The 10 Most Read Articles of 2019

Posted by Ashley Jones

The two thousand tens are coming to an end, but before we ring in a new decade, let’s take ten – ten recaps on the most read articles from 2019. If you missed them the first time around, now is your chance to get up to speed and fine-tune your cleared job search for the New Year.

10. Interview with a Recruiter, Teri Brown-Walker, Perspecta

Looking to up your job search game with insights from an accomplished talent acquisition professional? Get the inside scoop from Teri Brown-Walker, as she shares details about Perspecta’s hiring process and her resume tips for cleared job seekers.

9. Interview Preparation: Why Do You Want to Work Here?

When you’re asked why you want to work for a company, resist generalities and instead make a case for why you should be hired. In this article, Patra Frame shares advice to help you craft a well-thought-out response that highlights your knowledge, experiences, and value.

8. 5 Ways You Waste Time in Your Job Search

Job search is often described as a full-time job in itself. So be sure to avoid these five strategies that add to the burden, from mindless networking to always writing a cover letter, and more.

7. Building the Relationship: Questions to Ask in Interviews

Interview preparation usually involves getting ready for questions you’ll likely be asked, but not many job seekers come with questions of their own. You’re interviewing the company too, so be ready with questions that help you determine if the job is the right fit.

6. How to Ace Your Interviews

From your first interaction with a potential employer to your follow-up after an interview, you’re making impressions that affect hiring decisions. Read our list of the top 10 things you must do to ensure you excel in an interview.

5. Interview with a Recruiter, Lilla Hunter, General Dynamics – IT

Take a peek behind the curtain and learn about GD–IT’s hiring process, the types of positions they recruit for, and more. In this interview, Lilla Hunter shares insights from her experience as a recruiter to help you cross the finish line.

4. It’s Okay to Say No: Declining a Job Offer

As a job seeker, you want a job, but not necessarily the one offered. Or you may have multiple offers to consider. Use these tips to help you decline with grace and professionalism when necessary.

3. 5 Mistakes to Sidestep at a Job Fair

We asked recruiters and hiring managers at Cleared Job Fairs about the behaviors they see that hurt your chance of being hired. Avoid these self-sabotaging behaviors and make your best first impression – you only get one.

2. Lies and Security Clearances: How Could This Happen?

Lying will eventually catch up with you. In this piece, Security Consultant and Clearance Analyst, TC Mitchell, shares a cautionary tale that emphasizes the importance of honesty.

1. How to Negotiate Your Salary and Benefits

Money talks are often uncomfortable for many job seekers, but a little preparation can make a world of difference. Get your full value from a potential cleared employer and negotiate the offer that makes sense for you.

If you have subjects you would like us to cover in 2020, please email me at [email protected].


  • Ashley Jones

    Ashley Jones is ClearedJobs.Net's blog Editor and a cleared job search expert, dedicated to helping security-cleared job seekers and employers navigate job search and recruitment challenges. With in-depth experience assisting cleared job seekers and transitioning military personnel at in-person and virtual Cleared Job Fairs and military base hiring events, Ashley has a deep understanding of the unique needs of the cleared community. She is also the Editor of ClearedJobs.Net's job search podcast, Security Cleared Jobs: Who's Hiring & How.

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