Why I'll never critique your resume
by Laura Smith-Proulx - Aug, 2012
Frequently, I encounter job seekers who are trying to find out what, if anything, might be missing from their resume. Of course, they also ask what I’d do to improve it. These are valid questions, and in such a competitive market, it makes sense for candidates to request this type of feedback. However, I won’t do it. Why not? There’s simply no way, other than getting to know the twists and turns of your profe...
6 Key Areas Recruiters Pay the Most Attention to on Your Resume
by Jessica Holbrook Hernandez - Aug, 2012
Ever wondered to yourself what the most critical areas are on your resume when a recruiter is giving it the initial review? As a former hiring manager, I will tell you exactly where I’m looking when I review your resume. However, don’t just take my word for it; a recent study on recruiter behavior conducted by The Ladders confirms exactly what I’m about to tell you … recruiters spend the most time reviewing the following areas...
Failure–Who Needs It? | You Do
by Dawn Lennon - Aug, 2012
We just don’t like it. We often fear it, dread it, struggle to avoid it, and sometimes succumb to it. Failure tests us. It makes us face up to what we’re made of. Failure and fear are ominous bedfellows. They feed each other and us too in ways that can be crushing. Embracing failure If we want to succeed, we need to welcome failure. It’s our greatest teacher. If it weren’t, we wouldn’t remember our failures...
Networking Choices that Change You
by John E. Kobara - Aug, 2012
What you choose changes you. We are confronted with many choices everyday. We select when to get up, what we wear, eat, and what we do. We decide what our priorities are, what needs to be done and who are our friends will be. While we can sometimes feel that life happens to us, we choose many of the details. Possibly the most important thing we do is decide where our attention is placed. What we listen to, look at, and und...
The 5 must-have components of a winning executive resume
by Laura Smith-Proulx - Aug, 2012
Does your executive resume pale in comparison to some of the powerhouses you've seen online? Is it a struggle to convey your message of effective leadership in just 2 or 3 pages? If so, a few straightforward changes can be all that's needed to transform your resume from overlooked to standout. Increase your chances of being considered for the coveted corner office by reviewing this list of must-have components for...
What Is a QR Code & Why You Must Have One For Your Job Search
by Michelle Dumas - Aug, 2012
Can having and using a QR Code be helpful to a job seeker? Today’s job market remains highly competitive. Unemployment remains over 8 percent and gains in the number of new jobs remain modest. Recruiters and H.R. departments alike are often inundated with dozens, if not hundreds, of applicants for each open position. Highly qualified (if not overqualified) job seekers submit resumes by the proverbial truckload, resulting i...
The OFCCP Digest Volume 2, Issue 8
by Local JobNetwork™ - Aug, 2012
Volume 2, Issue 8 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....
The Daunting Task of Recordkeeping in Today’s Compliance Environment
by Chris Lindholm - Aug, 2012
Recruitment and hiring processes are changing, and they are changing fast. Similar to how fast the internet changed public lives in the 1990’s, elaborate internet tools such as social media, job boards, online diversity associations and job posting requirements are changing the lives of recruiters and Federal contractors right now. In turn, contractors have a lot of questions about how to keep pace with their recordkeepin...
The Fox OFCCP Report
by John Fox, Esq. - Aug, 2012
August 2012 The Strange Case of Hawaii and Puerto Rico: Or, Where to Affirmative Action? By convention and practice (not by Executive Order, statute, regulation or guideline), OFCCP has never required covered federal contractors and subcontractors to prepare Affirmative Action Plans for minorities for their establishments in Hawaii or Puerto Rico. OFCCP has nonetheless always require...
The Inherent Flaws in Availability Analyses
by Bill Osterndorf - Aug, 2012
From the advent of the eight-factor analysis, availability analyses have been a central part of all federal affirmative action plans. The U.S. Department of Labor's Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP) changed from an eight-factor analysis to a two-factor analysis (i.e. an analysis examining only external populations and internal populations that may be able to enter jobs) more than ten years ago. However,...
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