Washington DC BRAC Quick Job Search Tips

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Job search tips presented to Base Realignment and Closure (BRAC) impacted employees in Washington, DC.

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Washington DC BRAC Quick Job Search Tips

  1. 1. BRAC to Your Future
  2. 2. Job SeekerMistakes Job Boards Social Media Tips
  3. 3. Networking is #1
  4. 4. Over 40? Thennetworking iseven morecritical
  5. 5. Common Job Seeker Mistakes
  6. 6. Have Goals, a Strategy andTarget Employers
  7. 7. Meet 80% of thejob requirementsif you’re going toapply
  8. 8. Accomplishments NOT Responsibilities (private sector)
  9. 9. Customize your resume to the position
  10. 10. CareerSite akaJob BoardAs generic asMonster or asspecialized asClearedJobs.NetFree for jobseekers, paid forby employers
  11. 11. Use Job SearchResults to helpdevelop yourjob searchstrategy.
  12. 12. Who is Hiring? Clearance Level? What positions match your skills?Where are they hiring? Relevant Keywords?
  13. 13. Start with a wide search andthen narrow down.
  14. 14. Use quotation marks for akeyword phrase such as“project manager”
  15. 15. Search withclearance levelslower than yourcurrentclearance.
  16. 16. Register onTarget CompanySites
  17. 17. RefreshLog in to sites where you’veregistered at least monthlyto “refresh” your account.Lets recruiters know you arestill looking for a job.
  18. 18. Social MediaQuick Tips
  19. 19. Social Media1. Networking2. Reputational Tool3. Great info source
  20. 20. Takecontrolof youronlinebrand
  21. 21. Use the same name, picture andbiographic info in your job search --social media profiles, resume, email,job applications, etc.
  22. 22. Research and followyour targetcompanies on socialmedia Connect with recruiters and employees at those companies
  23. 23. Cleared Job FairsMay 8, Crystal CityJune 6, Tysons CornerRob Rigginsrriggins@ClearedJobs.Net

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