The Fox OFCCP Report
by John Fox, Esq. - Feb, 2013
February 2013 OFCCP’s New Use of Publicity and Press Releases: New Sheriff, New Rules and New End Objectives First, you should know that media policy is governed by the Secretary of Labor’s Press Officer, and not by the individual agencies within the U.S. Department of Labor. So, the rules could change again with the President’s appointment of, and the Senate’s confirmation of, a new...
Recruiting Individuals with Disabilities and Protected Veterans
by Sandra Zeigler, Esq. - Feb, 2013
Federal Contractors are required to take affirmative action to employ and advance in employment individuals with disabilities and protected veterans. Effective outreach, recruitment and retention are essential to this effort. As OFCCP has stated repeatedly, it views the successful placement of these targeted groups as the most telling indicator of whether a Federal Contractor has complied with the requirement and made sufficie...
Limiting the Applicant Data That Is Provided to OFCCP - Part 2
by Bill Osterndorf - Feb, 2013
Limiting the Applicant Data That Is Provided to OFCCP Part 2 - Understanding Special Situations In the first part of this two-part series, we discussed the fact that the applicant data that is provided to the U.S. Department of Labor’s Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP) is a critical piece of information in any affirmative action compliance review. We discovered that OFCCP’s Internet Applicant...
Hone In on Special Skills to Find a Job
by Miriam Salpeter - Feb, 2013
Identifying what employers want and making the case to show why you're a fit is one of the most challenging things for job seekers. If you haven't looked for a job in a while, it may seem like what employers want changed a lot since the last time you looked for work. Years ago, everyone seemed to prefer to hire Jacks-of-all trades—in other words, people who could do a little of everything. The goal was to cross-train, and...
Do You Want That on Your Permanent Record?
by Debra Wheatman - Feb, 2013
The permanent record sounds so ominous. I recall that threat being held over our heads throughout the school years. I never thought to ask the details of this record. Just who is the keeper of this inerasable record? Now, as a parent, I have stopped to using the threat of the (ominous music playing) permanent record. However, I have news for you. It turns out there is a permanent record! We never truly delete any mess...
Need to Reinvent Your Career?
by Georgia Adamson - Feb, 2013
If not now, you might still at some point in your working life either need or want to reinvent your career. When/if that happens to you, do you have a plan for accomplishing it? Much like fire or flood insurance you hope you will never need, a career management plan that takes the need for reinventing your career into account makes excellent sense. I did that myself a number of years ago and was lucky (?) enough to sta...
Using Social Media to Gain Visibility, Credibility and Maybe Even a New Job
by Barbara Safani - Feb, 2013
Over the past few months I have landed several long and short-term projects that I never would have had a shot at if it weren’t for social media. By spending less than 15 minutes a day on an easy and fun strategy for building relationships, I was found by the people who needed someone with the type of expertise I possess. Through my profiles on LinkedIn, Facebook, and Twitter, I became top of mind and relevant to people all ov...
4 Things for military professionals to do to prepare for your job search
by Debra Ann Matthews - Feb, 2013
#1 Sit down with a deck of index cards and fill out Who, What, Where, When, Why for all of the different jobs you held in the military. Many times your MOS may have stayed the same but you were assigned different jobs. So for now we want to encourage you to write it down. Did you educate, train, counsel, save time, distribute resources to maximize inventory ? #2 Translate ‘military terms’ to civilian ‘American English’. Dro...
Job Search via Social Media While You Sleep! 10 Tips
by Jean Cummings - Feb, 2013
Usually we think of "passive" being a negative descriptor, right? Well, in terms of job search and career management in general, being passive in social media is good! Being active is good too! It's a case, not of either/or, but of both/and. Today we're going to talk about the passive job search via social media. Once you implement the tips below, you can be attracting recruiter interest 24/7. With the acceleration of socia...
LinkedIn Doesn’t Mean You’re Job Searching
by Georgia Adamson - Feb, 2013
Because I have frequently advocated using LinkedIn as part of your job search planning, you might be surprised at the heading of this post. After all, a robust online presence is essential to being found by potential employers, and LinkedIn is recognized as a key element of building and maintaining that robust presence. Right? Certainly, but that is not the whole story. LinkedIn does–or should–help you build and communicate yo...
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