Bank of America, American Airlines CEOs join push to have N.C. discrimination law repealed

30 Mar

90 Major employers CEO ask NC to repeal discrimination Law in NC.



Here is the latest list on NC’s new discrimination law that CEO’s are asking NC to reconsider.

Karen Appleton, Senior Vice President, Box

Brandee Barker, Cofounder, The Pramana Collective

Marc Benioff, CEO, Salesforce

Chip Bergh, President and CEO, Levi Strauss & Co.

Michael Birch, Founder, Blab

Ed Black, President and CEO, Computer & Communications Industry Association

Nathan Blecharczyk, Cofounder and CTO, Airbnb

Steven R. Boal, CEO, Quotient Technology Inc.

Lorna Borenstein, CEO, Grokker

Brad Brinegar, Chairman and CEO, McKinney

Lloyd Carney, CEO, Brocade Communications Systems, Inc.

Brian Chesky, CEO, Airbnb

Ron Conway, Founder and Co-Managing Partner, SV Angel

Tim Cook, CEO, Apple

Dean Debnam, Chairman and CEO, Workplace Options

Jack Dorsey, CEO, Square and Twitter

David Ebersman, Cofounder and CEO, Lyra Health

Jared Fliesler, General Partner, Matrix Partners

Joe Gebbia, Cofounder and Chief Product Officer, Airbnb

Jason Goldberg, CEO, Pepo

Alan King, President and COO, Workplace Options

Kristen Koh Goldstein, CEO, BackOps

Mitchell Gold, co-founder and chair-man, Mitchell Gold + Bob Williams

John H. Graham IV, President and CEO, American Society of Association Executives

Logan Green, CEO, Lyft

Paul Graham, Founder, Y Combinator

David Hassell, CEO, 15Five

Charles H. Hill III, Executive Vice President, Worldwide Human Resources, Pfizer Inc.

Reid Hoffman, Chairman, LinkedIn

Robert Hohman, Cofounder & CEO, Glassdoor

Drew Houston, CEO, Dropbox

Chad Hurley, Cofounder, YouTube

Dave Imre, Partner and CEO, IMRE

Dev Ittycheria, President & CEO, MongoDB

Laurene Powell Jobs, President, Emerson Collective

Cecily Joseph, VP Corporate Responsibility and Chief Diversity Officer, Symantec Corporation

David Karp, Founder and CEO, Tumblr

Travis Katz, Founder and CEO, Gogobot

Brian Krzanich, CEO, Intel                 

Joshua Kushner, Managing Partner, Thrive Capital

Max Levchin, CEO, Affirm

Dion Lim, CEO, NextLesson

Shan-lyn Ma, CEO, Zola

Marissa Mayer, President and CEO, Yahoo

Melody McCloskey, CEO, StyleSeat

Douglas Merrill, CEO, Zestfinance

Dyke Messinger, President and CEO, Power Curbers Inc.

Hari Nair, Vice President and General Manager, &

Michael Natenshon, CEO, Marine Layer

Alexi G. Nazem, Cofounder and CEO, Nomad Health

Laurie J. Olson, EVP, Strategy, Portfolio and Commercial Operations, Pfizer Inc.

Bob Page, Founder and CEO, Replacements, Ltd.

Michelle Peluso, Strategic Advisor and former CEO, Gilt

Sundar Pichai, CEO, Google

Mark Pincus, Founder and Executive Chairman, Zynga

Hosain Rahman, CEO, Jawbone

Bill Ready, CEO, Braintree

Evan Reece, CEO, Liftopia

Stan Reiss, General Partner, Matrix Partners

John Replogle, CEO, Seventh Generation

Virginia M. Rometty, Chairman, President and CEO, IBM Corporation

Dan Rosensweig, CEO, Chegg

Kevin P. Ryan, Founder and Chairman, Alleycorp

Bijan Sabet, General Partner, Spark Capital

Julie Samuels, President, Engine

George A. Scangos, PhD, CEO, Biogen

Dan Schulman, President and CEO, PayPal

Adam Shankman, Director and Producer

Gary Shapiro, President and CEO, Consumer Technology Association

David A. Shaywitz, MD, PhD, Chief Medical Officer, DNAnexus

Ben Silbermann, CEO, Pinterest

Brad Smith, President and Chief Legal Officer, Microsoft

Arne Sorenson, President and CEO, Marriott International

David Spector, Cofounder, ThirdLove

Jeremy Stoppelman, CEO, Yelp

Bret Taylor, CEO, Quip

Todd Thibodeaux, CEO, CompTIA

David Tisch, Managing Partner, BoxGroup

Nirav Tolia, Cofounder and CEO, Nextdoor

Kevin A. Trapani, President and CEO, The Redwood Groups

Ken Wasch, President, Software & Information Industry Association

Bob & Harvey Weinstein, Co-Founders and Co-Chairmen, The Weinstein Company

Mark Zuckerberg, Founder and CEO, Facebook



5 Things you should NEVER say during a phone interview

29 Mar

phone interview

source: US

The phone interview is a key part of landing that new role which may be a critical role in your career here are a few tips.


1. A grouchy “hello.” During a job search, it’s a smart best practice to answer any call received with a professional tone. While your phone screen may be scheduled for a particular date and time, you might be caught off guard by an unexpected job-related call, perhaps to confirm information or reschedule your call. “All recruiters and hiring managers have experienced the suspicious or defensive ‘hello,’ which melts away to a sweeter tone once the caller identifies themselves as a potential employer,” says Michele Mavi, director of internal recruiting and content development at Atrium Staffing, a talent solutions firm focused on workforce management for midsize and Fortune 500 companies. “Regardless of how great the call may have ended up being, that first impression is rarely forgotten.”

2. Complex, rambling answers. While you may be eager to prove your value in relation to specifics about the job, it’s important to avoid going overboard in your responses at this stage. Unlike in-person interviews, most phone screens simply serve as a “check the box” function, says Monique A. Honaman, CEO and partner at ISHR Group, which provides leadership assessment, development and coaching services to Fortune 500 companies globally. “The interviewers are trying to determine if the candidate meets certain criteria and can carry on a conversation,” says Honaman. “The phone interviewer likely isn’t going to get into a really deep dive on your expertise, but rather is more likely to qualify you under that high-level screen.” Honaman emphasizes that if you ramble on or get too complex in your answers, you limit the amount of time the interviewer has to ascertain your credentials against the screen.

3. “Which job is this for?” It’s common to apply to multiple positions during a job search, which may make it challenging to initially determine which job an employer or recruiter is calling you about. Nevertheless, this is no excuse for sounding uninformed about a job in which you’ve expressed interest. To stay on top of your applications and avoid having to ask callers which opportunity they are referring to, you need to prepare in advance and stay organized in your search. “Asking, ‘What company is this for again?’ at any time is not OK,” says Ali Mercier, marketing content and hiring manager at The Leadership Program, an urban organization that helps build strong leaders in classrooms and communities. “Keep track of where you are applying – use a spreadsheet if it’s too many places – and you’ll never be caught off guard.”

4. “Tell me about the company.” It’s often stated that interviews are a time for the applicant to “interview” the company as well. However, the phone screen is not the time to do your preliminary corporate information-gathering. In fact, asking the hiring manager to tell you more about the company at this stage can label you as someone who failed to do their own research. “Never ask the interviewer to tell you about the company,” says Tiffany Bryant, vice president of agency operations at Sterling Communications, a Silicon Valley-based public relations firm. “Demonstrate that you’ve done your homework with smart questions like, ‘I notice that your customers range from startups to Fortune 500 companies. How is your sales team organized to service such a wide range of customer needs?'”

5. “How many holidays are there?” and “Can I work from home?” You’ll no doubt have many questions in the early stage of your job search. But no matter how curious you are about how much a job pays, benefits it might offer and whether it allows flexibility to work from home, save those questions for a later round. Being self-focused rather than company-focused during a telephone pre-screen is a poor strategy, says Fred Cooper, managing partner at Compass HR Consulting, a full-service human resources and management consulting company. “Early questions about salary, benefits, vacation accruals and usage, how many paid holidays there are, et cetera, can all be deal breakers if asked at the wrong time,” says Cooper. “Making the discussions more about what the company can do for you than what you’ll bring to the company may make for a short call.”


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Company Bringing over 400 Financial Services jobs

23 Mar

source Charlotte Observer:

PayPal will be opening an operation Center in North Charlotte off WT Harris Blvd.

The announcement is to bring over 400 jobs focusing in operations.


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7 Things You should Never do at an Interview

29 Feb
Job interview

Young man have job interview.

source: This article is sponsored by Cezanne HR Software, a leading provider of SaaS HR solutions .


1) Turn up late

You’d be amazed how many candidates burst through the door hot, flustered and LATE.  It definitely won’t get you off to a good start – and if interviews are scheduled back to back, you may even miss your chance altogether.  Make sure you set that alarm and that you know where you are going and how to get there.


2) Dress Inappropriately

Knowing what to wear can be a tough call.  You don’t want to turn up suited and booted if the company is casual and everyone’s in jeans – or indeed vice versa.  Try and find out what the dress code is, and if in doubt, opt for smart and professional – you are on show after all.


3) Fail to prepare

Recruiters will want to see you’ve done your homework.  There are extra brownie points to be had if you can show you’ve taken the trouble to find out exactly what the business does and where it’s headed.  So scour the company’s website to get up-to-speed, gen up on the industry they operate in and Google them to see if they’ve been in the news.


4) Lie

We all like to big ourselves up in interviews, but make sure you don’t stray too far from the truth.  If you claim to be an IT whizz you’ll soon be found out when you’re asked a technical question or have to prove your skills in a test.  Be honest about your background and abilities and be ready with real examples of how you’ve used your knowledge and expertise in the past.


5) Bad-mouth your previous employer

You may well hate your boss and feel your current company treats staff like dirt, but an interview is definitely not the time to share that information.  Running a previous employer down is unprofessional and the interviewer will be worried you might do the same to them too one day.  Keep it cool and be ready with a more positive answer as to why you want to move on.


6) Let your body language trip you up

OK so you’re not that enthusiastic about the job on offer and frankly the interviewer is asking you some pretty stupid questions – but whatever you do, don’t let your body language give you away.  Don’t slouch, fidget, bite your nails, fiddle with your phone or look longingly out of the window.  Stay alert, smile and maintain eye contact so that you come across as interested and professional.


7) Be rude to the receptionist

Don’t make the mistake of thinking that the receptionist or security guard you meet when you turn up for an interview is unimportant.  If you’re rude or surly to them it may well get fed back.  Some companies make a practice of asking their front-line staff what impression candidates have made on them.  Always be polite and friendly and treat people with respect or it may come back to bite you!

350 jobs announced coming to Charlotte

11 Feb

source Charlotte Business Journal

Waste company Republic Services Inc. will bring 350 jobs and spend $6.8 million to open a customer-service center to the University City area of Charlotte.


The Charlotte Chamber recruited Republic Services (NYSE:RSG) to the city. Chamber CEO Bob Morgan says the company shows how Charlotte’s workforce and business affordability are major attractors.

The Charlotte Business Journal first reported in October that Republic Services was leasing space in the Three Resource Square building.

Candidates using mobile devices to apply for Jobs

6 Aug


Mobile recruiting continues to grow from the Candidate experience

  • 86 percent of active candidates use their smartphone to begin a job search.*
  • 70 percent of active candidates want to apply via mobile.*
  • 55 percent want to upload a ‘resume’ to your career site.*




How are you candidates embracing mobile technology in applying for roles?

Is your Candidate tracking system easy to search and apply for jobs?


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Charlotte Ranks 14 in Forbes Best Places for a Career and City

30 Jul

The Queen city still ranks well in Forbes Best places for a career and business.

Denver Rank #1 and Raleigh #2 from Forbes Ranking

Using data from the U.S. Census Bureau and Moody’s Analytics, the publication examines the 200 most populous metro areas in the U.S. based on on a dozen factors related to employment, the cost of doing business and the cost of living, income growth, quality of life and the education of the labor force.



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