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Wednesday, January 17th, 2007
10:35 am


My job @ Extended Stay America (www.extendedstayhotels.com) in Tampa near the airport (W. Spruce St.) is hiring for weekend GSR's A.S.A.P!!!!!!! $8.00 an hour -I believe-

**Simmple work task include ::
+ opening & closing your shift (8 hour shifts)
+ cash handling
+ checking guest in & out
+ answering phones
+ calling other hotels
+ customer service
+ be a LITTLE familiar with the area (I'm new to the area so I know a LITTLE as well)

**HOURS ::
/ Saturday - either - 7am to 3pm OR 3pm to 11pm
/ Sunday - either - 7am to 3pm or 3pm to 11pm

= black pants
= collard shirt (given to you)
= black shoes
= no facial tattoos or piercings (nose accepted if SMALL)
= We have wi-fi so you can bring you laptop if possible!!!
= 18 and older NEED APPLY

I GET TO TRAIN YOU A LITTLE TOO, YAY!!! (I'm so sweet, I swear!!!)


Current Mood: working
Sunday, October 22nd, 2006
6:12 pm
Lead Generators
Aggressive Lead Generators Needed Immediately!

We at Extradev, Inc are looking for several highly talented and motivated individuals who possess the creativity and drive to forge new business connections around the country. You will be a part of a winning team that targets business owners to offer upgrades to their current IT infrastructure of their business! With a standard commission for every lead that produces business, Extradev, Inc is ready to offer you the potential to bring in an unlimited income. You will concentrate on producing and developing leads and we will handle the sales.

Our close ratio is extremely high because of the strategic approach we take with our clients and our track record speaks for itself. We have been working with business owners and local governments who require information technology support for over 12 years. We have many Authorized Account Executives throughout the United States making money right now! Join our network of professionals who are re-creating the world through the technology.

• You will receive an education in how to help our customers grow their businesses with problem solving from an technology perspective.

• You will also learn effective ways of showing businesses what Extradev, Inc has to offer.

• You will receive continuous training with key members of the senior management team, so, this is not only a great opportunity to make some extra money but an opportunity to learn from experienced sales professionals and internet development experts.

And of course, anyone who excels in this position, and demonstrates an interest in continuing to work with Extradev, Inc, will then be considered for higher paying sales projects in the future.

At Extradev, Inc, we know that the key to finding new clients is developing relationships, and so we value people who are candid and ambitious, who thrive in an environment of change, challenge, and competition, and who desire to make a difference in their workplace and community. Extradev, Inc currently has many exciting career opportunities around the country for highly motivated, career-oriented individuals who will help to introduce the company, build hype, and develop interest. If that describes you, please contact us and learn more about the possibility of a career that could change the way you and your family live.


Thank you for your time and interest in this opportunity.
5:49 pm
Looking for Sales People
Job Title: Microsoft Exchange Consultant

We are seeking a proven sales professional with the ability to sell technology to solve
E-mail and data storage, restoration and business continuity problems. In this position you will be responsible for new business and existing account development, managing the daily activities associated with corporate strategic selling.

A number of recent legislative changes have brought about stricter rules on how companies must retain their email and electronic records. With the Sarbanes-Oxley Act and other SEC and NASD requirements, violators risk multi-million dollar fines or even jail time. To answer this we also deploy and support full Journaling and Archiving.

Why We Are Different:
We are different because the customer pays a monthly subscription instead of the upfront equipment expense and management of a Microsoft Exchange solution. We provide the servers, SPAM filtering, updates and a 24/7/365 call in help desk all FREE

Job Summary:
This exciting and dynamic position is best suited for a seasoned sales professional; someone who is self-motivated, aggressive and able to work independently. The primary role of the Consultant is to identify, develop and close new business within new and existing accounts.

1. We pay a commission monthly for 2 years.
2. Half of the set up charge per mal box.
3. Bonus program after obtaining milestones.

Qualified Candidates Must Possess the Following Requirements:

• Entrepreneurial spirit with successful record of exceeding quotas and goals, developing new business and appointment setting
• Ability to discuss business needs with executive management ("C" level)
• Understand technology and how it solves business problems
• Four-year college degree preferred but not required

Additional Responsibilities:

• Selling at the executive level
• Aggressive and creative prospecting and negotiating skills
• Managing customer and local supplier relationships
• Strong prospecting and lead generation skills is a must!
• Outstanding communication, presentation, and negotiation skills

If interested please contact me at rj@extradev.com
Friday, May 6th, 2005
9:45 pm
Contract Positions on Resume- Help?
So, I have a number of contract positions on my resume. I really liked working specific contract positions during school because I could plan difficult semesters around them, wouldn't get locked in long-term, and got a good variety of experiences.

Meanwhile, they now kinda weigh my resume down at first glance. Anyone have a good tip of dealing with this issue? Should I just mention it in my cover letters? Or maybe something like:

Bob's Monkey House
Monkey Wrangler- Contract Position
*Wrangled monkeys
* Cleaned poo
* Taste tested monkey chow


Bob's Monkey House
Monkey Wrangler
* 1 year contract position
* Wrangled monkeys
* Cleaned poo
* Taste tested monkey chow

Anyone else have this issue? It is easy to resolve at the interview stage, but prior to that, I'm confuzzled.

Current Mood: confused
Thursday, March 17th, 2005
2:45 pm
If any of you know of anyone in the bloomfield hills/detroit area, who is hiring or is in need of a babysitter (i have a lot of experience in that area) if they could inform me I would be most greatful.

Thanks a lot, Debbie.
Sunday, November 28th, 2004
7:04 pm
I recently got offered a work-at-home data processing job. Since I'm in college full time and I want to concentrate on my studies, it sounded a lot better than going job hunting. I've just start so I can't promise or swear by it but for more information, here is the add to respond to. You need to live in the United States, have a home computer with internet access and some typing skills. Good luck!

Homeworkers Needed Now!
Work from your own home and earn weekly paychecks! Choose your own hours. For a FREE information packet, please send a long, self-addressed,stamped envelope to:
Homeworkers Alliance Group - Attn: Code #12248, 231 Market Place #355, San Ramon, CA 94583.

Current Mood: excited
Monday, October 18th, 2004
8:58 am
Saturday, January 24th, 2004
10:29 pm
Any advice would be great
Hi there...I am currently looking for work in retail, and was wondering if anybody could give some pointers on how to get a job in this field. I've never had to approach stores before and plead for work and i was wondering if anybody knew of a classy and sophisticated way of approaching this.
I spent all morning looking up the phone book, the paper and the net for local business addresses and phone numbers. I figure i'll call the store managers a few days before i bombard them...you know, to give the heads up. I have no idea what to say to them though. Do i come right out when i first meet them with "so...how bout a job now?" or do i ease my in there with false praise and flirtation "what a lovely...suit you are wearing...it really brings out the color of your...highlights..(i have no idea)". If anybody reads this and had any suggestions...i'd be more than happy to hear them.

Current Mood: stressed
Monday, December 15th, 2003
9:07 pm
Please describe your job to help others choose one.

I just started a new community, aboutmyjob, where I invite all of you to post your thoughts about your current or past jobs. I'm hoping my community will help young people to answer that very difficult question "What do I want to be?".

Please check out the description via the link above. If you want to post, there's no need to join the community, you can do so right away.

Thanks in advance for sharing, and helping.
Friday, November 14th, 2003
3:16 pm
Tuesday, November 11th, 2003
10:17 am
How do i go about applying for jobs in the US from Australia? Can anyone tell me the fundamentals of job applications over there?

I have just come across a *potential* job ... one that doesn't exist but needs to exist for certain outcomes of the enterprise to be fully realised. It's a non-profit online organisation that really needs my expertise and knowledge of utlising online environments for learning. It coincides with my phd in many ways and parallels many other aspects.

I have problems selling myself within the australian environment which i know fairly well. What do I need to do in order for them to take me seriously and get me there?

Any advice welcome!

Current Mood: energetic
Sunday, October 26th, 2003
1:05 pm
what i want to be when i grow up
This is more of a question than a statement. But I have often wondered how people choose what they want to be when they grow up ( i haven't grown up ... so i don't know yet)

When i was in high school it was decided that i could be a radiologist cos i was good at maths and physics but i don't think i really decided that.

after i had my daughter, i decided to be an occupational therapist cos i was good at helping peole.

then the electrical authority was lopping trees in our area and i realised that i could get too emotionally involved in caring, i decided to become a greenie.

then because i wasn't too good at the social stuff, i became a soil scientist.

when i finally realised that lugging loads of dirt around and getting a nose-full everytime i worked wasn't really fun, i decided to become a teacher.

then when the kids were really confronting, i decided to become an academic.

now i find that academia is changing, becoming way too competitive, i am again trying to find my niche in life.

so ... how do we decide what we want to be rather than deciding what we don't want to be?

Current Mood: thoughtful
Saturday, October 18th, 2003
3:44 pm
Sage Advice for Interviews
There was an segment on the radio yesterday. They spoke of getting through an interview which is very appropriate for here.

Tips for Interviews

1. Blow your own trumpet

When in an interview, it is very important that you make sure it is your trumpet that you are blowing ... and not your mobile phone ringing.
The recruiter being interviewed was once asked to leave the room so the applicant could take a phone call.

2. Valium before, not nicotine during.

It's okay to take something before the interview ... just don't smoke during it.
A very nervous young person (who was probably having a first interview) asked the recruiter if it was okay to smoke during the interview.

3. Dress seriously

Britney Spears is not a role model for how to dress for an interview.
She dresses like a prostitute! (not my words ... but hey!)

4. Believe in the power of your own BS.

If you don't believe in your lies, no-one else will.
Maintain eye contact even when lying through your teeth. Avoidance indicates that you are being less than truthful or have something to hide.

Yep ... all really good advice.

Current Mood: ditzy
Wednesday, October 15th, 2003
2:26 pm
Cover Letter Q&A
How to write a cover letter is a baffling topic for many job seekers. (Or is it just me..? I thought this might help.)

Are you struggling to put one together? Keep this in mind -- your cover letter is one long answer to this question: "Why should I read your resume and call you for an interview?"

Here are four ways to answer that question and get called for an interview.

1) Build rapport.
Cover letters are read by people, so address yours to a person. NEVER start your cover letter with such clichés as "Dear Sir or Madam" or "To whom it may concern."

Take that extra two minutes to call the employer and get the recipient's name. Ask the receptionist, "I'm writing a letter to the person who manages (your target department). May I have the correct spelling please?" This will set you apart from most applicants.

If that fails, begin your letter with, "Dear Employer." It sounds confident and will stand out.

2) Avoid stating the obvious.
We know you're a quick learner, honest and hard working. So are the other 500 applicants who want this job. Don't waste precious space in your cover letter saying so.

Instead, use the cover letter to display your knowledge of the company, the industry and even to share specific recommendations you have for problems or opportunities you've researched.

Example: "With 10 years of retail management experience and a record of rapid advancement, I have found at least three ways to increase sales at your Los Angeles location by $250,000 -- or more -- this year. May I discuss them with you?"

3) Stick to one page in length.
Doing this proves you can prioritize your thoughts and present them concisely -- both admirable qualities. Also, it shows respect for your busy reader, who may have hundreds more cover letters and resumes to wade through.

The cover letters I write for clients have an opening paragraph, three or four fact-filled bullet points to build the reader's interest, and a closing paragraph.

This usually comes out to five or six paragraphs that never exceed one page.

4) Get input from friends ... and strangers.
When you finish your one-page masterpiece, give it to three friends and ask for their first impressions and overall opinion. Their advice is important.

Then, ask your friends to show it to three people you don't know. The feedback you get from these strangers will be as important or more so, since they won't be concerned about hurting your feelings.

Best of luck to you!


Kevin Donlin is Owner and Managing Editor of Guaranteed Resumes (http://www.gresumes.com/), serving clients in more than 23 countries and all 50 states since 1996. Kevin has been interviewed by USA TODAY, The Wall Street Journal, Entrepreneur Magazine and CNET.com, as well as radio and TV Stations nationwide.

Current Mood: accomplished
9:54 am
An extremely useful website!
This is the online presence of Richard Nelson Bolles, author of 'What Color Is Your Parachute?'....

Tuesday, October 14th, 2003
2:15 pm
Informational Interviews...
...are usually a good idea if you're looking into changing jobs. Here are some key questions to ask:


1. In the position you now hold, what do you do on a typical day?
2. What are the most interesting aspects of your job?
3. What part of your work do you consider dull or repetitious? What percentage of your time do you have to devote to this?
4. What were the jobs you had that led up to this one?
5. How long does it usually take to move from one step to the next in this career path?
6. What is the step above the one you now have?
7. What is the top job you can have in this career?
8. Are there other areas of this field to which people in it may be transferred? What are they?
9. What are the basic prerequisites for the jobs in the field?
10. Are there any specific courses a student might take that would be particularly beneficial in this field?
11. What entry-level jobs qualify one for this field?
12. What types of training do companies give to persons entering this field?
13. What are the salary ranges for various levels in this field? (Some fields, for example, have high starting salaries but level off early in the career path; others may start lower but have much higher top level salaries.)
14. What aspects of a career in this field do you consider particularly good? Particularly bad?
15. What special advice would you give to a person entering this field?
16. Is there a demand for people in this field?
17. Do you view this field as a growing one?
18. How do you see the jobs in the field changing over the next ten years? What can I do to prepare myself for such changes? How are computers affecting this field?
19. (For Women) As a woman, would I have any special problems in a career in this field?
20. What is the best way to obtain a position which will start me on a career in this field?
21. May I read job descriptions and specifications for some of the positions in this field?
Wednesday, October 15th, 2003
6:48 am
A key website
Well, we came, we saw .... and now we are conquering!

Thought I would start off the process by sharing a few sites of interest. Admittedly, many of the sites I use are Australian, but there are often resources on them that assist in reframing what you are doing when applying for jobs.

I just checked out seek.com.au ( Australia's leading job search and career website - to quote them) and as usual, have found a new part of the site I haven't seen for quite a while and what may become one of our key websites
 Choosing and Changing Careers.

There is a lot of good stuff on seek, including a link to Phillip Garside's helpful little tome The Secrets to Getting A Job.

Good luck.

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