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The Airman and Family Readiness Center (A&FRC) assists individuals with researching and reaching for their career goals. We provide employment skills training and resources to prepare you for a job search - resume writing, interview skills, local job market information, and so much more!  We can help you learn about the Bay Area Local, State and Federal job markets, and how to find job sources abroad if you are PCSing, retiring or separating. Open to all DoD ID card holders, including DoD civilians and their family members.

Check our EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY LISTINGS, updated every Friday.

 

Employment services provided by the A&FRC:

  • One-on-One Career Counseling
  • Career Planning & Networking Techniques
  • Employment & Education Workshops
  • Job Search/Job Placement Assistance
  • Resume Writing Software
  • Resume & Portfolio Development
  • Spouse Education & Employment Assistance
  • 10 Steps to a Federal Job
  • Quarterly Job Fairs

We work closely with California EDD, Solano County WIB and variety of hiring managers from local industry, Federal, State, County and city employment opportunities. Our military-friendly partnership allow our veterans and spouses opportunities to network into their new careers.

SOLANO EMPLOYMENT CONNECTION RESOURCES

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WORKSHOPS

 

Spouse Education and Employment Assistance

Spouses and dependents seeking a job, education/training or career counseling opportunities can learn about all of the resources A&FRC provides through the Employment Assistance Program every 1st Tuesday of the month from 9-11am

Schedule your one-on-one consultation and assessment today at (707) 424-2486. Additional services we provide:

  • Resume Review
  • Resume Writing Software
  • Scholarship Information
  • Typing Tests
  • Job Search/Placement Assistance 
  • Spouse Priority Placement Program Information & Assistance

FEB 2015 MILSPOUSE SPECIAL HIRING EVENT

 

                                                 WORLDWIDE SPOUSE PROGRAMS:

Military Spouse Employment Partnership

SECO - Spouse Education and Career Opportunities

Military Spouse Corporate Career Network

Career Spark- Sponsored by US Chamber of Commerce 

Blue Star Families - Spouse Employment Partnership 

MyCAA-Scholarship- Spouse Scholarship offers $4000 for portable career training opportunities

 

                                                            SCHOLARSHIP LINKS:

www.military.com; www.moaa.org; www.militaryscholar.org; www.finaid.org; www.afsahg.org;   

www.fastweb.com

 

Resume 101 Workshop

This is a must go to class for those who find resume writing a challenge. Bring a Laptop, VMET, EPR/OPR (performance ratings), Transcripts, Certifications, Licensure, Certificates, sample job posting, summary of work history and any other documents to assist you with creating your resume template. We will go over resume types, do's and don'ts, targeting resumes and you will leave with a draft resume. This class is held on the 2nd Tuesday of each month from 8-11am.

RESUME TEMPLATES:

Chronological Format-Worksheet

Combination Format- Worksheet 

 

Resume Review Workshop 

This is a great way to have several different eyes on your resume to make your resume is as effective and powerful as possible. This will ensure that you have the best format, content is accurate and targeted to the job that you are applying for. Recommended that you take the Resume 101 class prior to coming to the Resume Review Workshop. This class is held from 1-4pm on the 2nd Tuesday of each month.

 

Ultimate Job Search Workshop

Sign-up for this comprehensive job search skills workshop to include skills assessment, financial management, preparing for the job search, job search strategies, how to work job and career fairs, networking benefits, resume writing, following up on job opportunities, cover letters and interview techniques and developing your online profile on Linkedin. This course is geared for the active job seeker, and will get you motivated for the planning and preparation it takes to land the ultimate job. Open to all job seekers (Active duty, Retiree's, Military Spouses, Family Members, college students). This workshop is held on the 3rd  Tuesday of each month from 8-12pm

 

10-Steps to A Federal Job

This course will take you through the 10-step process for applying for a federal job. We will discuss the federal job process, networking (LinkedIn). researching announcements, finding key terminology, proper format, discuss supplemental questionaires and KSA's. We will go through the http://www.usajobs.gov/www.onetonline.org "ONET", and http://www.opm.gov/ all helping your build a resume and understand the process to make you float to the top of the pile of applicants. There is nothing you need to bring to the class. You will recieve the 10-Steps to a Federal Job workbook and knowledge to prepare you for the federal hiring process.

 

Social Media Boot Camp - Jobs 2.0 *NEW WORKSHOP 27 Jan 2015*

Are you "Linkedin" to your next job opportunity?  This workshop is a quick and dirty guide for job seekers on how to use Social Media strategies of Facebook, Twitter and Linkedin to land your next job.  BEGINNING 27 JANUARY 2015, This workshop is held of the 4th Tuesday of each month from 0900-1000. **Bring a Laptop**

FREE 1yr LINKEDIN PREMIUM ACCOUNT FOR VETS 

 

 

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JOB FAIRS

HIREvents.com - California State Premiere Job Fair Listing 

Travis AFB Job Fair Calendar 2015

4-5 Feb 2015 - US Chamber of Commerce Event

17 Mar 2015 - College & Career Fair

16 June 2015- Job Fair

15 Sep 2015 - Job Fair

15 Dec 2015 - Job Fair

 

We sponsor and coordinate four job fairs a year. The employers that we invite are all actively looking to hire canidates from our Job Fairs. We have small business, large businesses from the local area, temp agencies, county , state and federal agencies all looking for canidates. Have a commercial resume and federal resume ready to hand out to the HR personnel and "Dress to Impress". If you would like to find local Job and Career Fairs in the Sacramento and Bay Area, go to http://www.hirevents.com and view "All Job Fairs" on the lower right side of the webpage

 

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JOB SEARCH SITES

www.usajobs.gov

http://www.nafjobs.org

NAF JObs include support and services positions within the installation Force Support Squadron agencies. This includes Child and youth programs, lodging, marketing, developmental positions, and more.

www.federalgovernmentjobs.us

www.clearancejobs.com

www.Indeed.com

www.caljobs.ca.gov - Job Board for California (all categories of positions)

https://jobs.ca.gov- State of California Jobs (state employment positions)

www.solanocounty.com - Job Board for Solano County

www.solanoemployment.org- Solano Employment Connection 

www.Linkedin.com  - Professional Networking and Job boards

eBenefits Veterans Employment Center - VA  eBenefits website now offers employment services and ready to fill job opportunities from veteran-friendly employers

http://www.careeronestop.org/- Explore Careers, Salary and Benefits, Education and Training, Job Search, and Resumes and Interviews.

 

*** Join our NEW Linkedin Group "Travis AFB Employment Networking Group"  

Connect with employers ready to hire!*** 

 

Additional Resources:

100 Businesses  Propost Just Hire One Veteran

Vet Employment Center Fact Sheet

Military Transition Job Seeker Guide 

 

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Government Contracts

www.fbo.gov (Bid on Contract positions)

www.ccr.com (Register as a Government Contractor)

  

  

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