December, 2017

LinkedIn SEO with Susan P Joyce

Competitive Resumes

Power users of LinkedIn use proper LinkedIn SEO. Get more out of your LinkedIn profile and listen twice for all of the gems Susan P Joyce drops. Go back to our last conversation, and absorb and use the advice on personal SEO.

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Why Job Seekers Should Find a New Job in December

Ms. Career Girl

Most job seekers believe December is the worst time of the year to find the job of their dreams. The mindset that it is not easy to find work in an unstable economy can create doubts in your mind.

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Think Twice Before You Lie on Your Resume

Professional Resume Services

Common sense should tell you not to lie on your executive resume, but sometimes it can be tempting to do so. This is especially true if you’re applying for a job you really want, but aren’t sure if you completely meet the qualifications.

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Accused of Sexual Harassment? I Have the (Wrong) Solution!

Evil HR Lady

Unless you’ve been living under a rock (not a bad choice, totally not judging you), you’ve heard that everyone you’ve ever seen on TV, or voted for has been a complete pervert. Okay, not everyone. As far as I know, Julie Andrews is still saintly.

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How Your Social Media Use Can Sabotage Your Executive Job Search

Executive Career Brand

How you use social media and your online presence in general matter in executive job search. Hiring decision makers and executive recruiters are “social recruiting” They use social media platforms to identify potential candidates and find information about them.

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7 Reasons Why Women Rock in Recruitment

The Undercover Recruiter

There are certainly plenty of good reasons why women (and yes you men too) rock in recruitment, so I’ve asked a number of fellow female recruiters for their interpretation of “why”.

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Can a Pay Cut from $25 to $9 per Hour Be Legal?

Evil HR Lady

I know a gentleman who has worked for the same company for thirty years. He has been a dedicated employee, always on time and doing what was asked of him without complaint. In the last couple of years, a new company purchased the manufacturing company and decreased his pay from $25/hr to $9/hr.

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The Career Changer’s Guide To Informational Interviews: How To Find Clarity, One Conversation At A Time

Career Shifters

Informational interviews are one of the most powerful tools you can use to move your shift forward. But how do you find interesting people to speak to? What questions should you ask? And if you don't have any career ideas yet, how can interviews help you get inspired?

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What is the Learning Curve for Python Language?

Imarticus Learning

Most people will tell you that Python is the easiest languages to learn and should be one of the first languages that you should learn when considering a career in programming. Well, they are mostly right, parting with the good piece of advice. And most probably you should take these comments seriously.

2017 15

Job Search News, December 1, 2017 – The Learning Edition

Competitive Resumes

This is your job search news – THE POST THANKSGIVING EDITION- with articles and resources centered around learning 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.

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Want to Freelance? Setting and Sticking to Targets is Crucial.

Ms. Career Girl

Maybe you’re also one of those people who embarked on the full-time freelancing journey with great excitement, only to realise that there’s still room for growth when it comes to your self-management skills.

employee is torturing her office mate with constant questions, sending a holiday card to your job interviewer, and more

Ask A Manager

It’s five answers to five questions. Here we go…. My employee bothers her office mate with constant questions. I manage two employees who share an office. One is a long-term employee and stellar worker. She bit the bullet and volunteered to share her office because we needed the space. The other position is a new employee in an entry-level assistant role. My more seasoned employee has been venting that the assistant peppers her with many imposing questions.

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The 2017 Employment Law Year in Review

Evil HR Lady

Did you miss the best webinar EVER? You might have because it became so popular we had to turn people away, as the system would only support so many people at once. But, don’t fret! We recorded it. It’s amazing.


From Office Life to Weekend Retreats

Career Shifters

“I felt like I was being wasted.”. Lizzie Fouracre had an exciting role. So, it wasn't easy to admit that, however good it looked from the outside, something was still missing. Here she shares how she found the courage to leave, and how, when she did so, her new career found her

2017 27

Why One Resume Doesn’t Always Fit All

Resume Writing

Wouldn’t it be nice if one executive resume would be enough in today’s job-search landscape? It often isn’t because every employer seeks the BEST hire for the position they have available. Why would they settle for someone whose qualifications just meet all the requirements?

9 Reasons Your Spouse Lost Their Mind When You Lost Your Job

Competitive Resumes

Your spouse mind raced because you announced you were let go from your job. It is one thing that you have had steady employment, another when the safety net disintegrates. Many changes are about to take place, and some will affect you. via GIPHY.

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The Benefits of Working from Home

Ms. Career Girl

While some people believe that working 40 hours a week in an office space is the best way to be productive and get the business to perform its best, others believe that this is an old-fashioned and outdated form of working. The world of work is adapting, and rapid changes are occurring.

Your Top 20 ATS Providers By Market Share - With My Color Commentary.

HR Capitalist

Ran into this list by way of Ongig, who surveyed 3700+ companies to determine the top 99 applicant tracking systems by market share as of April 30, 2017. Go to the original post to view the top 99 providers and view the methodology.

Can Your Remote Works Be a True Team? Of Course!

Evil HR Lady

I have worked at home–at least partially–for the past 14 years. While this means I have a well worn path between my computer and my refrigerator, it also means I have a pretty good idea about how to build relationships with people you don’t actually see every day.

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“How Do I Turn My Ideas Into A Clear Career?”

Career Shifters

Kevin's ready for a change. He knows what skills he wants to use and the sectors he'd like to apply them in, but he hasn't yet had a light-bulb moment about exactly what he'd love to do. How do you pinpoint your new direction when you've only got rough ideas

2017 27

should I hang my degree in my office, employee invited a toxic guest to our holiday party, and more

Ask A Manager

It’s five answers to five questions. Here we go…. Should I hang my degree up in my office? I’m starting a new job next week that I’m VERY excited about. A great opportunity for a great company. I’m also about to finish a Master’s degree program I’ve worked very hard for over the past two years, while working a full-time career job.

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Does Diversity and Inclusion Matter to Your Career Anymore?

Competitive Resumes

Thanks for joining us for the last show of the season. The next show will be on January 19, 2018. I want you to stick around for this show.

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Why Encouraging Employees to Take Vacation Matters

Ms. Career Girl

Entrepreneurs know what it means to put their nose to the grindstone and work hard to realize their dreams. It’s easy to get caught up in meeting daily business needs that never stop, and it’s more difficult to realize when you need to stop and take a break.


Why Power Dressing Is Important For Investment Banking Career

Imarticus Learning

How important is it to look the part ? A long time ago I was in a meeting with a seasoned Investment Banker when a colleague of mine walked into the room, introduced himself and walked back out. Later on in the day, I asked him why he left so suddenly – he had earlier expressed a desire to be introduced to her when the opportunity arose. He said, “Was she the banker you spoke of, she didn’t really look it? So am not sure if I want to introduce her to the client.” Shallow? Absolutely.

Budgeting for Health Care: 4 Tips for Success

Evil HR Lady

Budget season is upon us, and one of the top concerns of any business is budgeting for health care. With health care costs expected to increase by 6.5 percent, according to PwC , this is something businesses can’t overlook. How can you still provide quality health care for your employees without breaking your own budget? Be Prepared. Working the new costs into the budget should be easy if your business has been highly profitable this year.

From Hedge Funds to Ethical Food

Career Shifters

“I had no passion for what I was doing.”. Jenny Costa enjoyed her work, but there was something missing. Here, she shares how she overcame impatience, lack of funds and a slow growth curve to turn her fascination into a fulfilling career

How to Attract and Retain Top Millennial Talent

The Undercover Recruiter

While millennials suffer an unfair reputation for laziness and entitlement at the hands of the press, employers generally recognize that the younger generation’s high level of education, technological savviness, and fresh vision can be key to a company’s success.

my interviewer’s wife told people about my job search, my date to the holiday party is a coworker, and more

Ask A Manager

It’s five answers to five questions. Here we go…. My interviewer’s wife is telling people about my job search. I recently came across a job positing for a position I had interviewed for seven years ago. I made it through three rounds of interviews and in the end did not get the job. I was crushed at the time. I came across the same listing this year, and couldn’t resist applying again.

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Tips For Using Video To Promote or Monetize Your Website

Ms. Career Girl

Have you experimented with putting videos on YouTube, but seen little results compared to your efforts? That’s frustrating for sure. Because whether you have a blog, a more traditional online store, or are just present on social media, video can be very effective.

VIDEO: Using BHAGs as a Goal Setting Technique for High Performers.

HR Capitalist

Big, hairy, audacious goals, or BHAGs, are visionary, strategy statements designed to focus a group of people around a common initiative.

When #MeToo and Sexual Harassment Revelations Trigger PTSD at the Office, What Do You Do?

Evil HR Lady

Yesterday, another two public officials resigned due to sex scandals and their resignations seem a bit backward. The first, Al Franken (D-Minn) had photos of him inappropriately touching women. He, however, denied that he’d really done anything really wrong, saying, “I also think it gave some people the false impression that I was admitting to doing things that in fact I haven’t done. Some of the allegations against me are simply not true. Others I remember very differently.”

Setting Yourself up for Leadership Success


Leaders are lifelong learners and many of us were voracious note-takers in college. We were taught planning was the key to success and we read our college texts cover to cover energized with new found knowledge we could use this to mastermind our success. Experience has taught me differently. Parents and students on the college […] Source. Communication Leadership Learning Management better communication business leadership learning

What does Intrusion in IT mean? And How can it be Detected?

Imarticus Learning

Network security, for any organisation is of prime importance. This does not mean protecting the network with the use of firewalls, but it goes deeper than that to pick up potential threat factors without replacing the traditional or primary security efforts like the encryptions or authentication methods. To understand this better, it is important to first discuss what intrusion in IT means.

my hair looks different than when I interviewed, we turned in our IT director, and more

Ask A Manager

It’s five answers to five questions. Here we go…. My hair looks different than when I interviewed. I recently accepted a new job that I’m very excited about. It’s a promotion to VP, a huge salary bump and a great company doing inspiring work. The internal recruiter told me I nailed the interview and that the team is excited to have me. For the record, I’m a consultant.