December, 2016

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.

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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.

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Don’t Fall for These 5 Workplace Myths

Evil HR Lady

There are many misconceptions about the workplace that, sensible as they might be, simply aren’t true. Some actions, while undoubtedly a bad idea, won’t necessarily get you fired. Below are five common myths that are good to know — whether you’re the boss or the newest hire in the field. Myth 1: You Can’t Be Fired If You’re Not Guilty. In all states but Montana, employment is at-will. That means your boss can fire you for any reason, without having to prove “just cause.”

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5 Career Narratives You Heard but Must Rewrite

Competitive Resumes

Career narratives from the news and hearsay can be confusing and conflicting. You should never rely on one news source, blog, or person. Career advice will vary and such blogs as this one, you must find the best information possible.

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The Top 3 Resume Improvements Everyone Needs Now

Career Realism

The Top 3 Resume Improvements Everyone Needs Now. Work It Daily. If you are sending your resume out but not getting multiple invitations to interview, your resume needs some improvement.

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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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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!”

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5 Things To Do TODAY To Get Noticed On LinkedIn

Career Realism

5 Things To Do TODAY To Get Noticed On LinkedIn. Work It Daily. These days, you’re a simple Google search away from blowing recruiters away or making them rethink your candidacy for a job. So, it’s important to stay on top of your online presence!

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13 Recruitment Trends You MUST Know For 2017

The Undercover Recruiter

Brexit, Trump, AI, Big Data, Microsoft+LinkedIn and the Randstad Monster… It’s no secret that 2016 has been a massive year for politics, technology and economics, but what are the real knock-on effects to agency-side recruiters working as third party talent suppliers?

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Five Ways You Can Nail Your Winter Job Hunt

Professional Resume Services

Don’t let your job search lag during winter! Here’s how you can stay on track. It can be very tempting to shut down, or slow down, your job search during the winter months.

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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.

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.

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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!

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How To Write A CV That Gets You Hired

Career Realism

How To Write A CV That Gets You Hired. Work It Daily. The first, important step to getting dream graduate jobs is your CV – it needs to stand out. In this competitive job market you need to show how you’re different and why they should hire you as their intern.

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3 Things to Ask Yourself When Considering a Career Change

The Undercover Recruiter

You’re going about your day-to-day life when something triggers a feeling of dissatisfaction with your career. Maybe you pick up your alumni magazine and feel a pang of jealousy as you read about the brilliantly successful non-profit a classmate started that is making a big difference in the world.

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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.

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Career Lessons from 2016’s Most Inspiring Women

Ms. Career Girl

The post Career Lessons from 2016’s Most Inspiring Women appeared first on Ms. Career Girl. Let’s be honest, 2016 hasn’t been the best year for women.

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3 Conversations You Must Have Before Year-End

Evil HR Lady

We are almost to the end of 2016 and everything you’ve been putting off has to be done now, or you’ll start 2017 with a cloud hanging over your head. While putting some things off does cause the problem to just go away, other things just need to happen. Everybody should have the following three conversations before year-end. Get these done and you’ll start your new year off on a high and productive note. The Boss.

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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

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2 Questions You NEED To Ask During Job Interviews

Career Realism

2 Questions You NEED To Ask During Job Interviews. Work It Daily. Asking questions in job interviews is always a good idea…it shows that you’ve done your homework, that you are interested and enthusiastic about the job, and it gives you a better interview overall.

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The Most Off-Putting Things Candidates Say to Recruiters

The Undercover Recruiter

A huge part of the fun of working as a recruiter is getting to speak to so many different people all the time. Helping them on their way to getting their dream role with your client is a great feeling!

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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.

Don’t Get Caught Making These 3 Dining Etiquette Mistakes

Ms. Career Girl

The post Don’t Get Caught Making These 3 Dining Etiquette Mistakes appeared first on Ms. Career Girl. You’re ready to gobble down your food like it’s thanksgiving dinner, but you know people are watching you at the dining table.

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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!”

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5 Tips for Job Fair Success

Career Alley

There are many job opportunities out there, and if you are looking for a job, sometimes the best way to do so is by attending a job fair or convention. Job Fair Careers hire Job Search

3 Tips For Finding A Purpose-Driven Job

Career Realism

3 Tips For Finding A Purpose-Driven Job. Work It Daily. If you’ve had your ear to the ground lately, then you may have heard about this rapidly growing movement.

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5 Golden LinkedIn Tips to Make Your Profile Gold Dust

The Undercover Recruiter

LinkedIn – the world’s biggest professional network – continues to grow, and has truly become a force to be reckoned with. Every day, millions of us login to see how our friends are getting on in their jobs, read status updates and, sometimes, apply for jobs ourselves.

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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.

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Secret to Answering Personal Life ?s During Holidays

Ms. Career Girl

The post Secret to Answering Personal Life ?s s During Holidays appeared first on Ms. Career Girl. On any given holiday gathering with your ( sometimes dysfunctional ) family and friends, you can bank on one thing: people are going to ask about your personal life. It’s stressful.

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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.

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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.

Majored In The Wrong Industry? Do This!

Career Realism

Majored In The Wrong Industry? Do This! Work It Daily. Did you spend four (or more!) years learning about one topic, only to realize after graduation (or even years later), that you want to work in another industry? What do you do now? Related: 6 Signs You’re On The Wrong Career Path. Don’t worry!

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The Online Research Candidates MUST Do Before An Interview

The Undercover Recruiter

There’s nothing worse than the feeling of walking into an interview room and being thrown questions to answer without fully understanding the company and whether it’s the right organisation for you.

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Employee Engagement: Learn to the Love Your Bricks

David Zinger

How fully do you engage with the work right in front of you? You know the story of the three bricklayers at the same work site. When asked what they were doing one says, “I am laying bricks.” ” The next one says, “I am making a building.”

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