Leaving Active Duty? Smart Steps While Still Serving

Transitioning military personnel often wait too long to start their career transition process. Some choose to completely avoid planning for job search but expect it will be easy to find a job. Even when you are in the midst of your current assignment, there are steps you can take to ease your transition and start your preparation for your next career adventure.

Start with the transition programs available to you in person or electronically. These are often dense with information and you may need to take more than one option to get all the details you need.

Build a plan – smart folks start 8-12 months before they intend to…

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DoD Contracts: Leidos Quality Review, AM General HMMWV

DEFENSE LOGISTICS AGENCY

BOH Environmental LLC*, Chantilly, Va., has been awarded a maximum $250,000,000 fixed-price with economic-price-adjustment contract for several types of containers and container parts. This contract is a sole-source acquisition. This is a two-year base contract with three one-year option periods. Locations of performance are Virginia and Texas with a Jan. 16, 2016 performance completion date. Using military services are Army, Navy, Air Force, Marine Corps, and federal civilian agencies. Type of appropriation is fiscal 2014 through fiscal 2015 defense working capital funds. The contracting activity is the Defense Logistics Agency Troop Support, Philadelphia, Pa., (SPE8ED-14-D-0002).

AM General, LLC, South Bend, Ind., has been awarded…

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5 Steps to Efficient Cleared Job Search

As a job seeker, it’s important to know some basics about search on ClearedJobs.Net to help you find your next cleared job most efficiently.

Job descriptions vary widely and there are many ways to describe the same type of work. That’s why we recommend you start with a broad search. See what results are returned. Then narrow down the search as needed.

1. Keyword Search

If you know Boolean logic, you’re set. If you’re not familiar with Boolean searches, the key points to know when searching job descriptions and entering keywords:

  1. If you enter more than one keyword separated by a space, it’s the same as entering

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DoD Contracts: KPMG Awarded DLA Audit

DEFENSE LOGISTICS AGENCY

KPMG LLP, McLean, Va., has been awarded a maximum $36,243,243 firm-fixed-price contract to provide all necessary management services, personnel and documentation required to support DLA’s financial audit. This contract is a competitive acquisition, and there were six offers received. Location of performance is Virginia with a Jan. 15, 2015 performance completion date. Using military services are federal civilian agencies. Type of appropriation is fiscal 2014 defense working capital funds. The contracting activity is the Defense Logistics Agency Contracting Services, Richmond, Va., (SP4703-11-A-0017-0037).

Brit Systems*, Dallas, Texas, has been awarded a maximum $20,297,132 modification (P00007) exercising the first option year on a two-year base contract (SPM2D1-12-D-8309) with one…

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Recruiting Roundup: Be a Baker, DoL Petition, The Number 1 Recruiter Mistake

Our picks for this week’s best recruiting news:

For a good chuckle, read Tim Sackett’s How Job Candidates Lie, and the Best Lies They Always Seem to Tell. How many of these have you experienced?

Erik Smetana wants you to be a baker, not a short-order cook working on the fly without regard to future planning in Rethink Talent Acquisition

If you pay for LinkedIn Recruiter, the InMails you send to fellow group members who aren’t 1st degree connections will be deducted from your allotted monthly InMail credits in Sourcers, Recruiters Riled By LinkedIn Mailing Changes.

“Engineers must feel like slabs of meat in…

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