March, 2017

Name Your Business: How To Choose A Winning Name

Ms. Career Girl

The post Name Your Business: How To Choose A Winning Name appeared first on Ms. Career Girl. The following is a guest post by Katarina Nilsson. Her bio follows. So you have your great idea and are about to set the wheels in motion? Great job! Now it’s all down to one small detail.

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Should Your Resume Be Mobile Friendly?

Professional Resume Services

A mobile-optimized resume may be the best executive resume format! Here’s why. You may be under the impression that executive resumes are outdated thanks to the rise of networking and social media. However, a well-crafted resume can be just as effective.

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I disagree with career experts who claim the resume has just one purpose

Career Trend

A tweet floated by in my Twitter stream the other day reminding careerists that “the ONLY purpose of a resume is to get you that interview!” ” I heartily disagree! The resume is so much more! Following are 5 functions of the resume, beyond cinching the initial interview: 1.

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Swiss Saturday: Fasnacht (Mardi Gras) Basel Style

Evil HR Lady

Fasnacht is the German/Swiss equivalent of Mardi Gras. It’s supposed to be a big party before Lent begins. However, Basel has their Fasnacht the week after Ash Wednesday. And what a party it is. 3 full days and by full days I mean full days.

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B.S. Incorporated Will Make You Serious About Your Job Search and Career

Competitive Resumes

Finally, I read a job search and career book with the mission to entertain while making serious points. Much of what NOT to do in your job search and workplace is in the book, B.S. Incorporated. The authors, Jennifer Rock and Michael Voss mix parody and non-fiction to bring us chaos.I

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Are You Faithful to the Complexity of Your Resume Story?

Career Trend

“Make sure your message is clear, yet that you are faithful to its complexity.” — Michael Dirda Simplicity is overrated. While it is imperative to craft a concise synopsis of who you are and what you do, it is equally crucial to elaborate the specifics.

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If Donald Trump Were a Woman, You’d Like Him More

Evil HR Lady

There was a lot of talk during the election that Hillary Clinton would have done better if she were a man, but no talk that Donald Trump would have done better if he were a woman.

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Mastering the Job Interview Process with Lavie Margolin

Competitive Resumes

Lavie Margolin is back on the show to talk about his latest book Mastering the Job Interview. He is the author of several books about Negotiating Salary to Job Interviews. What have your interviewing experiences been like recently?

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5 Reasons Why Your Executive Resume Is Not Working

Executive Career Brand

Many executive job seekers are in a rut, spinning their wheels. They’re hard at work sending out their resumes to anyone and any place that may be able to help them with their career goals. But somehow, their resumes are not doing their job – generating interest and interviews.

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Why It’s Hard To Hear Your Intuition – And What To Do About It

Ms. Career Girl

The post Why It’s Hard To Hear Your Intuition – And What To Do About It appeared first on Ms. Career Girl. We live in a word filled with wonderful exterior distractions with which to let ourselves get swept away from interior thoughts.

Don’t Forget to Add These Soft Skills to Your Executive Resume!

Professional Resume Services

Hiring managers are impressed by more than your technical skills! Here are some soft skills to include on your resume to help you land the job. There was a time when soft skills were considered resume filler—something to make the resume look longer, but not bringing any value to it — fluff.

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From Sound Engineer to Marketing

Career Shifters

“I was tired, had no free time and was pretty much broke.”. What do you do when you discover the work of your dreams isn't all it's cracked up to be? For Paul Egan, the answer was to experiment with something new.

Jump on your career surfboard + ride the wave

Career Trend

A client + senior executive careerist reminded me today the importance of ‘riding the wave’ of change, of its constancy. We sometimes become weary of change and don obstinacy, like a prized robe. We want to control the journey, dissuading potential obstacles or unplanned paths.

2017 175

5 Reasons to Unfollow Career Obstructing Social Media Contacts

Competitive Resumes

Guilt by association on social media is a reality. If you’re associated with someone who doesn’t represent you can be a pretty painful experience. You may have to cut them loose. “It’s

The 4-point framework for answering job interview questions

Cube Rules

When the hiring manager has to interrupt you answering an interview question in order to ask you another question, you’ve pretty much lost the job. That’s happened in literally all of the interviews I’m participating in for the day job. It drives me (and the hiring manager) crazy.

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The World of Hemp

Ms. Career Girl

The post The World of Hemp appeared first on Ms. Career Girl. The world of hemp and hemp oil is seemingly controversial, because hemp is cannabis. Which means hemp is a drug, right? This could not be farther from the truth.

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How Public Should Your LinkedIn Profile Be?

Professional Resume Services

The default privacy settings for your LinkedIn profile aren’t always best. Here’s are a few things to keep in mind. Unfortunately, many executives never look at the privacy settings on their LinkedIn profile.

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Career Growth is Up to You

Evil HR Lady

Wouldn’t it be awesome if when you were 18 you could sit down with a counselor who could help you plan out your career and then you’d just follow that path? “So, when you’re 22 you’ll take an entry level job as a marketing assistant. At 24, you’ll be promoted to an analyst position… by the time you’re 35, you’ll be a director!” ” Ha, no. That’s not how it works.

2017 164

How Can You Make a Successful Career Change?

Position Ignition

Changing careers can sometimes be daunting, but if you’re not happy doing what you’re doing, it’s a must-do action.

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Negotiation in Your Workplace, Job Search, and Everywhere Else

Competitive Resumes

Negotiation is a must have this skill for your job search, workplace, and life. As we dive deeper into the gig economy, each job seeker will accept several roles. Our roles as contractors and entrepreneurs, we must embrace our roles as negotiators.

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There are only two reasons people voluntarily leave their jobs

Cube Rules

While there are many reasons employees voluntarily leave their positions — and companies are looking at those reasons plus other life events to try and prevent people from leaving — I think there are simply two broad reasons why people move on.

2017 158

Blood, Sweat, Tears, and Goal Setting

Ms. Career Girl

The post Blood, Sweat, Tears, and Goal Setting appeared first on Ms. Career Girl. So let’s talk about the blood and sweat and tears of writing. There is no easy way to write a book so don’t go searching for it.

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Everything You Should Know About LinkedIn Endorsements

Professional Resume Services

LinkedIn endorsements can be incredibly valuable when used efficiently! Here’s how to make the most of them. If you’re new to LinkedIn, or just noticed the endorsements feature, there are some things you need to know.

2017 164

When Working From Home Goes Hilariously Wrong

Evil HR Lady

Political Scientist Robert E. Kelly was live, on the air, from his home, when his kids decided to see what dad was up too. What ensued is this hilarious clip with poor Dr. Kelly trying to talk about the very serious impeachment of South Korean President Park Geun-hye. First, the older daughter comes in, then the baby, and finally, a frantic mother trying to get the kids out. I can relate.

From Teaching to Own Business

Career Shifters

“I now work from home, around my family.”. When Vanessa Germond solved a problem for her daughter, she didn't expect it to become a route out of her career. But with the right support, she's discovered a new level of confidence and has launched a business she loves. This is her story

2017 206

When Your Job Search is in “Code Blue” You…

Competitive Resumes

Going into vacation mode, I wanted to offer some job search advice in what you can do in a pinch. Employers seem to ignore you lately. No call backs from employers, network contacts, or even seeing leads from anywhere. Your job search is in “code blue.”

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Executive Job Search Success After 50: How to Overcome Age Discrimination

Executive Career Brand

If you’re now over 50 and job-hunting, and it’s been several years since you’ve been in a job search, you may be in for a rude awakening. All of a sudden, job interviews may be much harder to land.

Perfectly Imperfect – Insights From Kelly McNelis

Ms. Career Girl

The post Perfectly Imperfect – Insights From Kelly McNelis appeared first on Ms. Career Girl. Seems that women are constantly under the microscope to be perfect. Or, at least as perfect as the observer is willing to accept.

2017 206

Your LinkedIn Questions Answered!

Professional Resume Services

Whether you’re new to LinkedIn or a veteran, you may appreciate these tips on how to get the most out of your profile. LinkedIn is the most popular social media platform for professionals, but it doesn’t mean everyone utilizes it the right way.

2017 158

Why HR Doesn’t Protect You

Evil HR Lady

One of the common misperceptions of Human Resources Departments is that they are there to protect and advocate for the employees. They should be there to protect and advocate for the employees because happy employees are necessary for a business to succeed. That doesn’t mean that HR should always take the employee’s side. They should take the overall picture of employee happiness into consideration.

2017 152

5 Tips To To Adjust To A Frequently-On-The-Road Job

Cube Rules

In today’s world most jobs will entail some form of travel. Some are three or four times a year while others are three or four times a week. If you are in the latter category and are not used to it, quite a lot of adjustment is needed. Everything from the food you eat to […].

2017 141

From Property to Well-being

Career Shifters

"I felt drained and lethargic all the time, with no energy to do what I really wanted to be doing.”. It took Steph Miller five years to make a change, exploring and retraining alongside a job she still hated. But with perseverance and commitment, she’s now happier than she ever thought she could be.

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Advance Your Career With A to Z Personal Branding

Executive Career Brand

Personal branding is no longer optional in executive job search. Those who take the time to dig deep and differentiate the unique value they offer their target employers typically land faster. in jobs that are a better fit.

2017 141

I’m Not Lucky, I’m Good.

Ms. Career Girl

The post I’m Not Lucky, I’m Good. appeared first on Ms. Career Girl. The following is a guest post by Heather Monahan. Her bio follows. I found myself thinking about St. Patrick’s day this year and realized that the luck of the Irish struck me differently than it had in years past.

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