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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 USAJOBS.gov 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 […]

CNNMoney.com/Money Magazine-Best Jobs in America

March 23, 2017

Best Jobs in America – CNNMoney.com/Money Magazine Report A new list of “The Best Jobs in America”— created by CNNMoney.com/Money 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 www.careerproplus.com 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 www.careerproplus.com 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 www.careerproplus.com 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 […]

Preparing for Your Next Interview

March 23, 2017

Barbara Adams, CPRW, CEIP, CFRWC Congratulations! You’ve been called in for an interview after wowing the hiring manager with your resume. Now all you have to do is ace the interview. What could be easier? You sit in a chair and talk about yourself to a stranger, tell them how great you are and why […]

Objective: Replace Retirees

March 23, 2017

By Stephen Barr The government will soon need recruits to help it ride out a coming wave of retirements. At the same time, it wants to hang on to its experienced hands for as long as possible. That was the message yesterday from Linda M. Springer , director of the Office of Personnel Management, as […]

Acing the Interview—Are You prepared?

March 23, 2017

By Barbara A. Adams, CPRW, CEIP, CFRWC Recently I came across a study in which job seekers were surveyed about their concerns with interviewing for a job. Surprisingly, over half of those surveyed said they’d rather sit in a dentist’s chair than be interviewed for a new job! On the flipside, there were some people […]

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