September, 2017

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.

2017 263

5 Little Books With Big Messages You Don’t Want To Miss

Ms. Career Girl

I like to read. It’s always been a source of ideas, inspiration, and encouragement for me. But as I’ve grown older, a busy life and the constraints of time have come into play. With so many demands on my time, I shy away from tomes that run upwards of 400 pages.

2017 229

How Executive Personal Branding Affects Your Executive Career

Professional Resume Services

Working on your personal brand is more important now than ever before. Executives have typically considered their c-level personal branding as being associated with and representing the company they work for.

2017 199

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.

2017 193

4 Ways To Find Work That Feels Like You

Career Shifters

You want to do work that fits your personality. But what if you've spent so long in a job you hate, you've lost touch with who you are? Natasha shares four starting points to getting paid to be yourself

2017 272

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.

2017 172

Lower Quality Resumes Are Loud, With a Bumpy Ride

Career Trend

My husband and I are avid boaters who live on a lake. Our fleet of boats over the past 11 years has included three sailboats and a Four Winns power boat we dubbed Pilar, an homage to Ernest Hemingway. We currently are in transition, having sold Pilar as we prepare to invest in our next […].

2017 203

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Choosing the Right Executive Professional Resume Service

Professional Resume Services

With the widely known importance of writing an effective resume, more companies are popping up claiming they write the best ones. Choosing an executive resume service is a big decision relating to your executive career.

2017 164

Hiring New Employees Can Be Worse than a Root Canal

Evil HR Lady

There are two things everyone hates: going to the dentist and job hunting. And it turns out, no matter which side of the job hunting table you’re sitting on, trying to find a right fit between employer and employee is hard, unpleasant, and time-consuming. What makes searching for a new employee so difficult? And, more importantly, how can you make it easier? Here are the problems, and here are the solutions. Problem: You Want Perfection. Everyone wants to hire that perfect employee.

2017 166

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

2017 222

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 172

Labor Day

Sklover Working Wisdom

“What lies behind us and what lies before us are tiny matters compared to what lies within us.”. – Ralph Waldo Emerson. Labor, work, toil or endeavor. Strain, struggle, travail or exertion. No matter what you call it, it comes from within.

2017 141

Reading a Novel: You Just Might Find A Surprise Role Model

Ms. Career Girl

I must have been about ten when I discovered the Sue Barton Nurse books. My older sister brought them home, but I was the one that devoured them. My mother worried that they were too sophisticated for me because they had a hint of romance.

2017 204

Keys to a Great Executive Cover Letter

Professional Resume Services

When you sit down to write an executive cover letter, you may have many different thoughts running through your mind. Will the hiring manager even read this? Why can’t I simply regurgitate my resume? Aren’t all cover letters the same?

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.

2017 153

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.

2017 199

5 Ways to Show Job Interview Mastery to Employers

Competitive Resumes

More than ever, job seekers must be proficient at interviewing. In fact, it’s likely every networking opportunity is an essential job conversation. It may be the interaction to decide your next step, so you want to be interview ready. The interview process is no longer a one and done meeting.

2017 147

Sklover’s Thought for the Work Week

Sklover Working Wisdom

“The mountains that you are carrying, you were only supposed to climb.” ” – Najwa Zebian. At work, and in business affairs generally, the biggest “buzzword” these days is “productivity.” It is easily translated to “making more with less.”

2017 130

Why Women Rock As Business Leaders & Simple Tips On How To Climb The Ladder Of Success!

Ms. Career Girl

Today’s business landscape is changing. Women make up half of the workforce, and in 50% of families, women are the sole or co-breadwinners. Gone are the days where “leadership” is perceived solely as a male trait.

2017 187

Similarities and Differences Between Your LinkedIn and Executive Resume

Professional Resume Services

After spending hours on your resume, the easy thing to do is just copy and paste the information over to your executive LinkedIn profile. While this makes sense on the surface, since LinkedIn provides the same type of information as your resume, it’s one of the worst things you can do.

2017 158

EEOC Sues Estee Lauder over Parental Leave Policy. Is Your Business Next?

Evil HR Lady

In 2013, Estee Lauder implemented a new parental leave policy, which allowed for six weeks of paid leave for moms and two weeks of paid leave for dads. The reasoning is that mom is the primary caregiver and dad is a backup. They did allow an exception in the case of a man who hired a surrogate–he would be allowed the six weeks of paid leave.

2017 141

How to Navigate the (Potentially Choppy) Seas of a Management Promotion

Jobacle

First, congratulations! You’ve been promoted to your first management position, probably because you excel in the skills necessary to make a significant contribution to the success of your organization and, even better, your talents have been recognized and rewarded by your superiors.

2017 182

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.

2017 142

A Note to Our Jewish Friends.

Sklover Working Wisdom

Our Best Wishes to all. Our Friends of The Jewish Faith – and all others, too – for a Sweet, Happy, Healthy, Safe and. Prosperous New Year. 2017 Alan L. Sklover All Rights Reserved. Commercial Use Prohibited

2017 130

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.

2017 187

A Guide to Get Your Resume Into Human Hands

Professional Resume Services

With the world of automation today, it can be virtually impossible to get your executive resume into human hands if you only submit it online through job boards. It may be much easier and convenient to send in your resume online, but there’s no guarantee it will ever been seen.

2017 141

The Right Way to Conduct a 90-Day Performance Review

Evil HR Lady

Many companies have a 90 day “probationary period” for new hires. At the end of this, the manager is supposed to do a sit-down evaluation with the new employee. It’s such a standard thing that we often don’t think about it, but we should. It’s actually an area which can cause your business big troubles if you don’t do it right. Here’s the right way to conduct a 90-day performance appraisal. Stop Saying “Probationary Period.”

2017 140

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.

2017 180

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!

2017 142

Sklover’s Thought for the Work Week

Sklover Working Wisdom

“What the lion cannot manage to do, the fox often can.” ” – German Proverb. At work, as elsewhere, the size of the negotiator does not determine the success of the negotiation.

2017 130

Get Creative: 10 Reasons Why You Must Install Art in the Office

Ms. Career Girl

From the aesthetic to the psychological, the benefits of including art in the workplace are numerous and diverse. Not only does artwork have a positive impact on employees’ wellbeing, but it also improves the aesthetic of a space, in addition to a host of other advantages.

2017 184

The LinkedIn Rules You Should be Following

Professional Resume Services

LinkedIn can be an extremely valuable tool for executives. However, not knowing how to use it properly can also damage your reputation without you even knowing. LinkedIn isn’t difficult to use, but there are some unwritten rules about etiquette that many executives overlook.

2017 130

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 139

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.

2017 162

8 Things to Do When Your Job Search is “Code Blue!”

Competitive Resumes

When you’re at a hospital and you the overhead speaker blares “Code Blue,” do your thoughts automatically go to the patient and his or her family? If you’re not familiar with that announcement, it means someone’s the heart rate is at zero and CPR is being performed.

2017 139

Sklover’s Thought for the Work Week

Sklover Working Wisdom

“Some days you eat the bear. Some days the bear eats you.” ” – Unknown. At work, as in the rest of life, some days are nothing less than horrible, terrible, depressing, almost unbearable. Those are days in which “the bear eats you.”

2017 130

4 Ways to Start Learning How to Cook

Ms. Career Girl

I know plenty of people who’ve made it to 25 and over without ever cooking a proper meal. And hey, without cup ramen and microwaveable pizza, most of us probably wouldn’t have survived college.

2017 177