The Promise of Leadership

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The Promise of Leadership

Posted on February 7th, by Bob Anderson in on the job. No Comments

By Bob Anderson and Bill Adams

When we step into positions of leadership, we make a whole set of promises we may not know we are making. These promises are profound and come in the form of high, often unspoken expectations. Understanding, managing, and living up to these promises defines our leadership.

We all expect great things … Read More »


Interview Tips for a Career in Public Utilities

Posted on February 7th, by Alan Carniol in networking/interviewing. No Comments

As I’ve said many times before, preparation is the key to a good job interview. Each industry is a little bit different and if you’re looking for a job with a public utility you need to know the types of questions that are likely to be asked in the interview:

Why are you interested in working … Read More »


Comfortable in Your Career? 4 Things You Need to Do Now!

Posted on February 7th, by Chantal Wynter in Career Advice. 1 Comment

You may be comfortable in your career because your job is all you know and you are afraid to leave or you are happy with what you are doing and is not actively looking for the next opportunity. Either way, being comfortable while it is a good feeling can be a curse because remaining in … Read More »


How To Use Serendipity For Your Career

Posted on February 7th, by David Shindler in Career Advice. No Comments

What if you adopted the mindset of serendipity? 2016 is a Leap Year and practicing the skills may just help you learn to leap in your job and career quest.

Serendipity is much more than taking a ‘lucky dip’ or something that happens to you. The word first appeared in an 18th century poem telling the … Read More »


Being Fashionably Late in the Workplace

Posted on January 9th, by American Public University System in on the job. No Comments

By Jacquelyn Brookins
Senior Talent Acquisition Specialist 

Contrary to the title of this blog, I will not be providing reasons why showing up late to a meeting is acceptable in any way. Rather, I want to make it clear that there is no such thing as being fashionably late when it comes to professional occasions. Even if … Read More »


Finding Passion in Your Government Career

Posted on January 9th, by Christie Mims in Career Advice. No Comments

Working for the government has its benefits: Stable work, decent healthcare, and most importantly – interesting missions.

But…what if you hate it? Or, you are bored and want a change, but don’t want to end up feeling the same way that you do now.

ARGGHHHHH. The agony.

But don’t worry: There are a few things that you can … Read More »


Climb Your Mountain

Posted on January 8th, by Liam Ryan in Career Advice. No Comments

I have always liked the analogy of a mountain, for life.

Mountains are great things. They are unique. They are serene and solemn and strong. They are spectacular, both from the bottom as you look forward and the top as you look back.

But a mountain is never easily mastered.

All of us have a mountain to climb … Read More »


Boost Your Career with 7 Personal Powers

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

What personal powers do you have at your fingertips? What have you got going for you because of who you are, your natural tendencies, your experience and what you’ve developed personally and professionally so far?

The beginning of a new year is often a time for self-reflection. It’s a perfect opportunity to consider what we sometimes … Read More »


Team Culture: Bring on the Change

Posted on January 7th, by Chris Edmonds in on the job. No Comments

The demands on federal, state, and municipal offices continue to grow. Citizens want products and services from those offices delivered efficiently. They also expect high quality customer service from those offices, just like the experiences they have at fine department stores.

It may be an unfair demand, but the requirement is real.

Many businesses are trying to … Read More »


Informational Interview Tips

Posted on January 7th, by Andrew Conlon in networking/interviewing. No Comments

Informational interviews are a great way to network, meet professionals in your field and gain advice about moving forward in your career.  Informational interviews take of the pressure of interviewing for particular positions and instead allow you to ask questions, meet more informally and build relationships.  You’re not asking directly for a job but rather … Read More »