Priority High Tech Jobs from Redfish Technology 10/25/2011

Filed under: High Tech / IT / Software, Jobs/Employment

Priority High Tech Jobs from Redfish Technology

This week’s top high tech career opportunities are for SaaS Sales Executive, eLearning Sales Reps, Enterprise Solutions Territory Sales Reps, Digital Software Sales Exec, Java Backend Engineers, Social networking Software Engineers, Platform Engineers, Application Architects, Android Developers, Linus Sys Admins, Software Implementation Specialist, Software Partner Program Manager, networking Product Line Manager; and more. Read more »

Best Practices for Online Job Postings – Advice from the DOJ

Filed under: Best Practices, Employer, Human Resources / Capital, Talent Acquisition

Best Practices for Online Job Postings

from The United States Department of Justice

The Immigration and Nationality Act prohibits citizenship status and national origin discrimination with respect to hiring, termination, and recruiting or referring for a fee.8 U.S.C. § 1324b(a)(1)(B).

Employers may not treat individuals differently because they are, or are not, U.S. citizens or work authorized individuals. U.S. citizens, asylees, refugees, recent permanent residents and temporary residents are protected from citizenship status discrimination. Employers may not reject valid employment eligibility documents or require more or different documents on the basis of a person’s national origin or citizenship status.

Over the past decade, the Internet has proven to be a valuable resource for matching employers with job seekers. The following list of best practices is intended as a guide for Internet job search engine sites and employers and recruiters who post job ads on the Internet.

DOs for Internet Job Search Engines

– Do require employers, recruiters, and others posting employment ads to sign a membership agreement and client contract that require compliance with all applicable equal employment opportunity laws, including the anti-discrimination provision of the Immigration and Naturalization Act, and:

– Prohibit any posting that requires U.S. citizenship or lawful permanent residence in the U.S. as a condition of employment, unless otherwise required in order to comply with law, regulation, executive order, or government contract.

– Prohibit any job requirement or criterion in connection with a job posting that discriminates on the basis of citizenship status or national origin.

– Do create a link for employers posting directly on the website that outlines prohibited employment practices and email the link to employers prior to permitting a job posting on the site.

– Do send employers an email each time the employer posts mass job announcements via file transfer protocol (FTP) that includes a link to the prohibited job postings link mentioned above.

– Do create an Equal Employment Opportunity page or an Employer Resources page discussing EEO issues and prohibited job postings. For further reference, these pages can link to the website of the Office of Special Counsel for Immigration-Related Unfair Employment Practices (OSC) at http://www.justice.gov/crt/about/osc

– Do monitor employers’ postings and pull ads that use prohibited discriminatory language or criteria.

DOs for Employers and Recruiters

– Do treat equally U.S. citizens, lawful permanent residents, temporary residents, asylees, and refugees in recruitment or hiring.

– Do embrace equal employment practices, including: refraining from discriminating on the basis of national origin; and/or immigration and citizenship status.

– Do avoid making the assumption that only U.S. citizens are authorized to work in the United States.

– Do avoid the following language in job postings:

– “Only U.S. Citizens”
– “Citizenship requirement”*
– “Only U.S. Citizens or Green Card Holders”
– “H-1Bs Only”
– “Must have a U.S. Passport”
– “Must have a green card” 

*UNLESS U.S. citizenship is required by law, regulation, executive order, or government contract.

– Do allow all employees (including non-U.S. citizens) to provide any permissible documents to establish their identity or work authorization during the employment verification process.

– Do recognize that refugees and those newly granted asylum who have not yet received a Social Security number may not be fully able to complete on-line applications even though they are authorized to work in the U.S. indefinitely, and avoid creating unnecessary hurdles for such individuals.

For further information on immigration-related employment discrimination, contact OSC at 1-800-255-8155 (Employer Hotline) or at (202) 616-5594 (main line).

Get more directly from the Dept. of Justice

The original DOJ article can be found on the United States Department of Justice website at:

http://www.justice.gov/crt/about/osc/htm/best_practices.php

 

Secrets to Impressing your Recruiter and Landing the Job

Filed under: Candidate / Job Seeker, Interview, Job Search, Recruiter / Recruiting, Redfish Speaks, Resume

Secrets to Impressing your Recruiter and Landing the Job

Rob Reeves

Rob Reeves

By Rob Reeves, CEO, President

 

Whether you are applying directly to a company or working with an independent search firm, you need to impress the recruiter! The recruiter is likely your first point of contact, you need to impress them and do your part to streamline the process.

How? Read more »

25 Helpful Forums About Technical Careers

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25 Helpful Forums About Technical Careers

By Tara Snyder of Online Training

No matter what your online training goals are for entering into or advancing a career in technology, it is important to be ahead of the curve. The latest piece of technology, trend in the markets, or juicy job opening can literally be only seconds away and can be a huge missed opportunity for those outside the technological loop.

To help keep you in said loop, we have gathered 25 helpful forums about technical careers. They have information on everything from how to build your own computer to the latest job updates by your favorite tech company. So grab a mousepad, your resume, or dust off your tech portfolio and make some new additions with their help. Read more »

Recruiting Success Stories: Victor Nassar, Director of Sales Channel Development – 3D Software

Filed under: Featured Placements, High Tech / IT / Software, Jobs/Employment

Victor Nassar

Victor Nassar

Recruiting Success Stories:

Featured Placement – Victor Nassar

Director of Sales Channel Development – 3D Conceptual Software

 

The VP of Sales for the Americas asked Redfish to locate top sales talent for this award- winning 3D Modeling Software firm. The company has enjoyed tremendous growth worldwide as engineers and manufacturing organizations leverage the technology to drive efficiency and decision making. The company is privately-held and VC-backed with Read more »

Staffing & Employment News

Filed under: Candidate / Job Seeker, Employer, Recruiting, Staffing & Employment News

Staffing & Employment News

Losing Momentum

Friday’s BLS economic report clearly shows that momentum in the labor market has stalled: nonfarm private payrolls increased by a meager 17,000, but as government payrolls declined by 17,000 the net job creation for August was nil. This is the lowest increase in private payrolls since February 2010, and the 4th consecutive month of weak growth. In the last consecutive 18 months, the economy did add 2.4 million private sector jobs.

What is the problem?

 The pundits cite: The Verizon Communications strike that caused decline of approximately 45,000 in nonfarm payrolls last month. The recent federal debt ceiling debate fiasco, the S&P downgrade, and the stock market debacle of August. The Conference Board Consumer Confidence Index published for the month also showed a sharp decline. The lack of demand is by far the largest problem, leading to this slow pace of hiring, especially in small firms in “core” services. And yet, thankfully, for the moment layoffs have not picked up.

Staffing Professionals Predict

Staffing organizations and recruiters seem to have a more optimistic projection. Read more »

Priority Green Jobs from Redfish Technology

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Priority Green Jobs from Redfish Technology

This week’s top green career opportunities are in Renewables, CIGS, Solar, Energy Efficiency, ESCO, Performance Contracting, Electric Commodities, Electric Vehicles, Smart Grid, Energy Storage, and more. Here are the top priorities of the week: Market Analyst, CIGS Engineers, Business Development VP, Sales Executives, Systems Architecture Specialists, Project Managers, Shift Supervisor, Director of Validation, Director of Utility Storage Engineering, and more. Read more »