3 Steps for Recruiters to Align Job Descriptions with MOS

We discussed how transitioning military should civilianize their resumes so recruiters can better understand what they do. But what are we recruiters doing to meet them in the middle?

Most of the time we ask vets and transitioning military members to come 90% of the way and then we can come the last 10% to head toward the finish line…or not. If you and your company are serious about hiring vets or transitioning military for your organization – and honestly every company should be – then we need to come at least half way when trying to get them in the door.

So where to start? Again I…

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DoD Contracts: MD Helicopters Awarded $44M for MD 530F Aircraft


MD Helicopters, Inc., Mesa, Arizona was awarded a not to exceed $44,200,000 firm-fixed-price, foreign military sales (Afghanistan) undefinitized contract action for the integration, testing, procurement, modification and installation of a weapon system onto the seventeen MD 530F aircraft. Work will be performed in Mesa, Arizona with an estimated completion date of Sept. 29, 2015. One bid was solicited with one received. Fiscal 2014 other procurement funds in the amount of $21,658,000 are being obligated at the time of the award. Army Contracting Command, Redstone Arsenal, Alabama is the contracting activity (W58RGZ-14-C-0081).


Northrop Grumman, Herndon, Virginia is being awarded a $9,436,628 modification (P00024) to previously awarded contract…

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What Happens if Your Security Clearance is Suspended or Revoked

Security clearance suspended or revokedYour security clearance can be suspended or revoked at any time. A suspension or revocation can occur as a result of an incident report or as a result of information discovered during the course of your updated background investigation.

An incident report is a report submitted to the agency notifying it of a developed circumstance which could affect your continued eligibility to hold a security clearance. One example is being charged with a criminal offense. If this happens, you are required to notify your facility security officer, who is then required to notify the agency that granted you a clearance. If the agency determines that the conduct described in the…

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DoD Contracts: Lockheed Martin Corp. Awarded $246M for Lightning II Joint Strike Fighter Aircraft


Lockheed Martin Corp., Lockheed Martin Aeronautics Co., Fort Worth, Texas, is being awarded a $246,613,000 modification to a previously awarded cost-plus-incentive-fee contract (N00019-12-C-0004) to develop, test, and certify two Drag Chute Systems for the Low Rate Initial Production Lot VII F-35 Lightning II Joint Strike Fighter aircraft. Work will be performed in Fort Worth, Texas (70 percent), and Edwards Air Force Base, Edwards, California (30 percent), and is expected to be completed in July 2019. International partner funds in the amount of $90,000,000 are being obligated on this award, none of which will expire at the end of the current fiscal year. The Naval Air Systems Command, Patuxent River,…

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One Size Doesn’t Fit All

Engage your audience is a frequent battle cry of marketers. Many organizations start pumping out content thinking that this will be engaging.

Content is engaging if it provides value to an audience. Unfortunately many don’t understand their audience before pumping out the content.

We all provide information for our job seeker customers about job search, resumes, social media and the like, but how about some of the different facets of each job seeker audience? Some of the other facets include:

  1. Understanding that there are different technology proficiencies – some of your audience may be luddites or they may be early adopters,
  2. Different stages of job search – active, passive

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