. Military-Civilian: Hot Jobs, Events, and Helpful Information for Veterans Seeking Civilian Careers: August 2011

Monday, August 29, 2011

Corporate Gray Job Fair: 9/16 (Springfield, VA)

US Veterans,

I rarely post military job fair information because so many are a waste of time to attend. But Carl Savino, the President and Corporate Gray, has proven by years of dedicated service to our military that he can be trusted to make your valuable time worthwhile. Go to this job fair and encourage your buddies to attend too.

Mark Baird, HirePatriots.com

Corporate Gray Job Fair

Date: Friday, September 16th

• Time: Job fair hours are 10 am to 2 pm with free career-related seminars starting at 8 am and 9 am
• Location: The Waterford, 6715 Commerce Street, Springfield, VA
• Some of the companies: Lockheed Martin, SAIC, General Dynamics, Hewlett-Packard, Amazon, U.S. Secret Service, Sodexo, DuPont, Target, Bank of America, Target, Deloitte

To pre-register, visit www.CorporateGray.com

Friday, August 26, 2011

RONCO Consulting Corporation – Security Officer - Ft. Jackson, SC


Security Officer – Fort Jackson, SC

Employees are expected to provide a positive and professional work ethic in a security force supporting a military installation; maintain reliable attendance record; report all security violations, and incidents or issues not covered in written directives, to supervisor (or manager if appropriate) in a timely manner; ensure that work is completed safely and in accordance with corporate and local policies; provide a professional initial public impression of the Installation; work as part of a team providing screening of persons and vehicles entering the installation; deter and detect illegal acts; detain violators for Law Enforcement; determine and apply appropriate response and level of force necessary.

Must be able to pass:
Drug Screen, Background, Credit checks, physical standards check, qualifies with 9mm firearm.

Please send resume via email at: EElmore@roncowash.com.
Visit our website at: www.roncoconsulting.com.

RONCO is an Equal opportunity employer / Drug free workplace

RONCO Consulting Corporation – Mine Action Team Leaders for Afghanistan

RONCO Consulting Corporation – Mine Action Team Leaders for Afghanistan

Mine Action Team Leaders – Afghanistan

• Supervising landmine clearance, UXO disposal, and BAC
• Interfacing with clients: United States Army Corps of Engineers, UN, NATO, and construction contractors
• Managing UXO techs and deminers
• Providing safety and quality oversight
• Working with translators to communicate with indigenous parties

Eligible candidates will possess superior relationship and interpersonal skills and an ability to interface with all levels of Command. Candidates must be self-starters who can think and act quickly and independently, exercise sound judgment, and approach training with a determined, hands-on attitude.
• De-mining experience in multiple countries preferred.
• Experience with the use of demolitions and knowledge of explosive ordnance disposal.
• Experience with IMAS standards and requirements.
• Prior experience working in Afghanistan is required.
• EOD certification and education to IMAS level 3 minimum.
• Ability to deploy overseas for extended periods.

Living Conditions: Varied, some austere, some slightly above. Live and teach same location.
Additional Benefits: 48 days total paid leave (paid travel).

Please send your resume via email to:EElmore@roncowash.com
Visit our website at: www.roncoconsulting.com

 RONCO is an equal opportunity employer & a drug-free workplace.

Great Article: 50 Best Veteran - Hiring Companies + Tips on Getting Hired

Finding a job can be hard. Finding a job with a company that doesn’t understand your military service can be a lot harder. It’s up to veterans to bridge the gap between their experience and civilian recruiters with a well-prepared résumé and interview. But building that bridge is easier with companies —such as the employers on our “Best for Vets: Employers” list —that try to meet you at least halfway.

Read the full article here: http://www.militarytimesedge.com/career/career-choices/ed_bestforvets_employers_mainbar_080210w/1/

Thursday, August 25, 2011

Advice on Transitioning to the Civilian Work Force + Webinar Tues. 8/29

At military job fairs, it's about them, not you

By BILL MURPHY JR. for Stars and Stripes Published: August 22, 2011 WASHINGTON


If you’ve been to an armed forces career fair you’ve seen them: aspiring applicants, resumes in hand, walking through the hall in their military uniforms.

Bad idea, says Chad Storlie, a retired Army Reserve lieutenant colonel and the author of the books, “Combat Leader to Corporate Leader” and “Battlefield to Business Success.”

The key to professionally transitioning to the civilian world is to translate your military accomplishments to civilianspeak, and show employers that you understand their problems and you’ve got solutions, Storlie said in an interview. Whether you’re a private or a retiring colonel, wearing a uniform shows you’re more focused on your identity as a soldier than on how you’ll find a fit in the private sector.

“An employer is evaluating how well you will fit into their organization, not how well you fit into the military,” said Storlie.

Everything about how you present yourself —from the clothes you wear to the resume you’ve crafted to the questions you ask should demonstrate that you’re committed to making the transition, not holding onto the past.

With unemployment among post-9/11 veterans hovering around 13 percent, Storlie is hosting a free webinar Tuesday on how to make the most of military career fairs. The presentation, from 12:30 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. ET, can be accessed at https://www3.gotomeeting.com/register/775480182, and will be archived afterward on Storlie’s website, combattocorporate.com.

Overall, there are three key things veterans can do to stand out at events like these, said Storlie, who was a Special Forces officer who served in Iraq and Bosnia and who earned his MBA from Georgetown University before going to work at General Electric and Union Pacific.

First, research the employers who will be at the event ahead of time. Dig through the investor relations sections of their websites, scour public records, and read what media have written about them. You want to be able to articulate the challenges they’re facing at least as well as their current employees can.

Second, don’t follow a spray-and-pray strategy of simply dropping off resumes to every company you see. Instead, it’s probably better to focus on a handful of employers you think you’d really like to work for.

“Approach a career fair with a plan,” Storlie said, “understanding, ‘these two are my primary companies, and these are my alternates.’”

Finally, craft and rehearse your elevator speech —who you are, what your accomplishments are, and most importantly, how you can help the company solve its problems.

“Those things will make a person stand out, because you’ve changed the game,” Storlie said. “For the HR rep or the hiring manager at that booth, that’s completely refreshing. Normally they’re trying to sell their company. It’s a complete reversal of the norm that they’re used to.”

Fort Carson, CO Career Fair - 10/13

Harvest Christian Center Job & Resource Fair - 9/17 (Inglewood, CA)

10 AM - 2 PM
CALL 323-758-1700  OR FAX 323-758-1705

Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Female Veteran Internship Fair - 10/26 (Arlington, VA)

Starts: Wednesday October 26, 2011, 10:00AM EDT
Ends: Wednesday October 26, 2011, 03:00PM EDT
Event Type: Other
Location: Women's Memorial
Arlington National Cemetery, 214 Mc Nair Rd
Arlington, VA 22211-1304 US
Website: http://www.finalsaluteinc.org
Industry: philanthropy
Keywords: Internship, female, homeless, veterans, employment, career
Intended For: Recruiters, Human Resources, Presidents, CEOs, Executive Directors, Hiring Scouts, Female Veterans in need of employment
Organization: W.A.V.E and Final Salute Inc.

This event is in support of female Veterans who are currently unemployed. Some of these women are also homeless and have dependent children to support. Our intent is to uncover the hidden talent within the female Veteran community that will lead to long term employment opportunities. Please encourage your company to participate.

We need the support of Veteran, small, and large businesses. Please contact Harvetta Span at hspann@thewave.us.com if you would like to participate!


Fort Hood Military Career Expo: 9/13 (Killeen, TX)

Fort Hood Military Career Expo

September 13, 2011, 10AM-2PM

Club Hood
24th Street and Wainwright Drive, Bldg. 5764
Killeen, TX 76544

Base Access Information:

    **Due to expected delays please arrive early.

Job Seekers without current DoD Identification will need to stop at the Visitors Center and get a day pass. The Visitors Center is located adjacent to the Main Gate just off U.S. Hwy. 190 on Killeen's west end.

You will need to provide a valid driver's license, current vehicle registration, and proof of insurance.

Job Seekers with current DoD ID can proceed straight to the front gate and present their identification.

 **(NOTE: Fort Hood reserves the right to conduct random vehicle searches and can refuse admittance to anyone they deem not acceptable to enter the installation. NCOA / Military.com cannot accept responsibility for local installation policies and cannot override local policies and procedures.)

    For more information about base access information, contact Fort Hood Visitors Center at 254-287-9909.

"Ask the Military Hiring Expert" - Open Q&A Webinars (9/5 and 9/16)

Have questions on where to find veterans to hire? Struggling to attract more veterans to your organization? Want to know if there are best practices in supporting veterans with disabilities? Want to know which Military Occupational Codes would be a good fit for your open positions?

The Value Of a Veteran offers twice-monthly opportunities to "Ask the Military Hiring Expert" all of your questions. This session is FREE, and you do need to register to attend. Go to www.TheValueOfaVeteran.com/webinars to register.

The above is a LIVE webinar. Other pre-recorded webinars available on the site include:

It's Not About Patriotism – Why Hiring Veterans Just Makes Good Business Sense

Need motivation and direction to jump-start a military recruiting initiative? Facing a tough-sell with key stakeholders? Unsure of all the financial incentives (tax credits, etc.) and benefits available to those companies that hire veterans? Then this Webinar is for you.
What you will learn:

  • "Myths versus truths" concerning hiring veterans
  • The top business reasons to develop a veteran hiring initiative (including tax credits, compliance requirements, cost reimbursements, etc.)   
This webinar is for recruiters who are interested in pursuing military veterans as part of a larger hiring strategy but who are unsure of how to find these veterans and where to focus their time and budget in order to achieve the highest return on investment. What you will learn:
  • The timeline for a typical military transition (knowing this can keep your pipelines filled and can offer additional cost savings in terms of relocation and marketing)
  • An overview of military-specific applicant sourcing options

Hiring Veterans with Disabilities

If military veterans in general are an under-tapped resource, disabled military veterans are practically invisible to employers. Though they may have lost limbs, vision, and/or hearing, have short-term memory loss, or are disfigured, they still desire to contribute and have a lot to offer – if employers make the effort to reach out and accommodate.
  • WHY employers should include veterans and veterans with disabilities in their recruiting strategy
  • WHAT the term "service-disabled veteran" means
  • WHAT support and incentives are available to employers (government and civilian) to facilitate recruiting veterans with disabilities
  • WHERE to find concentrations of veterans with disabilities to recruit
  • HOW to attract veterans with disabilities to your company
  • HOW to change attitudinal barriers to employing veterans with disabilities


Translating the Military Resume and Interviewing Tips

Just because your HVAC business is in land-locked Tucson, Arizona doesn't mean an "Anti-Submarine Warfare Control System Level II Technician" wouldn't be a great asset to your team. Making sense of "foreign" job titles and cryptic job codes on the typical military resume is hard enough. Trying to determine a service member's transferable skills based on a 5 minute conversation at a crowded job fair is even harder.
This webinar will empower you with tools and techniques to be able to:
  • Determine the types of career fields offered through the military and how they correspond with your hiring needs
  • Realize the certification and credentialing options offered by the military
  • Understand the differences between officer and enlisted grades, including levels of responsibility and salary expectations
  • Map your hiring needs to military skill sets
  • Translate the veteran's Military Occupational Code
  • Ask great questions that will more directly help you determine the service member's transferable skills
  • Avoid a lawsuit (also known as "questions you should never ask a veteran during the hiring process")


Marketing to Attract the Military Applicant

Does your company use the same marketing materials, techniques, messages and career web pages to recruit college seniors as compared to experienced hires? Many companies have learned the value in customizing the applicant experience to attract different populations. This webinar covers things you can do to attract the military candidate to your company.
What you will learn:
  • Themes and messages to use in your materials that will resonate with military veterans
  • Updates to make to your career website that will attract the military


The Return of Veterans to Campus – The Powerful Impact of the Post 9/11 GI Bill and What Higher Education Institutions Can Do to Prepare and Reap the Benefits

Have you heard? There is a new and very generous Post 9/11 G.I. Bill that came into effect in August 2009. This bill is expected to incent a huge number of military veterans to head to college over the next few years. More than 25,000 veterans signed up for the Post 9/11 G.I. Bill within the first two weeks!  What should colleges and universities be doing now to prepare for a return of military veterans to campus in the coming years?
In this 2-part seminar you will learn:
  • The significant incentives of the new Post 9/11 G.I. Bill and why these incentives are expected to drive veterans to pursue higher education
  • The 18 "Best Practices" (policies, programs, etc.) for higher education institutions to adopt that will make your organization stand out as "veteran friendly" in the minds of transitioning service members
  • Grants and other financial incentives for putting these programs in place
  • Traditional and creative ways to market your college/university to the military community (cost, low-cost and no cost methods covered)


Avoid Being the "Starter Employer" – How To Retain Veterans After You've Hired Them

Are you experiencing a higher-than-expected turnover of your veteran employees? Or, do you already have a military hiring practice already in place, but you are losing your investment because the veterans are not staying long term? Learn how to become more than a "starter employer." Become a longer-term career opportunity.
What you will learn:
  • Common frustrations military veterans have with their first employer
  • Best practices for integrating military veterans into your organization
  • Programs and policies to support veterans serving in the National Guard and Reserves

West Point Military Career Expo: 9/9 (West Point, NY)

Time: Friday, September 9 · 10:00am

Location: The West Point Club Bldg. 603, Cullum Rd. West Point, NY 10996

Created By Military.com

Register for the Military.com and NCOA career fair! http://www.military.com/career-expo/2011-west-point-career-fair/

Military.com hosts the largest veteran Job Board in the world while NCOA has been a leader in hosting military job fairs around the country.

Job seekers with current DoD ID: Proceed to the front gate and provide Sentry with current Identification

Job seekers without current DoD ID: Inform the Sentry on duty that you are attending the Military.com/NCOA Career Expo. You will need to provide the below listed documents to gain access to the installation:

-Valid vehicle registration
-Valid proof of insurance on for the vehicle
-Valid picture ID for all persons in the vehicle

**(NOTE: The base reserves the right to conduct random vehicle searches and can refuse admittance to anyone they deem not acceptable to enter the installation. NCOA / Military.com cannot accept responsibility for local policies or procedures)



-----Agent Orange claim filing deadline August 30th-----

Vietnam-era veterans who have medical diagnoses for three presumptive conditions related to Agent Orange exposure need to file their disability claims with the Department of Veterans Affairs by Aug. 30 in order to qualify for up to one year of retroactive benefits.

The three diseases recently added to VA's list of presumptive conditions related to Agent Orange exposure or other herbicides during the Vietnam War are ischemic heart disease, hairy cell and other B-cell leukemias, and Parkinson's disease.

"Veterans who suffer from these presumptive conditions can apply for disability benefits at any time," said Verna Jones, director of The American Legion's Veterans Affairs & Rehabilitation Division. "But they need to apply by the Aug. 30 deadline in order to possibly get up to a year's worth of benefits retroactively,"

Widows and widowers whose spouses have died from Agent Orange presumptive conditions may also qualify for retroactive benefits and are encouraged to file for dependent indemnity compensation by Aug. 30.

Veterans can file for disability claims online at VA's Agent Orange Fast Track claims Processing System at:

Tuesday, August 23, 2011

2011 Military.com Career Expo Calendar

Upcoming Veteran Career Expos for September from Military.com:

West Point, NY: September 9
Ft. Hood, TX: September 13
Patrick AFB, FL: September 22
Tampa, FL: September 23

Click here to see the full calendar of job fairs for 2011: http://www.military.com/career-expo/career-fair-calendar-2011/


Military.com, the largest online military membership organization and The Non Commissioned Officers Association (NCOA), Veterans Employment Assistance Division, will continue to co-host Career Expos in 2011.

For sponsorship information, contact: Scoop Davis at (800) 662-2620, Ext.241 or via e-mail at execdir@ncoausa.org; or Jeri Glowacki at (800) 662-2620 Ext. 281 or via e-mail at jglow@ncoausa.org

Veterans and Mesothelioma

The veterans of the United States military branches, including the U.S. Army, Marine Corps, Navy, Air Force, Coast Guard, and others have served their country in times of war and peace, giving their time, effort, and sometimes their lives as part of their service. They have the same right to the best in medical care that is afforded to all in our country. Mesothelioma, a disease with no known cure, has felled many U.S. veterans, and the rights of these veterans to receive compensation for this work-related disease should be upheld.

Medical Care for Veterans Is Lacking

Unfortunately, many veterans are not receiving the medical care or disability benefits to which they are entitled. For example, some 600,000 VA claims for federal benefits are pending with the Veterans Administration, languishing in a bureaucratic morass for years at a time. These include more than 123,000 disability claims of vets of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. Veterans with asbestos-induced mesothelioma are facing the same obstacles.

Millions of Veterans Exposed to Asbestos

It is now apparent that hundreds of thousands — perhaps millions — of veterans were exposed to the toxic material asbestos as part of their military service. Asbestos was present in many products used by military members and civilian contractors when they built military facilities and ships (asbestos exposure navy ships) or maintained military vehicles.

For more information please visit Asbestos News: http://www.asbestosnews.com/veterans/

Consequence Management, Inc - Security Escorts (Bethesda, MD & Washington DC)

Security Escorts needed NOW!!

Full-Time 8 hour/day
For NGA, Bethesda, MD and Washington Naval Yard, Washington, DC
With a minimum of a Secret Clearance ($18-$20 per/hour)
Top Secret (18-$22 per hour)
This position is currently a “6 month” opportunity with possibility of a long term contract.

Please send resume via email at info@cmgti.com. Visit our website at www.cmgti.com.

Monday, August 22, 2011

Webinar Tomorrow - From Deployment to Employment: Helping Veterans Recover and Discover a Working Life

From Deployment to Employment: Helping Veterans Recover and Discover a Working Life

Tuesday 8/23 2:00-3:30 PM

The purpose of this Webinar will be to provide an overview of strategies and resources for States, Territories, and Tribes to consider as they work collaboratively to address the unemployment and underemployment of Service Members, Veterans, and their Families. The presentations will be followed by a question and answer session.

Key topics to be addressed include:
* Increase understanding of Veterans' employment issues within the current social and economic context.
* Discuss myths and facts about Veterans, injuries, PTSD, TBI, substance abuse, homelessness, and community reintegration.
* Identify action items for implementing employment practices impacting recruitment, assimilation, retention, accommodation, and advancement.
* Describe alternate paths to employment, including education, internships and work experiences.
* Integrate methods for skill identification and translation to civilian sector.
* Identify and adapt best practices for engaging and meeting the needs of employers and the business community for ensuring successful employment opportunities for Veterans.

Target Audience: Representatives from State, Territory, and Tribal behavioral health systems serving Service Members, Veterans, and their Families; Representatives from Military Family Coalitions and Advocates.

Register in Advance of the Event

To guarantee your place for this event, please register in advance using our online registration: https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/GS7R9QV . If you have any questions about your registration, please contact Jody Zabel, MA, Project Associate, at 518-439-7415 ext. 231 or by email at jzabel@prainc.com.

To access the audio portion on the day of the event:

1. Call toll-free 1-888-455-5810

2. Provide the following: . Conference number: PW4101486 . Conference passcode: 8501497

To access the PowerPoint presentation on the day of the event:

1. Go to: https://www.mymeetings.com /nc/join/

2. Provide the conference number and conference password listed above.

Navy Tri Base Job Fair - 9/21 (Jacksonville, FL)

Sunday, August 21, 2011

Upcoming Job Fairs Across the Nation

Here is a list of several upcoming job fairs via EmploymentGuide.com. Click on the links for more information about each event.

8/24/11 St. Louis Job & Education Fair Sunset Hills, MO
8/30/11 Atlanta's Career Fair For All Atlanta, GA
8/31/11 Phoenix Summer Job Fair August 31st! Phoenix, AZ
9/13/11 Richmond Diversity Job Fair Midlothian, VA
9/13/11 Texans Helping Texans Healthcare/Medical Job Fair September 13th! Arlington, TX
9/13/11 Texans Helping Texans Job Fair September 13th! Arlington, TX
9/13/11 Indianapolis Fall Job Fair Indianapolis, IN
9/20/11 Texans Helping Texans San Antonio Job Fair September 20th! San Antonio , TX
9/20/11 Orlando 's I Am Able Career Fair Orlando, FL
9/20/11 Baltimore's Diversity Fall Job Fair Baltimore, MD
9/21/11 Kansas City Fall Job Fair Kansas City, MO
10/12/11 Metro D.C. Fall Diversity Job Fair Springfield, VA
10/12/11 St. Louis Job & Education Fair Bridgeton, MO
10/25/11 Tampa's Fall Job Fair Tampa, FL
10/26/11 Greater Cleveland Fall Job Fair Brook Park, OH
11/02/11 Kansas City Winter Job Fair North Kansas City, MO

Saturday, August 20, 2011

Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America (IAVA) Featured in Time Magazine

Join IAVA in celebrating the release of TIME's The New Greatest Generation, profiling IAVA Member Veterans as the new face of American leadership.

After almost 10 years of war, this extraordinary TIME cover story profiles Iraq and Afghanistan veterans who are defining the next generation of leadership in politics, business and social entrepreneurship.

Five IAVA Member Veterans, including Founder and Executive Director Paul Rieckhoff and Board Member Wes Moore, are featured in The New Greatest Generation by columnist Joe Klein about how young war veterans are redefining leadership at home.

IAVA Executive Director and Founder Paul Rieckhoff brought into focus the urgency of IAVA’s work on Thursday night as Member Veterans joined leaders of the veteran and civilian community at the Time Warner Center in New York City for the official unveiling of TIME magazine’s New Greatest Generation cover story. Rieckhoff praised IAVA Board Member Wes Moore, and Member Veterans Liz McNally and John Gallina — three fellow vets featured in the cover story — for their leadership, and cited them as examples of the type of talent and ingenuity veterans can bring to the private sector upon their return from service.

“This is a historic moment for IAVA and for all Iraq and Afghanistan veterans. The TIME cover story proves the potential of a powerful new generation of American leaders. The five of us are humbled to have been chosen to represent our brother and sisters in the veterans community. But we are just the tip of the spear. The “Innovation Generation” embodies the diversity, skill and energy of all 2.3 million Iraq and Afghanistan veterans. It shows the entire world that veterans are not a charity, we’re an investment. We’ve led America in combat overseas, and we’re ready to lead at home,” said IAVA Founder and Executive Director Paul Rieckhoff.

Read the article, meet the veterans, and find out more about IAVA here: http://iava.org/faces-next-greatest-generation

About IAVA

IAVA is the country's first and largest nonprofit, nonpartisan organization for veterans of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan and has more than 200,000 Member Veterans and civilian supporters nationwide.

Our Mission & Vision:

We are a 21st Century veterans’ organization dedicated to standing with the veterans of Iraq and Afghanistan from their first day home through the rest of their lives. We strive to build an empowered generation of veterans who provide sustainable leadership for our country and their communities.

Our Impact:

The wars in Iraq and Afghanistan are entering their ninth and tenth years respectively. Over 2.2 million Americans have served in Iraq or Afghanistan, and thousands have been deployed multiple times. IAVA is focused on addressing mental health injuries, a stretched VA system, inadequate health care for female veterans, and GI Bill educational benefits.

We focus our impact in four critical areas for new veterans and their families - Health, Education, Employment and Community – with a three-pronged strategy:
  • Assistance: We create, optimize and expand assistance to veterans in the areas of Health, Education, Employment and Community.
  • Awareness: We create awareness around the challenges and opportunities facing veterans of Iraq and Afghanistan.
  • Advocacy: We create and influence public policy so veterans and their families have increased access to Health, Education, Employment and Community.
In these areas, IAVA provides valuable resources and empowers veterans to connect with one another, fostering a strong and lasting community from their first day home through the rest of their lives.

Visit the IAVA website at http://www.iava.org

America Hires - Virtual Job Fair 10/1 - 12/31

The America Hires Virtual Job Fair will run from October 1, 2011 through December 31, 2011 at AmericaHires360.com and aims to connect millions of job candidates with hiring companies throughout the United States. The America Hires Virtual Job Fair will provide candidates with the opportunity to apply to multiple job listings at the click of a mouse and interview with Recruiters and Hiring Managers in an interactive environment. Employers who participate in the America Hires Virtual Job Fair will benefit from instant visibility on the web, an unlimited number of job ad listings and the potential to discover quality candidates with ease. Say good-bye to traditional job fairs and say hello to America Hires 360.


Job Seekers:
  • No need to travel
  • Submit your resume instantly
  • Apply for multiple job listings
  • Live chat with Employers
  • Featured Speakers and breakout sessions
  • Attendance is easy from any computer with internet access
  • Virtual booth with company logo display from October 1, 2011 through December 31, 2011
  • Booth includes one (1) user account per registered employer
  • Unlimited job postings and resume database access
  • Job posting distribution to multiple job boards and career sites
  • Receive candidate resumes by e-mail or via your company applicant tracking system
  • Advertisement on JobsDirectUSA.com and social networks
  • Live chat with prospective candidates via instant messenger directly from your office computer

To register, please visit  http://www.americahires360.com/

Transitioning from a Military to Civilian Resume: Helpful Resource for Job Seekers

From http://www.careeronestop.org/militarytransition/resumeWriter.aspx

The skills and experience you gain in the military are in high demand in civilian jobs. But describing your military experiences to a perspective employer can be difficult.

To get started, use these resources:

Don’t overlook your skills.

You’ve likely gained a wide variety of skills in the military. Your job when writing your resume is to highlight your assets for employers. Include examples of the following types of skills:
  • Technical skills. Military careers such as a telecommunications technician, financial management technician, mechanic, healthcare specialist all have closely related civilian careers. The technical skills you developed in your military career in these and other military occupations should be included on your resume.
  • Discipline skills. The discipline skills that you developed in the military are highly valued by civilian employers.
  • Leadership skills. Any leadership experience or training that you acquired in the military is also highly valued by civilian employers.

Follow a standard resume format.

Use a resume sample or template as your guide. If you don’t have civilian work experience, consider using a functional resume that addresses your skills rather than the positions you have held. For a walk-through of the resume writing process, visit CareerOneStop’s Resume Guide.

Looking for more?

Friday, August 19, 2011

Veteran and Spouses Job Fair - 8/24 (Sioux Falls, SD)

 SIOUX FALLS, S.D. — The Department of Labor and Regulation and several other organizations are hosting a job fair Wednesday just for veterans and their spouses.

The fair is planned for 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Sioux Falls Veterans of Foreign Wars post.
More than 50 local and regional employers will be on hand with openings in a variety of industries including financial services, health care, manufacturing and government.
All veterans, guardsmen, reservists, those still in the military and spouses are encouraged to attend.

Participants should dress professionally and bring their resumes, references and information for applications.

Via @USWomenVeterans on Twitter

Sims Metal Management: Mobile Equipment Maintenance Manager (Jersey City, NJ)

Mobile Equipment Maintenance Manager in our Jersey City, NJ facility.

Sims Metal Management is the world's leading metal recycling company; turning unwanted post-consumer items and industrial scrap into raw materials for manufacturing operations around the world. Sims Metal Management has over 80 sites in the U.S. and Canada with over 4500 employees.

We currently have an opening for a Mobile Equipment (heavy construction) Maintenance Manager in our Jersey City, NJ facility.

Supervises the maintenance of all mobile equipment to assure efficient, timely and safe operations of the equipment.

REPORTS TO: Plant Manager
• Develops and implements cost effective preventive maintenance schedules and programs to maintain all mobile plant equipment and vehicles in a safe and excellent operating condition.
• Supervises mechanics, welders, and other union employees as needed.
• Directs all repairs to assure completion of mechanical repairs as expeditiously and cost effectively as possible to avoid work stoppages while maintaining safety.
• Determines working hours, overtime, and vacation schedules for union employees.
• Responsible for all repairs and maintenance for tractor/trailer fleet.
• Recommends replacement of equipment with reconditioned or with new facilities, if purchase would be more economical than repair.
• Supervises outside vendors when required for repair of yard equipment or special projects.
• Determines spare parts to be ordered and ensures that all necessary parts and outside services are available to support plant operations. Oversees work order system to assure proper control of repair costs.
• Directs the training of mechanics to improve their skills with emphasis on the need to ensure safe operation of equipment.
• Assist Plant Manager with all shredder operations, and repair as needed.
• Generates various production reports, man-hours etc. on a regular and timely basis. The employee may be assigned to special projects or required to perform other duties not listed above, which may vary from time to time as determined by management, to meet company needs.


• Up to 5 years experience in equipment maintenance functions desired. Good hands on experience with diesel engines, hydraulic systems, electrical systems, water pumps and air compressors. High school or technical school diploma required. Technical college degree desired or equivalent work experience. Employee must conscientious in practicing safe operating conditions in the plant at all times and be able to anticipate equipment maintenance needs. Must have the technical knowledge to repair and maintain complex steel scrap shredding facility, and yard equipment. Good communication skills. Be able to work with little or no supervision. Be able to keep regular and timely records. Computer skills to do spreadsheets, reports, etc.

Please send resume to jasmin.hines@simsmm.com

Visit our website at www.simsmm.com.

For Employers: How To Create Effective Online Job Posts

Writing effective job titles and descriptions
Excerpted from the Indeed.com blog at http://blog.indeed.com/2011/08/11/writing-effective-job-titles-and-descriptions

One of the best ways to get the most from online job sites and receive truly targeted job seeker traffic is by using detailed, job seeker-friendly job titles and descriptions.

Because sites like Indeed.com are search engines, effective job titles and detailed job descriptions help to make the best match possible with job seekers’ search terms, resulting in more qualified candidates clicking on and applying to your jobs.

A vague job title or a description with only a few sentences gives the job site limited information to use when matching your job to job seekers’ search queries. This makes it difficult for qualified job seekers to find your jobs.

An effective job title and description:
  • Improves the quality and volume of qualified candidates you receive 
  • Enables job seekers to better qualify themselves for the job. 

Job postings are often your first chance to make a meaningful impression on a job seeker; titles and descriptions can greatly influence qualified candidates’ perceptions of your company and their decision to apply.

To get the most out of your jobs, keep these guidelines in mind when writing your job title and description:

Job title
  • Avoid using internal titles that don’t accurately describe the job. Job seekers may misunderstand abbreviations or acronyms, and they’re less likely to search for them. 
  • Describe the type of work being performed. If you’re hiring salespeople, specify what they will be selling, or include your industry. For example: “Sales Representative –Pharmaceuticals” or “Pharmaceutical Sales Representative” is more effective than just “Sales Representative.” If possible, mention the level of work (for example, “Entry-level Accountant”).
Job description
When writing your job descriptions, use a style that communicates your company’s character and values. This is an invaluable way to market your employer brand and engage candidates.
  • Job descriptions without relevant keywords and detail can make it difficult for qualified candidates to find your jobs. If they do view the posting, they won’t have enough information to determine whether they are qualified, or if the job is a good fit.
  • Alternatively, a description that consists of an unnecessarily long list of skill and qualification requirements can make false matches on Indeed, or dissuade job seekers from applying.
  • Some best practices for your job descriptions include:
    • Keep job descriptions concise, but provide enough detail–with relevant keywords and terms –so that Indeed can make a proper match on your job with a job seeker’s query. 
    • Describe the types of activities and responsibilities required by the job so job seekers can self-qualify themselves (thus improving your candidate quality). 
      • Cite specific educational/certification requirements. 
      • Specify desired years of experience. Indicate how the job functions within the organization or who the job reports to. 
    • Give job seekers a sense of your organization’s style and culture. This may also include an overview of employee benefits, salary, schedule and other perks.
When writing job titles and descriptions, Indeed.com's Industry Employment Trends can also be helpful in identifying top keywords and the most popular job titles for your industry or job category.

Thursday, August 18, 2011

Joint Base Langley-Eustis Job Fair: 9/8 (Ft. Eustis, VA)

Help our troops in Afghanistan by sending shaving cream!

KITCHEN TABLE GANG TRUST Sets Up New Operation Shaving Cream Fund

Marines in Afghanistan have requested that people send shaving cream for them to mark mines and IEDs.

In response to a community effort to support U.S. troops stationed in Afghanistan, the U.S. Marines in the 1st Battalion, 5th Marines' Cherokee Company are using shaving cream to mark IEDs (improvised explosive devices), and there has been overwhelming community support to send boxes of shaving cream to our troops stationed overseas in an effort to help save lives and limbs.

The Kitchen Table Gang is positioned to facilitate worthwhile projects such as this one and saw this project as the perfect opportunity to provide the vehicle to organize a internet-wide effort to show support of our troops. Anyone can make donation to the fund, and the Kitchen Table Gang will help facilitate purchasing and shipping the shaving cream to the troops. The effort has a goal of 10,000 cans, but the Kitchen Table Gang will continue to accept donations for this effort as long as there is a need. We will continue to update our newsletter with the progress of this initiative and relay the thanks we receive from our troops.

First Lt. Paul Herdener is deployed with Camp Pendleton, CA-based 1/5's Cherokee Company as a heavy weapons platoon commander said the public must remember that service members in Afghanistan are risking lives and limbs. "If we can prevent that from happening with a can of shaving cream, we need to get as much over there as we can," he said.

It should be noted that the shaving cream will be sent to soldiers and Marines throughout Afghanistan - not just the Marines of 1/5. What began as a project in the Rotary Club of Gainesville, GA has spread to other organizations and become a full-blown campaign.

To make a donation to the Operation Shaving Cream Fund, either mail a check to the Kitchen Table Gang Trust at 42922 Avenue 12, Madera, CA 93636-8866 or donate online using the PayPal icon on the first page of our website.

Thank you very much,

Charlie Taliaferro, Director


Tuesday, August 16, 2011

VA Acquisition Academy Seeking Wounded Vets for the 2011 Class - No Degree Required

The VA Acquisition Academy  is currently recruiting candidates without a degree or less than 24 credits only for the 2011 class that  starts 10/10/2011.  Start with sending  your  resume  to kasey.kazakavich@va.gov.  If you meet the criteria we need to hear from you no later than Thursday by noon.

In general we are looking for wounded veterans, prefer combat wounded vets, who have a high-school degree and are motivated to complete a rigorous 3-year program. The first year is designed to work through the business credits required for the contract specialist career field. It includes the academic training, plus mental strength conditioning and a variety of other training (leadership, soft skills). The second and third years is designed to teach them the specific technical training as contract specialist, plus the other things mentioned in the attachment.

The training in the first year will be strictly here in Frederick, VA. Those selected will be here for that time. Whether they choose to move their families here will be up to them…the second and third years include both classroom time here in Frederick as well as job rotations out in the operational arena (at a VA site somewhere around the country). At the end of the third year, we will PCS them to their final location. They must be willing to sign a mobility agreement stating that we will move them where the need is (we do work with them much like an assignment officer in the military – they choose their top 3 locations from a list of available locations, and we match them up). We do not have housing here (we are not on a military base, and the closest base, Ft Detrick, does not offer military housing, even for their soldiers). Many of the veterans might be eligible for BAH and other benefits under various benefit programs.

Please view our website http://www.acquisitionacademy.va.gov/

Patriot Golf Day & the Folds of Honor Foundation get increased support from Pinnacle

Hi Lucy,

I wanted to let you know about Patriot Golf Day, an exciting national campaign to honor the sacrifices of military veterans and their families. The idea is simple, during Labor Day weekend, golfers across the country are encouraged to add $1 to their greens fees. From that humble ask, more than $8 million has been raised over the four years for Folds of Honor Foundation, a national nonprofit organization that salutes the sacrifice of fallen and disabled service members by ensuring their families are not left behind through scholarships and other assistance.

Since 2009, Pinnacle has been Going the Distance for military families by supporting Folds of Honor in its mission to help these families. Pinnacle provides funding and in-kind donations to help raise funds and awareness for Folds of Honor’s vital mission. This year Pinnacle is taking their support a step further by featuring the Folds of Honor logo on new Pinnacle Gold packaging (photo attached). In advance of Patriot Golf Day, I’d love to provide you with a pack of the special Pinnacle Gold golf balls that feature the Folds of Honor logo to share with your readers.

This Patriot Golf Day, we hope you put Pinnacle in play and join the mission to ensure the families of servicemen and women who have given life and limb serving our country receive the educational opportunities they deserve by visiting www.foldsofhonor.org. You can also learn more about Pinnacle’s efforts to support Folds of Honor by liking their new Facebook page.

Please let me know if you have any questions on Patriot Gold Day or Pinnacle’s support of the Folds of Honor Foundation. Thanks in advance for your consideration.


Listen to This: Female Airman Has Amazing Voice


Monday, August 15, 2011

RONCO Consulting Corporation - Writer

RONCO Consulting Corporation - Writer

RONCO has an immediate need for a Writer to supplement our Business Development and Proposals teams – Oxon Hill, MD.

The successful candidate will be responsible for:

• Reporting to the proposal manager.
• Writing proposals, expressions of interest.
• Developing content for market material and capabilities statements.
• Working within time constraints, internally or externally imposed.
• Self-editing and self-publishing may be required.
• Document management and communicating effectively with a team on specific projects.
• Helping the RONCO team in any other written documents for which written expertise would improve the product.

Eligible candidates will possess superior relationship and interpersonal skills and an ability to interface with all levels of leadership. Candidates must be self-starters who can think and act quickly and independently, exercise sound judgment, and approach training with a determined, hands-on attitude.
• Fluency in written and spoken English is required.
• Must have a Bachelor’s Degree in English, Journalism, Communications, or a related subject.
• Very strong writing skills.
• Strong familiarity with Microsoft Office software and Adobe Acrobat.
• Excellent communication skills.
• Must be very organized, detail-oriented and independent.

Please send resume via email: EElmore@roncowash.com
Visit our website at:www.roncoconsulting.com.

RONCO is an equal opportunity employer & a drug-free workplace.

Friday, August 12, 2011


Operation Confidence was founded in 1980. Our mission is to advocate for people with disabilities, provide dress for success/job preparation workshops and host community outreach events that include job fairs.

Operation Confidence's staff were at one time able-bodied but due to an accident caused them to have to use a wheelchair or other mobility devices. Despite their limitations they are considered mentors and role models.

Concerned about the overwhelming number of soldiers returning home from Iraqi and Afghanistan with a physical disability, Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) and/or Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI), Operation Confidence was compiled to do its part to help.

For more information please go to our website www.operationconfidence.org

Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Tuesday, August 9, 2011

Dynamic Aviation – ISR King Air Field Technical Rep – A&P Mechanic

Dynamic Aviation – ISR King Air Field Technical Rep – A&P Mechanic

ISR King Air Field Technical Representative

Location: International – no relocation necessary.
Due to continued and rapid expansion to serve a growing number of diverse customers, we have several openings for Field Technical Representatives (FTR). If you are a licensed A&P mechanic, able to travel away from home for 60 days on with 60 days off at a time and can obtain a security clearance, there might be a place for you at Dynamic Aviation.

The FTR position is responsible for performing all scheduled and unscheduled maintenance assuring aircraft is available for customer flight missions on an ongoing basis. Other responsibilities include, but are not limited to: maintaining parts inventory while at remote sites; maintaining communication with company headquarters; and continuously improving knowledge and capabilities on assigned aircraft.

Minimum requirements include an A&P Certificate coupled with vocational/ training in aviation systems and maintenance or completion of a degree program in general aviation maintenance. Minimum of 2 years aircraft maintenance experience required. King Air and/or turbine engine maintenance experience preferred. Military experience preferred. The individual must be a self-starter, detail-oriented, and able to self-manage complex tasks.

APPLY AT: https://home.eease.adp.com/recruit/?id=814481

Dynamic Aviation Group, Inc. offers year round benefits for our rotations.  Compensation for this position is $580 per day deployed overseas. No calls or agencies please.

For more information please visit our website via www.dynamicaviation.com.

Dynamic Aviation is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

UAV Operator(s) Iraq

UAV Operator(s) Iraq

Job Title: UAV operator(s) Iraq

Oconus UAV Operators preferably already deployed in Iraq and available in September, 2011.

Experienced tactical UAV operators needed to train DOD personnel and sustain UAV platforms in Iraq.  Operators will be provided detailed training course prior to deployment on all aspects of UAV tactical operations in all weather conditions both day/night.  Once trained, Operators will be expected to conduct New Equipment Training (NET) for personnel either in CONUS or OCONUS Locations and to maintain UAV platforms in 100% Operational Readiness (OR).  Deployment is expected to occur in next 30-45 days.

If you are in Iraq currently this would be an advantage.  Because of very short timeline, all applicants must provide proof of having completed CRC/IDS, a physical, up to date shot records and valid passport. Initial deployments will be six months with additional deployments optional. Disabled veterans are asked to apply.  Pay will be dependent upon levels of proficiency and experience both with UAVs and prior deployments. For further details on support of DOD, please refer to Department of the Army Pamphlet, 715-16 - Contractor Deployment Guide.

Please provide a VTC capable (Skype or other) account which may be used to conduct initial interview.
Send all resumes via email to: lucy@military-civilian.com with necessary support documents concerning CRC, physical and shot records.

Dynamic Aviation – ISR Pilot for Beechcraft King Air 90 / 200

Dynamic Aviation – ISR Pilot for Beechcraft King Air 90 / 20

ISR Pilot for Beechcraft King Air 90 / 200

Location: International – no relocation necessary.

Dynamic Aviation operates Beechcraft King Air 90 / 200 in US and international locations. Assignments require travel away from home for 60 days on, 60 days off at a time and the ability to obtain a security clearance. Complex assignments, diverse customer requirements and varied flight conditions provide challenging and interesting work for talented and disciplined pilots.

Minimum requirements include a current and qualified FAA Commercial Pilot license, minimum 1200 hours total flight time, 1000 PIC hours fixed wing, 300 PIC hours multi-engine turboprop, personal situation allowing for extended periods away from home station, US citizenship, ability to obtain security clearance and strong customer focus. High school diploma is required, with college completion in a related field of study preferred.

APPLY AT: https://home.eease.adp.com/recruit/?id=814411

Dynamic Aviation Group, Inc. offers year round benefits for our rotations.  Compensation for this position is $630 for Captains and $580 for First Officers per day deployed overseas. No calls or agencies please.

For more information please visit us at or website at: www.dynamicaviation.com

Dynamic Aviation is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Testimonial - August 9, 2011

Lucy Jensen,

I am extremely grateful for your assistance and all of the great information. Sorry for the confusion, the paper work I received made it look like you worked in the Human resources department for NAVMAR.  I will defiantly check out your website and pass on your information to interested parties. NAVMAR emailed me within an hour of your e-mail; that is the fastest reply I have received. Again thank you in advance for the opportunities I may encounter from your assistance.

Sarah Hart 

Resume Workshop

On August,19th, 2011 from 9am to 11 am.
Workforce One
2301 W Sample Road Pompano Beach, Fl, 33073

The agenda will include; Creating an effective resume, dress for success, interviewing skills and self development. There will be a guest speaker who is also an employer  providing feedback to our veteran applicants. You will have an opportunity to hear from  this employer and what employers look for in an applicant. Seating is limited  if you are  interested please call or e-mail for a seat have a great day and good luck to you all.

Deoraj RamsaranVeterans Success Coach
(954) 969-3541 Ext. 110
2301 W Sample Road
Pompano Beach, Fl, 33073
(954) 969 3550


If you are surveyed on the services provided by WorkForce One, please rate us a 10! If I am not giving you a 10, please let me know.

2011 Veteran Career Fairs from RecruitMilitary, LLC and the U. S. Chamber of Commerce

RecruitMilitary, LLC and the United States Chamber of Commerce are joining together to produce 13 career fair hiring events during the remainder of 2011 for veterans and military spouses. These events will be known as “Hiring Our Heroes/ RecruitMilitary Veteran Opportunity Expos” and will be held from September through December 2011. RecruitMilitary will produce all of the events.

The first Expo will take place on September 22, 2011 at Paul Brown Stadium in Cincinnati, OH.

The remaining 12 “Hiring Our Heroes/RecruitMilitary Veteran Opportunity Expos” will take place in the following cities on the following dates:

October 6, 2011 – Pittsburgh, PA;
October 13, 2011 – Phoenix, AZ;
October 20, 2011 – Atlanta, GA and Kansas City, MO;
October 27, 2011 – Jacksonville, FL;
November 3, 2011 – Philadelphia, PA and Seattle/Tacoma, WA;
November 10, 2011 – Dallas, TX;
November 17, 2011 – Charlotte, NC and Norfolk, VA ;
December 1, 2011 – San Diego, CA; and
December 8, 2011 – Houston, TX.

For a complete list of the locations and times of these events, please visit http://recruitmilitary.com/hiring-our-heroes.

These events will benefit veterans and military spouses who are looking for jobs and businesses that want to hire great employees. To increase the number of employers participating in these events and maximize job opportunities for veterans and military spouses, RecruitMilitary is offering companies that are members of the U.S. Chamber and local chambers a 10% discount on the cost of their exhibition booths. Additionally, RecruitMilitary will offer further price reductions for small businesses (businesses that have less than 50 employees), and even lower rates for veteran-owned small businesses.

Excerpted from: Announcing our Collaboration with the U.S. Chamber of Commerce on 2011 Veteran Hiring Events | The RecruitMilitary Blog

Monday, August 8, 2011

Cuyamaca College Fall Job Fair - 8/26 (El Cajon, CA)


Testimonial - August 8, 2011

Miss Jensen,

Thank you for your help and thank you for the great jump start! I will be busy getting my resume and information on your website. And I will make sure I get this information out to other Marines getting out. Again thank you for your hard work and effort.

Todd Kelly

Thursday, August 4, 2011

Patriot Guard Riders - Friday Aug. 5th & 11th Rides in Los Angeles, CA

Sgt. Steve Wason, 58, was stationed in TX where he fell ill and passed away. The Patriot Guard Riders have been invited to his arrival and Military services.

The PGR will stage at the Bob Hope USO at LAX. This is located on the Arrivals or lower level.

Following his arrival the PGR will escort Sgt Watson and his family 62 miles to Arlington Mortuary.

Timetable for Friday 05 August 2011:

0930 Stage at the Bob Hope USO at LAX 203 World Way suite 200 Los Angeles CA 90045
0945 Mission briefing
1000 Move to post 2 and await arrival

The itinerary for Thursday 11 August TBA.

R/C Gunny
909 208 7703

This mission involves an aircraft arrival. Arrival times can change at the last minute so please check this thread before you leave for any last minute changes.

Please feel free to attend any portion of this mission you can.

You do not have to be a Veteran or a motorcycle rider to attend this mission. Everyone is welcome. We encourage those who do not ride to attend in your car. If this will be your first mission go to the staging area and the Ride Captain will brief you.  Dress for motorcycle riding or dress casually if you are driving a cage (car).

Patriot Guard Riders Mission Statement

The Patriot Guard Riders is a diverse amalgamation of riders from across the nation. We have one thing in common besides motorcycles. We have an unwavering respect for those who risk their very lives for America’s freedom and security. If you share this respect, please join us.

We don’t care what you ride or if you ride, what your political views are, or whether you’re a hawk or a dove. It is not a requirement that you be a veteran. It doesn't matter where you’re from or what your income is; you don’t even have to ride. The only prerequisite is Respect.

Our main mission is to attend the funeral services of fallen American heroes as invited guests of the family. Each mission we undertake has two basic objectives:

    Show our sincere respect for our fallen heroes, their families, and their communities.
    Shield the mourning family and their friends from interruptions created by any protestor or group of protestors.

We accomplish the latter through strictly legal and non-violent means.

To those of you who are currently serving and fighting for the freedoms of others, at home and abroad, please know that we are backing you.  We honor and support you with every mission we carry out, and we are praying for a safe return home for all.

via http://www.patriotguard.org/ALLForums/tabid/61/forumid/11/view/topic/postid/1618917/Default.aspx

Comprehensive Health Services: International Opportunities

Comprehensive Health Services

Comprehensive Health Services currently has opportunities for General Surgeons, Physicians, Physician Assistants, Nurse Practitioners and other medical professionals.  Please contact intlops@chsmedical.com for additional information on these opportunities.

The following is a complete listing of our international opportunities:

•Anesthesiologist (603-120) Iraq, IRAQ
•Behavioral Health Specialist (780-120) Iraq, IRAQ
•Biomedical Equipment Technician (593-120) Other, IRAQ
•Emergency Medical Technician Paramedic (EMTP) (587-120) Iraq, IRAQ
•Emergency Medical Technician-Basic/Intermediate (949-120) Other, IRAQ
•General Surgeon (588-120) Iraq, IRAQ
•Healthcare Administrator/Logistician (643-120) United States (Deployed), IRAQ
•Information Technologist (639-120) Iraq, IRAQ
•Medical Laboratory Technician (592-120) Iraq, IRAQ
•Medical Technologist (594-120) Iraq, IRAQ
•Nurse Anesthetist (IRAQ) (584-120) United States - Intl Posting, US.
•Nurse Practitioner (595-120) Iraq, IRAQ
•Paramedic/Paramedic Supervisor (536-120) Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, SAUDI ARABIA
•Physician - Emergency, Family or Internal Medicine (575-120) Iraq, IRAQ
•Physician Assistant (387-120) International, To Be Determined
•Physician Assistant (574-120) Iraq, IRAQ
•Radiologic Technician (578-120) Iraq, IRAQ
•Radiologist (681-120) United States (Deployed), US.
•Registered Nurse - Medical/Surgical (581-120) Iraq, IRAQ
•Registered Nurse - Operating Room (656-120) Iraq, IRAQ
•Tactical Medical (24-120) Iraq or Afghanistan, IRAQ

For more information on other opportunities please click here

ArmorGroup North America – Emergency Medical Technician

What is the ArmorGroup Kabul Embassy Security Force?
ArmorGroup North America is recruiting EMT-I's for the US Embassy contract in Kabul Afghanistan.  ArmorGroup is looking for people who possess a sense of pride in what they do.  The Kabul Embassy Security Force program is an opportunity to advance your career and to join an elite group of those who have taken the next steps in supporting the mission of the United States Government.

Life in these remote austere environments can be challenging and not for everyone; however, for those who have what it takes to operate in a combat region, it can be one of the most personal and professionally rewarding experiences in a lifetime.

What do we offer?
Comprehensive Training
Career Advancement
Salaries are very competitive 
Lodging and meals provided
Complete uniform, weapons, and personal protective gear issued
Pre-deployment training
Duty and housing on secure compounds
9 week on / 3 week off rotations with Roundtrip R&R ticket provided

Requirements Embassy Security Force Requirements: 
3 years experience as an EMT-I or equivalent
Proficient with the Glock 19 and able to pass the Department of State qualification shoot  
Additional Requirements
Background investigation, pre-employment drug screening, and physical agility tests are conducted
Ability to obtain a security clearance
Will be subject to medical physicals
Valid passport and Driver’s License
Must be a U.S. Citizen

Please send your resume via email at: agnaresumes@wsidc.com.

Bridging the Gap Between Military Families & Civilians: Washington Post Conversation with USO's Rear Admiral Frank Thorp

On August 3rd, Rear Admiral Frank Thorp hosted an online forum about bridging the gap between military and civilian communities. This chat is part of The Washington Post's "The Mil Life," an ongoing chat series directed to military families that takes place every Wednesday at noon ET.

One participant's comment caught our attention:

"Several years ago, I worked at a dot com at the height of the dot com craze. We had a couple of Army reservists on staff, who were truly excellent coworkers because they did what needed to be done efficiently with a minimum of fuss and drama (which I attributed directly to their military training). Both were eventually deployed to Afghanistan and Iraq, and the rest of us certainly felt much more invested in a peaceful outcome to both situations, knowing people who were over there. (Both returned safely, I'm glad to say.) But I think this is another good example of bridging the gap between civilians and military."

To read the rest of the conversation with Rear Admiral Thorp, click here.

Non-Profit Business Network Reaches Out to Bay Area Disabled Vets

Event Advisory: Immediate Release
ATTN: Business Editors, Writers, Columnists, Military/Armed Forces Writers
Keywords: Jobs, Opportunity, Business, Veteran, Contractor, Vendor, Disabled

Non-Profit Business Network Reaches Out to Bay Area Disabled Vets

WHAT: The Vallejo Chapter of the DVBE Alliance (www.cadvbe.org ) will meet to discuss contract work opportunities for disabled veterans and DVBE companies. The Vallejo Chapter is one of nine statewide non-profit local chapters serving entrepreneurial CA veterans interested in owning businesses.

Chapter members will also discuss access to government agencies, financing and business training and education opportunities. RSVP or call Vallejo Chapter leader Jim Robinson at 510-356-2750 or email: jim@thebowancompany.com

WHO SHOULD ATTEND: Anyone who served their country and left service in the U.S. Armed Forces with a permanent disability, as determined by the U.S. Department of Veteran Affairs or anyone who would like to learn more about the Alliance and how you may be able to help. Call DVBE Alliance Executive Director, Rich Dryden at 916-446-3510 for more information.

WHY: The all disabled veterans non-profit DVBE Alliance helps veterans become entrepreneurial in creating new companies, obtaining contracts and mentoring through free business education and training.

WHEN: Wednesday, August 10, 2011 beginning at 2 p.m. (The Vallejo Chapter meets the second Wednesday every month.)

WHERE:  200 Maritime Dr. at the California Maritime Academy in the Ward Room. (Directions:  Once on the campus drive to the back of the Academy and park in Lot D.  There is a $4 charge and you purchase a ticket from a parking lot terminal at the front corner of the lot.)

Media contact: Rick Reed 916-704-0080

Wednesday, August 3, 2011

Real Warriors Campaign: Supporting the Well-Being of Returning Service Members & Their Families

The Real Warriors Campaign is an initiative launched by the Defense Centers of Excellence for Psychological Health and Traumatic Brain Injury (DCoE) to promote the processes of building resilience, facilitating recovery and supporting reintegration of returning service members, veterans and their families.

The Real Warriors Campaign promotes help-seeking behavior among service members and veterans with invisible wounds and encourages service members to increase their awareness and use of these resources. To reach the broadest audience possible, the campaign features a variety of strategies including outreach and partnerships, print materials, media outreach, an interactive website and social media. The campaign features stories of real service members who have sought treatment and are continuing to maintain successful military or civilian careers. In addition, DCoE established the DCoE Outreach Center, a 24/7 call center staffed by health resource consultants to provide confidential answers, tools, tips and resources about psychological health and traumatic brain injury.

The Outreach Center can be reached toll-free at 866-966-1020 or via e-mail at resources@dcoeoutreach.org.

Important Keywords to Include in Your Resume: Market Yourself Effectively

Words are the name of the game when it comes to resumes and you need to be strategic in your choice of them. Job seekers often put keywords on their resumes, but how do you know which words to choose and which ones to leave out? Here is a brief list of some of the most overused words on resumes. Avoid them when possible and choose some more creative alternatives. After knowing what words to avoid you should be ready to craft an eye-catching resume.

1. Accomplished. Yes, we all know every job seeker is accomplished, otherwise you would be fired from every job you’ve ever had if you never accomplished anything. Instead try: Peak Performer.

2. Results-Driven. We all know that everyone’s professional resume starts out with Results-Driven (Insert your job title here). The only problem is in the job search game you don’t want to sound like everyone else. You want to stand out from the crowd. Instead try: Performance-Driven.

3. Successful. This is another overused phrase on resumes. We all want to communicate how successful we’ve been so a new employer will think highly of us, but let’s look at some alternative wording versus just coming out and saying hey there, I’m a success. Instead try: Best In Class, Award-Winning, or Top-Performer.

4. Skillful or Skilled. These are so boring. Seriously, I hate to see resumes with these words on them. I cannot even tell you how incredibly dull these words are and I am sure you can come up with something way more creative for your resume. If you can’t think of anything try my recommendations or if you don’t like them use a thesaurus. Instead try: Talented, Sharp, or Resourceful.

5. Problem-Solver. Can I just say that this is a given… We are ALL problem solvers. If you are human, you are a problem solver it is just part of human nature. Does it really need to be said on your resume? I think not. Instead try: Troubleshooter, Forward-Thinking, or Visionary Leader.

6. And last but not least Dedicated and Dependable. Again I have to say boring, boring, boring. Spice up your resume with something creative. Instead try: High-Potential, Quality-Driven, and Dynamic.