March, 2017

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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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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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A Letter to My Discouraged Jobseeking Friends (with 11 Lessons and Tips)

Ms. Career Girl

The post A Letter to My Discouraged Jobseeking Friends (with 11 Lessons and Tips) appeared first on Ms. Career Girl. There was a time before becoming a career coach that I felt lost, scared, and frustrated in my career path.

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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.

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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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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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7 Tips to Knock Your Next Phone Interview Out of the Park

Career Alley

Phone interviews have become very popular as the first interview in the hiring process. Companies are overwhelmed with hundreds of submissions of applicants for each position posted online. How people work in the job market has changed so much that, if you plan to telecommute, there is a strong chance that you may never set […]. Interviews Interviewing Job Interviews telephone Interviews

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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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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.

5 Tips On Becoming a Better Listener

Jobacle

Becoming a better listener isn’t hard, especially when you have the right tools. In fact, becoming an active listener and improving on your poor listening skills is bound to help you advance in your career. You see, it’s the good listeners who reap all of the rewards.

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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

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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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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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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.

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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.

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From Finance to Supporting Social Ventures

Career Shifters

"My girlfriend innocently asked me how work was going, and I went off on a long rant.”. David Bartram followed a successful corporate trajectory after university, but didn’t feel the purpose and passion he craved. So he set out to discover something more.

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What it’s like to have a career you love: Not what you think.

Penelope Trunk

People who love their career are people who will always figure out how to love their work. There are people who love to work and people who love to do other things. I learned this from looking at what I did in jobs I did not love.

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The 8 Worst Types of Colleagues

Ms. Career Girl

The post The 8 Worst Types of Colleagues appeared first on Ms. Career Girl. It doesn’t matter where you work or what you do for a job, annoying colleagues are part and parcel of working life.

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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.

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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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Is Hiring Students Worth the Investment?

Evil HR Lady

Hiring students to work at your restaurant seems pretty normal. However, employing younger staff members comes with both benefits and drawbacks. Is it the right decision for your restaurant? Here are a few considerations to keep in mind. Think about Training Time. If you hire students to work at your restaurant, it will likely be their first or second job. You will have to train them on every little detail of the job.

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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.

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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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10 New Tech Tools to Upgrade Your Work Life

Ms. Career Girl

The post 10 New Tech Tools to Upgrade Your Work Life appeared first on Ms. Career Girl. The following is a guest post by Pat Fredshaw. Her bio follows. Managing your professional life can sometimes be extremely stressful.

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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.

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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 46

Ways to Get a Better Office Environment for Women and Men

Evil HR Lady

We talk a lot about making the workplace better for women, but the reality is, we should make the workplace better for everyone. Women and men do (generally) have different needs and wants in the workplace, but what benefits one group can benefit others. Over at The Balance, I identify 5 different things businesses can do to make an office environment: Increase flexibility. Create set schedules for retail/shift work. Salary openness. Provide management training.

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10 CV Mistakes That Put Employers Off Your Candidate

The Undercover Recruiter

If your candidate is applying for new opportunities, you need to see off their competition and show that they are the best person for the job. This starts with their CV. Their CV is generally the first opportunity they get to make a great impression and to sell their skills and experience.

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LinkedIn Personal Branding Secrets for Executive Job Search

Executive Career Brand

Check out the podcast I did with Mac Prichard (@ Mac_Prichard on Twitter) on LinkedIn, personal branding and executive job search — as part of his “ Find a Dream Job ” series. 077: Do You Know These LinkedIn Secrets with 
Meg Guiseppi. Listen to the podcast on YouTube.

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Tips For Launching Your #SideHustle

Ms. Career Girl

The post Tips For Launching Your #SideHustle appeared first on Ms. Career Girl.

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“How Do I Convince People That My Skills And Experience Are Relevant?”

Career Shifters

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Comparing Job Offers: Always Pick The Best Boss.

HR Capitalist

From our Kinetix Tips series (email subscribers click through for photo): Of course, I was operating with limited characters in that space, so one elaboration. A potential boss's comfort with that question really doesn't include him automatically saying "yes".

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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.

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3 Reasons Cultural Fit is Important in the Workplace

The Undercover Recruiter

It is often said that firms want to recruit people with the right attitude and work ethic rather than just a glowing CV. While knowledge of the job is essential, key skills can be learned in-house, particularly at a junior level. But how easy is it to find someone who is the right cultural fit.

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