When I started the University of North Carolina MPA program in August 2013, I knew that I had a passion for public service and that I was attracted to government work. But I wasn’t sure what level of government would be the best fit for my interests. In a previous article, I’ve discussed that during my first year in … Read More »
According to data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics, 3.5 million people fall into the category of the long-term unemployed—defined as those individuals who have not had a job for 27 or more weeks. To put this into greater perspective, the long-term unemployed make up a little more than 35% of the total unemployed. The … Read More »
Your resume should be written with the reader in mind, and that means you need to understand who the reader will be. Therefore, beyond the usual advice on avoiding writing mistakes, you need to aim for a resume that will be read easily, give a professional impression, and influence a favorable outcome.
Most resumes will be filtered by … Read More »
I consider myself fortunate to have had some great bosses over the years. Even when I was 18 or 19 and working for a large telecom company during the summers, I had someone that I felt was looking out for me and would “show me the way”. But good bosses come in and out of … Read More »
Entry into the military is difficult. The training you receive will break you down, than rebuild you back up to become a basically trained combatant, than leader, and finally a specialist within an array of occupational fields. This process is where we lose the fundamental values and experiences of the real world. For years we … Read More »
At the end of a police chief selection process, decision-makers should have done their best to select the best person to fill the vacancy. For those of us who have climbed the promotion ladder toward executive-level positions, the distinction between ‘best person’ and ‘most qualified’ may be difficult to comprehend. Here’s why:
Commonly, police … Read More »
You will start many projects during your lifetime and only be able to finish a handful of them. The best you can do is think, plan, develop and execute…!
In our last installment (Pt. 4) we covered Certifications and Qualifications. These designations and essential attributes that you have acquired over the years are very important. They … Read More »
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 »
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 »
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 »