Most Common Resume Writing Mistakes

As a professional resume writer who has seen and written tens of thousands of resumes it does not take long to notice an average resume, a good resume and... Read More »


10 Power Habits That Will Change Your Life

You’ve heard the phrase, “Small hinges open big doors.” Highly successful people are unconsciously doing little things that lead to big results. And if they can do it, you... Read More »


Take Charge of Your Career – Planning Your Next Step

Have you been thinking about your next career step or perhaps striking out in a different direction or with a new organization? Do you know someone who is on... Read More »


How Often Should You Take a Break?

Beyond what is required by law, most places of business in America don’t actively encourage their employees to take breaks. In fact, some companies even show preference to those... Read More »


5 Public Health Career Pathways

A Public Health Career has many diverse Pathways, offering a wide range of challenging opportunities for professionals from a variety of backgrounds. Public health practitioners are employed in both... Read More »


A Career In Public Safety

In pursuing A Career In Public Safety, I needed a new suit for several upcoming interviews as I ventured into a career in Public Safety. I visited a men’s... Read More »


Ageism and Your Job Search

A common concern of job seekers who have more tenure in their career is that they are afraid they are being overlooked because of their age.  Ageism, or stereotyping... Read More »


Why Are You The Best Person For The Job?

What did you answer the last time a hiring manager asked you why you were the best person for the job during an interview?  A lot of us can... Read More »


Why We Need More Women in Government

Government officials are the representatives of the people, whether they are working at the local, state or even federal level. The problem with the government is that men significantly... Read More »


Performance Management: A Leadership Perspective

Recently, I have been challenged to understand the relationship between leadership and performance management.    This relationship is important to understand because performance metrics are found everywhere.   You can’t escape... Read More »


Fire Service Resume: Is It Good Enough to Get a Job? Part 2

Welcome back!  Are you ready for the second installment of “Your Resume, Is It Good Enough To Get You A Job”?  In part one of this series we identified... Read More »


International Relations Fields of Study

Earning a master’s degree in international relations (IR) is a great way to build your resume in preparation for employment with the federal government. In fact, most IR positions... Read More »


5 Simple Questions That Can Help You Find Your Passion

Finding your passion can often feel like an overwhelming task. There are tons of assessments, questions, blogs, books and speeches out there, and wading through them all is a... Read More »


Three Reasons Why Your Federal Resume Is Failing

What amount of competition are you facing when you apply for a federal job? Would it surprise you to know that federal job postings are attracting hundreds of applicants... Read More »


LinkedIn: Construct a Clickable and Compelling headline

So you’re pretty chuffed with your job title and like so many others have included it in your LinkedIn headline.  The truth is, to make the right first impression... Read More »


Working With An Elected or Appointed Council Board

In the public sector, like other sectors, many would like to aspire to the top level executive job at some point in their careers. This, of course, means that... Read More »


8 Time Management and Productivity Tips

Being able to make TIME to complete all of your tasks and make your visions happen is one of your most crucial skills as a LEADER. That’s the difference... Read More »


10 Tips to Writing the Perfect Resume

If you are a current job seeker you no doubt have one more thing to stress about – writing the perfect resume. The resume is often regarded as one... Read More »