Managing a municipality is no easy task. It involves setting policies, managing public services, listening to the community’s concerns, supervising staff, implementing an annual budget, and identifying new approaches to solving common problems. Given the complexity involved in providing people the services they need day-to-day, many communities choose to hire a professional city manager.
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A career in the nonprofit world is more than a job — it’s a mission and a calling. Nonprofit management is an exciting, dynamic career that offers an opportunity to pursue your passions, lead social change, and help make the world a better place. Whether it’s helping the homeless, raising funds to find a cure … Read More »
No matter how many times mentors say them, there are eight golden nuggets of been-there-done-that wisdom that no one (well, almost no one) ever follows; never-fail insights that would make a significant impact on the careers of many… if (sigh) anyone would actually follow them:
1. Follow Up
I have no idea why we collectively fail at … Read More »
What to do When You Are Stuck In Your Boring Job and You Want To Get Out (but you don’t know where to start)
You are bored in your job. But you know it’s good – you’ve got great government benefits, a stable salary, and a certain sense of security that comes from working directly for Uncle Sam.
But, you want more. You want to do something different, but you’ve been at your job for awhile and frankly, you aren’t … Read More »
First date.. Career… You heard me correctly!
Do you manage your career like a first date?
I remember what it was like to be single. That was over thirty years ago but I remember the awkward feelings of trying to find someone who would just go out with me on a date.
When I graduated from high school … Read More »
So you’ve gone through the application process, mastered the interview, and now the company is interested in you. But before you can embark on stepping up to take your new boss’ job (I kid,….sort of) you need to come up with some references so that the company can do it’s due diligence to see if … Read More »
From my experience working with job seekers there are many misconceptions about resume writing and the job search in general. As much as we hope that every hiring manger sits and studies our resumes every time we submit for a job, this unfortunately just does not happen. When a company posts a job on a … Read More »
Recently a former client emailed me asking a rather interesting question. He is a newly appointed Police Chief of an organization that hadn’t changed its operational practices, services or employee expectations in years. He asked, “Now that I am Chief of Department, I know the best practices I want to begin implementing, … Read More »
Do you live for the weekends? Do you hate Monday mornings? Are you majorly stuck in a rut or in a job you hate? You may not even hate your job but you just know that you are so much better than what you are doing right now and you want a bigger challenge.
In the … Read More »
You’ve put in a lot of effort to master the “hard skills” that your job requires. Maybe you’re a pro when it comes to technical troubleshooting, or perhaps you’re a wizard with spreadsheets. Or maybe you can write a successful press release with one hand tied behind your back.
“Hard skills” are technical or administrative procedures … Read More »