July, 2018

Smart Personal Branding: Posting LinkedIn Updates vs Updating Your LinkedIn Profile

Executive Career Brand

If you’ve been paying attention, plenty of helpful articles have probably passed in front of your eyes about using LinkedIn for personal branding and executive job search. I write about LinkedIn often right here on ExecutiveCareerBrand.com.

2018 238

The Five Unspoken Rules of Today’s Workplace

Ms. Career Girl

We live in unprecedented times, especially when it comes to our careers. Technology, the economy, and globalization have created constant and rapid change. Long ago, companies banked on the fact that if our parents and grandparents had been customers, we would be too.

2018 209

Use Your Job Rejection to Find New Opportunities

Professional Resume Services

It’s only natural to feel hurt and get down on yourself when receiving a job rejection. However, it’s also very possible to rebound, get rid of the negativity and find better opportunities.

2018 181

TRENDS @ WORK – Bully Boss’ed is the New “MeToo”

Sklover Working Wisdom

Bully Boss’ed is the New “MeToo”. It’s a trend, and a growing trend: the workplace is becoming more uncivil, at times hostile, and more often than we’d like, downright brutal.

2018 179

When articulating your LinkedIn profile, help people out by showing the value you bring

Career Trend

Ed Han, Technical Recruiter and Adjunct Instructor who teaches on the topic of LinkedIn, shares career advice across various channels, and I follow his insights closely. This includes daily LinkedIn tips where he describes how careerists can optimize their energy when using this robust site.

2018 178

5 Lessons on Career Success I Learned in College

Competitive Resumes

For mass communications majors at college, getting a television or radio reporting gig was a major career stepping stone. I was not one of those mass communications majors, but when I saw a job posting for a reporter position with a radio program, I decided to apply.

2018 169

Dear Moms, Do You Want Your 35-Year-Old Living in Your Basement? Because This Is How You Get That.

Evil HR Lady

My friend, Pam, was thrilled when her teenage daughter landed a job. As an HR person herself, though, she was surprised when her daughter’s new manager called to speak with her. After all, it wasn’t Pam’s new job–it was her daughter’s. Well, the reason for the manager’s phone call can be summed up in two words: Helicopter moms. To keep reading, click here: This is how you get a 36 year old living in your basement.

2018 153

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LinkedIn Questions Surrounding an Executive Job Search

Professional Resume Services

Anyone who is in the middle of a job search has likely heard about the importance of their LinkedIn profile. However, simply having a profile isn’t good enough. Your profile can be the difference in landing an interview for a job or getting passed over.

2018 176

8 Things That Differentiate You From Other Candidates

Career Alley

What makes an employer choose you over another candidate, especially when you both have the same skills? A lot of candidates find it stressful to compete for a role without quite knowing what their competition is like. Nail the Interview Interview Tips Resume Tips

2018 151

Your Career Story Is More Than Action Words + Outcomes. It Is Driven By the Vision You Have for Your Future

Career Trend

Career Stories are more than action words and outcomes, they are driven by the VISION you have for your future. Put another way, the plan for your words must align with the vision for your career down the road. Knowing where you are as well as where you want to be (in the future) is […].

2018 150

Networking to Referral to Hire: The Best Way to Land an Executive Job

Executive Career Brand

When discussing executive job search strategy with my clients, I lay out the fundamental first steps that get the best results – targeting, research and personal branding.

2018 148

An Open Letter to New Employees

Evil HR Lady

Dear New Employee, Welcome! We’re excited to have you on board. This is an open letter to new employees because we want to make sure your first few days are as pleasant as possible. Then we’ll start throwing work on you. But for now, welcome! Coffee is in the break room, and if you made it yourself, it’s fresh. Here’s what you need to know to make your first few days as wonderful as possible: Please Wander Around.

2018 149

Beyond the Glass Slipper Raising Girls Who Can Stand on Their Own Two Feet

Ms. Career Girl

Hi, I’m Brian, and I’m a business executive who’s been fortunate enough to have had a rewarding career throughout the past several years. I’ve helped build some world-class brands and companies, including IMAX and Coupons.com, and created hundreds of jobs in the process.

2018 190

These Day-to-Day Actions Can Advance Your Career

Professional Resume Services

Getting a promotion to advance your career doesn’t happen overnight or by accident. After months, or maybe even years, of hard work, you may be considered for advancement. But you can’t just wait around and expect a promotion based on the length of time you’ve been with a certain company.

2018 170

Job Hunting with a Criminal Record

Career Alley

It’s important for people to know how a criminal record can hinder their job search, but it’s even more essential to know methods that will lessen this effect. Only when an individual knows all of the facts related to criminal records and employment will they have the best chance of landing a job.

2018 151

From Agency to Own Business

Career Shifters

“I hated the politics, bureaucracy and red tape.”. What do you do when you can no longer stand the environment you work in? Lucy Gillions enjoyed her role, but felt stifled by everything that came with corporate life. So, she decided to branch out on her own.

2018 200

Tips To Beat Ageism in Executive Job Search If You’re Over 50

Executive Career Brand

Along with things like employment gaps and lack of skills or other credentials, age discrimination is the major concern for most of my job seeking c-suite and senior-level executive clients. No surprise.

Swiss Sunday: Women’s Work

Evil HR Lady

A couple of weeks ago, my sister in law and her 2.5-year-old visited. As all 2.5-year-olds do when they are away from home, he came down with a high fever (40.3 Celsius, or 104.5 Fahrenheit). So, my kids’ pediatrician agreed to see him on short notice. We’ve been going there since we moved here, 9 years ago, and long before I spoke any German. Because my sister-in-law doesn’t speak any German, I filled out the paperwork.

2018 148

Four Stand-Out Career Books For Women in 2018

Ms. Career Girl

As the saying goes, leaders are readers. And one of the easiest ways to get smarter about your career is by reading a great book. Out of the latest career advice books for women published so far in 2018, these four books have earned high ratings.

2018 188

Essential Elements to Include on Your Career Changing Resume

Professional Resume Services

Going through a career change can be difficult to wrap your mind around. This is especially true if you’ve been in the same industry or worked at the same company for several years.

2018 163

What To Do When You’re Stuck In a Job You Hate

Career Alley

You are stuck in a job you hate, and you wearily climb out of bed with longing for another life. Surely you are meant for more than this, right? Find your Dream Job Change your job

2018 151

No Light-bulb Moments? How To Change Career When You Can't Find Your One Big Passion

Career Shifters

Feeling pressure to find the 'one' thing: the thing you're supposed to love and do forever? Lisa explains why it's quicker (and a lot more fun) to forget the big elusive 'passion' and focus instead on looking for a Little Yes

2018 202

Coming Soon. Leaving a Partnership, LLC, Inc. or PC You Co-Own

Sklover Working Wisdom

No, no one in the office is “expecting,” but we will soon “deliver” a New Newsletter: Leaving a Partnership, LLC, Inc. or PC You Co-Own: The Seven Important Concerns. Many of our clients have chosen to “go out” into their own businesses, on their own or with others.

2018 130

The two minute rule for a successful meeting

Cube Rules

We all have a lot of meetings during our day. I don’t know about you, but I can go from meeting to meeting to meeting with nary a break. After a while, it all kinda becomes a blur. It doesn’t have to. The problem with those blurry meetings is that over time, you become highly […].

2018 130

Money Management Tips (That won’t bore you to death)

Ms. Career Girl

How many times have you glazed over when trying to listen to an expert tell you what you should already have implemented with your financial plan, profitability forecasting or investments? More than 5 times? More than 10?

2018 182

Critical Details to Include on a Senior Level Executive Resume

Professional Resume Services

If you’ve been on a job hunt for any amount of time, you likely have heard about the importance of details. But how do you know which details to include on a senior level resume?

2018 158

Online vs. Traditional College: How They Stack up — 2018 Edition

Career Alley

In 2018, online education no longer seems like a scam or a joke. So many legitimate schools offer online courses - free and tuition-based - that students need not worry whether they are truly enhancing their future by enrolling in an internet-based program. Launch your Career online college

2018 151

From Higher Education to Own Business

Career Shifters

“I realised that the already-pressured environment would become even worse.”. With department budgets squeezed and a work–life balance that was difficult to manage, Dawn Morse decided to change direction.

2018 195

Sklover’s Thought for the Work Week

Sklover Working Wisdom

“He deserves Paradise who makes his companions laugh.” ” – The Koran. God has a smile on His face.”. – Psalm 42.5. “As As soap is to the body, so laughter is to the soul.”. – Jewish Proverb. “I I commend mirth.”. – Ecclesiastes 8:15.

2018 130

Executive Resume Experts Weigh in on Best Resume Writing Practices

Executive Career Brand

25 years ago when I was a newly minted resume writer, I included in my clients’ executive resumes the trite phrases most of us shun today, like “results-oriented” and “experienced professional”.

2018 130

How To Find Your Life Purpose To Live A Regret-Free Life

Ms. Career Girl

Finding your purpose and then creating a regret-free life can feel daunting to many, especially when you feel the pressure of ‘running out of time.’

2018 179

Why You Need Both Personal SEO and Personal Branding During an Executive Job Search

Professional Resume Services

Getting discovered online is a critical component of any job search. In fact, the best executive resume writers will sometimes tailor your resume to incorporate more SEO (search engine optimization) terms to help your name show up more frequently in search results.

2018 153

Top Five Tips to Boost Your Job Search

Career Alley

If you have been thinking about a career change, you’ll need to get your job search started, but it can be a daunting task. Here are our top tips to boost your job search and ensure that you can take the next step in your career. Find your Dream Job Job Search

2018 151

What To Do When You Want To Do Everything: Is A Portfolio Career Right For You?

Career Shifters

Struggling to choose one thing to do next? If you'd love to indulge more than one of your interests – and get paid for them – a portfolio career can seem deeply appealing. But what does it actually look like? Who is it right for? And if you want one, how do you get started?

2018 194

We’re pleased to offer another new “Model Letter”:

Sklover Working Wisdom

“Complaint against Bully Boss To CEO and Head of HR” Bully Bossing is becoming increasingly common.

2018 130

Physical vs Electronic Employment Records: What’s the Better Choice?

Evil HR Lady

It’s easy enough to make paper employment records—you just have to write something down. An electronic record, on the other hand, can be a bit more complicated. They have some serious advantages, though. Ultimately, it’s time to make the switch from paper employment records to electronic employment records, even though there may be a cost to implementing such a system. If your company still uses paper records, here’s why it should focus on this important update. Accessibility.

2018 131

Shut Down Your Screen: Take a  Break From Social Media

Ms. Career Girl

Feeling overwhelmed by your constant social media feeds? You’re not alone. More and more people are looking for a break from the distractions of being continuously connected.