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FREE eBook on Smart Personal Branding with LinkedIn

Executive Career Brand

In 2009 I wrote a little ebook for Job-Hunt.org on using LinkedIn for personal branding and executive job search. I did a minor update in 2010. Not too much had changed. With LinkedIn’s newest 2017 User Interface, I needed to do a major revamp of the ebook.

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Best Predictors of Higher Income Attainment in 12 Year Old Kids? Rule Breaking/Defiance of Parental Authority Of Course.

HR Capitalist

Ready for some science today? Of course you are. You want to be taken back to the college days where you'd figure out how to game the Dewey Decimal System to find the right cites for that lame research paper you had to write.

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How to Network Into the Goldmine of Hidden Executive Jobs

Executive Career Brand

If you’re in any way involved in executive job search, I’m sure you’ve often heard and read that networking – face-to-face, on LinkedIn and elsewhere online – plays a key role in landing a good-fit gig. Most of my executive job-seeking clients understand the value of networking.

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Are You Still Applying to 25-30 Jobs Weekly? Stop it

Competitive Resumes

I wanted to share this Quora question I answered last week. I apply to about 25-30 jobs a week and haven’t been able to get noticed. What can I do to help improve my chances?

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5 Ways to Approach Open Enrollment Correctly

Evil HR Lady

Your employees can only change their health insurance once a year during the open enrollment period, unless they have a qualifying life event, according to The Balance. With this in mind, it’s important that they get it right when they make changes. What can you do to help your employees make the right decisions? Here are five tasks to consider: 1. Have an Insurance Broker Present Options.

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“I'm Scared To Quit Completely. Is A Portfolio Career The Answer?”

Career Shifters

Lauren's doing less and less of what she enjoys at work. It's time for a shift, but a big leap feels too daring. When you don't have the confidence to cut ties completely, is a mix of options a realistic solution

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Is a Portfolio Career a Good Choice for You with Mac Pritchard

Competitive Resumes

Perhaps by the end of this show, you’ll consider creating a portfolio career. Welcome back to the last show of the Summer season, and boy is this an informative one!

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5 Reasons Your Resume Isn’t Landing A Knockout Punch

Corn on the Job

Image source. Writing a good resume is one of the most soul-destroying and sleep depriving tasks anyone will ever encounter. It’s horrible. However, without a one, your chances of landing a job are even slimmer than Conor McGregor’s chances of landing a punch (we know, right; topical).

European Employers Must Notify Job Candidate When Viewing Social Profiles

Blogging4jobs

In the United States, recruiting with social media is commonplace. In fact, social sourcing is a common strategy among companies looking to find talent on sites like LinkedIn, Twitter, Facebook, Instagram and Snapchat. However, European countries are focused on protecting the privacy of its citizen when it comes to the internet, online data which includes […] Source. Recruiting Social Media

Have a Great Startup Idea? Don’t Move to Idaho. Here’s Why.

Evil HR Lady

In a free market, the company with the most to offer an employee gets the best employees. That’s fair. Idaho just made it one of the hardest places to attract new talent. Non-compete agreements. A non-compete agreement limits what someone can do after they leave a job. Traditionally used only for executives, some companies have branched out and used them for everything from fast food cashier to salesperson to CEO.

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From E-commerce to Software

Career Shifters

“All of a sudden I realised I was in an amazing state of flow.”. Erin Morrissey missed the challenge of learning something new. So when she stumbled across a subject that stretched her mentally and made time fly by, she made it her mission to immerse herself in it. This is her story

2017 22

Targeting Companies Doing Layoffs in Recruiting Strategy - Smart or Lame?

HR Capitalist

If there's ever been something that's generated a "yeah, duh" in the halls of corporate America, it is the following: "Company Z just announced a big layoff. We should go after them from a recruiting perspective.". Well, yeah. No Sh##. The devil of course, is in the details. That's what makes this recent tweet by Marc Benioff, CEO of Salesforce, so interesting.

2017 16

Time For New Home Decor? Here’s Some Uncommon Ideas

Ms. Career Girl

I love it when I have guests who comment about the unique items I’ve found over the years that no one else has. Some of them are found treasures from garage and estate sales.

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The Importance of Soft Skills

The Undercover Recruiter

Soft skills are becoming increasingly vital to employers when differentiating between candidates with similar experience and education.

2017 14

Why you Should Consider Copying Someone Else’s Resume

Corn on the Job

Writing a resume from scratch is a terrifying thing. From wrestling with Microsoft Word’s sometimes odd formatting functions to trying to remember all of your valuable experiences from the last 10 years, nothing is more scary when job hunting than staring at a blank computer screen.

2017 13

I think an employee is sending nude Snapchats to his coworkers … with animal filters

Ask A Manager

A reader writes: I have a bizarre question that I’m honestly not sure how to handle. I am the lone HR representative for a small company with a very liberal/laid-back culture — sometimes too laid-back. A lot of the employees are friends outside of work or follow each other on social media.

2017 18

UBER-ing: 5 Thoughts About Naming Your Primary Conference Room The WAR ROOM.

HR Capitalist

Florida: Not Business As Usual For Millennials!

Ms. Career Girl

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Enterprise Florida for IZEA. All opinions are 100% mine. For those who have little or no first-hand experiences, the mention of Florida might conjure up images of Spring Break or retirement.

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10 Tips On Objectively Measuring Employee Performance

Blogging4jobs

Like many other HR professionals and managers, you have probably read countless articles on how to measure employee performance, difference scales to use and the type of feedback you should give. While these may all be useful; as a manager, it can be difficult to measure employee performance as you most likely don’t work in […] Source. Experienced HR Metrics HR Metrics measuring performance performance review

3 Factors Employers Actually Review About Recent Graduates

The Undercover Recruiter

There are a lot of misconceptions surrounding the hiring process straight out of college. Much of the misinformation is rooted in the fact that every employer and recruiting firm operates differently. But with that being said, there are some common threads when it comes to an attractive resume.

we hired someone without talking to any references … and it went badly

Ask A Manager

About a month ago, a reader posted this in an open thread : Does anyone have any experience hiring someone when you couldn’t get in touch with any real references? We recently interviewed some one who seemed okay but I had reservations. We didn’t have many good options, so we asked for her references. The only one we got in touch with was someone who worked with for 3 months 15 years ago and who is now her friend. We tried calling more recent employers and no one returned our (multiple) calls.

Deloitte Says It’s Time To End Affinity Groups

Evil HR Lady

Does your company have a bunch of “affinity” groups ? For instance, a women’s group, a gay group, or an African American group? Lots of companies do. The idea is that if you bring people who share characteristics together they can help each other succeed. Bloomsberg Businessweek reports that Deloitte is moving away from these affinity groups.

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5 Surefire Ways to Be the Right Candidate

Ms. Career Girl

Getting a job is now harder than it ever was. Even with all the necessary certification, candidates are finding it hard to get into their dream careers. This is mostly because graduates are increasing in number, and most of their jobs are limited.

2017 11

The Employee Engagement Network Site – Over 7400 Members!

David Zinger

What started as a small labor of love for work and engagement has now exceeded over 7400 members. The Employee Engagement Network is a boutique media network focused on all things related to employee engagement. We have a fresh cartoon each week. A selection of work and engagement videos.

2017 10

Using Technology to Keep Your Remote Workers More Human

Blogging4jobs

The subject of remote teams pops up on my radar more frequently all the time. In fact I am participating in a webinar in September on the subject of remote teams. In a webinar on Onboarding I talk about remote teams. Yet there is a conflicting story of bigger companies, such as Yahoo, Best Buy and, […] Source. HR remote work team building

me talking about office dress codes in the summer, flip flops, and that biting letter

Ask A Manager

I was on public radio’s Marketplace this weekend, talking about what to wear to work in the summer, flip flops, and what to do when someone is dressed wildly inappropriately for the office — including a story about leather shorts. And we talked about remote work and last week’s letter about biting too.

Homeland Security Issues New Non-Skilled Visas to Save Maine from Hiring Local

Evil HR Lady

Businesses in Maine that operate in the summer tourism industry have a problem: Not enough visas available to hire their summer staffs. So, horror of horrors, they are having to (gasp!) do things like increase salary, and changing schedules to attract local talent. Makes me want to cry in the corner or something. Poor businesses. Okay, enough with the melodrama. It is tough for businesses that have relied on cheap foreign labor to suddenly have to pay market rates for local employees.

When Your Workmate is a Jerkmate

Ms. Career Girl

It seems that almost every workplace has at least one. That person who makes you inwardly cringe. The one that makes you take unplanned left turns to avoid having to deal with them. It’s the workmate who you silently wish would get stuck in the elevator. Forever.

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The Office… it’s a Fun(ny) Place to Work

The Undercover Recruiter

Now unless your office is based in North Korea, we all expect to have a little bit of a laugh within our workplace – otherwise what dull place it would be. Especially as you spend a third of your day there. So you’ll be pleased to know that humour in the workplace is a good. View Article. The Office… it’s a Fun(ny) Place to Work. Undercover Recruiter - Recruitment & Talent Acquisition Blog. Employer Banter jokes Office Humour Professor Maurice Schweitzer workplace

Breaking: New Employment Eligibility Verification, Form I-9 for 2017

Blogging4jobs

Citizenship & Immigration Services (USCIS) has announced the release of a new version of the Employment Eligibility Verification, Form I-9, which is used to verify the identity and employment authorization of individuals hired to work in the United States. Employers and Human Resources staff may begin using this new Form I-9 or continue to use […] Source. Basics HR hr audit i-9 i-9 form USCIS

2017 10

how to disinvite an intern from our trivia team, I was told to take a week off unpaid due to someone else’s health, and more

Ask A Manager

It’s five answers to five questions. Here we go…. How to disinvite an intern from our trivia team. I work for a large company in a small town. Like “literally everyone in town works for this company” large. It’s the summer and now there are tons of interns about. Last summer I had an awesome trivia team and it’s started up again this summer. Last year, we kind of cobbled together a team and we turned out to be pretty good!

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The Feng Shui of Office Designs

Evil HR Lady

Office designs are often the last thing on a manager’s mind. You want the best people doing the best job, but does wall color or cubical height matter? Can’t you just stick the new guy in the corner? It may be easier to just move into whatever space you’ve rented, but instead, you should stop and think. Your office design may have a big impact on your employees. Lighting. How you light your office can impact how you and your employees work.

The Rise of The Asia-Pacific As The Place To Go For Business-Minded Expats

Ms. Career Girl

China and India are now home to eleven of the top 30 most dynamic cites in the world according to the City Momentum Index (CMI) – compiled by international professional services firm, JLL.

Introducing Hire – Google’s New Recruiting Application

The Undercover Recruiter

As competition for people continues to grow, attracting and retaining the cream of the crop talent has become everything to employers and recruiters. Your businesses depend on the best talent to drive it to its full capability. A few weeks back at the Google I/O conference the company formally announced its AI-based job search engine. View Article. Introducing Hire – Google’s New Recruiting Application. Undercover Recruiter - Recruitment & Talent Acquisition Blog.