Your Career: What is the Return on Inertia?

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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 »

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 »

5 Tips to Prepare for a US Government Security Clearance

Posted on February 7th, by Carmen Iezzi Mezzera in education/training. No Comments


Many highly rewarding careers require a security clearance. While the process can be daunting, advance preparation will ensure that you are ready when the time comes.

The Association of Professional Schools of International Affairs (APSIA) brings together the leading graduate schools around the world, which specialize in international affairs. Our graduates regularly serve in public and … Read More »

Tips for Careers in Government for Law Graduates

Posted on January 14th, by Todd Tenge in education/training, Trends. No Comments

One of the biggest decisions one will make in life is choosing a field of education and where to pursue that career in.  For Law students, the most common path is to get an internship at a reputable law firm and follow through that direction once they graduate law and join a reputable law firm … Read More »

20 Ways to Create a Powerful Personal Brand

Posted on January 14th, by Mark Babbitt in education/training. No Comments

Ever since we started making the transition from the Industrial Age to the Social Age, people have been talking about personal branding. And for good reason: how you show up – online and offline – is a critical factor in today’s job search.

But for some, especially workforce veterans less familiar with social and digital platforms, … Read More »

7 Habits to Help Advance Your Career In Government

Posted on December 10th, by Eva Wislow in Career Advice. No Comments

Every worker’s dream is to advance their career and scale to the highest heights in their field of expertise. For instance, Elaine Boone, an HR manager at CareersBooster says, “We are seeing more and more customers who have the intention to get a promotion by leaving their current job and applying for a higher position … Read More »

Why Geography Matters in Your Job Search

Posted on December 10th, by American Public University System in Career Advice. No Comments

By Kristen Carter, M.Ed., GCDF
Contributor, Senior Career Exploration Specialist

Do you thrive on the buzz of a big city, or do you prefer to wake up to the scenic countryside? Does the hustle and bustle of a metropolitan area excite you? Or is your preference to only visit big cities, having never really envisioned yourself … Read More »

Career Inertia

Posted on December 10th, by Marc Plooster in Career Advice. No Comments

As stated in Newton’s first law of motion: an object either remains at rest or continues to move at a constant velocity, unless acted upon by a net force. If a career, a noun, can be connected to an object, also a noun, a career that is either stopped or stalled remains on its present … Read More »

Build a Great Personal Brand Through Social Proof

Posted on November 14th, by Mark Babbitt in education/training. No Comments

You’ve heard the saying “guilt by association”– where the reputation you’ve earned, right or wrong, is tied to the behavior of a wrong-doer. No, there is no evidence of your wrong-doing. But you are considered guilty simply by hanging around them.

In the Social Age, guilty by association has never been more common. We are judged … Read More »