Technology: Affirmative Action Compliance Friend or Foe (Part 1)
by Carla Irwin, Esq. - Sep, 2014
Data is the foundation and a necessity to all things AA compliance. It can be something you get easily or it can become the bane of your AA existence. What is the difference between getting that data easily and it becoming a struggle? Technology. Now I don’t mean you have to have cutting edge systems with all the bells and whistles, but you must understand the capabilities of the systems you do have and create processes for...
Help Me, Help You!
by Rowe Leathers - Sep, 2014
Applying for a new job is sometimes a necessary evil, with candidates often finding themselves overwhelmed with job descriptions, resumes, and cover letters. While the process of applying and interviewing for jobs may be daunting for candidates, take a moment and consider the process from the point of view of recruiters and hiring managers. A single vacancy announcement can receive hundreds of resumes, which in turn, must b...
How to Utilize Similarities Between House Shopping and Job Hunting
by Jessica Stasiw - Sep, 2014
Having your house listed is similar to animal visitations at the zoo. There is a consistent parade of strangers coming in and out of your dwelling, touching your things, critiquing where you live, and tracking in dirt. My house was recently listed and while I went through the experience I had to in turn look for a new place to live. We are still currently on the hunt for the right house, and let me say there have been some mis...
Overcome Executive Job Search Challenges – Baby Boomers
by Louise Garver - Sep, 2014
Executive Baby Boomers – and you know who you are if born between 1946 and 1964 – are one of the largest generations moving through and out of the workforce today. The last of the boomers will turn 65 by 2029. If you’re a Baby Boomer and not ready to retire or are thinking about a career change, consider what you may encounter while searching for your next job. Younger Competition You will more than likely be competin...
Video Interviews: Challenges & Opportunities
by Georgia Adamson - Sep, 2014
A while ago I mentioned the idea of “canned” video interviews that some companies were instituting in their hiring process (make that screening process). Now I have a first-hand client story that points out some of the perils these interviews pose for job seekers. One of my clients was required to undergo a video-webcam interview that he expected would contain five questions. After just one question, he found he was una...
Building Relationships –Your Competitive Advantage!
by Dorothy Montgomery - Sep, 2014
Not marketing. Not strategy. Not technology. It is building relationships that remains the ultimate competitive advantage in business today both because building relationships is powerful and yet so hard to start and sustain. I recently returned from a trip to Spain where I facilitated a team building workshop with participants from two beverage companies. They were holding an annual meeting in Madrid and the goal of the...
The Foundation of Any Job Search or Transition
by Bernie Frazier - Sep, 2014
When working with clients today or working with candidates in my past life, there’s always been one thing successful people do that unsuccessful ones typically don’t do – be clear about what they want. On the surface it seems like a simple thing, but if you stop and think about it, answering the question, “What do you want?” isn’t always so simple. Many of the people I’ve encountered have either chased the almighty doll...
A Professional Resume: What It Means and How to Create It
by Robin Schlinger - Sep, 2014
A professional looking and sounding resume is as important as a professional wardrobe when you are looking for a job. What makes a resume professional? First, the contact information is professional, with an email address that consists of your name, not some cute phrase or an address you share with your entire family (such as TheSmithFamily@yahoo.com). Second, the content conforms to expectations for professional resumes...
Is a Bad Credit Rating Hindering Your Career?
by Rowe Leathers - Sep, 2014
Having a poor credit rating can do more than just keep you from getting a job. Simply knowing that your credit rating is limiting your employment options can reduce your self-confidence, and in turn, can negatively impact your attitude, outlook and overall demeanor. Unfortunately, your demeanor can send a message of doubt and desperation that potential employers can sense, and quite frankly, avoid. When hit with a financial...
Taking the Fear Out of Public Speaking
by Corinna Klawon - Sep, 2014
As a college grad, I always feared taking the classes I would have to present at. I remember it like it was yesterday; the sweaty palms, the feeling of wanting to vomit, and the thoughts going through my head: “What if I forget and have a complete blackout...Oh dear, and what if I stumble over my own words...I mean, everybody will be staring.” It certainly wasn’t a healthy approach because little did I know that I would get in...
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