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CCAC Veterans Services Center is Here for You!

CCAC Veterans Services is committed to assisting military and veteran students obtaining meaningful employment during their collegiate career and beyond. This page is intended to give you the tools and resources needed obtain the career you seek, whether it is a part time job while in school, or your first job after graduation, we are here to help.  We will continue to update and post job opportunities that we receive from our community partners and CCAC Career Services.  For more information or to let us know about an employment opportunity, please contact us at veteransservices@ccac.edu

CCAC Veteran Career Services

Our Veteran Career Coach, Dana Jarvis, works with CCAC student veterans in career areas. Along with solid preparation for a career, Dana assists student veterans with a strategic approach towards success. For many, the start of working with CCAC Veteran Career Services is to email your resume to Dana at djarvis@ccac.edu. He will analyze your resume and provide you with detailed feedback for taking action on the next steps in your career journey. Other services include:

1.  Online Job Boards

2.  Industry Specific Insights

3.  Veteran Career Workshops

4.  Online Career Resource Library

5.  5 Actions for Career Acceleration

6.  Job Search Engine Best Practices

7.  Resume and Cover Letter Assistance

8.  Translating Military Experience to Civilian Terminology

9.  Interviewing Tips and Techniques with Mock Interviews

10.Veteran Career Counseling by Appointment, Online, Phone or Drop-In

11.Social Media Career Engagement with Facebook, LinkedIn, Blogspot, Pinterest and More

Employment Opportunities

The following employment opportunities have been screened by CCAC Veteran Career Services. Opportunities are in different fields, as represented by the varied types of degrees veteran students are pursuing. Employment qualifications also align with many veteran technical and leadership skills. All positions have an estimated salary at or above $35,000, plus any associated benefits. Positions have been updated as of May 21, 2014.

1.  IT Project Lead - Pittsburgh, PA

2.  Site Acquisition and Zoning Specialist - Pittsburgh, PA

3.  Associate SMT Engineer - Pittsburgh, PA

4.  NOC Technical Analyst - Pittsburgh, PA

5.  Operations Manager - Pittsburgh, PA

6.  Transformer Field Service Supervisor / Lead Tester - Pittsburgh, PA

7.  Field Service Technician - Pittsburgh, PA

Veteran Employment Job Boards and Resources

Below are some of the top Job Boards and Resource sites for veterans seeking employment. Be sure to visit them frequently as jobs rotate on and off. Please be sure to share with us your success as you journey towards your next employment opportunity.

1.  Military.com

2.  VA

3.  USA Jobs for Veterans

4.  Hire Veterans

5.  Hire Heroes USA

6.  Recruit Military

7.  Stars and Stripes

Social Media for CCAC Student Veterans

How can you differentiate yourself in a competitive job market?

While today's job market is competitive, the reality is that CCAC student veterans have many strengths to bring to an employer. The goal is to gain a meaningful career, where one's passion and strengths are consistently engaged on a daily basis. By utilizing an integrated social media approach to build one's personal professional brand, it will differentiate you in the job market and leverage career opportunities. For instance, with over 90% of Hiring Managers using www.linkedin.com, it makes sense to have a high quality profile on LinkedIn. At CCAC Veteran Career Services, we can help you in creating a LinkedIn Profile, aligned with your other social media (e.g. Blog, Pinterest, YouTube, etc...), all focused on building your personal professional brand. In the meantime, check out our emerging social media...

 

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