December, 2017

Professional Resume Services

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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How and When to Follow Up After Your Executive Job Application

Professional Resume Services

It’s human nature to want to receive a response very shortly after sending in your executive resume for a job application. However, the reality is an HR manager likely has to filter through hundreds of resumes on top of their other job duties, so a quick response rarely happens.

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Should You Change Jobs this Holiday Season?

Professional Resume Services

There’s always a good time and a bad time to change jobs, but most of the time it isn’t dependent on the time of year. Your own personal situation should play a larger role in determining when the time is right to make a job change.

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Are the Holidays the Best Time to Search for a Job?

Professional Resume Services

Getting ready for the holidays can be challenging enough where it’s tempting to put your job search on hold. Besides, companies don’t actually hire new employees during the holiday season, right? This is a common misconception people have.

Make Sure You Add These Accomplishments to Your Executive Resume

Professional Resume Services

When you’re crafting the perfect executive resume, you may struggle with what information to include and what information to hold back. Some accomplishments get left off of resumes because you don’t want to feel like you’re boasting about certain things or functions.

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.”

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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.

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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.

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.

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.

Job Search News – December 8, 2017

Competitive Resumes

This is your job search news – THE HOLIDAY JOB SEARCH ADVICE 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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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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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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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.

How You Can Use Technology To Streamline Your Business

Jobacle

There are lots of ways to streamline your business, from outsourcing jobs to improve efficiency to hiring web designers – but if you really want to improve your business model, you need to embrace technology.

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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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6 Ways You Fail to Show Personality on Your Resume

Ms. Career Girl

When you’re a recruiter, sometimes you cannot but marvel at the uniformity of most candidates’ resumes. In most cases, you can tell one from another only by a name at the top. For some reason, most candidates write generic resumes even if they themselves aren’t generic people.

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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.

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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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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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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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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.

Ineffective HR Makes Sexual Harassment Thrive. Here’s How to Fix it.

Evil HR Lady

Is your HR department effective at stopping sexual harassment , or are they like many of the companies described by The New York Times, “ineffective”? There are many reasons why HR can’t put a stop to all discrimination and harassment (of all kinds, not just sexual harassment), but we can change that. Here are the problems and solutions. Problem: “HR’s client is the company, which means that HR is supposed to protect the company’s interests.”

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Employee Motivation and Retention Strategies: Focus on Feedback Loops

Catherines Career Corner

Explore employee motivation and retention strategies. Know why it’s important to focus on feedback loops and not just perks. Any positive work environment will strengthen an employee’s motivation and retention in an organization. Giving perks to employees without meaningful feedback loops or challenging work will not keep an employee. By Rae Steinbach (Contributor). Rae is a graduate of [.]. Author information. Catherine Adenle. Founder at Catherine's Career Corner.

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What Are the Right Retirement Benefits for Your Business?

Evil HR Lady

If you want to attract quality talent, your business needs to offer the right retirement benefits. Sometimes, small companies think there isn’t much they can provide, but that’s incorrect. There are plenty of choices out there for you and your employees. Here are a few. Pensions. When you think about retirement, defined benefit plans—also known as pensions—might come to mind. These are very popular in government jobs and used to be standard at big businesses.

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Bryan Cranston Played Jokes with Sex Toys on His Co-Workers, Why Wasn’t He Fired?

Evil HR Lady

Matt Lauer, had a bag of sex toys in his office. It’s one of the many complaints against him. But do you know who also liked to play practical jokes with sex toys and hasn’t been vilified or fired? Bryan Cranston. Shocked? No one has said one bad word about the star of Breaking Bad. Well, no one needs to because he said it himself. In an interview with AMC Cranston told a “funny story. ” We all have a lot of fun. You pull some practical jokes from time to time.

Starting an HR Department in Your Small Business

Evil HR Lady

When your business is just you and your college roommate, HR is the last thing on your mind, but when should you start thinking about starting an HR department? Ideally it would be before you hire your first employee, but that’s not practical. So here’s a guide for what you actually need: Your First Hire. When you bring the first employee on board, think about what he or she would expect from a human resources perspective.

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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.

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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

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Be A Hero. Be an Organ Donor

Ms. Career Girl

Yasmin Mullings. Baby Ryley. Wolfgang Muller. Ivy Ashworth-Crees. What do they have in common? Their lives were saved by a hero: an organ donor. Someone they had never met, but who cared enough about other people to donate their own organs upon their death. Are you a registered organ donor? Why not?

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How To Stand Up For Yourself at Work

Jobacle

Figuring out how to stand up for yourself at work might provoke anxiety in even the bravest of workers, but ensuring that you feel valued in the workplace is absolutely essential.

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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

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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

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Best of the Year Executive Resume Writing Tips and Strategies

Executive Career Brand

Are you convinced you can write your own executive resume? Maybe you can. If you’ve been in on the hiring process at your company for some time, and have been in a position to review resumes of candidates, you may have a good handle on what should and shouldn’t be in a resume. […].

Dilemma of the Month: Drug Testing New Hires

Evil HR Lady

We drug test new hires at my company. When a potential employee’s test comes back positive it’s easy enough to rescind the offer, but we had a candidate have a test returned “negative but diluted” and we rescinded the offer. The candidate had already given two weeks’ notice at his current company and they won’t take him back. Did we do the right thing? To read the answer, click here: Dilemma of the Month: Drug Testing New Hires.

Queen Elizabeth Shows How a True Leader Reacts to Criticism

Evil HR Lady

Queen Elizabeth II has managed to make the British Royalty what most of the world thinks of when they think about Royal Families. When she turned 90 in 2016, 76 percent of British Adults were in favor of keeping the monarchy and 75 percent said that the monarchy has an important role to play in the future. Compare that to British Prime Minister Theresa May’s approval rating of 34 percent. . Why is the Queen so popular when politicians struggle?

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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.

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Why Finance Pros Are Turning to Automation

Water Cooler Wisdom

Are  financial  experts afraid of automation? Not exactly. If you talk to many of them, you’ll hear that technology has actually changed their jobs for the better and has positively impacted  how they work in their organization  by eliminating manual processes, increasing accuracy and efficiency, and facilitating valuable customer interactions. I rounded up some of the best thoughts on automation from big timers in the industry. Here’s what they had to say.

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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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