This is a good opportunity to listen with a grain of salt and then make decisions based on your actual career goals, not the goals that someone has suggested you follow.
Posts Tagged: professional development
How do people make the most of conferences they attend? I decided to ask my friends and colleagues for their insight and here are some of the great tips they offered.
Every organization has people whom are looked upon as subject-matter experts. These folks have the institutional knowledge that can only be gained through years of experience. Therefore, they are indispensable and are likely to survive downsizing, restructuring, or layoffs. As a young professional, I lean on experienced colleagues all the time to get my workRead… Read more »
Time is the one thing we will always have less of. That’s why there are so many books on time management, to-do lists, productivity, changing habits, and project planning. Some of those books are little more than self-help claptrap. Others contain enough useful points to make them worth flipping through, but are far from life changing. However, the best timeRead… Read more »
Let’s face it. Most of us are no strangers to the challenge of having too much to do and too little time. But what about when you’re not all that busy? On those rare but inevitable occasions in which you’re able to take a breather at work, here are five ways to use that preciousRead… Read more »
Today’s federal employee may seek a work life balance, solid wages and a great path forward in their chosen field. It is truly a gift to work with a group of highly trained professionals with a focus on a common goal. It also helps to identify your personal career goals so that the path forwardRead… Read more »
A lot of advice you’ll hear about how to handle your last two weeks at a job focuses on surviving. As if giving your two weeks notice is the equivalent of a zombie apocalypse or a vacation with your in-laws. Rather than survive, wouldn’t it be better to thrive? Giving your two weeks notice isn’t an excuse to dial it in.Read… Read more »
Starting a new job can get your nerves twanging. Your business casual wardrobe feels either too casual or too business. You’ve lost your old lunch crew and you’re dreading eating alone at your desk. You have a chance to start fresh at a new job, but you worry that your bad habits will prove impossible to break. EvenRead… Read more »
While we hope our employers will invest in us by providing leadership opportunities and professional development, it is important to seek out opportunities ourselves beyond the workplace. The advantages to professional development outside of your office include the following: Broader network – Working with folks outside of your organization expands your personal and professional network.Read… Read more »
We expect a lot from our government. Despite frequent funding constraints, we still expect agencies to deliver quality results to the public. High expectations externally drive high ones internally. As a result, government agencies are incredibly mission-driven. So when employees in the public sector act, their managers expect those actions to directly align with theRead… Read more »