February, 2020

How to Revive an Interview That’s Going Poorly

Career Alley

We’ve all been there. You enter the interview room with nerves. They take over, and you reach out your sweaty hand and sheepishly shake your […]. Nail the Interview Bad Interview

2020 277

Why Going Solo Could Be The Key to Finding Your Passion

Ms. Career Girl

As humans, we’re innately social, which has many benefits; we get to enjoy dinners out, new experiences and going to the movies with our friends and family. However, our modern lives often have a way of making socializing difficult, especially when we reach our 30s and 40s.

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Reset Your Executive Job Search: What Got You There Will Keep You on Top

Executive Career Brand

When you first meet a recruiter, you may think “I’m so perfect for the job. Isn’t it obvious?” ” But their reaction will probably be “Umm, no. Excuse me, do I know you?” ” It’s time to reset your executive job search, if such a chasm exists between your expectation and a recruiter’s initial reaction to you. […]. The post Reset Your Executive Job Search: What Got You There Will Keep You on Top appeared first on Executive Career Brand™.

2020 189

What Should I Be Adding To My LinkedIn Profile?

Professional Resume Services

Ever wonder if you are putting the *right* information on your LinkedIn profile? This is a common question I hear, “I don’t know if this or that should be on there” or “I wasn’t sure so I just downloaded/copy/pasted my whole resume to my profile.” While you want to establish the information you add is. Read more » The post What Should I Be Adding To My LinkedIn Profile? appeared first on Executive Resume Services.

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The fears we place onto our resumes

Career Trend

Here are the top-10 resume fears on which I beg careerists to release their grip: 1. Fear of a resume that is too long. Even recruiters know that 1-2 pages is no longer the ‘norm.’ ’ Amy Miller, Senior Technical Recruiter at Amazon Lab126, asserts, “I haven’t thought about page length since the last time I […]. The post The fears we place onto our resumes appeared first on Master Executive Resume Writing Service. executive resumes Resume Length

2020 133

Human Resources Is Not A Customer Service Department

Evil HR Lady

Everybody hates HR. Employees hate HR because they always seem to take the management side. Management hates HR because HR is always saying no, or requiring documentation, or making demands on their already busy schedule. Usually, when we understand why someone behaves the way they do, we accept their requests and their decisions more readily. And one of the big reasons why people feel so negative about HR is that they misunderstand why we act as we do.

2020 189

Tips When Considering A Career Change

Career Alley

A change in your career back can be exciting and something you might want to do in your life once or twice. Not everyone does it because it can be quite a jump to go from one career path to another. Here are some tips when considering a career change in life. Find your Dream Job Career Change

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How To Avoid Shifting Into Another Career You Hate

Career Shifters

Scared of making the wrong move and winding up in another soul-sucking career? Shifting is always risky, but there is a way to test drive your ideas before you commit. Natasha dives deeper into the Lean Career Change method, and explains how to design an experiment that gives you clarity, confidence, and connections in your potential new field

2020 182

The Importance of Cover Letters: Experts Weigh In

Executive Career Brand

The importance of cover letters continues to be debated among job search experts and job seekers alike. We question whether they have any impact at all. or whether they are even read. First a little history. According to Stephen Lurie in an article in The Atlantic: “Leonardo da Vinci is said to […]. The post The Importance of Cover Letters: Experts Weigh In appeared first on Executive Career Brand™. Executive Resume, Biography & Cover Letter Personal Branding

Pete vs. Amy: It's the Conference Room Dust Up That Becomes Legend at Your Company.

The HR Capitalist

Regardless of your politics, the Democratic Debate in Las Vegas on 2/20/20 was must see TV. Because of policy? Watching everyone try to destroy Mike Bloomberg? Not even close. The debate was clutch because we saw some good old fashion hate, loathing and rivalry that looks a lot what you see a couple of times a year between workplace rivals in your company. . I'm talking, of course, about snipping between Amy Klobuchar and Pete Buttigieg.

2020 109

Swiss Saturday: I Learned I’m a Scofflaw

Evil HR Lady

I’ve lived in Switzerland for almost 11 years, and yet there are still new things for me to learn. Like, for instance, I learned that this picture may be illegal: It’s not potentially illegal because it shows people about to go torch city hall, even though it may look that way. It’s potentially illegal because there are humans in there and I didn’t get their permission to take the picture or share it on the internet. I have no idea who these people are.

2020 171

Jobs for People Who Love The Outdoors

Career Alley

If you’re someone who loves the fresh air, the chirping of birds, or the gentle lapping of waves against the shore, a career outdoors sounds […]. Discover Career Opportunities Outdoors Working Outdoors

2020 226

Crafting Your Edge Instead of Chasing a Job

Ms. Career Girl

For the first time in 30 years, recent college graduates are more likely to be unemployed compared to overall workers. This is happening at a time of historic overall low unemployment rates. While Millennials are the most educated and multidimensional generation, they’ve not been able to capitalize on their education in the same way as previous generations. At a time when college graduates are more at risk of being either unemployed or underemployed, what can they do to crack the job market?

2020 189

Your Biggest Career Change Nemesis (And How To Defeat It)

Career Shifters

You're stuck in your search for work you love. You want nothing more than to wake up excited every morning, but there's something getting in the way. What is it? Natasha suggests your biggest career change adversary might be closer than you think, and offers her insights on how to overcome it

2020 160

Creating a Safety Net for Job Loss

Professional Resume Services

Due to its very nature, job loss is something many people try to avoid thinking about. It’s a stressful situation, and many people have an “out of sight, out of mind” mentality for it. But this doesn’t stop it from becoming an ever-present fear in working-class America. Shifts in the job market, economy, and. Read more » The post Creating a Safety Net for Job Loss appeared first on Executive Resume Services.

2020 100

HR Capitalist Definitions: "Bespoke" (as Used in Corporate America)

The HR Capitalist

I'll start you off with the regular definition, which is what you know: . --. be·spoke. /b??sp?k/. k/. . made for a particular customer or user. "a a bespoke suit". . making or selling bespoke goods, especially clothing. bespoke tailors" --. . Sounds awesome, right? You're going to customize it to fit me? Could not be better! Thank you! . But there's a slippery slope going on in the corporate world.

2020 106

You Don’t Need a Job Candidate’s Social Security Number at the Application Stage

Evil HR Lady

You need your employes’ social security numbers. Employers are one of the few organizations that really need social security number s, as you have to pay employees, withhold taxes, and pay taxes. It’s important that you have it. But, it’s not important that you have the social security number of job applicants. You don’t need it at the application stage. Yet, many businesses ask for it in the application stage.

2020 168

How to Write an Effective Job Transfer Letter

Career Alley

There are many reasons why you may want to request a job transfer within your organization. An effective job transfer letter communicates your willingness for a transfer better than a conversation or an email. Career Advice Job Letter Transfer Letter

2020 222

You’re Not an Imposter—But You Might Feel Like One

Ms. Career Girl

Does this sound familiar? You sit in your cubical at your new job, staring at your computer screen, trying to give yourself a mental therapy session before the status meeting in nine minutes. The unsettling combination of constantly feeling both overqualified and underqualified in your job is giving you a complex that you’ve never experienced before. Feeling Overqualified. You feel overqualified because this work is actually pretty easy.

2020 169

From Geotechnical Engineer to Software Engineer

Career Shifters

“I dreaded going to the office every day.”. Marina Sideri felt like she was performing a well-scripted role: doing well on the outside, yet unhappy on the inside. So, she quit her job without a back-up plan and took some time to plan her next move. Here's how she settled on a new path, and why she's never looked back

Sklover’s Thoughts for the Work Week

Sklover Working Wisdom

“Optimism is a strategy for making a better future. Unless you believe that the future can be better, you are unlikely to step up and take responsibility for making it so.”. – Noam Chomsky. At work, in career, and in all of life, you need to look forward, and look upward. Even in the dark, know that things will get lighter. Maybe not this afternoon, but just maybe this evening, tomorrow, or next week. But, sooner or later, the sun will come out.

2020 100

THE HR FAMOUS PODCAST: e1 - Who Is HR Famous?

The HR Capitalist

NOTE FROM KD : Here's a new podcast from me, Tim Sackett and Jessica Lee called " The HR Famous Podcast". Take a listen and we'll be back on a weekly basis. See player below (email subscribers click through if you don't see it), and please hit iTunes, Spotify and Google Play to subscribe so you get notified whenever there's a new show on your phone.

2020 105

Meetings Can Be a Waste of Time and Money, but Skipping them Isn’t Free

Evil HR Lady

When I managed a team, we had a team meeting every other week. At the beginning of the year, I booked the conference room for the entire year’s worth of meetings. It won’t surprise you that not all of those meetings happened. What surprised me is new research out of Norway that says that 30 percent of scheduled meetings never happen and it costs businesses a fortune.

2020 167

How to Land the Job of Your Dreams

Career Alley

If you are lucky enough to land the job of your dreams, take the opportunity to network and build up relationships with people. This will help you in your probation interviews. Discover Career Opportunities Dream job

2020 218

What You Need to Know (and Do) About the Generation Gap at Work 

Ms. Career Girl

The communication and motivational styles of your coworkers and employees vary according to which generation they grew up in. Attitudes toward work, language, mindset and social norms evolve over time, leading to occasional generational conflict. How can you improve communication at work by closing the generational divide? How can you facilitate positive, nurturing relationships among colleagues and coordinate with employees regardless of their age group?

2020 168

From Employee to Freelancer

Career Shifters

“The news was an alarming wake-up call. The next day I handed in my resignation.”. International travel and work-related anxiety were starting to impact negatively on Alison's life. However, it was some sudden, sad news about a colleague that really drove home the message that life's too short to not do work that you love. Here's how she got into action, and evolved her business offer along the way

How can you improve your leadership skills easily?

Professional Resume Services

(The following post is a guest post from Alma Causey.) “If your actions inspire others to dream more, learn more, do more, and become more, you are a leader.” ” John Quincy Adams Finding actionable ways to motivate yourself and others towards achieving a specific achievement is a powerful thing. With more than. Read more » The post How can you improve your leadership skills easily? appeared first on Executive Resume Services.

2020 100

Cards Against Humanity Buys Small Company, Makes It Employee-Owned.

The HR Capitalist

Interesting pull from the news for you today with a little Capitalist analysis. You've heard of Cards Against Humanity. Have you heard of a acqui-hire? It goes a little something like this: ac·qui·hire. /?akwi?h?r/. noun: acqui-hire. an act or instance of buying out a company primarily for the skills and expertise of its staff, rather than for the products or services it supplies. this would appear to be a straight acquihire to pick up an engineering and product design team".

2020 103

Employment-at-Will Does Not Mean What You Think It Means

Evil HR Lady

“I live in an at-will state, so there’s nothing I can do, but…” I see this phrase, or one similar, all the time. But at-will doesn’t mean it’s a free-for-all when companies want to fire someone. Here’s what you need to know (as an employee or an employer). What is at-will employment? The simple version is that employees can quit at any time for any reason or no reason, and companies can fire employees at any time for any reason or no reason.

2020 165

4 Reasons to Engage in the Beauty Industry

Career Alley

Starting a career in the beauty industry will be very challenging as it involves extensive planning and is a grueling process. However, the truth is everything will be worth the effort, and here are the reasons why. Discover Career Opportunities beauty industry

2020 218

Why Personal Development Books May Not Lead to Your Success

Ms. Career Girl

What if this whole time we had it all wrong? What if everything was backwards and nothing was what it appears to be? Have you ever felt like you are broken, and something must be intrinsically wrong with you? Do you find yourself in a constant state of judgement thinking you cannot do or be enough? Maybe you believe you will never succeed.

2020 167

Sklover’s Thoughts for the Work Week

Sklover Working Wisdom

“When you begin to carry your own water, you learn the value of every drop.”. – African Proverb. This is so, so true, in all aspects of life, and in work, as well. Carry your own water” is a way of saying “take care of yourself.” When others are carrying your water for you, the load does not seem heavy, at least not to you. When you begin to carry your own water, and the water for others, too, its weight becomes well known to you, and each drop is appreciated.

2020 100

4 Top Tips for Finding the Right Career for You

Jobacle

Choosing the right career path for you, at any stage of your life, can be a scary prospect. Whether you’re just starting out with your qualifications and want to start off on the right foot, or whether you’re considering a complete career change later in life, making the right choice is essential for your personal growth, happiness and way of life.

2020 138

HR CAPITALIST DOWNLOAD: Building Your Culture Through Great Recruiting Practices.

The HR Capitalist

Most of my readers at the Capitalist are interesting in building the right type of culture inside their organizations, which is a worthy goal. . But if there’s one thing we’ve learned in the RPO recruiting world at Kinetix, it’s that “company culture” is hard to define. Some of it is real, and some of it is aspirational.

2020 103

Corporate Jargon that We Love to Hear

Evil HR Lady

There are plenty of things your coworkers say that drive you up the wall. There are plenty of things that you say that drive your coworkers up the wall. But, it turns out there are some corporate phrases–jargon that people like to hear. Who knew? I mean, we all knew we liked to say it, but we don’t want other people saying it. (I I swear if one more person says they have an “ask” for me, I won’t be able to control myself.).

2020 151

A Guide to Starting a Business after Graduation

Career Alley

focus on some of the main factors that you should consider before starting a business after graduating from college. Discover Career Opportunities College Grad College Grad Job Search

2020 209

Why Corporate Results Are a Matter of Personal Style

Ms. Career Girl

To thrive in this female-driven consumer world, female leaders should be at the forefront of all strategic decisions. These leaders need to have more than just a seat at the table. In fact, companies should work to empower these women with opportunities to be in front of the audiences that will drive revenue. Remember that “stages” come in many shapes and contexts, and that women leaders make business magic happen on stages at conferences, in board rooms and in media interviews.

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