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Posts Tagged: Skills
Perhaps the reason we cling to the “get what you came for" attitude during graduate school (or a post-doctoral stint, or a low-paying internship) is that we need something to get us through the phase where we pay our dues, the phase where the hours are long and the paychecks are small. The incentive to... Read more »
This week’s post shares three essential skills for all govies
Implementing something like this is hardly a technical challenge any more. It just needs the agency to make it a priority and get it done.
It was October 2010, and I had a crazy morning at work. I was out for a jog on the Trinity Trail during my lunch break when I saw two abandoned, skittish Basset Hounds that would forever change my life. My original plan was to foster these two sweethearts, who we named Hank and Lucy.... 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 and... Read more »
You might think that, to your boss, the only thing that matters is checking off all the boxes on your daily to do list. Of course that's important, but while your job description probably provides an excellent catalog of all the tasks you need to perform on a daily basis, it doesn't paint a complete... Read more »
Your job requires a certain level of technical proficiencies and knowledge – "hard skills" that you've learned in school and on-the-job trainings. But how do you develop those harder to define "soft skills" like charisma, active listening, communication skills, time management, and optimism? Soft skills complement your hard skills, and are just as crucial an... Read more »
There is a perception within the federal government that HR offices in most agencies are the place where people are placed when there’s no place else to put them. I have heard over the years that HR is the location where the “problem” people land. It’s often viewed that all HR employees do is process... Read more »
Looking to move up the ladder in your career? It'll be necessary to develop a professional skill set to help you get there. When was the last time you took a hard look at your overall professional skill set? While your current mix of education, training and experience might be serving you well in the... Read more »