Avoid 3 Mistakes for Career Success in 2015

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Avoid 3 Mistakes for Career Success in 2015

Posted on December 13th, by Camille Roberts in Career Advice. No Comments

It’s the end of the year again (already!) and a great time to start planning. What would YOU like your career to look like next year?

Is it time for you to make a career move?

Are you bored in your job?

Are you making a difference where you want to be?

Are you excited about starting your work … Read More »


Job Search Strategies Are as Unique as Fingerprints

Posted on December 13th, by Tina Nicolai in networking/interviewing. No Comments

Job search techniques are as unique as a fingerprint. Every aspect of preparing oneself for the job market is customized towards strengths while minimizing opportunities. Many people wrack their heads making their job search more complicated than climbing Mt. Everest. What once was the norm, send your resume and you’ll receive a call or turndown … Read More »


Career Jumpstart Tips

Posted on December 10th, by Erica Tew in Career Advice. No Comments

If you are about to start a new job, congratulations! The following tips will help you make a positive impression and set you up for career success.

Show up on time – A simple but often overlooked concept; this generally accepted rule is a standard, no matter where you work. Showing up late can put a … Read More »


Guide to Finding a Job on a Dime

Posted on December 10th, by American Public University System in education/training. No Comments

If you are fortunate enough to have a steady income or a large nest egg, you may not think twice about the financial investments of a job search, everything from taking your suits to the cleaners, to printing your resume and business cards, to traveling to and from an interview, job fair, or networking event. … 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 »


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 »


Top 10 Job Hunting Mistakes

Posted on November 8th, by Swati Srivastava in Career Advice. No Comments

Are you still wondering why you are not getting any response from recruiters? Whether you are looking for a private sector or Federal government job, the job search strategy has become much smarter than it used to be a few years back.

Here’s what you can know about the top job-search mistakes and check if you … Read More »


Federal and Private Sector Resumes: Re-Think Your Strategy

Posted on October 11th, by Camille Roberts in resumes/cover letters. No Comments

Applying for a position with the Federal government is quite different than applying for a private sector job. A common mistake job seekers make is assuming they can use their private sector resume for a Federal application. If that’s your assumption, you’ll need to re-think your strategy. Your private sector resume will need a major … 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 »


Job Interview: The 20 Best Questions You Can Ask

Posted on September 13th, by Mark Babbitt in networking/interviewing. No Comments

As a career mentor, one of the most frequent inquiries I get asked is:

“What are the best questions to ask during a job interview?”

So, broken down by the most common priorities for job seekers (including just getting the job!), here are the questions that impress me the most when I’m hiring:

Priority: Teamwork and Testing Passion

What … Read More »