May, 2017

Career Alley

7 Things You Shouldn’t Include on Your Resume

Career Alley

your resume is the first thing a prospective employer will see and in order to sell yourself it should be presented in as concise a manner as possible. Resumes Landing a job

2017 38

Authority Agony: A Rebel’s Guide To The Working World

Career Alley

Do you have trouble with authority figures? You aren’t alone; a huge majority of the population would say the same. For the most part, this problem starts from a bad experience when we’re young. It may be that you had an unreasonable teacher or an unfair run in with the law. Career advice Key to Success

2017 16

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This Is What The Ideal Health Professional Looks Like

Career Alley

Are you thinking of moving into the health profession? Perhaps you’re already in the health profession but you want to be sure you’re doing all you can to be the best. Here are a few characteristics you can expect to find in the ideal health professional: Healthy Attitude And Mindset The ideal health professional will […]. Medical Industry Health Care

2017 16

Could Your Past Shape Your Future Career?

Career Alley

People gain inspiration for future careers from a variety of sources. Sometimes, we choose a career path because our parents did. Some of us even get ideas from our favorite television characters. But, if you’re struggling to settle on the right choice, it might be time to look further afield. As humans, we’re a collection […]. Career advice

2017 16

Bad Body. Bad Mind. Bad Work.

Career Alley

One of the most incredible ways anyone can inflict a world of pain and havoc on their bodies is to sit at a desk all day every day. It just isn’t what our bodies were made to do. They were made to run around, move, dance, hop, and bounce. The problem is, we all have to work, which leads onto another problem; most work is based in an office environment these days. That is just how it goes. Self Improvement

2017 16

Sometimes You Have to Take a Step Back in Order to Step Ahead

Career Alley

In your career, and in your life, it never hurts to take a step back. It’s never a waste of time to take some time to evaluate your current position, no matter how much of a waste of time it may appear to be. It is never a bad thing to go back and do something that won’t necessarily provide you with any physical reward, but will educate or enrich you. It’s not a crime to go backwards, especially if you’ve been trying with all your might to go forward and have been failing to do so.

2017 16

Dreaded Interview Questions And How To Fight Back

Career Alley

Interviews are nerve-wracking events at the best of times. But they can be made even worse when you’re suddenly hit with a question you didn’t see coming. All of a sudden your palms get sweaty, you seize up, and you’re unable to think of a good answer. Career advice

2017 16

5 Things You Need to Know Before Working in Education

Career Alley

If you’re thinking of a career in education, be sure to read our guide. We’ve put together everything you need to know about working in the sector – from finance to career paths. Education Education Careers

2017 16

Five Things You Can Teach Yourself Online Today

Career Alley

If you were to ask any successful business person whether they could still improve some aspect of their professional life, they would likely tell you that they could. The reality is that while there are lots of people who are great at lots of things, no one is perfect at all of them. For instance, […]. Learning Education

2017 16

Ready for an Encore Career? When Changing your Job Means Changing your Lifestyle

Career Alley

Millions of people around the country and the world have worked in good, paying jobs for years, and have set money aside, but now wish to take a different route. Career change Career Opportunities

You Create Your Career, Nobody Else

Career Alley

Every day you make a choice; what will your decision be tomorrow? Will you stay on the path you’re currently on, or will you start walking toward the career that allows you to say ‘yes, I’m happy with my job’? Career advice Career Advice

2017 16

Five Tips To Make Your Startup Look Established

Career Alley

Beginning a startup is one of the toughest things you can do. Not only do you feel as though you have to work every hour in the week, but it can also be difficult to establish yourself as a force to be reckoned with. Here are some tips to help. Career Opportunities Entrepreneur Start-Up

Making Your Blog Into Your Job

Career Alley

Blogging has really taken off in recent years. Businesses blog to improve their ranking in search engines and promote their brand, people blog for fun to get their voices heard and connect with like-minded people, and others have turned their hobby into a full-time job. Career Opportunities Blogs

2017 16

Which Legal Career Route’s Right for You?

Career Alley

If you’ve now got your law degree but are wondering which route into a law career to take, some of the ideas will be broken down below. Everyone’s different, and the different categories of law suit different people. It’s important to be aware of the options before deciding which route you think will be best […]. Career Opportunities Lawyers Legal Careers

2017 16

Is Your Next Role In Health?

Career Alley

Whether you’re stuck for choices, need a change in your life, or want a role, job or career that can fulfill you, you might want to look into a career in the field of healthcare. The world of healthcare offers an abundance of fulfilling and satisfying roles and opportunities, so your background might not matter […]. Career Opportunities Health Care

Do You Have What It Takes To Be A Blogging Superstar?

Career Alley

A lot of people are finding themselves in the position where they want to break out of the standard nine-to-five work structure. Of course, this isn’t exactly something that new, people have been frustrated with their jobs for just about as long as jobs have existed. However, the difference now is that people have more […]. Career Opportunities Blogging

Lost Your Job? Ask Your Employer for Career Transition Support

Ms. Career Girl

The post Lost Your Job? Ask Your Employer for Career Transition Support appeared first on Ms. Career Girl. Losing your job is never easy, particularly when it happens without notice. Not only that it affects you emotionally, but you also have to figure out how to organize your finances.

How to really answer a job interview question

Cube Rules

When those customer surveys of executives ask about how hard it is to find talented people for positions, you’re likely to hear that finding good people is pretty darn hard. Or is it? I’ve been doing interviews for my day job and it has been (and continues to be) a revelation.

2017 77

Skills Every HR Manager Needs

Evil HR Lady

Do you like people? Do you like knowing confidential information? Well, that’s nice, but not what you need to be a successful HR manager. Liking people isn’t really necessary (although it can help) and really, knowing confidential information isn’t as much fun as it’s cracked up to be because you can’t talk about it. So, if those skills aren’t they keys to success, just what are?

2017 68

Job Search in 2017 is Marketing, PR, and Schmoozing

Competitive Resumes

There is a case for running your job search like a political campaign. There is a lot of communication to clarify your position, show the relevance of your experience, and show you can do a great job. All three reasons are much harder than just applying to jobs online.

2017 61

6 Ways to Own the Job Search Process and Kill the Game in Five Years

Competitive Resumes

Have you thought about how you’ll remain engaged in the job search even if you love your current gig? Few jobs offer security much less can promise stability. How can you be “gainfully” employed in 2017? You only have one job? One job?

2017 64

HR Was Reckless with My Salary Information

Evil HR Lady

HR sent me a letter of congratulations for my promotion along with my new salary and job description in an intra-office envelope. The kind that is “closed” by a flimsy little string and re-used again and again. Are you getting the picture? Intraoffice. Addressed to me. That’s it. The letter was not in a sealed envelope nor was it marked “personal and confidential” In short, ANYBODY could open it, read it, place back in the envelope and placed on my desk.

2017 59

15 Savvy Tips To Boost LinkedIn Profile Views

Executive Career Brand

Bedazzle Your LinkedIn Profile and Boost Profile Views. When you’re actively pursuing new career opportunities, you need to make your LinkedIn profile dazzle, so it will be a traffic magnet.

2017 89

8 Ways Older Job Seekers are Prey to Unconscious Bias on Facebook

Competitive Resumes

This is originally published on Career Pivot. You have become susceptible to unconscious bias on social media because you can’t help yourself. You judge and cringe and being judged. It’s your fault.

2017 60

A Dozen Tips To Getting A Great Start In That New Job

Ms. Career Girl

The post A Dozen Tips To Getting A Great Start In That New Job appeared first on Ms. Career Girl. The following is a guest post by Mark Blayney. His bio follows.

2017 61

TOUCH ON THESE 9 TOPICS IN YOUR NEXT INTERVIEW

Ms. Career Girl

The post TOUCH ON THESE 9 TOPICS IN YOUR NEXT INTERVIEW appeared first on Ms. Career Girl. The following is a guest post by Sharon Schweitzer. Her bio follows. Everyone knows that overwhelming feeling of going to a job interview.

2017 59

Your Non-Competes Aren’t Saving Your Business, They are Destroying Lives

Evil HR Lady

A few years ago, sandwich shop Ji mmy Johns hit the headlines with the news that they required low level employees to sign non-compete agreements. They later dropped this clause after a public outcry and the New York State Attorney General declaring the clause “unlawful.” ” That should have been the end of low income non-compete agreements, but sadly, it’s not.

2017 57

Are You Tweaking Your Out-Dated Executive Resume To Death?

Executive Career Brand

How to Update and Revive Your Over-Edited, Old Executive Resume. So many of my executive job seeking clients who send me their resumes when we first connect, feel the need to apologize for them.

2017 77

How To Exploit the New LinkedIn for Best SEO

Executive Career Brand

Take Advantage of the New LinkedIn User Interface To Draw More People To Your Profile. Have you taken a close look at what’s happened to the very top section of your LinkedIn profile, with the latest User Interface?

2017 78

Micro Shifts: How A Change Of Focus Can Help You Move Faster Into Work You Love

Career Shifters

Feeling stuck and overwhelmed by this huge career change ahead of you? No idea what you should be doing to make progress? You might be thinking too big. Natasha shares a simple but profound mindset shift to help you get energised, confident, and into effective action

2017 77

Ask for More – But How Much More? Five financial considerations before asking for a raise

Ms. Career Girl

The post Ask for More – But How Much More? Five financial considerations before asking for a raise appeared first on Ms. Career Girl. The following is a guest post by Anitra Blue-Francis. Her bio follows.

2017 46

Having trouble finding the truth about executive resume writing? Consider these tips.

Career Trend

“Truth is like beauty; it lies in the mind of the beholder” ― Bangambiki Habyarimana, The Great Pearl of Wisdom While concepts and strategies for building a hard-working executive resume abound, fixed rules are few.

2017 44

No, The Court Did Not Rule that Discrimination Against Women Is Legal

Evil HR Lady

“Employers can legally pay women less than men for the same work based on differences in the workers’ previous salaries, a federal appeals court ruled Thursday,” says the Associated Press. “Employers can pay women less than men based on salary histories, 9th Circuit rules,” says the ABA Law Journal. “The wage gap is the worst. After all, it seems like a no-brainer that employers should pay men and women doing the same jobs the same amount of money.

2017 43

If Your Personal Brand is Not Disruptive, You Won’t Matter

Competitive Resumes

The heart of a job search is your personal brand. All which is contingent on your ability to differentiate yourself from everyone else. If the core of any job search doesn’t create memorability, the difficulties of selling your skills be stalled at every obstacle.

2017 40

Personal Tracking and Employee Engagement

David Zinger

The next step in employee engagement for individuals and organizations is to fully engage the quantified self. I define employee engagement as: good work done well with others every day.

2017 37

“Make Them An Offer They Can’t Refuse.” Real Life Career Change Lessons From Lee, Our Launch Pad Graduate

Career Shifters

Launch Pad Alumni have used a range of unconventional approaches to finding fulfilling work. In this story from our three-part series, Lee shares how he turned a frustrating job-hunting process upside down, and combined commitment, tenacity and creativity to land his dream role

2017 48

6 Key Traits for Working in a Team

The Undercover Recruiter

When it comes to business and careers, teamwork is essential for success. Every business is built and run by teams of people who have to work together to achieve success. The most profitable businesses are those who have fantastic team players working towards shared goals.

2017 36

Drive: The Surprising Truth About What Motivates Us

Career Shifters

Do you truly understand what motivates you? And as a career changer, do you need to? In 'Drive', Daniel H. Pink argues you can't create meaningful work without knowing why you're doing it. But Louise FitzBaxter wasn't so sure.

2017 51

6 Ways to Spice Up Your Resume Summary

Blue Sky Resumes

In order to make a powerful impression, your resume should start with a hard-hitting summary – a section that quickly introduces you and provides readers with a brief overview of your skills and abilities.

2017 31

Businesses Steal $15 Billion a Year from Employees. Is Your Business One of Them?

Evil HR Lady

Wage theft sounds like something that sleazy men in back rooms perpetrate to further oppress their employees. While that does happen, a lot of wage theft is unintentional. A new study from the Economics Policy Institute (EPI) says that employers short their employees by $15 billion a year, which means that millions of people are paid less than minimum wage for their work. This is, of course, illegal, and everyone reading this article knows this, so why on earth would your company be in violation?

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