4 Essentials For Any Interview

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4 Essentials For Any Interview

Posted on August 16th, by Warren White in networking/interviewing. No Comments

Scenario #1: The person you were originally scheduled to meet with is stuck in traffic, and now you’re meeting with one of the managers on her team—and he doesn’t have a copy of your resume.

Scenario #2: The hiring manager unexpectedly asks 3 members of his team to sit in.

Scenario #3: Your first interview goes so … Read More »


How You Present “YOU”

Posted on August 14th, by Bob Atlas in networking/interviewing. No Comments

I am constantly asked this question; “Chief, How do I present myself?” Well, this is a loaded question. In response I ask, where, when and for what purpose? What follows is… “for the oral interview of course!” The reason this is a loaded question is because there are many times in the firefighter hiring process … Read More »


From Hate To Love: Your 3 Steps To Freedom

Posted on August 14th, by Alex Khrapov in Career Advice. No Comments

I hated those moments. Every time one of my team members passed me a ball my heart started to pound, my legs got weak and movements became awkward. Every single time I had the same feeling: a mixture of fear and confusion. In those moments the  only question occupying my mind was: “How to get … Read More »


The Day My Wife Met My Girlfriend

Posted on August 14th, by Jerry Schuber in networking/interviewing. No Comments

Oh boy I bet this one caught your eye!

Sorry to bait and switch you but this is about the job, or what I refer to as the mistress.  I say this because, as with many of you, the job seems to get the better parts of me sometimes.  It calls in the middle of the … Read More »


Government Job Search on Twitter

Posted on August 14th, by Noelle Besa Wright in Career Advice. No Comments

When people find out that I landed my government job on Twitter, they are usually shocked. Aren’t government jobs only searchable on horribly confusing government job websites? Don’t you usually have to go through a lot of bureaucracy before starting the job? That is all typically true, but as companies continue to perform Human Resources … Read More »


You Get Paid To Make Decisions. Are You Confident In Your Process?

Posted on August 11th, by Martha Duesterhoft in on the job. 1 Comment

Advancing in your career comes with the requirement of making more decisions. Those decisions impact employees, customers and financial results. Your ability to make good decisions in a timely manner can make or break your career. Given that, I thought it might be helpful to outline a process and options to consider.

Step 1: Understand the … Read More »


How Volunteering Can Improve Your Career

Posted on August 11th, by Juliana Weiss-Roessler in on the job. No Comments

When you were applying for colleges and scholarships, it’s likely that someone probably told you to include any volunteer work you’d done on your resume. Why? Because colleges know that volunteering for something can teach you a number of valuable skills that are transferable to college and the world beyond.

But if you’re like a lot … Read More »


A Personal Risk Register For Job & Career Change

Posted on August 7th, by David Shindler in Career Advice. No Comments

Did you know that each year coconuts falling from trees kill about 150 people? Your reaction to this might range from ‘you’re kidding?’, ‘how awful, it’s no laughing matter’ and ‘let’s cancel our holiday’ to ‘I’ve never even seen a real coconut tree’ and ‘I’m unlikely to be passing under one for the foreseeable future’.

I … Read More »


And the Award Goes To…

Posted on August 6th, by Stan Skipworth in on the job. No Comments

For every leader of an organization that seeks a higher level, accomplishing significant milestones can be a powerfully reaffirming process.  Team members or groups selected for achievements draw an understandably renewed and deepened intrinsic value and worth to the organization; and purpose to the organization’s mission.

As we know, these achievements can be measured and memorialized … Read More »


What is Your Purpose?

Posted on August 3rd, by Brian Sooy in on the job. No Comments

Do you feel that you are doing work that matters?

As you lead your team or guide your department, do you ever ask yourself “Is it worth it?” Are we making a difference in the lives of the people that we serve? 

Every day when you arrive at the office, there is always a long to–do list. … Read More »