Avoid 3 Mistakes for Career Success in 2015

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Avoid 3 Mistakes for Career Success in 2015

Posted on December 13th, by Camille Roberts in Career Advice. No Comments

It’s the end of the year again (already!) and a great time to start planning. What would YOU like your career to look like next year?

Is it time for you to make a career move?

Are you bored in your job?

Are you making a difference where you want to be?

Are you excited about starting your work … Read More »


How Local Government Decisions Are Made

Posted on December 13th, by Gabe Gabrielsen in About the Public Sector. No Comments

People are often surprised at the decisions local government officials and business leaders make. It’s common to hear individuals say “What the heck were they thinking” when they made that decision? Since I enjoyed fantastic careers in both local government and business I observed the decision making processes of governmental bodies and senior business teams … Read More »


Job Search Strategies Are as Unique as Fingerprints

Posted on December 13th, by Tina Nicolai in networking/interviewing. No Comments

Job search techniques are as unique as a fingerprint. Every aspect of preparing oneself for the job market is customized towards strengths while minimizing opportunities. Many people wrack their heads making their job search more complicated than climbing Mt. Everest. What once was the norm, send your resume and you’ll receive a call or turndown … Read More »


Telecommuting in the Public Sector

Posted on December 13th, by Mardee Handler in About the Public Sector. No Comments

In recent years, the prospect of working remotely – or “telecommuting” – has become a reality for a greater number of employees, including those that work in the public sector. Citrix, the company behind GoToMeeting software, said in a recent blog post that as many as one-fifth of American workers now telecommute, “with the number … Read More »


Management Secret #1: There Are No Secrets

Posted on December 12th, by Robert Denhardt in on the job. No Comments

Don’t read posts that have either numbers or the word “secrets” in the title!

The internet has been filled with management advice for many years. Recently a new formula for management and leadership posts has been emerging:

1) The problem is stated, often through a story or case study.

2) Several solutions are identified and either numbered or … Read More »


You Say You Wanna Resolution…

Posted on December 12th, by Stan Skipworth in Career Advice. No Comments

As we all know, the arrival of the holidays typically prepares many of us for the equally reliable arrival of our desire to set a new goal for the coming year.  And while most goals are developed and set in place for us to pursue with timelines and timeframes borne from opportunity, it’s the “New Year’s” … Read More »


Are You Likable Enough to Have a Fulfilling Career?

Posted on December 12th, by Martha Duesterhoft in on the job, Trends. No Comments

We all have worked with people who build a career based on their deep skills and expertise. However, how many of those people find themselves “derailed” or “topped out” as they move up in an organization because they are difficult and no one really wants to deal with them?

Research has proven, time after time, that people … Read More »


Detroit: A Roadmap to a New City

Posted on December 12th, by TL Cox in About the Public Sector. No Comments

Abuzz with the news that a federal judge approved its restructuring plan November 7, the City of Detroit took another important step in its restoration. Crafted under the guidance of an appointed Emergency Manager (EM), the plan authorizes the City to eliminate $7 billion in liabilities while investing roughly $1.4 billion over ten years, ultimately … Read More »


Giving the Gift of Federal Job Search Support

Posted on December 12th, by Karol Taylor in Career Advice. No Comments

Gifts come in many forms – a kind word, a selfless promise kept, a kind deed. During this season of giving and receiving, do you have a preferred style of gift giving? Have you considered a non-traditional gift from an expert in their field? I’m talking about a gift of service – the gift of … Read More »


It’s All Global Now – Are You Ready?

Posted on December 11th, by Carmen Iezzi Mezzera in Career Advice. No Comments

Business. Politics. Education. Public Health. Communications. Job-seekers are realizing a new reality: most careers – down to the local level – have an international component to them. It’s all global now.

Whether you’re interested in the public, private, or non-governmental sector, you cannot escape the internationalization of the job market. An understanding of international affairs is … Read More »