Posts Tagged: Advancement

Why Are You Waiting? 5 Steps to Start Leadership Development Today

The majority of the leadership development opportunities available today focus on senior level career (GS14, 15 and Senior Executive Service) employees. Limited opportunities are available for new supervisors or mid-level employees. However, doesn’t it seem like a bit of an oxymoron to wait until you’re in a leadership role to start developing your leadership abilities? Recognizing… Read more »

EEOC & DOL Hosting Twitter Chat 9/25 on Disability Issues in Federal Sector

How much do you know about the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 (Rehab Act) and disability-related issues in the federal sector workforce? Learn more on Wednesday, Sept. 25, from 1:00-2:00 p.m. (ET), when the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) and the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) host a live “Twitter Chat” in commemoration of the… Read more »

How Long Should I Stay Here?

Each year, our organization hires a group of recent college graduates into our human resources intern program. The interns spend the next two years traveling throughout the Department learning the ins and outs of processing HR actions, the culture and a bit about themselves. The program culminates with graduation and an honest Q&A session with… Read more »

EXCEL 2012: July 31-Aug. 2, Dallas: Expert Training on EEO, ADR, Diversity Management

15th Annual EEOC EXCEL 2012 Examining Conflicts In Employment Laws (EXCEL) *** July 31 – Aug. 2 *** Dallas – Sheraton Hotel http://eeotraining.eeoc.gov/viewpage.aspx?ID=df38df67-1b6b-4297-bf43-7ad46a27b84d How much do you know about and understand equal employment opportunity (EEO) and diversity/inclusion within the Federal workforce? Do you know how to effectively manage and work with all employees regardless of… Read more »

“Older” Job Seekers are Nabbing the Jobs!

Did you know according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the first quarter of 2012 shows that 788,000 people over 55 (67%) nabbed the jobs … compared to 385,000 new jobs for younger workers? Welcome news for older adults, but it could be they are taking jobs “beneath” their skill level and pay grade just… Read more »

How to Set Effective and Achievable Goals

It’s that time of year once again. For public servants in Canada, we are (or have) embarked on a journey to evaluate ourselves against performance indicators and set our learning targets for the upcoming fiscal year. The two documents encompassing this effort are the Performance Discussion Process (PDP) and the Personal Learning Plan (PLP). I’ve… Read more »

The Perfect Reason to Hire a Proofreader

Recently, I was speaking with a new client who had just spent 43 hours writing her federal résumé and SES narratives. She said after that long she felt like she was writing the same thing over and over, knew there were typos and grammar errors, and just could not fathom reading them for at least… Read more »

How to Get More Women Hired for Technical Roles (More stats that social networking pays off)

This is a great article on: “How to Get More Women Hired for Technical Roles” by Joseph Walker, shared through the Wall Street Journal on Facebook. Note: “At IBM about 30% of the women it hires worldwide come from such referrals.” I agree the language in job announcements needs to be significantly improved, not only… Read more »