We Are All Equal in the End

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We Are All Equal in the End

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

My father-in-laws final words to me were that he was amazed how quickly his life had passed. He was 75. Not old by any means, but not exactly a short run either. If he was saying that at 75, what is it like at 50, or 35, or in your teens.

They are words that have … Read More »

Submitting a Federal Resume: 3 Questions to Ask

Posted on May 5th, by American Public University System in resumes/cover letters. No Comments

By Marcia Powers
Contributor, Career Coach

Federal jobs can attract hundreds of qualified applicants all vying for the same opportunity. Although it’s easy to get lost in the sea of numbers, a tip-top resume can help you stay afloat in the competition. Before applying to a federal position on USAJOBS.gov, take a few moments to look over … Read More »

Your Career: How to Spark a Burning Platform

Posted on May 5th, by David Shindler in Career Advice. No Comments

Have you been in the same job, role, organization or career for a long time? The chances of that occurring in the future are diminishing by the year. You are likely to move jobs and careers more regularly and work under different forms of employment. The real-life Transformers are coming in the form of robotics … Read More »

Understanding What Makes People Tick

Posted on May 5th, by Mike Kennerknecht in on the job. 1 Comment

I began my professional career in mental health before working in state government, public relations, and now government relations. Imagine how helpful it would be to a career in any of those fields if you were able to understand patterns of behavior, to recognize hidden agendas, to anticipate actions correctly, and to appeal to each … Read More »

Is Your Workforce Engaged?

Posted on May 5th, by Ann Parker in About the Public Sector. 1 Comment

According to a recent Gallup study, a mere 30 percent of the workforce is engaged. So if 30 percent of your employees are engaged, 70 percent are disengaged. Additional research by Gallup reveals that engaged workers are the most innovative.

As if motivating employees weren’t enough of a challenge, today’s workforce dynamics are more complex than … Read More »

3 Strategies to Build Relationships through LinkedIn

Posted on April 9th, by Bennett Dwosh in Career Advice. 1 Comment

If you’re reading this blog post, you most likely are already aware of what LinkedIn is, what are its benefits, and even more importantly, how to use it. You’re a career minded professional reading Gov-Talk for Pete’s sake!

As a LinkedIn user, you may be tired of the disingenuous and impersonal networking that occurs in this … Read More »

Information Governance Insights: Preparation Leads to Success

Posted on April 9th, by Robin Woolen in About the Public Sector. 1 Comment

Last month we discussed finding a vendor and selecting software for an electronic document management system. So what do you do while the procurement people fight over the contract and you’re waiting to get on the schedule to install this magic box that will solve all your world’s problems? How about gathering together all … Read More »

Social Media Baggage and Your First Big Opportunity

Posted on April 9th, by David Adams in Career Advice. 1 Comment

The past few years have been terrible for Millennials. They’ve faced limited job prospects and mountains of debt. Even when unemployment hit a low of 5.4 percent in May 2015, they still couldn’t find any luck. But that grim picture is changing.

Unemployment hit a new eight-year low of 4.9 percent in January, and Millennials were the big winners. Between … Read More »

Suspending Assumptions in Communications

Posted on April 9th, by Stan Skipworth in on the job. No Comments

While walking on the beaches of Oceanside, California a couple of weeks ago, my family and I ventured onto the pier to take in the sights and sounds along that boardwalk.

As we did, we came upon a family as it prepared to take a picture.  A familiar scene, the father was readying himself while providing direction … Read More »

Start a Government Employee Volunteer Program!

Posted on April 9th, by H.E. James in About the Public Sector, Public Sector News. No Comments

Do you have multiple employees within your municipal organization who give back to your community through volunteering with nonprofits?  If so, April is their month, and if you don’t have an employee volunteer program (EVP), it’s the perfect time to do it.

National Volunteer Month has expanded since President Nixon created National Volunteer Week in 1974, … Read More »