Independence or Interdependence: Change and Career Success

A friend has reminded me that “in 1776, most of the 55 members of the Continental Congress signed the parchment copy of the Declaration of Independence.”

Starting in the Middle

Have you ever been invited to a meeting only to find out the other invitees have met multiple times before? Have you ever been asked to provide your input on a project after a lot of time an effort has already been spent on it by others? Have you ever started one project only to realize multiple prerequisite projects must be completed first?

Telltale Signs Your Government Resume Is Holding You Back

Between the lack of transparency in the application progress and longer wait times, professionals often feel that their resumes have been swallowed by a giant black hole.

How to increase visibility of your LinkedIn profile

LinkedIn is not the largest social network, but it’s certainly the most important for professionals who want to find their place in the business sun.

Training: The Critical Link to a Successful Performance Management Program

As a Human Resource (HR) Director, one of my favorite tasks is helping employees succeed at their jobs. I have had the opportunity to assist managers restructure their organizations, build high-performance teams and train staff members to perfect their analytical skills and abilities to enhance productivity.

Lifelong Learning: The Benefits of Continued Education In The Private Sector

No matter what industry you work in, continuing education is a great way to advance your skills and boost productivity. As an employee, everything you do to increase your skill sets and find opportunities to network with other professionals can eventually open doors to more opportunities.

Starting in the Middle

Have you ever been invited to a meeting only to find out the other invitees have met multiple times before? Have you ever been asked to provide your input on a project after a lot of time an effort has already been spent on it by others? Have you ever started one project only to realize multiple prerequisite projects must be completed first?

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How to Write a Resume for a 9-1-1 Dispatcher Position

With average salaries ranging from the mid-thirty thousand to the high 50s across the 50 states, and no need for a college degree or specialized diploma, working as a dispatcher can be an attractive career option if you are interested in public safety and have strong communications skills. Demand for 9-1-1 dispatchers, also called public safety communicators, is expected to increase by eight percent through 2016.

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Do You Want To Be More Assertive? Here’s How

Typically, my coaching clients want help with career direction or progression, to get a job, or to improve their current job performance. Usually, they present with self-doubt. Scratching the surface and their challenge is often about being assertive. This post looks at how to be assertive in five different job- and career-related scenarios. Also, we look at the common factors, so you can up your game and increase your chances of success.

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Relationships Matter!

The 4th of July is Independence Day in the United States of America. Having experienced the celebrations first hand on July 4, 2014, in Washington DC, it would be fair to say that it was more than a celebration of Independence. It was also a celebration of culture, of beliefs and of values.

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