A Pre-Formatted Resume Template: 4 Reasons to be Cautious

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A Pre-Formatted Resume Template: 4 Reasons to be Cautious

Posted on July 11th, by American Public University System in networking/interviewing. No Comments

If you dislike the task of creating a resume from scratch, there’s a good chance that you’ve either used a pre-formatted resume template, or you’ve contemplated it. Resume templates are both easy to find and easy to use. Many word processing programs and online websites offer free resume templates, where the document has already been … Read More »


Career Advancement Strategy: Write and Talk—A Lot

Posted on July 11th, by American Public University System in on the job. No Comments

By Dr. Oliver Hedgepeth, Program Director, Government Contracts and Acquisition at American Public University

After working for the U.S. government for four years right out of college, I landed a new job with the Department of Defense (DOD). I was a GS-12 and on my way to making a good living for my family. But, I did … Read More »


Military Strong: 239 Years and Counting

Posted on July 11th, by Camille Roberts in on the job. No Comments

It’s a well-known fact that “freedom is not free,” but do we give sufficient thanks for the very freedom that permits us to live peacefully where we choose, with our families, and without fear? How many of us think about the expense of our freedom, and how many simply take our freedom for granted? How … Read More »


Dog Brain = Minimal Think

Posted on July 11th, by Marc Plooster in on the job. No Comments

“Dog Brain,” or as it was originally presented to me, “Lizard Brain” is acting with minimal thinking.  I switch the name lizard brain to dog brain not as an insult or infringement to the instructor who uses it in his class, but rather to help clarify and solidify the concept with more commonly understood imagery.  … Read More »


How Nonprofit Organizations Benefit Local Government

Posted on July 11th, by Valerie Martinelli in About the Public Sector. No Comments

Nonprofits are vital institutions and can have profound effects on individuals, communities, and governments. These organizations can be attributed with improving our economic conditions, working with government leaders, and advancing public policy initiatives.

A Valuable Organization

Allen L. Ellison co-founded and launched The Center for Economic & Policy Development, Inc. with Dr. Thomas Douglas in 2014. The … Read More »


Challenges Confronting a Public Sector CIO

Posted on July 11th, by TL Cox in on the job. No Comments

In “Team of Teams:  New Rules of Engagement for a Complex World,” General Stanley McChrystal explores the challenges he experienced while commanding the Joint Special Operations Task Force in Iraq.  I won’t provide too much detail, as I don’t want to call “spoiler alert” or prevent you from reading the book yourself, but Gen. McChrystal … Read More »


The Importance of Leading with Questions

Posted on July 10th, by Martha Duesterhoft in on the job. 1 Comment

One key attribute that makes leaders successful is having a point of view. You are being paid to be a great thinker and make decisions. However, many make the faulty assumption that they have to come up with all the answers on their own and end up doing more talking than listening.

While I agree leaders do … Read More »


Manage by Modeling and Not by Announcements

Posted on July 10th, by Chris Edmonds in on the job. No Comments

I recently had a discovery call with a new client. I asked my contacts, directors in a medium-sized service business, about the issues they were facing and what outcomes they’d love from the proposed culture initiative.

We learned that changes in their market now require very different behaviors from company staff. The old ways of doing business will … Read More »


6 Signs You Are About to Be Fired

Posted on July 9th, by Rochelle Ceira in on the job. No Comments

Everyone dreads the boot that come flying out of nowhere. I’m not just talking about a flying shoe in the air. I’m talking about termination, pink slips, bye-bye letters, or whatever you want to call it. I hardly believe that anyone would be “pleased” when and if (God forbid) that happens. Layoffs are difficult to … Read More »


Your Interview: 10 Best Questions to Ask

Posted on July 9th, by Gavin Redelman in on the job. No Comments

In a job interview, the majority of the questions are directed at you. Interviews can seem very one-sided and intimidating at times. However at the end of each interview, most employers will leave some time to ask you if you have any questions for them. Some candidates get taken aback by this question or are … Read More »