Rewriting Career Myth Stories

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Rewriting Career Myth Stories

Posted on October 8th, by David Shindler in Career Advice. No Comments

One of the challenges of being a job seeker and finding career direction is being bombarded by advice from so-called experts. How do you know who and what to believe?

Unfortunately, these expert’s shoulds, needs and musts sometimes contradict each other. Accepted wisdom can also be overtaken by events. Like urban myths, their advice seems plausible … Read More »

Common Cover Letter Mistakes

Posted on October 8th, by Gavin Redelman in networking/interviewing. No Comments

Many job seekers spend time on perfecting their resumes, but when it comes time for the cover letter, quickly write a couple paragraphs and send it out to every employer. If you’re serious about getting a job, a hiring manager won’t consider you without a polished, professional cover letter as well. Here are a few … Read More »

The Politics of Leadership

Posted on October 8th, by Stan Skipworth in on the job. No Comments

One of the marvelous byproducts individuals acquire in their developmental process as a leader is the concurrent growth of the ability to navigate the politics and multiple interests in any number of environments.

This isn’t to simply state that leaders become ‘more political’; in fact, it might be argued that the always-advancing leader actually becomes less … Read More »

Understanding Your Brain Results in Better Collaboration

Posted on October 8th, by Martha Duesterhoft in education/training. No Comments

It happened again…my dog hunted and “captured” a rabbit in our backyard! I have a Basenji, which is a breed from Africa who has hunting instincts, especially rodents. Those hunting instincts are strong and she just can’t help herself.

Just as animals have those natural instincts, so do we humans. Our brains are wired for social interaction.

Dr. David Rock is … Read More »

Is Your Company Happy Hour the Key to Success?

Posted on October 8th, by Bennett Dwosh in on the job. No Comments

You may be thinking to yourself, why would after work happy hour be such an important event to attend? While you may have originally believed it to be vital because of the free drink tickets or the tasty appetizers, the real benefit lies in your future success at your job.

Regardless of if you work in … Read More »

Beyond the Family Tree of Contracting

Posted on October 8th, by American Public University System in About the Public Sector. No Comments

By Dr. Oliver Hedgepeth, Program Director, Government Contracts and Acquisition at American Public University

Remember the yellow, No. 2, FaberCastell pencil? It was the American standard for decades of K-12 schools and colleges and could also be found inside the gray, government-issued desks, along with the black ballpoint pens that said “US Government.”

I have with 20 FaberCastell … Read More »

Does Your Resume Say “Hire Me”?

Posted on October 8th, by Erin Kennedy in networking/interviewing. No Comments

The job market is bouncing back and companies are hiring all across the country, and you need to be ready to hit the ground running.  If you are a prospective job seeker, then you need to understand that your resume is not a document that you just pass out at job fairs and networking events, … Read More »

Police Officers Need a Second Career Plan

Posted on October 8th, by John Eldridge in education/training. No Comments

There’s life after police work. A lot of my friends went on to second careers when their police careers ended. Some stayed in the investigations field and became private investigators or security specialists. Others wanted to try something completely different and found careers in business. Several became realtors. A couple wrote books. One went into … Read More »

Engaging Citizens on Social Media: Show Some Personality!

Posted on October 8th, by Staci Zavattaro in About the Public Sector. No Comments

Ask any social media manager for a government agency what works, and you will likely get this question in return: “Works for what purpose?” There are many reasons government agencies might turn toward social media to communicate with citizens: emergency communications, event updates, meeting announcements, etc. The problem many agencies have is a valid one … Read More »

7 Education Tips for Public Sector Careers

Posted on October 8th, by Danita Dyess in education/training. No Comments

When Nelson Mandela said, “Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world,” he could have been referring to the career path of a public sector worker. Public service jobs address complex issues and require higher learning. Read these tips to create a well-developed strategy to find the best college … Read More »