Posts Tagged: job

Find Your Strengths and Your Sweet Spot

I know StrengthsFinder 2.0 has been mentioned in the GovLoop community, but I want to vouch for it.  If you haven’t already taken this online survey, check it out at The survey tests your preferences among 34 themes and spits out a nice report on your top five strengths.  These are the areas whereRead… Read more »

Why You Should Be Scheduling Informational Interviews

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 »

Are You Leaking Happy?

Everyone has those times in their life where they’re just not happy. And when this happiness is caused by being in the wrong job, with the wrong people, doing the wrong thing, it can cause you to dump “yuck” onto everyone in your life. It’s easy to say, “My life is bigger than my job!”Read… Read more »

Job Success: Some Reminders

There are two areas in which job success is determined: 1. The technical aspects and skills – the performance of your duties 2. The soft skills – the conduct and attitude – the related behaviors you exhibit in the performance of your duties. The second area (soft skills) is very critical yet often undervalued byRead… Read more »