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I Have to Ask: Show AND Tell

ELGL Co-founder Kent Wyatt poses a question and a guest columnist answers it. This week, Emma Klues, Great Rivers Greenway Vice-President of Communications & Outreach, gets you prepared for your next interview. I love the process of hiring. From a communications professional who hires communication professionals and who nerds out about helping people with their … Continued

My First 90 Days

Today’s Buzz is by Rafael Baptista. Connect with him on LinkedIn and Twitter. What I am…. Reading: The Truths We Hold by Senator Kamala Harris  Watching: Masterchef Season 10  Listening to: The One Thing Podcast  This past June, I moved from a strategic planning position to a community economic development position. This has been a … Continued

Workforce 2030

What I’m listening to – Creative Confidence: Unleashing the Creative Potential Within Us All What I’m watching – Coverage of the Douglas County school shooting What I’m doing – Researching master plans I was privileged to travel to Washington, DC last week to attend a meeting of the Center for State and Local Government Excellence … Continued

When the Job Market Goes Boom(er)

Findings from the ELGL Diversity Dashboard confirm what people have been talking about for (seemingly) ages: local government leadership is getting older. The most recent data upload shows that 65 percent of chief administrative officers (CAOs) and assistant CAOs (ACAOs) are age 50 and better. And 34 percent of CAOs and ACAOs are age 60 … Continued

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

Rethinking Your Resume 8.21.2015

The Expert Resume Man is back. This time he’s discussing how to have a successful job search and the most important tip is to ask yourself an important question. Tips for a Successful Job Search Don’t be fooled by people claiming to be recruiters, but asking you to pay them for access to “hidden” jobs. … 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

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

The Next, Next Generation: City of Hillsboro Internship Program

Emily Leuning returns after spending countless hours watching random World Cup games and wearing USA t-shirts for the entire month of July. She’s back with the story of the City of Hillsboro’s internship program which began this year under the leadership of Michael Brown, city manager. The Next, Next Generation by Emily Leuning, Connect: LinkedIn … Continued

SGR Recruitments 06.16.2014

Our friends at Strategic Government Resources have a number of recruitments they want ELGL members to know about! Take a look at these varied positions in the Southwest region.

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