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Welcome to our mentor blog. Here you will find posts from
industry professionals on such topics as:
  • Resume & Cover Letter tips
  • Interview Tips
  • How to succeed at work
  • How to get a Mentor
  • What every Mentee should know
  • I lost my job. Now what?
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  • 22 Oct 2009 12:55 PM | Deleted user


    Are you searching for a job?

    Do you need to update your resume?


    Your approach to your resume and your job search in 2009 is totally different from any time in the past.  This can be both time-consuming and challenging!

    How will you locate legitimate job postings?

    How will you write a resume that get results?

    Find the answers here:


    A Blueprint for Your Job Search in Today's Digital World



    This 90-minute MP3 download and comprehensive handout provides you with a methodical approach to:

    • Craft a winning resume...
    • Write a perfect cover letter...
    • Conduct a successful online job search....
    • Create a professional presence on the internet
    • Locate contacts who will help with your job search
    • Understand the benefits of social networking
    • Learn how to choose and link to relevant job sites



    Here's one participant's opinion:

    “A Blueprint for Your Job Search in the Digital Age" was the most useful résumé/job search workshop in which I’ve ever participated.

    Thanks to you, I was able to condense my two-page résumé, bloated with “darlings,” into a one-page power résumé with an impressive “F-Zone.”  Every time I open the document now, I see at least one thing that could be improved, stated more succinctly, or moved into a more critical area of the “F-Zone.”

    I look forward to soon being able to report that my new and improved résumé (attached), cover letter and interview skills have landed me a job.

                                                             ----Margaret Agius CP (Westland MI)


    You will be provided with simple steps that will help you...

    ...Decode your cover letter sentence by sentence and your resume section by section


    ...Explain how your eyes “see” text and how your choices affect the way an employer reads your application documents.




    The Presenters

    Vicki Voisin, also known as The Paralegal Mentor, delivers simple strategies for paralegals and other professionals to create success and satisfaction by setting goals and determining the direction they will take their careers.

    She spotlights resources, ethics issues, organizational tips, and other areas of continuing education to help paralegals and others reach their full potential.  Vicki publishes a weekly ezine titled Strategies for Paralegals Seeking Excellence and hosts free monthly Mastermind Calls.

    Vicki received her B.A. degree in Business Management from Central Michigan University and received her Advanced Paralegal Certification (ACP) from the National Association of Legal Assistants (NALA) with a specialty in real estate.


      Charlsye Smith Diaz, Ph.D., is an assistant professor of    English specializing in technical and professional writing at  the University of Maine.

      She holds a masters degree in professional writing from the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth where she wrote about law firm culture. She has served as editor and has written for Facts & Findings, the journal of the National Association of Legal Assistants and has written for GP Solo, a publication of the American Bar Association.

      Charlsye is also an education and technical communication consultant for the National Association of Legal Assistants (NALA) where she helped develop the Association's online specialty training program.


    You won't want to miss this important information!

    Your investment is only $27.00 for this high-content high-quality course.



    Vicki Voisin – The Paralegal Mentor
    PO Box 743
    Charlevoix, MI 49720

    ©Copyright 2009. Vicki Voisin, Inc.

  • 15 Oct 2009 1:34 PM | Deleted user
    Hello Mentees,

    Check this out:

    Great Job in Tough Times

    Here is the Great Job in Tough Times, tele-seminar "Social Media and Your Job Search: A Strategic Approach" with guest speaker, Leigh Henderson.  Leigh Henderson is Managing Director of Leadership Training Room based in New York City and provides executive and mentor coaching services.

    Date: Wednesday, October 21, at 8 pm EDT

    During this hour, Leigh will guide you through:

    • A strategy for creating your online professional presence.
    • The basics of:

      LinkedIn: Business Attire
      Twitter: Business Casual
      Facebook: Work/Life Balance
      YouTube: A great video is worth a thousand clicks
    • Managing your career with social media.
    (If you sit in front of a computer during the tele-seminar that would be great. We'll show you some examples live. Not possible? No worry we'll talk you through it.)
    Register here: .

    If you have any questions, please feel free to e-mail me at

    Jane CranstonAll the best,

    Jane Cranston 

    Jane Cranston
    "The Job Search Expert"

  • 12 Oct 2009 1:30 PM | Deleted user
    Attention Mentees:
    How are you? Fine I hope. How is your job search coming along? My job search tips are listed below:
    Go to ( to do research on the law firms and legal speciality that you are interested in. Fax your cover letter and resume to those law firms.
    That is how I got all of my permanent jobs.
    Good Luck.
    Letitia M. Smith
  • 29 Jul 2009 1:25 PM | Deleted user

    Here is PDF attachment: Internet Your Way To a New Job - How to Really Find a Job Online.    
    Letitia Smith
  • 30 Jun 2009 1:22 PM | Deleted user

    The Top Ten Job Search Engines on the Web

    Find a Job with Job Search Engines

    If you're in the market for a new job, you'll want to check out my list of the top then job search engines out there. All of these job search engines offer unique features and can streamline your job search efforts.

    1. Search Engine with Lots of Extras1

    I've been using for several years now and have always found it to be one of the best job search engines out there. You can narrow your search by location, keywords, and employer; plus, Monster has plenty of job search extras: networking boards, job search alerts, and online resume posting.

    2. A Meta Search Job Engine4

    5 is a very solid job search engine. Unlike Monster, you cannot submit your resume from, but the job search engine more than makes up for that by being a meta search engine of many of the major job search engines and job search boards out there. I've found that Indeed uncovers a lot of jobs that you wouldn't normally find on most job search sites, and they do a good job of making their job search features as easy to use as possible.

    3. USA.gov7

    Think of as your gateway into the huge world of US government jobs. Navigate to the home page, click on the Jobs and Education9 section, then Government Jobs10. You'll find a wealth of resources here to help you find jobs working for Uncle Sam.

    4. CareerBuilder12

    CareerBuilder offers job searchers the ability to find a job, post a resume, create job alerts, get job advice and job resources, look up job fairs, and much more. This is a truly massive job search engine that offers a lot of good resources to the job searcher; I especially appreciate the list of job search communities.14

    5. Dice16

    17 is a job search engine dedicated to only finding technology jobs. It offers a targeted niche space for finding exactly the technology position you might be looking for.

    6. LinkUp19

    LinkUp is a job search engine that searches for jobs within company websites. Here are five search tips21 that will help you use LinkUp more effectively.

    7. Yahoo Hot Jobs23

    yahoo hot jobs24
    Yahoo Hot Jobs is one of the largest and most well known job search engines on the Web.

    8. SimplyHired 26

    Simply Hired27
    SimplyHired has been one of my favorite job search engines now for a while; mostly because of their SimplyFired28 contest. SimplyHired also offers a very unique job search experience; the user "trains" the job search engine by rating jobs he or she is interested in. SimplyHired also gives you the ability to research salaries, add jobs to a job map, and view pretty detailed profiles of various companies. I highly recommend SimplyHired.

    9. LinkedIn.com30

    31 combines the best of two worlds: the ability to scour the Internet for jobs with its job search engine, and the opportunity to network with like-minded friends and individuals to deepen your job search.

    10. Craigslist33

    There are all sorts of interesting jobs on Craigslist. Just find your city, look under Jobs, then look under your job category. Non-profit, systems, government, writing, etc. jobs are all represented here.

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