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Wednesday's best of the web job seeking advice, staff support job opening with Washtenaw County Gov.

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Below is some of the best job search advice on the web, for Career Advice Wednesday, with Reach Out Job Search News Blog. If you are in the Southeastern Michigan area, feel free use this advice to apply for a new employment opening with Washtenaw County, Michigan government.

"1. Seek speaking opportunities. Even if you’re unemployed, you’re likely an expert in some subject, so you should be able to identify organizations interested in hearing you speak. 

Start locally by finding the Kiwanis and Chamber of Commerce in your area. Identify local chapters of your profession’s organizations. Join, attend regular meetings, and volunteer to share what you know about topics that interest the membership.

2. Use the Events application on LinkedIn. It’s easy to activate this application, and using it may give you some ideas to help find those speaking opportunities we talked about. Edit your LinkedIn profile and select “Add Application.” 

Choose “Events” from the list and add it to your profile. This tool allows you to browse events highlighted by professionals in your network and to share information about conferences, speaking gigs, and programs you plan to attend."

Continue here to read entire article, including the other three job hunting ideas! 

"Q. I have been unemployed (laid off) for just over a year now. I have had only a handful of interviews, and can't get past that point. I am a mid-career worker, with no specific profession. 
I feel that my master's degree in art is preventing me from getting more interviews, as it is not a requirement for any of the jobs I am interested in, and probably makes me appear "over qualified." 

What are the legal/ethical/moral implications of dropping it from my resume?

A. ....Your resume should be reflective of your professional work history and education. Sometimes job hunters do omit certain less relevant pieces of information from their resume. 

For example, if a job seeker held a bar-tending job part-time, the job seeker should probably not include this information when they apply for a position at a tax consulting firm."
Read Job Doc's entire answer to the job seeker, on the article.

"With the New Year up and running, it’s vital that the unemployed, underemployed and unhappily employed take stock of where they are and make a plan for their career future. Whether you need a job or are in one but looking to make a move, now is the time to get going.

3. Take part-time work- If you can’t get a full-time job or are thinking about switching careers in a tough job market, look into opportunities to freelance or moonlight. It’s less expensive and less of a commitment for a company to hire independent contractors because it saves them the high costs of benefits and insurance they typically provide for full-time staffers. "

If you can get hired for a project or on a freelance basis and are able to prove your value, when a full-time position opens up, you’ll be the first person they’ll think of to fill it.

Review the other four tips to kick-start your career, at

"Ford R. Myers, Career Coach, Speaker and Author of “Get The Job You Want, Even When No One’s Hiring,” (John Wiley & Sons, 2009, finds that mature workers offer experience and skills that younger workers cannot offer employers. 

They are more likely to stay put for longer than their younger counterparts, thus reducing turnover – which lowers the costs associated with hiring and training, says Myers.

2. Technology skills- As an older candidate, you didn’t grow up in the computer age, but it’s critical that you learn and practice technical skills. 

Employers are much more likely to hire mature workers who can demonstrate strong computer skills and possess a comfort level with technology in general. This is a great way to compete effectively with younger candidates."

Check out the other three tips right now, at Power Home 

Employment Tip of the Day-Staff Support specialist (temporary) with Washtenaw County Government

Use all of these tips to apply at the Hot Job of the day. Ypsilanti Township, Michigan Clerk- Karen Lovejoy Roe provided the Reach Out Job Search News Blog with information, on a temporary employment opportunity with Washtenaw County Government.

Washtenaw County has an employment opening for Staff Support for the County Apportionment Commission. The position is expected to last between 2 to 3 months. Some of the duties include compiling demographic reports using U.S. Census Data and preparing redistricting plans as requested by the commission.

Experience working with public commissions is desired, along with the ability to interpret statistics, history of working with geographic information systems and understanding of Washtenaw County geography and boundary issues. To apply, visit the e-Washtenaw Careers Webpage. Deadline for application/filing is Feburary 1st. 

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