Government Jobs in Limbo: Federal Hiring Update

June 20, 2017

In Catholic theology, purgatory or limbo describes an after-death location that is somewhere between heaven and hell. While the state of affairs for federal workers certainly isn’t that dire, it’s increasingly evident that advancement and even continuing employment may upcoming challenges that face many who had planned a government career. Here’s an update of the […]

8 Secrets for a Sexy LinkedIn Profile

May 30, 2017

Is your drab LinkedIn presence making you invisible? No, we’re not completely serious. The title and tagline for this post could easily come from a supermarket tabloid, but there is a point to be made. Like it or not, managing your career in the 21st century has a lot to do with visibility. Don’t worry. […]

Targeting the C-Suite

May 15, 2017

Is your career trajectory targeted at the C-Suite? If so, now might be the time to launch your next career move. The global economy is thriving, businesses are optimistic and hiring, and 2017 could be the best year since the recession for executive candidates. One good indicator is the BlueSteps Executive Career Outlook Report1, which […]

Bolstering America’s Defense – Federal Job or DOD Contractor?

April 28, 2017

  What’s the real prognosis for defense-related employment? It’s probable that the Department of Defense will finally see an increase in appropriations after multiple years of declines, but will that translate into federal jobs? And what are the implications for defense contractors? If you’re considering a transition from the military, or if you’re currently employed […]

USAJOBs Update – Changes to USAJOBS search

April 20, 2017

USAJOBs Update: Dear USAJOBS User,  We’re excited to announce that has launched updates to our site that are designed to help you to more easily find jobs that you’re interested in and eligible for. Below please find an overview of the changes and actions you will need to take to update your saved searches.   […]

SES Five-Page Resume Format Information

March 23, 2017

Changes in SES Application Requirements: The Five-Page Resume Although there are conflicting opinions on how hiring reform in the federal government is affecting the Senior Executive Service (SES) hiring process, there have definitely been some changes in SES vacancy announcements. For example, just a couple of years ago, 8-, 10-, or even 12-page SES resumes […] Magazine-Best Jobs in America

March 23, 2017

Best Jobs in America – Magazine Report A new list of “The Best Jobs in America”— created by magazine — aims to connect job seekers to the best employment opportunities in the nation. Below are 35 of the top 50 jobs with their annual salaries. The CNNMoney’s/Money magazine’s list: Software engineer: Bachelor’s degree […]

Interview Follow-Up Tips

March 23, 2017

Barbara Adams, CPRW, CEIP, CFRWC You’ve made it to the interview now the following interview follow-up tips are critical to leverage yourself into a job offer. Remember to keep your name embedded in the interviewer’s brain so that they will remember you while interviewing your competition. Compete to the end just like anything else […]

Ten Unexpected Interview Questions

March 23, 2017

Barbara Adams, CPRW, CEIP, CFRWC Why haven’t you found a new position before now? Finding a job is the easy part but finding the right job is much more difficult. You are trying to be “selective.” Have you ever thought of leaving your present position before? If yes, what do you think kept you […]

Top 10 Interview Questions

March 23, 2017

Barbara Adams, CPRW, CEIP, CFRWC Tell me about yourself. Keep your answer brief, just a couple minutes. Use your resume as a starting point. Use some action verbs that relate your experience to the position. What do you know about our company? This is one of the most important questions in an interview. It […]

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