How Do You Become A Building Official?

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According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, 117,300 people worked as building officials in 2018. A building official divides their time between finishing evaluations of buildings on location and drawing up conclusive reports in their office. Although most building officials work full-time during weekdays, they occasionally work nights and weekends.   If you’re looking… Read More »

How to Use To-Do Lists When You Feel Overwhelmed

Realizing you have a pile of work to do and no idea when to complete it can be overwhelming. When you have too many tasks to complete, knowing where to start can be difficult. Feeling you have too much to do and too little time can paralyze you into not taking action. Rather than giving… Read More »

Here’s How to Motivate Employees with Constructive Criticism

As a manager, being able to provide precise feedback is important. Giving rewards and consequences motivates employees to perform and achieve the results you desire. To maximize effectiveness, your feedback should be tailored to the employee, thought out and delivered close to the event. Learn how to motivate your employees with these guidelines on giving… Read More »

Be Sure to Include These Skills on Your Resume

The skills section of your resume shows the hiring manager you have the qualifications needed to be successful in a position. In many cases, your skills section determines whether you move to the next step in the recruiting process. As a result, it’s important that you know which skills to include in your resume to… Read More »

Learn How to Be More Productive by Not Doing These 8 Things

The key to success isn’t working hard; it’s working smart. In many cases, working less produces better results. Knowing you have a limited amount of time to finish your work makes you focus on completing what you need to. Learn how to be more productive by not doing these eight things.   Working Overtime Focus… Read More »

Set Career Goals for 2020

As the end of the year approaches and a new decade begins, you’re probably thinking about career changes you want to make in 2020. Although change is good, it also can be overwhelming. To help with your planning, start by reevaluating your priorities to determine what you want your career to look like in the… Read More »

Does Your Team Seem Stressed During the Holiday Season? Hire a Temp

If you’re a supervisor for a municipality, the holiday season is a stressful time of year. Employees may leave for vacation, call in sick more often, or plan an extended leave of absence. A reduced workforce means extra responsibilities fall to the rest of the team. Increased workflows cause greater stress on employees left to… Read More »

What Is the 457 Plan from CalPERS?

The California Public Employees’ Retirement System Supplemental Income 457 Plan (CalPERS 457 Plan) provides a deferred compensation plan to a public agency and school employers and their employees. The plan is a low-cost, convenient way for employees to save for retirement through payroll deductions. CalPERS acts as the trustee for the deferred compensation assets. The… Read More »