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All posts by Patra Frame

  • Transitioning Military: Make Yourself a Great Candidate

    Every day my work mailbox includes pitches from people who want to place articles on my blogs or sell me products or services. Most clearly don’t know what I do, or they’ve never read the blog they say they want to write for. I give these emails maybe two seconds before … more

  • The Big 5 Resume Mistakes of Military Transition

    Creating a useful resume is difficult work. It takes research, knowledge, introspection, and decent writing skills. Even the best of us often have trouble writing our resumes. Over many years as an HR professional, I have volunteered to do resume reviews with various groups.… more

  • Remote Work and Your Career

    The pandemic brought changes for government contractors, as it did to many businesses, including some rapid starts to remote work last spring. Some in the cleared community have the ability to work remotely, while many do not. Whether you currently work remotely or want to,… more

  • Do You Really Want This Job

    Making bad choices in accepting a job happens to us all at least once. The reason is often related to whether you are a good fit for the organization, the position, and the boss. You know companies often consider ‘fit’ in deciding who to hire, but making sure this is the… more

  • 5 Tips to Quickly Succeed in Your Job Search

    When you're looking for a new opportunity, you will find huge numbers of articles and services telling you what to do. And yes, many do conflict. Read a variety, but don't get bogged down in too many, too soon. Whether you've just begun to think about finding a new job or… more