Don’t let these nine red flags bin your resume before it even gets read.
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Throughout high school, I played baseball for the Liverpool Warriors. Wearing number 9, I was part of a tight knit group. Many of us had been playing baseball together since little league, so we were all close friends that had essentially grown up together. I’ve got a lot of great memories from my time playingRead… Read more »
I spend roughly nine hours a day in front of my computer working — minus bathroom breaks, lunch, meetings and a little Internet surfing for “research purposes.” Eighty percent of my duties involve direct interaction with a keyboard, my Outlook email account and a Word document of some sort. I’m a communicator by profession. My jobRead… Read more »
This week, I was fortunate enough to attend the Transportation Security Administration’s (TSA) Mentor Program event where Steve Ressler, GovLoop’s CEO and Founder, was invited as a guest speaker. The event was designed to congratulate the 650 + participants of the program, reinforce the importance of what everyone was doing, and share some inspirational storiesRead… Read more »
Ever been in a new place of employment? Struggled to grasp the logic in new processes or in understanding why folks do things the way they do? You are not alone, I assure you…What has worked for me over the years to varying degrees is shifting the dialogue away from “new guy” and onto “new… Read more »
Most government agencies understand the business case for diversity and equal employment opportunity (EEO). It’s evident by now that diverse employees bring a broad range of ideas and viewpoints to the table which can promote positive change, spark innovation, increase productivity and maximize strategic mission-driven results. This is particularly true as the nation and laborRead… Read more »
Whether you’re deep in the job hunt or just curious about new possibilities, an informational interview can be a fantastic way to get your foot in the door at a new company, build contacts, and score new opportunities. What’s an informational interview? An informational interview is essentially a face-to-face conversation that lets you get informationRead… Read more »
Every year we make resolutions…and we break them. If you are planning on applying for a position in 2015, reviewing and/or updating your government résumé is a resolute you need to make and just can’t break…especially if you are that government employee who wants to climb the GS scale ladder. In my experience, employees attemptRead… Read more »
People get noticed when they take the attention off themselves.
Afterwards, my rank-inferior but task-superior co-worker pulled me aside. He was blown away by my willingness to defer to him and I now had the best kind of respect, the earned kind. The collateral damage was in his sharing my behavior with his peer group so I had their respect before even starting to work… Read more »