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 »
It is likely that at the conclusion of almost every job interview, as a candidate you will be asked if you have any questions or would like to add anything. The questions you pose, or what you deem important to discuss at this point will reflect on both your level of interview experience and sophistication, … Read More »
Am I the only one that hates the idea of networking? You know, putting yourself out there to the professional world in a match.com sort of way? Something about networking, the verb, has always seemed a bit contrived and artificial to me. And when I read the reams of advice about how important it is, and … Read More »
Over the last few years I have been fortunate enough to be able to sit as an interview assessor for high level positions within city government. As an assessor you are able to observe many things about the candidates during the process. This includes body language, dress, and confidence in their abilities. What I look … Read More »
Nobody needs to tell you that today’s job market is highly competitive. Recruiters and hiring managers receive a large number of resumes for every open position. How can youreally stand out?
There are strategies that go beyond catchy titles or keywords on the résumé. The way to really stand out is to research the company, then align … Read More »
The digital revolution continues to evolve, and the public sector is coming along for the ride – and, in some cases, paving the way. Over the past several years, social media has taken on a power that even Mark Zuckerberg may not have been able to imagine.
From cities to airports, public utilities, school districts, and … Read More »
As governments begin to hire again it is imperative for those seeking employment to be better positioned as a powerful professional brand. Everything about you should demonstrate that as a candidate for employment you are THE protagonist for high performance and thus, make it easy for decision-makers to hire you.
In essence, your professional brand is … Read More »
Finding a job is never easy. Add on the quirks of the government application process and it can become downright overwhelming. Luckily, it’s getting a bit easier as technology transforms the traditional job search. With more accurate search engines, social media, and virtual career fairs, job seekers can search, prepare and apply for jobs without … Read More »