HOUSTON, Dec. 6, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- Congress has allowed federal unemployment benefits to expire for millions of Americans. In light of the huge numbers of people looking for work, why is the government making it more difficult for those seeking employment to get jobs?
Job search expert Rick Gillis says that a little-known regulation, which applies to approximately 70% of employers, is potentially causing thousands of qualified job candidates to be eliminated from consideration. Any company that has at least one federal contract and any company with 50 or more employees is able to disqualify a job applicant who hasn't correctly "expressed interest." This means that the job title an applicant says he or she is applying for must match the company's stated job title exactly. Essentially, someone applying for the position of Accountant can be disqualified if the exact position title is Accounting Specialist. Additional picayune rules apply to this regulation that most job seekers have never even heard of.
Invite Gillis to tell your audience:
- Why people need to understand the implications of this 5-year-old federal rule.
- How job seekers can meet the minimum criteria necessary to get their resume reviewed.
- What job seekers can do to exceed those minimums to get the interview.
- Why Gillis calls most existing resumes "obituaries."
- How to create a value-add, employer-specific, one-page resume.
CREDENTIALS: Rick Gillis is a successful job search expert, author, and speaker who has taught thousands of people how to land their dream job. His book, The Real Secret to Finding a Job? Make Me Money or Save Me Money! And Other Really Useful Job Search Tactics, walks employment seekers through the steps they need to follow to get high-paying and satisfying jobs. Gillis' exceptional work on television has earned him a platinum Ava Award. He is the former host of Rick Gillis Employment Radio on KFNC, KTEK, and KFCD. He has been featured by The Wall Street Journal, NPR, BlackEnterprise.com, Fox Morning News in Houston, CBS Houston's Great Day Houston, Comcast's Newsmakers, and is a frequent guest on WBNW Boston's Money Matters and numerous other radio shows nationwide.
AVAILABILITY: Texas, nationwide by arrangement, and via telephone
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