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2008 December | The Gov Gurus - Gov't Career Advice That Works

Archive | December, 2008

GovGurus’ 5 Best Articles from 1/3

GovGurus’ 5 Best Articles from 1/3

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NSA Career Advice

NSA Career Advice

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State Dep’t Career Advice

State Dep’t Career Advice

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Why We Do What We Do

Why We Do What We Do

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Dealing with Failure

Dealing with Failure

When you are early in your career, mentors have often told me “you should take risks” and “if you aren’t failing, you aren’t trying.” While I understand their advice, it is still really hard to fail for the perfectionists out there. One of the best talks I’ve been to recently was Karen Evans from OMB addressing [...] [...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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How To Deal With KSAs?

How To Deal With KSAs?

Is there anything more dreadful than writing KSAs? It was only last November where I remembered writing 9 KSAs over a weekend (for two openings) and feeling like I just ran a marathon. The only good thing about KSAs is that they are so painful that it limits the number of people that apply. With the [...] [...more]

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Pay Your Dues

Pay Your Dues

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GovLoop Welcome

GovLoop Welcome

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