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Ami Wazlawik's Discussions

Top 10 Overused Buzzwords on LinkedIn

Started this discussion. Last reply by David B. Grinberg Jan 4, 2013. 24 Replies

From the LinkedIn blog, an interesting post on the Top 10 overused buzzwords in LinkedIn profiles.The Top 10 overused…Continue

Tags: job applications, LinkedIn, career

What does presidential leadership look like?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Ami Wazlawik Dec 10, 2012. 2 Replies

This year's election season was similar to others - many ads were  aired, polls conducted, volunteers trained, and doors knocked. And many people talked with their friends, family members, and…Continue

Tags: leadership

Public engagement with unglamorous government work

Started this discussion. Last reply by Bernard D Tremblay (ben) Nov 1, 2012. 8 Replies

There are plenty of government employees at the state, local, and federal level doing essential but unglamorous work. From sewer operations to animal control and beyond, these folks work hard to…Continue

Tags: public engagement

So much technology, so little time

Started this discussion. Last reply by Terrence (Terry) Hill Oct 17, 2012. 3 Replies

Twitter, Facebook, Pinterest, Storify... the list of social media tools that individuals and organizations use is long and continues to grow. Different tools are best used in different circumstances,…Continue

Tags: social media, tech, communications

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Ami Wazlawik commented on Kent Aitken's blog post 'On Writing'
"Great post. Your last point is key for me...while I'm no professional writer, I do have a blog and I sometimes find myself scared to put what I have to say out there for the world to see. I found this piece helpful in thinking about why we…"
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Ami Wazlawik commented on Kathleen Smith's blog post 'Do You Apply For Jobs You're Not Qualified For?'
"For folks who have received job offers and/or jobs despite not meeting all of the qualifications, do you have any advice for how to address that in the application documents?"
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"Actually, I don't think we necessarily get what we vote for. There's a big difference between a candidate campaigning and an elected official governing. The values and promises touted during a campaign don't necessarily correlate with…"
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Ami Wazlawik commented on Dorothy Ramienski Amatucci's blog post 'Read any good books lately?'
"I read Agendas, Alternatives, and Public Policies in graduate school as well. Though it can be quite dense and even a bit boring at times, I recommend Rationality and Power by Bent Flyvbjerg. It's an interesting case study of an…"
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"I like the idea. I don't see any harm in registering people automatically. The fear that people who don't care about voting will suddenly care because they're automatically registered seems unfounded to me. The National Voter…"
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Current Title:
Graduate Fellow
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GovLoop
What Best Describes Your Role?
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Educational Background (Degree, School):
Master's in Public Policy, Humphrey School of Public Affairs
B.A. in Psychology, University of Minnesota
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Budget, Career, Communications, Fun Stuff, Leadership, Pay/Benefits
My favorite public servant is:
Paul Wellstone

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Making the Case for a More Introvert-Friendly World

Posted on December 14, 2012 at 12:04pm 2 Comments

I recently watched this TED Talk on the power of introverts, and, being an introvert myself, was inspired by Susan Cain's insights. So many of her points were spot on, and I wanted to share her wisdom with the GovLoop community.…



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Become a Brilliant Communicator, Part 3 of 5: Transform Your Telephone Calls

Posted on December 12, 2012 at 11:30am 0 Comments

Last week, GovLoop and YGL hosted a half day training event for up and coming government leaders, who heard from experts on the topics of career management, leadership, communications, and more. One of the sessions, titled "Become a Brilliant Communicator," provided tips on communicating via email and telephone, giving…

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Become a Brilliant Communicator, Part 2 of 5: Excel at Email

Posted on December 11, 2012 at 2:30pm 0 Comments

Last week, GovLoop and YGL hosted a half day training event for up and coming government leaders, who heard from experts on the topics of career management, leadership, communications, and more. One of the sessions, titled "Become a Brilliant Communicator" provided tips on communicating via email and telephone, giving…

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Government and Analytics: A Brief Overview

Posted on December 10, 2012 at 2:23pm 0 Comments

The explosion in the amount of data generated each year has led many leaders in the public sector to re-think how they collect, store, and analyze data. Numerous government agencies are using analytics, to help sort through all of that data and gain insights that will ultimately help them improve upon the work that they're doing.

 

Analytics can be defined as “the extensive use of data, statistical and quantitative analysis, explanatory and predictive models, and fact-based…

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