May, 2019

10 Books for Mom – For The Mom Who Does It All

Ms. Career Girl

Mothers can be the most influential person in a woman’s life and each year we get to celebrate the mothers who love, cherish and support their children and those most important to them.

2019 273

This College Graduation Speech Got a Spontaneous Standing Ovation. Here’s Why.

Evil HR Lady

Graduation season is upon us, and that comes with a lot of boring speeches and a few gems.

2019 245

Magnetize Your Executive LinkedIn Profile with These SEO Tips

Professional Resume Services

Creating an attractive LinkedIn profile is valuable for anyone who’s searching for a new job. However, even the cleanest and most attractive profiles won’t be discovered if you don’t incorporate the right amount of SEO keywords in them.

2019 238

Patience, Grasshopper: Culture and Qualifications Fit Take Time

Career Trend

The Reality of Job Search Patience, Grasshopper: If ever this phrase was more applicable, it is during executive job search.

2019 207

Why job search skills are so crucial to landing a job

Cube Rules

There are job skills. And then there are job search skills. They are not the same. A big part of why many people have such a difficult time landing a job is because they have poor job search skills. And why is that?

2019 194

From Teacher to Entrepreneur

Career Shifters

“I was never going to be happy working for someone else.”. Fed up of bureaucracy and an ever-increasing mountain of paperwork, Richard Swan decided set out on his own.

Don’t Let Fear Stall Your Career – Four Don’ts and What to Do About Them 

Ms. Career Girl

A fashionably dressed woman glides into my office, a tall cup of steaming java in her hand. She settles down into the chair across from me, ready to discuss the state of her career. She has worked hard to succeed in her current job, giving her a sense of both pride and satisfaction.

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Ongoing Strategies Every Executive Job Seeker Needs to Consider

Professional Resume Services

What’s your strategy as an executive job seeker? There’s no right or wrong answer to the question, and sometimes it takes trial and error to truly figure out what the most effective strategy is for you. Even then, adjustments must be made along the way.

2019 217

Memorial Day

Sklover Working Wisdom

“It is not where you serve, but how you serve.” ” – J. Rubin Clark. If you have not visited the Vietnam War Memorial in Washington, D.C., please consider doing so. It is not flashy or grand, but simple and direct, like the men and women it honors.

2019 130

3 ways to know when it is time for a job search

Cube Rules

You know those memos that come out from management announcing the next, coolest thing in organizational wonder? Or how somebody is leaving to "pursue other business interests" (fired) or "provided wonderful accomplishments" (left on their own)?

2019 141

Overcome Age Discrimination in Your Job Search by Changing the Perception of You

Executive Career Brand

Are you 50-ish, in a job search, and worried about age discrimination? It’s time to recapture the “Benjamin Button” in you. Age discrimination is real and it can be crippling. Earlier in your career, doors were swinging wide open and now it seems virtually impossible to get your foot in one of them.

2019 178

Six Standout Traits of Courageous Women

Ms. Career Girl

A new study by IBM, “ Women, Leadership, and the Priority Paradox ,” reveals a harsh truth: advancing women in the workplace still, in 2019, just isn’t a priority.

2019 211

Should I Give Feedback To Rejected Candidates?

Evil HR Lady

I’m a recruiter for a popular company, and we receive a lot of applicants for jobs. We can’t interview all of them, and even great candidates aren’t necessarily interviewed. And of those, most won’t be hired. Frequently, candidates — both those who get interviews and those who don’t — contact me to find out why they weren’t hired or even interviewed. Should I respond thoroughly to these inquiries, give a simple form response or ignore them? .

2019 169

4 Branding Tips for Your Executive Resume

Professional Resume Services

When writing an effective resume, demonstrating your personal brand is critical. Most executives have similar skills and achievements, so what can set you apart from the rest is the overall value you bring to the table.

2019 194

Sklover’s Thought for the Work Week

Sklover Working Wisdom

“So much has been given to me, I have no time to ponder what has been denied.” ” – Helen Keller. Helen Keller was left blind and deaf by an illness at age two.

2019 130

When Something Goes Wrong At Work

Career Alley

Suffering an accident at work can be highly damaging. Not only can it physically injure you but it can cause you a lot of mental pain as well. You are meant to feel safe in your work environment. Career Advice

2019 170

Top 3 Benefits of Manual Labor 

Jobacle

When’s the last time you washed your clothes by hand or even cooked a meal from scratch? With technology comes laziness and all its detriment. Modern cultures have lost the pleasure of manual labor, which is why you should incorporate it back into your life for these three reasons.

2019 163

Things to Consider Before You Quit Your Job and Go Freelance

Ms. Career Girl

It’s becoming more common for people to take on freelancing gigs, leaving their seemingly stable jobs for the more unsettled but flexible life of a full-time freelancer.

2019 206

After an Organizational Shift, You May Need to Change Your Company Culture

Evil HR Lady

You’ve worked hard to build a great company culture, but after a major restructuring, you might need to make changes to help the business move forward. After an organizational shift, it’s normal for employees to feel concerned and unsure of what will happen next. And while you may have had a great open culture , when employees are being laid off or your company merges with—or is bought out by—a different one, trust can be shaken.

2019 156

How to Increase Your Executive Job Search Momentum

Professional Resume Services

Having positive momentum in anything you do is motivating. The great thing about this is people get motivated in different ways, so there’s no right or wrong way to accomplish it.

2019 185

Mother’s Day

Sklover Working Wisdom

“God could not be everywhere and. therefore he invented mothers.”. – Jewish Saying. To every mother, grandmother, and great grand-mother out there, THANKS. Today is Your Day. It’s even named after you.

2019 130

Can Losing Your Job Become An Opportunity?

Career Alley

Picture the scene. One day, you curse the alarm clock as you get dressed for work. The next day, you lie down in bed, tired […]. Discover Career Opportunities Job Loss

2019 170

What is an Application Tracking System – and why is it important?

Cube Rules

If you've done any research into writing a resume, you'll soon come across the dreaded ATS -- Application Tracking System. It's that dastardly beast that will grab your resume and throw it into the digital trash bin if you don't feed it right and correctly. It is the black box of resumes reviews -- machine driven […]. The post What is an Application Tracking System – and why is it important? appeared first on Cube Rules. Job Search Application Tracking System ATS Resume

2019 109

Age is power – Being Badass at 50

Ms. Career Girl

Society tells us that getting old is bad. And in the workplace, getting old often means losing your status and your job. Women, especially feel the pressure to stay young and attractive to stay employed. As we age, we’re marginalized and easily dismissed as irrelevant. And too often, we come to believe the ageist story about ourselves that we can’t compete, despite our accomplishments and who we once were. We feel powerless. Society makes it challenging to feel like much of a badass at 50.

2019 173

10 Things Every Working Mom Needs

Evil HR Lady

With Mother’s Day just around the corner, husbands and children are thinking of presents for wives and mothers. Just what does a working mom want for a Mother’s Day present ? Well, probably not these things, unless your wife/mother loves practical gifts. Some moms love practical and some moms want jewelry. I assume you know what the mother in your life wants, and if not, ask. But these are things that every household needs–even if it’s dad who does the cooking.

2019 156

What Does an Expert Executive Resume Writer Offer?

Professional Resume Services

Anyone can write a resume with basic components in it. However, since many people have this strategy, you’ll have a hard time standing out among the large pool of applicants for any given job. The keys to writing an effective resume today are different than they were several years ago.

2019 176

Did You Know That. Employer-Paid Moving Expenses are Now Taxed as Employee Income?

Sklover Working Wisdom

Yes, the 2018 “Tax Reform” law in the U.S. made employer-paid and employer-reimbursed relocation costs – even when your moving is requested by the employer – income to the employee, and thus taxed to the employee? Yikes!

2019 130

Advantages and Disadvantages Of Using a Temporary Recruitment Agency

Career Alley

With employment at a record high, it is becoming a lot more difficult for businesses to attract the correct level of talent into their business and they are sometimes having to think outside of the box. Find your Dream Job Recruitment

2019 163

From Teaching to Own Business

Career Shifters

“I never seemed to get to a place where I was coping.”. Loretta Clarke's unhappiness at work was leaving her tired, stressed and regularly ill. It's taken time, and consistent effort, but she's now created a career that gives her the flexibility and wellbeing she wants. Here's how she made it happe

2019 157

Do You Know The Symptoms of High Blood Pressure?

Ms. Career Girl

Of course, there are none. That’s why high blood pressure has been called the silent killer. And why 46% of Americans have hypertension, or what we commonly call high blood pressure. It’s the second most common cause of preventable death from any cause in the U.S.,

2019 171

How to Spot — and Address — Employee Disengagement

Evil HR Lady

Employee engagement is sure to be at the forefront of any employer’s mind, but how often do you hear someone talking about employee disengagement ? You can have a great work environment , but even if 90 percent of your employees are happy and engaged, there are bound to be a few stragglers. Now, some employers think that one or two unhappy employees won’t have that big of an impact on their business.

2019 151

What’s the Best Way to Land Your Dream Executive Job?

Professional Resume Services

Plenty of myths and misconceptions are out there when it comes to the best methods for conducting a job search today. If it’s been a while since you’ve had to search for a job, you may think the new trend is posting your resume to online job boards rather than visiting companies in person.

2019 169

Sklover’s Thought for the Work Week

Sklover Working Wisdom

“To be rooted is perhaps the most important and least recognized need of the human soul.” ” – Simone Weil. This observation upon the human experience is, to me, extremely profound, near universal and very powerful.

2019 130

The Top-Ranking Manual Careers

Career Alley

You don’t necessarily need a four-year degree to find your dream job. Manual labor can be just as lucrative, with top blue-collar workers earning annual mean wages well above the $50,620 national average. Discover Career Opportunities Blue Collar Jobs

2019 153

Using Online Branding to Secure Your Dream Executive Position

Executive Career Brand

Imagine getting a call for that senior-level executive position you’ve been longing for. It all goes well until the interviewers look at your social media profiles. There are some photos and posts you’d rather your prospective employer didn’t see, which reflect badly on your professional image.

2019 143

Using “Retail Therapy” to Cope With Anxiety and Depression

Ms. Career Girl

May is Mental Health Awareness Month, and it’s important to note that women are twice as likely to be diagnosed with anxiety and depression.

2019 166

Steak ‘N Shake Makes a $7.7 Million Error. (You’re Probably Making the Same Error.)

Evil HR Lady

Managers are always salary exempt and are not eligible for overtime pay. This is a common belief but it simply isn’t true. In fact, your job title has nothing to do with how you have to be paid–it’s all about your job responsibilities. Steak ‘N Shake found out the hard way that they had misclassified 286 store managers in the St. Louis area and owed them back overtime pay. Oh, and attorney fees and costs. Grand total? million dollars. Steak ‘N Shake’s error.

2019 145