Posts Tagged: resume

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 »

Government Resume Makeover: Glen Forrester Edition

Last year, GovLoop and Young Government Leaders (YGL) launched the “Rock Your Resume” project, which has already grown to over 1200 members. What began as peer reviews has evolved to leverage the experience of two top-notch expert reviewers – Camille Roberts & Andrea Boulanger Lowe – who are reviewing 8 resumes each month. To date,Read… 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 »

Even with a “Seedy” Past, Can I Still Get a Security Clearance?

The short answer is, yes – security clearance investigations take into account something called the “whole-person” concept. So mistakes in the past – be it serious debt, or even a felony offense – will be considered in light of the person you are today, and the circumstances behind the conduct. So, if you’re a governmentRead… 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 »

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 »

The Best Reason NOT to Lie on Your Résumé–You Will Eventually Get Caught!

After reading this article, I just have to ask… why did he lie? He did not need to lie. He has an accounting degree and NOT having a Bachelor’s degree in computer science does not seem that it would be a deal breaker based on his track record. It is very sad to see thisRead… 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 »

How to Grow Mushrooms in the Office

Before you think this article is one you perhaps shouldn’t be reading as a government professional, let me define office mushrooms for you. I’m not talking about the fungus, but rather the saying about how some companies treat their employees – keeping them in the dark and feeding them garbage. It’s a good way toRead… Read more »