Should You Connect on LinkedIn with Your Interviewer?
by Thea Kelley - Apr, 2015
In job search, you're continually looking to expand your professional network, especially among people who are well placed to help you get a job. The people with whom you've done job interviews are certainly in that category. So should you invite your interviewers to connect on LinkedIn? In many cases the answer is "yes, but probably only after the job interview process is over." An invitation to connect during the in...
Smiling can make your day and boost your career
by Beverly Jones - Apr, 2015
In his popular 1936 book, How to Win Friends & Influence People, Dale Carnegie offered advice for becoming popular, persuasive and successful. Among the book's well-known techniques is Principle 2 of his "Six Ways to Make People Like You." That rule is brief: "Smile." Carnegie quoted this Chinese proverb: "a man without a smiling face must not open a shop." Your smile, he said, "is a messenger of your goodwill," and a simpl...
Will IT Project Managers Join the Great Enterprise PMO Shift?
by Alexandra Levit - Apr, 2015
Current PMOs must prepare to transition to an EPMO model. Recent research on project management indicates that the field is about to enter the spotlight. Once an isolated function, project management is quickly being elevated in strategic importance. According to analyst firm Gartner, by 2017 senior executives in the largest organizations in America will rely on enterprise program management offices (EPMOs) to execute proje...
How Involved Are You in Your Work?
by Carole Kanchier - Apr, 2015
Do you identify closely with your job? Are your moods and feelings affected by your work? Are you involved in your job? Job involvement refers to the psychological and emotional extent to which people participate in their work, profession and company. Top performers who are engaged in their work generally have high levels of job involvement. Studies show high job involvement contributes to high job satisfaction, employee mor...
Advance Your Career Through Mentoring
by Stacy Harshman - Apr, 2015
Mentoring is most often defined as a professional relationship in which an expert, the mentor, who has experience and wisdom, assists a novice, the mentee, to gain knowledge, skills, and experience that will contribute to the mentee’s professional growth. American businessman John Crosby describes the concept as “a brain to pick, an ear to listen, and a push in the right direction”. What are the benefits? Mentoring can bene...
Your Resume and Your Portfolio
by Robin Schlinger - Apr, 2015
I have many clients in creative careers that demand online or print portfolios: writers, graphic artists, photographers and web designers, among others. When hiring managers or recruiters look at job applicants for communications or design positions, they expect to see samples of previous work at some point. Any creative person about to engage in a job search should make sure to accumulate physical or electronic samples of...
3 Reasons Why Reinvention Is So Darn Hard
by Stacey Lane - Apr, 2015
Maybe it’s because the job market has improved. Or they’re just tired of feeling so unsatisfied. Or that it’s spring. Or my clients have known for a while that they’re mismatched with their current career. Whatever the reason, reinvention is on their minds. When I surveyed my list about what they’d like to hear about, Reinvention was the number one webinar topic they said they’d like to see. Let me tell you a little bit mor...
6 Strategies on How to Use Conflict as a Powerful Career Tool
by Lisa Rangel - Apr, 2015
Conflict is one of the most underutilized career tools. When conflict presents itself, you want to run, but I suggest that you don’t. Many professionals go to great lengths to duck conflict. That’s because, as Peter T. Colemen and Robert Ferguson explain in the book “Making Conflict Work,” it “elicits anxiety.” Yet, managing conflict is absolutely necessary for achieving your own professional as well as the organization’s g...
The OFCCP Digest Volume 5, Issue 4
by Local JobNetwork™ - Apr, 2015
Tips on Responding to New Scheduling Letter and Itemized Listing — Part II by Bill Osterndorf This article is a companion to an article in the March 2015 edition of The OFCCP Digest. As we noted there, on October 1, 2014, the U.S. Department of Labor’s Office of Federal Contract Complianc...
Signs of Troubling Times Ahead for OFCCP's Approach to Manufacturing Comparators, Comparisons, and Discrimination
by Soul Cherradi - Apr, 2015
Discrimination cases are essentially “games” of making relevant, suitable, or valid comparisons between suitable, valid, or appropriate comparator(s). While anti-discrimination laws do not define discrimination in a comparative sense, comparators have had clear appeal as an evidentiary or heuristic aid for gauging whether discrimination has occurred. Comparators and comparisons make visible the occurrence of comparatively adv...
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