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 »


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 »


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 »


How to Get a Job as a Local Government Lawyer

Posted on February 8th, by Todd Tenge in Career Advice. No Comments

It may come as a surprise that the government isn’t always the first pick of employment for J.D. graduates. Most prefer the more competitive option: private law firms. This goes without saying that there are enough strong arguments why working for the government is just as logical and promising a choice as any. According to … Read More »


How Well Do You Know the People That Work for You?

Posted on February 8th, by Bob Tiede in on the job. No Comments

In her book “Dare to Serve” my good friend Cheryl Bachelder, CEO of Popeyes Chicken asks:

“How well do you know the people that work for you?”

Cheryl then asks:

“Do you know the three of four events of their lives that have shaped who they are today?”

This has now become one of my favorite questions!

As I ask colleagues and friends … Read More »


What Are the Top Skills Employers Look for in a Candidate?

Posted on February 8th, by Jeff Barison in Career Advice. 2 comments

There are a number of vital skills employers looking for when considering candidates to hire.  Whether you earn your college degree online or in a classroom setting, it is crucial to be aware of these attributes and decision influencers to best position yourself for success in the future.  We will cover two primary components in … Read More »