Monthly Archives: July 2008

Resume Lies–Don’t Get Caught!

According to a survey by, nearly half of employers have identified a lie on a resume.  Don’t be one of these people!  But, do check out the article, because it also lists some of the terms that employers are looking for on a resume.

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Morning News Radio Producer and Board Operator (PT)


If you meet the following qualifications please contact  the company by the closing date.



Duties & Responsibilities:


1.     Operate control board for studio and remote programming

2.     Produce Memphis Tiger Sports broadcasts

3.     Serves as backup producer for Memphis Morning News

4.     Coordinate communication between all members of the Morning Show


Education & Experience:

High school graduate with six months’ related experience and/or training; good organizational and time management skills; ability to work without direct supervision; ability to work weekends on an emergency basis.  Must have experience running a broadcast console and digital audio systems in a fast moving environment.  Knowledge of Nexgen Audio Control System (or similar) and Audition/Cool Edit Pro a must.



          Persons interested in submitting an application for the position identified above should submit their cover letter/resume to Tim Spencer, Operations Manager, Clear Channel Radio, 2650 Thousand Oaks Blvd., Ste. 4100, Memphis, TN  38118 or Before COB:  August 1, 2008



Any employee interested in discussing this position should contact the person named above no later than the date noted. It is the policy of these stations not to discriminate in its employment and personnel practices because of  a  person’s  race,  color,  creed,  religion, sex,  national  origin, disability or  age.   Discriminatory employment practices  are  specifically  prohibited  by the  Federal Communications Commission.


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Border Patrol Hiring Event 7/26/08

The U.S. Border Patrol recruiters are returning to Memphis .  They are recruiting at the Memphis Marriott Downtown July 26th 9-5.  According to  The Border Patrol is looking for “candidates interested in preventing terrorists and terrorist weapons from entering the United States; detecting and preventing the smuggling and unlawful entry of undocumented aliens into the United States; and apprehending those people found to be in violation of the immigration laws. ”

If unable to attend the event you may also apply online.

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Opportunity for 1st Time College Students @ STCC



July 23, 2008

There’s not much time left to complete the admissions process and financial aid applications before next semester so time is of the essence. EOC staff assists students to attend various postsecondary schools and GED programs and are always available to help these students. There are several new resources available this term that will benefit some students, including free tuition and $100 book stipends for first time college students without financial aid to cover costs and financial aid packages that enable middle and lower income individuals to attend private colleges and universities. The EOC expects to add intensive tutoring services for students enrolled in GED classes anywhere in the Memphis area during the coming semester and is working with numerous service providers to identify, develop and access resources for adult students. Please have individuals interested in going back to school call the EOC at 333-6048 to set an appointment as soon as possible or tell them to drop by the Center at 5390 Mendenhall Square at the corner of Mendenhall and Winchester in southeast Memphis. The Center is open from 8:00 a.m. until 6:00 p.m. Monday through Friday all summer and we will work at community sites and set individual appointments in the evenings on a limited basis.

Potential students must bring a copy of their 2007 income tax return so that we can get their financial aid applications submitted immediately. The clock is ticking. We look forward to serving your participants. Thanks for helping EOC staff reach adults who need more education. Every single one counts and adds value to our community in many ways.

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LPN Contract Position


(Independent Nursing Provider)



(Division of Mental Retardation Services) 


Currently Seeking Mature LPN’s to work with female client in home setting.  Very pleasant home atmosphere.  Client has g-tube.  PRN’s or Part-time opening available.  Contract Nursing.  $18.00 hrly pay.  Inquire via e-mail to or you may call Ms. Clara Butler to inquire at 901-314-3112.

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Summer Jobs for Teens Hard to Come By

It has become increasingly harder for teens to find jobs in the summer than in years past.  In today’s economy, adults are filling the jobs that traditionally were filled by teenagers.  Read this article in the Christian Science Monitor for more on this topic.

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How to Apply Online and Get an Employer’s Attention

In this day and age, it’s almost impossible to conduct a job search without applying for a job online.  But, when it comes to online applications, it’s very hard to make yourself stand out from the crowd.  How to Apply Online and Get an Employer’s Attention is a great article from JobWeb that every jobseeker should read.  Also check out: How to Apply for a Job Online from Forbes.

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Advance Program for Non-Traditional Students at STCC

According to the Memphis Business Journal (Vol. 30, No. 11, p. 8), Southwest Tennessee Community College is starting a program to help ease the transition of non-traditional students (adults in the workforce, but going to college for the first time).  The program will address issues such as financial aid and registration.  As an added incentive for these students, Southwest will give these students a free class and $100 book stipend, whether they apply for financial aid or not.  If you are interested in this program contact Southwest Tennessee Community College‘s Office of Student Services and Enrollment Management.

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Get Paid to Help with Elections

The Shelby County Election Commission is looking for people to staff the 274 polling sites in Shelby County on Election Day.  You must be registered to vote in Shelby County, willing to work a 14-hour day and able to attend a three-hour training session to be eligible.  For more information you can call the Election Commission at 901.379.4352 or visit their website at

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Get Your Resumes Ready!


Forty employers from across the city will be on-hand to help jobseekers find exactly what they are looking for!

“Getting Started in Apprenticeship” Workshop begins at 11:00 am.

Tuesday, July 15
10am – 3pm
Central Library Meeting Rooms
Benjamin L. Hooks Central Library
3030 Poplar Avenue

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Diploma Mills

From last week’s Scout Report:

“The unsavory world of diploma mills is a complex one, and a number of government agencies have attempted to regulate their activities with varying degrees of success. The Internet has aided operators of these educational ‘institutions’ who frequently offer advanced degrees for little, or more often, no coursework. This past Sunday the New York Times reported on the case of Dixie and Steven K. Randock Sr. from the town of Colbert, Washington. The Randocks have been accused of operating more than 120 fictitious universities, and the federal government’s concern goes beyond the mere matter of a phony degree. Law-enforcement officials fear that the growth of such diploma mills offers terrorists the potential to obtain bogus degrees in order to obtain visas in the United States. At the state level, about 20 states have passed laws to prohibit the trade in phony diplomas, but the U.S. Congress seems to be moving a bit more slowly on the issue.

The first link [below] will take visitors to a New York Times article from this Sunday about the world of diploma mills. The second link leads to a piece from Dan Walters of The Modesto Bee which talks about a bill in California that would effectively crack down on diploma mills. Moving on, the third link leads to a timely piece of commentary from former university president Stephen Joel Trachtenberg on diploma mills, which appeared in the Chronicle of Higher Education this week. The fourth link leads to another special report from the Chronicle of Higher Education by Thomas Bartlett and Scott Smallwood, which investigates the profusion of dubious doctorates in the education sector. The fifth link will lead visitors to the U.S. Department of Education’s Database of Accredited Postsecondary Institutions and Programs, which can help those wondering about the authenticity of an institution. Lastly, a link to the Federal Trade Commission’s page on how to avoid ‘fake-degree burns’ is offered for additional information and assistance.”

Diploma Mill Concerns Extend Beyond Fraud

Bill to crack down on diploma mills stalls

Brainstorm: Diploma Mills

Psst. Wanna Buy a Ph.D.?

Institution Accreditation

Avoid Fake-Degree Burns By Researching Academic Credentials

>From The Scout Report, Copyright Internet Scout Project 1994-2008.

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It’s All About Accomplishments…

These days, when recruiters or hiring managers look at your resume, they are probably interested in your accomplishments.  Most people list their duties or responsibilities, but forget completely about showing off the outcomes of all their hard work.  For those who are working, it is important to remember to keep a log of your professional accomplishments.  For those of you who are job hunting, it might be time to take another look at your resume to make sure that you’ve highlighted the results of your previous work.  Check out this great article from CareerLab to learn more about how to work your accomplishments into your resume.

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High-Paying Blue Collar Jobs

Do you like to wear a hardhat?  This article from Yahoo!HotJobs details how much money you can make at some blue collar jobs.  Or, check out the slideshow for more details.

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The Power of the Thank-You

It’s easy to get caught up in a job search and to forget the little things, but, don’t forget to send a thank-you note after a job interview.  According to Monster, it can make all the difference.  Here is an article about how to write thank-you notes for any occasion, and here are some sample notes for after your job interview.

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