3 Steps to Build a Strong Personal Brand

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3 Steps to Build a Strong Personal Brand

Posted on May 15th, by Bennett Dwosh in on the job. No Comments

Congratulations. After weeks, or months, of job hunting, not only did you locate your “dream job” but they liked you and even hired you. You’re excited to start contributing to this organization, especially as they appear ready to let you implement your brilliant ideas at a paygrade you couldn’t even dream of complaining about. And … Read More »


Corporate Culture: Unintentional Values & Behaviors

Posted on May 14th, by Chris Edmonds in on the job. No Comments

As a speaker, author, and executive consultant I work with leaders at all levels of all kinds of organizations.

 

Because of my strong culture focus, it is impossible for me to go into an organization without automatically assessing the culture of their work environment. I observe and listen for how people are expected to behave, how people perform, … Read More »


Information Governance Insights: You Have Mail!

Posted on May 14th, by Robin Woolen in on the job. No Comments

For over a year we’ve worked together to create a Information Governance program for your organization and its a beauty! We’ve created a place for everything and everything is in it’s place, right? Well, not necessarily. There’s still this hidden undercurrent of information swirling around out there. You know what I’m talking about – your … Read More »


Use a Decision Tree in Your Quest for Answers!

Posted on May 14th, by Marc Plooster in on the job. 1 Comment

Do I know how to ask questions?  What seems like a rhetorical question at best and an absurd question at worse, I am thinking the answer may be a soft no.  I would like to think I know the grammatical and punctuation rules accompanying written questions, but some may disagree.  However, to say I have … Read More »


How to Network (Like a Human Being)

Posted on May 14th, by Mashaal Ahmed in networking/interviewing. No Comments

Ah, networking. It took only one semester as a business major for me to loathe the term. Esteemed online reference Urban Dictionary offers several definitions for networking, including the blunt, yet oddly on point, headliner: “yuppie euphemism for kissing [ahem, tuchus] in order to get a job or obtain a raise or promotion.”

Further down the … Read More »


Use Your “VOICE” to Advance Your Career

Posted on May 12th, by Chantal Wynter in education/training, Trends. No Comments

The words you speak have power because it represent your mindset. If you speak negatively, then your mind is only focus on the negativity, which leads to negative behavior.

For example, if you tell others that you don’t qualify for a job, then your mind is focused on the negativity of your lack of qualifications instead … Read More »


It’s National Foster Care Month!

Posted on May 12th, by H.E. James in Trends. No Comments

The month of May is a month for celebrating new beginnings.  Weather patterns are turning, and summer is just around the corner.  In the spirit of providing new beginnings for many children who need them, May also happens to be National Foster Care Month.

National Foster Care Month was established in 1988 by Ronald Reagan as … Read More »


Municipal IT Director: 6 Must Have Qualities

Posted on May 12th, by Jeffrey Morgan in eligibility/hiring issues. No Comments

There’s nothing worse than that gut wrenching feeling of buyer’s remorse. You have been anxiously awaiting the arrival of your expensive, shiny new gadget and have high expectations. You open the box and find that it is beautifully wrapped. You unpack it, plug it in, and . . .

Nothing.  It’s a dud!

If you bought it … Read More »


Your Government Career: How to Get Ahead

Posted on May 10th, by John Manning in on the job. No Comments

In today’s busy world where your career can swallow up your time and your very life it is increasingly important to focus on the “Vital Few” and Ignore or Delegate the “Trivial Many”—a model for leadership that’s based on the Pareto Principle. The Pareto Principle is commonly known as the “80/20 Rule.” Simply put it … Read More »


The Crime of the Century: Stealing Responsibility

Posted on May 8th, by Stan Skipworth in on the job. 2 comments

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 choices we make, managing the alcohol we drink and the social issues/social-media commentaries we freely offer, to how we perform our jobs and even our personal … Read More »