December, 2016

6 Must-Have Skills for Project Managers

Career Alley

Being a successful Project Manager requires a wide range of skills, talents and experience. Great writing skills, a deep knowledge of technology and an aptitude to manage budgets are all key to Project Management. Career advice Project Managers

2016 306

3 Ways To Make Your Online Networking Count

Executive Career Brand

The best way to land your next great-fit gig is networking – fortified by targeting and personal branding built around your value to target employers. Along with so many other aspects of executive job search in the digital age, networking has changed and expanded. Sticking solely to older methods — phone calls, in-person networking events, snail mail, etc. puts you at a great disadvantage. Neglecting social networking has damaging effects: You’ll seriously limit avenues to opportunities.

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12 Books of Christmas: Give The Gift of Reading

Ms. Career Girl

The post 12 Books of Christmas: Give The Gift of Reading appeared first on Ms. Career Girl. I imagine that someday in the not-too-distant future, traditional books will have met their demise. Already, there’s Kindle and Nook and a host of lesser-known options. Sure, it’s nice to be able to carry dozens of books in something the size of a note pad. But isn’t there something just irreplaceably delicious about curling up with a real, live book?

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My 3 Words – 2017

Career Trend

My 3 words for 2017 determinedly appeared a few days before Christmas (Dec. 22, to be exact): Pace, Pray, Pow! Before expanding on my words, a brief review of the 3 Words initiative is in order. Colleague Hannah Morgan, nationally recognized author and speaker on all things job search, challenged me to participate in my first 3 words exercise […]. The post My 3 Words – 2017 appeared first on Executive Resume Writing Service. 3 Words My Three Words New Year Goals

2017 171

What Should You Always Incorporate Into Your Cover Letter?

Professional Resume Services

These additions and changes will make your cover letter great! Cover letters are and have always been one of the trickiest parts of the job hunting process. Cover letters are a great way to show potential employers how your skills can benefit the company before they even look at your resume. Many experts wonder just how to approach writing a cover letter, and where the differences between resumes and cover letters really lie.

Job Search Advice for 2017


Are you preparing to start 2017 looking for job search advice? Most people assume that figuring out how to look for jobs is the main component of the job search – but it’s so much more! There are so many trends, best practices and other factors shaping the job search market, it can almost be overwhelming […]. The post Job Search Advice for 2017 appeared first on

2017 162

6 Tips for Common Interview Mistakes

Career Alley

Interviewing is a two way street and your success will depend on your ability to answer the questions asked and asking the right questions. Interviews tips

2016 303

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6 Career Risks You Won’t Regret Taking

Ms. Career Girl

The post 6 Career Risks You Won’t Regret Taking appeared first on Ms. Career Girl. The following is a guest post by Linda Grimmeson. Her bio follows. This is a new world. A new time. You are able, welcome and even encouraged to try new things and take risks. Employers are actually looking for people who have done more than their predecessors, who have a new set of skills, passions and interests. As this is the case, what is holding you back?

2016 179

Storytelling Strategy for Winding Career Paths

Career Trend

As my career clients emerge from our in-depth introspective process, invaluable insights inevitably flow. A recent such client, who immersed herself in our guided storytelling process, shares ‘why’ she is glad she did, including the value of tidying up her bunny trails. — You’ll probably see why I was having a challenge telling my story before working with you […].

2016 139

Six of the Most Common Errors Made by Networking Event Attendees

Professional Resume Services

Avoid these mistakes to make the most of your next networking event! As an executive, you have been in the workforce for many years. Therefore, you know the importance of make the most out of networking events as you search for new opportunities. Networking events present people with amazing opportunities to get to know recruiters and learn more about different companies. However, it can be easy to botch a networking event if you make any of these common errors. Going in Unprepared.

2016 166

What you can control in a job search. And what you can’t.

Cube Rules

Whenever I went to any sales-type training, one of the consistent subjects was all about “controlling the sale.” ” That somehow, the salesperson could extract dollars out of the buyer if all they did was “control the sale.” ” I always had problems with that approach. After all, the buyer can always, always say no. Sometimes pretty […]. The post What you can control in a job search. And what you can’t. appeared first on Cube Rules.

2016 138

Dealing with Job Loss

Career Alley

Job loss is not easy to deal with. Whether you knew it was going to happen or you were surprised. My post “I Lost My Job, Now What” covers the stages (which are similar to losing a loved one) as well as what to do first. And while somewhat of a cliche, it is very […]. Career advice Job Loss Job Search Plan

2016 301

How to Make Time Go Faster at Work in 5 Easy Steps


Wondering how to make time go faster at work, eh? Well, it’s an artform, and we all have our own unique ways to do it. That’s because there are simply days where we find ourselves counting the seconds until we can leave. Everything feels slowed down, and we can’t take it anymore! It just seems […]. The post How to Make Time Go Faster at Work in 5 Easy Steps appeared first on

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From Los Angeles to Atlanta: a Culture Shock Indeed!

Ms. Career Girl

The post From Los Angeles to Atlanta: a Culture Shock Indeed! appeared first on Ms. Career Girl. The following is a guest post by Nicole Grays Owens. Her bio follows. Los Angeles, otherwise known at the “City of Angels.” Has a nice ring to it, doesn’t it? Alluring even. Angels! It doesn’t get any cooler than that.

The Netflix Approach to Movies: Notes for HR

The HR Capitalist

Do you watch Netflix? Have you ever been frustrated that the movie selection, for a lack of a better word to describe it - sucks? Of course you have. If you're a business focused individual, you might think this fact is a canary in the coal mine - meaning it's a signal that Netflix won't be in a dominant position 2-5 years from now. That would be a reasonable assumption - after all, if they product's not right, decreased viewership and profitability is sure to follow, right? Wrong.

2016 132

Do These Myths About LinkedIn Help or Harm?

Professional Resume Services

There’s a lot of advice out there about how to make the most of LinkedIn. How much of it is really helpful? LinkedIn is one of the best online social networking tools you can use to help land the job you want. However, there are some myths you need to know of in order to completely reap the benefits of your LinkedIn profile service. Some of them are helpful to know about, while others could completely put a halt to your job search if you aren’t careful.

2016 162

The 7 sections of a resume explained

Cube Rules

Let’s get resume building back to the beginning for a bit. Let’s start with the basics and go through what sections every resume should include. Even though many, if not most, resumes don’t include all these sections. To their peril. Each section has unique attributes and all of them together strive to build a story […]. The post The 7 sections of a resume explained appeared first on Cube Rules. Job Search Resume Tips

2016 135

10 Great Job Search Resources for College Grads

Career Alley

Your first job marks the beginning of your 10,000 day career (do the math) and, while you are probably just hoping you get a job, you should prepare for the long haul (working that is, not job search) and try to pick a job that suites you best. Finding a job right out of school is difficult these days. College Grads Entry level jobs Resumes

2016 281

Five Things the Long-Term Unemployed Need to Do to Find a Job

Evil HR Lady

I got this email from a reader: You are lying to us. No one can get hired. If there are people working they don’t live in the world of MOST people. Hope you can learn to understand. I’m a huge fan of honesty, actually. I’ll say it how it is–job hunting is a horrible, terrible thing, that is more stressful than getting divorced. So, you’ll never hear me say “I’m so happy I get to look for a new job today!”

2016 183

Going Green in Education: Inspiration You Can Use

Ms. Career Girl

The post Going Green in Education: Inspiration You Can Use appeared first on Ms. Career Girl. The following is a guest post by Shaya Kirkpatrick. Her bio follows. Do you want to be a part of helping save our planet now and for future generations? If everyone does something, whether it’s small or large, we can collectively make our Earth a cleaner and safer place for everyone. Grades of Green is changing the course of the future by instilling environmental values in students today.

2016 169

Uber: The Right HR Leader Depends On Your Company's Maturity.

The HR Capitalist

This post previously appeared at my other site - Fistful of Talent. I thought it was important enough to share here as well. If there's one thing that's true in HR, it's that today's HR leader right for a company may not be right for the same company 3 years from now. Things change. New leaders come in, new strategies are developed and deployed. And if you're really lucky, your company experiences exponential growth that causes you to need a different type of HR leader.

2016 124

Our Guide to Creating a Better Targeted Resume for Executives

Professional Resume Services

Follow these tips to ensure your resume always hits the mark! Finding a job in the 21st century requires both the ability to self-promote and a bit of marketing savvy. With the invention of sites like LinkedIn, it is now easier than ever to show prospective employers what you can offer them. Having top-notch resumes and cover letters is vital when trying to get taken seriously by business professionals.

2016 152

Where To Start When You Have Too Many Career Ideas

Career Shifters

Hundreds of possibilities buzzing around in your head? Finding it hard to focus and narrow down on the right option for you? It's overwhelming and disheartening, and if this sounds familiar, you're not alone. Natasha shares some core principles to calm your mind and set you on the path to clarity

2016 175

How Prince Two Training Can Help Your Career

Career Alley

If you're a project manager, you're probably wondering you can do to stay ahead of the game and be the best in your field. Education Careers Project Management Training

2016 274

How to Hire the Best of the Long Term Unemployed Candidates

Evil HR Lady

Last week I wrote 5 Things the Long-Term Unemployed Need to Do to Find a Job and it ruffled a few feathers of the long-term unemployed. Here’s some of the feedback I received: If you’ve never sent out over 200+resumes/applications and received only one phone call from a headhunter who asked me to take less than the stated hourly rate, gotten a few cursory acknowledgment emails, and no other real-life contact, then you don’t know what it is to be job-hunting these days.

2016 177

12 Things to Do to Land a Job by 2017

Ms. Career Girl

The post 12 Things to Do to Land a Job by 2017 appeared first on Ms. Career Girl. The following is a guest post by Hayley Panasiuk. Her bio follows. . Do your goals for 2017 include a new job? It’s possible, and you can do it. Here’s how: Clean and Bulk Up Your LinkedIn. Your LinkedIn profile is your virtual resume. This means that while hiring managers spend 30 seconds or less scanning your paper resume, they’ll likely spend less time on your virtual resume.

2017 157

The Secrets to Improving Communication Within Your Workplace Team


When most teams within an organization discuss communications, we tend to focus on communication with our customers or for recruiters and HR, that’s communication with our candidates. While. Workology is the art and science of work, HR and recruitment. Join the resource revolution. Leadership Work communication effective team communication team communication workplace team communication

2016 122

Job Searching at 50+: A Guide for Older Employees

Professional Resume Services

Executive resume services can help older job seekers. Some older people believe they should easily be able to get a new job because of their extensive experience. While that seems reasonable, there’s a lot more to take into consideration. A lot of companies today are looking for younger people out of college with a few years of experience and new ideas. The general perception is older people won’t come in with those new ideas and may be difficult to train.

2016 152

Happy Hanukkah

Sklover Working Wisdom

On This First Night of Hanukkah – A Message for all our Friends, Regardless of Faith: Hanukkah celebrates the miracle of “the light,” the miracle that it exists, and the miracle that it endures. Each of us can be a “light unto the world” in our own lives. Celebrate that light within you – and keep it alive. You will have something to celebrate each and every day, and so will all others. Be a light unto the world. © © 2016 Alan L. Sklover All Rights Reserved. Commercial Use Prohibited

2016 122

Your Job Search Marketing Toolkit – Resume Building

Career Alley

The most important job search document is, of course, your resume. Having the best resume possible will be the key determining factor as to whether or not you will get an interview. Resumes Career Advice Resume

2016 272

Want Your Employees to Love You? Develop This Characteristic

Evil HR Lady

Maybe you have the fantasy of being like Mr. Scrooge before the ghosts visited, but if you’re like most people, you’d actually like to have your employees like you. Not in terms of being your best friend, but think highly of you. Do you really want to be the cause of people developing an inappropriate swearing habit around their children? No, no you don’t. So, if you’re the boss, and you want to be a good one, you’ll need to develop honesty as a characteristic.

2016 175

The Biggest Mistakes You Can Make In A Personal Injury Case

Ms. Career Girl

The post The Biggest Mistakes You Can Make In A Personal Injury Case appeared first on Ms. Career Girl. When you sustain a serious injury , it isn’t pleasant to say the least! There’s a lot of physical pain. Both immediately and in the long term. And this is coupled with the stress and frustration of having such a big hindrance on your day to day life. What makes it even worse, however, is knowing that it was someone else’s fault.

2016 155

Here's Your Authority-Building Quote To Use as a HR or Recruiting Leader.

The HR Capitalist

Damn, I'm just going to say it. You're the HR/Recruiting leader, and from time to time you need to remind everyone around you that you're the expert. Not them - YOU. It's OK for people to have takes on the best way to do HR or recruiting. But do they know as much as you? And you ought to find subtle reminders to make sure they get that reality. That's why I'm here today to give you a quote you can put in your email signature. It's a remake of a classic standard: "HR is like church.

2016 118

Why Aren’t I Getting Hired?

Professional Resume Services

The best executive resume should be customized for the job. As a Resume Writer and Career Coach , one of the questions I get asked the most is “Why can’t I find a job?” So many job seekers become frustrated during their search because they expect instant results-and that rarely happens in a job search. Hunting for a new job is tough, it just is.

2016 144

2 reasons it really is harder to get a job after a recession

Cube Rules

The economy is great — getting a job is easier than any time in the last decade. And yet, for many of us, it is not. It’s a conundrum I’ve been thinking about for quite a while — how can the economy be so good, job openings plentiful, but still difficult to get a job? […]. The post 2 reasons it really is harder to get a job after a recession appeared first on Cube Rules. Job Search Job Skills Resume Tips

2016 118

Considering Accounting as a Second Career? Read this First

Career Alley

Making a career change can be a nerve-wracking decision but rewarding experience. For some it comes after years of indecision, for others it’s straightforward and easy to take the leap. If you’re considering new career paths and have settled on a role in the accounting field, consider these facets of the industry first. Career Opportunities Accounting Careers CPA

2016 265

Do You Hate Office Christmas Parties? Here’s Why

Evil HR Lady

Christmas parties are supposed to be fun. Or, Holiday parties, or end of year parties, or whatever your place of employment calls it. It is supposed to be fun for everyone. But, they aren’t. And sometimes, we just can’t stand the party. I’ve put together a list of 10 reasons why your employees aren’t so happy about spending that special time of year with you and all their co-workers. To read it, click here: 10 Reasons Why Employees Loathe Holiday Parties.

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