Black Panther #WakandaForever

The Black Panther movie premiered this weekend and took the world by storm! This film was an opportunity for the black community to unite in pride. It allows little black boys and black girls to see heroes depicted on screen that look just like them. Director Ryan Coogler broke down barriers with Black Panther earning $242 million the opening weekend! The #WakandaForever movement is so powerful it surpassed “Star Wars: The Last Jedi” for the second-highest four-day domestic opening of all time.

What did you think of the film? Please share your pictures and thoughts.

Land Your Dream Job in Technology – TECHEXPO Hiring Events

This week: Don’t miss your opportunity to interview with over 40 companies hiring at the TECHEXPO Polygraph-Only Hiring Events. A CI or Full Scope Polygraph Clearance is Required to Attend.

Wednesday, February 21

Hilton Washington Dulles Hotel, 13869 Park Center Rd., Herndon, VA 20171

Details: https://www.TechExpoUSA.com/jobfair.cfm?jobfairid=758

Thursday, February 22

BWI Marriott, 1743 West Nursery Rd., Linthicum Heights, MD 21090

Details: https://www.TechExpoUSA.com/jobfair.cfm?jobfairid=759  

9:30am – 10am: Breakfast & Career Seminar

10am – 3pm: Face-to-Face Interviews

If you have a Secret Clearance or above, save the dates for our March hiring events. Details below.

Please share this opportunity with your friends or colleagues in the industry that may be ready for a change.

Confirmed in VA on February 21:

Abacus Technology Corp.

Accenture Federal Services

ALKU

Amazon Web Services

Brickner, Kelly & Associates

Centra Technology

CenturyLink

CGI World Wide

Deloitte

Digital Reasoning Systems

DXC Technology

Fluor Corporation

General Dynamics Information Technology

IntelligenceCareers

Jacobs Federal Network Systems

L3 Technologies Advanced Program

Leidos

LMI

Northwood Global

ORACLE USA

QVine Corporation

Rigorous, Inc

Space And Intelligence Systems / Harris Corporation

Tanium

US Department of State

US Department of Veterans Affairs

Vencore

Confirmed in MD on February 22:

Abacus Technology Corp

Accenture Federal Services

ASRC Federal

Ball Aerospace & Technologies Corporation

Booz Allen Hamilton

Bridges Consulting, Inc.

Conceras

CyberCore Technologies

DXC Technology

Engineering Solutions Inc.

IntelligenceCareers

Jacobs Federal Network Systems

Leidos

Lockheed Martin

Onyx Point, INC

ORACLE USA

Parsons

Peterson Technologies

ProObject

SRC

Synergy ECP

Tensley Consulting

The MITRE Corporation

US Department of Veterans Affairs

Vencore

World Wide Technology Advanced Solutions

Virtual exhibitors Include:  Chameleon Integrated Services, Optimus Technology Inc., The Josef Group and more.

Hundreds of positions are available including: Security Analyst, Systems Integrator, Network Engineer, Security Architect, Security/IT Director, Systems Administrator, Network Architect, Forensics Investigator, Auditor, Systems Engineer, Software Developer, Software Engineer & many more.

March Hiring Events – Secret Clearance or Above Required

March 14 – BWI Marriott, Baltimore, MD

March 15 – Sheraton Tysons Hotel, Vienna, VA

For details for each event visit https://www.TechExpoUSA.com/jobfairs.cfm

How to Successfully Navigate Your Way Into a Federal Career

Applying for Federal Jobs can be overwhelming. It can take months to years to get the position. Success Creators is here to help you! Consider the application process a full time job. Continuously search. Apply. Network. Attend career fairs. Join professional organizations. Get to know the gatekeepers that can get you in the door.

Tips:

For Veterans: Hiring our Heroes job fairs oftentimes hires on the spot.

For everyone: Consider all avenues to enter the government: Pathways for college/high school internships, Presidential Management Fellows for graduate students or those who have graduated in less than 3 years, the Direct Hire jobs for those with specific specialties, and the special hiring authorities (Veterans Preference, etc.)

If you need additional help or want extra tips join Success Creators! This FaceBook group provides real time tips on Jobs, Federal Careers, Resumes, Scholarships, and Internships. Please share with anyone seeking to navigate their pathway to success. #SuccessCreators

To join Success Creators visit here: https://m.facebook.com/groups/1065207546855758

You can also email directly for personal help with resumes and the job applications process and/or questions: Successcreatorsorg@gmail.com

Story of Survival and Healing from Rape and Domestic Violence

I survived a brutal rape by a serial rapist at 15-years-old. My rapist, told the bystanders that it was a ‘domestic issue.’ I pleaded with them to help me yet they all watched me get raped. The rape was a defining moment in my life.

I enlisted in the United States Air Force (USAF) at 18-years-old. While overseas in the USAF, I eloped and married. My husband eventually became abusive. I filed for divorce from him after a year of separation.

Later in life, I found myself in another abusive relationship. I fought through the disappointment when the courts failed to hold my abusive boyfriend accountable. He continuously violated the protective order and stalked me at my place of employment and my home.

Through all of the trials that I faced, my faith never wavered. I separated from the USAF with an Honorable Discharge. I founded The Next Chapter, Corporation, a 501c3 non-profit, dedicated to empowering victims of domestic violence and sexual assault. I launched my second business, Success Creators to provide coaching for individuals and business development. Once I opened that door to healing and wellness, the doors opened for me to follow my passion and to help others.

#BossLadyMovesContest #Ford

BREAKING NEWS: ‘Sixteen dead’ and ‘at least 50’ injured in Florida school shooting

At least 16 people have been killed in a shooting at a high school in Parkland, Florida. Police have named the suspect, who the local sheriff says was a former student at the school.

The victims were taken to hospitals from the incident at Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, the Broward Sheriff’s Office said, though their conditions were not immediately clear.

“It’s catastrophic. There really are no words,” according to the Broward Sheriff.

Small Business Owner and Her Money Workshop

Women Entrepreneurs Join Us for the First 2018 joint event on the books this Saturday. Teaching Women Entrepreneurs how to stack their money. #GoalGetter #SuccessCreators #OnOurWayUp

HAPPY VALENTINE’S DAY this Saturday from 12pm (Noon) to 4pm is the SMALL BUSINESS OWNER & HER MONEY workshop. Prepare to be filled with financial knowledge. Remember to bring business cards for networking.

Overall topics:

1. 7 Baby steps by Dave Ramsey

2. Business Essentials

3. Business Expenses and

4. Tax changes for 2018

Register today! We still have seats available.

https://onourwayupmoney.eventbrite.com

Maryland Businesses Must Provide Sick Leave To All Employees Starting Sunday

A new law requiring Maryland businesses with 15 or more employees to provide up to five days of earned paid sick leave is scheduled to go into effect today, Sunday, February 11, 2018.

The law also covers part time employees. They accrue one hour of leave for every 30 hours worked. Employees that work at least 12 hours a week are eligible.

For more information visit here:

https://www.nbcwashington.com/news/health/Starting-Sunday-Md-Businesses-Must-Provide-Paid-Sick-Leave-473694163.html

How to Live the Life You Love and Avoid Burnout

A year ago I was feeling “Blah.” I wasn’t happy at my job and I needed a change. At the time I was being Coached by a certified Federal Career Coach and she pushed me to take ownership over my career situation and to take action.

I spoke up! I was troubled by situations in the workplace and used my voice to suggest positive changes. Top Concerns: Communication and Professional Development.

I took action! I volunteered for a rotational assignment focused on leadership development. My temporary role was to plan the Leadership Development Conference at my agency for Senior Executives and Managers and to inform the employees about the Senior Executive Training offered by the Treasury Executive Institute. I took full advantage of the opportunity to learn and grow. I also learned that the government offers Interagency Rotational Assignments (opportunities to work at other agencies) and Senior Executive Rotational Assignments for the Senior Executive Service (SES).

I invested in my professional development! During the year I was selected to train as a Federal Career Coach. I completed the Leadership Development Cohort for the Next Generation of Government. I earned my Masters Certificate in Project Management from George Washington University. Additionally, I completed Microsoft SharePoint training to learn the skills needed to build a Policy SharePoint site and Dashboard for my Program Office.

I learned that if I’m unhappy where I am it’s up to me to take action to change the situation! I was not stuck. I had to take the necessary steps to lean forward. Ask yourself this question: What actions do you need to take today to live the life that you love?

Veteran and Military Jobseekers: Join Us at JBAB – Washington DC!

Join us on Tuesday, November 7, 2017 from 8:30 AM – 1:30 PM for a job fair for veteran job seekers, active duty military members, guard and reserve members, and military spouses at the The Bolling Club Theisen Street, Building 50, Washington, District of Columbia 20032.

This event will be a one-of-a-kind FREE hiring fair for both employers and job seekers.

A workshop for veterans and other military job seekers that focuses on resume writing, tips for successfully navigating hiring fairs, military skill translation, and interviewing will start at 8:30 a.m.

A Brunch and Learn for Employers will begin at 9:00 AM.

The U.S. Chamber of Commerce’s “Hiring Our Heroes” event sponsored by KKR and Lockheed Martin is being conducted by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation, JB Anacostia Bolling Military Family Support Center, Employer Support of the Guard & Reserve (ESGR), the U. S. Department of Labor Veterans Employment and Training Service (DOL VETS), U. S. Department of Veterans Affairs, The American Legion, Goodwill Industries International, NBC News and other local partners.

Employers and Military Job Seekers register at HiringOurHeroes.org

To register directly visit here:

http://www.cvent.com/events/hiring-our-heroes-jbab-washington-dc/event-summary-e1072ccc568a4df098322e0197b69991.aspx?i=94613696-729a-4ee9-ade6-a6c69658117b&dvce=1