MPA: The Challenges of Obtaining Your Degree

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MPA: The Challenges of Obtaining Your Degree

Posted on August 16th, by Alena Dunham in education/training. No Comments

Many citizens in this country are advocates for change in their society and communities. Are you that person and that wants to grow your professional career by obtaining a degree in Public Administration? Whether you are an entry-level student with internship experience or a professional who seeks advancement in their careers, there are MPA programs … Read More »


How You Present “YOU”

Posted on August 14th, by Bob Atlas in networking/interviewing. No Comments

I am constantly asked this question; “Chief, How do I present myself?” Well, this is a loaded question. In response I ask, where, when and for what purpose? What follows is… “for the oral interview of course!” The reason this is a loaded question is because there are many times in the firefighter hiring process … Read More »


From Hate To Love: Your 3 Steps To Freedom

Posted on August 14th, by Alex Khrapov in Career Advice. No Comments

I hated those moments. Every time one of my team members passed me a ball my heart started to pound, my legs got weak and movements became awkward. Every single time I had the same feeling: a mixture of fear and confusion. In those moments the  only question occupying my mind was: “How to get … Read More »


The Day My Wife Met My Girlfriend

Posted on August 14th, by Jerry Schuber in networking/interviewing. No Comments

Oh boy I bet this one caught your eye!

Sorry to bait and switch you but this is about the job, or what I refer to as the mistress.  I say this because, as with many of you, the job seems to get the better parts of me sometimes.  It calls in the middle of the … Read More »


Government Job Search on Twitter

Posted on August 14th, by Noelle Besa Wright in Career Advice. No Comments

When people find out that I landed my government job on Twitter, they are usually shocked. Aren’t government jobs only searchable on horribly confusing government job websites? Don’t you usually have to go through a lot of bureaucracy before starting the job? That is all typically true, but as companies continue to perform Human Resources … Read More »


The New Candidate Driven Marketplace

Posted on August 11th, by Pete Radloff in About the Public Sector. 1 Comment

In what has shifted to a very clear candidate-driven market, candidates have more opportunity for choice among the offers they are fielding. At a quick glance, this is great news for those who have been slogging through a difficult last few years. Since the recession took hold, the market has been largely employer-driven, giving companies the opportunity … Read More »


You Get Paid To Make Decisions. Are You Confident In Your Process?

Posted on August 11th, by Martha Duesterhoft in on the job. 1 Comment

Advancing in your career comes with the requirement of making more decisions. Those decisions impact employees, customers and financial results. Your ability to make good decisions in a timely manner can make or break your career. Given that, I thought it might be helpful to outline a process and options to consider.

Step 1: Understand the … Read More »


How Volunteering Can Improve Your Career

Posted on August 11th, by Juliana Weiss-Roessler in on the job. No Comments

When you were applying for colleges and scholarships, it’s likely that someone probably told you to include any volunteer work you’d done on your resume. Why? Because colleges know that volunteering for something can teach you a number of valuable skills that are transferable to college and the world beyond.

But if you’re like a lot … Read More »


Is Providing Social Support the Leader’s Job?

Posted on August 11th, by Robert Denhardt in education/training. No Comments

Many recent graduates in business and public administration find themselves valued by their “bosses” because they bring new and “cutting-edge” ideas and skills to the organization.  For example, a young woman with strong analytical and methodological skills is hired into local government in what had previously been a rather conservative accounting-oriented budget office.

The new employee, … Read More »


Public-Private Partnerships: An Emergency Management Perspective

Posted on August 8th, by Valerie Martinelli in About the Public Sector. No Comments

When a disaster occurs, communities must be rebuilt and survivors require reasonable care and attention. In order for this to occur, adequate funding and staffing is necessary in order to meet or exceed the necessities of those involved. Individuals whom have been affected by a natural disaster are dependent upon local, state, and federal governments … Read More »