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
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I have heard that this is the best time to look for work. Many candidates slow down or stop their job search because of the holidays. So, you have a better chance of making network connections (holiday cheer), getting an interview, and even getting hired. So it’s time to network and get the word out that you are looking for a job.
This time of year you can also find a stepping stone position as a temp or seasonal worker. Treat your temp or seasonal work like it is your dream job. Work your schedule, do a good job, be a problem solver, do a more than what is asked of you, and make a lasting impression. A seasonal job can become a permanent position. Great places to check out are department stores, packing agencies, doctor’s offices, etc.
For additional ideas of jobs check out this week’s Find Work Anytime. All the positions and thousands of other positions for military-affiliated applicants can be found at our Job Seeker’s page. The first five opportunities can be found by clicking on “Search for Opening with MSCCN”. The remaining jobs can be found by clicking on “Search for Job Openings with JobCentral National Labor Exchange”.
- Driver Helpers Seasonal, Hot Springs Village, Arkansas 54397BR
- Customer Care Professional Any City, Alabama 54080BR
- Project Manager, Louisville, Kentucky 53329BR
- Part – Time Retail Sales Consultant Redlands, CA 55279BR
- Retail Sales Consultant, Bi-lingual Spanish, Garland, Texas 55273BR
- Store Seasonal Employee, Lowes, Mira Loma, CA
- Claims Professional Trne – IAP Sedgwick Claims Management Svs. , Inc. Riverside, CA
- Data Entry Clerk, Adecco, Fallbrook, CA
- Floater Teacher, Knowledge Learning Corporation, Hemet, CA
- Seasonal – Retail Sales – jewelry – Galleria at Tyler, Nordstrom, Riverside, CA
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”.
- Opportunities for Disabled, Aerospace, Nationwide, 51892BR
- Intelligence Specialist, Aerospace, Huntsville, AL, 51891BR
- Director of Flight, Aerospace, Kern County, CA, 51890BR
- Aerospace Engineer, Aerospace, Santa Clara County, CA 51889BR
- Student Career Experience, Aerospace, Hampton, VA 51888BR
- Technical Project Manager, Aerospace, Hampton, VA 51887BR
- Proposal Manager BAE Systems (Sterling Heights, MI)
- Director, Proposal Operations BAE Systems (Sterling Heights, MI)
- Mechanical Engineering Intern- Junior Raytheon (Plano, TX)
- Systems Test – Systems Engineer I Raytheon (Tucson, AZ)
- Mechanical Engineering Intern-Sophomore Raytheon (Plano, TX)
- Mgr I Manufacturing Engrg Raytheon (Dallas, TX)
- Sr. Program Manager Raytheon (Aurora, CO)
- Sr. Program Manager Raytheon (Aurora, CO)
- Sr. Program Manager Raytheon (Garland, TX)
- Sr. Program Manager Raytheon (Garland, TX)
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.”
- Group X Instructor, 24 Hour Fitness, Los Angeles, CA 51621BR
- Group X Instructor, 24 Hour Fitness, Colorado Springs 51622BR
- Personal Trainer I, 24 Hour Fitness, Phoenix, AZ 51623BR
- Personal Trainer I, 24 Hour Fitness, Fort Worth, TX 51624BR
- Project Assoc. Art Director, ESPN, Inc, Bristol, CT 51625BR
- Talent Producer, ESPN, Inc, Bristol, CT 51626BR
- Assistant Store Manager, Game Stop, Oceanside, CA 51627BR
- Assistant Store Manager, Game Stop, Fayetteville, NC 51628BR
- Starbucks, Store Manager, locations nationwide 51394BR
- VP Government Relations, Rolls Royce (Reston, VA)
- Executive Support Administrator-Vice Chair – TAS – New York Ernst & Young (New York, NY)
- Associate Director, MidEast Initiative DePaul University (USA)
- Government Affairs Associate GeoEye (USA)
- Communications Manager (Contractor) The Pew Charitable Trusts (Washington, DC)
- Solyndra, Fremont, CA
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
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”.
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
Bilingual Store Manager, AT&T, Flushing, NY 51382BR
Part Time Data Collections Interviewer, Convergys, Erlanger, KY 53188BR
Bilingual German Customer Service Resolution Rep, Convergys, Orem, UT 51386BR
JobCentral National Labor Exchange Positions:
Employers and search engines frequently use the word “dynamic” in referring to their company, the jobs they offer and the type of employees they want to hire. In fact, to a seasoned job hunter, we can often become immune to that word, skimming passed it without really considering what that word offers to a job description or a resume.
The definition of “dynamic” means, essentially, something that is marked by continually and productive activity or change, the driving or energizing force involved in a process of change, the ability to get things going and get things done — which, maybe, is why so many companies use the word in describing their company and available jobs. Who wouldn’t want to be a part of that?
The thing with being dynamic – either as a company, as a job seeker or as a career – is that we can find that, or be that, in virtually every aspect of our lives and in every job we do. A dynamic career is one that moves forward , that evolves, that innovates , that exacts change – whether that change is social, political, technological, procedural or simply moving the mission and goals of a company forward.
This week’s Find Work Wednesday focuses on General Dynamics and careers that focus on being a change agent in the workplace. General Dynamics is a market leader in business aviation; land and expeditionary combat vehicles and systems, armaments, and munitions; shipbuilding and marine systems; and mission-critical information systems and technologies. They are the force behind many of the technologies and equipment that keep our spouses safe on the front lines. And, if ever there was a reason to be
“dynamic,” I can’t think of a better one that that.
All of this week’s Find Work Wednesday positions and thousands of other positions for military affiliated applicants 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 National Labor Exchange”.
- Director, Marketing, General Dynamics, San Diego, CA, 50492BR
- Trainer, General Dynamics, Fort Drum, NY, 50503BR
- Military Science Instructor, General Dynamics, Indianapolis, IA, 50062BR
- Senior Human Factors Engineer, General Dynamics, Detroit, MI, 50017BR
- Administrator Supply Chain Operations, General Dynamics, Boston, MA, 49334BR
- Proposal Coordinator, Altegrity (Falls Church, VA)
- RequirementsSpecialist, Dynamics Research Corporation (Chantilly, VA)
- FederalVideo Motion Graphic Specialist, AVI-SPL, Inc. (Midland, MI)
- Organizational Change Workforce Consultant, Accenture (Washington, Dc, DC)
- Talent& Leadership Effectiveness Strategy and Consulting Senior Manager, Allstate (USA)
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
Search for Openings with MSCCN:
- Integration Systems Architect, Pentagon Federal Credit Union, Virginia (49706BR)
- Information Security Analyst, Pentagon Federal Credit Union, Virginia (49707BR)
- Research Associate, Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco, California (49708BR)
- Intermediate Data Warehouse Developer, Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond, Virginia (49709BR)
Search for Openings with NLX:
- Associate I – Environmental Services, Suburban Hospital (Bethesda, MD)
- Patient Access Applications Trainer, Greater Baltimore Medical Center (Towson, MD)
- Teacher’s Assistant, Samaritan Hospital (Baltimore, MD)
- Teacher – Day Care, Samaritan Hospital (Baltimore, MD)
- Distribution Clerk, Upper Chesapeake Medical Center (Bel Air, MD)
- Maintenance Mechanic, Upper Chesapeake Medical Center (Bel Air, MD)