About the Public Sector
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
This is not a post about burnout or stress management. This is a conversation about a different kind of self-care. Time to time, we hear about banks undergoing stress tests to determine how they would fare in the face of difficult economic scenarios. What if you put your career through a similar stress test? Are you … Read More »
While it is valuable to know what is trending, it is critical to contemplate what benefits your future and what empowers you to fulfill your personal potential. Assess viable options. The Federal Government offers opportunities in Contracting, Human Resources, Budget and IT. When I made my transition from my military career, I had to balance … Read More »
“Each of us are the Chief Executives of our learning.” – Dr. Terrence Roberts
For each of us, the process and opportunities to advance come with some form of a requisite series of achievements. These can be accomplishing advanced college degrees, new certifications, developing and completing complex projects—and more.
The challenge of course is … Read More »
It was a few days before Halloween and the big fat jack-o-lantern had been perfectly sculptured for its final resting place on the front porch. My three granddaughters were finally old enough to be trusted with a dull paring knife to assist in the sculpting. All the pumpkin needed was a candle inside. As soon … Read More »