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Eight tips from a seasoned govie to a new one.
Ahhhh…small talk. Some people just hate the concept in itself. But in reality, you need to be good at small talk in order to get things done. It helps you build rapport before meetings, between colleagues, and across functions which in the end contributes to the main goal (getting projects done in government) Personally whenRead… Read more »
Sometimes you need to switch gigs. You’ve stopped learning, you aren’t as energized, and it’s time. You may not even know it. Plus, it is a pain to look for jobs (the black hole of applying online is painful) and hard to switch. But sometimes you need intervention and need to move on – soRead… Read more »
I was honored to ask to speak at the USAJOBS Vendor Summit on the topic of the Future of Government Recruitment. Was a great crowd of really smart HR professionals. Here’s the presentation from the event. Government Recruitment Landscape (8 10-11) View more presentations from GovLoop. Favorite
Top 5 – How to Conduct an Informational Interview About three years ago, I conducted an extensive job search. As part of that job search, I held probably 40 information interviews. Well, now life reverses its course and I’ve been helping folks out recently as I’ve been the interviewee on the information interview. As such,Read… Read more »
Ressler’s Rules #11 “… he not busy being born is busy dying” This particular rule comes from a Bob Dylan song: “It’s Alright Ma (I’m Only Bleeding”) and has been with me most of my adult life. DIGRESSION: The referenced song is (at least to me) one of the most perceptive, influential, and sardonic songsRead… Read more »
Ressler’s Rules # 9: “It is OK to be stupid and it is OK to be arrogant, just don’t be both” Let me start this discussion with a bit of a digression – During the Vietnam War the phrase “Fragging” was coined to describe the practice of injuring or killing a superior officer who wasRead… Read more »
Persistence…. Everybody says it’s needed but it truly is. Life is hard. Nobody says “yes” the first time no matter how awesome, easy it is. Whether that is applying for a job, launching a new program, being a Morman missionary, or doing sales. The Event – We had a great event yesterday where we raisedRead… Read more »
Recently GovLoop community manager Andy K. and I wrote an article for Smart Enterprise Exchange (an online community with more than 2,000 global IT executive members- prodcued by TechWeb and CA Technologies ) entitled Creative IT Hiring Strategies: Recruiting and retaining Net Gen workers in the public sector The full article is here (need toRead… Read more »