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work travel expenses with a baby, required to be on the “fun committee,” and more

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Required to be on the “fun committee” When my company’s current CEO came onboard about three years ago, he inherited an office culture that was in serious need of rehabilitation. As a result of the poor morale, eventually he created a “fun committee,” comprised of 8-10 staff members who were expected to plan office events throughout the year as well as the company holiday party in December. It’s five answers to five questions. Here we go….

4 more reader updates: blue hair at a job interview, subversive wellness committee, and more

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Should I become a subversive wellness committee member ? I wrote asking about being a “subversive” wellness committee member. I did end up joining the wellness committee, and we’ve had two meetings so far. So I hope that helps the committee focus on doing things people actually want. Here are four more updates from readers who had their questions answered here this year. I want to thank you and your commenters for being so helpful and supportive!

should I become a subversive wellness committee member?

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They are also looking for volunteers from all levels and departments to form a wellness committee, to serve as “role models” for other employees’ healthy behavior and brainstorm ideas for the wellness initiative. Would it be ridiculous for me to volunteer to join the committee, so that I can basically say, “The wellness initiative is kind of a joke.

a hiring committee accidentally included me when discussing my qualifications with each other

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One person from the hiring committee emailed me back, while cc’ing what I am assuming is the rest of the committee. All of this is fine, but then today I got a message from another member of the committee, and after reading it, realized that it should not have been sent to me. My first instinct is to send the committee a good-hearted “oops!

am I wrong to be insulted by this rejection letter?

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Our committee has now reviewed all the applicants and you were not selected for the interview process. Our committee has now reviewed all the applicants and you were not selected for the interview process.

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

Ms. Career Girl

They can interview hundreds of candidates and still not make a decision because the hiring committee isn’t on the same page. The post A Letter to My Discouraged Jobseeking Friends (with 11 Lessons and Tips) appeared first on Ms. Career Girl.

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Employee Engagement: Learn to the Love Your Bricks

David Zinger

The church steering committee can always cancel the cathedral building project, your boss can fire you, the architect can demolish your wall, or an earthquake can crumble your building — but no one can take what you did away from you when you engage fully each day with your bricks.

2016 37

Why Aren’t I Getting Hired?

Professional Resume Services

Have multiple copies of your resume ready to present to the interview committee, as well as copies of any credentials you may need for the job. The best executive resume should be customized for the job.

2016 78

How To Be Memorable: Develop Your Unique Brand Style

Career Realism

Join a group, committee, project, initiative, and make something good happen. Head up a committee and get something good done. How To Be Memorable: Develop Your Unique Brand Style. Work It Daily. So, you are invited to a business party or event.

2016 37

Top 5 Toughest Interview Questions Executive Job Seekers Should Be Prepared to Answer

Boomers Next Step

You’ve re-done your resume, and repackaged your skill set to sell yourself to the search committees, HR directors, and recruiters. You’ve worked with an Executive Marketing Expert to create a successful strategy to find a new executive-level job or C-level position. You’ve been found. You’ve made it through the initial review process and have landed. Careers Interviewing Elevator pitch Job interview

How Do I Handle a Sabbatical?

The Job Quest

if you work in HR, head a committee that creates or updates the employee handbook for a nonprofit). I was recently asked this question: “I would like to take some time off to spend with my young children.

2015 64

bad manager or deliberate saboteur?

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Organizations and Conferences: When possible, refer all matters to committees, for “further study and consideration.” ” Attempt to make the committees as large and bureaucratic as possible. A reader writes: I thought you might find this old OSS/CIA manual from 1944 as interesting examples of bad management. The purpose of the manual was to instruct employees and citizens of enemy states to sabotage the enemy from within.

Brand Building through Community Leadership

Careers Done Write

If you are not ready to take a top leadership role for your favorite organization, you can start with a volunteer project or serve as the co-chair of a committee.

7 Uncommon Ways to Make Your Resume Look More Impressive

Ms. Career Girl

You only have a short time to catch the attention of the hiring committee. The post 7 Uncommon Ways to Make Your Resume Look More Impressive appeared first on Ms. Career Girl. A resume is an important tool in helping you find a job.

2017 54

A Seat At The Table

Ms. Career Girl

In 2012, she was appointed to President Obama’s Platform Committee. She later served on The White House Council for Women and Girls inaugural committee of community leaders. The post A Seat At The Table appeared first on Ms. Career Girl. The following is a guest post by Shonda Scott.

5 Job Search Tips For Teachers

Career Realism

Having a professional, attention-grabbing cover letter and portfolio can make all the difference in impressing a hiring committee. Anything longer than two pages is usually too much for a hiring committee to review.

The Absolute BEST Time To Look For A Job

Career Realism

Consider volunteering for the membership committee (especially if part of this committees role is to welcome new members) so you can introduce yourself to everyone on behalf of the organization (especially helpful if youre shy in groups).

2014 49

Things “Not” to include in your online bio

Resume Bear

She has won awards from Who Cares.com and I’m The Best Committee. Stop saying you’re innovative—and/or unique! When I read online biographies about communicators, I start banging my head against the wall.

2012 128

I got into a fight with my husband’s coworker over their affair, stressed out over a volunteer group at work, and more

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They sent me info on the various committees since they thought it was something I’d like to be involved with. Teammate tells me one of the committees needs a skill I have and that the committee leader will meet with me to discuss it. So I meet with Committee Leader and they describe the committee’s objectives. Committee Leader says we don’t have to tackle everything at once, and can just pick one thing to start with. It’s five answers to five questions.

2016 31

how to fire a volunteer

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We are all volunteers, and we have various committees that other alumni serve on. He is not an elected board member, only a volunteer on one committee. The head of this committee, a board member, is fed up (as am I — he has told other board members that I’ve given him permission to say/do things that he never even discussed with me). As we discuss this further, I’d like to support the committee chair’s decision if she chooses to fire him.

Are You Prepared for an Unexpected Job Offer?

Ms. Career Girl

That could be “sales growth”, “committees”, “leadership roles” and/or “testimonials” to combine into your own brag book. Let’s face it – most job offers pop up without warning.

update: dealing with an overly touchy-feely colleague who wants to talk about feelings all the time

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Remember the letter-writer whose volunteer committee chair wanted to make their meetings “a safe place” (in a context where that wasn’t really needed) and and spent a bunch of time at already long meetings “checking in” on everyone’s feelings ? As much as I enjoyed the company and work of my fellow committee members, it was becoming clear that we as a group were spinning our wheels.

Networking 101: How To Establish References

Career Realism

” Higgins went on to say that if you volunteer at an organization or a place of worship, using a spiritual leader or a committee member you’ve worked with a couple of times could also be used as references.

2014 61

7 Ways To Tailor Your Resume For A Leadership Position

Career Realism

Make sure you include any for profit or not-for-profit board or committee roles you have fulfilled. And if space permits, include key initiatives you have contributed to during your tenure on these boards or committees. 7 Ways To Tailor Your Resume For A Leadership Position.

Executive Resumes

Career Rocketeer

Six-figure executives are well aware that they are judged by is their ability to interact with boards, business owners, oversight committees and fellow corporate executives. Since today is Presidents Day, it’s apropos to discuss Executive Resumes.

Networking 101: How To Establish References

Career Realism

” Higgins went on to say that if you volunteer at an organization or a place of worship, using a spiritual leader or a committee member you’ve worked with a couple of times could also be used as references.

The Future of HR: Managerless Companies?

Blogging4jobs

This does not always work and Morgan says that associates then appeal to committees or even to a mediator. For example: Are sexual harassment claims investigated by committees? Do committees handle FMLA requests?

How To Stand Out At Work

Career Realism

Become A Part Of The Company Join a safety committee or a diversity committee or any other group where you feel you can make a great contribution. Nowadays, it seems like many employees at work really zone in on the job requirements of their position.

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How to Revamp a Boring Culture

Water Cooler Wisdom

Decide on the projects that will receive significant organizational resources by establishing a formal innovation committee to vet ideas. In an earlier article, I discussed how to  build a culture of innovation. Some of the tips included avoiding micromanagement, keeping stress level to a minimum, and encouraging your people to take risks. These methods can definitely re-energize a stale culture, but there are other avenues you might try as well.

7 Ways To Tailor Your Resume For A Leadership Position

Career Realism

Make sure you include any for profit or not-for-profit board or committee roles you have fulfilled. And if space permits, include key initiatives you have contributed to during your tenure on these boards or committees.

ResumeBear: This is Why You Need a Pay Raise, Prove it

Resume Bear

Make a list of additional projects, committees, and responsibilities you can take on at work. Join a committee. Getting a raise is one of the quickest ways to improve upon your financial picture.

2012 87

how to fire a volunteer

Ask A Manager

We are all volunteers, and we have various committees that other alumni serve on. He is not an elected board member, only a volunteer on one committee. The head of this committee, a board member, is fed up (as am I–he has told other board members in IMs, which we of course share with one another to confirm, that I’ve given him permission to say/do things that he never even discussed with me).

2013 15

Consider Eliminating This Word from Your Resume

The Job Quest

Continuing with the previous example of the candidate who works in retail, his/her profile could work in the keyword “leadership” by saying: “Cultivate leadership skills as key member of the Sales Strategy Committee.”

2014 61

3 Ways To Increase Your Job Satisfaction

Career Realism

So in order to increase her job satisfaction, the professor might decide to limit the time she spends contributing to university committees and spend more time working with students instead. 3 Ways To Increase Your Job Satisfaction. Work It Daily.

2016 34

Engage Employees Through Lunch Networking

Blogging4jobs

What I love about this story is the lack of process that went into the development- there was no committee created, no business requirements sessions- they actually never met… they just did it!) Looking for an innovative way to engage employees and drive innovation in 2013 ?

3 Ways To Increase Your Job Satisfaction

Career Realism

So in order to increase her job satisfaction, the professor might decide to limit the time she spends contributing to university committees and spend more time working with students instead.

2014 59

Beefing Up the Resume vs. Hitting the Job Hunt Trail

The Job Quest

Serving on a committee or board of an organization. If your graduation date is looming or you are working to figure out the next step in your career, this post is for you.

A 10-Point Plan for Getting a Job When Moving

The Job Quest

Being a member of a professional organization is also a great addition on your résumé, especially if you are active on a committee or its board of directors. A reader writes in: “I am moving at the end of the month. What job search strategy do you suggest?&#.

2011 81

The Basic Steps to Put Together a Conference

Ms. Career Girl

Putting together an efficient and compatible conference committee will save you so many problems later on. Putting together a conference is a daunting task, but it also is an opportunity to show so many relevant qualities in anyone’s career ladder.

2014 34

10 Ways To Network Your Way To A New Job

Career Realism

Getting on club committees can showcase your ability and potential. Getting a job can be a major challenge, especially if it is your first job or you’re over 50.