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What About Your Career Keeps You Up at Night? Part 2

Part 2 of our two-part series “What About Your Career Keeps You Up at Night” discusses two additional worries, not covered in Part 1 (available here), that could be causing you to toss and turn all night. 

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What About Your Career Keeps You Up at Night? Part 1

In the midst of a stressful job hunt it may feel as if finding a position will be the answer to all of your prayers, and once you finally land that perfect job your worries will disappear. Finding a job is not always a panacea, though.

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Do’s and Don’ts of Job Searching While Still Employed

Looking to make a change? Feel you've gone as far as you can in your current company? If you're lucky enough to have a job in these turbulent economic times but feeling ready to move on – or are just curious about what other opportunities may be out there – job searching while still employed carries a lot of benefits.

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How to Maximize your Time During an Unemployed Job Hunting Period

It’s no secret that job hunting while unemployed is stressful and scary, especially if you’ve been out of work for an extended period of time.  Being unemployed during your job hunt does come with some advantages, though.

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Legal Matter or Personnel Problem?

Identifying Risks Occurring Within the Employment Relationship

The relationship between an employer and its employees is fraught with many risks, especially for the unwary employer.  These risks include both legal risks, or the risks associated with the laws that govern the employer-employee relationship, and human resource risks, or those associated with human capital issues like hiring qualified employees, administering pay and benefits, and disciplining and terminating employees; both types of risk must be taken into account to effectively manage the employment relationship, as they necessitate different courses of action.  Managing legal risks involves ensuring compliance with all employment laws and statutes, while managing human capital risks involves following best practices in HR to ensure that the employer has the ability to hire the right people, encourage proper performance—and correct performance if necessary—and discipline, or even fire, problem employees.

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Hiring the Résumé, not the Candidate, and Other Common Mistakes Government Contractors Can Make

The hiring process is difficult and stressful, whether you’re an experienced HR professional with years of experience or you’re interviewing your very first candidate, and there are numerous financial and legal pitfalls to navigate. 

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Potomac Recruiting Welcomes DHA Group, Inc. as a New Client!

March 31, 2014: Potomac Recruiting is pleased to announce the new addition of DHA Group, Inc. as a Client. 

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Potomac Recruiting President Quoted in the Washington Post

Washington Post
Report finds D.C. area a hotbed for cybersecurity jobsBy Sarah Halzack, Published: March 8

For evidence of the boom in cybersecurity jobs in the Washington region, one could simply take a drive up Interstate 95 toward Fort Meade, Md. The crop of upscale apartments and restaurants make clear that white-collar professionals are moving into the area as it is being remade into the federal government’s hub for cybersecurity work.

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Small Business Success = Planning Your Hiring Strategy!

Small businesses struggle with growth for many reasons, including, perhaps ironically, failing to plan for growth and the necessary hiring that will entail. Large companies have the resources to hire on an ad hoc basis and the ability to move existing employees to new positions as necessary, but small businesses must run more leanly in order to survive and typically don't have the access to the same amount of liquid funds.

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Your Job Search Expenses Can Be Tax Deductible!

If you’re looking for a competitive edge in today’s challenging labor market, you may be considering working with a professional résumé writer to polish your résumé and really make it stand out against the competition. 

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How to Dress for Success for a Federal Interview!

If you’re trying to leave the private sector or are a recent graduate who’s been wearing PJs to class the last four years, how to dress for a federal interview may not be overly obvious!

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How to Dress for Success in Civilian Job Interviews

When transitioning from a military career to a civilian one, often one of the greatest challenges facing you is how to dress appropriately for your new work environment. Your military career has helped you build invaluable skills and qualifications to succeed, and this is what you want your interviewer to be focused on, not your clothing choices. However, there are a few similarities between how your civilian business wardrobe looks and that of your military one. During your military career, your closet was not cluttered with unnecessary items that you never knew how to wear, but instead crisp suits and uniforms for every occasion. That same philosophy can translate to how you plan your new civilian career wardrobe.

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De-Clutter Your Resume To Land That New Job!

Are you starting a new job search? Then its time for you to dust off your old resume and add your most recent job, new skills and training. But without editing or deleting old information, your resume becomes a potpourri of outdated accomplishments, awards and skills which may not relate to the position you are seeking. It’s time to de-clutter your resume! But when you're peering over years of work, multiple positions and lots of experiences, it's hard to know where to begin and what to do.  Are you ready to cut clutter on your resume --but not sure where to start? Its seemingly overwhelming when you’ve amassed experiences, titles, jobs, duties and skills that could fill up two or more resumes!

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Potomac Recruiting Welcomes Roger Campbell to Board of Advisors

Potomac Recruiting today announced the addition of a new member to its Board of Advisors, Mr. Roger Campbell.

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Using a Targeted Approach to Land your Next Job!

On-line job applications – why blindly sending a resume into a company's online application is NEVER effective. What to do instead.

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Potomac Recruiting’s Bobby Spear Speaks on TAP Panel at Ft. Meade

Last week Potomac Recruiting's Managing Director of Military and Federal, Bobby Spear, went to Ft. Meade in Maryland to sit on a 5 speaker panel on behalf of the military's Training Assistance Program (TAP).  TAP is part of a holistic life cycle approach to career development designed to provide transitioning Military Personnel with the basic knowledge and skills necessary to plan and execute a successful job search.

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Board of Advisors – A Key to Your Company's Success

Not every business, particularly small and mid-sized companies, can afford to have a robust Business Development team to cover every area that they might decide to pursue. Having senior leaders on staff for just the potential of future needs, or just for one customer (unless they are a large part of your business) is particularly difficult and can be very detrimental to your business. Every company must learn to balance its needs today against those of the future. But when you weigh the upside of business growth with the costs necessary to attain it, it becomes very challenging and it can become a struggle to stay balanced.

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Strategic Hiring for Effective Growth – When to Hire (it's Sooner Than You Think)!

Deciding when to hire can be a tricky proposition for many companies, but it doesn't have to be. A little bit of forward thinking can go a long way towards ensuring your company's success. It has been proven that the most successful companies stay ahead of the curve by anticipating their business needs and making smart, strategic, targeted hires.

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Having a Hard time Landing a New Job?

How to Succeed with the Three Trouble Spots of the Job Puzzle: Networking, Resume Writing, and Interviewing.

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How to Succeed in Today’s Tough Market

Are you worried about furloughs? The recession? The economy?

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