Posts Tagged: resume

Millennials: Giving a Good Hustle to Government Jobs?

ClearanceJobs contributor Erika Wonn writes about millennials, and a recent article that says more companies should be giving millennials a chance: There has been a lot of chatter this week about the dear millennials, and why big business should or should not hire this group of young working professionals. In an article by the HarvardRead… Read more »

Security Clearance Application Tips for Millennials

Obtaining a security clearance can be a pain, but the career benefits are worth it. As someone in his or her twenties, putting together a security clearance package presents unique problems. It’s said that millennials are great at multi-tasking – their memories seem to be less clear, if you ask security clearance investigators, as manyRead… Read more »

Companies Favor Cleared Candidates

It won’t come as a surprise to most cleared professionals or hiring managers – despite improvements in clearance processing times, companies still prefer to hire already cleared candidates. This is good news for professionals who already have clearances, bad news for those who don’t or who are anticipating needing a higher-level clearance at some pointRead… Read more »

What Recruiters Want: Their Top 10 Tips for Job Seekers

ClearanceJobs recently asked recruiters to send in their top tips for cleared job seekers. From resumes and interviews to career networking, here was their best advice: 1. Mind your resumeYou need a flawless resume. It’s hard to believe in this day and age of technology that I still see resumes with misspellings, formatting issues, andRead… Read more »

It’s Our 10-Year Anniversary!

It’s the 10-year anniversary of ClearanceJobs.com, and we’re celebrating big – with a $10,000 prize giveaway and lots of special career advice for cleared job seekers. A part of that celebration included reaching out to the 1st job seeker to register at ClearanceJobs, and I have to say, we couldn’t have had a better firstRead… Read more »

Military Service to Civilian Success: Translate Achievements

A resume is an advertisement for what you offer an employer. Far too many people don’t understand this. How do you show what you offer an employer when your experience and success has come in the military environment? Focus on your achievements! The smartest thing you can do on your resume is to demonstrate yourRead… Read more »

If You Can’t Measure Your Skills, Neither Can a Potential Employer

When it comes to a job search, being able to quantify your skills is one of the biggest elements. Having viewed a lot of resumes at ClearanceJobs.com one of the biggest issues is seeing a resume and having no idea the kind of position an applicant is applying for. Being specific, direct, and making yourRead… Read more »

So, You Want to Work for the CIA?

It sounds cliche, but the reality is many defense industry and intelligence community employees serve their country not for the prestige or money (those early in the career know in particular that the money is a poor incentive – but for the sense of patriotism and duty. Getting an inside look into what life isRead… Read more »

9 PAIN-IN-THE-NECK PROBLEMS FOR JOBSEEKERS WITH USAJOBS

I taught 9 classes in Bahrain to US Navy Sailors a few weeks ago. We discovered these 9 major problems with applying for a federal job online over and over again! If you have other problems with the automated application systems, please write comments here. I will forward your suggestions to our USAJOBS point ofRead… Read more »

Do Members of Congress Have Security Clearances?

Here’s a bit of “inside Washington” trivia to pass around the office today – do members of congress have security clearances? The topic of security clearance for elected officials has long been a complex one. Members of congress – even those in sensitive committee positions – do not receive or obtain security clearances in theRead… Read more »