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Smart and Senior – Job Search Tips

Every job fair in the past 18 months which I have attended or heard of has had more senior-level people attending. So your ‘competition’ is increasing. What should you do?

Tip 1.  It’s who knows you, not just who you know.

You need to involve your current network effectively, of course. But now is also the time to expand it. Go for quality, not quantity! Connect via professional groups you belong. Add in LinkedIn or Twitter to increase your reach and to show you are using current tools.

Networking is the most common way anyone with extensive experience – and all of us on the north side of 35 – get

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The Worst Mistake in a Job Search

At the most recent Cleared Job Fair, Patra Frame reviewed job seekers’ resumes. Patra shared one issue that challenged many of the job seekers she spoke with:

How do you write a resume when you don’t really know what you want to do?

You may have great skills. But do you know what you want to do with those skills?

“What do I want to be when I grow up?” Some of us may never be able to answer that question. So it may become, “What do I want to do in my next job?”

Finding the answer to one of the above questions is critical to your…

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A Job Fair? Networking? But My Work is Classified

So often I hear job seekers who focus entirely on searching for work online and do not understand the value of personal contacts and networking. And when I talk to folks in intel or other data-oriented classified work, this is even more common.

But a job search that is effective and that will result in a job that is right for you means you have to get out, and get active.

Talk to people you know. Introduce yourself to other attendees at professional meetings. Look for connections to current employees of organizations where you want to work.

And attend the ‘right’ job fairs.

What are the RIGHT job fairs? Answer:…

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October 27 Cleared Job Fair Career Seminar Schedule

Patra Frame teaching Resume Tips and Tricks

Join us Thursday, October 27, for the Cleared Job Fair at the Four Points Sheraton BWI to meet with cleared facilities employers. We’ll also be featuring career seminars and resume reviews to aid in your job search. Our schedule for the day:

10:45am – 11am How to Work a Job Fair
What can you do to improve your chances of making the right connections that will lead you to the job you want? Learn some simple steps to get the most out of any job fair and to maximize your results.

11am-3pm Professional One-on-One Resume Reviews

These are…

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Interview With a Recruiter, Melanie Chin

From time to time we bring you Q/A sessions with recruiters, who provide insights on their company, its hiring practices and job search tips.

Melanie Chin

Melanie Chin, MorganFranklin

Tell us about yourself. I am a Senior Recruiter with MorganFranklin Corporation. We are a professional services firm headquartered in McLean, VA. I have been with the company since June 2010 and support our National Security Solutions (NSS) group. I staff our cleared projects both nationally and internationally.

Give us a commercial. Why do I want to work for your company? MorganFranklin is a rapidly growing business with a fantastic benefits package (including 4 weeks of PTO,…

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