Navigating the Choppy Waters of Healthcare Reform



Even though Congress’s effort to partially repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act (ACA) failed, it is likely that reforms and changes in the regulatory and competitive environment will continue to disrupt established business models. As they negotiate the uncertainty inherent in the environment in the coming years, healthcare organizations that understand the long-term trends affecting their markets, grasp their relevance to stakeholders, forge meaningful partnerships, and engage with reform efforts at every level of government will be well positioned to succeed.
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Declutter your resume in 5 easy steps



In preparation for a job search, you dust off your old resume and tack on your most recent job, new skills and training. But without editing or deleting old information, your resume becomes a hodgepodge of outdated accomplishments, awards and skills.
It’s time to declutter your resume. To clean up your act, follow these five steps:

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Get Free Event Tickets From



Veteran Tickets Foundation
They give out free event tickets to all kinds of things all across the country. Stuff like football, baseball, soccer, basketball, concerts, zoo passes, plays and more!

You can sign up using the following link.

When you do, and verify your service you will get an additional 15 VetTix Lottery Coins to start off with!
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DOD ACQ – Mark Your Calendar: OSD AT&L Product Support Manager Workshop Announcement – 6-8 JUN 2017



For those in the defense product support enterprise, mark your calendar for the 2017 Office of the Secretary of Defense Product Support Manager (PSM) Workshop which will take place June 6-8, 2017. This Acquisition, Technology and Logistics (AT&L) approved workshop will provide an opportunity to develop the worksforce’s Life Cycle Logistics competency, share best practices, and strengthen collaboration between industry and government leaders.
The L&MR link below also provides updated organizational & program information.
Workshop Theme: Product Support for the Capabilities of the Future
Workshop Topics:
Day 1 – Product Support as an Enabler of Capability Investment
Day 2 – Product Support for New Capabilities
Day 3 – Product Support for Dual-Use, Rapidly Acquired Technology
Date: June 6-8, 2017
Location: The Gen. Jacob E. Smart Conference Center, Joint Base Andrews, MD


Questions:  Ms. Rebecca McDaniel
OASD(L&MR)/Material Readiness
(703) 697-5981/DSN 227-5981; or

via e-mail at
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Media’s Data-Driven Future



“Today is the slowest rate of technological change you will ever experience in your lifetime,” says Shelly Palmer. In this Thought Leader interview, one of the world’s premier voices on digital technology in media and entertainment looks ahead to the decline of midsized companies, the evolution of data-driven decision making (and the general lack of skill at it), and the prospect of many jobs being lost to automation, except for the very top creative tier.
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Featured Job Seeker – Andrew Golub



Our featured job seeker is Andrew Golub, a sales and business development professional at FedEx’s Office division. In our interview, will be talking about his career arc, how he can keep up with today’s competitive sales market, and what the future will bring him.

1) Where and when did You start to develop an interest in working for FedEx in your current role?

I was always intrigued by FedEx Office particularly when I would visit the local FedEx Office facility over the years for my own professional business document production needs, as well as my business shipping requirements. When my division at James Hardie Building Products was downsized, and my position eventually eliminated, working with FedEx Office seemed to be a relevant next step in my career progression. 

2) How were you able to keep up with making your business development and marketing skills relevant and impactful?

I’ve been able to maintain the relevance of my business development and marketing skills by asking questions of my customers, of my co-workers, and of other people I encounter.  Different perspectives on handling situations has accentuated my problem solving abilities.

3) How did you: a) develop your skills in business development and marketing, b) what was your best performance, and c) what was your most challenging situation?

a) I developed my skills in business development and marketing over time through developing a maturity and an understanding that there are varied motivations and needs for making decisions.  First I have to ask questions of my perspective customers to learn about their businesses. My product/service then has to be positioned to help solve one of these needs.

b) In each position in my vocational progression, there have been challenging situations which were handled where my company benefited from the outcome. If I had to choose one that stood out the most, it was at the Fantasia Fresh Juice Company. We were a start-up company in the mid-west and I was in charge of business development in Chicagoland.  We started at $ 0.00 in sales, and in less than four years, our annual sales in Chicagoland were at $ 12 million, with an established Direct Store Distribution network throughout the mid-west. Our company was bought by an investment company, rebranded, and sold to PepsiCo. PepsiCo now markets our product nationally under the Naked Juice brand.

4) Where do you see your career 5-10 years from now?

In 5 – 10 years from now, I see myself continuing to make a substantial contribution to the expansion of a company’s market share, and continuing to mentor other individuals in that organization.

5) How has AbilityLinks helped in my job search?

AbilityLinks has provided an opportunity to position myself as an exceptional potential employee, who may or may not need a minor accommodation to perform optimally. This accommodation is to provide feedback to me regarding, a) What am I doing right?  b) What am I doing wrong? c) Suggestions for improvement.

6) Any final thoughts?

It is remarkable that an organization such as AbilityLinks exists, partnering with individuals with disabilities to make an impact in forwarding their careers, and forwarding commerce in general.


To find out more about Andy Golub, contact Bill O’Connor at 630-909-7444 and email .

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Five Interview Questions To Stop Asking



There is a new Liz Ryan article available in Forbes.  The title of the article is “Five Interview Question To Stop Asking — And Five To Ask Instead”.  The article is targeted to employers, but it provides good information for job seekers as well.  The link for the article is as follows:
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