Back to Work: Ohio Means Jobs Registration

Please follow the steps below to get registered for the Ohio Mean Jobs site, so that you can upload your resume and start looking for employment.  Make your resume searchable by employers, so that you will get noticed.  The registration process usually takes about 30-60 minutes.  Please fill out all sections completely and entirely.  Any question you see with a red… read more >>

Back to Work: Resume Gaps

Some people have contacted me and have asked, well I want to start applying for jobs, but I have been out of work for a while, and I am concerned about that.  I explain to them well there are legitimate job gaps and then there are gaps that may need more explaining.  Legitimate Resume Gaps Parenting … read more >>

Back to Work: Resume Worksheet

Need help creating your resume.  The resume worksheet below will help you gather your thoughts.  Writing things down and really thinking about what you accomplished or did at your current or past jobs will really help in organizing a well-written resume!   Print this out and get those creative thoughts going!  Download a copy here!

Back to Work! Bright Outlook with High Demand

New Job Opportunities are growing rapidly!  Are you thinking about what kind of high demand careers are out there?  Do you want to understand what knowledge, skills, personality, technological skills, and abilities you must possess for certain careers?  Some of the most popular jobs in that are in high demand in Ohio are:  Actuaries  Arbitrators,… read more >>

Back to Work! Hard Skills & Soft Skills

What are hard and soft skills?   Hard skills are more tangible, they give a specific type of technical knowledge, whereas soft skills refer to more of a personality trait. I have provided examples below: Examples of Hard Skills:  High School Diploma College Degree Certificate Massage Therapy Management Grad School Foreign Language Software knowledge Microsoft Word… read more >>

Action Verbs for Resumes

These are the types of words you would use to describe your accomplishment and job duties.  **Remember to use the present and past tense correctly on resumes, if you are working at a job now you want to write in the present tense.  If you left a job, you want to write in the past… read more >>

Back to Work!

Looking for work?  Visit these job boards! Visit local listings! Local Job Boards City of Youngstown  Job NOW (WKBN)  Ohio Means Jobs TribToday Jobs National Job Boards Career Builder Career Jet  Dice  Indeed  Jobvertise  Linkup  Mashable Job Board Snag-a-Job USA Jobs Zip Recruiter  Local Job Listings Administrative Administrative Assistant (Youngstown Metropolitan Housing Authority)  Office Assistant (Home Care Agency-part-time) Office Manager (Windsor… read more >>

Women in Philanthropy

Last week, I discussed Community Foundations in the Youngstown area.   The Youngstown Foundation, Community Foundation of the Mahoning Valley, and the Wean Foundation, were mentioned.  All are located in the local area and work diligently to serve the people in our area.  We have two United Way’s in the area, one in Mahoning County and… read more >>

Dealing with Difficult People

Let’s face it, we all deal with difficult people.  We deal with them at home, with friends, and in the main–stream public.  We also deal with difficult people at work—that is your co-workers, your boss, customers, and yes, even colleagues you may get along with. It is important to learn the interpersonal skills you need when faced with difficult situations and people;… read more >>

Focus on Community Foundations

Local Foundations and United Way During the Pandemic  You’ve probably seen or heard in the media, mention of the Community Foundations in our immediate area.  Right now, especially you’re hearing about them because of the rapid response they’ve made to the COVID-19 pandemic.    The local Community Foundations include the Youngstown Foundation and the Community Foundation of the… read more >>

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