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The fastest growing industries in USA 2013-2016

Posted by | September 25, 2013 | Job search, Labor Market USA

The fastest growing industries in USA 2013

Below is a list, compiled by Economic Modeling Specialists, with the five industries that are expected to grow the fastest between 2013 and 2016, along with examples of the projected fastest-growing occupations within those industries. If you’re looking for a career that is growing and can offer job security, one of these occupations may be the right fit for you.

Industry: Mining, quarrying and oil and gas extraction

1. Rotary drill operators, oil and gas
Projected employment change from 2013-2016: 16 percent
Education level: Moderate-term on-the-job training
Median hourly pay: $24.24

2. Industrial machinery mechanics
Projected employment change from 2013-2016: 14 percent
Education level: Long-term on-the-job training
Median hourly pay: $22.59

3. Petroleum engineers
Projected employment change from 2013-2016: 13 percent
Education level: Bachelor’s degree
Median hourly pay: $63.67

Industry: Health care and social assistance

1. Personal care aides
Projected employment change from 2013-2016: 18 percent
Education level: Short-term on-the-job training
Median hourly pay: $9.77

2. Home health aides
Projected employment change from 2013-2016: 17 percent
Education level: Short-term on-the-job training
Median hourly pay: $9.97

3. Medical scientists, except epidemiologists
Projected employment change from 2013-2016: 14 percent
Education level: Doctoral degree
Median hourly pay: $36.95

Industry: Educational services (private)

1. Educational, guidance, school and vocational counselors
Projected employment change from 2013-2016: 13 percent
Education level: Master’s degree
Median hourly pay: $26.16

2. Training and development specialists
Projected employment change from 2013-2016: 11 percent
Education level: Bachelor’s degree
Median hourly pay: $27.14

3. Education, training and library workers (all other)
Projected employment change from 2013-2016: 11 percent
Education level: Bachelor’s degree
Median hourly pay: $18.02

Industry: Professional, scientific and technical services

1. Logisticians
Projected employment change from 2013-2016: 19 percent
Education level: Bachelor’s degree
Median hourly pay: $35.08

2. Software developers, systems software
Projected employment change from 2013-2016: 17 percent
Education level: Bachelor’s degree
Median hourly pay: $47.64

3. Market research analysts and marketing specialists
Projected employment change from 2013-2016: 16 percent
Education level: Bachelor’s degree
Median hourly pay: $29.10

Industry: Administrative and support and waste management and remediation services

1. Correctional officers and jailers
Projected employment change from 2013-2016: 12 percent
Education level: Moderate-term on-the-job training
Median hourly pay: $20.55

2. Billing and posting clerks
Projected employment change from 2013-2016: 10 percent
Education level: Short-term on-the-job training
Median hourly pay: $16.21

3. Customer service representatives
Projected employment change from 2013-2016: 9 percent
Education level: Short-term on-the-job training
Median hourly pay: $14.91

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Jobs in other areas – cities

Posted by | September 25, 2013 | Job search, Jobhunting, Jobs in other cities

Los angeles is the second biggest city of the USA. So there are jobs available, many jobs … And 5 hours away from Hawaii the closest and best there is if you need a job or career opportunity. How to find a job online in Los Angeles and make your search more effective?

1). Find an area that interests you. A hobby or personal interest may lead to your next career.

2). Search your niche. Save time by focusing on sites that list openings exclusively in your area of interest. For example, if you work in the design industry, check out, which lists only jobs at in this field. Have your sights set on high pay? Search boards that advertise only jobs paying a minimum salary of $80,000. For Jobs in the LA area, look on nich sites like (free jobboard) with only jobs in the city LA and area.

3). Find a hook. When a recruiter lists a Job, research the person’s background for making a special connection.

4). Be prepared for compensation adjustments. A change of industry may affect your bottom line; prepare your financial strategy in private and show that you can adjust.

5). Post your resume. Consider uploading your resume to job boards in addition to scanning their ads. Their resume databases are a first stop in a candidate search for many hiring managers. They find you! Also: many times there are email systems which notify you with the newest jobs.

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Top 25 highest paying jobs Hawaii

Posted by | February 23, 2013 | Job search, Labor Market Facts Hawaii

Top 25 highest paying jobs Hawaii

Here the top 25 highest paying jobs in Hawaii in the years 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012 and 2013. The list of Top 25 highest paying jobs Hawaiian islands. The best job in dollars and year income.

Occupation Title Annual
Median Level Wage
Anesthesiologists $165,360.00
Family and General Practitioners $163,340.00
Chief Executives $153,580.00
Psychiatrists $152,760.00
Internists, General $138,440.00
Judges, Magistrate Judges, and Magistrates $135,620.00
Airline Pilots, Copilots, and Flight Engineers $116,700.00
Business Teachers, Postsecondary $109,160.00
Dentists, General $109,130.00
Sales Engineers $108,930.00
Engineering Managers $107,950.00
Pharmacists $106,180.00
Optometrists $101,670.00
Construction Managers $99,130.00
Computer and Information Scientists, Research $97,580.00
Natural Sciences Managers $97,560.00
Education Administrators, Postsecondary $97,310.00
Medical and Health Services Managers $96,780.00
Veterinarians $96,220.00
Education Administrators, All Other $95,840.00
Computer and Information Systems Managers $95,650.00
Electronics Engineers, Except Computer $89,380.00
Economics Teachers, Postsecondary $89,060.00
Lawyers $88,700.00
Food Scientists and Technologists $121,310.00


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How to find a job during economic crisis Honolulu – Hawaii?

Posted by | February 16, 2013 | Job search, Jobhunting

Finding a job can seem impossible during economic crisis, Honolulu – Hawaii. However, businesses still need employees. Times are totaly different and needs a different frame of mind. Maybe this is not the best time to get that new, high paid job, with lots of potentials etc. When times are rough, being picky will prevent you from maintaining your lifestyle.

I want to discuss the most important methods of how to find a job during economic crisis Honolulu – Hawaii:

1. Target high demand Businesses

Target businesses that are always in high demand. For example: hospitals and. Contact these businesses directly and find out when there will be new job openings. Even if you’re not a dockter, there might be other positions available.

2. Use your own network, friends and family

Simple: Post a message that you’re looking for a (particular) job on Facebook etc.
Better: Do you know smart, well conected people? Go visit them in person and ask for help. Remind them if necessary.

3.Online job boards and classifieds

Online job boards are now a standard recruitment method. They’re hundreds of different job boards. Filters on job boards can help narrow results to the most relevant jobs. I suggest using skills, interests, and location, as well as salary requirements, when searching for jobs.

Another route to explore is a niche job board, which specializes in particular job functions and industries. They often list positions that don’t appear on some of the larger, general boards, so they can offer access to openings with smaller applicant pools. Applying for a job through a niche board can also give you a leg up over someone using a broad-based site because it identifies you as more of an industry insider.

5. Direct approach to potential employers

Make a list of firms and companies that you would like to work for. Browse the internet for interessting companies, ask friends, read newspapers and make a list. Then analyse eash company. Visit the company website and find everything about their products, people, mission etc. Write down all pros and cons. Maybe you have an idea of how to improve their production. Write this idea in your CV summary and send your CV to that company. Do so with all the companies, that you think you could be useful working at. Make is personal and do your homework.

Good luck ….

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Free job listings and employment classifieds Honolulu

Posted by | January 12, 2013 | Honolulu Job Board

Honolulu Job Board is your Free Recruitment solution for the Hawaii area

Our services free of charge:

  • Its easy, fast and free
  • Post Job listings in 2 minutes
  • Create your own personalized company recruitment profile
  • Manage your applied jobs

Why Honolulu Job board?

  • Job postings on our HONOLULU jobboard are the most effective way to reach local candidates
  • Unlimited words
  • Job postings remain on the site for a full 120 days
  • Receive resumes by email
  • View submitted resumes online
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How to write a CV / Resume tips

Posted by | November 24, 2012 | Do's and Don'ts, Resume

In the CV heading you can write your general information:

  • Name
  • Surname
  • Local address
  • E-mail address
  • Phone number

(If applying for an overseas job, please remember to include your international dialling code.) Include your mobile/cell phone number if you are going to relocate soon.

CV Skills Summary

The Skills Summary section of your CV includes your main skills. You should only include keywords in his section, do not go into lengthy descriptions of your skills. The skill summary is also called personal profile.

CV Objective

The CV Objective, sometimes also referred to as CV Personal Profile states “What is the next step in my career?” This should be a short, concise statement that informs the employer what kind of position you are looking for. The type of position, the role (managerial, supervisor, contractor) should be included as well.

If you are job hunting it is a good idea to have several CV’s with different profiles or objectives. For example, you can have a CV for a sales supervisor and the other for a shop floor manager. Your ‘sales supervisor’ CV can highlight achievements in this area, and the CV would be tuned to that particular in terms of job descriptions and achievements.

Education on your CV

List all of your qualifications in this section. Include all of your education including certifications from non-academic institutions, especially those that are related to the job vacancy. If you have more work experience than qualifications, put your work experience before your qualifications.

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Job Interview: Top 5 Job Interview Tips

Posted by | September 16, 2012 | Job interview

When you have an interview lined up? Get prepared, get ready, get informed, do research. Be ready for more then 100%. Be sure you know everything possible about: the job, tasks, the company, history,  developments in the market, how the Recruiter etc.

Top 5 Job Interview Tips:

1. Research the Company
The job interviewer is very likely to ask you why you are interested in the job for which you are interviewing. If you are able to respond in a way that demonstrates an accurate understanding of the company, the researcher will likely be very impressed with you.
The fact that you took the time to learn the organization’s mission or that you have a clear understanding of the company’s primary product line sends the right message. It lets the interviewer know that you have both initiative and a genuine interest in the job.
2. Dress the Part
First impressions definitely make a difference in how an interview perceives your suitability for a particular job. If you are dressed inappropriately for a job interview, the interviewer may well subconsciously exclude you from being considered before the job before the questions even start.
Conventional wisdom regarding appropriate dress for job interviews is that you should dress as if you already have the job. It’s even better to take it a step further and dress as if you already have a job one step above the one that you are trying to get.
3. Punctuality Matters
Being on time for a job interview is crucial. One of the biggest challenges for employers is having deal with employee tardiness and absenteeism. By being late to a job interview, regardless of the reason, you are sending a message to the interviewer that you are likely to have issues with punctuality.
You should plan to arrive at the location of your job interview approximately 15 minutes early. By planning ahead and allowing some extra time, you will have enough of a cushion to deal with traffic slowdowns that might occur along the way.
4. Prepare for Common Interview Questions
There are a number of questions that most job interviewers tend to ask in interviews. Almost every interviewer is going to ask you to describe your greatest strengths and weaknesses. Employers usually ask why you are interested in the particular job for which you are interviewing. You are also likely to be asked to describe your long-term career goals.
By thinking ahead about the best way to answer these types of questions you will be better prepared to give appropriate responses.
5. Be Ready to Ask Questions of Your Own
At the end of a job interviewer, it is very common for the interviewer to conclude by asking the candidate if he or she has any questions. This is another area where you can distinguish yourself from other applicants by being prepared to ask good questions. You can always ask the interviewer when a decision will be made about the position. You can also ask for permission to follow up with the interviewer about the position. This demonstrates a genuine interest in the job.

What you shouldn’t do, particularly in a first interview, is ask questions about the amount of vacation time, holidays, the cost of health insurance, or even pay. Such discussions are more appropriate once a job offer has actually been made. Asking such questions early in the interview process is presumptuous, and sends the wrong message to the interviewer.

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How to apply online for Jobs / Tips

Posted by | September 16, 2012 | Job search

There isn’t any room for guesswork in applying for jobs online. It’s really simple. Follow the instructions in the job posting. Companies think less (or will ignore) applicants who don’t follow the instructions. If the listing says send a cover letter, write one. If the listing says apply online at Honolulu Job Board, do so. When the help wanted ad says send a PDF, don’t send a Word document.

How Employers Accept Applications:

  • Directly at their company web site.
  • By email, to a general human resources email box or to an individual.
  • From a job site (you will have uploaded your resume to the site).
  • By Mail.

Follow the instructions in the job posting. Keep track, as I said, of where you applied, so you can manage your job search.

Online Job Applications

When companies want you to apply for jobs at the company web site, you may probably need to complete an online application rather than submitting your resume. That’s because the company is using a hiring system that tracks applicants from the time they apply to the time they get hired.

The easiest way to complete these applications is to copy and paste the information from your resume into the application. If there’s an option to upload your cover letter, write a letter, then paste it into the box provided.

How to Follow Up

Following up when you have applied for a job online can be tricky. Many companies don’t list a contact person because they don’t want to be bombarded with phone calls and emails. They want to follow up with those candidates they are interested in and not have to deal with the rest of them.

There is a school of thought that believes you should track down a contact person (hiring manager, supervisor, etc.) and follow up on your application, regardless of what’s listed in the help wanted ad. I don’t think that makes sense. It’s better to be respectful of the employer’s wishes and if the ad says no calls, don’t call. Rather, follow up with an email a week or so after you’ve submitted your materials to check on the status of your application.

Follow Up Timing

When you follow up by email, send a message a week or two after you applied. Unless the message bounced, and if it did you’ll get a copy in your email In Box, presume the recruiter or hiring manager got it. Don’t bombard them with email messages.

If you follow up with a phone call, try and call early in the morning. People are more likely to pick up their phone before they are caught up in a busy workload. Again, call a week or so after you applied.

When You Don’t Hear Back

Unfortunately, many employers are really bad at following up. I know people who have sent hundreds of resumes and only received a few replies. If you don’t hear back soon after applying, follow up, and if you still don’t get a response, forget it.

The trend is for companies to follow up only with candidates they are interested in. In the past, you’d get a letter or a postcard saying the job was filled. Now, you’re lucky if you get an email. Part of the reason is that with the changeover to online recruiting, there are many more applications than are manageable for every job opening.

If you have a connection at the company, ask him or her if they can check on the status of your resume. They may also be able to give it a closer look and get you into contention for the job.

Don’t feel badly if you don’t get a response, even though it is annoying when you put a lot of work into your cover letter and you think the job is perfect for you. Your idea of perfect may not come close to the employer’s vision of the perfect employee. This is the nature of the job search business, right or wrong, that’s how it works.

Don’t Stop and Don’t Wait

There is a danger when you’ve sent a couple of resumes, when the interviews start trickling in, and when it looks like you might get an offer, to stop and wait to see what happens. What’s dangerous is that you don’t know for certain that you’ve got a job until you have a definitive offer.

One job seeker I worked with did a really good job of juggling multiple potential jobs. She scheduled first and second interviews, delayed some when she thought she was close to getting an offer on another, and overall, she did all the right things. Then she thought she had a offer from a company, so she declined further interviews with the others and stopped sending her resume.

What she had wasn’t an offer. It was a vague e-mail saying we are interested in hiring you. There was no salary mentioned, no benefits listed, nothing definitive that she should have construed as an offer that met her requirements. It took her two weeks to get an actual dollar and cents offer from the hiring manager. It wasn’t even close to what she had expected to get and wasn’t a salary she would accept under any circumstances.

The moral of the story is to keep plugging away; look for jobs, apply for jobs, interview, until you have the right (salary, benefits, perks, hours) written offer from a company that you want to work for. That’s when you can consider yourself hired.

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Jobhunting Hawaii – How to Find a Job in Hawaii

Posted by | September 12, 2012 | Jobhunting

Assuming that you know what you want to do and where you want to do it, here are 10 things that will help you the best finding a job in Hawaii:

Employer Websites
You have your target employers, where are they hidding the jobs?

The person-to-person connection is THE source of the most job offers.

Ask any friends or contacts that you have in Hawaii about job possibilities. If you do not have any friends yet and no contacts either, then you can ask questions in online chat rooms or forums that focus around Hawaii employment.

Social Media
A relative new-comer but becoming very effective

The most powerful and effective of the professional networks

Job Aggregators
Powerful and very useful

Job Sites
Start with the big jobboards like careerbuilder, but also find specialist jobboards through google. Post your resume online as well so you will create awareness about your job skills.

Recruiters, Staffing Firms, & Head Hunters
Visit the recruiting offices in Hawaii such as Labor Ready, Office Team, Spherion, and a variety of others within the city. Recruiting offices will be able to assess your skills and place you in a job that will match your skills. Can help or hurt, and they don’t work for you. They work for the employer.

Classified Ads
Collect several of Hawaii newspapers and look through the classifieds of each paper. West Hawaii Today, Hawaii News and Maui News all offer a selection of job listings and employment offers. Do your research and circle the jobs that apply to your experience.

Google has many hidden talents plus excellent tools for your job search.

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Job Search Do’s and Don’ts

Posted by | September 6, 2012 | Do's and Don'ts, Job interview, Job search

What should you do when you’re job searching? And what shouldn’t you do? There’s a laundry list of things that can help your job search and things that can hinder it.

Every part of what you do when you job search, including looking for job postings, writing cover letters, dressing for an interview, sending a thank you note, job searching (or not) from work, and using social media can make – or break – your job search.

Don’t Blow Your Job Search

Job searching can be tough enough all by itself. There is no need to make it even harder by doing or saying the wrong thing when job searching or interviewing. Here’s a list of what you shouldn’t do, so you don’t have to wonder why you didn’t get a call or didn’t get the job.
Do Boost Your Job Search with LinkedIn
Be sure to use the full power of LinkedIn to assist with your search for a new job. It’s important to effectively use your connections and to use the information available on LinkedIn when you’re job searching and growing your career.
Do Use a Job Search Engine

Job search engine sites, allow users to search all the major job sites, company sites, associations and other online job sites by keyword and location, at the same time. Use a job search engine to speed up your job search.

A cover letter is the best way to make a good impression on a prospective employer and a way to show that employer why you are strong candidate for the job.