Recent graduates speak with recruiters during job fair at Augusta State University

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Roberta Vaden (center), of the Southern Company, greets attendees Saturday at the job fair at ASU. More than 30 employers from fields including retail, medical and government were represented at the job fair.  MICHAEL HOLAHAN/STAFF
Roberta Vaden (center), of the Southern Company, greets attendees Saturday at the job fair at ASU. More than 30 employers from fields including retail, medical and government were represented at the job fair.

There’s more to the FBI than the gun-toting, bad-guy busting, special agent work depicted on television.

“We need accountants, teachers, PE instructors, lawyers, doctors. A lot of people think you have to be former law enforcement. We need a diverse group. How else could we investigate a huge mortgage fraud case?” Special Agent Rebecca Har­rison told Brandon Dun­can at a job fair at Augusta State University on Saturday.

Duncan, a recent Paine Col­lege graduate with a degree in accounting, said he had always been interested in a career with the FBI.

The FBI was one of more than 30 employers represented at the job fair.

“I want to help folks get jobs,” said U.S. Rep. John Barrow, the host of the job fair.

Jobs are out there even in the tough economy, he said, but often it’s hard for employers and potential employees to connect. Barrow said it was important to him that the employers at the fair actually had openings.

The event had a wide spectrum of employers from fields including retail, medical, government and law enforcement. There were several staffing agencies represented as well.

Teresa Seebode, the director of staffing services with Workforce Capital, said she was looking for people to fill positions in janitorial, secretarial and industrial jobs.

“We are getting people to apply online, and then we will contact them for an interview,” she said.

Jelisa Perry and Chiquita West attended the job fair together. West recently finished her education in phlebotomy.

“It’s been two months since we graduated. We are looking into University Hos­pi­tal,” said West, who spoke with the representative from the Richmond Coun­ty Sher­iff’s Office. “I got some good insight with the sheriff’s department. I am just trying to see which one best fits me.”

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Fools_and_sages 08/11/12 - 05:41 pm
"best fit" and job-hunting for recent grads

These young people need to be less picky. Unless they get two offers, whether a job "fits you best" or not is moot. You take the job you're offered so you can repay your student loans and get on with your life. Odds are, your first job out of college isn't going to be your dream job, it's not going to be mid-level/supervisory, or and it won't be super high salary. People have an inflated sense of what a degree is worth. In most fields, a BA/BS doesn't give you a six figure starting salary-- it gives you starting salaries in the $35-$40K range. In fact, in most fields a PhD doesn't give you a six figure starting salary. Most college professors who have PhDs make about $50k +/- $3k to start. And, unless you become a doctor or a specialized RN, most medical degrees get people about $50-$60k per year to start. In this economy, take the first job you land. Worry about moving up when things get better.

msfreeh 08/11/12 - 09:20 pm
CNN exclusive: FBI misconduct

CNN exclusive: FBI misconduct reveals sex, lies and videotape

By Scott Zamost and Kyra Phillips, CNN Special Investigations Unit
January 27, 2011

Washington (CNN) -- An FBI employee shared confidential information with his girlfriend, who was a news reporter, then later threatened to release a sex tape the two had made.

A supervisor watched pornographic videos in his office during work hours while "satisfying himself."

And an employee in a "leadership position" misused a government database to check on two friends who were exotic dancers and allowed them into an FBI office after hours.

These are among confidential summaries of FBI disciplinary reports obtained by CNN, which describe misconduct by agency supervisors, agents and other employees over the last three years.

Gage Creed
Gage Creed 08/13/12 - 06:19 pm
3 years....six posts.....all

3 years....six posts.....all about the FBI......If I were a betting man or a profiler....this has STALKER written all over it!

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