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The 5 Most Popular ClearedJobs.Net Stories of 2012

Posted by Rob Riggins

As 2012 comes to a close, we’re reviewing our blog stories that generated the most readers this year.

America loves lists, so those tend to be the most popular articles. That is unless you throw out something controversial such as whether your email service provider makes you look old.

Our 5 most popular stories of 2012:

5. 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 cards or not providing information for relatives who were born outside the U.S….

4. 5 Things to Avoid When Designing Your Resume

Your resume is going to be scanned at some point in your job search so plan accordingly when designing it. This holds true even when you provide someone with a hard-copy of your resume….

3. Does My Email Service Provider Make Me Look Old

I recently asked a defense contracting recruiter if a job applicant with an AOL, Hotmail or Yahoo email address pegged them as out-of-date….

2. 9 Interviewing Mistakes Security Cleared Job Seekers Should Avoid

You’ve been called in for an interview. As you know, first impressions are critical. The people you interview with will unknowingly make judgments about you within the first 30 seconds of meeting you. Those impressions may be based on how you shake hands or how you’re dressed, among other things. Bad impressions are very difficult to overcome, so strive to make a positive first impression….

1. 5 Tips for Job Seekers: What Recruiters Don’t Want You to Know

As a talent strategy consultant and career coach, I tell clients all the time: “I get the other side of the equation.” Companies like that I am coaching job seekers, and job seekers like that I consult with talent acquisition teams at companies. Having a foot in both worlds means I don’t forget what it’s like on both sides of the aisle. It’s like recruiting bipartisanship. But every once in awhile, I take sides. And job seekers, this is for you….

Thanks for reading and Happy New Year!

This entry was posted on Thursday, December 27, 2012 7:00 am

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