Police Gatekeepers

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Police Gatekeepers

Posted on December 10th, by Bill Reilly in on the job. No Comments

“The new generation of officers only cares about themselves” was the exclamation that came from a police supervisor in a recent 3-day Leader Skills program that I was teaching. The collection of supervisors and managers in attendance ranged in age from their late 20’s to mid-50’s and almost all were in agreement with the statement … Read More »


Career Jumpstart Tips

Posted on December 10th, by Erica Tew in Career Advice. No Comments

If you are about to start a new job, congratulations! The following tips will help you make a positive impression and set you up for career success.

Show up on time – A simple but often overlooked concept; this generally accepted rule is a standard, no matter where you work. Showing up late can put a … Read More »


The Warrior Inside Each of Us

Posted on December 10th, by Phil Rosenberg in Career Advice. No Comments

This is one of several HR Doctor Articles stemming one of several trips to South Africa and time spent in the Zulu homeland. Besides meeting many new friends and learning a great deal about Public Administration in South Africa, other highlights of weeks in Africa stood out. One in particular, of course, is the amazing … Read More »


Unplug: Do More With Less

Posted on November 14th, by Gershon Mader in on the job. No Comments

These days, it seems almost impossible to unplug. Around every conference table, in every coffee shop, and even at home, faces are constantly aglow from the light of our mobile technology.

In most meetings I attend, every attendee has their laptops open or their iPads on. There are relatively brief moments where everyone is deeply present … Read More »


The New Boss Is Here!

Posted on November 14th, by Stan Skipworth in on the job. No Comments

The arrival of a new leader to any organization is an event with a variety of feelings, expectations and suppositions.

“What’s he/she like?”

“What’s he/she know about us?”

“How will he/she be different than our previous leader?”

“What will he/she change around here?”

Maybe that last question isn’t so far down on people’s lists.  But what is certain is that people … Read More »


Teaching Millennials to Take Risks

Posted on November 13th, by Joanie Connell in on the job. 1 Comment

Imagine if the Paparazzi followed you around everywhere you went making public everything you did. That’s what it’s like to be a Millennial. Their lives have been documented and made public since before they were born.

Parents can be the most devoted publicists. My friend’s 2-week-old has more photos on Facebook than I have of my … Read More »


Veterans: Uncle Sam Really Wants You

Posted on November 12th, by Karol Taylor in networking/interviewing. 31 comments

There is no doubt that Uncle Sam wants to hire Veterans.  Special hiring programs are in place, and the relatively new Category Rating hiring process gives additional impetus for agencies to identify and hire qualified Veterans.  Veterans’ preference does not require an agency to follow a particular type of hiring methodology; agencies have the flexibility … Read More »


Project Management Expertise: Public-Private Partnerships

Posted on November 12th, by Valerie Martinelli in on the job. No Comments

It is important for professionals to have an understanding of the skills necessary within 3Ps as they are increasingly employed. Project management is an important component within public-private partnerships. A project can be defined as a specific set of operations designed to accomplish a singular goal and not a routine operation. A project team typically … Read More »


Objective Statement: Overcoming the Phobia

Posted on November 8th, by Erica Tew in resumes/cover letters. No Comments

Each year, thousands of job seekers are affected by OSP. Simple online searches will provide countless cases that OSP has spread far and wide across job search and career advice forums. It starts out harmless, but then slowly begins to infect and control vital aspects of the job search, and then, the entire resume writing … Read More »


Networking: More Than Just an Exchange

Posted on November 8th, by Mike Bruni in networking/interviewing. No Comments

We hear it constantly. “You need to network”.  “Networking is what you need to do in order to secure employment”.  “You must network”.  And so on, and so on, and so on……  But what really is networking?  When asked to define “networking”, most people don’t have a single definition.   I don’t believe the value is … Read More »