October, 2018

3 Reasons I Won’t Connect with You on LinkedIn

Executive Career Brand

I’m fortunate and grateful to receive lots of requests to connect on LinkedIn. Heeding the same advice I give my executive job seeking clients, I connect with most people who ask me. Expanding my network on LinkedIn means more people to learn from and communicate with.

2018 259

Working Anyway: On Physical Challenges – Reflections from a Retiree

Ms. Career Girl

Chances are, right now you are in pretty good health, and maybe aging or physical difficulties are something you think may not happen until decades from now… and I truly hope this is the case.

2018 242

If You’re Going to Rage Quit, Do It Right

Evil HR Lady

When your boss is horrible , or customers have unreasonable and rude requests, or you just can’t take it anymore, you may wish to “rage quit” your job–walk out in a dramatic fashion. Quitting without notice makes for some sweet revenge. Who can blame you?

2018 183

Top 6 Traits of The Best Executive Resume Writing Services

Career Trend

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What Got You Here Won't Get You There: The 3 Career 'Rules' Keeping You Trapped In Your Shift

Career Shifters

You're not stupid. So why are you so stuck? Natasha shares 3 'common sense' ideas that are so ingrained, you can't even see them – and how to un-learn them to start making progress in your career change

2018 219

Are You Listening to Bad Career Advice?

Professional Resume Services

Asking for advice when you’re struggling with making a decision can be valuable. However, when it comes to getting career advice, you have to be careful who you’re listening to. Most people you ask won’t intentionally give you bad advice, but it also may not be very valuable to you.

2018 151

Worried About Age Discrimination? 9 Things on Your Executive Resume That Show Your Age

Executive Career Brand

Several years ago I wrote the post Is Your Executive Resume Still Partying Like It’s 1999?, and then updated it more recently. Sadly, I’m still seeing executive resumes that look and read like the ones I was writing 15-20 years ago.

2018 256

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I Have No Idea Why I Was Just Fired

Evil HR Lady

I am hoping you can help me understand this. I have worked as a contract worker (meaning no benefits, and being paid by the recruiter’s company). . . I was working for 6 weeks, and then I get a call after 5:00 p.m. from the recruiter who tells me my assignment ended, and that the place I was working for does not want me to show up for work the next day. Of course, I ask why? And I am told, ” you were not a good fit.” ” . What does that mean?

2018 182

The Best Morning Work Routine Ever

Jobacle

In the words of the infinitely wise Mary Poppins, “Well begun is half done.” That is, if you start something off right, you lay a solid foundation for success – a principle that’s especially applicable to the world of work.

2018 198

From Management Consultant to Childcare Entrepreneur

Career Shifters

“I couldn't miss the chance to fix something I could see wasn't working.”. Ever come across an opportunity too enticing to turn down? Zarja Cibej loved her job, but the lure of a problem in a crucial market, and the solution she could create to solve it, was simply too appealing to pass by.

3 Facts You Need to Know Before Starting an Executive Job Search

Professional Resume Services

Most people have heard the phrase, “it’s not where you start, but where you finish.” This is true in many aspects of life, but when it comes to an executive job search, how you start will have a significant impact on your success.

2018 138

Use LinkedIn Wisely in Your Executive Job Search

Executive Career Brand

I would guess that the majority of executives in job search, or planning one, know that they need a LinkedIn profile. Too many stop there. They may fill in a little information in their profile, but they rarely do much else.

2018 241

What You Should Know About Your Sleep, Work, and Productivity

Ms. Career Girl

This post is sponsored by the American Academy of Sleep Medicine. Today’s work environment is both demanding and competitive. So much so that it’s common, and sometimes expected, that work weeks edge into the 50 or 60 hour range. In the U.S.

2018 234

Employee Time Tracking and Analytics 101 for Managers

Evil HR Lady

That is 10:00 am Eastern Time! It will be fabulous, I promise! The post Employee Time Tracking and Analytics 101 for Managers appeared first on Evil HR Lady. Exclusive EHRL

2018 179

Work for Hire – Key Words & Phrases

Sklover Working Wisdom

What is meant by: “ Work for Hire ”? A “work for hire” (or “work made for hire”) is an item of creative content that was made on the job. Examples include written works, data analyses, visual presentations, songs, computer code and programs, and useful forms and booklets.

2018 130

From Charity to Children's Clothing

Career Shifters

“I needed a new challenge, but one that allowed me to work flexibly.”. Samantha Collen loved her work. But then her personal circumstances changed. Here, she shares how she found a niche that was an ideal match for her skills, surprisingly close to home

2018 219

Is Your LinkedIn Profile Ready for Today’s Job Search?

Professional Resume Services

LinkedIn is a platform you can use for many different aspects of your career. One of the most important ways to use it is when you’re on the hunt for a new job.

2018 134

The #MeToo Movement and Diversity in the Workplace

Executive Career Brand

The #MeToo movement is a defining moment in fourth-wave feminism, and continues to have a dramatic impact on all of us. at work and in our personal lives. The phrase was first used in 2006 by Tarana Burke, to draw attention to the sexual abuse of women of color. It has since […].

Enjoy Your Job: Make Your Work Match Your Strengths

Ms. Career Girl

Do you enjoy your job or dread it? Another presentation to write? Messing with fonts and colours bored Marcia to tears. She would much rather analyze numbers, to find their secrets. Sighing, she turned to her colleague Stephen, who had also just let out a long sigh. What is it?’ She asked him. ‘I

2018 222

How to Empower Your Employees to Make Better Business Decisions

Evil HR Lady

Steve Jobs was notorious for his autocratic leadership style. Instead of empowering his employees to make their own decisions, he would set the strategy, goals and method—and expect them to follow suit. While Apple was incredibly successful under his leadership, some of the downsides of this style are apparent since his passing in 2011. The most recent example involves the removal of movies from people’s iTunes accounts.

2018 177

Sklover’s Thought for the Work Week

Sklover Working Wisdom

“Winning without fighting is the best of skills.” ” – Sun Tzu. This proverb is truly the essence of what I offer on this blogsite. It is precisely what I espouse for employees at work: fighting is costly, causes damage, and employers generally have greater resources to fight.

2018 130

“Say Yes To The Butterflies.” Alex's Real-life Career Change Lessons

Career Shifters

When Alex Brooks joined the Career Change Launch Pad, she thought she’d end up with a new job. Instead, she overhauled her entire life. Here, she shares the shift in perspective that put her back in the driver’s seat and doing what she loves

2018 191

How Researching Desired Companies Can Help Your Executive Resume

Professional Resume Services

Not too many people looking for a new job have success with blindly sending out their resume to various companies. Companies can receive hundreds of applicants to any given job posting every single day, so they won’t waste their time reading a generic resume.

2018 134

Secrets Executive Recruiters Can’t Tell You and Tips for Working with Them

Executive Career Brand

I always advise executive job seekers NOT to rely entirely on executive recruiters to get them into a job. If you reach out to several recruiters and then sit back and wait for them to connect you with a job, you may be waiting a long time. Most of your job-hunting efforts should revolve around […]. The post Secrets Executive Recruiters Can’t Tell You and Tips for Working with Them appeared first on Executive Career Brand.

2018 160

The Must-Read Books of Fall By Our Favorite Female Authors

Ms. Career Girl

After a long workday or a week spent in the office, there’s nothing better than settling into a comfortable spot with a warm drink and a great new book. If you’re looking for a fiction story to relax with this fall, these are the must-read new releases by women that we think you’ll love.

2018 212

19 (More) Tales of Performance Review Horror

Evil HR Lady

Everyone hates their annual performance review but we dutifully do them. For some good reasons, but I digress.) I few weeks ago, I published 18 True Tales of Ridiculous Performance Appraisals , and what I got was even more tales of ridiculous performance appraisals. Enjoy, but managers, don’t use these a template. There was a statement about a complaint made on me the previous year. I’d never heard about it.

2018 164

“You expect me to believe THAT??!!”

Sklover Working Wisdom

Coffee was a perk; now it’s a grind. According to a recent article in the Wall Street Journal, employees are being given more choices than ever regarding the varieties of coffee provided for free by their employers at work. And, they are complaining about it more than ever before.

2018 130

“My Mind Is Going Round In Circles. How Do I Find A Way Through The Confusion?”

Career Shifters

Rachel's stuck in analysis paralysis. She gets no joy from her job, but she's struggling to work out if making a leap is anything more than a pipe dream. When you're terrified of getting it wrong, how do you figure out which way to go

2018 166

Money isn’t the Only Thing That Should Contribute to Happiness at Work

Professional Resume Services

Are you happy with your job? When people are asked this question, they often times aren’t sure how to answer it. They might be happy with the paycheck they receive every two weeks, but they might dread going into the office every day.

2018 130

Create a Resume for a Career

Jobacle

Creating a resume is like fishing. Your resume is the bait that you disseminate into the workplace of a company that you would like to consider a career with. You cast your resume into the human resource pond hoping to hook a job.

2018 164

Why do so many workers remain silent about toxic work behavior?

Ms. Career Girl

Virtually every American worker has been the target of toxic work behavior at some point in his/her career and, yet, the majority of us never report it.

2018 208

In a Small Business, Everyone Does Multiple Jobs. How Do You Choose Accurate Titles?

Evil HR Lady

I always find the job title “secretary” fascinating. It’s both an administrative support person, almost always non-exempt, and not responsible for high-level activities, and an exceedingly high government official, with incredibly complex and varied responsibilities, some of whom are responsible for literally hundreds of thousands of employees.

2018 164

Sklover’s Thought for the Work Week

Sklover Working Wisdom

“Outer order contributes to inner calm.” ” – Gretchen Rubin. Got a few minutes waiting for a phone call? Arrived at the office a little early due to light traffic? Perhaps you came into the office on a Saturday to retrieve something.

2018 130

Reasons to Use a Recruitment Agency

Career Alley

If you are a jobseeker currently looking for his or her next career change, you may find yourself wondering whether you should use a recruitment agency or CV distribution service in a bid to generate more potential leads. Find your Dream Job Recruiters

2018 163

What to Do if You Have Employment Gaps in Your Executive Resume and LinkedIn Profile

Professional Resume Services

Believe it or not, it’s more common for people to have employment gaps on their resume and LinkedIn profile today than ever before. There are plenty of reasons for this as well.

2018 130

“I’m So Busy. How Do I Shift With Such Limited Time?”

Career Shifters

Maria's demotivated in her job and ready for a change. She's determined to carve out an exit strategy, but is also struggling to create space to explore her options. When time's tight, what's the most efficient way to focus your energy and make an actionable plan

2018 155

How to Defend Against Five Emotional Vampires At Work

Ms. Career Girl

Emotional vampires wear many different disguises — from workplace bullies to needy relatives to poor-me complainers. Intentionally or not, these people can make us feel depressed, overwhelmed, defensive, wiped out and angry.

2018 205