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December 21, 2010

Top Ten Job Searching Tips

Posted 13:02PM on December 21 2010 by Aaron Brodniak, MSCCN Career Development Volunteer | User Comments (18) Categories: Guest Contributor, MSCCN, Spouse Issues | Tags: Aaron brodniak, Job search, Military spouse corporate career network, Msccn

There are many resources available for job searching, but I have found that the following 10 are consistently recommended by job search experts and human resource professionals which I have either seen speak live or read via Internet research and books. My gratitude goes out to those who fully immerse themselves into the many intricacies of job searching, without them this list would not be possible.

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November 30, 2010

Federal Spouse Employment Part III: The Federal Resume

Posted 21:50PM on November 30 2010 by Sophia Marshall, MSCCN | User Comments (94) Categories: MSCCN, Spouse Issues | Tags: Federal employment, Military spouse corporate career network, Military spouse employment, Msccn, Resume, Sophia marshall

Are you ready to launch your career within the federal government? It might be useful to look at your endeavor as a career management initiative aimed at helping you to get your work history organized. This initiative will involve compiling your work history into one area, so that you may refer to it again if necessary.

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October 27, 2010

An Ideal Candidate: A Military Spouse

Posted 01:13AM on October 27 2010 by Kristen Maszarose, MSCCN | User Comments (27) Categories: MSCCN, Spouse Issues | Tags: Career, Employees, Job, Kristen maszarose, Military spouse, Military spouse corporate career network, Msccn

Nowadays, employers have several hundreds or thousands of resumes to sort through for one available position.  Of course, the appropriate education and experience are important factors to fulfill a job opening; however, other characteristics need to be of the same importance.

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October 06, 2010

Keep Your Head Up; It’s Where The Sun Is

Posted 09:35AM on October 06 2010 by Jaimie Matthews, MSCCN | User Comments (0) Categories: MSCCN, Spouse Issues | Tags: Military spouse corporate career network, Military spouse employment, Msccn

My initiation into military life was a whirlwind of quickly deciding to get married and move from one coast to the other having no idea what I was getting myself into. I amnot a military brat. In fact, I grew up with one address until the day I married my husband and we moved 3,000 miles from home. With my Bachelors degree in tote I believed the whole world was at my fingertips. I had every intention of going back for a Masters, but moving, deployments, and babies all changed that.

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October 04, 2010

Help MSCCN Help Caregivers of War Wounded

Posted 21:31PM on October 04 2010 by Amy Schofield, MSCCN | User Comments (3) Categories: MSCCN, Spouse Issues, Wounded Warriors | Tags: Military spouse corporate career network, Msccn, Pepsi refresh, Wounded warriors

The Military Spouse Corporate Career Network (MSCCN) needs your help securing $50,000 to help provide employment opportunities to Caregivers of War Wounded. MSCCN’s First Step Caregiver Employment Program is part of the Pepsi Refresh project in October. Each month, Pepsi is giving away thousands of dollars to help fund organizations that will have a positive impact in the community.

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January 06, 2010

Practical Job Application and Interview Tips

Posted 20:06PM on January 06 2010 by Alison H., MSCCN | User Comments (1637) Categories: MSCCN, Spouse Issues | Tags: Job interview, Job search, Military spouse corporate career network, Msccn

Over the years, I have experienced many ups and downs in my job searches and while employed, I have witnessed many interesting “teachable moments” when dealing with job applicants. Here are some practical tips from my personal experiences to help you when you apply for a job.

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December 10, 2009

To Be or Not to Be a Job Hunter through the Holidays

Posted 19:19PM on December 10 2009 by Anne Wight, MSCCN | User Comments (89) Categories: MSCCN, Spouse Issues | Tags: Job search, Military spouse corporate career network, Msccn, Networking

I’ve always considered the “holiday season” to be from mid-November to just after New Year’s Day, but Lisa Miller, Executive Director of Career Connection, writes in last year’s November-December Career Connect newsletter “The holiday season officially starts October 30 to January 15th (approximately 77 days of networking ).”

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November 30, 2009

Creating the Perfect Resume

Posted 19:43PM on November 30 2009 by Renee Kale, MSCCN | User Comments (3) Categories: MSCCN, Spouse Issues | Tags: Military spouse, Military spouse corporate career network, Msccn, Resume

A resume is a vital tool in the job search process. Creating a resume that clearly describes your skills that match the employer’s needs seems to be a challenge to some. Here are some guidelines that should be considered when creating your resume:

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October 20, 2009

School of Hard Knocks or Going to School: Which Pays Off the Most?

Posted 17:35PM on October 20 2009 by Deb Kloeppel, MSCCN | User Comments (1787) Categories: MSCCN, Spouse Issues | Tags: College, Education, Military spouse corporate career network, Msccn

Are college degrees worth it? Add up the cost of your education then total the income generated from your degree to determine if your college degree has paid off. How about a variety of work experiences and assorted training? Do they add to your earning power?

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