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People Before Strategy: A New Role for the CHRO

CEOs know that they depend on their company’s human resources to achieve success. Businesses don’t create value; people do. But if you peel back the layers at the vast majority of companies, you find CEOs who are distanced from and often dissatisfied with their chief human resources officers …

Management

Government Workforce: Learning Innovations Conference 2016

First impression: Your interview starts when you arrive

Most people rightly assume that the interview starts when you sit down with the interviewer(s). While largely true, always assume your first …

Probation period: It's an opportunity to shine

One of the most frequently sited reasons for wanting a Federal job is job security. And, this is a benefit that is true. Job security comes from the …

Flipping the interview: Do you want to work there?

Interviewing is about putting your best foot forward. It’s about making sure the hiring manager knows how great you would be at the job. The …

Panel interviews don't have to be scary: 7 tips for acing them

For many, facing panel interviews are a nightmare that wakes them in the middle of the night. And, to be fair, three (or more) interviewers to one …

A positive first impression before the interview: 3 tips

If you’ve been seriously searching for a Federal position you may have 5-10 applications in the pipeline and it may have been 6 months since you …

Learn more: You are worth the investment

Each year, federal employees complete the Federal Employee Viewpoint Survey (FEVS). The survey assesses the engagement and satisfaction of the …

Don't wait for the performance appraisal: 3 tips to get feedback you can act on today

If you’ve ever experienced a performance appraisal in the government, you know that feedback tends to be a numerical rating. Beyond that number, the …

Your Federal job search and Facebook

If you are like most you have a Facebook page. Chances are you’ve also heard about job candidates being asked for their Facebook passwords as part of …

13 Powerful Ways to Continue Your Professional Growth

At YouTern, we’ve been talking a lot lately about self-learning’s role in professional growth and perpetual career development. So it makes sense …

Ten Things Never To Do On LinkedIn

You could think of LinkedIn as a huge database or a research tool for job-seekers and business-developers. LinkedIn is certainly both of those things. You could think of LinkedIn as an online public square where people can post billboards about themselves and their services.<p>You could also think of …

Employment

The 5 Biggest Mistakes You Can Make With Your LinkedIn Profile

Let’s face it. Your LinkedIn profile is critical to career success. With 400+ million professionals, LinkedIn is used to source candidates and to evaluate people we work with or may work with. It is becoming your digital first impression. And we all know that first impressions last. So focusing …

Employment

The Challenge of Building the Workforce Government Needs

State and local governments are hiring again, but they're having difficulty finding -- and retaining -- the right people. Do governments have a …

Health Care

5 Things the People Reading Your Resume Wish You Knew

Resumes are very personal documents. In fact, whenever I’m reviewing a resume, I always ask permission before I mark it up. Who am I to edit your …

Employment

Ten Phrases That Are Killing Your Resume

Imagine if your job required you to read other people’s resumes all day long? You’d go out of your mind. It would be fun reading resumes if people wrote interesting things about themselves, but almost all of us have been trained since childhood not to do that.<p>We write our resumes in a horrible …

Career Development

Five Questions You Should Ask Before Accepting A Management Position

A more prestigious position won’t necessarily make you happier, so ask these questions to figure out if a step up is a step forward.<p>The fatter paycheck. The bigger office. The increased authority to make decisions . . .<p>To most people, moving into a management role seems like a natural rite of …

Project Management

Five Interview Questions Job-Seekers Hate To Answer

If you were in charge of designing your company’s outreach to prospective buyers, you would ask yourself, “What do our customers want to know about us?”<p>You would work hard to make your communications friendly and easy to use, because customers have choices. They could buy from you, or buy from one …

Eight Career Experts Explain What Candidates Should Never Ask In An Interview

Job candidates are not only judged by the answers they give in an interview, but also by the questions they ask. If you ask questions that you could have found the answers to yourself, it tells the potential employer two things: 1. The interview wasn’t important enough to you to prepare for; and 2. …

3 Skills You Need To Rock Your Interviews And Your Career

As a career coach, I work with hundreds of professional women each year who are in various states and stages of growth, leadership and ascension. In our work together, there are key steps we walk through over a period of weeks and months to help them achieve what they’re hoping for (and everyone’s …

12 Skills That'll Make Any Resume Stronger (So Make Sure You Have Them!)

If you’re interested in getting a job in tech but not sure where to start, a great strategy is to look at job listings—mountains and mountains of job …

13 things you should do after a job interview

But what exactly should you be doing during those moments after a job interview, after you've breathed your sigh of relief?<p>"How you handle the post-interview process is just as important as how you performed during the actual interview," says Amanda Augustine, a career-advice expert for …

The 3 Words You Should Never Say During a Job Interview

Avoid these and you'll be good.<p>Job interviews are usually made out to seem more stressful than they have to be.<p>Where a lot of people go wrong is they think they need to walk in the door and prove that they are a great candidate. However, every great company knows that the true value of the …

Employment

Millennials Are Fleeing Federal Government Jobs

How to Get a Job with the Federal Government

YouTube

Bogus Benefit? Frustration with USAJOBS

Before John Spanogle left the Army in the fall of 2014, he enrolled in a weeklong transition course at Fort Knox, Ky., and hired a professional …