Military Educational Funding and How to Find It

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Military Educational Funding and How to Find It

Posted on September 6th, by H.E. James in education/training. No Comments

Are you in the military or about to leave it?  Have you given any thought to your educational opportunities?  It’s all about funding, isn’t it?  No matter if you’re active duty, a reservist, or a discharged or retired veteran, funding an education can be the roughest part of getting one.  Thankfully, there are resources to … Read More »


The Importance of a Handshake

Posted on September 5th, by Juliana Weiss-Roessler in networking/interviewing. No Comments

What’s in a handshake? Quite a lot, apparently. Most of us have probably been told that you want a firm or strong handshake, but is that always true? Are there different kinds of handshakes that you can use to convey different things? What can a handshake make other people think about you?

Dry, firm handshake. This … Read More »


Attend a Conference in Your Professional Industry

Posted on September 5th, by American Public University System in Career Advice. No Comments

By Cathy Francois, career coach at American Public University

This year I had the opportunity to attend several conferences in my field. I was excited about traveling to cities I never been to, meeting new people, and gaining new industry knowledge. As a career coach, I encourage clients to network, but I do not believe many … Read More »


What’s Your Career Plan?

Posted on September 5th, by American Public University System in Career Advice. 1 Comment

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

Your career in government can seem easy when you land that GS-5 or GS-7 job right out of college or that GS-12 position after you hang up that military uniform. I was a GS-7 recruited right out of college because I had earned … Read More »


Introverts and Extroverts In Government Collaborate For Results

Posted on September 5th, by Jennifer Kahnweiler in education/training. No Comments

John, an introvert, and Quinn, an extrovert, were training managers at a regional government agency. The employees in their office needed help with creating viable learning plans. Unfortunately, John and Quinn were overwhelmed with requests for coaching and needed to come up with a solution to serve their all employees.

So they put their heads together … Read More »


So You Don’t Trust Your Boss

Posted on August 8th, by Henna Inam in on the job. No Comments

Few things zap your motivation than having a bad relationship with your boss. Trust me, I know from experience, people don’t leave jobs, they leave bosses.  I have an executive coaching client. Let’s call her Mary. She doesn’t trust her boss, John. She feels John doesn’t have her back but doesn’t feel comfortable giving him … Read More »


Your Career Strategy: Rectangle Boxes

Posted on August 8th, by Marc Plooster in Career Advice. No Comments

What you are about to read is more the pilot of a television series than a non-franchise movie.  As a primer, I will begin by asking the question, how does one advance a career in an organization?  I raise this question following two weeks on a new job after staffing transfers and personnel deficiencies necessitated … Read More »


How to Make Your Career Future-Proof

Posted on August 4th, by Hasib Ahmed in Career Advice. No Comments

Worried about what the future holds for your career? You are not the only one who keeps thinking about what scenario will arise in the future that will make a resounding impact on your career. Being in an industry where skills need to be upgraded very often, I have learned that the most important thing … Read More »


Start Your Career in IT: A Progressive Strategy

Posted on August 4th, by David Whicker in on the job. No Comments

Part 4: A Progressive Career in IT

The most fitting way to bring this series to a close is ironically the discussion of patience. I would like to thank all those who have been patient for the past four months as you read and followed this series of articles. The entire series has been possible by … Read More »


Career Advancement Strategy: Write and Talk—A Lot

Posted on July 11th, by American Public University System in on the job. No Comments

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

After working for the U.S. government for four years right out of college, I landed a new job with the Department of Defense (DOD). I was a GS-12 and on my way to making a good living for my family. But, I did … Read More »