Nov 20

eJobFairs.net expands their partnerships to include international jobboard.

Toronto, ON (PRWEB) November 20, 2007 — CareerDoor.com, the Canadian leader in HiTech professional recruitment services, announced today it has partnered with eJobFairs.net, innovators of the electronic job fair venue, to offer CareerDoor.com branded online eCareerFairs for the HiTech sector. “We are excited to be able to offer our clients another great way to attend live Career Fairs.” says CareerDoor.com CEO Terri Joosten “Electronic Career Fairs will help add to our list of excellent recruitment services and enable our customers more flexibility in recruiting from the convenience of their desktop.”

CareerDoor Inc. is leading the way with innovative recruitment solutions which help employers to position themselves strategically to attract and hire HiTech Professionals online, in print and face-to-face. Their physical and now live electronic HiTech Career Fairs, Recruitment Ads, Online IT job Board www.itjobuniverse.ca, Guide to Best Places to Work in IT, and IT Labour Market and Salary Survey enable them to deliver branding and recruitment solutions which companies can utilize, cost and time effectively; to hire the HiTech talent they need to succeed. CareerDoor.com will be offering their new hi-tech IT electronic career fairs throughout Canada starting in January of 2008.

eJobFairs.net LLC, has been developing and conducting the electronic job fair format since early 2005. Offering employers “freedom from the booth”, their software and website allow employers and job seekers to meet online and interview live on specific dates and times for specific areas and industries or demographic interests. “These live and fully interactive job fairs are not virtual. They are real events where job seekers and employers meet and interview one-one-one with each other in real time.” says Jason Vrane, Chief Marketing Officer for eJobFairs.net LLC.

For more information, please contact:

Jason Vrane,
Chief Marketing Officer
eJobFairs.net at jvrane(at)ejobfairs.net

or

Terri Joosten,
Chief Executive Officer
CareerDoor.com at tjoosten(ay)CareerDoor.com

 

Oct 29

In response to a 2006 technology talent report that identified the need for over 9000 skilled workers in both technical and customer facing roles, the BC Technology Industry Association — along with a host of established and emerging tech companies — is stepping up efforts to woo talent from outside BC.

Vancouver, BC (PRWEB) October 27, 2007 — In response to a 2006 technology talent report that identified the need for over 9000 skilled workers in both technical and customer facing roles, the BC Technology Industry Association — along with a host of established and emerging tech companies — is stepping up efforts to woo talent from outside BC. First stop on the whistle tour is Chicago, Illinois where BC tech companies, among them, Sierra Wireless, PMC-Sierra, Business Objects and Vision Critical, will meet with soon-to-be graduates, recent graduates and alumni at four targeted academic institutions.

“Sierra Wireless is participating in this mission because we see out-of-province talent as an essential part of our recruiting strategy. We’ve known for some time that the BC talent pool isn’t large enough to meet the growing demands of the tech industry so it is good to see the industry pulling together to address our needs,” said Jason Cohenour, Chief Executive Officer Sierra Wireless.

BCTIA’s Labour Trends in the British Columbia Technology Sector report, delivered earlier this year, points out that the technology industry, which employs approximately 70,000 workers today, forecasts adding 15% more employees in 2007/2008. One data point that illustrates the need today is the more than 1200 open opportunities posted to TNET, a popular BC technology job portal.

Under the BCTIA banner of TechTalentBC, this industry-led attraction initiative is one way the tech industry aims to address the serious skills shortage it is facing.
A task group, comprised of senior human resources representatives from BC technology companies has been working with the BCTIA over the summer months to develop the initiative.

“If we don’t act now the situation will only become more serious and will prevent our companies and our industry from growing,” said President, Rob Cruickshank. “These outreach efforts allow tech companies to get in front of potential employees in other jurisdictions to discuss tangible opportunities, and to paint a clear picture of work and life in BC. It’s a compelling story and a strong reason to come work, live and play in BC.”

In order to gain access to these potential employee audiences, the task group will work with academia, government and industry to engage career officers within targeted academic institutions. Other international recruiting forums targeting the US West Coast, are currently in the works.

To support the attraction campaign, BCTIA has launched an information portal, www.techtalentbc.org that highlights career opportunities and information about working and living in BC.

In addition, BCTIA is also pushing for changes to the current Provincial Nominee Program in order to accelerate the hiring process for out of country talent. As well, it is establishing ways to grow the required talent in BC through specialized education and training programs.

Any BC tech company that’s looking to hire key talent is invited to participate in this initiative and can contact BCTIA directly.

About the BCTIA:
BC Technology Industry Association (BCTIA) is a not-for-profit, member-funded organization that represents start-ups to established technology companies, across the province. Incorporated in 1993, the BCTIA has served the province’s technology industry for over a decade and today is recognized locally, provincially and nationally as the voice of BC’s technology industry.

As the voice of BC’s technology industry, BCTIA is committed to the ongoing growth, sustainability and prosperity of BC’s economy and the technology industry that serves it. The Association delivers opportunities for members to connect, learn and grow their businesses in BC. For more information visit http://www.bctia.org

For more information, please contact:
Catherine Ducharme
604-813-6104

Oct 09

When checking Monster.com for graduate job opportunities, you’ll find that the more closely you target your search queries, the closer the potential jobs returned. Bearing that in mind, you should set definite parameters for the kind of job you want and adhere to them throughout your search.

Once you have established these parameters, search Monster.com’s boards using key words that apply to the industry and type of job you want. From the possibilities your searches return, develop a list of prospective employers, with a minimum of 25 employers, that includes each company’s name, address, phone, website the name of the person to contact,  general information about the company such as its size, key personnel, competitors and any news releases from the company or news items about the company over the past year.

From there, start contacting each company, keeping a record of every phone conversation and e-mail contact you make. While this may seem onerous, the fact is that finding the right job is still time-consuming.  Monster.com does provide great search tools and a huge database for the graduate job seeker, but in the end that job seeker still has to do a lot of work before getting hired!

Oct 05

 

Quick Facts on Registered Nurses (RNs)

  • Registered nurses (RNs), regardless of specialty or work setting, perform basic duties that include treating patients, educating patients and the public about various medical conditions, and providing advice and emotional support to patients’ family members.

  • Registered Nurses (RNs) continue to be the healthcare occupation with the largest employment–2.5 million jobs. This is nearly three times the number of physicians and surgeons at 863,000.

  • Women comprised 91.3% of RNs in 2006.

  • According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), in 2006, 10.9 percent of all RNs were black, 7.5 percent were Asian, and 4.2 percent were Hispanic.

  • The major educational paths to registered nursing are a bachelor’s degree, an associate degree, and a diploma from an approved nursing program.

  • About 3 out of 5 jobs as RNs are in hospitals.

  • Median weekly earnings of RNs are far above the $671 average for all occupations. Women employed as RNs in 2006 had median weekly earnings $971; for men, the figure was $1,074.

  • Between 2004 and 2014, RNs are projected to create the second largest number of new jobs among all occupations—703,000. Retail salespersons will create the largest–736,000 jobs.

  • Job opportunities in most specialties and employment settings are expected to be excellent, with some employers reporting difficulty in attracting and retaining enough RNs.

  • Job opportunities for RNs in all specialties are expected to be excellent. Between the 2004-2014 period, employment of RNs is expected to grow at 29.4 percent–much faster than the 13.0 percent average for all occupations.

  • BLS also projects that there will be 1.2 million total job openings for RNs due to growth and net replacements between the 2004-2014 period.

Source: U.S. Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics, Employment and Earnings, January 2007 and the Monthly Labor Review, November 2005, “Occupational employment projections to 2014.”

Sep 19

When getting ready to choose a graduate school, the first thing you should consider is how well the school fits your academic goals. How well suited is it to the kind of research you want to do?

Remember, to get the most from your graduate school experience, the school you choose should have more than just a good department in your area of study; it should also have professors who share your interests and will be willing to mentor you as you move through your post graduate education.

Such professors are especially important if you want your graduate degree to take you farther into the practical applications of your subject of study. On the other hand, if you’re going after that graduate degree to make you more attractive in the job market.  the overall quality of the school’s faculty and the institution’s reputation may be more important to you than finding the ideal mentor.

Finally, if you are planning to pursue on a Ph.D. and an academic career, look for a school which has professors whose specific interests match your own.

Sep 10

MyResumeManager.com, committed to assisting professionals achieve their career goals through progressive and cutting edge resume writing services worldwide has been chosen as the exclusive resume writing service partner for www.eJobFairs.net.

eJobFairs.net, an equally innovative company in the careers and employment niche, operates an internet based fully functional and interactive job fair website. eJobFairs.net allows job seekers to go online during specific times and dates in specific regions and chat live with employers online. Employers are able to chat live with job seekers, all via a unique online live and interactive virtual job fair. Version 3.0 allows for real time text chats, faster account creation times for job seekers and employers, as well as our exclusive freedom from the booth service. “We believe that we are driving the future of recruiting by offering our innovative live electronic career fair. No more wasting resources by having people out of the office, no more phone tag with potential employees, our service makes the process of hiring a breeze,” said Jason Vrane, Chief Sales & Marketing Officer.

If you are looking for a great way to find a new career, check out eJobFairs.net and register for FREE and attend any of their upcoming LIVE and INTERACTIVE job fairs from your computer. Interview live with local employers, view detailed job descriptions and company profiles, all from your computer!

Getting your dream job has never been more attainable, and all from the comfort of your home or office. Exceptional and affordable resume writing services from www.MyResumeManager.com and virtual job fairs that put get you up close and virtual with potential employers from www.eJobFairs.net.

Jul 12

WASHINGTON, July 11 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — Speaker Nancy Pelosi
spoke on the House floor this afternoon supporting the College Cost
Reduction Act of 2007. Below are her remarks:
“I thank the gentleman for yielding. I thank you, Mr. Chairman, for
your great leadership in bringing us to this historic day. Continue reading »

Jun 25

THE PRESIDENT: Welcome to the White House. It’s a neat occasion to be able to welcome the 2007 Presidential Scholars. We’re glad you’re here, I congratulate you on the fine honor, and of course, we wish you all the very best.

The Presidential Scholars program started in 1964. I was a senior in high school — I didn’t make it. (Laughter.) I know all of you worked hard to reach this day. Your families are proud of your effort, and we welcome your family members here. Your teachers are proud of your effort, and we welcome your teachers. And our entire nation is proud to call you Presidential Scholar. (Applause.) Continue reading »

May 14

Increased Demand and High Job Satisfaction Place Physical Therapists Among Nation’s Top Occupations

ALEXANDRIA, Va., April 19 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — Physical therapists have come out ahead as a top career choice for college graduates and as second only to clergy in job satisfaction in two different news articles this week that highlighted the nation’s top occupations.

The April 17 issue of the Chicago Tribune reported findings of a poll from the National Opinion Research Center (NORC) at the University of Chicago that place physical therapists second among five top occupations in job satisfaction, and the only health care professionals listed. The worker satisfaction study was based on data collected since 1988 on more than 27,500 randomly selected people. More than three-quarters of the participating physical therapists reported being “very satisfied,” and the study suggests intrinsic rewards seem to be the key to satisfaction.

The April 15 issue of PARADE Magazine listed the physical therapist career as one of the six “Hottest Jobs for College Graduates.” The magazine attributed the increased demand for physical therapists to the aging baby boomer generation. This is the second year in a row PARADE has identified physical therapists as having a “hot career.”

“These findings simply reflect what we have always known,” said American Physical Therapy Association President R Scott Ward, PT, PhD. “Physical therapists are highly motivated and fulfilled health care professionals. Their satisfaction stems from improving quality of life for patients. It’s gratifying to see the profession receive the recognition it deserves, and it is hoped we will continue to recruit the brightest and the best into the profession.”

Physical therapists (PTs) are health care professionals who diagnose and treat individuals of all ages, from newborns to the elderly, who have medical problems or other health-related conditions that limit their abilities to move and perform functional activities in their daily lives. PTs examine each individual and develop a plan of care using treatment techniques to promote the ability to move, reduce pain, restore function, and prevent disability. Physical therapists also work with individuals to prevent the loss of mobility by developing fitness- and wellness-oriented programs for healthier and more active lifestyles.

For more information about a career as a physical therapist, to find a physical therapist, and for more physical therapy news and information, consumers can visit http://www.apta.org/consumer.

The American Physical Therapy Association (http://www.apta.org) is a national organization representing nearly 70,000 physical therapists, physical therapist assistants, and students nationwide. Its goal is to foster advancements in physical therapist education, practice, and research.