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Find Work Wednesday: Back to Earth Edition

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You might have read that a satellite recently fell from space.  I did hear NASA was going to cut back on the space program, but letting satellites and space stations fall uncontrollably to earth is a little extreme.  I was wondering if NASA is still hiring and do you have to be a rocket scientist to work there.

Like many kids I dreamed of being an astronaut and what earth would look like from a tiny medal capsule in space.  I remember the day when everyone gathered in 6th grade common room to watch as a teacher was allowed to travel up to space as part of the crew.  I also remember the collective gasps and the dead silence watching the shuttle explode. I remember that the teachers quickly turned off the television and ushered us back to our rooms in confusion.

Today, we have sophisticated technology once only dreamed of.  So when all of the outrage occurred over the satellite falling and no one being able to predict where, I thought back to the classroom so long ago.  How soon we forget how far our technology has come in the last 25 years! Where will we be in the next 25 years, maybe you will be part of the next breakthrough!

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 four opportunities can be found by clicking on “Search for Openings with MSCCN”. The remaining jobs can be found by clicking on “JobCentral National Labor Exchange”.

  1. Opportunities for Disabled, Aerospace, Nationwide, 51892BR
  2. Intelligence Specialist, Aerospace, Huntsville, AL, 51891BR
  3. Director of Flight, Aerospace, Kern County, CA, 51890BR
  4. Aerospace Engineer, Aerospace, Santa Clara County, CA 51889BR
  5. Student Career Experience, Aerospace, Hampton, VA 51888BR
  6. Technical Project Manager, Aerospace, Hampton, VA 51887BR
  7. Proposal Manager BAE      Systems (Sterling     Heights, MI)
  8. Director, Proposal Operations BAE      Systems (Sterling     Heights, MI)
  9. Mechanical Engineering Intern- Junior Raytheon (Plano, TX)
  10. Systems Test – Systems Engineer I Raytheon (Tucson, AZ)
  11. Mechanical Engineering Intern-Sophomore Raytheon (Plano, TX)
  12. Mgr I Manufacturing Engrg Raytheon (Dallas, TX)
  13. Sr. Program Manager Raytheon (Aurora, CO)
  14. Sr. Program Manager Raytheon (Aurora, CO)
  15. Sr. Program Manager Raytheon (Garland, TX)
  16. Sr. Program Manager Raytheon (Garland, TX)

Find Work Wednesday – the Anarchy Edition

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Ahh, yes.  The time has come again.  The smells, sight and sounds are all around you.  No, I’m not talking about spiced cider, pumpkins, turning leaves, crisp fall days, or squirrels scurrying to gather nuts for the winter.

It’s the smell of the blood, sweat and tears of candidates in the throes of political ambition, competition, and desperation; the rustle of elected officials and their minions, scurrying through the hallowed halls of government, seeking political favor, casting blame and gathering ammunition to squash their competition.  Podiums across America are being dusted off and polished up, along with the images and reputations of many government leaders, to bear witness to a candidate’s credentials as he or she attempts to convince us why they should represent the voice of the people. Republican, Democrat, Independent, liberal, conservative, Green Party, Tea Party or any party in between, the start of the political and election season is underway.

As Americans gear up for another brutal (as much as we may wish it otherwise) election season, it is time once again to don the waders as we navigate our way through the political quagmire of campaign  speeches, political promises, baby kissing, lobbyists, fundraising, and lengthy debates.  I have caught up on all my old Army Wives episodes, cleared out my DVR, and am ready to fast forward my way through the next 14 months of political ads.

Whatever your political party of choice, there seems to be little doubt that come November 2012, the path to Washington D.C . (and let’s not forget our local legislators) promises to be littered with the unmet political aspirations, hopes and dreams of many a political career. As an act of public service, we felt that, for this edition of Find Work Wednesday, we would focus our attention on career opportunities for our politicians who may find themselves out of a job come November 2012.  We are making no predictions as to the future election turnout. But, if American sentiment is the same next year as it is today, we anticipate numerous politicians hitting the want ads.  Competition for jobs can be fierce, and, as we job seekers know, it’s never too early to get a head start.

All of this week’s Find Work Wednesday positions and thousands of other positions for military spouses, Veterans, and Military-affiliated applicants can be found at our Job Seeker’s page. The first nine 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. Group X Instructor, 24 Hour Fitness, Los   Angeles, CA 51621BR
  2. Group X Instructor, 24 Hour Fitness, Colorado Springs 51622BR
  3. Personal Trainer I, 24 Hour Fitness, Phoenix,  AZ 51623BR
  4. Personal Trainer I, 24 Hour Fitness, Fort Worth,  TX 51624BR
  5. Project Assoc. Art Director, ESPN, Inc, Bristol,  CT 51625BR
  6. Talent Producer, ESPN, Inc, Bristol,  CT 51626BR
  7. Assistant Store Manager, Game Stop, Oceanside,  CA 51627BR
  8. Assistant Store Manager, Game Stop, Fayetteville, NC 51628BR
  9. Starbucks, Store Manager, locations nationwide 51394BR
  10.  VP Government Relations, Rolls Royce (Reston, VA)
  11. Executive Support Administrator-Vice Chair – TAS – New York Ernst & Young (New York, NY)
  12. Associate Director, MidEast Initiative DePaul University (USA)
  13. Government Affairs Associate GeoEye (USA)
  14. Communications Manager (Contractor) The Pew Charitable Trusts (Washington, DC)
  15. Solyndra, Fremont, CA

Find Work Wednesday: The Bilingual Edition

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Sprechen Sie Deutsch? ¿Habla usted español?  Parlez-vous français?  Parli italiano?  هل تتكلم العربية؟ Puhutko suomea?  Говорите ли вы русский язык?

Most of us who have grown up in the United States public school systems have been exposed to a foreign language or two before we graduate.  Even my preschooler has been exposed to limited Spanish phrases thanks to Dora, Diego and Handy Manny. But, for most of us who have not been raised in a bilingual family, we often lose or do not retain the languages that we are not regularly exposed to. But the ability to speak two or more languages definitely has its advantages to a job seeker.  Bilingual, trilingual or multilingual speakers are, ever increasingly, in high demand with employers across the
country.

We live in a global economy and a job seeker who can conduct business in a second language (or more) can definitely have an advantage over a monolingual speaker.  I work at a call center in Grand Rapids, MI.  (Not
especially known as an epicenter for cultural diversity.)  Our company, however, is headquartered in Amsterdam, Netherlands.  We conduct
business with hoteliers and customers on 6 out of 7 continents.  (I don’t know of any hotels in Antarctica, but then again, I haven’t tried to visit!)

At any given time, we can be conducting business in as many as 30 languages from our office in Grand Rapids, MI. What a diverse, interesting, and unique office environment!  Keep in mind some employers will even reimburse for the programs to help you learn a new language.  So how far are you willing to go to get a pay raise or new job, would you learn a new language?

All of this week’s Find Work Wednesday positions and thousands of other positions for military spouses, military service members, and Veterans can be found at our Job Seeker’s page.  Opportunities can be found by clicking on “Search for Openings with MSCCN” and searching for the reference number. Additional jobs can be found by clicking on “Search for Job Openings with the JobCentral National Labor exchange”.

Spanish

Bilingual Relay Associate, AT&T, Augusta, GA 51381BR

Bilingual Back Office Medical Assistant, Concentra, Houston,  TX 51383BR

At Work-Paramedic/PRN, Concentra Ft Lauderdale, FL 51384BR

Product Developer I, Nike, Portland, OR 51385BR

Part Time Data Collections Interviewer, Convergys, Erlanger, KY 51387BR

Bilingual Customer Service Rep, Convergys, Jacksonville,  FL 51389BR

Mandarin

Bilingual Store Manager, AT&T, Flushing, NY 51382BR

French

Part Time Data Collections Interviewer, Convergys, Erlanger,  KY 53188BR

German

Bilingual German Customer Service Resolution Rep, Convergys, Orem, UT 51386BR

JobCentral National Labor Exchange Positions:

Find Work Wednesday: You Can Do What, Where?

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Traditionally when we think of working in an industry, we think of only the primary jobs involved with the specific industry.  In the banking industry for example,  you think of bank tellers, loan officers, stock brokers, financial advisors; you get the picture, right?  But in each industry you need a host of additional support to help that organization run, in banking you need IT to
keep the online banking system running smoothly.  So this week’s focus will be jobs not traditionally associated with that industry.

The purpose of this week’s find work Wednesday is to challenge job seekers to think outside of the box.  Sometimes when we want a specific position we only look in that industry and when it isn’t available we give up.  What if that position was available  somewhere else?  What if it just took a little extra research?  Would you feel like you gave up on your dream job to soon?

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 four 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 (NLX)”.

Search for Openings with MSCCN:

  1. Integration Systems Architect, Pentagon Federal Credit Union, Virginia (49706BR)
  2. Information      Security Analyst, Pentagon Federal Credit Union, Virginia (49707BR)
  3. Research  Associate, Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco, California  (49708BR)
  4. Intermediate Data Warehouse Developer, Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond, Virginia (49709BR)

Search for Openings with NLX:

  1. Associate I – Environmental Services, Suburban  Hospital (Bethesda, MD)
  2. Patient Access Applications Trainer, Greater Baltimore Medical Center (Towson, MD)
  3. Teacher’s Assistant, Samaritan Hospital (Baltimore, MD)
  4. Teacher – Day Care, Samaritan Hospital (Baltimore, MD)
  5. Distribution Clerk, Upper Chesapeake Medical Center (Bel Air, MD)
  6. Maintenance Mechanic, Upper Chesapeake Medical Center (Bel Air, MD)

Find Work Wednesday: Taking Your Job Search to the Next LEVEL Edition

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Have you ever heard the expression, “If you do what you have always done then, then you will get the same results!”  So when our employment specialists work with candidates we usually start with the question, “what have you already done and
how is that working for you?”  This helps us get a sense of what your immediate needs are and what we need to work on to
get you to the next level.

Obviously, every candidate ultimately wants to find employment, however, not all candidates are in the same place so it is important to listen and do what makes sense.  If you are starting out, getting back into, or and experienced jobseeker you have
different needs and challenges.  Every jobseeker I have ever met has had to conquer a few challenges while climbing
into the next level.  So jump in to your search where you are at and enjoy the journey ahead, it might now work out the
way you want it to.  But in the end, it just might be the best thing ever!

All of this week’s Find Work Wednesday positions and thousands of other positions for military-affiliated jobseekers can be found at our Job Seeker’s page.

  1. Project Manager, Level 3, Sacramento, CA, 47994BR
  2. Project Manager, Level 3, Newark, NJ, 47993BR
  3. Project Manager, Level 3, Dallas, TX, 47992BR
  4. Project Manager, Level 3, Tampa, FL, 47991BR
  5. Project Manager, Level 3, Philadelphia, PA, 47990BR
  6. Project Manager, Level 3, Houston, TX, 47988BR
  7. Project Manager, Level 3, Atlanta, GA, 47989BR
  8. Project Manager, Level 3, NY, NY, 47987BR
  9. Project Manager, Level 3, Broomfield, CO, 47986BR

Good luck taking your career to the next level…maybe even Level 3!

Are you playing offense or defense?

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Have you ever heard the expression “the best defense is a good offense”? This is a sports term, I know, you are thinking how does this relate to employment? But it is very relevant to employment and life because I often see spouses are only playing defense when it comes to employment. Let’s examine the difference…

Defense: one chronological resume, no plan to accomplish goal, read weekly paper and mail resume, have a list of jobs you won’t do, have a list of hours you won’t work, have a list of reasons why you won’t find a job, and have a list of reasons why employers don’t want you, don’t know what you will do next.

Offense: a targeted resume prepared for each career field you want to pursue, have an action plan to accomplish goal, spend time each day actively looking for a career, have a list of careers you would enjoy, have a list of hours you will work, have a list of reasons and tasks that will help you get your goal, have a list of reasons why you are an ideal employee, have a backup plan.

Are you playing offense or defense? I should ask are you playing to win or not to lose? If you want a job in this economy, you are going to have to take more shots to get your ball in the net! Because there is more competition out there for each position. Get in the game and play to win!