Writing an Effective Civilian Resume Workshop – August 13th

2014.08_400Join us to discuss the hiring process with a panel of experienced HR personnel from local companies. They will provide insight and offer advice on writing a civilian résumé that can get you an interview.

Bring your questions and your résumé. Feel free to bring your lunch.

Anyone with base access is welcome.

Please call 385-4663 to register.


When you have an ‘I hate my job’ day…

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Life Advice for Those Looking for the “Right” Career

If you have ever found yourself saying “I can’t find the right career, then this article is for you. Read the response that, Dirty Jobs star, Mike Rowe, gave to a fan that asked him for advice on finding the “right career”:

mikeroweHey Mike!

I’ve spent this last year trying to figure out the right career for myself and I still can’t figure out what to do. I have always been a hands on kind of guy and a go-getter. I could never be an office worker. I need change, excitement, and adventure in my life, but where the pay is steady. I grew up in construction and my first job was a restoration project. I love everything outdoors. I play music for extra money. I like trying pretty much everything, but get bored very easily. I want a career that will always keep me happy, but can allow me to have a family and get some time to travel. I figure if anyone knows jobs its you so I was wondering your thoughts on this if you ever get the time! Thank you!

- Parker

Read Mike’s response on {Life}Buzz.com by following this link: http://www.lifebuzz.com/mike-rowe/


How to Find a Job in 2014: Twitter

In the article, How to Find a Job in 2014, that appeared in Parade Magazine on Sunday, 13 April they present 5 tips for finding a job.

One of those tips is about using Twitter and Networking in 140 Characters:

If you hate schmoozing over muffin platters at conferences, here’s some good news: The best networking opportunities today are happening on Twitter. “Hiring” was tweeted 1 million times more in 2013 than 2012, says the site’s communications director, Rachael Horwitz.

If you’re just getting started, create a handle that includes your name, upload a photo, and make sure your bio defines who you are as a professional. Follow any companies you’d be interested in working for, as well as industry thought leaders and influencers. Check out people they follow to broaden your list. “Favorite-ing” someone’s tweet will send that person a notification and could get you on their radar.

You’ll also start to hear about scheduled tweet chats (when people post about a particular topic using the same hashtag) that you can join. Follow up with individuals by tweeting directly at them. “People will see that you’re a go-getter,” says Selena Larson, who used Twitter to land her job at tech news site ReadWrite.com.

You can read the other tips by following this link to the Parade Magazine website.


Military Spouse Appreciation Day Virtual Career Fair, May 9, 2014

msep_VCF_May2014In recognition of Military Spouse Appreciation Day, Veteran Recruiting, Military Spouse Employment Program (MSEP), and Joining Forces will host a Military Spouse Appreciation Day Virtual Career Fair, May 9 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm EST. Military spouses will be able to meet and interact with dozens of employers from all across the country, in one day, and from anywhere in the world with a computer and internet connection.

Register or login here: http://www.spousevirtualcareerfair.com


Black Hills Regional Job Fair is Wednesday, March 5th – 12-6pm

BHRJF_2014This year’s Black Hills Regional Job Fair will be Wednesday, March 5th from Noon until 6:00PM at the Rushmore Plaza Civic Center. To date they have 72 employers registered to attend. It is free to all job seekers.


Great turnout for Meet the Employers tonight!

MeetTheEmployers1We had a great turnout for tonight’s Meet the Employers event!

Thank you to all the employers making this event a success and for looking to hire military and family members.

Check back soon for our next Meet the Employers event!MeetTheEmployers2


Looking for a job? Meet the employers looking for you!

meettheemployers_25Jun2013_400If you are looking for a local job? Get your resume ready and join us for Meet the Employers on the afternoon of Wednesday, February 19th to talk with the employers about their open positions.

Go to http://jobs4ellsworth.com/mte to see the list of employers that are planning on attending.


BNSF Railway Company Recruiter is here recruiting NOW until 4 PM

A recruiter from BNSF Railway Company is here NOW in the 1st floor break area of the Rushmore Center (just up the stairs from the MPF).

He is looking for those transitioning from military to civilian life, retired veterans, or members of the National Guard and Reserve.

The recruiter will be here until 4PM.

Visit www.bnsf.com/careers/military for more information.


Starbucks wants to recruit 10,000 vets, spouses to its ranks

starbucksREUTERS – Published: Wednesday, 6 Nov 2013 | 8:21 AM ET

Starbucks is looking for thousands of good men—and women.

The world’s biggest coffee chain said on Wednesday it would commit to hiring at least 10,000 veterans and spouses of active military in five years. It also said five new and existing U.S. Starbucks cafes on or near military bases will share a portion of each sale with non-profit organizations that help veterans re-enter the workforce.

“This demographic represents one of the most underutilized talent pools in our country,” said former U.S. Defense Secretary Robert Gates, now a Starbucks director.

Announced ahead of the U.S. Veterans Day holiday on Nov. 11, Starbucks’ new effort aims to expand and strengthen its existing mentoring program through the Armed Forces Network.

“This is not only about hiring baristas,” Chief Executive Howard Schultz told Reuters.

Read more at http://www.cnbc.com/id/101174688 to learn about what type of individuals they are seeking.


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