Tag Archives: info for cleared job seekers

Refresh Your Resume Sweepstakes

When was the last time you looked at your resume? Didn’t think you needed to did you? Did you post your resume on a job board thinking “that is all I have to do to find a job!” Well, that’s not quite all there is to it.

A well written resume is only one part of your overall career search strategy. As important as having your resume well written, featuring your accomplishments, clearly stating your successes and making sure you have the correct key words, your resume also has to be “fresh.”

What do we mean by “fresh?” Similar to cheese that stays in the refrigerator too long, if your…

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Cleared Job Fair Job Seeker’s Handbook: May 13th, Westin Baltimore Washington Airport Hotel, MD

Below please find our Cleared Job Fair Job Seeker’s Handbook for the May 13th, 2010 Cleared Job Fair being held at the Westin Baltimore Washington Airport Hotel, Linthicum, MD.

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Name Tag Recommendations for Job Seekers @ Cleared Job Fairs

I can’t tell you how many times I find myself letting cleared job seekers attending our Cleared Job Fairs know that their name badge is not strategically placed on their person.

Name badge don’t:
Do *NOT* place your name badge on the edge of your blazer or jacket or on any part of your mid-torso

Examples of how NOT to wear your name badge are demonstrated below:

And now for the CORRECT WAY to display your name badge at a Cleared Job Fair, or any job fair in general…

THIS IS THE CORRECT WAY TO DISPLAY YOUR NAME, JOB SEEKERS:

My *strong* recommendation is that…

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Asking The Right Questions During Your Job Interview

HR Expert Patra Frame shares advice on asking the right questions during your job interview.

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Reaching Out to Former Colleagues During Your Career Search

As part of a career search, you will obviously try to reach out to former colleagues. Recently, I was contacted by someone I had not heard from in over 20 years. We had worked in the Washington DC area in the mid-eighties in completely different fields and had both left DC for a number of years. 

I remember my colleague as bright and driven and as someone I respected very much but was slightly taken aback by our recent reconnection. I like to keep in touch with people even if they have moved on to other fields just because I appreciate friendships. My phone call with my friend, however,…

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