The Dilemma of Multiple Voices, Outplacement As It Is and The Complications of Job Search

JohnOConnorBlogging, Corporate Services, Talent Acquisition, Talent Transition

I read many insightful articles. Hopefully I have written a few over 17 years. Recently I read some articles published by The Wall Street Journal and other publications devoted to job search insights.  Unfortunately most article insights do not go far enough to provide the kind of detailed, one on one coaching someone needs during a job search. They can’t. …

Employment Law and Your Rights

JohnOConnorBlogging, Individual Services

 How Employment Law Affects Hiring A Brief  The Burden of Laws Intended to Protect Weigh on Employers and Influence More Than You May Think In recessionary times and in better economic times most hiring decisions are governed by many rules and regulations. It’s the law folks. The law governs much of our behavior in all areas of our life. Employees …

Recruiters – Recessions – Reinvention

JohnOConnorBlogging, Individual Services

You can read a lot of insight into this post about third-party recruiters, recruiter behavior and more during recessions. Some people wonder why recruiters can earn placement fees from companies during recessions or high by historical standards unemployment figures.  Since the recession started about a year ago we have seen a lot of recruiters face difficult circumstances in placing candidates …

Electrify Your Personal Brand

JohnOConnorBlogging, Individual Services

Jane Harding, a top medical pharmaceutical sales representative, says that investing more in her personal brand could have gotten her hired faster. Here’s her story: She interacted daily with regional medical health centers, gave educational presentations and felt strongly that her portfolio of drugs helped patients recover more quickly from surgery. She made $100K+. One drug she represented was recalled …

Thoughts on Considering The Best Outplacement Coaches and Providers

JohnOConnorBlogging, Individual Services

Outplacement firms focus on transitioning employees. In downsizings or terminations companies often choose outplacement programs or have them in place for these events. If you work in human resources choosing an outplacement firm and planning ahead would be a smart use of your time. Make these decisions in advance. Make them now. The design and delivery of services make the …

The Product You – Develop Your Personal Brand

JohnOConnorBlogging, Individual Services

  Career Pro of NC, Inc. Executive Outplacement & Career Transition HOW TO CREATE A PERSONAL BRAND Stand Out from the Crowd by Marketing YOU! Today, the job market is tight. Layoffs are spreading across the country. Competition from overseas is fierce. Getting ahead in your company, in your industry seems a steeper climb than it did even a few …

Federal Opportunities – Resources for People with Disabilities

JohnOConnorBlogging, Individual Services

  Many people in career transition find the development of proper resources, federal resumes and the many online options for submittal of this information to be overwhelming. Fortunately the federal employment system provides many helpful resources for well-deserving and qualified people who happen to to be disabled in some way. It’s been my experience in 17 plus years in the …