Wednesday, June 17, 2015

Websites for Job Seekers in Hawaii

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.

Koolau Animal Hospital is Hiring Veterinary Technician (Kaneohe)


A small, friendly, two doctor privately-owned practice with a current opening for a part time Veterinary Technician. We are seeking a positive and dependable team player, with a great work ethic, to be part of our team. Our office hours include: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, and Friday 8am-5pm, Thursday 8am-6pm, and Saturday 8am-1pm. Must be available to attend to boarding animals during closed hours Saturday evening, Sunday morning, and Sunday evening. 

Veterinary technology experience or education is preferred to be considered for this position, however we are willing to train the right candidate. You will be assisting with appointments, admitting/discharging patients, nursing procedures, dentals, x-rays, filling prescriptions, educating clients, performing receptionist duties, and helping maintain clinic protocols and procedures.

If you enjoy working in a small clinic which offers a pleasant work environment, with great doctors, staff, clients and patients, please apply today! 

Salary is based on education and experience level.

Please apply IN PERSON WITH RESUME and references during these hours:
Mondays through Fridays 8:00am to 5:00pm, Saturdays until 8:00am to 1:00pm
45-1123 Kamehameha Hwy, Suite A in Kaneohe, Hawaii


Koolau Animal Hospital is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Thank you for your interest!

Honolulu Cookie Company Hiring Visual Merchandiser

Come and join our rapidly growing company!

Honolulu Cookie Company is looking for a new member of our Retail Team.

Our mission is to spread the spirit of Aloha around the world with treasured gifts of gourmet shortbread cookies from our 'Ohana to yours.

Benefits: Paid Medical/Vision/Dental, 401(k), Group Term Life Insurance, Vacation, Sick, Bonus eligibility and Parking.

JOB TITLE: Visual Merchandiser

SUMMARY: Maximize sales and customer traffic through exciting product presentation and displays. Create, implement and monitor all visual merchandising aspects of Honolulu Cookie Company image throughout all retail stores to meet the highest standards, expectations and branding objectives.

-Plan for, create & implement fun, exciting visual displays in store windows and display areas throughout the store
-Responsible for implementing and maintaining image standards and expectations as directed by CEO, as well as Visual Merchandising (VM) Checklist for retail stores. 
-Ensure that standards and expectations are achieved at all store locations at all times
-Work closely with and execute the design decisions of senior management with a sense of urgency
-Train store personnel to support and comply with VM image standards and expectations
-Responsible for all aspects of presentation, visual planning and successful rollout of new merchandise and event/promotional initiatives, including communication & execution with stores to ensure follow through
-Analyze product movement & make suggestions to increase sales
-Work with marketing to develop, produce and implement all product, pricing, informative & event/promotional retail store signage/components as needed
-Participate in project management meetings and promotion & special events meetings as required
-Oversee inventory and condition of all visual merchandising tools, equipment and materials (signs, fixtures, sample stations, shelving, display items, etc.) in stores & at factory
-Maintain inventory accuracy by working with retail store staff on accounting for display products
-Maintain VM budget
-Research and source new, innovative concepts, ideas & solutions for visual merchandising. Make a detailed presentation and implement once approved

-Previous visual merchandising experience required
-Understanding of marketing principles & retail merchandising fundamentals required

-High level of creativity and flair
-Excellent organizational skills
-Working knowledge of Microsoft Office applications; Word, Excel and Outlook
-Ability to use Mac and Windows Platform; Graphic Design software (i.e. Adobe CS5:
InDesign, Photoshop, Illustrator and flash)
-Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
-Able to work flexible hours, many times outside store open hours including prior to
opening, after closing, and on weekends

Able to sit or stand and walk throughout the scheduled work shift
Able to climb ladders
Able to lift and/or move up to 25 lbs.
Ability to push, lift and manipulate heavy fixtures, boxes, equipment
Travel required; car a necessity

To see a full job description for Visual Retail Merchandiser, please visit our website at:

You may fill out an application or submit your resume through our online portal, fax to (808) 697-6134 or email (Please indicate which position you are applying for)

We gladly accept resumes/applications at any of our Oahu Stores for this position as well!

We appreciate your interest in our company. Interviews will be scheduled with the most qualified individuals. Not all applicants will be interviewed or called. 

Mahalo again for your interest in our company we look forward to hearing from you!


Audio Technicians Wanted on Big Island (Waikoloa)

Looking for (2) audio technicians that have 3-5 years of audio experience setting up and operating microphones, digital audio mixer, audio recorders and PA sound systems for a medical meeting in a hotel ballroom. The technicians must live on the Big Island, no travel included. The dates would be July 22 - 25, 2015. Please send your resume to

    Catering Company Hiring Part-time Servers (Honolulu)


    We are a busy event planning and catering company that is seeking to hire plenty of additional servers for frequent on-call events. 
    This job is ideal for people who are seeking a part-time job or work in addition to their present job. 
    You could be working as soon as next week!!!!


    EXPERIENCED Servers, Bartenders
    * Catering Service background is a plus but not required!

    Please visit the link below in order to fill out an application for this position:

    We look forward to receiving your application soon! 

    Line Cook Wanted (Hawaii Kai)

    Come join our exciting team at a boutique family owned breakfast & lunch Cafe in Hawaii Kai.
    We opened two locations in Japan this past summer and in Shanghai, China in April 2015! We've also won the Hale 'Aina Award for "Top Write-In Vote Best Breakfast 2014 & 2015"!

    We work closely together in an energetic environment.
    Restaurant hours are 6:30am - 3:30pm.
    Experienced breakfast cook or line cook needed.
    Must be able to work in a fast pace kitchen, communicate well, multi-task, have a friendly attitude and get along with others, and have high cleaning and sanitary standards.
    Please have at lease 1-year line cook or breakfast cook experience.
    Pay based on experience.
    Must have a current TB clearance. 

    Apply here:

    Puka Dog is Hiring! (Hanalei, Kauai)

    Puka Dog in Hanalei is hiring staff members part time call Rachel (808) 827-8000 9A.M.-4:30 P.M. or come by the store in Hanalei in Ching Young Village shopping center Aloha!

    ACS Hawaii hiring Retail Sales Associates (Waipahu, Pearl City, Honolulu)

    ACS Hawaii Store is currently hiring motivated, health conscious and energetic Retail Sales Associates to work at our stores located inside all Don Quijote locations (Waipahu, Pearl City and Honolulu). Applicants must have a proven sales record and be able to work in a fast paced goal oriented sales environment and MUST have reliable transportation. We provide a very comprehensive training program to prepare you for success. You provide a willingness to learn and work hard and positive attitude. Have fun while being rewarded based on your performance. Pays $10/ Hour PLUS Commission. ACS Hawaii Store is a great place to work and also provide advancement opportunities. We are an equal opportunity employer. Veterans welcome to apply!

    Visit our website to learn more about the products we sell.

    Job Qualifications:
    -Weekday AND Weekend Availability
    -Reliable Transportation
    -Cell Phone with Texting Capabilities
    -Documented Sales Experience/ Results
    -Professional Appearance

    To apply send a resume to


    Layton Construction Hiring Estimator (Oahu)

    Looking for an Estimator on Oahu 

    To apply, please visit and apply under the careers tab. 

    An Estimator prepares estimates for various projects, shares responsibility for cost accuracy with project team and assists other estimators and managers in all types of estimating tasks.

    Preferred:Ability to manage the pre-construction process by interacting with owners, designers and subcontractors. Ability to create detailed estimates with little drawing information.

    1.Prepares estimates for potential projects, using hard-bid, design-build and conceptual estimating.
    2.Reads and understands contract documents (plans, specifications & addenda).
    3.Performs quantity take-offs, organizes and prices information.
    4.Solicits bids and quotes from subcontractors and suppliers.
    5.Communicates with subs and suppliers to clarify pricing information.
    6.Prepares estimate formats in such areas as general conditions, general bidding, quantity takeoffs and bid analysis.
    7.Assists with the preparation of bid proposal for submittal.
    8.Prepares outline schedules for proposed projects.
    9.Assists staff members with various special projects related to estimating.

    1. Bachelor's degree in engineering or construction related field. Minimum two years experience in estimating commercial construction projects, demonstrating competence in hard-bid, design-build, and conceptual estimating.

    2. Excellent working knowledge of Timberline, On-Screen Takeoff, Excel, and Word software.
    3. Ability to work under pressure, meet tight deadlines, and coordinate team members.
    4. Has integrity: maintains normal standards of ethics, conduct, and organizational policies in job-related activities.
    5. Ability to operate office equipment, computer, printer, phone, copier, fax, etc.
    6. Effective written, verbal and presentation skills.
    7. Excellent knowledge of construction practices, methods, trends and crew data.
    8. Ability to perform essential duties and responsibilities efficiently and accurately.

    To apply, please visit and apply under the careers tab. 

    La Tour Cafe Hiring Counter/Cashiers (Honolulu)

    Apply thru link provided.
    No phone calls please.
    Click on or Copy this link into your browser to start your application process.

    Arcadia Retirement Residence Hiring Cook (Honolulu)

    Arcadia Retirement Residence
    Location: Honolulu, Hawaii
    • The first and only accredited Continuing Care Retirement Community in Hawaii 
    • Great teamwork environment & benefits
    • Join our growing family!

    We are currently seeking an experienced Cook join our Dining Services Department at Arcadia Retirement Residence. Full Time, Sunday through Saturday, must be flexible to work either a 5am-1pm or 12pm-8pm shift. 

    Key Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

    • Prepares and cooks nourishing family style meals for residents, clients, visitors and employees of the facility. 
    • Prepares meals according to planned menus and standardized recipes to ensure quality with minimum waste.  
    • Reviews menus and work orders to determine type and quantities of food to be prepared 
    • Assists driver and wait staff with food arrangement and distribution
    • Receives, checks-in, dates and stocks deliveries 
    • Ensures food products are cooked and served in compliance with State of Hawaii Department of Health sanitation standards. 

    The Successful Applicants must have:
    • Associate's Degree (A.A.) or equivalent from a two-year college or Culinary program; two or more years related cooking and lead/supervisory experience; or equivalent combination of education and experience
    • Culinary Associate Degree program certificate and sanitation certificate preferred.

    Please apply by visiting the following URL:

    Tuesday, June 16, 2015

    Event Specialist Part Time Sales (Honolulu & Pearl City)

    Event Specialist Part Time Sales

    Are you outgoing, friendly and enjoy meeting new people? Our part time Event Specialist jobs are fun and exciting and could be a great fit for you! Join our winning team as a retail demonstrator promoting best in class products at your local retailers. Paid training, competitive pay rates, and support that only a top company can provide. You can be the brand ambassador who excels in captivating an audience during in-store events, with an emphasis on brand awareness, product demonstration and sales. The in-store demonstrator is responsible for reviewing program materials, set up and break down of the work area, and the preparation and sampling of products on scheduled event days.  

    Advantage Sales & Marketing, LLC is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer

    Apply at