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Tag Archives: Job Search / Career Development

  • I Consistently See These 5 Resume Problems

    When you are in cleared job search mode, it may seem every article and each recruiter takes a different slant on what goes where on a resume. Some of that is the impact of company culture on internal recruiters and speed demands on external recruiters. Authors need to write somet… more

  • Military Transition: A Veterans Day Story

    We go into the military open to many new experiences and find opportunities we never thought of. Yet many of us are more fearful for our future when we depart. The “civilian world’ seems more foreign than we remember. The stakes are higher. Veterans Day always triggers mem… more

  • Road to Success in Transitioning from a Federal or Military Career

    I regularly talk with retiring federal and military people seeking a private sector role for their next step. Despite the transition programs available to both groups, many have not done enough work to truly understand their options. This hinders job search and raises one’s fru… more

  • Your Resume Needs a Short, Relevant Summary, Not an Objective

    Every time I review resumes at Cleared Job Fairs, I see a lot of resumes with professional summaries and objectives and skills lists that take up most of page one. Don’t be this self-focused! A resume needs to show how you can help the potential employer, now. You need a me… more

  • Eight Steps for the Care and Feeding of Recruiters

    Recruiters are the gatekeepers for most jobs. They can also be a tremendous advocate and resource for cleared job seekers. Knowing the best way to work with recruiters is crucial for any cleared professional looking for their next opportunity. But let’s be clear. A recruiter… more