In any industry, and particularly the government, and government contracting community, we are familiar with buzzword bingo. A term is…Continue
Added by Kathleen Smith on January 7, 2014 at 2:20pm — No 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…Continue
Added by Kathleen Smith on October 11, 2013 at 9:22am — No 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…
Added by Kathleen Smith on October 9, 2013 at 9:58am — No Comments
So in honor of "Talk Like a Pirate Day", September 19th, I created this little ditty to celebrate the day:…Continue
Added by Kathleen Smith on September 18, 2013 at 11:30am — No Comments
The Best Recruiter Celebration is the recognition of all the recruiters who have been voted by the security cleared job seekers over the last year at the Cleared Job Fairs. Over 150 recruiters were recognized this year at a breakfast celebration which included a keynote presentation by Gerry Crispin of Career Crossroads. Gerry commended…Continue
Added by Kathleen Smith on November 29, 2012 at 2:15pm — No Comments
At the most recent recruitDC, I had the privilege to share with the recruiting community tips on how to incorporate veteran hiring into a recruiter’s mindset. The poignant beginning of this presentation was the opening by Colonel…Continue
At 2011 Cleared Job Fairs® security-cleared job seekers vote for the best recruiting experience provided by the defense and government contractor employers in attendance. The top three companies at each event are recognized as Best Recruiters.
“The Best Recruiter program has become an important part of the security cleared community. The recruiters and their supervisors realize…
So we had great fun working with I Wear Your Shirt to promote ClearedJobs.Net. They were wearing our Summer Concert T-Shirts and did some of their usual wacky things they do to promote companies they work with.
I thought this was a great take on the Common Mistakes in a Job Search.
Added by Kathleen Smith on June 14, 2011 at 4:58pm — No Comments
Every month I have the honor of presenting, How to Use the Internet and Social Media in Your Job Search, to a group of very dedicated government professionals who are transitioning. While we present this class to many groups each month, this group is the most challenging due to their resistance to being on the internet, let alone using social media. And they have good reason to…Continue
As suspected, the shoes were a hit! While not the online viral marketing sensation I had hoped, but some interesting facts did come out of…Continue
Added by Kathleen Smith on March 28, 2011 at 3:10pm — No Comments
I am here at my first ERE conference – I know what took me so long! My first day was great – I loved the ideas about employment brand, thrilled by the discussions of engagement and envious of the really cool tools some of the companies can afford. Just as thrilling is catching up with folks I haven’t seen since the last conference or finally meeting someone face to face that I have only known online.
But I am also a big people watcher, more importantly shoes! No, I…Continue
Added by Kathleen Smith on March 25, 2011 at 10:00am — No Comments
A lot of job seekers assume that the holidays stretching from Thanksgiving until after the New Year are a time to put their job search on hold. If you tell yourself no employers hire over the holidays, no employers interview during December, everyone is physically (or mentally) on vacation...stop! Sure the festive nature of the holidays means that less will get done, but take advantage of this slower time. We've…Continue
Added by Kathleen Smith on December 6, 2010 at 2:17pm — No Comments
ClearedJobs.Net, a veteran-owned job board serving the security cleared community, unveils a new online community to continue its outreach to the veteran and military community. Building upon its successful Military Spouse Appreciation Day campaign for the last two years and its longstanding relationship with the US military, ClearedJobs.Net has launched “Cleared Military”…Continue
Added by Kathleen Smith on November 8, 2010 at 6:53pm — No Comments
During each of the Cleared Job Fairs held throughout 2010, participating security cleared job seekers were given the opportunity to vote for the nation’s top recruiting experience from a pool of employers and defense contractors seeking professionals with active security clearances.
Over 5,000 job seekers in the security cleared marketplace have since selected more than 120 recruiters from defense and intelligence…Continue
I couldn’t resist the opportunity to incorporate one of the season’s classics into our Movie Quote Mondays. For many “Halloween” with Jamie Lee Curtis or “Fright Night” or “Twilight” may be more in keeping with the season, but Linus in his pumpkin patch is one of my all time favorites. It’s a tossup between “It’s the Great Pumpkin Charlie Brown” and “Merry Christmas Charlie Brown” but we will get to that in another season.
There were many who decided to do a reflection of the major…Continue
During each of the 2010 Cleared Job Fairs, participating security cleared job seekers were given the opportunity to vote for the nation’s top recruiting experience from a pool of employers seeking professionals with active security clearances.
Over 5,000 job seekers in the security cleared marketplace have since selected more than 120 recruiters from government agencies and defense and intelligence government…Continue
Added by Kathleen Smith on October 28, 2010 at 5:21pm — No Comments
Added by Kathleen Smith on October 15, 2010 at 3:16pm — No Comments
In our next installment of Movie Quote Monday - we go under the sea for inspiration!
Anyone who is in the midst of a job search knows that it can be a lonely and frustrating venture. The one thing that I am surprised at is that I don’t see more pairing up of job seekers to support, coach and keep each other motivated ( and honest) during a job search.…Continue
I am very tickled with the idea of “Talk like a Pirate Day” as it gives us all another opportunity to give rise to a variety of our voices.
Many may think that talk like a pirate day is a folly, however, did you ever look at how you talk normally? No matter the industry you are in – government, recruiting, non-profit, mommy, daddy- we all have specific ways that we talk a majority of the time. There are key phrases we…Continue
Added by Kathleen Smith on September 17, 2010 at 4:30am — No Comments