You’ve finally settled into your new home in Twentynine Palms. Now what? MCCS wants to help you along your path. The desert offers employment opportunities for those willing to persevere in their search. So, how exactly do you go about getting a job in the desert?
MCCS offers a variety of positions for all levels of training and education. We also offer great benefits and the opportunity to give back and enhance the quality of life for our Combat Center community. Here are a few tips to help you get that position you’ve always wanted.
Assess yourself What are your current skills? What are you good at? Review your previous positions to help you focus on your skills, but don’t forget your hobbies and volunteer work. Make a list of everything you’ve done. The MCCS Career Resource Office has lists of transferrable skills and self-assessment tools, such as the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator and the Strong-Campbell Assessment, available at no cost to eligible patrons.
Build your resume The Career Resource Office has monthly resume classes for federal and corporate styles. Professionals on staff assist you with polishing your rough draft resume and promoting your unique skills. You can also use their resume creation software and plug in your own information. From your master resume, tailor a targeted resume for each application you submit.
Explore and apply to possible positions Through the Career Resource Office, you can also explore and begin the application process for positions within and outside of MCCS. Submit your stellar resume along with each organization’s application and references from past jobs or volunteer service.
Follow up After a week to 10 days, if you haven’t heard anything, call to let your potential employer know you’re still interested.
Keep trying Don’t give up and don’t get discouraged. New positions are constantly opening up. Keep applying. You may want to consider furthering your education and training to make yourself a more sought after potential employee. The Career Resource Office offers the Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS) program for free to eligible patrons