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 A recent article on Ynet focuses on the job situation in Israel.  Like everywhere, it is the over 50’s crowd that is having the hardest time adjusting to the job search vintage 2012.

 The reason is transparent:  Older people are not as tech savvy as their children and grandchildren.

Many have never adjusted to the digital age and are not adept at finding their way around the web.  The last time they looked for a job was in the 1980’s and they prefer looking for jobs like they did then—in the classified section of newspapers.

Like it or not, some of today’s best classifieds are on the web.  By not looking online, whether on job boards or social networks, job seekers miss some wonderful opportunities.

The YNET article chronicles the plusses and minuses of seniority.  On the plus side, there is no substitute for experience.   Most individuals who have survived in the same job for thirty years have proven their mettle in navigating office politics and executive turnover.   Older workers also bring stability to an organization.  A recent survey shows that members of Generation Y change jobs every every 3.5 years on average.  Young people are on a constant search for progress, fulfillment and success, whereas older workers bring a sense of loyalty and lifetime dedication to their work.   Employers need some of both—a stable core of workers to maintain the organization’s corporate culture and some brash out-of-the-box Gen X and Y’ers to challenge old assumptions and keep the organization on its toes.

On the less bright side, older workers must face the fact that we live in a ”disposable” culture which venerates youth and often does not respect for age or wisdom.  Rather than fight the culture, career coaches urge older job seekers to go with it.  Find out the cutting-edge skills that an employer wants, and acquire them.  Take stock of your assets, believe in yourself, and learn how to present your strengths well on paper and in person.

Judaism—as well as other cultures such as Japanese and Chinese– venerate age and wisdom.

Jewish belief teachers that EVERY individual of EVERY age can make a significant contribution. 

There is no question that experienced workers have much to give.  The challenge is issue is bringing them from a state of unemployment to successful hire.

To help unemployed individuals of all ages, Jewsih Jobster is rolling out an intense six month program called Jobs 4 U.  It will help everyone—including the older worker—acquire the tools needed to navigate today’s job market.  We are also rolling out a sponsorship program for those who cannot afford the cost.  Jewish Jobster is there to help.  We look forward to hearing your success stories!

Welcome, Becky Skov!

Jewish Jobster is very excited to announce the addition of Rebecca Skov to our team assisting job searchers. I asked Becky about her approach, and what she has to offer job hunters.

 

Rachel: Becky, how did you get involved in helping people find jobs? Becky: When I worked as a recruiter, I continually saw applicants make the same mistakes over and over again and then wondered why they weren’t having success.  In that environment, I simply didn’t have the bandwidth to provide personal feedback to each applicant.  It was my passion for helping people which drove me to change my career path from being a representative of the corporation to serving as an advocate and partner to the job applicant, providing an insider’s perspective on what works and what doesn’t in the job search process.

What is unique about your approach? Most career coaches utilize personality tests and career exploration questionnaires aimed at helping you discover what type of position fits your personality.  These are great things to learn about yourself, but plain and simple, my goal is to get you a job! As a career coach, I will explore your specific marketable skills, and then work with you to make sure you are marketing yourself appropriately in your application documents, ensure you are targeting the right jobs, and finally, guide you on how to highlight these traits in the interview process. I offer a completely personalized experience. I believe every person’s career history and job goals are unique and should be treated that way.  I conduct a comprehensive phone consultation with every client, which not only provides me with an in-depth understanding of the unique value the client will offer their next employer, but also gives me insight into personality traits and career goals.  This personalized approach ensures the client’s resume, cover letter and Linkedin profiles accurately reflect their personality and professional attributes.

How does technology fit into the picture? My philosophy on technology is that if you aren’t using it as the primary tool in your job search, you aren’t getting a job!! Social media should be a key piece of your job search.  Any job recruiter will tell you that the way to find the best candidates is to source them through niche sites, professional associations (which people can join online or through Linkedin) and of course, through Linkedin. A job hunter must have a professional online presence and has to be utilizing social media in in his or her job search.  For each position to which you apply, you should be going to Linkedin to seek the appropriate hiring manager and then sending them a personal inquiry through Linkedin.  Think about it — some companies are receiving several hundred resumes for each position.  So you, as job hunter, need to make sure you stand out, and not be just “a needle in the haystack,” by trying to make a personal connection. In addition to building a professional profile as part of my Linkedin package, I also provide a tutorial that directs my clients on how to utilize Linkedin in their job search.

How does your approach fit with with Jewish Jobster? After speaking with the company’s CEO, I felt that Jewish Jobster would be a great business with whom to partner and to offer my career coaching services.  Jewish Jobster and I share a very similar business philosophy, offering personalized business services to a niche group of job seekers.  Jewish Jobster targets all levels of employment, including entry level through upper management.  With my assistance, job seekers will be able to put together a compelling marketing presence, which will help in their job placement success.

Thanks, Becky! Wishing you much success! For questions regarding her resume, LinkedIn or coaching services, please email Becky at Becky.Skov@JewishJobster.com. You can see her professional qualifications on our About Jewish Jobster page.

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Job hunter in New York

Posted by | May 18, 2012 | Blog, Jobs, News

Jim Millman

Today’s post introduces our profile series, which will include both those hunting for and providing jobs. Today, I’m happy to profile Jim Millman, a job hunter in the New York area, who is seeking work in advertising and marketing. Jim received his Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from Pratt Institute, one of the nation’s leading art and engineering schools, and has over 40 years experience in advertising and marketing in advertising agencies as well as the commercial film industry.

Q: Jim, what specific, unique qualities can you offer an employer? A: Marketers are starting to make an effort to make advertising resonate with seniors, aging baby-boomers (who are entering their senior-citizen designation, and are considered to be a viable target with spending power), trying to figure out how to speak to an audience they have ignored in the past.

Many talented younger creatives think they can create advertising that resonates with older groups, but that’s usually not the case. They offer headlines, copy and stock photos, to aging baby-boomers, without a clue to what a brand really is.

I offer a something that those younger creatives don’t, something you don’t get off a shelf. An idea! combined with strategic consulting and creative execution aimed at seniors (with 40 years of successful advertising to back it up) because that’s what I am uniquely qualified to do. I know what it’s like to be a senior!

Q: What work are you most proud of, and why?

A:I took a little known southern soft drink and introduced it across the country and made it a household name — Dr. Pepper. At the time, it was considered break-through advertising. It also created unprecedented new audience share for a soft drink..

Jim says that he’s willing to relocate, if the right opportunity presents itself. If you’d like to be in touch with him, his email is jimillman@earthlink.net, and his website is www.jimillman.com

Wishing everyone Shabbat Shalom!

Rachel  Hershberg

Editor Jewish Jobster

Editor@JewishJobster.com

6th Annual Jewish Camp Expo & Conference
Steiner Studios – Stage 6
15 Washington Avenue – Off Flushing
Williamsburg – Brooklyn, NY 11205
MONDAY AFTER PURIM
March 12, 2012
10:00 am – 6:00 pm

If you are a STAFF Member affiliated with a Camp, Day Camp, Yeshiva, Day School, Girl School, Bungalow Colony, Day Care Center, Senior Care, Special Education or After School program, you are entitled to a FREE admission badge.

This conference will serve owners, operators, directors, executives, head counselors, program directors and staff members by offering workshops and seminars on a spectrum of subjects pertaining to the organizations success.

The exhibition will feature booths demonstrating a variety of services such as Arts & Crafts, Attractions, Amusements, Entertainment, Finance & Banking, Insurance, Supplies & Furnishing, Bus Charters, Games & Recreations, Gifts & Judaica, Pool, Ground Supplies & Maintenance, Kitchen Design & Equipment, Kosher food Service & Canteen, First Aid Supplies, Premium Incentives and much more.

The AJCO Conference will feature at 3:00PM the AJCO Seminar on such important topics of Health, Insurance, Safety, and Activities, with a special Siyum Hashas Update.

Win $500.00 of supplies or services from your choice of exhibitors at the expo.
Upon entering the expo you will a raffle entry, we will draw the raffle on site at 5:00pm live at the Expo, the more staff members you bring the more chances your organization has to enter to win.

FREE BADGES FOR ALL YOUR STAFF MEMBERS on line at www.jewishexpos.com till Tuesday Night.
YOU MAY ALSO REGISTER AT THE EXPO AT NO CHARGE….

Manhattan Job Fair!!

Posted by | March 8, 2012 | News

Manhattan Job Fair!!
Date: 03/21/2012
Wednesday: 10:00 AM — 01:30 PM
Hosting Organization: The JCC in Manhattan
Address:
334 Amsterdam Avenue @ 76th Street
New York NY 10023
Description:
Meet professionals from a broad range of companies and staffing firms Speak with employers Speed networking event Meet our legal, financial, employment and counseling specialists Pre-registration required by calling (646) 505–5708 or online at www.jccmanhattan.org. When you get to their website, go to the search box & type in Job fair
You will have to register with the JCC to attend (registration is free. .the job fair is free)

Living with Change 

                          Coping with Stress of Unemployment

 

Jane C. Bardavid LCSW is the director of CAPE, the mental health clinic at the Samuel Field Y. She has experience working with adults and other adults, specializing in depression, anxiety, and stress management. Jane provides individual, group and family counseling.

 

Date/Time: Tuesday, March 13, 2012 / 2:00-3:00pm

 

Location: Samuel Field Y- 58-20 Little Neck Parkway, Little Neck NY, 11362

 

RSVP to: (718) 224-0566 or connect-to-care@…

 

 

Workshop Description:

 

Are you feeling tense and overwhelmed from a layoff or having a family member unemployed? Statistics show that stress is the basic cause of more than 60 percent of all human illness and disease. How can we ease the effects of stress? This workshop will focus on learning the techniques to get you through this challenging time. It will define stress and help you regain the balance in your life to become a calmer and more joyful…You!

 

 

 

Space is limited. Advance Registration Required.

 

 

UJA-Federation of New York’s Connect to Care is a multi-agency initiative assisting families who

have been adversely affected by the economic downturn and provides assistance with:

Employment & Career Transition Services, Legal and Financial Consultations, Supportive Counseling & Jewish Spiritual Care.

 

 

 

Introducing The Connect to Care Distance Learning Program: http://www.sfy.org/seminars

 

Our Team Stands Ready To Speak With You. 

Please Call Us at: (718) 224-0566

 

The Connect to Care Team at the Samuel Field Y

Jeri Mendelsohn, Associate Executive Director

Anita Swerdin

Bari Goltzman

Beth Tipperman

Marisa Plotkin

Raizy Mushell

 

The Samuel Field Y is the Queens lead agency for UJA-Federation of New York’s Connect to Care

Phone: (718) 224-0566

Fax: (718) 224-7544

Address: 58-20 Little Neck Parkway, Little Neck, NY 11362

Email: Connect-to-Care@…

Program Website: http://www.ujafedny.org/connect-to-care-centers

Queens Workshops: http://www.sfy.org/connecttocareworkshops

Interest Free Loans: http://www.sfy.org/connecttocareloans

Queens Resource Directory: http://www.sfy.org/connecttocareresourcedirectory

Distance Learning Program: http://www.sfy.org/seminars

**Ask About Our Interest Free Loan Program:   http://www.sfy.org/connecttocareloans  ** Be Sure to Watch our 8 Minute Video Presentation

 

UJA-Federation of New York’s Connect to Care is a multi-agency initiative assisting families who have been adversely affected by the economic downturn and provides assistance with: Employment & Career Transition Services, Legal & Financial Consultations, Supportive Counseling, Jewish Spiritual Care, & Interest Free Loans up to $10,000.  Watch our 8 Minute Loan Presentation, view our other workshop flyers, and our resource directory at: www.sfy.org/connecttocare

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Dressing for Success

A Guide for Men and Women on What to Wear in the Workplace

Since 1826, Lord & Taylor has built a reputation for service, for quality, and most of all, for style. By creating a unique mix of the latest trends and the timeless classics, Lord & Taylor has become the favorite store of generations of shoppers. Lord  & Taylor is not only at the forefront in fashion but they’ve also set significant trends in the retailing industry. Their goal is simple – to make Lord & Taylor your favorite store.

Date/Time:  Wednesday January 25, 2012 – 6:00pm-7:00pm,

followed by a unique shopping experience until 9:00pm.

Location: Lord & Taylor- 1440 Northern Blvd, Manhasset, NY 11030

                                                                    (516) 627-3000, www.lordandtaylor.com

RSVP to: (718) 224-0566 or connect-to-care@…

Space is limited. Advance registration is required by January 18, 2012.

 

Transportation will be available, departing from both locations at 5:30 pm:

  • The Samuel Field Y (58-20 Little Neck Parkway, Little Neck NY 11362)
  • The Central Queens Y (67-09 108 Street Forest Hills, NY 11375).

Please note that registration for transportation, including pick up location, is required.

Workshop Description: Your wardrobe says a lot about you to potential employers. How you present yourself ensures that you are sending the right message. This special event for both men and women will help you learn from the fashion experts at Lord & Taylor how to select your wardrobe for an interview and for the workplace. Watch as live models and visual demonstration, showcasing mid-tier designers, provide the tips and tricks you need to create and enhance your personal style. Make up consultation from Laura Mercier will be on hand to complete your look. Sales associates will be available following the demonstration to guide you through the store, assisting with ideas and personal shopping needs within your budget. A 20% coupon will be offered online and in stores.  One attendee will win a gift card from Lord & Taylor.

 

 

UJA-Federation of New York’s Connect to Care is a multi-agency initiative assisting families who have been adversely affected by the economic downturn and provides assistance with: Employment & Career Transition Services, Legal and Financial Consultations, Supportive Counseling & Jewish Spiritual Care.

 

In partnership with Lord & Taylor. View our other workshop flyers at:  www.sfy.org/connecttocare

 

 

Introducing The Connect to Care Distance Learning Program: http://www.sfy.org/seminars

 

Our Team Stands Ready To Speak With You. 

Please Call Us at: (718) 224-0566

 

The Connect to Care Team at the Samuel Field Y

Jeri Mendelsohn, Associate Executive Director

Anita Swerdin

Bari Goltzman

Beth Tipperman

Marisa Plotkin

Raizy Mushell

 

The Samuel Field Y is the Queens lead agency for UJA-Federation of New York’s Connect to Care

Phone: (718) 224-0566

Fax: (718) 224-7544

Address: 58-20 Little Neck Parkway, Little Neck, NY 11362

Email: Connect-to-Care@…

Program Website: http://www.ujafedny.org/connect-to-care-centers

Queens Workshops: http://www.sfy.org/connecttocareworkshops

Interest Free Loans: http://www.sfy.org/connecttocareloans

Queens Resource Directory: http://www.sfy.org/connecttocareresourcedirectory

Distance Learning Program: http://www.sfy.org/seminars

**Ask About Our Interest Free Loan Program:   http://www.sfy.org/connecttocareloans  ** Be Sure to Watch our 8 Minute Video Presentation

 

UJA-Federation of New York’s Connect to Care is a multi-agency initiative assisting families who have been adversely affected by the economic downturn and provides assistance with: Employment & Career Transition Services, Legal & Financial Consultations, Supportive Counseling, Jewish Spiritual Care, & Interest Free Loans up to $10,000.  Watch our 8 Minute Loan Presentation, view our other workshop flyers, and our resource directory at: www.sfy.org/connecttocare

The information contained in this transmission may contain privileged and confidential information. It is intended only for the use of the person(s) named above. If you are not the intended recipient, you are hereby notified that any review, dissemination, distribution or duplication of this communication is strictly prohibited. If you are not the intended recipient, please contact the sender by reply email and destroy all copies of the original message.