Some good links this week. . .
- Do You Pass the Social Media Recruitment Test?--According to a study commissioned by CareerBuilder.com 45% of hiring managers are screening social media sites before hiring, with another 11% planning to implement such policies in the near future. Thirty-five percent of these employers said they found content that made them not hire the candidate, so now's a good time to start having job seekers take a closer look at their use of social media. If there's a problem, here are some strategies for cleaning up "digital dirt."
- Good Jobs First report on ARRA--In this report, released in July 2009, Good Jobs First evaluates the websites created by state governments to highlight their role in the implementation of the $787 billion American Recovery and Reinvestment Act.
- What I Learned at the Google Grants Workshop--Some ideas on how to use Google applications to support workforce development activities.
- Seven Steps to Strengthen Accomplishments on Your Resume--from the folks at JIST.
- Labor Department to Tighten Scrutiny--USDOL is hiring 670 investigators to enforce labor regulations.
- WAVE Web Accessibility Evaluation Tool--a very nice tool for assessing whether or not your website meets accessibility standards. Copy and paste in the URL of the page you want to evaluate and you will get a detailed and easy to understand report of many of the most common accessibility problems with websites.