May, 2017

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.

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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?

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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.

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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.

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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

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

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

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

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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

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

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

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

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

“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

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

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

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

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

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.

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CHART OF THE DAY: Where Truck Drivers Will Lose Their Jobs in The Next 25 Years.

HR Capitalist

I've written about this before, but the chart below blew me away. Take a look at this chart from Fortune and we'll talk about it after the jump (email subscribers click through for image, click on image to blow it up further): There are 1.8 million truck drivers in the U.S.,

2017 31

???? 10 Tricky Job Interview Questions That Drive Job Seekers Crazy


How to understand the real question behind each interview question. Photo credit: Jared. This is a guest post by Lynn Tulip. Bizarre, random, out of the box interview questions may not be politically correct but there’s always some panel member who wants to ask them and they sure need an answer.

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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Critical Thinking Strategies to Impress Employers with Jeff Kavanaugh

Competitive Resumes

Graduates undervalue communication and critical thinking. Employers want more of it. My guest today, Jeff Kavanaugh, explains how graduates can prepare for the job market. Jeff addresses much of this in his new book, Consultant 2.0. If you want to know more about his book you can go to his website.

2017 33

5 Ways to Annoy Recruiters on Email

The Undercover Recruiter

Let’s face it, most of us would be pretty stuck if it wasn’t for the invention of email. We no longer have to wait for the postman to deliver our correspondence and thank god we don’t have to rely on telegrams or worse still the Pony Express (yes mail WAS delivered by a man on.

2017 31

It’s Time for a Day Off From Work!

Ms. Career Girl

The post It’s Time for a Day Off From Work! appeared first on Ms. Career Girl. Have you ever taken a day off work to do nothing? Or taken a day off for no reason at all? Use vacation days for something besides the dream holiday (that never comes) or a visit to the doctor.

2017 28

From Music to WordPress

Career Shifters

"It took me almost two years to accept the idea that I could work in another field.". When Luminita Ciobanu knew she'd had enough of her career, she had no idea what to do next. Here's how an internship, a big leap, and a lot of trial and error led her to more fulfilling work

2017 42

How To Radically Improve Your Resume (In Under 30 Minutes)

Corn on the Job

A good friend of mine always says ‘ you either have time, or an excuse’ and we’ve all been guilty of having one to many excuses when it comes to improving our resumes. ‘

2017 27

The Five Types of Moms You Meet in the Office

Evil HR Lady

Mother’s Day is on Sunday , so naturally, we think about our moms. But have you thought about the types of moms you run into in the office? Every office seems to have at least some of them. Here are five you probably know. The Office Mom. The Office Mom may or may not have children of her own, but regardless, she thinks she is your mother. And your co-workers’ mother, and your boss’s mother, and probably even the clients’ mother.

2017 30

Building Employee Engagement in Bangkok: Pixels and Playfulness

David Zinger

The MahaNakhon and 7 lessons for Employee Engagement – An Open Architectural Metaphor. The MahaNakhon from the Furama Rooftop pool. By David Zinger. Ole Scheeren is the architect behind the MahaNakhon, the 77 story tallest skyscraper in Bangkok.

2017 25

Why People Will Always Matter in Recruiting

The Undercover Recruiter

The future is coming to get you. For the longest time, folks have railed against the idea that technology could do what until recently recruiters (A.K.A. real human beings) could. But the truth is, when it comes to automation and tactics, we may be losing that particular fight.

Why Women Need a New Mindset If They Want to Succeed in a Man’s World

Ms. Career Girl

The post Why Women Need a New Mindset If They Want to Succeed in a Man’s World appeared first on Ms. Career Girl. Great strides have been taken along the lines of equality but as a society we really haven’t gone far enough.

2017 28

You Hate BMI: Scientists Now Have Another Fat Metric You Can Hate Instead.

HR Capitalist

I know - you and everyone else hates Body Mass Index as a measure of what it means to be overweight. Invented in the early 1800s by a Belgian statistician, the measurement is used as a definitive benchmark: those with a score below 18.5 are underweight, those who fall between 18.5 and 24.9