Retirement in Government: The Silver Tsunami

Posted on December 3rd, by Linda Higgins in About the Public Sector. 2 comments

Stay Ahead of the Silver Tsunami

Here at Hennepin County – Minnesota’s most populous county – we’re preparing for the silver tsunami. Almost 43% of our 8,000 employees are preparing to retire in the next five years. When Baby Boomers leave, we will lose not only valued employees but also the skills they have honed over … Read More »


How to Start Your IT Career in 2016

Posted on December 3rd, by David Whicker in on the job. No Comments

Let’s talk careers this month. Although CIG focuses in public sector employment, career advice is somewhat agnostic. Advice regarding interviewing, resume writing, and career search methods are mostly applicable regardless of sector or profession.

In my eBook titled, Start Your Career in (IT) Information Technology, I cover all of these topics in appropriate depth providing examples, … Read More »


Social Work: Start Your Career Here

Posted on November 15th, by Danita Dyess in on the job. No Comments

In 1993, there were 111 accredited Master of Social Work (MSW) programs and 54 Doctor of Social Work (DSW) programs in the U.S. Today, most colleges and universities offer bachelor’s, master’s and doctorate degrees in social work.  Our nation has faced tough issues that social workers are prepared to address.

Issues in Social Work

Our world is … Read More »


30,000 Ft. Approach to Career Success

Posted on November 15th, by Bennett Dwosh in education/training. No Comments

Throughout our lives, whether as employees or students, we’ve been trained to focus heavily on the minutia—dates, names, and other tidbits of knowledge. Instead of understanding the “why”, we worry about all of the “what”. The “what” included the name of the theater that Lincoln was shot at and the exact decimals of Pi. And … Read More »