About the Author
has more than 28 years of federal service, including 17 years in career advising, Karol Taylor brings a broad perspective and insider expertise to the federal career management process, including knowledge and understanding of federal HR policies and procedures. Karol is a two-time recipient of the coveted Department of Health and Human Service's (DHHS) Secretary's Award for Distinguished Services. She also received numerous Assistant Secretary's Award from DHHS's Administration for Children and Families, and a Federal Training Officer's Award for innovative programming.
Janet Ruck is a career coach with many years of experience training and counseling students and adults in developing visions and goals for career choice and life passions. She retired from the federal Department of Health and Human Services in 2003 as a commissioned officer in the U.S. Public Health Service with a rank of captain. During her federal career, she was granted one of highest HHS awards for achievement of department and agency goals, management capability, program and human resource development. She is a certified Job and Career Transition Coach with Master's Degrees in clinical psychology and business administration.