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July 16, 2019

Security Clearance Common Questions

How long will it take for me to be granted a security clearance? Security clearance processing times can vary depending on the level of security clearance...
July 16, 2019

Answering Tough Interview Questions

Even if you have prepared extremely well for an interview, you may get stumped by a question you didn’t expect or just don’t really know much...
June 18, 2019

Do employers look at social media when making hiring decisions?

According to careerbuilder, 60% of employers use social networking sites to research candidates. This number continues to grow.  Within IT, that number grows to 76%.  Some...
December 15, 2018
interview, salary, job search,

How to discuss salary in an interview

If you’re asked for your salary expectations in an interview, you should provide a range — otherwise, you’re leaving the offer fully to the employer and...
December 10, 2018

What NOT to ask in a first interview

Avoid asking about vacation, benefits and other perks in a first interview. Instead, strive to present your skills, experience and personality in your first interview. Save these...
December 10, 2018
security clearance; application; federal government; job search

How do I get a Security Clearance?

Companies registered in the Contract Security Program can sponsor you to apply for a clearance. You can’t apply on your own; you must be sponsored. Once you...
November 28, 2018
resume; hobby; interests; job search; interview

Should I include interests and hobbies on my resume?

There are varying opinions on whether to include your personal interests on a resume — our opinion is YES. It can capture the reader’s eye if they...
November 14, 2018

How To Get A Reference, Even When Your Employer Bans It

Some employers do not provide references as part of their own internal policies. Instead, the employer may only confirm employment including dates, salary and job title....
October 27, 2018

5 Ways to Create a Winning Resume

There are thousands of excellent resources available online to help you write a successful resume. This ‘How-to’ sheet takes a quick look at a standard resume...