Looking for a Federal Government Job? These 7 Tips Can Help!

Looking for a Federal Government Job? These 7 Tips Can Help!

The federal government is the country’s largest employer, with more than 2.7 million nonmilitary employees and as many as 90,000 new hires each year. On any given day, the government has as many as 10,000 job openings in areas as diverse as health care, law enforcement, engineering, tech support, and landscaping.

Enhance Your Meetings by Taking the Emotional Temperature of the Room

Enhance Your Meetings by Taking the Emotional Temperature of the Room

Have you ever felt a certain “temperature” in a room when you walk into a meeting? I’m not talking about whether the room is too hot or too cold, but the emotional temperature.
Discover the emotional temperature by making it easy for participants to state their feelings about the topic, process, or outcome. This knowledge gives you a productivity edge. Check out this example. It was a tiring meeting, but we knew it would be. The strategic planning discussion would set the future direction and tone for the organization.

Two Proven Approaches to Catching People Doing Things Right

Two Proven Approaches to Catching People Doing Things Right

During a session with a culture change client, the organization’s president had an epiphany: “For 30 years I thought my job was to manage processes and results. This culture change journey has helped me redefine my job – to manage people’s energy.”

Why Your Self-Esteem Is Tied to Your Negotiation Skills

Why Your Self-Esteem Is Tied to Your Negotiation Skills

Do you feel extreme discomfort, anxiety, and apprehension whenever you have to reach an agreement with others on contractual terms? You may not realize this, but low self-esteem might be damaging your deal-closing success rate. Your self-esteem is tied to your negotiation skills in a number of essential ways.

Writing a Motivational Letter for a Government Career

Writing a Motivational Letter for a Government Career

You know how to write a resume. But when it comes to a government sector, it’s not enough for paving your way for the dream job. A wisely structured personal statement aka motivational letter is that very detail you need to stand out from the crowd of other candidates.

The Importance of Data Protection in a Government Career

The Importance of Data Protection in a Government Career

World Backup Day is celebrated annually on March 31st. It serves as a reminder to the importance of protecting your data to avoid the risk of losing private and sensitive information. As a government employee, taking precautions to protect both your personal and work-related data is crucial.

Why Is the US So Unhealthy?

Why Is the US So Unhealthy?

Why is the U.S. only the 35th healthiest country in the world? Can our federal and state governments do anything about it?

How to Target My Resume for Multiple Jobs

How to Target My Resume for Multiple Jobs

Sending out generic resumes to dozens of companies never worked in the past, and it especially won’t work in today’s job searching climate. However, you may have just spent hundreds of dollars on a professionally crafted resume or spent as many hours creating one yourself and cannot invest that much time or money on one for every position for which you are applying. So, how do you take your final executive resume and use it to apply for multiple jobs, let alone match it to various job descriptions? Here are some tips to consider when writing those resumes.

Think Your Resume Information is Secure? Think Again

Think Your Resume Information is Secure? Think Again

A lateral transfer refers to when an employee moves from one position to another position at the same pay grade within an organization. Although this isn’t the same as upward mobility, such as a promotion, it does offer some unique benefits to both the employee and the organization. Following are three benefits of a lateral transfer.

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