Gender Inequality in Public Service

As we know, our elected officials are our representatives. They are our voices within government, influencers regarding our healthcare and other significant issues whether at the municipal, state, or... Read More »


Public-Private Partnerships: An Innovative Solution?

One of the many challenges facing all levels of government is consistently finding new techniques to innovate and undertake policy and project necessities while saving the taxpayers’ money and... Read More »


Public Service: A Passion

When I started the University of North Carolina MPA program in August 2013, I knew that I had a passion for public service and that I was attracted to government work. But I... Read More »


The Psychology of Unemployment

According to data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics, 3.5 million people fall into the category of the long-term unemployed—defined as those individuals who have not had a job... Read More »


Resume Writing: Aim for the Right Target

Your resume should be written with the reader in mind, and that means you need to understand who the reader will be. Therefore, beyond the usual advice on avoiding writing... Read More »


Why Mentors Matter

I consider myself fortunate to have had some great bosses over the years. Even when I was 18 or 19 and working for a large telecom company during the... Read More »


Active Duty Mindset For Human Resource

Entry into the military is difficult. The training you receive will break you down, than rebuild you back up to become a basically trained combatant, than leader, and finally... Read More »


Police Chief: Getting Hired

At the end of a police chief selection process, decision-makers should have done their best to select the best person to fill the vacancy.  For those of us... Read More »


Fire Service Resume: Is It Good Enough? Pt. 5

You will start many projects during your lifetime and only be able to finish a handful of them.  The best you can do is think, plan, develop and execute…!

In... Read More »


Lessons From the Possum

I once had a possum on my sorting line.  Weird way to start an article I know but bear with me.  The possum had come in the back of... Read More »


Improve your LinkedIn Profile

Everyone has probably been told many times now that job seekers should be on LinkedIn.  It’s a great networking tool and can help build your digital presence, impressing an... Read More »


Find Your Federal Job Fit

The road to a federal job is sometimes rocky, never smooth, but navigable if you can follow their instructions.  Some folks apply without really knowing what they are doing... Read More »


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 »