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Job Leads


The following places are hiring:
Fazolis’s – Kitchen/Food Prep
Fazoli’s – Team Member-Service Positions
Hardee’s – various locations and positions around the QCA. In order to apply you must create a profile on snagajob.com.
Auntie Anne’s Pretzels (Moline) – Crew Member – In order to apply you must create a profile on snagajob.com.
Wing Stop (Moline) – Part Time Kitchen Help

Be sure to let one of us know if you need assistance filling out a job application. Or when you are called for an interview we can assist with interview skills also!

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City of Rock Island is Hiring


The City of Rock Island is hiring for several positions. Click here to apply.

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Job Leads-Petsmart Moline


Petsmart in Moline is hiring for several positions. Click here to apply.

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Job Leads: Hy-Vee

Four Hy-vee Stores are hiring for part time courtesy clerk positions. Milan and Silvis stores will have this position posted until noon on February 8, 2017. Davenport #2 at 220 W. Kimberly Rd will have the position posted until noon on March 31, 2017. The Muscatine store at 2400 2nd Ave has the position open as well with no end date listed. Click here to apply and search for the store where you want to work.

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Job Search 101 – #101

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Since it’s the 101st episode of the QC STEP Podcast, we decided to go back to the basics of the job search and cover them in “Job Search 101”. In the episode, I talk about getting organized and practicing, and how those things can help you in your job search.

Some of you Seniors will be done with high school in the next few weeks. I also use this episode to talk with you about the short amount of time QC STEP staff has to work with you. I also use the opportunity to implore to underclassmen to take advantage of STEP services.

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100 Reasons to Work

Welcome to the 100th episode of The QC STEP Podcast!

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We weren’t sure what to do with the 100th episode of our podcast. A student from Mercer County proposed an idea and we thought it was perfect. This student suggested we give 100 reasons someone should work. We are always giving you reasons to work and this is a great way to compile them all together and share them.

Joining me on this episode, other QC STEP staff: Don Kearney, Cari Stewart, Gary Maiden, and Rob Hull.

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Turn a Seasonal Position Into a Permanent Position – #99

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Some of you may have been hired by retail businesses to fill temporary seasonal positions. So how do you take a temporary seasonal position and turn it into a regular permanent position? That’s what we’re talking about on episode #99 of The QC STEP Podcast.

In this episode, you’ll learn how the following three things can help you turn your seasonal position into a permanent position:

  • Attitude
  • Reliability
  • Acting like a permanent employee

The next episode of this podcast is our 100th episode and we’d like to do a student question episode. So we want your employment questions. It could be application questions, interview questions or on-the-job questions…and anything in-between.

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Day of Transition 2015 – #98

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This episode of The QC STEP Podcast is directed at our students that will be attending the Day of Transition 2015. If you will not be attending our program’s Day of Transition, consider finding a different episode of the podcast. In this episode, I suggest Episode #88 – 4 Tips for Taking Stress Out of Job Interviews.

On this episode, I explain the purpose of the Day of Transition. I share the agenda for our one-day conference by going through the different sessions you might be a part of and listing the speakers that will be presenting.

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Going From Part-Time to Full-Time – #97

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On this episode of The QC STEP Podcast, we have a topic for those of you that are not yet working and we have an on-the-job topic.

We start things off with a student question. A student from Mercer County High School student asks:

I’d like to go from part-time to full-time. How do I ask my boss about this?”

This is a great question and it allows us to look at many different aspects of full-time employment. We look at what effect a move to full-time employment can have on your school work, family life and social life. I share what you should do before asking about a move to full time employment. It’s important to demonstrate to your boss that you’re deserving of a full-time position. Full time positions cost businesses money through various benefits and a boss is not going to want to move someone into a full-time position unless they value them as an employee. Here’s what you can do to show that you’re deserving a full-time position:

  1. Be at work every day.  Be on time every day.
  2. Do a good job and fulfill all of your job responsibilities.
  3. Go above and beyond what is expected of you.

Once we’ve established how to demonstrate that you’re deserving of a full-time position, it’s time to talk with your boss.  It’s a good idea to have this discussion rehearsed and planned out.  You’ll want to:

  1. Schedule a meeting.
  2. Tell your boss how working for them has made you a better and more knowledgable worker.
  3. Express an interest in a full-time position.
  4. Tell your boss why you think you deserve a full-time position.

We also look at how to handle the situation if you are not offered a full-time position.  I share how to use the rejection as motivation and avoid being discouraged.

If you’re looking for a job, we have a segment of this episode for you.  I recently read a study that said employers prefer to hire the friends and relatives of their employees.  We talk about networking and using your network to find a job frequently here on the podcast.

 

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3 Ways to Ace a Job Interview – #96

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On the last episode of the podcast, we talked about seasonal jobs. Because of the number of job openings this time of year, businesses conduct significantly more interviews and that means that if you apply for jobs, you’re more likely to get an interview.

If job interviews are easier to get this time of year, let’s not let opportunities pass us by. On this episode, we’re giving you three ways to ace a job interview.

We also answer a student question on this episode. A student from Rockridge High School asks a question about using pens on a job applications.