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 »

Use Your Network to Find Your Next Municipal Job

According to a study published on LinkedIn, over 80 percent of jobs are found through networking. Because the majority of openings are unadvertised, if you’re looking for a municipal job, the best way to tap into the hidden market is by talking with people who work for your local municipality. They may be able to provide municipal career guidance… Read More »

3 Social Media Red Flags That Could Cost You the Job

Like most people, you are probably on social media as a means to connect with family and friends. However, putting out information for public view also means hiring managers have access to your personal information. In most cases, they will access your social media accounts to see what kind of person you are and whether you may be a… Read More »