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Kathleen Smith
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Kathleen Smith commented on Kelly Mead, SPHR's blog post '5 Ways to Bomb Your Phone Interview'
"I would add that job seekers bomb a phone interview because they don't understand the importance of it, how it is a gatekeeper rather than a warm and fuzzy get to know you call. Furthermore, too many people do not know how to speak well in…"
Jul 16, 2014
Kathleen Smith commented on Stephen Hart's blog post 'How to Use the New LinkedIn Premium Image Features'
"Stephen, I too thank you for this. I got premium way back when and turn away when they try ot get me to upgrade further. I do like some of the features and see them taking away alot of the basic features that are now in the premium. Yep they are all…"
Jun 10, 2014
Kathleen Smith commented on Kelly Blokdijk's blog post 'Job Postings Are Not the Enemy'
"Kelly, thanks! Yes, it is interesting how these great innovative ideas comes out and everyone thinks that this is where the whole community needs to go. As you pointed out, not everyone has the staff, tech know how or balls to do this. But guess…"
Jun 10, 2014
Keith Halperin commented on Kathleen Smith's blog post 'Buzzword Bingo - Talking Tech'
"@ Jennifer: Over the past 200 years (I meant past 20 years), I've looked for/recruited for over 200 (this time I meant over 200) different types of positions. Quite frequently, I've been asked to look for things that I hadn't a clue…"
May 12, 2014
Kathleen Smith commented on Kathleen Smith's blog post 'Buzzword Bingo - Talking Tech'
"Thanks Jennifer. In a previous career I was involved in conservation nonprofit fundraising and the term du jour was "sustainability" Argh. I could scream as this was batted around. The one thing I know about buzz words is once they catch…"
May 10, 2014
Jennifer Bowen commented on Kathleen Smith's blog post 'Buzzword Bingo - Talking Tech'
"Nice post Kathleen. I've worked in tech and public sector and understand exactly what you're saying. The buzzwords and acronyms can drive you to drink. Big Data is the one that I would like to abolish from our vocabularies completely. But…"
May 10, 2014
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Buzzword Bingo - Talking Tech

Posted on May 7, 2014 at 12:00pm 7 Comments

In any industry, and particularly the government, and government contracting community, we are familiar with buzzword bingo. A term is…


Cleared Recruiters To Do List for 2014

Posted on January 7, 2014 at 2:20pm 0 Comments


Tips for Recruiters and FSOs to Get New Hires Through the Security Clearance Process

Posted on October 11, 2013 at 9:22am 0 Comments

If You're a Recruiter

So, you’re filling a position that requires your prospective employee to be able to obtain a security clearance. This is a challenge that many recruiters face because, although your applicant may have the skills and qualifications to perform the job, he may not have the “background” that allows the government to trust this applicant with classified or sensitive information. The last thing you want to do is spend time and money hiring an…


Be Calm and Carry on During #Shutdown2013

Posted on October 9, 2013 at 9:58am 0 Comments

Frustration, anxiety and uncertainty. Yes, we all have it! What to do next?

As recruiters in the federal government community, we are also confronted with a large community of job seekers who are flooding you with resumes and applications. When the ball gets rolling again, you will need to hire -and fast- qualified cleared talent. What do you do while at a standstill?

Here are some recommendations on maintaining your employer brand and keeping your talent pipeline…


Recruiter Tips from a Pirate - Happy Talk Like a Pirate Day! September 19th

Posted on September 18, 2013 at 11:30am 0 Comments


Having fun at work and with my colleagues makes everyday just awesome. Marketing is my passion and working with a marketing team that loves challenges especially the challenge of "no budget".

So in honor of "Talk Like a Pirate Day", September 19th, I created this little ditty to celebrate the day:…


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At 12:49pm on September 14, 2011, Amy Ala Miller said…
Thanks for the connect!  :)
At 7:53am on March 25, 2011, Dr Simon Harding said…
Thanks for joining us on Think Oil !
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Thanks for Joining the DCTech group. Please feel free to post your current openings. Also let me know if you are having challenges identifying talent. I will check around for referrals for you if you ask.




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