Lessons From the Possum

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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 »


Improve your LinkedIn Profile

Posted on June 9th, by Erica Tew in Trends. No Comments

Everyone has probably been told many times now that job seekers should be on LinkedIn.  It’s a great networking tool and can help build your digital presence, impressing an employer when they Google you.  It can also help you get found by recruiters and introduce you to many people who will give you advice or … Read More »


Find Your Federal Job Fit

Posted on June 9th, by Karol Taylor in About the Public Sector. 34 comments

The road to a federal job is sometimes rocky, never smooth, but navigable if you can follow their instructions.  Some folks apply without really knowing what they are doing and give up in a pique of frustration.  Below are steps to help you stay focused and, if you are willing to follow them, can lead … Read More »


Service is Not a Dilemma

Posted on June 9th, by Stan Skipworth in About the Public Sector. No Comments

Each of us within our professional roles have a fundamental responsibility to support our organization to the extent that we must also support our colleagues and peers if we are truly dedicated to the greater success of the company.

But, when exactly does that responsibility actually begin?  More specifically, what is a colleague and … Read More »


Achieve Your Dreams With Higher Education

Posted on June 5th, by Bianca Argueta in education/training. No Comments

As a first generation daughter of Salvadorian immigrants, raised in the predominantly Latino community of East Los Angeles, fulfilling my educational dreams has come with many struggles, which have nonetheless allowed me to grow as an individual.  At a very young age, I began to question the simplest of things around me, such as the … Read More »


So Your New Job Was a Mistake. What Next?

Posted on June 5th, by Kasia Borowicz in Career Advice. No Comments

No matter how careful you are when looking for your next role, in spite of all of the questions you ask and the conditions you negotiate with your future employer, you can never fully eliminate the risk of making the wrong choice.

So what do you do when your new job was a mistake?

Of course I … Read More »


Branding Tactics for Local Government Managers

Posted on June 5th, by Staci Zavattaro in About the Public Sector. No Comments

A question city managers need to ask themselves is: Why should my city set itself apart from others? The clearest answer is increased economic opportunities such as an influx of residents, businesses, and tourists. Place branding and marketing are becoming growing areas of both practice and study. In my research, I have identified six major … Read More »


Recalibrate Your Brand

Posted on June 5th, by Eddie Francis in Career Advice. No Comments

We are all known for something. Whether we realize it or not, we have qualities that set us apart from the next person in our respective fields. To accentuate those qualities in order to advance your career is how you develop your brand. Maybe you are consistently one of the hardest working or most knowledgeable … Read More »


The Job Hunt from a Recruiter’s Perspective

Posted on June 5th, by Josh Weiss-Roessler in networking/interviewing. No Comments

At one point or another, we’ve all been on the lonelier side of the interview table, our work experience all crammed onto a resume that didn’t really look quite the way we wanted, worrying if the cover letter was too pushy, or even correctly addressed.

But what about the other side of the table? Have you … Read More »


The Benefits of Hiring Military Veterans

Posted on June 5th, by Valerie Martinelli in eligibility/hiring issues. No Comments

Employing our nation’s military veterans has been an important topic for many years. Occupation and job training is one important aspects in order to end unemployment among veterans as well as homelessness.

However, the men and women whom have served our country possess numerous skills that can be utilized in both the public and private sectors.

Examples … Read More »