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How volunteering equals work experience on your resume.

Youthful job seekers don’t have much work experience per se, so don’t know what to put on their first resume. They may have a asset they don’t realize is just as experienced as ‘real’ or ‘paid’ work – their volunteer experience. Even the Boy Scout or Girl Scout troop or the little league baseball team can be a volunteer event that equates to ‘work experience.’


Five Ways to Avoid Disparate Impact in Pre-Employment Background Checks

If your company’s pre-employment testing process for new hires includesbackground checks and credit reports, please heed warning. The EEOC warns against using credit reports in employment-based decisions as they can create a “disparate impact,” arguing that credit scores in certain protected classes tend to be lower than in others. In recent years, they have tried to bring a few cases to court on these grounds.


Fit Your Job

You’ve just applied for the perfect position, or you are up for promotion for the job of your dreams.

But, there’s a catch.

You have to do some psychological testing.


How to Create a Successful Onboarding Process for Your New Hires

A successful onboarding process starts from the moment a job candidate accepts an offer from your company and can continue for several months in some cases. So, what is an effective onboarding process?


In Search of a Job: Criminal Records as Barriers to Employment

amy_solomon.jpgI am writing this letter…out of desperation and to tell you a little about the struggles of re-entering society as a convicted felon." Thus began a letter that made its way to me at the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ). The letter came from a 30-year-old man who — in 2003, at age 21 — lost control of his car after a night of drinking, killing his close friend. "Jay" was convicted of involuntary manslaughter and sentenced to 38 months in state prison.


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Growth in women's share of science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) occupations declined to 27% in 2011from a high of 34% in 1990. While women make up nearly half of the workforce, they were 26% of the STEM workforce in 2011.

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