Month: December 2012

Happy New Year !!!!!!!!!!!

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From all of us at MSCCN/ CASY we wish you a Happy New Year!!!

Find Work Wednesday’s Jobs –Hot Jobs (Executive and Similar Jobs)

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It may be the Holidays! But there are jobs open and available which still are being filled during the Holidays!!

If these are the type of jobs you are looking for we will provide you with the personal touch (FREE) to getting you prepared, ready, and will follow you in obtaining that job”.

Simply go to job seeker page http://www.msccn.org/JobSeekers/JobSearch.html and register (provide an e-mail address and create a password) and checkout the limitless job opportunities and/or other free services!  

The (12) opportunities below can be found by clicking on “Search for Opening with MSCCN”. And hundreds of other similar opportunities can be found by clicking on “Search for Job Openings with JobCentral National Labor Exchange”.

Also, if you would like an idea of the types of jobs to look at check out this week’s Find Work Wednesday positions and thousands of other positions for military affiliated applicants can also be found at   http://www.msccn.org/JobSeekers/JobSearch.html

We are not one of those anonymous job boards which collect millions of resumes that gather dust for months on end. We have employment recruiter experts who live the military life that you do, who understand FULLY your needs and expectations. We will actually call and write to you within 24 hours of your resume upload. Imagine that! One-one-One personal service! Our services are no-cost to all military-affiliated applicants.

Looking for help with your resume, interviewing skills, social media, etc. then we also can help with weekly virtual training in addition to our one to one personal touch.   Check out next month training schedule at http://www.msccn.org/Training/OnLineTrainingCalendar.htm 

Auto ID Position Title Job Category City State
78712BR Field Account Executive Executive  and Similar Jobs Omaha Nebraska
78677BR Field Account Executive   Executive and Similar Jobs San Francisco California
78540BR Senior Business Development Executive Executive and Similar Jobs Portland Oregon
78100BR Field Account Executive  Executive and Similar Jobs Houston Texas
78101BR Field Account Executive Executive and Similar Jobs Santa Ana California
77573BR Account Executive Executive and Similar Jobs Bellevue Washington
73582BR PLS Sr. Account Executive Executive and Similar Jobs Arlington Texas
78827BR Center Lead Consultant Executive and Similar Jobs New York New York
78807BR Center Lead Consultant Executive and Similar Jobs Glen Allen Virginia
78806BR Lead Consultant Executive and Similar Jobs Charlotte North Carolina
78800BR Consultant Executive and Similar Jobs

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78754BR

Center Lead Consultant

Executive and Similar Jobs Memphis Tennessee

From all of us at MSCCN/CASY may we wish you Merry Christmas, My Friend…

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merry christmasFrom all of us at MSCCN/CASY may we wish you ,

                     Merry Christmas, My Friend

By James M. Schmidt, a Marine Lance Corporal
stationed in Washington, D.C., in 1986

Twas the night before Christmas, he lived all alone,
In a one bedroom house made of plaster & stone.

I had come down the chimney, with presents to give
and to see just who in this home did live

As I looked all about, a strange sight I did see,
no tinsel, no presents, not even a tree.
No stocking by the fire, just boots filled with sand.
On the wall hung pictures of a far distant land.

With medals and badges, awards of all kind,
a sobering thought soon came to my mind.
For this house was different, unlike any I’d seen.
This was the home of a U.S. Marine.

I’d heard stories about them, I had to see more,
so I walked down the hall and pushed open the door.
And there he lay sleeping, silent, alone,
Curled up on the floor in his one-bedroom home.

He seemed so gentle, his face so serene,
Not how I pictured a U.S. Marine.
Was this the hero, of whom I’d just read?
Curled up in his poncho, a floor for his bed?

His head was clean-shaven, his weathered face tan.
I soon understood, this was more than a man.
For I realized the families that I saw that night,
owed their lives to these men, who were willing to fight.

Soon around the Nation, the children would play,
And grown-ups would celebrate on a bright Christmas day.
They all enjoyed freedom, each month and all year,
because of Marines like this one lying here.

I couldn’t help wonder how many lay alone,
on a cold Christmas Eve, in a land far from home.
Just the very thought brought a tear to my eye.
I dropped to my knees and I started to cry.

He must have awoken, for I heard a rough voice,
“Santa, don’t cry, this life is my choice
I fight for freedom, I don’t ask for more.
My life is my God, my country, my Corps.”

With that he rolled over, drifted off into sleep,
I couldn’t control it, I continued to weep.

I watched him for hours, so silent and still.
I noticed he shivered from the cold night’s chill.
So I took off my jacket, the one made of red,
and covered this Marine from his toes to his head.

Then I put on his T-shirt of scarlet and gold,
with an eagle, globe and anchor emblazoned so bold.
And although it barely fit me, I began to swell with pride,
and for one shining moment, I was Marine Corps deep inside.

I didn’t want to leave him so quiet in the night,
this guardian of honor so willing to fight.
But half asleep he rolled over, and in a voice clean and pure,
said “Carry on, Santa, it’s Christmas Day, all secure.”

One look at my watch and I knew he was right,
Merry Christmas my friend, Semper Fi and goodnight.

Report: DoD Fails to Track Spouse Jobs Programs – Dec 19, 2012

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A new government report criticizes Defense Department military spouse programs for not being able to prove that they are effective in helping spouses get jobs despite millions in federal funding.

The report, released Dec. 13 by the Government Accountability Office, highlights the limits on performance tracking within the DoD’s military spouse employment assistance programs, as well as a lack of coordination between the services resulting in duplicated efforts and user confusion.

“Performance tracking is important,” said Andrew Sherrill, who authored the report. “It comes down to the idea that they’re providing federal investment to provide these programs, so it’s important for the tax payers military spouses and agency to get an understanding of how these programs are being effective.”

Military spouses have a 26 percent unemployment rate, according to the DoD. The agency spent $56 million on spouse hiring programs in fiscal year 2011, the report states.

The report examines three programs: the Military Spouse Employment Partnership (MSEP), the tuition assistance My Career Advancement Accounts (MyCAA), and a career advice website call center operated through Military OneSource. The programs are aimed at helping military spouses find and keep employment despite frequent moves.

DoD does have some performance measures in place, but they are not sufficient, the report says. For example, DoD tracks the percentage of MyCAA funded education courses military spouses complete with a passing grade. However, the department does not track how many spouses who use MyCAA end up finding work.

MSEP, which connects civilian companies with spouses and veterans, currently tracks through an informal survey process whether or not spouses were hired. But that data, the GAO report says, is not reliable. And the Military OneSource center does not track success at all, according to the report

The report recommends that the Defense Department implement nine basic attributes of good performance tracking, which include using a measurable target as well as objectivity.  

Some of GAO’s tracking recommendations are already being implemented, DoD officials told the GAO in an official response included in the report’s release. MSEP, for example, plans to roll-out an online tracking system where partnership employers must report how many spouses they’ve hired.

MyCAA is looking to track the change in income for those who have completed courses. And the call center is planning to have counselors conduct follow-up calls with users.

Still, “GAO recognizes DOD’s efforts, but given their preliminary nature, GAO continues to believe DOD would benefit from further incorporating key practices and attributes,” the report states.

“DoD has taken steps in the right direction by exploring options to collect outcome data and planning for a long-term evaluation. However, as DoD works to identify the performance measures … DOD can benefit by considering attributes of successful performance measures,” authors of the report wrote.

The report also examines the confusing service duplication between the Military OneSource career center and employment assistance programs provided on most bases.  “During our site visits and interviews, we heard about some issues that have been created by having two different programs – the Career Center and the military services’ employment assistance programs — that appear to offer some similar services. Specifically, we heard … about how often spouses are referred to the career center, instances where spouses have been referred back and forth between the two programs, and potential duplication of efforts,” the report says.

The report recommended eight steps DoD can take to make sure the programs are working together, but highlighted two in particular — agreeing on roles and responsibilities, and setting up compatible policies and procedures. They said doing so will help spouses understand what each program does and how it can help them.

DoD said it plans to use the recommendations. “As the program matures and continues to evolve, DoD looks forward to continuing to incorporate and improve the eight practices for sustained collaboration recommended by the GAO,” DoD said in their response included with the report.

Find Work Wednesday’s Jobs –Hot Jobs (Engineering & Similar Jobs)!

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 jobThe  CNNMoney.com/Money magazine’s recent list of “The Best Jobs in America” lists in the top 35 paying jobs  positions related to the engineering and similar opportunities  field. Many jobs in this field are great for retired personnel, veterans and most former service members since many have the necessary education, leadership skills and experience to fill one of these jobs. This being do to that as a veteran, with a college degree, you hold more experience than most civilian job applicants who apply for any of these jobs. Most of the jobs require either a two or four year college degree.

If these are the type of jobs you are looking for we will provide you with the personal touch (FREE) to getting you prepared, ready, and will follow you in obtaining that job.

Simply go to job seeker page http://www.msccn.org/JobSeekers/JobSearch.html and register (provide an e-mail address and create a password) and checkout the limitless job opportunities and/or other free services!  

The first six opportunities below can be found by clicking on “Search for Opening with MSCCN”. The remaining six jobs can be found by clicking on “Search for Job Openings with JobCentral National Labor Exchange”.

Also, if you would like an idea of the types of jobs to look at check out this week’s Find Work Wednesday positions and thousands of other positions for military affiliated applicants can also be found at   http://www.msccn.org/JobSeekers/JobSearch.html

We are not one of those anonymous job boards which collect millions of resumes that gather dust for months on end. We have employment recruiter experts who live the military life that you do, who understand FULLY your needs and expectations. We will actually call and write to you within 24 hours of your resume upload. Imagine that! One-one-One personal service! Our services are no-cost to all military-affiliated applicants.

 

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78485BR  Clinical Support Engineer 5 Engineering and Similar Jobs
   

 Alpharetta

Georgia
78484BR Clinical Product Specialist Engineering and Similar Jobs Fitchburg Wisconsin
78483BR Chief Engineer Engineering and Similar Jobs Cleveland Ohio
78482BR Chemical Process Engineer Engineering and Similar Jobs Bothell Washington
78472BR Associate Software Engineer Engineering and Similar Jobs Monroeville Pennsylvania
78469BR Applications Software Engineer Engineering and Similar Jobs San Jose California
Engineering Manager – Senior Civil/Structural Engineer Engineering Manager Engineering and Similar Jobs Latham NY
Manufacturing Engineer

 

Engineer Engineering and Similar Jobs Dolgeville NY
Business Systems Analyst – SCADA  Business Analyst Engineering and Similar Jobs Milford CT
Electrical Engineer Engineer Engineering and Similar Jobs Boston MA
Senior Analyst / Developer  Analyst Engineering and Similar Jobs Jersey City NJ
Mechanical Engineering Co-op  Engineer Engineering and Similar Jobs New Britian CT

Live Resume Assessment virtual training this Wednesday at 1:00pm!

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 For those of you who attended last week’s “Targeting Your Resume for Maximum Impact” session (or have attended this training recently but did not follow-up with the Live Resume training), don’t forget to sign up for the follow up Live Resume Assessment on Wednesday, December 19th.

This is an interactive resume workshop that is designed to assist those that have attended the “Targeting Your Resume for Maximum Impact” training with the next steps of their resume after they’ve applied what they learned. Attendees will be provided the opportunity to submit their edited resume for review prior to the workshop. Please note that you must have attended the December 12th training in order to attend the December 19th workshop. To RSVP for this event, go to: www.msccn.info

Born from humble beginnings, the National Guard celebrates its 376th birthday.

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Happy birthday

The National Guard celebrates its 375th birthday!

The Massachusetts Bay Colony was founded in 1630. More than 5,000 men, women, and children made the two-month voyage to the New World. In doing so, their actions tread new ground in the country that would become the United States of America.

The military organization we know today as the National Guard came into existence with a direct declaration on December 13, 1636. On this date, the Massachusetts General Court in Salem, for the first time in the history of the North American continent, established that all able-bodied men between the ages of 16 and 60 were required to join the militia. The North, South, and East Regiments were established. The decree excluded ministers and judges. Simply stated, Citizen-Soldiers who mustered for military training could be and would be called upon to fight when needed.

The National Guard has grown into a worldwide military force, yet it still retains the core characteristics that came into being on December 13, 1636. It is a community cornerstone rooted in the rule of law across the land. It enabled the early colonial settlers to meet the challenges of an uncertain world then as it does now. The National Guard will continue to be always ready and always there for the citizens that it serves.

Happy Birthday!!