4 Things You Should Do Before Your First Day

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First impressions are important. How you present yourself when starting your new municipal job impacts how the rest of your time there unfolds. For this reason, you want to take steps to make sure your first day goes as well as possible. Here are four things you can do to prepare. Plan Your Commute Determine… Read More »

7 Qualities Every Accountant Needs to Be Successful

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According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, there were approximately 1,424,000 accounting jobs in the year 2018. Right now, many of these roles are available in municipalities. Filling an accounting role in a municipality requires specific skills. If you’re looking for a municipal accounting position, be sure you exhibit these seven qualities to be successful.… Read More »

GET WOKE ON PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION

GET WOKE ON PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION! PDF Version Public transportation is a unique opportunity to get woke, to get real with real people. This past weekend my wife reluctantly accepted my invitation to take public transportation (Amtrak) on our trip from San Diego to Truckee, California, to attend the annual “Owners Only” retreat of the California… Read More »

Why Working for a Firm That Offers Retirement Is Important

You want the option to stop working someday, so it’s important to begin saving for retirement early. One way to do this is by finding a municipal job that provides a retirement plan. One example of a municipal retirement plan is the California Public Employees Retirement System (CalPERS). Because CalPERS offers different types of retirement… Read More »

Here’s How to Promote Innovation in Your Workplace

Innovation is one key to cultivating a thriving municipality. Continually finding new ways to increase efficiency and effectiveness while overcoming hurdles keeps operations running smoothly. Local residents maintain peace of mind knowing that government services will remain in effect and continue to make their lives easier. Here are six ways to promote innovation in your… Read More »

Do You Feel Burned Out? It May Be Time to Change Jobs

Your work should enrich and enliven you rather than diminish you. You deserve to feel trusted, respected, autonomous and able to have a positive impact on others. Therefore, when you face adverse work conditions such as work overload, lack of autonomy and disrespect, you face the risk of burnout. You may experience exhaustion, cynicism and… Read More »

How to Deal with Age Discrimination in the Workplace

According to AARP, 64% of workers have witnessed or experienced age discrimination. For instance, learning opportunities may be offered to younger workers rather than older ones. Or, older workers may be given a significant share of tedious assignments rather than challenging ones. Even though a substantial amount of research proves that common stereotypes about older… Read More »

Why Working for a Firm That Offers Social Security and Medicare Is Important

The relationship between Social Security and Medicare can be confusing. Fortunately, if you work for select organizations in California, including a municipality, you gain health coverage under the California Public Employees’ Retirement System (CalPERS). CalPERS provides a wealth of information regarding Social Security and Medicare to help you determine the benefits you’ll receive and what other steps you should take to… Read More »

How to Reach Passive Candidates for Municipal Jobs

Because passive candidates are happily employed, they aren’t applying for jobs at your municipality. Sometimes passive candidates are willing to look into opportunities that interest them, so you need to learn how to reach out to them for municipal jobs. Here are some tips:     Determine Current Staffing Needs  Conduct a staffing assessment to find out what knowledge and skills are needed to fill gaps in your workforce. Develop… Read More »

Learn How to Explain a Gap in Your Resume

Like most workers, odds are you have a gap somewhere on your resume. You may have taken time off for personal reasons or had difficulty finding employment after being downsized or let go. No matter the reason, you should be able to find a municipal job despite unemployed at some point.   Here are four actions you can take… Read More »