work travel expenses with a baby, required to be on the “fun committee,” and more

Ask A Manager

Required to be on the “fun committee” When my company’s current CEO came onboard about three years ago, he inherited an office culture that was in serious need of rehabilitation. As a result of the poor morale, eventually he created a “fun committee,” comprised of 8-10 staff members who were expected to plan office events throughout the year as well as the company holiday party in December. It’s five answers to five questions. Here we go….

2017 46

my new employee applied for another job and I’m on the search committee, and 4 other questions

Ask A Manager

My new employee applied for another job, and I’m on the search committee. Also, the hiring authority has now asked me to serve on the search committee for the position, so my employee will eventually realize that I know she applied for the position when she sees me attending the interviews. I’d say something like this: “I’m not sure if you know that I’m on the search committee for the X role, and they’re actually part of our department.

2017 47

should I become a subversive wellness committee member?

Ask A Manager

They are also looking for volunteers from all levels and departments to form a wellness committee, to serve as “role models” for other employees’ healthy behavior and brainstorm ideas for the wellness initiative. Would it be ridiculous for me to volunteer to join the committee, so that I can basically say, “The wellness initiative is kind of a joke.

a hiring committee accidentally included me when discussing my qualifications with each other

Ask A Manager

One person from the hiring committee emailed me back, while cc’ing what I am assuming is the rest of the committee. All of this is fine, but then today I got a message from another member of the committee, and after reading it, realized that it should not have been sent to me. My first instinct is to send the committee a good-hearted “oops!

2015 40

4 more reader updates: blue hair at a job interview, subversive wellness committee, and more

Ask A Manager

Should I become a subversive wellness committee member ? I wrote asking about being a “subversive” wellness committee member. I did end up joining the wellness committee, and we’ve had two meetings so far. So I hope that helps the committee focus on doing things people actually want. Here are four more updates from readers who had their questions answered here this year. I want to thank you and your commenters for being so helpful and supportive!

2013 41

Career Solvers Resume Specialty Certifications

Career Solvers

These specialty credentials were awarded after preparing dozens of resumes in each of these fields and presenting an extensive portfolio to an international review committee.

Executive Resumes

Career Rocketeer

Six-figure executives are well aware that they are judged by is their ability to interact with boards, business owners, oversight committees and fellow corporate executives. Since today is Presidents Day, it’s apropos to discuss Executive Resumes.

2014 52

A Seat At The Table

Ms. Career Girl

In 2012, she was appointed to President Obama’s Platform Committee. She later served on The White House Council for Women and Girls inaugural committee of community leaders. The post A Seat At The Table appeared first on Ms. Career Girl. The following is a guest post by Shonda Scott.

2016 275

Brand Building through Community Leadership

Careers Done Write

If you are not ready to take a top leadership role for your favorite organization, you can start with a volunteer project or serve as the co-chair of a committee.

Sklover’s Thought for the Work Week

Sklover Working Wisdom

Sure, we get bogged down with committees, frustrated with bureaucracy, and lost in organizations, but. “We’re all only fragile threads, but what a tapestry we make.” ” - Jerry Ellis. Oh, the power of working together, in coordinated fashion, toward a common goal!

2012 141

Workplace Negotiating Insight:

Sklover Working Wisdom

Observe and Learn: Who is it that says “Only the official Committee can make a motion at the meeting”? Who Limits Or Shuts Down Communications Fears The Truth. Observe and Learn: Who is it that says “Don’t put it into email”? Observe and Learn: Who is it that says “The discussion is over”?

Sklover’s Thought for the Work Week

Sklover Working Wisdom

If you can’t get a raise now, perhaps you can consider seeking a better-sounding title, less travel, working from home one day a week, or appointment to a critical committee, none of which costs a dollar, but each of which may be “priceless” to you. “Victory is not won in miles, but in inches.

2012 141

How to Make Your Employees Feel Valued [INFOGRAPHIC]

The Undercover Recruiter

Employee perks don’t need to cost an absurd amount, thanks to this useful infographic provided by Fun Committee. Part of running a business is motivating and reward your employees.

2015 54

Proposed Increase in Federal Funding for School Counselors

Career Key

According to the American Counseling Association , the Senate Appropriations committee has preliminarily approved an increase in federal funding for school counselors; a $3.4 The ACA also reported: We are very pleased that the full Senate Appropriations Committee and the House Appropriations subcommittee chose to reject, for the eighth year in a row, President Bush's request to eliminate all funding for the school counseling program.

2008 100

Wells Fargo Is Clawing Back Executive Bonuses

Blogging4jobs

After the scandal broke and was investigated by a Senate Committee the bank agreed to pay $5 million in customer refunds, $185 million in fines and work on changing their banking practices.

2016 92

A Secret of Job Security

Sklover Working Wisdom

But no one is expected to volunteer to serve on a Committee, be a mentor to a new hires, or contribute to – or even help run – the firm’s annual charity fund. Secret of Job Security #26: Every once in a while, take an extra step to show you really are “On the Team.”.

2015 130

my team is flipping out over a thank-you lunch, my new job told me they hired someone else instead, and more

Ask A Manager

There is a committee in charge of planning and all the logistics. A few people who were on the committee had retired or left for jobs at other places, and the committee was a bit short-staffed. One of the employees in my division, “Meghan,” was asked to join and she accepted (being on the committee is completely voluntary). Meghan was only on the committee for one month before the event. The committee members saying all kinds of nasty things about her.

2018 66

Managing Your Personal Brand

Blogging4jobs

Keep in mind that your character is on display for all of the other committee members; and as we all know, actions speak louder than words. If you are leading a committee meeting, it’s a great idea to spend some time in advance working on an agenda.

2014 61

Smart Tips and Real-World Training for New College Grads

Life@work

Alexandra Levit , well-known Workplace Author and Speaker, as part of her work on a committee to advise the Obama Administration on how to improve the competitiveness of American employees, worked with Business Roundtable to develop the 90-minute course, JobSTART 101 , which launched yesterday.

2010 130

Holiday Party Hang-up

Careers Done Write

There is probably a planning committee that spends hours finding ways to make it fun. Dear Debra: My company has an office party each year. It is at a nice hotel. They have a DJ and dancing. I usually go for the dinner and leave around 8pm when the music starts.

2012 148

Why Aren’t I Getting Hired?

Professional Resume Services

Have multiple copies of your resume ready to present to the interview committee, as well as copies of any credentials you may need for the job. The best executive resume should be customized for the job.

2016 188

Are You Prepared for an Unexpected Job Offer?

Ms. Career Girl

That could be “sales growth”, “committees”, “leadership roles” and/or “testimonials” to combine into your own brag book. Let’s face it – most job offers pop up without warning.

Offer 168

Just How Do Keywords Work in a Resume

Jennifer Anthony

a proud member of PARW, CDI, AORCP, Erin also sits on CDI’s Credentialing Committee for new certification candidates and serves as a Mentor for CDI’s Member Mentoring Committee. By Erin Kennedy.

2011 130

Make A Good First Impression

Professional Resume Services

You must look professional, smile and be cordial with everyone-from the receptionist who greets you to each individual member of the hiring committee. Searching and applying for jobs is not enough to ensure land the job.

2012 141

should being on reality TV disqualify a job candidate?

Ask A Manager

A reader writes: I’m currently on a hiring committee for a newly established role in my division. Yesterday, however, one member of the committee mentioned that a quick Google search of her name brought up that she had been a cast member on a reality show about a decade ago. This news seems to have soured most of the committee on her, and it doesn’t look like she’ll be brought back.

2018 60

It Is Not Enough to Be Good at Your Job

Careers Done Write

Seek out opportunities to volunteer for corporate committees, task forces, and charity events. Do you ever feel like you work so much harder than your colleagues, but you are not getting the credit you deserve? That’s a common feeling.

2013 155

Résumé Help: Career Change Strategy

Careers Done Write

She’s also skipped over the core of her actual professional experience and started with her role on a corporate diversity committee. Anna is aiming to shift from an analyst role to that of a corporate diversity program director.

Employee Engagement: Learn to the Love Your Bricks

David Zinger

The church steering committee can always cancel the cathedral building project, your boss can fire you, the architect can demolish your wall, or an earthquake can crumble your building — but no one can take what you did away from you when you engage fully each day with your bricks.

2016 84

How Traveling Can Make You Healthier And Happier

Ms. Career Girl

According to the Physical Activity Guidelines Advisory Committee , active travel lowers health risks of conditions such as diabetes, high blood pressure, heart disease, colon cancer, breast cancer, and more.

Travel 150

Promise Received at Work? Ask These Two Critical Questions

Sklover Working Wisdom

For example, “You will become a member of the Management Committee if and when you get seven votes in your favor from Management Committee Members.” In this illustration, you can lobby all of the Management Committee Members for their votes. “People with good intentions make promises. People with good character keep them.”. – Author Unknown.

2018 100

The Future of HR: Managerless Companies?

Blogging4jobs

This does not always work and Morgan says that associates then appeal to committees or even to a mediator. For example: Are sexual harassment claims investigated by committees? Do committees handle FMLA requests?

2014 59

Six Tips for Healthy, Toxic-Free Living

Ms. Career Girl

Along with being co-founder and chief product officer of ARIIX, Latson holds a clinical nutritionist degree from the Natural Healing Institute of Naturopathy and is affiliated with the Wellness Council of America, Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine and the Speech Communication Association.

2016 207

Beefing Up the Resume vs. Hitting the Job Hunt Trail

The Job Quest

Serving on a committee or board of an organization. If your graduation date is looming or you are working to figure out the next step in your career, this post is for you.

2012 161

9 Tips for Being a Powerhouse Girlboss 

Ms. Career Girl

She is a member of the International Advisory Committee of APCO Worldwide. You’ve busted through the glass ceiling of this so-called man’s world, and now you are the woman in charge. A true girlboss!

2017 189

Networking Time Wasters

Careers Done Write

Consider taking a leadership or committee role in one or two of the groups. Astute professionals know that networking is essential to career success.

Create a Green Career for Earth Day

Career Key

Another way to contribute is to join or start an environmental committee or program within a professional association. All of us can celebrate Earth Day through our work, even if we do not have what's considered a " green career."

2013 151

Executive Resume Branding

Jennifer Anthony

a proud member of PARW, CDI, AORCP, Erin also sits on CDI’s Credentialing Committee for new certification candidates and serves as a Mentor for CDI’s Member Mentoring Committee. By Erin Kennedy. If you aren’t living under a rock, you have been hearing lots of buzz about “branding&#. So, what exactly IS branding and how will it help my executive resume? What will it do for me?

2010 100

A Letter to My Discouraged Jobseeking Friends (with 11 Lessons and Tips)

Ms. Career Girl

They can interview hundreds of candidates and still not make a decision because the hiring committee isn’t on the same page. The post A Letter to My Discouraged Jobseeking Friends (with 11 Lessons and Tips) appeared first on Ms. Career Girl.

2017 183

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

Ask A Manager

Board of Directors & Committees Support- Any experience with bringing developing/planning for presenting new issues and ideas to the board of directors? Please explain how you have educated the Board or Committees with effective planning? How do or would you manage expectations of committees and key parties related to any potential strategic changes? Do you have experience, and how comfortable are you leading committee discussion?

2018 62

Networking Through Business Lunches or Trade Shows

Jennifer Anthony

a proud member of PARW, CDI, AORCP, Erin also sits on CDI’s Credentialing Committee for new certification candidates and serves as a Mentor for CDI’s Member Mentoring Committee. Image via Wikipedia. By Erin Kennedy.