College Isn’t Enough Anymore

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College Isn’t Enough Anymore

Posted on August 5th, by Chris Hollins in education/training. No Comments

One of the most common statements recent college graduates say is, “I don’t know why I can’t find a job, even if I went to a good college.” They seem confused when they send out 50 resumes, and only get 2 responses back. Why is this the case?

On the flip side, companies with large applicant … Read More »


Organizational Leaders: Their Work Habits

Posted on August 3rd, by Gabe Gabrielsen in Career Advice. No Comments

This is the third article in a series of five highlighting the simple differences between organizational managers and organizational leaders.  The first highlighted how great leaders write slightly different then Managers.  The second focused on the fact that great leaders dress a little different than most managers. This article will address the subtle, but noticeable, … Read More »


Career Continuity Planning

Posted on August 3rd, by Camille Roberts in networking/interviewing. No Comments

Once upon a time, people accepted jobs right out of school and stayed in them until they retired, at which time they received a nice pension to help them through retirement. Those days are long gone!

Today’s employment environment is drastically different than it was for our parents and continues to evolve at a rapid pace. … Read More »


Recruiters: How Can They Guide You in Your Job Search

Posted on August 3rd, by Gavin Redelman in networking/interviewing. No Comments

When job searching, you may wrestle over the option of “going it alone” or enlisting the services of a professional recruiter. Everyone’s situation is different, but if you suspect that you might be in a situation where the aid of a recruiter should be considered, there are some benefits to weigh in making that decision. … Read More »


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 »