Fri.Apr 13, 2012

ResumeBear: Signs an Employee is Job Hunting, Don’t get Caught!

Resume Bear

Job hunting in the workplace is always a risky business and, unless you’re being right-sized out of your present job, should be done only on your own time.

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The career passion myth and how it derails you

Penelope Trunk

You do not need to have a life full of passion. What is that life, anyway? You probably don’t even know what passion is. But if you really thought about what you were aiming for when you talk about passion and careers, eventually you’d get to the idea of engagement.

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5 Advantages of Using Online Recruitment

Career Copilot

5 Advantages of Using Online Recruitment Online recruitment is defined as utilizing the Internet as a means of matching job seekers and the companies looking to hire them and technology has evolved to a point where companies can also track candidates as they move through the recruitment process. 5 Advantages of Online Recruitment Wider Footprint By posting your job vacancies online [.] Career CoPilot - It's your Career - Don't Fly Solo. Your Career

HR: Where the Innovation Happens


HR Technology and Innovation. I believe we are sitting squarely at a cross roads for the industry that is HR. We, the collective thought leaders, idea generators, and technology developers have been needed more than never before.

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Urban HR Dictionary: "Email Bankruptcy"

HR Capitalist

Classic. Declare email bankruptcy today. . Communications HR Insider

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Seven Short Q & A’s on Saturday

Sklover Working Wisdom

Question 1 – Is there a best way to resign while out on medical leave? Hi, Alan. Please tell me the best way to resign while out on medical (not pregnancy) leave?

Twitter for Businesses: How to Avoid Embarrassment


Communication between business and customer has changed rapidly since the inception of Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn and other social networking platforms.

Does a conflict of interest continue after you have resigned?

Sklover Working Wisdom

Question: Hi, Alan. I am Rena from Malaysia. I need your help on a question about a conflict of interest. I previously held a high position in an organization. While working there, I noticed that one of the services provided by the organization was not provided well to customers. So, I established another organization under my husband’s and dad’s name. Some of the customers switched over to the new organization I established.

INFOGRAPHIC: How Office Workers Waste Time in Meetings About Meetings

The Undercover Recruiter

Have you ever read Tim Ferriss' " The 4-Hour Work Week "? If there was one takeaway from that book that really stood out it was this: Avoid meetings at all cost. Even if it is your own business, let others do the meetings while you get on with your work.

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Taking the Stress Out of a Bad Reference

Career Rocketeer

You just learned one of your previous employers has been giving you a bad reference. Count your blessings that you found out, because many never do. But what do you do about it? Bad references don’t always prevent someone from getting a job. The key is how the issue is handled in the [.]. Job Search SEO1

4 Steps for Success Working Overseas

Water Cooler Wisdom

Whether you’re a small business owner or an employee in a cast of thousands, you may find yourself working overseas at some point. According to  PriceWaterhouseCoopers , a  major uptick will occur in the number of cross-national business assignments in the next 10 years. This is an exciting development for some people, and intimidating for others. But working in a foreign culture is not so different than simply taking on a new role in your country of origin.

fast answer Friday: 7 short answers to 7 short questions

Ask A Manager

It’s fast answer Friday — seven short answers to seven short questions. We’ve got an employer who demands that you count every action you take, asking your new employer for a Mac instead of a PC, a very attractive boss, and more. Here we go… 1. Explaining how you’ve been spending your time while unemployed. I’ve been out of work since October 2011, so about 6 months or so.

Thousands of Resumes, So Little Time

Career Alley

“ Decide that you want it more than you are afraid of it. ” – Bill Cosby. It’s so easy (relatively speaking) to send your resume to companies, apply for specific jobs online, email your resume to recruiters and sign up at lots of job search sites. Companies like Google and Apple can get hundreds (or more) of applications for every job posting. Even if that number is inflated, it is humanly impossible to read every resume received.

Is it really time to leave this job?


Everyone has those moments where they think about how much they hate their job or contemplate quitting. Many people ignore that nagging voice in their head because they worry that they cannot find another job. With the economy in trouble and so many people losing jobs, you might cling to the one you have because you think that you cannot do any better. Before you stick with a job that you hate, look at the situation rationally.