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Show Humility For Job and Career Success

Posted on July 10th, by David Shindler in education/training. No Comments

All three of my daughters have volunteered abroad (two of them are in Africa as I write).   Spending time seeing the world in vastly different contexts and cultures, political and socio-economic circumstances, can be a humbling experience.  We can sometimes lose perspective when we’re looking for a job or searching for a career. Other contexts … Read More »


What does your resume say about you?

Posted on July 10th, by Pete Radloff in networking/interviewing. No Comments

I get to look through a lot of resumes in my line of work. I know, I know, you are jealous. Who wouldn’t want to look through thousands of resumes every day? Especially when they are filled with people who are qualified, or those who couldn’t hold a job for more than 6 seconds (they … Read More »


The Interview: Practice Prepare Repeat

Posted on July 10th, by David Unmacht in networking/interviewing. No Comments

My career spans three decades in local government with wide-ranging administrative experiences in small cities, large counties and now with five years of private sector experience working in public sector recruitment, strategic planning and organizational management. My current position offers me unique opportunities to work with public agencies as small as 1,000 and as large … Read More »


Is an HR Career Right For You?

Posted on July 9th, by Scott Boulton in Trends. No Comments

I have had this HR career conversation with many a person looking to get into the field of Human Resources.  Often it is with either a student who has commenced their studies in HR or has just graduated from an HR program.  Sometimes this discussion takes place with individuals looking to make a career switch … Read More »


Crisis in Blue Within the Policing Profession

Posted on July 9th, by careersingov in Trends. No Comments

Over the next 20 years, and more importantly the next five years, we will see a huge rush of Baby Boomers and older Generation Xers exiting the workplace and entering into their retirement years. This organizational memory and labor exodus is especially true of the policing profession since many states have 20 year retirement systems … Read More »


Resume Silence: Why Am I Not Hearing Back From Anyone?

Posted on July 9th, by Mike Bruni in resumes/cover letters. No Comments

Do you find yourself saying this?  Do you send out multiple resumes and applications only to receive back, via email, an automated response saying, “Thank You for your interest in yadayadayada……”?  Do you feel like your resume goes into the infamous “Black Hole”???   Of course you do.  Unfortunately it’s the nature of the job seeking … Read More »


Resume Spelling and Grammar Mistakes

Posted on July 9th, by Gavin Redelman in networking/interviewing. No Comments

It’s common knowledge that spelling and grammar mistakes can be extremely damaging to your resume’s chances of landing you a job interview. Everyone needs to be aware of this fact, and this is why they are constantly reminded to check and then recheck their resumes.

So then why are these mistakes found in so many resumes? … Read More »


Resume Achievements: Don’t Leave Them Out

Posted on July 9th, by Juliana Weiss-Roessler in resumes/cover letters. No Comments

One of the best ways to show a potential employer that you will exceed their expectations is to share examples of how you went above and beyond in your previous positions.

This is something many people forget to do when writing their resumes. They simply list the duties they fulfilled in a particular position, and even … Read More »


Spin Sucks: Public Sector Communication Strategies in the Digital Age

Posted on July 9th, by careersingov in Trends. No Comments

Public relations for state and local governments has many parallels to its private sector counterpart. By definition, PR is a strategic communication process that “builds mutually beneficial relationships between organizations and their publics.” (Public Relations Society of America, 2012)

Perhaps the most significant common thread over the past decade is that the digital world has changed … Read More »


Gender Inequality in Public Service

Posted on July 9th, by Valerie Martinelli in eligibility/hiring issues. No Comments

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 federal levels. It is important for diversity to be present within the representation and tenure of our elected officials in order to have our views accurately … Read More »