Successful Interview Strategies for Local Government

Successful Interview Strategies for Local Government

Sometimes the interview goes well, and sometimes it just doesn’t. Having been involved in several interview panels recently, here is a recap of the most memorable moments, both good and bad: The candidate who threw her current City Manager under the proverbial bus:...

Get Connections for a Government Career While in College

Get Connections for a Government Career While in College

College is the time when many people get a better sense of who they are and realize what kind of career path they want to follow. What some students might not realize is that college is also the perfect time to start actively making professional connections,...

Your Relationships + Your Value = Networking Success

Your Relationships + Your Value = Networking Success

“Networking” – it’s a term that gives many people that sick feeling, especially if you are more of an introvert. However, if you make a paradigm shift and think of it in terms of simply building relationships, it’s not so much more palatable.  When you have a strong...

Why Follow Up After Submitting an Application Is Essential

Why Follow Up After Submitting an Application Is Essential

Some government job candidates miss a critical part of the hiring process.   The step most often skipped is post-application follow-up.  There are three reasons to follow-up after you submit your application.  The first reason is to ensure the application was received...

Job Interview Preparation Tips

Job Interview Preparation Tips

Congratulations! You just received a call from a hiring manager asking you to attend the first round of interviews. An experienced hiring manager once told me that the number one mistake job applicants make is showing up to an interview unprepared and use a lot of...

5 Networking Tips for Local Government

5 Networking Tips for Local Government

Work in local government often requires knowing the right people to better understand how your community functions and how to accomplish the tasks at hand. Knowing and talking to the right people can also help you get the job you want within local government, even...

7 Tips for Successful Job Offer Negotiations

7 Tips for Successful Job Offer Negotiations

You’ve been in search of that next great job for months now and finally an offer comes through! Are you feeling excited…or more anxious? For many, particularly women, we take the offer that’s presented at face value and NEVER even consider negotiating! I know – I’ve...

Are You Willing to Pay the Price?

Are You Willing to Pay the Price?

Many falsely assume that preparation for a successful interview is simple, fast and straightforward.  In reality, it is not.  Such assumptions serve as the fatal flaw that causes so many candidates to perform poorly. They preclude even the best candidates from being...

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