ON THIS MONTH'S PROGRAM...
• You'll hear how PC Gamerz in Aiea tapped into the social aspects of the multi-billion dollar video game industry by offering tournaments and cash prizes.
• We'll tell you the connection between PC Gamerz and a computer coding bootcamp in Manoa, where students can learn how to create web-based games themselves!
• Judy Bishop shares her inspiring story of overcoming a devastating business loss, and rebounding to build one of Honolulu's biggest recruiting firms.
• In Part 2 of our profile on the couple who started Seed Restaurant and the Blue Water Mission, you'll learn more about Sonya Seng's acting career! BTW, Seed is closed indefinitely for renovations. If you missed Part 1 of their profile, click here.
• Also, the national Huffington Post ran an article based on a segment we did about a former prostitute who works at Seed Restaurant and included our video at bottom of the story. In the first two days, it had over 20,000 YouTube views nation-wide! Here's the Huff Post link.
WHEN TO WATCH...
With OC16 On Demand, you can now see Career Changers TV anytime! Just tune to Channel 14/high def 1014 and select the episode you want. Below is our normal daily schedule on Channel 12 and 1012, subject to change for high school sports. You can also find past shows on OC16's website by clicking here.
New episodes premiere the
|Fridays||1:30 am & 3:30 pm|
IN THE NEWS
We featured New York Times best-selling author Ashley Merryman on our September 2013 show (click here for that video).
Her latest book, "Top Dog" is about the science of winning and losing. Here's a few suggestions gleaned from their research.
10 Most Common Interview Questions
Don't wing it when you have an important job interview! Practice your answers first. Go to this link for suggestions on how to handle the most frequently asked questions.
Remember That Funny Drunk Photo of You?
Yep... Your Prospective Boss Saw It Too!
That's the gist of a recent New York Times article, which says nearly half of all employers are now checking social networks such as Facebook, Myspace and Twitter when screening potential hires.
Out of 2,600 managers and human resource workers surveyed, over one third said they REJECTED job candidates because of content they found on the web related to that person. Provocative photos were the number one reason they chose not to hire someone. Many cited references to drinking and drug use on web sites as red flags.
Another red flag was bad-mouthing former employers or colleagues online, and poor spelling or grammar. So if you must vent, at least make sure you display decent writing skills in your talk-stink posts, eh?
To read the complete NYT article, click here
And to see examples of what NOT to do with your party pictures, check out this site.. Warning: some photos NSFW (not safe for work) or possibly offensive -- unless you are a recent college graduate, in which case many of the photos will seem familiar.
SEE CAREER CHANGERS ON YouTube!
The Hawaii Job Engine is a new online job search website that is free to both employers and job seekers. Unlike other free online services, they verify that these are real positions with reputable companies, so check them out! Here's the link to our video about Hawaii Job Engine.
Kupu is a non-profit organization that is looking for high school and college students who want to work in the environmental field. Paid internships are available. Here's the video link.
For more news you can use and timely career-related topics, visit the Honolulu Star-Advertiser Career Changers blog. New posts added two or three times per week!
Interested in the entertainment biz? Award-winning screenwriter Rich Figel shares personal experiences in his Squashed Gecko blog about the TV and movie industry, as well as other opportunities for writers.
Don't forget to check out our useful links and resources on the left-hand side of this page!
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