Find Lucrative Industrial and Maritime Jobs in Portsmouth with SJS Executives

Find Lucrative Industrial and Maritime Jobs in Portsmouth with SJS Executives
       Portsmouth, an independent city located on the south side of Hampton Roads across from Norfolk, is home to the Norfolk Naval Shipyard, a major regional employer. SJS Executives often places industrial and technical workers into professional positions in the Norfolk Navy Yard (another name for this shipyard). Some recent examples of available positions in Portsmouth included Mechanical Engineers, Naval Architects and Facilities Planners; we currently have an open Facilities Planner position that needs to be filled as soon as possible. Other major employers in Portsmouth include the US Coast Guard’s mid-Atlantic fleet headquarters, Earl Industries, CDI Marine, the Portsmouth Marine Terminal container yard, the Virginia International Gateway port of entry terminal, the Smithfield of Portsmouth food processing facility, Cintas, Lindab and Crofton Diving Corporation. If you work in any of the following industries, you will likely find great employment opportunities in Portsmouth: transportation (including maritime, railway and...
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Norfolk Jobs Available Through SJS Executives

Norfolk Jobs Available Through SJS Executives
In any given year, SJS Executives  has dozens of Norfolk-area job openings available, many in support of Naval Station Norfolk, the largest Navy base in the world. Approximately 30,000 civilians work on the base. As our company name implies, we typically have multiple management and executive-level positions available in Norfolk. One recent example includes an opening for a program manager to work within a financial agency in support of the US Navy’s Atlantic Fleet.  In addition to management and supervisory positions, SJS Executives  often has skilled trades positions available in Norfolk. We staff multiple industrial sites, both commercial and military, which always need mechanics, electricians, machinists, fire protection engineers and similar technical skills. Other job roles we often need to fill include construction planners, facilities managers, quality assurance engineers and similar. If you possess any of these skill sets, you will likely find steady employment in Norfolk. In addition to...
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Job Opportunities with SJS Executives in the Harbor of Hampton Roads Area

Job Opportunities with SJS Executives in the Harbor of Hampton Roads Area
One of the major employers in the Hampton Roads region is the Port of Virginia. The Port of Virginia consists of four marine terminals plus an additional container transfer site; these facilities are distributed across Norfolk, Portsmouth and Newport News. According to VirginiaBusiness.com , the Port of Virginia had a record month in May 2015, processing 13% more cargo than the year before. The Port is continuously beating its own records. This increase in transaction volume means one thing: the harbor of Hampton Roads needs more technical workers well versed in logistics, warehouse operations, heavy equipment and forklift operations, cargo handling, marine vessel maintenance and much more. Other major Hampton Roads employers include Huntington Ingalls Industries, Inc. (Newport News Shipbuilding), Norfolk Naval Shipyard, BAE Systems Norfolk Ship Repair (Norshipco), Measurement Specialties, Inc., Canon Virginia, Inc., Stihl, Inc. and many, many more. As you can see from these examples, the Hampton...
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Virginia Beach Employment Opportunities with SJS Executives, LLC

Virginia Beach Employment Opportunities with SJS Executives, LLC
Over the next few weeks, the SJS Executives blog will explore the best technical jobs and industrial employment opportunities currently available in the Hampton Roads area, examining these opportunities city-by-city so you can see who is hiring and the wide variety of positions available in this region. Our company is headquartered in Virginia Beach, which offers job hunters an array of contract job opportunities in support of federal government and military organizations. Sometimes these jobs entail working directly on a military base like Joint Expeditionary Base Little Creek-Fort Story; other times, they involve working at the facility of a large government contractor. These contract jobs often last one year or more, and if the government determines an individual’s performance is excellent, an employee can end up supporting the same government or defense agency for a decade or more. So, in other words, when job hunting in Virginia Beach, do not...
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Your Job Hunting Toolkit Needs More Than One Version of Your Resume

Your Job Hunting Toolkit Needs More Than One Version of Your Resume
Most job hunters possess only one resume, and it is usually a chronological one. There is a commonly held misperception that a chronological resume must be lengthy, detailing each and every position held since high school, no matter how menial or trivial. Not true! In reality, a savvy job hunter's toolkit should contain multiple resume versions, and each resume version should be relatively short and compact, stressing only relevant professional, educational and/or military experience. If you are looking for work right now, consider creating three (or more) different versions of your resume, each of which will be used for a different purpose, to ensure your resume has more impact when it reaches potential employers. First, your resume toolkit should contain a "functional resume," which lists only employment experiences pertaining to one specific function or job category. Any irrelevant experience is purposefully excluded from a functional resume. For example, a functional...
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Automated Online Recruitment Tool Versus a Staffing and Recruiting Agency

Automated Online Recruitment Tool Versus a Staffing and Recruiting Agency
Should a Hiring Manager Use an Automated Online Recruitment Tool or a Staffing and Recruiting Agency like SJS Executives to Source New Personnel? A major online recruiting platform, the name of which begins with the letter “Z,” has recently been advertising itself as a one-stop staffing and recruiting solution for every business in America—but does this system really deliver on its hefty promises? As a hiring manager, are you better off using this behemoth Internet-based system, which automatically posts your job openings to hundreds of job boards at once, or a small, locally-based staffing and recruiting firm like SJS Executives, which can give you lots of individualized attention? The quick answer is: it depends on what type of job category you are trying to fill. If your company is hiring general office personnel like administrative aides and data entry clerks, then the huge online solution that starts with Z is...
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SJS Executives Values Veterans

SJS Executives Values Veterans
Attention, job-seeking veterans: SJS Executives, a Service Disabled Veteran Owned Small Business (SDVOSB), is proud to announce its participation in the “ Virginia Values Veterans ” (V3) employment and job training program, which is sponsored by the Virginia Department of Veterans Services .  The V3 program benefits job-hunting veterans like you in the following ways: The program identifies Virginia-based companies that prioritize the hiring of formerly active military members, so you can target your job hunting efforts on the businesses that are most likely to hire you Alerts you to local workforce hiring events and job fairs you should attend Lets you know about other Virginia-oriented career resources you can use Our company also benefits from the V3 program: V3 helps us locate top-notch veteran talent to hire V3 helps us publicize the urgent job openings we need to fill fast V3 provides our company with additional resources we can...
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5 Resume Tips for Veterans

5 Resume Tips for Veterans
As a Service Disabled Veteran Owned Small Business (SDVOSB) that prioritizes the hiring of veterans, SJS Executives solicits, receives and reviews dozens of veteran resumes every week. Because many of our staff members possess prior military experience, we understand the sophisticated terminology, concepts and acronyms found in most military resumes. Unfortunately, civilian hiring managers often experience difficulty in interpreting these military terms and acronyms, which in turn leads to hiring problems like accidentally overlooking qualified job candidates. How can you ensure your resume gets noticed, read and understood by civilian hiring managers so you get the job? Start by following these five (5) fast and easy resume tips designed for veterans who are transitioning into the civilian workforce, perhaps for the first time during their careers: 1. Translate your military rank into an equivalent civilian job title on your resume. For example, a Marine Corps First Sergeant is roughly equivalent...
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