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Job Search News, October 20, 2017

Competitive Resumes

This is your job search news with articles and resources 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. I’ll try to keep it short, fresh, and informative.

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How to React When an Employee Accuses the Most Powerful Person in the Office of Sexual Harassment

Evil HR Lady

You’re the HR Manager and an employee comes to you and says, “ I’d like to report sexual harassment.” ” You pull out your notepad and a pen and say, “ Sit down, and tell me what happened.” ” . Moments like these are a dime a dozen when you’re an HR manager. Some of them are silly. (“Jane asked me out on a date!”)

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From City Life to the Mountains

Career Shifters

“I felt that there was a whole world of possibilities out there.”. Rowena Phillips loved her consultancy career, but the time off she had wasn't enough to satisfy her itchy feet. Here's how she overcame her natural risk-aversion to create a fulfilling ski business – and time for the slopes she love

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😤 25 Ways to Breathe Life into a Painfully Long Job Search


If you're sick of looking for a job, this is for you. Photo by Alex Siale. Although most of these tips are useful for any job seeker, all of them are intended for people who’ve been job searching for much longer than they expected, possibly even a year or more. My own long job search story.

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Five Reasons Why You Hate Work

Ms. Career Girl

College is finally over after all the heaps of assignments and exams. You managed to scale through in spite of the late night bashes and parties in the spirit of youthful exuberance.

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“How Do I Overcome The Overwhelm Of Starting Out On My Own?”

Career Shifters

Monique longs to swap her soulless job for a self-employed portfolio career. But daydreaming is a world away from reality. Where do you start with the logistics of working for yourself

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Ms. Career Girl

Being a career girl has its many perks – but it can be busy. Every girl needs her time to relax and get away from the work, and there are plenty of ways to do it.

Facebook Is Becoming LinkedIn Is Becoming Facebook


Earlier this week Facebook previewed a new feature that allows users to privately share resumes, or in their parlance, work histories. Also this week, LinkedIn began rolling out video ads targeting its own LinkedIn Audience Network. But that’s just this week – this whole year has been marked by Facebook and LinkedIn biting each other’s […] Source. Recruiting facebook friday five LinkedIn social recruiting

I don’t want to refer my ex-girlfriend to a previous employer … but I feel guilty about it

Ask A Manager

A reader writes: I’m trying to decide whether to refer my ex-girlfriend to my previous employer. They are looking for someone with her background and she really needs the job, but I am worried about a few things. I dated Jane for two years, and we broke up last year. There was a lot of emotional pain in the relationship, but the breakup itself was pretty amicable.

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Tesla Fires Hundreds of Workers for Poor Performance

Evil HR Lady

Last week, Tesla terminated hundreds of employees for performance. The actual number has not been released, but estimates range from 400 to 1200 people. Regardless of the actual number, that’s a lot. Usually, when companies terminate large numbers of people, they do so as part of a reduction in force or a layoff. Tesla is quite emphatic, according to the Mercury News that this is not a layoff.

What is the difference between an Investment Bank and a Retail Bank?

Imarticus Learning

This could easily be asked as an interview question and one that seemingly causes a lot of confusion for aspirants in the Finance domain. To help you understand investment banking, it’s best to differentiate it from the type of banking that you have experience with: commercial or retail banking – the banks that you see on the street. The banking sector is split into two fundamental divisions: Investment banking and retail banking. Let’s understand what Investment banking is.

Four Things To Get Ready For The Colder Season

Ms. Career Girl

The holidays are just around the corner. And that means there’s cooler weather ahead and it’s time to prepare for the changes that come with the changing season.


Facebook: Please Create a Job Search Mobile App

Competitive Resumes

Dear Facebook , You have charmed billions. You are a daily fixture in the lives of at least hundreds of millions of people. You’ve introduced so many to the seasoning of chicken, pet adoption, polarizing politics, and fake news. Facebook is where the people are. We are obsessed with you.

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an employer invited me to interview but never responded to my reply

Ask A Manager

A reader writes: I submitted a cover letter and resume a couple weeks ago for a job. Four days ago, the hiring manager’s assistant emailed to ask if I was available for an interview with the hiring manager on a specific date and time next week. She only gave me one option, and unfortunately I had a very important conflict. So I emailed back that day expressing enthusiasm for the job and said I was glad to hear from her, but asked if it would be possible to do another day.

How Health Coverage Changes as Your Company Grows

Evil HR Lady

Health coverage is a difficult and expensive part of any business. You can’t attract good employees without good health care, and the evolving legal landscape means that the required coverage may change. That’s difficult for small businesses to navigate. But what happens as your business grows? Some of it’s good, some of it’s bad. Minimum Number of Employees.

Me Too & What Human Resources Can Do About It


Like many of you on social media, I posted and tweet and a status update with the words “Me too” this week. I scrolled through and was disheartened by the number of updates I saw just. Workology is the art and science of work, HR and recruitment. Join the resource revolution. HR me too sexual assault sexual harassment

Christmas Cards: Still Popular And A Surprising Hit With Millennials

Ms. Career Girl

We all know that the cost of postage has gone up significantly over the years. Add to that the ever-increasing demands on our time, and you’d think that the popularity of traditional Christmas Cards and Holiday Cards would be tiny compared to the past. But that’s not the case at all.


How Not To Behave at The Office Halloween Party!


The office Halloween party can be a great time to have some fun at the workplace. It gives you a chance to interact with your colleagues and can be a great staff morale booster.

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I do regular happy hours with only one of my staff members, asking a new hire to go by her last name, and more

Ask A Manager

It’s five answers to five questions. Here we go…. I have regular happy hours with only one of my staff members. I manage a specialty niche team of four within a larger department that otherwise doesn’t have specific teams. My direct reports are the only ones in the department who only report to one manager (me). Last year, I hired someone I knew from a previous job, let’s call her Mary, where we were at the same level, but now she reports to me.

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Engage in Monthly Health Plan Monitoring to Improve Engagement, Costs

Evil HR Lady

When you change your health plan, make sure to engage in health plan monitoring so you learn what works and what doesn’t. That way, if need be, you can change for the following year. Why start in November instead of January? Because most health plans run January to January, your employees will sign up at the end of the year. Here’s a calendar of things to look for every month so you’re on top of your health care plans at all times: November.

5 Ways A Knowledge Base Can Cut Employee Training Time


Training new employees to tap their highest potential is essential for business success. As success of any organization is directly tied to employee skill and performance, gaps in training can prove. Workology is the art and science of work, HR and recruitment. Join the resource revolution. HR millennials onboarding small business hr training

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Stress May Test You, But It Doesn’t Have To Taunt You

Ms. Career Girl

In today’s business world, it’s not enough to simply be busy. We have to be doing the right things in the right order all while showing the alignment between our individual output, and the goals of our teams and wider organizations.


7 Tips to be Empathetic

Personal Excellence Blog

(Image: Joseph Pearson ). Note from Celes: Are you facing a problem and need quick advice? Or do you want to pick my brain on a project you are working on?

my former boss wants a log of all my work, “tell us in 140 characters why you’re perfect for the job,” and more

Ask A Manager

It’s five answers to five questions. Here we go…. My former boss wants a detailed log of all my work. I was recently hired into a small retail company, and after two weeks I resigned. I’ve never quit a job in my life; my last one was six years long, I had the best performance rating one could receive, and only left because my division was closed down nationwide. As soon as I began my new role, I knew it was not right.

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Shift-M Podcast Posted About Hiring

Hiring Technical People

Yegor Bugayenko asked me to be a guest on his podcast to talk about Hiring Geeks That Fit. I gladly accepted and the podcast is now up: Shift-M/10. We spoke about many issues in hiring: Laundry list/shopping list problem in job descriptions.

Why Startups Desperately Need to Hire Human Resources


In light of the recent scandals at high-growth startups like Uber and Thinx, we need HR in our organizations from small startups to large corporations. However, HR isn’t just there to be the fashion. Workology is the art and science of work, HR and recruitment. Join the resource revolution. HR Human Resources small business startup startups

Getting Your Kids To Do Homework Without You

Ms. Career Girl

It’s time to get off work and head to your second job: picking up the kids, providing dinner, and helping with homework. Relax, it can be a little easier and it doesn’t have to take forever. Whether you are a parent that is married, single or divorce, you can conquer the homework game.

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Snoop Dogg, Lonzo Ball and Having a Favorite Direct Report on Your Team.

HR Capitalist

“His daddy put him in the lion’s den with porkchop drawers on.”. Snoop Dogg on Lonzo Ball via Twitter. Let's start with that quote. Most of you know who Snoop Dogg is (music industry), but you may not be familiar with Lonzo Ball or Lavar Ball, father of Lonzo.

open thread – October 20-21, 2017

Ask A Manager

It’s the Friday open thread! The comment section on this post is open for discussion with other readers on anything work-related that you want to talk about. If you want an answer from me, emailing me is still your best bet*, but this is a chance to talk to other readers. * If you submitted a question to me recently, please don’t repost it here, as it may be in the to-be-answered queue.

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What Does Google’s Entry Into the Recruitment Space Mean for the Industry?

The Undercover Recruiter

With Google for Jobs and Google Hire, Google has formally staked their place in the recruitment industry and it looks like they’re here to stay. It’s one of the biggest bombshells to hit the recruitment space in recent times, so how big of an impact will they have? Will Google Hire revolutionize how small to medium-sized. View Article. What Does Google’s Entry Into the Recruitment Space Mean for the Industry? Undercover Recruiter - Recruiting & Talent Acquisition Blog.

Not So Fearless Girl: State Street Settles Discrimination Suit


On October 6 State Street Corporation settled with the Department of Labor, agreeing to pay $4.5 million in back pay and $500,000 in interest to a settlement fund for underpaid female executives. Workology is the art and science of work, HR and recruitment. Join the resource revolution. HR corporate giving corporate philanthropy Fearless Girl Feminism gender pay gap PR

4 Different Tools to Help Your Business Grow

Ms. Career Girl

Today, when businesses talk about tools, they usually refer to conceptual tools; in other words, software. This is because these tools can make a huge difference in helping a small business grow.

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Is Anonymous Feedback From Employees OK?

HR Capitalist

Who here is tired of seeing disgruntled employees rip your company on Glassdoor? Wow.almost everyone. I can't say I'm surprised. Anonymous feedback is rapidly being recognized for what it is.

my employee isn’t performing well — but is getting a ton of public praise

Ask A Manager

A reader writes: I have a direct report who is not performing as well as expected after a year in his role. He is on a development plan and has clear objectives to work towards. He receives monthly feedback (positive and developmental) and we discuss ways I can help him to achieve his objectives.

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