Service is Not a Dilemma

Each of us within our professional roles have a fundamental responsibility to support our organization to the extent that we must also support our colleagues and peers if... Read More »


Achieve Your Dreams With Higher Education

As a first generation daughter of Salvadorian immigrants, raised in the predominantly Latino community of East Los Angeles, fulfilling my educational dreams has come with many struggles, which have... Read More »


So Your New Job Was a Mistake. What Next?

No matter how careful you are when looking for your next role, in spite of all of the questions you ask and the conditions you negotiate with your future... Read More »


Branding Tactics for Local Government Managers

A question city managers need to ask themselves is: Why should my city set itself apart from others? The clearest answer is increased economic opportunities such as an influx... Read More »


Recalibrate Your Brand

We are all known for something. Whether we realize it or not, we have qualities that set us apart from the next person in our respective fields. To accentuate... Read More »


The Job Hunt from a Recruiter’s Perspective

At one point or another, we’ve all been on the lonelier side of the interview table, our work experience all crammed onto a resume that didn’t really look quite... Read More »


The Benefits of Hiring Military Veterans

Employing our nation’s military veterans has been an important topic for many years. Occupation and job training is one important aspects in order to end unemployment among veterans as... Read More »


An International Relations Degree Can Advance Your Military Career

There are universal qualities that make a good leader. But in the military, a more specific skillset is needed—especially when operating in international settings.

International relations master’s degree programs can help... Read More »


Einstein’s Theory of Career Search

Inspired by Albert Einstein, there are three fundamental lessons that you are encouraged to start, stop and continue where your resume and career overhaul is concerned. Sure, it’s easier... Read More »


The Best time to look for a new Job

Most of us tend to begin the search for a new job when we’re either retrenched, about to graduate, have just been passed up for a promotion or absolutely... Read More »


Dress Like an Organizational Leader

This is the second article of a five part series. The first article focused on ‘Writing Styles’ of organizational leaders; this will article ponder the Dress and Appearance of... Read More »


Job Search and the Role of Communication

Depression caused by chronic unemployment can be all-consuming. While job seekers are certainly not responsible for our current economy, this problem seems to be compounded by our attitudes: pessimism,... Read More »


It Takes Courage to Say NO to Cynicism and Resignation

Recently a client described his job as: “My job is my 8 hour inconvenience.” At first I laughed because I wasn’t sure if he meant it seriously or as... Read More »


The Secret to Walking Your Talk

You are likely familiar with the phrase “actions speak louder than words”.  The actions of leaders are, in particular, under scrutiny, and so are the actions of those who... Read More »


Banks Go through Stress Tests. Why Not Your Career?

This is not a post about burnout or stress management. This is a conversation about a different kind of self-care.  Time to time, we hear about banks undergoing stress tests... Read More »


Federal Government Trends: Contracting, HR, Budget & IT

While it is valuable to know what is trending, it is critical to contemplate what benefits your future and what empowers you to fulfill your personal potential. Assess viable... Read More »


Write Like an Organizational Leader: 5 Simple Rules

Every organization has managers and leaders.  Managers are needed to maintain the organization’s functions; leaders are necessary to transform an organization. Leaders differ from managers in five distinct areas:... Read More »


New Learning at a Higher Level

“Each of us are the Chief Executives of our learning.”  – Dr. Terrence Roberts

For each of us, the process and opportunities to advance come with some form... Read More »