Saturday, February 28, 2009

Where are the jobs in Frederick Maryland?

Where ARE the jobs in Frederick Maryland?

If you look in the Frederick News Post you don't see ALL the job openings.
...there is a reason some of the better jobs are not as interested in paying for a help wanted ad in a newspaper. The reason might have something to do with the quality of job applicants an employer receives from a 'conventional' help wanted ad.

What do I mean?

Picture this scenario: You're an employer in need of employees. The job opening is in medicine or computer tech or management or technology in general. You're looking for someone with college, not necessarily a Masters, but you want an employee who is:

  • capable

  • competent

  • knowledgeable

  • In short you want someone who's demonstrated the level of intellectual acumen and accomplishment and stick-to-itive-ness that comes with someone who has finished some sort of higher education as your next new hire.

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    What happens when you run a conventional help wanted ad in the local newspaper?

    You often get frustrated blue collar workers who might be able to do the job offered but not without substantial training, or you might get applicants that have to take Goldenseal or drink green tea if they have half a chance of passing a drug test.

    There are at least a half dozen online places for a Frederick Maryland Employer to run a help wanted ad online.

    For one thing our Frederick County Government runs Frederick Work Force and you can subscribe to their email newsletter (don't forget to subscribe to THIS blog via email while we're on that subject)

    Here's the latest openings from the Frederick County Workforce:

    Commercial Electrician - MD0120425
    Construction Recruiters America, Frederick
    Construction Recruiters are seeking to fill several Journeyman/Apprentice Commercial Electricians.
    Candidates should possess knowledge and verifiable experience in conduit and equipment installation, service panel installation, and repair; lighting and electrical systems layout; wire pulling, troubleshooting, layout/installation of electrical boxes. Must have own transportation, and tools. Must be legal to work in the United States, and be able to provide references and a verifiable work history.
    Salary: Commensurate upon experience.
    Qualifications: Three years Electrical experience.
    To Apply: Please apply online at:, click on the Employment tab, then click on the Pre-employment paperwork button.

    Inserter Operator - MD0769725
    SABA Direct, Frederick
    Operate inserting machine for jobs generated by data processing; monitor equipment; determine cause of malfunction and takes necessary action to resolve any
    problems to meet deadlines, or productivity standards. Perform job set-ups on inserting machine; complete shift log identifying all work processes and postage expended; document and report all operating problems such as downtime, reprints, etc.
    Salary: Competitive Salary.
    Qualifications: Previous experience preferred; however will train the right person.
    To Apply: Please email resume to:

    CDL II Driver - MD0110361
    Builders FirstSource, Frederick
    Driver needed for Hagerstown location. Driver will operate company vehicles in a safe manner to deliver millwork and lumber products to customer job sites while ensuring and maintaining customer satisfaction with deliveries. Maintain equipment, and perform daily checklists.
    Salary: $15.00 to $18.00 per hour.
    Qualifications: Three years previous experience; CDL License required; clean driving record. Must be able to lift over 75 lbs; airbrake knowledge a must.
    To Apply: Please apply in person at: 4011 Rock Hall Road, Point of Rocks, Maryland 21777; or visit Resumes accepted until 04/04/09.

    Collector/Deposits - MD0420523
    My Bank! First United Bank and Trust, Frederick

    Responsible for performing collection and administrative duties to support the resource recovery function; achieving goals as established in the Special Assets/Collections Departments annual operating plan; coordinating work within the department, as well as with other departments; complying with operating policies and procedures established for the resource recovery function; communicating with appropriate personnel; responding to inquiries or requests for information; maintaining appropriate records and providing assigned reports.
    Salary: $11.78 per hour.
    Qualifications: High School Diploma, or General Equivalency Degree. Five years related experience.
    To Apply: Apply online at:

    HVAC/R Mechanic - MD0931568

    SAIC Frederick, Inc., Frederick
    Candidate will work as the operations and technical support contractor for the National Cancer Institute at Frederick. Must have knowledge of the principles and theories of air conditioning and refrigeration such as; the refrigeration cycle, heat transfer laws, the use of refrigerant tables; how to calculate airflow and pressure-temperature characteristics; have the ability to apply this knowledge in the installation, operation, maintenance and repair of heating, ventilation, air conditioning and refrigeration systems. Must have the ability to read and interpret instructions, blueprints, work orders, etc. Requires Universal Certification by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). Includes full benefits.
    Salary: Competitive Salary.
    Qualifications: High School Diploma; or General Equivalency Degree. Five years of Heating and Air Conditioning Mechanics and Installers.
    To Apply: Please apply online indicating position #140625 at:


    Management jobs in Frederick, Maryland


    So you get an interview... Great, here are some useful tips on WHAT NOT TO DO and how to handle yourself in that interview:

    Interviewing Don'ts

    This article provided by Vault, The Most Trusted Name in Career Information. Browse the more than 100 career guides on available from Vault.

    Just as important as what to do, what to say, and how to act in an interview is what not to do, what not to say, etc. Here are some tips to help you avoid that fumble.

    In an interview, don't:

    1) Blame poor performance on past employers, workplaces, bosses, or co-workers. Even if you worked for Satan in Hell, make an attempt to say something pleasant or neutral, such as, "I learned a great deal" or "It was a really hot industry."

    2) Discuss personal or academic pursuits, unless you're still clearly in the small talk portion of the interview, unless someone asks you about these directly, or unless you can relate them to the position for which you are interviewing. Hobbies like mountain climbing show persistence.

    3) Appear too eager to discuss matters of compensation, hours, or vacation time. These are legitimate questions, but they should take a back seat to discovering whether or not you and the job are a good fit.

    4) Show bad posture: don't slouch, tap your feet or splay your legs or arms;

    5) Let nervousness after your actions: don't fumble with objects in your hand, rearrange your hair, jiggle pocket change or chew gum.

    6) Let your message get muffled: don't slur, don't drop your eyes, or speak too quickly.

    7) Fail to have questions when the time comes.
    8) Run on too long with answers to questions. Be aware of how the interviewer is responding to what you're saying. If you catch him or her looking bored or staring at you with a glazed or unfocused look, it's probably time to stop talking. If they want to find out more about what you were talking about, they'll ask you to continue.

    9) Fail to answer the question you're asked.

    10) Don't forget to smile! Remember, you're there at their invitation.


    Management jobs in Frederick, Maryland

    Issue #53
    Life in Frederick Maryland

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