Author: Dr. Dana

Change happens: How do you respond?

Every day, no matter where we are or what we are doing changes happen. These changes may be small to very large. The number of stories of those who resisted or didn’t make it through the change are innumerable. Rightfully so, the blame for these negative outcomes are placed on leadership.

What is forgotten, however, is that as an employee you hold some of that responsibility too.

Let’s explore why you may be resisting change and strategies to move yourself closer to acceptance.

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Flipping the interview: Do you want to work there?

Interviewing is about putting your best foot forward. It’s about making sure the hiring manager knows how great you would be at the job. It’s also about you finding out whether this is really somewhere you want to work. When it comes right down to it, accepting a job offer is agreeing to whatever they have to offer for as long as you choose to work there.

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Panel interviews don’t have to be scary: 7 tips for acing them

For many, panel interviews are the nightmares that can wake them up in the middle of the night. And, to be fair, three (or more) interviewers to one can be intimidating. When you’ve done all you can to prepare for an interview, adding these tips to your repertoire will not only help calm your nerves, but put that extra polish on the impression you leave behind.

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Probation period: It’s an opportunity to shine

One of the most frequently sited reasons for wanting a Federal job is job security. And, this is a benefit that is true. Unless you’re on probation. Probationary periods are intended to let supervisors continue to evaluate whether they made a good hiring decision. This period is not (or should not be) a ‘gotcha’ period.

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