The Reasons to Hire YOU as a Firefighter

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The Reasons to Hire YOU as a Firefighter

Posted on July 14th, by Bob Atlas in on the job. No Comments

This is a noble goal to have and an exciting journey that you will remember for the rest of your life. If you have not totally embraced this fact yet, you will, as soon as you make the total commitment to the ultimate goal of becoming a professional firefighter. After many years of observing entry-level … Read More »


How to turn a ‘NO’ into a ‘Yes’!

Posted on July 14th, by Oscar Pearson in on the job. No Comments

The only way to get anybody to do anything is by making them want to do it.

It’s as simple as that. Of course, it’s entirely possible to intimidate, threaten or plead; but to what avail? One might reach his intended (if diluted) result, yet in doing so will have sacrificed his dignity and will heedlessly … Read More »


How To Become a Lawyer with the Federal Government

Posted on July 11th, by John Sinden in education/training. No Comments

The federal government is a major employer of attorneys in the United States, and many of the most promising graduates from top law schools seek employment there. These highly sought-after positions task attorneys with determining the outcomes of many of the most significant legal conflicts.

Becoming a lawyer with the federal government generally requires:

A law degree … Read More »


What is a Foreign Policy Graduate Program?

Posted on July 11th, by John Sinden in education/training. No Comments

One of the core functions of the U.S. government, and many governments, is to interact abroad with both state and non-state actors, such as international organizations, large corporations, terrorist organizations, and NGOs. This purposeful, strategic interaction to protect national interests as well as shape the work around us is known as a country’s foreign policy. … Read More »


Video Conferencing for Job Interviews

Posted on July 11th, by Erin Kennedy in networking/interviewing. No Comments

The use of video conferencing for job interviews is not going to stop. It’s an efficient way to screen applicants for the first round of interviews, and the technology is there to make it happen from your laptop or smartphone, so you should be ready for this to happen sometime soon.

Everything makes a difference when … Read More »


The Interview: Practice Prepare Repeat

Posted on July 10th, by David Unmacht in networking/interviewing. No Comments

My career spans three decades in local government with wide-ranging administrative experiences in small cities, large counties and now with five years of private sector experience working in public sector recruitment, strategic planning and organizational management. My current position offers me unique opportunities to work with public agencies as small as 1,000 and as large … Read More »


Is an HR Career Right For You?

Posted on July 9th, by Scott Boulton in Trends. No Comments

I have had this HR career conversation with many a person looking to get into the field of Human Resources.  Often it is with either a student who has commenced their studies in HR or has just graduated from an HR program.  Sometimes this discussion takes place with individuals looking to make a career switch … Read More »


Resume Silence: Why Am I Not Hearing Back From Anyone?

Posted on July 9th, by Mike Bruni in resumes/cover letters. No Comments

Do you find yourself saying this?  Do you send out multiple resumes and applications only to receive back, via email, an automated response saying, “Thank You for your interest in yadayadayada……”?  Do you feel like your resume goes into the infamous “Black Hole”???   Of course you do.

Unfortunately it’s the nature of the job seeking market … Read More »


Public Service: A Passion

Posted on June 15th, by Rafael Baptista in About the Public Sector. No Comments

When I started the University of North Carolina MPA program in August 2013, I knew that I had a passion for public service and that I was attracted to government work. But I wasn’t sure what level of government would be the best fit for my interests. In a previous article, I’ve discussed that during my first year in … Read More »


The Psychology of Unemployment

Posted on June 13th, by Warren White in eligibility/hiring issues. No Comments

According to data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics, 3.5 million people fall into the category of the long-term unemployed—defined as those individuals who have not had a job for 27 or more weeks.  To put this into greater perspective, the long-term unemployed make up a little more than 35% of the total unemployed.  The … Read More »