Is an HR Career Right For You?

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Is an HR Career Right For You?

Posted on July 9th, by Scott Boulton in Trends. No Comments

I have had this HR career conversation with many a person looking to get into the field of Human Resources.  Often it is with either a student who has commenced their studies in HR or has just graduated from an HR program.  Sometimes this discussion takes place with individuals looking to make a career switch … Read More »


Crisis in Blue Within the Policing Profession

Posted on July 9th, by G.M. Cox in Trends. No Comments

Over the next 20 years, and more importantly the next five years, we will see a huge rush of Baby Boomers and older Generation Xers exiting the workplace and entering into their retirement years. This organizational memory and labor exodus is especially true of the policing profession since many states have 20 year retirement systems … Read More »


Resume Silence: Why Am I Not Hearing Back From Anyone?

Posted on July 9th, by Mike Bruni in resumes/cover letters. No Comments

Do you find yourself saying this?  Do you send out multiple resumes and applications only to receive back, via email, an automated response saying, “Thank You for your interest in yadayadayada……”?  Do you feel like your resume goes into the infamous “Black Hole”???   Of course you do.

Unfortunately it’s the nature of the job seeking market … Read More »


Resume Spelling and Grammar Mistakes

Posted on July 9th, by Gavin Redelman in networking/interviewing. No Comments

It’s common knowledge that spelling and grammar mistakes can be extremely damaging to your resume’s chances of landing you a job interview. Everyone needs to be aware of this fact, and this is why they are constantly reminded to check and then recheck their resumes.

So then why are these mistakes found in so many resumes? … Read More »


Resume Achievements: Don’t Leave Them Out

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

One of the best ways to show a potential employer that you will exceed their expectations is to share examples of how you went above and beyond in your previous positions.

This is something many people forget to do when writing their resumes. They simply list the duties they fulfilled in a particular position, and even … Read More »


Spin Sucks: Public Sector Communication Strategies in the Digital Age

Posted on July 9th, by Mardee Handler in Trends. No Comments

Public relations for state and local governments has many parallels to its private sector counterpart. By definition, PR is a strategic communication process that “builds mutually beneficial relationships between organizations and their publics.” (Public Relations Society of America, 2012)

Perhaps the most significant common thread over the past decade is that the digital world has changed … Read More »


Gender Inequality in Public Service

Posted on July 9th, by Valerie Martinelli in eligibility/hiring issues. No Comments

As we know, our elected officials are our representatives. They are our voices within government, influencers regarding our healthcare and other significant issues whether at the municipal, state, or federal levels. It is important for diversity to be present within the representation and tenure of our elected officials in order to have our views accurately … Read More »


Public-Private Partnerships: An Innovative Solution?

Posted on July 9th, by Valerie Martinelli in About the Public Sector. No Comments

One of the many challenges facing all levels of government is consistently finding new techniques to innovate and undertake policy and project necessities while saving the taxpayers’ money and employing individuals. Local, state, and federal government all have strict budgets and may have outsourced and/ or reduced their workforce, which can affect the efficiency of … Read More »


Public Service: A Passion

Posted on June 15th, by Rafael Baptista in About the Public Sector. No Comments

When I started the University of North Carolina MPA program in August 2013, I knew that I had a passion for public service and that I was attracted to government work. But I wasn’t sure what level of government would be the best fit for my interests. In a previous article, I’ve discussed that during my first year in … Read More »


The Psychology of Unemployment

Posted on June 13th, by Warren White in eligibility/hiring issues. No Comments

According to data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics, 3.5 million people fall into the category of the long-term unemployed—defined as those individuals who have not had a job for 27 or more weeks.  To put this into greater perspective, the long-term unemployed make up a little more than 35% of the total unemployed.  The … Read More »