How to convince people to help you with your job search without being annoying
by Miriam Salpeter - Jan, 2013
Are you running around with a virtual J (for job seeker) on your forehead? Think about it: If you’re looking for a new opportunity and stopping everyone you know to ask if they’ve heard of any open positions for you (because you “can do anything!”), you may be wearing this imaginary tattoo without realizing it. And the truth is, it’s not doing you much good. To your credit, career coaches have always alleged that networkin...
Tips That Make Networking Easy Even If You HATE Networking
by Michelle Dumas - Jan, 2013
“Networking”. It’s hard to have a conversation or read an article about how to get ahead in business, how to find a new job, even how to get a child into a prestigious kindergarten (!), without the subject of professional networking being raised. We’re told that career success is built on professional networking which is fine unless you’re someone that considers the time and effort networking takes to be about as enjoyable...
5 Elements of a Mediocre Resume – Hello Again, Trash Can …
by Jessica Holbrook Hernandez - Jan, 2013
Has a lackluster resume response rate left you wondering if your resume or the job market is to blame for your shortage of interviews? Take a quick look at my list of five basics of a mediocre resume to help determine if your resume is to blame for your interview famine. Mediocre Resume Component #1 – A vanilla, undistinguished introduction or profile. If the introductory statement on your resume could describe someone els...
The OFCCP Digest Volume 3, Issue 1
by Local JobNetwork™ - Jan, 2013
Volume 3, Issue 1 The OFCCP Digest is a complimentary resource for those who do business with the Federal government. Industry leaders from throughout the country share their expertise on a range of topics including affirmative action, equal employment opportunity, and government compliance....
Census Data – Then and Now
by Debra Milstein Gardner - Jan, 2013
I hope that everyone had a relaxing holiday filled with good cheer and joy spent with friends and family. May the New Year bring you good health, happiness, and an inbox void of any correspondence from the Department of Labor! It has been ten years since the 2000 census data was released. We have been preparing our Affirmative Action Plans (AAPs) using old data, expecting to see significant changes in the minority and...
The Fox OFCCP Report
by John Fox, Esq. - Jan, 2013
January 2013 What's New at OFCCP for 2013 A Potpourri of Recent Changes to OFCCP Policies and Audit Procedures HAPPY NEW YEAR! This first column of the year is a blend of predictions looking forward and a potpourri of recent OFCCP developments, both small and large. The Change of Administration Changes Everything: Potentially including Both Substance and Timing...
Limiting the Applicant Data That Is Provided to OFCCP - Part 1
by Bill Osterndorf - Jan, 2013
Limiting the Applicant Data That Is Provided to OFCCP Part 1 - The Rule Regarding Applicant Data Most of the recent discussion about affirmative action compliance reviews by the U.S. Department of Labor's Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP) tends to focus on two areas: (1) OFCCP's investigation of possible compensation discrimination by federal contractors and subcontractors, and (2) issues concer...
When Conciliation Fails
by Sandra Zeigler, Esq. - Jan, 2013
Voluntary compliance through negotiated conciliation agreements is the most common and most preferred way to resolve violations under the laws enforced by OFCCP. When identified violations cannot be resolved through conciliation, the next step in the enforcement process is a referral to the Department of Labor's Office of the Solicitor (SOL) with a recommendation for enforcement. This article explains how that process works an...
Tips to Succeed With In-Person Networking
by Miriam Salpeter - Jan, 2013
You've probably heard that candidates referred by friends are much more likely to be hired. Statistics regarding how many employers fill jobs via their networks vary, but some toss around numbers as high as 80 percent. No matter the exact figures, no one doubts that networking helps job seekers. There are many ways for job seekers to expand the numbers of people who know, like, and trust them and who may be willing to serv...
5 Ways to Maximize Your Annual Performance Evaluation
by Kim Meninger - Jan, 2013
Annual performance evaluations are managed differently by company, as well as by leader. Some managers use the opportunity to engage in meaningful dialogues with their employees, offering constructive feedback, as well as valuable insights on how to take the next step. Others view performance evaluations as yet another administrative task to cross off a long list of action items. Regardless of how your manager typically...
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