| FAQs on Government Compliance - Veteran and Disability Hiring Under the New OFCCP
by Bill Osterndorf, Jacquelyn Peterson and Ashley Fitzgerald - Apr, 2013
With the flurry of recent changes within the Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP), there is confusion on what companies need to do for compliance regarding the hiring of veterans and persons with disabilities. Hear answers to your most frequently asked questions about this topic from experts: Bill Osterndorf, President and founder of HR Analytical Services Ashley Fitzgerald, OFCCP Specialist at LocalJobN...
| You Do What? - I'm a Crime Scene Cleaner
by Robert McKeever and Tim Muma - Apr, 2013
Unfortunately, crime and other instances of tragedy occur on a daily basis around the country and someone needs to come in to safely and effectively clean the entire area. Robert McKeever, a Senior Technician from Crime Scene Steri-Clean, talks about the position of crime scene cleaning (and other types) and how he got into the business to begin with, including any education and training that was necessary or helpful. He also ...
| You Do What? - I'm an Air Traffic Controller
by Dan Carrico and Tim Muma - Apr, 2013
We all tend to take for granted the way tens of thousands of airplanes choreograph their paths in the air on a daily basis. Of course, the pilots can't see the other planes, so they need to rely on air traffic controllers to guide them through the air and land safely. Dan Carrico, an experienced air traffic controller and Chicago O'Hare Tower's NATCA Representative, joins Tim Muma to discuss his unique job, the pros and cons o...
| I Want to Be a - Psychologist (Pt. 1)
by Greg Neimeyer and Tim Muma - Apr, 2013
We all experience a variety of thoughts, emotions, feelings and behaviors in our lives, but sometimes it's difficult to figure out what it all means. While everyone is different, there are often patterns to be found among groups and individuals that tell a story - psychologists examine these areas. Greg Neimeyer, Ph.D. joins Tim Muma to discuss the career path of a psychologist, from education to essential skills to the daily ...
3 Steps to Attract Recruiters to Your LinkedIn Profile
by Louise Garver - May, 2013
According to Wikipedia: recruitment refers to the process of attracting, screening, selecting, and onboarding a qualified person for a job. Recruiters are increasingly using social media to find and research candidates. This approach is often called social recruiting which is the use of social media for recruiting using Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, and similar online sites. Keywords count. Have you noticed how keywords ...
9 Mistakes Boomers Make In The Job Search
by Randy Block - May, 2013
“I just want a job” is a familiar refrain I hear at my presentations; usually from someone with gray hair. My reply is: “Apply at Costco, Home Depot or Target – and get at least 30 hours for the benefits”. You know how challenging the job market is out there. And you can only make it harder on yourself. In my work with Boomers, they may even know better but their execution is less than stellar – far less. The Nine Mist...
How to Be More Optimistic at Work
by Alexandra Levit - May, 2013
I was born a pessimist. From a young age, my thoughts have gravitated to the glass half-empty mentality, negatively impacting my own life satisfaction and my relationships with others. Over the last several years, though, I’ve been working to change my outlook. Dr. Noelle Nelson, the author of Make More Money By Making Your Employees Happy, thinks this is definitely a good thing. Research from Yale University found ...
The Professional Credential Section: Tell Me More about That, Please
by Jason Stauffacher - May, 2013
Your professional resume and CV can either help you greatly increase your salary or hinder your career advancement. Here’s how to achieve the former with your resume. First, focus on the structure. An ideal structure consists of Name and Contact Information, Career Summary, Computer Skills, Professional Experience, Education, and Training. Then, secondly, consider the length. For entry-level purchasing positions, a one-pag...
5 Standout Things To Bring To Your Next Interview
by Jacqui Barrett-Poindexter - May, 2013
It may seem obvious. You were invited to an interview with the hiring manager or recruiter. They beckoned you because they like your resume and believe you are qualified for the job. At this point, it’s all about the dialogue, and you are a fantastic interviewer, so what else do you need but yourself and your confidence – right? Wrong. Sometimes less is not more. And, interviews offer an opportunity to strategically slide i...
7 Job Interview Questions You Should Never Ask
by Kerry Hannon - May, 2013
Interviewing for a job is unnerving. Even people who have a lot of self-confidence feel vulnerable to some degree. That's because when you're being judged, every nuance counts. While you're keenly focused on putting your best foot forward and asking smart and sometimes tough questions, it's oh-so-easy to say something that could knock you out of the running. When an awkward question slips through your lips, even the smooth...
Bad Reasons to Change Careers
by Miriam Salpeter - May, 2013
You know what they say: “The grass is always greener on the other side of the fence.” If you’ve been coveting the greener grass of a career change, be sure to stop and reflect before you plan a major shift. While transitioning careers sometimes makes sense, many people mistakenly believe a career change will solve all of their problems. Even successful career changers may be surprised to find that they encounter the same (or w...
Be Memorable. Even After Rejection.
by Rich Jones - May, 2013
I got an email a while ago from a candidate that didn’t get the job. It’s not uncommon to hear back from a runner-up In fact, a thorough “thank you” note after the overall process concludes is a requirement if you wanna be memorable…even if you didn’t get the job. I’ve fast-tracked people on positions before simply because I remembered them from a previous interview or conversation Why am I harping on this here? This ...
Compliance Provides a Competitive Edge: A Paradigm Shift in Compliance Mindset and Attitude
by Ahmed Younies - May, 2013
Compliance with federal employment regulations provides two interrelated benefits to every business interested in maintaining a competitive edge. Firstly, a business which complies with federal regulations will avoid the negative financial penalties associated with noncompliance. Secondly, a business which complies with federal regulations will benefit from hiring a diverse and dynamic workforce. The negative financial pena...
Five Things Good Writing Can Teach You About The Job Search
by Rich Jones - May, 2013
If you’re reading this, you enjoy reading interesting or helpful content. You probably visit other sites with solid writing that meet a variety of your needs. Have you ever considered what the sites (and books) you read can teach you about the job search without talking about it directly? Here are five lessons I’ve learned from good writing…and I ain’t even know it…until now. The ability to tell stories increases your abil...
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