Building 632, Wright Avenue, 7:30 a.m. - 4 p.m. (717) 245-3684/3685
Email: usarmy.carlisle.imcom-atlantic.mbx.imne-clb-mwa@mail.mil

Employment Readiness Program

The Army knows that employment is one of the most significant issues for military families. The goal of the ACS Employment Readiness Program (ERP) is to assist families with the challenges associated with the job search, particularly as they are impacted by the Army's mobile lifestyle.

Carlisle Barracks ERP provides a full range of information and referral services and assistance in the areas of employment, training and volunteer opportunities. The services are designed to give all active duty, retired military personnel, DoD employees, and their Family members the competitive edge necessary to secure employment.

 

Services

  • Job counseling
  • •ob search training, including interviewing and salary negotiation
  • Information on employment market and opportunities
  • Employment and educational information, federal and non-federal
  • Volunteer opportunities
  • Internet job search assistance
  • Assistance with resume writing
  • Professional organization information
  • Training courses and job search workshops
  • Portable career information
 

Explore Careers & Get Job Search Help

 
 
Need Help With Your Job Search Or Exploring Careers?
Click on the Virtual Career Library logo to access over 6,000 digital pages of career guidance information. Inside you will find hundreds of career advice videos, digital career books and directories, virtual job data cards, job bank resources, and occupational videos to help you achieve career and life success.
 

ONLINE Mock Interviewing:
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Class & Workshop Descriptions

 
Or call (717) 245-4357 to reserve a seat
 
Dress for Success Workshop
If the occasion is business, then dress as if you mean business. First impressions are paramount and begins the second someone lays eyes on you ... often long before anyone speaks. A professional image is determined by 10 things about you within 10 seconds of seeing you. Learning the art of impression management - planning how you look and how you act to get a certain reaction - is sure to impact your career or business more favorably. This workshop will present examples for men and women on how to dress for the interview.
 
Small Business Workshop (SCORE)
Have you ever dreamed of owning your own business? Sure you can be your own boss and set your own schedule, but is owning a business the right move for you? Discover the answer at the SBA’s Pre-Business Workshop. Learn how preparation and planning can give your business the best chance for success. Access the SBA website here. This website contains valuable resources and tools including tutorials such as "10 Steps to Start a Business," planning courses, a library and training and counseling resources.
 
Career Exploration Class
Experts agree the most critical part of the hiring process is the interview. This monthly class provides a general overview of the interview process. The workshop includes tips on researching prospective employers, types of interviews, resumes, and typical interview questions.
 
Transition Assistance Workshop (4.5 days)
Transition Assistance Program (TAP) provides help to Service members and spouses who are separating or retiring from the military by offering important information and assistance on how to make a successful transition into civilian life.
Federal Resume Workshop (4 hours)
Civil service is an especially attractive employment route for the military community. Learn how the federal selection and hiring process works. Information on veteran's preference, military spouse preference, resume, and other Federal employment applications are provided. A must, if you are considering civil service.
 
Resume Workshop (1 day)
Civil service is an especially attractive employment route for the military community. Learn how the federal selection and hiring process works. Information on veteran's preference, military spouse preference, resume, and other Federal employment applications are provided. A must, if you are considering civil service. (8 hour class enables you to place your resume inside the federal resume database)
 
Youth Resume Workshop
Planning to get a summer job? College job? Any job? We've got what you need. Need help starting a resume? Ask your friendly Employment Readiness Manager. We can connect you with books and show you how to use Word to format as well as conduct a mock interview. Remember to get your resume started before the workshop. Teens interested contact Youth Services Allen Campbell.
 
Resume Workshop
For many job seekers, preparing a resume is the first critical step in the job search process. Learn to prepare a resume that will make a positive impression on prospective employers. Issues discussed include how to put your education, experience, and background together to make the resume work for you.
 

Employment/Career Websites

 

Jobs with FMWR

Visit U.S. Army Civilian Personnel Online at www.usajobs.gov

Click "Employment" then "Search for jobs" and follow these instructions:

  • 1. From the "Special Programs" dropdown box near the bottom, select "NAF Positions".
  • 2. Select "Pennsylvania" from the "State" select box and click "Get Results" at the bottom of the page.
  • 3. A listing of NAF openings throughout the state will appear. Look at the "Location" column for positions on Carlisle Barracks.
  • 4. Click an announcement number for detailed information on duties, qualifications, who may apply and application procedures.

For more information, visit the Civilian Personnel Advisory Center in Building 46, Ashburn Drive, or call (717) 245-3684.

 

Monthly Job Listings

 

Monthly Job Listings can be seen on the ACS Job board in Building 632.

Local Employment and Part Time opportunities, See the ERP Program Manager.

State Employment Go to http://www.scsc.state.pa.us/portal/server.pt/community/civil_service_home/9164

 

Useful Information

 

Military Spouses Sites
A useful link for those spouses that want to upgrade knowledge, skills and abilities and those who may want to enter the workforce as a result of spouse deployment: www.milspouse.org/.

This provides comprehensive information to the military spouse that can help in all phases of their job-search. At the top right hand of the page, there are indicators that inform the user how many jobs are available, how many are new and how many resumes are in the database. This Army website contains so many jobs for military spouses not only through the Army Spouse Employment Partnerships (ASEP) but also through all registered military spouse-friendly employers at America's Job Bank. There are over a million jobs on this database. Click the following URL to access this website: www.militaryspousejobsearch.org.

 

Army Spouse Career Assess

 

Career Assessment
The Career Assessment Tool is a comprehensive resource to assist you in achieving greater clarity and direction for career decision-making. Use the tool bar in yellow to access the different assessments. Be sure to take the major assessments of Values, Interest, Personality and Temperament. Vision is an area where you can journal what you want to be. You will get immediate feedback from these assessments. All of your assessment and exercise results are combined into your own customized internal Career Profile report. The more assessments and exercises you complete, the more detailed and complete your career profile will be. To take the online assessments you can go ONETonline at http://www.onetcenter.org/tools.html and take the Interest profiler.

The other career assessment is KUDER JOURNEY at http://www.kuderjourney.com/ and login. Most of the assessments take between 5-15 minutes.You can complete individual assessments then submit them. You always have the opportunity to review or change the assessment later. The assessments do not have to be completed at one time. Since the Career Assessment Tool is available 24/7 you can work on this at your own pace. Remember that you must submit a completed assessment before it is saved.

 

Military Spouses Sites
A useful link for those spouses that want to upgrade knowledge, skills and abilities and those who may want to enter the workforce as a result of spouse deployment: www.milspouse.org/.

This provides comprehensive information to the military spouse that can help in all phases of their job-search. At the top right hand of the page, there are indicators that inform the user how many jobs are available, how many are new and how many resumes are in the database. This Army website contains so many jobs for military spouses not only through the Army Spouse Employment Partnerships (ASEP) but also through all registered military spouse-friendly employers at America's Job Bank. There are over a million jobs on this database. Click the following URL to access this website: www.militaryspousejobsearch.org.

 

E-Learning Resources
SkillSoft online courses and reference materials are now available to service members, retirees, their spouses and qualified government contractors through various government and military e-Learning portals. Programs are customized to the individual's specific needs. Courses and certifications are available in the areas of management, IT, and business and provide real-time customer support from certified experts 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

SkillSoft currently offers over 900 business, 1,200 interactive IT courses and test prep for more than 180 important IT certifications. Courses for academic and continuing education credit are also available. SkillSoft currently supports the Air Force IT e-Learning, Information Assurance, and Records Management programs. For more information or to register for programs retirees, spouses and government contractors call (877) 545-5763, ext. 3741 or email: federalinfo@skillsoft.com This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Service members may access these programs at the following e-learning ports:
 
Useful Links
 

Carlisle Barracks Army Community Center

Phone: (717)245-4357
DSN: 242-4357

Address:
Carlisle Barracks
Building 632
Wright Avenue
Carlisle, PA 17013

Hours of Operation:
Mon - Fri 7:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.