Passion Need Not Apply

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Passion Need Not Apply

Posted on June 14th, by Carmen Iezzi Mezzera in networking/interviewing. 2 comments

When providing an informational interview for a young professional recently I repeatedly heard her describe her “passion” to do this and her “passion” for that. What I did not hear, though, were any specific ways in which she could be useful to an organization.

Any employer needs to gauge how you can contribute to their organization. … Read More »


Information Governance Insights: It’s All About the Metrics

Posted on June 14th, by Robin Woolen in About the Public Sector. No Comments

Organizations run on metrics. In the previous article we discussed measuring your Information Governance program against the ARMA International Generally Accepted Records Keeping Principles® using their NextLevel™ assessment tool. This gives you a baseline score of where you are using the industry accepted standard maturity model. While that is an important metric to have, it … Read More »


Start Your Career in IT: Is The “What” More Important Than The “Who”?

Posted on June 14th, by David Whicker in on the job. No Comments

Last month we looked at how to go about gaining experience in the information technology field as part two of the mini-series titled, Start your Career in IT. Welcome back and thank you for continuing along in this series with part three.

Part 3: So Who You Know, Not What You Know – Right?

Before diving into … Read More »


Red Flags at your Resume Critique

Posted on June 13th, by Erica Tew in Career Advice. No Comments

When you use the services of a career counselor, one of the first steps in your career plan will be developing your resume. Career counselors and resume writers can be found at your local American Job Centers, private companies, or outplacement agencies.

Like any service provider, you should research credentials and results. What type of information … Read More »


7 Things an Employer Must See in Your Resume

Posted on June 13th, by Mark Babbitt in networking/interviewing. 1 Comment

Yet another application submitted – and yet another rejection, followed by more disappointment.

And not because of typos or resume formatting issues; not due to a lack of experience or education – but because the resume simply did not stand out from the hundred others submitted.

Yes, that resume contained all the phrases they see in nearly … Read More »


Be More Than The Office Mom

Posted on June 13th, by Olivia Burrell-Jackson in on the job. No Comments

Every year on the second Sunday in May we honor a very important group of people: mothers. Of course there are the traditional mothers and then there are the not so traditional mothers-those who did not personally give birth or adopt a child but still raises and cares for people in a nurturing fashion. In … Read More »


Government Careers in Agriculture & Natural Resources

Posted on June 13th, by Jack Payne in About the Public Sector. No Comments

It’s hard to imagine that there are many other fields where the employment outlook so favors the job seeker: There will be nearly 58,000 agriculture-related job openings annually over the next five years, according to a Purdue University report released in May.

But there will be a projected annual average of only 35,400 graduates with expertise … Read More »


The 5 Worst Career Tips

Posted on June 13th, by Josh Weiss-Roessler in on the job. No Comments

Here’s the thing about advice – whether you’re talking about business ventures or personal relationships – it’s completely malleable to the situation you’re in. So while I’m writing about the following 5 pieces of advice as “bad,” that doesn’t mean that there aren’t plenty of situations in which they might be completely viable… for the … Read More »


3 Ways to Build Employee Engagement

Posted on June 13th, by John Manning in on the job. No Comments

You probably know that employee engagement is one of those proven, critical factors for supporting an organization’s immediate and long-term health. But according to a recent Gallup poll of approximately 100 million Americans who hold full-time jobs, only 30% of workers are engaged in their jobs, while 50% are not engaged, and the remaining 20% … Read More »


Government Funded Resources for Your Education

Posted on June 13th, by Sarah Landrum in About the Public Sector. No Comments

If a career in local government is your target, acquiring the necessary education is essential. The biggest obstacle? It can be summed up in one word: money.

Yes, money may seem hard to come by, especially considering the rise in tuition and fees for colleges and universities within the U.S.

According to CollegeBoard, the average private tuition … Read More »