In this video, I will address general series searches in USAJOBs and provide you with more information on how to apply to government positions on USAJOBs. Please let me know if you have any additional questions, comments or concerns I would love to address your concerns.
We are back at it … USAJOBs tips and tricks … looking for new employment or deciding to change careers is always a job in itself. I decided to share some information on USAJOBs (Free Job Site), for all to benefit from. USAJOBs is easy to use, but understanding what jobs to apply to, how to apply and how to get follow up information can be a bit tricky. In this video I go over some career success tips and information to better prepare you for understanding the USAJOBs process. Remember, I am here if you have any questions/concerns.
O*net has a plethora of information and ways of obtaining job search information for any job seeker. One of the fantastic tools that O*net has to offer is the ability to research open positions for particular position you are looking for.
In this video I discuss research tactics for researching open positions for your next career move. Please let me know if you have any questions comments or concerns. Happy job hunting 🙂
There are many questions and concerns when it comes to using O*net www.onetonline.org. This super helpful platform provides specific information for job seekers and those looking to gain additional career information. O*net has a plethora of information and ways of obtaining job search information for any job seeker.
One of the fantastic tools that O*net offers is the ability to research compensation for the particular position you are looking for. In the below video, I discuss research tactics for learning more about compensation and salaries to gain knowledge, skills, and abilities for your next career move. Please let me know if you have any questions, comments, or concerns.
• Create a Groupon Campaign
• Submit/Approve Campaign (Cost, Point of Contact Info, etc.)
• Use bullets for Campaign keep potential client’s attention
• Receive payments easily
• Use your social security to number for sole proprietary businesses
• Use Groupon Merchant App to quickly redeem vouchers
• Groupon supplies itemized lists of payments
Create customized business cards and marketing materials (reasonable cost)
Create Business Plan – http://www.va.gov/osdbu/docs/vepbusinessplanoutline.pdf
• Use business plan template
• Outline services and fees
• Detail customized packages for clients
• Offer a “free” gift” or “discount” for referrers/returning clients
O*net – http://www.onetonline.org
• Outline Tasks, Duties, KSAs
• Create job descriptions for employees
• Work Activities
• Median Hourly/Salary
• Review Market and Advertising
Thank you to everyone for coming out to the Barnes & Noble Local Author Event this past Saturday, May 21. I was overjoyed and excited to be apart of the Barnes & Noble 2016 Local Author event. It was a day filled with reconnecting with fellow friends & authors, interacting with amazing people and sharing the knowledge of the books I have written. Thank you so much to Barnes & Noble for inviting me to be one of the local authors featured in this years’ WireGrass at the Shops Barnes & Noble Local author event for 2016. I look forward to next year.
All the Best,
Dr. Jenice Armstead
Dr. Jenice Armstead Barnes & Noble Local Author Event 2016 Photo by: Flex Casiano
Dr. Jenice Armstead Barnes and Noble Book Signing 2016 Photo by: Flex Casiano
I would like to thank Vivian Clinton, Department of Veteran Affair for inviting me to speak at the Million Women Mentors Program. I spoke to the group about “Human Capital Worth and Scientific Management,” the session focused on understanding management of business management.
Million Women Mentors is a national movement that supports women and girls to pursue and succeed in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) and health care careers through mentoring. Million Women Mentors is working to provide a million STEM mentors by 2019 to girls and women across the nation.
Million Women Mentors aims to increase the number of girls and women planning to pursue an education in STEM. MWM also aims to increase the number of girls and women to obtain bachelor’s degrees in STEM, as well as increase retention of women within STEM fields post-graduation.
About the HCPS Mentoring Program
Hillsborough County Public Schools has registered 100 schools that need a minimum of one mentor per site who is willing to meet regularly with up to five selected female students in grades 5-12 throughout the 2015-2016 school year. The program requires 20 hours of mentorship for each student and/or group. This equates to approximately two hours per month.
There are some key aspects to understanding when and how to apply to federal jobs. Federal jobs can be local, state and Nationally announced positions. You need to understand the position for which you are applying for by doing some research on the position, you will gain a better idea for what the job will entail and how the organization functions. Contrary to what economics may portray, the economy is growing. The middle class is all-apart of strengthening the entire economy. Start with www.usajobs.gov, there you can do a “Job search” for the field for which you are interested. There are plenty of opportunities to apply for. The federal hiring process can be a bit confusing, but with research and dedication you can find the career that you are qualified.
Training and education are core elements of the job force in this age. Without training and education work experience will only get you so far. With training, education and experience you will practically be handed more opportunities than you will know what to do with. But, inflating education and training accomplishments on your resume will hurt you in the long run. Be honest and factual with what you have been trained on and what you need training in.
Some questions you will be asked: What training have you had other than course in grade school or college? Many applicants are finding that they need additional education and training, but experience goes hand and hand together with education and training. With this question you need to elaborate on any certifications you many have as well as any courses online you have taken as well. Online courses are not frowned on as they once were in the past; in fact more companies realize that employees are more loyal the more education they have.
Interviewers will also ask you: What workshops have you attended? This is a open-ended question that is targeted toward what your specialty is. If you are human resources professional, they will want to know if you have been to any staffing or employee relations workshops, if you are information technology professional they will want to know if you have been to any fiber optic, customer service or trouble shooting workshops. If you haven’t been to any workshops, state that and also state your interest in developing your skills for the benefit of the company.
One of the last questions you WILL be asked is: Do you have any skills that are not listed on your resume or in your application? This is a great way for you to “talk yourself up” this means that you have an opportunity to talk as much about you and your skills and how unique you are. This is your time to shine, so do put every single detail on your resume because it won’t give you as much justice as you would do talking about your own self.
Wanna hear all about Jenice Armstead’s stories from her childhood of being a military brat? On Oct 4th, Jenice Armstead will be speaking during the Travelogue event. This is a monthly travel storytelling series, with two new speakers sharing two unique places every first friday at downtown Tampa’s Cafe Hey. More information can be found at vesselcollective.com
Professional affirmations assist with thinking and being positive in order to motivate and focus your attention on the best ideas for what you chose for your future. Write these affirmations down and read the aloud to boost your confidence. Here are a few affirmations I have used to assist in achieving success in my career and life goals.
I am professionally focused on progress
I am choosing to develop myself in my field
I am professionally admired in my field
I am moving in the direction best for me
I am able to work with anyone
I am skilled and talented in my profession
I am needed for my abilities and skills
I am outstanding in my field of human resources management
The federal government has become a “career-builder” and any federal government job opportunity can be looked at as a “leg up” on the competition. The federal government sector, like many private sector businesses have started utilizing more internship programs as a means of “growing employees” into positions. Simply put, government internships are all paid positions. They may be part-time or full-time positions depending on the program. The Student Temporary Employment Program (STEP) is a program to assist with helping current students gain work experience while still going to school. The benefit to the internship program is the flexible and opportunity to make additional income for the student. The agency keeps track of educational milestones of the employed student and graduation dates. In many cases the STEP Intern will be offered a position based on their time-in-position, generally an entry position with the possibility of growth for the future. Many executives received their “in” by utilizing internship programs such as the STEP program.
Another internship program is the Student Career Experience Program (SCEP) is a program focused on exposing the student to the career field, which the student is focused. Normally, an entry position this program allows for students to learn from their peers and supervisors in their educational field they are currently studying.
With both programs there are eligibly and qualification requirements for a potential candidate selection. Not all interns are offered a permanent position with the federal government agency, yet these programs are a method for potential permanent federal government employment and getting a “foot in the door.”
Basic STEP/SCEP Eligibly Requirements:
Field of Choice
Copies of Transcripts
Agency Student Contract
Part-Time or Full-Time Academic Program Status
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