15 Ways to Describe Yourself in an Interview
by Ken Sundheim - Mar, 2013
In just about every interview, the interviewer asks the question, “How would you describe yourself?” While this is something that should be anticipated and practiced, many job seekers overlook the importance of this question and fail to take the time to formulate the right answers. Moreover, when describing ourselves, we should approach our answers in an honest, candid manner. Even though some answers are laid out below,...
A Letter to My 20-Year-Old Careerist Self About What Really Matters
by Karen Vitale - Mar, 2013
It’s a classic Catch-22—with a careerist twist. When facing big decisions early in your career, you don’t have tons of real-world experience to draw upon. And by the time you’ve actually racked up a decent supply of workplace wisdom, you may feel like you no longer need career advice. If only career tracks came with fast-forward and rewind buttons. (Or a blue police call box, for those who like to time travel in style.) Wh...
Rumors in the Workplace – Stop Unethical Gossip
by Dr. Maynard Brusman - Mar, 2013
Always aim at complete harmony of thought and word and deed. Always aim at purifying your thoughts and everything will be well – Mahatma Gandhi I recently spoke with the VP of Human Resources of a San Francisco Bay Area company regarding providing executive coaching for the company CEO. She asked some very insightful questions to determine fit. She specifically wanted to know how I worked with different personality styles, an...
Are You Selling Yourself as Well as You Could?
by Alexandra Levit - Mar, 2013
For several years, I’ve been recommending that people focus on being able to succinctly and effectively highlight their accomplishments because others (i.e. recruiters, managers, partners) will judge them mostly based on their past track record of success. It turns out that’s not exactly the case. What You Could Do is Better Than What You Have Done According to Heidi Grant Harvorson at the Harvard Business Review,...
3 Remedies for the Long-Term, Unhappily EMPLOYED
by Jacqui Barrett-Poindexter - Mar, 2013
International Talent Management Strategist Dorothy Dalton inspired me with her recent post on surviving long-term unemployment. Her pithy, content-rich article articulated real-life examples of professionals and executives battling extended job loss as well as strategies to stimulate career traction. Her article spurred me to think about the other side of the job-search coin, the long-term ‘employed’ who feel stuck and una...
How to Walk Into Your Boss’s Office With Confidence and Walk Out With a Raise
by Katie Slater - Mar, 2013
It’s the holy grail of negotiating for yourself at work—walking into your boss’s office and knowing you will come out with a raise. It is actually possible. And no, there isn’t a magic phrase or action. It takes more than minimal effort. But putting in the time to understand what it takes, and then doing it, will get you that raise. Understand your workplace’s financial dynamics Long before you walk into tha...
The OFCCP Digest Volume 3, Issue 3
by Local JobNetwork™ - Mar, 2013
Volume 3, Issue 3 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 Fox OFCCP Report
by John Fox, Esq. - Mar, 2013
March 2013 OFCCP's Great Compensation Discrimination Publicity Stunt of 2013: A Change without a Difference Amid great press fanfare, OFCCP reported February 26, 2013 via News Release and personal phone calls that it had released, effective February 28, 2013, the shackles the agency felt the Bush Administration had placed on the agency in 2006 and which had prevented OFCCP for the la...
OFCCP Directive 306: Complying with Nondiscrimination Provisions
by Beth Ronnenburg, SPHR - Mar, 2013
Criminal Record Restrictions and Discrimination Based on Race and National Origin Directive 306 titled “Complying with Nondiscrimination Provisions: Criminal Record Restrictions and Discrimination Based on Race and National Origin” was signed on January 29, 2013 by Director Patricia Shiu and is effective immediately. This Directive provides information on a Training and Employment Guidance Letter (TEGL) issued by DOL’s Empl...
The Ugly Truth About Diversity Recruiting Sources
by Debra Milstein Gardner - Mar, 2013
The ugly truth about diversity 1 recruiting sources is that they are not successful in providing qualified candidates to most federal contractors. OFCCP statistics have revealed that in the past several years that the most prevalent deficiency cited in conciliation agreements (CA) is outreach, recruitment and recordkeeping. In FY2011, outreach and recruitment accounted for 59.9% of the violations, whereas recordkeeping and s...
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