Tag Archives: resumes

6 Job Search Strategies for the Holidays

Wishing you all the Hope, Wonder and JoyThe holidays are here, but don’t stop your job search. Just change it!

The holidays are in full swing and that puts a different twist on your cleared job search. It’s true that the holidays are a hectic time of year. And that puts extra challenges on your job search. It seems that…

- No one will take your calls,
- You don’t hear back from employers, and
- You can’t get network contacts to commit to a meeting with you.

You may be tempted – in fact very tempted – to alter your daily job search routine and let holiday shopping, baking, entertaining, etc. replace sending letters…

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How to Handle Employment Gaps

Employment GapsOnce upon a time, the main employment gaps were among mothers returning to the work force. But now, such gaps are fairly common. More men are taking on family care, middle career people and retiring military are taking sabbaticals, it’s not as easy to roll from one contract to another as it used to be, and all ages are going to school or battling unemployment.

Employers are more willing to accept such gaps if they see an explanation and understand what you have done to maintain your skills and add new ones. Ideally you have done such things all along or have started doing them as a part of your…

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Cleared Job Fair Feedback, the Toughest and Easiest Positions to Fill

Verizon recruiter assisting a job seeker at a Cleared Job FairAt our recent Cleared Job Fairs we asked cleared recruiters several questions that cleared cleared job seekers will find of interest. We also asked Patra Frame to share with us some of the issues she saw while reviewing cleared resumes.

Do you prefer receiving a resume as a PDF or a Word document

No recruiter we spoke to expressed a preference for a PDF version of a cleared job seeker’s resume. Several said it didn’t matter, but an even larger number want to receive a Word document. The reasons vary:

“PDFs cause issues with our ATS”

“PDFs are an issue with our firewall”

What was even…

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Job Seeker Handbook and Career Seminar Schedule, April 4 Cleared Job Fair

Check out the cleared facilities employers who will be interviewing from 11am-3pm at the Waterford at Springfield, and the security cleared positions they will be seeking to fill.

You must have a current or active security clearance to attend. Click here to pre-register.

Career Seminars and Resume Reviews Schedule

10:30am – 11am Resumes Today

Whether you’re working on your first resume or your 21st, do you know what you need to do today to succeed? What’s…

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Interview with a Recruiter, Wendy Johnson, D.A.T.A.

Wendy tell us about yourself and your company

I wear many hats at D.A.T.A., but my primary functions are Recruiting and serving as the company FSO. I’ve been with the company for eight years.

Why do I want to work for D.A.T.A.

D.A.T.A. is a small woman-owned company based in Vienna, Virginia. We’re a bit fanatical about our employees. We are committed to making D.A.T.A. a great place to work and we work hard to keep our employees happy. Why? The reason is simple — we focus on taking care of our employees so that they can focus on taking care of our clients.

D.A.T.A. is very supportive of…

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