Monday, June 17, 2013

Nail Your Job Interview with these Interview Tips

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.

Friday, June 14, 2013

Where to Start Looking for a Job Online (Job Listing Websites)

Playing matchmaker between employers and job seekers are multiple websites. Although these sites offer a great way to find potential employers, they also add a lot of competition to any job opening that gets listed. Finding the right site can help a great deal in finding the right job for you.

I have compiled a list of some of the most popular and a few personal favorites of mine. If you have any you would like to see on the list, please send me an email or leave a message in the comments. I'm always looking for new resources to share.

Craigslist is a great place to start. They offer jobs listing by category. A lot of small businesses advertise here and it's a good place to find jobs that are recruiting for less competitive positions. Beware of scams. Craigslist is notorious for scam-artists trying to take advantage of unsuspecting job seekers.

Hawaii Jobs on Demand
Highly advertised, competition worries. Allows you to post a resume and keep in on file, useful when it comes to applying for multiple jobs.

City & County of Honolulu Human Resources
Looking for a City job? This is the place to find it. Online applications available.

Hawaii Jobs
Straight forward, easy to use. (from the Honolulu Advertiser)
Career Builder is a large site, the link above will take you directly to the Hawaii job listings from the Honolulu Advertiser. Competition may be an issue here.
Similar to Hawaii Jobs and Hawaii Jobs on Demand. Search by location, part-time/full-time, job category. A lot of "nationwide" and "online jobs" however. Just have to weed those out and there are some good leads here.

This site is the place to find federal jobs. A great place to start would be the Agency Search if you're looking for a job in a particular field, or if you have a certain degree. Be sure to enter your location to narrow your search results.

A lot of companies now offer online applications through their website. If you're interested in a particular company, try doing a search for their company website. Most will have links to an Employment Opportunities page or Careers page.
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Do you know of an online resource that should be on this list? Please contact me.

California Pizza Kitchen Hiring (Ala Moana)


We are passionate individuals committed to inspiring others by bringing California Creativity to every meal. 

Our statement says it all. We're passionate, we inspire, we're creative, and we love what we do. We look for those qualities in our team members on all levels. If you're passionate, inspirational, creative, and love the hospitality industry, California Pizza Kitchen could be your new home.

for our Ala Moana location! 

* Full & Part-time availability.
* Sundays a must! 

Apply in person Mon-Fri, 3- 5 pm
1450 Ala Moana Blvd.
Honolulu, HI 96814

Thursday, June 13, 2013

Kona Brewing Co. Hiring Restaurant Manager (Koko Marina)

The Kona Brewing Company currently has an immediate opening for a Pub Manager for our Koko Marina location on Oahu. Ideally, candidates will have at least 4 years previous professional restaurant management experience.
After the Brewery and Brewpub's success on the Big Island, Kona Brewing Company opened the Koko Marina Pub on Oahu in December 2003. This pub displays gorgeous views of the Ko'olaus while looking across the docks at Koko Marina on Hawaii Kai's Kuapa Pond. The restaurant is adorned with ohia posts, koa wood furnishing and the unique use of brewing equipment as functional d├ęcor. Unique gourmet pizzas, salads, sandwiches and pupus, are created in our open air kitchen.

Purpose: To support the General Manager in creating and maintaining an environment of aloha, integrity, and ohana among all staff with special focus on excellence in guest service, employee relations issues, training, and administration.
Kona Brewing Company offers competitive compensation, a rewarding work environment and growth for committed professionals. Kona Brewing Company is an equal opportunity employer.

TO APPLY: visit scroll down and click View current open positions.

Hotel Hiring Maintenance Supervisor (Waikiki, HI)

The Queen Kapiolani Hotel is looking for a Full-time Maintenance Supervisor to join our team. The Maintenance Supervisor will be under the general direction of the Maintenance Manager, and will oversee operations in the maintenance department. Responsible for assigning workload, identifying maintenance needs, and performing maintenance work. Must report daily to Maintenance Manager and complete work in a promptly manner.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the following. Other duties may be assigned.

1. Supervise Maintenance staff including: distribution of workload to applicable personnel as determined by reviewing occupancy reports, housekeeping reports and other related materials.
2. Lead Daily Morning Department Briefings.
3. Maintain communication with Maintenance Manager and report on the status of the various maintenance projects.
4. Identify hotel areas that need repair and preventive maintenance.
5. Oversee completion of work orders and inspection of quality.
6. Requisitioning equipment and supplies as needed
7. Manage and keep record/log of all preventative maintenance.
8. Monitor and repair HVAC system for the entire facility.
9. Repair/replace doors, windows, walls, floor, ceilings, roofs, furniture, cabinetry and remodeling work as required.
10. Perform plumbing maintenance such as pipes, drains, faucets, and disposals.
11. Preventive programs on all systems such as HVAC, boilers, pool certification etc.
12. Repair interior walls, wall coverings and ceilings by patching drywall, replacing wood or wall coverings or texture and painting.
13. Provide maintenance for fire sprinkler system, hotel generator, and hotel security cameras.
14. Follow and enforce OSHA guidelines and regulations.

o 5 years experience as a Maintenance Supervisor in hotel or condominium/apartment complex.
o Experience in electrical, plumbing, painting, HVAC, drywall, door locks,
o Good communications skills. Ability to interact with guests and co-workers in a positive manner.
o Ability to provide status reports to Maintenance Manager and Management.
o Provides outstanding customer service.

If interested, please visit our hotel and apply in person.

Fantastic Sams Hair Salons Hiring (Kaimuki, HI & Kaneohe, HI)

Fantastic Sams Hair Salons is hiring at:

Kaimuki 732-6200
Windward Mall 235-3030

call or stop in if you're interested

Kamehameha Schools hiring Database Administrator (Honolulu, HI)

Kamehameha Schools is a private, educational, charitable trust founded and endowed by the legacy of a Hawaiian Princess, Bernice Pauahi Bishop. Kamehameha Schools operates a statewide educational system enrolling more than 6,500 students of Hawaiian ancestry at K-12 campuses on O'ahu, Maui and Hawai'i and over 30 preschool sites statewide. Kamehameha Schools hires over 500 employees each year, and employs over 3,000 staff members throughout the organization.

To support our operation, Kamehameha Schools is hiring for a Database Administrator I in the Information Technology Division. Below are summaries of the minimum qualifications for the Database Administrator I position and of the Information Technology Division:

Summary of Minimum Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's Degree in Management Information Systems, Computer Science, Business Administration or closely related field.
  • 2-3 years of IT Operations background.
  • Excellent, current version of Microsoft SQL Server, T-SQL, Stored Procedures, Functions, Triggers, and Linked Servers.
  • Working experience in the development and maintenance of databases and database management systems.

Division Summary: The Information Technology Division (ITD) at Kamehameha Schools, provides support to the organization and operating departments in all activities related to information technology management including: technical support applications development, systems maintenance, hardware/software solutions, security provisions, networking, planning and architecture, and instructional technologies. ITD strives to be a collaborative partner with education and business units to provide relevant and appropriate technology solutions to help the organization achieve its strategic goals and objectives.

If you are interested in this opportunity and working in our Information Technology Division, please visit our website at for a full job description and to apply. You may search by Requisition Number 013567. *Interested applicants must apply online. Sorry, no resumes accepted via email, mail or fax.

Purchasing Clerk Position Open (Kahului, HI)

Full-time, Monday to Friday, 7:30AM to 4:30PM (subject to change).

Process purchase orders, manifest shipments through freight consolidators, maintain product item numbers, coordinate samples for Sales. Good organizational skills, computer skills (Microsoft Outlook, Word and Excel), data entry proficiency; 10-key calculator by touch. Two years related work experience preferred.

Applications are available at the VIP Foodservice security booth, Mon-Fri only, 7:30AM to 4:30PM. Completed applications may be submitted to the Security Officer or mailed to: VIP Foodservice, Human Resources Department, PO Box 517, Kahului, HI 96733.

Security Officer Position Open (Honolulu, HI)

Kukui Plaza is seeking a responsible & motivated individual to join our Security Team. We currently have a full time position available during our 3rd shift. Interested individuals must be available to work 10pm - 6am as scheduled. EXCELLENT benefits! Qualified applicants must be certified and able to work weekends & holidays as needed. This is an entry level position and no experience is necessary. Training is provided upon hire. Interested applicants must fill out an application in person during our office hours in order to be considered.

We are located at 1255 Nu`uanu Avenue, Honolulu 96817 and our hours are Monday through Friday 8am to 5pm.

Ghoast Armor Pearlridge Hiring P/T Sale Associate (Aiea, HI)

Ghost Armor Pearlridge ( is hiring one highly motivated part time Retail Sales Associate.

The ideal candidate should have retail experience, be well knowledgeable about mobile electronics and have steady hands as our business focuses primarily upon installation of Armor to phones, tablets and laptops throughout the day. This is a part - job posting and will be for approximately 20-25 hours a week typically Friday/Saturday/Sunday.

If you're interested, send a resume to

Wednesday, May 15, 2013

Journeyman Electrician Wanted (Mililani, Oahu)

Experience in conduit bending, house wiring and commercial wiring.Work will involve an installation of photovoltaic wiring, micro-inverter, sunny boy and outback system.
Either fax your resume to 808-625-7271, or call 808-478-4137.

Sushi Chef/Line Cook (Maui)

Threes's Bar and Grill is looking for an experienced, talented Sushi chef 3days and that can also work as a line cook 1 day a week. This individual must work well with others, be a team player and have at least 2 Years of experience in this field. If interested in this position please apply in person at Three's Bar and Grill @ Kihei Kalama Villages

Shokudo Ala Moana Hiring!

Shokudo Japanese is currently accepting applications for the following positions:
Server Assistants

With the dynamic pairings of Food, Ambiance and Fun Shokudo has grown to one of the Hottest Restaurant in all of Hawaii. Featuring specialty cocktails, unique rolls, spectacular sushi and sashimi, as well as signature dishes such as The Spicy Tuna on Crispy Rice, Mochi Cheese Gratin and our famous Honey Toast, Shokudo is an unexpected twist in Japanese fusion dining.

All candidates must have an exceptional personality and a true passion for creating an enjoyable dining scene for all guests. They must also be polished, professional, friendly, dynamic, and able to multitask and take initiative in a VIP driven and guest service focused environment. 
* Maintains a "sense of urgency" attitude for the completion of responsibilities/tasks 
* Ability to work in a fast-paced, high pressure environment 
* Ability to multi-task and prioritize; easily adapts to change 
* Dedicated and willing to go above and beyond 
* Exceptional communication skills and articulation 
* All applications must have an open availability throughout the Holiday season
* Afternoon and evening availability is required
* Experience is preferred but not necessary

If applicable, please download an application from our website and apply in person at 1585 Kapiolani BLVD Suite #100.