EstateJobs Server Incident 9/6-9/17

September 18th, 2016 by admin

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For the first time in 10+ years there was a major technical issue for EstateJobs. A rare server crash at the job board’s data center wiped out current and backup drives simultaneously on Saturday the 17th of September. (This affected multiple sites on the host, not just ours.) We were fortunate that we use a very professional company to run the database and they were able to restore a 3rd redundant backup of the site. Unfortunately, all data that was added or changed from 9/6 to 9/17 was not recovered.

The second issue is that all jobs emailed by our “job agent” feature during that time are now invalid. You may see incorrect information if you click through any of the links. Please ignore the jobs and job numbers from those emails.

We will be working to update all employers and job seekers about the issue and over the next few working days should have everyone back up to speed. Starting today, keep an eye out for any jobs that you applied for during the missing period. They will list as new when re-posted, and you will be able to apply again.

We regret the inconvenience this will cause some of our valued clients and candidates, but we are thankful that a potentially catastrophic loss was limited to just a few days of data.

If you experience further issues with the site, please email or call and we will reply as quickly as possible.

 

Thank you,

EstateJobs.com

888-900-0355

support@estatejobs.com

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Burning Man Self-Reliance Festival Now Features Luxury Helicopters

August 29th, 2016 by admin

Assistants take note – If you need to get your employers to Burning Man right away, here’s your solution!

If you thought Burning Man was just a steampunk renaissance fair for filthy hippies, like I did, you too may be surprised to learn that this $10 million helicopter is doing taxi service for (rich) people who want to go to the party.

The whole idea of “Burning Man” is basically to create a hub for people to let their freak flags fly, so to speak. I know veterans of the event will say I’m missing something, having not experienced it myself, but based on all the images I’d say it looks like a music festival with less music. (Their site is actually quite informative if you want to know more.)

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Care.com Can’t Explain Why People Keep Texting Me To Babysit Their Kids – Consumerist

July 29th, 2016 by admin

Mistakes happen with all things internet. When it happens to us, it gets quickly frustrating that simple errors can’t be corrected quickly and easily. That is perhaps the peril of a large company without direct customer service. Sites like Amazon provide great purchase experiences, but at what cost to customer service?

We’ve all gotten wrong-number calls and texts; some of us have even been on the receiving end of repeated wrong-number calls looking for the same person. But Consumerist reader Ed wants to know why his phone number is listed — twice — as a babysitter on Care.com, even though he’s (A) not a babysitter, and (B) never had an account with the site.Unfortunately, Care.com has no good answers for Ed.

Babysitter Needed.

It all started in mid-June, when Ed began receiving unsolicited text messages from people…

Click to read more: Care.com Can’t Explain Why People Keep Texting Me To Babysit Their Kids – Consumerist

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You Can Have Your Own Private IMAX Theater At Home For Just $400K (Movies Not Included) – Consumerist

June 28th, 2016 by admin

Interesting that the IMAX brand is marketing to the home theater crowd. They might be very successful in this space, bringing the true movie experience with their brand name and technical patents offered to the private homeowner. Tell your clients to get out their checkbooks for a $1 million theater refit!

Do you have a very large room in your house and $400,000 burning a hole in your pocket? You can pay just under half a million to have a private IMAX home theater installed, but renting movies will cost you extra. At more than 10 feet tall, the IMAX Private Home Theatre is a shrunk-down version of the exhibitor’s 60-foot-wide, 45-foot-high, curved screens, Bloomberg News reports. The basic system for U.S. customers is called the “Palais” setup, for theaters up to 75 square meters — but a set-top box to pip

Source: You Can Have Your Own Private IMAX Theater At Home For Just $400K (Movies Not Included) – Consumerist

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This Video Explains When (and If) You Need to Wash Your Jeans

June 20th, 2016 by admin

Some people never wash jeans at all. This is a fun video exploring some of the variables to make the decision.

Jeans are shockingly resilient clothes that may not need to be washed as often as you think. With all the contradictory information out there, this video helps explain why you might not want to wash your jeans.

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Clean Windows and Keep Them Streak-Free With the “Blue Rain” Method

June 10th, 2016 by admin

Take a look at this method for window cleaning. Does anyone use this method with their employer’s home, or have any other suggestions?

Cleaning windows is a pain, especially if you live somewhere that gets a lot of rain. The “Blue Rain” window cleaning method will keep your windows nice and clear in three steps.

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Peak Technical Institute Estate Management Training

May 31st, 2016 by admin
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Please welcome our new Education Sponsor: Peak Technical Institute

Peak Technical Institute’s hospitality and professional service seminars and signatureProfessional Household Management program – approved and regulated by the Tennessee Higher Education Commission – is designed to prepare participants for the expectations of today’s business, housekeeping and professional service worlds by combining lecture and real-world experience at the hands of seasoned professionals.

Peak Technical Institute’s Signature Professional Household Management
With current needs and expectations more vital than ever in estate management, the Professional Household Management (PHM) program is designed with the student in mind by utilizing the expertise of the finest world-class service professionals. This course includes household and travel protocols as well as international etiquette, event planning and security in addition to building leadership skills and sharpening decision-making proficiency. Additional topics are household administration, security and medical, wardrobe, property and grounds, personal care, entertaining and global etiquette to round out a top-rated education. The four week, course provides graduates with a solid education and the necessary experience to provide world-class service and management.

Other Peak Technical Institute Seminars and Programs Include:
• Service Training Program
This 90-hour training course prepares individuals seeking a career in a restaurant or hotel catering company and for those already working in the restaurant business who are looking to brush up and hone their service skills. By the end of the course, student will have an excellent knowledge of the duties, roles and responsibilities of a service professional, reflecting high standards of work, customer service and best operational practices. Particularly, the program emphasizes on enhancing hygienic food and beverage, food and beverage service, resume writing 101, customer service and basic knowledge on understanding risks and preventative measures at work.
• Housekeeping Training Program
Peak’s Housekeeping Training Program is designed to equip individuals working in hotels, lodges and housekeeping companies on technical and practical knowledge required in the profession. This 90-hour program builds on all necessary duties and areas of work that a housekeeper’s duties entail, including roles and responsibilities of a housekeeper/room attendant, reflecting high standards of work, customer service, personal hygiene/attributes, cleaning methods, rooms, housekeeping services, laundry, Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) and many more relevant topics.
• College Training Seminars
Peak Technical Institute offers a range of training seminars to help college students excel in the classroom and their careers. Our College Training Seminars fit any budget and can accommodate any schedule. Seminars include: The Art of Table Service, Personal Excellence in Business, Dining for Business, Understanding Wine and Pairing, Communication Skills in the Workplace, Resume Workshop and Leadership in the Workplace

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Home Care Legal Updates You Must Know! via LivHOME, Santa Barbara, CA

May 4th, 2016 by admin

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Here are some excellent updates to household employment law sent to us from LivHOME in Santa Barbara, CA. It is essential for your career and for the protection of employers and employees that you understand all the applicable rules governing in-home employment. Enjoy.

Dear Partners,

In an effort to keep you abreast of the recent legal changes in the home care arena and to support your role as a trusted advisor to your clients, LivHOME has summarized some of the changes below.  These issues may impact your client’s risk, financial exposure and decision-making when they are considering care at home and future planning.  Risks to companies and families who are non-compliant to these new laws include potential fines, penalties, and retroactive pay with interest, increased liability and lawsuit potential, and Home Care Organizations subject to lose their license (reference web links below for details).

 

The following is a list of the major changes regarding home care and domestic employment:

  • AB1217 Home Care Services Consumer Protection Act – This CA home care licensure and caregiver registration law became effective January 1, 2016. This requires all Home Care Organizations (HCOs) to become licensed with the state. This also requires all agency caregivers to be registered with CDSS, the CA Dept. of Social Services, after they clear a fingerprint background check and receive specialized initial and ongoing training. Organizations that do not comply with the new law will be penalized by the state. This law does not apply to caregivers employed directly by seniors and their families. http://leginfo.legislature.ca.gov/faces/billNavClient.xhtml?bill_id=201320140AB1217

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How to Proofread a Resume – The Muse

March 7th, 2016 by admin

Your resume could be killing your job search and you don’t even know it! Having someone review your information is critical to avoiding mistakes and also understanding how another person “flows” through the content. This article hits a few good points to work with.

Not only is your resume essentially your career summed up on one page, it’s also your ticket to your next awesome opportunity. So, yeah, it’s kind of a big deal. With that in mind, it probably doesn’t take too much convincing that it’s a good idea to have an extra set of eyes look over it to make sure it’s in tip-top shape before you use it for anything.The question then isn’t so much should you have someone look it over, but what should the person actually be looking for? Typos, definitely, but that’s not all. Here are three other questions to ask your resume reviewer to make sure you’re getting the best feedback possible…

Source: How to Proofread a Resume – The Muse

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How to Answer “Tell Me About a Time You Failed” – The Muse

March 1st, 2016 by admin

Some of the worst mistakes in interviews come from the simplest of questions. If you don’t review and get ready for the most commonly used ones, then you only have yourself to blame.

While not the most common interview question, the failure question—should you get it—is rather perplexing. How do you answer this honestly while also not scaring away your potential future employer by bringing up that time you fat-fingered a trade and lost the company a lot of money?It’s a tricky situation to be in. You want to impress, but you’re explicitly being asked to talk about something you failed at. So, what do you do?First things first, stay calm. Take a deep breath and say something like,

Source: How to Answer “Tell Me About a Time You Failed” – The Muse

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