Posts By Dale S. Brown

What personal characteristics help performance in the civil service (vs. the private sector)?

Can you think of behaviors or traits that might make you say, “Hey this person would make a great civil servant!” Or conversely, would cause you to say “Hey, this person needs to start their own business, they really might not fit in with the government?” I am giving a speech to the JSSA EmploymentRead… Read more »

Can you share some positive or negative experiences with informational interviewing?

I am giving a talk to future civil servants at the JSSA Employment and Career Services. I am talking about developing internal champions within the agency they want to work. Richard Nelson Bolles, in “What Color Is Your Parachute” suggests doing research to find needs that the job seeker is uniquely qualified to meet.Read… Read more »