News & Career Advice

Why You Should Build a Resume Library – and How to Do It

Melissa Jordan / May 17, 2017

Interested in jobs in different industries or with slightly (or very) different skillsets? Here’s why you need to develop a resume library, and how to do it.

7 Ways to Relax at the Office

Melissa Jordan / May 10, 2017

If your work involves channeling your intellectual efforts to achieve positive outcomes, then consider applying these elements of a yoga practice the next time you’re dealing with a challenge – no yoga mat required.

5 Military Skills You Should List On Your Resume

Melissa Jordan / May 3, 2017

Highlighting key elements of your military experiences on your civilian resume is crucial, but what if you’re unsure about what matters most to civilian employers?

Listing Professional Competencies on Your Resume

Melissa Jordan / Apr 24, 2017

Also known as core competencies or key competencies, professional competencies are briefly worded labels that reflect a professional’s ability to achieve mission outcomes.

5 Things To Do While Waiting On Your Security Clearance Investigation

Melissa Jordan / Apr 17, 2017

OPM hasn’t posted many updates on their progress in reducing their backlog. With the average time in 2016 for a Top Secret investigation at 220 days, you might be looking at another six months before you hear from an investigator.

How to Find a Great Job – Four Questions to Ask About Workplace Culture

Melissa Jordan / Apr 3, 2017

Every office has its own workplace culture. Whether you’re trying to find a job or acclimate to a new one, it’s worth understanding the attributes that make up a great workplace.

Four Ways to Make your Writing More Clear

Melissa Jordan / Mar 20, 2017

The next time you’ve the urge to wax loquacious to dazzle your audience with your expertise, consider that US government employees must write plainly – it’s the law.

Reverse Culture Shock – How to Deal with Returning Home from Overseas

Melissa Jordan / Mar 13, 2017

Returning back to the United States after a season abroad isn’t always a joyful homecoming. Consider these tips for make returning from overseas a smoother transition.