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 »
Many are quick to point out that during an interview, it is important to be able to read the body language of the panel and if necessary, make any changes to your presentation strategy. When applied properly, this is indeed a useful and valuable skill to possess. As an example, during your interview you notice … Read More »
Sometimes the interview goes well, and sometimes it just doesn’t. Having been involved in several interview panels recently, here is a recap of the most memorable moments, both good and bad:
The candidate who threw her current City Manager under the proverbial bus: When asked why she was applying for the job, she said that the … Read More »
College is the time when many people get a better sense of who they are and realize what kind of career path they want to follow. What some students might not realize is that college is also the perfect time to start actively making professional connections, especially when you’re interested in pursuing a government career.
Think … Read More »
“Networking” – it’s a term that gives many people that sick feeling, especially if you are more of an introvert. However, if you make a paradigm shift and think of it in terms of simply building relationships, it’s not so much more palatable. When you have a strong network, it ultimately makes getting things done … Read More »
Some government job candidates miss a critical part of the hiring process. The step most often skipped is post-application follow-up. There are three reasons to follow-up after you submit your application. The first reason is to ensure the application was received or uploaded into the electronic system. The second is to strengthen your candidacy. The … Read More »
Congratulations! You just received a call from a hiring manager asking you to attend the first round of interviews. An experienced hiring manager once told me that the number one mistake job applicants make is showing up to an interview unprepared and use a lot of “ums” and “ahs” throughout. Worst of all, candidates like … Read More »