Thu.Feb 16, 2017

Career Advice No One Tells You

Cube Rules

I always like the “break the rules” posts about your career. What they require is that you have enough confidence in yourself about how you want to conduct your career that you can pull these off. Not everyone can. So take a look at yourself, your abilities and your career framework.

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Challenge: Give Yourself Decision Deadlines

Career Realism

Challenge: Give Yourself Decision Deadlines. Work It Daily. Today’s Work It Daily Challenge is to give yourself decision deadlines. For some of us, making decisions can be hard, even painful, at times. There are so many choices for everything these days, and choosing one can be a difficult process.

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Should Your Linkedin Be the Same as Your Executive Resume?

Professional Resume Services

Where does your resume end and your LinkedIn profile begin? We’ll help you with separating the two. The short answer to this question is no! You definitely don’t want to make your executive resume and your LinkedIn profile the same for a variety of reasons.

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Grit is overrated; the hardest worker never wins

Penelope Trunk

The people with the most grit are really poor or really neglected and they overcome those circumstances. But why aspire to that? We glorify it like life is one big Horatio Alger story. Working smart is the opposite of grit. We also glorify the idea of persisting through hardship.

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Top 3 Benefits AI Brings to Recruitment

The Undercover Recruiter

It’s that time of year, again. The time of year everyone starts talking about what’s next. What’s next in HR technology, candidate experience, performance management, etc. But what’s next for recruiting?

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Staffing & Recruiting Trends of 2017: Business as Usual

The Undercover Recruiter

Our friends at Bullhorn today announced the release of its 2017 North American Staffing & Recruiting Trends Report. It found that more than 75 percent of staffing and recruiting firms met or exceeded their revenue goals for 2016. Overall, the report showed that the vast majority of staffing and recruiting professionals felt bullish for 2017, despite swelling. View Article. Staffing & Recruiting Trends of 2017: Business as Usual.

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I’m sick — why are you calling me?

Ask A Manager

A reader writes: I work directly under my boss, who is the director of my department, as the scheduler and office manager. I don’t manage anyone. Every time I have ever had a day off, whether it is a scheduled vacation day or a day I’ve had to call out sick (while being actually sick and unable to work productively not just playing hooky), he calls and texts me with questions, many, many times throughout the day.

A Reason To Hate. Or Not.

Ms. Career Girl

The post A Reason To Hate. Or Not. appeared first on Ms. Career Girl. One of the first things I learned as a child was that there was no reason to fear those who were different just because they were different. There was no reason to hate them when you didn’t even know them.

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I’m running my department but can’t get promoted into the director role

Ask A Manager

A reader writes: I am at a crossroads right now. I joined a small nonprofit organization with about 25 employees in September 2015. When I accepted the job, I knew I was taking a step down from my position as a development director at another organization, and I ignored some red flags in my hiring manager because I was so excited about the mission. Six months later, my director resigned (in other words, got pushed out).

Workplace Negotiating Insight No. 5: Email is Your Faithful Friend

Sklover Working Wisdom

It often pays, and pays quite well, to “Speak with Your Fingers, Not With Your Lips.”. We all know that when negotiating, it is “leverage” that gets you what you want. Well, in workplace negotiating, it is quite often email that gives you the leverage you need. Email that shows what was said.

I’m trying to get fired, I’m supposed to bid against another job candidate on salary, and more

Ask A Manager

It’s five answers to five questions. Here we go…. I’m trying to get fired. When you resign from the company I work for, you get 20-25% of your commissions backlog (outstanding commissions from on-site sales). However, five people have recently been fired and all received 90% or all of their backlog, and some worked hard to get fired.

Project Management: What's Hot for 2017

Water Cooler Wisdom

The Project Management profession is evolving. Just this year, the Bureau of Labor Statistics gave project management its own occupational category, a major sign that Project Managers are more important players than ever. Here, we feature some of the most intriguing Project Management developments heading into 2017, including 3D and virtual reality PM, crowdsourcing, corporate social responsibility, big data, and the rise of DevOps.   Trend #1: 3D Printing and Virtual Reality.

update: coworkers are ranking the attractiveness of women in the office

Ask A Manager

Remember the letter-writer a couple of weeks ago whose male coworkers were ranking the attractiveness of their female coworkers (#2 at the link)? Here’s the update. Like you and many commenters, I was incredibly angered by and upset that this was happening in my workplace. When I brought this up to our defacto head and my boss (both women), they were both similarly unhappy about it, and encouraged me to bring it up with our HR liaison.