20 Ways to Get Published in 2011

By Jennifer Kim

Are you interested in writing an article for the Government section of Career Convergence, but not sure about the topic? Here are 20 ideas to get you started. These are only the beginning…feel free to develop your own idea!

To submit an article or discuss ideas for writing an article, please contact Jennifer Kim, Government Dept. Associate Editor (Jennifer.kim@mepcom.army.mil). Complete Submission Guidelines can be found on the right side of this magazine. Remember, the Government work setting includes local/state/federal, corrections, military, and workforce development, and articles should be about 950 words. Career Convergence readers are career development practitioners. Articles should address trends, "how to", best practices, case examples, overview of models, assessment reviews, training opportunities and related career information.

Federal Careers

  • Setting up your federal resume (in contrast to the standard one-page resume)

  • What federal hiring reform should really look like: a call to action

  • Federal hiring jargon defined

  • Skillport Army e-learning: how Dept of the Army civilians can advance their careers using this free, quality, on-line training

  • How to promote federal careers with resources like Call to Serve, Partnership for Public Service, and Making the Difference


  • Overcoming low self-esteem and low expectations in career exploration for ex-offenders

  • Job-training resources for ex-offenders

  • Helping ex-offenders overcome tough interview questions

  • Working with ex-offenders to move from job to career

  • What makes a successful prison to work program?

  • Insights on job coaching for the incarcerated veteran (presentation topic at 2010 DOWD Conference)


  • Career options and hiring benefits for spouses and family members of veterans

  • Furthering veteran benefits with the Yellow Ribbon Program

  • Understanding how service members are assigned an occupation and the process to change occupations

Workforce Development & Training

  • What makes an ideal candidate for Job Corps?

  • Debunking the myths about Job Corps (it’s a great opportunity - not a last resort)

  • Career counseling challenges/successes and lessons learned working with Job Corp students

  • Getting the most out of your Career One Stop

  • More than one way to become a police officer – exploring two viable training options (college or the military) for certain careers, such as: firefighters, police, and pilots

Lastly, consider sharing why you work with one of these populations. Perhaps you always wanted to help veterans transition to civilian careers, or you were surprised to discover your niche helping ex-offenders find meaningful work?

  • Why I love working with . . . local/state/federal, corrections, military, or workforce development populations.




Jennifer SmithJennifer Kim, NCC is the Associate Editor for the Government Section of Career Convergence. She lives in Chicago and serves as an Education Services Specialist (ESS) for the Department of Defense, where she oversees the administration of the ASVAB Career Exploration Program www.asvabprogram.com in the western half of the US. She can be reached at Jennifer.kim@mepcom.army.mil

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Mila R. Asperin on Wednesday 12/01/2010 at 07:28PM wrote:

response to author by e mail has undeliverable to address provided in article. Please advise. Text/draft saved.
thank you.

Jennifer Kim on Wednesday 12/01/2010 at 09:22PM wrote:

If the e-mail address in the article isn't working, resend to jennifer.smith2@mepcom.army.mil


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