Are You a Stay at Home Parent Looking for a Job?

#FriYAY: Parents are you seeking to enter back into the workforce? Did you know that you have the toughest job on the planet? Daily Skills: Management of the household, Budgeting, Financial Management, Shopping, Meal planning and preparation, Childcare, Scheduling, Advising, and Counseling. Let me help you translate those skills onto a resume so you can transition back into the workforce. The Success Creators provides free career readiness assistance. Like the “Success Creators” FaceBook Page for more career tips: https://m.facebook.com/LandYourDreamCareer/.

DC Bourbiz (The Veteran/Military Spouse Resource Event) is Back on April 26th 2018: (Open to all Business/Professional Networkers)

DC Bourbiz (The Veteran/Military Spouse Resource Event) is Back on April 26th 2018: (Open to all Business/Professional Networkers)

Register for Free today: http://bit.ly/Bourbiz

Team VSRG/GCO is excited to start the spring right in DC with the improved Bourbiz Networking format. Veterans/Military Spouses come network with resources ranging from Matchmaking for Businesses, to personal and professional development support in a relaxed but high energy environment:

• Business Matchmaking (Presented by FWDthink)

• Job Seeking and Transition Support

• Resume and Interview Resources

• Compensation and Disability Claims Resources

• 9/11 GI Bill Support

• Veteran/Military Spouse Health/Wellness Resources

• Access to Capital Resources StreetShares

• Legal and Business Compliance Resources

• Meet & Greets with Redskins Fred Smoot, WJLA’s Erin Lynn Hawksworth, @Justin Constantine Jack Mandaville, JW Boothe and more!!!

In addition to the vast networking opportunities, Bourbiz offers our signature a Bourbon, Whiskey, Wine and Single Malt Scotch tasting with over 20 different types to sample from during the event. Additionally, we have added our new icebreaker name tags that allow for easy recognition of resources and connectors for your benefit as an attendee.

TECHEXPO Top Secret Hiring Events: A Secret Clearance or Above is Required to Attend

If you have a Secret Clearance or above, then you’re invited to interview with the Defense Industry’s leading employers at the March TECHEXPO Top Secret Hiring Events in MD and VA! Don’t just rely on applying for jobs online. Attend the events this week and meet face-to-face with employers to secure your next career opportunity.

TECHEXPO Top Secret Hiring Events: A Secret Clearance or Above is Required to Attend

Wednesday, March 14

BWI Marriott

1743 West Nursery Road, Linthicum Heights, MD 21090

Register: https://www.TechExpoUSA.com/jobfair.cfm?jobfairid=761

Thursday, March 15

Sheraton Tysons Hotel

8661 Leesburg Pike

Vienna, VA 22182

Register: https://www.TechExpoUSA.com/jobfair.cfm?jobfairid=762

Schedule for both events:

9:30am – 10am: Career Seminars

10am – 3pm: Hiring Events

Please share / forward this opportunity with your cleared friends & colleagues.

If you’re unable to register in advance online, you can still do so onsite at the event. Bring copies of your resume with you.

By registering in advance, employers will have the ability to review your resume and contact you prior to the event.

Confirmed on March 14 in MD:

AMEWAS

BCT LLC

Booz Allen Hamilton

BrainTrust

By Light Professional IT Services

Chameleon Integrated Services – Virtual Exhibitor

Electronic Systems / Harris – Virtual Exhibitor

INNOPLEX

IntelligenceCareers

Leidos

MacAulay – Brown Inc. / MacB

Microsoft Corporation – Virtual Exhibitor

MIT Lincoln Laboratory

NERC / E-ISAC

Raytheon – Integrated Defense Systems

The Josef Group – Virtual Exhibitor

The MITRE Corporation

The US Department of Veterans Affairs

and more!

Confirmed on March 15 in VA:

AllCom Global Services

Chameleon Integrated Services – Virtual Exhibitor

Deep Learning Analytics

IntelligenceCareers

Leidos

Microsoft Corporation

MIT Lincoln Laboratory

NorthTide Group

Parsons

Peraton

REAN Cloud

Scientific Research Corporation

SEI / Software Engineering Institute, Carnegie Mellon University

Smartlink

The US Department of Veterans Affairs

and more!

Hundreds of Job Opportunities are available: Cyber Sec. Specialists, All-Source Analysts, Application Architects, Cloud Engineers, Developers, Information Assurance Engineers, Help Desk Specialists, Information Security Managers, ISSEs, ISSOs, Linux Administrators, Network Engineers, Program Managers, Project Managers, Risk Managers, Software Developers, SW Engineers, System Administrators, System Engineers, Technical Managers, Test Engineers and many more!

For details and to view upcoming hiring events visit https://www.TechExpoUSA.com/jobfairs.cfm

Best of luck,

The TECHEXPO Team

Writing Your Federal Resume Hosted by the U.S. Office of Personnel Management

Virtual Session: Writing Your Federal Resume

Hosted by the U.S. Office of Personnel Management

Description: This virtual presentation will explain each section of the job opportunity announcement (JOA) in an effort to better inform applicants and to assist them in selecting the right job. The presentation highlights a three part process to assist applicants in writing their Federal resume. Attendees will be shown a real JOA and walked through a process that helps them review the JOA to determine qualifications and interest, identify the important requirements and then tailor their resumes with that JOA. Lastly, it will provide a quick overview of the resume builder on USAJOBS.

Cost: No Charge

Target Audience: Federal Applicants

Length: 1.5 hours

Date Time Registration Details

Thursday, March 22, 2018 11:00 a.m. (ET) Click Here To Register: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/writing-your-federal-resume-march-22-morning-tickets-42745951291?ref=eios&aff=eios

Thursday, March 22, 2018 5:00 p.m. (ET) Click Here To Register: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/writing-your-federal-resume-march-22-afternoon-tickets-42746622298?ref=eios&aff=eios

If you have questions about these sessions, please email outreach@opm.gov!

Paid Fellowships for Military Veterans!

The Hiring Our Heroes Corporate Fellowship Program is an innovative program that provides recently separated Maryland-based veterans with 6-week paid fellowships.

This program is funded by a US Department of Labor National Dislocated Worker Grant in partnership with Military Corps Career Connect.

For more information visit here: https://www.uschamberfoundation.org/form/hiring-our-heroes-fast-track-corporate-fellowship-program-recently-separated-service-member-and

Veterans: DD-214 Upgrade Clinic and Information Session

The Mayor’s Office of Veterans Affairs is partnering with the National Veterans Legal Services Program (NVLSP) to host a DD-214 Upgrade Clinic and Information Session. This clinic will provide DC Veterans with the procedure for upgrading less-than-honorable discharges followed by an individual consultation with an attorney from NVLSP.

When:

Tuesday, March 13th

9am – 10am: Informational Session

10am – 3pm: Individual Appointments with NVLSP Attorneys

Where:

441 4th St NW Washington, DC 20001

Informational Session Conference Room #1114 (11th Floor)

Individual Appointments Room 870 North (8th Floor)

How to Schedule an Appointment:

Call the Mayor’s Office of Veterans Affairs at 202-724-5454

Walk-ins are always welcome, but those with appointments will be seen first. All veterans and providers are welcome to attend!

Having a less than honorable discharge can prevent a veteran from accessing U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs benefits and services including health care and other social services as well as District level programs and benefits. The Mayor’s Office of Veterans Affairs is dedicated to ensuring that the service of our veterans is reflected in their military records so that they may be able to fully access the services and benefits they have earned.

All branches of the military consider you to have a strong case for a discharge upgrade if you can show your discharge was connected to any of these categories:

Mental health conditions, including post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)

Traumatic brain injury (TBI)

Sexual assault or harassment during military service

Sexual orientation (including under the Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell policy)

Hot Industry: Cyber Careers

Are you interested in a Career in Cyber? The salaries in 2017 ranged from $93,000 to over $190,000. Many are not aware you can get the experience and certifications right at your local 2-yr community colleges. The Cyber industry projects 3 million jobs with not enough experienced to fill them in the very near future. Here’s everything you need to know about Cyber: https://www.cybercareers.gov/job-seeker/ #cybersecurity #cybercareers #Tech #IT

How to Land Cyber Security Jobs

Are you thinking of transitioning into a cyber security or information technology (IT) career? Here’s your one stop guide to land your dream job!

Step 1: (ALL) Conduct a job search to research and determine eligible positions for Cyber, Cybersecurity, Information Technology (IT), Information Assurance, Computer Science, and similar career fields. Carefully review the requirements and ensure that your skills, education, and professional experience meet the requirements. Recommended sites:

· CyberCareers (http://www.cybercareers.gov)

· Indeed (http://www.indeed.com/)

· USAJobs (https://www.usajobs.gov/)

· Career One Stop (http://www.careeronestop.org/site/american-job-center.aspx)

· Intelligence Careers (https://www.intelligencecareers.gov/)

Step 2: Develop Training/Education Plan:

· (STUDENTS) Schedule a meeting with your academic advisor at your university to discuss a degree plan that is aligned with your desired career.

· (TRANSITIONING ADULTS) Search for professional certification programs, academic programs at both major universities and community colleges, look for training opportunities within your organization and free online/in class training options.

· (ALL) Seek a two year or four year degree in Cyber Defense or Information Assurance from one of the Centers of Academic Excellence:

https://www.iad.gov/nietp/reports/current_cae_designated_institutions.cfm

· (VETERANS) Seek FREE training certifications here: https://ivmf.syracuse.edu/veteran-and-family-resources/career-training/

· (ALL) Look for professional certification grants, college scholarships, and training opportunities. Career One Stop is a great resource: (http://www.careeronestop.org/FindTraining/find-training.aspx)

options.

· (ALL) Visit the IASE Website for detailed information on training and certifications required for Cyber Analysts. Obtain as many cyber certifications as possible to place yourself in a great position to land the jobs equivalent to your experience and desired salary. Here are the industry standards for both Department of Defense (DOD) and Private Industry for certifications:

http://iase.disa.mil/iawip/Pages/index.aspx

Baseline Certifications: http://iase.disa.mil/iawip/Pages/iabaseline.aspx

Step 3: (STUDENTS) Find money for college

· Submit your FAFSA Application: https://fafsa.ed.gov/

· Use the Scholly App to easily search for scholarships: http://home.myscholly.com/

· Research scholarships for Students Interested in Intelligence Careers (Variety of Professions Cyber/IT, HR, Criminal Justice, Linguists, STEM, Business Management/Acquisition, etc.): https://www.intelligencecareers.gov/icstudents.html

Step 4: (STUDENTS) Apply for Internship/Fellowship

· Students and Recent Graduates: https://www.usajobs.gov/StudentsAndGrads

· Presidential Management Fellows Program (For Advanced Degree Graduates e.g., master’s, Ph.D., J.D.): https://www.pmf.gov/

Step 5: (ALL) Network!

· Create a LinkedIn profile. Join industry groups and connect with professionals from your desired industry on LinkedIn.

· Contact your career advisor for help seeking internships/jobs.

· Connect with professors, members from your college alumni association, friends, family, mentors, colleagues, fellow members of professional organizations, fraternities, sororities, religious organizations, and volunteer organizations for references or leads for jobs.

· Attend Job Fairs and talk with recruiters to gain insight on desired skills and tips for landing the job! Do a search online for job fairs or contact your career advisor.

  1. Hiring Our Heroes: https://www.uschamberfoundation.org/events/hiringfairs
  2. National Career Fairs: http://www.nationalcareerfairs.com/
  3. Intelligence Careers: https://intelligencecareers.com/events/

· Join professional organizations to network and gain industry inside knowledge. Examples of organizations include:

  1. National Forum for Black Public Administrators (NFBPA): http://www.nfbpa.org/i4a/pages/index.cfm?pageID=3916
  2. Black Data Processing Associates (BDPA): http://www.bdpa.org/
  3. Armed Forces Communications and Electronics Association (AFCEA): http://www.afcea.org/site/
  4. National Security Executives and Professionals: http://www.nsepa.com/
  5. Federally Employed Women: https://www.few.org/
  6. Blacks in Government: http://www.bignet.org/