Wednesday, November 11, 2015

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PA CareerLink® Newsletter
November 2015
Welcome to the November edition of the PA CareerLink® Connection. Once again, the staff at PA CareerLink® is happy to keep you informed of the wealth of events and services at our locations in Delaware County. We hope you find this information helpful while you continue, and ultimately succeed, in your job search.
Although holiday seasonal employment usually peaks in late September and early October, there is often a last minute barrage of seasonal job openings available in November due to positions left unfilled, or unaccounted-for labor needs. Since hiring generally falls off a bit again until the new year begins, if you're eager to get back in the workforce, it's often a good idea to try for a last minute holiday opening--and don't forget that making a good impression can often lead a permanent position in the new year!  
PA CareerLink® offers a wide variety of workshops for jobseekers, at locations in Chester and Media, at no cost to you. Call us or come visit to learn more.  
Recruitments and Immediate Openings
Whether you're looking for some extra work for the holidays or you're ready to start a new career, we have several employers who are actively looking for a few good workers:
Lisette Home Care Services, Inc. is looking for HHAs and CNAs-see flyer here for complete information.
U.S. Security Associates is recruiting for a safer world.
Protect your community. Thrive where you work. Apply your skills.
See full details here.
Come Visit Us!
PA CareerLink® at Chester City
Open Mon. through Fri. 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
701 Crosby Street, Suite B
Chester, PA 19013

PA CareerLink® at Media
Workforce Entry Center at Delaware County Community College
Open Mon. through Fri. 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM
901 South Media Line Road
Media, PA 19063
 Job Search Etiquette
Of all the intangibles that enter into the job search process, "etiquette"--or, if you prefer, "manners"--is one of those tricky concepts that is easier to judge in some situations than others. Most job search etiquette isn't too hard to figure out--overall, just being polite and respectful will do. Still, there are some job specific situations where a little guidance might be helpful. See "10 Tips for Job-Hunting Etiquette" here.
Although most people would agree that answering a cell phone at a job interview is an absolute DON'T--what if it's buzzing away in your purse or pocket? Along with, most of us agree that "Cell phones and job interviews don't mix." (Read the articlehere.)Still, as new technologies arise, there will continue to be grey areas, for the simple reason that gadgets advance more quickly than the social conventions regarding their use. When in doubt, play it safe. Leave the gadgets home or turn them off.   
Employment Interviewers Needed!
 Are you interested in joining the PA CareerLink® team? If so, please find the testing announcement under Social & Employment Services on the PA State Civil Service Commission website here.

With 15 vacancies across the Commonwealth, this is an excellent opportunity to begin a rewarding career with the Commonwealth.

Note: Pennsylvania law (51 Pa. C.S. §7103) provides employment preference for qualified veterans for appointment to many state and local government jobs.
Adult Education 
Aside from the value that a High School Diploma or GED has for many employers, did you know that many Job Training Providers, Technical Schools, and most Community and Junior Colleges also require a GED or Diploma?

Pathways PA provides Adult Basic Education and GED classes are offered year-round at various sites throughout Delaware County. To learn more, please call Kathy Raymond at 610-543-5022 x259.

Delaware County Community College offers Adult Basic Education and GED classes year-round at various sites throughout Delaware County. More information is available through the ABLE office at  484-237-6244.
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.


The PA CareerLink® Delaware County Staff

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Prepare for your next mission by accessing services you may have earned under theVeterans Opportunity to Work (VOW) program and other VA training and career assistance programs. Make your move from military to civilian life a success and get the training you need to thrive in your next career

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Don't miss the Salute 2 Service Veterans Job Fair on Thursday, November 5th. See details here.
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Senior Services
Pathways PA is offering job readiness coaching for eligible seniors through its
Second Act program.
Find more informationhere.
Office of Vocational Rehabilitation
Out of work due to occupational injury or disease?
The Office of Vocational Rehabilitation can help you return to work.
Call our Norristown office for more information or to find a service location near you.

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