A 2011 gem that I'd like to share with you. The author of this article, Elliot Volkman, touches on different aspects of the Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2 movie and provides lessons anyone involved in government contracting can benefit from. It's also a good quick-read for those not involved in government contracting, so feel free to pass it along.
According to statistics from the Office of Personnel Management, 76,864 federal employees retired in 2010 and 82,837 in 2011. With tight budgets and a reduced workforce, how is the government handling its recruitment efforts? Are they doing as Tim McManus, vice president for education and outreach at the Partnership for Public Service, suggests—placing a priority on reaching out to college students and recent graduates to fill its vacant positions because a younger generation of recruits brings innovation, creativity, and new ways of thinking to the federal process? Find out.
Can you sell water to a whale? Do you have the gift of persuasion? While being persuasive works for all walks of life, it's an essential characteristic for those in contract management for a variety of reasons. If you aren't already a persuasive speaker, here are some tips to become one.