Marjorie Bartok, a 1968 Slippery Rock University graduate, was profiled recently in Florida Today, a Melbourne, Fla.-based newspaper, for helping 20,000 Floridians find jobs. Bartok owns Melbourne Spherion Staffing Services, which specializes in space industry, administrative, clerical, customer service and light industrial employment.
Bartok told Florida Today the company has helped 2,000 people find permanent positions in the space industry since she bought it 17 years ago.
Bartok received a bachelor’s degree in secondary education from SRU.
Florida Today asked Bartok how job candidates could make themselves stand out without a face-to-face interview. She said candidates’ resumes should state what they made, saved or achieved for their last employer.
“That is something that’s going to get someone’s attention right away,” she told the newspaper.
Bartok also provided advice about interviews. She said a “mental alarm” goes off for prospective employers if an applicant smells like cigarette smoke and has tattoos and piercings that can’t be covered up.
“There is a tremendous lack of understanding on how to dress and how your demeanor should be when you’re interviewing for a job,” she told the newspaper. “Some people may be very talented with computer skills and social networking, but it is the other skills that people need help with.”
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