Have you been wondering if attending a job fair is worth your time? Or worse, have you been to one and felt it was useless?
Job Fairs have a place in your job search plan – but only if you know how to work them effectively. And far too many attendees do not, they just show up.
Select a job fair which offers you access to employers you have targeted in your job search plan. If employers which interest you and have the jobs you want are…
I’m quoted in this AOL Government article on citizen participation. The story makes the point that you can have a much bigger impact in your community than at the federal level.
I’ve seen that in DC (the city, not the metaphor), where local issues are frequently debated to death. For example, the…Continue
Did you know that your Facebook Page is going to radically change in look and functionality on March 30th?
Below is an overview of Facebook Timeline that we prepared for our Ketchum clients that outlines all of the major new features, and recommendations for how to use the new format.
Keep in Mind that All Pages will convert to the new timeline by March 30, 2012!
However, between now and then…Continue
As government IT looks to cut costs and do more with less, data center consolidation is one of the key strategies most CIO shops look to. It makes perfect sense to consolidate as there is no reason to have hundreds of data centers for each federal agency as hosting costs are driven down with scale (from staff to equipment). However, data center consolidation is easier said than done and agencies have been grappling with the issue for years now.
As such, it is the topic…
I have read many a good article here, predominantly covering how to do things better. Some are practical, logical, but others are very gee whiz "pie in the sky". However, 99% of them would require an outlay of funds to accomplish what they would do. That is the rub of the whole thing, money. And my question is: Are we deceiving ourselves? Are we deluded and hoping for something that will never occur. This year’s budget was less than last years. And, unless a miracle occurs, and the…Continue
Here's an interesting article on productivity and overtime that I think is worthwhile reading. . . Only if I could convince my boss that this is true.
"Why We Have to Go Back to a 40-Hour Work Week to Keep Our Sanity" by Sara Robinson
Added by Curt Klun on March 16, 2012 at 4:37pm — No Comments
By the time, we've gotten to the Fifth Gate in the Leadership Pipeline, we should have spent some quality time mastering the previous four. This gate is punctuated by enormous complexity and significant (perhaps the most significant of all the gates) changes in thinking. The Business Manager needs to come to terms with being highly visible;…Continue
In government, we are the masters of overcomplication. We setup committees, author manuals, and track changes until we're blue in the face. We write information memoranda, action memoranda, and seek an endless list of clearances for the back pages of each. You would think our routinized collaboration would yield an organizational ethos of communication, mutual understanding, and trust. Typically, it does not.
So who bears responsibility for continuous improvement to…Continue
2011 may very well be the year of Anonymous -- the hactivist group took down the…Continue
Added by Emily Jarvis on March 16, 2012 at 10:30am — No Comments
Hacktivist collective Anonymous has been a persistent pain to government agencies and private companies alike for the past few years; after a 2011 full of attacks, that trend doesn’t appear to be slowing. To learn more about how Anonymous works, we spoke with Rob Rachwald, Director of Security Strategy at Imperva.
Attacks by Anonymous are often simple Distributed Denial of Service Attacks (DDoS) where they overload a server with requests, causing it to either crash or slow to the…Continue
Added by Corey McCarren on March 16, 2012 at 10:30am — No Comments
Way back in November 2010 ("GovLoop Tags and Feeds Project"), I asked the GovLoop community if anyone would be interested in helping me on a little project - figuring out a way to collect and categorize the tags associated with blogs and forums so that it would be easier to mine the vast treasure trove of insights and information on GovLoop.…Continue
Added by Andrew Krzmarzick on March 16, 2012 at 7:30am — No Comments
One of my favorite quotes is: "
Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world. Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has." Margaret Mead
The first edition of Britannica Encyclopedias appeared in Scotland in 1768. In 11 years a group of Internet volunteers…Continue
Chicago parents have a new tool for understanding the public school selection process: Chicago Public School Tiers, an app launched last week by Open City. The application is a perfect example of how independent civic developers can use open data to improve complicated yet important public processes; an…Continue
Participants in the Government Social Media Class offered by Digital Government University's recently compiled a list of common arguments they've heard against the use of social media in government. How do you counter--firmly, but politely--these arguments? Are there any others that you encounter and have had to defend…Continue
Microsoft had an…Continue
Recently IBM released a report, Opening Up Government: How to Unleash the Power of Information for New Economic Growth.…Continue
Added by Pat Fiorenza on March 15, 2012 at 12:30pm — No Comments
According to this article, Will Federal Employees Get a Pay Raise in 2013?, it depends. This is an interesting article, including the comments.
Most every day I hear "I am looking for Federal job so I can have more stability," from people who are willing to take a pay cut, perhaps thinking the Federal benefits will balance it…Continue
Social media provides great opportunities for government agencies to connect with citizens. Through social media, providing access to information and reaching citizens can be done easier than ever before.…
Added by Pat Fiorenza on March 15, 2012 at 11:10am — No Comments