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Applicant Tracking Systems, Your Friend or Foe?

Applicant Tracking Systems, Your Friend or Foe? Most of you have probably heard about applicant tracking systems, but some of you may be wondering what I’m talking about. Applicant Tracking Systems or ATS are computer programs used by human resources offices to scan resumes and other documents […]

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5 Common Mistakes Job Hunters Make

5 Common Mistakes Job Hunters Make It’s clear that our job market is improving, but why are so many job seekers still struggling? One recruiting firm said it is  “due to the way candidates present themselves, and how they perform during interviews.” Hundreds of North American headhunters […]

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How To Target Your USAJobs Federal Resume

How To Target Your USAJobs Federal Resume The federal government, much like the civilian sector, uses application tracking systems to scan resumes and ease the burden of resume reviews for the human resources department. These ATS require applicants to be more vigilant in selecting the terms and […]

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The Federal Vacancy Announcement

The Federal Vacancy Announcement The federal vacancy announcement is not a mystery, although it can see rather overwhelming when you first begin your federal job search. Many of my clients feel incapacitated simply by reading an announcement. Yes, they are long and very wordy, and sometimes even […]

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11 Mistakes During Your Federal Job Search

Avoid these 11 mistakes during your federal job search ST. PAUL, Minn. — Federal job seekers often are frustrated with, overwhelmed by or puzzled over the complex federal hiring process. In their new book, Find Your Federal Job Fit, authors Janet M. Ruck and Karol Taylor explain […]

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Are Federal Employment Opportunities Declining?

Are Federal Employment Opportunities Declining? According to www.govexec.com, the answer is yes. The website says federal jobs are minus 10,000 positions just in March ’14. This is somewhat contributed to the hiring freeze, as some agencies were not able to replace employees that might have left while […]

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Is Your Employer Watching Your LinkedIn Profile?

Is Your Employer Watching Your LinkedIn Profile? So, you understand how important LinkedIn is for professional networking and job search. You have researched enough to know the value offered and now you are ready to optimize your profile. But, as you click on “edit” and begin to […]

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Using Positive Thinking to Find Your Next Job, Part II

Using Positive Thinking to Find Your Next Job, Part II For the past seven years, I worked with the Department of Defense. I managed several programs within the Family Support Center for the Navy. The two biggest programs I managed were Family Employment and Life Skills. Not […]

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Using Positive Thinking to Find Your Next Job, Part I

Using Positive Thinking to Find Your Next Job It may be difficult to imagine how you could possibly feel positive about looking for your next job. Even the thought of beginning a job search can be intimidating. You have to have an updated resume. It has to […]

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Break Into the Federal Workforce With NAF

Break Into the Federal Workforce With NAF To read this article on Military.com, click here. While federal hiring is often slow and sometimes even frozen because of budget constraints, there is one source of federal hiring that remains quite consistent — NAF employment. Non-appropriated funds (NAF) employment […]

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