Six Myths About Emotions for Leaders
by Dr. Maynard Brusman - Sep, 2014
“Great leaders move us. They ignite our passion and inspire the best in us. When we try to explain why they are so effective, we speak of strategy, vision or powerful ideas. But the reality is much more primal. Great leadership works through the emotions.” ~ Daniel Goleman, Richard Boyatzis and Annie McKee, Primal Leadership (Harvard Business Review Press, 2013) Most of my executive coaching clients are highly intelligent,...
Small Mistakes with Big Results
by Robin Schlinger - Sep, 2014
Often small mistakes on a resume have the potential to upset a job applicant’s chances. For example: The absence of a two letter word is easy overlook when proofreading a resume—in this sentence, the word “to” is missing. Other frequently dropped words are “as,” “by,” “on,” and “in.” Redundancies may creep in: “$2 million dollars” and “approximately in the range of” are redundant. Missing periods and commas are common in re...
Confidence On Tap – Part 3 Keep On Learning!
by Caroline Dowd-Higgins - Sep, 2014
In my previous blog posts ‘Confidence On Tap’, Parts 1 and 2, I discussed how practicing bold body language and taking continuous action steps towards goals can have a positive affect on your confidence level. Since it’s ‘Back-to-School’ season, I thought it would be apropos to continue the confidence discussion by focusing on the positive impact that continuing education can have on your overall confidence. Feeling out-of...
7 Ways To Write Another Mediocre Resume That Nobody Wants To Read
by Michelle Dumas - Sep, 2014
Job searching is hard work. Depending on the industry or your career preference, it can even become a full-time job. It’s important, therefore, to utilize all the resources available to ensure that you conduct your search as effectively as possible. Online job boards, intensive and extensive networking, the use of social media, and almost countless “how-to” resources are all at your disposal and you should take advantage of...
Key Job Search Requirements You Might Not Think Of
by Georgia Adamson - Sep, 2014
You might know–or think you know–what’s important in conducting a successful job search. BUT…are you overlooking or unaware of job search trends that could sharply reduce your odds of success? A recent article by personal branding guru William Arruda, titled “6 Unspoken Requirements for Every Job Seeker” makes some telling points about this subject. I highly recommend reading the entire article, but I’m going to share the 6...
The OFCCP Digest Volume 4, Issue 9
by Local JobNetwork™ - Sep, 2014
Volume 4, Issue 9 Not Just New But Improved: OFCCP’s Expectations for the New Regulations by Melissa Speer and Bradley Anderson What a difference a year makes! This time last year, there was some concern and anxiety in the contractor community about the impact of proposed...
What Employers and Marketers Have Wrong About Millennials
by Lindsey Pollak - Sep, 2014
Millennials have been in the workforce for well over a decade and over the years employers — and society in general — have developed a lot of complaints about them. In my work, though, I’ve found Millennials have a lot of positive qualities and aren’t as different as many people like to think. This week, I found some great articles about what employers, marketers and society as a whole have wrong about Millennials. Read...
What to Do If Your New Job Isn’t What You Expected
by Alexandra Levit - Sep, 2014
According to a new survey by staffing firm Robert Half, 41 percent of workers said the role they accepted at a company was different than what had been outlined to them during the interview process. If you find yourself in this situation, what’s the most productive way forward? To gain insights into this unfortunately common scenario, I tapped Paul McDonald, senior executive director at Robert Half. Paul, from the comp...
Dazed & Confused: What’s a Federal Contractor To Do?
by Cara Yates Crotty, Esq. - Sep, 2014
A hypothetical conversation with a frustrated and overwhelmed federal contractor Dear Cara: I work in human resources for a federal contractor, and I keep reading about President Obama’s executive actions directed towards federal contractors. We have a very small legal department in our company, and we are having a difficult time keeping track of all these new requirements. Can you please help us?!? Dazed &...
New OFCCP Directive on Transgender and Gender Identity Status
by Sandra Zeigler, Esq. - Sep, 2014
On August 19, 2014, OFCCP finally issued a Directive on Gender Identity and Sex Discrimination that clearly acknowledged that gender discrimination under Executive Order 11246 covers discrimination on the basis of transgender and gender identity status. Regular readers of this column may recall my January 2014 article in which I reported a headline from a December 4, 2013 Buzzfeed.com post that read, "Federal Official Refuses...
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