Posts By Kathleen Smith

Recruiters, Be All That You Can Be

At the most recent recruitDC, I had the privilege to share with the recruiting community tips on how to incorporate veteran hiring into a recruiter’s mindset. The poignant beginning of this presentation was the opening by Colonel David Sutherland, former Special Assistant to the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff. The local DC areaRead… Read more »

How to Use LinkedIn for Job Search Without Tipping Off Your Current Employer

Many professionals overlook LinkedIn as a career development and business networking tool, only using the site when they need a job. This presents a challenge when you ultimately do need a network for your job search. Rather than being able to tap a very well-established network, you have to ramp up quickly. Networking is aRead… Read more »

5 Tips for Transitioning Government and Military When Emailing Your Resume to a Recruiter

Have you ever emailed your resume to a recruiter and simply said something along the lines of “Here’s my resume. Let me know what you have for me.” Recruiters see hundreds of resumes from job seekers each week. The more specific and helpful you can be when communicating with a recruiter, the better your resultsRead… Read more »

Too Soon Old — Are You a Job Seeker Over 40

Patra Frame is ClearedJobs.Net’s HR Specialist. She is an experienced human resources executive and founder of Strategies for Human Resources. Patra is an Air Force veteran and charter member of the
 Women in Military Service for America Memorial.
 When I give career development seminars, there are often questions about age discrimination. Yes, discrimination is illegal.Read… Read more »

I am looking for an Executive Position as I transition out of civil service, why would I want to attend a career event?

(As I teach classes at many of the local government agencies on career search and social media, from time to time I get questions from professionals who are in their career transition. I just got this question this morning from someone in one of my classes about their attendance to our upcoming Cleared Job Fair.Read… Read more »

LTC Andrew Morton’s Top 5 Tips for Transitioning Military

Andrew Morton is an Army Lieutenant Colonel retiring August 1, 2012. He is currently set to transition to a prominent full-service PR firm in the Washington metro area. The top 5 things I knew, things I thought I knew but did not, and things I had no clue about. 1. Be proactive, but not tooRead… Read more »

Security Clearance Reciprocity

At a recent briefing by the Office of the National Counterintelligence Executive (ONCIX) and the Office of the Director of National Intelligence (ODNI) at the Government Technology & Services Coalition (GTSC), Charlie Sowell, ODNI Deputy Assistant Director, shared some of the efforts that ODNI is making toward enforcing security clearance reciprocity. What Reciprocity As manyRead… Read more »

A Holistic Approach to Cyber Security

Jack Holt is the Director for Policy Analysis for Blue Ridge Information Systems and an adjunct lecturer at Georgetown University. He’s a National Guard vet, including a stint with DoD leading their emerging media strategies. To read more insightful musings from Jack, check out his blog at Follow Jack on Twitter @Jack_Holt. One ofRead… Read more »

How Much Time Does a Recruiter Spend Looking at a Resume?

In the last few weeks there has been a lot of discussion in the recruiting world about a studythat reviewed recruiters’ resume scanning behavior. The recruiters in the study self-reported that they spent up to four to five minutes reviewing a resume. However the study found something very different — an average of six secondsRead… Read more »