Staff Interviews & Passover Foods

Happy Tuesday! Coming soon to the blog will be a weekly interview with a JFCS staff member! You can get to know us a bit better and learn in-depth about what we do here at the agency. Keep an eye out for that, as the series should start early next week! We also urgently need Passover foods for our Food …

Snowstorm Stories!

In the midst of this blanketing snow, I have a little story for you today! This happened last week, and I thought it was so great that I had to share. A client was taken back to the food pantry to select some food items for her large family. Of all the items we have back there, she chose a …

Employer Spotlight Series

Today’s post written by Jamie Goodpaster, Job Development and Placement Specialist JFCS hosts a monthly Employer Spotlight Series in which job seekers, college students or anyone who is interested; can learn about the hiring processes, benefits and corporate culture of local employers. This month we are spotlighting Jefferson County Public Schools! If you are interested in learning more about how …

Interview: good, better, BEST

Today’s blog is written by Bob Steinman, Job Search Terminator Interviewing for a job is a subject for a book all by itself. But these few tips should be helpful to you. Before the interview, get to the library and go on the Internet. Learn everything you can about the company. They will expect you to have done this. You …

Frosty Thursday

It was 21 degrees on the way in to the agency this morning – wowsers! A day for hot drinks and bundling up. Today I spent some time converting our trusty Agency powerpoint over to a video file. You can see it on youtube now! Still a few bugs to work out, but I’m definitely working on getting better with …

A Message from Metro United Way!

Dear Friends: Please join our social networking event this coming Sunday, January 16th to help celebrate and honor Dr. Martin Luther King! Check out our Facebook for information, ask questions, or to give us your thoughts! Event: America’s Sunday Supper When: Sunday, January 16, 2011 Where: Your home, at a restaurant, or having coffee, any venue with family and friends! …

One Woman’s Story…

The first time I heard the word “alcoholic”, my mother was talking with a friend. I asked what this word meant, and part of the explanation included, “but don’t worry because Jewish people don’t have this problem.” As I grew older, I noticed that when I drank there were problems. One drink was too many and dozens of drinks were …

Laughing all the Way!

Today’s post is written by Bob Tiell, Director of Career Services Many of us believe that a sense of humor is vital to our lives, including our work lives. Humor keeps things in perspective. Remember the movie “Doc Hollywood”? It was a delightful film starring Michael J. Fox. (The story goes that Fox actually discovered he had Parkinson’s while making …

Mega Icy Friday Updates

This is our agency door out back right now – ‘In Every Season’! I think the ice looks quite pretty there on those crabapples, but I am also a big fan of traction for my car and feet 🙂 Be careful out there! The Marketing Department is going to be closed until New Year’s – so look for our next …

Imagine Yourself as an Intern…

Today’s blog is written by Bob Tiell, Director of Career Services & Workforce Development How many organizations do you know that have an internship program-be it paid or non-paid? Does your organization use interns? Our Chamber of Commerce, GLI, operates Intern to Earn which is designed to coordinate internship efforts throughout our region. JFCS has collaborated with GLI on internship …