Author Archives: Rob Riggins

Interview with a Recruiter, Michele Jones, GD-IT

Michele Jones, GD-ITMichele, tell us about yourself

I have been a Recruiter for General Dynamics Information Technology for several years.  I have recruited for positions in Afghanistan, Kuwait, Djibouti, Korea, and throughout the U.S.

People often say to me you have worked for General Dynamics IT for a long time. This is true because I have enjoyed assisting in making that remarkable connection between employee and employer.  I have been able to transfer and work from different locations within the company, so my position changed depending on which business unit I supported. The people at General Dynamics IT care and strive to help all employees to be successful in their roles.


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Strike a Power Pose, Improve Your Interview

Power Posing Amy CuddyFor some of you this will really strike a chord. For others it may be eye-roll time.

If you’re not very confident or if you’re uncomfortable in situations such as interviews or job fairs, striking a power pose is for you. In a job search when you have the opportunity to interact face-to-face with a potential employer you need to seize the moment and make the most of the opportunity in front of you. So if striking a power pose for two minutes before entering this stressful situation helps you, why not try?

First, the Importance of Attitude

Attitude is more important than you may realize in finding a job.…

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Interview with a Recruiter, Leslie Taylor, ICF International

Leslie Taylor, ICF InternationalLeslie, tell us about yourself and ICF International

I joined ICF International in 2011 and am the Lead Recruiter for the Enterprise Cyber Security Division with more than 15 years of experience in IT, cleared and cybersecurity recruiting. My passion is recruiting top talent to meet the needs of the business. I’m a member of Leadership Fairfax and leverage participation in a variety of IT/cyber, university/college, association and military career fairs and networking events. I primarily recruit for opportunities on a national scale.

ICF’s success is a result of our ability to skillfully pair the right tools with the right experts to help our clients address critical societal issues and…

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Interview with a Recruiter, Candace Mangum, Fulcrum

Candace MangumCandace tell us about yourself and Fulcrum

I am a PHR certified Human Resources professional with 10+ years of recruiting experience. I have 9+ years in the defense contracting industry and have been a Senior Recruiter with Fulcrum for almost four years. In my role at Fulcrum, I am responsible for full-lifecycle recruiting of technical, executive, managerial, intelligence, analytical, financial, and administrative candidates for various government clients and combatant commands nationwide and overseas.

Most of our positions require cleared candidates. In addition, I also assist in the administration and monitoring of OFCCP from a recruiting standpoint and other compliance reporting efforts. I am a graduate of Old Dominion University with…

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10 Most Popular ClearedJobs.Net Stories of 2014

Ten Most Popular ClearedJobs.Net Stories of 2014Security clearance experts Greg Rinckey and Nicole Smith of Tully Rinckey PLLC wrote many of our most popular articles of 2014. In fact seven of our ten most-read articles in 2014 related to security clearances and, overwhelmingly, what to do if you run into issues with alcohol, marijuana and more.

If you’d like to learn more about security clearances or have particular questions, we invite you to attend our D.C. metro area job fairs in 2015. Nicole Smith will present briefings on What You Need to Know about Your Security Clearance Reinvestigation.

Our 10 most popular stories of 2014:

10. Top 10 Reasons DISCO and OPM

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