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Phoenix Arizona Volunteer Fair Phoenix Workforce Connection by quotes

Phoenix Workforce Connection

Join us at our Volunteer Fair where you can meet with organizations such as AZ Humane Society; the AZ Children’s Hospital; Sun Sounds; Catholic Social Services; Phoenix Youth at Risk; State of AZ; City of Phoenix and more. Help others while you help yourself!  Equal Opportunity Employer/Program  Auxiliary Aids and services are available upon request to individuals with disabilities. Please contact 602-262-6776 or City TTY Relay / 602-534-5500 as early as possible to coordinate needed arrangements.

• Network with those who share your interests
• Enhance marketability and skills
• Keep your resumé active

Phoenix Workforce Connection
9801 North 7th Street
Phoenix, AZ 85020

JOIN US FROM . . . 9 to noon, Thursday, June 25, 2009

Phoenix Workforce Connection Volunteer Fair

The Phoenix Workforce Connection (PWC) offers workforce, employment, training and career information in the Phoenix metropolitan area.

Volunteer Fair at Phoenix Workforce Connection


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Phoenix Neighborhoods Stand Together to Stop Gun Violence in South Phoenix by quotes

Phoenix Neighborhoods Stand Together

to Stop Gun Violence in South Phoenix

June 05 , 2008 by EditorA gun buy-back, a neighborhood cleanup and community walk are part of the “Take Back Your Neighborhood” campaign recently unveiled by Mayor Phil Gordon.

The month-long campaign will focus on four specific neighborhoods that, according to police, experience a disproportionate amount of gun violence and include several events specifically designed to make the neighborhoods a safer place.

Joining the mayor were Phoenix City Council members Michael Johnson, District 8, and Michael Nowakowski, District 7, and representatives of the Phoenix Police Department, U.S. Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF), the U.S. Attorney’s Office in Arizona, Silent Witness, Phoenix Fire Department, Silent Witness and Arizonans for Gun Safety.

The goal of the program is to empower the residents of these neighborhoods to take action to prevent future gun violence. The neighborhoods involved in the project and their boundaries are:

7/11 Fight Back (7th to 15th avenues and Buckeye Road to I-17), Lindo Park (19th to 23rd avenues and Roeser Road to Southern Avenue), South Vista (12th to 16th streets and Roeser Road to Southern Avenue), Hermoso Park (16th to 24th streets and Vineyard to Broadway roads).

Spearheading the Take Back Your Neighborhood program is Arizonans for Gun Safety, a nonprofit, community-based organization dedicated to reducing gun deaths and injuries.

In addition, several private individuals and companies have pledged their support, including APS, Gust Rosenfeld, Jerry and Joan Colangelo, Phoenix Community Alliance, SRP, the Arizona Republic and La Voz.

The Take Back Your Neighborhood program is a coordinated effort between the city of Phoenix, Phoenix Police Department, ATF, Arizona U.S. Attorney’s Office and Arizonans for Gun Safety to dramatically reduce the amount of violent crime in the four Phoenix neighborhoods.

The events for the bilingual campaign include:

The “Steps to Stop Gun Violence” community walk 7 to 10 a.m. Saturday, June 14, at Lindo Park, 19th Avenue and Roeser Road, led by faith-based communities in the four neighborhoods. The walk will culminate with a free breakfast and the distribution of free gun locks.

Two job fairs scheduled for Tuesday, June 17, and Thursday, June 19, to help neighborhood residents take charge of their lives.

A neighborhood cleanup event 7 to 11 a.m. Saturday, June 21, presented by the City of Phoenix Neighborhood Services Department to help encourage community involvement. In addition to dumpsters and garbage bags, paint and rollers will be provided to stamp out graffiti.

A “no questions asked” gun buy-back program 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, June 28, will award a $100 grocery gift card to anyone who brings in a firearm. Buyback locations will include the Phoenix Police Department’s South Mountain Precinct, as well as community churches in each of the four participating neighborhoods.

A community celebration of Take Back Your Neighborhood month 2 to 6 p.m. Saturday, June 28, from at the South Mountain Community Center. Activities will include music, food, games and free swimming in the community pool.

The Take Back Your Neighborhood campaign will include weekly door hangers on every one of the 4,000 homes and apartments in the participating communities, as well as billboards, posters and event fliers promoting specific events. Additionally, 600 free gun locks will be distributed throughout the duration of the program to promote firearm safety.

For more information about the program, visit http://takebackyourneighborhood.com or call 602-222-5400.



UNDERSTANDING THE EMOTIONS OF A CAREER CHANGE by quotes

Scottsdale Job Network Meeting

SJN MEETING: TUES, February 5, 2008

UNDERSTANDING THE EMOTIONS OF A CAREER CHANGE

Join us on as we roll out the SJN CURRICULUM on the Job Search Process.

Have you been “down-sized,” “right-sized,” “acquired,” “merged”? No matter what the cause, you find yourself out of work. In this time of transition, you will experience a roller coaster of emotions. Join us when SJN Board member and member of the Curriculum Development Committee, Maria Wojtczak, helps participants understand the emotions that may surface during the job transition period. Maria will share strategies for coping with those emotions. Moving forward, you’ll find it easier to focus energies on your job search and next employment opportunity.

Facilitator Maria Wojtczak has 20+ years of organization development (OD) experience and worked with a wide range of organizations. She has worked with Chris Vicari, President of the Scottsdale Job Network, offering the Passions workshop and Job Transition workshops for the last five years. She currently serves on the SJN Board and is a member of the Curriculum Development committee. Maria is a graduate of the University of Michigan. She is also the owner of DrivingMBA, a driver tutoring facility here in the valley.

What does it cost to participate?

We do not require membership dues or meeting fees to allow everyone who is in job transition to be able to participate. Since our program is unfunded, we suggest that participants make a voluntary donation of $5 per meeting. When we have an all-day workshop, we do need to pass the costs along to participants.

Meetings are held on the first and third Tuesday mornings:

9-9:30 Networking, resume reviews, contact with recruiters

9:30 Welcome, announcements, introductions

10:00 Speaker begins

11:15 Speaker ends, feedback collected

Networking continues until 11:30

We meet at and use space provided by Temple Chai, 4645 East Marilyn Road, Phoenix, AZ 85032-4839. Temple Chai is located just east of the Piestawa Freeway (Route 51) and South & West of the loop 101 (PIMA FREEWAY SECTION). Marilyn Road is on the west side of Tatum Blvd. between Thunderbird and Greenway Roads

Scottsdale Job Network (SJN) is a non-profit community group of business leaders and volunteers. We are not a job placement forum, and we do not match candidates to openings nor do we send resumes to employers or recruiters. There is no guarantee of employment either directly through this group or as a result of association with SJN. We do, however, provide education in the job search process and all attendees have the opportunity to meet and work with people who offer support and guidance during employment transition.

The value of SJN lies in the skills, business networks and personal passions of our members. Membership is open to everyone willing to share their skills and anyone interested in local networking or in need of employment transition support.

Email: | Scottsdale Job Network Website: | Voice Mail: Phone: (480) 513-1491

There are at least three other events happening on February 5th so we appreciate your support of Scottsdale Job Network

February 5th is the date of the next LinkedIn ® Live Event, it is also Pancake Day or Shrove Tuesday and also it will be “Super Tuesday” – the primary day in many states across the US.



SJN – Scottsdale Job Network by quotes

SJN – Scottsdale Job Network

Job Seekers, Employers and Volunteers helping place wokers in Phoenix Jobs.

SJN – Scottsdale Job Network – is a group of job seekers and others volunteering their time to help them in their career transitions. The group attracts speakers from industry, technology, government, finance, coaching and recruiting to discuss job search fundamentals including developing a marketing plan, writing a resume, networking and interviewing.

Scottsdale Job Network NEXT MEETING: TUES, OCT 2

Guest speaker:

Peter Polk, Retired Healthcare Executive
Governor’s Task Force on Aging-Mature Worker InitiativePresenting:  Conversational Rituals

How can we overcome frustrations and avoid misunderstandings that result from gender differences in conversational style?  When conversational rituals are not understood, we tend to interpret them literally = misinterpreting the speaker’s intentions and abilities.  In every office, no matter what part of the world, and no matter what kind of business, there’s one activity without which no work could ever get done …… Talking.  In any job search, effective talking at an interview can result from knowing conversational style to apply whether the interviewer is a man or woman.



Phoenix Jobs Career Transition Support Weblog by quotes

New resources for Greater Phoenix Area Job Seekers.

The non-profit community support group formerly known as “Scottsdale Job Network” is expanding to cover much more of the valley of the Sun and is re-branding to SJN.

Phoenix Jobs resources have been added to the SJN Blog.

Some of the featured resources include Jobing.com, the Scottsdale Job Network Phoenix Jobs Job Board and the City of Phoenix Phoenix Jobs at Phoenix.gov.

Please stop by and take a look. We think you will find some of these SJN resources valuable in your job search.

Plan to visit us at our next meeting on TUES, SEPT 4, 2007
Guest speaker:
Robert Meade,
Recruiting Manager
DBL Distributing LLC
(480) 422-7763

Learn about this actively growing Scottsdale company, its history, products and services, growth plans, and staffing needs. Rob will discuss strategies to learn the skills hiring managers are seeking and how to communicate those skills effectively during an interview.

Meetings are held on the first and third TUESDAY mornings, from 9:00-11:30 AM. We are a community group that meets at and uses space provided free of charge by:

Temple Chai
4645 East Marilyn Road
Phoenix, Arizona 85032

Temple Chai is centrally located just east of the Piestawa Freeway (Route 51) and south of the loop 101. Marilyn Road is just west of Tatum Blvd. between Thunderbird and Greenway Roads.

Meetings are open to the public.

There are no meeting fees or membership dues.
We appreciate donations to cover our operating costs.

SJN is a non-profit community group of business leaders and volunteers. We are not a job placement forum, and we do not match candidates to openings nor do we send resumes to employers or recruiters. There is no guarantee of employment either directly through this group or as a result of association with SJN.

We do, however, provide education in the job search process and all attendees have the opportunity to meet and work with people who offer support and guidance during employment transition.

Visit SJN Here.



How to Sell Your Value as a Job Seeker. by quotes

How to Sell Your Value as a Job Seeker. Scottsdale Job Network (SJN) is a group of job seekers and others volunteering their time to help them in their career transitions. The group attracts speakers from industry, technology, government, finance, coaching and recruiting to discuss job search fundamentals including developing a marketing plan, writing a resume, networking and interviewing. The value of the SJN lies in the skills, business networks and personal passions of our members. Membership is open to everyone willing to share their skills and anyone interested in local networking or in need of employment transition support. Attendance is required at one meeting to become a member. Meetings are held on the first and third Tuesdays, 9:00 AM – 11:30 AM at Temple Chai, 4645 E. Marilyn Road, Phoenix, AZ 85032. NEXT MEETING: TUESDAY, JULY 17 Guest speaker: Jack Lindsley, Sandler Sales Institute, How to Sell Your Value as a Job Seeker”

All people, including prospective employers, make judgments about us early in the conversation. Learn how to communicate with a prospective employer in a way that will have them doing a “sales job” on you instead of you on them. ________________________ Scottsdale Job Network (SJN) is a non-profit community group of business leaders and volunteers. We are not a job placement forum, and we do not match candidates to openings nor do we send resumes to employers or recruiters. There is no guarantee of employment either directly through this group or as a result of association with SJN. We do, however, provide education in the job search process and all attendees have the opportunity to meet and work with people who offer support and guidance during employment transition. CONTACT US:

E-mail: info@scottsdalejobnet.com
Voice-mail: (480) 513-1491

Bill Austin
AZhttp, Inc.



Aaron Matos of Jobing.com by quotes

Aaron Matos at Arizona Professional Recruiters Association (APRA)

posted Thursday, June 28, 2007 1:52 PM

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ARIZONA Aaron Matos, CEO and Founder of Jobing.com spoke at the last breakfast meeting of the Arizona Professional Recruiters Association (APRA) on Wednesday, June 20. The topic was “Blogs. Videos. Social Networking. Relationship Recruiting. Using Web 2.0 to Hire Better Candidates Faster than Your Competition.”Aaron’s talk was met with enthusiasm from the room full of recruiters. It appeared that many of them were not yet exploiting or making use of many of the tools and techniques that he described.

Some of the more memorable bits of wisdom that Aaron imparted included these:

“Recruiting is the most competitive sport.”
– Aaron Matos

Aaron described his history in the recruiting business and how he came to found Jobing.com.

When asked about linkedin as a tool for recruiting he had this to say:

LinkedIn is huge with recruiters”
– Aaron Matos

That was probably the biggest understatement of the entire talk.

“You can’t hire people who don’t know you’re hiring”
– Aaron Matos

“You can’t hire people who don’t think of your company as a place for them.”
– Aaron Matos

The two quotes above remind me of a famous quote from a book written by a friend. It is so important that it is printed inside the front cover of his book “The Perception of a Difference” and it says this:

“I cannot buy from you until I know you exist.”
Wes Zimmerman

Finding a job is a marketing and sales process just as recruiting is.

Jim Clark, a Scottsdale Job Network volunteer who works for Odysseyware asks the crowd at the beginning of each meeting of the Scottsdale Job Network

“How many people here are not sales people?”

Those who raise their hands are asked to stand up.

“Raise your right hand and repeat after me …” says Jim.

“I, am a sales person. I sell the most important product in the world, myself.”

I wonder how many of the recruiters out there reading this do not think they are sales people?

Bill Austin

AZhttp, Inc.

Scottsdale Job Network