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Phone screening interview covered at Job Search

Published: January 16, 2013 12:00 AM

Phone interview

covered at Job Search

Bill Homjak will present "The Phone Screening Interview" at the Jan. 21 Hudson Job Search meeting at Christ Church Episcopal, 21 Aurora St. Sign-in starts at 7:15 p.m. and the meeting is free and open to the public.

"For most job seekers, 70 to 80 percent of the time their first interview with a prospective employer is over the phone," Homjak said. "The phone interview is actually the 'first screen,' used to 'knock you out' as a viable candidate for the position advertised or available."

Homjak will discuss how to prepare for a phone interview and the key issues with handling a phone interview as the job seeker. This session will cover all the key elements for dealing with the "unplanned" phone call/job interview.

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Each participant attending this session is required to bring a copy of a resume, a job ad they would apply for, and a cell phone.

Homjak, a veteran of the human resource industry, is a longtime Job Search adviser and speaker.

For more information, call 330-653-5322.

Hudson grad appointed to hospital post

Summa Wester

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Hospital appointed Julia

Drinkard, a 2009 graduate of Hudson High School, to the position of Volunteer/Human Resources Specialist for the Cuyahoga Falls hospital.

As Volunteer/Human Resources Specialist, Julia Drinkard will oversee all aspects of the volunteer experience, provide volunteer training, scheduling and work assignments, coordinate with hospital departments to provide volunteer assistance in critical areas, coordinate patient transport, guide mail delivery services and plan special events and recognition for volunteers.

Drinkard also will assist the hospital's human resources department in the recruitment, selection and orientation of volunteers, conduct interviews and background checks, track volunteer progress and accomplishments and provide reports, internal communications and suggestions to pertinent hospital staff to continually develop support services for patients, guests and hospital staff.

Drinkard is a 2012 graduate of Ohio University where she earned her bachelor's degree in health services administration and minored in business.

Hudson resident

named Super Lawyer

Scott Salsbury of Hudson, a partner at local law firm Salsbury & Salsbury LPA., has been named a 2013 Ohio Super Lawyer by Ohio Super Lawyers magazine in the area of labor and employment. He is certified by the Ohio State Bar Association as a specialist in labor and employment law, and has an AV Preeminent rating from the Martindale-Hubbell Law Directory.

J-Ann collects for

hurricane victims

Jo-Ann Fabric and Craft Stores, in partnership with the American Red Cross, will collect monetary donations through Feb. 1 to benefit the American Red Cross - 2012 Hurricane and Other Related Storm Fund.

Collection boxes will be at the registers in every Jo-Ann store across the country to support the relief efforts dedicated to Hurricane Sandy.

Jo-Ann in Hudson is at 5555 Darrow Road. For more information, visit Joann.com.

LifeCenter Plus to host 'Pedal for Heroes'

LifeCenter Plus Health and Fitness Club challenges all Northeast Ohio fitness centers to join in an effort to honor and support Ohio veterans. On Feb. 24, fitness centers across Northeast Ohio will host "2013 Pedal For Heroes" events, where hundreds of participants throughout Northeast Ohio will cycle for 276 minutes representing the number of military personnel from Ohio who have sacrificed their lives for the country since Sept. 11, 2001.

Fitness centers are invited to participate in this event and to challenge their members to form teams to cycle on stationery bicycles for 276 minutes on Feb. 24. Teams are already forming and more clubs are asking to participate.

Proceeds from each participating center will be used by Pedal For Heroes, a 501(c)(3) organization, to provide services to local veterans.

For more information, call Jessica Shenker at 330-655-2377 ext. 138. The deadline to sign up is Feb. 1.

Future Fitness Club

arrives in Hudson

The Kohl's Future Fitness Club, presented by Akron Children's Hospital, in partnership with Kohl's Department stores, has announced new sessions in the greater Akron area to promote healthy living to kids and education for their parents.

The program is designed for children ages 8 to 13 and educates them about fitness, healthy eating habits and safe weight loss. Participants engage in noncompetitive activities, such as obstacle courses, rope jumping, relays, games and circuit training.

Upcoming sessions include one at LifeCenter Plus, 5133 Darrow Road, through Feb. 28.

For more information, visit akronchildrens.org/kohlsfitness or call Amy Chand at 330-543-2126.

Summa Western Reserve to show 'The Pact'

Summa Western Reserve Hospital will honor the teachings and enduring legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King with a special showing of the movie "The Pact" on Jan. 21 at noon inside the hospital's Auditorium 1 at 1900 23rd St. The event is free and open to the public.

The 45-minute documentary is based on the book "The Pact: Three Young Men Make a Promise and Fulfill a Dream." The film adaptation chronicles the true life story of Rameck Hunt, Sampson Davis and George Jenkins, who made a pact in their inner-city high school in Newark, N.J., to find a way to go to college and then medical school. The story follows the three doctors as they work to inspire other inner-city children to stay out of gangs and use education to escape rough urban streets. Refreshments will be served. For more information, call Kathy Romito at 330-971-7408.

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