Thursday, March 14, 2013

PA CareerLink® Connection

PA CareerLink® Connection

PA CareerLink Delaware County

Welcome to the March edition of the PA CareerLink® Connection. As always, the staff at PA CareerLink® Delaware County will continue to keep you informed of the wealth of events and services at our locations in Delaware County. We wish you the best in your job search, and we are happy to share resources, tips, and strategies to assist you as you strive to achieve your employment goals. We hope you find this information helpful while you continue, and ultimately succeed, in your job search.

Job Search Tips for Success
Send out 5 resumes a day. In today's struggling economy, if you want to land a job quickly, you may need to amp up the productivity of your job search. Current statistics say that there are four qualified applicants for every available job, but odds can vary considerably between jobs--for jobs in high demand you may sometimes be competing against 1000 applicants. Setting a daily quota for applications or inquiries will ensure that you maintain your inertia and give you a chance to beat the odds.
Reapply. If you didn't get an interview for a job that you felt very optimistic about, but instead got a rejection letter stating that "they would keep your resume on file," don't expect a call if the job reopens. Sure, they will keep your resume on file, for legal reasons, but most employers start a fresh candidate search for every opening, even if the position became available again after a short duration. As frustrating as it may be, to get another chance you will probably have to go through the screening process again.
Do some research. If you find a position you're interested in, do a little research about the company posting the job. A good starting place is simply to google the company and check out their website. Information about company culture, corporate ethics, and mission statements may give you valuable talking points for your cover letter or interview.
Some of these ideas were inspired by Dr. John Sullivan's article on Recruiting Dirty Little Secrets, which contains a lot of good information specific to corporate practices.
You may also want to join us for our Job Search Strategies Workshop, which is offered at both our Chester location and our office in the Workforce Entry Center of Delaware County Community College.

Come Visit Us!
PA CareerLink® at Chester City

Open Mon. through Fri. 8AM -4PM
701 Crosby Street, Suite B
Chester, PA 19013
PA CareerLink® at Media
Workforce Entry Center at Delaware County Community College
Open Mon. through Fri. 8:30AM - 4:30PM
901 South Media Line Road
Media, PA 19063

Regional Career Fairs
King of Prussia Career Fair
Monday, March 18, 2013 11AM - 2PM
Crowne Plaza Hotel Valley Forge
260 Mall Boulevard
King of Prussia, PA 19406
Philadelphia Career Fair
Monday, April 8, 2013, 11AM - 2PM
Crowne Plaza
4010 City Avenue
Philadelphia, PA 19131
The Diversity Job Fair of Philadelphia
Tuesday, April 23, 2013, 10AM - 1PM
Doubletree Guest Suites Hotel
640 West Germantown Pike
Plymouth Meeting, PA 19462

JobTrak PA
Delaware County Community College offers qualified adults free, hands-on training that can help you quickly acquire the skills and industry recognized certification you need to obtain employment in fields where jobs are plentiful, such as health care, advanced manufacturing and energy.

Candidates must have either lost their job due to overseas trade (Trade Adjustment Assistance worker), been laid off or terminated, or been employed in a job beneath their skill level (underemployed). The program does not guarantee employment. However, in less than a year, the program can provide participants with the skills and credentials area employers are seeking.

Training Courses at Delaware County Community College:
Health Information Technology/Electronic Medical Records Technology
Advanced Manufacturing
Energy (Geothermal; Building Analyst, PV Solar)

Getting Started!
Prospective students should call 610-723-4095.

PHEAA Recruitment
March 14, 2013, 11AM - 2PM
The Pennsylvania Higher Education Assistance Agency (PHEAA) has opportunities available at the Seaport Call Center. For more information, contact our Chester office at 610-447-3350.
Davis Companies Recruitment

March 22, 2013, 9AM - 12PM
Davis Companies is recruiting CNC Operators, Maintenance Mechanics, and more for temp positions. For more information, click here.

We would love to hear about your job search success. Please respond to this e-mail to share with us helpful tips that you have learned through your job search.


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