Each week I pick the top 10 jobs by category (IT to HR to entry-level to $100k)from USAJOBS for our site jobs.govloop.com (sign up to receive our top picks by email).
I'm kind of a jobs nerd so I actually love doing it. I've learned a lot by doing this week in terms of what type of jobs are available and what to look for.
Here are my top 5 observations:
What if the government had its own conference facilities? Arguable the military already does, if conference organizers utilize their service academy facilities. But what about civilian agencies? Check out the National Conservation Training Center in West Virginia, it's amazing and a short drive from Washington, DC. Could that be used by other agencies?
What other facilities exist for conference planners. Despite the GSA…Continue
In the first part of this blog posted on March 23 I discussed the so called Generation Flux (see the April Issue of Fast Company ).The fluxers are not members of a particular age cohort such as Gen X or Y, members of this group can be found in any age bracket. What characterizes fluxers is their movement from job to job or even from career to career every few years as they seek new challenges. Gen fluxers thrive on learning new skills and applying them in…Continue
Added by Robert G DiCalogero on April 14, 2012 at 4:02pm — No Comments
One of things that I’ve found will hold true on the job is the aspect of being flexible. During my time working for the Federal Government I've found that flexibility is the key on the job. Given that short notice changes could come down the pipe at any time, being prepared to accept those changes can go a long way in shaping your future with the government. For some, they look at working for the federal government as a job, which it is technically, but when we chose to take the oath into…Continue
Added by Joshua Dorrell Brewer on April 14, 2012 at 2:05pm — No Comments
I've been busily working away creating training plans for lots of government clients. Government organizations are really interested in "bite-sized" trainings because they are unable to pull staff off the phones or counters for full-day traditional training. So I thought I'd share part of one of the new 20-Minute Refresher Modules with you. Please feel free to finish it out with your own customized thoughts and implement it with your team. Let me know what you…Continue
Added by Wendi Pomerance Brick on April 13, 2012 at 3:24pm — No Comments
Today in the Washington Post, Steve Vogel reports on a RAND study that found federal tax credit programs encouraging employers to hire disabled veterans are proving effective.
The study released Thursday found that the tax credit increased employment among disabled…Continue
Added by Allison Primack on April 13, 2012 at 11:52am — No Comments
The National Health Promotion Summit took place this past Tuesday and Wednesday in Washington, DC. Participants included government officials, policy makers, educators, students, health promotion advocates, and more.…Continue
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Chris Dorobek recently interviewed David Behen, the Chief Information Officer at Michigan’s Department of Technology, Management and Budget on the DorobekINSIDER.
I've been following discussions on GovLoop over the past several months on whether government should fund innovation initiatives and how it could do so during tough fiscal conditions, so I was really interested in hearing about Behen's experience of getting the innovation fund off the ground in a state that has been hit hard…Continue
Before you think this article is one you perhaps shouldn’t be reading as a government professional, let me define office mushrooms for you. I’m not talking about the fungus, but rather the saying about how some companies treat their employees – keeping them in the dark and feeding them garbage.
It’s a good way to grow mushrooms both in and out of the office and it…
RedStarResume produced a list of Power Words they claim “will increase your chances of getting hired by 80%!”
While I can’t attest to this claim, their list is full of action verbs that help writers paint an excellent verbal picture of their work experience; this makes it a LOT easier for those who read resumes to see that you…Continue
Added by Emily Jarvis on April 12, 2012 at 12:00pm — No Comments
How the Personal Becomes Political: Will 2012 Become the Next Surge for Women?
In 1991 my mother and I moved to DC from Kansas City, Missouri. I was 13 years old and it would be the first time that I had ever lived anywhere but the house that I grew up in. My mother was the Regional Counsel for FTA and was being transferred to the Chief Counsel's office. I grew up knowing strong empowered women, because my mother had broken a few glass ceilings of her own - while…Continue
I was recently asked to present at an Institute For Employment Studies event for corporate HR and Heads of Learning & Development. The slides I used are embedded at the end of this bog, and also available at Slideshare and …Continue
Added by Stephen Dale on April 12, 2012 at 6:14am — No Comments
Photo by Sarah G. via Flickr
How is it that even ideas we know to be true, we cannot somehow accept?
- We know that working efficiently for one hour is more valuable than working inefficiently for eight. Yet we resist…
Added by Dannielle Blumenthal on April 11, 2012 at 7:54pm — No Comments
The U.S. military is increasingly being called on to build communities -- in Iran and Afghanistan. Veterans are now doing that here at home -- The 6th Branch-- a group formed by a group of veterans and they are using their skills they learned…Continue
On the program today for Wednesday April 11th, 2012
Added by Emily Jarvis on April 11, 2012 at 12:00pm — No Comments
But there are some lessons to be learned. Tom Fox is the Vice President for Leadership and Innovation at…Continue
Added by Emily Jarvis on April 11, 2012 at 11:30am — No Comments