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Friday, September 04, 2009 13:00 | Jeff Bier

   It has been oven 17 years now since I was "let go" from the Air Force due to force reduction.  I left with over 15 years of R+D contracting experience in the areas of Project, Contract, and Financial Management without any success in finding meaningful employement since then.  Everywhere were I went to find full-time work these past 17+ years I have been considered "over qualified" .  Now they (potential employeers) are starting to say that since I haven't actually been employed doing this kind of work for over ten years, now my experience is "weak".  I can't win.

   Anyway, I am still interested in government (federal, state, or local) in the areas of contract administration, project management, or budget development and execution.  I've applied many many times for govenment position, but its not what you know, but who youi know that will give me a break and let me in.  However, now that I'mm 55 years old, most won't even bother looking at my resume since I'd only be available to work for 10 more years until forced retirement at 65.  No win again.

     That's why I have been staying away from direct government employment and would like to get a federal government track to manage.  I would like to find a local small business that already has a government contract or is about to get one, and then be placed as the contract manager for its duration.  Does antone out there know of a local small business that is looking for someone like me?  Please let me know.  I am convinced that I will only find a full-time positiopn like this throught networking. 

     I love to manage and spend the government money.  I make it a personal challenge to get the most "bang for the buck" as many of my past supervisors know.  I just need the oppertunity once again to show a new employer what I'm worth.  So again, I interested in contract management positions, government or small business.  Please help me if you can.  Thanks.


  • Friday, February 12, 2010 09:19 | Jeff Bier
    Anyone care to read my post here and leave a few comments?
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