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Career Search — 4 Great Reasons to Work on it this Holiday Season

November 17, 2017

Nothing happens at the end of the year – everyone is ready for the holidays and there’s no hiring going on. It’s a truism – one of those often-heard statements that seem self-evident. It’s easy to believe that nothing happens during the holiday months of November and December, even if the facts don’t hold up. […]

Resume as a Killer App: 7 Rules that Produce Interviews

October 20, 2017

Software developers all want to create the killer app. It’s the innovative, new breed platform that introduces the world to capabilities that they had never dreamed of but find that they can’t live without. Spreadsheets enabled the introduction of the PC and ushered in a new age of analyzing everything. Customer Relationship Management systems changed […]

Employee Engagement is in demand by Employers

October 20, 2017

Your next employer is looking for employee engagement. If you can demonstrate employee engagement, your chances of getting the job you want improve significantly.  If you’re not in the HR field, you may have never heard the phrase “employee engagement.” It’s a big deal for HR professionals, because roughly half of the employees they deal […]

Hurricanes, the Economy, and the Recovery Jobs Market

September 28, 2017

The Story of Harvey, Irma, Marie, and Frédéric Unless you’ve spent the last 4 weeks in a medically induced coma, you certainly know something of the stories of Harvey, Irma, and Marie. As we’re writing this article, the lights are back on in Texas and in most of Florida and reconstruction activities are beginning. Our […]

FEMA Jobs — Are You Interested Working for FEMA?

September 14, 2017

We are praying for all those that were in the path of Hurricane Irma and our thoughts and continued prayers are with those affected by Hurricane Harvey in Texas. As Hurricane Harvey hit land in Texas and the devastation continues to unfold, many folks wonder how they can help. While it’s frustrating to watch and […]

Federal Resume — 7 Tips that Produce Interviews and Jobs

August 18, 2017

  7 Federal Resume Tips that Produce Interviews and Jobs Writing a great federal resume is like putting together a jigsaw puzzle. It involves both art and science. Art and creativity is needed to turn a dry document into something that hiring decision makers find appealing, interesting, and readable. The science is more practical. It’s the […]

Administrative Law Judge (ALJ) Application to Open in 2017 – Are You Prepared?

August 4, 2017

ALJ Application to Open in 2017 – Are You Prepared? News Release FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Thursday, August 03, 2017 Contact: Office of Communications Tel: 202-606-2402 Statement from the U.S. Office of Personnel Management Regarding the 2017 Administrative Law Judge Examination Washington DC – The U.S. Office of Personnel Management (OPM) is announcing it will open […]

Warming Up for the Job Interview

July 28, 2017

Warming Up for the Job Interview I do something that I don’t think anyone else does. I warm up before a game. Baseball and basketball players warm up, so why shouldn’t the announcer warm up?                                                               –Chick Hearn You might not remember Chick Hearn, but you certainly know some of the phrases he coined. “Slam […]

What happened to the Company Man?

July 20, 2017

Career and Company Rex Tillerson was a company man. Before becoming Secretary of State, Tillerson worked an entire career with ExxonMobil Corporation. He joined the company out of college as an engineer and worked his way up through the ranks, becoming CEO in 2006. In the oil industry, the “company man” is the man in […]

The Federal Government is Still Running . . . and Hiring

June 30, 2017

 The Federal Government is Still Running . . . and Hiring After a hiring freeze and amidst all of the rhetoric about shrinking government, the gears of the federal bureaucracy still turn and jobs are still being filled. We’ve written a lot over the past month or two about options for federal employees who are […]

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