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IDES Freeport/Sterling Job Listing (8/21/2015)

IDES HOTLINE (8/20/2015) 

What Can Illinois Job Link Do for YOU?

Wednesday, August 26 @ 2:00 pm

Freeport Public LIbrary, 2nd floor, Learning Lab

100 E Douglas St, Freeport, IL

Anyone looking for work, needs a resume or is currently collecting unemployment benefits

Space is limited so contact Colleen Neary at 815-625-7055 or colleen.neary@illinois.gov.

 

YMCA (8/26/15)

Your YMCA is hiring:
1. Aquatics and Youth Sports Director
2. Member Experience Director
3. Building Supervisors
4. Youth Sports Coordinator
5. Welcome Center staff members

Check our website for all of these positions and join our Y team!www.freeportymca.org

 

FSD#145 (8/25/15)

Jobs for Veterans (8/19/15)

The Connection - Hiring Event

Looking for awesomely talented individuals to join our team of Customer Service Superstars!

Thursday August 27 3-7:00 pm or stop in anytime M-F 9:00 am-3:00 pm & Sat & Sun 8:00 am-4:30 pm

1975 Harlem Road, Loves Park, IL 61111

Filling over 100 positions in early September.  PT hours available to work both Saturday and Sunday.

For more info:  Call 815-639-9296

Part-Time 3rd Shift CNA - Good Samaritan Society Mt Carroll (8/24/15)

Seeking a dedicated, compassionate, quality CNA for part-time 3rd shift with opportunities to pick up other shifts. Successful candidates must be 18 years or older, be certified in the state of IL and have a decent, verifiable employment history. 

Preference may be given to those w/ previous CNA or 3rd shift experience.

We offer a NEW & IMPROVED starting wage, immediate paid holidays and Paid Time Off accrual, home & auto insurance discounts, Verizon Wireless discounts & much more!

Good Samaritan’s vision is to create an environment where people are loved, valued and at peace. 

Interested? Apply online at www.good-sam.com/mtcarroll

 All qualified applicants will receive consideration without regard to race, color, religion, gender, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, or other protected status.

Sales Manager - STAPLES Freeport, IL: 945432 (8/18/15)

Position Summary:
Responsible for achieving store sales and profit targets through the cultivation of a high performing team, focused on solution selling and customer service. Accountable for driving Technology product and Technology services sales results. Establish and maintain an environment that supports and strengthens Staples brand.Qualifications
Basic:
High School Diploma or equivalent
Three to five years leading a sales team in a Retail or Service environment
Preferred:
Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration or related field
Ability to network and build community involvement
Experience in selling to small businesses in a Retail or Service environment
Experience and confidence leading a team of consultative selling associates who support the small business customer and core consumer while managing multiple priorities
Has the ability to coach a diverse team of individuals and hold them accountable for results
Exhibits advanced level of selling behaviors and models the way in all interactions with customers in person, via email or phone
Passion for technology, production and office solutions

Machine Operators (8/18/15)

Location: Freeport
Phone: 815-235-0951
Salary: USD13.00/hr
Occupation Type: Manufacturing and Production
Job Description
Manpower is seeking Machine Operators with EXPERIENCE!!!!
ALL SHIFTS, mainly nights, 12 hour shifts 3-4 days a week
$13.00 an hour with a great growing company in Freeport, IL
Must have a steady work history and at least 6 months of experience in Manufacturing Machine Operating.
Looking for reliable workers with good communication skills and a great team player attitude.
This client requires a Criminal Background check and a drug screen
Branch Info
524 W. Stephenson
IL Freeport, IL 61032

Insurance Assistant(8/18/15)

Assistant Needed for an Insurance Office (Freeport)
compensation: $10.00/per hour
employment type: part-time
Part-time (25-30hrs/week)
Flexible schedule.
Must have competent computer skills (Word, Excel, etc.) and good customer service skills both in person and on the phone.
Must be able to maintain a professional appearance.
Must possess or be willing to pursue a Life and Health Insurance License.
Please respond with resume and cover letter.
k7p9j-5177277347@job.craigslist.org

Willowglen Academy-IL 

At FHA Empowerment Center, 1052 W Galena Avenue, Freeport

September 16 2:00 pm

FSD#145

Freeport School District is hiring Lunchroom/Playground Supervisors, Food Service Employees and Bus Drivers!
Please visit www.fsd145.org to view job descriptions and apply online.

Nationwide Inbound (7/15/15)

Nationwide Inbound Inc. Now Hiring for multiple NEW Positions, all shifts.  Apply online at nationwideinbound.com or in person at : Stewart Centre 12th floor, Freeport, IL.

ALDI (7/15/15)

ROCKFORD (WIFR) – ALDI is hosting a hiring event for its Rockford-area stores on Friday, July 31st with opportunities available for store associate and shift manager positions.

The hiring event will be held from 4:00-7:00 p.m. at the ALDI at 6650 E. State Street in Rockford.

Both the store associate and shift manager positions offer $11.75 per hour with the shift manager position earning an additional $4.00 per hour when performing manager duties.

Applicants must be 18 years or old, have a high school diploma or GED, available to work anytime between 6 a.m. and 11 p.m. Monday through Sunday, and have the ability to lift 45 pounds.

Retail experience is preferred and applicants will need to pass a drug screening and background check.

For more information about ALDI, visit www.aldi.us.

FurstStaffing (7/15/15)

 

 

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The How-To on Job Fairs

 

 

Job fairs, we’ve all been to one, right? Wrong; there are many people who have never been to a job fair and others who have been but don’t know how to make the most out of the experience. That’s what Illinois workNet is here to help you! 


Job fairs are an opportunity for people in any situation to network and potentially find new employment. This is a time where you can find Professionals, Students, Unemployed Individuals, Veterans, and others all gathered together with one goal in mind: SUCCESS!

Some people have no problems making great connections and showing off their talents at a job fair, but others may lack the social skills or knowledge of how job fairs work to fully take advantage of the benefits. There are many resources out there that can help, but it’s hard to target those that are actually helpful and reliable.

Here are tips that can help anyone make the most out of their job fair experience.

Job Fair Preparation:
  1. Pre-Register – Some job fairs require you to register, check out the event website or flyer to find out if you need to and how.
  2. Dress for Success – You will be meeting people who could be potential employers, make a good first impression by dressing business casual or business professional.
  3. Bring Copies of your Updated Resume – Many employers will ask to see your resume, make sure you bring enough copies to go around. Be prepared that some employers cannot accept hard copies of your resume.
  4. Research Employers – Get a list of employers that are going to be at the job fair, research their company so you know a little about them beforehand. Prepare questions to ask them beforehand.
  5. VETERANS – Use Illinois workNet Resources to translate your Military Skills to Civilian Skills so you can let employers will understand what skills you have that could benefit their company.
  6. Create your 30-Second Elevator Speech – This is your opening statement to employers that gives them an idea of where you’ve worked, what skills you have, and how you can benefit their company as an employee.
Tips to stand out:
  1. Time Management – Make sure you allot yourself enough time to make it to all of the booths, or at least those you know you’d like to visit.
  2. Network – Mingle with the other people at the event, not just the employers. Networking includes potential employers, past employers and co-workers.
  3. Get Business Cards – Following up with Potential Employers is your job, make sure you get their business card so you have contact information.
  4. Act Professional – Watch how you act and behave, stand up straight, don’t fidget, do not chew gum, and speak clearly.
  5. Stay Positive – Being with so many others that are also job-searching can be overwhelming, but keeping a positive attitude when engaging with others and the employers will show confidence.
  6. Carry a Folder or Portfolio – Having a folder or portfolio will keep your resume easily accessible while also giving you something to store employer handouts and literature in.
After the Job Fair:
  1. Take Notes – Write down notes about conversations you had, who you spoke to, opportunities you encountered, and anything else you don’t want to forget.
  2. Follow-Up – Now that you’ve made some connections, follow-up with them via email or LinkedIn with a ‘Thank You’ letter. This will ensure employers will remember you while building a relationship with them.
  3. Keep Track – Create a system or spreadsheet that you can use to keep track of employers you’ve contacted, potential job leads, when and how and to who you sent your resume, etc.
Next time you’re at a job fair, make sure to remember these tips so you can put your best foot forward and make the most of it!

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