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OCTOBER 28, 2009
Find Job Postings Faster on the Internet Using Aggregators!

Finding out what job openings are available can be a frustrating experience. Many openings never end up in the local newspaper Classifieds. Likewise searching the Internet for job listings can be time-consuming. Now, there's a handy new type of website that will quickly produce comprehensive listings of openings... Job Aggregators!

What is an Aggregator site? It is a website that  is narrowly focused on one subject. In this case, it is job listings. Job Aggregator sites collect job postings from other websites such as Yahoo.com, CareerBuilder.com, Monster.com, HotJobs.com...AND employer websites!

Since Aggregator sites combine information from many, many sources into one database, they save you time. Search results can also be rearranged to meet your own needs. For example, searches can be sorted by employer, posting date, part-time/full-time jobs, etc. 

The top five Job Aggregator websites are:

So, check out Aggregators...They may be just what you need to land the job you are looking for! 

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Category: Jobs

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OCTOBER 19, 2009
Free Deer Hunting Program

Looking for some deer hunting tips and techniques? If you are, you won’t want to miss Jeffrey Foytek’s free program on whitetail deer hunting at the Library in Wausau this Thursday night (10/22) at 6:30pm. Foytek, who has never missed an opening day, will share some of the wisdom that he has acquired during over 40 years experience successfully hunting deer. He will be talking about his deer hunting strategies and tracking techniques, demonstrating hunting aids, and sharing some hunting stories. 

Jeffrey Foytek has written a book detailing his hunting experience titled True Adventure Stories of a Whitetail Deer Hunter: 40 years of Successful Hunting.   His book will be available for purchase after the program.   He will be happy to autograph your personal copy.
 
Please join us in welcoming Jeffrey Foytek to Wausau this Thursday night, October 22 at 6:30 at the Wausau headquarters of the Marathon County Public Library. See you here. If you have any questions or want more information please contact the Library. 

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Categories: ProgramsHunting

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OCTOBER 13, 2009
Passport Event at Mosinee Branch Library

This Saturday, October 17th 10:00 am to 2:00pm, the Library is holding a Passport Event at the Mosinee Branch Library (Joseph Dessert Memorial Library). 

New and renewal applications will be available. Several of the Library’s Passport Acceptance Agents will be able to assist you with your passport applications and answer your questions.
 
How much does a passport book cost?   For an individual 16 years old and older: $75.00 (payable to the U.S. Department of State) plus an execution fee of $25.00. Fees for children under the age of 16 are: $60.00 (payable to the U.S. Department of State) plus an execution fee of $25.00. A check or money order will be needed to pay the U.S. Department of State fees.
 
Less costly wallet-sized passport cards are another option if they meet your travel needs. They can only be used to enter the United States from Canada, Mexico, the Caribbean, and Bermuda at land border crossings or sea ports-of-entry.  Passport cards cannot be used for international air travel.
 
Please bring a certified birth certificate from the state or county in which you were born and a photo ID (driver’s license). Children under the age of 16 will need to appear in person with both parents.  Parents will need to bring along their photo ID’s (driver’s license) and sign their child’s passport application in the presence of a passport acceptance agent. 
 
Passport pictures (2) will also be taken at this event for $10.00. Passport books and cards are valid for 10 years for individuals 16 and over, and 5 years for minors under the age of 16. 

Please join us this Saturday, October 17, 10:00am-2:00pm at the Mosinee Branch Library (Joseph Dessert Memorial Library) for this Passport Event. Questions? Please visit the Library’s passport page, the U.S. Department of State’s Passport website, or call the Library’s Reference Desk at 715- 261-7235.

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Category: Passports

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OCTOBER 7, 2009
Mark Your Calendar - Get Help Finding a Job!

Marathon County jobseekers will soon have an opportunity to get some expert advice on finding a job. On October 27th Susan Guarneri, a Career Consultant, will be presenting a free program on JOB SEARCH INSIDER SECRETS at the Wausau Library.

Guarneri will be presenting information on Job Search Strategies. There are some basic keys to a successful job search and Guraneri will be sharing those keys with the audience. Likewise there are some common job search mistakes and Susan will discuss them as well. 

Guarneri will also talk about Personal Branding and Resume Strategies that maximize your job search efforts.

JOB SEARCH INSIDER SECRETS  is free to the public. No registration is needed. The program starts at 6:30 on the 27th.

So, mark your calendars...and stop in for some free, expert advice that might help you land a job!

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Category: Jobs

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