6 Tips to Organize Your Job Search

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6 Tips to Organize Your Job Search

Posted on August 4th, by Gavin Redelman in Career Advice. No Comments

Searching for a new position can be an overwhelming, long-term and tiresome job. In order to use your time productively and get the best results, you should organize your activities and set short-term goals.  Organizing your time will help you to stay focused, avoid burning out, and help you to achieve maximum results.

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Why Resume Screening Isn’t Effective

Posted on August 4th, by Chris Hollins in networking/interviewing. No Comments

Crafting a perfect resume is a daunting task for anyone. The challenge to condense down a lifetime of learning and accomplishments into a compelling two-page narrative of why you’re the best person for the job feels nigh impossible. It is especially disheartening for job seekers when they are faced with online job applications which feature … Read More »


Start Your Career in IT: A Progressive Strategy

Posted on August 4th, by David Whicker in on the job. No Comments

Part 4: A Progressive Career in IT

The most fitting way to bring this series to a close is ironically the discussion of patience. I would like to thank all those who have been patient for the past four months as you read and followed this series of articles. The entire series has been possible by … Read More »


They Still Use Resumes?

Posted on August 4th, by Stan Skipworth in networking/interviewing. No Comments

Recently, a member of our extended family described an initial informal meeting he’d had with a prominent firm in the finance industry about a key position that they were very interested to have him join them for.  Toward the end of the conversation, he was asked to send over a resume so they could better understand … Read More »


A Pre-Formatted Resume Template: 4 Reasons to be Cautious

Posted on July 11th, by American Public University System in networking/interviewing. No Comments

If you dislike the task of creating a resume from scratch, there’s a good chance that you’ve either used a pre-formatted resume template, or you’ve contemplated it. Resume templates are both easy to find and easy to use. Many word processing programs and online websites offer free resume templates, where the document has already been … Read More »


Career Advancement Strategy: Write and Talk—A Lot

Posted on July 11th, by American Public University System in on the job. No Comments

By Dr. Oliver Hedgepeth, Program Director, Government Contracts and Acquisition at American Public University

After working for the U.S. government for four years right out of college, I landed a new job with the Department of Defense (DOD). I was a GS-12 and on my way to making a good living for my family. But, I did … Read More »


Military Strong: 239 Years and Counting

Posted on July 11th, by Camille Roberts in on the job. No Comments

It’s a well-known fact that “freedom is not free,” but do we give sufficient thanks for the very freedom that permits us to live peacefully where we choose, with our families, and without fear? How many of us think about the expense of our freedom, and how many simply take our freedom for granted? How … Read More »


Dog Brain = Minimal Think

Posted on July 11th, by Marc Plooster in on the job. No Comments

“Dog Brain,” or as it was originally presented to me, “Lizard Brain” is acting with minimal thinking.  I switch the name lizard brain to dog brain not as an insult or infringement to the instructor who uses it in his class, but rather to help clarify and solidify the concept with more commonly understood imagery.  … Read More »


How Nonprofit Organizations Benefit Local Government

Posted on July 11th, by Valerie Martinelli in About the Public Sector. No Comments

Nonprofits are vital institutions and can have profound effects on individuals, communities, and governments. These organizations can be attributed with improving our economic conditions, working with government leaders, and advancing public policy initiatives.

A Valuable Organization

Allen L. Ellison co-founded and launched The Center for Economic & Policy Development, Inc. with Dr. Thomas Douglas in 2014. The … Read More »


Challenges Confronting a Public Sector CIO

Posted on July 11th, by TL Cox in on the job. No Comments

In “Team of Teams:  New Rules of Engagement for a Complex World,” General Stanley McChrystal explores the challenges he experienced while commanding the Joint Special Operations Task Force in Iraq.  I won’t provide too much detail, as I don’t want to call “spoiler alert” or prevent you from reading the book yourself, but Gen. McChrystal … Read More »