Show Humility For Job and Career Success

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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 »


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 »


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 »


Public-Private Partnerships: An Innovative Solution?

Posted on July 9th, by Valerie Martinelli in About the Public Sector. No Comments

One of the many challenges facing all levels of government is consistently finding new techniques to innovate and undertake policy and project necessities while saving the taxpayers’ money and employing individuals. Local, state, and federal government all have strict budgets and may have outsourced and/ or reduced their workforce, which can affect the efficiency of … Read More »


Public Service: A Passion

Posted on June 15th, by Rafael Baptista in About the Public Sector. No Comments

When I started the University of North Carolina MPA program in August 2013, I knew that I had a passion for public service and that I was attracted to government work. But I wasn’t sure what level of government would be the best fit for my interests. In a previous article, I’ve discussed that during my first year in … Read More »


The Psychology of Unemployment

Posted on June 13th, by Warren White in eligibility/hiring issues. No Comments

According to data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics, 3.5 million people fall into the category of the long-term unemployed—defined as those individuals who have not had a job for 27 or more weeks.  To put this into greater perspective, the long-term unemployed make up a little more than 35% of the total unemployed.  The … Read More »


Active Duty Mindset For Human Resource

Posted on June 12th, by Gonzalo Duran in education/training. No Comments

Entry into the military is difficult. The training you receive will break you down, than rebuild you back up to become a basically trained combatant, than leader, and finally a specialist within an array of occupational fields. This process is where we lose the fundamental values and experiences of the real world. For years we … Read More »


Lessons From the Possum

Posted on June 10th, by Jerry Schuber in Trends. No Comments

I once had a possum on my sorting line.  Weird way to start an article I know but bear with me.  The possum had come in the back of a garbage truck with a load to my transfer station.  Who knows how he got there, one can only guess it was in the container when … Read More »