College Isn’t Enough Anymore

One of the most common statements recent college graduates say is, “I don’t know why I can’t find a job, even if I went to a good college.” They... Read More »


What is Your Purpose?

Do you feel that you are doing work that matters?

As you lead your team or guide your department, do you ever ask yourself “Is it worth it?” Are we... Read More »


Resume Strategies: Showcase Your Accomplishments

If you have seen one list of functions for a particular job title, you have seen them all.   Yet, many candidates copy and paste the job description into the... Read More »


Organizational Leaders: Their Work Habits

This is the third article in a series of five highlighting the simple differences between organizational managers and organizational leaders.  The first highlighted how great leaders write slightly different... Read More »


Office Politics: 3 Insightful Steps

Company culture can make certain employers appealing, but it’s not until you start the job that you really begin to see the workplace politics.  In some cases, the politics... Read More »


Career Continuity Planning

Once upon a time, people accepted jobs right out of school and stayed in them until they retired, at which time they received a nice pension to help them... Read More »


Recruiters: How Can They Guide You in Your Job Search

When job searching, you may wrestle over the option of “going it alone” or enlisting the services of a professional recruiter. Everyone’s situation is different, but if you suspect... Read More »


Mentoring with the Heart of a Host

Being a protégé in a mentoring relationship can feel like having to give a speech before a large group.  Now, there are obviously exceptions to this.  I do a... Read More »


7 Roles of an Exceptional Team Leader

Your department’s strategy is only as strong as the ability to execute at the frontline. You can have all the great plans, six sigma workouts, and brilliant positioning in... Read More »


The Reasons to Hire YOU as a Firefighter

This is a noble goal to have and an exciting journey that you will remember for the rest of your life. If you have not totally embraced this fact... Read More »


How to turn a ‘NO’ into a ‘Yes’!

The only way to get anybody to do anything is by making them want to do it.

It’s as simple as that. Of course, it’s entirely possible to intimidate, threaten... Read More »


Drug Use: How Can Alcohol and Drugs Destroy Your Career Silently

According to the National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence, Inc. (NCADD), “24% of workers report drinking during the workday at least once in the past year.” The costs... Read More »


How To Become a Lawyer with the Federal Government

The federal government is a major employer of attorneys in the United States, and many of the most promising graduates from top law schools seek employment there. These highly... Read More »


What is a Foreign Policy Graduate Program?

One of the core functions of the U.S. government, and many governments, is to interact abroad with both state and non-state actors, such as international organizations, large corporations, terrorist... Read More »


10 Things That Must Be Said in Every Job Interview

While a lot advice will tell you what not to say in a job interview (don’t badmouth your boss, don’t ask about salary in the first five minutes, etc.),... Read More »


Does an MPA degree help in a career pursuit?

What if you are in a particular job that you love and you would like get promoted or advance in your organization? Obtaining a master’s degree in Public Administration... Read More »


Public Speaking: A Simple Strategy for Improving Your Skills

Over the last decade I have performed public debates and speeches in four countries and three continents in a variety of venues ranging from two-person rooms to theaters with... Read More »


Video Conferencing for Job Interviews

The use of video conferencing for job interviews is not going to stop. It’s an efficient way to screen applicants for the first round of interviews, and the technology... Read More »