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09 Jul 2010

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Friday’s Food for Thought: GEOINT Jobs and “Working for a Living”

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Welcome to the Friday’s Food for Thought post on got geoint? As our faithful readers know, we like to feature a theme each week that ties into the GEOINT world in this post. While we could have very easily made this post about the record heat wave that hit the east coast this week, we decided to make this theme about GEOINT jobs and the concept of working in general. Why? Well, because working in the GEOINT community is very cool and USGIF is hosting its first career fair next week. So, strap on your boots, as we discuss working, jobs and GEOINT. And, try to stay cool!

Reminder to Check Out The GEOINT Community Career Fair
As our readers know, we have been doing a series of podcasts to promote the upcoming GEOINT Community Career Fair. Why? Because this is the first time that USGIF is setting the stage for job seekers and companies/government agencies to get together — matching talent with opportunities. This free event is ideal for everyone to attend from veterans who already have civilian work experience; men and women who are transitioning from active duty to civilian life; experienced program managers, engineers, programmers, and analysts; and recent graduates looking to break into the industry. Check out more here and see you all in Reston next week at the event!

Why Do We Work?
Why do we work? On the face of it, that’s a stupid question. We work to put food on the table and a roof over our heads, of course. We work toward the prospect of children in college and ourselves in rocking chairs. In other words: we work because we have to. Check out this three-part series from Time Magazine that dives into the universal question: why do we work?

Looking for a GEOINT Job? Have You Checked Out GEOREPS?
We all know that the GEOINT community is a very specialized world that offers very unique job opportunities. And, as you all will see at the GEOINT Community Career Fair next week, job opportunities are everywhere! So, we are excited to shine a light on a recruiting firm that specializes only in GEOINT. Called GEOREPS, it was founded by geospatial intelligence professionals who have developed a referral-based system for matching up the right talent with the right opportunities and organizations. GEOREPS can also serve as a full-service recruiting firm. So, looking for a job? do you have a GEOINT job that needs to be filled. Then, by all means, check out GEOREPS here.

Top 10 Dream Jobs
Remembering being a child and harboring dreams of being a professional baseball player, or becoming the President of the United States? Yes, many of these dreams are the whimsy of youth. As we got older, we found jobs that better suited our talents and abilities. But fret not if you still harbor dreams of scoring that “dream job.” CareerBuilder has pulled together the list of top 10 dream jobs, which include ice cream creator, concert promoter, video game developer and more. Check out the full list here.

Top Ten Worst Jobs in America
If you think your job is bad, think twice… unless you’ve got one of the “worst” jobs in America today. It isn’t much of a surprise that many of these low-rated jobs overlap with the most dangerous jobs What’s more, none have an annual salary above $40,000. JobsRated.com has released a comprehensive ranking of the worst occupations, based upon several key criteria, including salary, stress and physical demand. What are the ten worst jobs in the country? Check out this CNBC story here for more details.

GEOINT Video: “Working for a Living” by Huey Lewis and the News
Our reader are probably starting to think that the got geoint? staff are all huge fans of Huey Lewis and the News. Well, some consider Huey Lewis one of the greatest living artists who can effectively tap into and express the human condition. Well that may be an embellishment. But, he did write catchy tunes that were ubiquitous in the 1980s. And, what a perfect song for today’s theme: “Working for a Living.” We hope you enjoy!

Happy Friday!

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