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Thursday, October 4, 2007

New postings, Survey responses, and more

Sorry for not blogging more often, we've been extremely busy at Jobs4.0.. here's our most recent newsletter, which went out today to all of our users...

Our one year anniversary has been a very exciting time at Jobs4.0 ( Hundreds of employers around the US have now partnered with us, and we are particularly proud to welcome this week the #1 Software company in the world, based in Mountain View, CA, to Jobs4.0!! We certainly have come a long way in one year.

But as you know, finding employers that are willing to judge you on your skills and your experience, and not on how many birthdays you've had, is not easy. It takes time to do this right (we will never just cut and paste jobs from other sites, the way so many other job sites do). So thanks for your patience and your support; together we are building a unique resource for job seekers over 40. Thanks!

And we have lots of momentum now, with many more jobs to come, BUT.....

... we need to make sure that Jobs4.0 users to apply to these jobs! When the employers agree to reach out to us, we need to be able to grab that hand, and make them happy they did so. So whenever you look at jobs on our site, or in this newsletter, please apply to them if they are of interest to you. And forward them to as many friends and colleagues as you can. We need to make sure that good candidates over 40 are applying to these jobs. That leads to more postings, one of which might be the perfect job for you! So please pass this along to as many of your friends and colleagues over 40 as you can, whether or not you think they are looking for a job!

Please forward this Newsletter to your friends and colleagues (5 seems like a reasonable number):

Here's just a small sample of jobs on See any jobs that you'd like to apply for? Send us your resume, with the job in the subject line, and we'll send it directly to our contact at the employer!

And as promised last time, we've included some interesting comments we received from our survey last month, which asked 'Are you a better worker now than you were before you turned 40, and why? Take a look - some of the answers might be good things to point out in your cover letters to potential employers!!!!

1. The Leading Software Company in the US - Cafe Hostess (Mountain View, CA)

Job Description: Wide ranging responsibilities, including: facilitate discussions among company employees, handle customer service, prep work, maintaining a clean café and ensuring a wonderful service experience.

Minimum Requirements: Professional service or sales experience; Strong social and service skills;A professional demeanor and enthusiasm; A willingness to work hard as a dependable member of a team; A passion for creating a warm service environment for serving delicious food; The ability to do a great job and work with minimal supervision; Some experience with food service; Be able to work full time.

2. The Leading Software Company in the US (Mountain View, CA)

Experienced Lead Line Cook Needed for Mon-Fri Positions; Experienced Lead Pastry Cook Needed for Mon-Fri Positions

Experienced Vegetarian and Raw Cook Needed

Do you fantasize about having your weekends and holidays off; a job with benefits and vacation pay; a great wage and work environment… and still be producing four star quality food? Then look no more. This job is awesome!

Silicon Valley ’s best and brightest community is searching for an imaginative and inspired Lead Line Cook to come cook for us. Become a member of a unique and exciting culinary team. Work with fresh, seasonal, local and organic produce to create dishes bursting with flavor. Use all natural meats, cage free eggs, hormone free dairy and all of the finest ingredients. Work with talented chefs and serve savvy customers.

You must have:

Experience writing menus, placing orders and training cooks

3 or more years professional restaurant or catering kitchen experience
A professional demeanor and leadership skills
A willingness to work hard as a member of a team
A passion for creating imaginative and delicious food
Culinary school diploma or equivalent experience

Definite pluses:
Prior Lead line or sous chef experience
Experience producing vegetarian and vegan dishes
Interest is sustainable food movement
Creative genius
Experience in high volume production or corporate dining

You will need to be able to execute and help write menus that change daily. You will need to develop and research recipes. You will need to create prep list, order product and train your team.

Work Monday through Friday

Vacation, Sick and Holiday Pay

401K and More

Free on site gym facility

Create fantastic food and be a member of a ground breaking team

You will be able to express your creative cooking style every day and receive the support of an amazing team. If interested, please submit your resume today!

3. Vanguard - Client Relationship Associate (Charlotte, NC ; Philadelphia, PA; Scottsdale, AZ)

If you're looking for a new job opportunity or to re-enter the workforce, here's your chance to join a top employer committed to your professional growth.

Apply for a Client Relationship Associate position at Vanguard, one of the largest and most respected investment management companies in the world. In this rewarding, front-line position, you'll gain a strong knowledge of financial services and help clients reach their financial goals.

You will discuss clients' objectives, respond to their inquiries about investment options, provide account information, and assist with transactions. We're looking for people with solid work experience, a professional manner and strong relationship skills, because our associates are often the first point of contact for new and existing clients.

Prior experience in the financial industry is not required, but you should have a strong interest in the financial markets and investment-related products and services. You'll undergo an in-depth training program at our award-winning, on-site training facility, Vanguard University, and study for the Series 6 and 63 licensing exams. Once you pass the exams and complete your training, you'll join a team of phone associates in a structured call center where you'll spend roughly 95% of your day fielding 40-60 client calls. As you gain experience and expand your knowledge of Vanguard products and services, you can explore other exciting opportunities within the company.

From day one you will receive a competitive salary and complete benefits, including health, dental, vision, and prescription coverage. You also are eligible for our generous retirement savings plan and paid time off. At every step you'll receive the tools and support you need to provide the highest quality service, and be recognized and rewarded for excellent performance. So if you're ready for a new opportunity that offers paid training, a supportive work environment, and a comprehensive compensation and benefits package, apply today.

Position Qualifications:

- Bachelor's degree or equivalent work experience.

- Ability to obtain NASD Series 6 and 63 licenses.

- Proven customer service experience.

- Excellent communication and time-management skills.

- Proven decision-making and problem-solving skills.

- Strong client focus, attention to detail, and commitment to quality.

- Ability to work well independently and as part of a team.

- Interest in financial markets and retirement planning.

- Proficiency with PCs.

Vanguard, one of the world's largest investment management companies, offers a comprehensive total rewards package of compensation, benefits, work-life programs, and conveniences. Employment is contingent upon a successful drug screen and background check, and we maintain a smoke-free work environment. We are an equal opportunity employer committed to diversity in the workplace.

4. American Institute of Consumer Studies - Field Interviewers (Phoenix, AZ ; Hartford, CT; Delaware; Minneapolis, MN; Albany, NY; Pittsburgh, PA; Providence, RI; Houston, TX; Stl Lake City, UT; Seattle, WA)

Field Interviewers - Your personality can take you places.

You've always enjoyed talking to people. You're friendly, outgoing, and naturally curious. Well, we have the perfect career opportunity for you! We are the American Institute of Consumer Studies (AICS), a consumer research organization, and for more than 25 years, our Field Interviewers have been interviewing people in households across the country. The results of these interviews help make companies more responsive to consumer needs.

If you're uncomfortable in social situations, this probably isn't for you. You have to really enjoy meeting new people. Throw in a strong sense of adventure and you're ready for take the first step!

We are currently seeking:

Field Interviewers

We'll pay your travel expenses.
Receive comprehensive paid training that will help you get your foot in the door to get the surveys. We'll fly you in­­—and the classes are small! Training is done in stages, and you'll have the opportunity to "shadow" a more experienced Field Interviewer to learn hands-on.
Once you're ready to go in the field, you can make your own schedule (let's say - work three weeks out of the month, and have one week off).
We pay you an hourly rate plus a commission for each completed survey! So how much you earn is up to you.
People who are self-motivated, entrepreneurial and, of course, friendly can thrive here!

Call us at 1-800-298-9837 and speak to one of our recruiters. They can answer all your questions.

5. New York Life Insurance Company - Manager - Tax Accounting (New York, NY)

Quarterly and annual calculation of tax accruals for GAAP financial statements and effective tax rate reconciliations on a quarterly and annual basis
Calculation of quarterly and annual Statutory tax accruals and preparation of Statutory tax footnote in accordance with SSAP 10

Assist in the preparation of the federal consolidated tax return

Calculation and maintenance of tax basis balance sheets as required under FAS 109

Provide backup support for statutory current tax calculation and capital gains tax calculation

Four year college degree in accounting

Tax accounting or 5 years plus Insurance accounting experience

Strong excel skills a must

Systems experience (SAP) and associated report-writing a plus

Ability to work and research independently

Ability to multi-task in a fast paced environment to meet accounting and tax deadlines

6. Allstate Insurance Company - Exclusive Agent (positions available in PA, VT, NH, CT, ME, RI)

We're looking for a select group of entrepreneurs and high achievers who want to run their own insurance agency as an independent contractor.

As an Allstate Exclusive Agent, you will have the freedom to run your own insurance agency, plan your agency’s future, and be rewarded for managing a high performance business. You’re on your own, but you’re not alone. For our Exclusive Agencies, Allstate provides you with support that is among the best in the industry and includes:

•Comprehensive education program

•Local sales support and your own market business consultant

•Advanced computer technology

•Solid reputation and high name brand recognition

•Large product portfolio including auto, homeowner, life, financial services, and commercial insurance

The financial rewards of becoming an Allstate Exclusive Agent include:

•Economic interest in the business your agency writes

•High income potential

•Competitive compensation structure

•Attractive bonus opportunities

Qualifications: At least 3 years experience in insurance sales, insurance sales management, financial services -OR- entrepreneurs with a minimum of five years experience in sales, management or a solid business background. Sufficient capital is needed to start your own agency or to purchase an existing Allstate agency.

Candidate must have Property and Casualty and Life, Accident, and Health insurance license prior to assuming agent position. "Pass" score on company administered Agent Selection Questionnaire is required. A four-year college degree is preferred. For more information on Allstate's Exclusive Agency Program: Please - call Terry toll free at (800)733 -7010 ext. 3395.

7. Phase Research - Accounting Specialist (Orange County, CA)

We are looking for someone who wants to make a career in accounting as this position has growth potential for the right candidate. 3+ years A/R experience required, at least 1 yr exposure/experience in any or all A/P, P/R, GL, JE required.

Manufacturing background preferred. While a degree is not required some College Accounting Classes are required. Good phone, oral and written communication and interaction skills with employees and customers a must. The ideal candidate will enjoy the challenge of a fast paced, multi-task environment, where there will be plenty of opportnity for growth.

Duties include but are not limited to:

· Process Daily Packing Slips, Process Deposits, Process Credits, Process Invoices for A/R & A/P, Data Entry, Statements, Create New Customers, Collection Letters & Calls, Phone backup, Weekly check run, Bank rec Payroll

This position will include cross training, overlap and/or backup with other positions within the company This position is the entry level growth path to become the Senior Accounting Specialist for the company. Hours 8 – 4:30, M-F.


The Institute of International Education (IIE) is a world leader in the international exchange of people and ideas. IIE designs and implements fellowship, training, and technical assistance programs for sponsors that include government agencies, corporations, foundations, universities, and international organizations. IIE also provides educational and information services to the public and academic community.

Principal Responsibilities

1. Provide grant oversight for the Global Travel and Learning Fund ( GTLF ) funded by The Ford Foundation and administered by the Institute of International Education, which enables individuals from all over the world to travel internationally to conferences, seminars, and short courses. Primary responsibilities include preparing grants and contracts, conducting due diligence, monitoring grant/contract progress and payment; setting up and maintaining electronic and hard copy filing systems. Periodic sponsor contact (with Ford Foundation offices worldwide.)

2. Handle the logistics of travel for consultants and grantees for a number of Ford Foundation offices in the U.S. and around the world. Responsibilities include fiscal oversight of funding allocation for each office; handling all travel and programming requests.

3. Maintain program systems and procedures related to grants, working with Accounting and the Information Technology Department to improve data management and streamline procedures.

4. Manage other Foundation grant programs for meetings throughout the year; prepare proposals , handle grant set-up at IIE; create and manage databases.

5. Contribute to Scholarship and Training Program Division program development and outreach efforts, especially those which involve foundations or which involve incumbent’s geographic and/or field of study expertise.

Qualifications: Education/Experience/Skills:

- Bachelor’s degree plus 3 or more years of substantive administrative experience.

-- Program budgeting skills are necessary.

-- Strong analytical skills are required, as are excellent interpersonal/cross-cultural skills and ability to work effectively at all levels inside and outside organization.

-- Excellent organizational ability necessary; ability to multi-task and prioritize workload.

-- Initiative, mature judgment, and ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing.

-- Excellent computer skills, including Microsoft Word, Excel and Access database functions.

-- Ability to work as a member of a team.

9. Alexion Pharmaceuticals - Manager, Analytics and Data Management

Reporting to the Director of Marketing and Sales Operations, this position is responsible for analyzing various data feeds for the US Commercial Operations department at Alexion Pharmaceuticals. The successful candidate would consistently lead efforts to:

Identify, analyze, and reconcile conflicting or ambiguous information in CRM and other data sets;
Analyze and reconcile conflicting information from other data sources such as IMS, Verispan, or NDC prior to presenting to appropriate audiences in management, sales, operations, etc.
Work with business stakeholders to develop standardized reports as well as ad hoc reports from which business decisions can be made.
Prepare weekly, monthly and quarterly reports to internal and external customers. Including sales, marketing and senior management
Analyze sales and related data using BI tools and develop reports that will be presented to management.
Support data-load processes regarding input of new contact/lead management data into CRM. Develop and adhere to QA process for these data loads.
Support sales incentive plans by providing data for plan development and quarterly incentive calculations.
Act as liaison to other business groups within US Commercial Operations. Document CRM change requests and reporting requirements.

Skill Requirements:
Ability to critically evaluate data gathered from multiple sources and reconcile data conflicts as needed
Ability to communicate effectively (verbal, written, presentations) to both technical and non-technical audiences
Ability to create easy-to-understand CRM-training materials for non-technical audiences
Operational expertise with Excel, Access, PowerPoint, CRM, and BI tools
Education Requirement:
BA/BS in Business or Information Systems
Experience(s) Preferred (strongest preference for Pharma/Biotech experience):
Cross-functional data standardization
Knowledge of sales and marketing practices within Pharma/Biotech industry
Knowledge of best practices around primary- and secondary-data management within Pharma/Biotech industry

10. Alexion Pharmaceuticals - Product Manager (Central CT)

We are looking for a Product Manager, U.S. Marketing for our Cheshire, CT office. The candidate will be responsible for supporting marketing activities during and post- launch of a novel orphan therapy to the hematologists and oncologists. The candidate will report to the Directors of Marketing.

Skill set: Along with his/her management, plays a key role in developing strategies and tactics, with a focus on solid implementation of tactics through a combination of individual and team efforts. This person must possess a strong ability to manage multiple projects across functional areas, and work independently when appropriate, in teams and as a sub-team lead. The candidate must have pharmaceutical industry experience and a good in-depth knowledge of marketing principles and marketing experience within the pharmaceutical industry.

Knowledge: In-depth knowledge in key principles of brand management and marketing, professional promotion and the sales process. The candidate should have experience in managing external brand agencies and vendors on a day-to-day basis and managing promotional budgets. Prior involvement in championing materials through the medical, regulatory and legal promotional review process, in developing or executing web-based programs and exposure/involvement in brand-related market research activities is also needed to be successful in this role.

Experience: For consideration, we require that the successful candidate hasat least 3-5 years of pharmaceuticals marketing or equivalent in strategic marketing activities. Experience launching or working with a newly launched product or clinical/scientific experience is highly desirable. Experience is Marketing or Sales orphan drugs preferred.

Other Requirements:

Bachelor's degree required, MBA preferred.
Strong knowledge of MS Office: Word, PowerPoint, Excel
Experience in working on multi-functional teams.
Strong organization, planning and prioritization skills.
Excellent communication and presentation skills.

Survey Results

A few months ago we asked our users if they felt that they were a better worker now than before they turned 40. Over 95% said yes, which is not surprising perhaps. But what was very interesting were the comments about why you are better, including:

- "Yes, I'm definitely a better worker than I was at 40. It would be too simplistic to say that this is because of experience. Of course experience is key but it is how you take advantage of that experience that makes the difference. We should never stop learning, including the lessons learned from making mistakes and suffering disappointments." From Dan.

-" Hello, I am a better worker at 40 plus,years because I have no children in my house I am responsible for. My time is my own. My hours are flexible. I am more relaxed and not distracted with carpool, grades, health of the kids, and I am much more at ease with my reason for wanting to go back to work. It's not about getting a house, we have a house..but contributing to a retirement plan and easing up the finances for my husband who has always worked 50-60 hour work weeks. I want to be with people who are positive and packing something into the stream of life." From Kathryn

-: " By 40 hopefully you have found the job that you like and enjoy doing. At 40 you have gained experience in terms of people skills and perhaps various technical skills. By then you have a sense of confidence in the work you are performing. " From Bob

- "I am much more settled and responsible than earlier years. I care more about the work I am doing and how it fits into the bigger picture and I am much more tolerant of corporate politics than I was. It rolls off of me easier than it used to." From Melanie

- " I am a much better worker than before I was 40: 1) learned from mistakes 2) more confident 3) learned from my successes." From Chuck

- " Yes, I am a better worker now that when I was under 40. I have more experience in good and bad business situations, I can read people better, I am less prone to react because I plan better, my time management skills are, well, extraordinary and I tend to look at the broader picture when making decisions." From Mell

How right you all are... and thanks to the hundreds of other Jobs4.0 Users who took the time to write. We'll have another survey next time.


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