December, 2016

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3 Ways To Make Your Online Networking Count

Executive Career Brand

The best way to land your next great-fit gig is networking – fortified by targeting and personal branding  built around your value to target employers.

2016 81

Secret to Answering Personal Life ?s During Holidays

Ms. Career Girl

The post Secret to Answering Personal Life ?s During Holidays appeared first on Ms. Career Girl. It’s stressful. Work: “Do you have a job yet?”.

2016 58

11 Tips For Creating Compelling Cover Letters

Career Realism

11 Tips For Creating Compelling Cover Letters. Work It Daily. Now you’re facing the daunting task of making your cover letter worth reading. Saved $1.5

Five Things the Long-Term Unemployed Need to Do to Find a Job

Evil HR Lady

I got this email from a reader: You are lying to us. No one can get hired. If there are people working they don’t live in the world of MOST people. So, you’ll never hear me say “I’m so happy I get to look for a new job today!”

2016 26

5 Golden LinkedIn Tips to Make Your Profile Gold Dust

The Undercover Recruiter

LinkedIn – the world’s biggest professional network – continues to grow, and has truly become a force to be reckoned with. LinkedIn

2016 25

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How To Keep Recruiters From Skipping Over Your LinkedIn Profile

Career Realism

How To Keep Recruiters From Skipping Over Your LinkedIn Profile. Work It Daily. Related: 6 Things Recruiters Want To See On Your LinkedIn Profile.

2016 34

Dear ReWorker: What Should I Do About a Lack of Learning Opportunities?

Evil HR Lady

During the interview for my current job, I emphasized that I wanted a job with professional development opportunities. The hiring manager said that professional development was important and definitely a priority. After six months, I approached my supervisor about a recognized professional certification that I wanted. He said no. How can I do this?

my coworker is cc’ing his mother on work correspondence

Ask A Manager

A reader writes: During a recent disagreement between my coworker and me, my coworker cc’d his mother on some emails going back and forth between me, him, and our board of directors. Of course, he could copy and forward the emails to anyone, as could any of us. You need not worry about my correspondence with my mother! Don’t mention her again.’

2016 29

10 Essential Verbs to Use in Your CV

The Undercover Recruiter

Your written vocabulary is obviously extremely important in the process of writing your CV, but you must pay particular attention to the verbs you include. Verbs are used to describe actions and are commonly known as “doing words”, so they are crucial if you want to describe how your input impacts your employers. Verbs quite. View Article.

The New Overtime Rule May Still Be Upon Us: Are You (and Your Employees Ready)?

Water Cooler Wisdom

Today was supposed to be the day the Fair Labor Standards Act’s new overtime rule went into effect. But a judge’s injunction issued last week means no change for the tens of thousands of businesses and millions of employees that would have been affected. Also, the salary threshold was to automatically update every three years.

2016 20

Great Careers Live At The Intersection of Niche and Grind.

HR Capitalist

I remember being in High School and somehow ending up at the VFW where my dad liked to knock back a Seagram's VO or two. His point was simple.

5 Things Every Employer Wants To Hear In An Interview

Career Realism

5 Things Every Employer Wants To Hear In An Interview. Work It Daily. Ever wonder what a potential boss wants to hear in an interview?

2016 32

How Prince Two Training Can Help Your Career

Career Alley

If you're a project manager, you're probably wondering you can do to stay ahead of the game and be the best in your field. Education Careers Project Management Training

2016 18

update: my coworker wants us to call her boyfriend her “master”

Ask A Manager

Remember the letter-writer whose coworker wanted everyone to call her boyfriend her “master” ? Of course you do — how could you not! Here’s the update. She read over the letter & responses, though, and was grateful too.). Many of my coworkers, I barely know what their spouses are named… but anyway.) updates


Why I Used to Hate My Feet – The Stigma Against Women with Big Feet

Personal Excellence Blog

Have you ever had a body part that you hated? body part that people kept criticizing, even though it’s simply a natural part of your body? so? ). 

2016 17

4 Tips On Giving Constructive Feedback to Your Manager and Co-Workers


Have you ever been annoyed by a workmate’s habits, but didn’t know how to tell them? When they don’t ask for feedback. When it’s your boss.

Possible Gender Discrimination

Evil HR Lady

I have been in my current job for about one year. have been working in my industry for eight years and have an MBA. When I applied, the minimum experience was two years. A new man has started in the development program, which is a higher level. I do more work and train him, yet he makes more money and has a higher title.

When Your Job Title Doesn’t Reflect What You Really Do

Career Realism

When Your Job Title Doesn’t Reflect What You Really Do. Work It Daily. A job title is often used in the search criteria by job seekers and employers. But when a job title on your resume does not appropriately describe what you do, it can mean a lost opportunity. Related: Get Your Free Resume Critique Today! Add information to the title.

2016 28

The Role Sucks & That’s Why Recruiters Can’t Fill it

The Undercover Recruiter

The work of agency recruiters never stops. They are the ultimate plate spinners who could always be ‘doing more’ While they constantly strive to bring more work in, nurturing relationships with candidates and clients, some roles are honestly more pain to work on than they’re really worth. It doesn’t. View Article.

2016 16

update: I’m in trouble for what I wore when when my boss made me pick him up for the airport in the middle of the night

Ask A Manager

‘Tis the season of updates from letter-writers! Between now and the end of the year, I’ll be posting at least one update every day (including weekends!) from someone who had their letter answered here this year. received a lot of updates this year, which I’m very excited about. Here’s the update. didn’t even need to.

2017 25

Two Ways to Measure Employee Engagement

Learning Voyager

Recently, in several client sessions on the topic of employee engagement, I was asked, How should you measure engagement? Without saying so directly, I facilitated them toward the answer to another question: Why would you measure it? Here's how we did it. As each person answered, we kept a running tally of the answers on a flipchart or white board.

2016 14

The Gig Economy: Stop Looking For Kansas!

Ms. Career Girl

The post The Gig Economy: Stop Looking For Kansas! appeared first on Ms. Career Girl. ”  She was right. And you may as well stop looking for it.

Creative Genius Employees Are a Leader’s Worst Nightmare But Drive Amazing Business Results


In the war for talent, adding creatives to your teams can provide you with a competitive advantage. Creatives can be game changers. They are organizational linchpins , unicorns and the purple squirrels of not just your business but possibly the entire industry. They have special skills and abilities that make them unique. Creatives can be weird.

How Do You Choose The Keywords In Your LinkedIn Headline?

Career Realism

How Do You Choose The Keywords In Your LinkedIn Headline? Work It Daily. Standing out amongst 400 million LinkedIn users is tough.

2016 27

Ta-dah! Behold the Talent Funnel

The Undercover Recruiter

View Article. Ta-dah! Behold the Talent Funnel. Undercover Recruiter - Career & Recruitment Blog. Recruiting candidates talent Talent Funnel

a coworker at my new job is someone I slept with four years ago, changing the way we do raises, and more

Ask A Manager

It’s five answers to five questions. Here we go…. 1. coworker at my new job is someone I slept with four years ago. I’m in my 20s and have just started a three-month internship with a large company. Today was my first day where I met a variety of business leaders, as well as the previous interns and graduates who went through the same program.

Leading is a verb

Learning Voyager

I write about leadership quite a bit. It's a big part of the work I do with my corporate clients when they bring me in to help them with things like change, engagement, and culture. What ever happened to MBWA? Good point. Leading is a verb. leader is known by the actions he or she takes. Here are three actions of real leaders. 1. Quite the contrary.

Sick Day Season – The Facts You Should Know!

Ms. Career Girl

The post Sick Day Season – The Facts You Should Know! appeared first on Ms. Career Girl. But what’s an acceptable excuse and what’s not?

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Here's Your Authority-Building Quote To Use as a HR or Recruiting Leader.

HR Capitalist

Damn, I'm just going to say it. You're the HR/Recruiting leader, and from time to time you need to remind everyone around you that you're the expert. Not them - YOU. It's OK for people to have takes on the best way to do HR or recruiting. But do they know as much as you?  NO. And you ought to find subtle reminders to make sure they get that reality.

7 Tips To Help You Deal With Getting Laid Off

Career Realism

7 Tips To Help You Deal With Getting Laid Off. Work It Daily. Losing your job is hard – hard on your bank account and self-esteem. Take a break.

2016 24

From Investment Banking to Philanthropy

Career Shifters

"I was feeling the full impact of doing work that wasn't consistent with my values. couldn't go on like that.".

is it unprofessional to write notes on your hands, should you take severance or a PIP, and more

Ask A Manager

It’s five answers to five questions. Here we go…. 1. Is it unprofessional to write notes on my hands? work in a fast-paced environment that’s semi-open to the public, and am frequently running around the office and public area juggling urgent tasks and sudden requests. Some were faded out.) What do you think? Unprofessional, stop at once? Post-its?

13 Recruitment Trends You MUST Know For 2017

The Undercover Recruiter

How is the recruitment landscape adapting? Will your business boom in the new year, or are you doomed? View Article.

The Biggest Mistakes You Can Make In A Personal Injury Case

Ms. Career Girl

The post The Biggest Mistakes You Can Make In A Personal Injury Case appeared first on Ms. Career Girl. There’s a lot of physical pain.  Image Source.