Have a speech coming up? Want to sharpen your style?
by Beverly Jones - Jan, 2015
Finding more opportunities to make presentations can bring new energy to your career. Public speaking allows you to stand out, show what you know, and connect with a wider group of people. The more talks you give, the more you build your confidence and polish your style. And the prospect of presenting helps you identify what's important and work harder to know your stuff. I often encourage clients to raise their profiles b...
Simple Resume Customizing Strategies
by Linda Dobogai - Jan, 2015
Are you wondering why you’re not getting positive results after you send out lots of resumes? If the resumes have been all exactly the same, you may just be spinning your wheels. In today’s world of information overload, where employers are sometimes inundated with resumes from Internet, mobile and other sources, customizing is key. Each employer wants to reserve meeting time for those candidates who are already perceived...
Why Technical People Need Nontechnical Skills on Their Resumes
by Robin Schlinger - Jan, 2015
Having worked for many years as a senior chemical engineer and computer simulation applications engineer, with a degree from MIT, I know employers want potential hires with advanced technical skills and a demonstrated ability to increase those skills. However, employers today are not only interested in technical skills; they are also interested in “soft” or nontechnical skills such as: Ability to communicate clearly and at...
How To Qualify and Apply Free Job Search Advice To Your Situation
by Lisa Rangel - Jan, 2015
There is a lot of job search advice online. Unfortunately, not all of it is created equal. In fact, if you don’t learn how to qualify job search advice you find online you could be shooting yourself in the foot. Of course, this doesn’t mean that all job search advice online is bad. Chances are whoever wrote it had good intentions. This just means you need to look for a few things to make sure it applies to your specific sit...
The OFCCP Digest Volume 5, Issue 1
by Local JobNetwork™ - Jan, 2015
National Industry Liaison Group’s Comment on OFCCP’s Notice of Proposed Rulemaking on Requirement to Report Summary Data on Employee Compensation by Cara Crotty, Esq. The National Industry Liaison Group (NILG) routinely submits comments to proposed rules that affect the EEO an...
A Quick Look at the OFCCP’s Enforcement Data for 2009 to 2015
by Dr. Hossein Borhani - Jan, 2015
The U.S. Department of Labor’s Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP) makes some part of its enforcement data available to the public. The data can be accessed here. The data is provided in two parts, one dataset that consists of closed Compliance Evaluations and another dataset called Compliant Investigations data. The first dataset contains the information on the evaluations that OFCCP has initiated and th...
President Obama and the OFCCP: 2014 in Review – Part I
by Ahmed Younies - Jan, 2015
Every year we like to provide you, our readers in the federal contracting community, with a year-in-review and look ahead to the coming year to ensure that you are aware of trends that could impact your business. Typically, that means reviewing the OFCCP’s stated goals against its actions and then making an educated projection of what is to come. This year we will take our analysis a step further. As a federal government contr...
Targeting Veterans for Hire
by Jacquelyn Peterson - Jan, 2015
The Vietnam Era Veterans’ Readjustment Assistance Act (VEVRAA) is intended to provide affirmative action and nondiscrimination for protected veterans including special disabled veterans, veterans of the Vietnam era, disabled veterans, recently separated veterans, active duty wartime or campaign badge veterans, and armed forces service medal veterans. To promote equal opportunity for protected veterans, federal contractors...
From the Trenches – Audit Experience with the New Scheduling Letter and Itemized Listing
by Debra Milstein Gardner - Jan, 2015
You are going through your mail and see an envelope postmarked from the Department of Labor. Your heart starts racing and you silently pray that it is a mistake since you did not receive a courtesy letter in advance from the OFCCP. Unfortunately your company is on the OFCCP audit list and you just received your scheduling letter. Whether or not this is your first compliance review experience, the next thirty days will no...
Good Table Manners Can Pay Off
by Carole Kanchier - Jan, 2015
At a recent business luncheon a guest blew his nose in his napkin. Another used her fingers to push food onto her fork. Are these appropriate dining behaviors? Lunch or dinner meetings are common. Prospective employers and colleagues want to know how you can handle yourself in social situations, and whether you can carry on a good conversation. Business deals can be sealed or lost over a meal. Test Your Table Manners...
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