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    FireLink Launches New Employer Review Feature

    FireLink Launches New Employer Review Feature
    Now you can get the real scoop on employers from your trusted friends in the law enforcement community through our new Employer Review feature. +*How it Works:*+ First add specific details about your employer, then rate an employer on five attributes: Leadership, Culture, Pay, Stability and Advancement. You can also offer advice to prospective employees and explain your rationale as to ...
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    Outside the Firehouse: Temporary Government Work

    Outside the Firehouse: Temporary Government Work
    Want to temp for Uncle Sam? According to Michele Hartwick, branch manager for Manpower in Arlington, Virginia, temporary government opportunities abound. "The government has a mandate to reduce the size of federal government that began in the Clinton administration and continues today," Hartwick says. "So a lot of work has gone to contractors." "What we look for are skilled and educated ...
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    2009 Projected Earnings: Firefighter

    2009 Projected Earnings: Firefighter
    You've heard that your base salary is largely determined by your education level - but did you ever wonder exactly how much education matters? If you've got enough smarts, it shouldn't matter whether or not you have formal training - right? Wrong. At least, it might not be so simple. As job scarcity continues to drive more competition to each open ...
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    Top 10 Highest Paying Cities for Firefighters

    Top 10 Highest Paying Cities for Firefighters
    Paid firefighters across the nation battle with budget cuts, lack of overtime allocation, and department closures. In a profession that seeks to protect every citizen (including the lawmakers who slash funding) from death and destruction, firefighters must also stop to consider their own well-being. In light of keeping FireLink members up-to-date with fire and rescue information, we've put together a top ...
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    Teen Girls Learn Skills and Leadership at Firefighting Camp

    TACOMA, Wash. - An old Mercury Grand Marquis lies mangled on the grounds of the Tacoma Fire Department Training Center, its roof shorn away and its windshield folded over like a piece of crinkled cellophane. The perpetrators: a group of teenage girls. The wreckage was collateral damage from a vehicle extrication exercise at Camp Blaze, a firefighting camp for 16- to ...
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    Hagerstown Has First Female Career Firefighter

    HAGERSTOWN, Md. - The Hagerstown Fire Department's first female career firefighter worked her first shift recently, after completing nine weeks of intense training. While others are quick to note her accomplishment, Deanna Glaze says she just wants to be a member of the department. "They have treated me very well," she said. "I haven't been singled out or given any special ...
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    Five Steps To Becoming a Firefighter

    Five Steps To Becoming a Firefighter
    Ever wonder what you need to do to break into the fire service? Written by Battalion Chief Paul Lepore, author of three best selling firefighter career how-to books, this 5-step guide offers aspiring firefighters unique insight on how to best position yourself for a successful firefighting career and what to expect your first year on the job. "_Millions of dollars in ...
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    Top Ten Highest Paying States for Firefighters

    Top Ten Highest Paying States for Firefighters
    Heroically, salary is often an afterthought for firefighters who feel called to protect and serve their communities. Realistically, however, income is a concern for every person in the department from the newest recruit to the seasoned chief. Part of being employed in any profession is being informed as to what's going on in your field, including pay scale. Salaries and benefits ...
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    Top 10 Best-Paying Side Jobs for Firefighters & EMTs

    Top 10 Best-Paying Side Jobs for Firefighters & EMTs
    If you are a paid firefighter or EMT and find yourself bored on your off-days, consider these flexible side jobs that will not only supplement your income but keep you active. Conversely, if you are a recruit working through academy, a few of these jobs might also be beneficial for getting into shape - not to mention a paycheck. [page] [photo:48818] ...
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    Top Ten Highest Paying States for Firefighters: California

    California firefighters are some of the greatest paid in the nation. The current median hourly salary for a California firefighter is $28.41. Job openings are usually posted in the employment departments of cities and counties. They may also be listed with the California Employment Development Department and at schools and related types of public places. Local fire stations generally have information ...
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    Use Keywords to Land a Dept. of Defense Job

    Use Keywords to Land a Dept. of Defense Job
    Having trouble getting your resume noticed by Department of Defense (DoD) agencies? You're not alone. For more than eight months, John Rosen submitted more than 60 online resumes to the Navy, Air Force and Army. He was sure he was qualified, but he was never referred to the supervisors for an interview. The problem? Rosen was not using the right keywords. ...
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    The WORST Summer Jobs- What's Yours?

    The WORST Summer Jobs- What's Yours?
    Hundreds of you responded to Monster's Worst Summer Job Contest with the most bizarre and jaw-dropping stories (our condolences for some truly horrible summer experiences). Coming up with the top five was much harder than we thought. Now it's your turn to judge: Check out these five finalists' stories (edited for brevity and grammar) and vote now for your best pick ...
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    Top Ten Highest Paying States for Firefighters: Florida

    The current median hourly salary for a Florida firefighter is $19.15. To be a career Firefighter in the State of Florida, an individual must submit an Application for Certification as a Firefighter II, and successfully complete the Firefighter Minimum Standards Course, or have received an equivalent amount of training in another state (or country), and pass the state written and practical ...
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    Flexible Spending Accounts for New Federal Employees

    **You have 60 days from your entry on duty to sign-up for Flexible Spending Account(s), or until October 1, whichever comes first. Applications for the current calendar year are not accepted from October 1 through December 31. If you wish to enroll after October 1 you will need to do so during open season for the following year.** The Federal Flexible ...
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    Stress the Positive

    Stress. Pressure. Anxiety. Tension. Whatever you call it, there is no shortage of it in today's fast-paced, technologically advanced workplace. Consider these statistics: * Stress-related disorders are fast becoming the most prevalent reason for worker disability, according to the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health. * Job stress and related problems cost American companies an estimated $200 billion or more ...
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    Ten Warning Signs of a Toxic Boss

    We've all heard stories about the nightmare of working for a toxic boss. Some of us have even had the unique displeasure of doing so ourselves. Red flags to such behavior often appear as soon as the interview process. We've compiled 10 early warning signs of a toxic boss. Heed this advice, and you might be able to avoid a negative ...
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    Build Your Job Search Network

    Networking is about making contacts and building relationships that can lead to jobs or other work-related opportunities. Thoughtful networking provides a focused way to talk to people about your job search. Done right, it can help you obtain leads, referrals, advice, information and support. It is an essential component of any successful job search, but it requires calculated planning. The good ...
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    Is Networking a Career Must or Overrated?

    Is Networking a Career Must or Overrated?
    Networking can conjure up images of making smart connections that lead to career success or pictures of shameless, aggressive glad-handing that makes some people squirm. Those are just two views we received from more than 200 Monster members who emailed us in response to our question: Is networking a career must or overrated? Their stories show that the answer isn't one ...
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    Ten Tips to Boost Your Interview IQ

    Even the smartest and most qualified job seekers need to prepare for job interviews. Why, you ask? Interviewing is a learned skill, and there are no second chances to make a great first impression. So study these _10 strategies_ and caveats to enhance your interview IQ. **Practice Good Nonverbal Communication** It's about demonstrating confidence: standing straight, making eye contact and connecting ...
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    Assessing Your Skills: What Makes You Different from All the Others?

    Gina had recently been laid off after working as a marketing manager in a high tech company for the past five years. She was distracted as she walked through the aisles of the supermarket. She was thinking about ways to market herself into a new job. She stood in front of the cereal selection, overwhelmed by the number of brands to ...
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