Posts Tagged: new hire

Quick Tip – Sneak a Peak at a Current Fed’s Salary

From thegovgurus.com: Quick Tip – Sneak a Peak at a Current Fed’s Salary You can look up the salary of any employee of a federal agency on the “Gannett Searchable Database” of federal employee salaries at http://php.app.com/fed_employees/search.php. (Note that salaries cited at this site are usually one or two years behind – and so doRead… Read more »

How-To: Hold a Meeting and Survive

How to Hold a Meeting and Survive Adam Sulewski “A committee is a group that keeps minutes and loses hours.” – Milton Berle We all have had the pleasure of attending a poorly-run meeting. Hopefully, these experiences will motivate you to ensure your own task-driven gatherings do not earn the same evaluation. Meetings can beRead… Read more »

How-To: Write Post-Interview Thank-You

POST-INTERVIEW THANK-YOUS By Lily Whiteman, author of How to Land a Top-Paying Federal Job and Federal Times Columnist Question: What is the first thing you should do after you get home from a job interview (after you rip off your uncomfortable interview outfit but before you pour yourself a stiff, cold drink)? Answer: Write aRead… Read more »

How-To: Make a Contribution and Gain Influence in Public Administration

Hi. Now that I have your attention, there are many ways to do this but I’m only going to talk about one. I think of it as, “Doing the Work.” Making a Contribution There are many ways to add value in public administration, whether you work in government or academe, a nonprofit or a corporation.Read… Read more »

10 Ways To Tell Your Boss What a Great Job You’re Doing

Cross-posted from thegovgurus.com: 10 WAYS TO TELL YOUR BOSS WHAT A GREAT JOB YOU’RE DOING By Lily Whiteman Federal Times columnist and author of How to Land a Top-Paying Federal Job As your work projects progress, ask yourself whether your boss knows what you are doing. I mean really knows what you are doing, asRead… Read more »

Career Advice: Why Initiative Beats Inertia

Originally posted by Lily Whiteman on thegovgurus.com: Even if you have the best boss in the world, you will never be more than your boss’s second most important priority. Indeed, no matter how kind and caring your boss is, how much camaraderie you share with your colleagues and how loving your family is, you’re theRead… Read more »

Maximize Your LinkedIn Connections

Originally posted at thegovgurus.com: After you register on LinkedIn.com, type the name of your target organization into the site’s search window. You will thereby generate a list of friends, friends-of-friends, and even friends-of-friends-of-friends who work at your target organization. Ask the contacts on your LinkedIn list for additional networking contacts, informational interviews, and leads forRead… Read more »