Work in local government often requires knowing the right people to better understand how your community functions and how to accomplish the tasks at hand. Knowing and talking to the right people can also help you get the job you want within local government, even when you aren’t running for an elected position. If you … Read More »
You’ve been in search of that next great job for months now and finally an offer comes through! Are you feeling excited…or more anxious? For many, particularly women, we take the offer that’s presented at face value and NEVER even consider negotiating!
I know – I’ve been there. I’ve learned a few things along the way … Read More »
Many falsely assume that preparation for a successful interview is simple, fast and straightforward. In reality, it is not. Such assumptions serve as the fatal flaw that causes so many candidates to perform poorly. They preclude even the best candidates from being invited back to the next phase of a hiring process.
Leon Joseph Suenens once … Read More »
One of the things I find astounding is how little research job seekers do on potential jobs.
The reason I find this astounding is that asking clever questions when you are researching roles has three main advantages.
You can decide whether you should apply for the role. You can put yourself ahead of the pack in terms … Read More »
Caution is urged: the advice that follows will not help you get a job you don’t deserve, but it will help you get one you do.
In my book, The Essential Guide for Hiring & Getting Hired, I contend that recruiters, hiring managers, and interviewing team members make a number of big mistakes when interviewing candidates. … Read More »
The greatest advice I gave as a government employee was always rooted in good common sense. This may seem obvious, but it really does make a difference when you are looking to move up in your career.
My advice is straightforward and goes like this:
“What you do when you DON’T get the job is just as … Read More »
Finding a job you love and pursuing it for a personally fulfilling and financially rewarding career is a huge challenge in today’s highly competitive world. However, it is still possible if you follow some basic principles. Here are a few of the most important ones for finding a job you love:
Define your … Read More »
Has interviewing gotten stale?
Were your last interview questions a bit redundant?
Mark F. Weinberg wrote on this very topic in our blog, “For many, the job interview may be the most unnerving aspect of acquiring a job. It represents a more intimate exchange than a resume review and is far more subjective than the average civil service exam. … Read More »
Of the many facets involved in searching for and securing a new job, one activity that too often is given only cursory thought is soliciting and preparing references. If this is your first job, you may turn to a teacher who will tout your academic preparation and achievements, a coach who will vouch for your … Read More »
For many the job interview may be the most unnerving aspect of acquiring a job. It represents a more intimate exchange than a resume review and is far more subjective than the average civil service exam. Whether little more than a “meet and greet” or a rigorous subject matter expertise inquiry, in a matter of … Read More »