The federal employment process can be confusing and overwhelming at times. Though it is complex, taking time to understand the federal employment process can increase your effectiveness and likelihood of landing a position.
The entertainment industry always speaks to “giving the audience what they want.” Things are not much different in the job search world. If you are applying for a technical job, your resume needs to showcase—what else—your relevant technical skills.
When I wrote my first resume back In the 80s, things were much different. Resumes were written with broad objectives, with content that was comprehensive and generic in focus, and everything was included—just in case. Overall, my resume was all about me and was designed to cover a wide range of employers and potential opportunities.
Whether your thing is video games, sports, or board games, every good gamer knows it takes effort and persistence to take your game to the next level. The same goes for interviewing; it is a skill that requires thought, preparation, and strategy to level up.
“Network, network, network” is a common career-building directive given to first-time job hunters and seasoned professionals alike. It is impossible to browse career blogs and business advice columns without being reminded of the importance of networking for success.
Job Fairs and recruitment events are great ways to connect with career opportunities but your efforts shouldn’t stop when you remove your name tag and head back to your car. Statistically speaking, recruiters say an average of 10-15 percent of career fair attendees will move forward in the application process. Here are some simple “after” strategies to make the most of the events and increase your chances of success:
People use LinkedIn to connect, stay informed, and get hired—yes, I did say get HIRED! LinkedIn Relationship Managers Shannon Burke and Brittney Bentley recently presented at UMUC, and they shared that ninety-four percent of professional recruiters reported using LinkedIn to source candidates.