"The reality is that you must be careful what you post on Facebook. That is especially imperative with respect to workplace venting.
FIrst of all, Facebook and other forms of social media is now being veiwed as part of the…"
"Highlight the important work that we do. Put a face on what we do. The Federal government keeps your food safe, we protect your borders, we ensure your airline flight is safe....the list goes on and on.
"I was also impressed by his comments and stunned. How many times do we see key people admit when their performance was not stellar? I think that it is important for leaders to both admit mistakes and take responsiblity for…"
"Her expectations were not realistic -- I have been in the workplace for over 25 years, and many processes, regulations, and work methods have changed. The reality of work is that change will be a constant. Whether you are in…"
"Mine was a Blue 1976 Pontiac Ventura, which bucket seats, wrap around windows and white leather interior. It was a gift from my parents for high school graduation. It was an 8-cylinder so really had some power and a great car to drive in…"
"You always want competent. Hiring unqualified employees helps no one -- HR, Hiring Authority, Agency. It is a very expensive mistake.
Applicants need to learn how to write effective resumes. There are plenty of resources out…"
"I have to nominate.....(drum roll please) USA Jobs launch. Why would OPM think they could do better than a private company who manages other job boards? As a HR recruiter who uses USA Jobs, it was a mess. We had applications lost,…"
"I use my Iphone to keep my to do list, information, notes to myself -- keeps everything in one place. Another trick I used, when I was renovating my kitchen is that when we looked at various cabinets, hardware, etc is that I took pictures of…"
"As an over 50 government employee who has only been with Federal government for 3 years, I'd say the decline of enthusiasm comes from our length of experience. When management rolls out the next big thing, you say, "Hmm, been…"
"My advice would be:
1. Put each other first. There will be work, friends, family, and perhaps, kids but remember you chose each other and make each other a priority. (Sage advice my mother gave me prior to…"
"Automated staffing systems are making postings shorter in length. Also, with the current job market, HR is getting plenty of good applicants for all positions regardless of geographic area.
Federal government is no different than…"