April, 2018

Miss America on The Value of Public Speaking

Ms. Career Girl

The Miss America Organization is more than a competition, it’s a 365 day effort to advance scholarship and service. It is a voice for young women who are looking to participate in social change. Today, the Miss America Organization is more relevant than ever.

The Best New Features of LinkedIn for Job Seekers

Competitive Resumes

LinkedIn is constantly changing their features and functionality to the point where new and old users lose sight of LinkedIn’s value. Bob McIntosh is a purveyor of all things LinkedIn for job seekers.

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The Real Secrets of Personal Branding

Professional Resume Services

The concept of c-level personal branding seems simple enough, yet some professionals don’t quite understand the ins-and-outs of it. Personal branding is an ongoing process that can take years to develop, but only seconds to destroy completely.

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Executive Job Search Networking Lessons from Expert Connectors and Relationship-Builders

Executive Career Brand

You may not fully grasp the fact that networking is the most successful executive job search method. Or, you may completely get it. but you’re either not good at networking – for executive job search or anything else – or you dread the thought of having to do it. No matter, if […].

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Welcome to the New Evil Oils Lady

Evil HR Lady

I’ve been waiting a long time to announce this, and I just had to get everything put together and ready to go! I’m leaving the world of HR and Business writing and entering into a new area, which also brings joy and help to all those who are willing to just be open minded. That’s right: Essential Oils.

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How to Balance Your Job Search and Your Current Job

Professional Resume Services

One of the main benefits of looking for a new job while currently employed is you will generally be more attractive to employers. However, one of the risk includes someone finding out that leads to you getting fired or damaging your reputation. Balance is key when going through a situation like this.

2018 188

From Software Trainer to Digital Nomad

Career Shifters

“It was miserable. I knew there had to be a better way.”. Esther Inman was sure that if she put her mind to it, she could find more-flexible, location-independent work. So, she took a leap of faith to make it happen.

2018 207

Let’s Build a Better Travel Reimbursement Policy

Evil HR Lady

On Saturday I ran my credit card at the grocery store and it was declined for lack of funds. I pay the bill in full every month and know that I had not come anywhere close to spending my limit in the past 30 days. I swiped my emergency backup credit card and went on my way. I was about to call my credit card company and ask “what in the heck?” ” when I realized that in the past month my husband had spent three weeks in various African countries.

2018 159

Executive Careerist: Beware the Hypothesizers + Deducers. Take the Helm of Your Career

Career Trend

Executive Careerist: BEWARE the hyphothesizers, deducers and stern pragmatists who insist that their marketing expertise or digital guru-ism applies neatly + perfectly to your career resume story.

2018 153

Why Face-To-Face Networking is Still Important

Ms. Career Girl

Why, in an age of social media, is face-to-face networking still important? It’s not a good business strategy to forego face-to-face networking, event if you’re doing a good job digitally connecting with people and here’s why. Networking: A True Story.

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5 Transferable Skills: From Raising Kids to The Job Interview

Competitive Resumes

If You’ve Raised Kids, You Can Manage Anything by Ann Crittenden was written some years ago to show that parenting skills translate to job skills.

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How to Make Your Executive LinkedIn Profile Stand Out

Professional Resume Services

Utilizing LinkedIn to its fullest extent is important for professionals at any level. Whether you’re looking for a new job actively or if you simply want to boost your brand, seeking assistance from a LinkedIn profile writing service is never a bad idea.

2018 173

Social Recruiting: The Surprising Ways Executive Recruiters Assess Candidates on Social Media

Executive Career Brand

We’ve all heard stories about how social recruiting can negatively impact executive job search success. Too many executive (and other) job seekers are too fast and easy with their social media posts, and undermine or completely destroy their job search.

2018 148

Dear Reworker: What Belongs in the Employee Handbook?

Evil HR Lady

My company has an Employee Manual stating company policies on vacation, sick time, tardiness, overtime, absences, conduct, appearance, drug testing, etc. We do not, however, spell out company policy regarding the day-to-day operation of our business. We would like to start issuing written warnings to employees that violate operational policies by being rude to customers, charging items to customers with bad credit, not returning items to vendors in a timely manner and breaking other rules.

2018 148

From Retail to Pottery

Career Shifters

“I always felt like a creative person, but was never confident enough to do something with it.”. Emma Low knew she wasn't cut out for the 9–5. So, boosted by a wave of support from her loved ones, she decided to take a much-loved hobby and turn it into a full-time pursuit.

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Separating Your Professional and Personal Lives is Easier Than You Think

Ms. Career Girl

“Balance is not better time management, but better boundary management.” ” Betsy Jacobson. There are many reasons to keep your professional and personal lives separate and unfortunately, it’s easier than ever to blur the line between the two.

2018 206

5 Most Useful Sections of a Job Search Blog for Job Seekers

Competitive Resumes

Job seekers, blogs are powerful tools for getting noticed before or during a job search. Many job seekers blogging as more than just a passive way to reach employers. People find value in all forms of content. If it educates, trains, or informs, then it’s useful.

2018 163

ATS Myths You Shouldn’t Believe When Job Searching

Professional Resume Services

If it’s been a while since your last job search, you may have been introduced to a new tool to look out for called Applicant Tracking Systems (ATS). These systems help employers filter through resumes easier by identifying specific keywords and phrases and eliminating the ones that don’t have them.

2018 173

Sklover’s Thought for the Work Week

Sklover Working Wisdom

“These days everyone is taking data from the cloud. and putting it on their tablets. Isn’t that what Moses did?” ” – Unknown. Sure is, and he shared “the message” with all of us.

2018 130

5 Ways The World Would Be Better If We Were More Like Barbara Bush

Evil HR Lady

Barbara Bush (née Pierce) died yesterday at the age of 92. A former First Lady, Second Lady, and mother of a president, Mrs. Bush was in the public eye for much of her eye. Anyone in that situation can expect to have all their flaws exposed in the least flattering way possible. But, here’s the thing: while she was a flawed individual (we all are), the world would be a lot better off if we followed her example. Here are five ways Barbara Bush stood out to me.

2018 143

5 Tough Truths About Your Career Change (From Unlikely Experts)

Career Shifters

A dog psychologist, a radio host, and a painter. These people aren’t (technically) qualified to give you guidance on your career change. But they’re also not scared to tell you the truth.

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The Best Beach Reads for Your Summer Vacation

Ms. Career Girl

One of the best parts of summer is kicking back on a warm beach with a good book. As the warm weather moves in, we’re picking up these brand new titles—the perfect books to get lost in during your summer vacation. The Summer of New Beginnings by Bette Lee Crosby.

2018 194

Job Search News – April 13, 2018 – The LinkedIn Edition

Competitive Resumes

Yes, it’s been a little while for this blog feature, but we’re back. This is your job search news – THE LinkedIn EDITION – with articles and resources centered around learning! I’ve read them, and you can feel free to comment on them in any form you’d like.

2018 130

How to Connect with a Hiring Manager

Professional Resume Services

Executives have to take advantage of any opportunities they can get when it comes to their job search. With so much competition, standing out can be challenging. Visiting professional resume writing services is generally the best place to start, but you also have to take it a few steps further.

2018 173

Sklover’s Thought for the Work Week

Sklover Working Wisdom

“The palest ink is worth more than the best memory.” ” – Chinese Proverb. At work, so often what someone said, promised, represented, assured, objected to or complained about, is at the heart of a dispute.

2018 130

NFL Cheerleader: A Job Where You’re Told How to Use a Tampon

Evil HR Lady

Being a cheerleader is hard work and glamorous and you can bet that any woman that makes it that far figured out long ago how to handle tampon usage and the right shaving techniques, but the NFL doesn’t think so.

2018 144

From 9–5 to Freelance

Career Shifters

“I was living for the weekend, and spending too much money to make myself feel better during the week.”. Claire Sanders loved her work, but something about the context needed to change. So, instead of throwing the baby out with the bathwater, she made a simple sidestep.

2018 198

Receiving a Promotion? Avoid These 4 Classical Traps

Ms. Career Girl

Congratulations! A promotion is not just a great feeling, it brings with it a world of responsibilities and a feeling of stepping higher on the success ladder. Take the weekend off and spend it with family and friends. After all, you deserve it — for committing long hours into the night.

2018 185

Is Landing a Board of Directors Role Like Landing Any Other Executive Job?

Executive Career Brand

Many c-suite and senior-level executives focus their job search efforts on landing a Board of Directors role. They’re the kind of candidates Boards typically covet. Executive job seekers often ask me what they need to do differently in their job search to land a Board role.

2018 130

How to Network Within Your Workplace

Professional Resume Services

Networking is essential in the business world today if you want to land the job of your dreams. But what if you already have a job? There are still plenty of reasons to continue your networking efforts, and doing so within your workplace is beneficial as well.

2018 170

Sklover’s Thought for the Work Week

Sklover Working Wisdom

“The productive person doesn’t tell you how many hours they worked; they show you what they accomplished.” ” – John Gross. At work you have a choice, each and every day: either you are focused on what you accomplish, or you focus on the time and effort that goes into it.

2018 130

Why Your Barista Probably Has a College Degree

Evil HR Lady

I have two degrees: a bachelor’s and a master’s. I wrote lots of papers, did lots of math, sang in a choir, and completely bombed a Hebrew class. What I didn’t learn to do was make coffee. (Or Or speak Hebrew, but that’s my own fault.). In fact, coffee making wasn’t even an offered course at the universities I attended.

2018 134

Make Your Cover Letter Perfect: A Jobseeker’s Checklist

Jobacle

While learning how to write a cover letter for a job application is no one’s idea of a good time. It’s a tedious, downright daunting task. But it’s also 100% necessary.

Five Simple Steps for a Stronger Body

Ms. Career Girl

We have turned from hunter gatherers who were always on the move, into a species who struggle to get up from the couch to get drink from the fridge. We’ve gone from nomadic to sedentary. Obviously, that isn’t exactly healthy for us. We were simply not built to live this way.

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