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Cleared Job Fair Thursday, May 8, from 11am - 3pm at the DoubleTree Crystal City at DoubleTree Crystal City

May 8, 2014 from 11am to 3pm
Security cleared professionals please join us at the Cleared Job Fair Thursday, May 8, from 11am - 3pm at the DoubleTree Crystal City.          Our cleared facilities employers include Altamira, CGI, Engility, General Dynamics-IT, Geneva Software, HP, Leidos, Mission Essential, Northrop Grumman, Parsons, Preferred Systems Solutions, Savantage Solutions, Schafer, Tanager, Verizon-FNS and more! Opportunities for Accounting and Finance, Information Security, Cyber Security, Software Engineers,…See More
Apr 9
Kathleen Smith commented on Emily Jarvis's blog post '50% Of Feds Look To Employment Outside Of Gov'
"While this is great data and trend analysis, the budget cuts affect contractors as well. Those employees looking to find employment in the government contracting world are not going to find the grass any greener."
Mar 12
Kathleen Smith shared Emily Jarvis's blog post on Twitter
Mar 12
Kathleen Smith shared Emily Jarvis's blog post on Facebook
Mar 12
Kathleen Smith liked Emily Jarvis's blog post '50% Of Feds Look To Employment Outside Of Gov'
Mar 12
Kathleen Smith posted a blog post

INSA Security Clearance Reform Recommendations

Since 1947 the average spy began committing espionage after 12 years of service. That highlights why periodic reinvestigations (PR) are critically important.The influential Intelligence and National Security Alliance (INSA) has released the Security Reform Policy Council white paper on Leveraging Emerging Technologies in the Security Clearance Process. INSA includes a number of connected, heavy hitters so this is a preview of what may be coming to pass in security clearance reform.There is…See More
Mar 7
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Cleared Job Fair for Security Cleared Professionals on March 4 2014 at DoubleTree BWI, MD at DoubleTree BWI

March 4, 2014 from 11am to 3pm
Security cleared professionals please join us at the Cleared Job Fair Thursday, Mar 4, from 11am - 3pm at the DoubleTree BWI.          Our cleared facilities employers include BAE Systems, HP, Leidos, Lockheed Martin, Mosaic Technologies, Parsons, CSG International and more! Opportunities for Information Security, Cyber Security, Software Engineers, Systems Engineers, Help Desk, Software Developers, System Administrators, Database Administrators, Intel Analysts and more. We'll be offering free…See More
Feb 12
Regan Wedenoja commented on Kathleen Smith's blog post 'Alcohol and Your Security Clearance'
"I think this is a great article and very relevant to the culture in DC.  As a grad student in DC many of my cohort are applying to government jobs and this is a great article for them to read when looking towards the inevitable security…"
Feb 12
Kathleen Smith posted a blog post

Alcohol and Your Security Clearance

Your use of alcohol and, more specifically, the following circumstances, can impact your eligibility for a security clearance:a. Criminal conduct involving alcoholb. Counseling or treatment for alcohol usec. Excessive use/drinking to intoxicationThere are various sections on the Personnel Security Questionnaire SF-86 which can elicit responses to determine if your judgment should…See More
Jan 29
Kathleen Smith liked Andrew Krzmarzick's blog post 'What's the Biggest Threat to Your Agency When You Use Your Smartphone or Tablet?'
Jan 22
Kathleen Smith shared Pat Fiorenza's blog post on Twitter
Dec 16, 2013
A blog post by Kathleen Smith was featured

Postponing Your Job Search During the Holidays: A Bad Choice

As the holiday season arrives many job seekers make a bad decision - to lessen, or shut down all-together, their job search with the thought they’ll renew and resume their search in the new year.Bad decision! Why? A misunderstanding of how hiring happens.Many job seekers mistakenly believe that employers stop hiring during the last couple months of the year. Not true! My best and…See More
Dec 6, 2013
Kathleen Smith posted a blog post

Postponing Your Job Search During the Holidays: A Bad Choice

As the holiday season arrives many job seekers make a bad decision - to lessen, or shut down all-together, their job search with the thought they’ll renew and resume their search in the new year.Bad decision! Why? A misunderstanding of how hiring happens.Many job seekers mistakenly believe that employers stop hiring during the last couple months of the year. Not true! My best and…See More
Dec 5, 2013
Kathleen Smith posted a blog post

Holiday Traditions and Your Job Search

Bah-Humbug. Not really, but when it comes to those holiday traditions...Spending money you don’t have,on presents you don’t want to buy,to travel to places you don’t want to go,on entertaining you don’t want to do.Spending time you don't have,with people you don’t want to see,on holiday traditions you don’t want to continue.Spending energy you don't have,on activities that…See More
Nov 27, 2013
A blog post by Kathleen Smith was featured

6 Successful Job Seeker Traits

One of my clients walked into our job search team meeting one day and declared: “Persistence. I think it just really takes persistence to get a job today.”The comment started me thinking. What had I noticed about the traits of successful job seekers? What did they seem to have in common? Job seekers who landed new positions in recent years persisted in their searches when others gave up. But…See More
Nov 5, 2013
Kathleen Smith posted a blog post

6 Successful Job Seeker Traits

One of my clients walked into our job search team meeting one day and declared: “Persistence. I think it just really takes persistence to get a job today.”The comment started me thinking. What had I noticed about the traits of successful job seekers? What did they seem to have in common? Job seekers who landed new positions in recent years persisted in their searches when others gave up. But…See More
Nov 4, 2013

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Current Title:
Chief Marketing Officer and Troublemaker for ClearedJobs.Net an online resource for security cleared professionals located in the City of Falls Church, Va.
Current Agency or Organization
ClearedJobs.Net
What Best Describes Your Role?
Senior Exec
Educational Background (Degree, School):
Biological Sciences and Law & Society, UCSB - Bacehlors degrees
MBA, Marketing, University of San Francisco
Non-Profit Management Post Graduate - University of San Francisco
Profile Links - Blog, Twitter, LinkedIn, Facebook
Avid gardener and support of local foods and farming. Actively involved in CSAs and local farm movements. Connects with the land every summer in Maine for 6 weeks. Married and living in the City of Falls Church.
Topics I Care About
Career, Communications, Fun Stuff, Gov 2.0
I work for the government because:
I work in the government community because of its uniqueness - a combination of serving the mission and doing business at the same time. I enjoy finding and exploring niche or unique communities and how to market within them. The community is people and its characters, and even though I am originally from California, I find this to be a home community for me.
My favorite public servant is:
Vivek Kundra

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INSA Security Clearance Reform Recommendations

Posted on March 7, 2014 at 10:16am 0 Comments

Since 1947 the average spy began committing espionage after 12 years of service. That highlights why periodic reinvestigations (PR) are critically important.

The influential Intelligence and National Security Alliance (INSA) has released the Security Reform Policy Council white paper on Leveraging Emerging Technologies in the Security Clearance Process. INSA includes a number of connected, heavy hitters so this is a preview of what may be coming to pass in…

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Alcohol and Your Security Clearance

Posted on January 29, 2014 at 9:07am 1 Comment

Your use of alcohol and, more specifically, the following circumstances, can impact your eligibility for a security clearance:

a. Criminal conduct involving alcohol

b. Counseling or treatment for alcohol use

c. Excessive use/drinking to intoxication

There are various sections on the Personnel Security Questionnaire SF-86 which can elicit…

Continue

Postponing Your Job Search During the Holidays: A Bad Choice

Posted on December 5, 2013 at 10:49am 0 Comments

As the holiday season arrives many job seekers make a bad decision - to lessen, or shut down all-together, their job search with the thought they’ll renew and resume their search in the new year.

Bad decision! Why? A misunderstanding of how hiring happens.

Many job seekers mistakenly believe that employers stop hiring during the last…

Continue

Holiday Traditions and Your Job Search

Posted on November 27, 2013 at 4:28pm 0 Comments

Bah-Humbug. Not really, but when it comes to those holiday traditions...

Spending money you don’t have,

on presents you don’t want to buy,

to travel to places you don’t want to go,

on entertaining you don’t want to…

Continue

6 Successful Job Seeker Traits

Posted on November 4, 2013 at 12:00pm 0 Comments

One of my clients walked into our job search team meeting one day and declared: “Persistence. I think it just really takes persistence to get a job today.”

The comment started me thinking. What had I noticed about the traits of successful job seekers? What did they seem to have in common? Job seekers who landed new positions in recent years persisted in…

Continue

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At 11:17am on March 19, 2012, Mark Gorkin said…

[If you do not wish to receive my free writings, email stressdoc@aol.com]

Agenda:

1)  Link to an Internet Radio Interview with the Stress Doc

Click here: The Stress Doc Mark Gorkin MSW LICSW 03/09 by H2O Netwo | Blog Talk Radio or

http://www.blogtalkradio.com/theh2onetwork/2012/03/10/the-stress-doc-mark-gorkin-msw-licsw

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2)  New essay:

Burn-in, Burnout, and Workplace Griefbusting:  Part I

Discovering Connections among, Loss, Grief, and Ghosts

Here is the link to the Google Blog:

Click here: Stress Doc: Notes from a Motivational Psychohumorist ™: Burn-in, Burnout, and Workplace Griefbusting -- Part I: Di or

http://www-stressdoc-com.blogspot.com/2012/03/burn-in-burnout-and-workplace.html

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1) Just got the link to a recent Internet Radio program in which I was interviewed.  It starts about five minutes into the show and goes to about the 75th minute.  We discuss stress, grief, and intimate/spiritual connection in our work and family lives.  I think you will enjoy it.  Please feel free to share the link.  Below is a note from the host and producer of the show along with my response.

Click here: The Stress Doc Mark Gorkin MSW LICSW 03/09 by H2O Netwo | Blog Talk Radio or

http://www.blogtalkradio.com/theh2onetwork/2012/03/10/the-stress-doc-mark-gorkin-msw-licsw

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3/13

Greetings Mark!

I had a wonderful time on air! Thank you for coming to hang out because I know that you are very, very busy! In addition, here is the link to our last show

http://www.blogtalkradio.com/theh2onetwork/2012/03/10/the-stress-doc-mark-gorkin-msw-licsw

Please keep in touch, and have a wonderful rest of the week! You sounded Great!!

Hugs,

Dia

rg345@nyu.edu

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3/14

Dia,

I really want to thank you again. I listened to our program. You really helped bring out (an awareness of) my recent evolution.  I thought we had a wonderful, very sympatico, caring and understanding give and take.

Warm hugs.  To be continued.

Mark

P.S. I will be sharing the program with my newsletter list.

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New Essay

Current writings about grief and ghosts have enabled the Stress Doc to appreciate parallels between burnout and his newly conceived and coined burn-in.  Comparing and contrasting the two concepts will help individuals and companies better understand how both burnout and burn-in can set in motion an “erosive spiral” that undermines:  a) personal health and motivational focus, b) interpersonal communication, connection, and cooperation, as well as c) team and system productivity.  And both conditions are impacted by feelings of loss and unrecognized grief which provide a crucible for the gestation of a spectral presence the Doc calls “Grief Ghosts.”  Are you and your company or organization ready for some Workplace Griefbusting?

At 1:05pm on February 14, 2012, Corey McCarren said…

Hello, thanks for adding me!

At 2:21am on November 14, 2011, Joseph Towner said…

Hi Kathleen

 

My name if Joseph Towner and I am a finalist in the GovLoop scholarship / essay contest.  First prize in the contest is a $2,500 scholarship to help pay for my college tuition.  I would really appreciate you're support by clicking the "it's Awesome" button at the lower left of the page.  I hope you like my essay and feel free to ask any questions you may have and i'll be sure to answer them.  Thanks!

 

PS - GO GAUCHOS!! :-D

-Joseph

At 6:30am on September 20, 2011, Jessica Strugibenetti said…

Kathleen,  Enjoyed your job search/job fair posts.  Any suggestions on how to find job fairs geared toward federal employment?  I am an attorney searching for employment in the D.C. area and am looking for networking and other opportunities to maximize my job search.   Thank you in advance for any feedback.

At 8:22pm on June 28, 2011, David M. Mooney said…

Hi Kathleen,

I just moved to the Seattle area. I've been in "Corporate America" in senior management positions all of my life. My specialty is computer/internet security, strategic initiatives, marketing and senior management.  For an understanding of my expertise see my LinkedIn profile: http://www.linkedin.com/in/davidmmooney  

I'm interested in obtaining a Federal Government job but don't really know where to start. I'd appreciate your consideration and thank you for your feedback.

Have a great week and upcoming 4th holiday - be safe.

David

 

PS: Check out the "Trusted Exchange Controller" on www.PointBearing.com

At 10:52am on January 10, 2011, Patrick Rafferty said…

Got it Kathleen.  We work with the ARC headquarters here in DC.  

 

Take care.

 

Patrick

At 8:00am on January 5, 2011, Barry Everett said…
So sorry to hear about Oso. These wonderful friends are with us full tilt for the time they have here, and their all too short stay with us is so cherished. The only possible cure for this affliction is to start another friendship as soon as you can.
At 1:29pm on September 21, 2010, Lynn Ann Casey said…
Kathleen, you may also be interested in a group called Women in Homeland Security (www.womeninhomelandsecurity.com). It is a great group... there are events (many are free) about every 4-6 weeks. I highly recommend it. Lynn Ann
At 4:45pm on July 18, 2010, Nichole Henley said…
thank you!!!!!
At 5:14pm on July 15, 2010, Scott Span said…
Thanks for the connection Kathleen. Glad you're enjoying my blog posts.
 
 
 

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