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September 17, 2019

When To Ask About Career Advancement

We received the question “Do employers want applicants and job seekers to ask for advancement in the first interview?” from our candidate that is currently job...
August 23, 2019

Interview Pet Peeves

A range of small events in an interview can change the way the interviewer sees you, which affect your job search in all the wrong ways....
August 12, 2019

Asking About Vacation, Benefits, and Other Perks at a First Interview

We often get questions regarding what and what not to ask during a first interview, namely vacation, benefits and other perks. While this may come up...
July 29, 2019

How To Respond To “What Are Your Salary Expectations?”

If you’re asked for your salary expectations in an interview, you should provide a range — otherwise, you’re leaving the offer fully to the employer and...
July 22, 2019

How To Present Your Career Gap to Prospective Employers

Returning to the workforce after a multi-year break can seem intimidating but it doesn’t have to be. Present new skills learned in such a way that...
July 16, 2019

Security Clearance Common Questions

How long will it take for me to be granted a security clearance? Security clearance processing times can vary depending on the level of security clearance...
July 16, 2019

Answering Tough Interview Questions

Even if you have prepared extremely well for an interview, you may get stumped by a question you didn’t expect or just don’t really know much...
June 18, 2019

Do employers look at social media when making hiring decisions?

According to careerbuilder, 60% of employers use social networking sites to research candidates. This number continues to grow.  Within IT, that number grows to 76%.  Some...
December 10, 2018
security clearance; application; federal government; job search

How do I get a Security Clearance?

Companies registered in the Contract Security Program can sponsor you to apply for a clearance. You can’t apply on your own; you must be sponsored. Once you...