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 »
Managers and employees alike dread that annual ritual of performance evaluations. In some agencies, the event is postponed for as long as possible. In others, it is just avoided – sometimes for years.
Performance evaluations offer the opportunity for enhanced communication and feedback, which has the potential to improve performance and increase morale. Yet, the opportunity … Read More »
For as long as most of us can remember the words “government employee” have been synonymous with steady, reliable employment where terms like “downsizing” and” rightsizing” seldom applied and the threat of being laid off was as remote as snowfall in Miami Beach. Then the housing bubble burst, banks failed, retail sales plummeted, and unemployment … Read More »
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 »