Archive for November, 2015

Tips for veterans looking for customer service jobs in Jacksonville

Wednesday, November 25th, 2015

Careerbuilder has some tips for veterans seeking customer service jobs in Jacksonville.

According to the CareerBuilder Veterans Day Job Forecast, 38 percent of employers are actively recruiting veterans over the next year, up from 33 percent in 2014 and 27 percent in 2013. Further, 47 percent have hired a veteran in the last year, compared to 44 percent in 2014, and 31 percent have hired a veteran who recently returned from duty.

Tips for Veterans

1. Be yourself: More than one in four (27 percent) of all currently-employed veterans plan to test the job market for a new job next year — an increase from 24 percent in 2014. And while 80 percent identify as a veteran on their resumes, 58 percent of them think self-identifying does not help their chances of finding a job, on par with 2014 (57 percent).

Employers are taking note, though. Nearly half (47 percent) say they pay more attention to the applications submitted by veterans, and 69 percent say that if given two equally qualified candidates — one veteran and one not — they are more likely to hire the veteran.

2. Highlight your strengths: Employers selected the most important qualities members of the armed forces bring to organizations after leaving active duty. Discipline and teamwork topped the list:

  1. Disciplined approach to work: 65 percent
  2. Ability to work as a team: 63 percent
  3. Respect and integrity: 62 percent
  4. Ability to perform under pressure: 55 percent
  5. Leadership skills: 54 percent
  6. Problem-solving skills: 49 percent
  7. Ability to adapt quickly: 48 percent
  8. Attitude of perseverance: 46 percent
  9. Communication skills: 42 percent
  10. Strong technical skills: 32 percent

3. Take advantage of training: Veterans can use their GI Bill to receive job training in an on-the-job or apprenticeship training program, but only 29 percent of working veterans say they took advantage of their college tuition credit granted to them by the GI Bill this year, down from 38 percent last year.

Are women receiving less bonuses for Jacksonville jobs?

Saturday, November 7th, 2015

Women may be receiving less bonuses for Jacksonville jobs.

A new survey from Glassdoor points out under a third of female employees2 (29 percent), receive any form of bonus as opposed to 44 percent of men.

Furthermore, a greater number of women (37 percent) are reliant on company performance to earn a bonus compared to men (27 percent). In addition, the vast majority of men who normally receive a bonus (75 percent) still expect to get one this year, however only 61 percent of women feel the same way.

Approximately one in three (32 percent) employees believe that if they were made redundant they would be able to find a new job that matches their skills and experience within the next six months, down two percent on previous quarter.

Of those currently unemployed, only 30 percent believe they will find a job over the next six months – down 10 percentage points on the previous quarter.

However this is an improvement since Q1 2014, with a figure of just 25 percent. Slightly more men (33 percent) than women (29 percent) feel confident that they will find a new job.

Nearly half (49 percent) of 16-24 year olds feel confident of finding a new job matching their experience in the next six months compared to just 20 percent of those in the 55+ range.

Walmart hires for Jacksonville retail jobs

Monday, November 2nd, 2015

Walmart is hiring for Jacksonville retail jobs for the busy holiday season.

“To help exceed our customer’s expectations, Walmart will give current associates the first opportunity to pick up additional hours. We are also hiring 60,000 seasonal associates, with a starting rate of at least $9 an hour. We know some of these hires are looking for a short-term opportunity to earn extra Christmas money, but for many, this could be the start of a career. In fact we have hundreds of store managers who started with the company as a seasonal associate. Last year, more than half of our seasonal associates stayed with Walmart in a permanent role after the holidays.” – Judith McKenna, Chief Operating Officer, Walmart U.S..

“The holidays are one of the most anticipated times of the year for families, and one of the busiest. Walmart has been working all year to give our customers a great shopping experience and we believe they will see a difference when they visit us during the holidays.

“Walmart will have more associates in our stores working more hours this season, all with a focus on providing service and convenience to our customers. We will continue our ‘Checkout Promise’ by having more registers open during peak shopping times, helping customers save time by getting through our lines quicker.

“Walmart is thankful for the hard work and dedication of our associates. I see every day how our people make the difference. Associates are doing amazing things to help create an excellent experience for our customers. As we head into our busiest time of the year, we know associates are going to deliver for our customers and help give them a memorable and affordable Christmas.”