community officials that value the importance of reducing government red tape and streamlining processes so that job creation may occur. This program recognizes those communities that are leading by example and encouraging collaborations between municipalities and businesses to spur job growth. “Our Department will work with any Maine community that wants to earn this designation; we want every Maine city and town to be business-friendly,” said DECD Commissioner George Gervais.

The next round of certified BusinessFriendly Communities is expected to be announced in early November.

Sun Press, a division of Sun Media Group, is looking for an experienced full time Pre-Press Supervisor to be part of a graphic designer team associated with commercial printing and weekly Sun Media publications.

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Wednesday. Delivery to newsstands is completed by Monday at 6:00pm. • My Job Wave will not knowingly print any advertisement which is illegal or misleading to its readers. All copy and type arrangements are subject to approval by the publisher. We reserve the right to classify all advertisements. We reserve the right to refuse any advertisement. • The opinions expressed in the advertisements, content and articles are not necessarily those of the My Job Wave or Sun Media Group. • Press releases may be submitted via e-mail to

In addition to excellent design skills, candidates should have knowledge of InDesign, PhotoShop, Acrobat Distiller, Macromedia Freehand, Microsoft Publisher and Adobe Illustrator. Knowledge of CTP Imagers and workflow software.

info@myjobwave.com. Time-sensitive press releases must be submitted before 5:00pm on Wednesday. We cannot guarantee all press releases will make it to print. • The publisher assumes no financial liability for typographical errors or copy omissions by the newspaper other than the cost of the space occupied by the error. All claims of error in the publication shall be made by Tuesday at noon prior to the next publication. If not made by that time, no claim shall be allowed for errors not affecting the value of the advertisement. • Editorial and advertisement content are the property of My Job Wave and Sun Media Group. Unauthorized use is prohibited. • My Job Wave will not accept cancellations after Thursday at noon.

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in Tax Rankings AUGUSTA – The Tax Foundation released recently its 2013 State Business Tax Climate Index comparing tax rates and policies across states. Maine saw the greatest improvement in its tax ranking this year, moving from 37th to 30th on the list. The positive momentum is attributable to the LePage Administration’s efforts to reduce the tax burden on Maine residents and businesses, according to the Tax Foundation. The Index specifically identifies the repeal of the individual alternative minimum tax for individuals and the expiration of a temporary ban on net operating loss carry forwards as two key factors in the tax climate improvement. “The reduction of the tax burden on residents and businesses will lead to more and better jobs in Maine,” said Governor LePage. “It is notable that Maine had the most sizable rank improvement this year, as a result of the repeal of our individual alternative minimum tax and a change in treatment of net operating losses. By removing burdensome government regulations the people of Maine will prosper again.” Within New England, Maine ranked higher than Connecticut (40th), Rhode Island (46th), and Vermont (47th). Maine’s corporate tax component improved 6 places from 2012 to 2013, the secondmost for any state, and the individual income tax component improved 3 places, tied with Idaho for the most in the nation. Additional changes to Maine’s tax structure, including lower brackets for individual income taxes that take effect January 1, 2013, were not considered in this year’s report and will likely result in even further improvements in Maine’s ranking. Estimates indicate approximately 440,000 Maine resident returns will have an average reduction in their individual income tax liability of $340 in tax year 2013, an average decrease of 11 percent. A family of four, according to Maine Revenue Service, with $50,000 of Maine Adjusted Gross Income will have a reduction of $300 or a 25 percent cut.


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WHAT DOES YOUR HANDSHAKE REVEAL? About the Author: Andrea spent 25 years with a prominent national firm in a number of capacities. The majority of that time she served as a major Account Executive and leading sales producer, accumulating many awards and recognitions for her consistent performance and exemplary service.

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In In a a world world where where technology technology is is everywhere, everywhere, there there is is nothing nothing that that will will ever ever replace replace the the personal personal contact contact that that the the handshake handshake provides. provides. The handshake is the single most important non-verbal form of communication in which we are judged by others. A positive handshake offers a bridge to future relationships and opportunities. It can reveal information about you, including: what kind of person you are, your personality and your sincerity. To appreciate the importance of the handshake, it may be helpful to learn about it. Some History The ritual of the handshake began during the Middle Ages, not out of friendship, but out of fear and distrust. Imagine living in a world where there was always the threat of danger. In order to protect oneself from wild animals, bandits or thieves, it was common to carry and conceal a weapon for protection. The right hand was used to hold onto a weapon because the left hand was considered evil. When two strangers, both carrying weapons met, there were limited

options. The choices were to: fight each other, let each other continue on their way or possibly become friends. Friendship began when both individuals either put their weapons on the ground or opened their right forearms to prove that nothing was concealed that would harm the other. That act of connection is how the handshake began. The Norm Today we shake hands for a variety of reasons throughout the day, at business meetings, and interviews and during social and special occasions. Until the 1930’s, handshaking was used exclusively by men. It was the tradition for a lady to curtsey with a slightly bent knee, lowering the body, the dress held out to the sides. When women joined the workforce, handshaking became the norm for everyone.

styles, all of which provide numerous combinations and variations. If you take the time to learn how to shake hands, you will be able to gain more insight and be better able to decipher the messages behind the handshakes you receive. For example, a bone-crushingtwisting combination often reveals a dominant and aggressive personality. A handshake that feels like a dead fish sometimes reflects a total disinterest and lack of personality. A sloppy handshake may be reflective of someone who is unsure about how to shake hands and may have limited social skills and experience. How to Shake Hands In case you needed some brushing up, here is a basic rundown of how to shake hands:

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• Extend your hand with your thumb pointed upward and your four other fingers straight ahead

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your hand matches the same point on the other person • Do not offer (or take) just the fingers • Hold firmly, but without a crushing grip • Pump two or three times while making eye contact • The handshake should last two or three seconds Helen Keller, blind and deaf from birth, was reputed to have the ability to recognize and remember individuals from their handshake for up to two years after a single meeting. You only have one chance to make a good first impression. Your handshake is your personal signature and a reflection about who you are. No one has a handshake that feels exactly like the one you offer. With confidence and practice your handshake will be remembered, even if your name is forgotten.


Healthcare & Human Services October 15–28, 2012

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Seventh Annual “Best Places to Work in Maine” announces #1 Companies 15. Holden Agency Insurance, Portland 16. Garrand Portland 17. Bernstein Shur, Portland 18. Putney, Inc, Portland LEWISTON, Maine — Westbrookbased Cintas Corporation is ranked #1 “Best Places to Work in Maine” in the large company category. PeoplesChoice Credit Union, located in Saco, took the same honor in the small/medium category at The Society for Human Resource Management’s (SHRM) Maine State Council’s awards and recognition dinner held Oct. 11 at the Ramada Conference Center in Lewiston. The assessment process, administered by the Best Companies Group, evaluated each company’s employee policies and procedures, as well as responses from the company’s employees to a survey. In August, the Best Companies Group released a list of the 42 companies who made the cut as the overall Best Places to Work. The program marks the most recent step in a long-term initiative to encourage growth and excellence throughout all Maine companies. The rankings for all 42 companies that made the "2012 Best Places to Work in Maine" list were announced to a packed house of more than 450 people: Large Company Category

5. Unum, Portland 6. New Balance Athletic Shoe, Inc, Norway 7. Androscoggin Home Care & Hospice, Lewiston 8. Tyler Technologies Inc, Yarmouth 9. athenahealth, Inc. Belfast

21. Bar Harbor Bank & Trust, Bar Harbor 22. CashStar Inc., Portland 23. Gorham Savings Bank, Gorham

11. Hollywood Casino Bangor, Bangor

24. MPX, Portland

Small/Medium Company Category (15 to 249 U.S. employees)

1. PeoplesChoice Credit Union, Saco 2. Turner Barker Insurance, Portland 3. Biddeford Savings Bank, Biddeford 4. Maine Savings Federal Credit Union, Hampden 5. Hall Internet Marketing, Portland

25. Allen Insurance and Financial, Camden 26. Maine Credit Union League/Synergent, Portland 27. Infinity Federal Credit Union, Westbrook 28. MOUNTAIN, LTD, New Gloucester 29. MedTech Media, Scarborough 30. GreenPages Technology Solutions, Kittery

The 2012 Best Places to Work in Maine program, sponsored by Bernstein Shur, recognizes companies who have established and consistently fostered outstanding workplace environments. Partners endorsing the program include Best Companies Group; the Maine State Chamber of Commerce; MyJobWave.com; and Mainebiz. The program also helps companies that want to improve their score. The Best Companies Group’s “Employee Feedback Report” is presented to each participating company, even if it did not make the list. The report summarizes employee engagement and satisfaction data, the "Maine Benchmark Report," and the transcript of employee written comments. The report is used by many organizations to make significant improvements in their workplace culture.

6. Town & Country Federal Credit Union, South Portland 7. Machias Savings Bank, Machias 8. Hurley Travel Experts, Inc., Portland 9. Bigelow Laboratory for Ocean Sciences, East Boothbay 10. Plixer International, Inc, Sanford

1. Cintas Corporation, Westbrook

12. Mechanics Savings Bank, Auburn

2. Consigli Construction Co., Inc., Portland

13. FISC Solutions, Lewiston

3. Edward Jones, Eliot

20. Kepware Technologies, Portland

10. CIANBRO, Pittsfield

11. Winxnet, Portland

(250 plus U.S. Employees)

19. BONNEY Staffing Center, Inc., Portland

31. PRC Industrial Supply, Portland

14. Skowhegan Savings Bank, Skowhegan

4. Bangor Savings Bank, Bangor

D i re c t S u p p o r t P ro f e s s i o n a l s Souther n and Central Maine

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Days, Evenings & Nights • Full-Time, Part-Time & Per Diem Conveniently located near Exit 48 of the Maine Turnpike Excellent benefits package. Must successfully complete a criminal conviction background check and pre-employment physical exam. For more information, contact: Suzanne Parkman, RN, Staff Development at 541-6545 Lisa Lawler, RN, DNS at 541-6549 Apply at: City Hall, Human Resources, 389 Congress Street, Room 115, Portland, ME The Barron Center, 1145 Brighton Avenue, Portland, ME or online at www.portlandmaine.gov/jobs.asp. Accepting applications until November 30, 2012.


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PERSONAL SUPPORT SPECIALISTS Dependable individuals needed to assist with housekeeping and personal care duties. PCA/PSS/CNA certification a plus but not required. PSS training/certification provided at no cost to our employees. Positions available in your community for days/evenings/weekends. EOE/AAE

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Full-Time Nurse Practitioner or Physician Assistant RMPC (Family Practice and Geriatrics) This is a full-time position requiring experience in Outpatient Adult Medicine. Working in a Critical Access Hospital, the successful candidate would function under supervision yet need the skills and background necessary to step into a position of a skilled Primary Care Practitioner with a complicated patient base. Required for the position is extensive knowledge of physical assessment, differential diagnosis, pathophysiology, pharmacology and management of acute and chronic patient/family problems; substantial interpersonal skills necessary to instruct patients and their families and to collaborate with multidiscipline health team members. • Must be licensed to practice in the state of Maine and meet the necessary essential job function requirements • ACLS & PALs Certifications required • Experience in Electronic Medical Records preferred

Full-Time Physician Assistant This is a full-time position (three 12-hr. shifts) requiring experience in Emergency Medicine or acute care medicine. As a Critical Access Hospital, the successful candidate would function under supervision yet need the skills and background necessary to step into a position of a skilled Emergency Department Practitioner. Required for the position is knowledge of physical assessment, differential diagnosis, pathophysiology, pharmacology and management of acute patient problems; substantial interpersonal skills necessary to instruct patients and their families and to collaborate with multidisciplined health team members; Must be licensed to practice in the state of Maine and meet the necessary essential job function requirements. ACLS and PALS certifications required.

Medical Assistant / LPN Float Redington Medical Primary Care, has two full-time day float positions available. This position will be Monday–Friday, generally 8a–4:30p with flexibility to work occasional overtime as needed. Current Maine Licensed Practical Nurse or Medical Assistant Certification is required. Applicant must have good interpersonal and organizational skills. Must be able to work independently, multi task, and possess excellent communication skills. Medical terminology, computer and typing skills are required. Experience in electronic medical records is preferred. Previous medical office experience is desirable.

Unit Coordinator Medical/Surgical Unit has one 32-hour-per-week position available. Hours will be 24 hours day (6a–2:30p) and 8 hours night (10:45p–7:15a). • High school plus 2–3 years post-secondary education or 2–3 years’ experience in a secretarial/medical background required • Medical terminology preferred • Applicant must be highly organized, able to work independently and perform effectively under pressure Assertiveness and good interpersonal communication skills are essential.

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

www.rfgh.net Apply in person or mail, email or fax your resume to: Redington-Fairview General Hospital, 46 Fairview Avenue, P.O. Box 468, Skowhegan, ME 04976 • Fax: 207-474-7004 • Email: wbrooks@rfgh.net We are an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Reviving a stalled job search (ARA) - With record numbers of people seeking employment, competition is fierce for any job in any industry. If you're looking for work, it might seem difficult to know how to stand out from the crowd. For anyone feeling stalled in their job search, a few simple steps could put the wind back in their sails. "When I talk with students who are discouraged, the first question I ask is, 'What are you doing?' Nine times out of 10 they're on the computer," says Chasity Trzop, director of Career Services at Brown Mackie College - Louisville. “The computer is a passive job search. You are one of a thousand online, with about a 10 percent chance of getting an interview if you have done nothing face-to-face with the company. You must get out and interact with people," Trzop says. Treat a job search like a job. Trzop reminds graduates that searching for a job is a job, and should be treated as such. A good rule of thumb is to do 10 things each day in support of your job search. "Five of those things can be done online, like finding and applying for jobs, and writing emails to strengthen your career network. The other five things should be personal contact with people who may be able to help. Get up and meet with people face to face," says Trzop. Join professional associations. Students at Brown Mackie College Louisville learn early during their academic program the importance of building a professional network. They are encouraged to join student clubs and professional associations in support of their major. The affiliations are helpful in securing an externship, and indispensable when searching for employment. Attending association functions puts you in front of people who may be hiring. "No one knows how wonderful you are if you're hiding behind your computer," Trzop says. "Go to events, and carry your resume with you." Volunteer to apprentice without pay.

Volunteering to work without pay can go a long way toward finding a job. "Offer your service to someone in the field you want to enter. Ask if you can shadow him or her for a few days," Trzop recommends. "Who wouldn't want free labor? It's no skin off your nose if they say no." Trzop has seen many students gain on-the-job experience this way. Several proved to be so useful that the company created jobs for them. Volunteer for community service. Make productive use of your time. "Volunteer for any type of community service that interests you," Trzop says. It provides numerous benefits. It gets you out of the house and introduces you to new people. "You never know when you'll meet someone who may be hiring. The experience also looks great on a resume, and can fill gaps in employment," she says. Use the phone to your best advantage. Trzop tells graduates to keep in touch. After meeting people in the industry, call them to solidify the relationship. Ask for information on which companies may be hiring. "Make excuses for calling," she says. "If your profession requires certification, call your contacts when it comes through." Social websites aren't just for small talk. "More and more people are turning to social networks like Facebook and LinkedIn in their search for employment," says Trzop. "The websites make it easy to connect with others who share your interests." Brown Mackie College - Louisville has even begun to use LinkedIn to find intern candidates and promote internship fairs. Now you are armed with specific knowledge on how to conduct your job search from a career service professional. "Keep a positive attitude and do the legwork that will put you out in front of people," Trzop says. "I tell our school's graduates, 'School is boot camp. Now go out and be a soldier.'"


October 15–28, 2012

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Enriching the lives of seniors and adults with disabilities, SeniorsPlus believes in supporting the independence, dignity and quality of life of those we serve.

CARE COORDINATORS Bangor, Maine Washington & Piscataquis Counties* York & Cumberland Counties* (*Work from home after training)

Care Coordinators manage a caseload of elders and adults with disabilities enrolled in community based long term care programs by setting up and managing home services and supports that sustain the consumer’s ability to remain independent in their home. Qualifications: Degree in nursing, social work or related field; licensed social service or health professional; and one year of professional community service. Strong computer skills and reliable transportation are essential. Submit letter of interest including salary requirements and resume to: jobs@seniorsplus.org or mail Human Resources, SeniorsPlus, 8 Falcon Rd., Lewiston, ME 04240

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Eastern Maine HomeCare d/b/a Bangor Area Visiting Nurses is currently accepting applications for the following positions:

Registered Nurse QUALIFICATIONS/EXPERIENCE: Must have a current Maine RN license; a minimum of one year clinical experience; must have the ability to observe, assess, plan, implement and evaluate individuals and families using the nursing process; must have good communication skills; must have knowledge of the team concept in providing health care; must be detail-oriented and able to work independently. The community health nurse provides and promotes comprehensive health services to individuals and families in the home for the purpose of promoting, maintaining, or restoring health or minimizing the effect of illness and disability.

• Full-time coverage, weekends in the Bangor Area This is a benefited weekend position Friday 4:30 p.m. through Monday 8:00 a.m. from our Bangor office.

• Full-time coverage, Mon-Fri, 8a-4:30p w/On-Call Rotation in the Bangor Area

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We are also accepting applications for per diem Registered Nurses for the Bangor area as well as the Waterville/Fairfield area.

October 15–28, 2012

Apply online at

www.easternmainehomecare.org Qualified applicants interested in these positions should submit a cover letter and provide a relevant resume with three references with names and addresses to: Bonnie Turck, HR, Director, Eastern Maine HomeCare, 14 Access Highway, Caribou, ME 04736 Tel (207) 498-2578 • Fax (207) 498-4129 • E-mail: bturck@emh.org

Other employment opportunities listed at: www.easternmainehomcare.org

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My Job Wave in print 10/15/12  

Help-wanted publication serving Maine and Seacoast NH, and online job board for Northern New England.

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