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Words of Wisdom
“Never continue in a job you don't enjoy. If you're happy
in what you're doing, you'll like yourself, you'll have inner peace. And if
you have that, along with physical health, you'll have more success than you
could possibly have imagined.”
~ Roger Caras
“Make no little plans; they have no magic to stir
men's blood . . . Make big plans; aim high in hope and work.”
~ Daniel Burnham
“You never stop earning when you do what you love.”
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Hidden jobs are welcomed for sharing at
If the job your neighbor, friend or family shared with you is not right for you, it might be perfect for an August Group colleague.
This is a great place for practicing "give to get." With 1600 members, what can happen here when members own the content?
We welcome volunteers to coordinate the job postings on a weekly basis. Employers and members submit jobs that must be readied for inclusion in the newsletter.
A lack of help means fewer jobs get posted in a timely manner. Why not be the first one to see new postings??!!
NEW Postings this week
Previously posted jobs
Networking Tips & Insights
Contributed by Sue Schnorr, President, of Training Insights, Inc.
This week's feature article, THE
NAME GAME. Do you feel like a dummy when you can't remember names?
You’re not alone. Ninety-seven percent of the people in our workshops admit
they are terrible at “the name game.”
Sue is a sought-after speaker offering keynotes, training workshops,
webinars and coaching sessions. She collaborates with the authors of Make Your Contacts Count as the exclusive Certified Contacts Count Associate in
Upstate New York. She can be reached at 585-442-3443 or email@example.com.
LinkedIn Tips & Insights
Contributed by Greg Taylor, aka Sir Linksalot, LinkedIn
Evangelist and Managing Partner of Excelsior Search Partners
This weeks featured tip is
LinkedIn Groups & Their Benefits.
Greg is the Founder of The August Group, a recruiter and entrepreneur
offering a myriad for services to employers and professionals including
coaching and consulting. He can be reached at 585-785-8600 or
August Group Career Fair—Volunteers needed!
Thursday, June 4, 2009
R. Thomas Flynn Campus Center
Monroe Community College
Please come to a meeting at the Bagel Bin, Wednesday, March 4th at 8:30 a.m.
Bring your target companies w/contact information if possible, enthusiasm,
and take a step to help the companies within the Rochester area achieve
their goals while likely improving your opportunities.
Regards, Susan Korb
This past Friday The August Group launched its fresh new
look. You've likely received an email instructing you of your login id and
password. Visit the site and share your feedback with any listed in the
About Us - Contact list.
If you have not received an email, you'll find
instructions prominently on the home page. Please be patient as we work out
first week kinks. More to come in the coming weeks on tips and features.
Many thanks to John Bayley for spearheading this initiative in his "spare
time" and for Ken Tryon, our web geek volunteer, for his tireless efforts
over the years quietly working behind the scenes keeping us all connected
online for years. Many others had a hand in making this effort come to life
including Rob Kostin and France MacDonald recently. Others to be noted in
The LinkedIn Group of The August Group continues to grow
now including more than 200 members. There is a queue of interested
professionals who have applied that will have the group eclipsing 300
Requirements for approval
The LinkedIn Group is a subset of The August Group
including the savviest of networkers, the well-connected. There are two
requirements for memberships: Members must be registered August Group
members having attended August Group events, either social mixers at
Johnny's Irish Pub monthly or weekly general sessions at The Bagel Bin, St.
Cecilia's, or at or satellites in Victor or Spencerport; members must have
100 connections in LinkedIn for permanent inclusion in this group. After
having achieved 50 connections conditional approval is granted and members
are granted another 60 days to achieve 100 connections.
New Opportunities to Connect and Stay Connect..
on the way to work
Previously working members of The August Group could only
reconnect at the monthly evening gatherings at Johnny's Irish Pub or at St
Cecilia's. Recently we've added new opportunities to gather and connect in
the morning on the way to work.
Each Monday morning 7:00 - 9:00 a.m. at The Bagel Bin
networking and LinkedIn training will be hosted by Greg Taylor and Mike
Mazzochetti, August Group co-Founders. On Wednesday mornings Tracey Aiello
hosts at The Bagel Bin networking from 7:30 - 8:30 a.m.
Join us for a cup of coffee and a bagel on the way to
New job postings this week
Curbell Inc. has an opening for the following position:
TITLE: ACCOUNT ANALYST – ACCOUNTS RECEIVABLE
REPORTS TO: Nicole Piechowiak – Accounts Receivable Supervisor
SALARY GRADE: NE 19
SUMMARY OF DUTIES:
Responsibilities will include, but are not limited
Collect on assigned past due accounts.
Analyze and reconcile active and inactive
Manage customer account resolution including
short pays and payment disputes.
Collect on past due accounts by making outgoing
collection calls via telephone.
Communication with Branches on collection issues.
Process credit card payments.
Associates Degree in Business or Finance.
Previous Accounts Receivable experience.
Computer Experience: SAP, Syteline, Microsoft Word &
Strong organizational and communication skills.
Ability to work in a fast paced environment with high
JOB POSTING PROCEDURE:
The posting procedure, summarized briefly below is
designed to insure that there is full and open communication in the bidding
process and that the interests of all parties are insured.
In order to be eligible to bid on an open position,
interested and qualified, internal applicants must normally have worked
in their current positions for one full year. Exceptions to this may
occasionally be made, in special circumstances.
Prior to bidding on any job, the applicant is to
notify their immediate supervisor/manager and discuss the reason(s) for
their interest in the position. This will allow the current
supervisor/manager to identify any issues that the applicant may have
with their current job and to counsel them as necessary.
After applying on-line, HR will contact the current
manager and hiring manager to arrange for a mutually convenient time for
the employee to interview.
The employee will then interview with the hiring
If the hiring manager is interested in offering the
job to the applicant, the hiring manager will consult with the
applicant’s current manager, before making any offer of employment to
the bidding employee.
Tell them that you learned about this opportunity through The August Group
JOB TITLE: Administrative Associate
REPORTS TO: Executive Director
FLSA STATUS: Exempt
The Administrative Associate works with the Executive
Director to implement goals and objectives of the P2 Collaborative of WNY
and in complying with established board policies, other regulations and/or
contracts that apply. Manage administrative aspects of grants for the P2
Collaborative of Western New York.
Provide administrative support related to internal
operations including but not limited to finance and accounting.
Create operational efficiencies within the
Plan, coordinate and direct internal operations of
the organization; evaluate organizational issues and problems and
facilitate strategies to address them.
Participate in the development of strategic,
operational and financial plans designed to meet long-term goals and
objectives of the organization. Prepare detailed business plans where
Assist in identifying potential funding
opportunities. Assist grant writers in the preparation and submittal of
grant applications in accordance with the funding guidelines. Work with
the Executive Director, P2 partners and grant writers to develop grant
content and budgets.
Oversee annual budgeting process. Work with the
Executive Director to prepare annual budgets that are accurate and
effective that ensure moderate risk to the organization Coordinate and
supervise monitoring of all funds. Work with bookkeeper to ensure
accurate accounting of funds and proper internal controls are in place.
Monitor funds to ensure disbursement according to terms of the funding
source and organization policy. Submit fiscal reports as required.
Prepare budget modification requests when needed. Monitor agreements
with independent contractors.
Responsible for providing the Executive Director with
monthly financial reports.
Assist Executive Director with monitoring project
outcomes and assist with developing corrective plans as needed.
Coordinate P2 Collaborative’s quarterly meetings and
work with the Executive Director to prepare for board meetings.
Reliability and Attendance – Begin work on time and
conform to work hours and schedule.
OTHER JOB DUTIES:
Staff work groups and take minutes as needed.
Perform other duties as assigned.
Bachelors Degree in Business or Health-related field
5 – 10 years experience in providing administrative
and financial support.
Can effectively manage workload with minimal
Strong professional communication skills.
Highly organized and has very effective time
Creative, proactive problem-solving ability.
Strong analysis and decision-making skills.
Works effectively in an team environment.
Capable of managing multiple priorities and projects.
Proven ability to establish and maintain positive
relationships with people at all levels of an organization.
Adheres to details.
Highly motivated, takes initiative.
Proficient in Microsoft Office, Excel and PowerPoint
Is able to work with confidential information.
EDUCATION AND KNOWLEDGE:
4 Year Degree
Or equivalent combination of education and related
Minimum experience requirements 5 to 10 years.
On-the-job experience requirement (complexity) 3 to 6
Local WNY travel only
If interested please contact Shelley Hirshberg, Executive Director, P2
Collaborative of Western New York,
Tell them that you learned about this opportunity through The August Group