Government Trivia and Facts

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Government Trivia and Facts

Posted on May 9th, by Gabe Gabrielsen in About the Public Sector. No Comments

Most people, in the United States, have an opinion about our government – whether it be the Federal Government, their State Government or their local government. After serving 30 plus years in government I know opinions about government change: they change from year to year, month to month and even day to day based on … Read More »


Beating Workplace Burnout

Posted on April 11th, by Mardee Handler in on the job. No Comments

“I’m so done…” or “I don’t even care anymore …” Whether you’ve uttered those words yourself (in your mind, or to your manager), or heard them from an employee, chances are, you’ve heard the telltale catchphrase of job burnout.

By definition, burnout is the opposite of engagement. It generally occurs as a result of chronic stress, … Read More »


Career Breadth v. Job Depth

Posted on December 11th, by David Shindler in Career Advice. 1 Comment

Have you ever been asked what you specialize in? Many personal branding experts argue you have to show you are a specialist in something in order for your voice to be heard amid the competitive noise. Being a generalist can appear anonymous. Is that fair?

Specialists can have their downside too as Mark Babbitt of YouTern.com … Read More »


Adult Education: 8 Tips for Mature Students

Posted on September 11th, by David Shindler in education/training. No Comments

How do you juggle studying as a mature student in adult education while holding down a day job? Continuing professional development (CPD) helps to maintain and build your employability throughout your career. However, it can be a bit of a shock if you’ve been out of higher education for a while. Here are 8 top … Read More »


How Volunteering Can Improve Your Career

Posted on August 11th, by Juliana Weiss-Roessler in on the job. No Comments

When you were applying for colleges and scholarships, it’s likely that someone probably told you to include any volunteer work you’d done on your resume. Why? Because colleges know that volunteering for something can teach you a number of valuable skills that are transferable to college and the world beyond.

But if you’re like a lot … Read More »


A Personal Risk Register For Job & Career Change

Posted on August 7th, by David Shindler in Career Advice. No Comments

Did you know that each year coconuts falling from trees kill about 150 people? Your reaction to this might range from ‘you’re kidding?’, ‘how awful, it’s no laughing matter’ and ‘let’s cancel our holiday’ to ‘I’ve never even seen a real coconut tree’ and ‘I’m unlikely to be passing under one for the foreseeable future’.

I … Read More »


Drug Use: How Can Alcohol and Drugs Destroy Your Career Silently

Posted on July 14th, by Saint Jude Retreats in on the job. No Comments

According to the National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence, Inc. (NCADD), “24% of workers report drinking during the workday at least once in the past year.” The costs of alcohol use to the US economy annually top $223.5 billion dollars or $746 for every man, woman, and child. The cost of illicit drug use … Read More »


A Passion for Meaningless Work?

Posted on May 9th, by Robert Denhardt in on the job. No Comments

Research tends to show that workers who are passionate about their jobs and consider their work meaningful are more productive than those who don’t. But there are limits to what leaders can do to create meaningful jobs that people can be passionate about, especially at the lower levels of organizations.

Think about how one might identify … Read More »


How to Stick with Your New Year’s Resolutions at Work

Posted on January 20th, by Juliana Weiss-Roessler in education/training. No Comments

Oh, January. The month always starts out with so much promise—it’s a chance to set goals for the upcoming year and wipe the slate clean of past bad habits. We start out strong, buying fresh ingredients at the grocery store or starting a gym membership, but midway through the year (or the next month, in … Read More »


Job Search and Baby: Yes, You Can Do it All!

Posted on January 19th, by Abby Kohut in networking/interviewing. No Comments

Being a new parent is clearly one of the biggest challenges there is. Choosing to go back to work may seem like an even bigger challenge, as you consider all the emotional and financial variables. As you begin your job search, make a list of things that you believe are requirements for your new job … Read More »