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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Career Corp Gateway Applicant Specialists Job Description
Military Spouse Corporate Career Network (MSCCN)
The Military Spouse Corporate Career Network (MSCCN) is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization whose mission is to provide employment readiness, job training, and placement assistance at NO COST to military spouses, transitioning Military, National Guard, Reserves, Veterans, War Wounded, and Caregivers of War Wounded (i.e. military-affiliated applicants). The MSCCN was founded in 2004 by a Navy spouse and is operated and managed by a team of geographically diverse military spouses, veterans, and caregivers located near military installations across the country. MSCCN is the only nonprofit organization that works as an employment partner to the Armed Forces through Memoranda of Understanding (MOUs) from every branch of service, working with Headquarters on down to the military family centers. Additionally, we bring employers and military applicants together through a unique partnership MSCCN has with DirectEmployers Association, Inc. a group of Charter Members, and numerous sponsors and donors.
Since 2004 MSCCN has assisted over 3 million military affiliated applicants in the areas of career focus, employment readiness, and job placement assistance.
Through the Career Corps Volunteer Program the MSCCN offers our military-affiliated job seekers the opportunity to serve in positions that allow them to keep their work experience current while they hone and expand their skills. Want to stay competitive? Join the MSCCN Career Corps.
MSCCN Human Resources – Gateway Job Specialists Career Corps volunteer positions are virtually served.
The Talent Management Gateway Applicant Specialist is responsible for handling a variety of tasks in support of our corporate partners, our applicants, and the MSCCN Team. Working under the direction of the Gateway Manager, the Talent Management Gateway Specialist will work with other team members to ensure the successful delivery of MSCCN services to customers (corporations and applicants).
1. Contacts applicants via email and telephone to obtain additional information, schedule interviews and appointments, provide information, and introduce them to MSCCN services.
2. Provides reports and statistics that track and measure applicant progress.
3. Assists new team members by training them on functionality of the Talent Management Gateways.
4. Completes daily, monthly, quarterly, and annual reports as required by Gateway Manager.
5. Develops and maintains relationships with applicants, corporate partners, and military family centers.
Minimum: High School Diploma or GED, Associates Degree preferred. Two to three years of customer service / administrative experience, preferably in a non-profit setting.
1. Excellent oral and written communication skills.
2. Knowledge, training, and practice of superior customer service skills.
3. Organizational and time management skills.
4. Ability to work independently, maintain confidential information, multitask and follow-up.
Individuals who serve this position will learn:
Use of new software – Kenexa – that is used by thousands of companies throughout the world
Employment mapping and other human resource skills
SQL data querying and reporting (a skill almost every company wants its employees to have)
Networking and relationship building as you work with the applicants, recruiters, and the National Guard Bureau in regards to positions for National Guard Commands nationwide.
Please send your resume to Erin Voirol, Gateway Manager at
It’s a time of the year many Marines look forward to and treasure, The Marine Corps Birthday on November 10th! They take their finest uniform “dress blues” out to get cleaned, shine their dress shoes, and medals. You will hear exuberant shouts of “Happy Birthday, Simper Fi and Oorah” to their fellow brothers/Marines. There is always a sense of pride and acomplishment in the air when you are surrounded by a room full of Marines, they are happy, proud and ecstatic about what they have done, what they stand for, and the opportunity to reconnect and reminisce with their fellow brothers about the good old days.
This is one of the best times of year as they celebrate another year of greatness and the beginning of the Toys for Tots Program. If you are looking for to do something good for the Marines and make a difference; consider thanking them for their service, donating to Toys for Tots, or even helping to make a special night better. You can start by looking for work at resorts, volunteer with family readiness officers to help plan and coordinate fundraising efforts, catering, babysitting, etc.
If you are looking for opportunities to make a difference this season and helping out a selfless group of warriors that put their lives on the line then check out this week’s Find Work Wednesday position and thousands of other position 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 Opening with MSCCN”. The remaining jobs can be found by clicking on “Search for Job Opening with JobCentral National Labor Exchange”.
- SR Assistant, Office/Program FT, Detrick Maryland 52532BR
- Facility Technician, Las Vegas, NV 53259BR
- Account Executive, Raleigh, NC 52241BR
- MarketingGreeter/Receptionist, Daytona, FL
- Catering Manager, JC Resorts, Temecula, CA
- Assurance Entertainment & Media Manager, PWC, Los Angeles, CA
- Reservations Agent, Destination Hotels & Resort, USA
- Quality Assurance Representative, Wyndham International, Las Vegas, NV
- BanquetStoreroom Clerk, Luxury Resorts & Hotels, Boca Raton, FL
- Slots/Beverage Service Supervisor, The Palazzo Resort, Bethlehem, PA
Today, I have been tagged, poked, IM’ed, pinged, dinged, and friended. I have updated my status, tweeted, blogged, surfed, linkedIn, liked, Skyped and Googled. I think I even had the opportunity to “Digg” something but I have no idea what that means.
Do you ever stop to wonder what our forefathers would have thought of our culture today? If Mr. Merriam and Mr. Webster were alive today they might think they were plopped into a foreign country with some of the terms we use today. It’s a bit mind-boggling to think that in 250 years we’ve progressed from lanterns in windows (and I don’t mean the Microsoft kind) as a means of communication to being able to broadcast our thoughts, feelings, and emotions across the world in an instant from a hand held electronic device. After all, according to evolutionary theory, it took a few million years just for us to stand upright.
It can get a bit ridiculous, really. I mean, thanks to social media (a term that didn’t even exist 20 years ago), we can, in 144 characters or less, ponder life’s greatest mysteries, wish “Happy Birthday” to someone to whom we would ordinarily never remember to send a card, share celebrations, tragedies, and life’s funniest moments. But, unless you are offering to do my laundry or inviting me over for dinner, I don’t really need to know that you checked in at the local “Clean ‘N Suds” or making tacos for
And yet, we are hooked. They don’t call it a “Crackberry” for nothing. My husband just reminded me, I am the pot calling the kettle black. I have a minor panic attack whenever my iPod is out of arms reach. But, mostly, this is because if I can’t find
it, it means it is probably in the hands of a precocious 3 year old who is taking pictures of the carpet or dunking it in the toilet. It’s happened. Trust me.
Love it or hate it, social media, is here to stay. So, embrace it. As military families, where would we be without email, Skype, and instant messaging during times of long separations? We can also use it to our advantage to build networks, search for jobs, and highlight our skills and abilities. If you can’t beat it, join it. Knowing your way around the internet and the social media world will be an asset that many future employers are looking for. More and more, we can “find it on Facebook” or “follow it on Twitter” as companies are expanding their presence on social media sites to enhance and grow their business. They need people who know how to tweet, blog, post, poke, like, and youtube it. Why not you?
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 fifteen 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”.
- Software Engineer Generalist, Facebook, Seattle, WA52453BR
- DataCenterConstruction Manger, Facebook, Prineville, OR 52452BR
- Recruiting Coordinator-Contract, Facebook, Seattle, WA52451BR
- Strategist Market Solutions, Facebook, Los Angeles, CA 52450BR
- Manager Measurement Solutions, Facebook, Chicago, IL52449BR
- University Risk Operations Analyst, Facebook, Austin, TX 52448BR
- Sales Manager, Facebook, Atlanta, GA52447BR
- Account Manager, Facebook, Direct Sales, New York, NY 52446BR
- Mobile Apps Analyst, Facebook, Palo Alto, CA 52445BR
- Account Executive, LivingSocial, Raleigh, NC52241BR
- Social Media Specialist, Bader Rutter, Brookfield, WI 52240BR
- Sr Social Media Analyst, Bosch Automotive, Broadview, IL 52239BR
- Associate Media Director, Razorfish, Chicago, IL52195BR
- Director of Corporate Communications, EventBrite, San Francisco, CA 52191BR
- Event Evangelist, EventBrite, Atlanta, GA52188BR
- Computer Geek or Guru Gold Pure Food Products Inc., Co. (Hempstead, NY)
- Customer Engagement Manager, Atlanta Sears Holdings (Atlanta,GA)
- Web Editor Village Voice Media (Phoenix, AZ)
- Huffington Post News Editor, Trends AOL (New York City, NY)
- Local Editor, Cuyahoga Falls Patch AOL (Work From Home, OH)
- Social Media Representative (Call Center) Taylor Corporation (North Mankato, MN)
- Manager, Social Media Getty Images (USA)
- New Media Manager Americans for the Arts (Miami, FL)
- Social Customer Support Specialist eBay (San Jose, CA)
- Writer, Staff NMM (Multi-Media) Tribune (USA)
- Assistant Director for Communications and Student Engagement (Unclassified MSUAASF) MNSCU (Moorhead, MN)
- Blog Writer II Thomson Reuters (Eagan, MN)
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)
Today was an exciting day for MSCCN, we added a new Charter Member to our organization, DirectEmployers Association. We first partnered in August of 2010 to revolutionize employment opportunities for military affiliated candidates. The project has grown, surpassed our expectations and brought employment success to military families across the country.
In honor of our new addition, I thought we should highlight our first Charter Member, Concentra, Inc. a member of Humana and also a member of DirectEmployers Association. Our organizations have come full circle and have one thing in common, WE CARE. In honor of that I think that it is fitting to post care giving positions!
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 opportunities can be found by clicking on “Search for Openings with MSCCN”. The additional job opportunities can be found by clicking on “Search for Job Openings with DirectEmployers Association”.
- PRN Paramedic / LPN / RN, Concentra, Portland, OR, 48774BR
- Nurse, Concentra, St. Louis, MO, 48772BR
- Nurse, Concentra, Brookfield, WI, 48771BR
- Healthcare-Nurses/Medical Assistants, Concentra, Tulsa, OK, 48770BR
- PRN – Emergency Medical Technician, Concentra, St. Petersburg, FL, 48769BR
- PRN – Emergency Medical Technician, Concentra, Tampa, FL, 48768BR
- NP/PA – Float, Concentra, Reno, NV, 48766BR
- NP/PA – Float, Concentra, Bakersfield, CA, 48765BR
- NP/PA – Float, Concentra, Fresno, CA, 48764BR
- Bilingual Nurse – LVN / Paramedic – Astrodome, Houston, TX, 48762BR
Everybody has a secret job that they desire, when I was little I wanted to be a pilot like my Uncle Gary. I remember thinking he was the coolest person and I was so proud of him. I loved going to his house in the summertime, he owned a county airport and I got to help out around the airport, listen to him and the air traffic controllers communicate with pilots, navigate through storms, call coordinates, practice in the simulator, and go out to pick up and return passengers. Because it was a private airport he often got celebrities travelling to New York, I remember the day that Christopher Reed flew in.
Unfortunately, my vision was not so good. So instead I went to college and got a communications degree so that I could write and report about newsworthy events. But I still can’t help but dream about what jobs would have been available to me if I had followed one of my childhood dreams.
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 list of opportunities can be found by clicking on “Search for Openings with MSCCN”. If you don’t find one of you dream jobs there then try clicking on “Search for Job Openings with DirectEmployers Association”.
- Global Hawk Instructor Pilot, Beale AFB, CA 48404BR
- Airship Pilot, Sierra Vista, AZ 48403BR
- Pilot, Unmanned Aerial Vehicle, St. Inigoes, MD 48402BR
- GH Production Pilot, Palmdale, CA 48401BR
- Pilot, Unmanned Aerial Vehicle, Palmdale, CA 48400BR
- Pilot Turboprop, Van Nuys, CA 48399BR
- Global Hawk Pilot, Edwards AFB, CA 48398BR
- Director of Flight Operations Test Pilot, Baltimore, MD 48397BR