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  • 5 Project Management Developments for 2017
    by Alexandra Levit - February 17, 2017
    With exciting trends impacting the field, the new year promises to be an eventful one for project management. The Project Management profession is evolving. Just this year, the Bureau of Labor Statistics gave project management its own occupational category, a major sign that Project Managers are more important players than ever. Here, we feature some of the most intriguing Project Management developments heading into 20...
  • Attract Employers Through Networking, Expertise
    with Debra Feldman and Tim Muma - February 17, 2017
    Effective networking doesn't come from simply chatting up as many people as you can to tell them how great you are or what type of job you're seeking. Executive talent agent Debra Feldman stresses the need to attract others to recognize your skills, experience, and expertise. She tells Tim Muma that who you speak to and how you grab their attention matters as much as anything else when on the hunt for a new job or career.
  • Career Roadmaps: Do You Have One?
    by Georgia Adamson - February 17, 2017
    Baseball legend Yogi Berra said a lot of things that caught people’s attention. One of the most famous was: “If you don’t know where you are going, you might wind up someplace else.” When applied to your career, that has a special meaning. Do you know where it’s going? Roadmaps figure in many different situations, not only for actual travel on the road but in less physically specific settings,...
  • Effective Self-Assessment of Outreach Efforts Pursuant to OFCCP's Veteran and Disability Regulations
    by Alissa Horvitz, Josh Roffman - February 17, 2017
    Regardless of where the Trump Administration takes the OFCCP, it seems likely that meaningful outreach for veterans and individuals with disabilities will remain a priority. Government contractors need to be mindful of what the regulations require as to the assessment of that outreach, what proof OFCCP is likely to ask for in an audit, and how contractors can meet these obligations. Background and Introduction of Assessment...
  • Mistakes C-Level Job Seekers Make: Part 3
    by Paul Freiberger - February 17, 2017
    Mistakes in the Executive Interview In many ways, mistakes made in the executive interview continue the theme established by mistakes in the resume. The common denominator is the sense among many executives that, to put it bluntly, they’re above all this. Their accomplishments should speak for themselves. Given their successful careers, they shouldn’t have to prove themselves in the same way that junior applican...
  • OFCCP Takes Action Against Major U.S. Companies
    by Bill Osterndorf - February 17, 2017
    The first few weeks of the new presidential administration have produced a number of surprises in various realms. However, there has been relatively little activity involving the regulatory agencies that deal with employment issues. This is in part due to the absence of a Secretary of Labor. As of the publication date of this article, the Trump administration’s first nominee for Secretary of Labor has withdrawn, and the...
  • Perspectives on Veteran Recruitment and Retention
    by Judy Young, Kathleen Lee - February 17, 2017
    As more companies expand their workforce to meet critical skill gaps in high-demand jobs, there is a renewed opportunity to increase veteran hiring. To tap into this highly skilled talent pool, companies need a targeted outreach strategy to attract qualified veterans who possess valuable leadership and teamwork skills. Additionally, many veterans transitioning from the military to civilian careers have advanced training in l...
  • The OFCCP Digest Volume 7, Issue 2
    by Local JobNetwork™ - February 17, 2017
    Why Me? How Federal Contractors are Selected for an Audit Topic: OFCCP Audits Have you ever wondered how the Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP) determines which contractors will receive a scheduling letter? There are two parts to the process: 1) developing the list and 2) selecting contractors from the list. This art...
  • Why Me? How Federal Contractors are Selected for an Audit
    by Marilynn L. Schuyler - February 17, 2017
    Have you ever wondered how the Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP) determines which contractors will receive a scheduling letter? There are two parts to the process: 1) developing the list and 2) selecting contractors from the list. This article outlines the standard process for scheduling contractors, the additional situations that could subject a federal contractor to a compliance review, and the exception...
  • Are Resumes Still Relevant?
    by Robin Schlinger - February 16, 2017
    I’m sure you expect that as a resume writer, I will absolutely and unconditionally tell you that resumes are still relevant. However, I have a caveat: they are now relevant at a different stage in the job search process than they used to be. Here’s what I mean. In the past, the resume was the only way (other than physically showing up) to join the queue for a job opening. Even if you did physically show up, you...