This Week’s Edition of Inside the Net – New Seminars, New Videos, Live Event Video Feeds and Job Seekers Questions

New Patra Frame seminars
In addition to our live coverage of the June 4 Cleared Job Fair, the event will also offer two informative, new seminars developed and being presented by human resources professional Patra Frame:

“Success to Success”
Focuses on professionals’ successes during their career and build upon this in their resumes, interviews and future jobs. “Moving from Public to Private”
Supports those job seekers transitioning from civilian and military careers into the private sector. At the last Cleared Jobs Fair, Patra was filmed for three new educational job seeker videos including:

Why Go to a Job Fair, What Employers are Expecting Now, How to Help a Friend in their Job Search Each of these videos are now available online on the ClearedJobs.Net YouTube channel at

Live coverage of Cleared Job Fair
Our team’s very own social media strategist and marketing member, Mayra Ruiz-McPherson, will spearhead all live video posts, tweeting and photo sharing directly from our upcoming Cleared Job Fair which will be held this week at The Westin Tysons Corner hotel in Falls Church, Virginia on Thursday, June 4th.

I couldn’t be more thrilled about having this live coverage taking place, especially having online video we can share about the event with folks who possibly have never attended one of our Cleared Job Fairs before. This coverage will allow these security cleared job seekers — and employers — to have a virtual, live window into our event and can provide invaluable insight into how our events are operated and enjoyed by those who participate and attend.

How to follow live coverage of the Cleared Job Fair
Individuals who would like to enjoy live video coverage, tweeting and photo sharing taking place from the June 4 Cleared Job Fair can do so by simply following ClearedJobs.Net on Twitter at The Twitter hashtag for this event is #clearedjobfairs.

Ask Patra!” Column … Edition #002
Each week, Patra Frame, a frequent presenter at the Cleared Job Fairs will answer a job seekers question. These are questions that are either asked at the Cleared Job Fairs or sent into Patra. If you could like to send in a question to Patra, you may do so here. The questions can range from job searching, interviewing, or career strategy.

This week’s question:
Q: I keep hearing that I need to have a profile on LinkedIn or Facebook, so recruiters can find me. But my work has mostly been classified so I cannot talk about it.

A: If your work has been classified, much of your actual work – such as data analysis, writing, briefing, building teamwork, dealing with difficult customers – probably is not. So when you write your profile and fill in your job history, you can talk about your actual work and achievements without getting into classified details.

For example:

Synthesized intelligence data, briefed senior command staff on critical issues, and was recognized for my expertise Researched and wrote technical reports for DHS senior management which contributed to on-going mission-critical operations Trained and developed a team of entry through senior level analysts in support of seven major combat operations Developed software systems to analyze complex data streams There are many benefits to having a profile on a social media site like these including:

It is as a way for you to connect or re-connect with people you know or have worked with, and to ask for their help in your job search You can have recommendations which talk about your top qualities and thus encourage hiring managers to contact you You can use the sites for research into organizations and people who interest you or with whom you are going to interview Also once you have had your resume approved by your security officer, your resume is available to give to other employers. This same information that is on your resume may be used in a profile.

About Patra Frame
Patricia Frame is an experienced human resources consultant and executive. She has managed development of HR and administrative functions, organization development, employment, process restructuring for productivity, compensation, training, and the human resources aspects of mergers, acquisitions and divestitures. For more information, please visit

Posted in Ask Patra, Patra Frame.

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