How to save a bad interview
by Miriam Salpeter - Sep, 2012
You practiced, rehearsed typical questions and psyched yourself up for the big day. By all counts, you should ace your interview. However, things don’t always go the way we plan. What can you do to rescue an interview spiraling out of control? Situation 1: The interviewer asked you a question you are not prepared to answer. Do not panic or appear obviously rattled. Take a breath – give yourself a few seconds (even if i...
The 8 Core Priorities of Work/Life Balance
by Thomas J. Denham - Sep, 2012
Four typical signs of work/life balance gone amok are: 1) Feeling you are merely trying to get through the day; 2) Barely making it to the end of the week and feeling completely exhausted by the time you get home; 3) Feeling that you are on the merry-go-round of life and just wanting to get off; or 4) Feeling like you are falling behind and never catching up. If you are not “wicked happy” then there are a couple of rules yo...
The Fox OFCCP Report
by John Fox, Esq. - Sep, 2012
September 2012 Notes from Kona and the 2012 NILG Meeting For those of you who do not know, the National Industry Liaison Group ("NILG") held its annual meeting at Kona, on the Big Island of Hawaii August 27-31, 2012. For those of you unfamiliar with the NILG, please go to: www.nationalilg.org Most lasting impression (other than pink/purple sunsets with a fireball red sun sinking...
Fast Facts for the 30th Annual NILG
by Jacquelyn Peterson - Sep, 2012
Round-Up The National Industry Liaison Group (NILG) held its 30th Annual ILG National Conference and Exhibition at the Hilton Waikoloa Village on the Kohala Coast of the Big Island of Hawaii from August 27 to August 31, 2012. The conference included attendees, exhibitors, and speakers. The Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP) typically attends the conference in-person, but opted to attend via interac...
Observations on the 2012 National Industry Liaison Group Conference
by Sandra Zeigler, Esq. - Sep, 2012
This year's National Industry Liaison Group (NILG) Conference, held August 27-31, 2012 in Waikoloa, Hawaii, celebrated the 30th anniversary of the unique partnership between the NILG and the Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP). This partnership has been extended over the years to include the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) as regular participants. The conference this year may be best remembere...
Thoughts on the 2012 National Industry Liaison Group Conference
by Bill Osterndorf - Sep, 2012
The 2012 National Industry Liaison Group (NILG) conference was held August 27-31 in Waikoloa, Hawaii. The conference location was beautiful, and the conference planning committee made sure that the conference ran smoothly. However, this was a difficult year to gain many new insights into what is occurring at the U.S. Department of Labor's Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP). There were a number of effecti...
"Transferable Skills" Fallacy: When is too late to change industries?
by Jean Cummings - Sep, 2012
Executive at a crossroads Let’s call him Jesse. His story is a hypothetical example, but one that is not uncommon. Jesse has done all kinds of great things. Wonderful quantifiable achievements. And in several industries – IT, Manufacturing, Consulting. Clearly, he’s loaded with talent. So, he’s 45 or thereabouts. And he wants to apply at the VP level for positions that might come up in any of those fields. The trouble is...
After You Select Your College Major, There Is Much More To Do
by Bob Roth - Sep, 2012
“Putting Student Employment Success First” When you select your major you may very well be selecting a career direction and a list of jobs for which you may qualify. No student should select a major without knowing where that major can take them. That would be like entering an unfamiliar house with your eyes shut. You are bound to bump into a few walls. A little research early on can prevent a great deal of disappointme...
Fifty Shades of Résumé
by Debra Wheatman - Sep, 2012
Many careerists believe there is one résumé template that fits everyone. It is not uncommon for job seekers to borrow a résumé from a friend or copy a template found online when creating their résumé. It is a great idea to look the résumé of a successful professional to get inspiration. However, when it comes to the résumé, there are subtleties that separate candidates even if their history is very similar. Here are some tip...
How to Be Happier at Home (and Work)
by Alexandra Levit - Sep, 2012
Gretchen Rubin has been a friend of mine since the early days of our blogs. Her first book, The Happiness Project, became an international bestseller, and I was excited to read her latest effort, Happier at Home. The new book focuses on ways we can make our homes places of greater simplicity, comfort, and love. Since I specialize in careers and work, I naturally zeroed in on the part of the book that focuses on work/li...
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