A Very Special Flock

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A Very Special Flock

Posted on February 11th, by Stan Skipworth in on the job. No Comments

Many years ago, my wife and I moved into a new community.  On the very day we were unloading our household items our new neighbors came over to introduce themselves.  Our visitors included a wonderful family, Scott and Mary and their children, just two houses away. Expecting our first child in a few months, we immediately appreciated and … Read More »


5 Ways to Leverage Your Pain, Disappointments and Heartbreaks

Posted on February 11th, by Meiko Patton in on the job. No Comments

What if you viewed:

Pain as fuel
Hurt as something to look forward to
Disappointments as your servant

How would that change your outlook on life? On your relationships? On your business? In your government career?

Do me a favor and indulge me until you finish reading this article. I want you to question why you believe that:

Pain is something … Read More »


Win the Interview: How to Ace the 6-second Resume Test

Posted on February 11th, by Mark Babbitt in networking/interviewing. No Comments

We hear it all the time: the average recruiter spends six seconds scanning your resume. That’s right, six seconds decides your future.

So how to you pass this test? How do you, second by second, impress a recruiter enough to earn a second look – and perhaps win the interview?

To help answer those questions, here is … Read More »


An Authentic Culture Creates Strong Employee Engagement

Posted on February 11th, by Valerie Martinelli in on the job. 1 Comment

Employee engagement is a difficult code to crack. Many employers are unsure of exactly how to boost it and what works. However, one thing that we all can agree on is that it has been declining. It is not easy to find out what works because employee engagement is directly linked to organizational culture and … Read More »


Envy and the Call to Humility

Posted on February 11th, by Marc Plooster in education/training. No Comments

Employee motivation comes in multiple forms. Some are motivated by recognition and the pursuit of job titles while others are content maintaining the status quo. Some stereotypes of government employees suggest veteran municipal workers are content holding the same position for years or decades while being less willing to become innovative despite the jobs’ environmental … Read More »


5 Essential Practices for Public Sector Managers

Posted on February 9th, by Karin Hurt in About the Public Sector. No Comments

2017 was declared “the year of the middle manager” by The Workforce Institute’s Top Workplace Trends for 2017 report. What does this mean for you?

It means that in the public mindset, you’re finally getting recognition as the Rosetta Stone of your organization; an essential interpreter between strategic vision and boots-on-the-ground reality. You deserve this recognition … Read More »


Football and Faith

Posted on February 8th, by Liam Ryan in on the job. No Comments

Careers in Government likes when this article has a link to the month in which it is published. Valentine’s Day was suggested as a possible thread with which to weave but I have opted for a February event a little less obvious, but perhaps even more loved! An event that has now gone way beyond … Read More »


Internships While on Active Duty: Yes, It’s Possible!

Posted on February 8th, by American Public University System in education/training. No Comments

By Rachel Dhaliwal
Contributor, Career Coach

If you’re like most service members, chances are you’ve assumed that you can’t have an internship while on active duty. A logical assumption, to be sure, but as it turns out, also an inaccurate one. There are a few provisions and programs out there that DO allow service members this opportunity, … Read More »


Is Conventional Productivity Wisdom Truly Wise?

Posted on February 8th, by Beth Beutler in on the job. No Comments

“Don’t check your email first thing in the morning.”

“Only check email at set times during the day.”

“Make appointments for important tasks.”

There’s no shortage of productivity advice out there between blogs, books, presentations and workshops. Often, you will hear repeated “conventional wisdom” concepts like the three above recycled throughout the leadership, productivity, and career space, although … Read More »


Your Career: What is the Return on Inertia?

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

Talk with any company owner of any size and they will say that their business can’t grow unless they invest at some point. Successful businesses know when to invest, seize opportunities and take risks to grow. It’s the same with your career. Effective career navigators know when to invest in their personal and professional development … Read More »