In a May 23, 2013 press release, FEMA updated information on how people can volunteer for the Oklahoma disaster relief effort.(see link below). The release points to organizations and groups that FEMA recognizes as partners in disaster relief efforts. We encourage anyone who is interested in helping the residents of Moore, OK to use these links to find legitimate disaster relief volunteer opportunities.
Why Volunteering is Important to Disaster Relief Job Seekers
Decide if a disaster recovery career is right for you
Get educated and trained
Document Your Experience On Your Resume
Get Your Name in the Cadre Database
Network, Network Network
Hinton Human Capital's role is disaster relief efforts is to make sure interested people get information on careers and volunteer opportunities.We hope that our efforts help the residents in affected areas.
Hinton Human Capital, an emerging leader in Green, Environmental and Infrastructure search is seeking an experienced Fisheries Biologist / Project Manager for a prominent international environmental consulting firm. The ideal candidates must have 10 or more years of consulting experience doing fisheries related projects and have the following experience and skills:
Demonstrated experience as a Project Manager managing project teams and tasks is required especially during field work.
Demonstrated experience with FERC hydropower licensing and environmental permitting
Demonstrated experience identifying and classifying species of freshwater fish and aquatic invertebrates
Knowledge of Clean Water Act (CWA) sections 401, 404, 316 a & b regarding power plants is strong plus
Knowledge of water quality, TMDLs and modeling is a plus
MS in Aquatic Biology, Ecology, fisheries or Natural Sciences is required
One of the recurring themes, in all of my "critical job skills" articles is growing your specialized knowledge in certain areas such as government regulations. This year, the EPA updated section 316 b of the Clean Water Act which regulates the construction of cooling water intake structures at power plants and manufacturing facilities.These regulatory changes don't mean much to the average job seeker but for biological science majors it means new science jobs. Under the updated regulations, manufacturers and energy companies who have cooling systems which draw water from a lake or river will have to make sure they have the "best available technology" to reduce the numbers of fish and invertebrates killed during draws.Companies will have to hire teams of biologists to do extensive aquatic wildlife surveys to assess the damage by intake systems to the underwater ecosystems.Once these assessments are done, scientists will have to work with engineers and company environmental representatives to determine the best technology needed to comply with new EPA standards. .
What Does This Mean For Science Jobs?
The costs and benefits of environmental regulations are always hotly debated but some do create some specialized and well paid jobs. In this case, over 1,260 manufacturing and power plant facilities are affected by the rule update and some of these facilities have not had an aquatic assessment done in a number of years. Scientists should start new jobs opening right now and continuously over the next 12 months.
I was on Linked In this morning and read a nice article "5 Reasons Why Recruiters Are Not Calling You" . It was a good article that centered around mistakes many job seekers make on resumes that may be a red flag for recruiters. It also contained some good advice and promoted the Career Coach's resume writing business. Most articles about recruiters portray us as a negative force in the job market hated by employers and job seekers alike. I thank Deborah Walker for not beating that dead subject again. Anyway, back to the main point of this article.
Other Reasons Why Recruiters Don't Call
There are many more reasons why recruiters, like myself, would not call a job seeker. Let me share some of them:
Weak Industry Networking Relationships: One of the downsides of social media is people do not create as many face to face personal relationships anymore. Your network of friends should know you well enough to refer recruiters to you on a regular basis. If your network of friends are not talking about you then it may be harder to get attention from recruiters.
Embellished Resumes: The old adage says "If it is too good to be true, it probably is" . If the language in your resume reads like a advertising piece, recruiters may pass it over. The same is true for poorly written resumes. Make sure your resume is well written and believable before you send it out.
Some Job Seekers Use "Shotgun" Approach to Get Attention: Recruiters understand that job seekers want to find a job as quickly as possible. However, some job seekers believe that applying to every job and broadcasting their resume to every recruiter e-mail address is going to draw attention from recruiters. A word of advice – Be specific to where and to whom you send your resume. You may get a better response.
Build a Relationship With a Recruiter Before You Need A Job: "Its not always what you know but who you know" The last recession flooded the market with job seekers all vying for a few jobs. If you know that your company or industry is in trouble, it is a good idea to build relationships with recruiters before you need a job. Recruiters are in the business of matching the skills of candidates to specific positions. The better they know your background, the better the chance of a phone call.
Recruiters Are People Too
Unfortunately, some job seekers and employers have had bad experiences with recruiters through wrong expectations or unethical practices. We, like everyone else, are imperfect and fallible, Just because a recruiter does not call you or return your overtures.does not mean they are against you. Most recruiters are working positions with very specific requirements set by the employer. If your skills do not match, a phone call may not come. The best strategy to find a job is to network and develop multiple sources of leads.
Environmental Database Analyst Jobs are growing fast
Hinton Human Capital, an emerging leader in executive search in Environmental and Infrastructure industries is now searching for Environmental Database Analyst for an international environmental consulting firm. Ideal candidate will have at least 2 -4 years of demonstrated experience in environmental consulting plus the following skills and abilities:
A demonstrated history of handling sensitive data, building algorithms and decision-making tools based on the latest statistics and data mining methodologies
Experience managing all aspects of medium to large databases for environmental projects including data population, data mining, spatial data management, reporting, and visualization;
Ability to analyze data/metrics to uncover trends and root causes
Ability to work with project managers to generate reports for clients
Bachelor’s degree in Engineering, Computer Science, Applied Mathematics or related field
Master’s degree is a strong plus
Experience developing software tools using Visual Basic, VBA, C++, C , VB.net, SQL Server, ASP.net and HTML
Experience using Locus EIM and EQuIS is a strong plus
Must have strong initiative as well as written and oral communication skills