March, 2017

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B.S. Incorporated Will Make You Serious About Your Job Search and Career

Competitive Resumes

Finally, I read a job search and career book with the mission to entertain while making serious points. Much of what NOT to do in your job search and workplace is in the book, B.S. Incorporated. The authors, Jennifer Rock and Michael Voss mix parody and non-fiction to bring us chaos.I

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A Letter to My Discouraged Jobseeking Friends (with 11 Lessons and Tips)

Ms. Career Girl

The post A Letter to My Discouraged Jobseeking Friends (with 11 Lessons and Tips) appeared first on Ms. Career Girl. There was a time before becoming a career coach that I felt lost, scared, and frustrated in my career path.

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There are only two reasons people voluntarily leave their jobs

Cube Rules

While there are many reasons employees voluntarily leave their positions — and companies are looking at those reasons plus other life events to try and prevent people from leaving — I think there are simply two broad reasons why people move on.

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Are You Faithful to the Complexity of Your Resume Story?

Career Trend

“Make sure your message is clear, yet that you are faithful to its complexity.” — Michael Dirda Simplicity is overrated. While it is imperative to craft a concise synopsis of who you are and what you do, it is equally crucial to elaborate the specifics.

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The Two Worst LinkedIn Profile Headline Mistakes

Executive Career Brand

In our first consultation, a new client of mine asked me whether the LinkedIn professional headline a writer had created for him was a good one. This executive job seeker had been an IT Project Management Consultant for 20 years.

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When Working From Home Goes Hilariously Wrong

Evil HR Lady

Political Scientist Robert E. Kelly was live, on the air, from his home, when his kids decided to see what dad was up too. What ensued is this hilarious clip with poor Dr. Kelly trying to talk about the very serious impeachment of South Korean President Park Geun-hye. First, the older daughter comes in, then the baby, and finally, a frantic mother trying to get the kids out. I can relate.

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I disagree with career experts who claim the resume has just one purpose

Career Trend

A tweet floated by in my Twitter stream the other day reminding careerists that “the ONLY purpose of a resume is to get you that interview!” ” I heartily disagree! The resume is so much more! Following are 5 functions of the resume, beyond cinching the initial interview: 1.

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5 Reasons Why Your Executive Resume Is Not Working

Executive Career Brand

Many executive job seekers are in a rut, spinning their wheels. They’re hard at work sending out their resumes to anyone and any place that may be able to help them with their career goals. But somehow, their resumes are not doing their job – generating interest and interviews.

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5 Tips To To Adjust To A Frequently-On-The-Road Job

Cube Rules

In today’s world most jobs will entail some form of travel. Some are three or four times a year while others are three or four times a week. If you are in the latter category and are not used to it, quite a lot of adjustment is needed. Everything from the food you eat to […].

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5 Reasons to Unfollow Career Obstructing Social Media Contacts

Competitive Resumes

Guilt by association on social media is a reality. If you’re associated with someone who doesn’t represent you can be a pretty painful experience. You may have to cut them loose. “It’s

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Tips For Launching Your #SideHustle

Ms. Career Girl

The post Tips For Launching Your #SideHustle appeared first on Ms. Career Girl.

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Is Hiring Students Worth the Investment?

Evil HR Lady

Hiring students to work at your restaurant seems pretty normal. However, employing younger staff members comes with both benefits and drawbacks. Is it the right decision for your restaurant? Here are a few considerations to keep in mind. Think about Training Time. If you hire students to work at your restaurant, it will likely be their first or second job. You will have to train them on every little detail of the job.

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Jump on your career surfboard + ride the wave

Career Trend

A client + senior executive careerist reminded me today the importance of ‘riding the wave’ of change, of its constancy. We sometimes become weary of change and don obstinacy, like a prized robe. We want to control the journey, dissuading potential obstacles or unplanned paths.

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Executive Job Search Success After 50: How to Overcome Age Discrimination

Executive Career Brand

If you’re now over 50 and job-hunting, and it’s been several years since you’ve been in a job search, you may be in for a rude awakening. All of a sudden, job interviews may be much harder to land.

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From Sound Engineer to Marketing

Career Shifters

“I was tired, had no free time and was pretty much broke.”. What do you do when you discover the work of your dreams isn't all it's cracked up to be? For Paul Egan, the answer was to experiment with something new.

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Negotiation in Your Workplace, Job Search, and Everywhere Else

Competitive Resumes

Negotiation is a must have this skill for your job search, workplace, and life. As we dive deeper into the gig economy, each job seeker will accept several roles. Our roles as contractors and entrepreneurs, we must embrace our roles as negotiators.

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Five Top Tips For Effective Networking

Ms. Career Girl

The post Five Top Tips For Effective Networking appeared first on Ms. Career Girl. Networking events can be intimidating, and are often viewed as competitive environments where an assortment of strangers work to assert their vying levels of success and charisma.

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If Donald Trump Were a Woman, You’d Like Him More

Evil HR Lady

There was a lot of talk during the election that Hillary Clinton would have done better if she were a man, but no talk that Donald Trump would have done better if he were a woman.

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The 4-point framework for answering job interview questions

Cube Rules

When the hiring manager has to interrupt you answering an interview question in order to ask you another question, you’ve pretty much lost the job. That’s happened in literally all of the interviews I’m participating in for the day job. It drives me (and the hiring manager) crazy.

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LinkedIn Personal Branding Secrets for Executive Job Search

Executive Career Brand

Check out the podcast I did with Mac Prichard (@ Mac_Prichard on Twitter) on LinkedIn, personal branding and executive job search — as part of his “ Find a Dream Job ” series. 077: Do You Know These LinkedIn Secrets with 
Meg Guiseppi. Listen to the podcast on YouTube.

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10 CV Mistakes That Put Employers Off Your Candidate

The Undercover Recruiter

If your candidate is applying for new opportunities, you need to see off their competition and show that they are the best person for the job. This starts with their CV. Their CV is generally the first opportunity they get to make a great impression and to sell their skills and experience.

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Here's The Video I Send Team Members When I Think People Are Stupid.

HR Capitalist

If there's anything I've tried to live up to in my professional life, it's the need to communicate things to the lowest common denominator in any organization.

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5 Warning Signs Not to Accept a Job

Ms. Career Girl

The post 5 Warning Signs Not to Accept a Job appeared first on Ms. Career Girl. There are a lot of jobs in today’s business world that are tempting to accept. From the outside, jobs can seem perfect. The small blurb of a description can be enticing and mesmerizing and is meant to quickly pull you in.

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I’m a Single Parent Who Can’t Find an Overnight Babysitter. Help!

Evil HR Lady

I was wondering if you could provide guidance. I was recently informed, with three weeks notice, that I was required to attend out of town, overnight, mandatory training. After exhausting many resources for availability for childcare, I informed my manager I would not be able to attend this training. I asked what the alternate methods of training or dates were so that I could prepare. The manager replied that he would let our division manager know, but the training was mandatory.

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Everything You Should Know About LinkedIn Endorsements

Professional Resume Services

LinkedIn endorsements can be incredibly valuable when used efficiently! Here’s how to make the most of them. If you’re new to LinkedIn, or just noticed the endorsements feature, there are some things you need to know.

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How to Deal with Rude People – Co-Workers, Associates, Customers, Strangers

Personal Excellence Blog

This is part 1 of my series on how to deal with rude people — including strangers, co-workers, associates, and customers. Photo: mosoma ; Image: Personal Excellence ). Quick Note from Celes: Hi everyone! This is a series I wrote in 2010 and I’ve given it a refresh.

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3 Reasons Cultural Fit is Important in the Workplace

The Undercover Recruiter

It is often said that firms want to recruit people with the right attitude and work ethic rather than just a glowing CV. While knowledge of the job is essential, key skills can be learned in-house, particularly at a junior level. But how easy is it to find someone who is the right cultural fit.

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JUST STOP: Attachments in Meeting Invites and Nowhere Else.

HR Capitalist

Nails on the chalkboard. Atlanta traffic. Other people's snoring. YouTube ads. Waiting in a line more than 4 people deep. These things? All things that reasonable people agree we can hate. You don't like those things. Neither do I. Let's add something to that list from corporate America.

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Perfectly Imperfect – Insights From Kelly McNelis

Ms. Career Girl

The post Perfectly Imperfect – Insights From Kelly McNelis appeared first on Ms. Career Girl. Seems that women are constantly under the microscope to be perfect. Or, at least as perfect as the observer is willing to accept.

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Career Growth is Up to You

Evil HR Lady

Wouldn’t it be awesome if when you were 18 you could sit down with a counselor who could help you plan out your career and then you’d just follow that path? “So, when you’re 22 you’ll take an entry level job as a marketing assistant. At 24, you’ll be promoted to an analyst position… by the time you’re 35, you’ll be a director!” ” Ha, no. That’s not how it works.

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Challenge: Take Your Lunch Break

Career Realism

Challenge: Take Your Lunch Break. Work It Daily. Today’s Work It Daily Challenge is to take your lunch break. Working through lunch breaks isn’t uncommon. You might think that your desk is as good of a place as any to eat your lunch.

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Why Is My Executive Job Search Taking So Long?

Executive Career Brand

I won’t sugarcoat it. Executive job search in the digital age is hard! It requires plenty of planning and purposeful work. before you even begin the proactive process of networking your way into your next great-fit gig.

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From HR to Writing

Career Shifters

"I cringed every time someone asked me about my job. I hated talking about it.". Nina Jervis was stuck and lost in a career she'd given 15 years to. Now, after some help uncovering her passion (and a push from a loved one), she's moved into work that finally feels like her.

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ECONOMIC MOBLITY CHART: The Older I Get, The Less I Judge People.

HR Capitalist

As tax time approaches, I find myself searching for a little balance. Why do I have to pay so much in taxes? I'm sure a lot of Americans feel like that up and down the tax bracket. . The alternative, of course, is to not earn enough to pay high taxes.

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