Category Archive : Managing Your Career

Your online brand and reputation are either working or hindering your career search.

By Alex Harrington, FCC Program Director

Last month I presented on “Finding & Telling Your Story in Today’s Job Market” and talked about the importance of managing your brand and reputation online – a conscious and intentional effort to create and influence recruiters’ and hiring managers’ perception of you and your talents, especially how they differentiate you from the competition.

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By Alex Harrington, FCC Program Director

There are some of you that are bored with your job or there’s little opportunity for growth; worse yet, you’re in a dead-end job. And there are those of you who have been furloughed or let go due to the pandemic, while some are working in a toxic team environment or for a difficult boss. Yet, there may be some of you reading this blog thinking that it is finally time for a career change.

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By Alex Harrington

For the past 7 months, many of us have been bunkered down ‘quarantine-style’ due to the coronavirus pandemic. Before the pandemic only about 5 or 6 percent of the U.S. workforce worked from home, but today there’s roughly 37 to 45 percent teleworking. And when COVID-19 is finally behind us and our economy is back to full production, working from home will no longer be seen as a perk, but instead, a critical weapon in our fight against future pandemics

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Editor’s note: This article first appeared in Government Executive on February 18, 2016, by author Dannielle Blumenthal, Ph.D. Reposted permitted by the author. Copyright 2016 Dannielle Blumenthal, Ph.D. The opinions expressed are her own, and the content of this post is not intended to represent any federal agency or the government as a whole. Original article located here.

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By Julie Broadway

Our February workshop (Are You Becoming Your Own CEO?), held on Feb. 4, centered around assessing and preparing ourselves for what we believe we have been called to do as professionals. Whether that’s to get ready for the interview for a promotion…pursue a federal position…completely change career paths…or grow where you are currently planted, it is important to prepare and plan to ensure that you’re ready for any opportunities that may come your way.

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