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  • 5 Steps to Secure Effective References for Your Job Search

    If it’s been a while since your last cleared job search or you haven’t stayed in touch with your network, you may be nervous about asking for references. No matter how stellar your resume or interview game is, you’ll likely be asked to provide references at some point … more

  • How to Write to Support Your Career and Job Search

    If you were lucky, you learned how to write thank-you letters as a child. Yet few of us think of the importance of various letters to our career. Letters for job search and career support are often emailed, rather than handwritten. Whatever the delivery method, learning when… more

  • How to Ask Someone You Haven’t Talked to in Years to be a Reference

    When we’re in job search mode we often focus on sending the perfect resume that showcases our skills and expertise, prepping for the interview process, and of course crossing our fingers till we hopefully land that Holy Grail job offer. Before any of this though, we need to get… more

  • If You Think You May Lose Your Job

    No one wants to admit they are going to be terminated or laid off. But in the defense and intel contracting community, it certainly isn’t unusual. Contracts end. Budgets are cut. Still, it’s a blow to the ego. We all want to believe we’re irreplaceable. After all, many o… more

  • 3 Tips for Effective References

    “We had two top candidates for a senior job. One whose references were glowing and one whose took forever to respond and then barely remembered the person.” - HR Executive. “I can always find ways to get references to tell me a lot about the person I am checking on.” - to… more