Procurement Strategies for the Public Sector

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Procurement Strategies for the Public Sector

Posted on February 7th, by TL Cox in About the Public Sector. No Comments

In the Year in Review published by Government Technology (GovTech), Steve Towns, Noelle Knell and Elaine Pittman (Editor, Managing Editor and Associate Editor respectively) summarized the evolution of technology in 2014. From autonomous vehicles and the sharing economy to net neutrality and wearables, the past year demonstrated the increasingly rapid progression of technology, and the … Read More »


Bribery and Debarment

Posted on February 7th, by Richard Bistrong in About the Public Sector. No Comments

“Your criminal actions raise serious questions as to whether you have the requisite personal integrity and business ethics to be a responsible Government contractor.”

That’s me. I was debarred from being a government contractor, and based on my conduct and offense (FCPA) it was an appropriate and fair decision. The process by which I was suspended … Read More »


Numbers Speak Louder than Words

Posted on January 19th, by Gavin Redelman in networking/interviewing. No Comments

We’ve all heard the phrase “actions speak louder than words.” Well, when it comes to resumes, “numbers speak louder than words.” When you start changing your resume to be achievement based rather than duty based, a great thing to focus on is quantifiable experience. Wherever possible, try to use numbers in order to make your … Read More »


The Interview: Differences Between Charisma and Arrogance

Posted on January 19th, by Sabrina Baker in networking/interviewing. No Comments

One of the reasons the job search process is so difficult for many is that it forces the individual to talk about themselves. They must be able to highlight their accomplishments and abilities through every step of the process. For many, knowing where to draw the line between explaining skill sets to bragging can be … Read More »


5 Vital Steps to Reinvigorate Your Career

Posted on January 19th, by Cachet Prescott in networking/interviewing. No Comments

Have you lost that loving feeling for your career?

If so, you’re not alone. According to most recent edition of  The Conference Board’s Job Satisfaction survey (June 2014), a dismal 47.7% of survey respondents reported being satisfied with their jobs.

If you’re feeling the effects of job dissatisfaction, there’s good news! You can absolutely get back to … Read More »


Your Career: Be Ready to Advance it

Posted on January 19th, by Stacy Feiner in eligibility/hiring issues. No Comments

Change is inevitable in the business environment, with globalization and the constant evolution of technology. To stay competitive, businesses must keep up with the rapid pace of change, and employees often shoulder the responsibility for making the change happen. But how can employees deal with change, and even use the experience to advance their careers, … Read More »


Waiting by the Mailbox

Posted on January 16th, by Phil Rosenberg in on the job. No Comments

In our careers and in our lives, there are moments of key importance when news finally arrives that we have expected impatiently for a long time. The wait by the mailbox seems interminable.

The HR Doctor remembers as though it were yesterday running to the mailbox every day as a high school senior waiting for a … Read More »


Your Career is a Reflection on Your Life

Posted on January 15th, by Martha Duesterhoft in Career Advice. No Comments

When I think of the word, “career”, I think in terms of one’s lifework. It’s about the aspect of life devoted to working. For most of us, that is a long time span and, on average, consists of about 25% of the total hours in a year.

So what career strategies can be put in place … Read More »


Why Giving Notice Matters

Posted on January 14th, by Pete Radloff in on the job. No Comments

Welcome to 2015, and another year of unlimited possibilities and opportunities. Among these opportunities, for many people, landing a new job is by far one of the most exhilarating feelings one can experience. With this new job so many possibilities are abound: a fresh start, higher pay, more responsibility and/or management potential, and a whole new … Read More »


Taking Stock of Your Federal Job Search

Posted on January 13th, by Karol Taylor in About the Public Sector. 6 comments

It’s January 2015! Time to set some goals!! Let’s see…eat right, exercise, lose weight, and spend time perfecting our federal job application package. If we were honest, we might admit that we establish the same goals year after year without doing anything – or maybe the right thing – about them. So perhaps it’s time … Read More »