Posted on 10 August 2009
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, as in all of the trouble-shooting, barrier-busting and going [...] Continue Reading...
Posted on 06 June 2009
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 the only person in [...] Continue Reading...
Good Grammer May Derail Your Career - Penelope Trunk
Who Are the Right People to Invite On Your Bus - Tammy Erickson
Bravado - Seth Godin
Job Offers and Compensation - Punk Rock HR
ARE YOU A GENERALIST?
You may be a generalist if you have:
A liberal arts degree and/or an advanced degree in law, business, international relations, public administration, public policy, environmental policy, public health or a variety of other fields.
Excellent writing and oral communication skills.
An [...] [...more]
Federal agencies may repay up to $10,000 of an employee’s academic debt per year up to a total of $60,000. In return the employee must agree to stay with the agency for at least three years.
So if you have outstanding student loans, during your salary negotiations ask your hiring agency if it would [...] [...more]
Are you going to a conference or meeting where you hope to meet the presenter? Maybe you have an idea you want to run by him/her? Maybe you just want to connect and swap business cards?
Here’s the trick - Find him/her right before they go on. They are probably in the back looking bored, maybe [...] [...more]
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 [...] [...more]
8 Ways to Identify Anyone’s Self-Interest: Hello My Name is Scott
27 Things to Do Before a Conference - Chris Brogan
Nothing - Seth’s Blog
Get Your Next Mentor By Being Slightly Annoying - Brazen Careerist
Staying Afloat in Today’s Crowded Talent Pool - WSJ
QUICK TIP: COMMUNICATING WITH THE SILENT TYPE
An agency contact person is identified on the vacancy announcement of each federal job. Contact the agency contact person for your target job if you have any questions about:
· How your application has faired thus far in the selection process. Yes, the agency contact [...] [...more]
One of the best kept secrets in government is that federal employers sponsor hundreds of well-paying, dynamic internship programs for students and young professionals. That’s right, even if you’re just starting your career, you don’t have to slave for free.
Federal internships are based all over the U.S. and available [...] [...more]