February, 2019

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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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)?

2019 242

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 […].

2019 169

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.

2019 153

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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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

2019 208

5 Tips to Turn Your Passion Into a Lucrative Side Hustle

Ms. Career Girl

A side hustle is a way to make money outside of your 9 to 5 and 37 percent of Americans have one, making an average of $686 per month. However, a side hustle is more than just a part-time job.

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How to Kick Your Executive Career in the Butt

Career Trend

2019 148

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 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

2019 206

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

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 220

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 155

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.

2019 137

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

“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 174

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

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 200

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 151

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 160

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

“I’m Scared Of Not Being Good Enough.”

Career Shifters

Lena's feeling anxious and unsettled in her career. She's also struggling to believe she'll ever be able to secure her ideal work. When it feels like a huge risk to put yourself out there, how do you find the courage to show others what you're capable of

2019 169

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

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 199

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.)

2019 151

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.

2019 163

Know What to Research Before Your Executive Job Interview

Professional Resume Services

Doing your homework prior to going into a job interview can be the difference between being considered a viable candidate or having your resume pushed to the side. Companies want to hire someone who shows they are willing to do their due diligence in order to make a quality decision.

2019 130

From Marketing to Data

Career Shifters

“I don't miss the day-to-day stresses.”. After lots of research and exploration (and a few failed interviews), Alexander Fridriksson found a way to zoom in on his interests, upgrade his skills, and shift without risking his finances. Here's how he did it

2019 161

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

Four Tips To Finally Land That Dream Job

Ms. Career Girl

Finding that dream job, or just climbing the career ladder, can be a daunting and sometimes brutal task. If you’ve got your sights set on that certain position that sets your heart and passions on fire, it’s worth the effort.

2019 197

Bossiness Is Not a Leadership Trait, No Matter What Sheryl Sandberg Says

Evil HR Lady

Note: This Sheryl Sandberg quote keeps showing up and I have strong feelings, so I’m re-running. “I want every little girl who someone says ‘they’re bossy’ to be told instead, ‘you have leadership skills,'” said Sheryl Sandberg. The COO of Facebook says she was told this, and look at her now! This quote keeps showing up on my Facebook feed, and while I love my friends, this quote is driving me nuts. Bossy is not leadership.

2019 146

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 160

How to Build and Manage Your Personal Brand Online

Professional Resume Services

You can have an extensive amount of experience with unique skill sets and seem like a perfect fit for a job, but employers will still be hesitant to hire you if you don’t have a solid online presence. In this day and age, leaders have to be visible to the public.

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 152

Sklover’s Thought for the Work Week

Sklover Working Wisdom

“The second kick of the mule can’t teach you anything more than the first kick should have.” ” – Farmer’s Proverb. Walking behind a mule is a dangerous mistake, and can result in a kick you won’t soon forget. Hopefully, you will have learned its lesson, and will not forget it.

2019 130

10 Beauty Product Marketing Claims Deconstructed

Ms. Career Girl

We are all subject to marketing and advertising on a daily basis. Nowadays it seems like even thinking about skin care will get you bombarded with countless ads and sponsored post on social media.

2019 188

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.

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