Thursday, January 31, 2013

Sears Jobs is featuring Sears this week and there are quite a few stores in the St. Louis Metro area. I was very surprised by the variety of jobs available as well:

Monday, January 28, 2013

PMI Career Fair February 26, 2013

The Job Market is really picking up. The PMI Career Fair is the perfect place for potential job seekers. This Career Fair is FREE for all and OPEN to the public.

4:00 PM - 8:00 PM Crowne Plaza Hotel (Clayton)
7750 Carondelet Ave
Clayton, MO 63105

Anybody can attend this career fair – PMs, BAs, programmers, any non-IT professionals as well. No registration is required.
There will be two 30 min breakout sessions every half hour
a. Interviewing Tips and Techniques - by Linda Ramos
b. Resume Writing - by Clyde Dotson

More information found here:


Thursday, January 17, 2013

Hollywood Casino St. Louis Positions

Boogie Nights, the ultimate 70’s and 80’s nightclub, is coming to Hollywood Casino St. Louis this spring. To support the opening of the newest and grooviest nightspot in St. Louis, Hollywood will host a casting call for 30-40 part-time positions on Tuesday, January 22 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the casino’s ballroom.

Available jobs include bartenders, barbacks, cocktail servers, cashiers and hosts. Boogie Nights will be open every Friday and Saturday night.

Wednesday, January 16, 2013

Jobs at Nordstrom

Nordstrom was the featured company on today and I got a fair amount of positions available in a search for jobs in the St. Louis area:

Saint Louis Zoo Job Fair

Saturday, January 19, 2013 -- 9 a.m. to 12 noon
in The Living World at the Saint Louis Zoo

Now Hiring for 2013 Spring/Summer/Fall Seasonal Employment

Experience a fun, friendly, and unique work environment with a seasonal job at the Saint Louis Zoo. Energetic, responsible and service-oriented people are needed for seasonal positions throughout the Zoo. These include positions in Distribution, Food Service, Gift Shops, Grounds, Guest Services and more.

The Zoo is looking for quality employees, ages 15 (work permit required at time of hire) and up, who are available to work flexible hours on weekdays as well as weekends in the spring, summer and fall seasons.

Job fair will include information on employment plus an opportunity for a screening interview. We offer flexible schedules, competitive hourly wages, free employee parking and an ideal working environment.

Background screenings and drug testing will be required for all new hires.

Apply online before the fair here:

You can check out other jobs at the zoo here:

Tuesday, January 15, 2013

TAV Consulting

Another friend of mine, Wendy Markum, also has started her own consulting company called T.A.V. Consulting:

The Artist's Voice Consulting (T.A.V.) started in 2010 to fill a need for affordable business and management services for small businesses, nonprofit organizations and individual artists. T.A.V. provides individual mentoring, administrative services and customized organizational plans that address specific needs.

Tucanos Brazilian Grill is hiring

From the website:

Tucanos Brazilian Grill is now taking applications for all positions online at or in-person at the restaurant.

Tuesday, January 8, 2013

Christine McCabe - Time Saving Services

If you're looking for some assistance in organizing your life and kicking off the New Year's the person to help you do just that.
  • Personal assisting
  • Home and business organization
  • Calendar management
  • Budget help
  • Event planning
  • Shopping
  • Repair research and oversight
  • Travel planning
  • House sitting
  • Pet care
  • Misc errands

Saturday, January 5, 2013

Interview Tips

I was recently asked at a Christmas party for advice on interviewing. I admit that I am usually more focused on finding jobs for people that I really never have given advice beyond that point.

Thinking back to all the interviews that I have done, and there have been many, I have found that in general, you get better at everything through practice. Lots and lots of practice. The more practice, the better. In fact, landing so many jobs is how this blog came to be, so perhaps I am doing something right.

1.      Always look nice…whether or not you wear a suit. That gives you instant confidence. If you look and feel like a million bucks, usually your attitude follows.

2.      Create a cheat sheet. Keep track of the questions. In the IT field, I find that I get the same technical questions over and over again. When you get home, try to write down all the questions you can remember and look up the answers…it’s good to double check what you may have said. Soon you’ll have a study guide for you to review before each interview to give you even more confidence.

3.      Practice. (There it is again!) It might feel weird talking to yourself in the mirror or role playing with a friend, but the more you get used to talking about yourself, the better you’ll get at it. While it is odd in our culture to brag about ourselves, this is the one chance you get to speak for an hour about a topic you should know very well: yourself. Sometimes it’s good to interview even when you’re not sure if you want the position or for a position that is out of your league. It’s great experience.

4.      During the interview, sit up and lean forward. If you get dry mouth, go ahead and ask for a glass of water, although most places will offer you something to drink. I admit that I always pass on the free drink because I’m worried about spilling the glass while I talk. I tend to use my hands to talk so it’s safer to keep the table in front of me clear. I even put my bag on the floor so it’s not a distraction.

5.      I like to make the interview more of a conversation because that is the kind of people I want to work with. I did have an experience where the Manager purposely gave no emotion and while I was able to sound confident, I was not interested in going to work for him. You go to work for people, not companies.

6.      Be honest. If you don’t know an answer, just say so. You don’t want to find yourself down a hole that you can’t get out of. If they don’t like you for you, then it would not be a good fit if you did land the job. While we may not always get to be choosy, you have to like them as much as they like you. If you end up turning down the job offer, leaving a good impression might get back to the recruiting company that sent you or the company may come after you again down the road for another position.

A friend posted on Facebook that they were looking for some kind of "writing job" for an English major and someone posted a comment about the website

If you are a writer, it looks like you can make some side money by writing articles:

Friday, January 4, 2013

Green Angel Cleaning looking for Housekeepers

Now Hiring Green Angels!! 

We are growing fast and 2013 is going to be a crazy year with all of our new business! 

We are now hiring 3-4 more housekeepers. If you know anyone looking for work, please have them email their resume to 

As always, they must be professional, dependable, hard-working, positive, honest, & drug/drama free! No slackers or crazies please! :-)

The hours are M-F daytime only, about 30 hours per pay is $9/hour and $10/hour out of training. Team Leaders start at $12/hour. 

Please share this information with anyone you know who is complaining about being out of work.

Tuesday, January 1, 2013

St. Luke's Hospital

I just heard on the radio tonight that St. Luke's has a number of job openings in both the medical and non-medical areas.

The website has a good search screen so you can narrow down your area of interest.