Oftentimes, getting the job comes down to building relationships. One way I did this early on in my postal career was to seek out ways in which I could showcase other people and their talent.
Late motivational Speaker Zig Ziglar was often quoted as saying, “You can get everything you want in life, if you just help enough other people get what they want.”
Well, I learned that lesson very early on in life and because of my love for writing; I have been able to…Continue
Please join me in welcoming the new Board of the Federal Communicators Network for 2013.
I know that post title is a little obtuse, but I couldn't come up with something that captured what I meant. I initially wrote "Hijack My Influence," but that sounded both like this would be a warning about identity theft and a bragging claim I have influence. So ... thanks for reading to get what I really meant: help me help you get answers to your questions.
GovLoop is a terrific place to get help with just about anything. I've frequently published blog posts just to ask a…Continue
Defense industry and IC professionals be aware - just because you can list your employer on public facing social media sites doesn't make it a best practice. Several intelligence community professionals are actually under fire today for 'outing' their status with the Belgium intelligence community through popular social sites.
You certainly can still network online, but is if you work for agencies such as the CIA, FBI or NSA, it may be be best to be vague about your…Continue
Added by Lindy Kyzer on November 30, 2012 at 10:45am — No Comments
I love being social on social media sites. From Facebook to Twitter, Govloop or LinkedIn, I enjoy staying in touch and reading about happenings in the world. However, recently I have noticed a few personalities emerge that make this experience less enjoyable. Do you know who I mean? Those people who…Continue
It won't come as a surprise to most cleared professionals or hiring managers - despite improvements in clearance processing times, companies still prefer to hire already cleared candidates.
This is good news for professionals who already have clearances, bad news for those who don’t or who are anticipating needing a higher-level clearance at some point in…Continue
Added by Lindy Kyzer on September 4, 2012 at 8:55am — No Comments
Do you ever feel like your workplace is being sabotaged? Well, it just might if any of your colleagues are adhering to a formerly classified Office of Strategic Services document, the “Simple Sabotage Field Manual.”
America’s enemies will always innovate and the intelligence apparatus has always sought…
This post comes from top tweets made during the NextGen breakout session "Overview and In depth Conversations: Networking from the Light Side of the Force," a Star Wars themed talk on networking by Andrew Foxwell and Dave Uejio. The top tweeters were…Continue
Added by Samuel Lovett on July 30, 2012 at 9:30am — No Comments
When it comes to a job search, being able to quantify your skills is one of the biggest elements. Having viewed a lot of resumes at ClearanceJobs.com one of the biggest issues is seeing a resume and having no idea the kind of position an applicant is applying for.
Being specific, direct, and making your qualifications for a career immediately apparent is one of the most important steps you…
For a blog aimed at CTOs, I feel I should clarify what kind of network I covered in my new book, Get Off the Bench: Unleashing the Power of Strategic Networking Through Relationships. I wrote the book to inspire and help those for whom networking feels out of reach, unnatural, or forced. I’m convinced that networking can be a natural thing for…Continue
Added by Bob Gourley on June 8, 2012 at 6:07pm — No Comments
The ClearanceJobs.com Salary Survey shows how defense industry and cleared salaries stack up - check it out at http://www.clearancejobs.com/files/infographic.html…Continue
What are the key issues facing collaboration-minded managers in government? Two thoughtful academics identify what they think are the Top Ten and offer some advice on areas for future research.
Drs. Rosemary O’Leary and Nidhi Vij presented a paper at the recent annual conference of the American Society for Public Administration, “Collaborative Public…Continue
Added by John Kamensky on April 17, 2012 at 11:33am — No Comments
Mark Drapeau (Washington, DC) —
In May 2012, the U.S. Navy will launch a week-long multiplayer online wargame in order to tackle America’s energy crisis as a national security issue. This effort is being spearheaded by the Department of Innovation of the…Continue
Added by Mark D. Drapeau on April 6, 2012 at 7:45am — No Comments
If you’ve worked IT in the Pentagon or for the military network, in general, you won’t be surprised to hear that security professionals are bracing themselves for one of the biggest national security paradigms they’ll face all year – March Madness.
Bandwidth – or lack of it – has long been a concern in the military. Seen as a finite resource, particularly in combat zones, much care is taken to preserve the ability to expand and contract capabilities to support…
Added by Lindy Kyzer on March 20, 2012 at 7:00am — No Comments
How will the 14 newly-designated cross-agency priority goal leaders organize to achieve the goals they’ve committed to achieve? There’s a practical guide book that can help.
The President’s FY 2013 budget announced the first set of cross-agency priority goals – seven focus…Continue
Mark Drapeau (Washington, DC) —
A “Facebook for Scientists”? It may sound silly, or redundant, but it’s becoming more of a reality. Maybe.
A new startup based in Germany named ResearchGate has already convinced roughly 1.4 million researchers to become members and begin sharing. On…Continue
Added by Mark D. Drapeau on February 17, 2012 at 7:38am — No Comments
By Heidi Sheppard
On a typical INEAP meeting day I might hear a conversation among representatives from the Economic Development Administration (EDA), the Department of Defense (DOD) and the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) discussing cluster development initiatives and how to work together. In another corner, the Department of Energy (DOE) and the Department of Commerce (DOC) are likely to chat about sustainable manufacturing. Dots connect and collaborations spark. …Continue
Check out ASPA's new Web site aimed at promoting good governance worldwide – particularly in modernizing and emerging democracies. It offers a wide array of best practice content – through e-articles, commentaries, book reviews, interviews, blogs, podcasts, videos, topical forums, wikis, etc. – and should open up networking opportunities for practitioners, applied researchers, PA students, trainers, and technical…Continue
The Plain Writing Act of 2010 called on federal agencies to simplify the language used in issuing rules and regulations. As a part of the Open Government movement, federal agencies were to use plain, common English in official correspondence rather than writing in government-speak – a language commonly known for using a dozen words where one would do.
Just last week the White House issued a…
It’s that magical time of year, when lights are strewn, carols sang and way too many sugary treats are eaten. For most offices, it also means that some kind holiday party will be held. With cash short on hand in most government offices today, that means even more parties will be taking place right there in the office – many of them during the normal work day. And while skipping out on doing work for a few hours might seem like fun and games, mixing fun with the office setting can present its…Continue
Added by Lindy Kyzer on December 14, 2011 at 10:58am — No Comments