Government Job Search on Twitter

When people find out that I landed my government job on Twitter, they are usually shocked. Aren’t government jobs only searchable on horribly confusing government job websites? Don’t you... Read More »


The New Candidate Driven Marketplace

In what has shifted to a very clear candidate-driven market, candidates have more opportunity for choice among the offers they are fielding. At a quick glance, this is great news... Read More »


You Get Paid To Make Decisions. Are You Confident In Your Process?

Advancing in your career comes with the requirement of making more decisions. Those decisions impact employees, customers and financial results. Your ability to make good decisions in a timely... Read More »


How Volunteering Can Improve Your Career

When you were applying for colleges and scholarships, it’s likely that someone probably told you to include any volunteer work you’d done on your resume. Why? Because colleges know... Read More »


Is Providing Social Support the Leader’s Job?

Many recent graduates in business and public administration find themselves valued by their “bosses” because they bring new and “cutting-edge” ideas and skills to the organization.  For example, a... Read More »


Public-Private Partnerships: An Emergency Management Perspective

When a disaster occurs, communities must be rebuilt and survivors require reasonable care and attention. In order for this to occur, adequate funding and staffing is necessary in order... Read More »


A Personal Risk Register For Job & Career Change

Did you know that each year coconuts falling from trees kill about 150 people? Your reaction to this might range from ‘you’re kidding?’, ‘how awful, it’s no laughing matter’... Read More »


Place Branding: The Role of Social Media

Digital technologies can change the way public administrators interact with citizens and stakeholder groups. Since their inception, these technologies have gone from one-way, static web platforms that allowed citizens... Read More »


And the Award Goes To…

For every leader of an organization that seeks a higher level, accomplishing significant milestones can be a powerfully reaffirming process.  Team members or groups selected for achievements draw an... Read More »


Local Government: Valuing People is an Investment In Success

The need to develop a workforce to meet the current and future demands of government operations, as well as foster an environment that values people is no small task.... Read More »


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 »