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Goodwill Job Center Job Fair February 22

Job Fair
Austin Peay Job Center, 3830 Austin Peay Hwy, Memphis TN 38128
Wednesday, February 22
9am – 1pm

**More than 10 companies**

Lowe’s
Petco
Aerotek
AirServ
Staff Line
Goodwill
Trojan Labor
Dollor General
Pro Touch Services
Department of Corrections
Allied Universal Services
Makowsky, Ringel, Greenburg

Prepare now!  If you need help with your resume or other job interview skills, visit or call the Goodwill Job Center at (901) 384-6745

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The Bureau of Labor Statistics Tips for a New Career

Career changers can consider data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) and information from experts when they want to change their careers.

The BLS recommends five tips, which are:

  1. “Figure out your “why”
  2. Look at the data
  3. Connect with others
  4. Match your skills
  5. Get more information”

Answering “why” will answer what is pushing you to make a career change, whether it be job happiness, money, or skills.  Making a “list of the tasks you enjoy most” in your current job will provide you with information that you can take to a related job or a new career field.  The list can also help you “identify occupations you may want to enter, or it might help you decide to stick with your current occupation and instead work in a different setting or job.”

Looking at the data means finding “occupations that offer opportunity,” which the BLS can help you identify.  The BLS publishes a wide variety of graphs, tables, and charts with this information.  Additionally, the BLS will provide information to you on the education or training you may need to enter a career.  And of course, you’ll be interested in salary information, which the BLS also provides.

Connecting with others is especially necessary when looking for a new career, because lots of times when you change to a new career field “you may not look great on paper” simply because you don’t have the required experience.  In order find out what’s required to enter a new career field, it’s essential to talk to people in those fields or people who know people in those fields.  You can start talking with people you already know to get their knowledge on companies or ask if they know someone who works in that company.  Networking through social media is also helpful, but keep it professional.  Once you have identified careers of interest to you, do some informational interviewing.  Informational interviewing allows you to identify people “in an occupation that interests you.”  After identifying those people, go talk to them and have a list of questions you want to ask them about their work.  Be sure not to ask these people for a job.  You are seeking to understand the nature of their work, but if you ask them for a job, they will be blindsided and perhaps put off.  You can ask them for advice on “how to make your resume stand out when you’re ready to start applying for jobs.”  Also, you should send a thank-you letter or email to them after speaking with them for the first time.  If they’re comfortable with it, follow up with them from time to time to keep them informed of your progress.  If you know a person who works in a company where you want to work, talk to that person.  Sometimes he or she can help you become a “”referred candidate””, meaning  that person referred you for an interview if you apply to that job.  Secondly, these internal contact people sometimes “know about job openings as soon as, or sometimes before, vacancies are advertised.”

Matching your skills requires that you “highlight the skills you have that match” the job requirements.  “Focus on skills you have that are directly relevant to the job tasks, say experts, not the fact that you’re transitioning.”  If you’re not qualified to work it the career you want to, “start working toward it.  Do you need more work experience?  Additional skills?  Professional certification?  There are many opportunities for people to get up to date in a new field, often in a relatively short amount of time,” which does not “always mean earning a degree.”

In order to get more information on the “type of work you want to do and what skills you need to do it[,]” you can use the “Occupational Outlook Handbook …[that] provides information about nearly 600 occupations in 329 profiles that describe job tasks, wages, outlook, and more.”  To see the Occupational Outlook Handbook, click this link:  https://www.bls.gov/ooh/

Other helpful websites are:

 

Source and for more information:  Torpey, E. (2017, January). New year, new career: 5 tips for changing occupations. U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. Retrieved from https://www.bls.gov/careeroutlook/2017/article/new-career.htm

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Community Job Listings

HELP WANTED

Switchboard Operator, Landers, 315 – 371 Goodman Rd., Southaven, MS (Apply in person)

Laborer (Apply in person after 11 am at 2925 Walnut Grove, Memphis)

Apartment Maintenance, BG Staffing (Call Joshua at 254-7576)

Groundskeeper/Porter/HVAC Tech, AAA Apartment Staffing (Call 1-877-866-0830)

Front Desk/Shuttle Drivers, Americas Best Value Inn & Suites, 7100 Sutton Place, Horn Lake, MS (Apply in person)

Warehouse, Capstone Logistics (Call Tiffany at 1-580-749-0230)

Auto Body Repair Tech/Detailer, Carey’s Body Shop (Call 485-5125)

Installer (Call Ken at 848-6900)

Tool/Equipment Tech (Call Jimmy Lawless at 767-3739)

Trim Carpenter (Need experience, own transportation and hand tools; Call James at 210-7909)

Receptionist, Roadmaster Drivers School, 8050 Singleton Ave., Millington (Apply in person)

Attendant, Blue Beacon Truck Wash, 3435 Lamar Ave., Memphis (Apply in person)

Labor (Need reliable transportation; Call Jim at 596-5335)

Movers/Drivers, Big League Movers (Need valid driver’s license; Call 468-4991 or Email resume to janthony@bigleaguemovers.com)

Forklift/Inventory, Sedona Group (Call 367-9662)

Forklift/Material Handler, DHL, 5155 Lamar Ave. (Apply in person)

Warehouse, SMX (Call 1- 855-SMJOBS1)

Groundskeeper, Rockcreek Apartments, 8125 Rockcreek Place (Apply in person 10 am – 3 pm)

Maintenance, Woodchase Apartments, 1946 Williamswood (Apply in person 10 am – 3 pm)

Warehouse, Kelly Services, 1769 Paragon Place, Suite 112, Memphis (Apply in person Mon. – Wed., 9 am – 3 pm)

Pickers/Packers/Warehouse, Talent Force, 2899 South Mendenhall Road, Suite 1 (Apply in person, ask for Jeff)

Warehouse, Advanced Distribution, 11168 Willow Ridge Dr., Olive Branch, MS (Apply in person)

Maintenance Mechanic, KTG USA (Need experience; Apply online at www.ktgusa.com)

Laborers/Yardman, Midwest Block and Brick, 200 Pierce Road, Oakland, TN (Apply in person)

Heavy Construction Professionals, PSC (Call 1-318-548-4979)

Material Handler, On Time Staffing (Call 1-855-866-2910)

Warehouse, Provide Staff, 6765 Shelby Drive, Memphis (Apply in person)

All Positions, ScanSource (Apply online at www.scansource.com/careers)

Maintenance/Groundskeepers/Porters, BG Staffing (Call 254-7576)

Groundskeeping/All Positions, Labor Finders, 1682 N. Shelby Oaks Drive, Suite 14, Memphis (Apply in person)

Concrete Workers/Carpenters/Laborers, Hamilton-Elles, Inc. (Call 213-9320)

Warehouse, Axcess (Call 290-9393)

Warehouse/Order Picker, Excelsior Staffing, 2900 Kirby Parkway, Suite 4, Memphis, TN (Apply in person or call 214-5593)

FedEx (Apply online at www.fedexhandlerjobs.com)

Forklift/Machine Operators, Prologistix, 4155 Quest Way (Can also apply online at www.applyplx.com)

Caregivers, Comfort Keepers (Need current driver’s license and insurance; Call 252-6468)

Warehouse, Abacus Staffing, 230 Goodman Rd. E., Bldg 2, Suite 101, Southaven, MS (Apply in person or call 1-662-470-5846)

Forklift/Warehouse, Surge Staffing, 6094 Apple Tree Drive, Suite 9, Memphis (Apply in person)

Backhoe Operator/Excavator Operator/Carpenters/Sheetrock/Masonry Workers, DAHCOR INDUSTRIES, 3767 New Getwell Rd, Memphis (Call 795-4405)

All Positions, Labor Finders, 1682 Shelby Oaks Dr., Suite 14, Memphis (Apply in person)

Warehouse, Aerotek (Call 462-2121)

Warehouse/Forklift/Leads/Clerks/Supervisor, Staff Line, 2838 Hickory Hill Rd.,  Suite 9, Memphis (Apply in person with two forms of ID)

All Positions, Integrity Staffing, 6685 Quince Rd., #124, Memphis (Apply in person 8 am – 4:30 pm)

All Positions, Simos (Recruiting at 4205 Hacks Cross Rd., Memphis, Mon. – Fri. at 8 am OR at Maximus/Child Support, 3915 Mendenhall on Mon. and Thur., 10 am – 2 pm)

All Positions, FedEx Ground, 8505 Nail Rd., Olive Branch, MS (Visit website to apply online at www.watchasort.com)

Goodwill Job Center, 3830 Austin Peay, Memphis (Open Mon. –Fri. 8 am to 4:30 pm for help with resumes, jobs, computer classes, HS Diploma, etc.)

Warehouse Jobs, Technicolor, 4155 East Holmes Rd., Memphis (Apply in person)

Jobs/Education/Training/Grants, Workforce Investment Network, 480 Beale Street, Memphis, TN, 38103 (Apply in person or call 636-7971)

Packer/Sales/Warehouse/Maintenance/Production/Technicians/Distribution/Trade Jobs, Workforce Investment Network (WIN)(Go online to view jobs and submit resume at www.workforceinvestmentnetwork.com)

Air Force (Call 1-800-423-USAF)

Army (Call 1-800-USA-ARMY)

 

TEMPORARY EMPLOYMENT AGENCIES

Freight Handlers, Warehouse Positions, Slip Sheet and CROWN fork lift drivers, AUTOMATION PERSONNEL SERVICES – 1250 N. Germantown Pkwy. St. 121, CORDOVA (Apply in Person)

Warehouse/Forklift, PRIDESTAFF, 4515 Poplar Ave., Memphis, TN (Apply in person Mon.)

Forklift/Pickers/Packers/Sorters, Direct Labor Solutions, 8878 Hacks Cross, Olive Branch, MS (Apply in person)

Warehouse, A-One Staffing, 3639 New Getwell Road, Suite 1, Memphis (Need experience; Apply Tues. or Thur, 1 – 3 pm)

Forklift, Exel, 228 Access Dr., Southaven, MS (Apply in person)

All Positions, Provide Staff, 6765 Shelby Drive (Apply in person)

Forklift Drivers, Paramount Staffing (Apply in person Tues. – Fri. at 5888 Distribution Dr., Memphis)

Pickers/Verifiers, PSP Solutions, 8705B Northwest Dr., #10, Southaven, MS (Need two forms of ID; Apply in person 9 am – 1 pm)

Material Handlers/Pickers/Forklift/Operators, Axcess Staffing Services, 6073 Mt. Moriah Road Ext., Suite 19, Memphis (Apply in person 9:30 am – 2 pm)

Warehouse, PSC Staffing, 3731 South Mendenhall, Memphis TN (Apply in person Mon. & Tue. from 9 – 11 am)

Certified Forklift Operators, All-In-A-Day Temp Services, 3360 Goodman Rd., Southaven, MS (Need experience, certificate; Apply in person with resume)

Forklift, Working Solutions, 6064 Apple Tree Dr., Ste. 11, Memphis, TN (Apply in person)

Warehouse/Forklift Driver/Operator, Swift Staffing, 2857 Kirby Parkway, Suite 109, Memphis, TN (Need HS Diploma or GED, experience; Apply in person)

Warehouse, Staffline, 2838 Hickory Hill Rd. Suite 9 Memphis TN (Apply in person)

Forklift/Clerk/Warehouse, Penmac Staffing, 3562 Kirby Pkwy., Suite 1 (Apply in person)

PSP Solutions, 8705B Northwest Dr. # 10, Southaven, MS (Need two forms of ID, no criminal history involving theft, drugs or violence; Apply in person 9 am – 1 pm)

 

HOUSEKEEPING / JANITORIAL

Janitorial, AAA Apartment Staffing (Call 1-877-866-0830)

Housekeeping, Americas Best Value Inn & Suites, 7100 Sutton Place, Horn Lake, MS (Apply in person)

House Cleaners, Classic Cleaning (Need own car with insurance; Call 382-8818)

Housekeeper/Janitorial, St. Moritz, 5205 Airways (Apply in person)

 

FOODSERVICE

Cooks, J3 Cajun Seafood, 3964 Goodman Rd. East, Suite 101, Southaven, MS (Apply in person)

Cookie Decorator, Whimsy Cookie Company, 4704 Poplar Ave., Memphis (Apply in person)

Waitresses/Bartenders, CloudBLU (Call 1-678-826-7341)

Crew Members, Firehouse Subs, 7111 Southcrest Parkway (Apply in person)

Servers/Bartenders, Mister B’s, 6655 Poplar Ave., Suite 107 (Apply in person 2 – 4 pm)

Cashiers, Dixie Queen (Call Andrea at 618-9666)

All Positions, Red Robin, 10211 Collierville Rd., Collierville (Apply in person)

Servers/Hosts, O’Charley’s, 1040 N. Germantown Parkway (Apply in person)

Cooks, Zaxby’s, 9104 U.S. 64, Lakeland, TN (Apply in person)

All Positions, Insomnia Cookies, 545 S. Highland (Apply online at www.insomniacookies.com)

Cooks/Cashiers/Servers/Hostesses, Carrabba’s, Collierville, TN (Apply in person)

Cook/Server/Dishwasher, Peabody Hotel, 149 Union Ave., Memphis (Apply in person to human resources department)

Bartenders/Servers/Assistants/Cooks/Dishwashers, Houston’s, 5000 Poplar Ave., Memphis (Apply in person between 2:30 – 4 pm)

All Positions, Tiger Dining through Aramark at University of Memphis (Apply online at www.tigerdining.com)

 

MISSISSIPPI

Package Handlers, FedEx, 8505 Nail Road, Olive Branch (Apply in person Mondays at 5 pm)

Warehouse, Peoplelink, Olive Branch (Call 877-323-5627)

 

TRUCK DRIVERS

AAA Cooper Truck Driving (Apply online at www.aaacooper.com)

Truck Driving Students, ASU, Marked Tree, AR (Call 870-358-2117)

Schneider National (Will train; Call 1-800-447-7433)

 

SALES

Sales, Landers Nissan (Call Jeff Field at 553-0408)

 

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Community Jobs Listings

  • Private Duty caregiver/personal assistant needed for adult male.  Part-time, 15-20 hours per week.  Applicant needs own transportation, valid driver’s license and vehicle insurance.  Basic First Aid/CPR required.  Call Carl Murphy at Call (901) 348-4507.
  • Attendant, Blue Beacon Truck Wash, 3435 Lamar Ave., Memphis (Apply in person)
  • Labor (Need reliable transportation; Call Jim at 596-5335)
  • Maintenance Tech, The Greens at Marion, 501 Par Drive, Marion, AR (Apply in person 9 am – 6 pm)
  • Shipping Clerk (Apply in person at 5400 Old Millington Rd., Millington)
  • Movers/Drivers, Big League Movers (Need valid driver’s license; Call 468-4991 or Email resume to janthony@bigleaguemovers.com)
  • Customer Service, Atlantic Trucking Company (Email resume to employment@atitrucking.com)
  • Teachers/Support Staff, Memphis Business Academy (Fax resume to Mrs. Norment at 358-1652)
  • Logistics Assistant, AJK Enterprise, 1820 North Germantown Parkway. Cordova, TN 38016 (Mail resume)
  • Apartment Maintenance (Need valid driver’s license; Apply in person at 195 Madison Avenue, Memphis)
  • Forklift/Inventory, Sedona Group (Call 367-9662)
  • Receptionist, Roadmaster Drivers School, 8050 Singleton Ave., Millington (Apply in person)
  • Medical Assistant (Need computer/medical experience; Apply in person at 7420 Guthrie Drive North, Southaven, MS)
  • Office Assistant (Apply in person at 1957 Vanderhorn Drive, Memphis)
  • Forklift/Material Handler, DHL, 5155 Lamar Ave. (Apply in person)
  • Warehouse, SMX (Call 1- 855-SMJOBS1)
  • Groundskeeper, Rockcreek Apartments, 8125 Rockcreek Place (Apply in person 10 am – 3 pm)
  • Maintenance, Woodchase Apartments, 1946 Williamswood (Apply in person 10 am – 3 pm)
  • All Positions, Discount Tire, 8015 Fischer Steel Road, Cordova (Apply in person)
  • Auto Tech, Valvoline, 7555 Goodman Pkwy., Olive Branch, MS (Apply in person)
  • Warehouse, Kelly Services, 1769 Paragon Place, Suite 112, Memphis (Apply in person Mon. – Wed., 9 am – 3 pm)
  • Pickers/Packers/Warehouse, Talent Force, 2899 South Mendenhall Road, Suite 1 (Apply in person, ask for Jeff)
  • Warehouse, Advanced Distribution, 11168 Willow Ridge Dr., Olive Branch, MS (Apply in person)
  • Maintenance Mechanic, KTG USA (Need experience; Apply online at www.ktgusa.com)
  • Laborers/Yardman, Midwest Block and Brick, 200 Pierce Road, Oakland, TN (Apply in person)
  • Heavy Construction Professionals, PSC (Call 1-318-548-4979)
  • Material Handler, On Time Staffing (Call 1-855-866-2910)
  • Warehouse, Provide Staff, 6765 Shelby Drive, Memphis (Apply in person)
  • All Positions, ScanSource (Apply online at www.scansource.com/careers)
  • Maintenance/Groundskeepers/Porters, BG Staffing (Call 254-7576)
  • Groundskeeping/All Positions, Labor Finders, 1682 N. Shelby Oaks Drive, Suite 14, Memphis (Apply in person)
  • Concrete Workers/Carpenters/Laborers, Hamilton-Elles, Inc. (Call 213-9320)
  • Warehouse, Axcess (Call 290-9393)
  • Warehouse/Order Picker, Excelsior Staffing, 2900 Kirby Parkway, Suite 4, Memphis, TN (Apply in person or call 214-5593)
  • FedEx (Apply online at www.fedexhandlerjobs.com)
  • Forklift/Machine Operators, Prologistix, 4155 Quest Way (Can also apply online at www.applyplx.com)
  • Caregivers, Comfort Keepers (Need current driver’s license and insurance; Call 252-6468)
  • Warehouse, Abacus Staffing, 230 Goodman Rd. E., Bldg 2, Suite 101, Southaven, MS (Apply in person or call 1-662-470-5846)
  • Forklift/Warehouse, Surge Staffing, 6094 Apple Tree Drive, Suite 9, Memphis (Apply in person)
  • Backhoe Operator/Excavator Operator/Carpenters/Sheetrock/Masonry Workers, DAHCOR INDUSTRIES, 3767 New Getwell Rd, Memphis (Call 795-4405)
  • All Positions, Labor Finders, 1682 Shelby Oaks Dr., Suite 14, Memphis (Apply in person)
  • Warehouse, Aerotek (Call 462-2121)
  • Warehouse/Forklift/Leads/Clerks/Supervisor, Staff Line, 2838 Hickory Hill Rd.,  Suite 9, Memphis (Apply in person with two forms of ID)
  • All Positions, Integrity Staffing, 6685 Quince Rd., #124, Memphis (Apply in person 8 am – 4:30 pm)
  • All Positions, Simos (Recruiting at 4205 Hacks Cross Rd., Memphis, Mon. – Fri. at 8 am OR at Maximus/Child Support, 3915 Mendenhall on Mon. and Thur., 10 am – 2 pm)
  • All Positions, FedEx Ground, 8505 Nail Rd., Olive Branch, MS (Visit website to apply online at www.watchasort.com)
  • Goodwill Job Center, 3830 Austin Peay, Memphis (Open Mon. –Fri. 8 am to 4:30 pm for help with resumes, jobs, computer classes, HS Diploma, etc.)
  • Warehouse Jobs, Technicolor, 4155 East Holmes Rd., Memphis (Apply in person)
  • Jobs/Education/Training/Grants, Tennessee Career Center, 480 Beale Street, Memphis, TN, 38103 (Apply in person or call 636-7971)
  • Packer/Sales/Warehouse/Maintenance/Production/Technicians/Distribution/Trade Jobs, Workforce Investment Network (WIN)(Go online to view jobs and submit resume at http://www.workforceinvestmentnetwork.com/)
  • Air Force (Call 1-800-423-USAF)
  • Army (Call 1-800-USA-ARMY)

TEMPORARY EMPLOYMENT AGENCIES

  • Freight Handlers, Warehouse Positions, Slip Sheet and CROWN fork lift drivers, AUTOMATION PERSONNEL SERVICES – 1250 N. Germantown Pkwy. St. 121, CORDOVA (Apply in Person)
  • Warehouse/Forklift, PRIDESTAFF, 4515 Poplar Ave., Memphis, TN (Apply in person Mon.)
  • Forklift/Pickers/Packers/Sorters, Direct Labor Solutions, 8878 Hacks Cross, Olive Branch, MS (Apply in person)
  • Warehouse, A-One Staffing, 3639 New Getwell Road, Suite 1, Memphis (Need experience; Apply Tues. or Thur, 1 – 3 pm)
  • Forklift, Exel, 228 Access Dr., Southaven, MS (Apply in person)
  • All Positions, Provide Staff, 6765 Shelby Drive (Apply in person)
  • Forklift Drivers, Paramount Staffing (Apply in person Tues. – Fri. at 5888 Distribution Dr., Memphis)
  • Pickers/Verifiers, PSP Solutions, 8705B Northwest Dr., #10, Southaven, MS (Need two forms of ID; Apply in person 9 am – 1 pm)
  • Material Handlers/Pickers/Forklift/Operators, Axcess Staffing Services, 6073 Mt. Moriah Road Ext., Suite 19, Memphis (Apply in person 9:30 am – 2 pm)
  • Warehouse, PSC Staffing, 3731 South Mendenhall, Memphis TN (Apply in person Mon. & Tue. from 9 – 11 am)
  • Certified Forklift Operators, All-In-A-Day Temp Services, 3360 Goodman Rd., Southaven, MS (Need experience, certificate; Apply in person with resume)
  • Forklift, Working Solutions, 6064 Apple Tree Dr., Ste. 11, Memphis, TN (Apply in person)
  • Warehouse/Forklift Driver/Operator, Swift Staffing, 2857 Kirby Parkway, Suite 109, Memphis, TN (Need HS Diploma or GED, experience; Apply in person)
  • Warehouse, Staffline, 2838 Hickory Hill Rd. Suite 9 Memphis TN (Apply in person)
  • Forklift/Clerk/Warehouse, Penmac Staffing, 3562 Kirby Pkwy., Suite 1 (Apply in person)
  • PSP Solutions, 8705B Northwest Dr. # 10, Southaven, MS (Need two forms of ID, no criminal history involving theft, drugs or violence; Apply in person 9 am – 1 pm)

HOUSEKEEPING / JANITORIAL

  • Janitorial, Baptist Hospital, 6019 Walnut Grove Rd. (Apply in person)
  • House Cleaners, Classic Cleaning (Need own car with insurance; Call 382-8818)
  • Housekeeper/Janitorial, St. Moritz, 5205 Airways (Apply in person)

FOODSERVICE

  • Crew Members, PizzaRev, 6450 Poplar Avenue (Apply in person Mon. Dec. 19 10 am – 4 pm)
  • Chef, Genji, Whole Foods, 5022 Poplar Ave., Memphis (Apply in person)
  • Cook (Need experience; Mail resume to Lee & Lin Corp., 3750 Hacks Cross Rd., # 101, Memphis TN 38125)
  • Servers/Hosts, O’Charley’s, 1040 N. Germantown Parkway (Apply in person)
  • All Positions, East of Chicago, 9289 Poplar Ave., Suite 105, Germantown (Apply in person)
  • Servers, Pancho’s, West Memphis, AR (Apply in person)
  • All Positions, Bogie’s Deli, 2028 West Poplar Ave., Collierville (Apply in person)
  • Cooks, Zaxby’s, 9104 U.S. 64, Lakeland, TN (Apply in person)
  • All Positions, Red Robin, 10211 Collierville Rd., Collierville (Apply in person)
  • Servers, Catherine and Mary, 272 S. Main (Apply in person)
  • Kitchen Porter/Cleaner/Dishwasher/Cook, Tug’s/Paulette’s, Harbor Town (Apply in person)
  • All Positions, Grimaldi’s Pizza, 7605 West Farmington Blvd., Germantown (Apply in person)
  • All Positions, Insomnia Cookies, 545 S. Highland (Apply online at www.insomniacookies.com)
  • Cooks/Cashiers/Servers/Hostesses, Carrabba’s, Collierville, TN (Apply in person)
  • Cook/Server/Dishwasher, Peabody Hotel, 149 Union Ave., Memphis (Apply in person to human resources department)
  • Bartenders/Servers/Assistants/Cooks/Dishwashers, Houston’s, 5000 Poplar Ave., Memphis (Apply in person between 2:30 – 4 pm)
  • All Positions, Tiger Dining through Aramark at University of Memphis (Apply online at www.tigerdining.com)

MISSISSIPPI

  • Package Handlers, FedEx, 8505 Nail Road, Olive Branch (Apply in person Mondays at 5 pm)
  • Warehouse, Peoplelink, Olive Branch (Call 877-323-5627)

TRUCK DRIVERS

  • AAA Cooper Truck Driving (Apply online at www.aaacooper.com)
  • Truck Driving Students, ASU, Marked Tree, AR (Call 870-358-2117)
  • Schneider National (Will train; Call 1-800-447-7433)

SALES

  • Sales, Good Feet Store, 5853 Poplar Ave. (Apply in person)
  • Sales, Landers Nissan (Call Jeff Field at 553-0408)

 

 

 

 

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Training at Goodwill Job Center and Workforce Investment Network

Goodwill Job Center, 3830 Austin Peay, Memphis, TN.  Open Mon. – Fri. 8:00 am – 4:30 pm for help with resumes, jobs, computer classes, HS Diploma, etc.)

 

Jobs / Education / Training / Grants, Workforce Investment Network, 480 Beale Street, Memphis, TN, 38103 (Apply in person or call 636-7971)

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Help Wanted

  • Cutter/Folder – Need experience.  Call Gary at (901) 396-9134
  • Painter – Need own equipment.  Call Richard at (865) 340-5102
  • Home Security / Alarm Installers.  Call Eddie (901) 757-8195
  • All Positions, Discount Tire, 8015 Fischer Steel Rd., Cordova, TN (Apply in person)
  • Auto Tech, Valvoline, 7555 Goodman Pkwy., Olive Branch, MS (Apply in person)
  • Installer / Labor, Minimax Design.  Call (901) 386-6868
  • Secretary / Receptionist – Apply in person at 1948 Vanderhorn Dr., Memphis, TN
  • Warehouse, SMX.  Call 1-855-SMJOBS1
  • Sewing Machine Operator.  Call (901) 574-9998
  • Maintenance, Holiday Inn Express, 7784 Wolf Trail Cove, Germantown, TN (Apply in person)
  • Forklift / Material Handler, DHL, 5155 Lamar Ave., Memphis, TN (Apply in person)
  • Groundskeeper, Rockcreek Apartments, 8125 Rockcreek Place (Apply in person 10 am – 3 pm)
  • Maintenance, Woodchase Apartments, 1946 Williamswood (Apply in person 10 am – 3 pm)
  • Warehouse, Kelly Services, 1769 Paragon Place, Suite 112, Memphis, TN (Apply in person Mon. – Wed., 9 am – 3 pm)
  • Pickers / Packers / Warehouse, Talent Force, 2899 South Mendenhall Road, Suite 1, Memphis, TN (Apply in person, ask for Jeff)
  • General Labor.  Apply in person at 1340 Winchester Road, Memphis, TN
  • Farm Equipment Mechanic, Kalb Equipment, 4900 Old Summer Rd., Memphis, TN 38122 (Mail resume)
  • Movers / Packers, Guardian Moving.  Call (901) 386-5400
  • Warehouse, Advanced Distribution, 11168 Willow Ridge Dr., Olive Branch, MS (Apply in person)
  • Maintenance Mechanic, KTG USA (Need experience; Apply online at www.ktgusa.com
  • Laborers / Yardman, Midwest Block and Brick, 200 Pierce Road, Oakland, TN (Apply in person)
  • Heavy Construction Professionals, PSC.  Call (318) 548-4979
  • Material Handler, On Time Staffing.  Call 1-855-866-2910
  • Warehouse, Provide Staff, 6765 Shelby Drive, Memphis, TN (Apply in person)
  • All Positions, ScanSource (Apply online at www.scansource.com/careers)
  • All Positions, Peabody Hotel, 149 Union Ave., Memphis, TN (Apply in person to Human Resources Department)
  • Forklift / Inventory.  Call Sedona at (901) 367-9662
  • Maintenance / Groundskeepers / Porters, BG Staffing.  Call (901) 254-7576
  • Groundskeeping / All Positions, Labor Finders, 1682 N. Shelby Oaks Drive, Suite 14, Memphis, TN (Apply in person)
  • Concrete Workers / Carpenters / Laborers, Hamilton-Elles, Inc. Call (901) 213-9320
  • Warehouse, Axcess.  Call (901) 290-9393
  • Warehouse / Order Picker, Excelsior Staffing, 2900 Kirby Parkway, Suite 4, Memphis, TN (Apply in person or call (901) 214-5593)
  • Forklift / Warehouse, Elite Staffing, 9729 US Hwy 178, Olive Branch, MS (Apply in person or call (662) 408-4086)
  • Warehouse, Pridestaff, 4515 Poplar Ave., Ste. 102, Memphis, TN (Apply in person)
  • FedEx (Apply online at www.fedexhandlerjobs.com)
  • Forklift / Machine Operators, Prologistix, 4155 Quest Way, Memphis, TN (Can also apply online at www.applyplx.com)
  • Caregivers, Comfort Keepers.  (Need current driver’s license and insurance.  Call (901) 252-6468
  • Warehouse, Abacus Staffing, 230 Goodman Rd. E., Bldg 2, Suite 101, Southaven, MS (Apply in person or call (662) 470-5846)
  • Forklift / Warehouse, Surge Staffing, 6094 Apple Tree Drive, Suite 9, Memphis, TN (Apply in person)
  • Backhoe Operator / Excavator Operator / Carpenters / Sheetrock / Masonry Workers, DAHCOR INDUSTRIES, 3767 New Getwell Rd., Memphis, TN.  Call (901) 795-4405
  • All Positions, Labor Finders, 1682 Shelby Oaks Dr., Suite 14, Memphis, TN (Apply in person)
  • Warehouse, Aerotek.  Call (901) 462-2121
  • Warehouse / Forklift / Leads / Clerks / Supervisor, Staff Line, 2838 Hickory Hill Rd., Suite 9, Memphis, TN (Apply in person with two forms of ID)
  • All Positions, Integrity Staffing, 6685 Quince Rd., #124, Memphis, TN (Apply in person 8:00 am – 4:30 pm)
  • All Positions, SIMOS – Recruiting at 4205 Hacks Cross Rd., Memphis, TN on Mon. – Fri. at 8:00 am OR at Maximus/Child Support, 3915 S. Mendenhall Rd., Memphis, TN on Mon. & Thu. 10:00 am – 2:00 pm.
  • All Positions, FedEx Ground, 8505 Nail Rd., Olive Branch, MS (Visit website to apply online at www.watchasort.com)
  • Goodwill Job Center, 3830 Austin Peay, Memphis (Open Mon. – Fri. 8:00 am to 4:30 pm for help with resumes, jobs, computer classes, HS Diploma, etc.)
  • Warehouse jobs, Technicolor, 4155 East Holmes Rd., Memphis, TN.  (Apply in person)
  • Jobs/Education/Training/Grants, Workforce Investment Network, 480 Beale Street, Memphis, TN, 38103 (Apply in person or call (901) 636-7971)
  • Packer/Sales/Warehouse/Maintenance/Production/Technicians/Distribution/Trade Jobs, Workforce Investment Network (WIN) (Go online to view jobs and submit resume at https://www.jobs4tn.gov/vosnet/Default.aspx)
  • Air Force.  Call (800) 423-USAF
  • Army.  Call (800) USA-ARMY

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New Workforce Development Program – C.L.I.M.B.

The River Community Services Agency Inc. presents a new workforce development program C.L.I.M.B. (Creating Lifetime Independence Moving Barriers) Initiative. The mission of C.L.I.M.B. is to alleviate suffering, poverty, and oppression by helping people build secure, productive, and just communities by promoting career and economic growth.

 

As part of the River’s new commitment to assist local residents in obtaining employment, the River is pleased to announce a series of in-person workshops beginning Tuesday February 23, 2016 at 10A.M in the O.D. Family Life Center at 3560 S. Third Street, Memphis, TN 38109.

 

Our workshops will focus on preparing job seekers for the current workforce. Participants will receive detailed materials about the topics presented and hands-on practice sessions with members of the community.

Topics include:

  • Résumé and Cover Letter Development
  • Interview Skills
  • Job Search Strategies
  • Dressing for Success on an Interview

We also sponsor and provide:

  • One-on-One Career Counseling
  • Resume Assistance
  • Spiritual Counseling
  • Job fairs, including Industry-Specific Fairs

 

For more information about the program email community@riversidembc.org

Also, to register for the program, please complete attached registration form or contact us at 901-789-4570.

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Career Readiness Presentation – ACTS Career Center, Brown Baptist – 3/29/15

CAREER READINESS Brown Baptist 3-29-15

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Job Search Tips from the Pros – disability.blog

Job Search Tips from the Pros – Source: disability.blog

By Guest Blogger Paula Reuben Vieillet, President and Founder of Employment Options Inc.

When it comes to job hunting, it is often best to consult the professionals. Job and career counselors are certified specialists in their field and know from experience, with their own clientele, what works best and what does not. They also know the nuances of different stages of the job hunt and different industries.

Not everyone can afford a career counselor or has access to free job placement services. Therefore, I asked my job counselors, who helped more than 400 people on Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) return to work last year, about their best suggestions for getting a job.

Every one of them began with “Preparation is the key to success!” So take these tips to bring out the best qualities you have to offer an employer!

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45 Resume Pointers for Review

45 Things You Might Have on Your Resume (That Need to Be Removed)

Source: http://www.TheMuse.com

You put so much thought into what should go on your resume—from your best, most impressive accomplishments down to the perfect, classy-but-modern font.

But to make sure all that effort is put to good use, it’s just as important to pay attention to what shouldn’t be on there. From overused buzzwords that make you look just like everyone else to “creative” touches that do more harm than good, there are plenty of resume elements that annoy—and even turn off—recruiters. And because we want your resume at the top of the pile, we’ve pulled them all together in one complete guide.

For the best chances of landing that interview, grab your resume and make sure it’s free and clear of these 45 things.

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8 Words and Phrases You Should Eliminate From Your Resume

They’ll make your resume stand out — but not in a good way.

 

By Catherine Conlan

Monster Contributing Writer

http://career-advice.monster.com/resumes-cover-letters/resume-writing-tips/words-to-eliminate-from-your-resume/article.aspx

 

When you’re putting your resume together, you want to look professional, present the best image possible and find ways to stand out. There are several common words and phrases that many people think fit the bill, but aren’t as great as they seem. In fact, they make hiring managers and recruiters cringe.

Here are eight words and phrases you should eliminate from your resume.

Results-oriented

This term is one of the worst, HR experts say. “People use this term in lieu of telling giving me specifics,” says Liz D’Aloia, founder of HR Virtuoso.

Career consultant and data analyst Carl Forrest agrees, adding that the term itself is nebulous and doesn’t say anything. “It implies that the reader should just take your claim at face-value.”

Both D’Aloia and Forrest recommend focusing on specifics instead. “Give me a brief summary of the project that demonstrated your strong drive for results, how you achieved them, and most importantly, metrics so I understand the scale and impact of the results,” D’Aloia says. “This should be one of those stories that you want to share when I interview you.”

 

High technical aptitude

This phrase is especially grating on a marketing resume, says Wes Lieser, marketing recruiter at Versique Search and Consulting. “It’s just not something that needs to be said. It actually makes me assume that you don’t fully understand what you are doing. This is comparable to a baseball pitcher telling someone that he or she can throw a baseball. It goes without saying.” Instead, talk about the specific programs and applications you excel at using.

 

Ninja, rockstar and other quirky titles

You may see words like “ninja” or “rockstar” in a hiring ad, but if you don’t, definitely don’t use them in your resume. It makes you sound pretentious, says Josh Goldstein, co-founder of Underdog.io. “It demonstrates that the person doesn’t get it and probably lacks creativity. Instead of saying you’re good at something, show it.”

 

Assisted

“Assisted” is one that workforce development consultant Frank Grossman doesn’t like. “If you assisted with something, there’s something you actually did. For example, if you ‘assisted in

keeping the facility clean,’ what did you do to assist? Did you clean the kitchen? Did you sanitize 24 restrooms before opening each morning? If one of your accomplishments was to ‘assist the CEO,’ what did you do for her? Did you make her travel reservations, write her press releases, fly her jet or drive her car?” Use specifics to describe your experience.

 

Strong work ethic

This is the one phrase Kimberli Taylor hates. As the office manager for Conover & Grebe, she is the first person to read through resumes when the firm is hiring, and “strong work ethic” will not impress her. “I hate this because it is not a skill or an asset. It is an expectation of any employee. Listing it as a skill tells me that the candidate believes work ethic is optional for some jobs.” Frequently “strong work ethic” is simply a space-filler on resumes for people with no other skills to list.

Disruptive, cutting-edge and other trendy adjectives

 

Stick to plain English when describing your accomplishments, says Dennis Tupper, corporate recruiter at Eliassen Group. “Do not try to impress the recruiter or hiring manager with words like ‘disruptive,’ ‘cutting-edge’ or ‘ground-breaking.’ You are not reinventing the wheel, but chances are you are accomplishing some great things. Keep it simple.”

 

Self-starter

You may think this term makes you look like a productive, eager employee, but it doesn’t necessarily come across that way. “‘Self-starter’ is generic, and as an adult if we have to motivate you then you are probably not someone we want to bring into our organization,” Tupper says. Instead, list projects that show your leadership or initiative.

 

Detail-oriented

This is another term that should be thrown out, Tupper says.“We expect all people we hire to pay attention to detail,” he says. Again, find ways to show your skills in catching mistakes others miss or your extraordinary abilities to find problems in complex issues.

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5 Things on Your Resume That Make You Sound Too Old

The format and contents of your resume says a lot about your age. Age discrimination is a fact of life in today’s job market. This goes both ways for the young and the old. I want to discuss the signs that you are over 50 years of age and, hopefully, get you past the initial gatekeepers who might think you are too old.

Home Address

For many years, we sent our resume and cover letter through the mail. We put our home address right on the top. Fact is, there is no longer a need to put your home address on the resume anymore.

There are other reasons not to include your home address:

  • Economic profiling
  • Length of commute
  • Personal safety

If the employer needs your home mailing address, they can ask for it.

E-Mail Address

One sure sign that you are over 50 is to have a aol.com e-mail address, or even an e-mail address from your cable provider like rr.com on your resume.

Either sign up for a gmail address or get an e-mail forwarding service from:

  • A professional society – I have had e-mail addresses from IEEE and ACM both technology associations
  • Your Alumni Association – I have an e-mail address from my Northwestern Alumni Association
  • Get your own domain – I have one client who acquired his full name as a domain name like MarcMiller.com

All of these options say something about your professional brand.

I always recommend using a separate e-mail address for your job search.

Home Phone Number

Who under 45 years of age still has a home phone? We ditched our home phone five years ago, and I am quite a bit older than 45. If you still have a home phone and do not want to give out your cell phone number, get a Google Voice number. Put the Google Voice number on your resume as your cell number. You can set it up so that it will ring on multiple phones (both home and cell). It can be configured to transcribe the message, and then e-mail and text you the transcription. Some of the transcriptions can be really funny. I had one recruiter leave me a message and her name was transcribed as stressed out waters.

Double Space After Period

I am going to go out a limb and declare that putting two spaces after a period is obsolete. It is how most of us were taught to type on a typewriter. Therefore, most of us who do this (I have taught myself to stop putting two spaces after a period and it was hard) are over 50 years of age.

Over the years, I have heard that this has been used as a method of screening out older candidates.

Skills

Limit the skills you list on your resume to current and relevant skills. I have seen many technical resumes that list every system, software program, and technology that the applicant has ever worked on.

I could list that I wrote MS-DOS control programs, wrote machine level code developing word processors, managed IBM mainframe computers, and lots of other obsolete technologies. Unless I was applying for a position that required these skills, all it tells the reader is I am over 50 years of age and maybe older.

Look at your resume—what does it say about your age? Show it to others and ask them what it says about you.

Age discrimination is a fact of life in the job market today. You do not want to be filtered out by the staff who are screening initial resumes and lose the opportunity to demonstrate your talents and skills.

* Article found at https://www.linkedin.com/today/post/article/20141013131941-4524580-what-does-your-resume-say-about-your-age.

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Ordinary Resume for Federal Jobs?

Can I use an ordinary resume when applying for Federal jobs? Source: Federal Jobs Digest

Long and short, you can almost certainly use a resume. But don’t use your regular, private sector resume. You must submit a Federal resume.

In an effort to be more applicant-friendly, the Office of Personnel Management has largely eliminated standard application forms and declared its preference for resumes. For the rare Announcement for which this is not the case, the Agency will provide the form. If you can not find the form, call the contact number given in the Announcement.  Read More

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