October, 2017

Competitive Resumes

How Unconscious Biases Can Hurt Job Seekers Before the Interview Even Begins

Competitive Resumes

Rarely do employers intend to debilitate job candidates – but it happens anyway. Many job seekers are hamstrung way before their resumes have a chance to stand on their accomplishments or merits. This anomaly occurs when the person screening the candidates applies their personal biases.

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Defensive Googling and The Obsolete 40-Hour Work Week

Competitive Resumes

Still conflicted with building your brand online. Have you tried defensive googling, yet? Concerned the data or the lack of data about you on Google it’s vital to your job search? Did you know the 40-hour work week is obsolete? We address all three of these questions in today’s episode.

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Job Search News October 6, 2017

Competitive Resumes

Your job search could use these articles and resources so enjoy! I’ve read them, and you can feel free to comment on them in any form you’d like. Leave a message on the “send voicemail” button on your right. I’ll try to keep it short, fresh, and informative.

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Have the Handbill in Tow Going to Job Fairs and Networking Events

Competitive Resumes

I talk to job seekers regularly who only depend on a few methods to find jobs. I find it interesting they prefer to rely on processes that could exclude them (uploading a resume without the right keywords, for example) rather than differentiate themselves based on their unique experience (in person).

Facebook: Please Create a Job Search Mobile App

Competitive Resumes

Dear Facebook , You have charmed billions. You are a daily fixture in the lives of at least hundreds of millions of people. You’ve introduced so many to the seasoning of chicken, pet adoption, polarizing politics, and fake news. Facebook is where the people are. We are obsessed with you.

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Why I Just Blocked You on LinkedIn

Evil HR Lady

Not less than 10 minutes ago, I blocked someone on LinkedIn. I actually have an open door LinkedIn policy. If you want to connect with me, I’ll connect with you. The more the merrier, I say! If you want your LinkedIn account to only be people you know in real life, that’s great too and there are some advantages to that system. I support you one hundred percent in that decision. But, even I, who will connect with anyone will block you for the following reason. Begging for Help.

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How to Handle Employee Complaints

Evil HR Lady

Even the best job in the world comes with a few complaints. As soon as you start employing people, you’re going to begin hearing grumblings and grievances. Here are three steps you need to take in order to handle complaints effectively: Listen. Whether you institute an open-door policy, hold a formal meeting where you let your employees vent or post an anonymous suggestion box, you need to create a mechanism for employees to share their concerns and complaints.

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Should Your Company Offer Unlimited PTO?

Evil HR Lady

Unlimited vacation days sound like a dream. Imagine being able to take off and go to the beach anytime you like. Or perhaps beach trips aren’t your thing, so you can go skiing every Friday or stay home every time your children are out of school. Think of the money you’ll save by not having to pay for child care during those times! Unfortunately, unlimited PTO doesn’t really work that way in practice. You still need to do your job, which means you still need to work.

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Hosting an Office Halloween Party: Dos and Don’ts

Evil HR Lady

It’s that time of year again, All Hallow’s Eve is right around the corner. If you’re thinking about throwing an office Halloween party, you may be wondering: what is (and what is not) appropriate? Consider the following points: Culture and Industry Matter. If your business is a funeral home, dressing up as a creepy vampire is a terrible idea. However, if your business is an after-school hangout for teens, that might be perfect.

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From City Life to the Mountains

Career Shifters

“I felt that there was a whole world of possibilities out there.”. Rowena Phillips loved her consultancy career, but the time off she had wasn't enough to satisfy her itchy feet. Here's how she overcame her natural risk-aversion to create a fulfilling ski business – and time for the slopes she love

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Too Busy To Change Career? Not With These Techniques.

Career Shifters

Lack of time is not an excuse to stay in the wrong job. Natasha shares her favourite (lesser known) approaches for how you can make time work for you – and, through doing so, make a speedier escape

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If You’re a Boss Who Knows Everything, You’re Probably a Bad Boss

Evil HR Lady

Top down management sounds like a pretty traditional hierarchy. There’s the CEO, his minions, their minions, and then the worker bees. Everyone does precisely what the person above them tells them to do. However, this “top-down” style of management is pretty awful in real life. There isn’t a CEO on the planet that is so brilliant he needs no ideas from the “little people.” ” To read all about it, click here: The Perils of Top Down Management.

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6 Tips for Writing an Effective Resume

Career Alley

Need help writing your resume or CV? Your resume is your most important job search tool and it can be quite difficult to write if this is the first time you've created your resume. Resumes CVs

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Employee Incentive Programs: Which One is Right For Your Business?

Evil HR Lady

Your employees need a reason to want to stay with your company. Thus, employee incentive programs are important. So, what incentive program is best for your company? Here are the pros and cons of different employee incentive programs so you can decide which is right for your business. Annual Cost-of-Living Raises. Pro: Everyone can look forward to a raise at year-end. Con: All you have to do to get the raise is not get fired. That’s a pretty low standard.

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Got The Fall Blues? Here’s What To Do About It

Ms. Career Girl

The “fall blues” are characterized by mild depression, lack of motivation, and low energy that many people experience during the fall. Luckily, there’s a lot you can do to prevent the overwhelming feeling of fatigue and solutions to get yourself back to normal!

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What is the Happiest Job For You?

Evil HR Lady

I get lots of questions that begin with “should I… ?” ” Should I get an MBA? Should change my major? Should I quit my job? And I always answer, “I don’t know. What do you want?” ” Because people are always searching for that elusive “happiness” or “best job” but they haven’t taken the time to figure out what happiness means them.

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The Innovator Cliche and Why Thinkers-In-Action Get the Job Done

Career Trend

With all of this innovative thinking, however, who is doing the executing? More than likely it is you. . The post The Innovator Cliche and Why Thinkers-In-Action Get the Job Done appeared first on Executive Resume Writing Service.

Corporate Team Building Activities that Actually Build Teams

Evil HR Lady

“Hi! I’m Heidi, your Team Building Trainer! We’re here to do some corporate team building activities! So, everyone pick a partner — someone you don’t know!” ” Are you rolling your eyeballs, sighing, and not-so-secretly wishing your kid’s school calls to tell you you have to come pick up your child?

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Can I Land My Dream Executive Job Even If I’m Under-Qualified?

Executive Career Brand

3 things that may downplay your lack of some qualifications. So many times when I first speak with my executive job-seeking clients, they feel compelled to discuss their shortcomings. It’s a shame they’re so quick to focus on what they consider to be their negative qualities.

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The HR Capitalist Playbook for Men Avoiding Workplace Harassment Claims.

HR Capitalist

Harassment claims have been in the news lately, and it's an interesting time for HR leaders. Whether you're talking about the latest Harvey Weinstein reports or all the crazy stuff that went down at Uber , you've probably never had everyone's attention on the male side of the house like you do today.

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Tesla Fires Hundreds of Workers for Poor Performance

Evil HR Lady

Last week, Tesla terminated hundreds of employees for performance. The actual number has not been released, but estimates range from 400 to 1200 people. Regardless of the actual number, that’s a lot. Usually, when companies terminate large numbers of people, they do so as part of a reduction in force or a layoff. Tesla is quite emphatic, according to the Mercury News that this is not a layoff.

Candidates Who Try To Cheat the Behavioral Interview Are Actually Doing You a Favor.

HR Capitalist

A week or two back I penned a post wondering out loud if the Behavioral Interview was dead. Of course, I don't think it is, and a big part of my thought process is that it remains a tool that we just haven't spent enough time training on. . So it's easy to say that it doesn't work.

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How Health Coverage Changes as Your Company Grows

Evil HR Lady

Health coverage is a difficult and expensive part of any business. You can’t attract good employees without good health care, and the evolving legal landscape means that the required coverage may change. That’s difficult for small businesses to navigate. But what happens as your business grows? Some of it’s good, some of it’s bad. Minimum Number of Employees.

The Fraud Mindset: A Woman’s Career Nemesis

Ms. Career Girl

Do you feel like a fraud? This article is for you! – ed. . A female co-worker asked me today, “What does it take for a woman to get ahead? How did you get to where you are in business?”.

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Is Being Normal Making Us Mediocre?

Ms. Career Girl

Have you ever tried to be normal? How did it go? Were you happy? Was making money effortless and easy? Did you have fun with the people in your life? Was your body relaxed when you decided to be normal? Were you able to create what you desired? Were you as successful as you would like to be?

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9 Things Not to Include in Your CV

Ms. Career Girl

Your CV is essentially a snapshot of your achievements, designed to showcase your talents in the best way possible. Don’t ruin your chances by slipping up and making any of these easily avoided mistakes! Here are 9 things you should definitely steer clear of when writing your CV: 1) A photograph.

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But It Looked So Easy! 10 Tips For First Time Managers (Infographic)

Corn on the Job

Good managers make it look easy so the realities of management come as a a big surprise to most people. The promotion to your first management job is the toughest career transition of all for most people. As a manager you need to be available to your team while also mastering a whole new skill set.

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Man Fired For Bringing a Watermelon to Work

Evil HR Lady

Watermelon, when in season, is available at every grocery store. At many grocery stores, you can buy it whole, quartered, or even cut into rind free, individually wrapped pieces. But, if you show up with one at a certain Detroit firehouse, you’ll be fired. That’s what happened when firefighter trainee Robert Pattison brought a whole watermelon as a present for his new co-workers. Traditionally, probationary firefighters bring in a gift for the existing group.

CBS Fires Vice President Over Horrible Las Vegas Facebook Post

Evil HR Lady

The October 1 massacre that killed over 50 and wounded hundreds more was a national tragedy. Most people were in shock, horrified and saddened by what happened. But, CBS Senior Attorney Hayley Geftman-Gold wasn’t saddened or even sympathetic to the victims, according to a comment she made on Facebook, which was captured and shared by Brandon Morse: A @CBS legal exec thought the Las Vegas victims had it coming. pic.twitter.com/YjeSyAox59.

Engage in Monthly Health Plan Monitoring to Improve Engagement, Costs

Evil HR Lady

When you change your health plan, make sure to engage in health plan monitoring so you learn what works and what doesn’t. That way, if need be, you can change for the following year. Why start in November instead of January? Because most health plans run January to January, your employees will sign up at the end of the year. Here’s a calendar of things to look for every month so you’re on top of your health care plans at all times: November.

Amazon Suspends Studio Head for Sexual Harassment After Sitting on Allegations for 2 Years

Evil HR Lady

In the wake of the shocking revelations of Harvey Weinstein’s years and years of sexual harassment , another movie executive faces sexual harassment allegations. Roy Price, head of Amazon Movie Studios is currently on a leave of absence after Isa Hackett (sometimes referred to as Isa Hackett Dick) went public with her accusations. Hackett is a producer on the Amazon shows, The Man in High Castle and Philip K. Dick’s Electric Dreams.

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5 CITY BREAKS EVERY CAREER GIRL SHOULD TRY

Ms. Career Girl

Being a career girl has its many perks – but it can be busy. Every girl needs her time to relax and get away from the work, and there are plenty of ways to do it.

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The Top Cities in America for Women in Business

Ms. Career Girl

The number of women in executive roles and women-owned businesses has steadily risen over the last decade, with more than 9.4 million firms owned by females, generating over $1.5 trillion in sales. In fact, one in five companies that earn over $1 million in revenue are now women-owned.

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The More Your Company Wins, the More Great Talent Will Allow You To Coach.

HR Capitalist

I saw this one last weekend. I think you'll enjoy it. Here's your set up. Alabama's football team is coached by Nick Saban - did a post early this week after what a control freak he is. The thing is, if your system gets great results, you have the ability to be a complete control freak.

Someone Sabotaged My LinkedIn Account

Evil HR Lady

One of my readers had something horrible happen to her : a competitor hacked her LinkedIn account and then sent nasty messages to a bunch of her contacts. To make it even more difficult, after sending the messages, the hacker deleted the messages so my poor reader can’t tell who got a nasty message and who didn’t. If the person doesn’t respond, she may never know. She asked me “How do I undo the damage to my professional reputation?”

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So You Think You Want To Be a Digital Nomad?

Ms. Career Girl

They’re one of those people that everyone has at least heard of if they don’t know one personally. The digital nomad. That fortunate soul who wanders the globe in a series of perpetual adventures. And making a great living while doing so. Who wouldn’t want to join their ranks?

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Tesla: Now the Most Interesting Workplace Culture in The World.

HR Capitalist

Forget Google, Apple and if you're into pain, Uber. Tesla is now the most interesting workplace culture in the world. Here's 4 reasons why, my friends: 1--For starters, they've got a founder who is brilliant and unreasonable all at the same time. . You've heard of Elon Musk, so he really doesn't need an introduction. From a unauthorized biography I just read on him.

“How Do I Overcome The Overwhelm Of Starting Out On My Own?”

Career Shifters

Monique longs to swap her soulless job for a self-employed portfolio career. But daydreaming is a world away from reality. Where do you start with the logistics of working for yourself

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Nick Saban Is a Steve Jobs-Type Control Freak: Exhibit 63

HR Capitalist

The sports world follows the business world in a lot of ways. There's talent considerations, managing performance and more. Oh yeah - the best leaders in sports, just like in business, are a little bit crazy.

From Law to Digital Product Management

Career Shifters

“If you really feel stuck. don't wait too long to make the move.”. Marc Abraham's MBA was a great opportunity to grow and develop – except, as he discovered, his new skill set felt wasted in his current career. So, with a nudge from his wife, he began to experiment.

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