Impress Employers Using the 80/20 Rule

Posted on November 8th, by David Shindler in on the job. No Comments

In the 1950s film, Some Like It Hot, Jack Lemmon and Tony Curtis have been on the run from the Mafia for most of the film dressed as women in an all-female jazz orchestra including Marilyn Monroe. They end up in a hotel full of retired millionaire widowers on the make for pretty girls.

One such … Read More »


Compliance is No Substitute for Commitment

Posted on October 11th, by Gershon Mader in Career Advice. No Comments

Are you part of a compliant or committed organization?

Too many managers and leaders expect and encourage their employees to be compliant. They neglect to fully account for their employees’ desires or opinions.

They assume their employees will automatically commit to a new direction or strategy. They believe they should not have to ask for people’s commitment. … Read More »


Federal and Private Sector Resumes: Re-Think Your Strategy

Posted on October 11th, by Camille Roberts in resumes/cover letters. No Comments

Applying for a position with the Federal government is quite different than applying for a private sector job. A common mistake job seekers make is assuming they can use their private sector resume for a Federal application. If that’s your assumption, you’ll need to re-think your strategy. Your private sector resume will need a major … Read More »


Government Recruitment and Retention: 3 Conclusions

Posted on October 11th, by TL Cox in About the Public Sector. No Comments

When presented with the opportunity to prepare a guest post for Careers in Government, I struggled to identify a topic that would be applicable for the wide audience touched by their web and social media presence.

Having spent quite a bit of time providing classification and compensation consulting, I could speak with some authority on best … Read More »