February, 2018

Professional Resume Services

How to Use Personal Branding to Your Advantage

Professional Resume Services

Every executive has heard and knows about the importance of c-level personal branding. With all else being equal when it comes to experience and expertise, it is a person’s personal brand that sets them apart from the rest.

5 Errors You Could be Making on Your LinkedIn Profile

Professional Resume Services

Having a LinkedIn profile is important for executives today. Networking is such a critical part of business, and many professionals view LinkedIn as the best way to meet other professionals. When completing your profile, it’s important to ensure the right information is included.

Strengthen Your Job Search with These LinkedIn Features

Professional Resume Services

LinkedIn is constantly evolving and providing new features for its users. As such, a job seeker’s LinkedIn profile development has to also evolve constantly in order to keep up with the competition.

Are You Defeating ATS or is it Defeating You?

Professional Resume Services

Employers today are using applicant tracking systems (ATS) more than ever before. The purpose of ATS is to help hiring managers electronically sort through large stacks of resumes and to filter out unqualified candidates.

Make the Most Out of Your Executive Career This Year

Professional Resume Services

Investing in your career is one of the most important investments you can make. Setting clear and achievable goals will help guide you where you need to be, and improving personal branding for senior level managers may happen naturally throughout the year.

Smart Executive Job Interview Techniques from the Experts

Executive Career Brand

For the past 10 years, I’ve been fortunate to count myself among Job-Hunt.org’s many job search and career experts, as the top-rated, trusted career site’s Personal Branding Expert and most recently, its Personal Branding with LinkedIn Expert.

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How To Stay Motivated When Working From Home

Ms. Career Girl

Those that get to regularly work from home usually see this privilege as a huge work perk. Most people love getting to work from their couch or cozy home office and getting to avoid a long and stressful commute.

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Your Rigid Attendance Policies Are Making Everyone Sick

Evil HR Lady

The flu is terrible this year and because the flu shot isn’t very effective this year, there’s a chance you’ll get it even if you did the responsible thing and get your flu shot. This means that your employees are likely to get sick as well. And the flu isn’t the only thing hitting people this year. My town has also been hit with norovirus, which means contagious vomiting and diarrhea. Basically, everyone is living in a panic all the time that they’ll be next.

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Why Your Personal Brand Needs LinkedIn

Executive Career Brand

Want to build your personal brand, accelerate your executive job search and land a good-fit job faster? Get busy on LinkedIn. Executive recruiters and hiring decision makers at your target companies rely heavily on LinkedIn when they’re sourcing and assessing executive job candidates.

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Turn Your Desk Into a Workplace Sanctuary

Ms. Career Girl

Most people don’t put much thought into their desk organization at work. Whether the label maker is your best friend or you can never seem to find the document you need to save your life, you’re probably pretty set in your habits either way.

2018 28

3 Interview Questions That Make You Look DESPERATE In Your Job Search

Career Realism

3 Interview Questions That Make You Look DESPERATE In Your Job Search. Work It Daily. There are some questions you should AVOID asking in your first job interview. These interview questions make you look a liiiiiitle desperate.

2018 27

Yes, Math Will Be Required for Life

Evil HR Lady

Our company was recently bought out and my annual salary per my contract is $53,300, we used to get paid on a different pay period and therefore calculation. Now we are paid bi-weekly. I asked my hr person because I have a $202.40 discrepancy now. They are paying $28.91/hour instead of $29.02. The higher up has explained that it is because the money doesn’t actually get paid all in the same year so it’s 26.1 pay periods?

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5 Tips For A Squeaky Clean LinkedIn Profile That Gets Noticed By Employers

Career Realism

5 Tips For A Squeaky Clean LinkedIn Profile That Gets Noticed By Employers. Work It Daily. It’s time to focus on touching up your LinkedIn profile so it’s bright, shiny, and squeaky clean for employers. Here are some things to polish up on your profile: (Psst! Can’t get hired?

2018 24

?? 7 Ways To Speed Up Your Job Search Results

JobMob

Get to the job search finish line sooner. Photo by Austris Augusts. This is a guest post by Kasey Steinbrinck. If you’re out of work and hunting for a job, you’re not alone. At first, that may be kind of comforting, but it also means there’s plenty of competition. I was once in your shoes.

2018 25

Employee Retention Should Be a Talent Acquisition Responsibility

The Undercover Recruiter

People are companies’ most valuable asset. This is something we all have known for a long time, but yet companies talk more than they actually do about it. A few years ago companies started focusing on which one has the most advanced technologies in order to create a competitive advantage.

2018 23

When You Know Your Relationship Is Over

Ms. Career Girl

You can consider this a little wake up call. See, I’ve had more than one (don’t ask.) relationship. So I can look in the mirror, now, and more clearly see what I didn’t see then. Or, what I was unwilling to see.

2018 21

Why a Bonus Isn’t as Good as a Raise (Even Though It Seems Awesome)

Evil HR Lady

It seems that everyone is getting bonuses due to the new tax breaks. Walmart , Disney , Home Depot , and Best Buy are among the many giving out bonuses up to $1000 to employees. There’s nothing better than a nice lump sum of money. Is there?

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Business With A Friend: Is It Ever A Good Idea?

Ms. Career Girl

“Never go into business with friends”. That’s how the old axiom goes. However, most people don’t believe in absolutes, and they are not always applicable.

2018 21

Could Working from Home Help your Career?

Ms. Career Girl

As women we can often feel that we are faced with a choice: career or family. Will we be ‘stay-at-home Mums’ who give up a career for domestic bliss, or will we work and deal with the ‘Mummy guilt’ of sending our children to childcare?

2018 21

“I’ve Considered A Thousand Options, Yet Made Zero Progress. How Do I Decide?”

Career Shifters

Mark has spent so much time and energy exploring different career directions that he's reached analysis paralysis. Now, he's struggling to work out what's right for him and is scared of choosing the wrong path. How do you narrow down your options and commit

2018 27

Interview HACK: #1 Secret To Answering Hard Interview Questions

Career Realism

Interview HACK: #1 Secret To Answering Hard Interview Questions. Work It Daily. When you’re in the hot seat at a job interview, thinking of the best answers can be challenging. In this post, I’ll share MY #1 secret for answering hard interview questions.

2018 19

How To Break Up With An Unfulfilling Job

Career Realism

How To Break Up With An Unfulfilling Job. Work It Daily. It can be hard to say goodbye to a relationship that’s just not good for you. It can be even more difficult to leave a job to which you’ve grown accustomed.

2018 19

Yes, You Can Stop New Parents from Quitting. Here’s How

Evil HR Lady

A new baby is the best thing ever, and not just for the parents. You probably throw baby showers for all expectant employees, and send them out on parental leave with giant gift baskets and well wishes for what’s to come. Everything is seemingly perfect when they step out that office door. And then, that new mom (or dad, but mostly mom) quits her job. One year after giving birth, about a third of women haven’t returned to the workforce.

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How to Develop Young Leaders in the Workplace

Blogging4jobs

A company is only as successful as its employees and in order for medium sized and large corporations to thrive they need to establish a team of young leaders who have the passion and enthusiasm to help the corporation grow. These days, more than a quarter of leaders in the workplace are aged between 20 […] Source. Development Experienced HR mentoring training

2018 17

New to HR? Confidence vs. Arrogance

Blogging4jobs

Believing in yourself and your skills is important in any career field. You want to be the very best at the job you’re doing at all times. As an HR Newbie, there will be a lot of challenges while you’re learning the job, the workforce, the company, and upgrading your skills. Walking into a new […] Source. Career Entry HR company culture

2018 17

?? 15 Savvy Reasons To Temp Between Jobs

JobMob

If your job search is longer than you expected, take a temporary job in the meantime. Photo by Jamison McAndie. My temping work story. In the spring of 1998, I was living in a small studio in Jerusalem's German Colony after having made aliya and moving to Israel in January of that year.

2018 16

How to Deal with the Choices (You Don’t Like) that People Make 

Ms. Career Girl

One of our greatest challenges is the domain of relationships, personal and professional. What makes this area laborious? Our points of view. Our fixed points of view trigger difficulties. You know, the points of view that we hold and defend dearly, no matter the cost. ‘My My way of doing this is the right way!’ ‘He He will never treat me the way I desire.’ ‘She She is always gone when I need her.’ This need to prove and be right creates resistance and struggle in the world.

2018 16

I’m supposed to write 23 mini-essays in 24 hours before an employer will even interview me

Ask A Manager

A reader writes: I am in the early stages of job searching and have a situation that I’m not sure is abnormal or not. I received the following questionnaire to complete after I applied for a director level job in the nonprofit/association industry. The initial request was to complete this within 24 hours. I was out of the country at the time and I responded informing the hiring manager as such. I did not open the questionnaire while on vacation.

2018 23

5 Things You MUST Do Before An Interview

Career Realism

5 Things You MUST Do Before An Interview. Work It Daily. There are a few things that are absolutely CRITICAL to interview success. If you want to get a job offer, you’ve got to do these things before an interview: (Psst! Can’t get hired? Watch this free tutorial.). Research the company.

2018 15

Dilemma of the Month: Speaking Freely on Social Media

Evil HR Lady

I have a client who recently threatened to quit working with us after seeing politically-charged posts she deemed offensive on one of my account manager’s social media accounts. I’ve asked the employee not to let this happen again, but he countered that we have no policy in place (which is true), and furthermore, these are his personal accounts and he is entitled to free speech. How can I deal with this situation and prevent another incident from happening in the future?

2018 22

If You’ve Never Priced Yourself Out of a Job, You’re Not Charging Enough

Evil HR Lady

What if offering a better price than all your competitors wasn’t the best way to go? What if simply being the cheapest wasn’t a way to success? Meagan Fischer, the owner and web designer at Owltastic tweeted this story: Real thing that just happened to me: I quoted a client a rate, and the project manager responded with “how about we triple that, so it better matches what we’ve paid our male designers for the same work?” ” 1. This client is heroic.

2018 22

a job application asked me to rank if torturing a person was worse than prostitution

Ask A Manager

A reader writes: I’m trying to change fields from copywriting freelancer to something in the admin assistance sphere. It could be that my greenness is showing, but is it typical for applications to ask you to rate atrocities?

2018 21

Want to Be a Great People Manager? Don't Watch The Ball.

HR Capitalist

I've got a simple post today. It starts with sports and rapidly moves off that. Hang in there. You know what separates good and great coaches in team sports from average ones? They don't watch the ball.

2018 12

How to Turn Your Recruiting Failure into Success

The Undercover Recruiter

There is a lot of great debate at the moment about the value of failure. Why it is important for businesses, managers and team leaders to promote the importance of failure in moving forward and why individuals need to embrace the concept of failure.

2018 13

The 5 biggest mistakes in Business Writing

Imarticus Learning

It’s quite surprising how after teaching you Accounting, Marketing, organizational behaviour and even business psychology, universities and schools forget to tutor students on something they will spend a significant part of their careers doing- writing. If you go into consulting, banking or law, writing is perhaps your biggest weapon or weakest link. If your writing is crisp, so will be your communication.

2018 17

Six Reasons Working from Home Isn’t Always Great

Ms. Career Girl

Working remotely is growing in popularity across the nation. In fact, 3.7 million people work at least part-time from home. Since 2005, the number of work-at-home employees has grown by 115 percent. The option may be available for you too.

2018 11

7 Habits You’ll Need to Establish When Working Remotely

Ms. Career Girl

If you’re planning to start a new career, or if you’re preparing for a change in your current job, there’s a strong chance you could end up in a work-from-home position.

2018 11

Two Fun Ways To Meditate In Today’s Busy World

Ms. Career Girl

You don’t have to live in a secluded cave and wear a loincloth to benefit from meditation. Although living in a cave sounds great after a hard day at work, check out these fun ways to meditate and reduce stress before booking a one-way flight to the Himalayas.

2018 11

Let’s Talk About Self-Love On Valentine’s Day

Ms. Career Girl

Happy Valentine’s Day everyone! Now before you protest celebrating this day because it’s “commercial or stupid,” I want to point out that I have been single on literally every single Valentine’s Day of my life. And yes, I still like Valentine’s Day.

2018 11

More Than Style – Why Fashion Is Starting To Shift Toward Sustainability

Ms. Career Girl

In the current world of unending social media feedback and related scrutiny, fashion houses and world-leading brands have had to sit up and take notice of customer concerns regarding environmental impact and sustainability.

2018 11