Do You Really Want That Job?

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Do You Really Want That Job?

Posted on November 8th, by Chris Hollins in education/training, Trends. No Comments

It is no secret that the job market is becoming more and more challenging, and companies are getting flooded with resumes of candidates who are interested in that particular position. So what are companies doing to separate the qualified from the unqualified candidates? A couple of the most common approaches are resume filtering and online profile evaluations.

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Recruiting Millennials for Local Government

Posted on November 8th, by Timothy Evans in About the Public Sector. No Comments

What if I told you that over the next five to 10 years a significant number (potentially over 35%) of local government workers will retire? You would probably respond, “Tell me something that I don’t know.”

Most people are aware of the retirement wave, but very few recognize the environment that local governments will be forced … Read More »


Secret to Successful Relationships: Go from Gold to Platinum

Posted on November 8th, by Mike Kennerknecht in education/training. No Comments

Chances are you’ve heard of The Golden Rule, which prescribes: “Do unto others as you would have them do unto you.” It turns out, there’s a better rule to live and work by: The Platinum Rule.

Unlike The Golden Rule, The Platinum Rule by Dr. Tony Alessandra says to “treat others the way they want to … Read More »


A New Generation in Local Government

Posted on November 8th, by Nafia Khan in About the Public Sector. No Comments

Local government has all the elements a young person yearns for in a profession. The work you do is rewarding and immediate, the people you meet are bright and accomplished, and the communities you work in are strong, vibrant and itching for fresh blood to contribute to them.

According to the University of North Carolina Chapel … Read More »


The Five Stages of Team Building: Part 2

Posted on November 8th, by Jerry Schuber in About the Public Sector. No Comments

Storming is where we begin this month.

When we left our newly “formed” team they were all standing there smiling and ready to do good deeds in the name of the organization right?  No, sorry, I can’t back that up.  They were likely stuck with a person they didn’t really want to work with, confused as … Read More »


Don’t Let Bureaucracy Inhibit Inspiration

Posted on November 8th, by Chris Edmonds in About the Public Sector. No Comments

Do your organization’s systems, policies, and procedures inspire team members, help them perform well, and help them serve internal and external customers well? Or do those systems erode inspiration, consistent performance, and great service delivery?

Organizations need rules – and they need to demonstrate disciplined alignment to those rules. Rules can help ensure fairness and consistency … Read More »


7 Soft Skills We Never Hear About (But Must Master)

Posted on November 8th, by Mark Babbitt in education/training. No Comments

As we write our resumes, build our social media profiles and search for jobs, we hear a lot about the importance of soft skills. Communication, leadership, problem solving and other skills tend to dominate those conversations – and for good reason: hose skills are among the most in-demand by many employers.

However, there are seven soft … Read More »


Government Recruitment and Retention: 3 Conclusions

Posted on October 11th, by TL Cox in About the Public Sector. No Comments

When presented with the opportunity to prepare a guest post for Careers in Government, I struggled to identify a topic that would be applicable for the wide audience touched by their web and social media presence.

Having spent quite a bit of time providing classification and compensation consulting, I could speak with some authority on best … Read More »


Education Infrastructure: Public-Private Partnerships

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

Public-private partnerships have been utilized successfully as an alternative to finance repairs enabling new infrastructure, such as those for roads and bridges.

What has not been discussed is employing P3s for the improvement of our education infrastructure, such as school buildings, curriculum development, or school review.

This involves contracting the private sector to finance, design, and possibly … Read More »


Life: The End or Just the Beginning?

Posted on October 9th, by Liam Ryan in education/training. No Comments

Life.  Is it the end of just the beginning?  I went to a funeral yesterday. I have gone to a lot of funerals over the last 12 years of people who expected to be going to mine. It reminded me again of how we can all be so busy living, we forget about dying.

We want … Read More »