The Crime of the Century: Stealing Responsibility

A troubling trend evolving in far too many segments of society demonstrates the growing absence of personal accountability in the many settings we know. Ranging from personal health and wellness... Read More »


Are You Using LinkedIn for Your Job Search? You Should Be….

In today’s competitive job search market, it is crucial that you are networking and conducting your search using multiple venues. If you’re just checking online job posts, or skimming... Read More »


Gender Diversity in the Workplace: Valuable or Futile Movement?

As I continue to evolve professionally, I have taken on the role of running a gender equality initiative with hopes of advancing women in and out of the workplace.... Read More »


We Are All Equal in the End

My father-in-laws final words to me were that he was amazed how quickly his life had passed. He was 75. Not old by any means, but not exactly a... Read More »


Submitting a Federal Resume: 3 Questions to Ask

By Marcia Powers Contributor, Career Coach

Federal jobs can attract hundreds of qualified applicants all vying for the same opportunity. Although it’s easy to get lost in the sea of numbers,... Read More »


Your Career: How to Spark a Burning Platform

Have you been in the same job, role, organization or career for a long time? The chances of that occurring in the future are diminishing by the year. You... Read More »


Understanding What Makes People Tick

I began my professional career in mental health before working in state government, public relations, and now government relations. Imagine how helpful it would be to a career in... Read More »


Is Your Workforce Engaged?

According to a recent Gallup study, a mere 30 percent of the workforce is engaged. So if 30 percent of your employees are engaged, 70 percent are disengaged. Additional... Read More »


3 Strategies to Build Relationships through LinkedIn

If you’re reading this blog post, you most likely are already aware of what LinkedIn is, what are its benefits, and even more importantly, how to use it. You’re... Read More »


Information Governance Insights: Preparation Leads to Success

Last month we discussed finding a vendor and selecting software for an electronic document management system. So what do you do while the procurement people fight over the... Read More »


Social Media Baggage and Your First Big Opportunity

The past few years have been terrible for Millennials. They’ve faced limited job prospects and mountains of debt. Even when unemployment hit a low of 5.4 percent in May 2015, they... Read More »


Suspending Assumptions in Communications

While walking on the beaches of Oceanside, California a couple of weeks ago, my family and I ventured onto the pier to take in the sights and sounds along... Read More »


Start a Government Employee Volunteer Program!

Do you have multiple employees within your municipal organization who give back to your community through volunteering with nonprofits?  If so, April is their month, and if you don’t... Read More »


“Gen Eric” Is Killing Your Job Search

Baby Boomers, Gen X, Gen Y, Millennials, have one thing in common that causes hiring leaders to hand slap their heads—it’s the use of a “Gen Eric” resume.  Generic... Read More »


Networking Tips for Veterans & Others

Veterans often feel lost when they begin seeking employment outside the military. If you’re a veteran you need to know that networking will play a big part in your... Read More »


3 Steps to Eliminating Bullying at Work

Have you seen bullying behavior at work? Have you experienced bullying yourself? Bullying is extremely common. Stand by for some shocking statistics!   I am a huge proponent of creating high... Read More »

Core Democratic Values

Core Democratic Values (CDVs) are the only topic I remember learning in first and second grade.  However, beginning in third grade and beyond, I don’t remember CDVs being as... Read More »


Ingredients for a Successful Career Path: N-C-E

Ingredients for a successful career path: networking, communications, and developing subject matter expertise

In reflecting over the span of my career in government (and in the private sector) I have... Read More »