June, 2018

12 Things No One Told Me Before I Tossed My Cap

Ms. Career Girl

It’s Graduation Season, when mortarboards soar and new professionals take wing into the workforce. In their flight to the C-Suite, they’ll surely remember the sage advice dispensed at their ceremonies by wizened, or famous, or (best case) funny keynote speakers.

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A Clever LinkedIn Personal Branding Tip to Accelerate Your Executive Job Search

Executive Career Brand

If you’re using LinkedIn correctly for personal branding and executive job search, you’ve come at it in two ways: 1. You’re building keyword-rich content to boost SEO (Search Engine Optimization) so your profile sits there working PASSIVELY for you – making you more visible and findable.

2018 153

From Purchasing to Cooking

Career Shifters

“There was too much stress. I wasn't happy anymore.”. Maria Lima was bored with her role. By going back to her family roots she's rediscovered an activity that gives her genuine pleasure and, through this, found a whole new world of career possibilities.

2018 218

Sklover’s Thought for the Work Week

Sklover Working Wisdom

“I’m not concerned that machines will begin to think like humans. I am very concerned that humans will begin to think like machines.” ” – Tim Cook, Apple CEO. Supporting Limits On. Children’s Screen Use.

2018 130

Removing Bias From Hiring with Melissa Dobbins

Competitive Resumes

Removing bias from the hiring process is quite a task considering those who are still asking why. My guest this episode is Melissa Dobbins, founder, and CEO of career.place, whose purpose is to remove bias from hiring.

2018 151

More Trending

From Libraries to Research

Career Shifters

“It was difficult not to feel attached to the identity that I'd carried for 15 years.”. Verity knew it was time for a new challenge: something that would both stretch her and offer the flexibility she needed.

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Father’s Day

Sklover Working Wisdom

“My father gave me the greatest gift anyone could give another person: he believed in me.”. – Jim Valvano. All dads know the truth: being a father is all about giving. This is the day you hope to hear, just this once, “Thanks.” Hold on to that thought; it may be a year before you hear it again.

2018 130

5 Ways to Improve Your LinkedIn SEO and Reach More Employers

Competitive Resumes

Job seekers who want to take charge of their online job searches need to start applying search engine optimization (SEO) techniques to their social media profiles – especially LinkedIn. Employers are using Google to vet you. When they enter your name, there’s no telling what they might find.

2018 130

Swiss Saturday: Fines for Taking Your Kid on Vacation a Day Early

Evil HR Lady

Last week the New York Times ran an article, Skipping School for Cheap Flights? You Could be Fined In Germany. It begins as follows: BERLIN — While airport security officials around the world check for weapons and identification before letting passengers board a plane, the police in Germany are checking for school-age children — and reporting families who take their youngsters on vacation without a teacher’s authorization.

2018 146

This Summer’s Guilty Pleasure Reads for Your Weekends

Ms. Career Girl

Warm summer weekends bring the promise of relaxation, a little sun and most importantly, free time to settle in with the best books of the summer.

2018 160

Avoid These Common Phone Interview Mistakes

Professional Resume Services

Landing a phone interview is often the first step in getting your foot in the door for a formal interview. However, if you don’t take the interview seriously, you may never be invited to the office for the next step.

2018 130

How to Write a Personal Mission Statement

Jobacle

Wondering how to write a personal mission statement? Read on! Most companies create mission statements that define the direction the company wants to move. If mission statements mold the future of successful companies, why do so many professionals neglect to devise mission statements of their own?

2018 158

Two (or More) Job Opportunities? – 18 Elements of Comparison – [Part 1 of 2]

Sklover Working Wisdom

“It’s not hard to make decisions. when you know what your values are.”. – Roy E. Disney. NOTE : This Newsletter is of considerable length, befitting its importance to so many.

2018 130

Why Do Career Storytellers Charge So Much, and Who Even Cares About My “Story” Anyway?

Career Trend

Why Do Career Storytellers Charge So Much? When an executive-level prospect contacts me, some of the inevitable, “What’s in it for me? Why do you charge more than many other resume writers?” ” questions pop up, mostly to untangle the angst of investing in themselves at that level, and that deeply. To assuage their concerns and […]. The post Why Do Career Storytellers Charge So Much, and Who Even Cares About My “Story” Anyway?

2018 105

Amazon Does the Right Thing for Muslim Workers During Ramadan

Evil HR Lady

Have you ever wondered why more businesses in the United States close on Christmas than on any other holiday? Sure, some of it is tradition–we’ve always been closed. But, some of it is simply practical: 90 percent of Americans celebrate Christmas , including the bosses. So, companies close. But, the religious makeup of the United States is changing and Amazon is doing the right thing when it comes to dealing with that change.

2018 134

How To Speed Up Your Morning Routine

Ms. Career Girl

Getting ready in the morning can be a really stressful experience. Trying to look put together when on a huge time crunch is no mean feat. Luckily, there are items that can really help you out.

2018 153

How to Take Your Executive Cover Letter to the Next Level

Professional Resume Services

Many executives sit down to write their resumes and cover letters thinking it will be simple. Resumes are generally about facts and statistics, but the cover letter takes a different approach.

2018 130

“Am I Crazy To Be Thinking About A Shift?”

Career Shifters

Rose is torn. Her current role is safe, and lucrative, but it's not helping her grow. Meanwhile, the career she's got her heart set on carries no guarantees of security. How do you know whether you're making the right move, or a big mistake

2018 147

Sklover’s Thought for the Work Week

Sklover Working Wisdom

“The words of the tongue should have three gatekeepers: Is it true? Is it kind? Is it necessary?” ” – Arab Proverb.

2018 130

3 Ways Effective Onboarding Builds a Better Workplace

The Undercover Recruiter

A lot of organizations treat recruiting and onboarding like fishing: dangle the bait, hook ‘em, reel ‘em on board, and then…well, there isn’t a ton of concern about the fish’s experience after that.

2018 102

Managing Isn’t Easy—But That’s No Excuse to Shirk the Responsibility

Evil HR Lady

Sometimes it seems that managers do nothing while their employees do all the work. So why should managers make more money to sit in air-conditioned offices and do paperwork while everyone else works hard? There is a difference between managing and doing , and in many cases (but certainly not all cases), managing is harder than doing. Sure, a manager’s work might be physically less demanding, but don’t underestimate the difficulty or importance of that work. Responsibility No. 1: Hiring.

2018 129

Enough Passion, Can’t I Just Have A Job?

Ms. Career Girl

The Passion Push. Why does it seem like every other blog, video or tweet we see these days is about being passionate about work? Interviewers ask you why you are passionate about getting this job (and blogs tell you how to answer the question ).

2018 158

3 Ways You May be Networking Wrong

Professional Resume Services

Networking is valuable whether you’re actively looking for a job or not. If for some reason you believe building your network doesn’t bring any value to your personal or professional career, then there’s a chance you may be doing it wrong.

2018 130

4 Tips for Progressive Career Growth and Development

Jobacle

Whether you’re already settled in your career, just got into a new job or still wondering which career path to choose, you’ve most likely asked yourself where you’ll probably be in the next few years.

2018 130

Sklover’s Thought for the Work Week

Sklover Working Wisdom

“If you do what you’ve always done, you’ll get what you’ve always gotten.” ” – Tony Robbins. I love Tony’s point: try something new, seek a different approach, observe what others have done to achieve greater fulfillment or success, and perhaps take a path you’ve never taken before.

2018 130

Top 10 Tips to Grow Your Employee Engagement

The Undercover Recruiter

Employee engagement is a concept often ignored by organizations. After hiring a candidate, companies do not plan any strategies or policies which can keep the employee enthusiastic about work.

2018 91

Diversity Will Not Save Your Business

Evil HR Lady

Penguin Random House UK released a statement about their diversity goals. They state (bold in the original): To better understand how our actions are making a difference in the long term we need to better understand the diversity of the authors we publish and the people we hire, and how this changes over time. That’s why we want both our new hires and the authors we acquire to reflect UK society by 2025.

2018 125

Healthy Food Tips to Help Fight Summer Dehydration

Ms. Career Girl

With summer comes warmer temperatures and lots of outdoor activities. With all that’s sure to be going on in your busy schedule, it’s easy to forget that your body needs more water.

2018 150

Does Your Company Have an "Unconscious Bias" Problem?

HR Capitalist

Do you believe that "Unconscious Bias" exists? Let's start with some definitions: Psychologists tell us that our unconscious biases are simply our natural people preferences. Biologically we are hard-wired to prefer people who look like us, sound like us and share our interests.

2018 85

#SHRM18 Unofficial Party Guide, Cocktails & Reception List

Blogging4jobs

Want More Parties & Events? Text ‘SHRM’ to 55678 Welcome to the 2018 SHRM Unofficial Party, Reception, Meet-up, Cocktail, and Activities List. This list is password protected for 24. Workology is the art and science of work, HR and recruitment. Join the resource revolution. HR shrm 2018 shrm annual conference shrm chicago shrm18

2018 69

Rules for Long-Distance Leadership: An Interview with Wayne Turmel

David Zinger

Wayne Turmel and Kevin Eikenberry wrote a new book, The Long-Distance Leader, with 19 rules for remarkable remote leadership. This interview focuses on the connections between long-distance leadership and employee experience & engagement based on the book.

2018 72

How Dell Built an Employer Brand from the Ground Up

The Undercover Recruiter

2018 84

Netflix Has a New Sexual Harassment Policy. It’s Like 7th Grade on Steroids

Evil HR Lady

One of the big problems with US sexual harassment law is that it depends on feelings. The “victim” must feel offended in order for sexual harassment to occur. That means there are no bright lines (other than criminal ones) that determine what is and what is not sexual harassment. While this is definitely a problem with the law, Netflix’s solution is even worse. Like, junior high level worse.

2018 120

Don’t Sweat It! Natural Ways to Control Summer Sweating

Ms. Career Girl

Now that summer is (unofficially!) here, most of us are delighted to enjoy the sunshine and warm weather. However, excessive sweating, or hyperhidrosis, is an issue that afflicts many more people than you might think and can stem from a large number of underlying triggers.

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