SHORT TAKES ON CURRENT OFCCP ISSUES
by Bill Osterndorf - Dec, 2011
This continues to be a busy time at the U.S. Department of Labor’s Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP). As 2011 ends, here are some of the current items involving OFCCP and related agencies. Deadline for VETS-100/VETS-100A Report is December 30, 2011; All Covered Companies MUST File by This Date If your company is a federal contractor or subcontractor, the period to file your VETS-100 and/or VETS-100...
Should You Slow Down Your Job Search During the Holidays?
by Louise Garver - Dec, 2011
With the exception of the week between December 25th and January 1st, executive candidates should keep up the job search pace and not wait until January to initiate a new career campaign. So the answer is NO! Many opportunities may be missed during late November through December. You don’t want to kick yourself later saying. “I could have been hired, only if…..” Companies that are considering hiring campaigns in the new year (...
Standing Out in a Job Search
by Joshua Waldman - Dec, 2011
Sometimes, there is nothing wrong with defining who you are based on NOT being someone else. Let me explain. When I was in high school, I didn’t really stand out. Despite how hard I tried. Grew my hair long, dyed it green. Whatever it was I tried, it didn’t really work. I was still the quiet, unremarkable white kid in the back of the class. Then, one day the loud speaker announced, “Will Joshua Waldron please come...
The true culprits of job dissatisfaction
by Hallie Crawford - Dec, 2011
As a career coach, I consistently meet with career coaching clients who feel they’ve lost their sense of purpose in their work. They want to feel more passionate about what they do on a daily basis, and they often feel their work is the culprit. They feel their boss, coworkers, office environment, monotony of their schedule, or cubicle are the reasons for their lack of excitement and motivation for their work and life. Ho...
Top Tips for Pumping Up Your Job Search Results
by Joan Runnheim Olson - Dec, 2011
1. Network, Network, Network!!! Up to 80% of jobs are found through networking. In addition to face-to-face networking (the most powerful) be sure to add social media networking to your list. 2. Treat your job search like a job. Be willing to spend 35 hours a week in your search if you're unemployed and up to 15 if you're employed. Any less than that will most likely lengthen the amount of time you spend looking for yo...
Top 10 Dumbest Things Recruiters Do: And the Winner Is...
by John Sullivan - Dec, 2011
by John Sullivan and Laureen Edmiston Several weeks ago ere.net published an article that asked the question “what are the dumbest things that recruiters do.” After surveying recruiters on ere.net, Twitter, and at the recent SMA symposium in Seattle, it is clear that most feel the dumbest thing recruiters do is… Not managing the candidate experience — the candidate experience is the perception of the sum of interaction...
Inside the Mind at Work - Manage for Progress
by Dr. Maynard Brusman - Dec, 2011
One of my executive coaching clients, the Managing Partner of a Bay Area Law Firm and I were recently engaged in a conversation about assessing his firm’s talent. She talked about how one of the manager’s in the San Francisco location didn’t feel that one of her employees had the capability of developing into a leadership role at the firm. The manager displaying poor emotional intelligence communicated his assessment to t...
Hiring in December
by Jason Stauffacher - Dec, 2011
There seem to be a lot of strange ideas that because of the recession, companies will not be hiring this holiday season. You may hear some job seekers mumbling that "hiring will be worse this December". You know what? That is complete bunk... It isn't true! Most individuals in the employment field : Recruiters, hiring managers, HR personnel, are totally aware that this December is not going to be any different than...
How to network AND get work experience at the same time
by Hallie Crawford - Dec, 2011
Struggling to find a job in your industry? Don’t discount the benefit of volunteering. If you volunteer your time in the field of work you are interested in, you still have the option to work a part-time position and make money outside of that industry if needed. This really helps fill gaps in your resume and allows you to network. Two key benefits of volunteering: Networking – While you are volunteering you are able t...
New Graduates Job Search Strategies to Get Ahead
by Kris Plantrich - Dec, 2011
It’s June and again that time of the year, when new graduates receive their diplomas and launch themselves into a career search. For many new graduates that didn’t begin preparing for their search while still in school, the question they ask is, “I’ve graduated…now what?” For the students that took advantage of their college career centers they probably received counseling and valuable career tools to get their job search...
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