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Executive Recruiting Entrances Newsletter
   August 30, 2002  

in this issue

EEOC Workshops Scheduled

Worth a Read

Events, Networking Opportunities, Seminars

INT Tradeshows and Conferences

Learning and Skills Assessments

Career Opportunities

Until Next Time

EEOC Workshops Scheduled

Today's update deals with some workshops being offered by the EEOC that may be of interest to employers with 15 to 100 employees. President Bush implemented his New Freedom Initiative on May 23, 2002. As part of the successful implementation of that initiative, the EEOC is conducting free workshops across the nation for businesses with 15 to 100 employees. The purpose of the workshops is to inform about tax incentives and community resources focused on encouraging employment of the disabled. To see a schedule of the workshops and get contact information, please visit Scheduled Workshops.

Speaking of AIRS, they're offering four SearchLabs in September at half price on a first-come, first-served basis. The dates are:

September 5th
September 9th
September 12th
September 19th

To reserve your seat, call Kris Beinder at 800-466-4010 or visit the website.

Entrance exams are coming up and it's a good idea to start preparing for them now. Check the calendar for some of the dates. Others that are significant in October are:

October 5 - LSAT (Law School Admissions Test)
October 12 - SAT I and SAT II (College Entrance Exams)
October 15 - PSAT (College Entrance Exam)
October 19 - PSAT and OAT (Optometry Admission Test)

Incidentally, Kaplan is offering students a chance to win $25,000 towards their first year of grad school. The sweepstakes runs from August 15th to October 31st. For more details, click the link: Win $25,000 for grad school!

Remember! The ER Expo 2002 East in Atlanta on October 9-11, 2002. You'll definitely want to be there if you're a recruiter. Don't believe me? Check the Conference Agenda.

Here's what David Manaster says you can expect:

"Once again we'll be covering a wide range of crucial topics for this era in recruiting. And that's not all. In response to attendee feedback from previous shows, we've added a series of "paired" breakout sessions for a number of key general sessions, including sessions on metrics, sourcing, and workforce planning. The goal of these breakout sessions is to take the broader concepts covered in the general sessions and show you how they can be applied in practice and implemented within your organization. You'll walk away with the specific tools you need to put the ideas you learn at ER Expo 2002 East to work!"

So you want to register? Go to the Registration page.

Win $25k for Grad School from Kaplan Test Prep

   Greetings Dear Readers!

First, let me say it's a pleasure to continue serving your career and recruiting interests. The site is going through some changes, as you may have already noticed.

Hmm. Am I repeating myself? Yes, I am. Since August 5 there have been even more changes and happenings. And the news that went out that day didn't reach everyone, so it's repeated at the end of this update.

First, Career and Executive Recruiting Advice (affectionately known as "CERA") has moved to a new site. Please update your bookmark. The column is in the process of being migrated. What's there now? Quite a bit that is of interest to you.

The Career Center is alive and active and ready to serve your job or recruiting search needs. It still contains the valuable resources for making certain you have a successful search campaign.

The Bulletins : Calendar are also live and active on CERA and constantly being updated. Check the Bulletins. There are quite a number of new publications and notices that are certain to be helpful to most of you. Also check the Calendar. An easy month's view of activities are available to you. They include conferences, tradeshows, webinars and e-seminars, and many other valuable networking opportunities.

Remember to stop by the Virus Alerts Center as well. There are some new viruses and repetitions of some old ones as well as new forms of old hoaxes. A stop in the Virus Alerts Center will bring you up to date on what's happening so that you can make certain your data and presentation materials are safe from harm.

And while you, my loyal subscribers, are in the Virus Alerts Center, make certain you download your own free SecurityCenter from McAfee. With the SecurityCenter, you'll be aware of what's afoot about the Net.

Executive Recruiting Entrances is now being migrated to its new host. It will also be reconstructed and the relaunch should happen sometime next month. For now, the url will take you to the web business card.

The related sites, Career Coach Corner and Recruit and are also undergoing some revisions pending their relaunch. So clicking on the links to those sites will also take you to their web business cards.

  • Worth a Read
  •   There are quite a few issues in the news of matters that will affect you in some way. Here are a few you may want to read up on. On ethics and corporate responsibility from CIO Insight:
    Defining the Ethical CIO

    PeopleSoft is making some strategy changes that may affect how you track candidates. See
    PeopleSoft Targets Seibel:

    Some of you may be very interested in the security you have, especially if you're using the Symantec Firewall. Please read:
    Security Hole Found in Symantec's Firewall

    Speaking of security, have you checked what's on your Blackberry recently? May be worth discussing during your next IT interview.
    Wireless (In)security: Are Your Networks Snoop-Proof?

    Ira Wolfe has some interesting findings about "Churn Over" and the effects of using career fairs.
    Churn-Over: How One Company Said "NO" to De-motivated and Unskilled Candidates

    When it comes to reviewing dot-com execs, there's a certain amount of care that needs to go into the review of the resume.
    Can You Believe It?

    When it comes to whistleblowers, you legal and HR folks will want to pay attention to the details of the recently enacted Sarbanes-Oxley Act, discussed by Management Advantage

    Or visit EEO News

    Although the focus is on media, many can learn from the Moguls Who Shopped Till They Dropped

    Is this recession a bolt out of the blue? Perhaps not.
    Big Boom, Weak Profits

    Receive software from Entrepreneur Magazine to help you start your business

  • Events, Networking Opportunities, Seminars
  •   Many events and activities are happening that are excellent networking, as well as knowledge enhancing, opportunities. To see what's going on, check the Bulletins for happenings and recent publications, as well as the Calendar of Events. Pay special attention to the events hosted by AIM/DMA, Harvard Business School, IIR-USA (International Institute of Research), Tradeshows, AIRS, and Electronic Recruiting Exchange.

    If you participate in any of offerings, it would benefit the rest if you could post your observations in the forum.

  • INT Tradeshows and Conferences
  •   Internet Media has quite a number of conferences scheduled between now and October that may be of interest to you business owners and IT professionals. Please take some time to see the activities and register to attend the one that's right for you.

    You'll find the conferences and expos in the Calendar or on the site at INT Media Events

    802.11 Business Event - Conference and Expo

  • Learning and Skills Assessments
  •   Brainbench recently completed some site changes. Visit their newly designed start page. I was not only pretty impressed with how straightforward it is but stunned with their new Business Solutions page that was introduced in July. Here's the scoop:

    Brainbench Launches New Corporate Web Site and Services...

    We're pleased to announce the launch of a completely new Web site for our corporate customers. This site will serve as the entry point for companies seeking information on Brainbench business solutions. (Yes, we serve employers too!)

    The Web site will provide the corporate community with information concerning the use of online skills measurement to help them gauge the impact of implementing a skills measurement system within their own organization.

    In conjunction with the new site, Brainbench is introducing an exciting corporate offering called SkillsBench.

    SkillsBench enables companies to manage the skills inventory of its employees through a comprehensive system of skills measurement, delivery, reporting and employee communication.

    (More and more companies now recognize Brainbench as a credible resource for locating top talent. Be sure to read this month's feature article on how IBM is using a Brainbench skills measurement system to improve training ROI).

    Make a point of checking the Publications page, You'll find some great reading there.

    Here are some articles from Brainbench that may be of special interest to you:

    IBM Finds Top Talent with Brainbench
    Taking stock of skills
    Internet Certification: A Must for Any IT Professional

    Kaplan to the Preparation

    Do you need to prepare for any of those admissions tests? Here are some preparation materials that will help:

    Brainbench Certifications

  • Career Opportunities
  •   Here are a few career opportunities on a select number of job boards:

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    • Executive Director for retreat house in Houston, TX
    • General Manager for multi-million dollar satellite operation in Cleveland, OH
    • Director of Sales for environmental control company in Sauget, IL
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    • MD Senior Business Systems Analyst posted by : August 30, 2002 : California
    • RMS/Medical Science Liason posted by Jobscience, Inc. : August 30, 2002 : New York, NY
    • Prod Sales Spec-Info Mgmt posted by Jobscience : August 30, 2002 : Seattle, WA
    Employers - Fetch your next employee at! – THE place to find multilingual, multicultural, well educated Chinese and American job seekers.

    • Undergraduate Admissions Counselor at Catholic university in Miami, FL
    • Training Facilitator for university in Falls Church, VA
    • Director of Student Programs at long established university in Hanover, NH
    • Education Faculty and Instructors sought for University of Phoenix and Drexel University
    Post your jobs to 1000's of qualified job seekers for only $30.00.

    Speaking of jobs, I should let you know that it's finally available! What is available, you say? Why the ebook, The Last Job Search Guide You'll Ever Need. Specifically for college students and recent grads, it's full of the full spectrum of advice on how to find, land and advance in your dream career.

    Search available opportunities at HotJobs

  • Until Next Time
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    May all of your endeavors be Entrances through the doors of opportunity, advancement and success!


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