Steer Clear Of Resume Templates

Steer Clear Of Resume Templates

Do a simple search in Google for “Resume Templates” and you will soon find that there are literally thousands of templates that you can copy and use. There are even many companies that sell these exact resume templates online. As a resume writing specialist, and...

Two “Never Forget” Items In Building A Successful Career

Two “Never Forget” Items In Building A Successful Career

I’m currently teaching a course at the University of Washington in Training & Development and facilitated a great conversation about two things that can make a huge difference in your career success. The discussion was focused on the necessity of and process for...

The Real Reason You Aren’t Getting a Promotion

The Real Reason You Aren’t Getting a Promotion

You’ve been working hard, and your accomplishments are beginning to stack up. Anyone can see that. But despite your impressive performance, you’re finding that you’re not exactly popular among your co-workers. And that promotion you were expecting did not occur....

Be Seen To Be Found: Job Hunting in 2014 and Beyond

Be Seen To Be Found: Job Hunting in 2014 and Beyond

Getting a job these days is about so much more than your resume. That's not to say the resume is dead or not viable anymore, but it's one of many tools in your job-seeking arsenal than your only tool. Employers, and recruiters specifically, are using a variety of...

Your Ten Seconds of Resume Fame

Your Ten Seconds of Resume Fame

At some point in your job search you may have wondered why so many career experts spend lots of time talking about how to write the perfect resume, when you may have also heard that recruiters spend very little time reviewing it. The Absolute truth is that your resume...

A Day in the Life of a City Clerk

A Day in the Life of a City Clerk

A city clerk is one of the oldest public service positions, dating back to Ancient Greece. In the United States, the office of city clerk was one of the first to be established when early colonists set up local governments. Today, a city clerk is an elected or...

Skills for Government Managers of the Future

Skills for Government Managers of the Future

Leadership in government organizations is changing into something quite different than it was as recently as 10 years ago. The International City/County Managers Association (ICMA) is celebrating its 100th anniversary in 2014, and our members have been marking the...

Executive Resume Writing Tips

Executive Resume Writing Tips

A senior executive’s professional resume has one job, and that is to portray your value and significance that you can bring to the business. At the executive level it is expected that you have all the soft skills required to lead and manage teams, however the key is...

Attitude is Everything in the Public Sector

Attitude is Everything in the Public Sector

I was training a group of public agency managers the other day and asked them the question, “provided you had the option for a pool of prospective employees, all with baseline qualifying skills, and could choose between one with extraordinary skills and knowledge or...

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