Is Your Cover Letter Sabotaging Your Job Search?

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Is Your Cover Letter Sabotaging Your Job Search?

Posted on March 9th, by American Public University System in networking/interviewing. No Comments

By Marcia Powers
Contributor, Career Services

A cover letter, when done right, can help set you apart from your competition and solidify your chances of getting the interview. However, using a poorly written cover letter (or no cover letter at all) can sabotage your opportunity. Before submitting your next job application, check to make sure you haven’t … Read More »


Push Beyond the Comfort Zone

Posted on March 9th, by John Manning in education/training. No Comments

Part of leading yourself is learning when to challenge yourself at strategic moments in your professional life. When I look back at my career, several big professional growth spurts were directly attributable to when I pushed my comfort zone. These were times in which I had little or no experience with a particular area or … Read More »


8 Ways You Can Gain Respect in the Office

Posted on March 9th, by Hasib Ahmed in on the job. No Comments

Gaining respect from your colleagues is a difficult task but losing respect takes very little effort. This article will mention some of the ways through which it will be easy for you to gain respect and become a person that everyone looks forward to being with.

If you thought having a good repertoire with your … Read More »


The Adaptation of Metrics: From Baseball to the Badge

Posted on March 9th, by Stan Skipworth in education/training. No Comments

In the Fall of 2003, I happened upon a book about one of my favorite subjects—baseball—and by the time I had completed reading Moneyball, I had found a way to pierce through some of the most daunting challenges facing leaders of organizations:  How to find talented personnel when the organization is much less financially-resourced than … Read More »


Interview Tips for a Public Utilities Career: Part 2

Posted on March 9th, by Alan Carniol in networking/interviewing. No Comments

This is a continuation of our earlier article “Interview Tips for a Career in Public Utilities”.

Types of Behavioral Questions You’ll Be Asked When Interviewing For A Job at a Public Utility

In most cases, you will have a team of interviewers questioning you. The company needs to do this to ensure that you are the best … Read More »


Government Security & Information Assurance Training

Posted on March 9th, by Lauren Willison in education/training. No Comments

Advanced technology has brought incredible progress to society, but it’s not without its faults. Chief among them is faulty information security, which breeds identity theft, viruses, malware and hacking, to name a few.

The biggest defense against these threats is information assurance experts, who use a combination of computer science and information technology knowledge to protect … Read More »


Your Work Ethic: Can You Go to 11?

Posted on February 14th, by Bennett Dwosh in Career Advice. No Comments

For those who have seen the 1984 mockumentary, This is Spinal Tap, the phrase “up to eleven” takes you back to one of the most humorous moments of the film. In this scene, the band’s leading musician proudly shows off their amp to the documentary director. According to the band’s lead, what makes this … Read More »


KPIs for Life: Understanding Organizational Management

Posted on February 13th, by Marc Plooster in education/training. No Comments

I am working on a new but familiar project focusing on performance management and key performance indicators (KPIs).  The framework and presentation of a performance management system does not matter I am realizing.  Specifically, the way performance measurement initiatives are structured is only as important as their ability to create common understanding among employees.

To test … Read More »


Don’t Just Manage Results: Manage Heads, Hearts & Hands

Posted on February 13th, by Chris Edmonds in on the job. 4 comments

If you see your job as managing processes and results, you’re doing half of the effective leader’s job. The other half? Managing people’s energy – and inspiring them bringing their heads (knowledge), hearts (authentic care), and hands (skills) to their work.

Most leaders see their role as that of managing processes and results within their … Read More »


Resume Advice: Numbers Speak Louder Than Words

Posted on February 12th, by Andrew Conlon in networking/interviewing. No Comments

We’ve all heard the phrase “actions speak louder than words.”  Well, when it comes to resumes, numbers speak louder than words.  When you start changing your resume to be achievement-based rather than task-based, a great thing to focus on is quantifiable experience. Wherever possible, try to use numbers in order to make your resume shine.

When … Read More »