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All posts by Rob Riggins

  • Job Search Elevator Speech

    How’s your elevator speech? Engaging and concise, or rambling and boring? Watch the following video from Patra Frame for tips on polishing and improving how you introduce yourself to potential employers and others who may aid in your job search. Key points to remember: T… more

  • Top 10 Reasons DISCO and OPM Reject Security Clearance Requests

    Check out this just released list of top 10 reasons that security clearance requests are rejected. You may have thought drug use or credit issues were to blame, but it's not nearly as juicy as that. It's mundane simple mistakes, such as missing information, lack of fingerprint ca… more

  • Job Seekers Maintain a Positive Attitude in Your Job Search

    A job search can be a frustrating process. Having many conversations with lots of different people and not seeing any immediate results is hard. Getting angry as part of that process is natural. But it’s important that you channel that anger so you don’t sabotage yourself… more

  • Interview with a Recruiter, Rob Cellich, GDIT

    Rob CellichFrom time to time we bring you Q/A sessions with recruiters, who provide insights on their company, its hiring practices and job search tips. Rob Cellich, General Dynamics IT Tell us about yourself I serve as the staffing lead for the Army Sector within Gene… more

  • 6 Recommendations for Improving Security Clearance Management

    [caption id="attachment_4054" align="alignright" width="300"] Tim Clark, Government Executive, Charlie Allen, INSA, John Fitzpatrick, National Archives[/caption] On the whole we’ve slain the dragon of taking months, if not years, to process clearances on the front end. Anecdot… more