Rochester NY Stake Employment Center

October 24, 2011

Employment Resource Center Training on the Internet

Filed under: Stake Employment Center News — Larry @ 1:44 pm

https://apps.lds.org/welfareoperations/index.jsf?operation=employment.resource.center is a link to some great training information for employment specialists. Some of the useful vides that the site includes are:

1  -  Helping Those with Employment Needs

2  -  The Role of Priesthood and Relief Society Leaders

3  -  Resources for Job Placement, Career Development, and Small Business Management

4  -  Center Leadership and Performance

5  -  Helping Candidates: Planning

6  -  Helping Candidates: Providing Resources

7  -  Helping Candidates: Following Up

8  -  Helping Candidates: Individualized Services

9  -  Resource Development

10  -  Building a Successful Staff

11  -  Teaching Techniques

Note: If you are using Google Chrome, you may not be able to play these videos. If this is the case:

1. Click on the wrench icon in the corner of the browser and choose "Preferences."

2. Choose "Under the Hood."

3. In the Privacy section, click on "Content Settings…"

4. In the Pop-ups section, click on "Manage Exceptions…"

5. Add a new hostname pattern like this:

[*.]broadcast.lds.org

and set the behavior to "Allow."  This will only allow the lds app to open popups.

August 29, 2011

Phone Interview Tips

Filed under: Stake Employment Center News — Larry @ 4:36 pm

 

How to Job Search on LinkedIn

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August 26, 2011

Elevator Pitch and Phone Interview

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April 16, 2011

Finger Lakes Spring Job Fair – April 20, 2011

Filed under: Stake Employment Center News — Larry @ 3:32 pm

Finger Lakes Spring Job Fair

Sponsored by…

Finger Lakes East, JSEC Inc.

New York State Department of Labor

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

1:30pm – 5:00pm

Held at:

Ramada Inn Geneva Lakefront

41 Lakefront Drive, Routes 5 & 20

Geneva, NY

For a list of participating businesses, click here
Please Come Prepared.  Bring a Resume.  Dress for Success!

Job Fair – The Mall at Greece Ridge – April 19, 2011

Filed under: Stake Employment Center News — Larry @ 3:30 pm

Job Fair

Tuesday, April 19, 2011

10:00am – 2:00pm

Located at the

Community Learning Center

(near Regal Cinema)

Open to the general public

Participating Employers:

The ARC of Monroe County, Bryant & Stratton College, Concentrix, ConServe, ESL Federal Credit Union, Grace Community Services, HCR Homecare, Heritage Christian Services, Lifetime Care Home Health & Hospice, M3 Communications, Mary Kay Cosmetics, Paychex, PRALID, Professional Driver Institute, Rochester Riverside Convention Center/Pier 45, Scentsy Wickless Candles, Sears Home Improvement, Sibley Nursing Personnel, Silpada Designs, SurmoTech, Visiting Nurse Service, WNYJOBS.com, and more…

For most current list of employers, call (585) 966-7299

Greece Central School District

Office of Community Education

Community Learning Center

at The Mall at Greece Ridge

Facebook Workshop

Filed under: Stake Employment Center News — Larry @ 1:06 pm

An Introduction To Facebook

Presented by:

Bill "Skeeter" Harris

Tuesday, April 26, 2011

11:00am – 1:00pm

RochesterWorks! Career Center
255 North Goodman Street

Rochester, NY  14607

(585) 258-3500

This class provides a comprehensive overview to Facebook.

Participants will learn:

  • How to get started on Facebook by connecting to people, wall posting and sharing information on Facebook.
  • How to use privacy settings and various applications to help the user protect information as well as sharing employment information for job seekers.
  • Understand how to leverage the business side of Facebook by using Facebook groups and fan pages.

Must be a RochesterWorks! member to attend.  Reservations are required due to limited seating.  To register for workshops, register on-line or contact RochesterWorks!

Biocareers in the Rochester Area

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Upstate New York

Biocareer Connection

Wondering what Upstate NY has to offer in the field of bioscience?

What:  A chance for job seekers and bioscience related companies in Upstate NY to connect with one another, share their expectations and opportunities, network and form business relationships, and increase awareness of what type of bioscience careers exist in this area.

When:  April 8, 2011

12:45pm – 5:00pm

Where:  Emerson Suites

Ithaca College

Ithaca, NY

http://www.cctec.cornell.edu/events/biocareer/index.php

This event is free for attendees and exhibitors.

Workshops for the 40+ Job Seeker

Filed under: Stake Employment Center News — Larry @ 1:01 pm

Workshop

Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Interviewing at 40+: How to Counteract the Age Factor

Presented by:

Dr. Rita M. Carey, Ed.D.

Wednesday, April 27, 2011

11:00am – 1:00pm

RochesterWorks! Career Center
255 North Goodman Street

Rochester, NY  14607

(585) 258-3500

Avoid common mistakes made by the more experienced job seeker.  Establish powerful responses to the “overqualified” factor and prepare for other age related questions.

Must be a RochesterWorks! member to attend.  Reservations are required due to limited seating.  To register for workshops, register on-line or contact RochesterWorks!


Workshop

Friday, April 29, 2011

Networking at 40+: Yes You Can!

Presented by:

Dr. Rita M. Carey, Ed.D.

Friday, April 29, 2011

9:00am – 11:00am

RochesterWorks! Career Center
255 North Goodman Street

Rochester, NY  14607

(585) 258-3500

In a slow economy, employers seek to hire through referrals so networking is a requirement.  Most jobseekers find this difficult because the concept is misunderstood.  Networking does not have to be uncomfortable when it is done right.  Learn how to get past shyness to have helpful conversations.

Must be a RochesterWorks! member to attend.  Reservations are required due to limited seating.  To register for workshops, register on-line or contact RochesterWorks!

April 11, 2011

8 Tips for battling job search fatigue

Filed under: Stake Employment Center News — Larry @ 1:04 pm


From MONROE COUNTY DHS Weekly Employment Bulletin (04-08 April 2011):

Job searching for any length of time can be frustrating. But when your search has gone on for months or even years, even job seekers with the most endurance can get tired.
It doesn’t help that many job seekers are looking for work under the notion that the recovering economy means automatic work — and now.

But sanguinity in times of dejection is easier said than done. Job searching for long periods of time can not only make job seekers tired — it can affect them emotionally, too.

“There are so many emotions that go along with long-term unemployment — feelings of inadequacy, anger, terror, shame. You name it. And when these emotions get a lock on a job seeker, they can be nearly paralyzing — or totally paralyzing,” says Jenny Foss, owner of Ladder Recruiting Group.

To manage those emotions, you need to acknowledge that your search methods aren’t working and commit to adopting a new strategy or plan, Foss says. And it’s important to tap into your resiliency skills so employers know you can handle stress and change, adds Dowd-Higgins.

But part of the problem is that even after long-term unemployment, many people still rely on the passive search methods that used to work well — but just don’t anymore, says Foss.

“The game has changed dramatically in the past few years. Unfortunately, a large number of job seekers who find themselves suddenly on the market often panic,” Foss says. “They don’t take time to catch their breath, craft a job search strategy that leverages a variety of search and networking tools, and then execute on that strategy in a focused, systematic way.”

Tried and true methods of simply applying to jobs online, searching through job boards or even enlisting a recruiter just won’t cut it, especially after a long period of job searching. You simply cannot conduct an effective job search from behind your computer, says Dowd-Higgins.

“You must get out and be seen and heard in your job search. People hire whom they know and trust and employers are using their network more than ever to make new,” she says. “When jobs do become available, employers are hesitant to post because they know they will be inundated with applications. The networking job search continues to be the most effective technique.”

If you’re looking to revitalize your job search, here are eight tips from Foss and Dowd-Higgins.

1. Consider your job search a full-time job.

2. Catch your breath. Calm down before you scramble to find a new plan, says Foss.

3. Know what your strengths are. “Develop your special sauce story so you can illustrate why you are a value-add to an organization,” says Dowd-Higgins.

4. Focus on your competencies not just job titles.

5. Polish your interview and storytelling abilities. “A great interview is a fluid conversation — not stock answers,” says Dowd-Higgins.

6. Explore social media techniques for job search like Facebook, Twitter, a personal blog and Linkedin.

7. Craft a formal game plan. “Don’t flail your way through every day. Have a plan, and a schedule for each day,” says Foss.

8. Stop playing the blame game. “I can’t find a job because I’m too old, I’m too fat, I’m under qualified, I’m over qualified,” says Foss. “Really? You can play this game all you want, but at the end of the day? Figure out what is not working and then craft a strategy around it. If you can’t find your way in through the front door, find the side door. It’s all about being creative and strategic today.”

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