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How do I find my mom a job? She has language trouble?

My mom is close to middle-aged and has been laid off for over a year now. She previously had a job as key operator/document manager (a funny way of saying she helped people figure how to use the company's scanners). Unfortunately, due to the economy, she was laid off and unable to find a job... and TRUST ME, she's been looking. English is her second language, although she can communicate in English more than fine; in fact, English is the only language I know and I can converse with her perfectly. The problem is that she has a thick accent and doesn't know how to word certain things, so reception jobs are out of the question. Her resume: To obtain an administrative assistant position Business Training Computer C.O.R.E. CertificateJuly – December 2010 Proficient in: Microsoft WordMicrosoft Excel Internet e-mail Microsoft Power Point Internet Search engines Portable drives Administrative Assistant Areas of specialization: Experience: Optimus Corporation/Document Manager- Arlington VA. July 2005- Oct, 2009 Key Operator •Perform and maintain record keeping and statistics •Monitor and support vendor •Generate downtime report with confirmation number for daily monitoring •ensure copy quality control •Troubleshoot equipment for Customers, make minor repairs and replenish supplies and maintain equipment in good operating condition. Diversified Technologies and Services of Virginia (DTSV) Arlington VA. June 1999-Dec, 2004 Clerk: •Scanning various documents •Process and audit patent and legal documents •Assist with data and collection processing •Identify and search application for legal review •Deliver material and associate documents •Complete daily and weekly reports Sunrise Retirement Home Arlington VA. April 1994- June 1999 Care manager •Assisted residents with daily living activities, doctor and therapy appointments and the treatment of disabilities. •Participate in patient care meetings with other care managers and Supervisor Education High school diploma- Teferi Mekonen High School, Addis Ababa Ethiopia June, 1989 Certificate Nursing assistant Long Term Care Management Course VMT Education Center Washington DC Help would be greatly appreciated, by both of us!

Asked By: kidisti98 - 3/9/2011
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One thing to be very careful about. You asked how you can find your Mom a job. To the extent that you help her, try to be invisible. Employers tend to be suspicious when someone helps another person (younger, older, family, friend -- doesn't matter) find a job. At my last company, the CEO eliminated one candidate who... More
Answered By: Employment Guy - 3/9/2011
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There is a site I heard of where you can get government jobs. Would she consider something like this? The site is usa jobs. gov http://www.usajobs.opm.gov/ Worth a quick look if you haven't tried it yet...
Answered By: Cold - 3/9/2011
 
Tell her to use her nursing skills and look for something in the healthcare field. It's one of few that bulletproof in this economy.
Answered By: chebrew2000 - 3/9/2011
 
yeah...don't waste the certificate of nursing assistant. i've seen many non-locals doing nursing job, and they are very helpful... More
Answered By: Jaesans - 3/9/2011
 
I would suggest she look for nursing assistant jobs in an area where a lot of people speak her firs language.
Answered By: cato___ - 3/11/2011
 
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