All posts by Patra Frame

  • What to Ask When Researching and Interviewing Target Employers

    Research is an often ignored or minimal aspect of job search. Given the huge wave of change that has swept government contracting over the last five years, this is especially dangerous. Many of today’s big names are a totally different company than they were even a year or two … more

  • Insider Secrets to Ace Your Next Job Fair

    Do you feel as if a job fair never results in a job for you? Do you wonder whether to even attend a job fair? Yes, recruiters really do spend the time and money to come to job fairs because they are looking for great matches to their needs. Want to be one of the attendees who … more

  • Salary Reality Bites

    The past five years have been quite difficult for people in the cleared space and throughout government contracting. Jobs have disappeared while existing pay rates have been cut. On average, wages started declining in 2010 and that process increased as sequestration kicked in. In… more

  • 4 Steps to Create Your Next Success

    When people start looking for a new position, most often they think of one-up or lateral jobs and pull out an old resume to update. Few of us have a really certain idea of what we want to be when we grow up, even in mid-career. And don’t get me started about "passion" or "if yo… more

  • Is It Time to Reboot Your Job Search or Your Career

    Are you feeling stuck at work? Is your search taking far longer than you expected? Have you missed promotions or pay increases? Lost more than you can recoup holding out for the perfect paycheck? For at least two decades I have regularly talked with people who were unemployed for… more