Networking: More Than Just an Exchange

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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 »


Your Career: Propel It With Rocket Fuel

Posted on October 8th, by David Shindler in Career Advice. No Comments

The British cycling team has been an astounding success in recent years. Much has been made of their meticulous approach to preparing for the London Olympics. In particular, they embedded small behavioural habits incrementally into their routines so they became second nature. This is a lesson for professionals everywhere who want to take charge of … Read More »


Career Passion: Have You Found It?

Posted on September 11th, by Martha Duesterhoft in Career Advice. No Comments

Are you hyped to spring out of bed on Monday morning and dive into your work? OR Are you already counting down to next weekend?

This is not a new revelation, but if your work incorporates your passion…it doesn’t feel like work anymore!

I recently returned from vacation in Europe and spent some … Read More »