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Re: Career Networking Thread
« Reply #315 on: August 08, 2016, 05:53:20 AM »
I don't think it's a bad idea, but there would have to be some discussion among the Admins before we would go 'live'.

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Re: Career Networking Thread
« Reply #316 on: August 13, 2016, 12:27:22 PM »
well folks, the recent city manager of Painesville, Anthony Carson, is gone, having lasted about 3 years, so there's an opening (anybody interested?). As far as I can tell, there were some "conflicts" with city council and something about being too aggressive in getting rid of city workers who weren't pulling their weight (surprising)--but these are rumors (just rumors!) and I'm sure none of it really happened :roll:. Anyway, I guess he left with a severance pkg of $170,000--a lot to shell out for a small town (people are demanding to see his contract); so now it's time for a fresh search. Maybe eventually they'll find a "suitable candidate," as they say in the wonderful world of HR (I love the part in the description about valuing its "historic downtown." Gee, not so much in the 60's when they were demolishing everything historic in sight, and with a city manager in those years possessing estimable credentials from Yale and Berkeley. But times change and I digress :|)--

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"The City of Painesville, the County seat of Lake County, Ohio, is seeking a professional
City Manager with vision and excellent leadership skills. We offer competitive pay,
DOQ, and outstanding benefits. With a Council-Manager form of government since
1919, Painesville values its small town character and historic downtown, provides high
quality water, sewer and electric service, superior police and fire service and a growing
park and recreation system. We are a pro-business community that actively engages in
economic development. We have a total budget of over $81 million and 289 FT
employees. Qualifications: Graduate degree in public administration, planning or related
field preferred; 10 yrs. government experience with 5 yrs. in management position
desired. Demonstrated experience in economic development and redevelopment, with
vision and respect for traditional community. Record of excellent communication skills
and strong budget and financial skills necessary.
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Re: Career Networking Thread
« Reply #317 on: August 13, 2016, 11:09:17 PM »
$170k is a big severance for a town like Painesville. What was his annual pay?

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Re: Career Networking Thread
« Reply #318 on: August 14, 2016, 11:48:16 AM »
$170k is a big severance for a town like Painesville. What was his annual pay?
based on information I read in a blog by someone who purports to be an insider, his pay was exactly $128,386.44   

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Re: Career Networking Thread
« Reply #319 on: August 31, 2016, 09:52:07 PM »
Cleveland -  New City Planner Part-Time Position

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Re: Career Networking Thread
« Reply #320 on: September 06, 2016, 01:05:35 PM »
I certainly would echo the temp to hire sentiments.  I'm a software engineer and our company also does temp to hire to make sure the individual is capable (or willing to learn) and fits in with the department.  I found my current job by going through a placement agency (Robert Half) who took inventory of my skills and my requirements to work in Downtown Cincinnati to get me in this gig.

I'm a little disappointed in Robert Half - Tech :-/ I really thought that they would have more to offer me. The day I graduated, we had a career fair where we all presented our final projects (mine was this really cool .Net / MVC Web App similar to Yelp, where users can input names and badge numbers to rate and review their interactions with police officers to expose corrupt officers and recognize those who do an outstanding job being fair and helping the community :) .) After our presentations, we all had our own desks set up and employers could come up and interview us (speed-dating style) if they have any interest in us.

I must have had 15-20 people total, from 10-12 different companies, interview me. Quadax, Chase, Foundation Software, Hyland Software, Tri-C, etc. It was such an honor and a privilege!

A guy from Robert Half - Tech came and interviewed me and I really liked him and his approach because it was more like he was trying to get to know me personally and let me know about him personally. He wasn't quizzing me on C#, algorithms, Git and Agile/SCRUM like a lot of the guys were so that was sort of a relief. He asked me a lot of straight-forward questions like what part of town I'd like to work in and what my salary expectations were. The problem is, those questions are almost useless when you only have one company to pitch. I told him I'd like to work downtown and he spoke of a great opportunity downtown but when he asked me my target salary and I told him $55k, I immediately found out that this company he was pitching pays significantly less than that. He didn't give me an exact figure (but $39-$42k according to Glassdoor) for their .Net Jr. Devs. Shortly after, I was interviewed by two other people at Robert Half - Tech both of them only pitching the same company to me. It sounds nice to be able to tell a tech recruiter at a big respectable firm like Robert Half your needs and wants and have them match you with a place that is likely to be a good fit for you but I really think that this one company is literally their only account in Greater Cleveland. I'm also hearing from other devs that this big company downtown is ALWAYS hiring developers which makes me think they have a high turnover and are desperate for a reason (probably because the pay is so low - which it would have to be if you're giving all this money to recruiters instead of employees and wasting so much money on training for employees who move on to much higher paying jobs after six months) I'm just kind of skeptical. I've also heard that recruiters get 30% of your annual salary and although I'm sure companies understand that they have to pay a premium to have recruiters find talent, I can't really be convinced that it isn't ultimately indirectly taking a lot of money out of my pocket by having a middle man do something that I could do myself (apply for a job.) It seems like they operate like real estate agents in that they don't have much of an incentive to get you more money with their commission percentage-based earnings. I really do like the Robert Half recruiters who've reached out to represent me; they're fantastic people, I'm just so weary about those concerns. I've had recruiters contact me on LinkedIn outside of Robert Half trying to pitch this same company downtown, to me.

This is all just so weird for me. I've never been in a position where I could actually be kind of picky and demand a salary. Almost every day, a tech recruiter messages me on LinkedIn or a hiring director at a software firm views my profile that I never previously reached out to. Honestly, two months ago I would have felt so grateful to have a job that pays $45k. I would have felt rich by being offered that, but... a class mate got snatched up by Progressive before he even finished boot camp, had no prior coding experience and they hired him a day after his interview, offering $60k plus a hefty sign-on bonus and 4 weeks vacation a year. I got interviewed the other day by three different people at JP Morgan-Chase and I know a woman in my school's last cohort was offered $60k by them when she first STARTED the boot camp. It was literally just contingent upon her passing the boot camp. They flew her to NYC for their fantastic on-boarding program. Several people advised me not to take less than $50k, even if its front-end design. A part of me feels like I should just be grateful for a $42k-$45k opportunity where I'd be picked up instantly and not have to worry about it anymore but another part of me is literally letting my pride sort of get in the way as I'm thinking "All of these people are getting $60k, I'm worthy of that too! I need to hold out for when those companies are hiring again. Plus I really want to meet Flo from Progressive!" Actually, it's not just that, though. It really seems like I should pursue those really big companies, even though they're more selective and have specific hiring time-frames because they just have these incredible on-boarding programs where they really prepare you well and offer a lot of opportunities to develop. What I love about coding is that it's endless what you can learn and its endless what you can do with what you've learned and large companies can afford to invest a lot in your training. I would really feel bad working at a company for 5 months and getting an incredible job offer and ditching them after they took me on and invested in me so I feel like I should make some attempt at avoiding that now (but I do really just need a job!)

Am I being a persnickety, whiney little ungrateful be-otch or is it reasonable to hold out for better offers? Maybe just give it a week to reach out again to those companies or wait to hear back from folks I've interviewed with and if my expectations aren't met, pursue Robert Half - Tech's opportunity? I'm entering an entirely new field so I'm not sure exactly how to approach this.
« Last Edit: September 06, 2016, 02:33:04 PM by David »
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Re: Career Networking Thread
« Reply #321 on: September 06, 2016, 02:37:42 PM »
^Unless you've got serious financial concerns that need to be addressed, just find a place with a good culture and go with it.  I'd rather be paid less working somewhere I enjoy than be paid more in a corporate culture that isn't a good fit.  Just make sure that you negotiate when they make their offer.  Sometimes it's their best offer and sometimes it isn't.  Either way, they're not going to be offended and they're not likely to pull the offer if you ask for a reasonable amount more ($5k-$10k).  One of my biggest regrets was that I took the first offer without negotiating many years ago.  I probably could have gotten $3k to $5k more, which adds up over the years, particularly when you factor in bonuses and raises calculated by percentage of base salary.  I'm in the same field, so I get where you're coming from.  PM me if you want and we can talk specifics.  Otherwise, good luck with your job search.  It sounds like it's just a matter of time before you find the right fit.
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« Reply #322 on: September 06, 2016, 03:07:08 PM »
I was going to say much the same. If you can document why you believe your salary should be in the $50+ range vs what they're offering, then there's no reason not to try to see if you can negotiate up a little. In many instances they will likely meet you half way, or make it up in signing bonus, etc.

Also, it's important to understand their perspective as to why they are below market salary levels. Is the job description similar? Is there an incentive component to this job that the others don't include? What are the benefits in comparison to the others (that's a bid deal, even though many people don't take that into direct consideration). What's your co-pay / deductibles for this job vs the others. Any salary you make up can easily be eaten up by higher premiums, and other expenses that may be covered at the lower salaried position.

Lastly, look at the opportunity itself, and the company. What's your ability to advance at the lower paying job vs the others? Is this a culture you would rather work at. Is work / life balance more...balanced, or will you be expected to grind out 80 hour weeks? Is there an opportunity to obtain any equity (sometimes smaller, more entrepreneurial start ups can offset direct salary with equity stakes which may or may not be beneficial down the line).
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Re: Career Networking Thread
« Reply #323 on: September 06, 2016, 03:13:03 PM »
I can't speak to those other companies, but in the electronic discovery review world (a.k.a. doc review), Robert Half a.k.a. Robert Half 'n Half is notorious for being at the bottom of the barrel in terms of low-balling wages and overall work atmosphere.

I've had 3 separate assignments with them the last 5 years. F those guys.
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« Reply #324 on: September 06, 2016, 04:04:18 PM »
^Wow! I really appreciate your advice, Jimmy_James! That does make sense. I didn't know you were in the same field! I'll message you shortly because I don't think a lot of other forumers care to hear me type out more about my extensive life story but if there's any other programmers/developers/software engineers or whatever you're calling yourself these days; can you please just shoot me a message and let me know you're in the field (assuming you have time to be bothered with questions for advice?) :) That would be...amazing.
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« Reply #325 on: September 06, 2016, 05:23:01 PM »
I was going to say much the same. If you can document why you believe your salary should be in the $50+ range vs what they're offering, then there's no reason not to try to see if you can negotiate up a little. In many instances they will likely meet you half way, or make it up in signing bonus, etc.

Also, it's important to understand their perspective as to why they are below market salary levels. Is the job description similar? Is there an incentive component to this job that the others don't include? What are the benefits in comparison to the others (that's a bid deal, even though many people don't take that into direct consideration). What's your co-pay / deductibles for this job vs the others. Any salary you make up can easily be eaten up by higher premiums, and other expenses that may be covered at the lower salaried position.

Lastly, look at the opportunity itself, and the company. What's your ability to advance at the lower paying job vs the others? Is this a culture you would rather work at. Is work / life balance more...balanced, or will you be expected to grind out 80 hour weeks? Is there an opportunity to obtain any equity (sometimes smaller, more entrepreneurial start ups can offset direct salary with equity stakes which may or may not be beneficial down the line).

Okay, at this point I'm just going to say the name of the company in case anyone can PM me and explain the deal with them; it's AmTrust Financial. If there were other incentives to make up for the below-market pay, I'm sure Robert Half would have told me about it because they are VERY adamant about this one company. I don't care if I'm being crass. Yeah, big company in Downtown Cleveland but I've been hounded by at least six recruiters including ones who just randomly message me on LinkedIn convincing me of a perfect opportunity where I'd be a great fit. It sounds like they're primarily looking to fill undesirable QA positions (because no developer actually wants to work in QA) and that is not what I ever signed up for when I paid many thousands of dollars to learn full-stack development at a coding boot camp where I discovered that I actually have the ability to design databases and code the back and front end. Although the program was 12 weeks, I learned more in 12 weeks than I ever did in college and yeah, I do have an ego boost but I have Git Hub repositories to back up my ego somewhat! :)

I don't know... I just think that these are very valuable skills and I'm actually pretty good at it! The low 40s does seem super low-ball to me, honestly and I do think Robert Half - Tech is sort of a joke in that Robert Half has a specific company who has to be paying them a crap ton of money to convince ALL of their people who have very valuable skills in C#/.Net, LINQ, JavaScript, HTML/CSS (by far the most in-demand computer languages and tools used at pretty much every company in the Cleveland and probably the Midwest) to settle for mediocre jobs and having Robert Half specialize in steering this talent towards Quality Assurance. There's people in QA divisions who don't even know what language the code is in! Why would I want to go that route? A friend of mine asked someone at the Federal Reserve in QA what languages they're debugging and said person goes, "I don't know...like um, Java maybe?" ...Really? From my understanding, AmTrust trains you by having you work in various roles in software development to get the "big picture" but it sounds like a lot of time spent doing things that you absolutely never wanted to be involved in. I just feel like I've come too far and proven myself too much as a developer to be a guy in QA who is like, "hey ACTUAL developer guys, I got this error code. We threw an exception. Might wanna go do something about that." I do need a job soon but I really want to actually use the skills I've learned and grow from there. You know what I mean? What I fear is that they might make my job title .Net Developer (which is what I want to be) but they might stick me in other areas, maybe even permanently, where I don't want to be, like DevOps or QA. AmTrust has an extremely high turnover. I really need to find out why if I'm actually calling Robert Half - Tech back, out of desperation from not hearing back from folks I interviewed with Friday. Granted its only been one business day since my interviews but I'm sort of anxious already.
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Re: Career Networking Thread
« Reply #326 on: September 07, 2016, 01:19:43 PM »
^ Banks are notorious lowballers (I know, I work at one). They are probably taking into consideration RH's commission when they assess how much the position is costing them. Banks are focused on their efficiency ratio (the cost of driving an additional $1 of business), as it is a threshold shareholders look to when evaluating bank performance.

You don't need to decide in a single day. See what else is out there. There will be other developer jobs at banks if that's even what you want (which it sounds like maybe it isn't)
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« Reply #327 on: September 27, 2016, 10:44:35 PM »
^ Banks are notorious lowballers (I know, I work at one). They are probably taking into consideration RH's commission when they assess how much the position is costing them. Banks are focused on their efficiency ratio (the cost of driving an additional $1 of business), as it is a threshold shareholders look to when evaluating bank performance.

You don't need to decide in a single day. See what else is out there. There will be other developer jobs at banks if that's even what you want (which it sounds like maybe it isn't)

Urgh. I wish I never would have went with a recruiter. For one thing, I put my prospects in the hands of someone else who commands a high commission, and another thing is that they weren't looking out for me and sent a primitive (and admittedly, sh!tty) version of my resume to AmTrust (a company I later found out from networking, is hiring so many developers because they're rapidly acquiring other companies and growing fast) and unfortunately my primitive resume - if it was even actually sent to AmTrust, is probably lost in computerized ATS hell where I'll be blacklisted for at least six months. After talking to RHT, they said they submitted my resume to AmTrust but haven't heard back from them. However, I'm not quite sure if it was processed and the company chose to move on, or if RHT didn't even bother sending it, knowing that I had so many concerns about their big client and seemed pretty adamant about what I'd consider a decent salary that would have severely cut into their commission. It's just strange that RHT didn't respond back to let me know the status of AmTrust after submittal but called me a week and a half later about another, temporary job in IT and just conveniently upped their offered hourly rate during our conversation to try to entice me more. Clearly, they're well-aware of their profit-margins for placing labor.  I couldn't go with it because the job is 30 miles away on the outskirts of Lorain. That's when I inquired about AmTrust and they told me they submitted my app and haven't heard back. I don't like this at all; recruiters have probably sent my resume to God-knows-who and since my resume is all over the place online now too, I'm finding out that if a recruiter sends my resume to companies and then I go to apply independently and directly with those companies, I'm automatically blacklisted by having a double submission or that with some recruiter potentially submitting my resume to a company first, I'm at a disadvantage in terms of salary negotiation or even the chance of being hired since said company knows it's obligated to pay a recruiter for my submission. I had no idea that going through recruiters and putting my resume online - subjecting myself to ATS (applicant tracking software) designed to weed me out and blacklist me, could seriously inhibit my chances of getting a job at the companies I really want to work for. If two recruiters take my resume online and submit it to the same company, I'm also blacklisted since the company's software knows that there would be a conflict in recruiting agencies and potential lawsuit from one party, seeking commission.

At this point, I'm hoping it's possible to do damage control. Reaching out and talking to IT directors or HR folks at the companies I want to work for, to tell them about myself and my skills and get them to view my resume personally. I'd also really like to go to some of the companies I'm really interested in (Tri-C, IBM - UrbanCode, AmTrust, Hyland, Cleveland Clinic, RazorEdge, TMW Systems, etc..) to shadow developers just to see what its like, see whether or not I'd be a good fit at that sort of company or even just see what kinds of skills I should work on expanding if I want to be a valuable part a company with projects like theirs. It also just seems like a great way to get to know new people with similar intersts, in this city. I've never pursued shadowing though. I don't know if Software Companies and IT departments admire that or if it's frowned upon since code is pure intellectual property and software usually contains or accesses sensitive information.

I just contacted one guy I found on LinkedIn, at a company in Downtown Cleveland I submitted an app to and really think I'd love working for. They make apps for e-commerce sites but are also working on some really cool, cutting-edge virtual and augmented reality stuff. I asked if I could shadow him and offered to sign a non-disclosure / confidentiality agreement, lol! I've been reaching out to a lot of folks on LinkedIn (most don't respond but it's not stopping me) and next I'll be finding excuses to contact HR departments and department directors or even Sr. Devs. Hopefully I'm not making myself look like a lunatic. I just remember when I was a manager with interviewing and hiring power (granted, in a difference field), I did favor those who stood out by being persistent and seeming like they were genuinely enthusiastic about the opportunity and eager to learn and develop.

Any other useful tips you guys might have on getting in the door and bypassing the "ATS black-hole" would be appreciated. Hell, not even just for my sake. This is a huge issue with hiring, period. ATS seems like an absolute disaster. I'm sure a lot of folks on UO would benefit from those tips.
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Re: Career Networking Thread
« Reply #328 on: September 30, 2016, 03:09:20 PM »
City of Euclid

Job Posting


Job Title:           Clerk – Building and Housing
Department:      Public Service (25)
Status:         A. Classified   B.  Non-exempt (FLSA)
     
Job Summary:   Provide customer service, administrative and clerical services such as data input, filing, recording and copying documents needed to assist the Housing and Building staff in carrying out their responsibilities. Works as part of a team under the immediate supervision of the Housing Manager or designee.
   
Job Duties:
-   Provide information regarding inspection applications, fees and department procedures.
-   Receive and record building plans, determine fees and route to departments; monitor status.
-   Review and enter owner, building, zoning, inspection and complaint data into the database.
-   Work with staff to provide excellent service, coordinating activity to balance workload.
-   Accept, record and deposit cash receipts.
-   Create and issue certificates.
-   Handle both in-person and phone customers; provide information and direction as needed.
-   Process internal paper flow related to department and division matters; maintain hard files.
-   Prepare correspondence, mailings, requisitions and other reports.
-   Order office supplies and equipment.
-   Make copies and operate fax machine.
-   Perform other related duties as required.


(The description above represents the most significant duties of this position but does not exclude other occasional work assignments not mentioned, the inclusion of which would be in conformity with the factor degrees assigned.)


Work Environment: Office.  Sedentary work: exerting negligible force, occasional walking and standing.  Physical activity: climbing, stooping kneeling, pushing, pulling, lifting, fingering and grasping.  Repetitive motions of the wrists, hands or fingers.


Requirements:   High school graduate or equivalent. Permit Tech certification and/or contractor, construction or building-related experience preferred.  Administrative experience, including a thorough working knowledge of computers and programs. Strong customer service and organizational skills. Ability to clearly express and exchange thoughts.   Maintain confidentiality in department matters.

The City of Euclid does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, religion, age or disability in employment or the provision of services.

Pay rate is $14-$20/hour, commensurate with related experience; benefits are included. 40 hours/week, Monday – Friday, 8:30 AM to 5:00 PM; some evening and weekends may be required. 

Contact Person:  Carrie Insana, (216) 289-2746.

Position will remain open until filled. Current employees please use an internal application.

Submit resume and cover letter to jobs@cityofeuclid.com. Applications also available online at http://www.cityofeuclid.com/about/jobs or from the receptionist at City Hall. Submit to City of Euclid, 585 East 222nd Street, Euclid, OH 44123. 
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« Reply #329 on: October 21, 2016, 10:50:56 AM »

City of Euclid

Planning & Development Intern
ORGANIZATION DESCRIPTION
The City of Euclid’s Department of Planning and Development’s mission is: To improve the health and prosperity of the residents, businesses and neighborhoods of the City of Euclid by providing exceptional professional services in the areas of planning, community development and economic development.  The Department consists of three main divisions: Economic Development, Community Development and Planning and Zoning.
JOB DESCRIPTION
This is a part-time, 20 hour per week, paid internship. The internship is intended to be for a period of 12 months and is subject to the availability of funding. The Planning and Development Department Intern will assist all three divisions and be exposed to a variety of subject matter such as: economic development, environmental protection, historic preservation, housing rehabilitation and demolition, the planning of public facilities and infrastructure, zoning code enforcement, Federal, State and County reporting, grant writing, and design review and planning. The position consists of a mix of sedentary office work and field work.

Position responsibilities:
·         Working with City staff to ensure compliance with various grants.
·         Working with City Staff and Paid Consultants in order to complete planning studies.
·         Assist City Staff to research grant opportunities and grant proposal writing.
·         Data collection, both remote and in the field, data entry and data management.
·         Attend board and commission meetings as needed.
·         Attend community events as needed.
·         Assist in the planning and hosting of public meetings.
 
QUALIFICATIONS
Ideal candidates will have the following qualifications:
·         Previous experience working in an office setting preferred.
·         Ability to work independently and take initiative to bring work to completion.
·         Excellent writing, verbal, proof reading, editing, and organizational skills.
·         Microsoft Office experience required.
·         Track record of being able to produce work in a timely manner with flexibility when necessary to adapt to changing work conditions.
·         Ability to prepare basic reports and use appropriate modes of communication.
·         Ability to manage multiple responsibilities simultaneously, meet timelines, and respond accurately and quickly to immediate needs in a fast-paced environment.
 
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
Compensation:  The Planning and Development Intern will be paid at a rate of $10 an hour.
Schedule:  This position is a part-time position (20 hours per week) that will run for 52 weeks with specific start/end dates to be determined based on the selected candidate’s school schedule.
 
APPLY
To apply, please email the following to Brian Iorio, Community Development Manager through jobs@cityofeuclid.com.
1) resume
2) short writing sample
 
The position is open until filled.
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« Reply #330 on: October 26, 2016, 11:52:00 PM »
Sucks.. I got a job offer and at another place, a request to interview but they are both 30-40 miles away and nowhere near public transit so I turned them down. I'm realizing though, it probably wouldn't be too hard, with the internet, to figure out carpooling. I've never even thought about that. Hell, there's probably apps and facebook groups for that.

Anyway, this probably won't work (but can't blame me for trying :) ...)

If any Clevelanders (or even Columbusites) on here work at any companies that have an IT Department and / or a team of software / web developers and feel inclined to help me by passing my resume along to someone in HR or to a department head, that would be amazing. A simple e-mail to pass it along seems like it would be really effective. I would be eternally grateful and indebted to you. We all know referrals trump online submissions any day and I don't know many people at all up here, unfortunately. A lot of companies give really hefty referral bonuses, as well. I know I've worked for companies like that. Maybe yours does? My main goal in job-hunting is to make sure my resume at least gets SEEN. If they don't think I'd be a good fit, fine, maybe it's for the best but ATS (applicant tracking software) will weed out 95% or more of online applications / resumes before an HR person even has a chance to look through them. I found out how that works (or doesn't work) and it's very scary. If your resume doesn't have at least X number of keyword matches for the job description or skills and experience, it gets instantly deleted and they're never willing to explain to you their exact criteria.

I also wanted to reach out to Columbusites as well because there seems to be more Jr. level programming jobs in Columbus and I'd consider relocating there. Plus, companies can be headquartered in one city but have some of their departments in other Ohio cities. I'm really curious if anyone in Cincinnati works for Macys and wouldn't mind shooting over a resume for me... They actually have their IT division, called "Macy's Systems and Technology" up here in Lorain, which handles e-commerce for all of their brands and I'd be really interested in working there. They seem to have an excellent on-boarding program and lots of opportunity for advancement.

Anyway, if anyone cares to help me out (and hopefully help themselves if their company gives bonuses for referrals) please PM me. Remember Karma :) You do nice things to help people out and it comes right back around! Hehe.
Thanks :)
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« Reply #331 on: February 07, 2017, 03:28:04 PM »

City of Euclid

Planning & Development Intern
ORGANIZATION DESCRIPTION
The City of Euclid’s Department of Planning and Development’s mission is: To improve the health and prosperity of the residents, businesses and neighborhoods of the City of Euclid by providing exceptional professional services in the areas of planning, community development and economic development.  The Department consists of three main divisions: Economic Development, Community Development and Planning and Zoning.
JOB DESCRIPTION
This is a part-time, 20 hour per week, paid internship. The internship is intended to be for a period of 12 months and is subject to the availability of funding. The Planning and Development Department Intern will assist all three divisions and be exposed to a variety of subject matter such as: economic development, environmental protection, historic preservation, housing rehabilitation and demolition, the planning of public facilities and infrastructure, zoning code enforcement, Federal, State and County reporting, grant writing, and design review and planning. The position consists of a mix of sedentary office work and field work.

Position responsibilities:
·         Working with City staff to ensure compliance with various grants.
·         Working with City Staff and Paid Consultants in order to complete planning studies.
·         Assist City Staff to research grant opportunities and grant proposal writing.
·         Data collection, both remote and in the field, data entry and data management.
·         Attend board and commission meetings as needed.
·         Attend community events as needed.
·         Assist in the planning and hosting of public meetings.
 
QUALIFICATIONS
Ideal candidates will have the following qualifications:
·         Previous experience working in an office setting preferred.
·         Ability to work independently and take initiative to bring work to completion.
·         Excellent writing, verbal, proof reading, editing, and organizational skills.
·         Microsoft Office experience required.
·         Track record of being able to produce work in a timely manner with flexibility when necessary to adapt to changing work conditions.
·         Ability to prepare basic reports and use appropriate modes of communication.
·         Ability to manage multiple responsibilities simultaneously, meet timelines, and respond accurately and quickly to immediate needs in a fast-paced environment.
 
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
Compensation:  The Planning and Development Intern will be paid at a rate of $10 an hour.
Schedule:  This position is a part-time position (20 hours per week) that will run for 52 weeks with specific start/end dates to be determined based on the selected candidate’s school schedule.
 
APPLY
To apply, please email the following to Brian Iorio, Community Development Manager through jobs@cityofeuclid.com.
1) resume
2) short writing sample
 
The position is open until filled.

Hey Musky, do you know if this position has been filled? I didn't see a jobs section on Euclid's website. My girlfriend is looking into internships. She's majoring in Marketing but now she's also minoring in Accounting and Urban Studies. When we first met, I'd prattle on and on about urban planning and architecture and she gradually just started getting more and more into it. Ha. She wants to be an Urban Planner in the public or private sector or work for a CDC or real estate developer. I'd imagine though, that most planning internships available favor students who are actually Urban Planning majors but CSU doesn't have it as an undergrad program. She gets straight As and she's an unbelievably dedicated, hard worker and is really passionate about economic development. She joined APA and attends their meetings. Even though most of her classes are business, it seems like there should be a lot of doors open for her in planning and development, even before obtaining a master's degree in UP. Doing things like cost / benefit analysis. I told her she should look into whether or not CSU has a GIS certification program. Apparently GIS isn't required for their urban studies minor which is really weird to me, but they do have some GIS classes available.
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« Reply #332 on: February 08, 2017, 04:23:45 PM »
Yes, it is still open. I think Director is waiting for the budget to be finalized before moving forward. I may be a year-long gig.

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« Reply #333 on: February 14, 2017, 09:46:24 AM »

THE CITY OF CLEVELAND invites applications for the following opportunities:


City Planner: Position Available

Salary
    $29,120.00 - $64,480.00 Annually

Location
    0110 - City Planning

Job Type
    Full-time

Department
    0110 - City Planning

Job Number
    654-LAF

Closing
    2/28/2017 11:59 PM Eastern

https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/cleveland/jobs/1660581/city-planner-position-available?pagetype=jobOpportunitiesJobs
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« Reply #334 on: February 16, 2017, 10:00:28 AM »
Hello,

Cuyahoga County has an opening for a GIS Technician in the Department of Information Technology.  Please pass this posting along to any interested individuals.   Applicants must apply online at http://www.hr.cuyahogacounty.us ​before Friday February 27, 2017 at 4:30 PM.
Thank you,
Debbie Davtovich, Web & Applications Administrator
Cuyahoga County Department of Information Technology
2079 East 9th Street, 6th floor | Cleveland, Ohio 44115
Phone (216) 263-4657 / Mobile (216) 310-1924
email:  ddavtovich@cuyahogacounty.us
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« Reply #335 on: March 02, 2017, 08:51:20 AM »
CITY OF EUCLID
JOB POSTING

JOB TITLE:      Law Clerk
DEPARTMENT:   Law (05)
STATUS:      A. Classified    B. Non-Exempt-FLSA   

JOB SUMMARY:
In general, the law clerk provides assistance to the Prosecutor’s Office and the Law Department.  This includes interacting with Euclid residents, assisting with the municipal court docket, researching various sources of law, and drafting legal documents and memoranda.  In performing these tasks, the law clerk works under the immediate supervision of the Prosecutor(s) and the Law Director.

JOB DUTIES:
•   Respond to citizen questions and complaints
•   Conduct interviews and mediate citizen disputes in the Prosecutor’s Office
•   Research legal issues and judicial opinions
•   Assist the Prosecutor(s) with the weekly traffic and criminal court docket by preparing court files, drafting motions and briefs, conducting pretrial hearings, interviewing victims, entering into plea agreements, and representing the City of Euclid at trial
•   Draft legislation for Euclid City Council
•   Prepare legal documents such as memoranda , motions, briefs, pleadings, appeals, and contracts for review, approval, and use by the Law Department and administrative staff
•   File pleadings at various court locations
•   Perform other related duties as required

(The description above represents the most significant duties of the position but does not exclude other occasional work assignments not mentioned)

REQUIREMENTS:
•   Completion of one year of law school
•   Expected to obtain Legal Intern Certification at end of second year of law school
•   Ability to express or exchange ideas and instructions accurately and clearly
•   Maintain confidentiality on department matters

The City of Euclid does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, religion, age, or disability in employment or the provision of services.

Kelley Sweeney                     Part Time, 10-12 Hours/week
Director of Law                      Pay Rate: $10.00/Hour
(216)289-2746                  
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« Reply #336 on: March 02, 2017, 10:10:51 AM »
City of Cleveland - City Planner job--closing soon:  Closing 3/3/2017 11:59 PM Eastern:

https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/cleveland/jobs/1666556

also: Project Coordinator (City Planning) - also closing soon:  Closing 3/3/2017 11:59 PM Eastern:

https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/cleveland/jobs/1666157

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« Reply #337 on: March 02, 2017, 10:52:28 AM »
This thread is all Cleveland jobs! And they say there's no work up there!

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« Reply #338 on: June 06, 2017, 10:27:02 AM »
DSCDO is hiring for the following positions:

COMMUNITY ORGANIZER
Property Manager
Economic Development Coordinator

http://www.dscdo.org/employment.aspx
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« Reply #339 on: June 22, 2017, 03:25:22 PM »
Anyone have the following background and looking for work? Message me and I can send more details.

Digital Marketing Specialist

Responsible for the development and execution of a comprehensive digital marketing strategy and the related tactics to promote the organization’s products and services in the online market.

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« Reply #340 on: July 12, 2017, 06:24:50 PM »
I got fired today. If anyone knows of any content writing or copywriting positions, full-time writing of any type, please let me know. I have 20 years of experience working in public relations, legal marketing, and IT communications.

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« Reply #341 on: July 12, 2017, 07:08:54 PM »
I got fired today. If anyone knows of any content writing or copywriting positions, full-time writing of any type, please let me know. I have 20 years of experience working in public relations, legal marketing, and IT communications.

Sorry to hear that! I'll keep it in mind if I see or hear anything.
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« Reply #342 on: July 13, 2017, 01:52:08 PM »
PM'd you, check your in box.

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« Reply #343 on: July 17, 2017, 02:33:13 PM »
I got fired today. If anyone knows of any content writing or copywriting positions, full-time writing of any type, please let me know. I have 20 years of experience working in public relations, legal marketing, and IT communications.

Any reason given for your dismissal?

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« Reply #344 on: July 17, 2017, 02:35:16 PM »
The company's clients have really quit giving us a lot of work as they are struggling themselves, and there just isn't money to keep me. I don't think I will be the last to go.

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« Reply #345 on: July 17, 2017, 03:02:25 PM »
Aw I'm sorry to hear that. I hope you're able to find something good quickly. I'm in LA and won't be of much help personally, but my sister is in Cleveland. I'll ask her if she has any leads.

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