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Why Mentors Matter

Posted on June 13th, by Pete Radloff in Career Advice. No Comments

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 »


Active Duty Mindset For Human Resource

Posted on June 12th, by Gonzalo Duran in education/training. No Comments

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 »


Police Chief: Getting Hired

Posted on June 12th, by Bill Reilly in on the job. No Comments

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 »


Fire Service Resume: Is It Good Enough? Pt. 5

Posted on June 10th, by Bob Atlas in on the job. No Comments

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 »


Lessons From the Possum

Posted on June 10th, by Jerry Schuber in Trends. No Comments

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 »


Improve your LinkedIn Profile

Posted on June 9th, by Erica Tew in Trends. No Comments

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 »


Find Your Federal Job Fit

Posted on June 9th, by Karol Taylor in About the Public Sector. 34 comments

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 »


Service is Not a Dilemma

Posted on June 9th, by Stan Skipworth in About the Public Sector. No Comments

Each of us within our professional roles have a fundamental responsibility to support our organization to the extent that we must also support our colleagues and peers if we are truly dedicated to the greater success of the company.

But, when exactly does that responsibility actually begin?  More specifically, what is a colleague and … Read More »


Achieve Your Dreams With Higher Education

Posted on June 5th, by Bianca Argueta in education/training. No Comments

As a first generation daughter of Salvadorian immigrants, raised in the predominantly Latino community of East Los Angeles, fulfilling my educational dreams has come with many struggles, which have nonetheless allowed me to grow as an individual.  At a very young age, I began to question the simplest of things around me, such as the … Read More »


So Your New Job Was a Mistake. What Next?

Posted on June 5th, by Kasia Borowicz in Career Advice. No Comments

No matter how careful you are when looking for your next role, in spite of all of the questions you ask and the conditions you negotiate with your future employer, you can never fully eliminate the risk of making the wrong choice.

So what do you do when your new job was a mistake?

Of course I … Read More »