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We hope you are having a great start to the new year! Are you excited about what is in store for your career in 2017? If not, it might be time to evaluate your goals and consider new opportunities. Reach out to us if you have any questions. We want to help you have the best year yet!

Best wishes from everyone at RealStreet! 

Sincerely,
  
Katy Cook, CSP
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What's New at RealStreet?
RealStreet is Still Here to Help 
with Your 2017 Job Search!
What is JobSeeker January?  
While JobSeeker January has come to an end, we are still here to help. Do you have any unanswe red questions?  Feel free to ask anytime

It does not need to be JobSeeker January to consider making a career change.   If you or someone that you know is looking for a new job, check out the videos below and contact us today!  
RealStreet is  here to help you in your efforts to find a new job in 2017!  
CELEBRATIONS!
 
Congratulations Dean for obtaining the American Staffing Association's designation of Certified Staffing Professional (CSP)! Visit the RealStreet website to  learn more  about Dean Clark, CSP, CISSP, Operations Manager.
RealStreet wishes you a very 
HAPPY BIRTHDAY!
  • Linda E. - 2/8
  • Charles S. - 2/13
  • Lisa C. - 2/22
  • Joseph S. - 2/24
  • Robert W. - 2/25
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Holiday Closing:  RealStreet will be closed Monday, February 20, 2017, in observance of President's Day.

Interesting Industry Information
How Does the Job Market Look?
The U.S. Department of Labor - Bureau of Labor Statistics publishes a "M onthly Jobs Report"  soon after the beginning of each month. Each report describes the previous month's employment situation, based on data such as the number of jobs that were added to the economy and the unemployment rate. The US economy added 156,000 jobs last month and the unemployment rate increased slightly to 4.7%. For more information, check out the BLS' interactive graphs.

According to a recent AGC of America article, Construction employment totaled 6,699,000 in December, a decrease of 3,000 from the previous month, but 1.5% more than a year ago. Looking at employment by state, (via the results of an AGC survey) 32 states reported job gains in 2016, a decrease from 2015 (with 44 states reporting increases). Despite the decrease, the consensus is more optimistic than in the previous year, with nearly 3/4 of the respondents voicing their intent to hire more workers in 2017. As explained by Construction Dive, jobs are being created, but there are labor shortages due to skills gaps.  

What's In Store for the Construction Industry 
Throughout 2017
The architecture, engineering and construction industries are expected to see growth in 2017. Economists predict growth in construction spending, but also note an overwhelming sense of uncertainty. Some of the trends and topics of uncertainty include: the Trump administration, safety on job sites, labor shortages, new technology and workforce management trends. More information can be found in the following articles: 
 HOT JOBS!
How many job seekers do you know? Would they be a good fit for one of these positions? 

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 RECENT PLACEMENTS
RealStreet has recently filled the following positions!
  • Writer/Editor/Notetakers
  • Project Coordinator/Administrative Assistants
  • Document Control Technician
  • Mechanical Designer/Engineer
  • Assistant Project Manager   
Cyber Security
Understanding Espionage 
& National Security Crimes
Wikipedia defines an Insider Threat as "a malicious threat to an organization that comes from people within the organization, such as employees, former employees, contractors or business associates, who have inside information concerning the organization's security practices, data and computer systems. The threat may involve fraud, the theft of confidential or commercially valuable information, the theft of intellectual property, or the sabotage of computer systems".

With respect to the Insider Threat, focus in the DoD and Industrial Communities, has been on Espionage and National Security Crimes.

U.S. defense information comprises more than just classified information.  Targeting of defense information has included dual-use technology, military critical technology, sensitive company documents, proprietary information, and Export Administration Regulation (EAR) or International Traffic in Arms Regulation (ITAR) controlled technology.

Some of these terms may be unfamiliar or a bit confusing and if we are talking about the Insider Threat,  counterintelligence and countering espionage, we might ask what does this have to do with sensitive company documents?

To help clarify, here are a few definitions:

ESPIONAGE - A national security crime; specifically, it violates Title 18 USC, §§ 792-798 and Article 106a, Uniform Code of Military Justice (UCMJ).  Espionage convictions require the transmittal of national defense information with intent to aid a foreign power or harm the U.S.  However, even gathering, collecting, or losing national defense information can be prosecuted under Title 18.

ECONOMIC ESPIONAGE - Up until the passage of the Economic Espionage Act of 1996, many people used the phrases "Economic Espionage" and "Trade Secret Theft" interchangeably.  Many people actually still do, but there is a difference.  Economic Espionage is defined under §1831 of the Act and comprises behavior that denies the rightful owner of the economic benefit of property that the owner has gone to reasonable means to protect and does so with the intent to benefit a foreign entity.

TRADE SECRET THEFT - Is defined under §1832 of the Economic Espionage Act of 1996 and covers the conversion of a trade secret to the economic benefit of anyone other than the rightful owner.  There is no requirement for a foreign nexus in Trade Secret Theft.

ITAR/EAR VIOLATIONS - ITAR and EAR are export control laws whose broad scope extends to products, software, technical details, and services, and includes both military and commercial items.

WHICH ONES APPLY TO ME?

While many would think that these only apply to DoD professionals with access to sensitive information, most of the information is unclassified and is handled outside the realm of the DoD. So, in fact, all of these are relevant.  Traditional Espionage may be the most obvious, but Economic Espionage also involves the loss of U.S. information to a foreign entity. Trade Secret Theft involving information related to a technology or security program, even if the information stops short of being classified, could provide critical information about your program, your personnel, or an emerging technology.

Remember, we can't always accurately determine the end user.  What appears to be a domestic perpetrator may in fact turn out to be a foreign collection effort.  ITAR and EAR Violations are criminal acts that must be reported.  Though these different violations may result in different courses of action against the perpetrators, suspected violations of any of these laws must be reported to your security officer and/or the appropriate federal agency. If you see something, say something.

The following case studies may offer additional insight into the Insider Threat, counterintelligence and countering espionage and how it can manifest itself in the DoD and Industrial Communities.

Sources: 
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Since your resume is often your first impression, it needs to amazing. After all, if it fails to resonate, you will be out of the running before you even have a chance to sell yourself in-person. Improve your first impression by reviewing the five aspects of your resume discussed in the   full article .


Seasonal Safety
Driving Safety - Tips to Avoid Accidents
When you're behind the wheel of a car - whether alone or with passengers - driving safely should always be your top concern. We're more distracted than ever, so it's crucial to know the basics of safe driving and practice them every time you're on the road. Here are some safe driving tips:

Top 4 Driving Safety Tips

1. Focus on driving
  • Keep 100% of your attention on driving at all times - no multi-tasking. 
  • Don't use your phone or any other electronic device while driving. 
  • Slow down. Speeding gives you less time to react and increases the severity of an accident. 
2. Drive "defensively"
  • Be aware of what other drivers around you are doing, and expect the unexpected. 
  • Assume other motorists will do something crazy, and always be prepared to avoid it. 
  • Keep a 2-second cushion between you and the car in front of you.
  • Make that 4 seconds if the weather is bad. 
3. Plan ahead
  • Build time into your trip schedule to stop for food, rest breaks, phone calls or other business. 
  • Adjust your seat, mirrors and climate controls before putting the car in gear.
  • Pull over to eat or drink. It takes only a few minutes.
4. Practice safety
  • Secure cargo that may move around while the vehicle is in motion. 
  • Don't attempt to retrieve items that fall to the floor. 
  • Have items needed within easy reach - such as toll fees, toll cards and garage passes. 
  • Always wear your seat belt and drive sober and drug-free.
The aforementioned tips are from Nationwide Insurance.
 
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