Monday, March 30, 2020

Coronavirus job search tips

It may seem a challenge to conduct a job search during this difficult time, but it isn’t impossible! Here are a few things you can do:

 1.    Contact all staffing agencies in your area to register/make sure you are registered and note the types of positions they hire for so you know how frequently to follow up (weekly). Many are busier than normal and offering different kinds of jobs than normal as employers have different needs today than even last week!

2.   Practice interviewing - here are a few helpful links. 

3.   Continue job search – it will show your perseverance and desire to work.

4.   Continue to follow up on previously applied to jobs by phone and email on prior applications for the same reason – the employers will open back up and need to hire at some point!

5.   Network! Make that list of 200 people you know and reach out to them. Let them know you are looking for work after checking in on them and catching up on their lives.
6.   Consider working in one of the COVID 19 in-demand jobs related to the food, medical, or drug industries.
7.   Take aptitude/interest tests online to open up ideas for different jobs you could consider than the ones you are currently looking for.

       Aptitude and Interest Tests

8.   Revamp your resume and cover letter.

9.   Fluff your online presence and be active on social media - start a blog!

10.  Work on computer/other skills with online resources for an hour a day - all are free!



Job Search: 
http://www.jobsearchfortherestofus.com

Computer Basics: 

http://www.gcflearnfree.org/ComputerBasics or www.eldy.com

General Mind/Brain:

http://www.lumosity.com

Keyboarding: 

http://www.nimblefingers.com/0_min.htm OR http://www.powertyping.com

Microsoft Office: 

http://www.gcflearnfree.org/office  OR http://office.mi`crosoft.com/en-us/training-FX101782702.aspx

Another article on making career changes:
https://jobsearchfortherestofus.blogspot.com/2020/02/making-career-change.html

Good luck!

I'd love to hear from you! Comment below...


Mary Sherwood, MS, CDMS, CCM
lifeworks@mail.com
Professional, Rehab, &; Occupational Services, LLC
http://www.life-works.info
http://www.injuredworkerhelpdesk.com
https://www.linkedin.com/in/marysevinsky
Landline 302.644.1827 | Mobile: 410.444.1989 | Skype Mary E. Sherwood




Let me know how you are doing or how I can help!

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Friday, February 7, 2020

Postponed: Maryland JTF for Injured Workers Annual Conference

It was a very painful decision, but we have decided to postpone our Annual Conference, normally held in June, to next year. We considered postponing, but many other organizations are doing this and currently fear they will inevitably have to postpone again.
We are dedicated to providing educational opportunities for our members and the Workers’ Compensation Community at large and we are working hard to set up a series of online educational opportunities! We will keep you posted. In the meantime, please mark your calendars. We look forward to seeing you in-person at next year's conference!


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Mary Sherwood, MS, CDMS, CCM
lifeworks@mail.com
Professional, Rehab, & Occupational Services, LLC
http://www.life-works.info
http://www.injuredworkerhelpdesk.com
https://www.linkedin.com/in/marysevinsky
Landline 302.644.1827 | Mobile: 410.444.1989 | Skype Mary E. Sherwood

Let me know how you are doing or how I can help! 

Comment below or reach out. 

Mary Sherwood, MS, CDMS, CCM, Occupational Consultant

Landline 302.644.1827 | Mobile:  410.444.1989 | Skype Mary.E.Sherwood 

Need Help? We are there for you! Request For Service (RFS) is here!



PROFESSIONAL, REHAB, & OCCUPATIONAL SERVICES, LLC currently prepared to serve customers in DELAWARE, MARYLAND, WASHINGTON D.C., AND PARTS OF PENNSYLVANIA, NEW JERSEY, AND VIRGINIA.

Mission Statement:


The company’s mission is to educate and benefit injured workers, their families, employers and professionals working directly with injured workers and connecting them with appropriate resources.  

SERVICES PROVIDED:


·     VOCATIONAL FILE REVIEW
·     VOCATIONAL ASSESSMENT
·     VOCATIONAL REHABILITATION
·     LABOR MARKET SNAPSHOT
·     ONLINE JOB SEARCH READINESS *
·     EMPLOYABILITY ASSESSMENT
·     ERGONOMIC ASSESSMENT

* Get a link to a printable job search success kit to provide to your client 

Download a PDF of RFS Here

PROFESSIONAL, REHAB, 
& OCCUPATIONAL SERVICES
 116 Front St, Unit 737, LEWES, DE 19958
PHONE 410.444.1989
FAX 302.258.0856
Maryland WCC Provider #0112
Mary@Life-Works.Info
WWW.LIFE-WORKS.INFO

Request For Service (circle):      Voc or Med     Full or Task

You don’t really need a form – just fax or email a first report of injury recent IME or FCE and employment information.  BUT, if it is easier for you – here you go!  Just fax or email.  Limited Voc Services include Job Readiness Group and Labor Market Snapshot.  More information about these services is on the reverse side.
Adjuster Name, Email, Phone, Fax and Address






CLAIM #

Defense Name, Email, Phone, Fax and Address








Claimant Name, Email, Phone, Fax and Address

DOB:
SSN:
Restrictions:
AWW:
Job Title
TT:                      
Employer Name, Email, Phone, Fax and Address







Maryland WCC
10 East Baltimore St.
Baltimore, MD 21202-1641
WC Claim No:

OR Other Jurisdiction:

DOI:
Claim No:                 
Plaintiff Name, Email, Phone, Fax and Address








SUMMARY (Any additional information that would be helpful for us to know)


Mary Sherwood Sevinsky, MS, CDMS, CCM
Occupational Consultant
MSCRP #N1708





PROFESSIONAL, REHAB, 
& OCCUPATIONAL SERVICES


 116 Front St, Unit 737, LEWES, DE 19958
PHONE 410.444.1989
FAX 302.258.0856
Maryland WCC Provider #0112
Mary@Life-Works.Info

WWW.LIFE-WORKS.INFO


Resources for Professionals assisting Injured Workers 
as well as injured workers themselves.

VOCATIONAL REHABILITATION

PROFESSIONAL, REHAB, & OCCUPATIONAL SERVICES Maryland Provider number is #0112.  We also provide Labor Market Surveys and similar services in Delaware and parts of Pennsylvania.  Vocational Service is structured and aggressive with a focus on cost.  Updates and reports are regularly provided.

SPECIALIZED SERVICES

We are offering a JOB READINESS GROUP (online or in-person) for injured workers that are available to other vocational professionals as well as insurance adjusters, nurse case managers, physical therapy centers and attorneys. Often, adjusters and attorneys contact us because they are not sure if vocational rehabilitation would be feasible.

LABOR MARKET SNAPSHOT is a quick and inexpensive way to find out if Voc makes sense.  With a minimum of information, we can provide you with specific labor market information that will help you decide whether or not to refer for a full vocational intervention. I would be happy to provide additional information about how these services would enhance your current offerings.
Please feel free to email or call me for more information about these services.


Mary Sherwood, MS, CDMS, CCM
Certified Disability Management Specialist, N1708
PROS Rehab # 0112
Landline 302.644.1827 | Mobile:  410.444.1989 | Fax 302.258.0856

Pat Highcove, CRC, CVE, CEAS, CCM
Medical Case Manager, Vocational Consultant, and. Certified Ergonomic Assessment Specialist, N0264
443.996.8868 (mobile)

Dane Crook, CDMS, CCM             
Certified Disability Management Specialist, G0226
443.562.9548 (mobile)
410.322.1160 (work)


Here is a pretty good representation of our coverage area:


I'd love to hear from you! Comment below....


Mary Sherwood, MS, CDMS, CCM
lifeworks@mail.com
Professional, Rehab, & Occupational Services, LLC
http://www.life-works.info
http://www.injuredworkerhelpdesk.com
https://www.linkedin.com/in/marysevinsky
Landline 302.644.1827 | Mobile: 410.444.1989 | Skype Mary E. Sherwood

Let me know how you are doing or how I can help! 

Comment below or reach out. 

Mary Sherwood, MS, CDMS, CCM, Occupational Consultant

Landline 302.644.1827 | Mobile:  410.444.1989 | Skype Mary.E.Sherwood 

Friday, November 1, 2019

Do not wait for your ship to come in. Swim out to it.

I'd love to hear from you! Comment below....


Mary Sherwood, MS, CDMS, CCM

lifeworks@mail.com

Professional, Rehab, & Occupational Services, LLC



Let me know how you are doing or how I can help!
http://www.life-works.info

http://www.injuredworkerhelpdesk.com

https://www.linkedin.com/in/marysevinsky

Landline 302.644.1827 | Mobile: 410.444.1989 | Skype Mary E. Sherwood

Friday, August 30, 2019

Join me at the MWCEA Conference IARPP Happy Hour


Mary Sherwood, MS, CDMS, CCM, Occupational Consultant
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Monday, May 13, 2019

REBRANDING!

For years, I have had two blogs:

Injured Worker Help Desk for (drumroll, please!) Injured and disabled workers, AND
Job Search for the Rest of Us for job seekers and career-changers, including disabled and injured workers.

In an effort to assist my colleagues more frequently and in more in-depth, I have decided to refocus each of these blogs to:

Injured Worker Help Desk for Professionals working with injured and disabled workers AND
Job Search for the Rest of Us for Job Seekers and career-changers, including disabled and injured workers.

It is my hope that this will allow other professionals to more readily share Job Search for the Rest of Us with their clients and to read and comment more on Injured Worker Help Desk.

I hope this helps and look forward to hearing from you!


Let me know how you are doing or how I can help! 
Comment below or reach out. 
Mary Sherwood, MS, CDMS, CCM, Occupational Consultant
Landline 302.644.1827 | Mobile:  410.444.1989 | Skype Mary.E.Sherwood 

Friday, May 3, 2019

Maryland Joint Task Force for Injured Workers ANNUAL CONFERENCE 2019


Also sponsored by:
International Association of Rehabilitation Professionals
                                        Chesapeake  
Coppin State University,
The College of Behavioral and Social Sciences
Talon Center
2500 W. North Avenue
June 19, 2019       7:30 am – 1:00pm

The Workers’ Comp Roller Coaster    Ethics, Expectations, Hopes, and Challenges

This year we are pleased to present a panel including injured workers, similar to one we provided a few years back that was very well received. We hope to gain insight into how our work directly impacts our clients and patients and understand what works and what doesn’t. Just as with any of our cases – you never know where it will lead!

1.25 CCM General and 2.0 Ethics Confirmed
2.0 CRC Contact and 1.0 Ethics CEUs Confirmed
4.0 CDMS Ethics CEUs Confirmed  
Mandatory MD WCC CEUs Confirmed

Request Documentation for POST APPROVAL for other Certifications from Mary Sherwood Sevinsky. 

PLEASE REGISTER BY 6/7.

Audience

Practical information that is essential for Claims Adjustors, Nurse Case Managers, Vocational Counselors, Attorneys, Doctors, Therapists and everyone working with injured workers in the State of Maryland. FAX TO: Attention Donna Keegan 410.554.6849 if necessary. Make Checks Payable to Maryland JTF.  

Submit questions for presenters now:  http://bit.ly/2pqCdvP

Name:__________________________________

Phone:__________________________________

Email:__________________________________

Title (circle one):   

Workers Comp Professionals $50        Adjusters Free        Students Free

Send Checks to: 
Donna Keegan  Address: 2127 Stillwater Court Eldersburg, MD 21784

Questions or Accommodations: to Mary Sherwood Sevinsky mailto:lifeworks@mail.com

DIRECTIONS: http://bit.ly/CoppinMap  

PARKING IN “LOT F” MAP: http://bit.ly/CoppinParking  


PRE-CONFERENCE SURVEY:  http://bit.ly/MDJTFSurvey         

PDF of flyer and agenda:   http://bit.ly/JTFFlyerAndAgenda


The Workers’ Comp Roller Coaster

June 19, 2019

AGENDA

7:00 am                        Vendors set up

7:30 AM – 8:30 AM      Registration, Breakfast and Visit with Exhibitors

8:30 – 9:00 AM            Welcome and Acknowledge COPPIN/MRC for their support of JTF/IARP Chesapeake; provide information on the mission, vision, and benefit of membership

9:00 – 10:00 am           Acupuncturist, Jonathan Gilbert, introduced by Mike Caruso, “Acupuncture’s Role within the Modern Healthcare Setting”

10:00 – 10:30 Am         Break / meet with Vendors & Speakers

10:30 – 10:45 am         Legislative Update by Michael Daney Esq. Recent WCC Legislation and Rules - an update on changes in the legislation about Maryland Workers’ Compensation and introduce our main speakers. Announce donations to Friends of WTC and Kid’s Chance by Dr. Spry, who will moderate the panel.

10:45 – 11:45 AM         Panel Discussion with Injured workers, Counselors, and Occupational Therapist “Ethics, Expectations, Hopes, and Challenges”


11:45 – 12:30 PM        WCC Commissioner, James Forrester, Esq. “Ethical View from the Maryland Workers’ Compensation Commission


12:30 PM                     Closing remarks & Visit with Exhibitors  

We look forward to seeing you at this year's conference!  Whether or not you are attending, we would appreciate your feedback – can you take a few moments to complete our: 

PRE-CONFERENCE SURVEY:  http://bit.ly/MDJTFSurvey

THANK YOU FOR SUPPORTING OUR 2019 ANNUAL CONFERENCE!

                                                        

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