Relocation Strategy: Getting an Interview
by Debra Wheatman - Jun, 2012
Sometimes in a challenging job market, you must go where the job are. Relocation is stressful and costly, but you can minimize the risks if you follow a disciplined approach. There are multiple things to consider after you have accepted the job in a new city. However, today we are focusing on how to get a face-to-face interview with employers in your target city. With proper preparation, you have a better shot at getting a...
The New LinkedIn Profile Improvement Tool
by Joshua Waldman - Jun, 2012
On LinkedIn profiles, 100% isn’t complete anymore. With several new sections added, just filling out your basics is no longer good enough. LinkedIn has recently rolled out the new Improve Your Profile Tool, which takes its users beyond the well-known profile elements to have a much richer display of professional information. Of the new sections to your profile, pay particular attention to these four: Skills Certifica...
The OFCCP Digest Volume 2, Issue 6
by Local JobNetwork™ - Jun, 2012
Volume 2, Issue 6 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....
Your First Job Interview
by Debra Wheatman - Jun, 2012
If you are nervous about your first job interview, you are not alone. Nervousness is a natural reaction to a new situation involving something that is important to you. If you are able to take control of the situation, you will feel more at ease and you will increase your chances of success. Follow these tips and you will feel better and perform better! Prepare Research the company. Being well-informed shows that yo...
The Fox OFCCP Report
by John Fox, Esq. - Jun, 2012
June 2012 What happens if the Batter steals first base? At the risk of igniting explosive Blog threads written by those who despise sports analogies in ANY context, or setting off counter-Bloggers who insist on using ONLY football analogies, the perplexing question of what to do if a batter in baseball just up and steals first base is now arising often in the context of OFCCP audits....
An Insider's View of Negotiation with OFCCP
by Sandra Zeigler, Esq. - Jun, 2012
Most OFCCP allegations are resolved through negotiation. Negotiations at the agency level usually end in a signed conciliation agreement. The purpose of this article is to walk you through the negotiation process in case you find yourself considering this option for resolving matters with OFCCP. Why conciliate? You agree with OFCCP that you are in violation of the law. [Rare to get such a concession. Some technical viola...
What to Expect During an OFCCP Audit?
by Julia Mendez, PHR, CELS - Jun, 2012
With compliance evaluations of federal contractors and subcontractors nearing 5,000 per fiscal year in the last several years, it's likely that one of your locations will receive a compliance review notice sooner rather than later. All federal contractors and subcontractors should be well prepared for an audit notice. Being caught off guard if the Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP) knocks on your door could...
Reflections about Testifying Before the Subcommittee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions
by Alissa Horvitz, Esq. - Jun, 2012
On April 18, 2012, I had the honor of testifying before the U.S. House of Representatives' Subcommittee on Health, Employment, Labor and Pensions about various OFCCP-related issues. I have to say that it was one of the highlights of my career so far. It was a lot of work to prepare for the hearing, but I would gladly do it again, if invited. The genesis for my testimony began in February 2012 when the U.S. Chamber of C...
Can’t break the bad habit? Change your routine
by Hallie Crawford - Jun, 2012
I was talking to my career coaching client Chris from Chicago the other day, and he brought up one of the techniques he’s using to help him in his job search and in his life in general. He has a tough habit of focusing too much on why he doesn’t like his job. It’s hard to break out of this habit because he’s there every day for 8 hours! At the end of the day he feels drained and frustrated and it can be difficult for him t...
Resume Trends: Modernizing Your Resume
by Georgia Adamson - Jun, 2012
Recently I participated in a teleseminar titled “Modernizing Your Resumes and Cover Letters,” presented by the Resume Writing Academy and Career Thought Leaders Consortium. This seminar gave me a lot of food for thought, including the fact that change has been happening so rapidly, it’s hard to keep up! Among other things, this means you can’t keep using your old resume indefinitely. If you haven’t updated it within the past y...
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