Paid Fellowships for Military Veterans!

The Hiring Our Heroes Corporate Fellowship Program is an innovative program that provides recently separated Maryland-based veterans with 6-week paid fellowships.

This program is funded by a US Department of Labor National Dislocated Worker Grant in partnership with Military Corps Career Connect.

For more information visit here:

Hot Industry: Cyber Careers

Are you interested in a Career in Cyber? The salaries in 2017 ranged from $93,000 to over $190,000. Many are not aware you can get the experience and certifications right at your local 2-yr community colleges. The Cyber industry projects 3 million jobs with not enough experienced to fill them in the very near future. Here’s everything you need to know about Cyber: #cybersecurity #cybercareers #Tech #IT

How to Land Cyber Security Jobs

Are you thinking of transitioning into a cyber security or information technology (IT) career? Here’s your one stop guide to land your dream job!

Step 1: (ALL) Conduct a job search to research and determine eligible positions for Cyber, Cybersecurity, Information Technology (IT), Information Assurance, Computer Science, and similar career fields. Carefully review the requirements and ensure that your skills, education, and professional experience meet the requirements. Recommended sites:

· CyberCareers (

· Indeed (

· USAJobs (

· Career One Stop (

· Intelligence Careers (

Step 2: Develop Training/Education Plan:

· (STUDENTS) Schedule a meeting with your academic advisor at your university to discuss a degree plan that is aligned with your desired career.

· (TRANSITIONING ADULTS) Search for professional certification programs, academic programs at both major universities and community colleges, look for training opportunities within your organization and free online/in class training options.

· (ALL) Seek a two year or four year degree in Cyber Defense or Information Assurance from one of the Centers of Academic Excellence:

· (VETERANS) Seek FREE training certifications here:

· (ALL) Look for professional certification grants, college scholarships, and training opportunities. Career One Stop is a great resource: (


· (ALL) Visit the IASE Website for detailed information on training and certifications required for Cyber Analysts. Obtain as many cyber certifications as possible to place yourself in a great position to land the jobs equivalent to your experience and desired salary. Here are the industry standards for both Department of Defense (DOD) and Private Industry for certifications:

Baseline Certifications:

Step 3: (STUDENTS) Find money for college

· Submit your FAFSA Application:

· Use the Scholly App to easily search for scholarships:

· Research scholarships for Students Interested in Intelligence Careers (Variety of Professions Cyber/IT, HR, Criminal Justice, Linguists, STEM, Business Management/Acquisition, etc.):

Step 4: (STUDENTS) Apply for Internship/Fellowship

· Students and Recent Graduates:

· Presidential Management Fellows Program (For Advanced Degree Graduates e.g., master’s, Ph.D., J.D.):

Step 5: (ALL) Network!

· Create a LinkedIn profile. Join industry groups and connect with professionals from your desired industry on LinkedIn.

· Contact your career advisor for help seeking internships/jobs.

· Connect with professors, members from your college alumni association, friends, family, mentors, colleagues, fellow members of professional organizations, fraternities, sororities, religious organizations, and volunteer organizations for references or leads for jobs.

· Attend Job Fairs and talk with recruiters to gain insight on desired skills and tips for landing the job! Do a search online for job fairs or contact your career advisor.

  1. Hiring Our Heroes:
  2. National Career Fairs:
  3. Intelligence Careers:

· Join professional organizations to network and gain industry inside knowledge. Examples of organizations include:

  1. National Forum for Black Public Administrators (NFBPA):
  2. Black Data Processing Associates (BDPA):
  3. Armed Forces Communications and Electronics Association (AFCEA):
  4. National Security Executives and Professionals:
  5. Federally Employed Women:
  6. Blacks in Government:

Land Your Dream Job in Technology – TECHEXPO Hiring Events

This week: Don’t miss your opportunity to interview with over 40 companies hiring at the TECHEXPO Polygraph-Only Hiring Events. A CI or Full Scope Polygraph Clearance is Required to Attend.

Wednesday, February 21

Hilton Washington Dulles Hotel, 13869 Park Center Rd., Herndon, VA 20171


Thursday, February 22

BWI Marriott, 1743 West Nursery Rd., Linthicum Heights, MD 21090


9:30am – 10am: Breakfast & Career Seminar

10am – 3pm: Face-to-Face Interviews

If you have a Secret Clearance or above, save the dates for our March hiring events. Details below.

Please share this opportunity with your friends or colleagues in the industry that may be ready for a change.

Confirmed in VA on February 21:

Abacus Technology Corp.

Accenture Federal Services


Amazon Web Services

Brickner, Kelly & Associates

Centra Technology


CGI World Wide


Digital Reasoning Systems

DXC Technology

Fluor Corporation

General Dynamics Information Technology


Jacobs Federal Network Systems

L3 Technologies Advanced Program



Northwood Global


QVine Corporation

Rigorous, Inc

Space And Intelligence Systems / Harris Corporation


US Department of State

US Department of Veterans Affairs


Confirmed in MD on February 22:

Abacus Technology Corp

Accenture Federal Services

ASRC Federal

Ball Aerospace & Technologies Corporation

Booz Allen Hamilton

Bridges Consulting, Inc.


CyberCore Technologies

DXC Technology

Engineering Solutions Inc.


Jacobs Federal Network Systems


Lockheed Martin

Onyx Point, INC



Peterson Technologies



Synergy ECP

Tensley Consulting

The MITRE Corporation

US Department of Veterans Affairs


World Wide Technology Advanced Solutions

Virtual exhibitors Include:  Chameleon Integrated Services, Optimus Technology Inc., The Josef Group and more.

Hundreds of positions are available including: Security Analyst, Systems Integrator, Network Engineer, Security Architect, Security/IT Director, Systems Administrator, Network Architect, Forensics Investigator, Auditor, Systems Engineer, Software Developer, Software Engineer & many more.

March Hiring Events – Secret Clearance or Above Required

March 14 – BWI Marriott, Baltimore, MD

March 15 – Sheraton Tysons Hotel, Vienna, VA

For details for each event visit

How to Successfully Navigate Your Way Into a Federal Career

Applying for Federal Jobs can be overwhelming. It can take months to years to get the position. Success Creators is here to help you! Consider the application process a full time job. Continuously search. Apply. Network. Attend career fairs. Join professional organizations. Get to know the gatekeepers that can get you in the door.


For Veterans: Hiring our Heroes job fairs oftentimes hires on the spot.

For everyone: Consider all avenues to enter the government: Pathways for college/high school internships, Presidential Management Fellows for graduate students or those who have graduated in less than 3 years, the Direct Hire jobs for those with specific specialties, and the special hiring authorities (Veterans Preference, etc.)

If you need additional help or want extra tips join Success Creators! This FaceBook group provides real time tips on Jobs, Federal Careers, Resumes, Scholarships, and Internships. Please share with anyone seeking to navigate their pathway to success. #SuccessCreators

To join Success Creators visit here:

You can also email directly for personal help with resumes and the job applications process and/or questions:

Maryland Businesses Must Provide Sick Leave To All Employees Starting Sunday

A new law requiring Maryland businesses with 15 or more employees to provide up to five days of earned paid sick leave is scheduled to go into effect today, Sunday, February 11, 2018.

The law also covers part time employees. They accrue one hour of leave for every 30 hours worked. Employees that work at least 12 hours a week are eligible.

For more information visit here:

How to Live the Life You Love and Avoid Burnout

A year ago I was feeling “Blah.” I wasn’t happy at my job and I needed a change. At the time I was being Coached by a certified Federal Career Coach and she pushed me to take ownership over my career situation and to take action.

I spoke up! I was troubled by situations in the workplace and used my voice to suggest positive changes. Top Concerns: Communication and Professional Development.

I took action! I volunteered for a rotational assignment focused on leadership development. My temporary role was to plan the Leadership Development Conference at my agency for Senior Executives and Managers and to inform the employees about the Senior Executive Training offered by the Treasury Executive Institute. I took full advantage of the opportunity to learn and grow. I also learned that the government offers Interagency Rotational Assignments (opportunities to work at other agencies) and Senior Executive Rotational Assignments for the Senior Executive Service (SES).

I invested in my professional development! During the year I was selected to train as a Federal Career Coach. I completed the Leadership Development Cohort for the Next Generation of Government. I earned my Masters Certificate in Project Management from George Washington University. Additionally, I completed Microsoft SharePoint training to learn the skills needed to build a Policy SharePoint site and Dashboard for my Program Office.

I learned that if I’m unhappy where I am it’s up to me to take action to change the situation! I was not stuck. I had to take the necessary steps to lean forward. Ask yourself this question: What actions do you need to take today to live the life that you love?

Veteran and Military Jobseekers: Join Us at JBAB – Washington DC!

Join us on Tuesday, November 7, 2017 from 8:30 AM – 1:30 PM for a job fair for veteran job seekers, active duty military members, guard and reserve members, and military spouses at the The Bolling Club Theisen Street, Building 50, Washington, District of Columbia 20032.

This event will be a one-of-a-kind FREE hiring fair for both employers and job seekers.

A workshop for veterans and other military job seekers that focuses on resume writing, tips for successfully navigating hiring fairs, military skill translation, and interviewing will start at 8:30 a.m.

A Brunch and Learn for Employers will begin at 9:00 AM.

The U.S. Chamber of Commerce’s “Hiring Our Heroes” event sponsored by KKR and Lockheed Martin is being conducted by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation, JB Anacostia Bolling Military Family Support Center, Employer Support of the Guard & Reserve (ESGR), the U. S. Department of Labor Veterans Employment and Training Service (DOL VETS), U. S. Department of Veterans Affairs, The American Legion, Goodwill Industries International, NBC News and other local partners.

Employers and Military Job Seekers register at

To register directly visit here:

Presidential Management Fellows Program – Federal Job Opportunity for Graduate Students/Graduates

Graduate Students or those that have graduated within two years consider applying for the Presidential Management Fellows program and get appointed to a government position! #SuccessCreators #FederalJobs #Fellowship

The Class of 2018 Presidential Management Fellows (PMF) Program application launched today (at Noon (Eastern Time), Monday, October 23, 2017) and closes at Noon (Eastern Time) on Wednesday, November 1, 2017.

The announcement can be found on USAJOBS ( by searching for “Presidential Management Fellows” during the open period or going here directly:

To learn more about eligibility and how to apply, please review the “Become a PMF” section on the PMF website at This section also provides the “2018 PMF Assessment Preparation Guide” to prepare for the on-line assessment under the “Assessment Process” webpage.

Thank you,

PMF Program Office