The Career Resource Management Center (CRMC) provides information and assistance to help military service members, their family members, retirees, and DoD civilian employees with their job search. We provide a variety of resources such as a resource library, computer work stations, fax service and job listings. CRMC also provides basic employment assistance, career planning, resume writing, salary negotiations, interview techniques, guidance on the federal employment application process and other employment initiatives available for military spouses and family members. The services are free.

CAREER RESOURCE CENTER

Automated Services
Consists of computer work stations for clients to use in preparing resumes, cover letters and federal applications. Internet capability is available on all computers. Fax service, copier and telephone are available for employment purposes.

Resource Library
Consists of newspaper publications, video and books on the job market and how to better prepare yourself.

Employment Listings
For local, nationwide and overseas employers.

TRANSITION READINESS SEMINAR (TRS)
This signature 5-day course is mandatory for active duty members separating or retiring from military service. TRS provides transitioning Marines and their families with the resources and tools needed to reach their personal goals. Topics include VA Benefits, Military Skills Translation; Department of Labor led employment curriculum and, Financial Planning.

** You MUST see your Unit Transition Coordinator or Career Planner to register to attend the TRS and all applicable tracks.

Click here for more information on the Transition Readiness Program.

ACCESSING HIGHER EDUCATION (AHE) TRACK
Accessing Higher Education Track is a training that can help you access new opportunities, and can be a prerequisite for a number of jobs in the U.S. economy. The course is designed to guide you through the variety of decisions involved in choosing a program, preparing for the college admissions
application process, and securing funding. The expected outcome is that you will create a customized plan for a successful transition to a higher education institution. (OPEN TO TRANSITIONING SERVICE MEMBERS, RECENT VETERAN AND SPOUSES)

BOOTS TO BUSINESS (B2B) TRACK
A two-day intensive training workshop is coordinated and conducted by Veterans Business Outreach Centers (VBOC) and SBA Veterans Business Development Officers (VBDO). After completing the in-person B2B class, participants can continue their studies online via the B2B Revenue Readiness course offered at no cost to B2B and B2B Reboot participants through partners at Mississippi State University. The online course will allow participants to explore the fundamentals of small business ownership. (OPEN TO ALL AUTHORIZED PATRONS)

CAREER EXPLORATION AND PLANNING TRACK (CEPT)
This workshop offers a unique opportunity to identify skills, increase awareness of training and credentialing programs, and develop an action plan to achieve career goals. Service members and spouses who attend the two-day Department of Labor (CEPT) workshop will complete personalized career development assessments of occupational interest, aptitudes, and work values. These assessments will present workshop participants with a variety of tailored job recommendations aligned with their interests and aptitudes, some of which are classified as “high demand” or “high growth” occupations. (OPEN TO ALL AUTHORIZED PATRONS)

FAMILY MEMBER EMPLOYMENT ASSISTANCE PROGRAM (FMEAP)

Family Member Employment Assistance Program (FMEAP) provides assistance to Active Duty military family members (reservists, retirees, and civilians, if space is available) to help them achieve their personal and professional goals through employment, education, or volunteerism.

MILITARY TRANSITION: THE SPOUSE EDITION
SPOUSE TRANSITION AND READINESS SEMINAR (S.T.A.R.S)
Spouses it is your chance to ask experts about what to expect when your Marine or Sailor retires or separates from active duty service. Stay informed about your family’s benefits, entitlements, health care insurance and VA benefits. Receive tips and resources to assist you in making plans for your future and prepare for life beyond the military!

EMPLOYMENT WORKSHOPS

INTERVIEW SKILLS

  • Understanding the interview process
  • Winning interview techniques
  • How to market yourself
  • Dress for success

USAJOBS

  • Navigating USAJobs
  • Writing an effective federal resume
  • Applying for General Schedule (GS) positions
  • Veteran and military spouse preference

PRIVATE SECTOR RESUME AND COVER LETTER

  • Purpose of a resume
  • Creating an effective resume
  • Resume formats
  • Keywords, not buzzwords
  • Master resume vs targeted resume

Open to all active duty, reservists, retirees, DoD employees, and their family members. To register, call: (619) 524-5728/8440/0035

VETERAN BENEFITS COUNSELING
VA Counseling on-site at Personal & Professional Development, Bldg. 14. Come in and ask questions about your benefits and entitlements, VA Benefit Counselor can assist you with filing for pre-discharge disability claims and discuss educational benefits and medical concerns which can lead to filing a VA claim (reviews medical records) as well as VA Home Loan.

For more information, contact:
Beth Juachon
Military Services Coordinator
(619) 524-8233
beth.juachon1@va.gov

Hours
Mondays & Thursdays
1200 – 1600
Appointments recommended.

VOCATIONAL REHABILITATION COUNSELOR
Available for questions you have about your education and career goals and maximizing the use of your VA educational benefits. If you are interested in a comprehensive evaluation to determine abilities, skills and interests for employment an appointment can be set up to discuss your educational and vocational goals.

For more information, contact:
Jennifer Reichard, MS, CRC
Vocational Rehabilitation Counselor
(619) 524-0675
jennifer.reichard@va.gov

Walk-ins
Monday – Thursday
0800 – 1100

Appointments
Monday – Friday
1300 – 1500

Career Resource Management Center (CRMC)
(619) 524-8440

Mina Threat
Transition and Career Resource Manager
(619) 524-1283
mina.threat@usmc.mil

James Stewart
Personal and Professional Development Program Advisor
(619) 524-0035

Personal & Professional Development
4025 Tripoli Avenue
Building 14
San Diego, CA 92140

Hours
Monday – Friday
0730 – 1600

FAX
(619) 524-0036

MCRD Department of Veterans Affairs Office
Personal and Professional Development
4025 Tripoli Avenue, Bldg 14
San Diego, CA 92140

Please come in and ask questions about your benefits: Education, Medical, Home Loans and much more!

Robert Hill
Military Services Coordinator
(619) 524-8233
robert.hill6@va.gov

Hours
Mondays & Thursdays
1200 – 1600
Appointments recommended.

Vocational Rehabilitation Counseling
Personal and Professional Development
4025 Tripoli Avenue, Bldg. 14
San Diego, CA 92140

Jennifer Reichard, MS, CRC
Vocational Rehabilitation Counselor
(619) 524-0675
jennifer.reichard@va.gov

Walk-ins
Monday – Thursday
0800 – 1100

Appointments
Monday – Friday
1300 – 1500