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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: 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

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!