Tag: career advice
Resume writing is like building a puzzle. You need to collect and describe all the little pieces that make you special (i.e. your skills and experience), and then you need to combine them together in a document that will adequately sell you to a prospective employer. The hardest part about writing a professional resume is … Read More »
Public sector recruiting tips!
When most of us hear the word diplomat, we think of a secretive, high-profile individual who cruises around with special plates on his car, immune to the traffic laws that plague normal citizens. We also typically think of someone with decades of experience under her belt who speaks a half dozen languages. In truth, though, … Read More »
In August of 2002, I was somewhat unsure of the direction I was going to take my career, and my life. I had recently graduated from the University of New Hampshire with my MPA. I had also just completed my work study program with the Social Security Administration. Not sure what local government had to … Read More »
Be yourself. Everyone else is already taken. – Oscar Wilde
Do you associate managing with more-is-less, I’m doomed, and it’s-the-end-of-the-world-as-we-know-it? Does thinking about all your managing duties make you queasy?
Take heart! And a Pepto-Bismol while you’re at it. All is not lost. With my modern approach to management, you can shine, even thrive, while delivering performance … 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 »
I still remember the day that my sister-in-law taught me how to use the Internet. I learned about Google and Yahoo and how easy it was to find people, places and things. As recruiters, we used to have to dial hundreds of phone numbers to find candidates to fill jobs, but now, all we have … Read More »
There is an invisible line in the Public Service. And what makes that invisible line? Decision makers. If you are around the decision makers, buddies with them, influencing them, and maybe even making decisions with them, then you are on the right side of that line!
And the payout of being on the right side of … Read More »
Location, location, location ….” may have its roots in the real estate world, but location can be a pivotal factor in your search for the perfect job as well. Let’s face it: if you are not a fan of snow, then taking a job in St. Paul is probably not a good idea – particularly … Read More »
Twenty years ago, clocks and walls use to tell us where work ended and the other parts of life began. But as technology exploded in a “do more, with less” economy, the clocks and walls disappeared.
To be our best, on and off the job, we need to learn how take … Read More »