Posts Tagged: Tips

13 Tips for Finding State and Local Government Jobs

Getting a job in state or local government isn’t always the easiest thing to do, especially if you’re looking for a management position. Some individuals work their way into the public sector through internships and fellowships, while others start as line staff and slowly work their way up. Here, are 13 tips to help you onRead… Read more »

3 Keys to Your Career: Passion, Relationships, and Mastery of Trade

For 65 years my grandfather worked as a tailor at Learbury’s in Syracuse, nearly the entire duration of the company. He was a master of his trade, tailoring suits for mayors, governors and the uniforms for the Triple A baseball team in Syracuse (at the time it was the Yankees, now it’s the Nationals). HeRead… Read more »

8 Tips to Improve Your Writing

Writing’s tough. There’s no two ways around it. From being able to create an interesting narrative arc, to communicating your point clearly, to nailing grammar and punctuation, it’s a difficult subject to master. What makes it even more frustrating is that good writing is extremely important no matter your career choice. Professionally, being a weak writer orRead… Read more »

Expert Tips on How To Get Things Done [Training Recap]

A recent report of entrepreneurs found that the characteristic they seek most when investing in someone’s venture startup is the ability to sustain an intense effort. Michelangelo laid on his back for four years painting the Sistine Chapel. Tim Howard had 16 saves during this year’s World Cup match against Belgium. What are you goingRead… Read more »

Anatomy of Book Content: Focus on Back Matter — Print and eBooks

ANATOMY OF BOOK CONTENT: FOCUS ON BACK MATTER –Print and eBooks With the formatting of eBooks, many back cover elements are missing when compared to traditional print paperback and hardcover books with jackets. . Some of these areas include jacket copy where a publisher would provide a description “About the Author” to establish the personRead… Read more »

7 Steps to Productivity

In my last blog, I talked about how to increase everyone’s productivity by tweaking your meetings. What about making your personal time more productive? Technology helps you multitask and do more, right? Wrong. Mutitasking creates lower quality results making you less productive. Here are seven productivity tips that I have combined from inc.com, a listRead… Read more »

6 Ways to Become SES

Do you know the top Senior Executive Service (SES) members will make over $200,000 a year in 2014? Did you know there’s only 7,200 SES in the federal government out of 2 million government employees? So: how do you make it to SES? Here are six tips: 1) Be Awesome – Yes, this is simpleRead… Read more »

Are You a New Hire? Some Great Tips to Start Your Job Off Right

It’s almost the end of the school year — which means it’s time for graduation. And that means there will be a new flood of graduates entering the workplace. The transition from college to government — or any workplace — can be tough. GovLoop wants to make it as smooth as possible for you. SoRead… Read more »