Tag: job search

Hidden Gems… Passive Job Candidates

Job hunting in local government can suck. Someone once counseled me that for every job I secured, I would need to complete upwards of 10 to 15 applications (and that might be conservative!). The processes are too long, there is too much mystery in the selection process or those panel interviews are set up to … Continued

The First Installment of the Living Resume Book

The first installment of our living Resume Book is here! This month we’ve added two resumes to the collection, who both happen to be new ELGL members. Don Buczek – Assistant to the City Manager, Bellbrook, OH Terrell Johnson – MPA Student, Villanova University Take a look at their resumes below and read through the others included … Continued

The Mac’s List Book: Doing the Work to Get the Work

Our friends at Mac’s List have a new book about finding a job in Portlandia. We’ve read every single word of it and we’re ready to share our takeaways. We’ll highlight Chapters 3 and 4 today. Chapters 1 and 2 were featured here. The Mac’s List Book: Doing the Work to Get the Work By: Chris McKee LinkedIn and Twitter … Continued

Josh’s Job Search Becomes Chris’ Job Search

After the wildly popular Josh’s Job Search and Josh’s Job Search 2.0 we looked around for another Josh who wanted to work in local government and do informational interviews but we came up empty. However, fear not! We found a Portland State MPA Student who is willing to continue the Josh legacy, his name is … Continued

PDX to RDU: The Job Search with Ben Kittelson

Kent talked me into starting a live blog about my experience job searching in North Carolina. So I’ll try and give at least daily updates on how my search is going, how I’m adjusting to the new area, and what I’m learning about local government in the Research Triangle. Back to PDX Thursday 10/16/2014 3:06 pm … Continued

Landing Your Dream Job: What Employers Are Looking For

The Association of Washington Cities has organized an interesting webinar around finding your dream job in local government. They have lined up three speakers who will talk all about what employers look for and what potential employees should be doing. Mark your calendars for Sept. 29! Landing your dream job in local government – what … Continued

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