6 Tips to Organize Your Job Search

Searching for a new position can be an overwhelming, long-term and tiresome job. In order to use your time productively and get the best results, you should organize your... Read More »

Why Resume Screening Isn’t Effective

Crafting a perfect resume is a daunting task for anyone. The challenge to condense down a lifetime of learning and accomplishments into a compelling two-page narrative of why you’re... Read More »

Start Your Career in IT: A Progressive Strategy

Part 4: A Progressive Career in IT

The most fitting way to bring this series to a close is ironically the discussion of patience. I would like to thank all... Read More »

They Still Use Resumes?

Recently, a member of our extended family described an initial informal meeting he’d had with a prominent firm in the finance industry about a key position that they were... Read More »

A Pre-Formatted Resume Template: 4 Reasons to be Cautious

If you dislike the task of creating a resume from scratch, there’s a good chance that you’ve either used a pre-formatted resume template, or you’ve contemplated it. Resume templates... Read More »

Career Advancement Strategy: Write and Talk—A Lot

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

After working for the U.S. government for four years right out of college, I landed a new... Read More »

Military Strong: 239 Years and Counting

It’s a well-known fact that “freedom is not free,” but do we give sufficient thanks for the very freedom that permits us to live peacefully where we choose, with... Read More »

Dog Brain = Minimal Think

“Dog Brain,” or as it was originally presented to me, “Lizard Brain” is acting with minimal thinking.  I switch the name lizard brain to dog brain not as an... Read More »

How Nonprofit Organizations Benefit Local Government

Nonprofits are vital institutions and can have profound effects on individuals, communities, and governments. These organizations can be attributed with improving our economic conditions, working with government leaders, and... Read More »

Challenges Confronting a Public Sector CIO

In “Team of Teams:  New Rules of Engagement for a Complex World,” General Stanley McChrystal explores the challenges he experienced while commanding the Joint Special Operations Task Force in... Read More »

The Importance of Leading with Questions

One key attribute that makes leaders successful is having a point of view. You are being paid to be a great thinker and make decisions. However, many make the faulty... Read More »

Manage by Modeling and Not by Announcements

I recently had a discovery call with a new client. I asked my contacts, directors in a medium-sized service business, about the issues they were facing and what outcomes they’d... Read More »

6 Signs You Are About to Be Fired

Everyone dreads the boot that come flying out of nowhere. I’m not just talking about a flying shoe in the air. I’m talking about termination, pink slips, bye-bye letters,... Read More »

Your Interview: 10 Best Questions to Ask

In a job interview, the majority of the questions are directed at you. Interviews can seem very one-sided and intimidating at times. However at the end of each interview,... Read More »

Change Your Mind to Change Your Career

Deciding to change career is a significant rite of passage. The process can be time-consuming, confusing, scary, frustrating, liberating, energizing and life changing. How do you go about it?... Read More »

Your Guide to Cubicle Etiquette

Working in the cubicle farm of an office means that you are going to have to spend 40 hours a week (or more!) in close proximity with the same... Read More »

The Shale Boom and You

The energy renaissance is a common label awarded to the nation’s recent increased productivity of shale oil and gas. The costs and benefits of this upturn pose numerous implications,... Read More »

Tea, Tax and a Revolution

We recently celebrated the 4th of July and I couldn’t help but think back to my years in local government where I learned Americans disliked paying taxes – any... Read More »