LinkedIn: Construct a Clickable and Compelling headline

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LinkedIn: Construct a Clickable and Compelling headline

Posted on March 11th, by Karalyn Brown in Trends. No Comments

So you’re pretty chuffed with your job title and like so many others have included it in your LinkedIn headline.  The truth is, to make the right first impression you need more than a fancy job title (and good dress sense).  The highly valuable headline space is your opportunity to stand out.

It may be the … Read More »

Turn Job And Career Adversity To Your Advantage

Posted on March 11th, by David Shindler in Career Advice. No Comments

Are you a Positive Persuader or a Cautious Realist when it comes to your job and career? Do you see sunshine or showers? Both of these perspectives have their pros and cons, yet seeing them as mutually exclusive can be unhelpful. This article looks at how you can marry the two to move you forward … Read More »

An Open Letter to My (Almost) Colleague

Posted on March 11th, by Lori Sassoon in networking/interviewing. No Comments

When we first met, there was so much promise. You said I had everything you were looking for, and I saw the same in you.  Our past experiences seemed to have woven themselves together into a red carpet that led you straight to me. It only took our meeting a few times to know it … Read More »

Basic Training for Job Seekers: 2014 Style

Posted on February 15th, by Mark Babbitt in Career Advice. No Comments

“What’s the one thing I need to do to stand out among so many applicants?”

That is the question – after speaking engagements, webinars and Twitter chats – that I get most often from young careerists.

Beyond the first-handshake meeting, I rarely know the passions, major, career goals of the person asking the question, so I usually … Read More »

How Combining Disciplines Can Help Your Career

Posted on February 15th, by David Shindler in Trends. No Comments

The idea of a career as a pre-determined and linear path is being challenged in many areas of working life.  An increasingly common experience is a changing set of mini-careers, like riding a carousel rather than climbing a ladder, where you get on and off at various times of your life.

At one end of the … Read More »

The 5 Stages of the Job Hunt

Posted on February 15th, by Juliana Weiss-Roessler in Career Advice. No Comments

The fastest way to land a job is to develop a plan and put it into action.

A good place to start is to create an “action list” for each of the 5 stages of the job hunt. Below you’ll find a description of each stage as well as a list of possible tasks. But no … Read More »

Be Seen To Be Found: Job Hunting in 2014 and Beyond

Posted on January 19th, by Pete Radloff in networking/interviewing. No Comments

Getting a job these days is about so much more than your resume. That’s not to say the resume is dead or not viable anymore, but it’s one of many tools in your job-seeking arsenal than your only tool. Employers, and recruiters specifically, are using a variety of tools to gather data on candidates, and they synthesize this data … Read More »

Public Service Career Spotlight: Emergency Manager

Posted on January 18th, by Chasity Cooper in job descriptions/glossary. No Comments

Typically when we think about emergency management, we think about the professionals who are on the ground when an emergency happens—such as firefighters, police officers, emergency medical technicians, and other first responders. However, there are also a number of people who work behind the scenes to help make that response possible. Emergency management specialists are … Read More »

A Day in the Life of a City Clerk

Posted on December 16th, by Chasity Cooper in on the job. No Comments

A city clerk is one of the oldest public service positions, dating back to Ancient Greece. In the United States, the office of city clerk was one of the first to be established when early colonists set up local governments. Today, a city clerk is an elected or appointed senior official who is responsible for … Read More »

Making Time For Personal Development Planning is No Waste of Time!

Posted on November 17th, by Martha Duesterhoft in Career Advice, personality assessment, Trends. No Comments

When is the last time you set aside time to reflect and plan for your OWN career development? Can’t remember? Been too long?

Well, maybe this fun fact from the Corporate Leadership Council (CLC) will give you that needed nudge. According to CLC, the use of Individual Development Plans (IDPs) increases the effectiveness of leadership development … Read More »