Employment Opportunities provides career resources and job postings.  Each job posting will include the notification date; please know that posts may become old and positions filled without us knowing. 

For More Job Opportunities

Visit www.illinoisjoblink.com 

Visit www.indeed.com 

IDES Freeport/Sterling Job Listing (10/21/2014)

IDES HOTLINE (10/20/14) 

Exploring Illinois JobLink

Friday, October 24, 2014 at 9:30 am
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
 

Lutheran Social Services of Illinois(11/17/14)

Intouch Home Care Services

Looking for Compassionate Caregivers!

If you have a caring heart, consider becoming a home care assistant:

-Provide assistance with personal care

-Housekeeping and Laundry

-Shopping and Errands

-Companionship

Openings in Stephenson an Jo Daviess Counties

Call for more information – 815-233-2196

 

UPS (11/17/14)

ROCKFORD (WREX) -

UPS announced today it is hiring nearly 350 people in Rockford. The openings are for seasonal package handlerd2bbce72049170c0fe6edb4fa jobs. 

Package handler jobs start at $8.50 per house. In addition, seasonal package handlers will receive a bonus of $50 per week in November and $100 per week in December. 

UPS is hiring at its Rockford facility, located at 3300 Airport Drive. More information and an online application are available at www.upsjobs.com

Nationally, UPS expected to hire 90,000 to 95,000 seasonal employees to process the annual holiday surge in package processing and delivery. 

 

HCC Testing Center Coordinator (10/23/14)

Highland Community College is accepting applications for a full-time Testing Center Coordinator. This position will coordinate all day-to-day operations of the Testing Center including administering, proctoring, and transmitting results of various tests for internal and external customers. In conjunction with supervisor, will develop and update testing services, policies, and testing contracts. This position will track and generate reports related to Testing Center usage and statistics, maintain test integrity and security, and coordinate student workers in the areEAct Professional &ndasa. Bachelor’s degree required, with two years experience providing tests preferred. Equivalent combination of education and experience that provide the required knowledge and skills will be considered.

To apply online for this position, please visit our website at: www.highland.edu/employment. Please complete and SUBMIT an online application and upload the following documents: cover letter, resume, transcripts (unofficial copies are acceptable for the purpose of application), and names/phone numbers of three professional references. You may also email Nicki.Pearce@highland.edu for an alternative application method. First consideration will be given to applications received by October 31, 2014.

HCC is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer and encourages applications from women, minorities, Veterans,people with disabilities and other protected groups.

Part-time CNA (9/16/14)

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 seeking a dedicated, compassionate PART-TIME CNA on 2nd shift – including every other Saturday.

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 to those who qualify, 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.

Highland Community College Employment Opportunities

Open Positions Posted Online

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Resources

Illinois Department of Employment Security (IDES)
IDES Veteran Services Flyer
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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