Government Communicators: The Inside Track

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Government Communicators: The Inside Track

Posted on May 9th, by Chris O'Neil in on the job. 1 Comment

For as long as there have been government communicators and media who report on government, there has been lively debate on the function and value of government communicators. My post today adds to that discussion between the “flacks” and the “hacks” whose symbiotic relationship fuels our democracy through the free and open exchange of public … Read More »


Consequence Management Boosts Accountability

Posted on May 9th, by Chris Edmonds in on the job. No Comments

Every leader, manager, and supervisor in or out of the government sector struggles to hold team members and teams accountable for performance or for values. One senior leader told me, “It’s so hard to hold people accountable when you’ve known them for years and years. Why don’t they do what they said they’d do?”

I spent 15 years in … Read More »


Networking Tips & Myths to Build Connections

Posted on May 9th, by MyCareer@VA in networking/interviewing. No Comments

If you find that the word “networking” makes you want to run in the other direction, you are not alone. Many people are intimidated by the thought of networking.

But what if your current reservations about networking are incorrect? Abandoning those beliefs could actually help you find your next opportunity to build on-the-job skills.

MyCareer@VA can help … Read More »


Closing the Skills Gap

Posted on May 9th, by Sarah Landrum in Career Advice. No Comments

The so-called “skills gap” is well-known. Companies are looking for employees who, like Liam Neeson in Taken, possess “a very particular set of skills.” On the other hand, unemployed people would love to land a job, but don’t have the required background that those companies are seeking.

It’s a gap that could leave millions of people … Read More »


Monitor Your Career Progress Using a Personal Dashboard

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

I track my running using an app to see how far I’ve run, how long it took, the average and fastest mile times and the number of calories lost. I could collect data on a whole lot more like my heart rate but, hey, I know I’m alive! This is particularly useful when I train … Read More »


Layoffs: 4 Tips for Your New Journey

Posted on May 9th, by American Public University System in Career Advice. No Comments

“Congratulations! You’re starting a new chapter in your career journey.” That is not what I told myself when I got the phone call informing me not to come into work because my position had been eliminated. I was told my personal belongings would be packed and shipped to my home (it never arrived). The new … Read More »


Resume Achievements: How To Make an Impact

Posted on May 9th, by Juliana Weiss-Roessler in resumes/cover letters. No Comments

What do you do if you’ve listed your education, work experience, and additional skills on your resume, but it still looks thin? One easy solution is to beef up your work experience section by listing achievements that you’ve accomplished on the job.

But that raises another question—what exactly do you say when it comes to achievements? … Read More »


Is Tallahassee Guilty of Economic Segregation?

Posted on May 9th, by Dana Terry in About the Public Sector. No Comments

Disclaimer: The following piece only reflects my opinions and analysis as a resident who was born and raised in the City of Tallahassee. My hope is that my research sparks a positive discourse on how funding could be better allocated for easing our proposed economic segregation issue.

According to a report[i] by Toronto’s Martin Prosperity Institute … Read More »


Leadership & Caring Dangerously

Posted on May 9th, by Bill Treasurer in on the job. No Comments

“I’m not here to be your friend, I’m here to be your boss.”

“I’m not paid to be nice, I’m paid to get results.”

“If you don’t like it, go work at McDonalds.”

I wish Apple would create a Boss Translator App so we could all know what our bosses really mean when, under the guise of being … Read More »


Resume Tune-Up: 6 Excellent Tips

Posted on May 9th, by Eddie Francis in resumes/cover letters. No Comments

Recently, I updated my resume. Afterward, I uploaded the updated version to all of the job boards where it is posted. Don’t worry, my boss is not about to lose her most loveable employee. Every other month, I take inventory of my recent accomplishments, projects and/or new skills; and I add them to my resume. … Read More »