Using Strategic Keywords throughout your Resume

Ever wonder why your resume is not getting the attention you feel it deserves or you don’t get offered an interview for a position you have all the right... Read More »


Great Bosses Don’t Lie

Recently, I overheard two frontline supervisors talking about a meeting they attended a few days earlier. At that meeting, senior leaders of their division shared upcoming plans for layoffs to... Read More »

Facebook Strategies for Local Government

Police and fire departments have long led the way for municipal entities with social media accounts.  With boots on the ground, these departments are connected to communities in ways... Read More »


Information Governance Insights: Who Needs CRUD?!

We’ve been talking about The Four “Ws” Information Governance for awhile now and we’ve saved the best for last!

For those of you that are just getting in on the... Read More »


How to Deal with Difficult People at Work

Whether it’s a company or a local government, you’re simply bound to meet people who are not exactly friendly. This is what happens to people who decide to work... Read More »


Career Preparation for Graduate Students

The graduate school you choose will determine the direction of your future career, as well as your entire life. At college, you have many options and you’re left with... Read More »


Conversational Interviews: Make a Lasting Impression

By Jaymie Pompeo, Career Coach at American Public University

Interviews can be static formalities that offer the opportunity to present your best self. Think about it: there is always the... Read More »


Government Decision Making: A Subtle Art Form

It was a stunning and unexpected defeat.  My boss and I were briefing the administrator on our recommended policy position for the agency.  We had the research and data;... Read More »


Success: What, Why and How

When I open up my computer every morning a deluge of great inspirational quotes are waiting for me.

Many of these are aimed at success.

SUCCESS IS 99% ATTITUDE AND 1%... Read More »


Leadership on the Links: Birdies & Bogies

In Harvey Pennick’s Little Red Book:  Lessons and Teachings from a Lifetime in Golf, the author shares a story of a brief conversation with someone he met at his church.  The story... Read More »


Achieving True Diversity in Contracting

By Dr. Oliver Hedgepeth, Program Director, Government Contracts and Acquisition at American Public University

What should be the focus of diversity in government contracting?  It can be linked to different types... Read More »


Is an Umbrella Career Right for You?

Is an umbrella career right for you?

Imagine you are holding a large umbrella. What colour or colours is your umbrella? Is the rain lashing down or is the sun... Read More »


The Art of Effective Networking

What does it take to become a master in effective networking? Should you follow up while networking? This article will try to answer all those questions that you have... Read More »


What Is the Best Month to Apply for a Job?

Let’s get this out of the way right up front: there is no 100 percent definitive answer to this question. Different industries operate on different schedules and seasons, so... Read More »


Resume Keywords Make All the Difference!

Once you finally admit to yourself that you DO in fact still need a resume for your job search, your next step will be to include the right content... Read More »


7 Apps to Free Up Time after Classes

There is never enough time after classes to study and spend time with friends! In today’s innovation arranged, quick-paced society students are called upon to juggle different... Read More »


Go Beyond Choosing a Career Field

By Jacquelyn Brookins, Senior Talent Acquisition Specialist at American Public University

You’ve reached the finish line. After years of learning new methodologies, skills, and job specific knowledge, you are obtaining... Read More »


KSAs: The Walking Dead of Federal Hiring

Recently, I was working with a client whose job announcement included four Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities (KSAs) in the qualification requirements. As I began to discuss with him the... Read More »