December, 2016

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.

2016 236

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.

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.

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.

2016 194

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 189

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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 184

10 Interview Tips for Senior Executives

Position Ignition

At senior executive level, giving a good job interview is much more than just turning up on the day, wearing something vaguely smart and answering questions off the top of your head.

2016 181

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 187

5 Ways to Destroy Your Networking Efforts

Competitive Resumes

Good networking requires sound judgment. See what I mean below– This just happened recently: Hi [INSERT NAME HERE] , I just came across your website and wanted to say that I love what you’re doing. For the first time in my life, I was called “Insert Name Here!”

2016 183

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!

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.

2016 211

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.

2016 176

Branding Yourself Using Social Media

Position Ignition

To brand yourself is to treat yourself like a brand and market that brand to people you want to attract and get noticed by. In the context of your career, these people will be employers, recruiters, clients and other people of influence.

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 185

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.

2016 158

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?

2016 219

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.

2016 198

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 221

10 Tips for Updating Your Personal Brand

Position Ignition

Feel the need to refresh your personal brand (see our 125 Personal Branding Tips eBook ) but don’t know where to start? Updating your brand need not be a massive or difficult task.

2016 157

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.

2016 181

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.

2016 153

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.

2017 208

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.

2016 198

Job Search Advice for 2017

Jobacle

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!

2017 215

From Microbiology to Childrenswear

Career Shifters

It's taken a while to learn what my limits are. When a new addition to Helen Yard's family meant she couldn't return to her job, she decided to create something of her own.

2016 205

10 Life Lessons from Mr. Seaver

Evil HR Lady

This has been a bad year , and now we lose another beloved celebrity, Alan Thicke, who had a heart attack while playing tennis, at age 69. While he’s best known for his role as Psychiatrist Dad Jason Seaver on Growing Pains , he had a brilliant career in other areas. For instance, he used to write them songs, including the ones for Diff’rent Strokes , The Facts of Life , and Wheel of Fortune. For the youngsters out there, he might be best known as Blurred Lines singer, Robin Thicke.

2016 179

Why your business results require context on a resume

Cube Rules

If job skills are the currency of work, business results seal the deal. Business results show potential employers, including those in your current company but in a different department, that your work can help them meet their business goals. Your work produces results.

2016 153

Building Your Personal Brand

Ms. Career Girl

The post Building Your Personal Brand appeared first on Ms. Career Girl. The following is a guest post by Student Job. Their info follows. You might associate a brand a logo, a slogan or an image, but a brand can be anything.

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?”

2016 188

Sklover’s Thought for the Work Week

Sklover Working Wisdom

“Move like you are going somewhere.” ” – Unknown. It’s true. studies have shown that people who walk in a certain manner – brisk pace, forward-looking, with an apparent destination in mind – portray confidence and instill respect in others. They might be lost. They might be unemployed.

2016 141

Hot Button Executive Job Search FAQs

Executive Career Brand

Because today’s executive job search doesn’t look or work the way it did even 5 or so years ago, I advise executive job seekers to first learn about the new executive job search landscape , before diving in.

2016 138

Survey: Online Harassment Happens To Men and Women Equally

Evil HR Lady

The Center for Innovative Public Health Research just came out with a new report: Online Harassment, Digital Abuse and Cyberstalking in America. Here are some of their findings: 47 percent of internet users have experienced online harassment or abuse. 36 percent have experienced direct harassment , which includes being threatened. 30 percent have experienced an invasion of privacy , which includes being hacked, impersonated, or exposed online.

2016 176

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

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.

2016 202