Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Wendy's Job Openings

This week's email contained a link to job openings at Wendy's. I was surprised to find quite a few openings in the STL Metro area. I didn't realize there were that many stores around the area!

Almost all of the listings are for Crew Member positions but there is a District Manager position listed as well.

Sunday, December 16, 2012

Human Intelligence Tasks

John Hollister from League of Power taught me about this way to make some quick, although minor amounts, of cash.

I know I posted something similar before but this is sponsored by! Check out this email from John and the website:

Mechanical Turk: The Money Machine 

The Internet is bulging at the seams with companies that offer small rewards for small jobs: $.10 to take a survey, $1.50 to download a toolbar, etc. And while many of these may not sound like they're worth your while, if you approach it wisely and efficiently, you can quickly start making a tidy sum of money for not much effort at all.

You won't get rich doing these kinds of online jobs, but how does an extra $200 to $500 a month sound? And these are tasks you can do in your spare time, in many cases while you're sitting on the couch watching TV.

The Scoop on Mechanical Turk

There are a couple of services in this space. But there's one in particular that's caught my eye recently.

Mechanical Turk is a website that connects companies who need simple tasks done (they call them HITs - Human Intelligence Tasks ) with people that will do them. These employers are leveraging the power of the Internet to "farm out" little jobs they don't have the time nor inclination to do on their own. It's called crowd-sourcing.

As a Mechanical Turk worker, you work from home, choose your own work hours, and, best of all, you get paid for doing simple tasks. And you know it's a reputable company because it's part of

So what are some of the HITs you'll be getting paid for? Well, on Mechanical Turk right now there are more than 330,000 HITs available. The tasks you can choose from vary widely - even more widely than any website of its kind that I've come across. This means you can choose the jobs that pay the best and the job that appeals to you the most. With Mechanical Turk, you are truly in the driver's seat.

Here are some examples of HITs:

* Tag images

* Translate a page from English to French

* Determine the gender of people in five photos

* Find company contact information

* Write a product review

* Write questions based on keywords

* Determine if a website is adult-oriented

As you can see, there's something on Mechanical Turk for everyone, whether you're creatively-inclined or are just looking for an easy, repetitive administrative task to make a quick buck. If you're computer-savvy, there are plenty of well-paying HITs that will take you under two minutes to complete. Like I said, there's money to be made here for everyone.

Some of the tasks may seem a little strange. But they're all legit. And useful for whoever is commissioning them, which do include scientists and researchers trying to get data. So don't worry too much about what you're doing. Just focus on the task at hand.

Strategies for Getting Paid Well

Once you create your Mechanical Turk account through, you'll be able to browse through the different HITs on offer, and your first reaction may very well be one of disbelief. You see, most HITs pay under $1.

But you have to think in terms of bulk. Most tasks will take you a minute, five at the most. Simple arithmetic shows that adds up very quickly, especially if you decide to devote, say, two hours each week knocking out HITs. When you take this approach, that extra $200 to $500 a month in spare time income I mentioned up above doesn't seem too far-fetched now, does it?

Listen, you aren't going to get rich doing this. But it doesn't hurt to have spare cash around, does it? One friend I know who does this sort of work calls it her "manicures and mojitos" fund. She works just enough to pay for these little luxuries each month for herself.

Specialization Is Key

When you first wade into the jobs Mechanical Turk has to offer, I suggest sampling a wide variety to find which ones fit you best - both personally and financially. Once you find a particular type of HIT that you not only enjoy but can do fast and make more money doing, focus on HITs of that particular nature.

Not only will your Qualification Value (your ranking on the site that all "employers" can see) rise, businesses will also start seeking you out. Become an authority. By the way, some Qualifications require you to take a test. Go for it - some of the higher-paying jobs will become available when you do.

If you're artistically-inclined, become the master of photo classifications, for example. If you can type 90 words per minute, find those clerical jobs. And if you're a jack-of-all-trades, there's nothing wrong with that. You'll find new challenges every day and greater and greater rewards.

Best of luck!

John Hollister

Thursday, December 13, 2012

UPS job in the STL

Once a week, I get an email from So not only do you want to check that out, I got a really useful email from them this week about jobs at UPS.

I got quite a few hits for St. Louis so check it out!

Sunday, December 9, 2012

Anderson Merchandisers

One of my friends was able to find quite a few part-time jobs with this company but I see they have full time and seasonal jobs as well, although I only found part-time jobs in MO.

Tuesday, November 27, 2012


A friend of a friend mentioned their company, Crossmark, today on Facebook and they have quite a few job postings nation-wide.

They have a "drill-down" map for you to search for jobs in your area.

Check it out here:

Wednesday, November 7, 2012

Accounting Assistant

A friend of mine sent this job description from her company in the Westport area:

Job Description:
Clayton area consulting firm is searching for an Accounting Assistant! Direct Hire for the right candidate!
Location: St. Louis, MO. (clayton area)
Hours: 8am-5pm M-F
-Assist with the day-to-day accounting activities of small business client engagements in accordance with Client Service Standards, including, but not limited to establishing a chart of accounts (for new companies), payroll processing, accounts payable/prepare checks, and accounts receivable/invoices, record income and expenses, etc.
-Reconcile bank and credit card accounts.
-Prepare or assist with recording of transactions and general ledger accounting, i.E. Journal entries.
-Assist in maintaining Fixed Asset reporting and depreciation schedules.
-Maintain client records and files, including general ledger, on automated systems.
-Prepare sales tax returns for multiple cities and counties.
-Prepare payroll tax reports and filings.
-Prepare 1099 and W-2 forms.
-Monitor budget and cash flow.
-Review client documentation and format for use in preparation of financial reports, financial statements and tax return preparation.
-Perform financial analyses, as requested.
-Implement accounting policies and procedures.
-Assist with other accounting duties, as needed.

Job Requirements:
-Associates degree in Accounting or related degree, preferred but not required
-Prior public accounting experience is preferred
-Strong technical skills including the ability to effectively utilize technology and the commitment to learning in a technology environment
-Strong team orientation
-Energetic, enthusiastic and willingness to take initiative and instruction
-Ability to meet challenging client requirements and provide quality client service
-Utilize analytical and research abilities
-Proficiency in Microsoft Office programs (Word and Excel required).
-Experience with QuickBooks is required, Peachtree is a plus
-Excellent interpersonal, and verbal and written communication skills
-Strict adherence to professional ethics
-Ability to successfully contribute to the success of a strategic business unit of the firm

Friday, November 2, 2012

John Hollister blogged about a website where you can make money doing tedious tasks online. The pay is very low but the tasks are easy and take seconds...

Employment Opportunities with Clayton Early Childhood Center

Clayton Early Childhood Center is accepting applications for creative, nurturing, full time preschool teachers, teacher assistants, and part time teacher assistants.

Lead teachers must have experience in child care and / or a two year degree in Early Childhood.
Qualified candidates will be subject to a criminal background screening, and provide health records including a recent physical, Hep A shot and a TB test.

Teachers and assistants are responsible for the supervision and care of children and teaching preschool curriculum.

Interested candidates should request an application through the school office by calling 314-725-2325.

Thursday, November 1, 2012

Marketing Coordinator

My company, Mortgage Returns, is looking for a Marketing Coordinator.

Feel free to email me at work if you're interested: michellemarcus AT or at the address below.


Mortgage Returns, a leading CRM and marketing company, is seeking a marketing coordinator to provide ongoing support for the company, its products and its clients through direct mail and email marketing, special events, advertising and publicity.

Mortgage Returns provides an integrated marketing solution to increase customer retention and maximize sales for banks and mortgage companies. Established in 2004, Mortgage Returns has grown at least 50% each year and was honored by Inc. magazine as one of the fastest growing private companies in America. The company’s success is a result of motivated employees who enjoy a start-up environment and thrive in a rapidly expanding and fast-paced company.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Design, write, program and load new html email messages, campaigns, newsletters and templates. Coordinate delivery through our email marketing engine.

  • Develop new content for our direct marketing product line. Conceptualize, write and design postcards and brochures that we deliver on behalf of our customers.

  • Write and design corporate marketing collateral such as brochures, sales material, newsletters, flyers, posters, advertising and direct mail.

  • Assist in keeping corporate website and social media outlets fresh and inviting for prospects and clients by regularly updating content.

  • Create marketing proposals to develop new business from prospects and increase sales from existing customers.

  • Create custom storyboards and presentations to sell our products and services.

  • Conduct research, create reports and assist with general marketing projects as needed.


  • Strong written communication and editing skills
  • Strong HTML email programming and testing skills
  • Good graphic design skills
  • Detail-oriented with excellent organizational and planning skills
  • Ability to juggle multiple tasks, prioritize projects and manage time effectively
  • A bachelor’s degree and 2-4 years of relevant experience is requested.

Please send a resume, cover letter and three writing/design samples to:

Mortgage Returns
Attn: Marketing Department
1335 Strassner Drive
St. Louis, MO 63144

Friday, October 26, 2012

Central Reservations Booking

We handle inbound new reservation calls for hotels and resorts across the country in an outsource call center environment. Several new properties have created many immediate openings for both Full Time and Part Time associates.

Because our growth has also created opportunities for advancement, we're especially interested in hearing from those with leadership qualities.

We're open 24/7/365. We offer flexible scheduling and require some flexibility in availability. Some weekends are required from everyone.

We're looking for individuals who can contribute to a Gung Ho! company culture.

If you're interested in joining our team, please apply at

Contact Kathy with any questions at 636-736-4011.

We offer a Work from Home program to all qualifying associates after 90 days in-house.

Thursday, October 25, 2012

Another Non Profit Job Website

A friend posted on Facebook that her friend was looking for a social work position and someone else posted a link to the following job website for The Rome Group, which displays job opening in the St. Louis philanthropic community.

Tuesday, October 16, 2012

New jobs sites

I recently learned about two new job sites!


CMS Solutions is seeking talented individuals for various productions for our St. Louis video production client. We are looking for actors, actresses, spokespeople, voice talent, and extras.

Auditions will be held for non-union talent without current representation on November 3rd, 2012.

Please send a talent resume and headshot to Space is limited.

Friday, October 5, 2012

Lord & Taylor IT Job Fair

Lord & Taylor is hosting an IT Job Fair on October 12th and 13th in Downtown St. Louis for the following roles: IT Managers, Architects, Technical Designers, Lead Technical Analysts, Lead Programmer Analysts, Developers/Programmer Analysts, IT Business Analysts and IT Project Managers.

Lord & Taylor, who’s part of the Hudson Bay Company, the oldest company in North America, is hiring top IT talent in their shared services division in downtown St. Louis. Come be a part of one of the most progressive Enterprise wide solutions in the area.

They are utilizing the latest technologies and will completely change their entire platform over the next 3 years so if you are going to make a move, this would be the time!

They are expanding in St. Louis and you should hear what they are doing in IT!

Aerotek Customer Service Job Fair - Oct 10th

Aerotek will be having a Customer Service Job Fair on Wednesday, October 10th from 10AM to 7PM.

Located at: 2 City Place Drive Suite 100 St. Louis, MO 63141

Please bring a copy of your resume.

Sunday, September 30, 2012

Article: Job seekers need a solid game plan

September 21, 2012 12:15 am

In her former life, Roni Chambers was a human resources manager whose expertise included tactics and procedures for laying off employees.

Today, she’s the executive director of Go! Network – a St. Louis nonprofit that helps the unemployed find new jobs. Go! Network was founded by the St. Patrick Center in early 2009, shortly after the layoffs of hundreds of employees at what was then called the Anheuser-Busch Co.

Go! Network, which has struggled to raise sustainable financing, receives free office space in St. Patrick Center, and its meetings take place there on Tuesdays. In recent months, Go! Network also has received donations from Boeing, Centene and smaller companies.

“We teach people how to use the tools to find a job in today’s world,” said Chambers, explaining that sessions include teaching people how to build a network of friends and former colleagues with tools such as Twitter, Facebook and LinkedIn.

“Hope and encouragement is a big piece of this,” she said. “If we can shorten the time that a person is unemployed, because they know what to do, we have a healthier community.”

Chambers said that St. Louis has a glut of laid-off workers in the manufacturing sector, and that new jobs are springing up in the medical field, including long-term care facilities.

Since 2009, Go! Network programs have been free. But the nonprofit is transitioning to a fee-based system in which job seekers will be asked to pay sliding-scale fees of up to $100. “People have to have some skin in the game,” she said.

Chambers sat down with the Post-Dispatch recently for a brief interview about Go! Network, the St. Louis area job market and ways to find work.

What's the difference between Go! Network and corporate outplacement services?
I believe that the difference is the hope and encouragement that we infuse in the skills and training that we do, along with the fact that it’s a large community – it’s 65 to 120 people who come together every Tuesday and they share information.

What's a good basic strategy for finding work if you've been laid off?
A great basic strategy is to lay out a game plan, and that’s to mourn the loss of your job; it’s to take some time to discover who you are, it’s to build a brand around that discovery; it’s to do the research necessary to target the next industry or business; it’s to network using your tools in that next industry or business; it’s to deliver a great interview, and negotiate your next offer.

How do you boost the morale of clients who have been out of the workforce for a long time?
By listening. By sharing yourself, your experiences. By connecting them with the right places where they can find the hope and encouragement that they need. In many cases, they’ve been spinning their wheels because they haven’t put together a good strategy. So you teach the strategy, you make the connections, and you listen to them.

Are there enough opportunities for the unemployed to retrain and gain skills in another field?
I believe they are coming. I don’t believe that up to now there have been. But it’s clear now that the gap between the jobs that we have today and the workforce that we have today can be bridged through retraining, and that is beginning to happen all across the country. For example, St. Louis Community College is beginning to offer some retraining opportunities. It’s the soft skills -- communication skills, leadership skills -- that we’re missing. Much of that comes from the fact that they’re long-term unemployed and losing the skills that are necessary.

How should job applicants prepare for interviews?
Practice, practice, practice. There are hundreds of tools out there that list the 50 of the most asked questions… Practicing with your family, or your neighbors, or the community of Go! Network or any of those communities where you are being supported. It is about tightening the words and delivering them effectively so that the company interviewing you makes the offer.

Position: Executive director of Go! Network
Age: 57
Marital status: Single (divorced). The mother of three children and five grandchildren.
Residence: De Soto
Previous employment: Director of human resources for sales division at Anheuser-Busch
Education: Bachelor's degree in business management from Maryville University

Friday, September 28, 2012

Macy's Call Center

Macy's is hiring full & part time customer service retails sales dept at their call center near Earth City. Referral day is Monday, Oct 1. Complete application online

Thursday, September 27, 2012

Vida Mexican Kitchen y Cantina Job Fair at St. Louis Galleria

Vida Mexican Kitchen y Cantina is hosting a job fair September 27-29. 9AM-8PM

Vida Mexican Kitchen y Cantina is currently hiring and is looking to fill 125 part-time and full-time positions, including servers, bartenders, hosts and cooks.

Job Seekers can also apply online at

Located in the North end of the St. Louis Galleria, Vida Cantina is set to open in November. The restaurant will offer traditional, regional and contemporary Mexican-inspired foods, handcrafted margaritas and an extensive list of tequilas in a modern, exciting atmosphere.

Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Recruitment Event - Wed, Oct 3rd 1-4pm

Kelly Services 
Recruitment Event
Wednesday, October 3, 2012
MO Career Center – St. Charles County
212 Turner Blvd.
St. Peters, MO 63376
1:00pm – 4:00pm
We are currently seeking candidates for the following exciting contract opportunities:
Project Manager – Responsible for all phases of projects of a highly complex nature. Takes projects from original concept through final implementation. 5+ years of previous project management experience.
 PC/LAN Tech – Responsible for the day to day performance and operation of both PC and LAN hardware and software.  1-3 years PC/LAN technical experience.
Refer to Job Order #9665100 & #9665125. The Missouri Career Center is an equal opportunity employer/program.  Auxiliary aids and services are available upon request to individuals with disabilities.

Saturday, September 22, 2012

Diversity Career Fair - Oct 2nd, 2012

Headquarters Recruiting Events

The following recruiting events are your chance to meet and talk with an Edward Jones recruiter about current openings - or to learn more about our firm. We're always interested in meeting bright individuals who want to build a successful career. Take a look below to see when we'll be in your area. Please stop by and introduce yourself.

Edward Jones 3rd Annual Career Fairs
These events provide a unique opportunity to network with hiring leaders to learn about career opportunities in our headquarters locations and nationwide network of branch offices.

St. Louis, MO
  • When: Tuesday October 2, 2012 4:30p.m. - 7:30 p.m.
  • Where: Edward Jones Headquarters West Atrium
    12555 Manchester Road, Des Peres, MO 63131
  • Hear from our Chief Human Resources Officer, Anthony McBride, who will formally kick off the event at 5:00 p.m.

Friday, September 21, 2012

Job Dreaming?

I got an email out of no where for a new jobs website called

I took the time to create an account to see if it was worthwhile and it's very simple to sign up. You basically fill in the blanks in a giant cloud as to the type of job you are looking for, and then I assume you'll get emails for jobs that match.

I was a little frustrated by the fact that my real "dream job" of Sports Administration is not really listed as an option so I just selected a close alternative.

I also had trouble with the last "blank", which I think is supposed to hold the city's name but the field is limited to five characters. I sent them an email asking for clarification on that field.

In the meantime, I am waiting to see if I get any emails that match what I'm looking I will let you know if this is a worthwhile website to use.

Update 9/24: The last "box" is for zip code! I had been trying to type in a city or state. hehe I feel silly now.

Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Extra Help, Inc

I found this jobs website on LinkedIn today:

This site lists jobs on BOTH sides of the river!

Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Non Profit Jobs List

My friend Wendy posted this link today on Facebook for the NonProfit Times Career Center, which is a jobs list for Non Profit organizations.

Thursday, September 6, 2012

Job Post of the Day - Francis Howell School District

Job site of the day: Positions available through Francis Howell School District...

I'm sure each school district has their own website as well.

Which leads me to believe that all the teachers out there can comment about how easy or difficult it must be to search for a school job!

Wednesday, September 5, 2012

Holiday Job Fair at Chesterfield Mall and St. Clair Square

St. Louis, MO - Retailers are beginning to staff up for the upcoming holiday shopping season! Chesterfield Mall and St. Clair Square will host a job fair to assist in filling the open positions on Saturday, Sept. 8 from 10 a.m. – 12 p.m. in Center Court.

More than 20 mall retailers including: Auntie Anne’s, Body Central, The Limited and New York & Company will be accepting applications and interviewing for a variety of seasonal, full-time and part-time positions.

“Many Chesterfield Mall and St. Clair Square stores have immediate openings they are looking to fill,” said Sean Phillips, regional marketing director. “This job fair is a great opportunity for people to find the perfect job – whether it’s a part-time position for the holiday season or a full-time job.”

For more information and a complete list of retailers that will be at the job fairs, visit or

Friday, August 31, 2012

Metro East Job Openings

I found a new website today that posts job openings, mostly in the Metro East area.

Employment Solutions, Inc appears to be a staffing and recruiting company so you can always call them up at 618-566-8023 or email them at if you need help with your job search!

Or...if you're an employer, they would like to speak to you as well!

Monday, August 20, 2012

Job Post of the Day - Monday, August 20th

Case Manager

Saint Louis Effort for AIDS is currently seeking a case manager. The case manager provides assistance to HIV positive clients in locating, expediting, and coordinating medical and psycho-social services. The case manager is responsible for compiling a comprehensive assessment concerning client's social, environmental, and economic background for use in service planning. The daily activities of the case manager are supervised by the Director of Client Services.

The ideal candidate should possess a Masters Degree in Social Work, but a Bachelor’s Degree in Social Work or related field with experience will be considered. Interested parties should fax resumes to Ann Ritz at 314.645.6502 or email resumes to

Resumes can also be mailed to:
Ann Ritz
Saint Louis Effort for AIDS
1027 S. Vandeventer, Suite 700
St. Louis, MO 63110

Sunday, August 19, 2012

The birth of STLJobCoach!

After going through the process of building a blog and turning it into my first website, I have finally decided to build another blog focused on searching for jobs in the St. Louis area.

When I meet people for the first time, I often tell them I have four jobs: my day job, and then all my other part-time jobs that I don't get paid for! I maintain the website for, food blogger at http://www.stlcheesegirl, and then help people find jobs. 

With the job market still dragging its feet, I am busier than ever e-mailing and forwarding job postings and lately, I have been getting a lot of referrals from friends who know someone who needs help finding a job. I have done several in-person one-on-one coaching sessions as well as advise people via e-mail, in addition to all the connections I have made with IT recruiters and on LinkedIn.

I figured it was about time to consolidate all this information on one website.

While I still plan on sending out MANY e-mails, I am hoping to use this site as a place where job hunters and recruiters can come together. I also plan to post a lot of the information that I constantly am sharing...such as my big three steps to starting your job search.

Best of luck to everyone out there searching for a job!