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June 22, 2005

Tip of the week: Recruiting

The most important step in recruiting and hiring strong job applicants is to develop a job description that is both comprehensible and concise. You cannot attract the right applicants, or evaluate applicants' resumes effectively, if you do not have a well-defined set of requirements for the job. The well-developed job description is a multipurpose tool needed for every aspect of the employment process, including advertising, interviewing, selection, training, performance appraisals, promotions and more. It is essential to successful recruitment.

JOB HELP

TODAY

Smart Money Workshop: On credit- card use and cost, 9 a.m., Western Community Action Center, 1133 Pennsylvania Ave. To register, call 410-767-2148.

TOMORROW

Federal Job Search Workshop: Learn what skills you need and how to apply for a job with the federal government, 5 p.m., Eastside Career Center, 3001 E. Madison St. To register, call 410-396-9030.

SATURDAY

Bilingual job fair: Sponsored by Verizon Wireless. Searching for those fluent in English and Spanish for 200 customer service positions in the Maryland/Washington/Virginia region, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Verizon, 7600 Montpelier Road, Laurel.

JULY 11

Business camp: For teens 14 to 18 interested in starting a small business. This is a free, two-week summer day camp at the Mitchell David Teen Center, 1504 Reisterstown Road, Pikesville. It is sponsored by Jewish Family Services and the National Foundation for Teaching Entrepreneurship. Applicants must submit a written application, be interviewed and provide references. For more information and registration details, call Stan Scherr at 410-602-9473 or e-mail to S.Scherr@jfs.org.

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