Friday, December 23, 2011

Orange County California Company Seeks to Hire Ten Veterans

Seeking Sales, Telemarketers, & Sales & Telemarketing Trainees

We are seeking both experienced and non-experienced sales/telemarketers that are ready to take control of their future and to be part of the foundation of a BOOMING opportunity to grow from the ground floor up.  You must have excellent communication skills, both oral & written, and the ability to be an effective communicator.
If you have ever found yourself thinking, “I wish I had known about this sooner”, or “I wish I had done something different!”, then here is YOUR opportunity!!

We Offer:
  • Prequalified leads
  • Highest commission in this industry paid upon completed application
  • Multiple lead sources
  • Opportunity to earn up to 100k per year
  • Long term career growth potential
  • To be part of a growing company!
The perfect candidate will possess an excellent work ethic and be willing to put in the time to perfect their craft and excel here.  We expect you will be open to working all shifts, and in particular are looking for those who can commit to a swing type of shift with evenings and Saturdays (these are the best times to contact our potential customers).

If any of this sounds interesting, or you would like to learn more about this opportunity before you are saying, “I wish …”, then contact us immediately to see if you are a good candidate to come and begin the journey to your bright future.  We are seeking career minded individuals who work well in a team oriented environment, are self-starters that know the value of self-motivation, professional demeanor, and are hungry!  Experience is not necessary, only a desire to succeed, we will train you everything else.

If you would like to be considered for an opportunity to grow as a part of our team, please email your resume to schedule an interview to Support@StudentLoanProcessing.US

If you are a student and have Federal Student Loans, you may be able to use our services as a bonus of employment.

Military Veterans are Very Welcome

Monday, December 12, 2011

Reintegration Thoughts

LinkedIn is a great resource for information and connections.  If you aren't on, you are missing an important tool for networking, job opportunities and information.  I recently read a couple of great discussions and am reprinting some of the comments here with permission.

Army veteran William Cozzolino writes:

Here's a laundry list of things after 16 years outside my active service time. First, some background to level set, I've worked primarily in advertising and marketing in smallish companies of about 100 people and very large corporations that rival the size of the active Army. All share some common characteristics. 
  • Their definition of punctual is not as pinpoint accurate as the military. 
  • Definitions in general are usually up for debate, meaning some folks are going to toy with established normative standards if it's beneficial to do so. 
  • Taking full and direct ownership is a blessing and a burden, most will skirt direct ownership, it is a standout characteristic for vets that I've found some senior execs to embrace, but be wary of your competitive peer group, it can be made to bite you. 
  • Direct is good, but don't present criticism in an unvarnished way; if you're going to call something bad, maybe couch it as a challenge, always, like in the service, approach the issue with an corrective idea in mind. 
  • Management is less comprehensive, I like to distinguish the difference as Leadership vs. Management. Leadership is embodying the skills and the fortitude to complete the objective, and demonstrating success from the front. Management is less bold, more of a resource allocation exercise, management also feels less personal. 
  • Gung-ho is great, telling a new boss that your objective is to take their job is bad, they won't understand that you mean you want to make them look like a hero so they move up and pull you along. A corollary point, don't assume bosses will recognize your input or will pull you along. When assessing upward mobility look at the economy in general, the economy for your specific industry and the company in specific, if you see a lot of people who've been in positions for 3 years or more, you're not looking at fast advancement. 
  • Mentoring is great, find a good mentor and work him/her to help you network and gain skills / insights into the company. Being a mentor for your particular skill set is also very helpful, it will establish you as a discipline leader. 
  • Be careful not to pigeon-hole yourself, in advertising all account execs knew not to become the one proficient at old debt collection or the machine would turn you into the go to guy/gal, be good at what you do and seek new opportunities to expand your horizon; companies like the military promote to general, not just a rank but a perspective. 
  • Keep away from politics in an official capacity, be slow to identify with others too familiarly and realize that even though there are many who have served, there are many more who haven't and not everyone will recognize your perspective or the skills you feel are inherent to a veteran. 
  • Find a way to promote those skills that distinguish you in a manner that doesn't make any insecure bosses feel that they should be concerned that you'll outshine them, at the same time stand up for those attributed uniquely yours that you've gained in your professional military career. 
  • Finally, build your network in the community, find the local American Legion, VFW post or some other veteran's organization and get to know folks, it will help you keep touch with like minded people and will give you a place where you can voice concerns or frustrations with folks who understand your perspective. 
I hope this has been helpful to some extent.

Air Force veteran Jeffery Linskens writes:

I've gone to the school of hard knocks since retiring. A few things I've learned that I will share are: 
  1. If you are geographically flexible, you will do better. 
  2. If you use your network and by build your network you will do better. 
  3. If you go where other veterans go, you will do better. Federal service, contractors, etc. 
  4. Employers speak "skill set." Get a "skill set" and learn how to speak it. For example, there are a zillion jobs that mention SAP and SQL. Learn SAP and SQL and you have a "skill set." 
  5. Watch "Best Years of Our Lives". It's an old long movie (FF the dull parts) but it describes exactly what we are facing. 
  6. Many civilian employers don't understand veterans or have negative perceptions and biases. Get over it and move on to the ones who don't. North Dakota is cold, too. Either put on a parka or move to California. 
  7. If you are entitled to a disability, get one and use it to land a federal job. 
  8. If you want to live in a certain place, and can only find a so so job because you want to live there, cut your deal and get over it. You chose the place. 
  9. Consider a franchise. 
  10. Most states have an person in their Unemployment offices that specializes in helping vets. They have a lot of contacts they can use for you. 
  11. Think of yourself as an immigrant in a new country. Nobody cares about what you were in your country, what language they speak, what holidays they celebrate, etc. 
Keep pressing...hard, and adapt to feedback, and be flexible. Good luck.


Here's another great article:  Eight battlefield skills that make reintegration challenging 

Have some reintegration tips?  Email them to me and I'll include them in a future posting.

RLTW  Karl

Saturday, December 10, 2011

FBI Terrorist Screening Center seeking Wounded Warriors for internship/career opportunities

The FBI's Terrorist Screening Center (TSC) is expanding its program to
offer Wounded Warrior internships and career opportunities.  Over the
last 2 months, the TSC has extended offers for full-time employment to 3
Wounded Warriors and has offered internships to 13 others (6 of which
are currently being processed).  The TSC internship program is designed
to teach or improve job skills while Wounded Warriors are still on
active duty and being processed for separation from their respective
service branch.  It also allows them to gain a security clearance making
them more marketable dependent upon their career goals.

In short, the TSC's goal is to make them more competitive in the job
market and, should the opportunity present itself, hire them at the TSC
as openings are available.  The TSC also encourages Wounded Warriors who
have already separated from the service to send in resumes that will be
considered when filling job openings.  The TSC is located outside the DC
Metro Area beltway near the I-66 corridor.  Applicants must be eligible
for a top secret clearance from the FBI.  These standards can be found
at  Below are additional details about the TSC


The TSC was created by Homeland Security Presidential Directive 6 to
consolidate the government's approach to terrorist screening by creating
a single comprehensive database of known or reasonably suspected
terrorists; and to make this consolidated list available to federal,
state, and local screeners through the TSC's 24/7 call center.

What We Do

Supporting the Front Line Against Terrorism

That's what the Terrorist Screening Center, or TSC, is all about. Born
out of the events of 9/11, and created in 2003, the TSC maintains the
U.S. Government's consolidated Terrorist Watchlist-a single database of
identifying information about those known or reasonably suspected of
being involved in terrorist activity. By supporting the ability of
front-line screening agencies to positively identify known or suspected
terrorists trying to obtain visas, enter the country, board aircraft, or
engage in other activity, the consolidated Terrorist Watchlist is one of
the most effective counterterrorism tools for the U.S. government.

Consolidating the Governments Watchlists into a Single Database

Before the TSC was created, various government agencies maintained
nearly a dozen separate watchlists designed to screen persons of
interest to US law enforcement and intelligence officials. While some
lists were shared, there was little integration and cooperation, and
there was no central clearinghouse where all law enforcement and
government screeners could access the best information about a potential
person of interest. That all changed when TSC consolidated the
government's approach to terrorism screening and today, the TSC is the
global authority for watchlisting and identifying known and suspected

Maintaining the Terrorist Watchlist, the No-Fly List, and the Selectee

The Terrorist Watchlist (a.k.a., the Terrorist Screening Database or
TSDB), contains thousands of records that are updated daily and shared
with federal, state, local, territorial, tribal law enforcement, and
intelligence community members as well as international partners to
ensure that individuals with links to terrorism are appropriately
screened. The No-Fly and Selectee Lists are two much smaller subsets of
the Terrorist Watchlist.

Protecting Privacy and Safeguarding Civil Liberties

The TSC only receives information collected by other government entities
with pre-existing legal authority to do so. Each agency that contributes
data to the TSC must comply with the law, as well as its own policies
and procedures to protect privacy rights and civil liberties.

The following POCs are available to discuss or assist:

Samuel Young
Administrative Unit Chief

Lauren Stankiewicz
Human Resources

LT Martin Nossett, USCG
Terrorist Screening Center
W: 571-350-4098