OFCCP and Data Transparency
by Sandra Zeigler, Esq. - Nov, 2013
Contractors are expected to scrupulously document their efforts to broaden recruitment, detect discrimination and to prepare for potential OFCCP compliance evaluations. OFCCP should similarly be expected to document and make readily available to the public its enforcement accomplishments. Doing so would be consistent with the pledge of government transparency on which this administration prides itself. It would sensitize contr...
Confusion Reigns with New Requirement that Federal Contractors Invite Individuals with Disabilities to Self-Identify
by Ahmed Younies - Nov, 2013
Many federal contractors know that the Final Rules amending regulations that implement Section 503 of the Rehabilitation Act require them to invite Individuals with Disabilities (IWDs) to self-identify during the application process. This solicitation may take place at the same time a contractor asks for information relating to race, ethnicity and gender. For applicants who opt not to self-identify, contractors should make a...
Why You SHOULD Pull an All-Nighter
by Alexandra Levit - Nov, 2013
My editor at Penguin just sent me a new book she worked on called The 24-Hour Genius: Unlocking Your Brain’s Potential with Strategic All-Nighters, by Eric Epstein. The title and the cover of the book are very effective in that I understood the central premise as soon as I picked it up. And I immediately thought: “oh no they didn’t.” How can this be good advice? I have never pulled an all-nighter. Yes, you read that...
It’s Not Where You Go, It’s What You Get Out of It
by Shun McGhee - Nov, 2013
According to The Choice, a blog hosted by The New York Times, “From the debut of ‘The Cosby Show’ in 1984 until the end of ‘A Different World’ in 1993, American higher education grew by 16.8 percent. During the same time period, historically black colleges and universities grew by 24.3 percent — 44 percent better than all of higher education.” I grew up during this time period. Influenced by the campus life and education depic...
3 Realistic Networking Tips!
by Kimberly Schneiderman - Nov, 2013
Networking is sometimes a four-letter word that makes people visualize painful situations in which they are supposed to be captivating and engaging when they really feel like crawling under a rock. It doesn't have to be like that! Follow the three strategies presented in today’s newsletter and it will be just a bit easier for you. Plus, as we head in to the holidays, you will likely have several opportunities to have con...
Letters of Recommendation – Yay or Nay?
by Kimberly Schneiderman - Nov, 2013
Given our online world, what is the relevancy of traditional letters of recommendation? The concept of the letter itself is very relevant. The value derives from the ability to have others, that know your work very well, speak about your experience in a way that entices and connects with employers. Traditionally, letters of recommendation were written on embossed letterhead of your former company and was signed b...
What Hiring Managers Want: 7 Critical Things Executives Need to Know
by Louise Garver - Nov, 2013
Knowing what’s important to hiring managers, what they want to hear from a candidate during an interview, and what factors impact their decisions are key. To position yourself as the perfect candidate, consider these seven things: 1. Honesty is critical. Be honest with yourself first and foremost. Is this really the best next career step for you, or are you competing for the position just so you can get out of your current...
10 Ways To Keep Your Focus in a World of Distractions
by Gary Cohen - Nov, 2013
1. Control Your Media – You may love your media, but does it control your concentration, or do you control it? Do you set your notifications so that they only distract you for the most valuable messages, or do your email, Facebook, and Twitter alerts draw your attention away from the most important issues you are trying to accomplish? As I’m writing this post, my only distraction is Mozart’s Four Seasons, which is playing over...
How To Get Your Resume Past An Applicant Tracking System & Into The Hands of Hiring Authorities
by Michelle Dumas - Nov, 2013
The Internet has significantly altered the job search landscape. Easy online availability of information about industries, professions and companies have created a very small world, essentially rendering physical distance irrelevant when it comes to looking for employment. Now, someone in Los Angeles can not only find about a job opening in New York, but can apply for the position just as easily as someone who lives acro...
How to make me really, really want to help you (awesome networking tip)
by Jason Alba - Nov, 2013
This is something I’ve blogged about and talked about quite a bit, but yesterday I got an email that reminded me of how powerful this technique is. And when I say technique, I’m saying this is something that awesome networkers do, whether they are introverts or extroverts, whether they are power connectors or have neglected their networking for a long time. In other words, you can do this right now, today (probably)....
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