Career Changes & Suggestions!
by John Kuzmich, Jr.
December 29, 2003
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- Are thinking of a career change? Are you either unemployed
or underemployed? Consider attending the Stake Employment Night each Thursday
evening. This meeting is for both members and non-members who are referred
by Church members from 7:30 to 8:30 p.m. at the Golden, Colorado Stake Building.
There will be people there who can assist you. Please bring a resume if you
have one. For more information, go to: http://www.kuzmich.com/Stake_Employment_Night.html
- Find individuals in your Ward/Branch with whom you can
network and brain-storm with them. Remember, never pressure anybody
for a job. Far more important questions to ask would be:.
- What companies are good to contact? These might be good
companies to investigate and possibly work for?.
- What prerequisites/skills/experiences do you need to compete
in today's job market, especially in the IT profession where employment is
presently competitive and difficult to find?.
- Are there other people in your area you could contact?
Too many cooks might spoil the stew, but in this case they could make it mighty
- Your goal is to contact many people and network better and faster
for potential job sources.. Your Ward/Branch Employment Specialist should
be encouraged to survey the entire Church unit adults so that people can immediately
put you in touch with other people who can advise you what to do and refer
you to other people who can help you network.
- Looking for employment in the IT (Information Technology) profession?
This profession is very difficult to find employment right now. Check out
the following on-line PowerPoint slideshow, Information
Technology Careers in Education to learn more about this profession and
tips on how to to find resources and many Internet "hot" links to
help you find IT employment and better understand this profession. Note:
slide #14 has five excellent references for comparing salaries in
difference cities in the same field plus
- Need help finding information about careers, salary expectations
- Sometimes people look for the best jobs. Sometimes it is much wiser first
finding the best companies to work for! Check out the Denver Post's Top
100 companies on the Colorado Front Range at: <http://www.kuzmich.com/Top_100_Denver_Companies.html>.
You may already know use contacts there to pursue brain-storming. Persue
their web pages for insight about why these companies are ranked so high.
- For over 100 job descriptions salary statistics for IT careers and in
many other careers, go to: http://swz.salary.com/
- Career web sites:
- Dice (Great resource for tech jobs): http://dice.com
- HotJobs (Good resource for finding jobs on-line: http://hotjobs.yahoo.com
- Monster (Has thousands of jobs, plus resume and interview
tips, job advice and more): http://www.monster.com
- The Princeton Review for detailed career profiles:
- Purchase job descriptions and salary surveys:<
http://www.ejobdescription.com/ >. Great source for finding job descriptions
to help you identify your nine best words to describe you professionally.
- Wanted Jobs (http://www.wantedjobs.com/)
is a career engine that can meta search many aggregated job banks in one query
to 80 career websites in just 15 minutes so your resume can be viewed by 1.5
million employers and recruiters. This web site is a must because it has free
job descriptions that can be helpful in finding the key words to best describe
- Job Guide 2001: hundreds of occupational profiles: http://jobguide.detya.gov.au.
Again, a great resource for job descriptions for sources of selecting your
nine key words best describing you professionally.
- Need help getting your yourself together for finding employment and employment
upgrades? Try Tri-County Workforce Center at: http://www.trico1stop.org
which a government supported agency that will give you access to the Daily
Job Board and the Job
Searches for Jefferson County, Clear Creek County and Gilpin County. There
is a wealth of information on this web site. Another good site is http://www.coloradojobtools.com
which has 130 links in 36 categories. No charge for their services. They have
three locations in Jefferson, Gilpin and Clear Creek counties. For locations/phone/fax/e-mail
information, go to: < http://www.trico1stop.org/about%20us/locations.htm>.
- A must web site for obtaining key codes for job descriptions that you can
use in your resume's skills plus salaries in any city at: http://www.ajb.dni.us