September, 2017

Green Career Central

Why I Believe Your LinkedIn Profile May Now Be More Valuable Than Your Resume

Career Trend

While once a junior-player in career communications, your LinkedIn profile now reigns supreme in job search. The post Why I Believe Your LinkedIn Profile May Now Be More Valuable Than Your Resume appeared first on Executive Resume Writing Service.

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The Yin and Yang of a Convincing Job Interviews with Thea Kelley

Competitive Resumes

Welcome back to the fall edition of the podcast. Thank you for joining us as we’ll have about eight episodes to deliver this fall plus a few bonus episodes. My guest is Thea Kelley who wrote the book, Get That Job!

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Trending Sources

Job Search News, September 22, 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 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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This Season of Episodes on The Voice of Job Seekers Podcast

Competitive Resumes

I am excited to announce the fall lineup for the The Voice of Job Seekers podcast. Feel free to share this newsletter with friends, clients, students, family and whomever else will benefit. Most of the show’s guests for this fall are listed below. There are more, but I will keep you waiting.

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5 Ways to Show Job Interview Mastery to Employers

Competitive Resumes

More than ever, job seekers must be proficient at interviewing. In fact, it’s likely every networking opportunity is an essential job conversation. It may be the interaction to decide your next step, so you want to be interview ready. The interview process is no longer a one and done meeting.

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Stop Trying To Google Your Way Into A New Career (And What To Do Instead)

Career Shifters

Spending hours scouring job sites, reading articles, and still not getting anywhere with your career change? Natasha shares why it's not working and what to do to move forward more productively

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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.

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Can You Ever Legally Deduct Pay from an Exempt Employee?

Evil HR Lady

If there’s one thing I’ve tried to beat into your brains, it’s that you can’t deduct pay from an exempt employee’s paycheck, no matter how much you want to. Well, there are a few exceptions, but they really are a few, and no one is every going to complain about getting too much money. Anyway, to read about these exceptions, click here: When Can You Legally Deduct Exempt Employee Pay? The post Can You Ever Legally Deduct Pay from an Exempt Employee?

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8 things you learn in your first year of work

Ms. Career Girl

Joining the workforce is a wonderful and terrifying thing. The times when we mess up are the most memorable and formative of our lives, but it is the things that we learn and take away from these experiences that really matter.

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Hiring a Contractor vs Hiring an Employee

Evil HR Lady

When deciding whether to hire someone directly or to offer someone contractor employment, there is more to consider than you might realize. You may think that it’s simply your decision—do you want this person to be a regular “W-2” employee or do you want this person to be a “1099” contractor? The reality is, it’s not all your choice. The IRS strongly regulates whether someone is a contractor or an employee. Here’s what you need to know. Control Freaks Shouldn’t Hire Contractors.

8 things you learn in your first year of work

Ms. Career Girl

Joining the workforce is a wonderful and terrifying thing. This times when we screw up are the most memorable and formative of our lives, but it is the things that we learn and take away from these experiences that really matter.

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Women in Leadership Roles: Rare Traits That Drive Your Success

Ms. Career Girl

These days finding a strong powerful leading woman isn’t hard. While it hadn’t been hard before, these days women have even more opportunities to express themselves, to lead, and to inspire others. No wonder so many young women look up to them and want to become like them in the future.

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Can You Teach Work Ethic?

Evil HR Lady

Some people are born workers. They jump in, work hard until the job is done, and show up the next morning, ready to go again. Others are glued to their phones and can’t get anything done unless you are breathing down their necks. This all begs a question: Can you teach work ethic to people who aren’t naturally inclined? Psychologist Marie Hartwell-Walker recently addressed that question. She noticed a difference in work ethic between kids who lived on small family farms and “city” kids.

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12 Ways To Build Personal Brand Evangelism

Executive Career Brand

How to get people to spread the word about your unique value in the executive job market. You may feel that “Brand Evangelism” is a fussy term. It may even turn you off to the whole concept of personal branding. Don’t let it.

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5 Reasons Your New Résumé Isn’t Working

Ms. Career Girl

At this point in your career, you are aware of the importance of a resume. This one to two-page document is the ultimate sales pitch that’s designed to brand your impact and achievements to rise above the competition.

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Unconventional Advice for Succeeding in Business

Ms. Career Girl

“The difference between successful people and really successful people is that really successful people say no to almost everything.” —Warren Buffet.

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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.

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How to Write Incredible Speeches in 20 Minutes

Ms. Career Girl

A glorious speech requires a great deal of preparation and practice. In case the time is not on your side make sure to follow a proven formula in order to perfect your words of wisdom. A truly great speech must portray your true self in order to be valuable.

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12 Ways Introverts Can Survive Networking Events

Jobacle

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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The Essential Building Blocks for Women in Business to Thrive

Ms. Career Girl

Stepping out into the business world is a daunting prospect, especially for women in business, but the lure of a potential success is too great to ignore. A staggering 42% of businesses fail because there is no market for their product.

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Does an Exempt Employee Need Permission to Leave the Office?

Evil HR Lady

Recently my dept hired a new manager, my first interaction with her happened when I broke a tooth and had to go to the dentist on an emergency work in basis. I sent an email to my new manager letting her know that I would be leaving for the emergency appointment and giving full details; then coming back after. I also explained that my calendar was free for the afternoon with no pending obligations and notified my coworkers of my whereabouts.

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Minimum Wage: Basics You Should Know

Evil HR Lady

Running a restaurant successfully requires more than just having great food; it’s also about having great staff and following the law. Minimum wage laws require that you pay your employees at a certain level, but even that can vary depending on whether an employee receives tips or not. Here’s what you need to know when you set pay rates for your employees. Knowing the Laws. First and foremost, when paying your employees, you have to make sure you follow the law.

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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.

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Are People Who Have 8-10 Years at Their Current Company Dinosaurs?

HR Capitalist

I think an interesting thing has happened when it comes to careers, and it's probably not a good thing. People have historically judged you by switching jobs too often. That's why I always counsel people to stick it out a year (preferably two) before jumping out of a less that perfect situation.

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EEOC Sues Estee Lauder over Parental Leave Policy. Is Your Business Next?

Evil HR Lady

In 2013, Estee Lauder implemented a new parental leave policy, which allowed for six weeks of paid leave for moms and two weeks of paid leave for dads. The reasoning is that mom is the primary caregiver and dad is a backup. They did allow an exception in the case of a man who hired a surrogate–he would be allowed the six weeks of paid leave.

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Terminating an Employee: When Is It Time?

Evil HR Lady

On television, terminating an employee looks easier than it really is. The employee makes a big mistake and boom—that’s it. However, in the real world, managers agonize over if or when they should let an employee go. They know that, by firing someone, they are taking away that person’s livelihood, which can be emotionally draining. However, sometimes it has to happen. After all, your restaurant can’t run properly, and may not succeed, if you’re staffed with bad employees.

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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?

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3 Candidates: Know Your Role and Your Recruiting Strategy.

HR Capitalist

"The problem we're trying to solve is that there are rich teams and there are poor teams. Then there's fifty feet of crap, and then there's us. It's an unfair game. And you guys just sit around talking the same old "good body" nonsense like we're selling jeans. Like we're looking for Fabio.

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An Open Letter to CEOs: Treat Employees Like Adults

Ms. Career Girl

CEOs and C-Suite leaders get a lot of advice, often from highly-paid consultants and coaches. It’s tactful, carefully worded, and designed not to offend. This post is different. This is the advice your employees want you to hear. Follow it, and they will work harder for you.

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How to Handle and Reduce Staff Turnover

Evil HR Lady

Restaurants are known for having a high staff turnover rate. However, there are certain ways to limit this so your restaurant can run smoothly. With a little effort, you can reduce your restaurant’s turnover and retain quality employees. Here are some tips to help guide you. Treat Your Employees Well. The best way to handle turnover is to reduce it, and there are a number of things you can do to make everyone happy. First, pay your employees well.

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10 Simple Ways to Make Other People Happy

Evil HR Lady

This is an old article, but I thought the world could use some more positivity! We here at Inc. give tons of good suggestions about how to make yourself happier. We had “ 10 Easy Ways to Make Yourself Happy in 2016 ,” “ 5 Secrets to a Balanced, Happy Life ,” and “ 5 Daily Habits of Remarkably Happy People ,” all within the past few weeks. These articles are all fabulous, but what if we want to make other people happy? How can we do that?

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.

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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.

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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.

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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!

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5 Ways To Determine If You'll Be Leading an HR Function in 2022.

HR Capitalist

The world is changing, and the people paying the bills want different things from HR. Here's five things to look inward at and determine if you've got what it takes to lead an HR team and be a viable partner to the business leaders who will hire you in 2022. Remember, I'm talking about leading HR, not participating in running it: 1. You've got a mack daddy processor upstairs. Meaning you can take large amounts of information in and make quick, accurate decisions. Not IQ. Speed with accuracy. .

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Study: Most People (Minorities Included) Rarely or Never Face Discrimination

Evil HR Lady

Probably the most famous song from Broadway’s Avenue Q was, Everyone’s a Little Bit Racist , where puppets sing about how everyone has tendencies towards racism in one way or another. If this is the case, you’d think that most people would suffer from discrimination in one way or another, but a new study suggests that it isn’t universal. Don’t make a mistake- -we still have a long way to go , but this study suggests discrimination isn’t inevitable.

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BOOM: Amazon Announces Intent to Build Second HQ in a City Outside of Seattle.

HR Capitalist

. Damn! Amazon announced on Thursday that it is planning to open another headquarters called Amazon HQ2 in US city TBD. Amazon HQ2 will cost $5 billion and eventually house up to 50,000 Amazon staff, Amazon said in a press release.

Creativity Hacks You Can Do While Flying

Ms. Career Girl

Creativity on the Road: Not Just a Dream! Business travel can sap your creativity, with long hours and the airport-office-hotel-airport circuit. Long plane rides become work opportunities; the office can’t reach you and you can concentrate. That’s fine, sometimes.

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