April, 2017

How to Turn an Awesome Idea into a Business

Ms. Career Girl

The post How to Turn an Awesome Idea into a Business appeared first on Ms. Career Girl. The following is a guest post by Heather McDowell. Her bio follows. “It tickles.”. That’s what my son said to me the first time he tried sparkling water.

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How to Write An Irresistible C-suite Executive Resume in 10 Steps

Executive Career Brand

When was the last time you used your executive resume? When was the last time you even thought about it or looked at it? If you’re like many of the c-suite and senior-level executives I work with you’ve either never needed a resume to get noticed and land a job.

2017 237

More Reasons Career Success Can Come Through Blogging

Competitive Resumes

Job seekers should consider blogging as a way to increase your career success and choices. In the process, it will increase your career chances. I bought back my longtime friend Keith Townsend to talk about his journey.

2017 193

The Art Of Being Clueless: How To Change Career When You're Totally Confused

Career Shifters

No idea what to do next in your career change? Feeling trapped, frustrated and unable to make progress? There's a group of people who have made 'not-knowing and doing amazing things anyway' an art form.

2017 267

How Your Company Can Avoid Becoming the Next United Airlines

Evil HR Lady

Unless you’ve been living under a rock, you’ve heard about United Airline’s decision to force a paying customer off a flight. The passenger refused to go, was dragged off by police, other people filmed the event and United lost hundreds of millions of dollars in value. This is a public relations nightmare. While you can’t control what will or will not go viral, you can take steps to help prevent a negative news story about your employees from circulating the web.

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Create a Handbill if You Want to Stand Out at Networking Events and Job Fairs

Competitive Resumes

Some of you are wondering what a handbill and how is it useful. Where did I get this from? Let me share a valuable conversation I had with Jessica Dillard is the founder of Dillard & Associates is a National Career Staffing and Resume Writing Firm.

2017 161

Is Your Job Search Strategy Languishing? Start ANEW!

Career Trend

The nuts and bolts of job search strategy in some instances have stayed the same for many years. For example, careerists still need … to have a great resume. to have a solid, focused resume cover or introduction letter. to know people who know people.

2017 153

Reddit Users Prove Team Work and Group Projects Can Be Amazing

Evil HR Lady

. Credit: Reddit. In school, group projects were always a disaster. One control freak, two slackers, and you, who just wanted a good grade. (I’m I’m assuming that Inc. readers were the good students.) But what if there were a group art project and no boss?

2017 163

How Important Are LinkedIn Endorsements?

Professional Resume Services

With the right strategy, endorsements can easily optimize a LinkedIn profile. If you aren’t familiar with LinkedIn endorsements, they are much more important and different than getting a “like” on Facebook or Twitter.

2017 169

Three Ways You Can Help Close the Gender Pay Gap

Ms. Career Girl

The post Three Ways You Can Help Close the Gender Pay Gap appeared first on Ms. Career Girl. When women and men with the same level of experience, doing the same job at the same level of performance, are paid differently, a gender pay gap exists.

2017 217

7 Ways To Contaminate Your Personal Brand and Doom Your Executive Job Search

Executive Career Brand

Sometimes, bad things happen in executive job search that are beyond your control. Other times, without considering the consequences, you may do one unfortunate thing, or get into bad habits, that will tarnish the good work you’ve done building your personal brand.

2017 155

Repurpose Your Career for the 2nd Half of Life

Competitive Resumes

Marc Miller is back on the show again to talk about his new book, “Repurpose Your Career: For the 2nd Half of Life.” ” He shares stories from his clients and helping them to align their interests and careers. Have you decided to make a career pivot in your career?

2017 161

A Passover Thought

Sklover Working Wisdom

To All Our Friends Who Celebrate. Passover: May your Matzoh Balls be light. May your Horse Radish be strong. May your Wine be sweet. May you never forget how precious is Freedom from Oppression and Slavery, the meaning and lesson of this wonderful Holiday. Have a Zinsict Pesach! 2017 Alan L. Sklover.

2017 141

Your HR Manager Wishes You Already Knew These Things

Evil HR Lady

Most Human Resources people want to do the fun stuff in HR–developing people, training, supporting the business, etc. What do we spend our time with? These things. These things that you should already know–like the fact that it’s really, really, really important to be to work when your boss wants you there. If that means 8:00, it means 8:00, not 8:17, or 9:34. (If If your boss is all about flexibility, then cool.)

2017 152

Are You Making These Networking Mistakes?

Professional Resume Services

Networking is only effective when you use the right strategies. Here are some all too common mistakes to avoid. Networking is one of the most valuable actions any professional or executive can take for a variety of reasons.

2017 164

5 Project Management Skills to Help You Succeed

Ms. Career Girl

The post 5 Project Management Skills to Help You Succeed appeared first on Ms. Career Girl. By Tricia Hussung. Project management is vital for business leaders in any industry, but guiding a project from conception to execution isn’t always straightforward.

2017 211

How Many LinkedIn Connections Are Good For Executive Job Search?

Executive Career Brand

One of the questions my c-suite and senior-level executive clients most frequently ask me is: Does it matter how many people I’m connected to on LinkedIn, and who should I connect with – everyone who asks?

2017 151

The Existence of the Pay Gap and We Love Equal Pay Day

Competitive Resumes

We are recording this episode on April 3, 2017. This is a day before the “Don’t Call it a Pay Gap” Facebook Live hosted by PayScale. I wanted to support this event because it’s discussion about the issues faced daily by women.

2017 157

5 Jobs a College Student Can Do Without Giving Up Valuable Time

Career Alley

The key is to find a flexible work opportunity that maximizes your earning potential in just a few hours. Consider these smart job opportunities and start paying off those loans while you’re still going to school. Career Opportunities Career Alternatives Job Search

2017 140

Who Comes First — Clients or Employees?

Evil HR Lady

We’ve all heard the saying, “The customer is always right.” Sure, without your clients, you have no business — but without employees, you have no one to serve your paying customers. Without them you don’t have a business, either. So, who comes first, especially in a dispute? Your clients or your employees? A lot of businesses put clients first. I’m going to flip that on its head and tell you flat out: employees come first. Contrary to popular belief, this won’t be a disaster for your clients?

2017 147

Do You Need a Job Search Marketing Plan?

Professional Resume Services

Don’t jump blindly into your job search! Here’s how to draft a strategy for success. Coming up with a marketing plan at the beginning a job search can sound a little intimidating, even for professionals and executives.

2017 158

Letting Your Imagination Go Crazy Or Outlining And Organizing

Ms. Career Girl

The post Letting Your Imagination Go Crazy Or Outlining And Organizing appeared first on Ms. Career Girl. Number four in a series of twelve. To outline, or not to outline, that is the question. The other question is: How many pieces of chocolate in one day is one piece too many? But, alas, I digress.

2017 207

Want a Successful Executive Job Search? Run It Like a Small Business

Executive Career Brand

7 Steps To Land a Great-fit Gig: Be the CEO of Brand You. If you’ve been in a job search for a while, and not much is happening, you’d be wise to re-jig your strategy, and start thinking of running your job search like it’s a business. That’s what wise job seekers do.

2017 141

3 Unforgettable Career Lessons from Hidden Figures The Movie

Competitive Resumes

Besides Hidden Figures being a great movie, there were useful career lessons. It’s rare a Hollywood movie features character and positive personal attributes. The film depicted three African-American women breaking gender and color barriers at NASA.

2017 147

Entering The Freelancing World: Turning Your Skills Into Cash

Career Alley

be sure to keep a professional and dependable reputation from the moment you start. Freelancing can be the most freeing of career paths if you’re willing to be a self-starter and are motivated to get the tasks done correctly. Freelance Self Employed

The Seven Step Path to Problem Solving

Evil HR Lady

It’s April, so there’s probably a pretty good chance you’ve given up on your new year’s resolutions. But, there’s no law that says January 1 is the only day to set life changing goals. Personally, I think spring is a great time to make new goals –it’s starting to get warm, and stay light later, and it makes for a more pleasant environment. (At At least, it does for me.)

2017 143

Modernizing Your Executive Resume for 2017

Professional Resume Services

The format of your resume is just as important as its content. Here’s how to revamp your own resume in a modern way. It’s widely understood that you have approximately six seconds to make an impression on a hiring manager with your resume—even for executives.

2017 158

Certified Tips To Become A Successful Real Estate Agent

Ms. Career Girl

The post Certified Tips To Become A Successful Real Estate Agent appeared first on Ms. Career Girl. The following is a guest post by Anurag Gupta. His bio follows. Real estate, being both an investment good as well as a consumption good, is progressing at a very fast pace.

From Hospitality to Tech

Career Shifters

"I was exhausted, and it just wasn't fulfilling me anymore.". When a friend approached Tarryn Gorre with a business idea, she leapt at the chance to make a fresh start. With a truckload of mistakes behind her, she's learning a lot – and she couldn't be happier with her new career. This is her story

2017 193

The Beyonce Syndrome, Career Aspirations, and Unconscious Bias

Competitive Resumes

The Beyonce Syndrome. Our definition of the show is about the career woman who has it all and does it all. Many feel it’s not enough to achieve the recognition for women to gain the same opportunities as men.

2017 146

Six Style Tips for Interview Success

Career Alley

Job interview success is not just about your ability to answer questions correctly and show up with an impressive resume. You can also improve your chances by creating the perfect first impression. In order to do that, you need to have your style sorted out. Here are six style tips for interview success. Tip […]. Interviews Success

2017 133

If All Hiring Managers Were Like This One, We’d Have an Amazing Workforce

Evil HR Lady

Have you ever applied for a job you thought you were perfect for, and then heard nothing? Have you ever gone on a job interview, thought you nailed it, and got total radio silence? The answer to both of those questions is probably yes. You’re left wondering what you did wrong and what you could do to better next time, but no one will tell you. In fact, even if you ask directly for feedback, you probably won’t get any.

2017 140

Recent LinkedIn Changes: What Executives Should Know

Professional Resume Services

LinkedIn has made some changes to its services recently. Here’s what you need to know. LinkedIn has recently made some changes to their platform, and executives need to know about them.

2017 141

Survive and Thrive: 5 Must-Read New Books For Career Success

Ms. Career Girl

The post Survive and Thrive: 5 Must-Read New Books For Career Success appeared first on Ms. Career Girl. Career success is one of those terms that isn’t very easy to define. Because what success looks like varies widely from one person to another.

2017 207