June, 2018

Professional Resume Services

Made a Mistake at Work? Repair it in Five Easy Steps

Professional Resume Services

Everyone is going to make mistakes at work. Some mistakes are bigger than others, but most of them are repairable if you handle them in the appropriate manner. Most people don’t typically put a mistake they’ve made in their executive bio.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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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7 Reasons Millennials Love Their Side Hustles More Than Their Jobs

Ms. Career Girl

More and more millennials are starting to maintain a side hustle (a second job outside of their regular, full-time jobs).This

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Answering Your Job Search Questions (Podcast Season Finale)

Competitive Resumes

About today’s special show! . For this last episode of the season, I am replaying my appearance on the “ Repurpose Your Career ” podcast. Here are the questions we’re answering: 1. I am a 61-year-old floor installer. I have been doing this since I was a young man.

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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.

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The Six Best Yoga Poses For Weight Loss

Ms. Career Girl

“Yoga is for your mind not for your body!” announced my college professor when I told her that she should try yoga as it would help her shed her unwanted pounds. Of course, she asked for my opinion! So are you someone who harbors similar thoughts on yoga?

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7 Reasons The Best Thing You Can Do for Your Soul Is Travel

Ms. Career Girl

Does wanderlust call and you don’t answer because you’re too busy? It’s funny how your excuse to not travel is “life,” but you fail to experience life by remaining stuck and feeling trapped. How do you know what you want and need from life if you don’t live it?

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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 ).

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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.

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Big 40 or 50 Looming? Take Heart From These Ageless Champions!

Ms. Career Girl

Do you have a milestone birthday in the next year or two? Maybe you’re turning 40, or 50. Are you already feeling a tiny sense of panic as you look back at what you’ve done over the past decade and judging your accomplishments – or seeming lack thereof?

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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.

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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.

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How To Find A Job When You’re Unsure of Your Career Path

Ms. Career Girl

There are many situations where you can feel like your career path is drifting out of form. Perhaps your current job is boring you, but you just can’t figure out what else you’re supposed to do. Maybe you have recently lost a job, but don’t know which steps to take from here.

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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.

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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.

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The Feel-good Trap: How The Search For Happiness Is Keeping You Stuck In Your Shift (And What To Focus On Instead)

Career Shifters

Not happy – either with your current work, or with how your career change is going? Natasha explains why the way you understand happiness could be holding you back – and how a new perspective can speed up your shift

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From Passion to Profit: How to Turn your Hobby into a Dream Job

Ms. Career Girl

We love a good story of dreams coming true. Think of Bake Off’s Nadia, whose journey from enthusiastic amateur to big-time pro is the stuff of national legend. But we can’t all bake the Queen’s birthday cake… So how else can you turn your hobby into a lucrative career? Is it just blue sky thinking?

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Supreme Court: Your Bakery Doesn’t Have to Bake a Gay Wedding Cake

Evil HR Lady

The US Supreme Court Just handed down a 7-2 decision in favor of the baker in Masterpiece Cakeshop, LTD v. Colorado Civil Rights Commission , saying that the baker had the first amendment right to not bake and decorate a wedding cake for a gay couple as that violated his sincerely held religious beliefs. What does this mean for your business? Most likely nothing. The decision is very narrowly tailored to where strongly held religious beliefs clash with other civil rights.

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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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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.

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Pretty Little Lies on Your Resume That Will Prevent You From Snagging the Job

Ms. Career Girl

On a resume there’s no such thing as a little white lie. Because either a small embellishment or a large exaggeration will eliminate you faster than you can say, “Hey wait a minute, let me take that back!”

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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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Hiring a contractor for your home or office: what are your responsibilities?

Ms. Career Girl

Entrepreneurs may need to supervise building works either at home or in the office. If you want to set up your home office or are responsible for remodeling your workplace, you can engage a self-employed handyman in order to save costs.

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Why Culture Fit Matters in Executive Job Search

Executive Career Brand

How to set the groundwork in executive job search to land a job that’s the right culture fit If you’ve read even a few of my blog posts about executive job search best practices, you know that the first steps to land an executive job that will be a mutual good fit are: 1. Targeting […].

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

Sklover Working Wisdom

“It’s not hard to make decisions. when you know what your values are.”. – Roy E. Disney. NOTE : This is Part 2 of 2 of this Newsletter. We have divided it in half due to its considerable length, befitting its importance to so many employees.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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4 Things Every Business Owner Considers When Investing In Their Business

Ms. Career Girl

Starting a business is never easy and there is a lot to think about. There are many risks and rewards associated with investing in a business venture.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Asking If Your Data Is Safe Is The Wrong Question – Here’s What You Should Ask Instead

Ms. Career Girl

With cloud-based data storage taking over the world, people want to know if their data is safe. Asking if your data is safe implies that it’s possible for data to be safe in an absolute manner – as if you can push a button or buy a security product that automatically makes your data safe.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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 The Very Common Things Cruel Managers Do

Evil HR Lady

What constitutes cruelty at the office? Someone asked on Quora “What was the cruelest thing a company has ever done to you as an employee?” ” You may be prepared for stories of confiscating passports or not wage theft, and those things are cruel. But the things people wrote about also sound a lot like what a lot of us face in the office. For example. Not allow an employee to work from home. Being allowed to work from home isn’t a right.

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