Posts Tagged: new hire

The Government Is Hiring™ has been paying attention, and we have the inside scoop on how to crack the code and land a secure rewarding career with the Federal Government. There are hundreds of thousands of job that have been created by the current administration to help deal with the unemployment crises, so their hearts are in theRead… Read more »

Federal Hiring reform– what does it mean for you?

The federal government is set to hire 600,000 people in the next 2 years, and to do that, they will need to make the hiring process a whole lot easier for outside (non-federal) applicants. Many job-seekers from outside the federal system have complained for years about the difficulty and complexity–not to mention the inscrutability–of theRead… Read more »

Mary on Mentoring

Mary Cummings of NASA shared her experiences in setting up “Mentor and Reverse Mentoring” Programs and how to have a successful mentor relationship. There are many types of mentoring programs: – Formal – Informal – Traditional/One-on-One – Situational/Flash Mentoring – Peer – E-Mentoring – Group/One-to-Many – Reverse Mary shared an instance of where a veryRead… Read more »

Dirty Dozen: 12+ Issues Impacting IT Transformation

Live blogging the “Transforming IT” session – Dan Munz from GSA and Tiffany Smith from State Department. The audience is sharing some of their issues with using innovative tech, including: 1. Centralizing #Gov20 policy – can we get one uber policy that covers all agencies and expedites moving forward? 2. Big barrier = security. HowRead… Read more »

Coolest Canadian Ever: Nick Charney’s Path to Public Service

Nick Charney up now: Background – Gave up his career in NHL while his team was on clear path to Stanley Cup – Outlined the STARK contrast between former and current career (awesome Prezi slides forthcoming) Tips – Be introspective, get perspective – Fight back, but there’s a difference b/t raising your fist in protestRead… Read more »

OPM’s Matt “Government Cool Again” Collier: Dreaming Big, Kicking Butt

Blogging live from Next Generation of Gov’t Summit. Kick-off speaker is Matt Collier, head of OPM’s “Making Government Cool Again” initiative. Some notes: Background – Started out wanting to be a pilot – Interned in a congressional office, then worked at Homeland Security – Went to Stanford, swore he’d never return to DC – TappedRead… Read more »

Career Advice? Get Back To Basics!

I was reading Top 10 Fundamentals for Changing the World, when I realized that Ghandi really knew how to give great career advice! Who thought that his virtues might also serve us well in our careers? How often have you discovered that some level of cynicism has crept into your way of approaching your career,Read… Read more »

Is the Young World Rising? Preview from Next Gen Gov Summit

At the YGL/GovLoop Next Generation of Government Summit 7/6-7/7, we have a ton of great speakers talking about opportunities for young leaders to change government. One speaker is Rob Salkowitz who wrote the awesome Wiley-publish book “Young World Rising: How Youth Technology and Entrepreneurship is Changing the World” We did a quick interview where weRead… Read more »

Make Yourself Three Times More Likely to Get Hired

On a recent Web-surfing tangent, a blog entry came across my screen that I found interesting. From the blog, The Career Guide: A complete online Guide to your all career, there was an article titled “How To Make Yourself Three Times More Likely to Get Hired.” I consider myself one of the fortunate ones toRead… Read more »