How to Deal with Difficult People at Work

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How to Deal with Difficult People at Work

Posted on November 10th, by Sarah Davies in on the job. No Comments

Whether it’s a company or a local government, you’re simply bound to meet people who are not exactly friendly. This is what happens to people who decide to work in crowded environments. Most of your co-workers will be absolutely fine, but you can expect a few to be always fuming and at the brink of … Read More »

Career Preparation for Graduate Students

Posted on November 10th, by Jessie Agarwal in education/training. No Comments

The graduate school you choose will determine the direction of your future career, as well as your entire life. At college, you have many options and you’re left with a great level of flexibility. When you’re supposed to make the decision for a specific graduate school, you need to narrow down your interests and commit … Read More »

Conversational Interviews: Make a Lasting Impression

Posted on November 10th, by American Public University System in networking/interviewing. No Comments

By Jaymie Pompeo, Career Coach at American Public University

Interviews can be static formalities that offer the opportunity to present your best self. Think about it: there is always the expectation of the interviewer controlling a rigid Q&A session to find that right fit for a job. As the interviewee, you may focus efforts on preparing … Read More »

Government Decision Making: A Subtle Art Form

Posted on November 9th, by Shelley Row in About the Public Sector. No Comments

It was a stunning and unexpected defeat.  My boss and I were briefing the administrator on our recommended policy position for the agency.  We had the research and data; we had a thoughtful, reasonable recommendation; it seemed like a no-brainer.

We miscalculated badly. The administrator rejected the recommendation and killed the policy. What did we learn?

Government … Read More »

Success: What, Why and How

Posted on November 9th, by Liam Ryan in on the job. No Comments

When I open up my computer every morning a deluge of great inspirational quotes are waiting for me.

Many of these are aimed at success.




But none of them tell me what success actually is.

If I have lots … Read More »

Leadership on the Links: Birdies & Bogies

Posted on November 9th, by Stan Skipworth in on the job. No Comments

In Harvey Pennick’s Little Red Book:  Lessons and Teachings from a Lifetime in Golf, the author shares a story of a brief conversation with someone he met at his church.  The story goes like this:

“A woman at church remarked to me, ‘Harvey, that game you play doesn’t make sense.  You hit a ball 250 yards off the tee and … Read More »

Achieving True Diversity in Contracting

Posted on November 9th, by American Public University System in About the Public Sector. No Comments

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

What should be the focus of diversity in government contracting?  It can be linked to different types of federal, state, or private contracting practices or to hiring minorities in awarding a contract.

Should diversity result from a set of procedures and rules to follow? … Read More »

Is an Umbrella Career Right for You?

Posted on November 9th, by David Shindler in Career Advice. No Comments

Is an umbrella career right for you?

Imagine you are holding a large umbrella. What colour or colours is your umbrella? Is the rain lashing down or is the sun beaming hot rays?

Under your metaphorical umbrella are all your varied interests, the ones that energize you and the ones that don’t, but they pay the bills. … Read More »

The Art of Effective Networking

Posted on November 9th, by Hasib Ahmed in networking/interviewing. No Comments

What does it take to become a master in effective networking? Should you follow up while networking? This article will try to answer all those questions that you have about networking. Read on!

For most, networking is as tough as striking a conversation in a strange party. You know there is a huge chance you will … Read More »

What Is the Best Month to Apply for a Job?

Posted on November 9th, by Juliana Weiss-Roessler in Career Advice. No Comments

Let’s get this out of the way right up front: there is no 100 percent definitive answer to this question. Different industries operate on different schedules and seasons, so May might be the “best” for some of you, while October might be the “best” month for others.

That being said, there’s one month that can actually … Read More »