Don’t search all over to answer your recruiting questions. Here is a round-up of some of our top cleared recruiting articles, published within the last year. Read on to learn about writing great job descriptions, implementing employee referral programs, and other need-to-know recruiting topics.

3 Questions to Ask the Program Manager Before Writing the Job Description

Gain the respect of your program managers and take the time to listen for the program manager’s vision for the program and the open position. Without the right questions, you won’t have the right answers to create a great job description.

5 Ways Recruiters Can Make a Great First Impression

First impressions happen only once, and in the recruiting world, a good first impression can go a long way in putting you a step ahead of your competition. We all have off days. We all say stupid things. However, a little preparation and research can be a game changer when it comes to making a bold, first impression (sounds like the same advice we give candidates, doesn’t it?). A recruiter can say a lot about a company. Are you delivering the right message to candidates in the first meeting?

5 Tips for Establishing an Employee Referral Program

An ERP can be an effective tool to fill open positions, and it doesn’t have to take undermine the recruiter’s role or commission. Referrals are great candidates and new hires. However, even if you’re sold on the benefits, implementation is still the key to success.

4 Tips for Hiring a Candidate That Can Obtain a Security Clearance

Don’t waste time or money on ineligible candidates. It’s not impossible to select candidates who can get through the security clearance process. And while it’s always ideal to find already-cleared candidates on, sometimes the right talent isn’t cleared. But that doesn’t mean you need to spend months waiting for a candidate to obtain a clearance. Clearable candidates can obtain an interim clearance and be on the job within days.

Diversity hiring in the defense industry

You may have diversity quotas to fill, but you want to fill your positions with candidates interested in building career capital. Make sure you know the latest government requirements in diversity hiring, and be prepared with a recruiting strategy that helps you accomplish your Affirmative Action objectives.

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Jillian Hamilton has worked in a variety of Program Management roles for multiple Federal Government contractors. She has helped manage projects in training and IT. She received her Bachelors degree in Business with an emphasis in Marketing from Penn State University and her MBA from the University of Phoenix.