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Sep 14

Bay Area Career Expo

Posted in Job Center, Recruitment at 8:48 am

The Bay Area Career Expo will be held in Green Bay, WI at Shopko Hall on Wednesday, October 17 from 10am to 3pm. Pre-registration is required and can be done at the Manitowoc Job Center. Three steps are required to pre-register:

1) Register on jobcenterofwisconsin.com

2) Complete and print the on-line Self Assessment Survey

3) Bring the survey and your resume to the Resource Room Help Desk for a Career Expo Readiness review and to receive your admission tickets.

Pre-registration can be done Mondays, 8:30am-11:30am and Thursdays, 1pm-4pm in the Resource Room. You must complete the pre-registration and obtain a ticket to gain access to the Career Expo.

There will be 100 employers on hand to take applications, a computer lab available for resume help and on-line applications, free parking and free entry at the event.

Please call or e-mail the Resource Room with any questions: 920-683-4675 or info@manitowocjobcenter.org.

Jun 30

Sending Your Resume Via Email

Posted in Career Article, Recruitment, Tips & Tricks at 10:46 am

It used to be, back in the day, that the main mode of submitting your resume was the good old postal service.  Now, one of the most common ways job seekers are sending their resume is via email and why not, email is quick, convenient, and universal.  While this is an immediate way to respond to job postings and get your resume in front of hiring managers, there are a few things to keep in mind before hitting send.

 

Not all systems and programs are created equal and you never know what will be at the receiving end of your resume.  I’m sure you’ve spent a lot of time making your resume look just right and it would be a shame if all that effort went down the drain because your document is not compatible with the system or program the hiring manager is using.  They might not be able to open your document, and even if they can, the formatting may be off making it look messy and unprofessional, certainly not what you intended.

 

To help avoid that scenario make sure you send your document as a Word 97-2003 document.  Word 2007 automatically saves your document as a .docx which makes earlier word versions unable to read it.  Then there is also the PC versus Mac issue.  Mac users will not be able to view a word document and the same for Word users trying to view a Mac document.  There are compatibility programs but even then there may be formatting issues.

 

One option is attaching your resume to an email in a few different formats.  Attaching it as a Word document and a PDF helps increase the chances that it will be viewable.  Plus, the PDF resume will not be subjected to formatting issues; it should appear exactly as you intended it to.  However, I have heard from some hiring managers that they upload resumes into a database and that with PDF resumes they are not able to do that.  Sending both formats will give you that extra assurance.

 

You also have the option of attaching your resume as a text document.  To do that, simply go to save as and select plain text.  Plain text takes out all the formatting so you will need to go in and do some creative formatting to make it look better.  You will not be able to insert bullets or use bold or underline but you can use asterisks for bullets or use repeating ==== to designate different sections on your resume.  When using plain text you should make the lines of your resume approximately sixty spaces in length to enhance the overall appearance and reduce the need for your reader to have to scroll over to read it.

 

A little tip I always tell clients is to copy and paste a text version of their resume directly into the body of an email.  This ensures that your resume is viewable if for some reason the recipient cannot open the attachments.  Plus, it gets it in front of the reader right away.  Let’s be honest, hiring managers are inundated with responses and may not take the time to open every attachment so give yourself an edge by including it in your email.

 

Also, it should go without saying that you need to use a professional email address, your name or a variation of it is your best bet.  Save the cutesy or inappropriate email address for your personal use.  It’s not a bad idea to designate an email address strictly for your job search.

 

If a job listing requests that you send your resume via email make sure to read it carefully for any submission requirements.  They might want it in a specific format and that will alleviate any of the previously mentioned issues.  When using email to send your resume don’t forget to fill out your subject line.  A missing subject could be interpreted as junk or spam and land your resume in the trash.

 

If you are sending your resume by email to quickly get it in front of a hiring manager you may also want to send a hard copy by regular mail.  Simply indicate in your email that you wanted to respond right away to the job opening and will also be following up with a paper version of your resume.  This will keep you in the hiring manager’s mind when they receive your paper resume.  This isn’t necessary, just another strategy to stand out.

 

Take advantage of technology and get your resume submitted quickly by using email to give yourself an edge – just keep in mind the above situations to eliminate any issues that may arise.

Mar 31

Employment Skills Youth Job Fair

Posted in Job Center, News, Recruitment at 9:16 am

Join us as we explore current trends & topics and answer YOUR questions about entering the World of Work!

 Topics include:

  • Preparing for Employment
  • Employer Expectations
  • The Online Job Hunt
  • The Influence of Social Media
  • College Opportunities

 Tuesday, April 26, 2011 from 9:00am t0 2:30pm

at the Manitowoc County Job Center

 

Reservation IS Required!

 

 Call: 920.683.4675

Or

email: info@manitowocjobcenter.org for more details

 

Sponsored by:

  • The Manitowoc County Job Center

Funded by:

  • the Bay Area Workforce Development Board
  • the State of Wisconsin-Department of Workforce Development

under the Workforce Investment Act (WIA)

May 07

Youth Job-Seekers: Get Ready, Willing and Able

Posted in Recruitment at 8:55 am

The Manitowoc County Job Center is the “One-Stop Shop” for Manitowoc County youth in search of employment and education assistance, as well as local businesses looking to fill position vacancies. For almost 10 years the Manitowoc County Job Center has been helping youth find job openings, perfect resumes and job applications and practice interviewing skills.

All youth are encouraged to stop in at any time with employment questions or to simply make use of our free high-speed internet services. Lakeshore Technical College is also conveniently located on-site to answer any questions about taking the next steps towards college.

Eligible youth are able to take advantage of the intensive case management services of our Workforce Investment Act (WIA) Youth Program. Once enrolled in WIA, youth meet with a case manager on a regular basis to receive help in all areas mentioned above; plus: receive funding for training, transportation, and childcare and even take part in leadership activities and tours. For example, a group of several WIA Youth Program participants recently went on a guided tour of the Green Bay Holiday Inn City Center to explore daily activities involved with restaurant, hospitality and culinary careers.

Businesses looking to hire youth should also not hesitate to contact the Job Center. Why take a chance on recruiting employees on your own when you can be sure to find qualified, employment-ready youth who are working with our staff at the Job Center? We have plenty of young men and women with polished employment skills waiting to step into roles with your companies; whether it is just for the summer or for the rest of their careers. Companies of all sizes regularly use the Job Center for recruitment activities targeting all ages of job seekers.

Businesses and youth alike – stop by or call the Job Center with any questions. Or let us know how we can better serve the employment and education seeking youth of our community.

Job Center Youth Hours: M-F, 8 am-4:30 pm

Youth Staff Member Contact: Neil Hall, (920) 683-2885, nhall@fsc-corp.org

Dec 04

The JobNet Business Advantage

Posted in Job Center, Recruitment at 11:01 am

JobNet Business offers many advantages to employers in recruiting for job openings. It is a no-fee listing service; allows for extensive information to be entered to fully describe the job opening, and requirements to help in pre-screening job seekers; and can be run up for up to 90 days. You can copy old listings, cut and paste in new or changed information, and make changes to your job listing instantaneously. Be specific on your needs. Look at your listing as a job seeker would. Is the order clear, concise and providing the required information about your needs?
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