October 12, 1997
Do the homework: Many job seekers apparently don't bother to learn much about the companies or industries they're applying to. Sixty percent of executives surveyed by Accountemps, an employment company, reported that applicants rarely indicate in their cover letters that they know anything about the company or industry. And 38 percent of the executives reported that even at the interview stage, job candidates rarely display such knowledge. Max Messmer, the chairman of Accountemps, suggests job seekers do some homework before they start applying for a job.Pub Date: 10/12/97
July 19, 2005
Maryland New Directions, a nonprofit career counseling center at 611 Park Ave. in Mount Vernon, is offering workshops for job seekers. From 10 a.m. to noon today, participants can learn to write or improve a resume. A seminar on answering difficult questions during interviews is planned from 10 a.m. to noon Thursday. A workshop for ex-felons from 10 a.m. to noon July 26 will focus on discussing one's legal history with an employer. Information: 410-230-0630.
March 2, 2005
JOB HELP Tomorrow Early-intervention workshop: a free daylong session for job seekers on cover letters and resumes; 10 a.m., 175 Post Office Road, Waldorf. Registration: Marc Himmelberger, 301-645-8714, ext. 310. Thursday Summer Jobs Fair: 10 a.m., Northeast High School, 1121 Duvall Highway, Pasadena. Sponsored by Anne Arundel County public schools. Information: Jacqueline Dunn, 410-225-9600. Monday Getting Hired 101: a free orientation session for job services by Maryland Workforce Exchange; 9:30 a.m., 7060 Oakland Mills Road, Columbia.
April 5, 2006
Productive work place set as topic Friday As part of a series at Howard Community College sponsored by Howard Bank, author John Izzo will share stories and ideas about creating an engaging and productive workplace at a luncheon from noon to 1:30 p.m. Friday in the Kittleman Room of the college's Instructional Lab Building (ILB 100), 10901 Little Patuxent Parkway, Columbia. He will discuss "Awakening the Soul at Work: What Great Workplaces Teach Us and How to Become One." Izzo, author of Awakening Corporate Soul: For Paths to Unleash the Power of People at Work, will sign books after the luncheon and will offer a workshop, "Servant Leadership: the Secrets of Great People Leaders" from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. in ILB 100. The cost for the luncheon is $35; for the luncheon and workshop, $50. Information or to reserve a place: 410-772-4814.
March 20, 1996
About 7,000 people crowded into the club level of Oriole Park at Camden Yards yesterday for the Baltimore Sun Career Fair, an event that brought 71 employers and an array of job-hunting services from the state Department of Labor, Licensing and Regulation into one place.The event, a joint venture between the newspaper and the state, started last year and is now held twice a year, said Karen Stabley, director of new business development for The Sun. The fair is designed as a public service, to give advertisers new ways to reach job seekers and as a way to capture revenue for The Sun.Labor Department spokesman Marco K. Merrick said the organizers had to turn away employers who wanted to set up a booth at the fair, for which they paid $1,200 or more.
February 14, 2013
SKW Constructors plans to hire up to 100 people to construct concrete tubes and fans at the Sparrows Point Shipyard and Industrial park in Dundalk, according to Baltimore County economic development officials. Subcontractors are expected to hire additional people to work on the project, including carpenters, mechanics, surveyors and truck drivers, the county said. "This project is a huge boost in our efforts to bring new businesses and new jobs back to Sparrows Point," Baltimore County Executive Kevin Kamenetz said in a statement.
October 11, 1990
No fewer than 5,000 people lined up at Festival Hall to interview for jobs with 11 companies.The turnout yesterday surprised some employers, who ran out of informational brochures early in the day."It's been real busy," said Jackie Johnson, a recruiter for Church Hospital. "We're out of the supplies we brought with us."The two-day job fair is being sponsored by the Baltimore Sun and the Maryland Department of Employment and Economic Development. Yesterday, companies seeking clerical and professional workers interviewed candidates.