Friday, April 2, 2010

7 tips for job hunting in a tougher market

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Landing a new position in the months ahead will likely take some extra effort and flexibility. Fortune's Anne Fisher has advice to help you get the job you want.

NEW YORK (Fortune) -- With the U.S. economy apparently getting ready to take one of its cyclical snoozes, employers are more hesitant to take on new hires than they were even just three or four months ago - and the recent uptick in unemployment means more competition for each opening. That doesn't mean you need to give up on the idea of looking for a new job. In fact, if your company is going through a merger or seems likely to announce layoffs, your best bet may be to start your job search right away.

What's different about job hunting during a slowdown? Sure, the fundamentals - a resume that highlights your achievements and is easy to read, customized cover letters that succinctly tell why you're the best candidate for a particular job, and diligent follow-up (including prompt and impeccable thank-you notes) - never change.

But when the market's tough, you have to work harder at job hunting and be more flexible, say Annie Stevens and Greg Gostanian, managing partners at Boston-based executive coaching firm ClearRock ( They've come up with seven tips to help you get the job you want.

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Thursday, April 1, 2010

Tip for Successful Job Hunting Online from

Excerpt from:

The Language of Success Online

Millions of job openings are now posted on the Internet, but every one of them is invisible. They're open and available to you, but you can't see them. How can you uncover these opportunities and spot the ones that interest you? It's easy … if you'll learn a few simple rules for speaking to computers.

When you open the classified ads in a newspaper or professional journal, all of the openings appear right in front of you, on the printed page. Jobs that are posted on the Internet, in contrast, are stored in computerized databases. Nothing is visible until you tell the computer what kind of jobs you'd like to see.

While all job board computers are different, the vast majority accept instructions that are based on a single set of rules. These rules were devised by a 19th century British mathematician by the name of George Boole. He established the logic by which factors are presented so that their relationship to one another can be clearly and accurately understood. In job databases, these factors are the characteristics you seek in your dream job.

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Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Resume, Cover Letter, and Emailing Both, and Interview: Tips for Success

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Tips for Job Seekers

Whether you are seeking a job with a staffing firm or a Fortune 500 company, the process is pretty much the same. Start by crafting a compelling résumé. This will help you identify your marketable skills. Then, before you apply for a job, make sure that your skills match what the company is looking for. If so, prepare an effective cover letter and send it to the prospective employer along with your résumé. If you get an interview, get ready for it well before you go. There may be more than one. For example, your first interview may be with a staffing firm and your second one with its client.

This very well-written article covers:
  • Crafting a Compelling Resume
  • Preparing an Effective Cover Letter
  • Sending Your Resume and Cover Letter via Email
  • Delivering a Knockout Interview
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Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Tips: Preparing for a Job Interview

Everyone knows job interviews can be the most stressful part of the job seeking process. I've compiled a list of tip to help you pull off a successful job interview.

Interview Preparation

Research the position and the company. Understand the position for which you are applying. Study the job bulletins and do some online research. This will help you relate your skills to the requirements of the position. Know a little history and background of the company. Working your knowledge of this into the conversation will surely impress your interviewer.

Anticipate questions. Jot down a few general questions that you would ask if you were interviewing a potential employee. Think of situational questions such as, "How would you approach a situation in which your supervisor was breaking the rules?" Jot a few of these down too. Anticipate difficult questions that your interviewer could throw at you. Then sit down and answer the questions you wrote down. Think full sentences rather than one word answers. Another good idea is to highlight your qualifications or strength in answering these question.

Prepare question for your interviewer. Think of a few questions to ask your interviewer. Your questions should be specific and not something that you could have looked up yourself in company literature. For example, "What type of training will I receive for this position?" These questions will not only make sure the position is right for you, but will let your interviewer know that you're engaged in the interview lending you some grounded creditability.

Practice and relax. If you've done the first three steps then you're almost ready. Now you know the company, the questions that might be asked, and the questions you're going to ask. It's time to rehearse. Practice actually saying the answers to your question aloud. Practice asking your question aloud. This way you won't be hearing it for the first time at the interview and then realize that you could have put it another way. Be yourself and be honest. An interviewer can spot a fibber a mile away. Plus, if you're honest, then you already have all the answers to the questions. Once you're satisfied, it's time to relax. Collect yourself and your thoughts.

Monday, March 29, 2010

McHawaii McDonalds Hawaii Online Application

I personally have worked at McDonalds and found the experience much more positive than what I was expecting. McDonalds is an excellent place to enter the workforce or rejoin the workforce, especially in today's job market.

Did you know that McDonalds of Hawaii took it upon themselves to launch their very own, personalized employment website? You can check what positions are available and at which locations. Very easy to use, it's a one stop site for anyone looking for a job at McDonalds. By the way, if you have management experience, McDonalds also hires Manager-trainees. McDonalds has a nationally recognized management training program, one of the best in the industry. Don't over look McDonalds as a great place to jump start your career.

McDonlads of Hawaii's New Online Employment Website: htttp://

Sunday, March 28, 2010

Jimmy Buffett's at Beachcomber Hiring Line & Prep Cooks (Oahu)

Jimmy Buffett's at the Beachcomber Waikiki is looking for experienced Prep and Line Cooks. Please apply in person at 2300 Kalakaua Ave. Mon- Fri between 8:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m.

Aquaculture Technician Needed (NELHA) (Big Island)

Seeking a technician to work with algae. Must be able to lift 50lbs and work in a hot and sunny environment
Must be willing to work weekends and holidays
Must be able to follow detailed instructions

E mail resume to or fax (808) 331 - 0924

Giovanni Pastrami Hiring Experienced Pizza Cooks in Waikiki (Oahu)

Giovanni Pastrami is looking for experienced pizza cooks who are competent, passionate, positive individuals who are easy to work with to help prepare our existing specialty pizza's to recipe standards. The ideal candidate enjoys working in a fast-paced, high energy environment and knows how to multi-task to service our busy crowd. Candidate also understands and practices basic food safety.

If you care about the food you put out and the customers you make it for, we want to talk to you.

Serious inquiries only for long-term position. Part-time or full-time.
Must have one year minimum experience in a high volume establishment.
Must be able to work weekends.

If you are interested come down to Giovanni Pastrami
M-F, 11 am to 4 pm to fill out an application. Please NO E-MAILS!!!

Lahaina Fish Co. Hiring Experienced Servers (Maui)

We are seeking experienced servers that are motivated, energetic and full of the Aloha Spirit.
We are looking for both PM and AM shifts.
Apply in person between the hours of 2pm and 4pm.
Lahaina Fish Co. 831 Front St. NO PHONE CALLS OR E-MAILS PLEASE.

Senor Frog's Waikiki Hiring Experienced Bartender (Oahu)

Senor Frog's is hiring bartenders. Male or female, must have experience in fast pace bar/nightclub. Experience required. Please apply in person Monday March 29th noon-2pm (Ask for Juano). No phone calls or emails.

P/T Servers Needed in Kapaa at Verde (Kauai)

Must have prior customer service/restaurant experience with a pleasant personality.
Expected to do full-service for a 20-seater area (will be shared at peak hours) including but not limited to taking orders, basic bartending, cashier, take-outs, busing tables, cleaning the dining/prep area/bathroom, restocking supplies.
Must be organized and focused -- it can be busy for a full hour at the front.
$$ Depending on Experience plus tips. PROBATIONARY PERIOD APPLIES.

Possibly 4-hour shifts, 2-3x a week. We are only open 5 days a week (Closed Monday and Tuesday).

We are a small family business looking for a person with a positive attitude.


APPLY IN PERSON. Verde is located at Kapaa Big Save Shopping Center.

Paradise Cove Luau in Koolina Hiring Customer Service (Oahu)

Paradise Cove Luau is looking to hire for our customer service department. Applicant must be upbeat, outgoing, and always maintain a pleasant disposition. Applicant must have a clean appearance and willing to work outdoors in all types of weather. Applicant must be able to communicate well with guests and work well with others.

Must be able to work flexible hours and days including weekends and holidays.

Paradise Cove Luau offers a complete benefits package upon eligibility which includes health, vision, dental, 401(k), flexible spending, and an employee discount purchasing program.

Interested applicants please apply in person at Paradise Cove Luau in Koolina.

Chef/ Sous Chef Needed in Kailua (Oahu)

Kailua Restaurant looking for capable, dependable, experienced Chef or Sous Chef. Please apply in person at 970 N. Kalaheo Avenue. Kailua, HI 96734. Or, email resume to

Sansei Restaurant & Sushi Bar Holding Interviews March 31 (Oahu)

Sansei is looking for servers and foodrunners. We will be holding interviews on Wednesday, March 31 from 2-4pm. Minimum 2 yrs dining room service experience please.

P/T Beach Attendant Needed at Kahala Hotel (Oahu)

Looking for the following
-Capable Surf Instructor
-Water Safety Qualified
-CPR Certified
-Capable Fisherman
-Capable Canoe Paddler
-Capable Sales person
-Japanese speaking encouraged
-English Required
-Trust worthy

We are looking for a few beach attendant for part time positions.

Please call 808-780-1253 if you are interested.

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Looking for a busperson who is able to work in a fine dining restauraunt in Waikiki. Please do not call, apply in person on monday, tuesday, friday, or saturday from 5:00-6:00pm

Japanese Speaking Customer Service Rep Needed in Waikiki (Oahu)

Customer Service staff wanted for NT Japan Cellular Rental Company, 2222 Kalakaua Ave Suite #1418 located in Waikiki Galleria Tower.

Part Time from (8am-2pm ) or (8am-5pm), 2 to 4 shifts per week.

Please call 926-6024 from 8am-5pm anyday for any questions about the job. Please fax your resume to 923-6400 or EMAIL, we will get back to you very soon. Thank you.

Full Time Driver Needed in Honolulu (Oahu)

Canidate must be able to lift 50 lbs, be willing to take drug tests, and be familiar with the island of Oahu. Canidate should have driver/delivering experience in the food industry.
Canidate must have good communication skills and good previous employment references. A good drivers abstract is required.

Work Schedule: Mon - Fri - Times vary, normally 5:30 am to 1:30 pm - MUST be flexible and willing to stay later when needed
Pay: TBA, based on qualifications
Please email all resumes to:
**No Phone Calls Please**






TRACE Academy Hiring Preschool Teachers in Waipio Gentry (Oahu)

T.R.A.C.E. Academy Preschool is seeking energetic and committed and flexible individuals who enjoys and absolutely loves being around children. This position is for a full-time teacher and involves working with children between the ages 2 - 5 year olds. Must meet state requirements. Must have previous preschool teaching experience.

Please send your resume to

Wai'oli Tea Room Hiring Line Cook 2950 Manoa Road (Oahu)

Line/Prep cook position available for Saturday/Sunday, 8:00am-3:30pm. at Wai'oli Tea Room. Experience preferred, but not mandatory. Great attitude, punctuality, dependability, and desiring to work in a team environment are necessary. Please apply in person at 2950 Manoa Road between 10:30am-3:30pm. Thank you for your interest. Call 988-5800 if you have any question

Servers Wanted "Charley's Thai Cuisine" Waikaloa-Waimea (Big Island)

I'm looking for a dependable and motivated waiter or waitress to join our team at "Charley's Thai Cuisine" If you're interested please call 885-5591 or feel free to drop in our Waimea restaurant and grab an application, Mahalo!

Pinky's Bar & Grill Hiring Host/Hostess, Bussers in Kailua (Oahu)

Pinky's Pupu Bar & Grill is looking for mature, multitasking individuals to apply for Host / Hostess & Busser positions. Individuals must have a very positive and friendly demeanor with the ability to work hard. No experience necessary. Only a few part-time positions available.

Please apply in person to 970 N.Kalaheo Avenue. Kailua, Oahu 96734.

Rock Island Cafe in Waikiki Hiring Counter Staff (Oahu)

Rock Island Cafe is looking for hard working enthusiatic talent for our unique blend of retail and diner service. Cast members must be willing to dress in 1950's attire and perform simple dance routines.

Applicants should be able to work in a fast paced, 1950's style diner. Limited experience is OK. We will train.

Please come in and drop off a resume

Rock Island Cafe - Waikiki
131 Kaiulani Ave
Honolulu, Hawaii 96815

Please check out our website to learn more about us.

Silver Rhino at Ala Moana Hiring Sales Associate (Oahu)

We are a store specializing in silver jewelry. We are looking for sales associates, customer service or retail sales experience is preferred and Japanese speaking a plus, must be self motivated. Varied schedules available.

Please apply at our store, Silver Rhino.

Kona Brewing Co. in Hawaii Kai Hiring Host (Oahu)

Aloha Oahu!

Kona Brewing Company in the Koko Marina Shopping Center is seeking an experienced host.

The starting pay is above the industry average for hosts @ $10 per hour.

Having retail experience in addition to previous restaurant host experience would be a plus.

Please apply in person at:
7192 Kalaniana'ole Hwy
Honolulu, HI 96825

ESL Teachers Needed to Teach Abroad

GMSC Recruiting is currently looking for English teachers for the upcoming spring school year to teach at public schools & English language academies throughout S.Korea under EPIK (English Program in Korea) It's the S.Korean national ESL program and we are searching for qualified candidates to be a part of this wonderful opportunity.

Position is for a 12 month contract

-Roundtrip airfare ticket provided
-Single Apartment housing or couple
-Salary in KRW 2.1-2.5 million won per month depending on qualifications
-50% medical insurance premiums
-10 days paid vacation leave
-completion bonus at contract end equivalent to one months salary

Most position begins throughout spring and summer

Qualifications// University graduate any subject matter// Valid passport// Clear criminal history check//

Please contact me if you are interested my name is Ben and I am in the U.S. (1) 425 949 7916 or send an email to

please send resume and photo.

Qualified teachers must also have a desire to work with youth and for traveling teaching experience or TESL certification is a plus.

Responsibilities include:

-conduct classroom lessons 40-50 min each 4-6 classes per day.

-Teach grammar, speaking, writing & listening comprehension skills

-Accompany students on field trips, activities

-Attend school staff meetings

-Training & text books provided

-Classroom sizes are 10-12 students,

-schedules are Monday - Friday hours are from 9-5 or 12-8 day shift.

If this sounds like an opportunity for you please send a resume, cover letter and a photo to

You are more than welcome to call 425 949 7916

Go Wireless Hiring Sales Rep for Kailua Location (Oahu)

Go Wireless, The premium Verizon Wireless Retail store in Kailua, Hawaii is seeking a highly motivated sales rep to fill a full time position. The pay is very competitive with hourly and commission and great benefits such as health, eye and dental. If you think you can be an asset to a strong team please email me your resume. Previous sales experience is not required but is very helpful.

For company info please visit

Glazier / Installation Technician Needed (Oahu)

Glazier / Installation Technician
Screens & Things is an established licensed glazing contractor with over 34 years of service on Oahu. We serve residential, commercial and governmental customers. While window/door screens are still important to our business, we install windows, glass doors, sliding and hinged, shower enclosures, mirrors, and store front systems. From window screens to jalousie operator replacement, to wardrobe mirror doors for an entire Waikiki hotel or multi-slide doors for a Kahala home, we do it all. We do provide on the job training but we seek experienced glaziers with 3+ years installation experience required. Job seekers with extensive carpentry skills (5+ years experience) may also be considered. We have long term employees and want career minded applicants. A professional clean cut image is required and a clean driving abstract. We are a Drug Free Workplace do pre-employment as well as random drug testing. An in-person interview is required as part of our hiring process, so no out of state applicants please.

Position reports to the operations manager and a crew leader while on the job. We are interested in having the successful applicant develop to become a crew leader running a 2 to 3 man crew.

Competitive wages based on experience, plus benefits; medical, 401K with employer contribution, profit sharing, vacation and holiday pay.

34 years strong and growing, come join our team. Please visit our website

Personal Assistant: Patrick Ching in Waimanalo (Oahu)

Hello, I'm artist Patrick Ching hiring a personal assistant with a Solid Knowledge of quickbooks, Accounts recievable, accounts payable, computer skills, recor keeping, filing,etc.
More work possible if you are good at Sales, wholesale representation, POS system, publicity, graphic arts, business developement, and art class coordination.

Tell me about yourself and why you'd like to work with me?

SoHO Ala Moana Hiring PT Sales Associate (Oahu)

Do you have a passion for fashion and people?
Come join our team at SoHo Fashion Inc. at Ala Moana Center. SoHo is a world leader in women's hair
accessories and hair extensions and we're seeking a vibrant, dedicated, and responsible individual to join our team!
Enjoy paid training in hair styling, employee discounts, unlimited commission earnings, and free parking!

Major responsibilities:
*Selling with pride and passion
*Handling of money and register
*Inventory, stock, and maintenance of store
*Developing and maintaining of clientele
*Opening and closing store
We are looking for a candidate with superior communication skills and superior customer service skills with a warm smile.
We appreciate an ownership mind and proactive attitude and sales approach. Some college a plus. Japanese / English speaking with ability to
e-mail clients in Japanese and English preferred.

Must be able to stay on your feet, positive , and focused at all times. Candidates must be self motivated and have a flexible availability.

Please stop by SoHo Fashion Inc. at Ala Moana to pick up your application. We are directly in front of Victoria's secret.
Phone and Fax: (808) 955-7646 ask for Sun or leave your contact info.

McDonalds Online Application Website

I personally have worked at McDonalds and found the experience much more positive than what I was expecting. McDonalds is an excellent place to enter the workforce or rejoin the workforce, especially in today's job market.

Did you know that McDonalds of Hawaii took it upon themselves to launch their very own, personalized employment website? You can check what positions are available and at which locations. Very easy to use, it's a one stop site for anyone looking for a job at McDonalds. By the way, if you have management experience, McDonalds also hires Manager-trainees. McDonalds has a nationally recognized management training program, one of the best in the industry. Don't over look McDonalds as a great place to jump start your career.

McDonlads of Hawaii's New Online Employment Website: htttp://

Deckhand Needed! Charter Yacht Crew (West Maui)

65ft. Sailing catamaran the "Hula Girl" is looking for a deckhand. Prior experience on charter boats would be helpful, Captains License or Scuba Instructor also a plus but not essential. Job description includes setting sails and anchoring, free diving for moorings, snorkel lessons, serving food and drinks, bussing tables and washing dishes, scrubbing decks and detailed cleaning. Clean cut, drug and smoke free, positive attitude required. Please send current photo and resume to

For information on the Hula Girl check out our website