Targeting Your Job Search – A Free Workshop at William Paterson University, NJ, March 25th, 4pm

Job Seekers who are strategic about the companies and jobs they apply to and who target their job search to trending industries and job functions ARE getting jobs.  While some jobs have declined and technologies have changed, positions have  opened up in new businesses and in trending industries.  But your resume must be targeted to specific job functions and your job search must be strategic. Bring your resume and learn about:

  • Presenting your relevant skills and expertise effectively
  • What to do if your skills don’t match all job requirements
  • Parlaying your experience to new opportunities
  • Exploring resources to update or acquire new skills
  • Job Searching for Liberal Arts majors

A Free Workshop for Students, Professionals & Recent Grads.  Bring your resume and join us!

Here are the details:

TargetedJob SearchWilliamPatMarch2015

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/targeting-your-job-search-lisa-mark-ma-tickets-15914673216

 

 

 

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Career Exploration Seminar for High School Students & Parents, Oct. 27, Maplewood, NJ

Learn how to develop your interests into ideas for possible college majors, careers, and non-college track jobs.  An interactive, free seminar for high school students and parents on Monday, October 27 at 7 PM in Maplewood, NJ.

Find your passion, stay motivated in school by planning for you future now!

Click here for more information: Career Exploration SeminarMMLibrary10-14

See you there, Lisa Mark

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New mobile application for tracking expenses

Intuit has a new free mobile device application for budgeting & tracking all of your spending. It’s great for students, the newly independent, unemployed or for those wanting to better organize their finances. www.mint.com.  It’s compatible with iPhone, iPad,

Android Phone or Tablet, Windows 8, or Windows 8 Phone.

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Web Design Teacher Job Opening, Newark NJ

Essex Vocational Technical High School has an immediate opening for Web Design Teacher for this coming fall semester.  Apply to: www.jobs@essextech.org.

 

 

 

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Guiding your High School Career to Get into the College of Your Choice

Join me Saturday, May 3, at 2 pm at the Kumon Learning Center in Millburn, NJ  for a free seminar about what to expect in high school. Learn how to navigate your guidance department as well as academic, sports and extracurricular activities to help prepare for college.  I’ll explain what you need to know about SAT/ACT, AP courses and the college admissions process and more. Click link for more  information YCDHS_SeminarFlyer4-14

See you there, Lisa Mark

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HOW EMPLOYERS are HIRING TODAY

I’m presenting a Free Seminar at Montclair State College about

HOW COMPANIES are HIRING TODAY

PRACTICAL ADVICE FOR OVERCOMING OBSTACLES IN YOUR JOB SEARCH 

for Professionals, Recent Graduates, and College Students 

  •     Applying for jobs WITHOUT Internet Job Postings
  •     How employers are finding & recruiting candidates today
  •    How to differentiate yourself from the competition
  •     Effective networking techniques
  •     Overcoming racism, ageism, being a newbie in the job market
  •      In demand skills companies will pay you for    

Join me

Wednesday, March 19th  7:00 PM to 8:30 PM

Montclair State College

College Hall Building, Room 121

Registration required, free parking with registration here below:

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LISA MARK, MA Career Counselor

Your Career Direction, LLC

www.yourcareerdirectionllc.com

Your Career Direction, LLC assists professionals, recent graduates and college students in clarifying their career direction and job search strategies. Lisa Mark provides career ideas relevant to your background, interests, college major and skills for jobs that are in demand now.  She will work with you to develop an achievable plan of action, and a strategy for helping you reach your goal.

As a former Corporate Recruiter and Hiring Manager of her own staffing firm, Ms. Mark understands what employers are looking for today. She knows about writing resumes & LinkedIn Profiles so that search engines will notice and she knows all about the “game” of interviewing. Lisa Mark has broad industry experience with Fortune 100 companies and a counseling background.  Her clients both young and seasoned succeed in getting jobs and internships because of her years of experience, passion for careers and her contacts. Take advantage of this free seminar to ask questions and gather new information.      

                                               

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User Experience Design: An exciting career path with in demand jobs

What is UX Design and what do User Experience Designers do??  Demand for UX Designers has been growing rapidly as our technology has been advancing and consumers look for ever increasing usability in the products they purchase.  It is a UX Designer’s job to combine science, psychology and technology, and to think about how a design will affect a user’s interaction with a product.  This is a burgeoning job trend that’s fun, exciting and it pays well too.

If you enjoy thinking about technology, design and human factors, take a look at this video produced by UX Designer Matthew Magnin which explains more about User Experience Design.

 

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HOW ARE COLLEGE GRADUATES GETTING JOBS TODAY?

Searching for a full time, professional job for today’s college graduates is complicated.  It’s multifaceted and requires a wide skill set and many steps to what is at times an overwhelming process.  But by learning these key elements to pursuing your job search you or your son or daughter can be successful:

YCD StrategyAd Lrgefile Despite negative statistics about high unemployment rates among new grad, (16.1% men, 11.2% women) I’ve been succeeding in helping new and underemployed college graduates to find new jobs that blend personal passions with college majors.

Oliver, Mike, Jason, Thomas and Brendan have begun new jobs as:  Assistant Retail Merchandiser, Systems Analyst for an IT start-up, Financial Analyst, Assistant Publicist for a PR firm, and Web Content Writer/Editor for an online travel company. All are thrilled with their new jobs and report that they’re learning a lot and are very happy!

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Free Seminar for Job Seekers Wednesday, Nov.20 Millburn, NJ

I am presenting a Free Seminar on Changes in How Employers Are Hiring Today. This will be a small, interactive session to teach Professionals, College Seniors and Recent grads practical advice for overcoming obstacles in their search. We’ll discuss and have a Q&A about:

  • Alternatives to Internet Job Boards
  • Current corporate recruiting and hiring practices
  • Effective networking techniques including LinkedIn & social media
  • Paid Internships for current and recent college graduates
  • Overcoming lack of experience
  • Overcoming ageism

Join us next Wednesday evening in Millburn Library, 7:30-8:30 PM at 200 Glen Avenue, Millburn, NJ

Please RSVP to me at lmark@yourcareerdirectionllc.com.  Thanks!

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Advice From Goldman Sachs About Making The Most of Your College Internship Experience

Here’s a link to a useful article about parlaying your internship experience into a full time job and advice for college interns. Insider.com interviews Suzanne Gauron, Managing Director and at Goldman Sachs Investment Management Division. http://www.businessinsider.com/goldman-sachs-summer-internship-advice-2013-7

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