Numbers are a great way to get ahead in a job search by putting them in your resume. If you think of the way a resume is written, the responsibilities of a job are key to showing a potential employer what you did at your prior jobs. While this was once enough to get you hired, it’s more difficult to find a job now than it has been in a few generations. With stiff competition, listing what you did at your job will not be enough. Did you simply go through the motions, or were you one of the best employees? It’s hard to say, if you only list what you did.
This is where quantifying your resume can help you get ahead. Careerealism has an article titled “Make Your Resume Stand Out”. It explains how to effectively write job responsibilities with quantifiable information to help you get an edge in the job hunt. There are helpful rules in the article to follow when writing your resume as well as examples of descriptions. Changing the way you describe your past jobs will help in showing the employer the environment, pace, management skills and efficiency you would have as an employee. So, even though resume writing is an art form and not a science, make sure you quantify your job descriptions to stand a better chance of getting the interview.
Posted in Career Websites, Interviews, Jobs, Resumes
Tagged brentwood, business, career, careers, county, employment, interviews, island, jobs, labor, libraries, ny, tips
Michael J. Grant Campus (Brentwood)
Sally Ann Slacke Bldg., 121
January 15, 2013
12:00-3:30pm & 5:30pm-9:30pm
Workers in the Green Job field are in demand, with high earning potential over the next few years. To get develop more workers with these valuable job skills, Suffolk County Community College is offering two free program orientations for job skills training in renewable energy and energy efficiency. The skills training include:
- LEED Green Associate Training, which prepares participants to take the Green Associate exam. It provides background in sustainability and green building principles.
- Solar Technology training will cover basic solar energy principles, photovoltaics and solar panel installation
- Energy Rater / Auditor training will cover the basic principles of building science, efficacy of building and insulating materials and energy efficiency. Hands-on energy efficiency testing experiences will be provided.
- High School academic diploma or GED. Those without this credential will be enrolled in a GED program of study prior to participating in a career program.
- Minimum of 11th grade proficiency in mathematics and reading. Significant work experience. Applicants with a limited employment history will be required to complete an 80-hour National Work Readiness (NWR) course, leading to eligibility to site for the NWR credential.
- Those applicants who do not have a math, science, computer science or engineering background will be required to complete a math refresher course.
- Citizen or Permanent Resident status.
- Minimum age of 18.
To become a POWER applicant:
- Register for this free workshop by calling the Office of Continuing Education at 631-451-4114.
- Submit your resume at the workshop.
- Be prepared to take the POWER placement exam.
- An Assistant Conductor Position is available from the MTA. The position opened November 19th and will close on December 3rd. The 100% hourly rate of pay is 32.753 per hour. A civil service exam is required to qualify for this position. Under MTA employment opportunities, click on Long Island Railroad and follow the prompts. When asked to search, click on advanced search. Then in the Job ID field, use the Job ID to find the position. (Job ID #: 75647)
- The New York State Department of Civil Service is hiring for a Institution Safety Officer with a starting salary of $33,541 at the GS-9 level. Appointees working in New York City, Rockland, Westchester, Nassau or Suffolk would receive a $1,200 downstate adjustment. Applicants will be required to take a written exam. Exam guides have been developed by the State to help applicants prepare for the exam. Applications must be submitted by December 24th. (Exam number: 25-545)
- DCAS has openings for Chemical, Civil, Electrical, Environmental and Mechanical Engineers. These positions are open-competitive and close on the 4th of December.
Posted in Jobs, Uncategorized
Tagged announcements, civil, conductors, dcas, department, engineering, jobs, labor, lirr, mta, new, service, state, york
New Yorkers Who Work and Live in Bronx, Kings, New York, Richmond, Queens, Nassau, Suffolk, Rockland and Westchester Counties Can Apply
Department of Labor Staff to Deploy to Disaster Areas to Register Impacted New Yorkers
Albany, NY (November 2, 2012)
Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today announced that federal disaster unemployment assistance is now available to all New Yorkers who lost their jobs as a result of Hurricane Sandy. Disaster unemployment benefits are available to provide financial support to anyone who has lost their job and live or work in the Bronx, Kings, New York, Richmond, Queens, Nassau, Suffolk, Rockland and Westchester counties.
This assistance will supplement New York’s existing unemployment insurance system and will expand eligibility to include individuals who might otherwise not be covered. The United States Department of Labor has committed to providing additional assistance if needed.
“The physical destruction caused by Hurricane Sandy has been terrible, and the resulting job losses can be even more painful for New Yorkers,” Governor Cuomo said. “These federal funds will quickly provide financial assistance to those whose livelihoods have been upended. I urge impacted New Yorkers to apply as soon as possible.”
Department of Labor staff will be deployed to hard-hit communities to help register impacted New Yorkers for Disaster Unemployment Assistance in person.
Anyone unemployed due to Hurricane Sandy is immediately eligible and can submit a claim to the Department of Labor. The criterion for collecting disaster assistance is broader than for collecting regular unemployment benefits. Specifically, an individual can collect disaster assistance in any of the following cases:
- Injured in the disaster and unable to work, whether the person is an employee or self-employed.
- Workplace is damaged, or destroyed, or the person cannot work because of the disaster.
- Transportation to work is not available because of the disaster.
- Cannot get to work because must travel through the affected area, which is impossible due to disaster.
- Planned to begin working, but cannot because of the disaster.
- Derived most of income from areas affected by the disaster, and business is closed or inoperable because of the disaster.
Examples of self-employment include small business owners, independent taxi drivers, vendors, independent commercial fisherman, and farmers.
State Department of Labor Commissioner Peter M. Rivera said, “These people want to work and are unable to because of circumstances far beyond their control. This money will directly help workers who have families to feed and bills to pay. Contact the Department of Labor and we will determine which program you qualify for.”
To apply for unemployment benefits or disaster unemployment assistance, those affected by the storm and have lost their job or income should call the Telephone Claims Center (TCC) at 1-888-209-8124, or 1-877-358-5306 if they live out of state. Applicants should answer the questions to indicate they lost their job due to Hurricane Sandy. In order to receive benefits you must apply by December 3, 2012.
Posted in Jobs, Small Business, Unemployment Insurance
Tagged brentwood, collect, department, employed, Hurricane, island, jobs, labor, long, nassau, rockland, rules, Sandy, self, suffolk, unemployment, westchester
Congress passed, and the President has signed into law, the VOW to Hire Heroes Act of 2011. Included in this new law is the Veterans Retraining Assistance Program (VRAP). VRAP offers up to 12 months of training assistance to unemployed Veterans.
The VRAP offers 12 months of training assistance to Veterans who:
- Are at least 35 but no more than 60 years old
- Are unemployed on the date of application
- Received an other than dishonorable discharge
- Are not be eligible for any other VA education benefit program (e.g.: the Post-9/11 GI Bill, Montgomery GI Bill, Vocational Rehabilitation and Employment Assistance)
- Are not in receipt of VA compensation due to unemployability
- Are not enrolled in a federal or state job training program
The program is limited to 45,000 participants from July 1, 2012, through September 30, 2012, and 54,000 participants from October 1, 2012, through March 31, 2014. Participants must attend full-time in order to receive up to 12 months of assistance equal to the monthly full-time payment rate under the Montgomery GI Bill–Active Duty program (currently $1,473 per month). DOL will offer employment assistance to every Veteran who participates upon completion of the program.
The Program will retrain Veterans for Occupations that are in high demand. These include (but are not limited to) Computer Support Specialists, Preschool Teachers, Acting, Broadcast Technicians, Registered Nurses, Dental Hygienists, Bookkeeping, Accounting, Auditing Clerks, Air Traffic Controllers, and various construction and production trades. Click here to few the entire listing of High Demand Occupations and click here to visit the Veterans Retraining Assistance Program website.
Veterans Retraining Assistance Program (Department of Veterans Affairs)
NY Department of Labor – Veterans Services (NYS DoL)
Posted in Veteran's Affairs
Tagged air, army, benefits, demand, department, employment, force, high, jobs, labor, marines, retraining, veterans, vets, vocation
The Apprenticeship Opportunities link has been added to the Government Agencies & Civil Service Category of links. Provided by the New York State Department of Labor, the page lets patrons know which Programs are actively recruiting throughout the State.