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Quick Tip: Communicating With the Silent Type

Quick Tip: Communicating With the Silent Type

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]

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Design Literacy

Design Literacy

I just got back from two days at the Management of Change Conference in Norfolk, Virginia. There were a number of speakers there but the standout was Daniel Pink , a well-known business author whose recent book is A Whole New Mind. The theme of the book is the rise of right-brain thinking in the U.S. [...] [...more]

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Public Speaking

Public Speaking

Are you already nervous? Don’t worry – this is a post about public speaking, you don’t have to talk. Public speaking is one of those skills you just have to practice until you get better. The little known trick to public speaking is 90% of speakers are really bad. You can worry yourself sick about how [...] [...more]

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Dealing with Email

Dealing with Email

Ahhh... The life of the 2008 government worker. Full of hours on Outlook (except you poor Lotus lovers) reading, writing, and loving email. And then there is managing email on the Blackberry. If you don't watch yourself, you can end up spending all day on email. As such, you need a system to manage emails. Generally, I get most of my advice from two sources – Getting Things Done and Lifehacker. [...more]

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