Telecommuting in the Public Sector

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Telecommuting in the Public Sector

Posted on December 13th, by Mardee Handler in About the Public Sector. No Comments

In recent years, the prospect of working remotely – or “telecommuting” – has become a reality for a greater number of employees, including those that work in the public sector. Citrix, the company behind GoToMeeting software, said in a recent blog post that as many as one-fifth of American workers now telecommute, “with the number … Read More »


Management Secret #1: There Are No Secrets

Posted on December 12th, by Robert Denhardt in on the job. No Comments

Don’t read posts that have either numbers or the word “secrets” in the title!

The internet has been filled with management advice for many years. Recently a new formula for management and leadership posts has been emerging:

1) The problem is stated, often through a story or case study.

2) Several solutions are identified and either numbered or … Read More »


You Say You Wanna Resolution…

Posted on December 12th, by Stan Skipworth in Career Advice. No Comments

As we all know, the arrival of the holidays typically prepares many of us for the equally reliable arrival of our desire to set a new goal for the coming year.  And while most goals are developed and set in place for us to pursue with timelines and timeframes borne from opportunity, it’s the “New Year’s” … Read More »


Are You Likable Enough to Have a Fulfilling Career?

Posted on December 12th, by Martha Duesterhoft in on the job, Trends. 1 Comment

We all have worked with people who build a career based on their deep skills and expertise. However, how many of those people find themselves “derailed” or “topped out” as they move up in an organization because they are difficult and no one really wants to deal with them?

Research has proven, time after time, that people … Read More »


Detroit: A Roadmap to a New City

Posted on December 12th, by TL Cox in About the Public Sector. No Comments

Abuzz with the news that a federal judge approved its restructuring plan November 7, the City of Detroit took another important step in its restoration. Crafted under the guidance of an appointed Emergency Manager (EM), the plan authorizes the City to eliminate $7 billion in liabilities while investing roughly $1.4 billion over ten years, ultimately … Read More »


Giving the Gift of Federal Job Search Support

Posted on December 12th, by Karol Taylor in Career Advice. 27 comments

Gifts come in many forms – a kind word, a selfless promise kept, a kind deed. During this season of giving and receiving, do you have a preferred style of gift giving? Have you considered a non-traditional gift from an expert in their field? I’m talking about a gift of service – the gift of … Read More »


It’s All Global Now – Are You Ready?

Posted on December 11th, by Carmen Iezzi Mezzera in Career Advice. 1 Comment

Business. Politics. Education. Public Health. Communications. Job-seekers are realizing a new reality: most careers – down to the local level – have an international component to them. It’s all global now.

Whether you’re interested in the public, private, or non-governmental sector, you cannot escape the internationalization of the job market. An understanding of international affairs is … Read More »


Change Your Team Culture and Make Everyone Come Along

Posted on December 11th, by Chris Edmonds in on the job. No Comments

Culture change in government organizations has made headlines recently. The interim VA Chief, Robert McDonald, is committed to changing the culture there. “Trust has been compromised,” McDonald explained.

Lots of organizations have cultures that don’t serve well. For example, GM continues to announce massive automobile recalls for ignition problems that they’d documented for years. The recent airbag inflator recall has impacted 14 … Read More »


Job Hunt Goals for 2015

Posted on December 11th, by Juliana Weiss-Roessler in Career Advice. No Comments

Trying to find a job while you’re unemployed can be a frustrating experience. You wake up and grab your morning coffee, hoping that just maybe you’ll have an email from a friend with a lead, and when that doesn’t happen you end up surfing the same job sites or canvassing the same neighborhoods, continually steeling … Read More »


Career Breadth v. Job Depth

Posted on December 11th, by David Shindler in Career Advice. 1 Comment

Have you ever been asked what you specialize in? Many personal branding experts argue you have to show you are a specialist in something in order for your voice to be heard amid the competitive noise. Being a generalist can appear anonymous. Is that fair?

Specialists can have their downside too as Mark Babbitt of YouTern.com … Read More »