May 2009 archive

Top Dollar for Workers With Security Clearances

I just learned about a new job search website for folks with security clearances! This will be fabulous for Foreign Service spouses who are returning back to the DC area (and of course, the rest of the US as well). According to their website, ClearanceJobs.com “matches job seekers that hold active or current Department of …

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What’s the Deal With The Ladders?

All over “resume writer” land, the talk is about “The Ladders.” Whether it’s legit, the scam or non-scam of it, etc. I will say I have not had any personal experience with this company, myself. But I’d like to share with all of you a few links from several sources that I respect. Jibber Jobber …

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Top DC Employers for 2009

Here it is folks. If you are currently in the DC area, or transferring back there soon. The Top DC Area Employers for 2009. While I’m not surprised to see low-level jobs such as McDonald’s and Walmart high on the list (probably because of high turnover and more folks looking for cheap deals nowadays), I’m …

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How to Maximize Your Use of LinkedIn

Finally, I’ve come across the best and most simple breakdown of how and why to use LinkedIn.In this “A Visual Guide to LinkedIn for Job Hunters,” there is a drill-down map of the various ways to use LinkedIn to expand your networking opportunities and look for a job. I’ve never seen an explanation of LinkedIn …

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“Hire Me!”

I really enjoyed this article, “What Says to Employers, ‘Hire Me!‘” Finally, an article about job search that says something new and interesting, and one step deeper than the generic article. A couple of quotes that I want to pass along and make sure you see: The resume needs to stand out above all the …

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Online Networking Opportunities – The Conversation Prism

Are you networking enough? Do you even know what opportunities are out there for you to connect to others online? To help you, Brian Solis has created something called The Conversation Prism: They use this image to represent all Social Media sites, and are constantly improving it, as new products emerge. (I know the picture …

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