| Community Concepts - Preventing Suicide on the Golden Gate Bridge
by Kevin Briggs and Tim Muma - Sep, 2015
There are many meaningful jobs, but few directly save the lives of others in a face-to-face, high-pressure situation. Kevin Briggs is known as the Guardian of the Golden Gate for his two decades of service as a California Highway Patrol Officer, when he prevented hundreds of individuals from jumping to their death. He's now the president of Pivotal Points where he continues to aid in the area of crisis management and suicide p...
| Technically Speaking - The ACLU View on Police Use of Body Cameras
by Jay Stanley and Tim Muma - Sep, 2015
On the surface, putting cameras on police officers stands to help all parties in terms of accountability and safety; however, it's more complicated than it sounds. Jay Stanley, senior policy analyst for the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU), discusses the numerous concerns that exist with running cameras, storing video, and constant monitoring of people while they work. Tim Muma asks him about the rights of the officers, c...
| Employment Notebook - The Effects and Perceptions of Crying at Work
by Anna Ranieri and Tim Muma - Aug, 2015
Many places of work can bring about an array of emotions on each end of the scale, and yet it's always been taboo to actually break down and cry in a vast majority of cases. Career counselor and executive coach, Anna Ranieri, joins Tim Muma to discuss the different reasons an employee might cry at the office, and what impact that can have. Anna looks at gender differences, the perspective of colleagues versus management, and w...
| Technically Speaking - Company Big Data, Security and Informational Safety
by Charles Morgan and Tim Muma - Aug, 2015
It's no secret that with all the information and technological advances in our society, that individuals and businesses alike are constantly in danger of having their private data stolen. Acxiom founder Charles Morgan, current CEO of PrivacyStar and author of "Matters of Life and Data," brings his unmatched experiences in the world of tech to discuss the concerns of data, security and safety in the information age. Charles exp...
3 Things You Need to Know About LinkedIn
by Jean Cummings - Sep, 2015
LinkedIn is a wonderful resource for career-minded professionals. Here are three things to know as you use LinkedIn: Forget the personal website – LI now has the functionality to richly communicate your personal brand, and it is highly searchable by recruiters and hiring managers. Your LinkedIn profile gives you options for branding yourself across the written word, audio, video, photos, PowerPoint presentations and other d...
Are Your Job Hunting Shoes Stuck in Quicksand?
by Sherri Edwards - Sep, 2015
It’s pretty understandable that people often go into a panic when they lose their job. The tough part is helping them remobilize and develop a plan for what happens next, instead of taking wild potshots at job postings in their quest to become reemployed. Many times a candidate gets so focused on “getting a job” that they start to believe they will magically find and secure a job in one stroke. (Imagine a hunter with a spear f...
Great Leaders Manage Perceptions
by Dr. Maynard Brusman - Sep, 2015
How Great Leaders Manage Perceptions “You can influence people’s perceptions of you by playing to their needs. Once you understand how to make other people feel comfortable with you, you’ve won their approval.” —Corporate marketing consultant Camille Lavington, You’ve Only Got Three Seconds (Main Street Books, 1998) Even at the highest levels of government and business, leaders struggle to communicate their intentions. M...
Should Others Put Their Trust In You?
by Bob Roth - Sep, 2015
Should others put their trust in you? by Bob Roth, the College and Career Success Coach Why should someone trust you? That is an important question. Once you let someone down, they may never completely trust you again. In college and throughout the rest of your life, the people around you will listen to your words and observe your behaviors. The accumulated information becomes your reputation. Based on their experie...
When to NOT Answer a Call from Recruiter
by Jean Cummings - Sep, 2015
The other day I was in the zone! I was laser focused on writing a high-impact, succinct, and ATS-friendly resume for a client with a very high-powered career in a fast-changing, highly complex industry. My mind was bearing down to understand deeply and then put into a very few words the value and power of what he brings to the table. Then, cut to next scene! My iPhone rings. Usually I have the sense to not answer my work ph...
You Can Become More at Ease With Criticism of Your Work
by Beverly Jones - Sep, 2015
You Can Become More at Ease With Criticism of Your Work During my first coaching session with "Jodie," a talented scientist, she expressed frustration about not getting the challenging assignments she thought she deserved. She theorized that she might be a victim of gender discrimination. Or perhaps she wasn't respected because her Ph.D. was from a university some regarded as second tier. I heard a different story when,...
by Local JobNetwork™ - Sep, 2015
In this webinar, we bring our federal contractor, subcontractor, and affirmative action customers together to demonstrate the capabilities of our Community and Diversity Outreach Program and the Outreach Management System (OMS). These programs allow our customers to conduct efficient and effective outreach to more than 15,000 local organizations throughout the nation. Through these comprehensive programs, the Local...
by Local JobNetwork™ - Sep, 2015
When the U.S. Department of Labor’s Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP) opens an affirmative action compliance review, it sends an organization a “scheduling letter.” The scheduling letter includes an itemized listing that requests particular statistical reports and narrative items that must be included in the information submitted to OFCCP. In October 2014, the itemized listing underwent dramatic cha...
3 Tips for Marketing to Millennial Moms and Dads
by Lindsey Pollak - Aug, 2015
Hoping to capture the buying power of the parents of all the little Avas and Liams being born these days? Then make sure you’re addressing millennials – who comprise the majority of today’s new moms and dads. I’ve been immersed in this topic lately as I’ve worked on research for The Hartford’s survey of millennial parents. And recently, millennial parents have influenced employers such as Microsoft and Netflix to announce s...
Fear Can Keep a Professional Woman from Succeeding
by Connie Pheiff - Aug, 2015
As professional businesswomen, we sometimes have to prove ourselves and our ability to do the job just as well, if not better, than a man. I’m not a man beater, however, the road to success for us can be long, with many bumps to slow the process of our professional progression. There is one very important thing that can slow, or even completely stop, our journey to success. Fear! Our own fears can either make, or break the fut...
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