January, 2018

Threshold Consulting

Unwavering Value vs. Personal Brand

Career Trend

Wikipedia describes personal branding as “self-packaging” and as establishing a prescribed image or impression in the mind of others,” which is nice.

2018 67

Message to Executive Job Seekers :: Just Slow Down

Career Trend

This is a message to executive careerists in job transition :: Just slow down. It may be tempting to lean heavily upon inherent leadership skills in areas such as: executing rapid change; quickly navigating turbulence; and, making lightning-fast decisions.

2018 61

Trending Sources

Smart Executive Job Search: How To Sail Through Salary and Compensation Negotiations

Executive Career Brand

Salary and compensation negotiations are imminent. you’re close to reeling in that great-fit executive job. You’ve been through a few rounds of interviews at a company you really want to work for, and they’re about to make you an offer.

2018 60

Top Career Experts to Follow in 2018

Professional Resume Services

When I joined Twitter in 2008 I had no clue who to follow or even what to do. After learning a bit more about it, I gathered my little list of resume experts that quickly expanded to experts throughout the careers industry. Through the years I’ve added more people to that list.

2018 61

Mechanism that converts white fat to brown identified

Career Alley

In experiments on mice, researchers have pinpointed a mechanism for the conversion of energy-storing white fat into energy-expending brown fat

2018 60

Sam’s Club and Walmart Face a PR Disaster Caused by Bad HR

Evil HR Lady

Walmart: Everything is awesome! Raises and bonuses for all! Also Walmart: Shh, we’re closing 53 Sam’s Clubs. Don’t look! On the same day, people. And they didn’t even tell all the Sam’s club employees that they were being laid off before the poor people arrived to work and found the doors locked. Everyone is calling this a PR disaster. I’m calling it an HR disaster.

2018 47

Your Weekend Reading Pile from NAFCU

Ms. Career Girl

Written by Anthony Demangone, Powered by NAFCU - your Washington Watchdog! It's cold outside. Very cold. And the weatherman said it will be cold for quite some time. I don't mind the cold in December. But it isn't December anymore.    Bring on Spring.

2018 46

Breaking Through in the New Year

Career Trend

I’ve been contemplating what breaking through in the new year means. I’ve been pondering motivators and what actions will make me a better, stronger and more hopeful person. As well, I’ve been considering areas where my motivation has waned–where the spark has been snuffed.

2018 44

Quote Of The Day: Change Some Words In This Article So It Applies To Schools & You Have Good Guidance For Teachers

Professional Resume Services

How to Counter the Circus of Pseudoscience is an article in today’s New York Times. Change some of the words to “teachers,” “schools,” and “students.”

2018 43

Women Entrepreneurs Who Made Their Own Rules

Ms. Career Girl

For centuries, women were considered homemakers. Now, they are taking over the business world. While there are still many challenges to face, women all over the world are proving that not only can they jump over hurdles, they can demolish them and rewrite the game.

2018 43

5 Tips for a Stronger Sick Leave Policy

Evil HR Lady

According to United Press International , 37 percent of Americans say they would go to work sick because they lack a sick leave policy that allows them to take time off to recover. At least 25 percent actually do show up sick. Sure, you might think it’s great to have employees that want to work so hard they’ll work while sick, but one sick employee can wreak havoc on your workplace. A mild fever and cough for one employee can land another in the hospital.

2018 36

How I Increased My LinkedIn Views By 10x Almost Immediately

Evil HR Lady

For almost as long as I’ve been writing on the internet, I’ve been sharing my posts on LinkedIn. To be honest, I did so because it was easy. I just clicked on the little button above and that was that. I never expected many people to see what I wrote, because each update was only seen by a small fraction of my connections.

2018 36

Open Space Office? Survival Tips for Introverts

Ms. Career Girl

When Jennifer’s company converted to open space last year, her ability to concentrate plunged. She likes her tablemates; it’s just that Jennifer needs quiet and solitude to do her best thinking. Without an office door to close, she’s stressed, overwhelmed, and seriously thinking of moving on.

2018 34

You Can’t Shift Without This: The Single Ingredient That Will Make Or Break Your Career Change

Career Shifters

If you want to move into fulfilling work, there’s one thing you’ll need to have in place before anything else. It’s not the right idea, a detailed plan or sufficient money (though they all help). It’s more fundamental than that.

2018 47

Infographic Resumes: Are They Right for Executives?

Resume Writing

I hear you. You are considering getting yourself one of those nifty new info-graphic resumes. No kidding. I love them, too! Truly fascinating and so visually appetizing. I am thrilled to see the recruiting and career services industry embrace more creative career marketing tools.

2018 30

What is the Best Format for a Resume in 2018? (Here are 3 Awesome Examples)

Blue Sky Resumes

I’ve been writing resumes professionally for over 10 years now and in that time I’ve seen expectations change a great deal.

2018 28

?? 365 Top Tips to Rock Your Job Search Every Day of 2018

JobMob

Your job search crash course this year. Photo by Phil Dolby. How to use this list. A job search tip a day keeps the recruiters away closer… This isn't a calendar.

2018 31

Why "Get Focused/Do Better/Play Harder" is a Horrible Coaching Strategy.

HR Capitalist

In the business and sports world, there's a huge coaching crutch that's often said, but rarely means anything. Get Focused.Do Better.Play Harder". You hear the first two (and versions of those two) often in the business world.

2018 23

Rebuilding Your Career After Being Fired or Laid Off

Ms. Career Girl

It comes when you least expect it. It comes when you can least afford it. And it comes when you thought your “safe” job was forever. Usually the event takes place at about 3 PM on an ordinary work day when your boss calls you in for a “friendly” chat.

2018 21

2018 Executive Job Search: Are You Ready?

Resume Writing

Is this your year? Are you finally ready to “see what else is out there?” ” There is no better time than now!

2018 22

Is Bad Body Odor Really a Protected Disability?

Evil HR Lady

Amber Bridges got fired because of bad body odor, but not hers. Another employee had bad body odor and Bridges tried to solve the problem by bringing in air fresheners and others followed suit. The smelly employee complained to HR and Bridges was fired for creating a “ hostile work environment.” ” A hostile work environment doesn’t mean that Bridges was being rude , it means that she violated a law against illegal discrimination.

2018 22

From Law to Portfolio Career

Career Shifters

“I felt like I was never in the right place.”. Karen Beddow was torn. When she was at home, she felt like she should be at the office; when she was at the office, she wanted to be at home. Here's how a sun bed in Greece helped her find the exciting and flexible work she really wanted

2018 31

NBC's New Rules on Workplace Hugging Means NO HUGGING.

HR Capitalist

If you thought you were going to just keep doing what you are doing related to PDA (public displays of affection) in the #metoo era, you're not only naive, you must be saved from yourself.

2018 22

When Colleagues Claim Credit for Your Work

Ms. Career Girl

You work hard to be the best at your job. You put in the long hours, collaborate with other employees, create fresh ideas and content, and genuinely put your best into every task you tackle.

2018 21

Women in the Workplace: What 2017 Taught Us

Ms. Career Girl

2017 has been a full-on year for women in the workplace – we tried to close the gender pay gap and smash the glass ceiling, we fought for workplace harassment claims to be heard and, on our time off, we joined the Women’s March.

2018 21

Messy Brilliance – A Journey Into Knowing Yourself

Ms. Career Girl

So, you’ve spent the last five or ten or twenty years on a quest. That quest may have been for. Success. Wealth. Educational Achievement. Has your quest brought you to your desired destination? How much happiness have you gained – or sacrificed – along the way?

2018 21

Valentine’s Day Ahead! Start Finding Love, Offline!

Ms. Career Girl

Valentine’s Day is just ahead. If you don’t already have that someone special in your life, that means you’re probably still using dating sites and apps to find them. But if you’re frustrated or disappointed with the online dating games, why not try something different?

2018 21

An HR Viewpoint of Trump’s Bad Language

Evil HR Lady

By now the whole world has blown up over President Trump’s “sh!thole” thole” remark. It even caused a stir as foreign newspapers tried to figure out how to translate the word properly. Chinese media outlets are tightly controlled and have relatively little latitude when it comes to creative interpretations. The official Xinhua News Agency and other outlets translated the expletive as “fenkeng” — literally “cesspit.”

2018 16

From Sales to Ethical Underwear

Career Shifters

“After leaving my corporate role, I couldn't possibly have imagined that I'd now have my own underwear brand.”. Lily Chong was ready to do something new in her career, but she didn't know what that could be.

2018 23

Passive Talent: Why Your Next Hire is Already Employed

The Undercover Recruiter

Open candidates make up about 75% of the workforce. With such a majority it stands to reason that the highest performing candidates will fall under this category and there’s a number of reasons that they appeal as prospective hires: They have a proven track record of working in a similar environment.

2018 17

HuffPost Editor Says New Year’s Resolution Is to “Kill All Men”

Evil HR Lady

Emily McCombs, Parents Editorial Director at HuffPost , tweeted her New Year’s Resolutions. She’s since deleted the tweet, but not before many people grabbed it. Here’s the tweet: In case you missed the deleted tweet from @msemilymccombs pic.twitter.com/SGcOSGTPn4. — 3 mice down Keith (@TheBlazeKeith) December 30, 2017. You can see why McCombs might have deleted it.

2018 16

Google Search Engines Show Salary Ranges in Their Search Results

Blogging4jobs

Recruiters are marketers and in the hiring world, your job posting is the single most important active job seeker recruiting and hiring tool. With the launch of Google Cloud, job posting is appearing. Workology is the art and science of work, HR and recruitment. Join the resource revolution. Recruiting google google jobs job posting

2018 16

Five Things to Rethink About Employee Engagement

Blogging4jobs

Employee engagement has been a top HR trend for years now. We know it’s important and we all want to increase our engagement levels, but…how? It’s notoriously difficult to raise and maintain high levels of employee engagement and beyond that, proving to your own boss why it’s so important can be hard. So here are […] Source. HR employee engagement employee experience

2018 14

“I've Got Time. I've Got Options. So Why Can't I Choose?”

Career Shifters

Josephine has the time and the space to work on her shift. But this luxury has her juggling so many interests that she can't figure out how and where to focus. How do you find clarity when your ideas feel chaotic

2018 19

From IT to Food

Career Shifters

“I know that any sleepless night, any moment of stress and struggle, is for something I truly believe in.”. Rosamund Heathcote enjoyed her job, but she also knew that her dreams lay elsewhere. So, she built her own business, nurturing it alongside full-time work, until she was ready to make her leap.

2018 19

4 Common Networking Event Fails To Make A Career Girl Blush

Ms. Career Girl

Getting ahead in the world of work has always been a tricky prospect for women. In fact, the prospect of the career woman is a relatively new invention that many attribute to the mid 20th century (although of course there have been many enterprising and industrious women throughout history ).

2018 11

is my employee lying about using sick time for the Super Bowl?

Ask A Manager

A reader writes: I just took over job duties for a departing manager (doing two jobs now – yay!), and inherited a new employee. He was my coworker until now, and does a generally good job, although I have had some concerns about his work ethic (that’s a different story entirely that I plan to address). This employee is a huge football fan, and his favorite team is in the playoffs. They played this past weekend, and won, so they’re moving on to the next round.

2018 16

Career Boosters: Mentors, Advocates and Sponsors

Ms. Career Girl

Building your career? You’ll need help. No matter how good you are at your job, you can’t sit around waiting to be noticed. As Sheryl Sandberg wrote in Lean In , the Tiara Strategy (head down, deliver great work, hope someone notices) rarely works.

2018 11

New Year, Better Finances: How to Spend Smart

Ms. Career Girl

Most of us would like to have some extra cash in hand – especially post-Christmas, when it’s often difficult to rein our spending back to sensible levels.

2018 11

Barbra Streisand : Funny Girl Gets Serious

Ms. Career Girl

If you watched the Golden Globes, you heard Barbra Streisand’s declaration among many others. “Time’s up.” ” And if you’re old enough to really know who Barbra Streisand is, you no doubt have pleasant memories of her music and movies.

2018 11