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Open your door to the future by attending this annual event, presented by the University of Southern Maine.

March 6, 2012 12 noon to 4:30 pm

OPEN TO THE PUBLIC • Sullivan Gym, Portland Campus This career fair will draw about 100 employers and hundreds of students and community members. This is a great opportunity for job seekers and employers to discuss employment and career possibilities.

• AAA Northern New England • Aaron's (SEI/Aaron's, Inc.) • Acadia Insurance Company • Amica Mutual Insurance Company • Baker, Newman & Noyes • Camp Susan Curtis—Susan Curtis Foundation • EqualityMaine • Farm Family Insurance • Fastenal • Fluid Imaging Technologies, Inc. • General Dynamics, Bath Iron Works • Goodwill Industries of Northern New England • It Works! Global • KeyBank • Martin's Point Health Care For more information or to exhibit visit

• My Job Wave • New England Communications • Northwestern Mutual Financial Network • Norton Insurance & Financial • Prudential • Stone Coast Fund Services, LLC • The Hertz Corporation • The Sherwin-Williams Company • Unum • USM Brought to you in • USM Army ROTC partnership with: • Vector Marketing • ViSalus Sciences • And More!!!

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Once you know what you want to pursue – a job or a career – you need to figure out how to achieve your end goal. Consider the following questions: - What is your work experience? If there is a particular industry in which you worked previously, it will be easier to move from one job to another in that same industry. For example, if you worked in a restaurant, you are more likely to change positions within the food-service industry. A career change – for example from finance to social services – might require some additional education and training. - What is your education? Even if your first job did not match your educational background, your education and training can help you move to a new position. For example, maybe you received training in business applications and office procedures, but your first job was filling orders in a warehouse. The skills you gained on the job, and the

A JOB VS. A CAREER: FIGURING OUT HOW TO GET THERE By Cynthia A. McMahon

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education you have, might suit you for a position with an order fulfillment company, where you may encounter long-term career options. - Do you have the skills to switch from one industry to another? If you want to switch from one career to another, you can. Just remember that you need to leverage the skills you gained to meet the needs of a new career. Create a list of your strengths and skills acquired in your previous positions and make notes on how they would relate to a new career. If many of your skills are non-transferable – perhaps because they were specialized or you worked in a small environment that did not keep up with changing technology – consider returning to school for some training. Regardless of whether you can afford to quit working to go back to school, first consider taking a night class or two at the local community college and explore your options.


Education and Career Services February 20-March 4

IN THIS ISSUE FEATURED ARTICLES

Are you your own personal brand manager?

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Make getting the next interview your goal • 8 Last minute tax tips • 10

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INDEX Education & Career Services Skilled Trades Customer Service & Sales Professional Health Care & Human Services General

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SUMMER EMPLOYMENT FAIR March 7, 2012 (Snow Date: 3/14/12)

11:30am-2:30pm STAFF

OFFICE HOURS

Stephen M. Costello, President

Monday–Friday, 8:00am–5:00pm

Food furnished by ARAMARK

Adrienne Nichols, Marketing Director Marketing and Events – 207.689.2971

Tim Sardano, Production Manager

CONTACT INFORMATION

Design and Content – 207.689.2834

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

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

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

Farmington, Maine, Olsen Student Center and North Dining Hall

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 can not 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 the My Job Wave and Sun Media Group. Unauthorized use is prohibited. • My Job Wave will not accept cancellations after Thursday at noon.

Ehibitors Include: • Backyard Farms • Bangor Y Camp Jordan • Bryant Pond 4-H Camp & Learning Center • Camp Capella • Camp Nashoba North • Camp Susan Curtis • Care & Comfort • Crisis & Counseling Centers • Friends Camp • Medomak Camp & Retreat Center • Migis Hotel Group • My Job Wave • Northeast Guide Service • Pine Tree Camp • Sykes Enterprises, Inc. • Taconnet on Great Pond • Tanglewood 4-H Camp & Learning Center • The Summer Camp • Tri-County Mental Health Services • YMCA Camp Fuller

On Campus Employers: Staying positive can be hard in today's world, but here's one small way to work a little positivity in your daily routine. Each day, before you sit down to work, grab a small piece of paper and write a nice thought down about someone you work with. Later, when you see that person, work your positive thought into your conversation. It's a small way of making the world just a little nicer, and it just takes a minute to plan and a short time to deliver.

• Alice James Books • Conference & Events • Upward Bound

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For more information, please call 207-778-7034.

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Attention: Employers, Colleges & Trade Schools

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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Career Development Conference April 27, 2012 Augusta Civic Center

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!

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.

Governor and State Agencies Promote February 19-26 as "America Saves Week" and "Military Saves Week" AUGUSTA – Governor Paul R. LePage recently joined Commissioner Anne L. Head and agencies within Maine's Department of Professional and Financial Regulation in promoting February 19–26 as "America Saves Week" and "Military Saves Week." The Department's Office of Securities and Bureau of Financial Institutions are leading the State's effort to highlight these national campaigns sponsored by the American Savings Education Council. Recognizing that many Americans are not saving enough for retirement and other goals, "America Saves Week" began in 2007 to bring organizations from all sectors together to encourage good savings practices and to provide tools for individuals to assess their own saving status. "Military Saves Week," is a parallel campaign that focuses on Service Members, veterans and their families. "In building a more prosperous

Maine for the long-term, it's important to remember that our economic strength as a State is tied to the financial well-being of individual families," Governor LePage commented. "Resources offered by the Department of Professional and Financial Regulation on saving and investing can help families, including those in the National Guard, plan for a more prosperous future by achieving their saving and investing goals." Commissioner Anne Head and Securities Administrator Judith Shaw announced that the Office of Securities is releasing a new personal finance guide for military families, called the Financial Field Manual. It's available directly from the Office of Securities and will be distributed this month to Maine National Guard branches. "This comprehensive 20-page booklet will be an asset to many Service Members and veterans," Administrator Shaw commented. "It

covers a wide range of important topics, including special homebuying resources for military families. The manual also provides advice to help Service Members protect investments when retiring." Shaw noted that safe investing' resources for all Maine families are available on the agency's website (www.investors.maine.gov) or by calling 1-877-624-8551 (TTY 1888-577-6690). "To avoid investment fraud and invest as safely as possible, investors should make a rule to always check the credentials of any investment adviser or broker before entrusting money to them." Bureau of Financial Institutions' Superintendent Lloyd P. LaFountain III highlighted the many resources available from his agency to help Maine families save and protect their assets. "America Saves Week is an opportunity for people to examine their saving habits, to evaluate anticipated financial needs, and to plan accordingly," LaFountain stated.

"The Bureau's online Consumer Library' can help families get started." Resources from the Bureau are available at www.maine.gov/pfr/financialinstitu tions or by calling 1-800-965-5235 (TTY 1-888-577-6690). Nationally, hundreds of governmental, corporate and nonprofit organizations are promoting the goals of the campaign. To learn more, visit www.americasaves.org or www.militarysaves.org. The Office of Securities and Bureau of Financial Institutions are part of Maine's Department of Professional and Financial Regulation, which encourages sound ethical business practices through the regulation of insurers, financial institutions, creditors, investment providers, and numerous professions and occupations for the purpose of protecting the citizens of Maine. Consumers can learn more about the Department at www.maine.gov/pfr.


Education and Career Services

February 20-March 4

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The Most Talked About Recruitment Opportunity of the Year!

Career Fair Tuesday March 20, 2012 • Noon-6:00pm

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SPACE IS LIMITED!

Holiday Inn By The Bay 88 Spring Street Portland, ME 04102 FREE PARKING FOR EVERYONE! CONTACT: Barbara McDonald 207.822.5626 bmcdonald@portlandradiogroup.com Career Fair 12 will be prominently featured on

Make the Most of Attending a

Mainely Character is Now Accepting Applications for 2012 Scholarships

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!

PORTLAND – Applications are now being accepted for 2012 Mainely Character Scholarships to be awarded this spring.

relief, by providing free childcare for strangers, volunteering at the humane society, and by assisting the disabled.

Scholarships will be awarded to Maine high school seniors who will pursue post high school education and demonstrate key attributes of character – responsibility, courage, integrity, and concern for others. Scholastic achievement, athletic achievement or financial need are not considered in awarding the scholarships.

Three scholarships are available in 2012, one $5,000 scholarship sponsored by R. M Davis Inc. of Portland, and two $2,500 scholarships sponsored by Northeast Bank of Lewiston and Market Decisions of Portland.

The 2011 scholarship winners demonstrated attributes of character by organizing an effort for Haitian

Applications and information on the scholarships can be downloaded from www.mainelycharacter.org. Applications will be accepted until March 15.


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Are You Your Own Personal Brand Manager? By Chris Perry, MBA, Career Rocketeer

Your answer to this question should be "YES!" unless, of course, you are a celebrity or any other global personality who can afford an entire marketing team to manage your image and reputation.

If you are active online with blogs and social networks, managing your brand can be as simple as Googling yourself and using Google Alerts to stay updated on any new mentions or publications of your name, your websites, your blogs, your articles and more. When offline, managing your brand can be as easy as carefully reviewing your performance evaluations at work and/or seeking consistent feedback from family, friends, supervisors and other career stakeholders to make sure your personal communications are being effectively transmitted and correctly received.

We should all be taking charge in creating, establishing and managing our own personal brands online and offline. Once you have begun to establish yours, managing it can be a piece of cake.

1. It is true that people are not products. However, often we choose one product over other similar products because of its brand (a.k.a. its unique and differentiating value) and how that value fulfills our need in a given situation. This holds true for people, as well. Each person has a unique and differentiating value, or personal brand, that fulfills an organization's need in a given situation better than other similar people.

Therefore, we must fight fire with fire to stay on top of everything and protect our reputations and our investment.

2. We should all care about our personal brands because they combine our strengths, our personalities, our reputations, our values and our goals all into one communicable, unique and differentiating value that we bring to the table.

Personal branding is simply creating, establishing and communicating a unique and memorable value and reputation, and personal brand management is the consistent upkeep and maintenance of this value in the spheres in which you choose to exist and be active, both online and offline.

As I continue to surf the net for new articles about or related to this topic, I have been amazed at the number of voices against these concepts. Here are just some of the questions and comments I have come across from such voices:

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"People are not brands, because people are not products." "Who cares about your personal brand?" "Personal branding is narcissistic." "Are you so unsure of who you are that you must reaffirm yourself via Internet tools?" 5. "Why is it so important to make sure your online image appears the way you want it to?" While I respect and understand where each of these points is coming from, I must reinforce the importance of personal brand management in response to each one.

3. Personal branding isn't narcissistic unless taken to the extreme. Promoting your strengths and your unique and differentiating value to your career stakeholders is healthy and important for your own selffulfillment and achievement in life. As more and more professionals brand themselves, it is essential that you establish your own brand in order to stand out in your job search and career development. 4. Keeping track of your online reputation with simple online tools does not make you less confident. The Internet is a vast and ever-evolving platform on which it is much easier to miss "fires" threatening our personal brands and reputations.

5. Your online image is just a part of your overall image and personal brand. If you invest time, energy and even money into your own personal development and image offline, it makes sense that you will want your online image to match.

Brand managers establish and protect the value that your favorite chosen brands of products deliver, so be your own personal brand manager and protect all that you have to offer! About the Author: Chris Perry, MBA, is a Gen Y brand and marketing generator, brand marketing manager, career search and personal branding expert, professional speaker, entrepreneur and brand consultant. Chris is the founder of Career Rocketeer, the Career Search and Personal Branding Network, MBA Highway, the MBA Job Search and Career Network and multiple other ventures. Learn more about Chris on his website: http://chrisperry.me Article Source: http://EzineArticles.com/6861251


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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.

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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. CDL-A DRIVERS CONTACT:

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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Rick Parisien, Human Resources Director 1-800-341-1586 1-877-689-1084 Bomarc Road Bangor, ME 04401 Fax: 207-945-5193 Email: offhr@hartt-trans.com

3rd Shifts • Full-Time w/Benefits Lewiston, ME • Schedule includes some weekends.

Requirements: • Must have good skills in both MECHANICAL and ELECTRICAL. • Must have knowledge in Electrical Controls, Troubleshooting, PLCs, AC/DC motors, PMs and Milling/Lathes. • Ability to work with Robotic, Pneumatic, Hydraulic, Diagnostic Equipment, Milling and Lathe. • At least 18 years old with HS diploma/GED

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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: awiles@hartt-trans.com rmarquis@hartt-trans.com

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Ask job seekers what their goal is in terms of their employment search most of them will tell you that it is "to get a job." While that certainly is the intent of the end result of their job search campaign, one of the early lessons I learned in my Five O'Clock Club career coaching studies is that your goal throughout your campaign is to "get the next interview." As I continue to work with a growing range of clients I am observing first hand the value of this type of focus. The job search in and of itself is very stressful and can cause great swings in one's emotions no matter how well their campaign is organized. However, I find my clients most energized when they have identified a new contact with whom they have the opportunity to discuss their search, or know they have an upcoming interview which may help lead them to an eventual position. When you stop and think about it this actually makes a lot of sense. When one finds themselves in job search, in the early stages the only ones who may actually know they're in search are close family and friends other than the individual in search themselves. Close family and friends while many times supportive are too close to you and can be emotionally tied to your journey. As you begin to reach out and first speak to those that don't know you about your search several things begin to happen. First, you begin to gain clarity as to how to present yourself both in terms of who you are, what you have done and what you are seeking to do as you go forward. As you learn to become a

better interviewer, you use the exchange as both an opportunity to get and give information. You learn to be as prepared or more prepared as the one you are interviewing by both having researched some on the topic you are about to speak and by having your questions ready so as to learn what it is that you don't know and which will help benefit you in your search going forward. Those that get proficient at the process learn to listen from the perspective of a consultant. A consultant is always looking to hear what it is that the other person finds to be difficult for them, and seeks an opportunity to show how they are able to help address the problem. Finally, an individual that has a solution for another and sees an opportunity to help will follow-up with that person offering a proposal of how they may be able to solve their issue. The predominant tendency many people have while they are in job search is to approach things passively. They may send out many resumes' to a number of different companies. They'll meet someone who says they know a person that may be able to help them and then wait for their contact to set up a meeting with another as opposed to taking the contact information and setting up the meeting themselves. After a job interview they'll write a thank you note, but then just sit back and wait on contact from a company as opposed to following up to gain

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Sales & Customer Service

February 20-March 4

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CAREER OPPORTUNITY Advertising Sales Consultant Office located in Lewiston My Job Wave works for local companies to create, communicate, and publish nearby career opportunities effectively. If you like to market, recruit or problem-solve, and want to get on board at the first step of an exciting oranizational transition, this may just be the opportunity you’ve been looking for!

Sales Agent Biddeford • So. Portland, ME Keene, Nashua, Manchester, Somersworth, NH Benefits include: Health Benefits Retirement Plan Life Insurance Continuous Training Opportunities Career Advancement Free AAA Membership Travel and Entertainment discounts Insurance Premium reductions

We are seeking Sales Agents to professionally represent and sell our memberships and insurance products. Our extensive training program prepares you to sell AAA memberships, auto, homeowners, watercraft, and personal umbrella insurance, engaging in sales activities, appointments and inspections. Our door is open to talented sales professionals with the ambition, initiative, self-determination, strong work ethic, career dedication, and winning attitude.

Ability to communicate effectively, computer literate and Internet savvy, and just a good ol’ fashioned strong work ethic required. We offer: • Full-time employment with benefits • Opportunity to work in Falmouth or Lewiston • Competitive hourly rate with commission and bonuses • 8am–5pm, Monday–Friday work schedule • Small team environment that can adapt to changing markets and technologies

Read how AAA Northern New England will support you in this career and apply online at:

www.aaa.com/careers Enter your zip code and click “Careers” in the bottom right corner. Search Maine jobs.

Keyword: “My Job Wave”

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Apply Online at www.MyJobWave.com with resume and cover letter.

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Employment Times Announces Name Change Maine’s First Help–Wanted Publication Matures to Strengthen Recruitment Advertising Services to Local Employers We are pleased to announce that we have merged Maine’s first help wanted publication, The Employment Times, and the later-found job board, MyJobWave.com, to create My Job Wave, in print and online. Combining these two product names have allowed us to more easily explain our services, while offering the same great products. We have simplified all areas of our company and will stay committed to our mission: to create, communicate, and publish local career opportunities throughout Maine and New Hampshire. With a new innovative website and software, and an ever-growing community involvement, we are positioned to continue to provide effective recruitment advertising plans built to attract ideal candidates. We will continue to operate as a Sun Media company, based out of Lewiston with a recent second location in

Falmouth, to better serve southern Maine and New Hampshire. One of the founders of Employment Times, Jeanne Paquette, had a desire to connect local employers with job seekers. Jeanne was very active in the community and became quickly well known, involving herself in many local industry associations, chambers, and educational events. Today, we continue her involvement as we benefit greatly from being local as we are able act as an advocate for our clients when the opportunity presents itself. We believe that an effective recruitment campaign tells the public why they want to work for you. We are eager to connect our fellow local companies with their best candidates by way of our print and online products. We thank you for your business and support and look forward to helping you with your future hiring needs.


10 Healthcare & Human Services

Port Resources, a non-profit social service organization takes pride in providing the highest quality support for individuals with developmental disabilities striving to live rich and fulfilling lives in their communities.

Tired of retail, fast food or being the sounding board on the other end of the phone? Be a part of a team devoted to making a difference in the lives of others! If you have what it takes for a new challenge complete an online application at

SupportSolutions.org or MyJobWave.com

Direct Support Professionals

Therapeutic Live-In Staff Benefits include health, dental, short & long term disability, life insurance, earned time, retirement, 403b match, paid training, and wellness program. Please submit your cover sheet and resume to: Port Resources 125 John Roberts Road, Suite 12 South Portland, ME 04010 cschafer@portresources.org

• Full-Time, Part-Time & Float • FLOAT: $11/hr. We pay mileage! Flexible scheduling required.

Do you want to make a difference in someone’s life, put a smile on someone’s face and be a team player? If so, then Port Resources is looking for you. The Therapeutic Live In Staff are responsible for maintaining a nurturing, safe, and caring environment for children and adults with emotional, behavioral, developmental and/or learning disabilities in our agency owned home. Responsibilities include coordinating education and treatment plans with programmatic administrators. Relevant experience required. Port Resources provides an agency vehicle, the home and household expenses. This position is scheduled for one week on and one week off rotation. The hourly rate for this position is $12.50. Homes are located in Greater Portland area. EOE

NOW HIRING F/T, P/T and Float positions in Southern and Central Maine

Contact: Kim Dionne at kdionne@supportsolutions.org

56 Industrial Park Rd, Saco, ME 04072 207-294-7458 ext. 1131 Equal Opportunity Employer

PERSONAL SUPPORT SPECIALISTS To assist with homemaker duties and Personal Care (Bathing, Dressing, etc.). PCA/PSS/CNA Certification a plus but not required.

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

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Last Minute Tax Tips (ARA) – Are you among the millions of Americans who scramble every year to meet Uncle Sam's income tax filing deadline? The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) estimates that one-third of Americans wait until the last minute to file their personal income tax returns (for 2011 income tax returns, the deadline has been extended to April 17). If you count yourself among that group, it's important to realize the costs could be adding up - from missing important deductions that could affect the amount of your refund to incurring penalties from the IRS for not filing on time. The keys to paying exactly what you owe and obtaining a refund sooner are timely filing, familiarity with relevant tax deductions and credits, and proper organization, according to FindLaw.com, the nation's leading website for free legal information. If you don't have the time or inclination to

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become familiar with the U.S. tax code, consider getting the help of a professional tax preparer or a tax attorney, or at the very least using tax software that can guide you through income tax form preparation. To help you make the most of tax season, here are some additional tips from FindLaw.com: Start a file. Somewhere in your home, create a place where you can store all the documents you'll need to complete your taxes. When W-2 forms, mortgage statements and other tax-related documents are mailed to you, put them into this location, file or box them, and check them off as they come in. In addition, keep receipts of potentially deductible items such as medical and dental expenses, tuition, daycare and after-school care expenses. Seek advice for your small business. Whether by choice or out of necessity, many Americans have decided to go into business for themselves as a result of the "great recession." From the moment you make this choice, go to an accountant who specializes in working with small business owners and get advice on how to properly and accurately record all of your business expenses and revenue. Accurate bookkeeping is essential to ensuring accurate payment

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of the taxes your business owes. An ounce of prevention will go a long way toward helping avoid an IRS audit. Get help. Don't have time to figure out all the ongoing changes to tax regulations? Don't have the interest? Then get the help of a professional tax preparer immediately after you receive W-2 forms from your employer in order to complete and file your taxes before the filing deadline. The IRS offers help, too. Visit www.irs.gov for information about filing your income taxes. Check out IRS publication 17, "Your Federal Income Tax," on the IRS website. It highlights everything you need to know about filing your personal income tax return. The IRS also offers help over the phone and interactive tax assistance through its website. Go electronic. Every year, more and more people file their taxes electronically. Why? Because it offers ease of use and quicker tax refunds, which are typically issued two weeks after filing. In 2010, nearly 100 million Americans (70 percent of tax filers) filed their taxes electronically, using offthe-shelf tax preparation software or the IRS website's filing page, according to IRS estimates. Electronic filing can reduce math errors and the cost of paying for return receipts at the post office. When you file electronically, consider using direct deposit, which

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Mistakes When you make a mistake, don't look back at it long. Take the reason of the thing into your mind and then look forward. Mistakes are lessons of wisdom. The past cannot be changed. The future is yet in your power.

On

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authorizes the IRS to deposit your refund directly into your checking account instead of sending you a check in the mail. Don't avoid filing. Some people, especially those who are self-employed or have been laid off, worry that they can't pay the full amount of taxes they owe. Therefore, they avoid filing. Don't do it. It will only make matters worse. First, give yourself time by filing for an extension, which gives you up to six months to file a return. Second, it's better to pay something rather than nothing if you owe on your taxes. A non-payment of your taxes can result in penalties and interest. Even a partial payment can reduce your penalties and shows good faith if you're audited. Keep your returns. In the event that you're audited, it's important to have up to seven years of previously filed income tax returns on file. These are also useful in preparing current income tax returns, and may be valuable to your estate's executor if you become incapacitated or die unexpectedly. Plan ahead. Tax regulations change every year. To lower your tax burden, start keeping good records now and become familiar with changes to the tax code for 2012 by consulting with an experienced tax attorney, accountant, or by visiting the IRS website, www.irs.gov.


Healthcare & Human Services

Begin your new career today!

February 20-March 4

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LPN / RN Resident Care Director (RCD)

Dietitian Nutrition Services has one 8- to 24-hours-per-week position available. The applicant must be available week days, weekends, holidays, and for vacation coverage and absences. • The qualified applicant will be a Registered, Licensed Dietitian with experience in a hospital setting • Knowledge of enteral and parenteral nutrition feeding strategies • Strong clinical nutrition assessment, care and education skills for our patient population

Webster Commons • 32 hrs./wk • Freeport, ME Webster Commons, a 14-bed Alzheimer’s facility located in Freeport, Maine, is seeking a dynamic LPN / RN in this key leadership role. The RCD will be a working manager’s position of 32 hours per week. Work hours will primarily be day shift with occasional rotation as needed. This position requires 24/7 accountability for the unit. The applicant should be a good team player and leader, have the ability to multi-task and have excellent organizational skills. The manager is responsible for all Human Resource functions as they relate to staff, a high quality of resident care and the operation of the unit within budgetary parameters. A working knowledge of electronic charting / MDS systems is a definite advantage.

Greater Somerset Public Health Collaborative (Somerset Heart Health)

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

Nutrition Program Coordinator 30 hour, grant-funded position with benefits. Seeking qualified individual to lead our Healthy Maine Partnership Nutrition program. Successful candidate must have the ability to interact with all levels including those responsible for State, Regional and community programs, businesses, and other health care professionals. Knowledge of the state’s plan for Physical Activity and Nutrition is required as well as knowledge of best practices for nutrition policy and environmental change and the prevention of childhood obesity issues.

Please forward resume with cover letter to: Ed Fitzpatrick, BS, MS, MLNHA, Administrator Hawthorne House, 6 Old County Road Freeport, ME 04032 • Fax: 207-865-1308 E-mail: adminhawthornehouse@firstatlantic.com

No Phone Calls Please • DEADLINE FOR APPLICATIONS IS 02/22/12

Medical Assistant/LPN

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Skowhegan Family Medicine, has two MA/LPN position available, full-time days. These positions will be M–F, generally 8a.m.–5p.m. with flexibility to work occasional overtime when needed. • Associate Degree in Medical Assistant preferred • Maine LPN License • High School graduate and Medical terminology required • Good interpersonal skills and organizational skills required • Previous medical/office experience is desirable • Must be able to multitask and have computer and typing skills Certification needed

an understanding of where the company is in their search process or if new developments have emerged. There is a great sense of not wanting to upset the hiring manager or resource with whom you desire to speak from fear of being perceived as a bother.

RN Emergency Room Has one 36 hour position on the 6pm to 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 Medical/Surgical Unit One 36 hours/wk. position available (re-opened) 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.

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.

Patti Murr

Writing a Winning

Resume

Yes a focus and strategy of making getting the next interview your goal takes courage. It does involve a lot of persistence on the part of the job searcher. However, it certainly keeps one involved as an active participant in their search. Those who fully commit to this approach learn quickly to talk to as many individuals as possible that may help them in their search. They'll take the time to set up meetings with those who may not have a job opening at the current time, but who may be able to provide needed information or guidance as they pursue their search in their field of choice. They'll not focus their energies all on one job opening, but look to have several opportunities working for them at the same time. Above all, they reach the point where they realize it is worse to sit back and wait for something to happen, as opposed to possibly being told they are no longer a candidate for a position and knowing they have made every effort to present what they offer to that position. Therefore, if you find yourself in job search in 2012, either through your own choice or through circumstances that are not of your choosing, remember finding that next job is the

end point to which you are looking to get. The true goal is to talk to as many people as you can along the way about your search. And, whether those interviews are just to gain valuable information about the field or type of position you are seeking, to make more people in the profession aware you are in job search or actually to interview for a position itself, you always should be looking to get that next interview. Making this a regular practice will not only assist you in leading you to your next job, but is advice to continue with once that job is secured and as you move beyond that job and forward with your career.

About the Author: Tony Calabrese of Absolute Transitions provides suggestions, approaches and information on how you can find a new job, move up to a new position, or change your career.

To get his free report, "Overcoming Obstacles to Change Your Life" visit http://absolutetransitions.com Article Source: http://EzineArticles.com/6844739


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

WWW.USPS.COM/EMPLOYMENT

Discover Your Potential GREATER PORTLAND

LEWISTON/AUBURN AREA

NEWPORT/PITTSFIELD

We are RECRUITING FOR THE FOLLOWING POSITIONS:

Exp. Admin Assistants $11–$14 Warehouse & Assembly $9–$11 Reception $10 - $11 Electro-Mechanical Techs $17–$19 Financial Analyst $25 - $30 Mechanical Design Engineer $70K-$80K, perm Production Managers $60K - $75K, perm

Patient Service Reps Experience Reqʼd, $10 & up Inventory Specialist Temp-to-Hire, 1st Shift, $10.50 General Laborers Temp, 1st Shift, $8 Warehouse Temp-to-Hire, 1st shift, $9 Residential and Commercial Loan Underwriters $45K–$50K, perm CM Sales Engineer Base+comm, extensive travel in NE, perm Machine Operators Long-term temp, $10+ Maintenance Mechanics Long-term temp, $10+

Woodworkers, Carpenters, Machine Operators, Warehouse Temp, 1st and 2nd shifts, $8–$8.50/hr

POSTAL SUPPORT EMPLOYEE (PSE)

MILLINOCKET/ AROOSTOOK

Telephone Customer Service Must have agriculture, plant and growing experience Order Pickers Full time, 1st shift $9 Warehouse Full-time, 1st shift $9 Production: Assembly, Packing, Conveyor Belt Inspection Full-time, 1st shift $9 Welder/Pipefitter 1st Shift, temporary, Pay DOE Dishwasher Per Diem, Nights, $8.50 Part-Time Cashier Daytime, $8.25

YORK COUNTY Quality Assurance Technician Temp-to-Hire, 1st Shift Maintenance Mechanic Temp-to-Hire, 1st Shift Machine Operator Temp-to-Hire, 12-hr weekend shift Manufacturing Batch Maker Contract – 2nd Shift Custodian Temp-to-Hire, 2nd Shift Physician Assistants $70K–$90K, contract Industrial Engineer $60K–$70K, temp-to-hire or perm

Machinist, Machine Operators, Forklift Operators, Material Handlers Temp, All shifts, $9–$9.50/hr Family Practitioner w/Pediatric exp., $160K BANGOR AREA Fabricator Temp – 1st shift, $11/hr Assemblers, Warehouse Temp – All shifts, $8–$10/hr

MID-COAST Safety Manager $50K

AUGUSTA AREA Data Entry Contract positions – $9 Warehouse Selectors Temp-to-Hire, 2nd Shift Warehouse Laborers Temp-to-Hire, 1st Shift - $8 Cafeteria Worker Per Diem Food Handling Exp Req., $9.50 WATERVILLE AREA

Apply online at www.manpowerjobs.com

PSEs are a new category of non-career employee established to provide the USPS with flexibility. PSEs will be appointed for a term not to exceed 360 calendar days. If there is still an operational need, a PSE may be reappointed for another not to exceed 360 day term after a five-day break in service. PSE employees will enjoy benefits including raises, health benefits and leave. The starting pay for these positions will be $14.60 per hour. ONLINE APPLICATIONS WILL BE ACCEPTED FROM

FEBRUARY 20, 2012 THRU MARCH 2, 2012 To find entry-level employment/examination opportunities, you may go to our site at: www.usps.com/employment • 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 on line’ then select the state under ‘location’ and click ‘start’ (no other inform tion 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.

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