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As technology has advanced, so has it’s involvement in the hiring process. Hiring managers no longer have to pick through hundreds of resumes by hand. The applicant tracking system (ATS) has taken care of that. Many job seekers are unaware exactly how many companies use an ATS to screen resumes before they’re ever read by… Read more »

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How To Get a Security Clearance You can’t just apply for a security clearance. Applying for a clearance requires that you’re working for a government approved contractor, holding political office, or working with some kind of government approved entity. To even apply requires that organization to sponsor you. There are no individual applications for a… Read more »

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One could argue that government funded space exploration hasn’t done anything for you lately. You’d be wrong. We have collected a list of inventions from NASA, used in space that help people right here on everyone’s favorite spinning rock: Infrared Ear Thermometers Developed to measure the thermal radiation emitted by the eardrum, similar to the… Read more »

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Assume the Employer Doesn’t Understand Anything About Your Military Resume Write your resume and cover letter with this in mind, no matter what. Avoid military jargon and make things clear for them. While staffing agencies are full of people experienced in this, most future civilian employers probably won’t know their meaning. When you explain skills,… Read more »

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Aerospace Engineer While you immediately think of airplanes, aerospace engineers also work on multidisciplinary teams, engineering, design, develop and test spaceships, aircraft and missiles, and using knowledge spanning aerodynamics, avionics, propulsion, and materials science. Generally this requires years of experience, but not necessarily. This does require at least a related bachelor’s degree for entry-level positions…. Read more »

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Most employers understand that candidates might turn down offers, and that there is never a requirement to accept an offer, and only a particularly strange employer would hold it against you if you did.  You’re absolutely entitled to turn down an offer as an employer is to turn you down, and reasonable people understand that…. Read more »

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Define “Gig” Freelancing, contracting, moonlighting, side hustle, or the gig economy. Call it what you like, but it’s a gig if it’s a short-term project instead of or in addition to the traditional nine to five. These projects usually have a start and end point. Both parties know that the work might be temporary. Why… Read more »

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It may come as a surprise to you as a job seeker, but employers are ready to fight for the industries top talent to make sure they have the professionals they need to grow and succeed as a company. That means they are eager to hire employees just like you. But oftentimes they are having… Read more »