Work is the refuge of people who have nothing better to do. : Oscar Wilde

Sunday, August 31, 2008

Client Marketing

When the majority of employers function as recruiters they behave more like customers (or, more evocatively, like shoppers) than like managers. Accordingly it makes good sense to the bear the basic theory of value propositions in mind when creating a marketing plan and marketing documents such as résumés with a job seeker.

According to wikipedia on customer value proposition:

A value-proposition should contain at least five elements:
  1. current situation (including problems, causes and effects)
  2. target situation
  3. when to reach the target situation
  4. cost of reaching the target situation and opportunity cost analysis
  5. the benefits of both the targeting and the achievement phases
Of course many an employer will ask a candidate what they know about the enterprise. The employer wants to feel that the candidate understands the employer's predicament. Conversely, an especially attractive candidate will not need to be told what the employer's targets are.

Since the candidate is offering a complete proposition to an employer they should be able to indicate an awareness of timing. For example, the employer might want to know what they can do to deal with possible short-term backlogs or the absence of a long-term plan. The candidate must also show how previous results and skills will take the employer from their current situation to the target situation.

Having written this, just remember : Don't be downhearted. There are lots of good résumés and lots of bad ones. Many that are good don't get jobs, many that are bad do.

Thursday, August 28, 2008

Does Everybody Do This?


The image to the left shows my own suitability ratings on Career Cruising for the occupation of Bereavement Counsellor. Whenever I use this instrument with a client I find myself using significant time discussing how the ratings systems can be manipulated (if desired) and how any one of the items in the instrument might interact with an overall result. Is this what you find?

Here's an example. I responded to the item "Coping with unpleasant or upsetting situations" with a somewhat lukewarm "Like". I did this because none of the situations I though of as I was responding involved me in a supportive role. I would be interested in watching for an opportunity to provide help but would not get the true high of being there and meant to help. However, selecting this option for this item would reduce the rank for this occupation for me. Again, what I'm pointing out is that, although I find Career Cruising very useful, it's worth re-examining responses to individual items in the light of overall patterns that the instrument may have exposed for the client.

And this is where the instrument really shines because one can change the response to an individual item and it will re-assess the subject. By changing just one item at a time a careful subject can begin to form intuitions about the various factors that are influencing their career evaluations and they are provided with a neat series of prioritised list of occupations that are clearly within the control of their own preferences. There is also lots of room for career developers to add value.

Wednesday, August 27, 2008

Targeting Contacts for Information Interviews

We have been working with a client who is exploring various possibilities based on her Career Cruiser results. One interesting career possibility for her would be that of Child and Youth Worker (CYW). Gratifyingly, she is willing to pursue some information interviews to learn what employers might expect and require of her. Here's one item that we have prepared to help her to do this. It's a list of employers that have advertised for one or more CYWs in certain broad geographical areas in recent months categorised by municipal area, prepared from Job Bank advertisements.

Baltimore, Ontario
Falconhurst
Guelph, Ontario
Avalon
Hamilton Downtown / Flamborough / Dundas, Ontario
The Community Adolescent Network of Hamilton
YMCA of Hamilton/Burlington
Life-Center Foster Homes
The Salvation Army - Grace Haven
Hamilton area, Ontario
Banyan Community Services
Kitchener, Ontario
Pioneer Youth Services
Lindsay & Little Britain, Ontario
Boys and Girls Clubs of Kawartha Lakes
Lindsay, Ontario
Hawk Residential Care and Treatment Homes Inc.
Boys and Girls Clubs of Kawartha Lakes
Niagara Falls, Ontario
Boys and Girls Club of Niagara
Norwood, Ontario, Ontario
MON AMI CHILDREN SERVICES
Oakwood and Lindsay, Ontario
Hawk Residential Care and Treatment Homes Inc.
Oakwood, Ontario
Hawk Residential Care and Treatment Homes Inc.
Ospringe, Ontario
Avalon
Peterborough, Ontario
Phoenix Residential Treatment Services
MON AMI CHILDREN SERVICES
Toronto North, Ontario
Dorvict Home and Health Care Services (Placement Agency)
Toronto, Ontario
Storey Homes Ltd
Waterloo, Ontario
Pioneer Youth Services
Saint Monica House
Lutherwood
Welland, Ontario
Banyan Community Services
Family and Children's Services Niagara
Our client now has a sample of employers to call. With other information that we will also supply that includes summaries of credentials that employers expect and of the "Other Information" portion of the Job Bank ads—and some practice interviews—our client should be well prepared to find out all she wants to know during her interviews.

Tuesday, August 26, 2008

Cultural Competence

About a fortnight ago Eugene Raikhel offered a useful introduction to items available on the 'net about cultural competence for psychiatrists and those in related occupations on his Somatosphere blog. I would be very interested in learning about any similar mother lodes of advice and information for career developers. Meanwhile, here's a permalink to Raikhel's entry and one to an entry in a nascent companion wiki for this blog.

2010-October-21 (edit): Google just announced that it's phasing out files for its groups, which is where I had stored the stuff scratched out above. So here are the links:

Culture Counts by the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health in Toronto.
On-line information clearinghouse called Diversity Rx
Cultural Competence Resources for Health Care Providers by the US Dept of Health and Human Services' Health Resources and Services Administration
McGill's Transcultural Psychiatry Division has developed the Cultural Consultation Service, its own model for addressing these issues.
2006 PLoS Medicine essay by Arthur Kleinman and Peter Benson on cultural competence and its links to contributions anthropology and ethnography.

Friday, August 22, 2008

Preparing Retail Sales Personnel

Each month the greatest number of Job Bank ads is for Retail Salespersons and Sales Clerks (NOC 6421). It therefore seems worth beginning a study of these ads in greater depth. The following results are based on the most recent ads for Brantford and area, Hamilton and area and Niagara and area--in excess of 50,000 in aggregate.

675 advertisements are represented. The following listing shows the numbers of times each employer's ads appeared. For example, Actv8, at the top of the list, appeared 83 times. If you spin down the list to find Addition-Elle you will find that its ads appeared five times, in common with Canadian Niagara Hotels & Entertainment and a few other employers. Each of these employers accounts for 0.7% of the advertisements. 51.3% of employers appeared 5 or more times; therefore, 100 - 51.3 = 48.7% of employers appeared 4 or fewer times.

The employers with far the greatest numbers of ads are in somewhat different types of business from most of the rest in the list. A quick scan of the Actv8 home page indicates to me that they provide hired representatives for other enterprises. SDI’s site says that they are an event and sport marketing agency. Together they account for almost one-fifth of the ads. Most of the other employers are retailers in the ordinary sense.

83 / 12.3% / 12.3% / 87.7%
Actv8 Marketing Inc.
45 / 6.7% / 19.0% / 81.0%
Sdi Marketing
19 / 2.8% / 21.8% / 78.2%
Herbal Magic
17 / 2.5% / 24.3% / 75.7%
Vivah Jewellery A Div Of Directions East Retail Ltd
12 / 1.8% / 26.1% / 73.9%
Hy-Grade Roofing
11 / 1.6% / 27.7% / 72.3%
Les Produits Aromatiques Clair De Lune
9 / 1.3% / 29.0% / 71.0%
Discounter's Pool & Spa Warehouse
8 / 1.2% / 31.4% / 68.6%
7-Eleven Canada
Match Marketing
7 / 1.0% / 34.5% / 65.5%
La Weight Loss
Niagara Employment Help Centre
Wine Rack
6 / 0.9% / 41.6% / 58.4%
Blinds To Go-Regional Office
Bottomline Payment Systems
Cpi Corp
Direct Sales Force
Easyhome Ltd.
Motherhood Maternity
Niagara Clifton Group (Beefeater)
Reitmans
5 / 0.7% / 51.3% / 48.7%
Addition-Elle
Canadian Niagara Hotels & Entertainment
Construction Distribution & Supply Inc.
Cotton Ginny Inc.
Dan Howard Maternity O/A Motherhood Maternity*
Diamond Estates Wines & Spirits Ltd.
Lindor Inc.
Minit Canada Ltd
Nygard International
Shoppers Home Health Care
Suzy Shier
Telus
Zarky's Fine Foods
4 / 0.6% / 60.1% / 39.9%
Bca Professional Services Inc.
Bell World, Your Choice Personal Communications
Far East Watchcases Ltd
Fortinos (Main Street) Ltd.
G.A Educational Books And Toys
Giant Tiger
Jenny Craig
Kelly Services (Placement Agency)
Mosaic
Northern Reflections Ltd.
Penningtons (Division Of Reitmans Canada Ltd.)
Smart Choice Sales And Lease Ownership
Taylor's Plumbing
The Prospect
The Source
3 / 0.4% / 69.5% / 30.5%
1445325 Ontario Ltd - 447512 O/A Gary Furler Home Building Centre
Ashley Furniture
Canadian Merchandising & Assembly Services
Chadwick's And Hack's Appliance
Continental Honda
Lailey Vineyard Wines
Lakeit Farms
M.P. Paradise Pools
Mac's Convenience
Personality Promotions Inc.
Reitmans O/A Thyme Maternity*
Rock Point Provincial Park
Studentworkforce
Sunnybrook Farm Estate Winery
Syd Silver Formals
The Bargain! Shop
The Shoe Company
Thrifty's 2005
Toys "R" Us
Vineyards Estate Wines
Weeks Home Hardware
2 / 0.3% / 85.5% / 14.5%
1739091 Ontario Ltd. - Framing & Art Centre
2064973 Ontario Inc. O/A Dollar Thrifty Car And Truck Rentals
Accountable Inc
Beatties Basics
Best Western Fireside Hotel
Bizou International Inc.
Bonnie Togs
Canadian Tire #027
Canadian Warplane Heritage Museum
Custom Resurfacing Solutions Inc.
D. J. I
Dell Pharmacy
Dr. K. A. Robertson-Woods
Ervin's Flooring & Paint
Family Recreation Centre
Fit-Mass Nutrition Ltd.
Gary Cullen Pontiac
Goodwill Industries Niagara
Havana
Herman's Building Centres
Home Depot - St. Catharines
Home Energy Savers
Home Lighting
Iemmolo And Sons Ltd. O/A Travelodge Hotel
Jacques Vert
Jones Apparel Group Canada Ltd.
La Senza
Lzb Enterprises Inc
Mappins Jewellery
Mar-Ham Automotive Inc. O/A Hamilton Volvo
Movie Gallery
Nine West Shoes - Retail Division Of Sherson Group
Northern Reflections / Northern Getaway
Party Packagers
Rainforest Cafe
Reebok Canada Inc
Rental City - Rent To Own
Retailing Ventures - Canada Inc.
Salvation Army Thrift Store
Stag Shop Inc.
Stanmark Merchant Services
Staples Business Depot
Stephenson's Rental Services Inc
Store-N-Save Self Storage
Studentworkforce (Placement Agency)
T.Litzen Sports Ltd.
Teaopia Ltd.
Terra Greenhouses
The One Stop Fireplace Shop
The Owl & The Pussycat
The Salvation Army
The Source By Circuit City
The Ups Store
Value Village
1 / 0.1% / 100.0% / 0.0%
1090295 Ontario Inc. O/A Fm Windows & Siding (Placement Agency)
1700046 Ontario Corp
1739102 Ontario Limited O/A Embroidme Ancaster
813143Ontario Inc., O/A Jo-An Gift Shop
A.H. Cunningham Sales Ltd. Ctc129
Aarons Sales And Lease Ownership
Absolute Recruitment (Placement Agency)
Airport Ford Lincoln Sales Ltd
Angels Gate Winery
Avondale Store #114
Ballett's The Wedding Specialists
Barton Discount Centre
Bathroom Galleries
Beauty Systems Group (Canada) Inc
Belmar & Associates
Big Red Markets
Brantford Volkswagen (1641949 Ontario Inc)
Cardinal Kia
Caughill Auto Wreckers Limited
Cecile's Home & Gift
Checkers Fun Factory
Chelsea International
Cleo
Communications Plus- Telus Mobility
Dell Chemists (1975) Limited
Dewildt Chrysler Dodge Jeep Car Sales Ltd.
Embassy Suites Hotel Niagara Falls-Fallsview
Ervin's Flooring & Renovations
Factorydirect.Ca
Fallsview Plaza Hotel
Flamborough Patio Furniture
Forever Young Experience
Fortinos (Main Street) Ltd
Fs Partners
Gibby's Audio Video
Globe Tech Communications
Goemans Appliances
Golf Stuff
Golf Stuff Inc.
Good Health Mart
Habitat For Humanity
Hamburg Honda
Highland Packers Ltd.
Hoco Entertainment & Resorts
Home Hardware
Integrated Market Solutions
Kelly Cycle Centre
Ken Nash Paint & Wallpaper Ltd
Kia Of St. Catharines
Lapennaco Dot Com
Leggat Saturn Saab
Len's Automotive & Performance Inc
Liquidation World
Liz Claiborne
Mac's Convenience Stores Inc.
Maddocks Industrial Filter
Maverick Signs Ltd.
Modern Training Ontario Inc.
Mon Petit Chou
Motion Specialties Hamilton
Naborhood Home Hardware
Nelson Management Group Inc.
Niagara College Job Centre
Niagara Helicopters Souvenirs And Gifts
Niagara Sausage And Meat Products *
Nightingale Farms Limited
Pane Del Sole Bakery
Perfume Factory (Sfi)
Philips Lifeline
Pilgrim Meats
Pillitteri Estates Winery
Plastival Inc.
Precious Things N More
Premier Tech
Printer Werx Inc.
Quick Heel
Riverbed Aqua Massage
Rona Ontario Inc.
S & H Health Food
Savoia Hors Doeuvres Inc.
Signarama
Smart Set
Sol-Mar Landscaping Contracting
Souvenir City
Souvenir Palace
Stokes Inc.
Terraware
The Beauty Supply Outlet
The Salvation Army Lawson Ministries Hamilton
The Time Shop
Timeco Watch And Clock Repairs
Tommy Hilfiger
Touchstone Personnel Inc. (Placement Agency)
Transglobe Property Management Services
Tropical Rebel
Turkstra Lumber
Vineland Estates Winery
Zee Medical Service*


Although there is a huge variety of businesses types represented here it seems obvious that many other are recruiting personnel without using the Job Bank, or perhaps without using any advertisements.

Here is a summary of the 'Other Information' field of the Job Bank ads. There are signs that some of these businesses have clear ideas about what to require of career retail personnel. But, to my mind, it's more like a laundry list. One amusing item mentions occasional cooking and cleaning, and few ads mention qualifications such as Smart Serve. Most employers are at the stage of development where they are recruiting based on perceived personal characteristics of applicants or "experience" rather than performance standards. As career developers we need to be aware of this and to counsel job seekers accordingly. If there is evidence supporting Smart Serve or other similar training then we should endeavour to make employers more aware of it.


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We Are Hiring For Full-Time, Part-Time And Seasonal Positions. *Benefits After 3 Months *Will Earn More Than Minimum Wage *Students Welcome. Apply Under "Careers" At: Www.Actv8.Net
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Selling Residential Steel Roofing. Remuneration Is A Base Salary Plus Commissions
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Seeking Fun, Sales Motivated Reps. We Pay A Guaranteed Base+Commission+Bonus. Great Flexible Hours! Paid Training!
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This Position Is Salary + Commission. With Advancement Opportunities Available. Direct Sales Experience Required. Business To Business Sales. Flexible Work Hours. Optional Medical Program And Bonuses.
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You Will Provide Excellence In Customer Service & Professionalism To Every Consumer. Must Have Superior Interpersonal Skills, Effective Verbal Communication & Be Punctual & Reliable.
We Are Hiring Full & Part-Time Sales Reps To Promote Financial Products*Great Incentives*Benefits After 3 Months*Will Earn More Than Minimum Wage*Students Welcome.Apply At:Www.Actv8.Net/Ctfs/Apply
This Is A Seasonal Sales Position Dealing With Swimming Pools, Spa's And Related Products In A Retail Store Environment. Experience In The Swimming Pool Industry Is Preferred.
Provide Excellent Customer Service When Selling, Leasing, Delivering, Servicing & Taking Customer Payments. Assist With Marketing, Merchandising, Re-Stocking, And General Customer Inquiries.
In Order To Apply For This Position Or To View Other Opportunities Please Visit Www.Telusmobility.Com/Careers
Dsf Requires Sales Reps For Face To Face Sales To Promote And Sell Credit Cards In Malls, Office Towers, Branches And Special Events. Average Reps Earn $16/Hour. Must Have Sales Experience.
Btg Focuses On Helping Customers Select The Perfect Product While Giving Them A Memorable Experience. As A Dc, You Are The Front-Line Person Responsible For Helping Solve Their Decorating Needs.
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Wine Knowledge An Asset But Not Required. Training Provided. Must Be Able To Work Between Four Wineries (Beamsville - Niagara On The Lake). Please Include A Cover Letter.
We Are Seeking Mature Seasonal Part-Time Staff For Our New Jewellery Store. Successful Candidates Are Responsible, Love Jewellery And Helping Customers And Enjoy Working In A Fast-Paced Environment.
We Are Currently Seeking Great Candidates For Our L'Oreal Programs. Become A Part Of Our Fun And Energetic Matchmaker Team!
Thank You For Your Interest In Cpi Corp - Sears Portrait Studio. Only Applicants Selected For An Interview Will Be Contacted
Smart Choice Offers A Competitive Salary And Attractive Benefits. Reward Initiative With Incentive Programs. Advancement Opportunities Exist For Career-Oriented Individuals With A Desire To Succeed.
Proficient Salesperson With Some Swimming Pool And Spa Experience Preferred But Not Necessary. Hourly Plus Commissions. Full Time, Part Time, Seasonal Available. Excellent Opportunity !!!
Part Time Retail Sales Of Maternity Wear. This Is A Permanent Position, Must Have Previous Retail & Cash Experience & Must Be Available Days As Well As Evenings.
Looking For Mature Individuals Able To Work All Shifts Including Days, Evenings And Weekends
Koodo Mobile Is A New Wireless Provider That Offers Fair, Simple And Affordable Ways To Communicate. Immediate Full Time Opportunities For Sales Representatives Who Want A Rewarding Opportunity.
If You'Re A Sales Dynamo Who Is Passionate About Jewellery And Providing Top Notch Customer Service, Drop Your Resume Off At Vivah Jewellery, Fallsview Casino. Must Be Able To Work Until 1 Am.
Canadian Niagara Hotels Inc. Is Currently Looking For Sales Associates For The Hershey Store, Always Refreshing Soda Shop And Wwe Retail Outlets In Niagara Falls.
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Working At Home Is A Great Way To Learn About Everything.If You'Re Ambitious, Eager To Learn And Like Helping People, Then There Could Be A Place For You On The Home Team. See Us Today
We Provide Full Paid Training, Benefits, Growth Opportunities. Start Your New Career Today!!
We Offer Paid Training, Job Interest & Security, A Supportive Management Team To Welcome You, Attractive Salary, Monthly Bonus, Employee Discount & Incentive Programs.
We Are Seeking Seasonal Part-Time Staff For Our New Jewellery Store. Successful Candidates Will Be Responsible, Love Jewellery And Helping Customers And Enjoy Working In A Fast-Paced Environment.
We Are Seeking Friendly Career-Oriented Individuals To Help Motivate And Inspire Clients At Our Hamilton Locations. Telephone Or Direct Retail Sales Experience Is An Asset. Training Provided.
We Are Looking For Energetic People With A Good Attitude To Join Our Team. Individuals Will Provide Motivation And Support To Our Clients And Sell Herbal Products To Our Retail Clientele.
The Employees Must Greet Customers And Deal/Handle Cash. There Is Some Heavy Lifting Required (20 Lbs Max) As Well As Some General Cooking And Cleaning Inside And Outside Of The Building.
Sales Consultant For Retail In-Store Promotions Of Consumer Telecommunications In St. Catharines Ontario. Strong Sales Experience And Car Essential.Must Work Every Monday & Tuesday 16 Hours/Week.
Plus Size Women's Fashion. Must Be Flexible To Work Days, Evenings, And Weekends
Must Be Available 1 Or 2 Days Per Week And Weekends. Smart Serve, Bondable, Wine Knowledge. Lift 35 Lbs. You Will Usually Work Alone. Wage Depends On Knowledge, Sales Skills, Dependability, Maturity.
Looking For Aggressive Sales Persons, Great Flexible Hours! Guaranteed Salary+Commission+Bonus
Lindor/Dorlene, Industry Leaders In Women's Apparel For 80+ Years, Is Looking For A Part Time Sales Associate (~20 Hours /Week) To Join Their Team At Seaway Mall.
Individual Must Be Neat And Presentable As He/She Will Be Working With The Public. Must Be Extremely Organized And Able To Handle Multiple Tasks In A Busy Environment. Ability To Lift At Least 60 Lbs
Herbal Magic Is Seeking Friendly, Positive, Career-Oriented Individuals To Help Motivate And Inspire Clients In Ancaster, Dundas & Hamilton! Please Indicate Which Location You Are Applying For.
Growing Import Dealership Looking For New And Used Automobile Salesperson. Experience And Current Sales License An Asset.
Great Reitmans Discount Privileges. 10 To 20 Hours Per Week , Nights, Weekends & Days Available.
Grand Opening! The Leader In Gifts And Candles Is Looking For A Qualified Employee For A New Store. Good Salary, Benefits And Bonuses. Are You Ready For A Challenge? If You Meet The Requirements For This Position, Contact Us Today For An Unforgettable Experience.
Duties:Sales Activities Specialized In Swim Pool, Spa And Hot Tub.Will Be Doing Inside & Outside Sales & Closing Deals.Generous Base Salary & Commissions Offered. Pool Spa & Hot Tub Experience/ Asset.
Customer Service Individuals To Join Our Team! As A Sales Support Team Member, You Will Be Responsible For Processing Transactions, Assisting With Loaner & Repairs, Inventory, Ordering And Receiving.
Blue Buffalo Is Seeking Pet Passionate, Responsible & Motivated People To Help Spread The Word Of Healthy Pet Food. Part-Time Saturday & Sunday 8-16 Hrs/Wk. * Forward Resume & Preferred City *
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Work Area Will Vary From Ancaster, Hamilton, Burlington Etc.
We Provide Full Paid Training, Benefits, Outstanding Compensation And Growth Opportunities. Start Your New Career Today!! Sales Experience Required.
We Are Looking For An Energetic Person With A Good Attitude To Join Our Team In Grimsby! Individual Will Provide Motivation And Support To Our Clients And Sell Herbal Products To Our Retail Clientele.
Vivah Jewellery Is On The Lookout For Some Great Sales People. To Qualify You Must Love Jewellery And Enjoy Helping Customers Find That Perfect Item. Must Be Available To Work A Variety Of Shifts!
Visit Us At Www.Vineyardsestatewines.Com For A Location Near You
Traveling Kiosk - Promote And Sell Well Known Store Product At Various Ontario Universities; Merchandising; Complete On Line Call Reports September To October 2008 Training: September 2Nd
Tech Savvy & Outgoing Individuals Who Is Willing To Carry Backpack And Product Belt. Tell Us Why You'D Be The Best Candidate For This Job. In The Subject Line, Please State City Name.
Smart Serve Is Required. At Least 18 Years Old To Apply. Apply In-Person. If Needed, Phone 905.468.8814 To Schedule Time Outside Of Given Hours.
Sales Associates Are Accountable For Achieving Daily Personal Sales Results And Customer Service Standards Following Our Selling Skills Program. You Also Assist In Maintaining All Store Operations.
Sales And Delivery Of Furniture, Appliances And Electronics. Heavy Lifting Involved. We Will Provide The Training. A "G" Driver's Licence And Driver's Abstract Required Upon Hire. Closed Sundays.
Provide Customers With Service In A Friendly And Helpful Manner. Product Knowledge Of The Store Merchandise To Ensure Accuracy And Efficiency. Support All Areas Of The Department Operations.
Procter & Gamble Is Hiring!! Apply Online At Www.Pg.Com
Potential To Earn $90,000 Plus.The Ideal Candidate Must Be A Quick Learner And Speak Fluent English. We Would Like Someone Who Has Some Sales Experience But Not In The Automotive Industry. Will Train.
Positions Are For Part Time. Hours Range From 15-30 Hours Weekly. Could Possibly Lead To Full Time Hours
Please Head Your Resume With [Hamilton]. Job Is Located At Upper James And Lincoln Alexander Parkway.
Part-Time Hours Range From 16 To 24 Hours Per Week.Supervisory Skills An Asset.
Not Your Traditional Retail Salesperson Position! We Require A Hands On Person With Some Building Supply Knowledge Who Can Provide Home Building Supply Information To Customers.
Manager Duties Include: Watch Battery Replacement,Removing Watch Bands, Selling Merchandise. Excellent Customer Service Skills, Sales Oriented. Jewellery Store Experience Preferred.
Looking For Enthusiastic Sales Associates For Jay Set - County Fair. Please Attention Resumes To Kyle C, Store Manager.
Lindor/Dorlene, Industry Leaders In Women's Apparel For 80+ Years, Is Looking For A Part Time Sales Associate (~20 Hours /Week) To Join Their Team At Seaway Mall. If You Are Looking For An Exciting Challenge And Want To Be A Valued Member Of A Dynamic Team, Send Your Resume Or Stop By The Store.
Leads Are Generated And Supplied For Our Reps.We Are Selling Authorized Services Of Visa And Mastercard.
Knowledge Of Aircraft An Asset. Sales Experience Required.
Hotel Experience Preferred.
Hamilton And Surrounding Area.
Grand Opening! The Leader In Gifts And Candles Is Looking For A Qualified Person For A New Store. Good Salary And Bonuses. Are You Ready For The Challenge?
Grand Opening! The Leader In Gifts And Candles Is Looking For A Qualified Employee To Work At A New Store. Good Wages, Benefits And Bonuses. Ready For The Challenge?
Grand Opening! Seeking Qualified Person For New Store. Good Salary, Benefits, And Bonuses.
Friday Evening And Saturday. Looking For Mature Person.
Experience And Asset
Customer Service Experience Required. Serious Applicants Only Please. No Phone Calls Please!!
Ashley Furniture Homestore Is Seeking Highly Motivated Individuals. This Is An Excellent Opportunity For Self Motivated Individuals And Offers Excellent Earning Potential. Sales Training Is Provided.
Are You Ready To Spring Into Action And Work For Full Commission? We Are Hiring Full & Part-Time Field Reps To Promote Canadian Tire's Financial Products*Great Incentives*Benefits After 3 Months*Will Earn More Than Minimum Wage*Students Welcome.Apply On-Line At:Www.Actv8.Net/Ctfs/Apply
A+ Certification And Sales Experience Would Be Assets For This Job. You Will Have Excellent Customer Service Skills And Computer Service Knowledge. Selling Of Office Supplies/Furniture May Be Required
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Wine Knowledge An Asset But Not Required. Training Provided. Must Be Able To Work Between Four Wineries (10 Km Radius). Please Include A Cover Letter Mentioning The Position You Are Applying For.
Will Be Opening And Closing Stores And Processing Daily Paperworks
We Provide Full Paid Training, Benefits, Outstanding Compensation And Growth Opportunities. Start Your New Career Today!! Sales Experience And Team Leadership In A Sales Role Required.
We Provide Full Paid Training, Benefits And Growth Opportunities. Start Your New Career Today!! Sales Experience Required.
We Offer On The Job Training & A Supportive Team Of Management To Welcome You. Incentives And Employee Discount Programs.
We Offer A Fun & Modern Work Environment. We Insist On An Ethical Approach To Our Business. We Currently Have A Wonderful Client Base & Are Growing Quickly.
We Are Looking For Mature, Reliable And Experienced Retail Sales Help, Up To 40 Hours A Week, Seasonal Until December 31 2007. Potential For Part-Time Hours After That Time. Must Be Sales Driven And Goal Oriented.
We Are Looking For Individuals Who Are Available To Work Flexible Part-Time Hours And Who Have Previous Retail Clothing Experience.
We Are Looking For Enthusiastic People With A Positive Attitude.Individuals Will Provide Motivation And Support To Our Clients.Full Training Provided.
We Are Looking For Energetic And Enthusiastic People With A Positive Attitude. Individuals Will Provide Motivation And Support To Our Clients As Well As Sell Herbal Supplements To Our Retail Clientele. Full Training Provided.
We Are Looking For Dynamic, Customer Service Oriented Individuals To Join Our Team! As A Sales Support Team Member, You Will Be Responsible For Processing Transactions, Assisting With Loaner & Repairs, Inventory, Ordering And Receiving.
We Are Looking For An Outgoing And Energetic Individual To Join Our Team. The Successful Candidate Must Possess Excellent Communication Skills And Be Able To Provide Exceptional Customer Service.
We Are Looking For An Outgoing And Energetic Individual For Our Winery Retail Shop. Must Possess Excellent Communication Skills, Be Able To Provide Exceptional Customer Service And Work Weekends.
We Are Looking For An Energetic, Outgoing And Reliable Individual To Work In The Retail Shop And Winery. Weekends Are A Must. Full Time Hours This Summer, Potential Part Time Work This Fall.
We Are Looking For An Energetic Person With A Good Attitude To Join Our Team In Stoney Creek! Individual Will Provide Motivation And Support To Our Clients And Sell Herbal Products.
We Are Looking For An Energetic Person With A Good Attitude To Join Our Team In Niagara Falls! Individual Will Provide Motivation And Support To Our Clients And Sell Herbal Products.
We Are Looking For An Energetic Leader With A Great Attitude To Join Our Team In St. Catharine's! Individual Will Provide Support To Our Weight Loss Clients.
We Are Looking For An Energetic Enthusiastic Leader With A Great Attitude To Join Our Team. Individual Will Provide Motivation And Support To Our Weight Loss Clients.
We Are Currently Seeking Great Candidates For Our Many L'Oreal Programs. Become A Part Of Our Fun And Energetic Matchmaker Team!
Visit Us At Www.Vineyardsestatewines For A Location Near You To Apply In Person.
Various Duties In Furniture Department In A Retail Establishment. Responsible For Assembling Furniture, Furniture Sales And Overall Upkeep Of Furniture Department. Heavy Lifting May Be Required.
Tues & Wed And 9-5 Every 2Nd Sat. Minimum Wage. Process Donations, Load, Pricing, Sorting, Window Displays, Financial Transactions, Assist With Snow Removal, And Keep Safe Work Environ. Other Duties.
This Position Is Mainly For Saturdays And Vacation Coverage. Must Also Be Willing To Work Flexible Hours During The Week. Ability To Handle Up To 50 Pounds. Marketing Skills An Asset.
This Position Has A `Base Salary Plus Commissions' Pay Structure With Excellent Overall Earning Potential In The Area Of $50,000 Per Year. All Training Provided. Send Faxes/E-Mails To: "Attention: Hamilton Sales Manager" Only Those Selected For An Interview Will Be Contacted.
This Is An Upscale Environment And Therefore Applicants Must Be Dressed Suitably And Be Prepared To Deal With High End Merchandise And Clientele. Must Be 19+.
This Is An Upscale Environment And Therefore Applicants Must Be Dressed Suitably And Be Prepared To Deal With High End Merchandise And Clientele. Must Be 19+ Under Provincial Legislation.
This Is An Environmentally Friendly Boutique Specializing In Women's Clothing. All Candidates Must Be Available Fridays Saturdays And Sundays.
This Is A Part Time Temporary Position That Could Lead To Permanent Employment. Some Retail Experience Is An Asset. Apply In Person With Resume And Be Prepared To Be Interviewed.
The Right Candidate Will Be A People Person Who Understands Needs Of The Customer And Is Willing To Go Above And Beyond The Standard To Ensure Customer Satisfaction. This Person Must Work Well With Others, Excellent Problem Solving Skills & Superior Communication Abilities. Salary To Be Determined.
The Name Of This Company Is Elle Du Monde Inc.
The Gift Shop Is Located Within A 4 Diamond Hotel. Previous Experience In This Type Of Setting Is A Definite Asset.
The Ability To Speak French And/Or Spanish Would Be A Definite Asset.
Thank You For Your Interest In Cpi Corp - Sears Portrait Studio. Only Applicants Selected For An Interview Will Be Contacted.
Teaopia Is A Premium Loose Leaf Tea Store, Specializing In Loose Leaf Tea And Tea Beverage. We Offer Various Employment Opportunities For Candidates Who Have Retail Experience.
Teaopia Is A Premium Loose Leaf Tea Store, Specializing In Loose Leaf Tea And Tea Beverage.
Taking Phone Orders, Making Cold Calls To Customers And Generating New Accounts, Completing Costing And Quotations, Some Travel. Excellent Computer Skills (Word, Excel, Internet, E-Mail.
Support All Areas Of The Department's Operations. Acquire Product Knowledge Of The Store's Merchandise.
Suitable Job For A Student. Full Time Hours In The Summer And Weekends (If Desired) In The Fall.
Successful Candidates Will Be Responsible, Love Jewellery And Helping Customers And Enjoy Working In A Fast-Paced Environment.
Store Clerk: Put Away Stock, Order Stock, Inventory Knowledge, Etc. Must Have A Professional Appearance, Be Honest, Polite & Willing To Work. Construction Background An Asset. Customer Service Skills.
Some Lifting And Stocking Of Shelves Required. This Opportunity May Turn Into An Ongoing Seasonal Position.Apply In Person With A Resume. Monday To Friday 9Am -5Pm & Saturdays 9Am-4Pm. Sunday 10Am-2Pm
Some Lifting And Stocking Of Shelves Required. This Opportunity May Turn Into An Ongoing Seasonal Position.
Smart Serve Is An Asset. At Least 18 Years Old To Apply. Apply In-Person. E-Mail Address Supplied For Those Unable To Make It During Given Hours. Use E-Mail To Schedule Time Outside Of Given Hours.
Selling Residential Steel Roofing. Remuneration Is A Base Salary Plus Commissions. Please Include The Position Title And Territory In The E-Mail/Cover Letter. This Territory Is St. Catherines
Selling Residential Steel Roofing. Remuneration Is A Base Salary Plus Commissions. Please Include Position Title And Territory On All E-Mails/Cover Letters. This Territory Is Wellend County.
Seeking Fun, Sales Motivated Reps.We Pay A Guaranteed Base+Commission+Bonus. Great Flexible Hours! Paid Training!.Aggressive & Energetic Sales Reps!
Seeking An Energetic Sales Associate For Busy Retail Store. Full And Part Time Positions Available. Must Be Legal Age To Serve Alcohol (18+). Smart Serve As Asset But Not Necessary.
Salesperson For Retail Store With Small Sales Of Darts To Large Game Room Designs Of Homes . Days Except Limited Thursday And Friday Evening Must Be Available For Saturday's But Not Open Sundays
Sales Experience Preferred. Omvic Licence Required For Successful Candidate.
Sales Associates Are Accountable For Achieving Daily Personal Sales Results And Customer Service Standards While Following Our Fundamental Selling Skills Program And Meeting Key Performance Indicators. You Will Also Assist The Store Management In Maintaining All Operations Of The Store.
Responsible To Open/Close The Store As Required To Support The Management Team. Position Location: Reitmans @ Simcoe Town Centre
Responsible To Open/Close The Store As Required To Support The Management Team. Position Located @ Simcoe Town Centre
Responsible To Open/Close The Store As Required To Support The Management Team. Fennel Shopping Centre.
Responsible To Open/Close The Store As Required To Support The Management Team.
Representation In Home Depot/Rona Stores.Weekend Work. July To Mid-October. Duties:Give Info To Clients,Suggest The Right Product & Promote Plastival Products. Training Provided. Must Have Car.
Regular Part Time Sales Associates Work On Average 25 Hours Per Week And Are Accountable For Achieving Daily Personal Sales Results And Customer Service Standards. You Will Also Assist The Store Management In Maintaining All Operations Of The Store.
Pt Retail Sales Associates Needed Nine West Shoe Studio Niagara Falls. Interested? ... Step Into Our Shoes. Send Resume Quoting Bd1108
Prospecting And Follow-Up Outbound Calling. Helpdesk Environment. Occasional Cross Border Travelling. Must Be Detail-Oriented, Windows And Ms Word Proficient.
Previous Experience In An Auto Recycling Facility An Asset. Hollander Computer Experience An Asset. Previous Automotive Experience A Must.
Position Located @ Smart Set, Linden Park Mall
Position Involves Working Indoors And Outdoors.Duties Include Administrative Work,Attending Chamber Meetings, Renting Storage Units, And Light Maintenance Work (For Example: Sweeping, Cutting Grass).
Position Also Involves Opening & Closing Store, Balancing Cash And Some Cleaning. Should Have Some Training In Nutrition.
Plumbing Knowledge Essential
Please Specify Welland Location When Sending E-Mail
Please Specify The Location The Application Is For.
Please Specify Scott Street Location When Sending E-Mail.
Please Specify Scott St, St Catharines Location When Applying Via E-Mail.
Please Specify Fort Erie Location When Sending E-Mail
Please Insert The Job Title In Your Fax Or E-Mail Opening. We Thank All Applicants In Advance. Only Candidates Selected For An Interview Will Be Contacted.
Please Indicate Location In Subject Line Of E-Mail. Provide Excellent Customer Service When Selling, Leasing, Delivering, Servicing & Taking Customer Payments, And General Customer Inquiries.
Please Head Your Resume With [St Catharines]
Please Add 'Deli Clerk-Management Opportunity' To Your Subject Line When Responding To This Job Ad.
Personally Yours Is Recruiting! If You Possess A Passion For Retail, Flexible Work Schedule & The Desire To Join An Industry Leader, Apply Today! We Offer On The Job Training & A Supportive Team Of Management To Welcome You. Attractive Salary, Bonus Plan, Incentives And Employee Discount Programs.
Part-Time Positions For Jay Set - Niagara. Looking For Candidates With Exceptional Customer Service Skills. Attention Resumes To Denise, Store Manager.
Part-Time Positions Available For Tan Jay - Niagara Square. We Offer Challenging Career Opportunities For Innovative People Who Believe In Growth, Change, And Being Rewarded On The Basis Of Personal & Team Performance. Please Attention Resumes To Tammy Cryer, Store Manager.
Part-Time Positions Are Also Available.
Part-Time Position Opening Our Country Market. Serving Customers In The Deli-Meat Department And Replenishing Stocks. Own Transportation Required, Not On A Bus Route.
Part Time Retail Sales Of Maternity Wear. This Is A Permanent Position, Must Have Previous Retail & Cash Experience & Must Be Available Days As Well As Evenings. Pls Be Flexible With Schedule.Serious Inquiries Only Please Feel Free To Apply Directly To The Store In Person With 2 Business References
Part Time Retail Sales Of Maternity Wear. This Is A Permanent Position, Must Have Previous Retail & Cash Experience & Must Be Available Days As Well As Evenings. Pls Be Flexible With References
Part Time Associate Duties Include: Watch Battery Replacement, Removing Watch Bands, Selling Merchandise. Excellent Customer Service Skills, Sales Oriented. Jewellery Store Experience Welcome.
Omvic Certification Required. Commission Structure With Potential To Earn Above Average Income. 40 Hour Work Week. New & Used Automotive Dealership.
Now Hiring - All Party Packagers Locations - Night Senior Supervisors! Apply Today!
Must Know About Hardware Store Related Products
Must Have Keyholder Experience. Must Work Weekends.
Must Be Willing To Work Flexible Hours. Must Be A Motivated Team Leader And Be Personable.
Must Be Outgoing, Sales-Oriented And Love Jewellery!This Store Is In The Casino. Parking Is Only Available On Montrose With Free Shuttle To/From Casino. Apply With Resume. Ask For Lucy.
Must Be Job Connect Eligible, Between 16 - 24 Years Of Age, Out Of School And Work, Not Receiving Employment Insurance Or Worker's Compensation.
Must Be Flexible To Work Morning And Afternoon Shifts. Weekends Also Include Saturday And Sunday. Please Quote Job Title On Resume.
Must Be Flexible To Work Days, Evenings, And Weekends
Must Be 18 Years Or Older.
Maverick Signs Is A Full Service Sign Company Offering Design, Manufacturing, Installation And Servicing. We Are A Young Company Looking For An Enthusiastic Sales Person To Join Our Team.
Mature, Responsible Customer Serviced Orientated Sales Clerk Required. Great Working Environment.
Mature Candidate Needed For 15-35 Hours A Week. Will Be Responsible For Product Knowledge, Sales, Customer Service,Organizing And Cleaning. Must Work Most Weekends, And Evenings.
Mature Adult,Personable,Can Work Independently,Driver's License,Organization
Manager Duties Include: Watch Battery & Watch Band Replacement. Excellent Customer Service Skills. Managing Small Team. Jewellery Store Experience Preferred. Email Resume: Milontalsania@Bellnet.Ca
Manage 3-4 Employees.Keep Store Clean & Replenish Stock, Serve/Upsell Customers,Operate Computer/Cash Register.Must Be Able To Work In Fast Pace Environment.No Bus Route(Must Have Vehicle).
Looking For An Energetic, Highly Motivated Individual For An Opportunity In The Exciting Business Of Home/Car Electronics. With The Drive To Succeed, The Sky Is The Limit!
Lifting And Stocking Of Shelves Required. May Turn Into An Ongoing Seasonal Position.Apply In Person With A Resume. Monday To Friday 9Am -8Pm & Saturdays 9Am-4Pm. Sunday 10Am-3Pm.
Lead By Example, Assertive, Goal Oriented, Strong Communication Skills, Accountable For Results, Coaching/Training Others, Attention To Detail, Able To Work Efficiently In Fast Paced Work Environment
Knowledge Of Fitness And Bodybuilding An Asset.
Jones New York Factory Outlet Store. Please Provide At Least 2 Work Related References Upon Application.High End Ladies Fashion Experience An Asset.
Jones New York Factory Outlet Store. Please Provide 2 Work Related References Upon Application.High End Ladies Fashion Experience An Asset.
Job Involves Sales Activities Specialized In Swim Pool, Spa And Hot Tub.Will Be Doing Inside & Outside Sales & Closing Deals.Generous Base Salary & Commissions Offered. Pool Spa & Hot Tub Experience An Asset.Employer Will Train The Right Person.Excellent Opportunity. Professional Sales Exp Required.
Job Duties Include Waiting On Customers In A Busy Retail Location.
Jacques Vert, A High End Line Of Ladies Designer Clothing Is Opening A New Location In Hamilton And Requires 3 Dynamic Fashion Forward, Associates. Preference Given To Those With Retail Experience.
Jacques Vert Is Opening A New Location At The Bay Limeridge And Requires Dynamic And Fashion Forward Team Members. We Offer Competitive Wages, Bonus Scheme And Bi-Annual Clothing Allowance.
Immediate Openings In Hamilton's #1 Tropical Tanning Spa. Ability To Provide A High Level Of Customer Service Is Essential.
If You Are Friendly, High Energy, Love Jewellery And Helping Customers, This Could Be The Right Job For You. Apply In Person With Resume.
If You Are Friendly, Energetic, Dependable, Love Jewellery And Enjoy Helping Customers And You Are Available To Work A Variety Of Shifts, Apply In Person With Resume. Ask For Allison.
If You Are An Inspiring Person Consider A Position That Is More Than A Job. At Herbal Magic Personal Health Coaches Provide Guidance And Encouragement To Empower Our Clients To Achieve Their Goals.
If You Are An Inspiring Person Consider A Position That Is More Than A Job. At Herbal Magic Health Coaches Provide Encouragement To Our Clients To Achieve Their Goals.
If Applying Online, Reference Job Code: Ame1C And Media Code: 3Jb
If Applying Online, Reference Job Code: Amb1C And Media Code: 3Jb
Hours Will Be Between 16-24 Weekly.Must Be Flexible To Work Morning And Afternoon Shifts.Weekends May Also Include Saturday And Sunday.Please Quote Job Title On Resume And Fax To The Attention Of Amy.
Hiring Enthusiastic Sales Associates For Tan Jay - Lynden Park. Must Have The Desire To Deliver Exceptional Customer Service And Drive To Achieve Sales Targets.
Grand Opening! Good Salary, Benefits, And Bonuses.
Grand Opening! Competitive Wages, Benefits, And Bonuses.
Good Opportunity For Income Driven People. Full Training. Able To Work 8-10 Hours Outdoors - All Type Weather. Good Customer Service Skills Required. Yearly Remuneration Averages Between $30 To 50K.
Fun Factory - Clifton Hill. Available Shift Hours Range From 7:30Am To 3Am. Looking For Individuals To Create Wax Hands, Operate Cash Register, And Perform Light Cleaning Duties. Excellent Customer Service Skills A Must! Part Time And Full Time Hours Available Now! Apply Online Today!
Ft Retail Sales Associates Needed Nine West Shoe Studio Niagara Falls. Interested? ... Step Into Our Shoes. Send Resume Quoting Bd1108
Fitness And Bodybuilding Knowledge And Experience An Asset.
Earn Extra Cash With Our Great Flexible Hours. Work Minimum 3 Days Per Week. One Training In Niagara Region Wednesday 4Th June. Contact To Book Training! Entertain, Engage And Educate!
Earn Extra Cash With Our Great Flexible Hours. Work Minimum 3 Days Per Week. Entertain, Engage And Educate!
Duties Include:Promoting The Business,Attending Chamber Meetings, Renting Storage Units,Selling Merchandise And Light Maintenance Work (For Example: Sweeping, Cutting Grass). Must Be Sales Oriented.
Duties Also Include Supporting All Departments At The Direction Of Department Manager And/Or Assistant Manager.
Duties Also Include Loading Stock And Unloading Stock, Merchandising Stock And Facility Maintenance.
Direct Sales Force Requires Hi-Energy In Field Sales Agents For Face To Face Sales Promoting Some Of Canada's Most Respected Brands Including Cibc, Bmo And Primus Telecom Inside Of Malls, Office Towers, Branches And Special Events. Average Reps Earn $16/Hour.
Conversational Korean Or French Is A Definite Asset.
Company In Hamilton Is Expanding Their Hunter Sales Team. True Cold Calling Role Selling Promotional And Marketing Material To Companies In The Us And Canada. Must Have Exceptional Drive To Succeed!
Chelsea Home Furniture Has 4 Furniture Store Locations In Ontario. The Position Is Available In Our Seaway Mall Location. Email Resume By Indicating "Furniture" On The Subject Line.
Calling Upon Business And Industry To Open Up New Accounts And Service Existing Accounts. We Will Provide Vehicle And Pay All Expenses. Training Is Provided. This Is An Outside Sales Position.
Calculate Postage For Packages And Types Of Letters.Record All Incoming Mail In The Computer.
Blinds To Go Is Focused On Helping The Customer Select The Product That Best Meets Their Needs And Give Them A Memorable Shopping Experience. As A Dc, You Are The Front-Line Person Responsible For Bonding With The Customer, Understanding Their Needs, And Helping Solve Their Decorating Problems.
Ashley Furniture Homestore Is Seeking Highly Motivated Sales Professionals. This Is An Excellent Opportunity For Candidates With Strong Sales Abilities And Good Communication Skills. Excellent Earnings Potential, Benefits, And Career Growth Opportunities.
As Sales Associate, Your Primary Function Is To Sell And Promote Tommy Hilfiger Merchandise Through Execution Of The Spirited Customer Service Standards. You Will Perform A Variety Of Operational Activities As Assigned By The Management Team (Replenishment, Merchandise Display, And Housekeeping).
Are You A Go-Getter, Love To Talk & Listen To People? Who Works/Plays Hard & Thinks Outside The Box, Retail Sales/Customer Service, Computer Savy, Pay Plus Commission. Virgin Mobile Ministore.
Are You A Go-Getter, Love To Talk & Listen To People? A Person Who Works/Plays Hard & Thinks Outside The Box, Retail Sales/Customer Service, Computer Savy, Want To Earn Competitive Pay Plus Commission, Send Us Your Resume & A Short Blurb About What You Can Do For Us. Limeridge & Lynden Park Mall
Apply Directly At Our Job Fair August 25- August 27 10:00Am-7:00Pm 17 Queensway West Simcoe, On
Applicants Quote Job #3953213 Add Your Artistic Flair To Holiday Greens arrangements. Instruction & Training Provided. Customer Service Skills Are A Priority, You Also Assist Our Retail Clientele.
Applicants Quote Job #3952684 Hrs Increasing Up To Christmas. You Bring The Enthusiasm And We'Ll Provide The Training! Mathematical Accuracy Is Crucial, As Is Excellent Customer Service.
Also Contact By Calling 647-801-2960
Agricultural Experience An Asset
A Strong Work Ethic And Attention To Detail Is Essential. Must Be Capable Of Working Under Pressure. You Will Be Required To Work Every Thursday, Friday And Saturday.
A Strong Background In Customer Service, Sales And The Ability To Work Flexible Hours Is Required. If You Enjoy Dealing With The Public We Encourage You To Join Our Team Of Professionals.
A Car Is A Requirement, But Only Used Occasionally.
9:30 Pm - 6:00 Am Shifts From Sunday, June 8 To Saturday, June 28 Merchandising And Cleaning Responsibilities Some Heavy Lifting (Up To 50 Pounds)
- Promote And Sell Well Known Store Product; - Merchandising; - Complete On Line Call Reports Schedule: September To October 2008 Training: September 2Nd 8 Positions Available
*Atleast 6 Months Exp. In Sales/Customer Service *Ability To Work Some Nights/Weekends *Career Growth Apply Now: Www.Jennycraig.Greatjob.Net Use *Job Code:Ame7C *Media Code:3Jb Eoe
*Atleast 6 Months Exp. In Sales/Customer Service *Ability To Work Some Nights/Weekends *Career Growth Apply Now: Www.Jennycraig.Greatjob.Net Use *Job Code:Amb7C *Media Code:3Jb Eoe

Friday, August 1, 2008

Interest in Storytelling is Part of Our Zeitgeist

Here's an interesting account from Scientific American:
The Secrets of Storytelling: Why We Love a Good Yarn

What I really want to know more about is how to get people to use their in-built narrative construction abilities in the cause of career definition. What can anyone tell me about that?

Counts of Hamilton+ Jobs for July 2008

This table summarises advertisements that appeared on the Job Bank in July for Brantford and area, Hamilton and area and Niagara and area.

By way of explanation, there were 100 vacancies of one kind or another for ‘Light Duty Cleaners’, for instance. There were 68 for ‘Truck Drivers’.

More detailed reports indicating, say, summaries of compensation levels offered or of education levels demanded, are obviously possible. I hope someone will let me know which might be most useful.

155 advertisements
6421 Retail Salespersons and Sales Clerks
100 advertisements
6661 Light Duty Cleaners
97 advertisements
9619 Other Labourers in Processing, Manufacturing and Utilities
93 advertisements
6242 Cooks
68 advertisements
7411 Truck Drivers
63 advertisements
6641 Food Counter Attendants, Kitchen Helpers and Related Occupations
56 advertisements
7452 Material Handlers
55 advertisements
6453 Food and Beverage Servers
50 advertisements
7265 Welders and Related Machine Operators
48 advertisements
6663 Janitors, Caretakers and Building Superintendents
45 advertisements for each of the following :
1453 Customer Service, Information and Related Clerks
6651 Security Guards and Related Occupations
39 advertisements
1411 General Office Clerks
36 advertisements
7311 Construction Millwrights and Industrial Mechanics (Except Textile)
32 advertisements
6471 Visiting Homemakers, Housekeepers and Related Occupations
31 advertisements for each of the following :
6411 Sales Representatives - Wholesale Trade (Non-Technical)
6435 Hotel Front Desk Clerks
6611 Cashiers
7611 Construction Trades Helpers and Labourers
30 advertisements for each of the following :
6233 Retail and Wholesale Buyers
6623 Other Elemental Sales Occupations
7414 Delivery and Courier Service Drivers
29 advertisements
8612 Landscaping and Grounds Maintenance Labourers
27 advertisements
1431 Accounting and Related Clerks
25 advertisements
1414 Receptionists and Switchboard Operators
23 advertisements
7231 Machinists and Machining and Tooling Inspectors
21 advertisements
6221 Technical Sales Specialists - Wholesale Trade
20 advertisements
6662 Specialized Cleaners
19 advertisements
1471 Shippers and Receivers
18 advertisements for each of the following :
1433 Customer Service Representatives - Financial Services
7241 Electricians (Except Industrial and Power System)
17 advertisements for each of the following :
6465 Other Protective Service Occupations
9514 Metalworking Machine Operators
16 advertisements
4212 Community and Social Service Workers
14 advertisements for each of the following :
3152 Registered Nurses
4214 Early Childhood Educators and Assistants
6433 Airline Sales and Service Agents
6622 Grocery Clerks and Store Shelf Stockers
7321 Automotive Service Technicians, Truck and Bus Mechanics and Mechanical Repairers
13 advertisements for each of the following :
2253 Drafting Technologists and Technicians
7271 Carpenters
7441 Residential and Commercial Installers and Servicers
12 advertisements
6241 Chefs
11 advertisements for each of the following :
3233 Licensed Practical Nurses
4167 Recreation, Sports and Fitness Program Supervisors and Consultants
7421 Heavy Equipment Operators (Except Crane)
8431 General Farm Workers
10 advertisements for each of the following :
1221 Administrative Officers
1435 Collectors
1473 Production Clerks
2132 Mechanical Engineers
2225 Landscape and Horticulture Technicians and Specialists
3414 Other Assisting Occupations in Support of Health Services
6252 Bakers
6681 Dry Cleaning and Laundry Occupations
9511 Machining Tool Operators
9 advertisements for each of the following :
2131 Civil Engineers
6451 Maîtres d'hôtel and Hosts/Hostesses
7322 Motor Vehicle Body Repairers
9617 Labourers in Food, Beverage and Tobacco Processing
8 advertisements for each of the following :
1111 Financial Auditors and Accountants
1223 Personnel and Recruitment Officers
1236 Customs, Ship and Other Brokers
1441 Administrative Clerks
2242 Electronic Service Technicians (Household and Business Equipment)
4131 College and Other Vocational Instructors
5221 Photographers
7312 Heavy-Duty Equipment Mechanics
7621 Public Works and Maintenance Labourers
8432 Nursery and Greenhouse Workers
9495 Plastic Products Assemblers, Finishers and Inspectors
9612 Labourers in Metal Fabrication
7 advertisements for each of the following :
1225 Purchasing Agents and Officers
1231 Bookkeepers
4216 Other Instructors
6452 Bartenders
7313 Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Mechanics
9496 Painters and Coaters - Industrial
9613 Labourers in Chemical Products Processing and Utilities
6 advertisements for each of the following :
1122 Professional Occupations in Business Services to Management
1472 Storekeepers and Parts Clerks
2133 Electrical and Electronics Engineers
2241 Electrical and Electronics Engineering Technologists and Technicians
4141 Secondary School Teachers
5121 Authors and Writers
6231 Insurance Agents and Brokers
6671 Operators and Attendants in Amusement, Recreation and Sport
7253 Gas Fitters
7622 Railway and Motor Transport Labourers
8256 Supervisors, Landscape and Horticulture
9422 Plastics Processing Machine Operators
5 advertisements for each of the following :
1114 Other Financial Officers
1461 Mail, Postal and Related Clerks
2232 Mechanical Engineering Technologists and Technicians
2233 Industrial Engineering and Manufacturing Technologists and Technicians
5124 Professional Occupations in Public Relations and Communications
6211 Retail Trade Supervisors
6215 Cleaning Supervisors
7242 Industrial Electricians
7251 Plumbers
7281 Bricklayers
7316 Machine Fitters
7351 Stationary Engineers and Auxiliary Equipment Operators
7443 Automotive Mechanical Installers and Servicers
9483 Electronics Assemblers, Fabricators, Inspectors and Testers
4 advertisements for each of the following :
1243 Medical Secretaries
1422 Data Entry Clerks
2141 Industrial and Manufacturing Engineers
2234 Construction Estimators
5241 Graphic Designers and Illustrators
5254 Program Leaders and Instructors in Recreation, Sport and Fitness
6232 Real Estate Agents and Salespersons
6482 Estheticians, Electrologists and Related Occupations
6683 Other Elemental Service Occupations
7294 Painters and Decorators
7334 Motorcycle and Other Related Mechanics
9411 Machine Operators, Mineral and Metal Processing
9486 Mechanical Assemblers and Inspectors
3 advertisements for each of the following :
1475 Dispatchers and Radio Operators
1476 Transportation Route and Crew Schedulers
2171 Information Systems Analysts and Consultants
2175 Web Designers and Developers
2211 Chemical Technologists and Technicians
2282 User Support Technicians
3142 Physiotherapists
3235 Other Technical Occupations in Therapy and Assessment
4153 Family, Marriage and Other Related Counsellors
4161 Natural and Applied Science Policy Researchers, Consultants and Program Officers
4213 Employment Counsellors
6212 Food Service Supervisors
6216 Other Service Supervisors
6271 Hairstylists and Barbers
6434 Ticket Agents, Cargo Service Representatives and Related Clerks (Except Airline)
6474 Babysitters, Nannies and Parents' Helpers
6483 Pet Groomers and Animal Care Workers
6672 Other Attendants in Accommodation and Travel
7214 Contractors and Supervisors, Metal Forming, Shaping and Erecting Trades
7232 Tool and Die Makers
7261 Sheet Metal Workers
7272 Cabinetmakers
7282 Concrete Finishers
7291 Roofers and Shinglers
7381 Printing Press Operators
7437 Air Transport Ramp Attendants
9213 Supervisors, Food, Beverage and Tobacco Processing
9442 Weavers, Knitters and Other Fabric-Making Occupations
9451 Sewing Machine Operators
9461 Process Control and Machine Operators, Food and Beverage Processing
9493 Other Wood Products Assemblers and Inspectors
9611 Labourers in Mineral and Metal Processing
2 advertisements for each of the following :
1211 Supervisors, General Office and Administrative Support Clerks
1212 Supervisors, Finance and Insurance Clerks
1213 Supervisors, Library, Correspondence and Related Information Clerks
1241 Secretaries (Except Legal and Medical)
1242 Legal Secretaries
1423 Desktop Publishing Operators and Related Occupations
1432 Payroll Clerks
1434 Banking, Insurance and Other Financial Clerks
1452 Correspondence, Publication and Related Clerks
1454 Survey Interviewers and Statistical Clerks
1463 Couriers, Messengers and Door-to-Door Distributors
2142 Metallurgical and Materials Engineers
2172 Database Analysts and Data Administrators
2174 Computer Programmers and Interactive Media Developers
2231 Civil Engineering Technologists and Technicians
2243 Industrial Instrument Technicians and Mechanics
2252 Industrial Designers
2263 Inspectors in Public and Environmental Health and Occupational Health and Safety
2264 Construction Inspectors
2271 Air Pilots, Flight Engineers and Flying Instructors
2281 Computer Network Technicians
3143 Occupational Therapists
3231 Opticians
3411 Dental Assistants
4142 Elementary School and Kindergarten Teachers
4211 Paralegal and Related Occupations
6621 Service Station Attendants
7216 Contractors and Supervisors, Mechanic Trades
7252 Steamfitters, Pipefitters and Sprinkler System Installers
7263 Structural Metal and Platework Fabricators and Fitters
7293 Insulators
7412 Bus Drivers, Subway Operators and Other Transit Operators
8253 Farm Supervisors and Specialized Livestock Workers
9212 Supervisors, Petroleum, Gas and Chemical Processing and Utilities
9465 Testers and Graders, Food and Beverage Processing
9471 Printing Machine Operators
9485 Assemblers, Fabricators and Inspectors, Industrial Electrical Motors and Transformers
1 advertisement for each of the following :
1215 Supervisors, Recording, Distributing and Scheduling Occupations
1224 Property Administrators
1244 Court Recorders and Medical Transcriptionists
1442 Personnel Clerks
1474 Purchasing and Inventory Clerks
2115 Other Professional Occupations in Physical Sciences
2121 Biologists and Related Scientists
2134 Chemical Engineers
2221 Biological Technologists and Technicians
3111 Specialist Physicians
3234 Ambulance Attendants and Other Paramedical Occupations
3413 Nurse Aides, Orderlies and Patient Service Associates
4163 Business Development Officers and Marketing Researchers and Consultants
4165 Health Policy Researchers, Consultants and Program Officers
4166 Education Policy Researchers, Consultants and Program Officers
4169 Other Professional Occupations in Social Science, n.e.c.
4215 Instructors and Teachers of Persons with Disabilities
5132 Conductors, Composers and Arrangers
5133 Musicians and Singers
5135 Actors and Comedians
5222 Film and Video Camera Operators
5223 Graphic Arts Technicians
5242 Interior Designers
5243 Theatre, Fashion, Exhibit and Other Creative Designers
6214 Dry Cleaning and Laundry Supervisors
6441 Tour and Travel Guides
6484 Other Personal Service Occupations
7215 Contractors and Supervisors, Carpentry Trades
7217 Contractors and Supervisors, Heavy Construction Equipment Crews
7218 Supervisors, Printing and Related Occupations
7219 Contractors and Supervisors, Other Construction Trades, Installers, Repairers and Servicers
7246 Telecommunications Installation and Repair Workers
7295 Floor Covering Installers
7383 Other Trades and Related Occupations
7422 Public Works Maintenance Equipment Operators
7435 Lock and Cable Ferry Operators and Related Occupations
7612 Other Trades Helpers and Labourers
8255 Landscaping and Grounds Maintenance Contractors and Managers
8422 Silviculture and Forestry Workers
9221 Supervisors, Motor Vehicle Assembling
9222 Supervisors, Electronics Manufacturing
9227 Supervisors, Other Products Manufacturing and Assembly
9232 Petroleum, Gas and Chemical Process Operators
9415 Inspectors and Testers, Mineral and Metal Processing
9421 Chemical Plant Machine Operators
9443 Textile Dyeing and Finishing Machine Operators
9462 Industrial Butchers and Meat Cutters, Poultry Preparers and Related Workers
9474 Photographic and Film Processors
9482 Motor Vehicle Assemblers, Inspectors and Testers
9484 Assemblers and Inspectors, Electrical Appliance, Apparatus and Equipment Manufacturing
9494 Furniture Finishers and Refinishers
9498 Other Assemblers and Inspectors
9513 Woodworking Machine Operators
9614 Labourers in Wood, Pulp and Paper Processing
9616 Labourers in Textile Processing