Wed.Mar 15, 2017

I’m Not Lucky, I’m Good.

Ms. Career Girl

The post I’m Not Lucky, I’m Good. appeared first on Ms. Career Girl. The following is a guest post by Heather Monahan. Her bio follows. I found myself thinking about St. Patrick’s day this year and realized that the luck of the Irish struck me differently than it had in years past.

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3 Reasons Cultural Fit is Important in the Workplace

The Undercover Recruiter

It is often said that firms want to recruit people with the right attitude and work ethic rather than just a glowing CV. While knowledge of the job is essential, key skills can be learned in-house, particularly at a junior level. But how easy is it to find someone who is the right cultural fit.

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JUST STOP: Attachments in Meeting Invites and Nowhere Else.

HR Capitalist

Nails on the chalkboard. Atlanta traffic. Other people's snoring. YouTube ads. Waiting in a line more than 4 people deep. These things? All things that reasonable people agree we can hate. You don't like those things. Neither do I. Let's add something to that list from corporate America.

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4 Job Searching Tips You Can Use Today

Ms. Career Girl

The post 4 Job Searching Tips You Can Use Today appeared first on Ms. Career Girl. At some point in time, most job seekers feel like they have reached a dead end in their search.

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When Lots of Praise Backfires

Evil HR Lady

With some office environments being completely toxic , it should feel like a relief to land in one where everyone is kind to each other. But it can go south as well. Too much of a good thing can become a bad thing. The Wall Street Journal took on the growing trend of having people give positive feedback to their peers. It sounds fabulous– who wouldn’t want more praise ? And Slack (full disclosure: Inc.

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When Your “Day Without Women” Press Release Announces You Are Violating Federal Law

Evil HR Lady

My friend and fellow writer, Amy Alkon (author of Good Manners for Nice People Who Sometimes Say F*ck ) received a press release announcing a certain company’s celebration of International Women’s Day. The press release stated: [Company] CEO, [Man], is joining the nation in solidarity of women’s rights and values by giving his female employees paid time off March 8th.

5 Hacks for Creating Your Dream Garden

Ms. Career Girl

The post 5 Hacks for Creating Your Dream Garden appeared first on Ms. Career Girl. Does your garden look as gorgeous as the ones you see all over Pinterest? Well, in that case, you’re probably looking for some hacks to transform yours.

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Challenge: Write A Blog Post

Career Realism

Challenge: Write A Blog Post. Work It Daily. Today’s Work It Daily Challenge is to write a blog post. The Internet has given us access to so many things over the past few decades.

Real Career Girls: Betsy Rivera on Following Your Own Path

Ms. Career Girl

The post Real Career Girls: Betsy Rivera on Following Your Own Path appeared first on Ms. Career Girl. The following is a guest post by Betsy Rivera. Her bio follows.

I can’t get back to my desk if I forget my access card, my boss is upset with my new employer, and more

Ask A Manager

It’s five answers to five questions. Here we go…. I can’t get back to my desk after using the bathroom if I forget my access card. My workplace handles sensitive information and, as such, must keep the place locked up. The area with work desks is behind locked glass doors that require an access card to get to. I appreciate this, but the bathrooms are in the lobby, which is not locked and is available to the public.

12 Ways to Mute Your Personal Brand and Not Get Heard or Hired

Competitive Resumes

Never quell the voice of your personal brand. Never. It is the path to your future opportunities. Everyone is an authority at least in his or her household, or at the minimum, self. Right? Or maybe you are an insider and can speak authoritatively about your industry, hobby, or passion.

should you post your resume on online job boards?

Ask A Manager

A reader writes: I have a job I really enjoy, but the salary is low and turnover is very high. We’re constantly hiring as people cycle out — mostly through school job sites, but also largely through one particular recruiter, though she’s become less responsive as the turnover has stayed so high. I’m learning a ton so I want to stay awhile longer. However, mine is a really burgeoning field, so I’d also love to keep my ears open for other opportunities.

I can’t work for my old boss again — and the job I’m in the running for might be hiring him

Ask A Manager

A reader writes: I’d like to ask you about this situation I find myself in. The funny thing is, it may not exist. It’s all based on presumptions, but here goes. I am currently in the running for a specialist position at a company I would LOVE to work for. Ten-minute commute, amazing culture, lots of growth opportunities. I got some really great feedback from the internal recruiter on the interview I had with three people in upper management and she said I’m their top candidate.

my coworker won’t stop talking about how stressed she is, and it makes me stressed out too

Ask A Manager

A reader writes: I have this colleague, Belinda, who’s kind of a stresshead. We are on the same level of seniority and she works more closely with her line manager than with me, but some of our work does overlap. We’re all busy and juggling multiple priorities, but with her it’s somehow more on display, if that makes sense. This isn’t the sort of place where people are unreasonably overloaded with excessive workloads.