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Career Shifters

"You're in the driving seat. You can make a change if you're just brave enough to take the first step.". Linda Bridge was searching for a fresh challenge. Just when she thought she'd found her new niche, another opportunity came her way… Here's how she made a two-step shift into a career she loves

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If All Hiring Managers Were Like This One, We’d Have an Amazing Workforce

Evil HR Lady

Have you ever applied for a job you thought you were perfect for, and then heard nothing? Have you ever gone on a job interview, thought you nailed it, and got total radio silence? The answer to both of those questions is probably yes. You’re left wondering what you did wrong and what you could do to better next time, but no one will tell you. In fact, even if you ask directly for feedback, you probably won’t get any.

2017 43

The Beyonce Syndrome, Career Aspirations, and Unconscious Bias

Competitive Resumes

The Beyonce Syndrome. Our definition of the show is about the career woman who has it all and does it all. Many feel it’s not enough to achieve the recognition for women to gain the same opportunities as men.

2017 42

A Personal Employee Engagement Watershed: Stop Putting Lipstick on Camels

David Zinger

Whoever said “it’s nothing personal” was not talking about work. Iguazu Falls in Argentina (February 2017) by David Zinger. This post is personal. I apologize in advance for not offering you levers, drivers, or 11 action items to boost engagement.

2017 37

CLONES: When Employee Referrals Make Your Average IQ Go Down.

HR Capitalist

You and I love employee referrals. We wish we could get more of them. But, for the rare company that can generate 25% or more of it's annual hire goal from this source, employee referrals can actually weaken the company DNA. Here's why. High volume employee referrals mean: 1.

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The Latest Employee Engagement News #17

David Zinger

ONE TIP – ONE RESOURCE – ONE TOON. Again. It is easy to have our engagement with work or a task slip away. Perhaps our mind wanders or we get lost surfing the internet. Just say, “again” and renew your engagement. You may have many slips but you can always begin again.

2017 32

EX - The New Movement in HR?

Learning Voyager

In the past few years, there has been a growing movement in HR called "Employee Experience" or EX for short. Taking a page from the Customer Service field, where a great deal of thought and energy has gone into CX, for Customer Experience, these smart HR leaders have started to recognize that employees, like customers, have experiences whereby they form impressions --good or bad-- of their employer. Stop and think about some of the ways that employees experience their employers.

2017 23

Why You Should Ask ‘What Do You Do in Your Spare Time?’

The Undercover Recruiter

As the interviewer or recruiter during a job interview, it’s your job to use all the questions at your disposal in order to determine whether the candidate is right for the job or not. As we all know, a person’s skills and abilities, no matter how impressive (or unimpressive) they may be, are just part. View Article. Why You Should Ask ‘What Do You Do in Your Spare Time?’ ’ Undercover Recruiter - Recruitment & Talent Acquisition Blog.

2017 22

15 Careers with Millions of Openings on LinkedIn

Evil HR Lady

Do you need a new job ? Can’t take one more day with your horrible boss and whiny co-workers , but you can’t find a single job available? Well, you’re not looking at the right thing. If you’re working in one of these fields, there’s definitely something available for you. If you aren’t in these fields and are having trouble finding something new, maybe it’s time for a Switch.

2017 26

Survive and Thrive: 5 Must-Read New Books For SideHustle Success

Ms. Career Girl

The post Survive and Thrive: 5 Must-Read New Books For SideHustle Success appeared first on Ms. Career Girl. If you’re like many of the 9 to 5, 8 to 5, or 8 to whenever crowd, you probably have plenty of moments wishing you could turn that idea or hobby into a real business.

2017 21

Preparing Yourself for a Career Change

Career Alley

If you’ve been working at your job for a long time and you’re experiencing some doubt, then perhaps it’s time for a career change. There’s really no such thing as a calling in life, and it’s common for people to spend years preparing for a job or career and then ultimately switching off it. There […]. Career change Career Change Freelancer

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Is Consulting in Your Future?

Learning Voyager

Quite a few of my clients wonder if they should change their career path and go into consulting. Yesterday, I was being interviewed by someone who is thinking of making just such a career change. He had asked if he could "pick my brains" about what I do. At one point in the call, he interjected that "It sounds like you are a counselor or a coach quite often." I responded that I prefer to use the term consultant.

2017 19

20 Years Later, Much Career Advice Still Applies

Water Cooler Wisdom

In the summer of 1996 after my sophomore year of college, I started an internship at a nonprofit technology association in downtown Washington, D.C. Until that point, I’d only worked in retail and had no idea what to expect. I asked my father and a professor for advice. Remarkably, 20 years later much of that guidance still resonates. Doors open based on who you know. In the late 90s, these were physical doors rather than virtual ones, but the concept is the same.

2017 18

we raised a lot of money to help a coworker — but the person holding the money died

Ask A Manager

This is a really tough one, so I’m throwing it out to readers to help with. A reader writes: I’m writing to you seeking help about a sensitive circumstance that has taken place at my work. My coworkers know I am writing to you and there is agreement about my submission to you. At the beginning of February, the wife of one of my coworkers gave birth to a premature baby, 16 weeks before her due date.

2017 24

Why No One Is Calling You After You’ve Applied To Over 100 Jobs Online

Career Realism

Why No One Is Calling You After You’ve Applied To Over 100 Jobs Online. Work It Daily. No one calling you back after you’ve applied to over 100 jobs online? You’ve spent HOURS of time filling out applications and you still haven’t seen any results. Why is that?

2017 18

9 Ways To Help Your Staff Stay Productive (Even When They Are Tired)

The Undercover Recruiter

Deadlines, big projects, and seasonal rushes can put a strain on the best of companies, as your team puts in extra hours and extra effort to ensure the job is done well. Still, they’re only human and it is understandable if the quality of their work after days and days without a break might not.

2017 18

5 Jobs In Health Care That Don’t Require A Medical Degree

Career Alley

Many of us would love an opportunity to work as a doctor, surgeon or nurse. The trouble is, medical school requires and exemplary academic record and a huge financial investment! That doesn’t mean a career in health care is out of reach, though. There are hundreds of different jobs available in care that don’t require […]. Medical Industry Medical Careers Medical Field

HR CAPITALIST DEFINITIONS: "Gone Dark"

HR Capitalist

Gone Dark (ɡɒn dɑːrk). You know this one: 1. A phrase to describe a person who previously was communicating with you, but now returns no message that you have sent for a period of days or weeks without explanation for the change.

2017 15

men with long hair at job interviews, I almost hit a coworker with my car, and more

Ask A Manager

It’s five answers to five questions. Here we go…. Men with long hair and interviews. My husband is agonizing over whether or not he must cut his hair in order to get a new job. He was laid off recently due to a reorganization and cutbacks. He works in accounting, which is typically a more conservative field, but had been working for the last few years at a small, laid-back company.

If Your Resume Doesn’t Have This, It Gets Tossed by Recruiters

Career Realism

If Your Resume Doesn’t Have This, It Gets Tossed by Recruiters. Work It Daily. As a job seeker, your goal is to get a recruiter to look at your resume and bring you in for an interview. In order to do that, you need to understand what’s happening on the recruiter’s side of the table. Recruiters get hundreds of resumes, and they can’t possibly go through each one. And they definitely can’t go through each resume line-by-line. There’s just not enough time in the day.

2017 15

What’s Your Number One Tip to Fix Candidate Experience?

The Undercover Recruiter

Everybody wants people to talk about their company, but none more so than the people who have applied for a job within your organisation. Whether you end up recruiting them or not, you want candidates to tell others how easy it was to apply for a job with your company and whether they felt that. View Article. What’s Your Number One Tip to Fix Candidate Experience? Undercover Recruiter - Recruitment & Talent Acquisition Blog.

2017 16

A Career That Cares

Career Alley

Most of us would say that we value job satisfaction above all. Though society states that money matters most, evidence would suggest otherwise. Why else would so many people go into the care industries? The pay isn’t great, but the satisfaction with these jobs is second to none. We all want to make a difference, […]. Medical Industry Career Opportunities Medical Careers

2017 16

Want a Successful Executive Job Search? Run It Like a Small Business

Executive Career Brand

7 Steps To Land a Great-fit Gig: Be the CEO of Brand You. If you’ve been in a job search for a while, and not much is happening, you’d be wise to re-jig your strategy, and start thinking of running your job search like it’s a business. That’s what wise job seekers do.

Some Thoughts on Recognition for Blue-Collar Workers.

HR Capitalist

Recognition. We've been trained to believe that everyone needs it. Do they? I think so, but something that's lost in the recognition/engagement market is that for many blue collar workers, getting recognition in front of their peers actually makes them feel like a dork/brown-noser.

my intern told a horribly offensive joke at a meeting with other companies

Ask A Manager

A reader writes: Every spring, the company I work for hires interns. This year I was assigned an intern to train and manage for the first time. Two days ago I had a project meeting at another site and my boss said I should bring my intern as it would be a good experience for him. Up until this point, my intern’s behavior had been nothing but professional.

5 Tools That Every Recruiter Needs

The Undercover Recruiter

Recruiting can be a long slog. All of the different components of the jobs, from cold calling for new clients, postings your jobs, sourcing candidates, reading resumes and performing interviews, can take up most of your day.

2017 16

Ways to Protect Your Career

Career Alley

A career is not just a job. It’s not just a way to make ends meet. It’s a way somebody chooses to live their life for a significant period of it. Because of this it needs to be protected, and it needs to be protected at all costs. There is nothing wrong with protecting your […]. Career advice Job Loss

2017 16

Level Up Your Personal Branding

Resume Writing

Taking control of what recruiters and hiring authorities find when they search for your name online isn’t just smart — but critical in today’s digital and global job search landscape. So, what have you done to steer your online image the right way?

8 Cover Letter Writing Mistakes That Might Be Ruining Your Career

Ms. Career Girl

The post 8 Cover Letter Writing Mistakes That Might Be Ruining Your Career appeared first on Ms. Career Girl. The following is a guest post by Gloria Kopp. Her bio follows the videos.

2017 11

Why You Should Stop Thinking About Your Career Change (And 5 Effective Things To Do Instead)

Career Shifters

Stuck in your head? Going round and round in circles trying to figure out what else you can do? There's a reason all that thinking isn't working for you. Natasha explains why and shares five fun, practical techniques you can use right away to find clarity and momentum for your career change

2017 17

Employee Engagement From Singapore to Sri Lanka and Doha to Dubai

David Zinger

Reflections on Employee Engagement in Singapore. I am returning to Asia next week to conduct an employee engagement session in Bangkok.

2017 10

Avoiding Self-Destruction With A Career In Construction

Career Alley

If a career in construction has always been your dream, whether you’re just started a new job at a company or you’re looking for work, then you’ve got a long and exciting journey ahead of you. Construction is certainly an industry in which practice makes perfect, as any training or qualifications you may have is […]. Career advice Construction Jobs

Join Me at Recruiter Nation Live (June 5-7) and We'll Dig Into Hiring Manager Batting Average!

HR Capitalist

If you're like me, you'd love to have more control over your relationships with hiring managers. That's why I spoke last week at SHRM Talent on 7 Ways Recruiters Can Win With Difficult Hiring Managers. .

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Letting Your Imagination Go Crazy Or Outlining And Organizing

Ms. Career Girl

The post Letting Your Imagination Go Crazy Or Outlining And Organizing appeared first on Ms. Career Girl. Number four in a series of twelve. To outline, or not to outline, that is the question. The other question is: How many pieces of chocolate in one day is one piece too many? But, alas, I digress.

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