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FindWork Wednesday: Salute to the Marine Corps

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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”.

  1. SR Assistant, Office/Program FT, Detrick Maryland 52532BR
  2. Facility Technician, Las Vegas, NV 53259BR
  3. Account Executive, Raleigh, NC 52241BR
  4. MarketingGreeter/Receptionist, Daytona, FL
  5. Catering Manager, JC Resorts, Temecula, CA
  6. Assurance Entertainment & Media Manager, PWC, Los Angeles, CA
  7. Reservations Agent, Destination Hotels & Resort, USA
  8. Quality Assurance Representative, Wyndham International, Las Vegas, NV
  9. BanquetStoreroom Clerk, Luxury Resorts & Hotels, Boca Raton, FL
  10. Slots/Beverage Service Supervisor, The Palazzo Resort, Bethlehem, PA

Find Work Wednesday: Veteran Career Interests after Serving

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November 11th is Veteran’s Day and in honor of all of those who have served we will be dedicating all Find Work Wednesdays in November to Veteran’s Jobs.

If most troops are like mine, they have a steady paycheck, a job they love, and no immediate plans to get out, so they have not given much thought to what they will be doing after they get out. When probed they probably say “I will worry about it when the time comes”. In this economy, you need a plan. First, think of what you want to do. Once you have an idea you can research job requirements needed, experience, education, and certifications. Veterans need know local resources to choose from to get help, who to contact, and how to use their military experience to add skills to their resume to achieve career goals in the civilian world.

A common occupation area chosen by Veterans is law enforcement, because it is similar to their military training, duties, etc. Some specific job titles veterans look at are: private contractors, physical fitness trainers, security officers, overseas contractors, recruiters, weapons experts, etc.

If you are a veteran and need some assistance with finding job postings check out this week’s Find Work Wednesday positions and thousands of other position 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 Opening with JobCentral National Labor Exchange”.

1. Sr. Industrial Security Spec., Goleta, CA 525523BR

2. Assistant COMSEC Custodian, El Segundo, CA 52527BR

3. Engineer I/II, Newport, RI 52539BR

4. Tanker, North Carolina 52255BR

5. Van Regional/OTR, Illinois 52242BR

6. Security Officer, AlliedBarton Security Services, Milpitas, CA

7. Government Services Security Officer, AlliedBarton Security Services, San Francisco, CA

8. Radio Frequency Engineer, ConocoPhillips, Bartlesville, OK

9. Correctional Officer, Corrections Corporation of America, Woodville, MS

10. Personal Trainer, World Health Club, USA

Find Work Wednesday – Spooky Careers Edition

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I have hauled out the plastic orange pumpkins and decked the halls with skeletons and spiders.  I donned my “Supermom” cape to create a Pirate Cheerleader costume. (Don’t ask – I really don’t know how to define it.)  The porch light has been changed and I have stocked up on the most evil of all Halloween essentials – the snack sized Snickers.  Unbeknownst to me, Clark Griswold moved in to the house next door over the summer and has happily festooned and bedazzled his front yard with no less than 15 ten foot high inflatable monsters.  All this in anticipation of the onslaught of pint sized ghosts, goblins, ghouls, witches, warlocks, pirate and princesses.

So, in honor of the scariest night of the year, we thought we’d focus this edition of Find Work Wednesday on creepy careers.  Now, confession time:  as much fun as Halloween is for the kiddos, the darker side of the underworld sets the hair on the back of my neck on edge.   Some people are just naturally drawn to the creepy, frightening, macabre world of the undead.  I am not one of them.  It took me 5 trips to Disneyworld before I would go into the Haunted Mansion – as an adult.  One episode of “Fantasy Island” when I was seven scarred me well into my teenage years.  I can’t sit around the campfire and tell ghost stories, I have happily passed over the whole Stephen King genre, do not understand the whole “Twilight” fascination and those “ghost hunter” shows on television just freak me out.

It’s a safe bet that you won’t find me pursuing a career as funeral director or a cemetery caretaker.  However, what we consider as “scary” or “creepy” is, admittedly, relative.  One person’s phobia can be another person’s fascination.    What may repulse one person may just be all in a day’s work for another.  We need people in the world to study spiders, control the pest population, keep the bats out of the attic, and clean up the animals along the side of the road who lost their race with oncoming traffic.  We don’t often think about it, but someone has to clean up crime scenes, write obituaries, and perform autopsies. We need crime scene investigators and coroners and medical detectives, taxidermists, and people who watch over our cemeteries.  They might not be the career choices for everyone, but, if you can get beyond the “fear factor,” they might just work for you.

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 JobCentral National Labor Exchange”.

 

  1. 52819BR  Morgue Assistant, Houston, TX
  2. 52818BR  Phlebotomist, Tampa, FL
  3. 52817BR  Medical Tech/Blood Bank, Fort Worth, TX
  4. 52816BR  Blood Bank Medical Technologist, Cambridge, MA
  5. 52812BR Veteran’s Cemetary Caretaker, Hardin, KY
  6. Forensic Photographer City of Orlando (Orlando, FL)
  7. Crime Laboratory Analyst MyFlorida (FL)
  8. Branch Commercial Pest Control Service Representative – 7090 ServiceMaster Family of Brands
  9. Dental Hygienist Aspen Dental
  10. Personal Effects Specialist II Capstone Corporation
  11. Mortuary Affairs Specialist Army Reserve
  12. Animal Care Technician MPI Research
  13. Pathology Lab Supervisor II Johns Hopkins Hospital

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: A New Addition Edition

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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”.

  1. PRN Paramedic / LPN / RN, Concentra, Portland, OR, 48774BR
  2. Nurse, Concentra, St. Louis, MO, 48772BR
  3. Nurse, Concentra, Brookfield, WI, 48771BR
  4. Healthcare-Nurses/Medical Assistants, Concentra, Tulsa, OK, 48770BR
  5. PRN – Emergency Medical Technician, Concentra, St. Petersburg, FL, 48769BR
  6. PRN – Emergency Medical Technician, Concentra, Tampa,  FL,  48768BR
  7. NP/PA – Float, Concentra, Reno, NV, 48766BR
  8. NP/PA – Float, Concentra, Bakersfield, CA, 48765BR
  9. NP/PA – Float, Concentra, Fresno, CA, 48764BR
  10. Bilingual Nurse – LVN / Paramedic – Astrodome, Houston, TX, 48762BR

Find Work Wednesday – The Thrill Seeker Edition

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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”.

  1. Global Hawk Instructor Pilot, Beale AFB, CA 48404BR
  2. Airship Pilot, Sierra Vista, AZ 48403BR
  3. Pilot, Unmanned Aerial Vehicle, St. Inigoes, MD 48402BR
  4. GH Production Pilot, Palmdale, CA 48401BR
  5. Pilot, Unmanned Aerial Vehicle, Palmdale, CA 48400BR
  6. Pilot Turboprop, Van Nuys, CA  48399BR
  7. Global Hawk Pilot, Edwards AFB, CA 48398BR
  8. Director of Flight Operations Test Pilot, Baltimore, MD 48397BR

Was it a Manic Monday?

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Did the Monday Morning Commute get you down?  Dreaming of owning your own business….

CONVERTING YOUR DREAM INTO A BUSINESS…

Do you have a concept that you believe would be a great product or service? Many times the greatest inventions come from the most unusual places and when you stumble upon an idea – the next question is, “What do you do with it”? Here are
a few simple steps to put your concept to the test to see if it can become the business of your dreams!

WILL ANYONE BUY IT?

We all like to believe that our friends and family are a reflection of the marketplace, but regretfully their “buy in” is sometimes not a valid market test. To find out if your product or service is “cash worthy” give it to a few friends, but ask that they share it with others outside of your circle.  When strangers begin to inquire on where to buy your product, be rest assured you are on the
path to a strong opportunity.

CAN I EARN AN INCOME FROM IT?

In today’s economy everyone is out for a deal – but do not undervalue your new product. Work to find a balance of both quality and affordability. Remember that in the beginning you may have to set an introductory price to get new customers to test your product, but overtime as your reputation builds so will the ability to increase your money making potential.

CAN I AFFORD TO MAKE THIS PRODUCT?

Be frugal by purchasing only what you absolutely need to make and sell your roduct. Save money with online companies such as www.vistaprint.com for business cards or build an affordable website with companies like www.handzon.com. You do not need a lot of money to build a successful business. Remember the more you save – translates into the more you earn.

HOW DO I KNOW WHEN MY PRICE IS RIGHT?

This is where you’ve got to put on your business hat and put your ego in check. If your customers tell you they love the product, but hesitate to buy due to the price you need to find a more realistic price point. However, if your customers are buying multiple pieces without hesitation, then you are probably a bit under priced. This is not a bad problem to have as long as you can keep
up with the customer demand. Finding a balance that works for you and the customer is the key to a successful pricing strategy.

AM I DREAMING…IS THIS REALLY POSSIBLE?

Every entrepreneur loses sleep over this question and the answer is yes – this dream can come true! You are not unlike those that have gone before you, changing the world one product or idea at a time. Do not fear the unknown – embrace it with gusto, enthusiasm and a clear focus on building the right product for you and your customers!

Written By: Roxanne Reed