Month: April 2011

Find Work Wednesday- The Princess Edition

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With the Royal Wedding just days away, we thought that this would be the perfect day to dream a little.  If I were going to be a princess, what would I need to help me get through the day?  So we found jobs that a new princess might need to hire.

All of this week’s Find Work Wednesday positions and thousands of other positions for military spouses can be found at our Job Seeker’s page. The first two opportunities can be found by clicking on “Search for Openings with MSCCN”.  The remaining jobs can be found by clicking on “Search for Job Openings with DirectEmployers Association”.

  1. Chief Information Security Officer, Security, Falls Church, VA (43878BR)
  2. Physician, Concentra, Lumber Bridge, NC (43836BR)
  3. Executive Chef 1, Sodexo, Milwaukee, WI
  4. On Call Wardrobe Attendant, Cirque du Soleil, Las Vegas, NV
  5. Senior Hair & Makeup Artist-CNN, Turner Broadcasting, Washington, DC
  6. Personal Trainer, YMCA, Chicago, IL
  7. Chauffeur Job, HCR ManorCare, Green Bay, WI
  8. Social Media Specialist, LoJack, Westwood, MA
  9. Traffic Coordinator, Suddenlink, Parkersburg, WV
  10. Event Coordinator, Arrow Electronics, Englewood, CO

Online Job Skills Earned Amy High-Ranking Approval

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People often talk about online education opening doors. For Amy Schofield, it literally did. Right into the home of the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff! 

Amy, married to a Navy test pilot, earned her Master Certificate in Human Resources. The training she received through the online program gave her the confidence and skills to get a position with the Military Spouse Corporate Career Network (MSCCN), a non-profit organization that assists military-affiliated applicants in job readiness. 

While working at MSCCN, Amy wrote her first grant, and received $10,000 from the Newman’s Own Foundation to fund bi-weekly webinars that offered virtual employement training to servicemembers and their spouses. Amy, with her test pilot husband in tow, was honored at the home of the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, Admiral Mike Mullen. Everybody at the ceremony, seeing Amy’s husband standing there, inquired what he had done to garner the invite. “Actually,” he replied proudly, “I’m here because of my wife.” 

When asked to elaborate on the benefits of her online training, Amy could barely contain herself. “As a military spouse, my life is always changing. New duty stations, new friends, new jobs. But the one constant, while enrolled at Villanova University Online, was that I always knew I’d be able to log on to my classes anytime, anywhere I needed.” For someone moving constantly, that online convenience helped open the door to a whole new career and life.

Find Work Wednesday – Staying Connected Edition

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Staying connected to a career while moving from duty station to duty station is almost as difficult as staying connected to friends and family.  It is hard to continue in only one career field as you move, especially when new locations often do not offer the same career opporunities.  As military spouses, we are always looking for careers that are portable and can pursue anywhere.  This week’s Find Work Wednesday  highlights Verizon Communications, a large company with variety of positions located almost everywhere you can imagine!

Sometimes we think of portable careers as work from home, but the best definition of “portable career” is finding work in one’s area of training on a regular basis.  Have you considered trying to stay connected to a career by finding a large growing company like Verizon Communications?

All of this week’s Find Work Wednesday positions and thousands of other positions for military spouses can be found at our Job Seeker’s page. The first five opportunities can be found by clicking on “Search for Openings with MSCCN”.  The remaining jobs can be found by clicking on “Search for Job Openings with DirectEmployers Association”.

  1. Administrative General Staff Receptionist, Verizon, Arlington, VA (43287BR)
  2. Administrative Assistant, Verizon, Hilliard, OH (43288BR)
  3. Executive Administrative Assistant, Verizon, Basking Ridge, NJ (43289BR)
  4. External Communications Professional, Verizon, Los Angeles, CA (43290BR)
  5. Employee Communications Professional, Verizon, Basking Ridge, NJ (43291BR)
  6. Senior Lobbyist, Verizon, Boston, MA
  7. Service Management Systems Architect, Verizon, Colorado Springs, CO
  8. Tech Anlyst-DBASE ANLYSIS, Verizon, Colorado Springs, CO
  9. Field Technician, Verizon, Buffalo, NY
  10. Tax Analyst, Verizon, Basking Ridge, NJ

Find Work Wednesday—Customer Service Edition

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customer service repThere is nothing worse than bad customer service. The clerk that pretends not to notice you, even though you are the only person in the shop or the customer service agent who seems to care more about her game of Angry Birds than helping you resolve your billing problem. We’re sure you all have your own customer service horror stories. When it happens, do you think to yourself, “I could definitely do a better job!” Why not take the next step and start your career in customer service today!

It’s a great career field for military spouses. Just about every business needs someone to be on the front lines for the customers.  More importantly, your skills will be in demand and relevant anywhere the military takes you.  As you’ll see, major corporations as well as AAFES are hiring near military installations around the country.

All of this week’s Find Work Wednesday positions and thousands of other positions for military spouses can be found at our Job Seeker’s page. The first three opportunities can be found by clicking on “Search for Openings with MSCCN”.  The remaining jobs can be found by clicking on “Search for Job Openings with DirectEmployers Association”.

  1. Customer Service Associate, FEDEX, Virginia Beach, VA (43217BR)
  2. Collections Specialist I (In-House), Cox, Pensacola, FL (43155BR)
  3. Freight Team Associate (Nights/A.M.), Home Depot, Dothan, AL (43002BR)
  4. Senior Store Associate (Guns), AAFES, Fort Irwin, CA
  5. Store Associate: Class Six, AAFES, Keesler AFB, MS
  6. Technician Trainee, Safelite Auto Glass, San Diego, CA
  7. Cruise Representative (Spanish), Royal Caribbean International, Miramar, FL
  8. Visual Merchandiser, AAFES, Fort Campbell, KY
  9. Service Agent, Enterprise Rent-A-Car, El Cajon, CA
  10. Market Price Coordinator, AAFES, Elmendorf AFB, AK

Just How Hard is it to Find Work as a Military Spouse?

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Military spouse job search phoneThe Huffington Post has an article highlighting the challenges military spouses face in finding and maintaining  a career. Frequent moves and deployment often make it difficult to even find a job, let alone a career.

MSCCN wants to know what challenges you’ve faced in your personal career search. Are you finding jobs? What fields are most military spouse friendly? Have you successfully moved with your job? Has anyone successfully navigated the federal hiring process? We want to hear from you!

Find Work Wednesday—Show Me the Money Edition

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moneyAs military spouses, we’re always on the hunt for portable careers we can pursue anywhere the military sends us.  This week’s Find Work Wednesday focuses on careers in banking and finance.  The banking industry offers opportunities for military spouses no matter your level of education.  In addition, there are also ample opportunities for career advancement and most banks offer extensive in-house training for their employees.

MSCCN also thrilled to introduce our brand new website to you!  Please visit our website to see how we’ve improved it to better meet your needs.  We’re very excited about bringing military spouses even more resources for finding the perfect career!

All of this week’s Find Work Wednesday positions and thousands of other positions for military spouses can be found at our Job Seeker’s page. The first three opportunities can be found by clicking on “Search for Openings with MSCCN”.  The remaining jobs can be found by clicking on “Search for Job Openings with DirectEmployers Association”.

  1. Quality Assurance Officer, Pentagon Federal Credit Union, Alexandria, VA (42801BR)
  2. Manager-Call Center Branch, Pentagon Federal Credit Union, Omaha or Papillion, NE (42800BR)
  3. Teller, Pentagon Federal Credit Union, Fort Hood, TX (42807BR)
  4. South Puget Sound Market-South Seattle Area-Assistant Manager (Full Time), Bank of America Corp, Tacoma, WA
  5. Senior Branch Manager, M&T Bank, Newburgh, NY
  6. Tax Specialist, General Atomics, San Diego, CA
  7. Information Center Assistant, Middlesex Savings Bank, United States Military Academy, NY
  8. Mortgage Loan Originator, Fifth Third Bank, Tampa, FL
  9. Mortgage Banker, First Citizens Bank, New Bern, NC
  10. Senior Relationship Banker, RBC, Pinehurst, NC