Brush Up On Your Team Motivation Skills

Municipal employees are a hive of energy. They’re buzzing to get busy and going, but how do you, a municipal employer, hone their skills and harness that energy effectively? Remember, municipalities are made up of several working departments, oiling all these departments will make sure the entire municipality is running smoothly. Let’s find out with […]


Study finds well-organized resumes get first glance A study published by my friends at www.theladders.com  sheds a new light on how recruiters review resumes they receive for open positions.  Click here to read the synopsis. In the past, the standard initial resume review time as self-reported by HR professionals averaged 3-4 minutes. The Ladders followed 30 recruiters for 10 […]


I regularly receive messages from job seekers who are feeling beat down by the job seeking process.     Recently one commented, “It’s 11:00 a.m. and I’m still in my pajamas.  I’m having a hard time finding any energy to send out another resume.” Another said, “I’m stuck!  I’m usually a positive, energetic person, but […]

The Hardest Part Is Getting Started …

The Hardest Part Is Getting Started … My old Dad used to say “the hardest part about painting is getting started”… well he was certainly right about that … In fact, it’s probably true of starting just about anything worthwhile.  So, if you are like most people who have had to start looking for a […]

If the horse you’re riding dies, it’s probably a good time to dismount!

Signs that it’s time to try something new … If on Sunday evening, you begin to feel queasy, either because you dread Monday mornings or you no longer feel challenged in your job, it may be time to look for a new one. Many people feel indifferent about their jobs     , but when is it time […]


The irony of job search advice: There’s so much out there you don’t have to spend more than four seconds Googling before you land on some nugget of wisdom or another. Yet, at the same time, there’s SO much available (some inevitably contradicts other advice you’ll find) that it can easily overwhelm you. This is, in fact, very likely […]

Putting out Career Wildfires

When responding to an emergency, firefighters are responsible for connecting hoses to hydrants, operating the pumps that power the hoses, climbing ladders, and using other tools to break through debris. Firefighters also enter burning buildings to extinguish fires and rescue individuals. Many firefighters are responsible for providing medical attention. Two out of three calls to […]

Harvesting the Fruits of your Summer Internship

Too busy during the school year to take on an internship? Then summer internships are perfect for you! During the summer, with classes out of the way, you’ll be able to commit fully to an internship and really appreciate all the benefits it has to offer. And luckily, summer internships are copious, so no matter […]

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