Monthly Archives: September 2013

Librarian 2 Civil Service Exam Filing Date Ends Wednesday

Apply online, send out a paper application to the Department of Civil Service at:

Suffolk County Department of Civil Service, PO Box 6100, Hauppauge, NY 11788-0099

Have any questions about the process? Check out the Frequently Asked Questions Page.



Veterans Benefits Ending Oct 1st – Apply Now

The Veterans Retraining Assistance Program which is a part of the VOW to Hire Heroes Act of 2011 will not receive applications after Oct 1st. Quickly explained:

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

Want to enroll, or know more? Click here for more information. Take a look at High Demand Occupations you could apply for by clicking here.

Best 50 Niche Job Boards

Best 50 Niche Job Boards

Job openings may not end up on or because these openings are looking for people with a very specific type of skill set. Do you have security Clearances, CDL Licenses, a background in IT, Accounting, Fashion, Logistics, Consulting or Graphic Design? Are you a Young Entrepreneur or blogger? Take a look at these job boards. The list was compiled by Smart Recruiters.

EE.UU. para incluir a los trabajadores de Cuidado del Hogar en la Ley de Salarios y Horas extras

Bajo la nueva regla, los ayudantes de cuidado en el hogar, a diferencia de niñeras, estarían protegidos por la Ley de Normas Razonables de Trabajo, la ley principal de horas y ingresos de la nación…la administración dijeron que el nuevo reglamento no entrará en vigor hasta 01 de enero 2015. .. el retraso hasta el 2015 para dar a las familias que utilizan estos asistentes, así como los programas estatales de Medicaid, el tiempo para prepararse para la nueva regla.

Expertos de la industria dicen que la mayoría de estos trabajadores ya se les paga por lo menos el salario mínimo, pero muchos no reciben pago de hora-y-uno-mitad de horas extras cuando trabajan más de 40 horas a la semana. Unos 20 estados excluyen a los trabajadores de cuidado en casa de sus leyes de salarios y horas.

Fuente: New York Times

U.S. to Include Home Care Workers in Wage and Overtime Law

Under the new rule, home care aides, unlike baby sitters, would be protected under the Fair Labor Standards Act, the nation’s main wage and hour law…the administration said the new regulation would not take effect until Jan. 1, 2015…The delay until 2015 is to give families that use these attendants, as well as state Medicaid programs, time to prepare for the new rule.

Industry experts say most of these workers are already paid at least the minimum wage, but many do not receive a time-and-a-half overtime premium when they work more than 40 hours a week. About 20 states exclude home care workers from their wage and hour laws.

Source: New York Times

Survey Reveals 10 Bizarre Interview Mistakes

A Staffing firm in Oklahoma City surveyed 300 hiring managers to find out what were the biggest Interview mistakes. While easy to follow, they should be re-stated just in case. Don’t smoke at your interview, don’t lie about your experience, and don’t EVER be late. Read this article by CareerBliss to learn more about things you should avoid doing at your next interview:

Survey Reveals 10 Bizarre Interview Mistakes

How to Write a Resume Summary Statement

Resume Summary Statements have been replaced by Objective statements because they help a recruiter find your skills quickly. A recruiter spends a few seconds reading your resume, so it’s important to put what sets you apart in a place that’s easy to find. That’s why writing a resume Summary Statement is so important. The less time they spend searching for your skills, the less you have to worry about them missing something about you. They may not read the bottom of the resume at all. You want to be as clear as possible with skills that will help their goals.

Need some help writing the perfect Summary Statement. has a link that can help you focus on the elements of your job that make you the best choice.