How to Find a Job in 2014: Twitter

In the article, How to Find a Job in 2014, that appeared in Parade Magazine on Sunday, 13 April they present 5 tips for finding a job.

One of those tips is about using Twitter and Networking in 140 Characters:

If you hate schmoozing over muffin platters at conferences, here’s some good news: The best networking opportunities today are happening on Twitter. “Hiring” was tweeted 1 million times more in 2013 than 2012, says the site’s communications director, Rachael Horwitz.

If you’re just getting started, create a handle that includes your name, upload a photo, and make sure your bio defines who you are as a professional. Follow any companies you’d be interested in working for, as well as industry thought leaders and influencers. Check out people they follow to broaden your list. “Favorite-ing” someone’s tweet will send that person a notification and could get you on their radar.

You’ll also start to hear about scheduled tweet chats (when people post about a particular topic using the same hashtag) that you can join. Follow up with individuals by tweeting directly at them. “People will see that you’re a go-getter,” says Selena Larson, who used Twitter to land her job at tech news site

You can read the other tips by following this link to the Parade Magazine website.

Military Spouse Appreciation Day Virtual Career Fair, May 9, 2014

msep_VCF_May2014In recognition of Military Spouse Appreciation Day, Veteran Recruiting, Military Spouse Employment Program (MSEP), and Joining Forces will host a Military Spouse Appreciation Day Virtual Career Fair, May 9 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm EST. Military spouses will be able to meet and interact with dozens of employers from all across the country, in one day, and from anywhere in the world with a computer and internet connection.

Register or login here:

Black Hills Regional Job Fair is Wednesday, March 5th – 12-6pm

BHRJF_2014This year’s Black Hills Regional Job Fair will be Wednesday, March 5th from Noon until 6:00PM at the Rushmore Plaza Civic Center. To date they have 72 employers registered to attend. It is free to all job seekers.

Great turnout for Meet the Employers tonight!

MeetTheEmployers1We had a great turnout for tonight’s Meet the Employers event!

Thank you to all the employers making this event a success and for looking to hire military and family members.

Check back soon for our next Meet the Employers event!MeetTheEmployers2

Looking for a job? Meet the employers looking for you!

meettheemployers_25Jun2013_400If you are looking for a local job? Get your resume ready and join us for Meet the Employers on the afternoon of Wednesday, February 19th to talk with the employers about their open positions.

Go to to see the list of employers that are planning on attending.

BNSF Railway Company Recruiter is here recruiting NOW until 4 PM

A recruiter from BNSF Railway Company is here NOW in the 1st floor break area of the Rushmore Center (just up the stairs from the MPF).

He is looking for those transitioning from military to civilian life, retired veterans, or members of the National Guard and Reserve.

The recruiter will be here until 4PM.

Visit for more information.

Starbucks wants to recruit 10,000 vets, spouses to its ranks

starbucksREUTERS - Published: Wednesday, 6 Nov 2013 | 8:21 AM ET

Starbucks is looking for thousands of good men—and women.

The world’s biggest coffee chain said on Wednesday it would commit to hiring at least 10,000 veterans and spouses of active military in five years. It also said five new and existing U.S. Starbucks cafes on or near military bases will share a portion of each sale with non-profit organizations that help veterans re-enter the workforce.

“This demographic represents one of the most underutilized talent pools in our country,” said former U.S. Defense Secretary Robert Gates, now a Starbucks director.

Announced ahead of the U.S. Veterans Day holiday on Nov. 11, Starbucks’ new effort aims to expand and strengthen its existing mentoring program through the Armed Forces Network.

“This is not only about hiring baristas,” Chief Executive Howard Schultz told Reuters.

Read more at to learn about what type of individuals they are seeking.

Have you considered working for

Here is some information from their website…

Military Talent Recruiting… WE WANT YOU!

Many military veterans are excelling in a variety of careers across Amazon, as we value veterans and the unique experiences and capabilities they bring to the table.

“We actively seek leaders who can invent, think big, have a bias for action, and deliver results on behalf of our customers,” says CEO Jeff Bezos, alluding to Amazon’s leadership principles. “These principles look very familiar to men and women who have served our country in the armed forces, and we find that their experience leading people is invaluable in our fast-paced work environment.”

We want you to help share and shape our mission to be Earth’s most customer-centric company. Amazon’s evolution from website to e-commerce partner to development platform is driven by the spirit of invention that is part of Amazon’s DNA. It’s what we do, every day – and the good news is that we’ve only just begun.

So, what’s next? Join us, and you’ll not only see the future, you’ll create it.

Visit them at:

Oddball Interview Question for the Week

“Please spell ‘diverticulitis’.” Asked at EMSI Engineering

Oddball-Interview-QuestionsOddball questions may seem to have nothing to do with an open job position, but companies are increasingly asking these types of brainteaser questions to determine a candidate’s ability to think on their feet, think critically, problem solve, and effectively talk through a response. Keep in mind, there aren’t always right or wrong answers to these questions, but they can still be tricky.

If an interviewer asks you a wacky question, try not to get knocked off your feet. The point of such questions is to see if you can keep it cool under pressure, so don’t be afraid to answer in a creative way. You want to make the interviewer remember you -and these types of oddball questions offer a great opportunity to do so. Good luck!


New Jobs Listed with Pennington County, SD

New jobs have been posted with Pennington County, SD.

Visit the link below to see what jobs, read the descriptions, or apply:


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