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  • Taking a New Approach with Veteran Recruitment
    by Ann Schueller - September 19, 2019
    Since the onset of low unemployment rates, hiring newly released veterans has been the buzz in the recruiting world as pools of qualified candidates shrink. In the last five years, there has been a plethora of resources popping up, many of them veterans themselves, offering their services to both employers and veterans to bridge the gap of understanding between the two. From skills match, to resume writing, to interviewing,...
  • The OFCCP Digest Weekly
    by LocalJobNetwork™ - September 19, 2019
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  • Top Ten Mistakes You Don't Know You're Making When Applying Online
    by Debra Wheatman - September 19, 2019
    The resume black hole. The abyss. The void. The applicant tracking system (ATS) creates all kinds of stress and irritation for job seekers. Candidates almost universally loathe the experience. The ATS requires them to copy and paste sections from their resume into tiny boxes and answer questions that could be easily discussed in a quick phone call, adding to what is already a user-unfriendly, often tedious experience. While...
  • Practice Intentional Acts of Kindness Throughout Your Career
    by Caroline Dowd-Higgins - September 17, 2019
    You’re stressed beyond measure at work – toiling away on the umpteenth iteration of a new campaign; racing the clock to get a grant proposal in; or working overtime to iron out a distribution snafu – then a colleague sets aside their own project to pitch in on yours, or a friend, who’s been through something similar, picks up the phone to share advice…and everything changes for the better. A k...
  • Keeping Options Open vs. Failing to Commit
    by Sherri Edwards - September 16, 2019
    Failing to commit has sometimes been recognized as a West Coast issue, but I haven’t seen hard statistics about it. I don’t really know if this trend is limited to one area or not, but from what I observe, the reluctance to commit to just about anything is an increasing phenomenon in the Pacific Northwest. There’s a huge difference between evaluating and weighing out options to see what works best and j...
  • Special Tips to the Employed for the Job Search: Rules for Job Seekers
    by Paul Freiberger - September 13, 2019
    The essentials of the job hunt don’t really change according to your employment status, but employed searchers do have to consider a number of special issues that don’t affect their unemployed counterparts. 10 RULES OF THE ROAD Rule 1: Mum’s the Word The first rule of the searching-while-employed club is: You do not talk about searching while employed. The one exception applies when, and only w...
  • The Three Pillars of Perspective
    by Sara Canaday - September 11, 2019
    I’ve noticed something interesting lately in my conversations with corporate leaders. Naturally, there are a few common themes: increasing demands and endless meetings that suck up valuable work time. (I’m guessing you can relate to that.) But when I ask these leaders how they personally contribute while in meetings, I almost always get an answer that involves status updates. Giving them or getting them. Briefi...
  • OFCCP Issues
    by Cara Crotty - September 10, 2019
    OFCCP offers contractors answers to puzzling questions. Wondering about whether to count student workers? Or whether multiple locations can be combined into one Affirmative Action Plan? These are questions that have vexed many contractors, particularly institutions of higher education. On September 5, the Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs issued a Directive and a set of FAQs to address these issues. D...
  • Stop the Busy Brag
    by Caroline Dowd-Higgins - September 10, 2019
    Busy-ness is a dangerous trap that relinquishes our control to find meaning and fulfillment in life and career when we are stuck in the quicksand of being busy. I am on a mission to disrupt the busy culture and focus on a life that is measured by meaning, value, fulfillment and other factors we can customize to celebrate our unique happiness and satisfaction. Busy Doesn’t Mean Important – as a recovering work...
  • The OFCCP Digest Weekly
    by LocalJobNetwork™ - September 10, 2019
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