Tips To Ace A Phone Interview

Pre-screening candidates is a growing trend during the interview process. It saves time on both ends and is a simple way to see whether the candidate is worth pursuing. There are a few different reasons for conducting phone interviews and we have some tips to help prepare!

Phone Interview Tips

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Good Leadership Qualities Employees Love

What makes the best leaders? Think back on your past jobs and dig into what made you like your bosses? Who were your favorite and why? What made them a good person to work for? After doing some soul searching, you might have a better idea of what qualities make good leaders.

Here are a few qualities that every good leader should possess.

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Military Vets Bring Talent, Leadership to the Workforce



As veterans transition into the civilian workforce, many companies are recognizing that veterans bring a huge asset to the workplace – talent.

“It doesn’t matter what kind of company you are or what industry you are in, veterans have the skills that you are looking for.” said Lisa Rosser, CEO and founder of The Value of a Veteran, a human resource consulting and training firm.

Over 80% of military specialties translate directly into civilian positions. This is a tremendous benefit for employers because they do not have to train or reeducate veterans as they may heave to do with college graduates or career changers.

Transitioning veterans must educate themselves about the civilian marketplace and how they can transition smoothly into the corporate climate. Corporations must learn to assist the veteran by making the corporate climate welcoming and provide some special programs to assist the veteran with the transition.

Pairing a veteran with another veteran can be an example of creating a welcoming environment. When the new hire has a question about company procedures or benefits that they may not understand, they can reach out to someone who has “been there” and can explain the situation.

Even veterans with specialties not easily transferable to the civilian marketplace, bring skill sets that are highly valued by corporations. Organization, teamwork, focus, and adaptability are examples of skills that all veterans have.

Veterans are a great addition to any corporate environment and more and more companies are making the effort to recruit and retain veterans.

For more details see Lisa Wirthman at Forbes

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2015 Recruiting Trends Changing Everything

Talent management and recruiting are at a turning point and there are 2015 recruiting trends that are changing the way things are done.

The Millennial generation is becoming the workforce of today as more and more are entering the workpalce. According to Pew Research, the Millennials will overtake Baby Boomers as the nation’s largest living generation so trends will change as they enter the real world. Here are a few key factors that are changing the way recruiting is done.

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2015 Job Recruitment Trends

2015 is shaping up to be a great year for employment opportunities, career changes and job seekers in general. Companies are hiring more than ever and this year you will see a big change in the way hiring managers approach job recruitment.

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Guide for Seasonal Hiring

Each holiday season, thousands of employers ramp up their employee count for seasonal hiring.

The holidays bring lots of cheer but also a lot more work and for employers and potential employees, it’s good to know how to approach seasonal hiring.

Employers: post, network, and post some more. You can’t hire seasonal help, if people don’t know you’re hiring. Spread the word, post to job boards, and post to social media sites.

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4 Reasons Hiring a Veteran is a Good Idea

There’s plenty of reasons, Hiring a Veteran is a good idea, but Simply Hired recently did a post on 4 reasons to consider hiring veteran candidates, and we wanted to share those and some other valuable insight on why companies to consider hiring veterans.

The skills that veterans gain throughout the military experience are valuable assets to any company, and while more companies are still figuring this out, there’s still plenty of reasons to help companies understand the true value of veteran employees.

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What are you doing to help our returning heroes transition to civilian jobs?

What are you doing to help our returning heroes transition to civilian jobs is a question that I often ask companies who say they want to be “veteran friendly”. There are many companies that are truly veteran friendly and reaching out to our veterans. How can a company help our veterans?

As a nation, we owe these returning heroes our gratitude, and one of the best ways we can show our appreciation for their sacrifices is by helping them finding meaningful and rewarding post-military employment. These are incredibly talented and resourceful young men and women, comfortable with hard work and assuming leadership roles.

Employers understand the skill sets and experience that veterans bring to their firm. The issue for them is to adapt those skills into a civilian company asset and an ongoing value added benefit to the firm. They must understand that veterans need help adjusting to the civilian environment and company culture. They bring skills and mental strength developed over years of dedication, training and service.

The veteran, on the other hand must learn how to adapt their skills, experience and military mindset to a civilian position. Their role in the new company comes with a company culture that is different than the military. They must understand that they need to apply their skills to programs that will identify their strengths in various skill sets and focus on them as well as developing their networking and communication skills to identify the best position for their skill sets.

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Veterans Day Message


Veterans Day, established June 4, 1926, is an official United States holiday, which honors people who have served in armed service, also known as veterans. A federal holiday observed on November 11. It coincides with other holidays such as Armistice Day and Remembrance Day, celebrated in other parts of the world and marked the anniversary of the end of World War I. (Major hostilities of World War I were formally ended at the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month of 1918, when the Armistice with Germany went into effect.)

A World War II veteran, Raymond Weeks, felt that the holiday should be expanded to include all veterans, not just those who served in World War I. Through his tireless efforts and the support of then General Dwight D. Eisenhower, the first National Veterans Day celebration took place in 1947, and officially became National Veterans Day in 1954, signed into law by President Dwight D, Eisenhower.

This is a day we remember all who have and do serve to support and defend our freedoms to allow us to live the lives we do. “All gave some and some gave all”, is more than a slogan for our veterans as it identifies a group who deserve our respect, admiration, prayers and thanks.

Generations of Valor Generations of Valor

For over two centuries, America’s military has preserved the liberty fought for by our forefathers and their willingness to fight and die for it. From the battlefields of the Revolutionary War, Gettysburg, Concord, World War I, World War II, Korea, Vietnam, Iraq, Afghanistan and countless other named and unnamed battles, the American veteran has stood firm against those who deny basic freedom and human dignity to others

Remember too, the spouse, dependents and families who supported, suffered and oftentimes lost loved ones, spouses, fathers, children and friends in countless conflicts. They too, are veterans and deserve our highest gratitude and respect.

William Shakespeare in the play Henry V tells of King Henry rallying his troops before the battle of Agincourt with the words “Crispin Crispian shall ne’er we go by from this day till the ending of the world, but we in it shall be remembered. We few we happy, we band of brothers, for he today that sheds his blood with me shall be my brother”.

All who have served and stood on the wall of freedom anywhere, are brothers and sisters and shall forever be my brother and sister.

Thank you veterans past and present for your service and sacrifice.

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Security clearance suspension or revocation

A Security Clearance is a status for individuals that allows them access to classified information or restricted areas.  The individuals must go through a very thorough background check before the Security Clearance can be granted. Individuals should not be granted Security Clearances merely because of their rank or station. They must be vetted through the background check process to insure that their access is required and secure. The Facility Security Officer will insure this process. He will also be the one to inform you that you are facing a Security Clearance suspension or revocation and what steps you can take to maintain it.

Your Security Clearance can be suspended or revoked at anytime. It is important that you understand the value of a current Security Clearance to a potential employer and how to maintain your Security Clearance status.

There are many reasons why a Security Clearance can be revoked. A criminal offense, for example, can trigger an incident report. You must report your offense to your Facility Security Officer who will notify the agency that granted the Security Clearance.

You may have the opportunity to respond to a suspension or revocation of your Security Clearance and should certainly do so in a timely and forthright manner.

Security Clearances are granted to individuals whose character and honesty are of the highest standards and you should make every effort to maintain those standards.

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