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Career Coach Tiffany Franklin reveals the latest tips and best practices to help you have an effective and efficient job search that will lead to more job offers and career opportunities. Whether you are still in college, striving for your first promotion, or an experienced executive aiming for the C-suite, Tiffany will show you how to market yourself into a better career. Discover how to articulate the value you will deliver employers and capture the attention of recruiters/hiring managers ...
 
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Matt Scherer retired from the Air Force after a career in public affairs. After completing his degree, he had a successful public relations career in the private sector. Today, Matt focuses his efforts on teaching LinkedIn profile creation and how to leverage your profile once it is created. He is the author of several books, including LinkedIn for…
 
U.S. Veterans Magazine released a list of its top veteran-friendly companies. The magazine polled hundreds of Fortune 1000 companies in order to analyze them and make recommendations for veterans. The editorial team chatted through a list of organizations with employment, business, and supplier opportunities within the federal government for vetera…
 
Quincy Harper landed and quit 4 jobs before he found the right position after he retired from the United States Air Force. Now, as a Military Recruiting Talent Lead with Accenture Federal Services, he shares some job seeker best practices and advice. We talk about how it felt, as a veteran who is naturally loyal, to quit those jobs and whether or n…
 
Working in any facet of the Intelligence Community (IC) requires you to be a decent writer. But the most effective communicators have some things in common: they able to influence through their writing. Carla Bass, a retired Colonel out of the U.S. Air Force, offers many insights and ways to help you influence through writing: whether you’re crafti…
 
ClearanceJobs recently chatted with Tish Rourke about her role at Lockheed Martin and opportunities in the cyber space. Rourke is the Vice President of the Cyber & Intelligence (C&I) market segment within the Lockheed Martin Rotary and Missions Systems (RMS) business area where she is responsible for a $600M portfolio of programs delivering a wide …
 
The world of cybersecurity is moving quickly. With new technologies, there are new vulnerabilities, so it’s important to continually be learning and growing, ready to find new ways to meet moving targets. It also requires a passion to keep up with the changes in industry. A mind with a bend towards problem-solving is key in meeting the cybersecurit…
 
Dr. Vincent Soto retired from the US Navy as a hospital corpsman. He knew his passion was teaching and training, but he took the safe path and took a well-paying job in the healthcare industry. Though he stuck it out for 7 months, he knew from his first day that this was not the right path for him. Vince talks about how he used networking to land a…
 
You might think that working as a recruiter and being a TV anchor-meteorologist have nothing in common, but today’s guest, Jason Mikell, is here to prove us wrong. Jason worked as a recruiter for several years before pursuing his meteorology passion and becoming an on-air TV meteorologist. In today’s episode, Jason shares insights into this transit…
 
The ClearanceJobs Blog is a place where you can read and discuss the government security clearance process, filling out the SF-86, how to get a security clearance job and many background investigations issues that can come up. Jill and Katie pulled some of the more bizarre security clearance stories like one user who accidentally worked for a porn …
 
Retired US Marine Corps officer Beau Higgins is a senior manager on Amazon’s Military Affairs team. He oversees a team of recruiters dedicated to educating, recruiting, hiring and retaining veteran talent and currently manages 30K job openings. After retiring in 2014, Beau attributes landing both of his post-military jobs to networking and making c…
 
The Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification or CMMC, is an big topic of concern for companies serving within the Defense Industrial Base (DIB). But whether you supply products, services, or people to the federal government or not, we are also seeing cyber vulnerabilities put commercial businesses at the top of news headlines. DHS recently issued…
 
With the events that have been unfolding this week in Afghanistan, I made the decision to hit the pause button on new episodes regarding transition. I want you to take this as your opportunity to remember that it is okay to take a break and hit pause on your transition efforts to take care of yourself and your family. Please take a minute to hear m…
 
TikTok is conventionally associated with dance videos, challenges, and life hacks, but recently the platform has seen an uptick in video resumes. This new trend reflects a broader movement where employers and candidates alike are beginning to see the value in resumes that take a video format. Today’s guest is Madeline Mann, an HR and recruiting lea…
 
After working from home for the last year and half, it may prove difficult to get yourself out of bed and commuting back onsite to an office, or worse...a SCIF with no windows. Especially if you're one of those employees that like to hit the snooze button, utilize these top 10 tips to get you out of bed and back in to the office successfully. 1. St…
 
After a USAF career that started in IT and telecommunications, Ryan Thuyns retired as a Command Chief. Ryan leaned into mentorship and accepted Lori's challenge to grow his LinkedIn network from <100 to 500+ in 6 weeks. In the episode, he not only shares his strategies for doing this, he also talks about how he landed a leadership role at Amazon, w…
 
The Department of Defense depends on a wide-ranging and intricate defense industrial base (DIB) for the products, services, and people that empower the DoD's capabilities in tackling hot national security issues. The entities that work with the DoD should be diverse, and organizations can continue in developing a diversified DIB by partnering with …
 
Have you ever dreamed of a career in Hollywood, whether that's as a producer, director, writer, agent, actor, or content creator? This is the episode for you! Topics covered include: How to land a job in Hollywood | Skills that help you succeed in the entertainment industry | The question asked in every interview in Hollywood | How to network when …
 
After serving 4 years in the US Army and being recognized as the 2020 NCO of the Year, Peter Cline made the decision to separate from the military and pursue his education. Along the way, he co-founded Boots to Books, a non-profit that is making a huge impact to service members in all facets of their transition - including college admission, certif…
 
Here are the TOP TEN LARGE DEFENSE CONTRACTORS in the DC metro area: 1. LMI LMI snagged the The Washington Post Top Workplaces 2021 Award, continuing its long history in pushing innovation and growing talent. LMI’s employees have diverse backgrounds, coming from government and defense, business and industry, and academia and research. And more than…
 
Lisa Ceron asks some great questions as she prepares for her retirement from the US Navy. Listen in as we discuss the mental health stigma that veterans may face, whether or not you should reveal your true personality in the job search process and some of the "common denominators" that I have seen in the lessons other guests have shared with me abo…
 
Jack L. Tilley served as the 12th Sergeant Major of the Army from June 2000 – January 2004. A Vietnam War Veteran, SMA Tilley has held a variety of important leadership positions throughout his 36-year career. Now retired, SMA Tilley continues to serve as advisor, leader and supporter of all service members, Veterans and their families as co-founde…
 
ClearanceJobs recently sat down with Leandria Ates, a principal manufacturing engineer at Northrop Grumman. We chatted about her military transition from the U.S. Army and her role in manufacturing at Northrop Grumman. Leandria has been able to grow in her comfort level with the systems and overall workflow processes at the company. Her experience …
 
You may remember USAF veteran Chris Dreisbach from Episode 25, who left his first post-military role within just 3 months. Chris is back to give us an update on what he did in the 4 months since he left that job and how he approached the next job search in a much more methodical way in order to ensure he was in control the second time around. He ch…
 
With over twenty years in the business, Leslie Kuban has accumulated incredible insights into the inner workings of franchise ownership. Leslie shares how due diligence can drastically reduce the risk of starting a franchise, and we talk about which industries have flourished, even during the pandemic. We explore the nuts and bolts of what franchis…
 
The Washington Post recently surveyed the D.C. area for the eighth year in a row in its Top Workplaces survey, conducted in partnership with Energage, LLC. Over 65,500 employees in the area responded, representing 413 companies. While there are many organizations in the D.C. area, government contractors provide a broad range of work and support to …
 
US Navy veteran Marina Rabinek had a smooth transition. She started networking early, built a strong network on LinkedIn, created her own support tribe and participated in a SkillBridge internship that turned into a full-time role when she retired. Unfortunately, within 3 months her position was eliminated. That is when Marina's hard work and stron…
 
“We want diversity of thought to be accepted,” says Lauren Buitta, the founder and CEO of Girl Security. “I don’t imagine kind of a peaceful national security space, but I think one in which difference of opinion is actually valued, both systemically and through institutional policy is key.” ClearanceJobs sat down with Buitta to discuss viewing our…
 
The past 18 months have shaken the business world and its workplaces to the core. How long will some of these changes stay in place, and what will the impact be? These are just some of the questions that today’s guest, Joe McKendrick, answers on the show. Joe is an author, independent researcher, and speaker, exploring innovation, information techn…
 
Though his transition from the US Army was 20+ years ago, William "Bill" Kieffer was unprepared for his transition. He had to quickly learn how to network, write a resume and market himself. He went on to build a successful career in human resources and is now a coach and mentor for corporations, service members and others in career transition, lea…
 
The best way to hear about who has the corner on the best employer status is to survey employees. The Washington Post recently surveyed the D.C. area for the eighth year in a row in its Top Workplaces survey, conducted in partnership with Energage, LLC. Over 65,500 employees in the area responded, representing 413 companies. While there are many or…
 
In today’s episode, we sit down with Reuben Dickenson to talk about his transition from a career in the military to one in corporate. Reuben is the Vice President of Strategic Partnerships for Telemynd, which offers a wide range of Telemental health solutions and predictive analytics. Reuben holds both a Bachelor’s and Master’s of Science in Engine…
 
US Army veteran Clifton Clevenger served 10 years as a personnel administrative assistant and infantryman. When Cliff transitioned out of the military he planned to finish his education. However, he also met and married his wife, a US Army officer that year and soon became both a veteran and a military spouse. Cliff made some mistakes along the way…
 
Department of Defense acquisitions are not procured in a way to be flexible for what is becoming a major skills gap in the cleared industry. Most defense contractors are indeed staffing firms if they want to admit it or not, and what the government is buying is the people to do the work. With the industry facing new innovations like hybrid remote w…
 
ClearanceJobs recently sat down with Northrop Grumman engineers Haylea Rheams, Emily Marvich and Sara Banadaki. They shared stories about how they got into engineering, the role that Northrop Grumman has played in their careers and what the next generation should consider when pursuing STEM careers. Every career journey is different. Some have a ve…
 
Ray Jokie had great success in the United States Air Force and tied his identify and self-worth to his USAF career. Unfortunately, when he retired, he struggled so much that he was not sure if he would make it to the next day. Thankfully, he found several sources of support and refocused on his mental health in order to pull himself out of a rough …
 
Episode 3 of the Future of the IC videocast series examined how government and industry can leverage emerging technologies to support IC mission imperatives from remote settings. Speakers articulated the promise and limits of these technologies, commercial and government best practices that the IC can learn from, and the extent to which remote tech…
 
ClearanceJobs was joined by the Intelligence and National Security Alliance's (INSA) President, Suzanne Wilson Heckenberg, who since 2010, has held various leadership positions at INSA, most recently serving as the organization’s first Chief Operating Officer. She was the driving force behind INSA’s expansion into markets outside the Washington, DC…
 
USMC veteran Wayne Worthington went from his 5-year service into the executive recruiting career field. Wayne gives us his insider's perspective on the different types of recruiters, strategies to optimize your success working with recruiters and even shares a few names of veteran-focused recruiting agencies. Additionally, Wayne has a great strateg…
 
ClearanceJobs recently spoke with Stu Hammer, Senior Director of Consulting Services at Peraton and Jennifer Napper, Vice President and General Manager for the U.S. Army and cyber operations segments at Peraton. Both offered their insight on the general skills needed in today’s job market, what Peraton specifically looks for in candidates and what …
 
The world of online business and content-creation has evolved so much over the last decade, and today we are joined by someone who has ridden this wave to success, building a uniquely personal and strong brand along the way. Courtney Whitmore is the brain and heart behind Pizzazzerie, a lifestyle and food blog, that has branched out into so much mo…
 
In today’s episode of Job Search Strategies, we talk about getting into (and out of) grad school with Dr. Jeanne Stanley, the Executive Director of Grad School Coaching. She has worked with prospective graduate students for over three decades to help them successfully meet their academic goals, working with clients in selecting and applying for gra…
 
As rewarding as finding the ideal career within a startup company can be, it takes motivation and drive to get the right job. How do you find a job at a company that may only have between five and 50 team members and no recruiting budget to speak of? Well, today’s guest is uniquely qualified to answer that question! Tarek Pertew is the Cofounder of…
 
Effective networking plays a key role in not just our career success but our journey toward becoming more dynamic people. Because of the stakes involved in networking, this activity can be stressful, but today we have Lauren Obersteadt and Sarah Whitney Anderson join us to help us learn how to manage it while becoming more skillful too. Lauren is t…
 
If you have a job interview lined up, congratulations! That means your resume is doing its job. You think you’ve done all the necessary prep work, but are you ready to knock it out of the park? In today’s episode of Job Search Strategies, I dive into the best ways to prepare for job interviews, whether you have a day to prepare or you sent in appli…
 
Achieving diversity and inclusion in educational institutions and workplaces is not easy, but it is a goal which we should all be collectively working towards, whether we are an employer or employee, student or teacher. On today’s show, we are joined by Jamie Joshua, a lawyer by profession who is the director of Cornell Johnson’s Office of Diversit…
 
Career centers at universities are such powerful resources and it should never be underestimated just how much utility they can offer students. Here to talk about how you can maximize this potential in the early stages of your career explorations, is Dr. Barbara Hewitt, who is the Executive Director of Career Services at the University of Pennsylva…
 
Here to share some great wisdom about the important moments that can define progress and success is Zachery Jones! Zachery is currently the Vice President of Labor Relations for United and has led a truly inspiring professional life. He talks about the choice he made about what he wanted to achieve by the age of 30 and how he maintained this focuse…
 
The world of online job searches can seem daunting and overwhelming, and with thousands of resume templates at your disposal, it’s difficult to determine which is the best for your purposes. In today’s episode, I share my recruiting experience and years spent overhauling 1,000 + resumes, to outline a detailed breakdown of how to crack the resume co…
 
Recruiting services are a powerful resource in any job search and today we get the inside scoop from master-recruiter, Chris Murdock! Chris is the Chief Sourcing Officer and Co-Founder of IQTalent Partners, and we chat with him about starting the company, the events in his career leading up to it, and the lessons he has learned along the way. Throu…
 
As much as the career landscape and the pursuit of the right job might evolve, there are also some elements of this that remain constant. Here on the show today to talk about some of the most important parts of designing a path that suits you is Dr. Katherine Brooks. Dr. Brooks is currently the Executive Director of the Vanderbilt Career Center, an…
 
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