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Chinese New Year

Sklover Working Wisdom

On This First Day of the Chinese New Year – A Message for all our Friends, Regardless of Ancestry: Legend has it that in ancient times, Buddha asked all of the animals to meet him on Chinese New Year. Twelve came, and Buddha named a year after each one.

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Entrepreneurs: Looking to Hire? Avoid These 3 Hiring Mistakes

Ms. Career Girl

New entrepreneurs typically take on all business roles themselves during their first year of operations, by necessity not choice, according to new research published by SCORE , mentors to America’s small businesses.

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5 Simple Tips that Will Help You Ace that Job Interview

Career Alley

There are ways you can prepare for the dreaded interview and make the right impression. Many articles on acing your interview will tell you to research the company, but you’ll help your case even more by researching your interviewers as well.". Nail the Interview interview Interview Tips

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5 Tips To Bring Your Best Self To Work Every Day

Ms. Career Girl

Do you ever get the sense you are just going through the motions at work? The term “burned out” has a basis in reality. It happens to people who go to work everyday, do what’s necessary to get the job done and just never seem to feel good about their accomplishments.

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It’s Perfectly Legal For Your Boss to Tell You to Drive a Nicer Car

Evil HR Lady

An email telling an employee that he needs to drive a nicer car is circulating rapidly around the internet, and it’s as horrifying as you’d imagine. It’s also legal. This email her coworker received today commenting "He drives a 2005 Camry that is old and fading paint. He never has to meet anyone that they would ever see the car. It’s literally just another car in the garage." " pic.twitter.com/eQxK4DmrY9 — Oregon I.T. not IT (@OregonProgress) January 22, 2020.

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The Guide to Being a Great Interviewee

The Corporate Con/noisseur

The Guide to Being a Great Interviewee. A lot of work goes into an interview from both the employer and the applicants end. From the employer’s perspective, they must go through a list of applicants, setup initial phone screens, and then setup time for an in-person interview.

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7 Hot Career Paths if You Enjoy Working with Children

Career Alley

If you're unsure what career path you want to take but do know, without doubt, children should be part of that path, you have several options from casual jobs to solid career choices. Discover Career Opportunities Careers Working with Children

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Martin Luther King, Jr. Day

Sklover Working Wisdom

“When I marched in Selma, I felt my legs were praying.” ” – Rabbi Abraham Joshua Heschel. Every now and then there appears a person who reminds us of our highest aspirations.

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What Your Job Postings Need (and what they can do without)

Evil HR Lady

The internet was buzzing about a job posting for a nanny/household manager/best friend last week because it was so over the top. It was also 1475 words. That’s longer than many Atlantic articles. Most of what you read online is less than 1000 words. In other words, this wasn’t a job posting; it was a fantasy novella about this hiring manager’s dream employee. I wish I could say that she was the only one who writes fantasy in place of actual job descriptions, but long job descriptions are common.

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Unions and Your Company: A Cautionary Tale (The Ringer).

HR Capitalist

Most of the readers of this blog are leaders, managers of people and HR pros. That means many of you have union avoidance either directly or indirectly in your job descriptions, meaning part of your job is to create a culture and employee relations environment where unions aren't necessary.

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Recruit Your Friends to Help With Your Job Search

Career Alley

Consider what your friends can bring to the table. If you aren’t very good at creating a cover letter that will grab the attention of your prospective employer, maybe you can ask one of your friends to help. Find your Dream Job College Job Search

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Can Millennials and Baby Boomers Make a Great Work Team?

Ms. Career Girl

The majority of major companies in the US are a blend of millennials and baby boomers. They are equally good at their jobs but in terms of sociability and work goals, there are glaring disparities. The different communication styles these generations can be a real asset to a company.

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Surprising Career Habits of Highly Successful People

The Undercover Recruiter

When observing highly successful people, it’s easy to assume they must have had a string of great luck that landed them in their good fortune. And, if it wasn’t luck, surely, they were born with super-human abilities that made their rise to greatness quick and effortless.

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Megxit Is a Cautionary Tale for Every Family Owned Business

Evil HR Lady

The Divine Right of Kings, or in the case of the United Kingdom, Queens, is the belief that God appoints the monarch and, as such, we cannot rebel against the king (or queen). As a general rule, the western world rejected this philosophy. And the American Colonies rejected it in a big way in 1776.) But, several western countries maintain monarchies that have no real power, but a whole lot of privilege. Queen Elizabeth is the most famous.

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"PET or THREAT": When Leaders Try to Formally Mentor Those Who Don't Want the Relationship.

HR Capitalist

I think we can all agree that mentoring relationships in corporate America are a good thing. But like anything that's good, mentoring can get dicey if not used in the right way. From formal mentoring programs to mentoring relationships that happen organically, the devil's in the details.

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Network with Alumni on LinkedIn

The Corporate Con/noisseur

Network with Alumni on LinkedIn. One of the most surefire ways to help your application get seen, is by knowing someone inside the organization that can refer you. This connection can help you to ensure that your application lands in front of the decision makers and is not lost in the pile.

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What is Personal Brand for candidates and How Does it Work?

The Undercover Recruiter

We’ve all heard of employer brand and what that can do for your recruitment efforts but there’s also such a thing as a personal brand. This week our panel of experts unpick exactly what that means and why future hires should consider having one.

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our boss told us to camp in tents when we travel for business

Ask A Manager

A reader writes: I started on staff at a small environmental/conservation nonprofit. My coworkers and I are PR, fundraising, and outreach staff. All of us are brand new due to turnover. Today we received an email from our boss that says: “When we are traveling for work, we try, when possible, to stay at a state park — cabins in the winter, camping ‘normally’ in the summer since most cabins are booked for a week.

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Ask the Capitalist: "KD, I've Been Fired and Need Your Help".

HR Capitalist

Heard from a great executive type in my network a few weeks ago. The story was a common one - this exec made a move, then figured out the culture, boss and job wasn't exactly as she had envisioned.

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Resume Tenses for Volunteer Work

The Corporate Con/noisseur

Resume Tenses for Volunteer Work. When it comes to writing your resume, getting the grammar correct is of utmost importance. Grammar is one of the best life skills and can be a reflection of your knowledge and your professionalism.

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Advice I’d Give To My Twenty-Something-Self Entering the Workforce

Ms. Career Girl

I’m at a point in my life when I think I can fairly claim to know a few things. I’ve had many years of work experience spanning restaurant, legal, academia, p harmaceuticals and the publishing/film industries. And th ere are things I wish I’d known when I was starting out.

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What the World’s Richest Studied at College

The Undercover Recruiter

Not everybody is born into money, and even those who marry into extraordinary wealth sometimes prefer to do things their own way – right Meghan?

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weekend free-for-all – January 25-26, 2020

Ask A Manager

This comment section is open for any non-work-related discussion you’d like to have with other readers, by popular demand. This one is truly no work and no school.). Book recommendation of the week: All This Could Be Yours , by Jami Attendberg.

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GUY TO GUY HUGS AT WORK: Let's Agree To Get Our #### Together.

HR Capitalist

My best friend Tim Sackett is an expert on workplace hugging. . Tim even incorporates hugging into his speaking appearances. When you go to watch him speak, get ready for what I like to call the “Tim Sackett package”.

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The Definitive Guide to Resume Tenses

The Corporate Con/noisseur

The Definitive Guide to Resume Tenses. Understanding which verb tense to use in a resume can be frustrating but using the wrong one will be noticed by a recruiter and could hurt your chances at landing an interview.

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Home Safety Tips for the Digital Age

Ms. Career Girl

Once upon a time, home security focused more on community initiatives like a neighborhood watch team. Now, technology has completely transformed how home security is viewed and has made it more digital.

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Encouraging Employees to Buy Into Business Security

The Undercover Recruiter

Despite not being a priority for many businesses, security needs to be a part of every small business’s identity.

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Career Realism

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let’s talk about bombed interviews and other job search mortifications

Ask A Manager

It’s the Thursday “ask the readers” question. A reader writes: Today I had the worst job interview of my entire life. I am a young graduate professional who had the opportunity for a job that would have put my in a great position financially and mentally. It wasn’t a dream job, because those don’t exist, but I was really excited about it. Alison. I bombed it. It was terrible.

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12 Excuses to Miss Work on Short Notice

The Corporate Con/noisseur

12 Excuses to Miss Work on Short Notice. We’re definitely not ones to judge here, but every now and then you may simply need to miss a day of work. Whether it’s due to an actual sickness, or you drank just a bit too much the night before.

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Why Women Need to Start Talking About Their Salary

Ms. Career Girl

Do you know how much your coworkers make? If you haven’t asked, you may think you know already. Yet studies have shown that people can only guess their coworker’s salaries half of the time.

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Attracting Talent Through Employer Brand Authenticity

The Undercover Recruiter

This global biotech company stands out in a competitive industry by prioritizing authenticity—saying no to impersonal stock photography and “vanilla” social media advocacy. Tammy Embry is a Global Employer Brand and Recruitment Marketing Strategist at Amgen.

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3 Innovative Business Trends for 2020

Water Cooler Wisdom

Remember when the year 2020 seemed incredibly far away? Sure enough, if we'd read about this year's new business trends in the late '90s, we might have thought they were pretty futuristic. A few developments—including the  artificially intelligent voice economy, democratized IT and enhanced social video—became reality in the last few years and form the basis of future business trends in 2020 and beyond.    AI-Powered Voice Economy.

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how do you deal with professional insults followed by with “I’m just kidding”?

Ask A Manager

A reader writes: Fortunately this isn’t a problem I’m dealing with anymore. The offending party left my company. However, the tactic they used still bothers me, and I was wondering if you had any advice about it. The problem coworker was a manager in another department. I count my lucky stars that I didn’t report to them, as I would likely have quit. This manager had unreasonable expectations regarding timelines and priorities.

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Average Office Toilet Paper Use

The Corporate Con/noisseur

Average Office Toilet Paper Use. Well then, this definitely isn’t the sexiest post we’ve ever written. However, we’ve heard refrains from our readers concerning the quality of their office toilet paper.

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Moving for a Job

Corn on the Job

“Congratulations, you’re hired!” This phrase marks an exciting but scary time in most people’s lives. After the initial euphoria rush of getting the job, sometimes there comes the scary realization that this job is a few hundred miles away.

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4 Rules for Hiring From the Competition

The Undercover Recruiter

In my thirty years of helping companies hire from their competitors, I have come to believe in two truths: when the economy is either very good or very bad, the amount of lateral hiring ticks up dramatically.

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