What are Your Valuable Core Competencies?
by Georgia Adamson - Feb, 2012
Those of us who write resumes often like to use the concept of core competencies–possibly as a keyword-rich section of its own, maybe woven into the thread of the resume through concrete examples of the competencies, or in numerous other ways. I’ve certainly done this with my clients’ resumes many times over the years, and I thought I was pretty conversant with what the concept involved. That was before I got curious and start...
What is Your "Why"?
by Andy Robinson - Feb, 2012
What is your "Why"? Do you have clarity on WHY you do what you do? What beliefs, cause or purpose are you driven by? What COMPELS you to do what you do for a living? Do your clients and customers know your "why"? If your why aligns with their beliefs and needs, you'll be drawn to each other as if by magic. Great companies understand this. Highly successful people embody this. My "Why" is driven by my BELIEFS,...
What STEM Majors Should Include on a College Resume
by Marcia Robinson - Feb, 2012
There is no one way to write a good college resume. Visit any college career center and you can usually find hundreds of sample college resumes that any college student can use. Although there are differences in layout and style, all good college resumes include certain basic items. These basic parts of a college resume are correct contact information, education and work. Depending on your college major though, there might be...
Write a resume an employer will appreciate
by Miriam Salpeter - Feb, 2012
How can you appeal to an employer? Spoon feed your resume! You would not hand an infant with no teeth a whole apple to eat; he or she wouldn’t know what to do with it. (For the uninitiated, take my word for it here. The baby may just throw it back at you and still be hungry. And crying.) Instead, you would offer applesauce and manipulate the spoon full directly into the infant’s mouth. Similarly, (see where I am going here...
How do you handle awkward moments in job interviews?
by Hallie Crawford - Feb, 2012
I was talking to a friend the other day, and she told me about her brother who went on an interview at a daycare center in Kansas and they told him during the interview they don’t typically hire men. Oops! That’s not something that’s smart for an interviewer to say (and why were they interviewing him anyway?) It’s an awkward situation for the candidate. How would you handle this? A good solution could be to simply ask them...
Can You Be the Jeremy Lin of Your Workplace?
by Lindsey Pollak - Feb, 2012
I simply can’t let the Linsanity pass without getting involved. It’s just too much fun. The short story if you’ve somehow missed it: Jeremy Lin played high school basketball in Palo Alto and in college for Harvard. He received no athletic scholarships and remained undrafted after college. Eventually making his way to the NBA, he mostly sat on the bench, most recently for the New York Knicks. Then, a few weeks ago, due...
How to write your resume
by Miriam Salpeter - Feb, 2012
Almost every resume I see reads like a laundry list of “stuff” the person has done at work. The problem is that everyone applying for the job you seek probably has a similar list of “stuff.” What makes you stand out? Why are you special – why do YOU deserve to win an interview and the job? It certainly isn’t because you were “responsible for” something or that you were “recruited to” do something. No one really wants to se...
The OFCCP Digest Volume 2, Issue 2
by Local JobNetwork™ - Feb, 2012
Volume 2, Issue 2 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. Propose...
The Fox OFCCP Report
by John Fox, Esq. - Feb, 2012
February 2012 Why OFCCP Audits of Compensation Are Entirely Different From Those Alleging a Failure of Affirmative Action or a Failure To Hire…and the "Tough Row to Hoe" which lies ahead for Both OFCCP and Federal Contractors as to Compensation Audits Friends: This is my second column for LocalJobNetwork.com discussing OFCCP developments. I appreciate the overwhelmingly generous response to my first column. This...
Take Action Now to Recruit Persons with Disabilities
by Jacquelyn Peterson - Feb, 2012
The primary legislation concerning persons with disabilities is Section 503 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, and it has parallels with the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990. Section 503 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 was created to specifically prohibit discrimination against persons with disabilities. It requires contractors or subcontractors who have more than $10,000 in federal contracts to employ and advanc...
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