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Ashley Wilson
Community Specialist
about 1 month ago
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Top 3 interview questions answered!

Worried about what someone might ask you during your next interview?

Check out the top three commonly asked (and toughest) interview questions, and how to answer them like a pro here!

What do YOU think is the toughest interview question?

#interview #backtoworkri

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Ashley Wilson
Community Specialist
22 days ago
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Only in Rhode Island...

So for today's you know you're from Rhode Island I will share this video and let it speak for itself.

As a native Rhode Islander, I can tell you everything is based on location and the amount of time it takes to get there haha and everyone knows everyone. The state is small after all ; ) but that's what makes RI so awesome.

Give the video a watch, I guarantee Rhode Islanders will laugh!

#backtoworkri #youknowyouarefromri

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Ashley Wilson
Community Specialist
15 days ago
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How to speak comfortably during an interview

Everyone hates those awkward first moments when you are sitting in an interview. Whether it’s a video call or in-person those few seconds of total silence is enough to make your palms sweat.

The key to forging a connection during an #interview is doing two things:

1 - Finding something in common with the interviewer

2 - Answering questions in a way that tells YOUR story

Ice breakers are a fantastic way to get the conversation rolling! You could begin by saying...

"It's a pleasure to meet you. How was your weekend and/or week been so far?"

This demonstrates to the interviewer that you're confident, proactive, caring, and friendly. Avoid talking about cliche things like the weather. Mention something interesting that you did that weekend after they discuss theirs. Be sure to listen attentively and respond!

"I read something really interesting yesterday."

Discuss it a little and if the interviewer seems interested continue, if not move on. Just be sure not to take over the conversation and allow the interviewer to engage as well!

"Have you been working on anything interesting lately?"

Interviewers will love the chance to reflect and respond to what it is they’ve worked on or are currently working on. This will also provide further insight into what they are doing now in the company as well as give them a chance to talk about their own accomplishments. And who doesn't want to do that?

Find something in common

Consider taking a quick glance at the interviewer's social accounts and discover some common interests. Perhaps he/she is really into bowling and you started your own league two years ago. Or perhaps they love dogs and you do too. Whatever the case, when they ask the inevitable "How are you?" you can reply casually mentioning your common interest(s). For example: "I am doing great thanks, just had a bowling tournament last week and we took third place!" OR "The weather has been great so I've been walking my black lab a lot. Do you have any pets?" This will allow you to forge that connection and make things more comfortable.

Looking for more tips?

Read the rest of the article here!

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Ashley Wilson
Community Specialist
12 days ago
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Happy Friday!!!

Is anyone doing anything fun in Rhode Island this long weekend?

Tomorrow is going to be in the 70's!!!

#backtoworkri

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Back to Work RI
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16 days ago
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Electric Boat Virtual Interview Event!

Electric Boat in North Kingstown is now hiring entry-level and experienced welders, shipfitters, and pipefitters. Join a company that has set the standard of excellence in the design, construction and lifecycle support of submarines for the U.S. Navy!

Virtual interviews are taking place tomorrow 10/6 10am-12pm and 2-4pm.

Click here to sign up now!

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Lenin Pina
Community Specialist
22 days ago
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Get Hired Right Over the Phone!

Kohl’s is looking to hire hundreds of new workers in Rhode Island right over the phone. Kohl's National Hiring Day is this Friday, October 3, from 10a - 3p, (local time).

Application Tip - Use Kohl’s seasonal job board to find jobs near you or text APPLY to 24508. After you fill out the application, you can schedule a phone call between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. the day of the event!

Seasonal Employment Opportunities Include:

  • In-Store Retail Sales & Service Associates
  • Warehouse/Distribution Associates
  • Security & Loss Prevention

Want a seasonal job at Kohl’s this year? Phone it in.

Apply online today at https://careers.kohls.com or text APPLY to 24508.

#hiringnews #Kohls #retail #warehouse #customerservice #RhodeIsland

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Ashley Wilson
Community Specialist
20 days ago
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Anyone need help finding work?

Hello Rhode Islanders!!

Does anyone need help finding work?

Please comment below and tell me what you are looking for so I can assist you! : )

#backtoworkri

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Lenin Pina
Community Specialist
22 days ago
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PepsiCo is hiring Warehouse Workers in Cranston, RI!

The PepsiCo warehouse and distribution center in Cranston, RI has an immediate need for experienced full-time Warehouse Workers.

Pay Rate - $20.90 p/hr!

This labor-intensive position is responsible for hand building pallets of product for bulk, and route trucks. Each type of loading requires strict attention to order accuracy with respect to loading outgoing trucks and unloading incoming trucks.

Works from Electronic order system or order sheets to build loads using a forklift and/or electronic pallet jack. Position is responsible for accuracy in loading and complying with shipper/receiver documentation.

Ideal candidates for this job must be able to follows warehouse instructions in building loads (). Employees must maintain a clean and safe work environment. Position may be required to work across a wide variety of weather conditions and hours, shift duration depends on work load and may vary daily.

Helpful Experience Requirements:

  • Experience working in a warehouse environment (e.g., order selector/picking product storage, product staging, powered pallet jack/forklifts, etc.)
  • Driving a forklift (e.g., performing basic operations such as driving forwards, driving backwards, lifting and lowering boom, maneuvering in tight areas without damaging product, etc.)
  • Working with racking systems and loading/unloading pallets (e.g., pulling and placing pallets on/off vertical product racking systems and trucks, maximizing storage by stacking products vertically, etc.)
  • Experience working in a team environment (e.g., cooperating with co-workers, joint problem solving, etc.)

To Apply:

Submit your completed online job application for immediate employment consideration.

Application Tip - including an optimized resume with your PepsiCo online application will significantly improve your application rating and hiring success.

Do you need assistance with this? We Can Help!

  • Use the 'comment' section below and let us know if you have any questions before you apply. Thank you

#hiringnews #PepsiCo #jobsearch #warehouse #forklift #Cranston #RhodeIsland

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Lenin Pina
Community Specialist
22 days ago
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Tuesday Job Fair!

Job seekers can meet local employers online for free. Connect from home or sign up to use a laptop at Warwick Public Library. Each session will feature a Rhode Island company and available job openings.

Upcoming Job Openings - Tuesday, October 6 at 10 a.m

  • Epidemiologists

  • Administrative Assistant

  • Data Entry

  • Call Center, Customer Service Representative

  • Manufacturing Production Associates

  • Quality Assurance

  • Inventory/Warehouse

    Register to attend this Open Interview Hiring Event at https://www.warwicklibrary.org

  • Registration will close on October 6 at 8 a.m.

#hiringnews #jobsearch #officesupport #manufacturing #healthcare #Warwick #RhodeIsland

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Ashley Wilson
Community Specialist
21 days ago
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Get hired!!

Wondering how to ace your next interview?

Check out a few quick tips in this article for how to dress, what to say and do whether the interview is virtual or in person!

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