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Careers in cybersecurity: Not just for hackers

Michelle Rosa, president of Young Government Leaders, explores why now is the perfect time for job seekers to find a position in cybersecurity. Rosa also goes into detail about what it means to work in cybersecurity and the many pathways individuals can take to launch a career in the field.

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Public Service Leadership Model: Quick links resource guide

Becoming a stronger leader can seem like a daunting task. While it takes hard work and dedication, it’s helpful to break down that ultimate goal into small, daily tasks. Learn how to use our Public Service Leadership Model and this list of resources to make becoming a better leader more manageable.

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House appropriations bill could help federal job seekers and enhance data

On June 26, the House passed the Financial Services and General Government Appropriations bill, which included language to improve federal hiring and data transparency. By drawing attention to the barriers that affect our government’s ability to hire the best employees, the language in the House bill emphasizes the idea that good government starts with good people. Read this post to find out exactly how this language will improve the federal workforce.

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Your employees probably don’t realize what you have done to engage them

Most of the time, agency leaders listen to and act on the feedback provided in the Federal Employee Viewpoint Survey—but the workforce doesn’t know it. The disconnect between what employees say in the survey and what the leaders do in response can drive a wedge between the workforce and agency leadership. To bridge that divide requires a change in communication.

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Unexpected lessons in leadership

Lessons in leadership do not always come from colleagues, supervisors or even from people working in the same field as you. This was the case for David Levy, vice president of federal government at Amazon Web Services. Speaking at the March Excellence in Government Fellows program graduation ceremony, Levy shared the unexpected leadership advice he received from two doctors he has known.

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