Do You Have What It Takes To Get Promoted Now?
by Alexandra Levit - Dec, 2012
According to a new study from the Center for Talent Innovation, 268 senior executives cited executive presence, or being perceived as leadership material, as an essential component to getting ahead. In fact, executive presence accounted for, on average, 25 percent of what it takes to get promoted. Co-sponsored by Marie Claire, the research initiative was led by my colleague Sylvia Hewlett, who often studies the barriers...
5 Ways To Pump Up Your Career Muscle
by Jacqui Barrett-Poindexter - Dec, 2012
Your career is organic. It is a living, virtually breathing organism that needs to be nourished and exercised. Without attentive, continual care, you cannot expect your career heartbeat to remain vibrant and strong. To prevent career malnourishment, consider applying these five activities to your daily routine: 1. Stop Weighing Down Conversations. Too many people, especially early in their career or in the throes of tran...
Handling Transitions at Work
by Alexandra Levit - Dec, 2012
I was at a meeting in which a c-suite executive proclaimed that her organization had experienced too much tumult lately. This organization had decided on a new policy: managers in new positions would now have to wait a full year before changing absolutely anything. Halleluyah. It is well known that in the business world, people starting a new job will try to make their mark immediately, and this inevitably involve...
How to Write Your Resume When You’re NOT The Perfect Candidate
by Laura Smith-Proulx - Nov, 2012
If your career trajectory contains a few speed bumps (such as a gap in work history or job hopping), you’re among the multitudes in this job market. Given the state of economic affairs over the past few years, most job seekers don’t fit the classic picture of a “stable” work history at a single employer the way they once did. I recently sat down with Jacquelyn Smith of Forbes.com to discuss ways of dealing with a not-s...
The five stages to leave the ‘old’ behind in a career transition
by Hallie Crawford - Nov, 2012
With any change in your life, including a professional change, there is loss – even if the change is good. And loss must be grieved so you can leave the ‘old’ behind and move into the ‘new’ in a healthy way. Keep this in mind when change happens to you in your career, as well as in your personal life. Career transitions can have a big impact on us because our jobs can be such a big part of our lives. So be pro-active and...
Get Your Hands Dirty: Messy, Gross, Great-Paying Jobs
by Annie Favreau - Nov, 2012
There’s no getting around it: some jobs have a high “ick” factor. In these so-called dirty jobs, you’ve got to deal with stuff that would gross most people out—like disease, waste or even death. But without these positions, society would be a whole lot messier. As the saying goes, “It’s a dirty job, but someone’s gotta do it.” But here’s the not-so-dirty little secret: these career paths actually come with big benef...
The OFCCP Digest Volume 2, Issue 11
by Local JobNetwork™ - Nov, 2012
Volume 2, Issue 11 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....
Getting a Handle on Record Keeping Compliance in 2013
by Chris Lindholm - Nov, 2012
Federal contractors need help assessing risk and choosing a direction that will get their recruitment programs in compliance with the evolving regulations being aggressively enforced by the Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP). The many layers of complexity are clearly frustrating contractors as the number of violations being flagged by OFCCP continues a strong upward trend under the current administration ac...
Planning for the Future
by Sandra Zeigler, Esq. - Nov, 2012
Now that the election results are in, it appears self evident that the path outlined in various regulatory and sub-regulatory proposals will continue to guide the enforcement efforts of the OFCCP. Some of the uncertainty of the pre-election period has been resolved so it is time to think seriously about what your company will need to do to best position itself to comply with whatever changes may be ultimately implemented. Many...
The Art of Game Playing with OFCCP - Chess or Tug o' War?
by Debra Milstein Gardner - Nov, 2012
How important is your relationship with OFCCP in determining the outcome of a compliance evaluation? Building a relationship with your OFCCP compliance officer is like playing a game of chess or tug o' war. Which game has the most positive impact on the end result of a review? Tug of war, also known as tug o' war, tug war, rope war, rope pulling, or tugging war, is a sport that directly pits two teams against e...
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