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1 Prepared by the Office of Diversity and Equal Opportunity1 How to Access State Government Informational Seminar

2 Prepared by the Office of Diversity and Equal Opportunity2 Office of Diversity and Equal Opportunity  Serves as an additional recruitment resource for State Agencies  Maintains a resume bank of qualified applicants  Provides information to job seekers  Certifies Vietnam Era Veterans

3 Prepared by the Office of Diversity and Equal Opportunity3 Employment Opportunities  Civil Service Examinations  State Labor Service Applications  Boston Labor Service Applications  Commonwealth Employment Opportunities

4 Prepared by the Office of Diversity and Equal Opportunity4 Civil Service Examinations  Entry–level Public Safety Examinations –Firefighter –Police Officer –Correction Officer –Parole Officer  Entry–level Police Officer and Firefighter offered every other year

5 Prepared by the Office of Diversity and Equal Opportunity5 Labor Service Applications  Job Seekers can apply for State and Boston labor positions  Some positions require License  Job Seeker identifies position(s)  Mail application to Human Resources Division  Receive labor service number in about three weeks  Long process-Agency must have opening before you will be contacted

6 Prepared by the Office of Diversity and Equal Opportunity6 Labor Service Applications continued  Job Seeker receives card in mail  Must sign Certification List  If number reached, applicant will be called in for an interview

7 Prepared by the Office of Diversity and Equal Opportunity7 Commonwealth Employment Opportunities (CEO)  Website Address –www.mass.gov/hrdwww.mass.gov/hrd –Click on CEO

8 Prepared by the Office of Diversity and Equal Opportunity8 Welcome to CEO

9 Prepared by the Office of Diversity and Equal Opportunity9 CEO –New Features  Create User ID and Password  Enter Contact Information  Attach your resume  notification when you apply  These features are not currently available

10 Prepared by the Office of Diversity and Equal Opportunity10 Commonwealth Employment Opportunities  Executive Branch Agencies are required to post  Positions are posted for 14 days  Continuous Posting Titles –Mental Health Worker –Mental Retardation Worker –Nursing Assistant –Youth Services Group Worker  New jobs are added daily  Each Agency completes their own recruitment and selection process for jobs listed on the CEO

11 Prepared by the Office of Diversity and Equal Opportunity11 Commonwealth Employment Opportunities Search Job Postings

12 Prepared by the Office of Diversity and Equal Opportunity12 CEO Search Job Postings Options  Drop Down Menus  Allows you to customize your search by: –Agency –Location –Occupational Group –Full-time vs. Part-time –Keyword Search

13 Prepared by the Office of Diversity and Equal Opportunity13 Job Opening sorted by Region:  Commonwealth Divided in Regions –Boston –Central –Metro-Boston –Northeast –Southeast –Western

14 Prepared by the Office of Diversity and Equal Opportunity14 CEO - Job Opening sorted by:  Occupational Groups –Budgeting and Accounting –Clerical –Housekeeping and Janitorial –Business and Industry –Office and Program Administration

15 Prepared by the Office of Diversity and Equal Opportunity15 Job Opening sorted by:  Alphabetical listing of current openings by: –Functional Title –Official Title –Agency –Location –Published Date- Defaults to Current Date

16 Prepared by the Office of Diversity and Equal Opportunity16 Job Opening sorted by:

17 Prepared by the Office of Diversity and Equal Opportunity17 Employment &Staffing Representative

18 Prepared by the Office of Diversity and Equal Opportunity18 Employment & Staffing Representative continued

19 Prepared by the Office of Diversity and Equal Opportunity19 Employment & Staffing Representative

20 Prepared by the Office of Diversity and Equal Opportunity20 Posting Reminders for Job Seekers  Application Deadline –Must be received at agency by deadline  Salary –Hired between beginning to midpoint –Rarely at the top of Salary  CC Affirmative Action Officer

21 Prepared by the Office of Diversity and Equal Opportunity21 Minimum Entrance Requirements (MERs)  Must meet MERs to be considered  Education can be substituted for experience –Depends on Degree and position –Usually no substitution for supervisory experience  Can combine work experience and education to meet MERs

22 Prepared by the Office of Diversity and Equal Opportunity22 Preferred Qualifications  Additional skills wanted  Usually specialized skill sets  Used as part of the screening process  Can be addressed in your cover letter  Sometimes can be a lengthy list  Address the most relevant to you and the position

23 Prepared by the Office of Diversity and Equal Opportunity23 How to Apply  Follow How to Apply instructions  Mail resume and cover as indicated  Some Agencies accept resumes via  Some Agencies accept facsimile

24 Prepared by the Office of Diversity and Equal Opportunity24 Civil Service Positions  You may be hired into any of the positions listed on CEO without previously taking a civil service examination  If after being hired into a civil service title a civil service examination is offered, you would be required to take the examination at that time

25 Prepared by the Office of Diversity and Equal Opportunity25 Resume Tips  Watch address –Fun –Professional  Resume Attachments –Spell Check (no red underlined words) –Grammar Check (no green underlined words) – Send as Word document (easy to open)

26 Prepared by the Office of Diversity and Equal Opportunity26 Resume Tips  Telephone answering machine – Messages too long –Appropriate Music Remember your resume is the first impression employers have of you  Second is the answering machine

27 Prepared by the Office of Diversity and Equal Opportunity27 Juanita’s Tip  Make family members aware that you are job searching She/he not here-good-bye  Notify your Career Center when an offer is made

28 Prepared by the Office of Diversity and Equal Opportunity28 Questions and Answers


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