Category: Careers

“How do I become a computer programmer?”

Spend much time in beginner programming forums and you’ll see many of the same questions again and again from people trying to break into coding. For some of us who just sort of gravitated to the field, it’s a reminder that it doesn’t come as easily for everyone. Sometimes,...

So you want to be an entrepreneur?

There’s been a lot of talk about The Great Resignation in which employees are quitting their jobs left and right, sometimes to go on to other jobs, sometimes not. The common wisdom I’ve heard too often is that the government needs to stop “all these unemployment benefits” and get...

On Success …

This is my latest Ice Breaker speech that I delivered to the Early Bird Ocala Toastmasters group on November 3, 2018.  Toastmasters is a great way to develop your public speaking and leadership skills and there’s probably at least one group in your local area.  Check out ToastMasters.org for...

The Accidental Teacher

The following is the text from my speech to the Ocala Early Bird Toastmasters on May 19, 2018.   My name is Andrew Comeau and I am … a public school teacher? I say it that way because It’s been a study in irony for me. If you told me...

Job Opportunities – PHP Developer and Web / Graphic Designer

I’m currently screening applicants for two full-time, in-house jobs in Ocala, Florida. Both of these positions will work as part of a team of local and remote developers designing e-commerce solutions. PHP Developer w/ MVC, HTML5, JavaScript and LAMP Develop, customize and implement high-quality web solutions that meet company expectations...

Upcoming Hiring Events – Ocala / Marion County, August 14, 2015

I’ve received the following announcements from CareerSource for Citrus / Levy / Marion counties of upcoming hiring events and job fairs in Ocala / Marion County and surrounding areas. See the individual announcements for full details and contact information. Labor Ready, Golf Course Maintenance positions in Citrus County, Florida...

Retooling and Refueling Workshop for Professionals – April 27-29, 2015

The Professional Networking Group is holding a Retooling and Refueling Workshop for Professionals transitioning back into the workforce or making a career change on April 27-29, 2015 at the College of Central Florida. Attendance is free but registration is required. Visit the Job Seeker Center’s Specialty Programs at CareerSourceCLM.com...

College of Central Florida Simulation & Automation Program Open House

The College of Central Florida Simulation & Automation Program is holding an Open House on Thursday, February 19, 2015 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the Klein Center at 3001 S.W. College Road in Ocala. See the poster below and call (352)873-5855 or e-mail XCEL-IT@cf.edu for more information....

CareerSource Hiring Event – Childhood Development Services

CareerSource for Citrus / Levy / Marion Counties is sponsoring a hiring event for Childhood Development Services on February 19, 2015 from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. at their Lecanto, FL location. See the poster below for more information....

The Rule of Thousands – Setting Your Hourly Rate

One of the hard questions for someone starting their own service or consulting business is “How much should I charge per hour?”.  You need to charge enough to cover your expenses and make the business profitable but you don’t want to charge so much that prospective clients never call...