Monthly Archives: June 2011

Job Searching using Social Media

Another tool for job searching is Social Media.  Are you using LinkedIn and Facebook to your advantage?  Here are some articles that touch on this topic.  There is much more to learn about leveraging Social Media in the job search.  We will continue to post more on this topic as time goes on.

***Remember: Keep your online life professional.  Especially, while you are in the job market.  This includes comments and pictures on what you may consider a “private or hidden” page.***

LinkedIn for Job Seekers

5 Dos for Online Networking

5 Clever Ways to Get a Job Using Social Media

10 Tips for Integrating Social Media and LinkedIn into your Job Search in 2011

Using Twitter and Facebook to Find a Job


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Community Fair @ McFarland Community Center 7/9/11


1st Annual Community Block Party

July 9th 2011


McFarland Community Center

4955 Cottonwood

Memphis, TN 38118

 Bring your family for a fun filled day!!

Career & Healthcare Vendors Onsite

(mini check-ups available)

FREE Admission

 A portion of proceeds will be donated to help the fight against Sickle Cell Anemia.

For additional information contact Joclyn 901-644-5919 or Sydney 901-335-0556

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WMCTV5 Job LINK Job Fair 6/22/11 @ Agricenter in Memphis

The WMCTV 5 JobLINK Job Fair is scheduled for June 22, 2011 10 am – 2 pm at the Agricenter in Memphis. For more information click here.

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Summer Youth Conference June 25-26, 2011

Summer Youth Conference on UNITY and HOPE

The Summer Youth Conference on UNITY and HOPE is a 2-day conference in Memphis, attracting participation from youth and young adults in the age range of 15-35 years.

June 25-26, 2011

Cannon Center for the Performing Arts

Participants will be exposed to internationally renowned invited speakers, interspersed with local speakers and local music groups, in an effort to create the conditions for channeling their energies for self-improvement and community-improvement.

We will be promoting a positive “can-do” attitude, focusing on UNITY and HOPE as the solutions for current or future problems, and creating leadership opportunities for the youth.

Goals and Objectives:
1. To inspire youth groups to take on the leadership of community service projects in Memphis.

2. To break down barriers created by social class, race, religious beliefs, or other cultural factors.

3. To create a sense of unity with family and others by making a morally inspired shift in thoughts, actions, and behaviors.

For more information: visit

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Job Opening @ AGAPE




Should you decide to apply for this position, please e-mail your resume to Nichole Love at or you may fax to 901.323.3640.


Job Title: Family Therapist (Full-Time)


Education Requirement: Master’s Degree in Psychology, Clinical Social Work, Marriage and Family Therapy, or related field and state licensure as independent practitioner of psychotherapy or licensure eligible. An experienced therapist having worked with diverse client populations for two years minimum, preferred; having demonstrated effectiveness in teaching/training, quality assurance and oversight, and contract management.


Position Duties include, but not limited to:

Must have excellent interpersonal skills, knowledge of social services delivery systems, knowledge of resources, good organizational, time management and communication skills.


Family Therapist for our Adoption Support Center will be responsible for providing and coordinating Crisis Intervention Services for adoptive family within 24 hours of receiving referral; scheduling in-home visit at earliest convenience for family, provide individual and family therapy in the home as well as participate in Support Group activities for children &/or adults.


Must possess the ability to work well independently as well as part of a team. In addition, must be computer literate.


Agape is a non-profit Christian-based child and family serving ministry that provides services to more than 30,000 children and families annually in Memphis, West Tennessee, Arkansas and Mississippi.


Agape does not discriminate in employment opportunities or practices because of race, color, sex, national origin, age, disability or any other legally protected characteristic. Agape, however, is a religious corporation and as a result, the Agency has certain religious requirements for its employees. This is in compliance with applicable law since Agape is a religious corporation.


Employment with Agape is on an at will basis and subject to Agape’s policies and procedures, which may be revised at any time at the discretion of Agape.


Posted 6/15/11

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8 New Resume Websites

Do you need more help with your resume?  There are 8 New Resume Websites  U.S. News’ lists for you to look into.

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Pres. Obama Inspires Job-Seekers in Memphis

President Obama spoke to the 2011 graduating class of Booker T. Washington in Memphis.  While the speech was encouraging to students, there were also some pearls of wisdom for individuals in the job market.  Below is an excerpt:

 “Because we live in a new world now. Used to be that you didn’t have to have an education. If you were willing to work hard, you could go to a factory somewhere and get a job. Those times are passed. Believe it or not, when you go out there looking for a job, you’re not just competing against people in Nashville or Atlanta. You’re competing against young people in Beijing and Mumbai. That’s some tough competition. Those kids are hungry. They’re working hard. And you’ll need to be prepared for it.

And as a country, we need all of our young people to be ready. We can’t just have some young people successful. We’ve got to have every young person contributing; earning those high school diplomas and then earning those college diplomas, or getting certified in a trade or profession. We can’t succeed without it.”

Read the entire speech here and take heed.  It is time to not only think locally, but globally.

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Career Power Workshop @ Strayer 6/16/11

Ready to Take Charge of Your Career?
Want to Energize Your Job Search?
Award-Winning Author Neal Schaffer Will Demonstrate
the Power of Social Media in the Professional World
Career Power Workshop
Brought to You by


Maximizing Social Media in the Professional World
Thursday, June 16
Noon to 1:30 p.m. and 5 to 6:30 p.m.


Join us to learn how to use social networking for job searches, networking, and personal branding. Award-winning author of Windmill Networking: Maximizing LinkedIn and nationally recognized social media strategy consultant, Neal Schaffer, of Windmills Marketing, will present a hands-on workshop about the benefits of a daily commitment to social networking to your career development and job searching.

There are two convenient sessions available: noon to 1:30 p.m. and 5 to 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, June 16.

About Our Speaker
Neal Schaffer is recognized as a leader in helping businesses and professionals embrace and strategically leverage the potential of social media. An award-winning author and frequent social media conference speaker, Neal is President of Windmills Marketing, a social media strategy consulting practice that has led social media strategy creation and educational programs for more than a dozen companies ranging from Fortune 500 to Web 2.0 startups.

The workshop is FREE but you must pre-register for your timeslot.
Participants can enter to win an Apple® iPad™ (data plan not included) at a drawing at the end of the workshop.

IMPORTANT:  Childcare will not be provided. No one under the age of 18 permitted.

This workshop is offered as a community service event by Strayer University.


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Hertz Job Fair 6/7/11

Recruiting Representatives from Hertz® Rental Company will be conducting on site interviews for Managers and Manager Trainees for Hertz® Locations throughout Memphis and the Mid-South on Tuesday June 7, 2011 from 10:00 AM – 1:00 PM at the campus of Victory University (formerly Crichton College) located at 255 N. Highland, Memphis, TN 38111. 

You must RSVP for this exclusive Career Opportunity by calling 901-320-9738 or by emailing by Friday June 3, 2011 at 3:00 PM. 

Hertz® is looking for candidates with a Bachelors Degree or Higher.  Consideration will be made for candidates with an Associate Degree and experience. 

Please come dressed for a professional interview and have plenty of resumes on hand.  Don’t miss out on this opportunity; it could be the change you’re looking for.

Where:          Victory University

                        255 N. Highland

                        Memphis, TN 38011


When:           Tuesday June 7, 2011

                        10:00 AM – 1:00 PM


RSVP:             Call 901-320-9738 or email

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ProLogistics Job Fair 6/8/11

ProLogistics Job Fair @ Memphis Urban League

Wednesday, June 8, 2011



Memphis Urban League

413 Cleveland

Memphis,TN 38104




  • Loaders and Unloaders
  • Order Selectors
  • Warehouse Associates
  • Shipping and Receiving
  • Forklift Operators
  • Supervisors
  • Warehouse Managers


**Bring your resumes and be prepared for on-the-spot interviews.**

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