Monthly Archives: October 2011

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Job Outlook: The Candidate Skills/Qualities Employers Want

Spotlight for Career Services Professionals, October 26, 2011

When it comes to the importance of candidate skills/qualities, employers are looking for team players and candidates who have strong verbal communication skills, according to respondents to NACE’s Job Outlook 2012 survey.  

Survey participants rated “ability to work in a team structure” and “ability to verbally communicate with persons inside and outside the organization” as the two most important candidate skills/qualities. These are followed by candidates’ “ability to make decisions and solve problems,” “ability to obtain and process information,” and “ability to plan, organize, and prioritize work.”  

The least important candidate skills/qualities on the list are the “ability to create and/or edit written reports” and the “ability to sell or influence others.” 

Following is the list of the employer ratings: 

Employers rate the importance of candidate skills/qualities 



Weighted average rating* 

Ability to work in a team structure


Ability to verbally communicate with persons inside and outside the organization



Ability to make decisions and solve problems


Ability to obtain and process information


Ability to plan, organize, and prioritize work


Ability to analyze quantitative data


Technical knowledge related to the job


Proficiency with computer software programs


Ability to create and/or edit written reports


Ability to sell or influence others


*5-point scale, where 1=Not important; 2=Not very important; 3=Somewhat important; 4=Very important; and 5=Extremely important 

Source: Job Outlook 2012, National Association of Colleges and Employers 

The Job Outlook 2012 survey was conducted August 3 through September 23, 2011, among NACE employer members; 244, or 26.8 percent, took part. The report is available to NACE members at  


Job Opportunities for Art Students and Graduates


Spirited Art

4029 Whittall Way

Glen Allen, VA 23060


Industry:  Acrylic Painting Classes

Spirited Art is a fun,
creative class for people who want to learn the basics of acrylic painting in
the company of friends.  We promote art
for everyone including those who can’t even draw a stick person.  We feel if you know your letters, shapes and
colors then they are ready to paint.  In
each class we will show the patrons step by step on how to create their very
own masterpiece that they can take home at the end of the night.



Lauren McCormick

Owner / Operator

513-518-5433 (cell)


Job Information:

Title:  Artist and
Assistant Positions Available

Location:  West Broad
Village:  4029 Whittall Way  Glen Allen, VA

Start Date:  November

End Date:  None

Number of Openings:  5

Job Classification: 
Part Time.  Artists will need to
be there from 5pm – 10pm on the nights they work.  We offer classes 7 nights a week and 10 am ,
2pm on Saturdays and 2pm on Sundays. 
Artists can choose which nights are best for them to work.




  1. Opening Studio
    1. Be punctual and arrive 1.5
      hours prior to class start time.
    2. Responsible for opening
      studio in accordance with Opening Procedures .


  1. Teaching
    1. Teach basic elements of
      painting and design while remaining in good spirits.   Keep painting simple.
    2. Create a fun and supportive
    3.  Actively monitor patrons progress by
      walking around and providing encouragement and insight where appropriate.
    4. Responsible for being
      prepared to teach painting prior to start of class.
    5. Teach to the original
      painting while encouraging patrons to be creative.
    6. Teach using the Spirited
      Art Methodology.


  1. Assistants
    1. Responsible for training
      and managing Assistant during class.
    2. Provide Office Manager with
      feedback for evaluations.


  1. Closing Studio
    1. Responsible for closing
      studio in accordance with Closing Procedures


  1. Training and Evaluation
    1. Responsible for attending
      bi-monthly meetings. 
    2. Responsible for maintaining
      quality of painting and instruction.


  1. Other duties as assigned.


Starting Pay:  $15 /
hour for artists and $9/hour for assistants


Required Skills:

Must be comfortable with the nuances of Acrylic
painting.   Art degree not required.  High energy and strong verbal communication
skills needed.  Must be able to command a
crowd with humor and panache. 


Application Process:

Please Apply by email to:

We will need a resume and samples of paintings. 

Applications will need to be in by November 9, 2011

Interested in architecture? Check this out!

The Virginia Center for Architecture cordially invites you to attend
this very special event:
Design 2011 Opening Reception
Thursday, Oct. 20, 2011
5:30-7:30 p.m.
Be among the first to explore the Center’s newest exhibition Design
2011! See some of the mid-Atlantic’s finest projects from 2011, while
you enjoy light refreshments. 
Space is limited. RSVP to or call (804) 644-3041,
ext. 100.

Melanin Art Appraisals, LLC is looking for assistance on October 26th!

Employer Name
Melanin Art Appraisals, LLC
Alvah Beander
703) 660-9644
6700 Woodstone Place
Suite L37
Alexandria, VA 22306
Company Description
Appraisal services for Personal Property: Fine Art. Certified SWAM and USPAP.
On site cataloging assistance/Onsite cataloging assistance for appraiser.

Virginia Union University
Date Needed 
October 26 2011


October 26th from 11:00am to 2:00pm
Required Skills
  • Operate digital camera
  • Accurately measure paintings
  • Record appraisers’findings
Preferred Skills
Archival Skills