Bilingual, Basic or Fluent: What Are the Differences?

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Bilingual, Basic or Fluent: What Are the Differences?

Posted on February 7th, by American Public University System in education/training. 1 Comment

By Jaymie Pompeo, Career Coach

Growing up, my entire family instilled the value of a second language. My parents are native speakers and placed heavy emphasis on using Spanish at home while my English developed through the help of Sesame Street and elementary school. From there, summer vacations to Ecuador became an immersion program where my Abuelita … 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 »


Police Officers: Networking into a Second Career

Posted on December 12th, by John Eldridge in education/training. No Comments

Cops have the best networks. The bond between police officers is strong and builds a unique community of trust. Think about it. All those life and death situations that police come across, the stress, the many challenges and yes, the danger. It all works to bring them closer together than a lot of other employee … Read More »


Are You Interested in a Freelance Writing Career?

Posted on December 10th, by Mariia Lvovych in job descriptions/glossary. No Comments

One of the great things about government is that unless something cataclysmic happens, there will always be a government and it will always need contractors in various forms. Freelance writers don’t think to go for government contracts even though they are often extremely well paid relative to the wider market, and can be a steady … Read More »


Start Acting Like a Consultant!

Posted on December 3rd, by Chip Bell in on the job. No Comments

With over 30 years under my belt as an independent consultant, I’ve learned much about how to make life work and work come alive. It has been a fun ride with lots of growth, contribution, fun and success.  In that sense, I wish everyone could be a consultant.  Thank goodness, all are not!  But, I … 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 »


The Winds of Change

Posted on November 14th, by Jerry Schuber in Career Advice. No Comments

Most of the time I write an article with my tongue firmly planted in my cheek.  I include such taglines as above for the sake of grabbing an audience who otherwise would ignore any article by most authors based solely on their belief that the reader is far too busy or their time is far … Read More »


Rekindle Your Career with Legos and a Dream

Posted on November 14th, by Marc Plooster in on the job. No Comments

Four weeks ago, I was approached with an opportunity some only dream of, and many, myself included, never thought was a possibility.  I met with a Chief Information Officer (CIO) of a small to medium size city, and in essence, I was asked what I can and want to do.  There are many ways one … Read More »