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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...
October 3, 2018
interview attire; dress code; job search; work clothes

What should I wear to an interview?

Your interview is your first impression. Think of what the other person will perceive about you when they meet you. As a simple rule of thumb,...
September 3, 2018
security clearance; federal government;

What is a Security Clearance?

To work with the Federal Government, you are required to have the appropriate background checks completed. This is to ensure you are who you say you are,...
September 1, 2018
Job Search; New Job; Employment; Jobs;

I’m looking for work and my employer is not aware, what should I do?

If you have an open and meaningful relationship with your employer, consider discussing your job search with them. There is a possibility that they can help...
August 18, 2018
social media; job search; privacy;

Do employers look at social media when making hiring decisions?

According to Career Builder, 60% of employers use social networking sites to research candidates and that number is growing. Within IT, that number grows to 76%....
July 27, 2018

5 Advantages of Temporary Employment

It’s one of the questions we’re asked most often by potential candidates: what, exactly, are the advantages of temporary employment? Obviously, the answer depends on your...