A Purpose Filled Career

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A Purpose Filled Career

Posted on March 14th, by Allen Ellison in Career Advice. 6 comments

People often call me up and ask me to help them find a job or to help them brainstorm on the best job for them. I ask this simple question, “Do you just want a job, or do you want a purpose filled career?” Often times, they will ask me to explain to them the … Read More »


Mindfulness: Understand Your Brain for Better Productivity

Posted on March 14th, by Martha Duesterhoft in on the job. No Comments

Have you read much lately on “Mindfulness”? Mindfulness has been around for a long time but often associated with meditation and quiet reflection time. Most people think of it as being “aware” of what is going on within and around you. A more tangible way to think about it is “being present in the moment”, … Read More »


Can Email Etiquette Affect Your Job Search?

Posted on March 12th, by Gavin Redelman in networking/interviewing. No Comments

Most of us use email so often now it’s like we were born doing it. I’ll admit when I chat to my friends over email I don’t always construct a complete, grammatically correct and spelling-error free piece of writing. I use abbreviated web phrases like ‘Lol’ or ‘Brb’ and don’t always sign my name at … Read More »


Workplace Inspiration: Provide Your Team With It!

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

Does your organization have formalized performance standards in the form of KPI’s – key performance indicators? You may not call them KPI’s but it is likely that you have performance expectations defined in specific, measurable terms.

Those standards might include project completion or budget analysis or customer service targets or reduction of expenses, etc.

Leaders have a vital responsibility to … Read More »


When Your New Job Isn’t a Fit

Posted on March 10th, by Juliana Weiss-Roessler in on the job. No Comments

After months of unemployment, it finally happened – you got a new job! You worked your butt off for this one, so you’ve decided to enjoy it… which unfortunately is a lot harder than you anticipated.

When you got the interview you were so excited that you spent all of your energy selling yourself to the … Read More »


I Tried to Use a Job to Regain my Identity!

Posted on February 14th, by Shakena Warren in Career Advice. 2 comments

You may be wondering, “What the heck is she talking about?”

When I ventured back into to the workplace working for the federal government, I did not consider ALL THINGS! I just wanted to get back out there and regain my independence and feel like I was on my way somewhere! I made an emotional decision … Read More »


How To Do Pre-Interview Research

Posted on February 14th, by Pete Radloff in Career Advice. No Comments

One of the first questions I ask any candidate who is applying for a role with our company is “Why are you interested in working here?” I use this question, not as an ego trip of “tell me why we’re so good”, but rather to see how much the candidate knows about us, and how … Read More »


Turning Boredom into Innovation

Posted on February 11th, by Joanie Connell in on the job. 1 Comment

It’s that time of year when we tend to get the winter blahs. The holidays are over, we’ve lost steam on our New Year’s resolutions, and spring is not yet on the horizon. Blah, blah, blah. How do we turn our dissatisfaction with the doldrums into creative new ideas?

Boredom can be the cause of great … Read More »


Internships in Local Government: My Personal Journey

Posted on February 9th, by Olivia Burrell-Jackson in on the job. 1 Comment

Many universities require seniors to complete an internship in order to learn more about their proposed career. My major, criminal justice, required one and I was told this would give me experience to put on my resume and make me more attractive to employers. I enjoyed my internship experience and I am happy to say … Read More »


Self Promotion Is Not Just About You

Posted on February 8th, by Bonnie Marcus in on the job. No Comments

People are too busy today to go out of their way to find, recognize, and reward you in the workplace. The good news is that you can create the visibility and credibility you need to move your career forward. You can control how others perceive you in the work environment. You can learn to communicate … Read More »