Career Navigator – April 2018

Career Navigator
An Intensive Training Program for
Job Search & Success

Jump start your job search with this 5-day interactive, strategic approach to proactively managing your future.

  • Learn how to redefine your skills to fit existing and emerging industries and occupations.
  • Design a job search strategy to fit your values, skills and goals.
  •  Learn the marketing techniques that will get your message out to the people that make the hiring decisions.
  •  Discover the increased power of working in teams, led by certified career professionals.
  •  Navigate the obstacles and challenges of the changing economy and learn the new rules of job search.
  •  Master the ability to successfully transition into new directions of employment and control future employment paths.

Who should enroll in Career Navigator?
Job Seekers who:

  • Desire to stay in the same field and who want to learn how to compete.
  •  Require an industry and/or career change based upon their transferable skills.
  •  Want support in identifying new search strategies, tools and techniques.

Itinerary:
Day 1: Ground Work (Foundations, Skill Assessment) STAR Stories
Day 2: Marketing Me – Marketing Plans, Summary Qualifications
Day 3: Speed Networking / Resumes & Cover Letters
Day 4: Resume Reviews & Interviewing
Day 5: Goal Setting and Search Teams

Dates and Locations:

Dates and Times: April 2 – 6, 2018 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Location: Ontario County Safety Training Facility, County Road 48, Canandaigua
Contact person:
Joseph.Lopez@dfa.state.ny.us at 585-396-4033
OR
LeeAnn.Haust@dfa.state.ny.us at 315-789-1771 Ext 117

To Enroll:
See a Finger Lakes Works Career Center Staff Person

Space is limited please be sure to make a reservation soon!

Frequently Asked Questions about Career Navigator

I have already attended workshops at Finger Lakes Works or elsewhere, why do I need this?
Career Navigator will explore some of these topics in more depth. You will also have the opportunity to work on your own personal assessment and plan your job search within a group structure that will become an important support system throughout your search.
I don’t think I need it. I didn’t have a problem finding a job before.
Let’s hope that’s the case again! Today’s market figures, however, point to a more extended and challenging search period. Why not arm yourself with the most effective skills and tools for creating a successful outcome in the current job market?
I don’t know what I want to do.
It’s very common, and a good idea, to reassess career options at this time. Career Navigator will walk you through the self-assessment process, help you identify the skills you have that could be applied in another industry or occupation and give you the tools you need to explore those options so that you can make the best choices.
Will this get me a job?
No one can get you a job except you! Career Navigator will equip you to do the best job possible in that endeavor. CN is your launching pad to identify the tools and strategies that will prepare you to compete in today’s job market.
Why do I need this? I have a good resume and/or I interview well.
Job search has changed and the strategies for successful job search are more than a resume or interview. Over 70% of job landings contain a component of networking.
I already have interviews lined up.
Are you getting interviews for jobs that you would take? Do you know how to be the candidate that is chosen from the interview? Do you know how to follow up after the interview process? Career Navigator will arm you with important interview, follow-up and negotiation techniques.
This layoff might be temporary.
In the event that it isn’t, or that it occurs again, you can use this time to get the training you’ll need, regardless. If other opportunities present themselves or in a future layoff, you’ll be ready.
There aren’t any jobs anyway, why should I bother.
You’re right that most jobs aren’t evident, but it doesn’t mean they don’t exist. In Career Navigator, you’ll learn to find the “hidden job market.” You’ll learn how to get to the hiring managers before a job is even identified or posted. And you’ll get the group support you’ll need to be persistent in your search.
I am enrolled in training/school.
Getting new skills or updating your existing skills is good strategy. You’ll still need to look for a job and you need job search skills. Career Navigator is the perfect way to begin the process even before you’re done with school. Wouldn’t it be great to have that new job waiting for you when you’re finished?

Open Recruitment for Remedy Staffing

OPEN RECRUITMENT
FOR
REMEDY STAFFING
PALMYRA, NY

Wednesday 2/28/2018
9:30am – 11:00am

For
Entry Level as well as Skilled Manufacturing positions from $10.40/hr. to $15.00/hr., in Wayne County and the Surrounding areas. There are also direct hire opportunities for Professional and Technical applicants available.

At
Finger Lakes Works Career Center/
NYS Department of Labor
1519 Nye Road, Suite 601
Lyons, NY 14489

FAME’s 2018 Annual Event

Registration for FAME’s 2018 Annual Event at MCC is now open! 

Career Exploration and Reality Redesigned.

March 20, 2018 – 4:00pm-6:30pm

Monroe Community College

R. Thomas Flynn Campus Center

Monroe A & B

The Finger Lakes Advanced Manufacturers’ Enterprise is pleased to present Mr. Jeremy Bout of Edge Factor for a return engagement and Reality Redesigned program update on March 20, 2018 at Monroe Community College! Register today to hear the latest progress on bringing this phenomenal competition to the Finger Lakes region!
FAME’s Annual event will also feature a Middle Skills Career Exploration Panel comprised of the following regional representatives:
  • Jeremy Bout, Edge Factor
  • Jim McGaffin, NYMAT
  • Todd Oldham, Monroe Community College
  • Tim Palmer, Eastman Kodak/Business Park
  • Rick Wetzel, OrthoClinical Diagnostics

For complete event details, please click HERE.

Public Notice

PUBLIC NOTICE FOR
THE FINGER LAKES WORKFORCE INVESTMENT BOARD, Inc.
REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS

TITLE I WORKFORCE INNOVATION AND OPPORTUNITY ACT (WIOA)

The Finger Lakes Workforce Investment Board, Inc., as fiscal agent for the Finger Lakes Workforce Development Area is soliciting proposals for the operation of federally-funded youth programs in compliance with the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act.  Funding will be for the period of July 1, 2018 through June 30, 2019. The Finger Lakes Workforce Investment Board, Inc. intends to award the RFP for two additional program years, dependent on contractor’s meeting performance goals, quality of service or product that has been provided, timeliness of start-up and meeting of delivery schedules, cost projections for next year and the availability of funds. Other factors may be considered if applicable.

Purpose

The Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) focuses on serving out of school youth and targeted youth populations through youth development activities that will reinforce positive social skills in youth.  The legislation mandates strong ties with the business community, not only as employers, but also in an expanded role as advisors, funders, trainers and economic developers.  The Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act places an increased emphasis on work experience activities, serving individuals with disabilities and veterans.  The intent is to develop a skilled future labor force. Eligible participants must be between 16 and 24 years old and meet specific eligibility criteria as noted in the RFP.

TIME FRAME AND AVAILABILITY

Funding available to serve youth in the four-county region for the period July 1, 2018 to June 30, 2019 is approximately $400,000.00 (subject to official notification from the New York State Department of Labor).  Please note the 14 elements of the legislation that can be funded (see RFP).  Programs need to show how each element will be provided/made available by partnering with other agencies if necessary and submit a copy of a Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) for each partner agency stating which element(s) they will provide.

CONDITIONS

Respondents must meet the criteria outlined in the Request for Proposal (RFP) and must be in compliance with policy and regulations set forth by the Finger Lakes Workforce Investment Board and the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act.

Detailed Requests for Proposals may be obtained between 8:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday beginning February 5, 2018 at the address noted below, or by calling Amanda Lesterhuis at 315-789-3131 ext. 104.  You may also access the RFP at our website:  www.fingerlakesworks.com.

FINGER LAKES WORKFORCE INVESTMENT BOARD, INC.

41 LEWIS STREET, SUITE 104

GENEVA, NY 14456

TWO COPIES OF THE COMPLETE PROPOSAL ALONG WITH OTHER DOCUMENTS SPECIFIED ON RFP COVER PAGE MUST BE RECEIVED BY 4:00 P.M. ON MONDAY, April 16, 2018 AT THE FINGER LAKES WORKFORCE INVESTMENT BOARD, INC., 41 LEWIS STREET, SUITE 104, GENEVA, NEW YORK 14456.  AN ELECTRONIC COPY MUST ALSO BE SENT TO KSPRINGMEIER@FINGERLAKESWORKS.COM

PC App Support Specialist Needed, del Lago Resort & Casino

Job Title:  PC App Support Specialist; Order Number:  NY1239950

Company Name:  del Lago Resort & Casino – Waterloo, New York

Minimum Experience Required:  2 years

Job Description: 

The PC App Support Specialist performs assigned duties in the IT Department including, but not limited to, PC workstations, Software, Property AV Systems, POS, and provides help desk requests as well as assistance. He/She will demonstrate Old-World Hospitality and Charm while enforcing the Responsible Gaming Plan as well as adherence to Internal Control Procedures. GENERAL ACCOUNTABILITIES The following statements are intended as general illustrations of the work in this class and are not all-inclusive. The PC App Support Specialist performs assigned duties in the IT Department including, but not limited to, PC workstations, Software, Property AV Systems, POS, and provides help desk requests as well as assistance. He/She will demonstrate Old-World Hospitality and Charm while enforcing the Responsible Gaming Plan as well as adherence to Internal Control Procedures. JOB QUALIFICATIONS Any combination of education, experience and training that provides the required knowledge, skills and abilities. 2 years computer networking and/or support experience. Excellent customer support skills with 1 to 2 plus years of high-level technical support in Windows environment. 2 plus years technical experience with computer software, including the installation and configuration of Windows programs. Majority of experience should be in the area of hardware repair, or equivalent combination of education and experience. Degree in IT preferred. Ability to present self in a professional, pleasant, confident and well-groomed manner. Work effectively in a fast paced environment. Move around all work areas effectively and efficiently. Work long hours, including nights, weekends and holidays. Extended time seated as well as on your feet. For additional details and to apply: https://dellagoresort.com/ Your full time position comes with a competitive salary, affordable benefits, paid time off, a 401k plan with a company match and more! Del Lago Resort & Casino will provide you with a lucrative career that will take you about anywhere in the county! We are a non-smoking casino dedicated to creating a great experience for guest and team members alike. We want you to WANT to work and feel PROUD to tell you family and friends that you are a del Lago team member! KICKSTART YOUR CAREER TODAY.  Apply on line at: https://dellagoresort.com/

 

Pay:  Starting pay not specified; Benefits:  Health Insurance, Retirement/Pension Plan; Hours per Week:  Not specified; Duration:  Full Time, Regular; Work Days:  Not specified; Shift:  Not specified; Public Transportation:  Information not provided; Minimum Education Required:  GED/TASC; Driver Licenses, Including Endorsements:  No Driver License requirements specified.

How to Apply:  To apply, contact the employer on-line:   Web-site: https://www2.appone.com/Search/Search.aspx?ServerVar=lagoresortandcasinollc.appone.com

RIT Veterans Upward Bound

Are you a veteran who is interested in going back to school?

The Veterans Upward Bound (VUB) program is a FREE program for qualified veterans.  Funded by the U.S. Department of Education, it can help you prepare for success in college and other post-secondary training.

All Services are FREE:

  • College preparation instruction and tutoring for math and English
  • Instruction and tutoring in science, foreign languages, computer and study skills, and financial literacy
  • Preparation and testing for placement exams (ACCUPLACER)
  • Individualized career assessment and planning
  • Application assistance: financial aid, veterans education benefits, Joint Services Transcript
  • Advice and assistance with college admission
  • Referrals to additional resources

 rkfsss@rit.edu or 585-475-5495