Friday, May 22, 2015

Why Asking for Career Advice Online is Dangerous (

Social Media: Answering All of Life's Questions

Never has one incident singularly highlighted the good, the bad, and the incredibly ugly components of living in the age of social media than a situation earlier this month regarding a young engineer, his two job offers, and his decision to ask the Internet to help him determine which one he should accept.

The young man, who has not been identified, posted a question to Quora -- the Q&A social media platform -- to help him decide between a job offer from the ride-sharing powerhouse Uber and Zenefits, an HR software startup. The man came up with compelling reasons to work for each company, such as strong management teams, Zenefits' passionate pursuit of him as a candidate, and believing strongly in Uber's product and mission. And while he thought he'd be a better fit for Zenefits, the one con he listed for that company was a lack of brand recognition.

"My biggest problem with Zenefits is that it isn't a buzzword like Uber," he writes. "Most people won't know what Zenefits is (or so I think). I think that this isn't as exciting a brand name to have on your resume when applying to the likes of Google."

It's a Trap!

Although it shouldn't be the end all be all, brand recognition is a perfectly legitimate concern for a young Silicon Valley employee. Listing that as a potential drawback on Zenefits' tally sheet is perfectly reasonable -- unless you're the CEO of Zenefits.

Parker Conrad, CEO of Zenefits and potentially the author's future boss, found the posting and was not pleased. In a post that has since been deleted, Conrad responded by saying "We really value people who 'get' what we do and who 'want' to work here, specifically. It's not for everyone, but there are enough ppl out there who do want to work here that we can afford to be selective." And with that, he publicly rescinded the man's job offer.

Then things started to get really crazy.

Many people online began publicly criticizing Conrad for being oversensitive and immature in publicly rescinding the job offer simply because the author was asking people for advice and being honest. That caused Conrad to edit his response to a toned down version. However, because Quora allows users to see the original version of edited comments, Conrad became even more of a target for trying to hide what he originally said. Finally he deleted the post, but not before taking a PR hit and being known as the CEO who can't take a little honest criticism. That, in turn, could effect his ability to attract top-notch employees and ultimately hurt the business.

Next, not to miss a golden PR opportunity, an Uber employee chimed in and urged the engineer to come work at his company where employees are valued.

Take the Good But Keep the Bad in Mind

Although messy and cringe-inducing, it's really a story that perfectly illustrates the times in which we live.

The engineer's decision to enlist help in weighing his options and making a pros and cons list is not unusual or unprecedented. However, the manner in which he did it -- essentially putting company names and personal information on the Internet and crowdsourcing an answer -- reflects the new normal. A normal with which many are clearly not yet comfortable. The engineer underestimated the Internet's reach and how putting himself out there could impact his hiring chances. Conrad forgot to count to 10 before posting an angry comment online, which is written in virtual ink and stays with us forever. And whether it's publicly mulling over competing job offers, letting others vote on the name of your unborn child, or livestreaming the contents of your fridge, this incident further drives home the fact that social media has and will continue to change the way we communicate and live our lives.

There is plenty of upside to the digital age, but the pitfalls can haunt you in a Google search forever. So before you take to the Internet, with personal decisions, make sure you're ready for the potential fallout.

Thursday, May 21, 2015

These Are the Best U.S. Cities for Jobs. (They May Surprise You) (BusinessWeek)

Don't overlook smaller cities in your job search

It's not just the salary or job security that makes a city preferable for your job search. Often, such things as housing affordability and job satisfaction are just as important. 

Online career community Glassdoor just released a report naming the top 25 cities for jobs based on what it believes are the three key factors in a city's appeal for job seekers: how easy it is to get a job, cost of living, and job satisfaction. It then created a job score determined by each city’s median pay for employees, median home value, job satisfaction rating, number of current job openings and population. Note that this report was based on a comparison of the 50 most populated U.S. metros, not every single city.

You might also notice that such big names as New York, San Francisco, and Chicago don't crack the top 10. Glassdoor's Chief Economist, Andrew Chamberlain, attributes this to some cities on the list benefiting from better cost-of-living situations and career outlooks. 

The cities that really stand out offer job seekers what they really want: a stable career that they’re happy with, and the feeling that they can “get ahead” and eventually own a home. We see this taking place in fast-growing, mid-sized tech magnets like Austin and Seattle, which have benefitted tremendously from the tech boom as an alternative to high-cost tech hubs such as San Francisco, Boston and New York City. 

Here are the top 10 cities and their job scores.

There may not be much of a difference in terms of overall score, but when you drill down to the different factors that Glassdoor analyzed, you get a far larger disparity. 

Take a look at the median base salary, for instance. The top city, San Jose, has a pay level more than twice as high as that of No. 10 Oklahoma City. 

Looking at job openings, Washington has more than five times as many as Louisville.

When you take population into account, there isn't as much of a disparity in terms of job openings per person. The nation's capital has about 6 million residents to Louisville's 1.5 million.

If you want to buy a home right away, you'll want to take a look at places such as Kansas City, Mo., or San Antonio, rather than at San Jose. 

Here are some of the other cities that make the top 25, which includes some of the bigger metro areas:  
  • St. Louis
  • San Francisco
  • Dallas-Fort Worth
  • Boston 
  • Atlanta
  • Chicago 
  • Houston
  • Richmond, Va.
  • Nashville

Tuesday, May 19, 2015

Positions available @ COYA Restaurant & Members Club

Coya restaurant and members club will have a job fair this Saturday  23, from 1:00 to 3 pm in the location at Brickell

COYA Restaurant & Members Club

Applicants are encouraged to apply in person with current resume ONLY THAT DAY.

They will be hiring for the following positions:

line cooks
sous chefs
reservation clerks

This restaurant offers full-time positions, and full-benefit package (including vacation and insurance)

Recruitment: CASAVANA Cuban Cuisine

Monday, May 18, 2015

Candidate Center from the French-American Chamber of Commerce of Florida

The French-American Chamber of Commerce receives a large number of applications from people looking for a position. They share these applications in order to help to find the right people for the right position.

All the candidates fill out a formm online to provide the relevant information and from it they create a monthly document assigning a reference number for proper identification.

If you are interested in a candidate you send an e-mail to with that reference number and you will receive the info and the contact reference.

In order to review the profiles of candidates, visit their website at: CLICK HERE 

The Candidate Center is available HERE

A guide on how to use the Candidate Center is available HERE

Friday, May 15, 2015

Part Time Week End Jobs available

Recruitment: Mayo 8, 2015 @ South Miami Center, from 9:00am to 12:00pm

5825 SW 68 ST suite 3

Miami FL 33143


Helpers/apprentices/journeyman with Commercial roofing experience

Project duration: 6-8 months.
Pay Rate: starting at $11.00/HR based on position and experience.
No Language Barriers:  English or Spanish only OK>

Additional Details:
The project is at a major hospital facility in Miami, Florida. Our scope of work consists of low-sloped torch applied roofing, steep sloped insulation/plywood installation, sheet metal pane installation and architectural metal installation. 
We are looking for all workers and experience is a plus. This should be a standard 7:00 am to 4:00 pm (Monday to Friday, with an occasional Saturday) type job depending on weather. We have current supervision and equipment for the project.

6 Keys to Success for Your First Day at a New Job (

Parents: If You Invest in Anything, Make It Salary Negotiation Lessons

You Only Get One Chance to Make a Good First Impression

Finding a great job can be a challenge. But once you land that dream job, you need to realize the real challenge is still looming in the distance.

Sure, take a moment to pat yourself on the back and celebrate getting hired. Good for you! But if you want to lay the groundwork for short- and long-term job success, you can’t relax and become complacent.

It’s possible to get your future co-workers to take notice of you before you even start your new job. You can confirm why you were chosen for your position without stepping foot in the office. In doing so, your company will be impressed with your proactivity, and word will get around you’re a keeper.

Word travels fast about the progress of new hires. Whether it’s through formal or informal channels, your boss will receive lots of feedback about you. Give everyone a reason to sing your praises by doing these two things immediately: be job smart, and be people smart.
Here's how to accomplish that. Numbers 6, 5, and 4 relate to job smarts, while the top three are about flexing your people smart muscles.

6. Be an Information Magnet

Find out as much as possible about your job responsibilities and the workload before your first day. Ask your employer what you need to know in order to excel on your first day, week, and month on the job. Ask what you can do to help the company before you start. Show persistent curiosity and enthusiasm for your upcoming job, and let it be known you’re a team player.

5. Get the Lay of the Land

Identify your direct support and immediate teammates, and don’t be shy about reaching out to them to ask how your role impacts their daily lives. Knowing the chain of command and key players ahead of time is invaluable. Start making these important connections before day one.

4. Set & Meet Goals Quickly

Arrive on your first day armed with a set of specific goals you would like to achieve. Schedule a meeting with your boss sometime during your first week to review them and set more specific project and performance goals.

3. Observe Posture

You were hired for a reason: The company expects you’ll do your job well. But being a great worker isn’t necessarily what will distinguish you from the pack. Hopefully, all team members at your new job are good at what they do.

Your true value will be determined by your people smarts. People smarts place an emphasis on the subconscious ways we influence people and the social cues we can notice during face-to-face conversations.

This starts with observing posture. When you speak with co-workers, pay attention to their body language. If their body is turned away, they’re not interested in what you’re talking about. If they’re facing you, they’re interested. Folded arms or legs are defensive postures. Warm facial expressions and open hand gestures indicate engagement. Check out this helpful slideshow on body language and social cues.

2. Pay Attention to Distance

The closer a person stands or sits to you, the more comfortable they feel with you. Take mental notes of whom the close talkers and distant folks are. When you need help with something on your first day, count the close talkers as your allies.

1. Watch for Eye Contact

Always maintain good eye contact during conversations. Looking away shows you’re disinterested in or intimidated by the conversation, the person, or both.

On the other hand, too much eye contact isn’t always a good thing. If a superior is maintaining prolonged silent eye contact with you, it might mean that he or she is displeased about something.

Practice this kind of mindfulness — being in the moment — when speaking with people, and it will yield invaluable non-verbal information. Devoting your full attention to your co-workers will only encourage them to reciprocate this courtesy.

Keep Calm & Work On

Calm your first-day jitters by not only thinking positively, but also talking positively. The benefits of positive thinking are well-documented, but speaking with a positive spin is contagious and equally as healthy. Lower your stress level by adopting phrases or mantras you repeat to yourself when the going gets tough. Science has proven our thoughts and words directly affect neurochemicals that influence our mental, emotional, and physical health.

Now you have the full picture of how to prepare for success at your new job. This might seem like a lot to remember, but don’t let that worry you, and don’t be nervous on your first day. Keep in mind your company wants you to succeed in your new role. Good luck.

Upcoming Job Fairs and Recruitments

Tuesday, May 12, 2015

Recruitment : GL Staffing, Inc., Wednesday, May 27th, 2015 at 10:00am Perrine center

Forklift Drivers Job Order #: 10026818 
Packing House Laborers Job Order #: 10026807

 Job Details and Requirements

ü Prepare products for shipping by preparing and protecting product;
ü 40 hours per weeks (plus overtime)
ü Must be able to stand for over 8 hours daily
ü Must be able to lift 40 pounds
ü Forklift Experience recommended
ü Sort and pack products
ü Due to the nature of the position, bilingual (English/Spanish) is preferred
ü Must bring 2 copies of resume
ü Must bring acceptable original documents for I9 (to establish identity and eligibility to work in the United States.)

ü Must be full registered at (with a resume) 

CareerSource South Florida
         5825 SW 68 St 
       Miami, FL 33143 

P: 305-284-0936 Ext 307  | F: 305-284-0933

Monday, May 4, 2015

Jobs...May 4, 2015

Meat processing company in Kendall need at least 3 
(2 for the grave yard and 1 for the day)

These are temp to perm

Day pays $9.00/hr Sunday-Thursday (6:30 am-2:30 pm)
Night pays $10.00/hr Monday-Friday (9:30 pm-5:30 am)
--at times may be required to work overtime
Upon hire benefits offered are:
  • Health insurance
  • 401 K free 3% given by client to employee
  • 5 major holidays paid
  • 3 sick days
  • 1 week vacation after 1 year, 2 weeks after 2 years

The job is very physically demanding, carrying 50 lb boxes of meat all shift.

They will be working in production, feeding the meat into the processor, wrapping the processed meat;
Working different stations;
Cleaning every day during and at end of shift;
English is required, but bilingual preferred.

They need these people asap, looking for people who are reliable, dependable, and looking for a steady job.