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The 5 Best Truck Driving Job Companies to Work For

By Brad - Friday 22 May 9:58 am

Success isn’t just about getting the right training and certification to build a successful career. Success is about ‘getting in’ to the right company.

For truck driving jobs, the best company to work for is one that will meet your needs (how long you are on the road, income and benefits packages, etc.). Your choices may be limited to the training you have received, as the ability to drive a dump truck does not qualify you to haul automobiles.

So you should choose a company based on the truck driving jobs that you are especially qualified for.

UPS is a great company to be hired into when you prefer a short haul truck driving job. As a highly reputable company, UPS offers one of the best benefits packages for both seasonal and permanent positions. This is also a great way to start off a career as a truck driver.

Mclane Company, Inc. is a leading international distribution center, delivering supplies to many well known business chains. Whether you are looking for a local truck driving job or one that gives you the opportunity to take off and travel for weeks at a time, Mclane is the place to go!

A-AAA Auto Transport LLC specializes solely in the hauling of automobiles, so if this is your field as a trucker it is a great company to apply and work for. Alternatives for auto hauling jobs of a more local nature would involve checking with local car dealerships for information on their transportation services, and if they are recruiting for new drivers.

Vocational truck driving is best done for your local city or state, as a garbage truck or dump truck driver for example. While there are many companies that could use a vocational truck driver, the best income you’ll make with this particular truck driving job is as a state or city worker.

The United States Military Services are always in need of vocational truck drivers. Working for the military will provide you with competitive benefits that pale in comparison to the personal accomplishments you’ll achieve for serving your country.

The choice of company (or job source) often varies depending on the particular truck driving job that you seek. To open up your employment choices in the field of driving a truck, improve your skills by receiving training in all fields of trucking.

Posted in: Truck Jobs

9 Best Occupational Therapy Job Companies to Work For

By Brad - Thursday 24 Jul 12:41 pm

Choosing a career is one thing. Once qualified, the next hurdle you are faced with is deciding which company you want to work for and where to apply to. Occupational therapy jobs are readily available in all sectors of the health and medical industry, from hospitals in the public sector, to privately owned therapy centres, and well into the business sector too. If you have had experience working previous Occupational therapy jobs, then employers might even come looking for you!

Here is a guide to some of the medical centres and hospitals that offer the top occupational therapy jobs in America. They have become renowned through the years as the most sought after companies to work for with regards to occupational therapy jobs. Listed in no particular order:

  • Tri-State Hand and Occupational Therapy, Inc. located in Cumberland, MD
  • Communicative Health Care Associates Inc, to be found in Boston, Massachusetts
  • Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Centre, a non-profit hospital and research centre in Ohio
  • Burger Rehabilitation Systems Inc, that have many clinics situated in the greater Sacramento area, Northern California
  • Wee Care Therapy, Ltd, Dyer, Indiana
  • The Children’s Hospital in Aurora, Colorado

Not only medical institutions and clinics offer exemplary employment opportunities. There are many corporate groups that have in house wellness programs and thus have available occupational therapy jobs. These businesses forward commendable and competitive employment packages to their staff and are a worthwhile direction to look in.

Some of the more well known names in this field are:

  • Google – The World’s Largest Search Engine Company
  • Microsoft – Home of the world’s most widely used computer software
  • Sears – Infamous Chain of Retail Stores
  • Siemens – Innovators in electronics
  • Intel – Advanced Computing components manufacturers
  • Dell – High end Computer Manufacturers
  • Deloitte – World famous Accountancy Firms
  • Citigroup – International Banks
  • Bank of America

Occupational therapy jobs are becoming a more recognised addition in many companies due to the fast growing wellness factor in the corporate world. The raised productivity levels that go hand in hand with wellness programs are creating a larger awareness towards the health of employees. This in turn is creating vast job opportunities for occupational therapists in the corporate world.

Posted in: Therapy Jobs

Ten Great Benefits of Getting an Army Job

By Brad - Sunday 20 Jul 2:53 pm

The benefits of getting an army job are many. The following are a few of them:

  • 1. Get An Education For Free

Not only are your education costs paid for, you get PAID full-time wages to go to school. The army also has counselors available to help you in choosing the courses that you need to qualify for your chosen profession.

  • 2. Protect Hearth and Home

An army job gives you the chance to protect hearth and home like no other job does.

  • 3. Compensation

When comparing the income of similar civilian and army jobs, turns out that the army job pays more. The base pay is less, but once you factor in Housing, Food Allowance, Special Pay, Tax Advantages and Healthcare, the army job comes out on top.

Additionally, there are many other ways for a soldier to earn extra pay.

  • 4. Extra Edge in Job Experience

At the time of enlistment, a soldier can opt to take advantage of the Partnership for Youth Success Program which will give him/her priority consideration for jobs at select companies (around 225 companies) all over the country in his post army job career. Many are Fortune 500 companies.

  • 5. Retirement Plan

As a soldier, you have the option of contributing to a 401-K-type savings and investment plan which is more attractive and has more benefits than a regular civilian plan.

  • 6. Physical Strength

There’s physically fit and then there’s army strong. The army will keep you in shape. 

  • 7. Adventure

If adventure is what you’re looking for, the army provides that in abundance.

  • 8. Earn Professional Training Certificates

In your army job career you will have the opportunity to earn professional and trade certifications that will help you succeed in your civilian career.

  • 9. Health Care

You and your family are automatically covered by a HMO type health care plan that provides health and dental coverage at little or no cost. Group Life Insurance called Servicemembers’ Group Life Insurance, is a low cost life insurance available for active duty and army reserve soldiers.

  • 10. Vacation

The army feels that time off for a soldier is important to his well-being and that of his family. As a soldier in an active army job you get thirty days vacation a year, weekends off and national holidays off as well. As with any job, the necessity comes up occasionally to work weekends or holidays.

Posted in: Army Jobs

What Army Job Can I Get Without Enlisting?

By Brad - Friday 18 Jul 10:37 am

The Department of the Army was ranked one of the best places in the Federal Government to work in 2007. The rankings were judged by employee satisfaction in areas such as pay and benefits, family-friendly culture and benefits, and work/life balance.

There are many NAF or Non-Appropriated Fund army jobs in the fields of Child Development, Food and Beverage Management, Golf and Bowling, Recreation, Hotels and Billeting, Clerical and Administration, to name a few.

To search for these army jobs, go to Click ‘Search for Jobs’ and choose from some important criteria on the form to find army job vacancies. You will see that there are 50 plus fields to choose from, and different states and countries to select from. This will allow you to target your search for the many army jobs available. Be sure to fill out the ‘Applicant Eligibility’ as well.

The US army has a student program to provide work experience for anyone interested in working in the challenging field of government service prior to graduation. Whether you’re in high school, technical or vocational, college or university, or accepted to post grad studies, as long as you are a degree-seeking student, an army job can give you the experience you need in your field to be attractive to an employer.

For more information, click on ‘Student Opportunities’ from the above website.

The Intern/Fellows get paid a full-time wage while going to school or attending training. Educational costs are also paid. The Intern or Fellow is considered a full-time federal civilian employee. At the completion of training the successful Fellow may be offered a 25% of base pay bonus for signing on and the Intern is provided with a permanent placement in an army job.

The Internet has the most reliable, up to date information for army jobs available. The vacancy announcement will provide a description of the army job and salary range, whether it’s temporary or permanent, full or part-time and information on who can apply. These announcement sites are updated daily.

As an army employee, you receive a comprehensive benefit package which includes:

  • Comprehensive health and life insurance.
  • Generous retirement programs.
  • Paid holidays, sick leave, and vacation time.
  • Flexible work environment.
  • Paid employment related training and education.
  • Possible student loan repayment.
  • Payment of licenses, certification, and academic degrees as applicable.
  • Bonuses, incentives, and awards.
  • Competitive salaries.
  • Annual pay increases.

Posted in: Army Jobs

What Army Job Benefits do I get when I leave the Army?

By Brad - Monday 14 Jul 11:03 am


Whether you choose to make a lifelong career in an army job or decide to explore your civilian options, the army supports your decision through programs and guidance to help you succeed.


Some of the programs available are as follows:


Transitioning From Soldier to Civilian


Every army post has an Army Career and Alumni program with counselors to help you choose a civilian career that best utilizes the skills you’ve learned in your army job, from crafting a resume to networking with potential employers.


Enlisting for Post-Army Career Success


At the time of enlistment, a soldier can opt to take advantage of the Partnership for Youth Success Program which will give him/her priority consideration for jobs at select companies all over the country in his post army job career. Many are Fortune 500 companies.


Earning Professional Training Certificates


In your army job career you will have the opportunity to earn professional and trade certifications that will help you succeed in your civilian career.


Become a Teacher After the Army


The army has a ‘Troop to Teacher’ program that will help you succeed in your quest to go into the civilian teaching profession from identifying teacher certification requirements to employment opportunities.


Retiree Benefits


Upon retiring from an army job, benefits are available to the soldier to pay for college, buy a home, life insurance, or find a job.


Retirement Savings Plan


As a soldier, you have the option of contributing to a 401-K-type savings and investment plan which is even more attractive and has more benefits than a regular civilian plan. The TSP plan (Thrift Savings Plan) enables you to contribute up to 100% of all your army job pay, including base, incentives and bonuses. The contributions are taken from your pay before taxes are withheld, an option regular savings plans do not have.

The TSP Matching Funds Incentive is an option where the first 5% of your contributions are matched by the army – dollar for dollar on the first 3% and 50 cents on the dollar for the remaining 2%. TSP contributions will be matched by the army for 5-8 years, your entire first term of enlistment.


To find out more about the Thrift Savings Plan or Retirement Savings Plan, contact a recruiter or visit the TSP website at

Posted in: Army Jobs

10 Resume Elements to Energize any Job Search

By Brad - Saturday 12 Jul 1:05 pm

No matter how perfect a person is for a job, potential employers cannot find them without an effective resume. Invigorate your job search with these ten resume updates.

1. Use keywords. Spend any time searching the internet and you notice that the more specific your keywords, the more likely you are to find what you want. The same is true for your job search. Many companies use resume scanning programs that search your resume and cover letter for keywords. Make sure you use what employers are seeking.

2. Limit jargon. While a resume requires effective keywords it should not be buried in jargon. The first person to screen your resume may be a human resources contact or manager with little experience with the jargon. Don’t set your job search up for failure by being unclear or generic.

3. Be honest. Don’t lie on your resume.

4. Use active verbs. With active words your resume will illustrate what you’ve done and won’t look like every other applicant claiming they are organized, self-motivated or responsible.

5. Be specific with short, simple sentences.

6. Leave lots of white space. Don’t jumble or overload your resume. Most initial scans of resumes last less than fifteen seconds. Let your resume demonstrate you are organized and efficient in a single glance.

7. Make it relevant. Don’t put irrelevant jobs on your resume unless they fill a questionable gap in your work history. Provide detail for the skills that are relevant to the job you are applying for.

8. Focus the objective or skills summary to the employer’s needs. Be clear and concise. Vague or extravagant objectives with no focus serve no purpose for the employer. Employers want to know that you can fill their position not that they can fulfill yours.

9. Provide numbers and statistics. When including, for example, that in your previous position you improved customer service, the statement becomes imminently more effective when you say “Improved customer service by five percent in two year period”. Share proof of your accomplishments.

10. Consider a resume critique. Nothing helps your job search better than a second pair of objective eyes looking at your resume.

Make your resume work for you with clear, active statements that the future employer needs to know. Choose quality substance instead of gimmicks and your resume will boost your job search.

Posted in: Job Search

Occupational Therapy Jobs in the Public Sector vs Private Sector

By Brad - Thursday 10 Jul 11:49 am


Occupational therapy jobs have an added advantage over many other employment choices, in that there are equal opportunities available within both the public sector and the private sector. You can find occupational therapy jobs in any hospital, wellness centre, clinic or medical institution, but also within corporate companies, private businesses, home based businesses and within government.


Everything outside of the government is considered private sector, therefore all the hospitals and clinics that fall under government care and funding are regarded as public sector.


The choice to make here is private or public sector? What is the difference between occupational therapy jobs in the private sector as opposed to the public sector?


There are a few details worth mentioning that could make your decision making slightly easier.


  • Applying for occupational therapy jobs in the private sector is a case of you researching available jobs and selecting the ones you would like to apply to. You would then send off your resume to the prospective employers and hope for an interview to take it further
  • Applying for occupational therapy jobs in the public sector involves completion of an application form, submission of all relevant details, for example: Your ID, driver’s license, recommendations from previous employers, copies of all certifications etc. After submission, an extensive background check is completed and then you wait to hear if your application has been approved
  • Within the private sector, you would go for an interview with your intended future employer
  • In the public sector, you would sit before a panel of people within the Health Department for your interview
  • Once you have been accepted in the private sector, you would start working for the company in question
  • Within the public sector, you would only then be given your listing of available jobs and make your choice from there


With regards to actual working environments within both sectors, occupational therapy jobs within the privately owned companies generally pay their employees a little more than public sector institutions do. Plus there is more room to grow and progress within private sector businesses, whereas the setup with public sector health employment is slightly more rigid with less leeway.


On the plus side for public sector, you have the added and maybe most important benefit of job security. In privately owned businesses, if profit margins are becoming too narrow, there is a chance that you could lose your job in order for the company you work for to cut costs.

Posted in: Therapy Jobs

10 Steps to Turn Your Job Search Into a Job

By Brad - Sunday 6 Jul 11:02 am

Job searchers can get stuck searching for months with no results. Finding a job takes more than just posting your resume. Follow ten steps to turn your job search into a job.

  • 1. Focus your job search. Don’t submit as many applications as possible. Apply for jobs if you meet the stated qualifications and are truly interested.
  • 2. Know what you are looking for. The better you know your goals, the more likely you are to choose accurate keywords and focus your job search.
  • 3. Present a professional package. Your cover letter and resume should be clear and concise. Have someone else edit for spelling, typos and inappropriate language. Avoid gimmicks, bright colors and flashy designs.
  • 4. Be prepared for responses. You want callbacks so provide accurate and professional contact information. This means no funny voicemail messages and no caller tunes. Choose a standard ring and professional message for the duration of your job search.
  • 5. Get out of your comfort zone and network. There is truth to the statement it’s not what you know but who you know. Employers hire people they know and like. Join professional or service organizations in your area to show dedication to your field and get your face in front of potential employers.
  • 6. Prepare for the interview. Be prompt and dress professionally. Preparation also includes doing some research about the company. Show them you are interested in them and they will be interested in you.
  • 7. Sell your strengths. Potential employers won’t know what you have to offer unless you are able to communicate your strengths to them.
  • 8. Take risks. This doesn’t mean applying for a dream job you have no qualifications for. Stay informed with what’s up and coming in your industry and look to the smaller companies or start-ups for opportunities.
  • 9. Follow-up. If you haven’t heard back, let them know you are still interested with a follow-up card or email. Consider a thank you after an interview. Don’t be a pest but remind employers you are out there.
  • 10. Hold out for a good match. Don’t accept the first offer if it isn’t the right offer. When times are tough and competition is fierce sometimes you have to take a near fit and that is okay. Just be aware that you are compromising your job search and remain open to finding the perfect fit in the future.

Posted in: Job Search

The 5 best cities for Occupational Therapy Jobs

By Brad - Saturday 5 Jul 9:54 am


Occupational Therapy is renowned nationwide for its remedial properties and rehabilitative functions. In a country where the economy is not at its most favourable, the number of available occupational therapy jobs is at an all time high. OT is becoming the popular choice of careers for students to gain insight into, and America is seeing this first hand. There are some cities in America that are more abundant with occupational therapy jobs than others.


Reasons behind this may possibly be that these particular cities have some of the most highly acclaimed colleges to study occupational therapy at, where professors will pass on listings of job opportunities to their students. It makes sense to keep the two operations close by to one another. Often Universities and colleges have apprenticeships and fieldwork exercises built into their curriculum. These institutions where practical work is carried out might take on a student who has performed especially well during their fieldwork exercises.


It could also just be a case of larger business conglomerates in these areas that are creating awareness amongst their employees, and introducing wellness into their working environments by keeping occupational therapy jobs within their workplaces.


The Top 5 States with the highest occurrence of occupational therapy jobs are:


  • Texas
  • California
  • Florida
  • Pennsylvania
  • New Jersey


Further narrowed down by taking a closer inspection into each State mentioned, you’d find the most occupational therapy jobs in the following cities:


  • Texas – Houston, with Dallas and Austin close behind
  • California – Los Angeles. However, Sacramento has a huge work base for occupation therapy jobs, and San Diego and Long Beach are also worth mentioning in this department
  • Florida – Tampa, followed closely by Panama
  • Pennsylvania – Philadelphia is without a doubt the single largest provider of occupational therapy jobs in Pennsylvania.
  • New Jersey – Newark. New Jersey must not be underestimated because of its size in comparison to other States. There is not one city in New Jersey that offers a higher level of available jobs than others. But when looking at New Jersey in it’s entirety and taking the size of this State into account, the increasing amount of available occupational therapy jobs is extremely prevalent


There is not a State in America that does not have occupational therapy employment on the increase. This can only mean good things for the wellbeing of the country.


Posted in: Therapy Jobs

5 Steps to Maximize my Income in a Truck Driving Job

By Brad - Friday 4 Jul 10:51 am


Choosing trucking for a career is already a step towards maximizing your earning potential, and once you make that decision there are only 5 simple steps to insure that you will be well compensated for your hard work.


1.) Be prepared before applying for your first job as a truck driver.


Don’t receive your training from a company that provides training for new recruits. Instead, invest the time and money by attending a reputable training school to receive your special licenses and certification before searching for a job. This way, when you initially apply for a truck driving job, you will automatically receive a fatter paycheck if you have already completed training (as opposed to the ‘company sponsored training’).


2.) Complete as many training programs as possible.


The more certifications and licenses you acquire, the more work opportunities you will be qualified for. Having a choice of truck driving jobs gives you a choice of higher income potential.


3.) Seek out reputable trucking companies.


A truck driving job for a well known company, such as UPS or Mclane, will always pay more than a smaller company. The bigger the company name, the bigger your paycheck. Also, never settle into a company when there is a better paying opportunity out there. With any job, you should always be on the look out for a chance to “move up”.


4.) Invest in your own truck.


Despite the regular maintenance that comes with owning your own truck, being an owner operator gives you more freedom as a truck driver. You can ‘lease out your truck’, or you can use it yourself and work several truck driving jobs.


5.) Be flexible.


‘Local’ truck driving jobs are great because they allow you to return home nightly and still make a truckers income. But if you want the maximum income for a trucker, it’s the long haul jobs that pay the best. Although you’ll be gone for weeks at a time, you will be well compensated for your time.


Interstate truck driving jobs often involve a ‘team’, or two people that alternate shifts operating the same truck. It is not uncommon for a husband and wife to partner up for a long haul drive, and the longer you are gone on the road the less money you will spend. The longer that your route is, the bigger your income will be.


Posted in: Truck Jobs

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