September, 2017

Does the Law Require that You Let an Employee Nap?

Evil HR Lady

Napping is popular among just about everyone other than toddlers , who desperately need naps, but are convinced they are prohibited by the Geneva convention. Culturally, though, we just don’t do it.

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12 Ways Introverts Can Survive Networking Events

Jobacle

Networking introverts. Sounds like an oxymoron, right? Talking is not what I do. I’d rather walk into a lion’s den in a steak suit than sit around networking with folks I’ve never met before. I’ll opt for being devoured, thank you very much.

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Why I Believe Your LinkedIn Profile May Now Be More Valuable Than Your Resume

Career Trend

While once a junior-player in career communications, your LinkedIn profile now reigns supreme in job search. The post Why I Believe Your LinkedIn Profile May Now Be More Valuable Than Your Resume appeared first on Executive Resume Writing Service.

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The Yin and Yang of a Convincing Job Interviews with Thea Kelley

Competitive Resumes

Welcome back to the fall edition of the podcast. Thank you for joining us as we’ll have about eight episodes to deliver this fall plus a few bonus episodes. My guest is Thea Kelley who wrote the book, Get That Job!

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15 Common Job Interview Questions and How to Best Answer Them

Executive Career Brand

An Executive Recruiter’s Advice on Answering 15 Common Job Interview Questions. If you’re job-hunting and job interviews are looming, you’ve probably done some research on what kinds of questions you’ll be asked.

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Lower Quality Resumes Are Loud, With a Bumpy Ride

Career Trend

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Your New Degree is Not a Magic Wand for Your Job Search

Competitive Resumes

Incumbent graduates must reshape and reexamine the job search advice their parents are giving them. Education is as strategic as to where you’ll live. . Your degree is not the golden ticket. Your education is not a magic wand for your job search. Click To Tweet.

2017 67

12 Ways To Build Personal Brand Evangelism

Executive Career Brand

How to get people to spread the word about your unique value in the executive job market. You may feel that “Brand Evangelism” is a fussy term. It may even turn you off to the whole concept of personal branding. Don’t let it.

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6 Ways to Add More Color to Your Workspace

Ms. Career Girl

Your cubicle at work can be dull and drab. In a sea of neutral tones in the office, how can you liven your area up a little bit? Adding some color is the best way to make a dull office bright and inviting instead of boring.

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What Should Your PTO Policy Look Like?

Evil HR Lady

Vacation, sick time, personal days—it’s enough to make your head spin when you’re trying to come up with a perfect paid time off (PTO) policy for your company. While there isn’t a “perfect” solution that all businesses should adopt, there are some guidelines that will help you make the best PTO policy for your business. What Do Your Competitors Do?

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Stop Trying To Google Your Way Into A New Career (And What To Do Instead)

Career Shifters

Spending hours scouring job sites, reading articles, and still not getting anywhere with your career change? Natasha shares why it's not working and what to do to move forward more productively

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10 Strange Job Interview Questions and Answers

Career Alley

Have you ever been to an interview and suffered from a ‘deer in the headlights’ scenario when caught completely off guard by the question your interviewer asked you? Interviews Interview questions

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Job Search News, September 22, 2017

Competitive Resumes

Your job search could use these articles and resources so enjoy! I’ve read them, and you can feel free to comment on them in any form you’d like including leaving a message on the “send voicemail” button on your right. I’ll try to keep it short, fresh, and informative.

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Are People Who Have 8-10 Years at Their Current Company Dinosaurs?

HR Capitalist

I think an interesting thing has happened when it comes to careers, and it's probably not a good thing. People have historically judged you by switching jobs too often. That's why I always counsel people to stick it out a year (preferably two) before jumping out of a less that perfect situation.

2017 31

8 things you learn in your first year of work

Ms. Career Girl

Joining the workforce is a wonderful and terrifying thing. The times when we mess up are the most memorable and formative of our lives, but it is the things that we learn and take away from these experiences that really matter.

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Swiss Saturday: Ebonics and Swiss German

Evil HR Lady

Amy Alkon’s commentary on Ebonics caught my eye. She responded to an article by Michael Hobbs called “Why America Needs Ebonics Now.” ” I find discussion on language fascinating–especially since moving to a new country and learning a new language. Alkon says that teaching Ebonics in schools is “dooming Black children and pretending it’s progress.” ” Hobbs argues for more teaching in Ebonics.

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From Consultancy to Charity

Career Shifters

“My heart just wasn’t in it.”. Between Louisa Barnett's day job and her side project, it was clear which one she was most called to do. But knowing what you want and knowing how to get there are two very different things.

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???? Why You Should NOT Answer the Phone When Recruiters Call, Stupid

JobMob

Better a return call when you're ready than a missed call when you aren't. Photo by Matthew Kane. This is a guest post by Graeme Gilovitz. This has to sound like the stupidest idea you have ever heard. How can you get the job if you don't actually talk to someone?

2017 29

How Good Writing Skills Can Build Your Brand with the Grammar Goddess

Competitive Resumes

Employers want employees and new hires to good writing skills. If you find writing a challenge, this is a good show for you. Susan Rooks, the Grammar Goddess is back to revisit the value of good business writing.

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3 Candidates: Know Your Role and Your Recruiting Strategy.

HR Capitalist

"The problem we're trying to solve is that there are rich teams and there are poor teams. Then there's fifty feet of crap, and then there's us. It's an unfair game. And you guys just sit around talking the same old "good body" nonsense like we're selling jeans. Like we're looking for Fabio.

2017 30

Do You Really Know What Career You are Meant For?

Ms. Career Girl

Choosing a career probably begins in college. You declare a major based upon your interests at the time; you may change majors based on your changing interests. And the continued and rapid changes in technology, the economy, and business environments may change your career for you.

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Why Your Boss Makes You Punch a Time Clock

Evil HR Lady

What do you think about the idea of professional or semi-professional (i.e., highly-skilled college graduates) hourly employees having to clock in and out daily and for breaks , etc., especially in a creative field? My company just adopted a product called “Humanity” which requires us to do that and many of us are disgruntled.

2017 54

8 Basic Tech Skills Every Employee Should Have

The Undercover Recruiter

Being tech-savvy is no longer unique, it’s universal. Some people may be more comfortable around technology than others, and that might depend on your profession. We get that, but every professional nowadays must have a degree of technological sophistication to them.

2017 28

#1 Secret To Getting Noticed By Recruiters At AECOM

Career Realism

#1 Secret To Getting Noticed By Recruiters At AECOM. Work It Daily. With all of the “noise” online, standing out can be a challenge, especially if you’re fighting for a job. However, just because there’s a lot of competition for jobs on job boards doesn’t mean you can’t get hired.

2017 27

This Season of Episodes on The Voice of Job Seekers Podcast

Competitive Resumes

I am excited to announce the fall lineup for the The Voice of Job Seekers podcast. Feel free to share this newsletter with friends, clients, students, family and whomever else will benefit. Most of the show’s guests for this fall are listed below. There are more, but I will keep you waiting.

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Social Loafing - Do People Give Less Effort When You Add More Resources To a Team?

HR Capitalist

Social Loafing -the phenomenon of a person exerting less effort to achieve a goal when they work in a group than when they work alone. Hmmmm. -. From a book I'm reading. One of the first scientists to explore the dynamics of group effort was a guy named Maximilien Ringelmann.

2017 28

8 things you learn in your first year of work

Ms. Career Girl

Joining the workforce is a wonderful and terrifying thing. This times when we screw up are the most memorable and formative of our lives, but it is the things that we learn and take away from these experiences that really matter.

2017 43

10 Simple Ways to Make Other People Happy

Evil HR Lady

This is an old article, but I thought the world could use some more positivity! We here at Inc. give tons of good suggestions about how to make yourself happier. We had “ 10 Easy Ways to Make Yourself Happy in 2016 ,” “ 5 Secrets to a Balanced, Happy Life ,” and “ 5 Daily Habits of Remarkably Happy People ,” all within the past few weeks. These articles are all fabulous, but what if we want to make other people happy? How can we do that?

2017 52

6 Warning Signs Your Candidate Will Flake

The Undercover Recruiter

Few things beat the exhilaration of finding the right person for the job. They generally come along a bit too late for comfort, after many revised job spec drafts, and much too much trawling through the internet. But then you’ve got them! Woo hoo!

2017 27

#1 Thing Recruiters Want You To Know About Getting A Job AppDynamics

Career Realism

#1 Thing Recruiters Want You To Know About Getting A Job AppDynamics. Work It Daily. AppDynamics , an IT Operations Analytics company based in San Francisco, California, is looking for fresh talent to join its team.

10 Job Search Strategies Beyond The Resume

Competitive Resumes

Many people want the resume dead – or they at least want to hold a funeral for it. It’s very sexy to proclaim the resume’s demise, and it brings major street cred. But the truth is the resume is still an essential part of your job search. Job descriptions still tell you where to send or upload it.

2017 63

Long Weekend PTO Strategy Guy/Gal - Is Currently Crushing It At Your Company.

HR Capitalist

There's a person that's currently cheating life at your company. But it's not who you think. It's not the person who's stock options just vested (because the stock could tank); --It's not the person who just signed the big deal (because you're only as good as your last month); and. It's not you.

2017 25

Women in Leadership Roles: Rare Traits That Drive Your Success

Ms. Career Girl

These days finding a strong powerful leading woman isn’t hard. While it hadn’t been hard before, these days women have even more opportunities to express themselves, to lead, and to inspire others. No wonder so many young women look up to them and want to become like them in the future.

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Can You Ever Legally Deduct Pay from an Exempt Employee?

Evil HR Lady

If there’s one thing I’ve tried to beat into your brains, it’s that you can’t deduct pay from an exempt employee’s paycheck, no matter how much you want to. Well, there are a few exceptions, but they really are a few, and no one is every going to complain about getting too much money. Anyway, to read about these exceptions, click here: When Can You Legally Deduct Exempt Employee Pay? The post Can You Ever Legally Deduct Pay from an Exempt Employee?

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