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The Post-Roe V. Wade Workforce: What Dobbs Means for Your Employees

The Post-Roe v. Wade Landscape In June, the Supreme Court ruled on Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization. In a 6-to-3 ruling, the Court overturned prior decisions in Roe v. Wade and Planned Parenthood v. Casey, effectively abolishing the constitutional right to abortion.  In the wake of this decision, many states have moved quickly to ban abortion. As of September 2022, 13 states have very restrictive abortion laws in place. Thirteen more have moderately restrictive abortion laws in place. The

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Why You Need a DEI Executive Search Firm

“DEI,” short for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion, is a term that’s been in use within certain circles since the late 1990s but has only recently found its way into mainstream usage. Much of this can be attributed to growing awareness of and support for social justice movements such as MeToo and Black Lives Matter over the last several years. Watching the sudden, explosive proliferation of DEI statements on corporate websites, it’s easy to dismiss the term as yet another trendy

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Is Medical/Dental Instruments a Good Career Path?

Medical and dental instruments is a growing industry on the cutting edge of advances in medicine, materials science, and technology. But is medical/dental instruments a good career path? If you have a knack for sales or are tech-savvy and passionate about saving and improving lives, it may well be! What is the medical/dental instruments industry? The World Health Organization defines a medical device as “any instrument, apparatus, implement, machine, appliance, implant, reagent for in vitro use, software, material or other

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How to Get on a Corporate Board: The Essential Guide

How to get on a corporate board: background The board is the governing body of the corporation, and that group needs to have expertise on a wide range of topics. When a new company is forming its first board, they’re looking to cover all the bases in terms of the most crucial knowledge areas for that company. For example, a manufacturing company with complex supply chains needs at least one board member who’s knowledgeable about logistics, one who knows about

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Is Transportation a Good Career Path?

What is the transportation industry? The transportation sector encompasses both human transit and the shipping of goods or materials. This includes airlines (both commercial and freight), rail transit, buses, trucking, parcel delivery, shipping, taxis, chauffeurs and ride sharing. Is transportation a good career path? That depends on a number of factors. The trucking industry alone is worth $800 billion and accounts for 48 percent of the entire transportation sector’s employment.  The aviation industry employs 62.7 million people. Currently, there is a

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Boutique Executive Search Firms: The Smart Alternative

What are boutique executive search firms? Executive search recruiters find and vet candidates for your organization’s C-suite and board of directors. These firms vary hugely in size. The largest firms are multi-billion dollar companies that conduct hundreds or even thousands of searches each year. Boutique executive search firms, on the other hand, are smaller firms that operate on a low volume, high quality business model. They often focus on a particular industry or geographic location.  What are the advantages of

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Is Basic Industries a Good Career Path?

What are basic industries? Basic industries are industries that create basic materials used by other industries in manufacturing. This includes extraction – oil and gas, mining, and timber. Basic industries also refers to fishing and agriculture, including food, animals and other crops. It also includes processing and chemical synthesis of metals, cement, paper, plastics and other chemicals used to manufacture pharmaceuticals and other products. Is basic industries a good career path for you? There are many factors to consider. The

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Is Major Banks a Good Career Path?

Major banks are some of the largest and wealthiest institutions in the U.S. But is major banks a good career path? What are major banks? The 15 largest banks in the U.S. have a combined $13.44 trillion in assets. Major banks include investment banks, commercial banks and consumer or retail banks. Investment banks aid companies and governments in financial transactions and handle stocks, bonds, public offerings, venture capitalism and mergers and acquisitions.  The umbrella of “major banks” does not include

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How to Get Out of a Job Search Rut

What is a job search rut? A job search rut is the point in a long job search where the process begins to feel completely futile. This causes you to stop trying so hard, which undermines your chances, creating a vicious cycle. Sometimes you feel optimistic and hopeful about finding a new job, but most of the time you want to crawl into a hole and die. The stress is compounded by your current job and managing your personal life. 

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Against “Proper English”: How Dialect Discrimination Threatens Diversity

What is “Proper English”? One universal piece of advice given to job searchers is to use “Proper English” in resumes, cover letters and interviews.  In the U.S., “Proper English” usually refers to General American English (GAE). This is the dialect and accent that TV newscasters use. It is closes to the speech of middle class white people in and around Iowa and western Illinois. In the UK, the equivalent would be RP, or Received Pronunciation. Accent-wise, GAE is considered “neutral”

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