February, 2019

Swiss Saturday: The Passive Aggressive Note

Evil HR Lady

A couple of days ago, a neighbor placed the above note in our mailbox. Here’s a rough translation (as I’m not a professional translator). Dear Lucas Family, Is it too difficult to walk through the house before you go to bed (and turn all the lights off)?

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Chilling Winter Thrillers Sure To Keep You Warm and Reading All Night

Ms. Career Girl

As the winter chill continues to set in, there’s no better time to pick up the season’s best new suspenseful thrillers. If you’re looking to get swept away by a great new chilling read during your time off this winter, one or more of this winter’s best thrillers will be just what you need.

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How to Ace your Telephone Interview

Career Alley

Telephone Interviews have become very popular as the first step in an interview process. Unfortunately, telephone interviews are probably the toughest type of interviews. Without […]. Nail the Interview Interview questions telephone Interviews

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Executive Job Search Blogging: Anyone Can Learn To Do It, and Excel

Executive Career Brand

Do you know how beneficial having a blog can be when you’re in executive job search? Having your own blog will help you build your personal brand and differentiate the value you offer as a candidate. in a way that almost nothing else can top. An added bonus. you […].

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How to Kick Your Executive Career in the Butt

Career Trend

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Sklover’s Thought for the Work Week

Sklover Working Wisdom

“When you stop doing things for fun, you might as well be dead.” ” – Ernest Hemingway. Don’t let the starkness – or darkness – of this quote hide its living message: Don’t forget to have some fun. Don’t ever stop doing things simply for the fun of it.

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How HR Can Use Performance Reviews to Help the Whole Company

Evil HR Lady

It’s not hard to understand why an increasing number of companies are choosing to do away with annual performance reviews: according to one study , over 94 percent of employees would prefer their manager address feedback in real time rather then wait until the end of the year. But annual performance reviews aren’t all bad. Formal ratings provide a macro-view of performance and engagement levels across the company. If the results of any group (department, experience level, etc.)

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Tips to Enhance Your Chances of Landing Your Dream Job

Career Alley

Your resume is what represents you before your hirers or employer, and is often what guides these parties to a hiring decision. Therefore, ensure that it offers the best representation of you. Find your Dream Job Dream job

2019 172

Is it the Right Time to Ask for a Raise?

Professional Resume Services

Going to your boss and asking for a raise is always a sensitive topic of discussion. But if you ask at the right time and do a little homework beforehand, then you can at least minimize some of the awkwardness.

2019 141

From Law to Photography

Career Shifters

“I was so unhappy at work that I became a horrible person at home.”. Jen Griffin was overwhelmed and miserable in her job. After taking some time to reevaluate (and hitting a couple of dead ends), she’s now in a portfolio career that allows her creative side out to play.

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Recruiting Strategy: How to Be the Greener Grass

Career Trend

Would your leadership benefit from a boost to their recruiting and hiring strategy? Seeking work where the grass is greener is a key motivator spurring job seekers. In my latest Glassdoor post, I share ways actively-recruiting companies can capitalize on this employee itch.

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How to Create a Positive Work Environment

Evil HR Lady

Most people come to work to, well, work. Employees don’t necessarily expect their jobs to be fun 24/7. But that doesn’t mean your workforce needs to do business under a depressing cartoon rain cloud. Here’s how to make working at your business a positive and productive experience, and why it’s worth doing so. Why Creating a Positive Work Environment Is Important. Most employees spend more time at the office than they do with their friends and family.

2019 171

How to Map Out Your Future When Your Boss Is Evasive 

Ms. Career Girl

You wanted to work at this company forever, but now that you’ve finally succeeded and are settling in, matters with your boss feel murky. She’s neither critical nor reassuring. In fact, you’ve yet to detect a crack in her poker face.

2019 190

Protecting Your Privacy While Job Hunting

Career Alley

Protecting your privacy when searching for a job is really important (especially if you are currently employed). Job search can put you at risk with […]. Find your Dream Job identity theft privacy

2019 163

Sklover’s Thought for the Work Week

Sklover Working Wisdom

“The time has come to worship with our lives as with our lips, in the streets as in the sanctuaries.” ” – Maurice Davis.

2019 130

From Classrooms to Children's Stories

Career Shifters

“The workload was brutal.”. Catherine Carroll was giving hours of her free time over to her job. Then, her priorities changed. Here's how she forged a new, more creative work identity, and built a business that fits around her schedule

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Is it the Right Time to Ask for a Raise?

Professional Resume Services

Going to your boss and asking for a raise is always a sensitive topic of discussion. But if you ask at the right time and do a little homework beforehand, then you can at least minimize some of the awkwardness. The point of asking for a raise is to tell your boss you believe you’ve.

2019 130

This Company Lets You Turn Your Unused Vacation Days into Student Loan Payments

Evil HR Lady

Americans have fewer vacation days than their European counterpart s, and yet we still don’t use them al l. Some companies allow you to roll them over and cash out when you quit, but for many Americans they just disappear into the ether. If you don’t use all your vacation days, it’s just a boon for the company–they get more work out of you for no more money.

2019 162

Developing Self Leadership: Three Skills that Lead to Success

Ms. Career Girl

Contrary to common belief, self leadership is not a rare ability reserved only for the Mark Zuckerbergs and Oprah Winfreys of the world. It is a mindset and skill set that can be learned.

2019 177

Making A Career Out Of Investing In Commodities

Career Alley

Whether you’re already on the path to becoming a career investor or just starting out, it’s important to first understand how investing in commodities works. Discover Career Opportunities Financial Careers

2019 163

Voluntary – Key Words & Phrases

Sklover Working Wisdom

Be on the lookout for. Voluntary,” as in “Voluntary Departure,” “Voluntary Resignation” or “Voluntary Waiver”. You’re quite likely to find the word “voluntary” in several work-related legal documents. If you do notice it, that word may be very advantageous to you.

2019 130

How Flex Working Schedules Are Benefiting the World

Jobacle

More employees are enjoying flexible work environments now than ever, with one survey revealing that at least 43% of American workers are working remotely at least part-time.

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Do You Have the One Skill Every Executive Should Possess?

Professional Resume Services

Executives often have a similar skill set, background and education. So how can you set yourself apart from the rest? There are plenty of ways to do so, but there’s one overlooked skill you must possess: listening.

2019 130

Happy Valentine’s Day: These Jobs Increase Your Chances of Divorce

Evil HR Lady

On February 14 we celebrate love in the name of St. Valentine, who was beaten, stoned, and decapitated because of his support of marriage. So, basically, it’s always been a bummer of a holiday, which brings us to divorce. Here are, according to a 5-year study, are the professions most prone to unhappily ever after. Gaming managers 52.9 percent Bartenders 52.7 percent Flight Attendants 50.5 percent Gaming Services Workers 50.3

2019 158

Ready for Change, Positioned for Success: Habits of Successful Business People

Ms. Career Girl

It’s clear that people who are able to use their talent, intellect, and determination to translate a good idea into a successful business are doing something right.

2019 177

Top Paying Trucking Jobs

Career Alley

If you love cruising the open road, then working in the trucking industry can be an enjoyable and lucrative career. It’s also in high demand: […]. Find your Dream Job Driving Careers

2019 158

Sklover’s Thought for the Work Week

Sklover Working Wisdom

“The most difficult thing is the decision to act. The rest is merely tenacity.” ” – Amelia Earhart.

2019 130

“I Feel Like A Jack of All Trades, Master Of None. How Do I Make Progress On My Shift?”

Career Shifters

Alex's career has taken him all over the world. But while his lifestyle appears impossibly glamorous, he feels isolated and financially unstable. How do you make the leap into secure employment, with an unusual career history and no idea where you want to go next

2019 171

Do You Have the One Skill Every Executive Should Possess?

Professional Resume Services

Executives often have a similar skill set, background and education. So how can you set yourself apart from the rest? There are plenty of ways to do so, but there’s one overlooked skill you must possess: listening.

2019 130

Managing Your Managers’ Stress Levels

Evil HR Lady

Business is hard and you need to make money. Sometimes things happen outside of your control or a new competitor pops up and what was easy before now becomes complicated. Lots of business owners put pressure on their managers to reach goals, right? Ask — no, demand — that they work hard, stretch and, if they must, put pressure on their team. That’s how a lot of businesses operate, but there’s a problem: stressed-out managers are bad for everybody at the company.

2019 157

A Female Music Exec’s Guide To Thriving In The Music and Advertising Industry

Ms. Career Girl

Women in executive roles are rising in industries that have been historically known for being male-dominated, and so it’s now more important than ever to continue the momentum and inspire other young women to break into these industries.

2019 168

5 Smart Tips for LinkedIn Self-Promotion

Career Alley

Smartly executed self-promotion is the key to career advancement, and in our hyper-connected days, LinkedIn is one of the best tools to help you do […]. Find your Dream Job LinkedIn Networking

2019 153

Did You Read about Glassdoor.com.?

Sklover Working Wisdom

Wall Street Journal Analysis: “Companies Game Glassdoor Rankings”. According to a recently published report by The Wall Street Journal, there’s good reason to doubt the credibility of Glassdoor employer rankings that so many employees use to decide which employers to work for.

2019 130

The Top 5 Small Business Health Insurance Options in 2019

Jobacle

Thanks to the rising costs of health care, individuals and businesses alike are looking for ways to get affordable coverage that works for them. While larger businesses have more options and less to worry about when it comes to coverage, small businesses are usually left out of the equation.

2019 169

5 Tips to Boost Your Online Personal Brand with LinkedIn

Professional Resume Services

Spending time on LinkedIn profile development can set you up for success in many different ways. One of the main benefits of LinkedIn is it gives you a platform to demonstrate your personal brand.

2019 130

47 Percent of Women Think Their Bosses are Their Friends. That Number Should Be Closer to Zero.

Evil HR Lady

Does your boss have your back? 50 percent of men think so, but only 39 percent of women do, according to a recent survey done by RingCentral Glip. If you’re a boss, these numbers should concern you, as you should have the backs of all your employees. You give your employees credit for all departmental successes and take the flack for departmental failures and handle feedback one on one. That’s what good managers do. But, having your back doesn’t mean being your friend.

2019 156

Beauty is Where You Choose To See It

Ms. Career Girl

Well that’s boring. How mundane. Why post a picture like that? There’s no fire in the sky. No golden-apricot cotton candy tufts. No pink-purple-blue stripes. It’s just a plain, average, grey shot of the lake. Big deal.

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