Category Archives: Career Development

  • 5 Actions for Career Management

    Career Management makes some managers nervous. They might lose key staff or have to spend precious time training and mentoring people. It raises expectations for many people that they will be promoted sooner, or that another round of layoffs is coming. And for others, it’s just… more

  • Getting the Most from a Professional Conference

    I love going to conferences! I’ve added two certifications, gotten a job, provided valuable knowledge and expertise to projects and made some life-long professional colleagues and mentors from attending professional conferences. I’ve also wasted time, money and energy at a fe… more

  • Reshaping the Government Contracting IT Workforce

    There is increasing competition for interesting IT work in the government contracting industry. The new confluence of events that is reshaping the industry and its contractor work force: The embrace of Free and Open Source Software (FOSS) has cut licensing costs, and incre… more

  • What You Can Do About The Winter of the Cleared Job Market

    Derek Zeller’s “Winter I$ Coming” outlined an increasingly bleak landscape for the cleared professional in today’s federal market. After years of growth and relative prosperity, the cleared job market has begun to contract. In Game of Thrones it was said that “a long su… more

  • Winter I$ Coming

    The theme is prevalent in the HBO show and book series Game of Thrones. It’s a prophetic thought that is set by these three words. "Winter is Coming" is the motto of House Stark. The meaning behind these words is one of warning and constant vigilance. The Starks, being the lor… more