New Law Lets Illegal Immigrants Qualify for State Grants in California
by Marcia Robinson - Oct, 2011
The California Department of Finance estimates that 2,500 more students will qualify for Cal Grants as a result of a new bill signed into law last week by California Governor Jerry Brown. Cal Grants, as the name suggests, are grants funded by the State of California to help students fund higher education. The California Department of Finance estimates that the cost to California for these 2,500 more students receiving Cal Gran...
OFCCP Focuses on Veterans and Persons with Disabilities
by Bill Osterndorf - Oct, 2011
OFCCP Focuses on Veterans and Persons with Disabilities During the last two years, the U.S. Department of Labor’s Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs has given extensive attention to issues concerning veterans and persons with disabilities. This was a major change for the agency, as OFCCP had spent the prior ten or fifteen years focusing on issues concerning minorities and women. During recent affirmative actio...
OFCCP Produces Final Version of Revised Scheduling Letter and Itemized Listing
by Bill Osterndorf - Oct, 2011
OFCCP Produces Final Version of Revised Scheduling Letter and Itemized Listing When a federal contractor is formally selected for an affirmative action compliance review by the U.S. Department of Labor’s Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP), OFCCP notifies the contractor through a Scheduling Letter that is sent to the facility that will be evaluated. The Scheduling Letter includes an Itemized Listing that...
Step Onto the Stage of Boldness
by Andy Robinson - Oct, 2011
Leadership, professional development, and personal growth require us (DEMAND us) to take risks, to "push the envelope" and to occasionally (frequently?) step onto the stage of "boldness." Being bold requires courage, being bold may put us in a vulnerable position; but being bold also creates opportunity, opens doors and gets the attention of others -- others who can help us, others who can partner with us in making amazing...
by Bob Roth - Oct, 2011
Most college students will learn to network in order to gather employment information and learn about companies that may be hiring. Savvy students understand that their personal networks contain people who have the information they are seeking. Therefore, to learn about employment opportunities that have never been advertised or made available the outside world, students should systematically contact everyone in their netwo...
The #1 Millennial Career Advantage
by Lindsey Pollak - Oct, 2011
As we enter fall recruiting season on college campuses, many students are concerned about how to position themselves for jobs in the continuingly dismal job market. To stand out in this economy, everyone needs an angle (or three…or four…). But there is an angle that I think many Millennials overlook, perhaps because it feels so natural to them. In my opinion, the #1 advantage Millennials offer employers is that they are dig...
It's time to shine in your career transition!
by Hallie Crawford - Oct, 2011
I've had some great examples from career coaching clients of creative things to do to get noticed in your job search. Here are some of the examples I wanted to share with you: Just walk in. My clients Hilary and Allison just walked right into their potential places of employment this week to hand deliver their resumes, and ask if they needed some volunteer work or if they were hiring. Hand-delivering your resume can make a...
50 Networking NO NOs!
by Thomas J. Denham - Oct, 2011
If you really want to find a job, then double your networking efforts. It’s the best job search technique. Networking is an art and science that anyone can learn. To be successful in your search, I strongly suggest a strategy that maximizes your networking efforts. Here are 50 pitfalls to avoid when you are either at a networking event or having individual networking meetings. I have highlighted my pet peeves. 1. Being...
Five Secrets to Creating More Career Opportunities in the 21st Century!
by Ed Sykes - Oct, 2011
In the 21st century, career opportunities in the job and employment marketplace are changing fast, and morphing all the time. In order to successfully take advantage of these career opportunities, you must develop a different mindset. Let me share this story that illustrates my point: In high school, my best friend and I went to his house to hang out. While there, his father asked what was I going to do when I finished...
Executive Wisdom - Developing Your Leadership Wisdom
by Dr. Maynard Brusman - Oct, 2011
I was recently working with one of my San Francisco Bay Area executive coaching clients – the president of a professional services firm. We had a fascinating coaching conversation about the stupidest decision or action he had ever taken. My executive coaching client and I then discussed as a leader in his organization, what was the wisest decision or action he had ever taken? I am coaching my client to tap into his wisdom an...
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