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Portland Regional Chamber Announces the Portland Veterans Network

Please send cover letter & resume to:

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Sappi Fine Paper Attn: Alyssa Burns 89 Cumberland Street Westbrook, ME 04092 alyssa.burns@sappi.com Include code MJW when applying.

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Practical Nursing Program No Waiting List!

Alcohol & Drug Counseling Studies

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Give others hope. Become a Substance Abuse Counselor! Maine & New Hampshire Locations

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For more information about graduation rates, the median debt of students who completed the program and other important information, visit: www.intercoast.edu.

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Portland Regional Chamber Announces the Portland New program offers free benefits for unemployed veterans Veterans Network PORTLAND, Maine— The Portland Regional Chamber announced the launch of the Portland Veterans Network (PVN) on Mar. 29. This comprehensive new program for unemployed veterans returning from Operation Iraqi Freedom and Operation Enduring Freedom focuses on job, education and wellness opportunities. “Over the past few years our armed services have deployed hundreds of Maine men and women to defend our nation’s freedom and liberty. Now these brave men and women are returning home, their lives changed in so many ways, and it is time for our community to support them.” said Chamber CEO Godfrey Wood. The PVN offers a network of partners

with free programs for unemployed veterans to help them re-integrate into the community. The network guides veterans in seeking employment, education, and wellness opportunities. “It is time we help those we deployed to become employed. The Portland Veterans Network is a one-stop shop that will have a measurable near term impact on these young lives.” The programs offered include: Jobs: • Networking: Free membership in the Portland Regional Chamber, and free attendance at hundreds of events with opportunities to meet over 1,000 potential employers. • Sponsor/mentors: Each Veteran will

be able to choose from a list of individuals available to sponsor and encourage them to take advantage of the programming. • Career coaching: Job search techniques, resume writing, mock interviewing, career planning seminars, and online job posting forums. Education: • Direct access to colleges and universities to help veterans navigate the system. Wellness: • Free access to the South Portland Medically Oriented Gym and a family week at Camp Kieve Wavus. • Free tickets/admission to family recreational opportunities.

Each Vet will receive a packet of information showing how to access and obtain all of the free programs. Eligibility: A person who served in OIF or OEF (Operations Iraq Freedom and Enduring Freedom) in the active military, naval or air services, or who was discharged or released under conditions other than dishonourable. Veterans will verify their service by their DD214. The following is an outline of the available programs in the Portland Veterans Network: JOBS • Each Vet will receive an email schedule of events throughout the region to which they can come to connect with potential employers. • They will be able to choose a sponsor from the bios of a number of Chamber sponsors with whom they will go to these events for introductions and networking. • Veterans will have nametags for these events showing them as new Chamber members. • Each Vet will receive business cards, printed by JS McCarthy with their contact information.

3rd Annual NAWIC Job Fair Wednesday, April 11 • 7:30–11:30am South Wing of the Augusta Civic Center www.nawicmaine.org

Here is an opportunity to find that perfect position for you.  Visit the various participants to see what they have for upcoming positions and apply with themtoday.

• They will be offered a job search package, including emailed forums on job search techniques, resume workshops, resume writing, resume critiques, mock interviews, career planning seminars, and online job posting forums. • The Veterans’ information will be posted on the Chamber’s website. • Portland Veterans Network members will be promoted to staffing companies, with no fees. EDUCATION • Southern Maine Community College will offer forums to discuss topics such as: – How to use the GI Bill and Tuition Assistance

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– Scholarships and Financial Aid Opportunities – Gaining Credit for military service –Short Term Training Opportunities WELLNESS •Access to physical therapy and a medically oriented gym •A family week at Camp Kieve Wavus •Veterans will receive email notices of free tickets to sporting, cultural and recreational opportunities, such as a Portland Sea Dogs day on April 29th, sponsored by B&M Baked Beans. For more information on this program: call 207-772-2811, www.portlandregion.com, or come to the Portland Regional Chamber office at 443 Congress Street in Portland.


Education & Career Services

April 2–15, 2012

IN THIS ISSUE

Save the Date!

FEATURED ARTICLES

Portland Regional Chamber Announces the Portland Veterans Network 2 I Just Graduated, Now What?

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SHRM Kicks off 7th Annual “Best Places to Work in Maine”

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INDEX Education & Career Services

1–6 & 12

General

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Customer Service & Sales

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Skilled Trades

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Health Care & Human Services

OFFICE HOURS

Stephen M. Costello, President

Monday–Friday, 8:00am–5:00pm

Adrienne Nichols, Marketing Director Marketing and Events – 207.689.2971

Design and Content – 207.689.2834

Meghan Spalding, Advertising Sales Consultant Print and Web Sales – 207.689.2836

Ben Sullivan, Advertising Sales Associate Print and Web Sales – 207.689.2833

April 5, 2012 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

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STAFF

Tim Sardano, Production Manager

York County Community College Career Fair

Open to students, alumni and the general public.

CONTACT INFORMATION My Job Wave P.O. Box 4400, Lewiston, Maine 04243-4400 Tel: 207-786-4200 • 1-866-657-5444 Fax: 207-786-9211 MyJobWave.com info@MyJobWave.com

TERMS & CONDITIONS My Job Wave is a weekly publication, advertising career opportunities throughout Maine & New Hampshire for companies of all sizes. Deadline for ad placement is Thursdays at 5:00pm (with the exception of holiday weeks). Color ad requests must be in by 5:00pm 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 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.

Location: York County Community College 112 College Drive, Wells, Maine 04090

Exhibitors Include: • The Dunes on the Waterfront • Fastenal • Fiber Materials • Goodall Hospital • Keller Williams Coastal Realty • Hussey Seating • Maine Army National Guard

• Meadowmere Resort • MAS Home Care of Maine • Portsmouth Naval Shipyard • Pratt & Whitney • SequelCare of Maine, LCC

And many more to come! Be sure to include some accomplishments for each position you’ve held. For example, if you were a salesperson you might include information like “increased sales by 25 percent my first year by attending industry trade shows,” or if you are an accountant, maybe you “saved the company 20 percent by comparing long distance options.” Make sure any claims you make are true and that you can provide proof if asked.

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Writing a Winning

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Attention Employers: For more information on reserving a booth, contact: Paulette Millette Community Education & Career Training – YCCC Tel: 207-216-4342 • E-mail: pmillette@yccc.edu

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Kennebec, Somerset & Sebasticook Valley Regional

Job Fair

Friday, April 20, 2012 10am-2pm • The Sanford-Springvale Chamber of Commerce • York County Maine Military Community Network

Wednesday, May 9, 2012 3:30p.m. – 6:30p.m.

• Springvale CareerCenter • Goodwill Workforce Solutions • My Job Wave

Warsaw Middle School, Gym & Cafeteria 167 School Street, Pittsfield, Maine

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Exhibitors Include: Adecco The Baker Company, Inc. Bonney Staffing Center Cianbro The Colony Hotel Corning Disabled American Veterans Easter Seals Employer Support of the Guard & Reserve Express Professionals Fiber Materials General Electric Goodall Hospital Goodwill Workforce Solutions H & R Block Home Depot Home Helpers & Direct Line/So. ME Hussey Seating Co. Lakeview Neuro-Rehabilitation Center Lowe's Maine Commission for Community Service Maine Manufacturing Maine S.B.D.C. Service Center Maine Staffing Group/ Project Flagging

Need Help Finding a Job? Manpower MAS Medical Staffing Metrocast My Job Wave N.E. Truck and Tire Nestle Waters NA/Poland Springs Plixar International Portsmouth Naval Shipyard Pratt & Whitney Rite Aid of Maine Inc Sanford Institute for Savings Sanford Community Adult Education Sanford Vet. Center / Maine Vet. Services Springborn Staffing Spurwink Stone Wall Kitchen Support Solutions VA, VR&E VFW 9935 Vietnam Vets of America Chapter 1044 Vista Project Waban Projects, Inc. Women Unlimited York County Community College York County Sheriff's Dept.

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Event is free-No registration required – just drop by Meet face-to-face with numerous employers & agencies Attend workshops Meet with resource providers & obtain valuable information

Employers & Resources Include: Adecco @ Work Personnel Services Bonney Staffing Center Charlotte White Center Cianbro K V CAP Maine Staffing Group Spectrum Generations Time Warner Cable U S Border Patrol Redington-Fairview General Hospital Care and Comfort Sebasticook Family Doctors SKILLS Inc T-Mobile Nikken Inc MAS Home Care of Maine Maine State Police My Job Wave

Deadline for Businesses and Resource Providers to sign up is April 11, 2012 For more information on the Job Fair, contact: Kathryn Ruth, Pittsfield Town Office Tel: 207-487-3136 • E-mail townmanager@pittsfield.org

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For more information and to exhibit visit:

www.MaineCareerCenter.com

For more information on the Resource Tables & Providers, contact: Dana Hamilton, Ken-Som Project Coordinator Tel: 1-800-542-8227, ext. 2533 • Email: danah@kvcap.org

For assistance, call 1.888.457.8883 or TTY 1.800.794.1110

Sponsored By: The Kennebec-Somerset County Transition Team & the Town of Pittsfield

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

Media Sponsorship:


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Attention: Employers, Colleges & Trade Schools

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We’re looking for YOU! To inquire about sponsorship opportunities or exhibitor space at this event, please contact Carlo Bufano at (207) 620-7180 x205 or email: cbufano@jmg.org. y here!

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Job placement assistance available! Classes are filling fast, call today! Flexible schedules and most programs start each week or month. NTI is VA approved for post-9/11 benefits.

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April 27, 2012 Augusta Civic Center

RETIREMENT

500 career-ready, graduating high school seniors from Jobs for Maine’s Graduates (JMG) programs across Maine gather together for a day of job skills-related competitions and workshops. One of the main features of the day is the Career Expo, a college and career fair, that the students visit throughout the day. We’d love to see your business or school represented there!

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Event details available at www.jmg.org Advertising for the JMG 2012 Career FMI: 207-620-7180 Development Conference sponsored by:

NOTE: Although sponsorship opportunities are available, this event is not open to the general public.

Associated Press

Save the Date! 9th Annual Androscoggin County Job Fair Friday, April 13th 9am–1pm Central Maine Community College, 1250 Turner Street, Auburn, ME The Chamber is once again teaming up with Central Maine Community College, Northeast Bank, Lewiston CareerCenter, Sun Journal, Gleason Radio Group, My Job Wave, and JobsInME.com to sponsor the 9th Annual Androscoggin County Job Fair! This is a great opportunity for you to meet prospective employees.

Exhibitors: Adecco Employment Services Alternative Services-NE, Inc. Androscoggin Bank Androscoggin County Adult Education Alliance Androscoggin Home Care & Hospice Bates College BONNEY Staffing Center Building Solutions LLC Carbonite, Inc. CareerCenter Central Maine Community College Express Employment Professionals FirstLight HomeCare Geiger Hilton Garden Inn Auburn Riverwatch JobsInME.com

Kelly Services, Inc. Landry & Sons Acoustics, Inc. Lee Auto Mall Legacy Publishing Company Liberty Mutual Insurance MAS Home Care of Maine New Balance Athletic Shoe, Inc. SequelCare of Maine, LLC Southern New Hampshire University - Maine Center Support Solutions Systems Engineering, Inc. TD Bank US Cellular VIP Parts, Tires and Service And more to come!

ATTN EMPLOYERS: To reserve your place at the Job Fair, please visit www.AndroscogginCounty.com or call Jennifer Ziebart at the Androscoggin County Chamber of Commerce at 207-783-2249. Cost to exhibit is a low $140, which includes two brunches (additional brunches can be purchased at $10 each). If you would like to reserve electricity for your booth, the cost is a non-refundable $15.


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Don't Blow the Job Interview by Wearing the Wrong Colors! By Leah Oman You're certain you want the job. You know Purple is a great alternative to navy or gray in you'd be good at it. business situations where you need to project So you need to give yourself all the support confidence and individuality. Stick to you can at the interview. One way to do that neutralized medium to dark purples. They're is to wear the colors that support the impression professional and appropriate. However, avoid you want to make. Here are some tips for the purple if you need to fit in rather than stand out. best colors to wear as well as colors NOT to Burgundy helps a younger woman look more wear in a fairly conservative, traditional work mature and competent. If you're new to an environment. industry, it can say "I'm refined and experienced in my field." I would only Colors to wear: recommend this as a tie color for a man. A Navy carries authority without being woman could wear it in a suit. overbearing. Shades of blue,in general, suggest all of the boy scout attributes: brave, Colors not to wear: reverent, trustworthy, loyal, etc. Stick with dark Red gives the impression you're not a team to medium blues for interview purposes. player. You seem to be only concerned about Gray makes you appear balanced, and yourself, and you want to be noticed! Not the unbiased. It's a respectable, neutral, calm best message to be sending a prospective color. Wear it if you need to project a very employer. conservative image with your most flattering shade of white. However it is the least memorable color, so, if you want to make a stronger impression, add a blouse or tie in your best shade of red, teal, or purple.

Orange is a declassifier. That means you'll appear less than classy. Orange is not good for any business situation as it's the least professional seeming color. It can look cheap no matter how expensive the garment. Black and white are often suggested as appropriate interview colors, but the high contrast is extremely authoritarian, and you may seem to be challenging the authority of the interviewer. This may be a questionable choice even in a conservative arena. Pink is passive. Good for gaining sympathy and soft hearted responses, but don't count on it to send the message that you're a competent professional.

Thinking about your color choices pays off. Brown, especially light to medium brown, can You'll have influence over your interviewers' make you disappear into the woodwork. It responses to you And he or she is unlikely to won't cause you to attract attention. It can seem even be aware of it! safe and boring and a bit stodgy. One caveat though-if it's a particularly rich shade of black- Article Source: http://EzineArticles.com/6886110 brown that matches your hair exactly, the effect Copyright 2008 © All rights reserved Leah Oman, AICI, CIP • The Smarter Image, Inc. ® can be terrific.

Dark tones of neutralized green, like forest or hunter, give a stable impression. It says "I'm grounded in my area of expertise." Dark greens Yellow is cheerful and optimistic, but it can are linked with trustworthiness similarly to blue. also make you appear flighty, whimsical, so

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people won't take you seriously. You'll seem somewhat impulsive and possibly a poor risk.

Leah Oman, AICI, CIP, The Smarter Image, Inc. ®

303-471-7373 , email: leah@thesmarterimage.com www.thesmarterimage.com

Regional Spring

JOB FAIR

April 24, 10am–1pm

For more information visit www.valleyworks.cc

Salisbury Pavilion (Blue Ocean Music Hall) Salisbury Beach Massachusetts

Attending Companies: • Raytheon • Berkshire Manufacturing • Hesser College • Northwestern Mutual • General Dynamics • Greencore

• ENPRO Services • National Employment • Turning Point • TruGreen Companies • AAA Northern New England • Comcast

• PCI Synthesis • Adecco • American Resource Staffing • Home Depot • Pavilion Ocean Event Center

Interested Employers: For more information or to register, please contact Larry Snow at 978-469-7819 • lsnow@detma.org or We anticipate this event will be sold out so please register early! Developing Tomorrow’s Workforce


General April 2–15, 2012

Adlai E. Stevenson Jr.

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We invite you to experience the new Inn by the Sea, w h e re l u x u r y c o m e s n a t u ra l l y. CRESCENT BEACH, MAINE

If we value the pursuit of knowledge, we must be free to follow wherever that search may lead us. The free mind is not a barking dog, to be tethered on a ten-foot chain.

WE INVITE YOU TO BE A PART OF

INN BY THE SEA ANNUAL JOB FAIR Please join us at the newly renovated Inn by the Sea 40 Bowery Beach Road, Cape Elizabeth, ME 04107

OUR TEAM! Contact: Inn by the Sea Tel: (207) 799-3134 Fax: (207) 799-4779 Email: info@innbythesea.com

Wednesday, April 11th • 4pm to 8pm Saturday, April 21st • 10am to 2pm T H E I N N I S LO O K I N G F O R Q U A L I F I E D E M P LO Y E E S I N T H E F O L LO W I N G A R E A S :

• Reservations • Valet • Guest Services

• Bellmen • Restaurant • Lounge

• Banquets • Kitchen • Housekeeping

• Spa • Maintenance • Grounds

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Spring into Opportunities!

Hawthorne House

Maintenance Assistant

Hawthorne House, a 95-bed health care facility, located in Freeport, Maine is seeking an energetic individual to work in our maintenance department.

Production Openings 12-hour day and night shift in Auburn. $10/hr. Production Openings 12-hour night shift in Poland Springs. $13/hr. Electronic Assembly Openings

The maintenance assistant works directly with the Maintenance Director in the general care and up keep of the buildings and grounds. Individual must be able to lift 50 pounds. A basic knowledge of building repair and landscaping is preferred. This is a 40 hour Monday–Friday position, with the possibility of working some evenings and weekends. Being available on an “on-call” basis is required.

50+ 1st and 2nd shift in Pittsfield. OT required.

Machine Operators 1st, 2nd and 3rd shift in Auburn.

$10/hr.

Bakery Production Openings Night time in Lewiston. $12.75/hr. These are temporary-to-hire positions

Autoglass Installer

We offer a competitive wage and benefit package and a warm and welcoming work environment – with a Maine-owned company.

Please submit applications to: Joel Rollins, Maintenance Director 6 Old County Road, Freeport, ME 04032 Fax: 207-865-1308 • E-mail:mainthawthornehouse@firstatlantic.com

Experienced auto glass installer. Pay is depending on experience.

Clerical & Administrative Assistants with Banking experience in Lewiston. Pay varies depending on position. Accounting Clerks in Lewiston/Auburn area.

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

In Lewiston – 207-782-2882 17 Westminster St. In Portland – 207 772-2882 20 Free St.

INTERVIEW TIP: You’ll want to answer questions to the fullest of your ability. In order to do this, think about what you may be asked before the interview and prepare your answers accordingly. You may even want to setup a practice interview with a friend or family member to test your skills. It is useful to have a game plan for answering. I like to use what is called the “STAR” approach. Do this by describing the SITUATION that you were in or TASK you needed to accomplish, the ACTION you took, focusing on yourself and your skills even if you were in a group, and the RESULT of your actions. How did everything turn out in the end?

– Carol McCarthy

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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A Division of SENIOR OPERATIONS LLC

A Legacy the World Over

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

Work for a well-respected organization!

INDUSTRIAL PAINTER Experience with mixing/application (spray and roll) of industrial paints. Ability to interpret engineering drawings. If you have the qualifications we need, contact us.

To learn more about us visit: WWW.WMXINC.COM

Setting the Service Standard Since 1948

HARTT TRANSPORTATION SYSTEMS, INC. Strong Partnerships Make Strong Futures

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, William A. Hartt has directed the company's growth to now include 585 tractors, 1250 trailers, and many dedicated employees.

EARN $1,000 WEEKLY!

CDL-A DRIVERS Based out of Auburn, ME Terminal

Offices in Bangor, Augusta, Lewiston, Brunswick, Greater Portland, and Biddeford Six affiliate agencies to meet any staffing need!

All Construction Trades Traffic Control Flaggers • Office/Admin Many More… (Statewide job opportunities) Please contact regional office nearest you.

• Regional Drivers • Drivers for Canada – Must be able to cross border

• Tanker Drivers – P.M. and Weekend shifts • Paid vacations • Direct deposit

Our newest affiliate agency!

www.mainestaff.com “Let Us Go To Work For You!” Competitive, Supportive, Facilitative!

Want a Better

Career? Everyone wants to be successful in the workplace, but sometimes it's hard to figure out how to get your career moving in the right direction. Follow these five tips to ensure that you build skills and start movement to where you want to be.

• Start from where you are - Make every effort to build your skills in your current job so that if and when you make a move or go for a promotion, you have something to take with you or show. It's usually better to go step by step, rather than hope for a big promotion someday. Focus on doing the best possible job you can now, and plan future career moves carefully. • Sharpen your computer skills - Today, it really doesn't matter what your job is - at some point you will probably need to bee proficient in using a computer. Try to learn everything you can so that you are more marketable. • Develop a learning attitude - Learning in your career should never come to a standstill. Commit yourself to a lifetime of workplace learning and it will pay off nicely. • Learn to work well with others - In almost every job, you will be asked to work with others. • Network - Always talk to others in your industry or profession. This will help you to know what skills you need and keep you on top of job opportunities.

N o w w it h m a tc h company 4 0 1 (k )!

• Holiday pay after 90 days • Company matched

Medical Insurance available after 30 days • Dental Insurance available after 30 days

Insurance after 30 days • 401(k) w/company match! • Year round employment • Referral Bonus

• Free $25,000 Life

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.

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

• 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.

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

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CDL-A DRIVERS CONTACT: Travis Stratton, Driver Recruiter 1-877-689-1084 1591 Hotel Road, Auburn, ME 04210 Cell: 207-974-8077 • Fax: 207-689-2078 Email: tstratton@hartt-trans.com OWNER OPERATORS CONTACT: Bangor Corporate Office Trudy Darling 1-800-341-1586 • Direct Line: 207-992-5499 Fax: 207-945-5193 • E-mail: tdarling@hartt-trans.com Auburn, ME Office 1-866-500-9645 • Cell: 207-974-8819 Fax: 207-689-2084 Email: • awiles@hartt-trans.com

PLEASE REFERENCE J OB C ODE “ET” WHEN APPLYING • WWW. HART T-TRANS . COM


Healthcare & Human Services April 2–15, 2012

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Begin your new career today!

Lincoln County Healthcare has the following openings:

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!

• Certified Surgical Tech Full-time in Damariscotta • CNA Med/Surg, night shift in Boothbay Harbor • CNA/CRMAs Various shifts, location Boothbay Harbor

• RNs/Emergency Dept. Experience needed, various shifts, Boothbay Harbor & Damariscotta locations

• RNs/Long-Term Care Part-time shifts in Boothbay Harbor and Damariscotta

Tel: 207-563-4557

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LOOKING FOR A CHANGE?

RN, Emergency Room One 36-hour position on the 6pm–6am shift. Candidate must have at least 5 years ED experience with ACLS, PALS and TNCC Certifications. IV certifications, ENPC certification and charge experience preferred. Must possess excellent communication and customer service skills.

RN, I.V. Team Per diem position available. The applicants must be available for all shifts, weekends, holidays, and vacation coverage. • One year experience as an R.N. IV experience preferred

RN, Medical/Surgical Unit Two openings: one 32 hours per week on the 3pm–11pm shift and one 36-hour night position on the 7pm–7am shift and work every other weekend.. • Med/Surg experience preferred Must hold current BLS certification. 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.

Quotes “A sense of humor is part of the art of leadership, of getting along with people, of getting things done.”

Dwight D. Eisenhower

I Just Graduated, Now What? By Jeffrey Metzger

The graduation parties are over, you've moved out of your dorm, and reality is beginning to set in. The Real World. Not the MTV reality TV show, but the actual real world. It's natural to feel a little anxiety (or a lot!), but as with anything worth doing, a solid plan is required. Though the high unemployment rate makes headlines, there are jobs to be had. There are opportunities out there and they'll go to those who position themselves properly in this ultra-competitive job market. Here are some things to consider as you begin your job search: Take stock of what you have to offer – Employers looking to hire recent grads are not expecting you to have pages of experience. What they want to see is a well-rounded person with a variety of transferable skills they've acquired thus far. What is a transferable skill? A transferable skill is an ability learned through life or work experience. For example Managing time effectively, motivating others, being proficient in specific software applications. Make a list of everything that you have to offer a perspective employer. You'll use the list when writing your resume. Manage your expectations – High paying entry-level jobs with great perks and exciting responsibilities are rare. More likely, you'll be joining a company at the bottom, in a service, operations or sales role. These jobs are filled with great learning opportunities and are valuable far beyond your starting salary. Be open to these roles, it's the "foot in the door" that everyone tells you is so valuable. Write a great resume – I've seen hundreds and hundreds of resumes from recent grads in my career as a hiring manager. It's remarkable how many are poorly conceived and horribly written. This is your first chance to showcase yourself to an employer. Anything less than stellar will likely go unnoticed or

be immediately eliminated. Make use of all the great resources online and at your school's career center, to ensure that your resume is well-written, properly formatted and current in terms of style and content. Today's resumes tell employers how you can specifically add value to their team. Think quality over quantity – Don't send your resume to every company in the world. Your resume and cover letter should be tailored to each job specifically, to show the employer that you're interested in their company. A generic resume and cover letter will rarely if ever be noticed and considered. Network, network, network – The classic job search cliché, but it works. Everyone you know should know you're looking for a job. Everyone in your network is a potential resource. Don't be shy, but always be professional and respect the time of those from whom you seek assistance. Clean up your online identity – This is important. Most recruiters and employers will look for you online. Be sure to remove all the party pictures from Facebook, and adjust your privacy setting accordingly to prevent a "friend" from posting something that may not present you in the most positive light. A LinkedIn profile is a must. Google yourself, and see what you find. Ask yourself if you'd be comfortable if an employer found the same thing. Finding a job is a job, approach it as such. Have a plan for each day. Set goals and exceed them. Be successful! About the Author: Jeffrey Metzger is Owner and Chief Resume Architect at Your Resume Consultant. Find out how Jeff can create a resume for you that will attract the attention of recruiters and hiring managers. Visit us at http://www.yourresumeconsultant.com. Article Source: http://EzineArticles.com/6944723


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The origin of our word panic is derived from the Greek god Pan. According to the Merriam-Webster New Book of Word Histories, this lusty and musically gifted god was also known for giving great shouts that instilled fear into giants as they battled the gods. Pan was worshipped in Athens because it was believed that he instilled fear into the hearts of the Persians causing them to flee the Battle of Marathon. And that is where we get our word and idea of panic-any sudden and groundless fear.

Changing Your Resume for Each Company A recruiter once gave me an excellent tip when she said to change my resume every time I applied for a job. Why I asked? She told me that company recruiters will often use a keyword search to select the candidates that they feel matches the position. This keeps them from having to sort through the hundreds of resumes they receive. She said that if the resume does not have the keywords that they look for, then they typically go into the rejected pile.

knowing someone whose already in the organization. After updating your resume, send it to your friends in the industry and see if they are able to direct it to the appropriate HR

Depending on the position you're applying for, you should use words that will notify HR managers about your qualifications. For example, if you're looking for a position as the Vice President of an accounting company you might want to include words such as:

managers.

- Tax Accounting - Reconciliations - Profit and Loss Statements It can be very difficult to find a job in today's economic climate, and looking for high level or executive work requires a keen eye, and often,

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decision to put your feelers out and see what kind of work is available. And always change-up your resume to meet the requirements of the job. It may be a entry-level position, but as

“recruiters will often use a keyword search...”

If you're looking for a job as an administrative assistant you should use the following words when updating your resume: - Ability to type 80 wpm - Microsoft Office - Mac office - Reception - Phone support No matter the type of work you're looking for make sure you ask past colleagues or friends if they know of any open positions within their companies. It's always an excellent

long as you can turn it into something down the road, it may be worth looking into. Tips for Working with Keyword Search Software Many companies will use a type of software that identifies keywords in resumes. But what can you do to beat these machines? Revise your resume so it includes keywords included in the job description during your opening. Take for example, if the job description says, "Coordinate and develop websites and blogs," your resume

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must include keywords such as "websites" and "blogs". But only if you have the experience, of course... Update your multipurpose resume with frequently used keywords so that you do not have to revise it every time you have another job interview. One idea is to revise it every six months in order to stay current. Newer keywords may be used in the future, so stay current with them. Add the most important keywords to your cover letter. Don't over do it though. You just want to have a few of the choice words that HR managers are looking for. About the Author: Erin Kennedy, MCD, CMRW, CPRW, BS/HR, is a Certified Professional & Executive Resume Writer/Career Consultant and President of Professional Resume Services, Inc. She is a nationally published writer and contributor of 12 best-selling career books. She has achieved international recognition following yearly nominations and wins of the prestigious T.O.R.I. (Toast of the Resume Industry) Award. Erin has written thousands of resumes for executives and professionals. Article Source: http://EzineArticles.com/6947568


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SHRM Kicks Off 7th Annual “Best Places to Work in Maine” PORTLAND, Maine— The Maine State Council of the Society for Human Resources Management has kicked off the seventh annual "Best Places to Work in Maine" program. The event, endorsed by, Best Companies Group, the Maine State Chamber of Commerce, My Job Wave, Maine HR Convention and Mainebiz recognizes companies that have established and consistently fostered outstanding workplace environments. “I think the success of the Best Places to Work program is a true testament to Maine businesses understanding the importance of retaining and recruiting top talent to be successful,” said Kris Avery, state director of the SHRM Maine State Council. In June, Best Companies Group will survey all the Maine companies that have registered online by the deadline of May 25th. The scientifically validated survey will incorporate a company’s employee benefits and policies and responses from a comprehensive employee engagement and satisfaction survey. The data collected from the assessment will be used to determine the Best Places to Work in Maine. “Businesses are the backbone of the

Maine economy,” said Governor Paul LePage. “The ‘Best Places to Work’ project gives employers the opportunity to highlight the best of the best. There are many great companies, big and small, in our State and I encourage people to take part in this program.” First place winners of the sixth annual “Best Places to Work in Maine” program in 2011 included Consigli Construction Co. Inc, based in Portland, in large size company category and The Portland firm of Burgess Advertising in the small/medium size company category. "Consigli employees are passionate about the projects they build, and are some of the most engaged people I’ve ever worked with," said Matthew Tonello, Area Manager of Consigli

Construction Co., Inc.. "The feedback we get from the “Best Places to Work” survey allows us to understand where we can improve the workplace environment to ensure that everybody continues to be as passionate about coming to work as they are about doing the work. It has been great to be recognized along with the entire group of exceptional companies that participated in the survey. The Best Companies Group “Employee Feedback Report” is presented to each participating company, even if they did not make the list. The report includes the summarized employee engagement and satisfaction data, the Maine Benchmark Report, and the transcript of employee written comments. The report is used by many to make significant improvements in their

workplace culture. Any company with at least 15 employees in the state of Maine is encouraged to participate. Companies selected as a “Best Place to Work in Maine” will be announced at a gala event in the fall of 2012. A complete list of top companies will be featured in a statewide publication put out by Mainebiz. There is a fee to participate in the “Best Places to Work in Maine” program that helps cover administrative costs and the production of the Employee Feedback Report. Interested companies can apply to participate in the program online at www.bestplacestoworkme.com. The deadline for registration is May 25, 2012, and .all registered companies will be surveyed simultaneously following the deadline date.

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