Your Career is a Reflection on Your Life

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Your Career is a Reflection on Your Life

Posted on January 15th, by Martha Duesterhoft in Career Advice. No Comments

When I think of the word, “career”, I think in terms of one’s lifework. It’s about the aspect of life devoted to working. For most of us, that is a long time span and, on average, consists of about 25% of the total hours in a year.

So what career strategies can be put in place … Read More »


Why Giving Notice Matters

Posted on January 14th, by Pete Radloff in on the job. No Comments

Welcome to 2015, and another year of unlimited possibilities and opportunities. Among these opportunities, for many people, landing a new job is by far one of the most exhilarating feelings one can experience. With this new job so many possibilities are abound: a fresh start, higher pay, more responsibility and/or management potential, and a whole new … Read More »


Know Your Career Path, Know Yourself

Posted on January 11th, by American Public University System in networking/interviewing. No Comments

Exploring potential careers is often a task laden with both anxiety and uncertainty. Let’s face it, when you’re not quite sure what it is that you want to do, you might feel the pressure to just “pick something.” When developing career goals, most people make decisions based upon their passion for a specific industry or … Read More »


Interview Experiences: Embrace Them All

Posted on January 11th, by Marc Plooster in networking/interviewing. No Comments

A few months ago, I interviewed for a position with a local city I was more excited about than I would like to admit. While I knew I did not have the education and experience needed to be a fully qualified candidate, I thought I still had a chance given I knew every one of … Read More »


Culture Change: Teach an Old Dog New Tricks

Posted on January 11th, by Chris Edmonds in on the job. No Comments

Today more than ever, customers – taxpayers – expect more from their municipal, county, state, and federal government service providers. They expect accurate information and quality services delivered by staff members who enjoy serving their customers.

Old systems and norms can get in the way of delivering great services with great customer service – in … Read More »


Body Language Mistakes in a Job Interview

Posted on January 11th, by Swati Srivastava in networking/interviewing. No Comments

Knowingly or unknowingly, due to excitement or nervousness, a job applicant tends to overlook certain habits that can turn up to be a major factor in job selection or rejection. Body language plays a crucial role in important situations like a job interview.

Just being cautious about your body language, you can influence the outcome of … Read More »


Performance Issues in the Workplace

Posted on January 11th, by Karin Hurt in Career Advice. No Comments

Joe had always been a strong performer, but in his new role he really seemed to be slacking off. His boss, Hannah has tried to coach him, but he’s not improving. It’s not helping that he gets so defensive. She’s starting to think she made the wrong selection. It’s disappointing because he had come so … Read More »


Avoid 3 Mistakes for Career Success in 2015

Posted on December 13th, by Camille Roberts in Career Advice. No Comments

It’s the end of the year again (already!) and a great time to start planning. What would YOU like your career to look like next year?

Is it time for you to make a career move?

Are you bored in your job?

Are you making a difference where you want to be?

Are you excited about starting your work … Read More »


Job Search Strategies Are as Unique as Fingerprints

Posted on December 13th, by Tina Nicolai in networking/interviewing. No Comments

Job search techniques are as unique as a fingerprint. Every aspect of preparing oneself for the job market is customized towards strengths while minimizing opportunities. Many people wrack their heads making their job search more complicated than climbing Mt. Everest. What once was the norm, send your resume and you’ll receive a call or turndown … Read More »


Management Secret #1: There Are No Secrets

Posted on December 12th, by Robert Denhardt in on the job. No Comments

Don’t read posts that have either numbers or the word “secrets” in the title!

The internet has been filled with management advice for many years. Recently a new formula for management and leadership posts has been emerging:

1) The problem is stated, often through a story or case study.

2) Several solutions are identified and either numbered or … Read More »