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Posted on April 11th, by Chris Edmonds in Career Advice. No Comments

It is amazing how often food recalls happen here in the US. In March 2015 the FDA issued sixteen recalls for everything from mislabeled to contaminated foodstuffs. According to the CDC, food-borne illnesses cause about 300,000 hospitalizations annually and 5,000 deaths.

It’s not just contaminated food that harms our fellow humans.

Back in 2012, contaminated steroid medicine … Read More »


Job Interviewing Tips for the Extravert

Posted on April 11th, by Gavin Redelman in networking/interviewing. No Comments

If you’re an extravert then meeting new people and engaging in conversation comes naturally to you. This can be a huge benefit when the time comes for interviewing but there are a few tips you should know in order to use your personality to help your interview rather than hurt it.

Some of the common complaints … Read More »


Start Your Career in IT

Posted on April 11th, by David Whicker in on the job. 1 Comment

Have you started college recently and decided on majoring in computer science, information technology, or other IT related field of study? Maybe you have considered a career change and information technology has caught your attention. You might even be a recent graduate from an accelerated technical program, two-year College, or four-year University finding it more … Read More »


Beating Workplace Burnout

Posted on April 11th, by Mardee Handler in on the job. No Comments

“I’m so done…” or “I don’t even care anymore …” Whether you’ve uttered those words yourself (in your mind, or to your manager), or heard them from an employee, chances are, you’ve heard the telltale catchphrase of job burnout.

By definition, burnout is the opposite of engagement. It generally occurs as a result of chronic stress, … Read More »


Public-Private Partnerships: Leverage for Local Economic Development

Posted on April 10th, by Valerie Martinelli in About the Public Sector. No Comments

Some may regard P3s as the solution for economic growth and development issues facing governments, while others are skeptical regarding their efficacy and desirability. I always exercise caution when applying a one size fits all approach to public policy requirements. However, facilitating private sector investment into an arena that may be experiencing a financial deficit … Read More »


Following OPM’s REDI Roadmap

Posted on April 8th, by Karol Taylor in About the Public Sector. 5 comments

Are you REDI? The Office of Personnel Management (OPM) asked that question in their recently launched REDI Roadmap initiative. REDI is an acronym that stands for recruitment, engagement, diversity, and innovation. The concept behind it is to build a federal workforce that is “talented, well-trained, and engaged” in their work. OPM wants to use the … Read More »


Reducing the Cost of Government Contracts Starts in the Classroom

Posted on April 8th, by American Public University System in About the Public Sector. No Comments

When many people think about government contracting, stories about hammers or toilet seats purchased for use by the military and costing thousands of dollars and huge project cost overruns is often what comes to mind. Are excessive costs typical?

Over the last few months, the Wall Street Journal reported that the health care website promoted by … Read More »


Group Interview: Stand Out in the Crowd

Posted on April 8th, by American Public University System in Career Advice. No Comments

For many of us, job interviews are nerve wracking enough without having to sit in a room full of other candidates gunning for the same job. However, group interviews are becoming more common for employers to use as an initial screening tool, so it is important for job seekers to understand how they can best … Read More »


How to Make the Most of Your Mentor

Posted on April 8th, by Josh Weiss-Roessler in on the job. 2 comments

Personal relationships are the best way to make connections in a career and to learn about specific professions and jobs. If you have a personal connection with someone higher up in your field, that kind of mentor-mentee relationship can be invaluable – but only if you make the most of it.

But how can you squeeze … Read More »


Money Vs. Welfare: The Government Role

Posted on April 8th, by Oscar Pearson in About the Public Sector. No Comments

Today there are very few things money can’t buy.

If we’re sentenced to a jail term in California, we can actually buy a prison cell upgrade.

And in Washington, long queues form for key congressional hearings. To avoid waiting in the rain, lobbyists pay companies to hire people to stand waiting for as long as it takes. … Read More »