Public Service: A Passion

About the Public Sector

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 »


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 »


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 »


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 »


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 »