So Your New Job Was a Mistake. What Next?

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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 »


Branding Tactics for Local Government Managers

Posted on June 5th, by Staci Zavattaro in About the Public Sector. No Comments

A question city managers need to ask themselves is: Why should my city set itself apart from others? The clearest answer is increased economic opportunities such as an influx of residents, businesses, and tourists. Place branding and marketing are becoming growing areas of both practice and study. In my research, I have identified six major … Read More »


Recalibrate Your Brand

Posted on June 5th, by Eddie Francis in Career Advice. No Comments

We are all known for something. Whether we realize it or not, we have qualities that set us apart from the next person in our respective fields. To accentuate those qualities in order to advance your career is how you develop your brand. Maybe you are consistently one of the hardest working or most knowledgeable … Read More »


The Job Hunt from a Recruiter’s Perspective

Posted on June 5th, by Josh Weiss-Roessler in networking/interviewing. No Comments

At one point or another, we’ve all been on the lonelier side of the interview table, our work experience all crammed onto a resume that didn’t really look quite the way we wanted, worrying if the cover letter was too pushy, or even correctly addressed.

But what about the other side of the table? Have you … Read More »


The Benefits of Hiring Military Veterans

Posted on June 5th, by Valerie Martinelli in eligibility/hiring issues. No Comments

Employing our nation’s military veterans has been an important topic for many years. Occupation and job training is one important aspects in order to end unemployment among veterans as well as homelessness.

However, the men and women whom have served our country possess numerous skills that can be utilized in both the public and private sectors.

Examples … Read More »


An International Relations Degree Can Advance Your Military Career

Posted on June 5th, by John Sinden in education/training. No Comments

There are universal qualities that make a good leader. But in the military, a more specific skillset is needed—especially when operating in international settings.

International relations master’s degree programs can help you develop the following qualities and gain important skills necessary to stand out from your peers and advance your military career:

Vision and Purpose: If you don’t … Read More »


Einstein’s Theory of Career Search

Posted on June 5th, by Tina Nicolai in Career Advice. No Comments

Inspired by Albert Einstein, there are three fundamental lessons that you are encouraged to start, stop and continue where your resume and career overhaul is concerned. Sure, it’s easier said than done. The key is breaking down the steps to simplicity as you shift gears from government to private sector, military to civilian, or corporation … Read More »


The Best time to look for a new Job

Posted on June 5th, by Gavin Redelman in Career Advice. No Comments

Most of us tend to begin the search for a new job when we’re either retrenched, about to graduate, have just been passed up for a promotion or absolutely can’t stand our boss anymore. You typically want a job immediately if any of these things have happened to you; however the best time to look … Read More »


Dress Like an Organizational Leader

Posted on June 5th, by Gabe Gabrielsen in Career Advice. No Comments

This is the second article of a five part series. The first article focused on ‘Writing Styles’ of organizational leaders; this will article ponder the Dress and Appearance of the men and women who actually lead and transform organizations.

As stated in article one, I had a fantastic opportunity, early in my career, to work with … Read More »


Job Search and the Role of Communication

Posted on June 5th, by Mark Babbitt in networking/interviewing. No Comments

Depression caused by chronic unemployment can be all-consuming. While job seekers are certainly not responsible for our current economy, this problem seems to be compounded by our attitudes: pessimism, angst and guilt. And not to twist the already inserted knife, but to bring us to the root cause of the problem… Much of this anxiety … Read More »