October, 2017

5 Things You Should Do To Revive a Toxic Work Culture

Ms. Career Girl

Are your employees tired? Discouraged? Burnt out? If the answer is yes, you may have a toxic culture at work. That’s a problem. Unhappy workers are less productive, make more mistakes, and are more likely to seek employment elsewhere. Work Culture exists on multiple levels.

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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.

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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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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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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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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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.

2017 29

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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I finally found the secret to waking up early

Penelope Trunk

Now that I am finally writing again, I’m so excited to tell you what’s been happening. And I have all these pictures I took, thinking, this will be good for the blog. But then I didn’t write anything.

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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Job Search News, October 20, 2017

Competitive Resumes

This is your job search news with 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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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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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.

2017 29

“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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The Science Behind Work Satisfaction, and How You Can Harness It


How satisfied are you with your current job? If the answer is ‘not very’ you’re not alone – over half of American workers told researchers that they were dissatisfied in their current role. This is a problem for them and their employer because work dissatisfaction is correlated with low productivity, poor performance, high stress levels, […] Source. HR employee satisfaction engagement meaningful work satisfaction work life balance

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?

2017 28

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).

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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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.

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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Working Hard To Play Harder: How Lindt & Sprüngli USA Is Driving Better Employee Engagement

Career Realism

Working Hard To Play Harder: How Lindt & Sprüngli USA Is Driving Better Employee Engagement. Work It Daily. If you work for a large company, you might feel like a small fish in a big pond at times.

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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should I warn a candidate that one of her references was bad, boobs in cover letters, and more

Ask A Manager

It’s four answers to four questions. Here we go…. Should I warn a candidate that one of her references was bad? This is my first time chairing a hiring committee. We narrowed the field to three, and interviewed the first. After that, the first candidate withdrew, the second candidate withdrew, we interviewed the third and asked for references.

2017 21

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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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.

Predictive Analytics – Explanation in a Simple Way

Imarticus Learning

Let’s say you own a company, to increase revenues and have a better market positioning for your product, what would your approach be? Would you like to predict and formulate ways through which you could acquire more clients, or would you prefer to predict which existing customers would attrite and if given a chance what could you surely do to retain them?

2017 21

Americans Don’t Want to Be Hired By Algorithms


According to a new Pew study a majority of Americans are anxious about the growing role of algorithms in how companies make hiring decisions, and in particular, are worried about a potential future. Workology is the art and science of work, HR and recruitment. Join the resource revolution.

2017 20

Five Reasons Why You Hate Work

Ms. Career Girl

College is finally over after all the heaps of assignments and exams. You managed to scale through in spite of the late night bashes and parties in the spirit of youthful exuberance.

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