How to get an interview
by Miriam Salpeter - Feb, 2013
The Internet occasionally buzzes with details about how people used “creative” techniques to land interviews. These “outside-of-the box” ideas include a variety of approaches. For example, you’ve probably heard of people renting billboards to try to attract attention from hiring managers. Some people have been successful after launching “hire me” campaigns on Facebook, Twitter or other social networks. Job seekers may win favo...
Why English Majors Don’t Have to Finish Last
by Jay Cross - Feb, 2013
What if my degree isn’t marketable?” I have always been fascinated by the assumptions behind this question. They get echoed back to us in remarks like: “Ugh, what are you going to do with philosophy?” “You majored in psych? Enjoy grad school for the rest of your life.” “Hell of a job market out there for that English degree!” Someone has apparently decided that math, science and engineering are the only majors th...
How Your Parents Could Cost You a Promotion
by Ben Drake - Feb, 2013
Did your parents ever tell you that if you work real hard and keep your head down, the rest will take care of itself? As far as career advice goes, that’s B.S. You’ve been at your job for a little while now. You love the company; you enjoy your job. You’ve worked really hard, mastered your current post, and exceeded all expectations…Yet you are still overworked and underpaid, your boss thinks Jimmy in the cubicle next-...
Career Benefits of a Strong Network
by Heather Huhman - Feb, 2013
What’s your secret weapon when it comes to your career? If you’re feeling unsure, there’s certainly one fail-proof way to impact your career for the long-term — develop and maintain a vast network of contacts. While you may have originally been prompted to build your network during your job search, a large pool of professional contacts has more to offer than just connections to job openings. The benefits to establishin...
The OFCCP Digest Volume 3, Issue 2
by Local JobNetwork™ - Feb, 2013
Volume 3, Issue 2 The OFCCP Digest is a complimentary resource for those who do business with the Federal government. Industry leaders from throughout the country share their expertise on a range of topics including affirmative action, equal employment opportunity, and government compliance....
The Fox OFCCP Report
by John Fox, Esq. - Feb, 2013
February 2013 OFCCP’s New Use of Publicity and Press Releases: New Sheriff, New Rules and New End Objectives First, you should know that media policy is governed by the Secretary of Labor’s Press Officer, and not by the individual agencies within the U.S. Department of Labor. So, the rules could change again with the President’s appointment of, and the Senate’s confirmation of, a new...
Recruiting Individuals with Disabilities and Protected Veterans
by Sandra Zeigler, Esq. - Feb, 2013
Federal Contractors are required to take affirmative action to employ and advance in employment individuals with disabilities and protected veterans. Effective outreach, recruitment and retention are essential to this effort. As OFCCP has stated repeatedly, it views the successful placement of these targeted groups as the most telling indicator of whether a Federal Contractor has complied with the requirement and made sufficie...
Limiting the Applicant Data That Is Provided to OFCCP - Part 2
by Bill Osterndorf - Feb, 2013
Limiting the Applicant Data That Is Provided to OFCCP Part 2 - Understanding Special Situations In the first part of this two-part series, we discussed the fact that the applicant data that is provided to the U.S. Department of Labor’s Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP) is a critical piece of information in any affirmative action compliance review. We discovered that OFCCP’s Internet Applicant...
Hone In on Special Skills to Find a Job
by Miriam Salpeter - Feb, 2013
Identifying what employers want and making the case to show why you're a fit is one of the most challenging things for job seekers. If you haven't looked for a job in a while, it may seem like what employers want changed a lot since the last time you looked for work. Years ago, everyone seemed to prefer to hire Jacks-of-all trades—in other words, people who could do a little of everything. The goal was to cross-train, and...
Do You Want That on Your Permanent Record?
by Debra Wheatman - Feb, 2013
The permanent record sounds so ominous. I recall that threat being held over our heads throughout the school years. I never thought to ask the details of this record. Just who is the keeper of this inerasable record? Now, as a parent, I have stopped to using the threat of the (ominous music playing) permanent record. However, I have news for you. It turns out there is a permanent record! We never truly delete any mess...
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