This is the first article of a two-part series and is focused on how best to “Spice Up Your Career”!
I hear frustration from young managers about the lack of career options in their current places of employment. I find generally, there are two cases. In the first case, the manager is not ready for 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 »
So, what does it take to be a leader? Are they born or are they made? There are many experts that argue both sides. Overall I feel that in order to be a successful boss you must have certain behaviors or tools in your skills set. Here are the top 7 tools I feel that … 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 »
In recent months, there has been a noticeable increase of former military leaders flooding the job market. They are either returning from duty or deciding to make a change in careers. If you fall into either of these scenarios, knowing your transitional career title may help improve your success rate in securing permanent or new … Read More »
If you’re considering a career as a politician then firstly, you’re brave. Secondly, there are many areas of politics in which to practice and for some, the natural progression into politics comes from many different places.
Those who have studied law are often seen in frontline politics. Barack Obama is a lawyer and in the UK, … Read More »
Thanks to globalization, it is now possible to experience firsthand the incredible array of cultures, languages, and societies that make up the world. In fact, international experience is not only possible; it is becoming essential. Time spent abroad can teach engagement, outreach, problem-solving, and language skills, assets valuable to any profession. Many of these skills … Read More »
Interview panels for higher-level public positions sometimes ask how you would establish priorities for resource allocation. In order to answer this question, you will need to know more than just the textbook answer.
Most organizations have goals that provide guidance to managers in setting a work program and a short and longer term budget. It sounds … Read More »
Don’t let the media and the news put you down. No matter how bad they say it is companies are always looking to hire the best available staff. If you have the right skills and passion, there will be a job waiting for right around the corner. You just need to remain upbeat and positive.
Keep … Read More »
It is in our social DNA to want a mentor. As little kids, our parents mentor us on the basics of life. In school, we are mentored by teachers and coaches who want to impart their wisdom to us. Then, suddenly, we’re thrust out into the world of adulthood, and most of us are simply … Read More »