Managing Your Internal PR
by Joan Runnheim Olson - Sep, 2011
It’s important to manage your own PR within your organization. Consider conducting a quarterly review of the real players that influence your career. If you don’t have a list of those players, take a few minutes to generate one. Then every three months review this list which will most likely include your bosses, peers, subordinates and clients. “Bosses” are those people at a higher level who can influence your career, i.e., yo...
The Dangers of Social Media – How Employers Can avoid the Pitfalls of Social Networks
by Lisa Harpe - Aug, 2011
Millions of people are actively engaging in social media. A survey conducted by Jobvite suggested that nearly 83% of Recruiters and Human Resource professionals surveyed were planning to use social media for recruiting job seekers in 2011. Dr. Lisa Harpe -- an Industrial Psychologist and Principal Consultant at Peoplefluent -- and Ms. Christy Kiely -- an attorney at Hunton & Williams – discussed the legal implications of using...
They Will Look At Your Resume
by Diana Corso - Aug, 2011
Reason #1: You have given him/her what they want by reading the job description completely. Know why you are sending your resume to the recruiter/hiring manager? Do you have what it takes? Are you qualified? Reason #2: Your resume is clean and concise! No 2-toned colors! No Pictures! No frames around your text! Use the BOLD to highlight your old company's name, what industry they are in and what you did. No Rambling! Get to...
Who’s an Internet Applicant? Recruiters Should Be Ready to Answer
by Lisa Harpe - Aug, 2011
On October 7, 2005, the Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP) released its final rule regarding the definition of an Internet applicant. As mentioned in a November 2005 article by Dr. Michael Harris, the final rule presents four criteria for a job seeker to be considered an applicant, as follows: 1.The individual submits an expression of interest in employment through the Internet or related electronic data...
Thriving Through Job Loss: Creating and Sustaining Our Safety Nets
by Kevin Nourse - Aug, 2011
You’ve recently lost your management job and are frustrated with your apparent lack of progress in finding new work despite your best efforts to spend hours in front of your computer submitting resumes and applications to potential employers. Further, you are losing energy in the process and feeling less and less motivated to take action. Consider the fact that maybe you may be missing one key ingredient to the process: social...
3 Simple Ways to Get More Feedback
by Lindsey Pollak - Aug, 2011
When I run training programs for companies on how to better manage their Generation Y talent, there is a certain complaint I hear over and over again: This generation wants too much feedback! According to many managers, Gen Y employees want feedback “on-demand”—they want to know how they’re doing after virtually every meeting, presentation, report, project or any other demonstration of their skills. Most Gen Ys don’t...
Executive Wisdom for True Leadership - Finding Wisdom
by Dr. Maynard Brusman - Aug, 2011
I was recently working with one of my San Francisco Bay Area executive coaching clients – the president of a professional services firm. We talked about wisdom’s role in true leadership. My executive coaching client and I discussed how both knowledge and experience have influenced his ability to make wise decisions. I am coaching my client to tap into his wisdom in the face of uncertainty and ambiguity. Finding Wisdom Fort...
ALJ RULES ON OFCCP'S DESK AUDIT SCREEN OF ITEM 11
by David Cohen - Aug, 2011
A recent ruling by an Administrative Law Judge (ALJ) regarding Item 11 requests has some important implications for both contractors and the OFCCP. The case, OFCCP v. United Space Alliance LLC, DOL, OALJ, No. 2011-OFC-00002, 2/28/11, can be found here. Before discussing the case, it might be useful to briefly explain the process by which a federal agency obtains approval to request information from employers. When a federa...
It takes more than a well branded resume to land a great position
by Anne-Marie Ditta - Aug, 2011
You have a great resume, know and can speak about your professional brand, network regularly…but nothing’s happening. Could your smile – or lack of – be getting in the way? During my former career as an account executive I realized people needed to like me before they could sign an agreement with me. So I made a conscious decision to let them know me. I took the time to ask about their business, what was happening with thei...
Learning About Careers, One Video at a Time: An Interview with Shatterbox Founder Amanda holt
by Lindsey Pollak - Aug, 2011
With all the disheartening news lately about a double-dip recession and consistently high unemployment, many job seekers are desperate for new career ideas. One great place to seek inspiration is shatterbox, a video-based social community for students and young professionals to find inspiration and share ideas about innovative careers. The site is completely free and is conveniently searchable by industries or keywords. I r...
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