The Most Important Trait Among Successful People Will Surprise You
by Danny Rubin - Nov, 2013
Hey, super-smart people. Got some news for you. During a recent TED Talk, psychologist Angela Lee Duckworth says while intelligence matters, a high IQ is not the greatest predictor of success. Duckworth says the key is to have grit or determination, the willingness to push through even when the odds are against us. OK, grit matters more than any other talent or trait. That means a great deal for our own careers, esp...
How A LinkedIn Profile Can Benefit You As A Job Candidate:
by Lorrie Boyer - Nov, 2013
Here are some tips how you can use a LinkedIn Profile account to leverage your job seeking and networking strategies. These tips address both the job seeker and the employer looking for people like you: LinkedIn enables you to reconnect with former co-workers and contacts, which are leads to a future job. Many jobs are only announced on LinkedIn. A well crafted, mindful LinkedIn Profile will attract recruiters. If a recr...
7 Ways to Maximize Commuting Time
by Alexandra Levit - Nov, 2013
The average American professional spends over an hour a day commuting. For most, that time involves listening to music, reading the paper, staring out the window, or sleeping. However, whether you drive or take public transportation to the office, your goal should be to leverage your commuting time so that you can spend fewer hours working. Here are some recommendations to that effect. 1. Listen to industry podcasts or...
Not Everyone Needs to be an Executive
by Georgia Adamson - Nov, 2013
The employment trend for years has been to encourage (urge?) everyone to go for a college degree focused on a non-trades career. In fact, skilled trades stopped being even considered as a career path by many people, and those individuals who did choose such a goal have often been looked-down-on. However, that view could need to change drastically and sooner than you might think. Should Everyone Target Senior Management?...
The OFCCP Digest Volume 3, Issue 11
by Local JobNetwork™ - Nov, 2013
Volume 3, Issue 11 The staff at LocalJobNetwork.com wishes you a wonderful holiday season! Thank you to the many experts who contributed to the success of The OFCCP Digest this past year and to the numerous readers who find this publication a helpful resource. This is the last issue of The OFCCP...
Timeline for Updated Regulations: Section 503 of the Rehabilitation Act and the Vietnam Era Veterans Readjustment Assistance Act (VEVRAA)
by Chris Lindholm - Nov, 2013
(This is only a general review and is not intended to be all inclusive; for full regulatory requirements, see the Section 503 of the Rehabilitation Act and VEVRAA Final Rules published by the OFCCP here:) http://www.dol.gov/ofccp/OFCCPNews/LatestNews.htm#news Federal contractors around the country have been scrambling to obtain information regarding the new Veteran and Disability regulations since they w...
The Fox OFCCP Report
by John Fox, Esq. - Nov, 2013
November 2013 OFCCP and Franz Kafka’s “Metamorphosis”: Kafka Had It Right "When Gregor Samsa woke up one morning from unsettling dreams, he found himself changed" (Fox: wait for it, wait for it) "into a monstrous vermin." NOTE: This is my last column for the Local JobNetwork™. It has been a special and dear privilege to share my thoughts about OFCCP compliance with you via the...
OFCCP and Data Transparency
by Sandra Zeigler, Esq. - Nov, 2013
Contractors are expected to scrupulously document their efforts to broaden recruitment, detect discrimination and to prepare for potential OFCCP compliance evaluations. OFCCP should similarly be expected to document and make readily available to the public its enforcement accomplishments. Doing so would be consistent with the pledge of government transparency on which this administration prides itself. It would sensitize contr...
Confusion Reigns with New Requirement that Federal Contractors Invite Individuals with Disabilities to Self-Identify
by Ahmed Younies - Nov, 2013
Many federal contractors know that the Final Rules amending regulations that implement Section 503 of the Rehabilitation Act require them to invite Individuals with Disabilities (IWDs) to self-identify during the application process. This solicitation may take place at the same time a contractor asks for information relating to race, ethnicity and gender. For applicants who opt not to self-identify, contractors should make a...
Why You SHOULD Pull an All-Nighter
by Alexandra Levit - Nov, 2013
My editor at Penguin just sent me a new book she worked on called The 24-Hour Genius: Unlocking Your Brain’s Potential with Strategic All-Nighters, by Eric Epstein. The title and the cover of the book are very effective in that I understood the central premise as soon as I picked it up. And I immediately thought: “oh no they didn’t.” How can this be good advice? I have never pulled an all-nighter. Yes, you read that...
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