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My Experience with Job Scams and Some of the Warning Signs

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Morgan AmosBeing an avid job seeker has its perks. As I apply for jobs, I have the option to have job notifications sent to my email which are tailored to my specific career interests. However, there is a downside to this. Putting your information out on the web allows job scammers access to your information and the opportunity to contact you. How many times have you been scammed by a supposed job offer from a potential employer/recruiter only to find out that the information is not accurate and the  employer/recruiter might not even be who they say they are? This is a frustration of mine, and I have to admit that sadly I have been contacted by job scammers a couple of times. But because I was made aware of the warning signs and knew some of the things to look for, I didn’t fall victim to it.

If you’ve had the opportunity to read my other blog posts, then you know that I appreciate sites such as AbilityLinks and Indeed when seeking employment. AbilityLinks makes it a point to educate job seekers about the potential pitfalls and scammers that are out there. I appreciate this because it helps not only myself, but other people with disabilities gain insight into what and what not to look for.  If you would like to read more information, click here.

Throughout my job search I came across some valuable lessons that I wanted to share that could possibly be useful to those out there searching for their next job. One of the ways I’ve been able to weed out the real employers/recruiters from the scammers is, I pay attention to the ending of the email addresses. Meaning if the person contacting you via email regarding a job position doesn’t have an email address connected to the job then it is probably a scam. Company email addresses shouldn’t end in yahoo.com, gmail.com, aol.com, hotmail.com etc. Another way to avoid scams is the employer/recruiter should never ask you to setup an email account in order to schedule an interview with them.

Other warning signs I’ve come across are when a scammer will contact you about a job using several different aliases for their name but are still using the same job information. Recently I encountered this situation where a scammer emailed me about a job opportunity several times using the same job information but a different name each time. In addition to this, I’ve also had scammers contact me asking for me to provide my name, address, email address, phone number, etc., and from there they would set me up for an interview. They didn’t ask or state where they had seen my resume online nor did they ask for any samples of my work. These are scams and you shouldn’t reply back to them.

Again, just to reiterate, ways to avoid job scams and some of the warning signs if you are possibly being scammed are to never provide a scammer with your personal and financial information, please keep in mind that if an employer is interested in interviewing you their email address will not end in Yahoo, Gmail, Hotmail, or any of the others I’ve mentioned, they should never ask you to setup an email or message account in order to interview with you, always research a company to determine their validity, and when seeking employment sign up with job sites that you trust and know that other job seekers frequent such as AbilityLinks, DisabilityJobs and Indeed.com. Even when you trust a website check the job postings for signs of a scam.

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Help Desk Tech II Level Remote Work

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Help Desk Tech II Level Remote Work

Career Opportunity: Help Desk Technician II (Computer Operator)
Help Desk Tech II Level: Seeking candidates willing to work Full-Time Evening Shift providing help desk support from 9pm-5 a.m. Please note that this position is remote work. The chosen candidate will be working from home.
PSI Home Base: Arlington, VA

Job Description for Help Desk Tech II Level Remote Work
Planned Systems International is seeking candidates to provide help desk II support.  This is a critical and large environment requiring top-notch skills and customer support.  Members of this team support U.S. Military personnel in locations in the United States and abroad.

Essential Functions and job Responsibilities for Help Desk Tech II Level Remote Work: 
In this role, he/she will assist Tier I personnel in solving technical problems and resolving elevated issues by confirming the problem and using/finding solutions to complex issues.  The ideal candidate will also be able to handle tier 1 help desk items when necessary.  He/she will communicate with other team members to report critical issues and will help work on these issues through closure.

Minimum Requirements for Help Desk Tech II Level Remote Work:
3+ years of progressively more responsible experience in a Microsoft customer service computer support environment supporting a large critical environment and including supporting all facets of workstation maintenance and support to include PC’s, laptops, and peripherals and experience successfully handling the escalated issues in an enterprise environment.
Must hold a current Security + certification as well as one or more of the following:  A+ or Network+.
Working knowledge of Microsoft OS and help desk tracking system(s), as evidenced by experience or prior training and, working with customer service (i.e. via phone, live chat, email, fax, and/or remote assistance).
Must have proven customer service skills with customer service being their driving force.
Must be willing and able to work 8 hour evening shifts between 9pm-5am, Monday through Friday.
U.S. Citizenship is required. Candidate selected must be able to successfully transfer or obtain the required clearance and/or access.

Additional Desired Qualifications for Help Desk Tech II Level Remote Work:
Experience using Remedy Tracking System is preferred.
Please send resume to Josephine Hopkins @ jhopkins@plan-sys.com

You also may apply online 

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Help Desk Tech II Level Remote Work 

Planned Systems International provides our customers with value-added management consulting and information technology services that consistently deliver success, and we are recognized as a world-class provider of innovative solutions that benefit mankind. From Systems Lifecycle Support and Healthcare IT Solutions to Network and Desktop Solutions and e-Business, PSI is focused on making our clients’ businesses run smoother and better. With a highly trained technical staff, we apply state-of-the-art information technologies, the industry’s most advanced methodologies, and broad-based support services to clients in U.S. Government agencies and the commercial sector.

PSI is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
 
All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply, including:
Minorities, Women, Individuals with Disabilities, and Protected Veterans.
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Java Developer Fort Detrick MD

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Java Developer Fort Detrick MD

Location: Ft. Detrick, MD
PSI is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply, including:
Minorities, Women, Individuals with Disabilities, and Protected Veterans.

Essential Functions and Job Responsibilities for Java Developer Fort Detrick MD:
The candidate’s core responsibilities will include, but not to be limited to:
Analyzing designs and building component-based applications in a Web/internet delivery environment including:
Introduction of an application layer
Modeling techniques
Component and object-oriented design
Complex algorithmic coding
Systematic approaches to application integration
Providing software application development in the following areas:
Java/J2EE environment
RESTful services
Application server installation
Administration
Patching
Tuning of web servers
Developing new or modifying existing Java/JSP/JavaScript code.
Providing analysis and planning for new development, including LOE.
Writing technical documentation, specifying, recommending, and testing web site related software and hardware.

Minimum Requirements for Java Developer Fort Detrick MD:
Bachelor’s degree in an IT related field and 3-5 years overall in web application experience. An equivalent combination of education, certifications and relevant experience may be considered.
Possess 3+ years of application server installation/administration/tuning experience.
Experience with Struts, XML, JDBC, and integration with third-party Java libraries.
Hands on Java development experience.
Strong PL/SQL and PHP knowledge.
Knowledge of Apache Tomcat, Apache HTTPD, HTML4/5.
Must be able to obtain IAT1 certification.
Possess excellent troubleshooting skills.
Possess strong analytical skills.
A self-starter that is able to work under minimal supervision.
Ability to work in a team environment.
Ability to meet deadlines under strict timeframes.
Ability to handle multiple tasks.
Excellent written and verbal communication skills are required, including ability to work with executive and technical personnel.
Ability to travel when needed.
Must be a U.S. Citizen. Candidate selected must be able to successfully pass an intensive background investigation.

Additional Desired Qualifications for Java Developer Fort Detrick MD:
Experience with Apache Nifi
Experience with Red Hat Linux ver. 5 or later
Experience with JBOSS application server
Experience with NGINX
SOAP, Spring, Oracle, and Liferay

Please send resume to Josephine Hopkins @ jhopkins@plan-sys.com
You also may apply online

Please use the Quick Shares  below to send these career opportunities out to your social media sites such as FaceBook, Twitter>>>>>>>>>>>> to help others find employment.

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What goes around, comes around. Help when and where you can.
You, a family member or friend could be next to need a job.

Java Developer Fort Detrick MD 

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AbilityLinks Counselor Repells Down Skyscraper to Raise Money for Charity

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Reaching out to the disability community means that we go far and wide in the United States to discuss disability unemployment and how we can remedy this social issue. Sometimes, progressive thoughts are in the office right next door. Janice Duvall is a great example. Janice has been my friend for a long time, and has offered me insight throughout the years.

Recently, Janice has been doing a lot of charitable fund raising involving physical challenges including stair-climbing sky scrapers and rappelling down them, along with doing her day job as an AbilityLinks Information and Referral Counselor...

Hi Janice. Can you tell me about yourself?

I am an Information & Referral Counselor at Abilitylinks.org.

What brought you to AbilityLinks?

I believe that at the end of the day, it is not so much about the disability as it is about the journey. I was a little girl from the Blue Grass State of Kentucky who wanted to change the world.

After highschooI, I attended Campbellsville College in central Kentucky and graduated with my Bachelors in social work, but I had a strong passion to follow a theological vocation. My desire was to complete my Masters at the seminary level, and after applying to several schools, I was offered a full scholarship to Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary in Fort Worth, Texas. I completed my Masters degree, and remained in the Dallas-Fort Worth area for a number of years. These years were truly a highlight of my life.

One day, I woke up and felt as if my career was spinning its wheels. I decided to move to Wisconsin which ultimately led me to the Chicago area. It’s a great area for an individual with disabilities, especially in regards to accessibility. Regarding AbilityLinks, I very much feel that what I do there is truly fulfilling my life’s passion.

Rappelling a 27 story building is not something that most people would want to do! Why did you do it?

It’s about conquering mountains one step at a time. The most rewarding of my life’s challenges is participation in fund raising events such as the annual Sky Rise events in downtown Chicago, where I have stair climbed the AON and Willis Towers. I now have added Skyline Plunge, rappelling the Wit Hotel Chicago to my list. Skyline Plunge is an urban repelling  challenge where I descended the building’s 27 stories! 

Were you scared?

I was not scared going down; I was scared going over the edge! 

Seriously, challenges are great confidence boosters, especially for individuals who have special challenges in life to overcome. I have discovered that in life, the only way to overcome fears is to face your fears head on, and I refer to this as ‘kicking it in the face’!

I refuse to let my visual impairment define who I am. I am SO much more. This is a quote that I live by: “You are not limited by your disability; but only by the limits you place on yourself. The key is a balance of body, mind and soul…and the sky is the limit!”

AbilityLinks is a program of Marianjoy Rehabilitation Hospital in Wheaton, IL. How has Abilitylinks’ main sponsor affected you?

Working at Marianjoy also has made an impact on my life. I observe people every day receiving physical, occupational and speech therapy, recovering from an auto accident, a stroke, traumatic brain injury or other conditions that need intensive rehabilitation. It serves as a true reminder to me to cherish my health and not take it for granted.

Regarding disability employment, you have so much insight. What does the future look for this social issue?

I believe the future is bright and the tide is turning.  Keep in mind; we are at the equivalent of mid-to-late 1980s of the Civil Rights Movement in terms of the time frame of the Americans with Disabilities Act.

Any last words, Janice?

I encourage all people with disabilities to face their challenges head on and you will achieve things that they never thought they would even attempt.

Face your challenges head on you will “kick them in the face! 

Thanks Janice!

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Military-Civilian Testimonial – Sign me up

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Hi Lucy,

My name is Randal Hollenbach and I am a Disabled Veteran Outreach Program person for the Commonwealth of PA.  I received your newsletter from a friend and would like to be on the email list and I’ll send them out to my veterans.
Best Regards,
Randal H
Labor & Industry | Workforce Partnership & Operations
Disabled Veteran Outreach Program
225 Market Street, 3rd Floor
Sunbury, PA 17801

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Mailing It In

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Before the Internet, the telephone, and the telegraph, the U.S. Postal Service revolutionized communications. Devin Leonard’s sweeping new history of America’s often-maligned post office describes how America’s mailmen and mailwomen contributed to growth and innovation.
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Elizabeth Sheehan Transition Readiness Liaison Fort Drum NY

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Military-Civilian Testimonial Distro List 7/28/16

I just wanted to introduce myself to you. I have taken over for Luis Figueroa as the Transition Readiness Liaison at Fort Drum, NY. I was advised by Luis to contact you so that you could add me to your distribution list.

If you have any job opportunities that you would like sent to our population of transitioning soldiers at Fort Drum I am happy to help you with your mission.

I can be contacted through email or feel free to contact by phone if you need anything.

Thank you for your attention in this matter.

Sincerely,

Elizabeth
Transition Readiness Liaison
Contractor (PRIVATE PUBLIC PARTNERSHIP)
SFL-TAP Center
10720 Mount Belvedere Blvd
Suite B2-2
Fort Drum, NY 13602
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Mental Health Coordinators Eloy AZ

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Professionalism. Respect. Integrity. Duty. Excellence (PRIDE)

Mental Health Coordinators Eloy AZ
These words describe the essence of our values as a company.  PRIDE is personified everyday by every employee at every level at CCA.  It shapes the choices we make and is the roadmap to how we achieve our mission and realize our vision. CCA is the leader in private correctional facilities and we are growing into the leader in the rehabilitation and re-entry market with over 70 facilities nationwide.

At CCA, our Mental Health teams make lasting changes in the lives of offenders, as we set the standards of care in the industry. This is your opportunity to make a satisfying career even more rewarding. CCA is currently seeking Mental Health Coordinators at Red Rock Correctional Center in Eloy, AZ who have a passion for providing the highest quality care in an institutional setting. The Mental Health Coordinator plans professional mental health service programs of a non-medical nature in the facility.  Coordinates and directs activities of personnel engaged in providing mental health services to inmates/residents.

The successful candidate should be able to perform ALL of the following functions at a pace and level of performance consistent with the actual job performance requirements.

  • Conducts mental health screenings and assessments based on review of available records, and clinical interviews with inmates.
  • As part of a mental health team, confers with other clinical staff, e.g., psychiatrists, psychologists, mental health service provider’s physicians, nurse, and social workers, in order to gather and provide information concerning patient psychological problems, to ensure treatment activities are well integrated and patient care follow-through occurs.
  • Provides treatment to inmates by developing, implementing and modifying individual treatment plans based on evaluation of needs and level of functioning.
  • Documents treatment and evaluation activities in the health care record for each person seen.
  • Consults with and makes appropriate recommendations to multidisciplinary staff (e.g., security staff, unit staff, and facility management) regards behavior and mental health issues affecting inmates.
  • Maintains strict confidentiality of sensitive materials and information at all times.
  • Demonstrated a thorough knowledge of psychological counseling theory and techniques by way of treatments and activities used for individuals in caseload.
  • Provides appropriate mental health assessments, counseling and confrontation avoidance interventions to address the needs of inmates in crisis.
  • Administrators mental status exams or uses other psychological tests and instruments as necessary to evaluate inmates’ treatment, adjustment and placement needs.

Requirements:

  • Graduate from an accredited college or university with a master’s degree in social work, psychology, mental health counseling or a degree in a related clinical area.
  • Five years clinical experience which includes two years in a comparable job position required.
  • Must possess LPC, LCSW or MFTL license in Arizona
  • A valid driver’s license is preferred, unless required by contract or applicable statute.
  • Must be at least 21 years of age

This is your opportunity to make a satisfying career even more rewarding.  We at the Red Correctional Facility in Eloy, AZ have  a passion for providing the highest quality care.

CCA offers a comprehensive benefits package that includes Health, Dental, Vision, Life, PTO, Paid Holidays, 401(k) with company match and competitive pay!

To start your meaningful career in corrections, visit us online today and explore our open opportunities.

Questions?
Contact Cyndy McClimate, Medical Recruiter at 615-263-3148
Apply at jobs.cca.com/Arizona-jobs

CCA is a Drug Free Workplace and EOE.

Mental Health Coordinators Eloy AZ

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You, a family member or friend could be next to need a job.

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