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Rebecca Maxwell

Rebecca Maxell moved back home to Leflore County and had worked on and off again but did not have a career that would give her security in her life. She came to Career Development in 2011 and worked with her Career Counselor and decided she would like to earn her Class A CDL.


By 2011, Rebecca had finished her training and was working as a pump truck driver for Scarboro Construction. With her credentials and experience Rebecca was able to advance her career and in 2013 was hired by Choctaw Nation in the Transportation Department.


Rebecca is now very excited about her future and would like to thank Choctaw Nation and the Career Development Program for all the help and support throughout her journey.

You'll receive many opinions of your r�sum�; rely on 10 sure things

Whose advice should you follow when you're writing your r�sum�s? Knowing the answer to this dilemma is like having a crystal ball; without it you won't be 100% sure of who will provide the right answers.

Do you heed the advice of professional r�sum� writers, recruiters, HR, or hiring managers? They all offer good advice, but their advice will be different. In fact, you can ask 20 r�sum� experts their opinions on how you should write your r�sum�s, and you'll get 20 different answers. So who is correct? Read more.

5 of the Best-Paying 2-Year Degrees

For those who want an education but need to enter the workforce quickly, an associate's degree can be the ideal solution


by Greg Scott Neuman

A 2010 report by the President's Council of Economic Advisors - entitled Preparing the Workers of Today for the Jobs of Tomorrow - notes that the fastest-growing occupations are those that require education beyond high school. However, a traditional four-year bachelor's degree is not necessary to enter many of those fields.

A two-year degree, such as an associate of arts (AA), associate of science (AS) or associate of applied science (AAS) is often enough to enter a secure and lucrative profession. In fact, some of the highest-paying two-year degrees can allow you to earn more than many bachelor's-degree holders. Here are five of the best-paying two-year degrees. Read more.

Employment Spotlight:

Best Ways To Prepare Now To Land A Job In 2014

9/16/2013 By: Nancy Collamer, Forbes Contributor


Now that fall's here, you might be starting to make your Thanksgiving plans. This is actually also an ideal time to begin preparing to find a new job in 2014 or maybe even switch fields entirely next year.


Fortunately, it looks as though hiring will pick up in the coming months. Read More.

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WorkKeys, Career Readiness Certifications &

Work Ready Communities


A Win-Win-Win for Southeast Oklahoma!


On October 9, 2013, fifteen counties in Southeast Oklahoma were recognized for their fourth consecutive year of being "Work Ready" by Norma Noble, of the Oklahoma Department of Commerce.  This region, known as Oklahoma's Premier Work Ready Region, includes Choctaw, Haskell, Latimer, LeFlore, McCurtain, Pittsburg, Pushmataha, Atoka, Bryan, Coal, Johnston, McIntosh, Pontotoc, Marshall, and Hughes counties. The designation as a "Work Ready Community" gives these counties an advantage when competing to retain, grow and attract jobs and talent.  By investing in and linking economic development, education and workforce these fifteen counties can provide a talent pool of skilled, work-ready job candidates to meet the needs of employers and the goals of workers.  This "Work Ready" region can verify to businesses that it has a sustainable, reliable pipeline that delivers the right workers with the right skills at the right time.


Key partners in the fifteen-county Work Ready Community project include: Choctaw Nation Career Development, Southern Workforce Investment Board, Kiamichi Technology Center, and the Eastern Workforce Investment Board.  The partners continually focus on utilization of the WorkKeys system as an essential component of developing a skilled and sustainable workforce to meet the demands of employers within the region.


High school students as well as adult job seekers and incumbents are investing in themselves and the Southeast region of Oklahoma by earning a Career Readiness Certification (CRC)!  The Career Readiness Certificate - powered by the ACT WorkKeys assessments -- is a job skill assessment system that measures real world skills employers believe are critical to success in a job environment.  These skills are valuable for any occupation---skilled or professional, and at any level of education. 


Are you a Choctaw Tribal Member who holds a CRC? The Career Development Program's CRC Initiative Award Program offers an incentive to it's clients who utilize the CRC in their career development process.





Are you looking for a job or waiting for a job
October 21, 2011 by Hyo Leave a Comment

By Kevin Donlin,


Are you looking for a job - really looking? Or are you simply waiting for employment to fall into your lap?

If you're like about 75% of the job seekers I've met over the past nine years, you're probably doing too much waiting and not enough searching.



Instead, here are two ways to be more proactive - and much more effective - in your job search.

1) Stop waiting for job leads to appear. Start making your own.

Here's a real estate analogy that directly relates to your job search. (Trust me.) Read more.




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