Monthly Archives: April 2009

"What are You Doing" on Twitter? Have You Tried Job-Searching or Self-Marketing?

Twitter’s been called “instant gratification” for online social networkers, so “What Are You Doing” on Twitter?

I use Twitter to communicate with others quickly via “Tweets” (short, 140 characters, status updates).

I share quick notes with my followers and read updates of people I’m following as well.

How are you using Twitter and why did you start using it? How has it benefited you or your business?

If you’re looking for work, has it helped your job search?

I look forward to your comments!

In the meantime, here’s a link to replies from LinkedIn users:

Terry’s Linkedin Questions

Happy Networking!

– Terry
Job_Spot on Twitter

Sharing Job Spot West Coast (California & Oregon Networking)

Please share Job Spot West Coast (on Yahoo!@) with your California and/or Oregon Connections:

My network is filled with California and Oregon connections so I share California & Oregon jobs @ Job Spot West Coast on Yahoo! Groups.

Here’s the link:
http://finance.groups.yahoo.com/group/Job_Spot_West_Coast/?yguid=284165757

Feel free to share the link with your network.

Happy Networking!

– Terry
Come “Tweet” with me on Twitter!
www.job-spot-seattle.com

Sharing "Green Jobs" Web Site Links in Honor of Earth Day:

I ran across these job-sites and wanted to share them. Hope you find them of resource:

http://www.greenjobs.com/public/display_jobs.aspx?pg=1&&s=CA&y=United%20States&t=D&v=O

http://www.sustainablebusiness.com/index.cfm?city=seattle&state=47&country=0&level=0&category=0&keyword=&go=greendreamjobs.main&submit=find+jobs

For More West Coast Jobs visit:
http://finance.groups.yahoo.com/group/Job_Spot_Seattle/ and http://finance.groups.yahoo.com/group/Job_Spot_West_Coast/ http://www.linkedin.com/groupRegistration?gid=1236757

Happy Earth Day & Happy Networking!

Terry @ Job Spot Seattle / job.spot.seattle@gmail.com
Come “Tweet” with me!

There’s Such a Thing: a Flexible & Enjoyable Survival Job!

Many of us are just trying to make ends meet lately!

Today I met a guy with, what seemed to be, a flexible & enjoyable “survival” / “in-between jobs” job. I chatted with him a bit.

He was a Census Bureau Field Representative. His job is to verify single-family home addresses in neighborhoods. Of course, I asked him about his job. I’m always curious about people and the work they do.

He was walking around at his own pace(on his own schedule with no boss around) and seemed to be enjoying his work. He was alone and looked very comfortable in his beach hat, walking shoes, and khaki shorts!

It seemed like a great option for a 2nd job, college student job, or “survival job”.

Most important: a nice way to make ends meet (outside of retail or fast-food) if you’re in-between jobs.

Not many jobs allow that flexibility; trek comfortably around town, meet new people, and enjoy a nice sunny day! (these openings are Nationwide; not just Seattle!)

For more information or to view other U.S. Census Bureau openings visit this link:

Field Representative @ U.S. Census Bureau http://www.census.gov/rosea/www/fieldrep.html

Spread the word & Happy Networking!

Terry job.spot.seattle@gmail.com
http://twitter.com/job_spot – Come “Tweet” with me!

Sharing 40 + Washington (Seattle & Metro) U.S. Census Bureau Jobs & Links!

The U.S. Census Bureau is seeking self-motivated, energetic, and enthusiastic persons. Available positions are listed below.

For More West Coast Jobs visit: http://finance.groups.yahoo.com/group/Job_Spot_Seattle/ and http://www.linkedin.com/groupRegistration?gid=1236757

Spread the Word & Happy Networking!

Terry @ Job Spot Seattle / job.spot.seattle@gmail.com
Come “Tweet” with me!

~~~~~~~~~~~~~DETAILS~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

Field Representatives: /http://www.census.gov/rosea/www/fieldrep.html
(More than one opening!)

WASHINGTON Positions (By City):
http://www.census.gov/rosea/www/emply.html

U.S. Census Jobs in Washington (Including Seattle Metro)

WASHINGTON
http://www.census.gov/rosea/www/emply.html

Bellevue Positions Available:
Local Census Office Manager
Asst Manager for Field Operations
Asst Manager for Quality Assurance
Asst Manager for Recruiting
Asst Manager for Administration
Asst Manager for Technology

Tukwila Positions Available:
Local Census Office Manager
Asst Manager for Field Operations
Asst Manager for Quality Assurance
Asst Manager for Recruiting
Asst Manager for Administration
Asst Manager for Technology

Everett Positions Available:
Local Census Office Manager
Asst Manager for Field Operations
Asst Manager for Quality Assurance
Asst Manager for Recruiting
Asst Manager for Administration
Asst Manager for Technology

Olympia Positions Available:
Local Census Office Manager
Asst Manager for Field Operations
Asst Manager for Quality Assurance
Asst Manager for Recruiting
Asst Manager for Administration
Asst Manager for Technology

Richland Positions Available:
Local Census Office Manager
Asst Manager for Field Operations
Asst Manager for Quality Assurance
Asst Manager for Recruiting
Asst Manager for Administration
Asst Manager for Technology

Silverdale Positions Available:
Local Census Office Manager
Asst Manager for Field Operations
Asst Manager for Quality Assurance
Asst Manager for Recruiting
Asst Manager for Administration
Asst Manager for Technology

Tacoma Positions Available:
Local Census Office Manager
Asst Manager for Field Operations

Seattle All Assistant Management Positions Filled

Spokane All Assistant Management Positions Filled

Regional Technician – Internal
Regional Technician – External
Duty Location: Bothell, WA
(Closing Date: May 4, 2009)

Spread the Word & Happy Networking!

Terry @ Job Spot Seattle / job.spot.seattle@gmail.com
Come “Tweet” with me!

Sharing 80 + California-Wide U.S. Census Bureau Jobs & Links!

The U.S. Census Bureau is seeking self-motivated, energetic, and enthusiastic persons.Available positions are listed below.

For more West Coast Jobs visit: http://finance.groups.yahoo.com/group/Job_Spot_Seattle/ and http://www.linkedin.com/groupRegistration?gid=1236757

Spread the Word & Happy Networking!

Terry @ Job Spot Seattle / job.spot.seattle@gmail.com
Come “Tweet” with me!

~~~~~~~~~~~~~DETAILS~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

Field Representatives: /http://www.census.gov/rosea/www/fieldrep.html
(More than one opening!)

CALIFORNIA Positions (By City):
http://www.census.gov/rosea/www/emply.html

Assistant Manager for Administration
Duty Location: San Francisco East
(Closing Date: April 28, 2009)

Assistant Manager for Administration
Duty Location: Oakland
(Closing Date: April 28, 2009)

Concord Positions Available:
Local Census Office Manager
Asst Manager for Field Operations
Asst Manager for Quality Assurance
Asst Manager for Recruiting
Asst Manager for Administration
Asst Manager for Technology

Oakland Positions Available:
Asst Manager for Field Operations
Asst Manager for Quality Assurance
Asst Mgr for Administration (see above)

Pleasanton Positions Available:
Local Census Office Manager
Asst Manager for Field Operations
Asst Manager for Quality Assurance
Asst Manager for Recruiting
Asst Manager for Administration
Asst Manager for Technology

San Leandro Positions Available:
Local Census Office Manager
Asst Manager for Field Operations
Asst Manager for Quality Assurance
Asst Manager for Recruiting
Asst Manager for Administration
Asst Manager for Technology

Elk Grove Positions Available:
Local Census Office Manager
Asst Manager for Field Operations
Asst Manager for Quality Assurance
Asst Manager for Recruiting
Asst Manager for Administration
Asst Manager for Technology

Placerville Positions Available:
Local Census Office Manager
Asst Manager for Field Operations
Asst Manager for Quality Assurance
Asst Manager for Recruiting
Asst Manager for Administration
Asst Manager for Technology

Sacramento Positions Available:
Local Census Office Manager
Asst Manager for Field Operations
Asst Manager for Quality Assurance
Asst Manager for Recruiting
Asst Manager for Administration
Asst Manager for Technology

Palo Alto Positions Available:
Local Census Office Manager
Asst Manager for Field Operations
Asst Manager for Quality Assurance
Asst Manager for Recruiting
Asst Manager for Administration
Asst Manager for Technology

San Jose Positions Available:
Asst Manager for Administration
Asst Manager for Recruiting

Santa Clara Positions Available:
Local Census Office Manager
Asst Manager for Field Operations
Asst Manager for Quality Assurance
Asst Manager for Recruiting
Asst Manager for Administration
Asst Manager for Technology

San Francisco East Positions Available:
Asst Manager for Quality Assurance
Asst Manager for Technology
Local Census Office Manager (see above)
Asst Mgr for Administration (see above)

San Francisco West Positions Available:
Local Census Office Manager
Asst Manager for Field Operations
Asst Manager for Quality Assurance
Asst Manager for Recruiting
Asst Manager for Administration
Asst Manager for Technology

Eureka Positions Available:
Local Census Office Manager
Asst Manager for Field Operations
Asst Manager for Quality Assurance
Asst Manager for Recruiting
Asst Manager for Administration
Asst Manager for Technology

Fairfield Positions Available:
Local Census Office Manager
Asst Manager for Field Operations
Asst Manager for Quality Assurance
Asst Manager for Recruiting
Asst Manager for Administration
Asst Manager for Technology

Redding Positions Available:
Local Census Office Manager
Asst Manager for Field Operations
Asst Manager for Quality Assurance
Asst Manager for Recruiting
Asst Manager for Administration
Asst Manager for Technology

Santa Rosa All Assistant Management Positions Filled

Stockton All Assistant Management Positions Filled

Spread the Word & Happy Networking!

Terry @ Job Spot Seattle / job.spot.seattle@gmail.com
Come “Tweet” with me!

My Military Transition "Do-Over"

I’m a USMC AD veteran (’88-’96) and 12-year “Mustang” spouse. After receiving my honorable discharge, I landed my first civilian job at a staffing agency in January of ’97.

Its been a long, 12+year, road from Staffing Agency Front Office Coordinator to WaMu Corporate Human Resources Corporate Recruiter!

I didn’t plan my transition but luckily landed a job that launched my HR career.

Though my transition was successful, considering what I know now, I’d do things differently if I had a “do-over”.

Here’s a few things I’d “do over” if I could:

1. I’d get my degree before my discharge date.

2. I’d volunteer at companies hiring for positions I want to work in.

3. I’d join professional associations for industries I want to work in.

4. I’d create my profile on social networking sites to start building a “quality” network right away.

Unfortunately, online networking wasn’t something I could have done when I was preparing my exit from The USMC in 1996.

There weren’t any online networking social networking sites back then! If there were, I certainly didn’t know about them.

Much has changed in the past 12+ years since my exit from the military. Back when I was transitioning, people hardly used the internet to search for jobs, let alone social networking.

That’s what I’d do differently. What would you do if you had a “do-over”?

I look forward to your replies & Semper Fi!

Terry Hall (terry_hall on Twitter)
Owner, Founder & Career Strategist

WoVEN; Women Veterans Empowerment Network
http://www.women-veterans-empowerment-network.com

Job Spot Seattle – Seattle’s Online Job Network Since 2005
http://www.job-spot-seattle.com

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