Suspending Assumptions in Communications

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Suspending Assumptions in Communications

Posted on April 9th, by Stan Skipworth in on the job. No Comments

While walking on the beaches of Oceanside, California a couple of weeks ago, my family and I ventured onto the pier to take in the sights and sounds along that boardwalk.

As we did, we came upon a family as it prepared to take a picture.  A familiar scene, the father was readying himself while providing direction … Read More »


Start a Government Employee Volunteer Program!

Posted on April 9th, by H.E. James in About the Public Sector. No Comments

Do you have multiple employees within your municipal organization who give back to your community through volunteering with nonprofits?  If so, April is their month, and if you don’t have an employee volunteer program (EVP), it’s the perfect time to do it.

National Volunteer Month has expanded since President Nixon created National Volunteer Week in 1974, … Read More »


“Gen Eric” Is Killing Your Job Search

Posted on April 9th, by Tina Nicolai in Career Advice. No Comments

Baby Boomers, Gen X, Gen Y, Millennials, have one thing in common that causes hiring leaders to hand slap their heads—it’s the use of a “Gen Eric” resume.  Generic products are fine if you’re pinching pennies, but a “Gen Eric” resume is causing you lost time and salary.

Generic resumes  (Gen Eric) continue to flood the … Read More »


Networking Tips for Veterans & Others

Posted on April 9th, by Alan Carniol in Career Advice. No Comments

Veterans often feel lost when they begin seeking employment outside the military. If you’re a veteran you need to know that networking will play a big part in your job search, and could make all the difference in the world as to how soon you land a job. For this to work for you it … Read More »


3 Steps to Eliminating Bullying at Work

Posted on April 9th, by Chris Edmonds in on the job. No Comments

Have you seen bullying behavior at work? Have you experienced bullying yourself? Bullying is extremely common. Stand by for some shocking statistics!
 
I am a huge proponent of creating high performance AND values-aligned workplaces. In a safe, inspiring, productive workplace, everyone is treated with trust, respect, and dignity in every interaction.

I admire the work of the Workplace … Read More »


Core Democratic Values

Posted on April 9th, by Marc Plooster in education/training. No Comments

Core Democratic Values (CDVs) are the only topic I remember learning in first and second grade.  However, beginning in third grade and beyond, I don’t remember CDVs being as integral to the social studies curriculum.  At the risk of generalizing, the shift of my memories correlates with a larger narrative this country has experienced.

I less … Read More »


Ingredients for a Successful Career Path: N-C-E

Posted on April 9th, by Charles Brooks in About the Public Sector. No Comments

Ingredients for a successful career path: networking, communications, and developing subject matter expertise

In reflecting over the span of my career in government (and in the private sector) I have come to a recognition that are several valuable elements for reaching you career goals. These include:  1) being able to network and build relationships; 2) having … Read More »


Women in the Workplace: The Benefits of Mentorship

Posted on April 8th, by Valerie Martinelli in on the job. No Comments

Women are in need of mentors in order to gain the proper skills, learn how to build a wide network, access to role models, acceptance and affirmation, and ultimate career success. For younger women, mentors can play a pivotal role in which career path we choose and our potential success in those chosen fields. Studies … Read More »


Networking: Beyond the Job Application

Posted on April 7th, by American Public University System in networking/interviewing. 1 Comment

Ann Eastham, Career Coach

When you’re a job seeker, the biggest frustration is by far the process of applying for jobs online and never knowing if your application is even reviewed. It can feel like your resume is just in outer space. You’re not alone in feeling this way; so many people do. You may wonder … Read More »


A Tribute to a Great, Ordinary Man

Posted on April 6th, by Liam Ryan in on the job. No Comments

Jack Quigley was an ordinary man. A lovely ordinary man. Sometimes we forget that the word ”extraordinary” is primarily composed of the word “ordinary”.

Before I left for my surgery in Liverpool in 2002 we had one final night together in my local pub in the town where I live. Jack Quigley said something “extraordinary” to … Read More »