December, 2018

Professional Resume Services

5 Company Holiday Party Mistakes to Avoid

Professional Resume Services

People have different perspectives on company holiday parties. Some dread going to them every year, while others have waited for this day to come since the last one ended. Regardless of your opinion, company parties are generally seen as a requirement to attend.

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Are You Too Concerned with Your Privacy to Use LinkedIn?

Professional Resume Services

It’s only natural to be concerned about your privacy with anything you post online about yourself. In fact, sometimes people will refuse to use social media platforms, including LinkedIn, due to privacy concerns.

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Should Your Executive Resume and LinkedIn Summary be the Same?

Professional Resume Services

Every executive should know their resume and LinkedIn profile should be treated differently. If not, it’s one of the first things executive resume services will point out. But what about the summary section of each?

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Executive Resume Mistakes to Avoid at all Costs

Professional Resume Services

The best executive resume writers have seen hundreds of resumes and know exactly what the most common mistakes are. As obvious as some of these mistakes are, it’s easy to make them when you’re focused so much on the details and ensuring you’re making the right impression.

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Holiday Book Gift Guide for the Career Girl Who Doesn’t Have Time to Shop

Ms. Career Girl

As the days get shorter and your workload gets heavier, we know how difficult it is to handpick gifts for all of your family and friends. The one gift everyone will love this year? A brand-new book.

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2019: The Year To Take The Leap And Change Your Career And Life

Ms. Career Girl

Another year is nearly over. Before you start gathering all those great ideas for New Year’s Resolutions, it’s a good time to take a look back. What’s your life like now compared to two or five years ago? Are you happy with where you are now and the progress you’ve made?

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Sorry, HR, You Don’t Get Any Friends at Work–The DisruptHR Talk

Evil HR Lady

A few months ago, I wrote an article about how HR can’t have friends at work and it kind of created controversy. LinkedIn went kind of nuts discussing it, with people digging in their heels on both sides.

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How to Make Your Company Friendlier to Working Mothers (and Why You Should)

Ms. Career Girl

Even if you don’t know it, there’s a good chance you have a mother working for your business—or you will in the future. According to the National Women’s Law Center , nearly 70% of women with children younger than 18 are in the workforce; nearly 60% of women with infants are, too.

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How Speaking Up Can Create Greater Happiness and Success

Ms. Career Girl

It’s not always easy to find the words when you don’t know what the reaction will be, but just how much do we avoid speaking up? According to research, 72% of employees admit they do not speak up when they feel they should.

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Why It’s Important To Your Career To Read Foreign Based Media

Ms. Career Girl

Dorothy said it first. This isn’t Kansas, Toto. Gone are the days when you can do life by catching the front page of your local paper or five minutes of the TV news. including weather.

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Are You Making These 10 Common Mistakes at The Gym?

Ms. Career Girl

As people begin to think about New Year’s Resolutions and Fitness Goals, you must remember just paying for a membership doesn’t guarantee the results you want. Many people start their year off buying a gym membership and new gym attire.

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Your Guide To Being Single During The Holidays (And Loving it!)

Ms. Career Girl

While you don’t need to be in a relationship to enjoy the holiday season, parents, friends and co-workers may think you do, which means they’re either pestering you about why you’re ‘still’ single or worrying about how lonely you must be.

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How Science Predicts a Bad or Good First Impression in an Executive Job Interview

Executive Career Brand

How to Ace Your First Impression in Executive Job Interviews First impressions are tricky things. and especially critical in executive job interviews. We always want to nail a first impression but, sometimes, it seems more like an art than a science.

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Your Best Friend’s Diet: Healthy Weight for a Healthy Pet

Ms. Career Girl

Healthy weight equals a healthy pet. A devoted pet brings love, laughs and entertainment to your life. You give them your love, and look after their health as you would your own. Your dog, your cat…even your horse and your hedgehog need to watch their weight.

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Yes, You Can Date and Be a Career Woman

Ms. Career Girl

For some of us, work skirts and date-night heels are an easy mix. For others, however, it can be hard to navigate the course of love while pursuing a rigid career path, no matter how smooth it may be. Most of us are well aware of the influence work stress can have on relationships (and vice versa).

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Protect your skin with EezySun

Ms. Career Girl

As a one-time sufferer of skin cancer I am well aware of the need to protect my skin when I go outside. Unfortunately, it’s not always easy to remember to apply sunscreen before heading out.

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Swiss Saturday: Medical Care

Evil HR Lady

Lately, my family has had more than it’s fair share of events resulting in doctor’s visits. And I probably should have gone for stitches last week when I sliced my finger open, but I didn’t, and now it’s healing very weirdly. Good thing I’m not a hand model. It always makes me laugh when people talk about European health care systems because every country is different. Switzerland doesn’t have socialized medicine–we buy our own policies.

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Study: The Surprising Thing Holding Women Back

Evil HR Lady

I worked for Burger King for about 18 months during and after high school. I quit at the end of the summer to go away to college. When I returned to my hometown following my freshman year of college, in need of a summer job, I didn’t even think of returning to Burger King. I was terrified I hadn’t been a good enough employee and they wouldn’t want me back. Retrospectively, that was a ridiculous fear.

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6 Tips for Managing Holiday Time Off

Evil HR Lady

Holiday time-off requests can be overwhelming. Everyone wants the exact same days off, and may submit their requests at the exact same time. So, how do you manage to keep your employees happy and your business running? It’s not easy, but there are some things that you can do to make it easier. Not every solution works for every business, but take a look at this list of six helpful suggestions. Alternate Major Holidays.

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Healthy Ways to Handle Stress at Work

Ms. Career Girl

They say that the only two inevitabilities in life are death and taxes. While this may be true, there are a couple more that need to be added: Work will be work and there will be stress. Unfortunately these two often go hand-in-hand.

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Can I Give My Employees Open Enrollment Advice?

Evil HR Lady

Does open enrollment communication to employees often seem to fall on deaf ears? It turns out employees do want open enrollment help. In fact, 55 percent of employees wish their employers would give them advice during open enrollment. But is that something you should do? Is it something you even can do? Why Do Employees Want Advice? Health care plans sometimes change.

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Sklover’s Thought for the Work Week

Sklover Working Wisdom

“The Supreme Court has ruled that they cannot have a nativity scene in Washington, D.C. This wasn’t for any religious reason. They just couldn’t find three wise men and a virgin.” ” – Jay Leno. In this “holiday season,” let’s remember that “holiday” is derived from “holy day.”

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From Believe All Women to Hire No Women?

Evil HR Lady

If Neil deGrasse Tyson’s accusers had come forth 5 years ago, it wouldn’t have made a blip in the media–traditional or social. Two of the accusations involved him being “creepy.” ” That is, he looked further at a tattoo of the planets on a woman’s upper arm, and he invited a colleague for wine and cheese and offered a special handshake that involved staring into each other’s eyes and feeling each other’s pulses.

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Why I Had to Ruin the Lives of Four Teenagers on a Tram

Evil HR Lady

Last week I was on the tram when a group of teenage boys came and sat near me. Their language was atrocious and they kept calling each other “gay.” ” So, knowing that their behavior at 13 was indicative of how they would be for their entire lives, I took their pictures, followed them home, and got their full names and addresses.

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Top 5 Do’s and Dont’s for that Office Holiday Party

Ms. Career Girl

We’ve all been there, the office holiday party—boring, long, awkward, and attendance is usually required. Research backs up this sentiment, only 36 percent of employees describe their work holiday parties as fun, according to a recent survey from OfficeTeam.

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From Marketer to Portfolio Careerist (Plus Post-shift Update)

Career Shifters

“I was turning into one of the sleepwalking corporate drones I'd sworn I'd never become.”. Carla Watkins was battling a bullying CEO, boredom and long hours in a job she despised, when a driving trip opened her eyes to the road she truly wanted to follow.

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The Best Office Secret Santa Idea Ever (Throwback Friday)

Evil HR Lady

Office holiday gift exchanges are designed to be fun , but in the end, you often end up buying something someone else doesn’t like, need, or want and receiving something you don’t like, need, or want. We keep doing it in the name of “fun.” ” Many offices have adopted a “Secret Santa” game where all participants (and participation should always be voluntary) are assigned a co-worker and instructed not to tell that person who he or she is.

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Dilemma Of The Month: How To Handle An Activist Employee

Evil HR Lady

One of our employees is a vegan activist, and has started posting material on the “evils of eating meat” outside his cubicle or leaving them strewn around shared spaces (in the kitchen, near the copier, etc.). Is there anything I can do about this behavior? He also gets offended if anyone fails to provide a vegan option when treats are brought in, whether by a colleague or for a company-sponsored event. Is this a protected behavior/belief system?

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New Feedback

Sklover Working Wisdom

Lately we have received a lot of wonderful feedback. hope you don’t mind our sharing one recent example with you: Dear Sklover Team, I recently found your website, and used its information and guidance.

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My CEO Is Forcing Me to Resign

Evil HR Lady

I was recently told I must resign and my CEO asked me how much time I will need to do so. I feel that this is being done due to discrimination on the basis of my ethnicity and sex. However, the evidence I have is fairly minimal. Would you recommend I send a complaint to HR even though I don’t have strong evidence to support the claim? To read my answer, click here: My CEO Is Forcing Me to Resign. Leave your answer in the comments!

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Sklover’s Thought for the Work Week

Sklover Working Wisdom

“Any activity becomes creative when the doer cares about doing it right or better.” ” – John Updike. At work, whether engaged in simple or complex tasks, as part of mundane or artistic assignments, put care into what you do.

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Happy Hanukkah

Sklover Working Wisdom

On This First Night of Hanukkah – A Message for all our Friends, Regardless of Faith: Hanukkah celebrates the miracle of “the light,” the miracle that it exists, and the miracle that it endures. Each of us can be a “light unto the world” in our own lives.

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If You Want Job Candidates to Hate You, Follow this Plan

Evil HR Lady

I’m not opposed to working with machines. Given the opportunity, I’ll generally choose the self-checkout at the grocery store and order from the kiosks at McDonald’s , but for a job interview, replacing the company representative with a computer screen or a bot is a disaster waiting to happen. The Wall Street Journal described companies who are using one-sided interviews as a way “to streamline the hiring process to nab promising candidates before they can get away.

2018 125

Is Your Employee Benefits Package Ready for 2019?

Evil HR Lady

When was the last time your organization made major changes to its employee benefits package? Last year? Five years ago? The economy has changed dramatically over the past few years, and unemployment is lower than it’s been in decades. This means that the war for talent is tight. If you want to compete, you may need a better employee benefits package. Here’s what your company needs to consider in order to prepare for the year ahead. Are You Having Trouble Recruiting?

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Make a Fresh Start for Your Job Search

Career Alley

Job search can be a long and challenging process, but it doesn't have to be. If you've not had any success in your job search then maybe it's time to change your approach. Find your Dream Job gear job search gear job search planning

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Executive Resume Writing Strategy: You Don’t Stomp on the Grapes + Then Drink the Wine Next Week

Career Trend

You don’t stomp on the grapes and then drink the wine next week. Similarly, with your executive resume writing strategy, LinkedIn profile and overall career portfolio, you don’t stomp on a few words and begin interviewing for your dream opportunity next week. Quality messaging takes time to develop and ripen. So, while you are waiting […].

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8 High-Demand Executive Jobs That Value Military Veterans’ Skills

Executive Career Brand

After leaving a career in the military, finding a civilian job — especially an executive management position — may seem daunting for many former service members. Fortunately, having previous experience in the military may actually put veterans at an advantage when it comes to landing some executive jobs. The military instills knowledge and skills in […]. The post 8 High-Demand Executive Jobs That Value Military Veterans’ Skills appeared first on Executive Career Brand.

A Job Fair: Good Results For Employers and Applicants

Career Alley

In an era of social media, it is so nice that businesses are still hosting job fairs. Job fairs connect businesses and job seekers by just setting up event tents or booths. Find your Dream Job Job Fairs Job Search

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Ms. Career Girl

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“How Do I Sell Myself To Potential Employers?”

Career Shifters

Doug's all fired up for his next challenge. But without an obvious career trajectory, he's struggling to present his skills in a compelling way. When you don't have a clear destination in mind, how do you effectively put across what you can offer

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From Accountant to Nurse

Career Shifters

“Every day I left the office feeling frustrated and numb.”. Ever felt that the career you've invested in no longer fits? Tired of compromising his values, Andrew Grayson decided to explore his options elsewhere.

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Practical Tips for Parents Interested in Going Back to School

Jobacle

There are many reasons adults continue their education. Increased earning power, a wider career path and personal empowerment often inspire people who have already pursued a higher education to get back in the saddle.

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Great resume advice – that is really terrible

Cube Rules

There is a lot of resume advice out there (including this site). The brutal truth is.a lot of that advice is really, seriously terrible. If you follow that advice, you won't get the interview and wonder why that happens when you are following supposedly good advice. So let's get rid of some resume myths and why […]. The post Great resume advice – that is really terrible appeared first on Cube Rules. Job Search resume advice

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