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Job Search News, September 22, 2017

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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 including leaving a message on the “send voicemail” button on your right. I’ll try to keep it short, fresh, and informative.

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Why Your Boss Makes You Punch a Time Clock

Evil HR Lady

What do you think about the idea of professional or semi-professional (i.e., highly-skilled college graduates) hourly employees having to clock in and out daily and for breaks , etc., especially in a creative field? My company just adopted a product called “Humanity” which requires us to do that and many of us are disgruntled.

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15 Common Job Interview Questions and How to Best Answer Them

Executive Career Brand

An Executive Recruiter’s Advice on Answering 15 Common Job Interview Questions. If you’re job-hunting and job interviews are looming, you’ve probably done some research on what kinds of questions you’ll be asked.

2017 66

Do You Really Know What Career You are Meant For?

Ms. Career Girl

Choosing a career probably begins in college. You declare a major based upon your interests at the time; you may change majors based on your changing interests. And the continued and rapid changes in technology, the economy, and business environments may change your career for you.

2017 34

12 Ways Introverts Can Survive Networking Events


Networking introverts. Sounds like an oxymoron, right? Talking is not what I do. I’d rather walk into a lion’s den in a steak suit than sit around networking with folks I’ve never met before. I’ll opt for being devoured, thank you very much.

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Why Women Rock As Business Leaders & Simple Tips On How To Climb The Ladder Of Success!

Ms. Career Girl

Today’s business landscape is changing. Women make up half of the workforce, and in 50% of families, women are the sole or co-breadwinners. Gone are the days where “leadership” is perceived solely as a male trait.

2017 28

Still Out of Work? 6 Blue-Collar Jobs Not to Turn Your Nose Up At

Corn on the Job

If you’re a white-collar worker, that is, someone whose job isn’t manual, for example, an office worker, then odds are that’s your strict preference when looking for a job. Good luck to you if you can find what you’re looking for and not have to suffer the doldrums of a long job search.

2018 17

can I talk to my boss about how she’s treating my coworker, interview exercises, and more

Ask A Manager

It’s five answers to five questions. Here we go…. Can I talk to my boss about how she’s treating my coworker? A colleague of mine — let’s call her Sarah — just got promoted to the level of supervisor, moving above myself and two other colleagues. This was a bit of a surprise to us all. Sarah hasn’t had any management experience, and she’s clearly trying to feel out her role.

2017 21

Does the Law Require that You Let an Employee Nap?

Evil HR Lady

Napping is popular among just about everyone other than toddlers , who desperately need naps, but are convinced they are prohibited by the Geneva convention. Culturally, though, we just don’t do it.

2017 11

ESPN Prez Wades Into Employee Political Identities with Jemele Hill Memo.

HR Capitalist

If you follow the media game (and in today's political environment where every outlet has a slant, it's hard not to), you might have seen that ESPN's Jemele Hill was out on her personal Twitter account calling the current POTUS a "white supremacist".

7 Tips on How to Create a Job-Winning Resume

Ms. Career Girl

Sometimes, the only thing getting in the way between you and your dream job is the job-winning resume. It’s not always easy to craft the perfect resume, though. You may be wondering, what do I put on my resume that will make me stand out? How do I know if it’s good enough?

2017 28

From Sales to Beer

Career Shifters

“I never really felt I was in the right place.”. When Stephanie Trensinger found herself wishing her working week away, she knew it was time to make a change. So, she got back in touch with activities that made her happy, volunteered and went to events.

2017 15

stolen lunches, missing mugs, and other petty office thefts: share your stories

Ask A Manager

Workplace thefts are usually a lot pettier than Monday’s letter about the person who stole an intern’s jacket. Like this from a commenter recently: “I have a Bath and Body eucalyptus (mini) hand sanitizer next to my computer. Turns out someone has used it up, then refilled it with water so it wouldn’t look like it was used. It costs a buck.” ” Or this : “I had someone steal my pyrex dish once.

2017 15

LuLaRoe Sues Blogger to Force Her to Identify Sources

Evil HR Lady

Multi-level marketer LuLaRoe (LLR, Inc. and LulaRoe, LLC) filed a lawsuit this week against blogger Christina Hinks, better known as Mommygyver. They hope to force Hinks to.

Your Wellness Program Just Crossed the Line Into Weird


Free food is consistently one of the most popular work perk not directly related to work itself (i.e. flexibility, half days). People love to eat for free and FS Investments is happy to give all of its employees three free meals a day… so long as they participate in the company’s “all-encompassing” wellness program. During […] Source. HR wellness wellness programs work perks

Top Tips For Working In Sales

Ms. Career Girl

A career in sales is not for everyone. If you do decide to start working in sales it can be incredibly hard work, but also very lucrative with the potential to learn a lot. Here are some tips to help you through the first few months in your brand-new sales role. Be prepared to graft.

2017 21

Early Data On Impact of Google for Jobs on Indeed Sponsored Listings.

HR Capitalist

As most of you are aware, the launch of Google for Jobs a few months back was thought to be a significant blow to Indeed for 2 reasons: 1--Indeed was not listed as a partner that would automatically have its jobs included/indexed in the Google for Jobs product, and.

my boss wants me to collaborate with my awful coworker

Ask A Manager

A reader writes: I have a coworker who started a few months ago. He and I are responsible for similar types of projects, but we rarely collaborate because the projects don’t readily lend themselves to teamwork. Occasionally, we may consult each other if we hit a technical snag with the software. For some reason, my boss has started pushing me to work more closely with him on my projects.

2017 13

A Guide to the Future of Work, with Josh Bersin

The Undercover Recruiter

We sat down with Josh Bersin, the Founder of Bersin by Deloitte, to discuss where he believes the future of work is heading towards, and what the most important aspects to consider within that would be. Tell us about Bersin by Deloitte and what you do there. We study all aspects of HR in the. View Article. A Guide to the Future of Work, with Josh Bersin. Undercover Recruiter - Recruitment & Talent Acquisition Blog.

New to HR? Here’s How to Continue Your HR Education


We all know that HR deals with a lot of paperwork. We learn the importance of documentation very early in our career. While taking care of our employees and companies is the most important item on. Workology is the art and science of work, HR and recruitment. Join the resource revolution. HR certification continuing education education

4 Ways to Start Learning How to Cook

Ms. Career Girl

I know plenty of people who’ve made it to 25 and over without ever cooking a proper meal. And hey, without cup ramen and microwaveable pizza, most of us probably wouldn’t have survived college.

Is Behavioral Interviewing Dead? The Internet Said So.

HR Capitalist

Deep thoughts today, people. Deep thoughts. . Was at a conference last week and heard a keynoter basically proclaim the following (I'm paraphrasing): "Behavioral interviewing is dead. Just google the term and you'll find thousands of pages designed to help candidates beat behavioral interviewing.".

I’m a recent grad and feel like I’m working too much

Ask A Manager

A reader writes: I just graduated college in May, and landed a full-time job in my hometown in the perfect field for me, thanks to your help with resumes and cover letters! However, this job has turned out to be very different from what I expected — namely, there is no semblance of work-life balance, and I was hoping you could help me figure out what to do. Some background: my job is at an agency where our clients are working almost 24/7.

2017 13

4 Ways to Hire Specialized Talent

The Undercover Recruiter

There’s always been a debate over whether it’s best to hire people who have lots of general skills or one very specific skill. And while there are cases to be made on both sides of the argument, there’s definitely a time and place for specialized talent. Do you know how to find it? How to. View Article. 4 Ways to Hire Specialized Talent. Undercover Recruiter - Recruitment & Talent Acquisition Blog. Employer Recruiting evaluations job postings Larry Alton specialized talent Target Audience

How to cope with the need for external validation

Penelope Trunk

The reason I’m not homeless after basically taking a year off from writing is that I have been doing a lot of coaching. I say career coaching, but honestly, no one over 30 has a career problem. All problems that look like career problems are really something else.

Is Your Work Environment Safe?

Ms. Career Girl

The federal Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) employs about 2,100 inspectors to cover more than 8 million worksites around the country. That comes out to about one inspector per 59,000 workers.

Future Proof? Not Really!


Recently I was reading an article that talked about “future proof” jobs you can train for; that reminded me that I have a book in my office called The Future-Proof Workplace. Although it is full of. Workology is the art and science of work, HR and recruitment. Join the resource revolution. HR career future of work future proof

coworkers and weight talk, my boss rescinded my day off, and more

Ask A Manager

It’s five answers to five questions. Here we go…. Coworkers and weight talk. I left a relationship that for all intents and purposes was emotionally abusive about a year ago. Word got out around the office that I had left my ex but only a trusted co-worker knew how had bad it had been and from what I can tell, she mostly kept it to herself. Unexpectedly, I dropped at least 20 pounds after leaving. The effects of the abuse had shown up as binge eating and weight gain over the years.

2017 12

What Technology Can’t You Live Without as a Recruiter?

The Undercover Recruiter

Imagine having to find the best talent without the luxury of your computer or your phone. Now try to imagine having to manage your workday without social media, online tracking systems, scheduling programs and productivity tools. Impossible right? It’s no understatement to say that we have become dependant on technology. Things that once took hours. View Article. What Technology Can’t You Live Without as a Recruiter? Undercover Recruiter - Recruitment & Talent Acquisition Blog.

A Note to Our Jewish Friends.

Sklover Working Wisdom

Our Best Wishes to all. Our Friends of The Jewish Faith – and all others, too – for a Sweet, Happy, Healthy, Safe and. Prosperous New Year. 2017 Alan L. Sklover All Rights Reserved. Commercial Use Prohibited

September Career Horoscope: What Does This Month Have In Store?

Ms. Career Girl

Capricorn (December 22 – January 19). As the workaholic star sign , you love what you do and work hard to excel within your chosen field – keep going and working your hardest this month in order to see everything come to fruition. Your hard work will pay off!

2017 21

What to Include in a C-level Executive Biography

Professional Resume Services

Many executives make the mistake of simply rewriting their resume and calling it their biography. Including a lot of numbers, statistics and data may look impressive, but it’s not necessarily what needs to go on an executive profile.

update: my company’s accountant is nitpicking my pretty frugal travel expenses

Ask A Manager

Remember the letter last month from the person whose company accountant was nitpicking his travel expenses in the most ridiculous way ? If you didn’t read the comments, you missed this insane detail from the letter writer: “Actual comment at the last checkin with Bob, regarding a ~$12 tab at Chipotle: ‘Ordering extra guacamole is wasteful of member dues.'” ” Here’s the update. Thanks for writing a reply to my question!

Recruiting Introverts: Why You Might Be Losing Your Best Candidates

The Undercover Recruiter

A few years ago, I watched New York Times best-selling author Susan Cain’s TED Talk on “The Power of Introverts” and had one of those rare moments in life where everything suddenly made sense. Wait…what? I’m completely normal and just an introvert? It’s hard to believe I never knew this about myself. The signs were always there: View Article. Recruiting Introverts: Why You Might Be Losing Your Best Candidates. Undercover Recruiter - Recruitment & Talent Acquisition Blog.