Month: April 2012

Success Story: Staci F.

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We are always eager to hear  success stories from our military spouses. We recently received this update from Army spouse Staci F. :

I am 24 and have been a military spouse for about 3 years to my amazingly handsome and strong soldier! We fell in love fast, and after 2 months were married and right away found out he was deploying a week later. We love each other so much and try really hard to stay optimistic and positive when we are faced with challenges and go through tough times.

I have faced many obstacles along the way; one of which was job hunting. With over 8 years combined of professional assistant/nanny, administrative, customer service, managerial, sales, and mortgage & banking call center experience, you would think it wouldn’t be that hard to find a job doing something in which I have experience…and boy was I wrong. It took over 2 years (on my own) of job searching after I lost my job 3 years ago until I finally decided something needed to be done- and fast! I’ve done many temp jobs, a few self-employment jobs, and I’ve even tried to start up my own business (but just didn’t have the time or money to invest in, so it failed).

All of my stress was about to be relieved when a friend of mine told me about MSCCN network and how they are dedicated and very diligent in preparing military spouses for interviews, jobs, and the general working environment. At first, I admit I was skeptical because there are lots of scams out there just trying to sell your information, etc, and I have registered with about 15-20 different temp agencies, staffing agencies, but after very professional and sincere follow ups, consistent communication and almost immediate job recommendations, it was very clear to me that MSCCN truly was out to help me- not hurt me. I am extremely grateful for MSCCN giving me useful and helpful ideas, tips, and information to assist me in finding the ideal job for me.

Thanks so much to everyone (Brenda Lee & Erin, as well as any of the staff or anyone I forgot to mention that dedicated their time and efforts in assisting me in my job search). You guys seriously saved my husband and I from losing everything!!

I really appreciate all of the hard work, patience, and top-notch dedication that I was shown and believe me, I’m telling everyone I know about MSCCN! I just wanted to share my success story, in case anyone is skeptical (like I was) about using MSCCN. You have nothing to lose, and everything to gain. Best part, it’s free!

I wish you the best wishes in your job search, and may you be treated with the utmost respect and courtesy as I have been. God bless you and most important, thank you for your service (and the service of your relative, spouse, family and friends) and for being a dedicated military spouse.

Best wishes!

Staci F, 24

Ft. Worth, TX

Thanks Staci! If you have employment-hunting experiences that you would like to share with others, please contact Deb Kloeppel at

Find Work Anytime: TAX Relief Edition

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It’s that time a year again, when everyone wipes the sweat from their forehead.  Some with a sigh of relief that their taxes are filed, others wondering if they are going to get audited, the rest out of panic if they can complete it in time or get granted an extension!  Regardless of the category you fall  into, this time of year can cause even the calmest individuals to lose their cool.

Wherever, you may be take a deep sigh and be thankful that tax day is over and it only comes once a year!  Now that the big day has passed we can focus our attention on what our future may hold.  Perhaps, a new job making more money?

If you would like an idea of the types of jobs to look at, check out this week’s Find Work Anytime positions, and thousands of other positions for military affiliated applicants 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 JobCentral National Labor Exchange”.

  1. Convergys Home Agent Program, Customer Service, Anywhere, 60733BR
  2. Loss Prevention Specialist, Edmond, OK, 64382BR
  3. Center Customer Service Associate, Seattle, WA, 64356BR
  4. Outside Sales, Unit Parts Exchange (West Haven, CT)
  5. Temporary CNC Operator, Capewell Components Co., LLC (Cromwell, CT)
  6. Welder/Fabricator, Sevenson Environmental Services, Inc. (Niagara Falls, NY)
  7. Billing Specialist, RPCN (Rochester, NY)
  8. Cook/Dietary Aide – Various Per Diem shifts – New Britain, Kindred Health (New Britain, CT)
  9. Dietary Aide – Various shifts – New Britain, CT, Kindred Health (New Britain, CT)
  10. Store manager – Fairfield, CT, Starbucks Coffee Company (Fairfield, CT)
  11. Store manager – Norwalk, CT, Starbucks Coffee Company (Norwalk, CT)
  12. 12.  Mgr-Customer Service Center, Suburban Propane LP – SLP (Uncasville, CT)
  13. Case Manager, RN – Full Time – Kindred DeLima, Kindred Health (Henderson, NV)

Words of Inspiration

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Deb’s Dish on Work Life

Don’t exaggerate your professional profiles on social networking sites because you’re much more interesting JUST the way you are! ” . . . Deb Kloeppel, CEO, MSCCN
Read Deb’s latest articles in Army Wife Network  and  Blue Star Families

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Gateway Administrative Assistant – Job Description

Military Spouse Corporate Career Network (MSCCN)


MSCCN is a 501 c 3 organization dedicated to expanding employment opportunities for the military and veteran communities.  The MSCCN Executive Assistant is a virtual position.  MSCCN provides virtual training, job posting, resume assistance, on-site workshops, and working with applicants. MSCCN also provides high-quality employment referral solutions, training, and information to military-affiliated candidates.



Utilizes work procedures and search techniques in the various systems used by MSCCN include Gateway, Salesforce, Eventbrite, GoToMeeting and GoToWebnair to ensure the mission of the organization is met.

  • Provides human resources to the Gateway team and new Gateway volunteers such as training on soft skills and coordinating volunteer packets, interview scheduling and training.
  • Provides guidance and assistance to the volunteer coordinator. Develops and implements job descriptions for the volunteers.
  • Assist, develops, and implements the Gateway side of the National Guard Program by working with the Gateway manager and National Guard Bureau in the development of the overall program.
  • Assist with the Operations of MSCCN Gateway.
  • Assist and manage the virtual training platform which includes the development of the web announcement,      registering of the attendees, and sending GoToWebinar emails to the attendees.



  • Ability to communicate orally and in writing.
  • Experience in the use of Microsoft Windows, Adobe, and other office programs.
  • Ability to work independently as well as in a team.
  • Ability to multi-task.
  • Ability to manage others.
  • Skilled in editing, proofreading, grammar, and punctuation.
  • Ability to analyze and strategize.
  • Organization skills a must!


Executive Assistants will gain experience in:

  • Various computer programs and systems to include Salesforce, the MSCCN Kenexa Gateway, and Citrix – Virtual Training Platform.
  • Management.
  • Corporate Development.
  • Negotiations and proposal writing.
  • Grant writing.
  • Program development and implementation.
  • And more!

Do You Have a Job-Hunting Experience You Want to Share?

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We are looking for your military-affiliated applicant job-seeking narratives.  If you have employment-hunting experiences that you would like to share with others, please contact Deb Kloeppel at