February, 2020

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.

2020 213

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.”

2020 164

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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 153

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.

2020 203

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?”

2020 139

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.’

2020 135

What To Do When It’s Time To Get Rid of That Old Ride

Ms. Career Girl

Sometimes, your old ride is like that pair of shoes you’ve had forever. They’ve definitely seen better days, you have to admit. But they’re familiar and you just hate to let them go. Even so, you know it’s time to consider something new.

2020 190

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Tips to Help You Find Your Dream Job

Career Alley

Do what you enjoy: some people can’t believe they get paid to do something they’d do for free, simply because they enjoy it so much. Find your Dream Job Dream job

2020 153

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.

2020 130

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.

2020 139

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.

2020 185

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.

2020 163

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.”

2020 130

How To Be A Pro Filmmaker

Career Alley

Deciding to be a pro filmmaker is the first step in actualizing the dream. However, without the work, it remains a dream. So, put in the work and learn from the pros. Find your Dream Job filmmaker

2020 153

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.”

2020 130

Leap Year Means Some Salaried Employees Work an Extra Day for Free

Evil HR Lady

Once every four years, you get an extra day to do whatever we want! Or, rather, because you have to work for a living, you have to work. But, if you’re a business owner, you just might get some free labor.

2020 171

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 183

5 Ways to Improve as a Female Leader in the Workplace

Ms. Career Girl

Despite having a record-high number of female CEOs running Fortune 500 companies, this still only represents 6.6 percent of all the companies on the Fortune list, according to CNN.

2020 163

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.

2020 141

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 153

Happy Valentine’s Day

Sklover Working Wisdom

On this. Valentine’s Day. We wish all of you. To have. A loved one, To be. A loved one, and. To be One. Who loves. All of us LOVERS at Sk LOVE rWorkingWisdom.

2020 130

Amazon Lawsuit: Managers Scoured Job Candidates’ Social Media for Race and Gender Info

Evil HR Lady

Lisa McCarrick filed a lawsuit against Amazon on Monday , alleging two significant problems. The first: she’s paid less than her male coworkers.

2020 171

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.

2020 138

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?

2020 163

How to Take Your Business to the Next Level

Jobacle

Every manager will want to take their company to the next level, but how can you go about doing this? This is not an easy task, and you need to make sure you are in the right position.

2020 130

Tips from Experts: How to Get Prepared for Your College Application

Career Alley

Are you excited and stressed at the same time? Are you ready to start a new page in your book of life? What does it […]. Career Advice College college application

2020 153

New Feedback

Sklover Working Wisdom

Lately we have received a lot of wonderful feedback. We hope you don’t mind our sharing one recent and heart-warming example with you: Mr. Sklover, I’m a long-time fan of your wonderfully helpful site and really appreciate your articles full of wit and wisdom. Your recent “It’s a pebble.

2020 130

It’s Okay to Cry at Work–Everyone Else Does It

Evil HR Lady

‘ve cried at work. Twice. The first time, I was a temp in my very first HR job. The position was supposed to be temp to perm ( a term I now despise ), and I was doing what I thought was a great job.

2020 171

“How Do I Get Employers To Take Me Seriously In My New Field?”

Career Shifters

After successfully working her way up in a tough corporate environment, Minnie realised that she was in the wrong career. She's since worked hard to retrain, but she's finding paid work impossible to come by. When you've got so much to offer, how do you get employers to recognise your value

2020 138

Hiring Your First Employees: Making the Move from Small Business to Employer

Ms. Career Girl

Watching the business that you’ve worked so hard to build grow larger is a highly rewarding experience, but it does have its challenges. With success comes the need to keep up with increased demand, and there’s only so much that one person can do. At some point, it will be time to hire employees.

2020 153

The Benefits of Taking a Master’s Degree To Enhance Your Career

Jobacle

Many people strive to take their career to the next level. Whether that’s becoming an expert in your field or gaining a promotion, there are several routes to take. One option is to further your learning via a master’s degree.

2020 130

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 153

Sklover’s Thoughts for the Work Week

Sklover Working Wisdom

“We all need to learn how to speak American.”. – Brian Williams. Yes, we do. At work, and elsewhere, we all need to learn to speak simply, converse with diverse people, without the “jargon” and outside the usual words of your particular job, industry, profession or neighborhood.

2020 130

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).

2020 171

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.

2020 138

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.

2020 153

Should You Consider A Career In CRM?

Jobacle

The digitalization of modern business has given rise to the increased importance of CRM managers within organizations in order to maximize profits in today’s market.

2020 130