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Exploring Illinois JobLink

Wednesday, August 27, 2014 at 2:00 pm
Freeport Public LIbrary, 100 E Douglas St, 2nd Floor, Learning Lab, Freeport, IL 61032
Anyone looking for work or needs a resume
Topics covered:  Creating an IJL Registration, Searching for Jobs, Building a Resume, Employer Resume Search
Space Limited. Contact for questions: Colleen Neary at 815-625-7055 or email: colleen.neary@illinois.gov
 

Office Tax Preparer (8/25/2014)

Law firm with substantial tax practice seeks Tax Preparer.  Training and schooling will commence in Fall.  Interesting & challenging work in a professional environment.  Agribusiness background helpful.  Seasonal February to April.  Send resume to:

Plager, Krug, Bauer & Rudolph, Ltd., P.O. Box 839, Freeport, IL 61032

www.plager-law.com  EOE

FACC Case Manager (8/13/2014)

The Freeport Area Church Cooperative, a not-for-profit homeless service provider in northwest Illinois, is seeking a full-time case manager for its transitional housing program for homeless families with dependent children. Qualified candidates must possess a Bachelor of Science degree in Social Services or related field and/or possess equivalent work experience. Cover letters, resumes, and references can be sent to Dean Wright at deanfacc@aeroinc.net or mailed to FACC at 514 S. Chicago Avenue, Freeport, IL 61032.


Freeport Banner Construction Laborer (7/25/14)

Freeport Banner Construction looking for an individual who will be required to complete a variety of tasks from general cleaning & maintenance to roofing, painting, carpentry and other general remodeling task.

HOW TO APPLY?

Call:   815-232-1204

E-mail: bannerbiz@bannerconstruction.net

In Person: 125 W Factory St, Freeport, 61032

Good Samaritan (8/25/14) 

Good Samaritan Society Mt. Carroll’s mission is sharing God’s love in word and deed by providing shelter and supportive services to older persons and others in need, believing that “In Christ’s Love, Everyone is Someone.” 

We are currently seeking a dedicated, compassionate Full-time CNA on 2nd shift - including every other weekend. Successful candidates must be 18 years or older, be certified in the state of IL or have passed the CNA course waiting to test.  

We offer a competitive wage, medical, dental, vision and life insurances, pension & immediate paid holidays and Paid Time Off accrual.

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.


Eagle Ridge Rooms Division Manager (7/18/14)

RECEPTIONIST (7/1/14)

Part-time, for busy chiropractic office. Experience
preferred. Bring resume to: 640 W. South St., Suite 1, Freeport.

CARA RESOURCES HIRING FOR HONEYWELL (FREEPORT) (7/1/2014)

 We are seeking an Electronic Maintenance Technician for our Freeport IL facility. This is a 3rd shift opportunity.

 DESCRIPTION:

  • Primary responsibilities include maintaining, troubleshooting, and repairing electrical and electronic circuitry and related components associated with the operation of fabricating, assembly, test, and facility equipment.
  • Knowledge in the electronic diagnostics of PLC's, CNC equipment and various types of computer operated control circuitry.
  • Ability to utilize electrical ladder diagrams, electronic circuitry diagrams, and software programs to modify, repair, or improve equipment functionality.
  • Utilize a variety of tools such as: mechanical hand tools, power tools, electrical/electronic test equipment and calibration equipment.
  • Effectively utilize initiative, self direction, ingenuity, communication skills, and working relationships with others.
  • Individual must be proficient in the repair of a broad variety of equipment; demonstrated by the individual's daily performance to achieve excellence in quality, productivity, and workmanship.

Basic Qualifications:

  • Associate Degree in Electronics or related field
  • 5 years of electrical / electronic repair experience/training in a manufacturing environment or Completion of 8,000 hour apprenticeship in repair

Additional Qualifications:

  • Demonstrate proficiency utilizing a personal computer and related data bases including computerized maintenance management systems.
  • Order parts and materials directly from OEMs and distributors by using appropriate Honeywell purchasing requirements.
  • Determining and executing the most economical and cost effective method to fulfill customer and code requirements.
  • Perform work that is not completely standardized or prescribed including design and redesign of circuitry on new and existing special equipment, lasers, electronic timing circuits, programmable logic controllers, and solid state circuitry.
  • Work closely with engineers, technicians and peers to design, construct, and maintain electronic/electrical systems on new and special equipment.
  • Working knowledge of the National Electrical Code, and city electrical code.

 Send resumes to:  sbushey@cararesources.com

Highland Community College Employment Opportunities

Regional Education Vacancy Positions 

Freeport School District #145 - Open Positions Posted Online

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Resources

Illinois Department of Employment Security (IDES)
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Illinois WorkNet 
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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