Friday, November 29, 2019
100 Best Keywords for Your Chicago Job Posting100 Best Keywords for Your Chicago Job Posting100 Best Keywords for Your Chicago Job PostingYoure looking to attract and hire talent and you need to select the right keyword phrases for your job title and description. Intelligence dug into what job seekers are searching for in Chicago. If youre ready to list a job, youll want to know what we found.Over 779,000 Chicago job searches are conducted each month on Monster.com.1 That figure doesnt even factor in job-related searches on Google.com and other major search engines. In order for your online job posting to be relevant to search engines, select the right keyword phrases for your job title and description. This process will also help your listing perform better within search engine as well.Administrative AssistantCustomer ServiceReceptionistparte TimeAccountingSalesWarehouseHuman ResourcesManagerRetailManufacturingData EntryAdministrativeWork From HomeMarketingOfficeEntry LevelExecutive AssistantMaintenanceITMedical AssistantProject ManagerAccountantConstructionRegistered NurseFinanceOffice ManagerParalegalClericalMechanical EngineerAccounts PayableWarehouse WorkerCall CenterCashierManagementRNBusiness AnalystEngineerPart-TimeControllerPharmacistEducationPurchasingLogisticsForklift OperatorGraphic DesignerCustomer Services RepresentativeHealthcareDriverInsuranceLPNWarehouse ManagerOperations ManagerCNAAttorneyAutomotiveSecurityFull TimeDental AssistantBankingOffice AssistantPayrollSupervisorAccount ManagerOffice ClerkAnalystSecretaryElectricianBookkeeperWelderOperationsDelivery DriverInformation TechnologyNurseLegalPharmacy TechnicianSales RepresentativeLegal SecretaryMaintenance TechnicianReal EstateDirectorRecruiterBuyerMedical Office ReceptionistIT ManagerPhlebotomistProduction SupervisorAssistantFinancial AnalystNurse PractitionerTruck DriverRegistered Nurse (RN)EngineeringMachine OperatorSummerSales ManagerData AnalystSecurity OfficerAccounts ReceivableSocial WorkerData finding are based on analysis of job seeking activity from mora than 22 million unique visitors2. Most Non-Human Traffic removed from the results.Note Direct keyword searches on Monster.com account for about of job traffic with increasing traffic coming from 3rd party search (e.g., Google, Banners, TargetMail, Career Ad Network, and other traffic drivers)1Internal Data, Direct Keyword Searches, 6-month average, Jan 2017 Jun 20172comScore Media Metrix, 1Q 2017, 3-month average, (includes all US Mobile + PC traffic)
Sunday, November 24, 2019
SEALNavy Basic Underwater Demolition School/SEALHes exhausted. His muscles ache beyond belief and his body is chilled to the bone. His heart is pumping a mile a minute after having just maneuvered through an obstacle course that would challenge the most agile of men. He knew it wouldnt be easy, having read articles about the quiet professionals, and listened to stories about the toughest military training in the world from guys who had gone through the training before him. He tells himself he can make it, over and over again. This Sailor wants to be a U.S. Navy SEAL. He and a select group of Sailors are going through this arduous training at the Naval Special Warfare Center (NSWC), Coronado, Calif. Currently, requirements are being revamped and instructions revised so that the graduates of Basic Underwater Demolition School/SEAL (BUD/S) are even more prepared to take on the ever-changing responsibilities of a SEAL operation. Changes include incorporating more operationally specific e volutions earlier in the learning process. And while some Sailors can and some Sailors cant, NSWC is making efforts to keep the number of the can dos to a maximum. Recent changes (April 2001) at BUD/S are aimed at producing graduates who have an enhanced repertoire of SEAL skills, ready for use upon arrival at an operational SEAL team. The centerpiece of all the changes is an intense effort to operationalize BUD/S training. In essence, the training center has done away with some outdated methods and introduced more basic training found currently at the SEAL team level. You have to want the program. And mentally, never give yourself the vorkaufsrecht to quit, said Master Chief Information Systems Technician Dennis Wilbanks, head SEAL recruiter who, with more than 25 years in the SPECWAR community, has seen hundreds of Sailors come and go through BUD/S. The 25-week curriculum at BUD/S is divided into three ls that test the Sailors spirit and stamina. The first eight-week phase is know n as the physical conditioning phase, and places a strong emphasis on running, swimming, navigating the obstacle course and basic water and lifesaving skills. This phase pushes the body to its physical and mental limits. Trained medical technicians and instructors are with the students at every step. Having endured the complexity of First leiter, trainees move on to their next big obstacle - diving. Second Phase is seven weeks in length and emphasizes the skills required to be a Naval Special Warfare combat swimmer. While it is imperative the student meets the standards set before him, said Intelligence Specialist 2nd Class Matthew Peterson, second phase instructor. We look for the individual who possesses the ability to perform safely and effectively under stressful conditions. Finally, the 10-week long Third Phase is the last hurdle these Sailors face before graduation. This land warfare phase turns Sailors into hardcore, cutting edge naval commandos. Third Phase is comparable to First Phase in that you are often cold, miserable and tired, said Aircrew Survival Equipmentman 2nd Class Louis G. Fernbough, Third Phase instructor. The difference is, we now expect you to think and perform mentally under the same conditions. Mistakes made when working with explosives only happen once. While all three phases have their individual objectives, they all share common physical evolutions including running, swimming and the obstacle courses. Required passing times become more challenging as the training progresses, though. First Phase includes some of the most significant training revisions, where the most dreaded week of BUD/S, Hell Week (featuring 120 hours of continuous training on less than four hours of sleep), has been moved from the fifth week of First Phase to the third week. The shift allowed the addition of a maritime operations course, as well as basic patrolling and weapons handling courses. All instruction (as opposed to just physical training) takes place a fter Hell Week, said LTJG Joe Burns, First Phase officer-in-charge and former enlisted SEAL. The majority of students who complete Hell Week are going to graduate, said Burns. This schedule shift also means that drown-proofing and underwater knotlage tying will now be held after Hell Week. The techniques and skills that are taught in these areas are a crucial element in being both comfortable and proficient in underwater evolutions. This change is expected to be a confidence-booster since it allows the students to practice their knot-tying skills before they are actually tested. Especially when the test is being able to tie a knot at a 50-foot depth. Second Phase has undergone a few key changes. The number of training dives, both day and night, has significantly increased and the complexity of the dives is more challenging to the students with multiple legs and more realistic targets. This requires students to navigate and change directions underwater several times, rather than just once. Furthermore, the pool competency evolution, perhaps the most difficult evolution at BUD/S, next to Hell Week, has been modified to better support those students who demonstrate basic skills underwater. As CAPT Ed Bowen, commanding officer of the NSWC points out, I am seeking the man who has the basic aptitude, attitude, and motivation to be a SEAL. If a young man can remain calm while great stress is induced underwater, I will not drop him from training for a minuscule technical glitch. More changes have been implemented as students move into the final phase of BUD/S training. Emphasis in Third Phase is placed on small unit tactics, patrolling,weapons trainingand demolition, giving students a feel for what to expect once they have earned their special warfare pin and been deemed a SEAL. Attention is placed now, more than ever, on the basic SEAL combat skills required of effective SEAL platoon operators. One goal of the revisions is to qualify all students on the M-4 rifle as Marksman. Since the changes have been in effect, all students have qualified as Marksman and most (60 percent) as Expert. Students also spend increased training hours on special reconnaissance, a key SEAL mission area. Less emphasis is now placed on the old Underwater Demolition Team reconnaissance and demolition techniques. Core SEAL mission profiles are now highlighted, including increased rehearsals with Immediate Action Drills (IADs), Over-The-Beach (OTB) scenarios and ambush techniques. Ultimately, we are seeking a candidate that we can entrust with the life of a fellow Frogman, said Peterson. The final change in Third Phase is a new live-fire Field Training Exercise, which provides the most realistic scenario possible without entering a real-world combat situation. The physical, emotional and mental challenges young men must endure becoming a member of Americas most elite maritimespecial operations forcearent getting any easier. But officials at the Naval Special Warfare Cente r hope that recent changes made at the basic schoolhouse will ultimately result in more skilled operators arriving at the SEAL teams. The overall response from both the instructors and trainees has been extremely positive and only time will tell if the changes accomplish both goals to improve the skills and abilities of a BUD/S graduate while graduating more trainees.
Thursday, November 21, 2019
How to Organize Your PaperworkHow to Organize Your PaperworkThe only time you seem to think about your important documentsis when you need them. And, oftentimes, you cant find them when you need them because you either dont have an organized and centralized system for storing your important documents and/or the last time you needed them, you simply tossed it back into the sea of papers in your home office instead of putting it back where it belonged. Getting Started With all of your important papers spread throughout your house, you waste a lot of time and energy searching for them. Youre also at risk of losing some of them completely. But with a few simple steps, you can organize your important paper documents in one hour this weekend Youll need a small two-drawer filing cabinet or a portable hanging file box, multi-colored hanging files (6 different colors), manila third-cut top-tab folders, and a fireproof safe (vorkaufsrechtal). Or you could purchase a large binder and tab in serts. Once youve got the goods here are the six steps youll follow to organize your paperwork. Gather Your Documents Before you can organize all of your important documents, you must locate them. It is sometimes easier said than done. Check yourhome office in drawers and the papers stacked on your desk or table.Check the piles of paper cluttering your kitchen countertops as well as kitchen drawers and baskets.Look on your bedroom dresser and nightstand (you could have left them there in the morning rush and forgot about them).Last, but bedrngnis least, check your purse or briefcase for important documents that youre accidentally still carrying around. Categorize The most important documents fall into one of the following six categories. Sort all of your gathered documents as follows Home and Property Records - mortgage, property deeds, home improvement projects and receipts, appliance manuals and warranties, property tax information, home insurance policies, and manualsAuto Records- titles, maintenance records, insurance policies and information, loan information and payment recordsHealth Records - insurance policies, health insurance benefits manuals, explanation of medical benefits, doctor bills, prescription lists, flexible spending information, medical receipts, medical directives, life insurance policies Financial Records- bank statements, tax returns, tax deduction records, investment records, loan records, credit card statementsElectronics Records- cell phone contracts and manuals sales receipts and warranties for computers, laptops, and iPads cable and Internet plans and bills wireless router sales receipt and manualPersonal Records- birth certificates, marriage certificate, divorce certificate, custody papers, social security information, immunization records, passports, military service records, baptismal and confirmation records, wills, funeral plan, and burial site information. If you have pets, you can also include their important documen ts such as veterinary and vaccine information in this category. Find Your Vital Documents Most of your important documents can be stored in a regular filing cabinet or portable hanging file box. There are some. However, that really should be stored in a fireproof safe or offsite storage option such as a safety deposit box. Vital documents are documents that would be very difficult or very time-consuming to replace.They may contain sensitive personalinformation that could be compromised in the event of a break-in or robbery.In the event, your home was destroyed by fire or flood youd want unterstellung vital documents to remain intact. For most people, the following documents would be considered vital social security information, birth certificates, insurance policies along with your agents contact information, wills, property deeds,car titles, your passport and any contract or agreement that required your original signature. Make a master listof all of thevital documents you pla ce inyour fireproof safe or in an offsite storage option. Duplicate Your Wallet Most of us carry critical information in our wallets each day. Do you know everything thats in your wallet? What would you do if your wallet were lost or stolen? Make copies your drivers license, donor card, health insurance card(s), membership cards like the gym grocery store loyalty cards, warehouse clubs, and, most importantly, all credit and debit cards (copy front and back).Keep these copies with your other important paper documents Step Five Create a simple filing system The simpler the filing system, the more likely you are to use it on a consistent basis.Take each category of important document and assign it a hanging file color Home and Property RecordsAuto RecordsHealth RecordsFinancial RecordsElectronics RecordsPersonal Records Add the appropriate number of hanging files to your filing system for the number of documents you have in each category. Use the manila folders and create a folder for each individual document within each category. Place the folders in the appropriate colored hanging file section. If you purchased a large three-ring binder and tab inserts, label the tabs with the above record names, paper hole punch all documents and organize them.If the papers shouldnt be paper hole punched, paper hole punch a folder and put the documents in the folder. Now, if paperwork just isnt your thing this may be a freeing moment for you.You could scan all of these documents, save them to a hard drive, and then shred it all.But use your own discretion as some paperwork is better left saved.Use your best judgment. Ongoing Maintenance Now that your important papers are organized keep them organized.Each month when you pay your bills, file any new documents in the appropriate section of your filing system.At the same time, look for any documents you removed from the system during the month that might still be out of the filing system. Re-file them. At least twice a ye ar, review the documents in your filing system to see if any can be purged. A good schedule to follow is at the first of the year and at the end of each school year. With a little effort, you can reap long-term benefits by organizing your important paper documents. Edited by Elizabeth McGrory.