Making your mark with social media in the public sector can be overwhelming with the number of options available combined with tight schedules, commitments, and commutes. There are however, quick and easy top to-do’s that will button up your social media presence without breaking your time management bank.
With minimal effort you can maximize your results … Read More »
MuniNet Guide a municipal research website focusing on state and local government, U.S. demographic and employment trends, public finance, and municipal bonds; highlighted a recent report on cities with the highest job satisfaction. Topping the Glassdoor Employment Satisfaction Report Card are San Jose and San Francisco, home to five of the companies that made Glassdoor’s … Read More »
As a person who has dedicated most of his professional life to city management, I would like to offer a perspective to managers who are nearing retirement. After having served eight years with the state of North Carolina, I transitioned to local government in 1989. Due to the transfer of my state service time and … Read More »
Many local governments are desperate for economic development; they want their jobs in their communities. Unfortunately most local governments fail miserably at inducing business growth. Below is a simple ‘how-to’ lesson local governments can use to initiate economic development.
Years ago there was a popular television series based on a father raising three sons. No, it … 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 »
I used to wonder what happens to our resumes when we send them out to people or post them online. Do they get seen? Do they disappear into cyberspace? Do they get filed away somewhere in a big hope chest of resumes? What really happens to our resumes when we post them online?
If you post … Read More »
There are many ways to serve the public. From the dedication of our public safety folks in Fire and Police, to the unsung heroes of the sewers who make all of our lives a little bit easier.
One thing all of them have in common is the Digital Tether or at least that is what I … Read More »
You found a posting for THE perfect job. After painstakingly completing your online resume and creating the most eloquent KSA responses ever, you wait. Why apply for anything else? Why even look; No other job will be as good as this one. The problem is that job searching is not a linear activity. If you … Read More »
When you saw the title paranormal work, what were you thinking? Ghosts at work?
Actually, it has nothing to do with ghosts, but rather conquering fear and taking risks in your career. It is amazing that we as humans put ourselves in situations to be scared, such as going to a scary movie. For instance, take … Read More »