Underemployment for the Next Generation

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Underemployment for the Next Generation

Posted on November 8th, by Dana Terry in education/training. No Comments

We are increasingly wasting the potential of a huge portion of our population. Higher Education has increased exponentially in its importance, but nations have not done enough to make it easily accessible by their populations. Currently, the costs of education can overwhelm ambitious youth, and potential future leaders, causing them to lose sight of their goals. … Read More »


Do You Really Want That Job?

Posted on November 8th, by Chris Hollins in education/training, Trends. No Comments

It is no secret that the job market is becoming more and more challenging, and companies are getting flooded with resumes of candidates who are interested in that particular position. So what are companies doing to separate the qualified from the unqualified candidates? A couple of the most common approaches are resume filtering and online profile evaluations.

A … 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 »


Company Research: 4 Strategies for an Interview

Posted on November 8th, by Sabrina Baker in networking/interviewing. No Comments

When a job seeker receives a call from a company about a potential interview a common reaction is to research the company via their website. Depending on the quality of the website, this may give the candidate a good idea of the work the company conducts. In great websites, candidates may get an idea of … Read More »


Body Language Can Get You That Job

Posted on November 8th, by Gavin Redelman in networking/interviewing. No Comments

Have you ever had really exciting news you wanted to share with a friend…maybe you were planning on asking the girl you love to marry you, or you just got a big promotion at work? Then when you tell your friend, they say congratulations and that they are incredibly happy for you—except they don’t have … Read More »


Secret to Successful Relationships: Go from Gold to Platinum

Posted on November 8th, by Mike Kennerknecht in education/training. No Comments

Chances are you’ve heard of The Golden Rule, which prescribes: “Do unto others as you would have them do unto you.” It turns out, there’s a better rule to live and work by: The Platinum Rule.

Unlike The Golden Rule, The Platinum Rule by Dr. Tony Alessandra says to “treat others the way they want to … Read More »


Respect is Reciprocal

Posted on November 8th, by Pete Radloff in networking/interviewing. No Comments

There’s quite a bit of chatter about candidate experience these days, and rightfully so. For far too long, candidates would be treated more like a number or a task than a human being, in essence, it’s about respect.

However that has begun to change, and the change is evident by the rise in awareness by recruiters and organizations. So, while this … Read More »


Does Talent Really Exist?

Posted on November 8th, by Oscar Pearson in on the job. No Comments

Watched live by over 12-million people last month, Mat Franco became the first magician to win America’s Got Talent and preparation for the show’s return next year is already underway.

Rightly so – the best skills, knacks and party tricks are handed center stage for the summer period in front of an enthralled audience; both in-house … Read More »


Local Government Recruiting: Don’t Forget About Us

Posted on October 11th, by Olivia Burrell-Jackson in Career Advice. 2 comments

Recently I had the pleasure of attending the International City/County Manager’s Association (ICMA) 100th anniversary celebration in North Carolina. There were many informational sessions and as an MPA student the knowledge I learned there was invaluable.

The last session I attended was called “The Future of the Workplace” and it was filled with city, county, and … Read More »


Thank You Letter: The Essential Strategies

Posted on October 8th, by Erica Tew in Career Advice. No Comments

Emails, notes, and letters: whichever method you choose to thank the interviewer, the goal is the same. You want to thank the hiring manager for taking the time to interview you and show your interest towards the position.

What is a Thank You Letter? 

A post-interview thank you letter is used to show you appreciated the opportunity … Read More »