Quality Communication Skills: Stay Effective and Professional
by Valerie Sokolosky - Sep, 2013
At a communications conference, the speaker asked how many of the attendees used iPhones? Hands shot up. “How many of you use Twitter?” came the next question. “How about FaceBook?” Again hands–at least every other person’s–waved in the air. Obviously, the audience had become adept in social networking and the associated electronics. But, then came the question, “How many of you communicate effectively?” The room became...
Fatal Distraction–When Your Resume Highlights Work You Don’t Want to Do
by Dawn Lennon - Sep, 2013
Resume panic–that unique feeling of crippling dread that overtakes you when facing the need to promote your skills and experiences to get a new job. Needing a job is unnerving enough. You’re in transition, going from where you were to someplace new. The competition for that new job starts with a resume that can get you an interview. Ditch the panic. Panic gets you nowhere. In fact, it puts you at risk. Whe...
The dreaded compensation conversation: When is it time to suck it up regarding salary?
by Hallie Crawford - Sep, 2013
I was excited to be interviewed for a recent article about the compensation conversation. I always get questions about compensation from my clients who are in career transition and wanting to know for their career planning purposes – “Am I going to have to take a cut in salary to move into my dream job?” First, a couple of notes about discussing compensation during the interview process. I spoke with a career coaching clie...
Resume Writing is Important; Your Communication is Important Too
by Debra Wheatman - Sep, 2013
If you are a frequent reader of this blog, you probably have an understanding of the importance of a proper appearance for work, presenting an impeccable resume, and maintaining a professional social media presence. The fact that you are reading this tells me that you are dedicated to your career. How much time do you think about the words you speak? What verbal cues are you giving about your personal brand? Here are some...
How Do You Know When It Is Time To Start Job Searching? Signs You Shouldn’t Ignore!
by Michelle Dumas - Sep, 2013
Let’s be honest: Job searching is rarely enjoyable. However, like paying taxes or seeing the dentist, we all have to do it from time to time. Sometimes job searching is necessary because of lay-offs (those who suffered as a result of “downsizing” during the most recent financial crisis know what that looks like). There are, however, other situations when job searching isn’t necessarily forced upon us, but the handwriting on...
Spot Phony Employment Ads Like a Pro
by Cathy Francois - Sep, 2013
As a former classified sales representative it is too easy for me to distinguish a legitimate employment ad from a phony one. It’s like trying to give me a Chucky Cheese game token and telling me it’s a dollar coin. However, I have found that for many others these differences that I see plainly might not be so obvious. There are many innocent, desperate, or otherwise unsuspecting job seekers who fall victim to scams. The sear...
The OFCCP Digest Volume 3, Issue 9
by Local JobNetwork™ - Sep, 2013
Volume 3, Issue 9 Beware of What You Sign – The Dangers of Conciliation Agreements by Debra Milstein Gardner You have just finished a difficult OFCCP compliance review that appeared to be interminable. Numerous scenarios could have occurred during the way, but the end res...
The Fox OFCCP Report
by John Fox, Esq. - Sep, 2013
September 2013 When is an OFCCP "Placement Goal" a "Utilization Goal" or a "Benchmark Goal" or a "Quota"? This month's column is about the magic, majesty and meaning of words. One of my favorite books is Lewis Carroll's "Through The Looking-Glass and What Alice Found There" (and even before The Jefferson Airplane and Grace Slick immortalized it in the 1967 rock song "White Rabbit"...
2010 EEO Tabulation: A Quick Peek Under the Hood – Part 2
by Dr. Hossein Borhani - Sep, 2013
As I stated in my June post, the Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP) has announced that as of January 1, 2014, federal contractors must replace the 2000 EEO Tabulation file with the 2006-2010 Census EEO Tabulation file (2010 EEO Tabulation) to produce all future AAPs.1 In this post I will continue my review of the 2010 EEO Tabulation and its comparison to the 2000 EEO Tabulation file while noting some majo...
Beware of What You Sign – The Dangers of Conciliation Agreements
by Debra Milstein Gardner - Sep, 2013
You have just finished a difficult OFCCP compliance review that appeared to be interminable. Numerous scenarios could have occurred during the way, but the end result is OFCCP issuing a notice of violations (NOV) and a conciliation agreement (CA). As frustrating as it is, many contractors can expect to receive a CA, especially if they failed to post their job openings with the state employment service or failed to conduct...
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