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Job Seekers and Meals on Wheels

Job Seekers and Meals on Wheels

Active Job Seekers of America (AJSA) will be volunteering at Meals on Wheels this Wednesday. Last month over 15 Active Job Seekers from Auburn, Folsom, & Roseville groups helped prepare meals for seniors in the Greater Sacramento Area. We prepared over 100 frozen meals. Assembled 540 weekly meal boxes that consisted of 5 frozen meals, milk, juice boxes, fruit cups, and bread! Packaged indivual bread slices.It was a fun morning and it felt great to give back!

We are going to exceed the 540 boxes this week!

About Active Job Seekers of America

AJSA is an all volunteer program, made possible through the passionate service of our members, volunteers, and community supporters.

Facebook friend lists—what you need to know if your coworkers are your Facebook friends

Facebook friend lists—what you need to know if your coworkers are your Facebook friends

Back in college, social media was just a fun place to virtually hang out with your friends. Ah, to be back in the days when The Facebook was only open to .edu addresses and we were so cool for having a profile. Our parents weren't on it. Neither were our bosses. These days your grandma can probably see what you're doing on Facebook, and in the workplace social media can get you hired or fired.

Build your Online Professional Social Media Presence with LinkedIn

Build your Online Professional Social Media Presence with LinkedIn
What is LinkedIn? LinkedIn is the world’s largest professional social media network with over 100 million members and growing rapidly. LinkedIn connects you to your trusted contacts and helps you exchange knowledge, ideas, and opportunities with a broader network of professionals. Why LinkedIn?A resource for new business, referral, jobs, finding candidates, and making yourself known!

 

LinkedIn Hands On Workshop

LinkedIn 101

Looking to dust off your LinkedIn profile? First Time user

LinkedIn 201

Your profile is complete. Now what? 

Job seekers- find your next job!

Event highlighting Employment for the 50+ Workforce

Event highlighting Employment for the 50+ Workforce

The Career Center at American River College is hosting an event highlighting Employment for the 50+ Workforce. Guest speakers will address issues faced when entering the workforce as a mature worker and how to
create a vision for new opportunities.

The event is on April 27th from 12:30 pm to 2:00 pm. The location is Raef Hall Room 128. Please call the Career Center to reserve a seat at (916) 484-8492. Allow 30 minutes for parking. There will be several speakers at the event including Melissa Washington, Executive Director of Active Job Seekers of America. www.activejobseekers.org

Get Gardening and Irrigation Questions Answered Every Friday at the WEL Garden

 Get Gardening and Irrigation Questions Answered Every Friday at the WEL Garden

Coinciding with the kick off of spring, a San Juan conservation technician will be available in the Water Efficient Landscape (WEL) garden to answer irrigation questions and provide gardening tips every Friday, from 1-4 p.m. San Juan invites curious customers and seasoned gardeners to come with questions about pruning, irrigation techniques, plant selection and more!

“Landscape irrigation accounts for 70 percent of customer water use in the summer,” said Shauna Lorance, San Juan general manager. “That’s why we offer our customers free workshops and rebates so they can reduce their water use and save money on their water bills.”

The WEL Garden is used to demonstrate how to conserve water, while still maintaining a stunning and unique landscape. Located at the San Juan Water District offices, the Garden is open for self guided tours every Monday through Friday; from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Office supply of the month | Pushpins

Office supply of the month | Pushpins

I love a good bulletin board for its utility and versatility, and no bulletin board would be complete without pushpins to secure things on it! Also known as thumbtacks, map pins, or drawing pins, these small supplies pack a lot of punch into a tiny piece of metal. It is basically a short pin or nail with a rounded or otherwise enlarged head for easy insert and removal using your fingers. They work best when used on a porous but somewhat dense surface (not great for those padded cubicle walls).

There are a few notable differences between thumbtacks and pushpins, and even among pushpins there are several varieties (map pins being among those). In daily vocabulary, however, they're often rather interchangeable (unless you work in the office supply business, I suspect).

  • Thumbtacks generally lie flat.

How to edit someone else's work

How to edit someone else's work

[Crystl]
Editing, editing, editing. If you don't do it, you've been the victim of it. As a professional grows in their career, the chances of having to do it increase, since you'll often be looking over your employees' work. As an editor, I'm constantly looking over others' work, and the last thing I want to do is discourage them

One of the biggest misconceptions about editing is that it's all about typos and punctuation. It isn't. A good editor will make your writing not just more correct, but also clearer, easier to read, and easier to understand.

When possible, I try to let the writer have at it in between each read, although sometimes the process does get squished together (then reads one and two usually blend together).  My editing process usually goes something like this.

First read
Don't pick up the pen just yet (I have to remind myself of this every time).