Scottsdale Arizona


Mayor Mary Manross Files for Re-Election With Record Number of Signatures by quotes

Mayor Mary Manross Files for Re-Election With Record Number of Signatures

Mayor Mary Manross filed 3291 nomination petition signatures with the Scottsdale City Clerk on June 4, 2008.  This is double the number of required signatures and the most ever for a Scottsdale Mayoral candidate.  Manross said:  “I want to thank each and every member of our large team of enthusiastic volunteers who made this possible.  We will build on this momentum and focus on bringing home another big victory in November.

The Mayor is running for her third term with an impressive record of revitalization, preservation, new job creation and quality of life improvements in Scottsdale.  She recently announced key endorsements from community leaders: Dr. Art DeCabooter, Jamie Drinkwater Buchanan, Ellen Andres-Schneider, Jim Bruner and Virginia Korte who represent a true cross section of Scottsdale residents, business leaders, educators, preservationists, and supporters of the arts.

In a written statement Manross said:

“It has been an honor to serve as your Mayor for 8 years, along with another 8 years on the Council.  The clouds of uncertainty which hung over our city when I took office have been lifted.  It really is a bright new day in Scottsdale!

Today there is an all-time record $3.3 billion dollars of new private and public investment in downtown and southern Scottsdale where much needed revitalization is in full swing.  Our budget is balanced and it is going to stay that way.  Scottsdale’s AAA bond rating was, once again, reaffirmed in spite of a national recession.  For 10 straight years I have voted to reduce our property tax rate which has dropped from $1.57 in 1998 to $.79 today.  Scottsdale’s rate is less than half of neighboring Phoenix.

We have increased the number of Police Officers by 33% since I took office in 2000 and we are better off for it.  Violent crime in Scottsdale is at a 23 year low!  The 101 is also safer due to the leadership demonstrated by implementing photo enforcement on the freeway.

SkySong, the ASU/Scottsdale Center for Innovation, is effectively putting Southern Scottsdale on the global map and bringing $750 million of new investment along the McDowell Corridor.  The Waterfront and South Bridge are bringing new vitality to downtown.  Throughout our community, we have created over 20,000 new high quality jobs.

Our commitment to completing the McDowell Sonoran Preserve has never been stronger and we will soon be constructing the all important Preserve Gateway.  I have been a strong advocate for open space and as a councilwoman, voted to put the “Save our McDowells” initiative on the ballot.  In 1996 I officially proposed expanding the Preserve to include our beautiful Sonoran Desert, preserving 1/3 of our city as natural open space!  It is also critically important to our tourism industry, which along with the arts, really defines Scottsdale and demands that we maintain a high level of services.

I will continue to champion the Arts, revitalization, tourism, attraction of high quality, high wage jobs to position us in the global economy, continued investment in vital infrastructure, and completion of our Preserve to ensure that Scottsdale remains a city we all are proud to call home.

Under my leadership Scottsdale is Stronger, More Confident, and one of the Most Desirable places to live in America.  Let’s keep it that way!  Join with me, as together, we continue to build Scottsdale’s sustainable future and wonderful quality of life for your family and mine.

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Interview Questions – Teamwork by quotes
April 29, 2008, 7:01 pm
Filed under: Scottsdale Job Network

Interviewing Skills are critical to the Job Seekers and Scottsdale Job Network members are encouraged to practice informational interviews, networking interviews, telephone interviews and face to face interviews including individual interviews, panel interviews and behavioral interviews.

Interview Questions for practice by job seekers, hiring managers, employers and recruiters.

Use these examples of common questions used during interviews to practice responding to a variety of Interview Questions. You can write out your answer, leave it here as a comment, or practice with a friend or colleague.

Interview Questions Related to Cooperation with Co-workers

Define teamwork.

Patrick Hanley



Interview Questions – Cooperation by quotes
April 29, 2008, 5:17 pm
Filed under: Scottsdale Job Network

Interviewing Skills are critical to the Job Seekers and Scottsdale Job Network members are encouraged to practice informational interviews, networking interviews, telephone interviews and face to face interviews including individual interviews, panel interviews and behavioral interviews.

Interview Questions for practice by job seekers, hiring managers, employers and recruiters.

Use these examples of common questions used during interviews to practice responding to a variety of Interview Questions. You can write out your answer, leave it here as a comment, or practice with a friend or colleague.

Interview Questions Related to Cooperation with Co-workers

What do you find most challenging in working with co-workers?

Alan Walsh



Arizona Cinco de Global – AZIGG May 5th by quotes
April 28, 2008, 5:51 pm
Filed under: Scottsdale Job Network

A Z I G G

Arizona International Growth Group Presents

Here’s How Arizona Can Win Globally

John Barry – Phoenix-Mesa Gateway Airport

Introduction on Arizona Resources You Can Use to Grow by PJ Sasso (City of Phoenix) and Doug Bruhnke (Growth Nation)

Monday, May 5th at 7:30am (doors open at 7:10am)

Coffee, Juice and Greek Pastries; Investment $5

RSVP at http://www.azigg.com

Maricopa County Board of Supervisors’ Auditorium

205 West Jefferson, Downtown Phoenix

This month AZIGG is featuring an important perspective from John Barry of the Phoenix-Mesa Gateway Airport on how Arizona is competing for global business. Learn how local developments can help you grow your business.

Have you noticed that Arizona doesn’t have a port? That we started realizing how important global business is a few years behind the leaders? That our economy may still be too dependent on real estate?

Is Arizona doomed because we came to the table late, don’t have direct access to international ports and don’t have enough direct international air connections?

John Barry of Phoenix-Mesa Gateway Airport will shed light on these important questions. He’ll update us on what’s happening and piece it all together for us, and hopefully find some hope for Arizona Business.

Email: | Scottsdale Job Network | Voice Mail: Phone: (480) 513-1491

Job Network

Brian Dykes
Craig Henning



Matt Moran at Scottsdale Job Network by quotes
April 28, 2008, 5:40 pm
Filed under: Scottsdale Job Network

Scottsdale Job Network Meeting

Phoenix Jobs

Interviewing Skills – Part 2:

Join us on Tuesday May 6, 2008 as as Matt Moran, Business Consultant with http://www.KreativeKnowledge.com offers proactive career ideas that cross industry boundaries – taken from his book, The IT Career Builder’s Toolkit. Matt’s presentation will address the attitudes and aptitudes to help you have maximum impact on your job. Learn pragmatics like simple organization and time management, how to self-promote without hype, and how to position yourself as the go-to resource for ideas and projects.

Matt will also share a simple flow chart to deal with criticism – even when delivered unconstructively; why your job title is not your role, and how to verbalize and identify your value to the organization.

Attend our regular meetings to learn more about the Job Search Process and about Phoenix Arizona Jobs

We do not require membership dues or meeting fees to allow everyone who is in job transition to be able to participate. Since our program is unfunded, we suggest that participants make a voluntary donation of $5 per meeting. When we have an all-day workshop, we do need to pass the costs along to participants.

Meetings are held on the first and third Tuesday mornings:

9-9:30 Networking, resume reviews, contact with recruiters

9:30 Welcome, announcements, introductions

10:00 Speaker begins

11:15 Speaker ends, feedback collected

Networking continues until 11:30

We meet at and use space provided by Temple Chai, 4645 East Marilyn Road, Phoenix, AZ 85032-4839. Temple Chai is located just east of the Piestawa Freeway (Route 51) and South & West of the loop 101 (PIMA FREEWAY SECTION). Marilyn Road is on the west side of Tatum Blvd. between Thunderbird and Greenway Roads

Scottsdale Job Network (SJN) is a non-profit community group of business leaders and volunteers. We are not a job placement forum, and we do not match candidates to openings nor do we send resumes to employers or recruiters. There is no guarantee of employment either directly through this group or as a result of association with SJN. We do, however, provide education in the job search process and all attendees have the opportunity to meet and work with people who offer support and guidance during employment transition.

The value of SJN lies in the skills, business networks and personal passions of our members. Membership is open to everyone willing to share their skills and anyone interested in local networking or in need of employment transition support.

Email: | Scottsdale Job Network | Voice Mail: Phone: (480) 513-1491

Scottsdale Job Network

Scottsdale Job Network
Scottsdale Job Network



Scottsdale Job Network – Interviewing Skills by quotes
April 14, 2008, 11:18 pm
Filed under: Scottsdale Job Network

Scottsdale Job Network Meeting

Phoenix Jobs

Interviewing Skills – Part 2:

Join us on Tuesday April 15, 2008 as we roll out the sixth session of the SJN CURRICULUM on the Job Search Process.

In Part II of Interviewing Skills, Jim O’Hara will present strategies designed to help you address liabilities, prepare your questions for the interviewer, and send your thank you communications. Other helpful hints will be shared that will arm you with a strong preparation and presentation. It you didn’t attend Part I of this program, you can still benefit from attending Part II.

Facilitator

Jim O’Hara is one of the founding partners and principal officers of Kellen James http://www.kellenjames.com/ and is responsible for the strategic direction of the firm and the management of significant consulting assignments. Recognized as an authority on sales and marketing management, Jim has held executive level assignments for both national and international firms encompassing a twenty-five year corporate career. Jim earned his undergraduate degree from the The Citadel and his MBA from Pepperdine University. He has been involved in reengineering, restructuring and merging several national sales organizations and has been recognized for his leadership and professionalism.

What are the dues or fees?

We do not require membership dues or meeting fees to allow everyone who is in job transition to be able to participate at our meetings. Since our program is unfunded, we suggest that participants make a voluntary donation of $5 per meeting. When we have an all-day workshop, we do need to pass the costs along to participants.

What does it cost to participate?

We do not require membership dues or meeting fees to allow everyone who is in job transition to be able to participate. Since our program is unfunded, we suggest that participants make a voluntary donation of $5 per meeting. When we have an all-day workshop, we do need to pass the costs along to participants.

Meetings are held on the first and third Tuesday mornings:

9-9:30 Networking, resume reviews, contact with recruiters

9:30 Welcome, announcements, introductions

10:00 Speaker begins

11:15 Speaker ends, feedback collected

Networking continues until 11:30

We meet at and use space provided by Temple Chai, 4645 East Marilyn Road, Phoenix, AZ 85032-4839. Temple Chai is located just east of the Piestawa Freeway (Route 51) and South & West of the loop 101 (PIMA FREEWAY SECTION). Marilyn Road is on the west side of Tatum Blvd. between Thunderbird and Greenway Roads

Scottsdale Job Network (SJN) is a non-profit community group of business leaders and volunteers. We are not a job placement forum, and we do not match candidates to openings nor do we send resumes to employers or recruiters. There is no guarantee of employment either directly through this group or as a result of association with SJN. We do, however, provide education in the job search process and all attendees have the opportunity to meet and work with people who offer support and guidance during employment transition.

The value of SJN lies in the skills, business networks and personal passions of our members. Membership is open to everyone willing to share their skills and anyone interested in local networking or in need of employment transition support.

Email: | Scottsdale Job Network | Voice Mail: Phone: (480) 513-1491

Job Search Process
Patrick Hanley



Interview Skills by quotes
March 29, 2008, 3:59 pm
Filed under: Scottsdale Job Network

Scottsdale Job Network Meeting

Arizona Jobs

Interviewing Skills – Part 1:

A realistic view of interviews.

Join us on Tuesday April 1, 2008 as we roll out the fifth session of the SJN CURRICULUM on the Job Search Process.

Join us when Jim O’Hara, founding partners and principal officers of Kellen James and member of the SJN Curriculum Development Committee, delivers a presentation that will take you through the steps of the interviewing process!

Jim O’Hara will address common misunderstandings about interviews de-mystifying the interview process and calming your concerns. Jim will explain the types of interviews you may face and help you prepare to answer questions the interviewer will ask.

Jim O’Hara is one of the founding partners and principal officers of Kellen James http://www.kellenjames.com/ and is responsible for the strategic direction of the firm and the management of significant consulting assignments.

What does it cost to participate?

We do not require membership dues or meeting fees to allow everyone who is in job transition to be able to participate. Since our program is unfunded, we suggest that participants make a voluntary donation of $5 per meeting. When we have an all-day workshop, we do need to pass the costs along to participants.

Meetings are held on the first and third Tuesday mornings:

9-9:30 Networking, resume reviews, contact with recruiters

9:30 Welcome, announcements, introductions

10:00 Speaker begins

11:15 Speaker ends, feedback collected

Networking continues until 11:30

We meet at and use space provided by Temple Chai, 4645 East Marilyn Road, Phoenix, AZ 85032-4839. Temple Chai is located just east of the Piestawa Freeway (Route 51) and South & West of the loop 101 (PIMA FREEWAY SECTION). Marilyn Road is on the west side of Tatum Blvd. between Thunderbird and Greenway Roads

Scottsdale Job Network (SJN) is a non-profit community group of business leaders and volunteers. We are not a job placement forum, and we do not match candidates to openings nor do we send resumes to employers or recruiters. There is no guarantee of employment either directly through this group or as a result of association with SJN. We do, however, provide education in the job search process and all attendees have the opportunity to meet and work with people who offer support and guidance during employment transition.

The value of SJN lies in the skills, business networks and personal passions of our members. Membership is open to everyone willing to share their skills and anyone interested in local networking or in need of employment transition support.

Email: | Scottsdale Job Network | Voice Mail: Phone: (480) 513-1491

Jeanette Lombardi
Ronald Kingsley
Sherri Kruse