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TROPICAL STORM WARNING IN EFFECT A Tropical Storm Warning means tropical storm-force winds are expected somewhere within this area within the next 36 hours * LOCATIONS AFFECTED - Huntington - Smithtown - Port Jefferson * WIND - LATEST LOCAL FORECAST: Equivalent Tropical Storm force wind - Peak Wind Forecast: 40-50 mph with gusts to 70 mph - Window for Tropical Storm force winds: Tuesday afternoon until Tuesday evening - THREAT TO LIFE AND PROPERTY THAT INCLUDES TYPICAL FORECAST UNCERTAINTY IN TRACK, SIZE AND INTENSITY: Potential for wind 58 to 73 mph - The wind threat has remained nearly steady from the previous assessment. - PLAN: Plan for dangerous wind of equivalent strong tropical storm force. - PREPARE: Remaining efforts to protect life and property should be completed as soon as possible. Prepare for significant wind damage. - ACT: Move to safe shelter before the wind becomes hazardous. - POTENTIAL IMPACTS: Significant - Some damage to roofing and siding materials, along with damage to porches, awnings, carports, and sheds. A few buildings experiencing window, door, and garage door failures. Mobile homes damaged, especially if unanchored. Unsecured lightweight objects become dangerous projectiles. - Several large trees snapped or uprooted, but with greater numbers in places where trees are shallow rooted. Several fences and roadway signs blown over. - Some roads impassable from large debris, and more within urban or heavily wooded places. A few bridges, causeways, and access routes impassable. - Scattered power and communications outages, but more prevalent in areas with above ground lines. * STORM SURGE - LATEST LOCAL FORECAST: Localized storm surge possible - Peak Storm Surge Inundation: The potential for up to 2 feet above ground somewhere within surge prone areas - Window of concern: Tuesday afternoon until early Wednesday morning - THREAT TO LIFE AND PROPERTY THAT INCLUDES TYPICAL FORECAST UNCERTAINTY IN TRACK, SIZE AND INTENSITY: Potential for storm surge flooding greater than 1 foot above ground - The storm surge threat has remained nearly steady from the previous assessment. - PLAN: Plan for storm surge flooding greater than 1 foot above ground. - PREPARE: Complete preparations for storm surge flooding, especially in low-lying vulnerable areas, before conditions become unsafe. - ACT: Leave immediately if evacuation orders are given for your area. - POTENTIAL IMPACTS: Limited - Localized inundation with storm surge flooding mainly along immediate shorelines and in low lying spots, or in areas farther inland near where higher surge waters move ashore. - Sections of near shore roads and parking lots become overspread with surge water. Driving conditions dangerous in places where surge water covers the road. - Moderate beach erosion. Heavy surf also breaching dunes, mainly in usually vulnerable locations. Strong and frequent rip currents. - Minor to locally moderate damage to marinas, docks, boardwalks, and piers. A few small craft broken away from moorings. * FLOODING RAIN - LATEST LOCAL FORECAST: - Peak Rainfall Amounts: Additional 1-3 inches, with locally higher amounts - THREAT TO LIFE AND PROPERTY THAT INCLUDES TYPICAL FORECAST UNCERTAINTY IN TRACK, SIZE AND INTENSITY: Potential for moderate flooding rain - The flooding rain threat has remained nearly steady from the previous assessment. - PLAN: Emergency plans should include the potential for moderate flooding from heavy rain. Evacuations and rescues are possible. - PREPARE: Consider protective actions if you are in an area vulnerable to flooding. - ACT: Heed any flood watches and warnings. Failure to take action may result in serious injury or loss of life. - POTENTIAL IMPACTS: Significant - Moderate rainfall flooding may prompt several evacuations and rescues. - Rivers and streams may quickly become swollen with swifter currents and may overspill their banks in a few places, especially in usually vulnerable spots. Small streams, creeks, canals, and ditches may overflow. - Flood waters can enter some structures or weaken foundations. Several places may experience expanded areas of rapid inundation at underpasses, low lying spots, and poor drainage areas. Some streets and parking lots take on moving water as storm drains and retention ponds overflow. Driving conditions become hazardous. Some road and bridge closures. * TORNADO - LATEST LOCAL FORECAST: - Situation is somewhat favorable for tornadoes - THREAT TO LIFE AND PROPERTY THAT INCLUDES TYPICAL FORECAST UNCERTAINTY IN TRACK, SIZE AND INTENSITY: Potential for a few tornadoes - The tornado threat has remained nearly steady from the previous assessment. - PLAN: Emergency plans should include the potential for a few tornadoes. - PREPARE: If your shelter is particularly vulnerable to tornadoes, prepare to relocate to safe shelter before hazardous weather arrives. - ACT: If a tornado warning is issued, be ready to shelter quickly. - POTENTIAL IMPACTS: Limited - The occurrence of isolated tornadoes can hinder the execution of emergency plans during tropical events. - A few places may experience tornado damage, along with power and communications disruptions. - Locations could realize roofs peeled off buildings, chimneys toppled, mobile homes pushed off foundations or overturned, large tree tops and branches snapped off, shallow rooted trees knocked over, moving vehicles blown off roads, and small boats pulled from moorings. * FOR MORE INFORMATION: - http://scoem.suffolkcountyny.gov - https://weather.gov/nyc - https://ready.gov/hurricanes

Which Resume Format is Best for You?

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By Linda Matias, CareerStrides Email: linda@careerstrides.com Website: www.careerstrides.com RESUMES ARE SELF-ADS A resume is not just a list of previously he

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By Linda Matias, CareerStrides
Email:

linda@careerstrides.com

Website:

www.careerstrides.com

RESUMES ARE SELF-ADS

A resume is not just a list of previously held jobs. It is your calling card - a written reflection of your talents, skills, and aspirations. As such, it is critical that one uses the most appropriate and complimentary format to highlight one's unique and distinctive abilities and accomplishments.

COMMON RESUME FORMATS

There are several different well-established resume formats that job seekers can use depending on their individual employment history and skills. The most common formats are chronological, combination, and functional. Each of these formats has its pros and cons to consider when deciding which format will work best for you.

USING THE RIGHT FORMAT FOR YOU

Chronological
The chronological resume highlights a steady and consistent employment history within a specific industry. The areas of this type of resume are arranged in the following order: career objective, education, skills, work experience, and activities. Each area should have information that is relevant to the position for which you are applying.

The career objective should be a short and concise one-sentence statement that matches the position you are seeking. All details provided in the educational background should represent your applicable learning experiences and only include post-high school instruction if possible. The information contained under work experience should begin with the most recent job and work backward in time. It should also list at least three responsibilities of each position held. Lastly, the activities you provide should be relevant to your employment goal and enhance your qualifications.

The chronological format is best suited for individuals who have had a stable and solid employment history and who are looking to remain in their current industry. This format is not well suited for persons who are recent graduates, have employment gaps, or are seeking to change careers. This type is the most common (and preferred) resume that employers will see, but it will draw attention to any periods of employment inactivity.

Functional
The functional resume is a great way to emphasize skills while drawing attention away from a possible lack of work experience or education. It contains the following areas: objective, education, skills, and employment history. The most important component of this format will be highlighting the pertinent skills you possess.

As with the other formats, the objective should be a short statement of your vocational goal (i.e., customer service, technology, etc.) and the educational history should reflect related academic experiences. The skills section will contain the most valuable information by accenting the applicable abilities you possess. Each applicable skill needs to be followed by details of how that skill was achieved and utilized on the job, as a volunteer, or during schooling. Finally, as the least important, the employment history section will list any jobs you have held.

This type of resume is excellent for individuals who seek to change careers, re-enter the workforce, have employment gaps, or who have recently graduated.

Combination
The combination resume is just what its name implies - it is a blend of the chronological and functional resumes. This format usually contains the following sections - objective, education, skills, employment history, and activities - in that sequence. The most important feature of this resume is that it allows the individual to include significant skills that are relevant to the position desired.

The objective, educational, employment history, and activity areas are similar to the chronological and functional resume. The skills section, like the functional resume, usually highlights at least three abilities with the respective accomplishments of each.

The combination resume works best for job seekers who want to change careers or who have had a variety of work/volunteer experiences. It is also a great way to underscore one's skills while negating a possible lack of educational or work experience. Obviously, a big drawback of this format is that it will draw attention to gaps in work history.

IN SHORT...

It pays (literally!) to choose the right resume format for your individual job seeking needs. A resume is your first contact with a potential employer and therefore it needs to clearly, professionally, and aggressively outline your ability to perform the job. Evaluate your unique skills, experience, and education to determine which format is right for you.