Sunday, December 20, 2009

Frederick Maryland Help Wanted Area Supervisor

Help Wanted Frederick Maryland

Cleaning Janitorial Company Seeking Experienced Supervisor for Montgomery County, Washington DC, Frederick County Maryland and Northern Virginia

Previous Experience in janitorial industry required

Company Vehicle Possible for the right candidate, Vehicle Allowance Possible for the right candidate, Must have clean driving record, no dwi/ dui

Primary area of responsibility is Northern DC metro area, occasionally you will be required to go out of state.

Must have excellent communication skills including legible handwriting.

Bilingual a big plus but not required.

Must pass background check

Successful candidate will possess not only strong customer service skills but excellent interpersonal skills as well.

Experience managing employees required. We will check references.

Duties involved periodic inspection of existing contracts.

Contact Malcolm Carter at 301 695-9655


Commercial Buildings Maintenance Inc
1519 W Patrick St
Frederick Maryland 21702
301 695-9655

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Wednesday, October 21, 2009

More Job Openings In And Near Frederick Maryland

We're moving off of Blogger, I'm in the middle of creating a wordpress blog on it's own server so this will be one of the last posts via Blogger.

For now, since most of my loyal readers come here to find a job here's the latest postings I can find for Jobs in Frederick Maryland and Near Frederick Maryland:

Onsite Data Management Lead
Gaithersburg, MD
Sr. Business/Management Analysts
Client network services, Inc
Gaithersburg, MD
Associate Director / Director
MedImmune, LLC
Gaithersburg, MD
Construction Management
Frederick Community College
Frederick, MD

From Frederick Maryland Online:


Posted: 17 Oct 2009 06:45 PM PDT

*Apparently El Ranchero is open in the old El Paso location on Rte.85.

*The old Lonestar restaurant location at FSK mall has a sign on the door saying a Chinese Buffet is coming soon.

*Cameron’s Seafood may not be open yet, but they apparently have a refrigerated container/trailer from which they are selling seafood. Has anyone checked it out?

*In case you missed it, the Braddock Inn website is up now.

*Ledo Pizza in Urbana is now open.
Posted in Food & Drink

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Attention Hot Jobs Recipients:

For more information about any of the jobs listed below, including how to apply, please register or login as a job seeker with the Maryland Workforce Exchange at and enter the corresponding job order (MD) number.

Plumber - Journeyman Level
Emmitsburg, Maryland
Plumber needed for Emmitsburg, Maryland based company. Candidate must be responsible, on-time, and professional. Customer service and problem solving skills required. Work location vary, but includes commercial and residential.
Salary: Competitive.
Qualifications: Journeymen license a must. Valid driver's license with a good record. 
To Apply: Visit for additional details. The job order number for this position is MD0668475.

Veterinary Technician
Frederick, Maryland
Restrain pets for examinations, diagnostics and treatments. Duties include collecting specimens for testing, radiographs and ultrasound, performing ear/anal gland cleanings, dental prophylaxis, laboratory testing and nursing care.  Assist doctors in surgery and monitoring anesthesia for surgical patients; fill prescriptions; clean and stock all areas of hospital, including exam rooms, kennel area, waiting room, surgery, outdoor paddocks, and bathrooms. Communicate with clients in person or by phone regarding appointments, laboratory test results, prescriptions and treatments, among others. 
Salary: Competitive.
Qualifications: High school diploma. One year experience working with dogs and cats in a professional setting. Must be able to lift up to fifty pounds unassisted.
To Apply: Visit for additional details. The job order number for this position is MD0418018.

Radar Engineer
Frederick, Maryland

The radar engineer is responsible for troubleshooting, upgrading, and maintaining the GeoSAR/radar airborne sensor system and in assisting in proposing and implementing R&D improvements of the system. Successful candiate will be willing to travel internationally for long periods of time with minimal notice. Experience or understanding in operating airborne systems and/or mapping operations is a plus.
Salary: Competitive.
Qualifications:  BS in Electrical Engineering or equivalent experience; extensive experience or understanding of radar systems/RF. All applicants must be a US Citizen or a Green Card holder.
To Apply: Visit for additional details. The job order number for this position is MD0978667.  

Business Development Manager
Frederick, Maryland
In this position you will be responsible for: New key account business development; collaboration management, and OEM product management; create new revenue from large pharmaceutical companies using our existing technological capabilities.  Work with outside sales force to expand into new TA's, departments, locations or groups. Successfully influence high profile laboratories with wide spread technical influence upon industry buying decisions through publications, symposium presentations, and useable reference material.  Identify and qualify specific leads.
Salary: Competitive.
Qualifications: Ph.D. degree or equivalent; or more than ten years related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience.
To Apply: Please visit for additional details. The job order number for this position is MD0594113.   

Financial Sales Credit Manager
Frederick, Maryland

Credit Manager utilizes referrals and company provided sales leads to sell customers a variety of financial services products including: unsecured personal loans, credit cards, real estate loans, auto loans etc. The Credit Manager works with customers on the phone and in person throughout the credit application and approval process. Successful candidate will have a proven track record of goal achievement, previous sales experience, be self-motivated, be PC proficient, have effective verbal and written communication skills. Preference given to those who have Bachelor's degree in Business or related field.
Salary: Competitive. 
Qualifications: Previous Sales experience. 

Apply: Visit for additional details. The job order number for this position is MD0172674.

Saturday, October 10, 2009

Frederick Maryland Hubzone

Frederick Maryland Job Opportunities

Historically Underutilized Business (HUBZone) program to help small businesses create more jobs in economically distressed communities.

Mayoral Candidate Jason Judd Proposes Business Incubator
It would be located in Frederick's 'Hubzone'
Tuesday, September 29, 2009

A proposal to bring more jobs to Frederick was presented Tuesday by mayoral candidate Jason Judd. Standing at the intersection of East and South Streets while construction was underway on the roadway and the new Board of Education building, Judd recommended a business incubator. That's where small businesses share space in one location rather than purchase or rent facilities.

"If firms set up shop in the city's Hubzone, which is some of downtown and much of the city's east side, they'll have a leg up when it comes to bidding on these contracts," Judd says.

The "contracts" he was referring to come from the National Institutes of Health. NIH is taking bids on a project to upgrade the country's health care computer systems. The agency is expected to award $20-billion dollars to firms over a 10-year period. Orases in Frederick is assembly a team of local companies to bid on a significant portion of those contracts. "And we see a huge opportunity here in Frederick to build the infrastructure in a Hubzone area to help bring the work and new jobs to the area," says Nick Damoulakis, the President of Orases. He says 40% of the $20-billion NIH is awarding has been reserved for small businesses.

Judd says an incubator can help create jobs in Frederick.

He says no specific site has been designated for the facility. "There are buildings in the existing Hubzone that could be fitted to accommodate this kind of work," says Judd. "We'd have to add up the square footage that's available."

Judd says city has to work with the county and the state to get this project off the ground. "This isn't something I think the city should do alone," says Judd. "But I think it's an easy sell at the county and the state level."

The cost of operating this incubator could be less than $50,000 during its first year, according to Judd.

"This is a smart investment that will grow our local tax base and create jobs," says Judd in a statement.

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Job postings from Frederick County Workforce Services

For more information about any of the jobs listed below, including how to apply, please register or login as a job seeker with the Maryland Workforce Exchange at and enter the corresponding job order (MD) number.

Pharmaceutical Material Analyst
Frederick, Maryland
The Pharmaceutical Material Analyst will maintain and follow cGMP practices, FDA regulations and OSHA regulations. Candidate must have expertise in supply chain, materials management, production planning and inventory control. In-depth knowledge of API, pharmaceutical product formulation, development and industrial pharmacy is also needed.
Salary: Competitive.
Qualifications: Masters degree in Pharmaceutical Sciences with a minimum of two years related work experience.

To Apply: Visit for additional details. The job order number for this position is MD0207556.

Window and Door Service Technician
Frederick, Maryland
Large distributor/installer of windows and doors is looking for a professional service technician to handle service calls for our customers. Successful candidates will be experienced with troubleshooting and servicing windows and doors, be self-starters, career minded, have a strong desire to advance their career, and be able to work in a small business environment. Only qualified applicants need apply.
Salary: Competitive.
Qualifications: This position requires a strong working knowledge of carpentry and a minimum of three years in the window/door industry. Must possess a valid driver's license and be able to read and speak English.

To Apply: Visit for additional details. The job order number for this position is MD0748185.

Executive Director
Frederick, Maryland
Professional, positive, motivated individual needed for an Executive Director position. Candidate should have experience in or sufficient knowledge of fundraising, networking and community relations, nonprofit programs, budgeting, evaluation, and grants management, as well as board support. Also an understanding of the non-profit sector. Preferred qualifications: Knowledge of volunteer management best practices; experience with grant writing and reporting; experience working with media outlets and marketing initiatives; experience giving presentations.
Salary: Competitive.
Qualifications: Four year degree and a minimum of five years work experience in a management position.

To Apply: Visit for additional details. The job order number for this position is MD1078400.

Sales and Marketing Assistant
Frederick, Maryland
Incumbent will develop marketing materials and proposals by assembling specific information including project nature, objectives/outcomes/deliverables, implementation, methods, timetable, staffing, budget, standards of performance, and evaluation. Write and edit drafts including executive summaries, conclusions, and organization credentials. Provides as-needed administrative support related to the marketing and proposal development process. Articulates how our solutions provide true value in multiple formats.
Salary: Competitive.
Qualifications: Bachelors degree in Communications, Marketing or Journalism preferred. Two years of relevant experience, preferred experience with proposal writing, B2B marketing/sales or sales support. Please visit for a complete list of qualifications.

To Apply: Please visit for additional details. The job order number for this position is MD0762036.

Lane Inspector - Part-Time
Frederick, Maryland
The Lane Inspector serves as an emissions inspector. In this position you will operate vehicles during the emissions and evaporative system test; provide test results to customers and explain the printout as necessary; assist with janitorial facility care tasks. Applicant should be able to drive manual transmissions and be able to stand up to 90% of the time.
Salary: $8.50 per hour. Paid training and uniforms are provided. Excellent benefits.
Qualifications: Must be 18 years or older; have a High School Diploma or General Equivalency Degree; possess a valid Maryland Driver's License; be able to pass a drug test and background check. Must have excellent customer service skills.

To Apply: Visit for additional details. The job order number for this position is MD0240808.

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October 2009 Events in Frederick County

by lizfrog

October is traditionally a very busy month here in Frederick and this month is no different. Here are just a few of the events going on. As always, feel free to leave a comment with any events that I haven’t mentioned. For a more complete calendar of events, check out the Frederick Tourism website.

The first weekend of October is going to be packed full of events. Starting Friday, October 2nd with Light the Creek and then In The Street on Saturday, October 3rd.

Stay downtown after In The Street for First Saturday. This month the theme is Into the Night:

After In The Street go Into the Night in Downtown Frederick! Kick-off the spooky season early with Halloween inspired activities throughout downtown! The evening includes a paint-your-own-pumpkin patch, monsters, mummies and more! The Halloween spirit will evoke you with pumpkins and scarecrows decorated by local merchants. Stop by the Spooky Stations located throughout downtown…Find all of the body parts that fell off Freddy Frederick. Don’t forget to say “Trick or Treat!” for sweets at participating locations (no costume required)! Also, enjoy guest artists, exhibit openings and special activities at downtown’s many specialty stores and restaurants from 5 – 9pm.

Make sure to click on the link for the Downtown Frederick Partnership to see a list of participating locations!

If you don’t want to brave the crowds in downtown Frederick on Saturday the 3rd, head over to the Fairgrounds for Frederick’s Oktoberfest (turn your speakers down!!). Or you can do both, as the Oktoberfest will also be held on Sunday, October 4th. Here is all the event information, which will be held rain or shine.

October is a month for fall festivals and corn mazes. Check out Lawyers’ Moonlight Maze, “home of the largest maze in Maryland”. For more fall fun, head over to Gaver Tree Farm, Summers Farm, and Crumland Farms.

October 10th and 11th is the 1st annual Frederick Traditional Powwow at the the Frederick Fairgrounds.

Sat & Sun 11am-6pm at the Frederick Fairgrounds in Frederick, MD off I70. Grand entry at noon. Featuring Native American dancers from many tribes including the Cherokee, Haliwa-Saponi, Sioux, Chickahominy, Lumbee, Iroquois, Navajo, Coharie and more. Flute playing, tipi display, craft demonstrations, face painting & pony rides for children. The public will be able to purchase some of the finest Native American crafts available including turquoise jewelry, moccasins, rugs, beadwork, flutes, drums, books, & much more. Lots of great Native food including Buffalo stew, frybread, Buffalo burgers, Indian corn soup & more. MC: Keith Colston, Host Drum: The Creek Crew, Head Dancers : Ray & Brenda Silva. This powwow is sponsored by Pow Wow, a Native American owned & operated
organizations, whose purpose is to educate the public about American Indians, past & present, through the arts. Admission : $8. Adults; $5.00 children Rain or shine.

October is also the perfect month for a spirit tour at Schifferstadt Architectural Museum. Also at Schifferstadt, the third weekend of October (the 17th and 18th) is their Oktoberfest:

This traditional eating, drinking and dancing festival takes place the third full weekend of October each year, rain or shine. It features a beer tent, German food (wurst from the purveyor to the German Embassy), oompah band, German cultural activities, juried crafts, colonial living history demonstrators and children’s fun. Admission is $3.00 to the Oktoberfest grounds. Tours of the Schifferstadt Architectural Museum are $3.00 (12 and under free) and include special hearth cooking demonstrations.

October 9th is An Evening on the Riviera (turn those speakers down again!) from 7PM to midnight.

Imagine a cornucopia of experiences to tantalize and rejuvenate all your senses while uplifting your spirit. That’s “An Evening on the Riviera,” and there is no other night quite like it! The pleasure of your company is kindly requested to indulge in the kaleidoscope of tastes, sights, sounds, and aromas of this truly magical affair of memorable ambiance. Celebrating its thirteenth year, “An Evening on the Riviera” is the area’s premier food and wine extravaganza-showcasing the region’s finest kitchens, caterers, wine cellars, and entertainment-with all proceeds benefiting the worthy endeavors of local not-for-profit organizations.

October 10th is the 72 Film Fest at the Weinberg.

Every October local directors, writers, actors, editors, set designers, musicians and more gather in downtown Frederick to assemble their teams to compete in the “72 Film Fest Challenge”. Filmmakers are given specific criteria to make their film, such as a length or elements to include. Past year’s criteria for the filmmakers ranged from themes and international proverbs to first lines from novels. 2009’s criteria will be kept secret until the FREE Launch Party October 1st at Cultural Arts Center.

Teams compete for prizes and awards like the coveted “Best of the Fest” and “Audience Choice”.

For more information or to sign up your team, visit

October 10th and 11th is Catoctin Colorfest.

In 1963 when Colorfest begain it started as a nature walk but quickly evolved into a juried Arts & Crafts Show featuring 350 well known and respected artists from the across the United States. Catoctin Colorfest has been recognized in Sunshine Artists Magazine and ranked in the top 35 shows in the United States and one of the largest on the East Coast. Also a wide selection of delicious food is available to satisfy everyone’s appetite.

October 16th and 17th and 23rd and 24th is a Costume Murder Mystery Dinner Train on the Walkersville Southern Railroad. Check out other October events including fall foliage train rides and a ghost train ride on October 30th.

Adult theme. Costumes optional. Departure at 6:30 PM. Catered dinner served in dining car with tea and coffee, or bring your own beverage. Reservations required, $45 per person.

October 17th and 18th is the Vintage Jazz Festival at Linganore Winecellars.

Head to Adventure Park on October 24th and 25th for the Monster Mash Weekend.

Phew! I told you October was a busy month!!

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Find a Job in Frederick Maryland

I started this blog with the idea that I'd make it into an online magazine about living in and working in Frederick Maryland. My day job is I run a Frederick Maryland internet advertising agency. Sadly that part of my professional blogging career has left little time for this endeavor.

I ran a help wanted ad online and hired 2 journalism students as interns, both of them ended up being buried by their classroom workload and didn't have time to write very much. I"m running another help wanted ad very soon.

This will be one of the last posts using as a blogging platform, I'm moving to a wordpress hosted blogging solution as Blogger has too many limitations for what I want to do with this online magazine.

80% of my subscribers came here to find a job, employment issues it seems is the main reason you all want to read what I have to offer so I'm republishing the most current Frederick Maryland Job Opportunities I can find. I'm told some of you are having a hard time viewing the posted jobs ( limitation again?) So for you here is a link to Jobs in Frederick Maryland

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Frederick Maryland Health Care Job Openings Posted by

Coding Specialist

Frederick Memorial Hospital - Frederick, MD
- Certification is required REQUIRES: Registered Health Information Technician (RHIT), Registered Health Information Administrator (RHIA) or AHIMA certified...
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Administrative Assistant II

Frederick Memorial Hospital - Frederick, MD
- High school diploma or equivalent is required - Computer proficiency required - Customer service skills are required REQUIRES: High school diploma or...
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Unit Secretary

Frederick Memorial Hospital - Frederick, MD
- Experience is preferred REQUIRES: High school diploma or equivalent. Previous clerical experience in health care preferred. Great customer service/phone...
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Lab Support Assistant

Frederick Memorial Hospital - Frederick, MD
- High school diploma or equivalent is required - Experience is preferred Shifts include 5am-1:30pm, 4am-12:30pm and 8am-4:30pm, w/ rotating holidays and...
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Radiology Support Assistant

FMH Satellite Location - Frederick - Frederick, MD
- High school diploma or equivalent is required - Certification is preferred - Customer service skills are required - Experience is preferred REQUIRES...
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Customer Service Representative I

First United Bank and Trust - Frederick, MD
POSITION DESCRIPTION FOR: Customer Service Representative I THIS POSITION REPORTS TO: Title: Head Teller Basic Qualifications Education/Training: A...
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Lead EHS Assistant

Frederick Memorial Hospital - Frederick, MD
- Experience is preferred - Supervisory experience is preferred REQUIRES: Experience in environmental services and/or housekeeping and hospital experience...
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Mental Health Assistant/Unit Secretary

Frederick Memorial Hospital - Frederick, MD
- Certification from the Maryland Board of Nursing - Experience is preferred REQUIRES: Current Nursing Assistant with license from the MBON and CPR...
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Pre Access Representative

FMH Satellite Location - Frederick - Frederick, MD
- High school diploma or equivalent is required - 1-2 years experience is required - Customer service skills are required - Experience is preferred NOTICE...
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Patient Access Clerk - Registration

Frederick Memorial Hospital - Frederick, MD
- High school diploma or equivalent is required - Customer service skills are required NOTICE: You must complete assessment testing following the completion...
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Don't forget that there is a Western Maryland Craigslist Helpwanted too
If you just go to you'll get Washington DC ads as a default, you have to Google this ( craigslist western maryland ) to find the Western Maryland specific offerings.

Every other post (give or take) I list the most current job opportunities listed at Frederick County Workforce

For more information about any of the jobs listed below, including how to apply, please register or login as a job seeker with the Maryland Workforce Exchange at and enter the corresponding job order (MD) number.
Biomedical Engineers
Frederick, Maryland
Serves as the principal action officer for maintenance related acquisition support, fielding, and sustainment of Medical Laboratory equipment, Patient Monitoring Systems, and Digital imaging/ radiographic equipment. Determines associated support items of equipment; supply support and provisioning requirements; training requirements; manages special operations fielding support; and monitors sustainment support. Serves as project manager on various special projects for medical equipment systems; will participate in the development of specifications for medical equipment systems and maintenance regulatory policies.
Salary: Competitive
Qualifications: Five years experience.  Some project manager and report management experience.
To Apply: Visit for additional details. The job order number for this position is MD0507638.

Subsystem RF Design Engineer
Frederick, Maryland
a recognized leader in the design and manufacturing of precision microwave components for the wireless telecommunication is looking for an EXPERIENCED individual.  Responsible for performing and developing tasks and acts as a project engineer on one or more projects.  Ensures departmental and inter-departmental checks for drawing specifications and supports departments of the company.
Salary: Competitive
Qualifications: Degree in ME or EE preferred.  Minimum 8 years experience in design and project engineering experience. U.S. Citizenship is required for most positions.
To Apply: Visit for additional details. The job order number for this position is MD0687566.

Branch Manager
Frederick, Maryland
An established Frederick County banking institution is looking for a Branch Manager.  Responsibilities include the following:  Manage the overall performance of a branch office, including service quality, sales, operations, lending, business development activities, and profitability.  Cross sell products and services; refer clients to sales personnel in other business lines.  Other duties as assigned
Salary: Minimum $22/hr.
Qualifications: Minimum three years experience.
To Apply: Visit for additional details. The job order number for this position is MD0183739.

Marketing and Community Relations Coordinator
Frederick, Maryland
A Frederick County Community organization is looking for a professional and motivated individual.  You will be the Coordinator providing leadership and professional expertise in the planning and implementation of all aspects of the community's marketing and advertising program.  Manage the visitor center, all community events and functions and will work with the corporate office staff and other members of the local community to plan high quality events and functions to educate and excite visitors and guests to choose our community.
 Salary: Minimum $40K
Qualifications: Minimum three (3) years experience.  Marketing, Public Relations, and Customer Services skills a plus.
To Apply: Please visit for additional details. The job order number for this position is MD0552162.  

Frederick, Maryland
Local healthcare facility is looking for a professional to perform Health Information Management.  Must be willing to commit to completing required training within 24 months of initial employment date.
Salary: Competitive.
Qualifications: Basic coding skills and computer proficiency.
To Apply: Visit for additional details. The job order number for this position is MD0741804

Photography Section:
I like to feature photographers from Frederick Maryland here, and I'd like to learn to be a better photographer as well. I don't have a current Frederick Maryland Photographer to feature this issue but I did find something you don't see every day to photograph:

Frederick Maryland's Preying Manits

I was getting gas and my ex wife (we wont go into why I was spending time with my ex) spotted a couple preying mantis on top of a gas pump on Rt 40 at the base of the mountain.

Issue #66
Life in Frederick Maryland

Wednesday, August 5, 2009

Walkersville Lightning Strike Causes Condo Fire

Walkersville Condo Fire

On July 23, the Glade Towne condominiums was struck by lightning causing a fire in the upper levels of the three-story building 500 in Chapel Ct. Smoke from the fire could be seen miles away as over 12 fire trucks from Frederick County rushed to the scene shortly before 10 pm.

By the time help arrived most of the residents were already outside, although firefighters did have to evacuate some people that were still in the building. It took almost 2 hours for them to put the fire out, and at that time lighting was the suspected cause of the fire but not confirmed.
Luckily no one was injured but the roof, attic, and middle floor were considerably destroyed. Many residents’ belongings were burnt severely as others were able to come back and retrieve their unharmed ashy possessions.

According to the Gazette; Ridge Cramer, president of Glade Towne's board of directors, estimated the building damage at around $1.2 million, and he expects it to take several months to repair the all of the damage to the middle units. All of the tenants were forced to relocate temporarily as the building is being repaired.

Some friends of mine from high school, Tera and Justin Baker were living in one of the condos affected by the fire and when they got displaced from their home they are staying a local Frederick waiting to find out when they will be able to come back to their home.

This fire was the first in the history of the Glade Towne condominiums which were built nearly 20 years ago. The buildings were constructed using concrete and brick with minimal lumber along with fire walls dividing each section. Knowing these condominiums were built to withstand fire and damage is a relief considering all of the Glade Towne condos could have easily burnt to the ground if built differently.

If you're into Yoga the Unity Church in Frederick at 1 West Ninth Street
Frederick, MD is has classes many time a week, the next one is Friday, August 7th
Spiritual Yoga – 10:30am-11:45am - All are welcome to join the Friday morning Spiritual Yoga class at any time - suitable for all levels for more info visit

In the Spotlight Maryland and Virginia County Fairs
There's something special about a good old-fashioned county fair. The counties of Maryland and Virginia that surround Washington, DC each host a summer fair, complete with carnival rides, live animal shows, musical entertainment, arts and craft exhibits, and lots of more

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In National Economic News:

U.S. economy's service sector contracts in July

U.S. factory orders rise in June

Buy These 4 Items Before the Economy Improves
Good news! The U.S. economy is on the mend -- kind of. According to the latest report from the Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernake the economy will not decline any further. However, don't jump for joy just yet. A better economy means formerly cheap big-ticket items -- such as cars, electronics, even houses -- will start to become more expensive again....More

1 hour ago -
2 nuclear-powered Russian attack submarines have been patrolling in international waters off the East Coast for several days, in activity reminiscent of the Cold War, defense officials said Tuesday

Issue #65

Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Twitter Can Help Your Job Search

Twitter Your Way to a Better Job

If you're not using LinkedIn, Facebook, and Twitter to advance your career, you're losing out to competitors who are. Here's how to take advantage of each service's best features - and avoid their pitfalls.

Things you will need:

  • An updated resume. Have this handy so you can transfer relevant information to different social-media sites quickly.
  • A digital photo of yourself. Get a good head shot of yourself showing you at your professional best to use in your profiles.
  • Your e-mail contact list. Once you join a network, you’ll want to quickly send invitations to connect to your professional contacts. In many cases, this can be done automatically using tools on each site.
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If you aren’t using social-media sites to tap into career and business opportunities in today’s tough economy, you should be. A survey released in January by the Pew Internet and American Life Project found that more than one-third of all Americans now have profiles on social-networking sites like Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn, up from just 8 percent in 2005. And it’s not primarily kids, either: The average LinkedIn user is 40 years old; most Twitter users are now 35 and older; and people from 35 to 54 now represent the biggest group of users on Facebook. “You get access to people via LinkedIn, Facebook, and Twitter that you can’t get in other ways,” says Sharon Rich, founder of outplacement consulting and coaching firm Leadership Incorporated. “I think it’s mandatory to be on there.”

Social-media sites can become a time suck, so you’ll need to limit the time you invest in them each week. But done right, social networking is a powerful way to build your professional reputation, find out about job opportunities, and keep abreast of the latest news and gossip in your industry.

Build a Powerhouse Profile on LinkedIn

LinkedIn’s business-only focus makes the site popular with successful professionals (so far, the site has 43 million members in more than 200 countries), so it’s the best place to start your social-media push. LinkedIn’s large amount of traffic also means that your profile there is likely to be the first thing that potential employers and clients see when they google your name, so it’s important to invest some time in building a strong profile. “Why not tell the story your way?” says Randy Hain, managing partner of Bell Oaks Executive Search in Atlanta. Hain knows firsthand the value of a good profile: He recently signed a client (who will do an estimated $100,000 to $200,000 worth of new business this year) when the client searched for Hain’s LinkedIn profile after reading an article he wrote in a trade publication.


How to Shape Your Personal Brand on LinkedIn

  • Seek out recommendations from past bosses, key clients, colleagues, and direct reports to create a 360-degree picture of your strengths. Tell them that you’ll be happy to do the same for them.
  • Instead of a generic job title at the top of your profile, such as “Owner of John Doe and Associates,” use a short description of valuable credentials that you can quantify, such as “20-year veteran of $100 million in high-tech mergers,” advises Chris Muccio, author of the book 42 Rules for 24-Hour Success on LinkedIn.
  • Fill out the “Interests” section with pursuits, such as charitable projects, that reinforce your value to potential employers and clients.
  • For consistency and branding, use a good head shot of yourself as your photo, and use the same photo on other social networks, advises Megan Hendricks, director, employer relations at the College of Business at the University of South Florida.
  • Opt for a free vanity address for your profile that uses your full name, such as, so colleagues can find your profile easily.
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This Weeks Hot Jobs

For more information about any of the jobs listed below, including how to apply, please register or login as a job seeker with the Maryland Workforce Exchange at and enter the corresponding job order (MD) number.
Extension Director
Frederick, Maryland
Directs/manages overall operations of the designated extension sites with the primary concern for programs and service delivery, supervision and training of staff, facilities management, community relations and membership administration. Successful candidate will have: strong communication skills, both oral and written with the ability to recruit, train, supervise, and motivate staff. Ability to deal effectively with members including discipline problems. Working knowledge of budget preparation, control, and management. Skills in fund-raising events. Demonstrated ability in working with young people, parents and community leaders.
Salary: $29,000.00 per year.
Qualifications: Four year degree from an accredited college or university, or equivalent experience. Five years work experience in a Boys and Girls Club or similar organization planning and supervising activities based on the developmental needs of young people, or equivalent experience.
To Apply: Visit for additional details. The job order number for this position is MD0682534. Employer will be conducting on-site recruiting at the BEC on August 5, from 12:00 to 4:00 p.m.
Administrative Support
Frederick, Maryland
Immediate evening opportunities are currently available for Administrative Support positions. Duties will include document research, data entry and account set-up.
Salary: $12.00 per hour.
Qualifications: High School Diploma or General Equivalency Degree. Must have mortgage experience, computer skills and strong attention to detail.
To Apply: Visit for additional details. The job order number for this position is MD0133078. Call for instant consideration! 301-663-0130 or email cover letter and resume to:
Director of Operations
Frederick, Maryland
Local company is seeking a Director of Operations to develop and communicate the organization's vision. Model and implement corporate mission and motivate District Managers, Franchise Business Consultants and franchise owner/operators toward achieving area and company goals and objectives. Utilize team building and leadership skills to develop a team relationship between company and franchisees. Successfully promote and enforce company policies, procedures, ideals and concepts.
Salary: $90,000.00 per year.
Qualifications: Bachelor's Degree and/or and ten or more years progressive managerial experience in the hospitality/restaurant industry.
To Apply: Visit for additional details. The job order number for this position is MD1071784.
Operations Processor
Frederick, Maryland
Looking for highly motivated, energetic individuals to work as Operations Processors for one of our top Mortgage Clients. Applicants must have strong computer skills and good communication skills. Duties may include: receiving and reviewing incoming work, contacting appropriate resources as needed; entering transaction into PC, verifying accuracy; balancing general ledger accounts; resolving customer issues using multiple resources and records; preparing, editing, distributing, and/or correcting specialized and/or complex documents. Candidate could be required to work mandatory overtime.
Salary: $13.00 per hour.
potential. Health benefits offered.
Qualifications: High School Diploma with two years Customer Service Representative experience.
To Apply: Visit for additional details. The job order number for this position is MD0398252.
Driver/Messenger - Armored Car
Clarksburg, Maryland
A fast-paced and growing armored car company is looking for Full-time and Part-time Driver/Messengers for their Clarksburg, Maryland facility. The selected employees are responsible for the transport of coin, currency, and other valuables. Issues and receives receipts of confirmation from customers to verity transfer of valuables. Heavy lifting required (50+ lbs), CDL a plus but not required. Training will be provided. The qualified candidate must be eligible to obtain a firearms permit and CDL Class B within six months of date of hire. All positions are armed. Great benefits package.
Salary: Competitive Salary.
Qualifications: High School Diploma or General Equivalency Degree, or four years industry related experience. Must be at least 21 years of age with a valid driver license. Extensive pre-employment background checks, physical exam and other testing required. EOE Drug Free Workplace.
To Apply: Visit for additional details. The job order number for this position is MD0952490. Employer will be conducting on-site recruiting at the BEC on August 7, from 10:00 to 12:00 p.m.

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