Start A New Career Today! – Weekly Roundup 6/12/15

ATTENTION VETERANS AND TRANSITIONING MILITARY PERSONNEL: 

This Weekly Round Up is jam packed with a TON of useful info. We have job opportunities, education opportunities, entrepreneurial opportunities, employment info, events and so much more!

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First and foremost lets not forget its FRIDAY! R.E.D. Friday that is!

RED FRIDAY ORANGE

Its R.E.D. Friday again, so break out those red shirts!
R.E.D. Friday is here so remember everyone deployed!

Go learn more about R.E.D. Fridays:

http://redshirtfridays.org/  

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Support_our_troops

https://www.facebook.com/pages/Support-Our-Troops-Wear-Red-Fridays/188809874489323

May is also National Military Appreciation Month. Head over to THIS site to learn more about events in your state. 


OPPORTUNITY

IMMEDIATE OPENINGS:

IT JOBS – IMMEDIATE OPENINGS:

Java Developer position, MS SQL, (ESB technology: one of the following-Web Service, Integration, JBOSS OR SOAP OR SPRING) Full Time, San Antonio

C#.net/ASP.net Developer with MVC experience, up to 85K, Full time, Fort Sam, NAC

Magento Enterprise, e-Commerce developer Position w/ PHP and MYSQL, Salary up to 90K, full time, REMOTE

You can Email your Resume to Richard  – Send Email


APPLY TODAY!!!

If you are looking for a career with a well established large company with offices throughout North America, Europe and Asia, the career opportunities here are endless. And, as a leading provider of outsourced communications solutions, opportunities exist in most career fields.

These jobs will not last long, if you are interested in any of the following positions contact us right now!  Email Richard  – Send Email

Positions available in Wisconsin:

Sales Manager

Business Support Specialist

Sales Associate – Account Manager

Operations Research Analyst

Telecom Engineer

Senior WBS Sales Manager

Programmer Analyst

Business Support Specialist (Part-Time)

Custodian

Custodian

Customer Care Associate – Customer Service

Sales Associate – Healthcare

Sales Associate – Account Management & Sales

Training and Performance Specialist

Client Support Business Analyst

Sales Associate – Healthcare

Sales Associate – Account Management & Sales

Customer Care Associate (Customer Service)

Business Support Associate

Customer Care Associate – Customer Service

Sales Associate – Healthcare

Customer Care Associate – Customer Service

These jobs will not last long, if you are interested in any of the following positions contact us right now!  Email Richard  – Send Email

Positions available in Texas:

Training and Performance Specialist

Diabetes Education/Sales Associate

Hypercube Provision Specialist

Insulin Management Care Associate

Telecom Engineer

Validation Associate (Insurance Claims Validator)

Global Account Executive – Dallas/Houston (HUNTER)

Implementation Project Manager

Implementation Project Manager

Surgical – Health Care Inside Sales

Customer Care – Health Care

These jobs will not last long, if you are interested in any of the following positions contact us right now!  Email Richard  – Send Email


SQL DBA (clustering, performance tuning, optimization). SQL Server 2012, Salary up to 90K, full time, San Antonio (medical area)

You can Email your Resume to Richard  – Send Email


SQL DBA (SSRS, SSIS, SQL Server 2012, T-SQL), up to 75K, Full time, Fort Sam, NAC

Business Analyst/BI-Report Writing w/ SQL Queries, dashboard creation, workflow, 6 month contract to hire, Conversion salary up to 110K, San Antonio (medical area)

Business Analyst-ITIL Foundation or Intermediate Certification, Cloud & Hosting experience, Process Improvement, Analytics, Metric Creation and Tracking, 6 month contract to hire, Conversion salary around 80K’s, San Antonio (medical area)

RHEL LINUX Admin w/ vSphere, 6 month contract to hire, Conversion salary open, San Antonio (medical area)

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Vmware Engineer w/ VDI & VCAC or VRAC-6 month contract to hire, Conversion salary open, San Antonio (medical area)

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Vmware Engineer w/ DCV Certification-6 month contract to hire, Conversion salary open, San Antonio (medical area)

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Software Release Build Manager Position-Full time, San Antonio

CCNP- LAN/WAN/VoIP routers, bridges, gateways & firewalls Call Manger, Unity and UCCX- Full time up to 80K, San Antonio

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Job Description – Magento Developer

Required Skills:

  • 3+ Years of Magento Development (current experience)
  • 4+ years’ experience with PHP in a LAMP based environment
  • Good understanding of Object Oriented principles and web application fundamentals
  • Experience with frameworks such as Zend Framework, Prototype(JS), JQuery(JS).
  • Knowledge with working on Relational Databases (MySQL)
  • Experience with Version Control Systems (SVN, GIT).
  • Experience in UNIX systems on a user level. Familiarity with Atlassian suite of products (Jira, Confluence).
  • Familiarity with Agile/Scrum.
  • Proven ability to interact effectively with people in all levels of the organization (cross-functional, on/shore technical teams and executive management)
  • Experience with architecture design concepts and techniques and the ability to communicate and evangelize those concepts to a broad based team
  • Strong problem solving skills, ability to triage technical issues and drive resolution with cross functional teams
  • Strong decision-making skills, and an understanding of where projects fit into the overall architecture strategy
  • Ability to roll with changes in a dynamic work environment, shaping changes into opportunities. Proven performance record with demonstrated leadership skills
  • Excellent communication, negotiation and facilitation skills are required
  • Experience with Agile development methodology and distributed code repositories with GIT

Benefits for You

  • Work in a high paced yet casual atmosphere
  • Join a team of highly talented and dedicated resources
  • Experience tremendous growth and help shape the organization
  • Work within a worldwide development team from North America, South America, Europe, Eastern Europe and India
  • Experience large projects with Fortune 500 customers

Compensation and Hours

  • Competitive base salary
  • Full benefits with retirement plan
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 6 month contract to hire.

Senior VMware Systems Administrator in San Antonio, Texas.  The selected candidate must have demonstrated experience designing, implementing, and managing a large VMware enterprise environment. A current VMware DCV and/or Cloud certification is required.

Job Duties:

  • Monitor, provide maintenance and support for a large VMware environment
  • Utilize the full spectrum of VMware tools to aid in maintenance and troubleshooting
  • Evaluate, improve, and maintain the information security throughout the infrastructure
  • Documenting troubleshooting resolutions for future use

Job Requirements: 

  • Extensive VMware Virtualization Experience – designing, implementing,  and managing a VMware environment, including Datacenter cluster(s) managed by vCenter
  • Current VMware certification (minimally, Data Center Virtualization and/or Cloud)
  • Demonstrated effective project management experience (managing multiple projects along with day to day system administration)
  • Red Hat Linux System Administration skills
  • Windows Server (2008 R2, 2012) and Active Directory

Plus:

  • Database Administration Skills

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Get Out and See the World! Be a Truck Driver!

1Get out and see the world. You could even be an independent contractor. Be a Truck Driver. You can get trained for FREE and start working immediately upon completion of training. It just does not get better than that for anyone wanting to be a driver.

  • Great Training
  • Stable Employment
  • Top-of-the-Line Equipment
  • Strong Driver Support Program
  • Mileage, Safety and Fuel Savings Bonus Program
  • Independent Contractor Opportunities

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  • JOB OPENING:

    Veterans and Transitioning Military: Outstanding Opportunity

    If you like to work outside and like constantly changing scenery then you will really want to look into this opportunity. We are currently looking for MILITARY VETERANS and TRANSITIONING MILITARY personnel who are interested in a ten week course to become a Catastrophic Claims Adjustor. The training for this position can be paid for using your military benefits for education. Upon completion of the course students will receive three certifications that will enable you to work as a Catastrophic Claims Adjustor and a Home Inspector. This is an exciting opportunity with income potential ranging from $60 to $120k annually. For MILITARY VETERANS, TRANSITIONING MILITARY, and Spouses of Veterans and Transitioning military, send us your resume and contact information.

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    Drivers Wanted!!!!

    We have positions available for drivers/truck drivers.

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    Delivery Driver San Antonio, Austin, Victoria and Temple (Sign On Bonus Available)

    Shuttle DriverLaredo and Temple (Sign On Bonus Available)
     Recruit Military also has a nice list of veteran job fairs which you can find here… 

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    Do you want financial freedom?
    Are you into fitness and the exercise scene? 

    Some military personnel who have transitioned out of the military have taken a fast-track training program at Fred Astaire Dance Studios. In just a few months (that’s right MONTHS) they have gone from knowing little-to-nothing about dance to being actual dance instructors. In a VERY short amount of time they moved up to managing, owning a franchise and now to being among the top producing studios in the company.What we have found at Forward March Inc. is that military personnel are especially suited not only for the training and becoming instructors themselves, but becoming highly successful in the company.  Forward March Inc. has an outstanding relationship with our customer Fred Astarie Dance Studios. You owe it to yourself to check out our previous post to learn more about the outstanding opportunities for employment and even franchise ownership with them.

    JOB OPENINGS

    Instructor/Trainer

    NO EXPERIENCE NECESSARY We are looking for high-energy individuals who enjoy personal training and working in the fitness industry for positions in our company. This career includes paid travel and a schedule where most of your mornings are free. All of our training and certificates will be paid by the company. You can continue your career into management and ownership with franchise opportunities. These instructor/trainer positions can earn up to $75,000 per year.

    Management

    Do you have strong leadership and management skills and training? You will need to be able to lead small teams of 5 to 7 instructors/trainers on a daily schedule. You will also need to be able to present packages to clients and enroll them into our programs. Career advancement is available. You can also further your career through franchise opportunities. Income potential can be up to $100,000.

    Franchise/Ownership

    Would you like to be your own boss? Are you looking for real opportunities that present long term careers and financial freedom? Come and join the ranks of those who work for themselves. Join this franchise system and start living your dream. This franchise started in 1947 and has been one of the top franchise systems in the country since. We will train you in how to run the day to day operations to how to become a multi unit owner and build your legacy.

    Currently we are looking for Instructors, Managers, Assistant Managers and more. Contact Emma at Forward March Inc. today to learn more!!!!  – Send Email

    Learn about the great work Forward March Inc. is doing with Fred Astaire Dance Studios through Dancing With Our Heroes. To date we have worked together to raise over $300,000.00 for The Fisher House Foundation and the USO.  

How to Get Your Dream Job – Part I – The “E” Word

I recently read an article about a young man who just got out of the military and was stuck in a minimum wage job. Apparently this young man had an IT career in the military but could not land even a low paying IT position with any companies. It turns out that while he was highly trained in his specific field of IT he did not have a college degree.

Potential

Today companies across all industries claim to be eager to hire veterans. This can be music to your ears if you are transitioning out of the military soon. However, that music will quickly halt when reality sets in. The fact is that those transitioning out of the military are entering a job market that is saturated with people looking for work. Competition is extremely stiff and you will need to have made good career planning decisions to navigate the waters to your dream job. There are companies that aggressively seek to gain the coveted title of Military Friendly from organizations such as http://militaryfriendly.com/ and we strongly salute those companies and their inspiring efforts. Keep those companies in mind when you are doing your career planning. However, this alone is not enough to land your dream job. Its all about preparation!

You have not started career planning??????  Its NOT too late!

For those who are transitioning out of the military, or who are veterans who have been out for any length of time, job searching can be an exercise in frustration. Giving up is never an option! It is possible to get the job you want, but it is going to take time, effort, and most of all dedication. Those who focus like a laser on their career objectives are more apt to succeed than those who make looking for that perfect job a part time job.

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The first thing any transitioning military member or veteran must do is take a good hard look at where they want to go with their career.

  • What do you want to do?
  • How much do you want to make in salary?
  • What kind of work environment do you want?
  • What kind of benefits packages are you looking for?
  • Where do you want to live?
  • What is your idea of work/life balance?

These and many other questions can help you sit down and logically put together a career path.

There are many guides out there in book or on-line form that can help you make those career path plans. Google best career planning books, sites, resources and apps to get started on your career planning. If you are going the entrepreneur rout then do this for entrepreneurial career planners and make sure to start networking with the SBA, your local Chamber of Commerce, and organizations that support veteran entrepreneurs such as the Bunker.

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Suggested Reading:
Figuring out just what to do with your life:

What Color is Your Parachute?  (Psst… Amazon has this book)

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Suggested Reading:
For creative people who want to dig deep into their passion. Great for artists, writers, journalists, etc. The Artist’s Way 
(Psst… Amazon has this book)

Suggested Reading:
How To Create A Career Path When Your Job Doesn’t Have One 

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Suggested Reading:
The Four Hour Work Week (Psst… Amazon has this book)

When choosing a career path you may want to consider going where the money and the demand take you. According to a recent CNN Money article the top paying positions for military veterans are:

  1. Chief Information Officer – annual salary = $167,200
  2. Capture Manager – annual salary = $164,100
  3. Senior Program Manager- annual salary = $137,900
  4. Vice President Technology- annual salary = $134,200
  5. Chief Information Security Officer- annual salary = $133,700

According to Forbes magazine in a recent article the highest paying in-demand jobs currently are:

  1. Physician
  2. Pharmacy Manager
  3. Software Architect
  4. Software Development Manager
  5. Finance Manager
  6. Solutions Architect
  7. Lawyer
  8. Analytics Manager
  9. IT Manager
  10. Tax Manager

What do these positions all have in common?

  1. Education
  2. Certification
  3. Experience Required

At this point in your career planning you should also take a good hard look at education. America has always been in love with the Rags-to-Riches stories of those who had nothing and made millions. Today talk show hosts, authors, and self-professed career gurus give seemingly countless examples of how a college education is not necessary for everyone. While that may be true in certain circumstances, the general rule still applies today. College graduates, on the whole, earn more than those without a college degree. If you are looking at working for a company or organization this is certainly true.

Education is of paramount importance. According to the Veterans Administration 73% of veterans who used their educational benefits said that these benefits were “extremely important” or “very important” in helping them meet their goals and preparing them to get a better job. While this is a fact that is pretty easy for most of us to agree with the real head-scratcher is in this statistic – only about 37% of veterans use their education benefits.

Companies might be military friendly and sincerely want to hire you as a veteran but the fact is they have a position to fill that has certain requirements. The recruiter or HR representative that is looking at your resume, or interviewing you, has to consider you stacked up against all their other qualified applicants. The best candidates have done their research, they have education, possibly certifications and they are eager. In addition to that the top candidates have most likely sharpened their resume to near perfection, practiced their interviewing skills, learned the (civilian) industry lingo, and made extensive use of networking. 

Additional Resources in this area: 

Employment Preparation Part 1 of 3

About That Social Media Thing – Military and Veteran Employment Preparation – Part 2 of 3

Resume and Interview Tips and Suggestions for Veterans and Transitioning Military (part 3 of 3)

Consider the “cold hard facts” when career planning: 

  • You are competing with a HUGE market of people looking for jobs due to the high level of unemployment that the nation has endured since 08-09.
  • You are competing with highly educated and experienced professionals who were laid off or otherwise lost their jobs due to the economic down turn.
  • The competition for any position generally has a college degree and relevant and active certifications.
  • Salaries, for virtually everyone (except high level executives in extremely large and successful companies) are down when compared to the market pre 2008.

As you study your career path make sure you do not overlook the power of an education. College degrees are important and can take your career far.

Not up for long term education but looking for a quick fix? For certain career fields certifications and specialized training can make the difference in your getting a dream job or working at the local burger joint. IT professionals know this. Those pursuing IT careers might want to look at programs such as the Open Cloud Academy run by Rackspace Programs such as this can bring a veteran up to speed in a specific IT area and give them the powerful certifications they need to get their dream job.

Other organizations such as The Good Careers Academy can get you your education and certification, with speed and low cost, in a wide variety of fields very quickly and enable you to use your military benefits to pay for it. You can learn more about them here


Did you know? Apple Pledges $50 to increase number of women, minorities and veterans in tech jobs.

Did you know? Pentagon is hiring 3,000 Cyber Security professionals 

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