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 http://strengths.gallup.com/default.aspx. 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 »
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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 »
I’m going to let you in on a little secret (but I should warn you, you may not like it!) There’s no such thing as a problem employee… or a bad boss… or a lousy colleague. These people just aren’t sitting in the right chair. See, somewhere along the line, they failed to ask aRead… Read more »
Did one of these things scuttle your interview?
Every work environment has a rules, guidelines and procedures for every type of aspect of the work environment. We are indoctrinated on day one to believe that the only way to achieve work place goals is by following these work place “codes” to the letter. Then we realize that time has passed and all we’ve… Read more »
The most important things to consider for a lateral move.
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 »
As we prepare for GovLoop’s first-ever State and Local Innovators Virtual Summit, we and the presenters are posting blogs about many of the sessions and some of the tips they will share. The summit is October 22nd and free for everyone — make sure to register here! We all take different paths to move up andRead… Read more »
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 »
So now ‘Rotherham’ is doomed to enter the lexican of towns long shadowed by failure. It is a town where 1,400 girls were abused between 1997 and 2013 and where a report pointed the finger of blame for failing to do enough to stop the attacks at Rotherham Borough Council and South Yorkshire Police. TimesRead… Read more »