Posts By Kathleen Smith

Job Search Lessons from May’s Military Holidays

May is the month we recognize and remember several aspects of our military: Military Spouse Appreciation Day (May 10) is a recent recognition of their support.Armed Forces Day (May 18) recognizes those currently in service.Memorial Day (May 27) recognizes those who died in war. Memorial Day began as women, individually and in clubs, decorated theRead… Read more »

Interviewing: Follow Up for Success

Whenever I talk about job search, there are questions about following up after an interview. Why, when, how, how much… ‘Why?’ is easy.When you write a thank-you note to interviewers, you have another chance to impress each interviewer you talked with. When you check in after the expected decision time frame, you remind them ofRead… Read more »

6 Body Language Tips for Interviewing

As we mention frequently, people make snap decisions about you based on first impressions. It’s important that you present a positive total package to a potential employer. One aspect of that is body language. Many of the judgments that interviewers make about you are subconscious – they don’t even realize they are judging you whenRead… Read more »

2012 Best Recruiter Celebration and Recognition for Recruiting Leadership by Tim Strike, Director Staffing and Recruiting, General Dynamics IT

The Best Recruiter Celebration is the recognition of all the recruiters who have been voted by the security cleared job seekers over the last year at the Cleared Job Fairs. Over 150 recruiters were recognized this year at a breakfast celebration which included a keynote presentation by Gerry Crispin of Career Crossroads. Gerry commended ClearedJobs.NetRead… Read more »

4 Holiday Job Search Tips

Every year in November, job seekers get discouraged that no-one is hiring and stop their search activities until January. Is this you? Make the last two months of the year work for you, instead of against you. Step 1: Review all your marketing materials and update them. Use a clear head and mind to reviewRead… Read more »