June, 2018

12 Things No One Told Me Before I Tossed My Cap

Ms. Career Girl

It’s Graduation Season, when mortarboards soar and new professionals take wing into the workforce. In their flight to the C-Suite, they’ll surely remember the sage advice dispensed at their ceremonies by wizened, or famous, or (best case) funny keynote speakers.

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5 Ways to Improve Your LinkedIn SEO and Reach More Employers

Competitive Resumes

Job seekers who want to take charge of their online job searches need to start applying search engine optimization (SEO) techniques to their social media profiles – especially LinkedIn. Employers are using Google to vet you. When they enter your name, there’s no telling what they might find.

2018 199

A Clever LinkedIn Personal Branding Tip to Accelerate Your Executive Job Search

Executive Career Brand

If you’re using LinkedIn correctly for personal branding and executive job search, you’ve come at it in two ways: 1. You’re building keyword-rich content to boost SEO (Search Engine Optimization) so your profile sits there working PASSIVELY for you – making you more visible and findable.

2018 177

How to Take Your Executive Cover Letter to the Next Level

Professional Resume Services

Many executives sit down to write their resumes and cover letters thinking it will be simple. Resumes are generally about facts and statistics, but the cover letter takes a different approach.

Amazon Does the Right Thing for Muslim Workers During Ramadan

Evil HR Lady

Have you ever wondered why more businesses in the United States close on Christmas than on any other holiday? Sure, some of it is tradition–we’ve always been closed. But, some of it is simply practical: 90 percent of Americans celebrate Christmas , including the bosses. So, companies close. But, the religious makeup of the United States is changing and Amazon is doing the right thing when it comes to dealing with that change.

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How to Write a Personal Mission Statement

Jobacle

Wondering how to write a personal mission statement? Read on! Most companies create mission statements that define the direction the company wants to move. If mission statements mold the future of successful companies, why do so many professionals neglect to devise mission statements of their own?

2018 207

Avoid These Common Phone Interview Mistakes

Professional Resume Services

Landing a phone interview is often the first step in getting your foot in the door for a formal interview. However, if you don’t take the interview seriously, you may never be invited to the office for the next step.

Employees and Candidates Give Companies a Taste of Their Own Medicine

Evil HR Lady

For years and years, recruiters and hiring managers have treated employees terribly. They ghost candidates–even after the candidate has come in for multiple interviews. They’ve required multiple interviews over multiple days, requiring candidates to use their vacation time for their own jobs, and then not even bothering to let the candidate know they didn’t get the job. And companies have no problem simply laying people off without notice and without severance.

2018 148

The Feel-good Trap: How The Search For Happiness Is Keeping You Stuck In Your Shift (And What To Focus On Instead)

Career Shifters

Not happy – either with your current work, or with how your career change is going? Natasha explains why the way you understand happiness could be holding you back – and how a new perspective can speed up your shift

2018 200

How to Maintain Your Work-Life Balance

Ms. Career Girl

The concept of work-life balance has become increasingly popular in recent years, and according to medical research, the idea should be taken more seriously than a passing fad.

2018 180

Removing Bias From Hiring with Melissa Dobbins

Competitive Resumes

Removing bias from the hiring process is quite a task considering those who are still asking why. My guest this episode is Melissa Dobbins, founder, and CEO of career.place, whose purpose is to remove bias from hiring.

2018 161

We’re pleased to offer another new “Model Letter”:

Sklover Working Wisdom

“Before Background Check – Sharing Very Personal Issues”. No one is perfect, and no one’s life history is perfect, either. So many of us have been found in possession of marijuana, or arrested for Driving Under the Influence, perhaps even alleged to have harassed someone.

2018 130

Made a Mistake at Work? Repair it in Five Easy Steps

Professional Resume Services

Everyone is going to make mistakes at work. Some mistakes are bigger than others, but most of them are repairable if you handle them in the appropriate manner. Most people don’t typically put a mistake they’ve made in their executive bio.

2018 141

Supreme Court: Your Bakery Doesn’t Have to Bake a Gay Wedding Cake

Evil HR Lady

The US Supreme Court Just handed down a 7-2 decision in favor of the baker in Masterpiece Cakeshop, LTD v. Colorado Civil Rights Commission , saying that the baker had the first amendment right to not bake and decorate a wedding cake for a gay couple as that violated his sincerely held religious beliefs. What does this mean for your business? Most likely nothing. The decision is very narrowly tailored to where strongly held religious beliefs clash with other civil rights.

2018 147

From Libraries to Research

Career Shifters

“It was difficult not to feel attached to the identity that I'd carried for 15 years.”. Verity knew it was time for a new challenge: something that would both stretch her and offer the flexibility she needed.

2018 197

A Rash of Brand Apologies – Or Are They?

Ms. Career Girl

Brands mess up all the time. That’s nothing new. But in the light of Wells Fargo, Uber, Starbucks, and Facebook creating massive marketing campaigns to do what….ask ask for our forgiveness? Should we “forgive” such indiscretions or will our “forgiveness” just lead to repeating of bad behavior?

2018 176

10 Ways to Stay in Demand for Your Work – And Career

Competitive Resumes

Remember Bo Jackson ? He was one of few professional athletes to play and excel in his career at two different sports – baseball and football. What does Jackson have to do with your career ? It’s simple, really: His example teaches us what it means to be in demand.

2018 148

Sklover’s Thought for the Work Week

Sklover Working Wisdom

“There is no burnt rice to a hungry person.” ” – Philippine Proverb. There is no job too boring to an unemployed worker. There is no visit too long to an elderly person. There is no unnoticed smile to a stranger from far away. There is no unneeded kindness to a lonely person.

2018 130

3 Ways You May be Networking Wrong

Professional Resume Services

Networking is valuable whether you’re actively looking for a job or not. If for some reason you believe building your network doesn’t bring any value to your personal or professional career, then there’s a chance you may be doing it wrong.

2018 141

#MeToo’s Impact Isn’t Pretty–for Men or Women

Evil HR Lady

If you’re a male university professor, would you have a closed-door meeting with a female student ? What if you’re a female university professor, would you have a closed-door meeting with a male student? What about a closed-door meeting with a student of the same gender, regardless of your sexual orientation? And what if you’re a manager in the corporate world? Are the days of one on one meetings over, for fear of accusations or attacks ?

2018 146

Why Culture Fit Matters in Executive Job Search

Executive Career Brand

How to set the groundwork in executive job search to land a job that’s the right culture fit If you’ve read even a few of my blog posts about executive job search best practices, you know that the first steps to land an executive job that will be a mutual good fit are: 1. Targeting […].

2018 130

Three Signs You Should Quit Your Job

Ms. Career Girl

If you’ve ever had a bad day at work – you know, one of those awful days where everything is getting on your nerves, the idea of just quitting might pop into your head.

From Corporate Life to Social Impact

Career Shifters

“I became ashamed of my job, always trying to shorten or completely avoid the topic in conversation.”. Vera Frajtova realised that job-hopping wasn't going to solve her long-term job dissatisfaction. So, she decided to think outside the box.

2018 176

Two (or More) Job Opportunities? – 18 Elements of Comparison – [Part 2 of 2]

Sklover Working Wisdom

“It’s not hard to make decisions. when you know what your values are.”. – Roy E. Disney. NOTE : This is Part 2 of 2 of this Newsletter. We have divided it in half due to its considerable length, befitting its importance to so many employees.

2018 130

4 Ways to Restore and Strengthen Your Network

Professional Resume Services

One of the main concerns executives have regarding their network is how to restore it when they’ve neglected it for a while. It’s typical for this to happen when you have a steady job you’re comfortable in. However, not all is lost, you can restore and strengthen your current network at any time.

2018 130

Swiss Saturday: Fines for Taking Your Kid on Vacation a Day Early

Evil HR Lady

Last week the New York Times ran an article, Skipping School for Cheap Flights? You Could be Fined In Germany. It begins as follows: BERLIN — While airport security officials around the world check for weapons and identification before letting passengers board a plane, the police in Germany are checking for school-age children — and reporting families who take their youngsters on vacation without a teacher’s authorization.

2018 147

Why Do Career Storytellers Charge So Much, and Who Even Cares About My “Story” Anyway?

Career Trend

Why Do Career Storytellers Charge So Much? When an executive-level prospect contacts me, some of the inevitable, “What’s in it for me? Why do you charge more than many other resume writers?” ” questions pop up, mostly to untangle the angst of investing in themselves at that level, and that deeply. To assuage their concerns and […]. The post Why Do Career Storytellers Charge So Much, and Who Even Cares About My “Story” Anyway?

2018 114

How a Failed Ice Cream Shop Turned Me into a Thriller Writer

Ms. Career Girl

In 2004, my dream of becoming a published author came true. The Journal of Mortifying Moments” was well-received and well-distributed. It was “laugh out loud funny” (that’s what Entertainment Weekly called it, not just me).

2018 163

4 Tips for Progressive Career Growth and Development

Jobacle

Whether you’re already settled in your career, just got into a new job or still wondering which career path to choose, you’ve most likely asked yourself where you’ll probably be in the next few years.

2018 158

Sklover’s Thought for the Work Week

Sklover Working Wisdom

“I’m not concerned that machines will begin to think like humans. I am very concerned that humans will begin to think like machines.” ” – Tim Cook, Apple CEO. Supporting Limits On. Children’s Screen Use.

2018 130

3 Ways Effective Onboarding Builds a Better Workplace

The Undercover Recruiter

A lot of organizations treat recruiting and onboarding like fishing: dangle the bait, hook ‘em, reel ‘em on board, and then…well, there isn’t a ton of concern about the fish’s experience after that.

2018 109

Do Your Employees Understand Their Health Insurance?

Evil HR Lady

Everyone knows that they need to take care of their health, but when it comes to truly understanding health insurance, how good are your employees? According to a recent study, not very. The International Foundation of Employee Benefit Plans found that: Approximately half of employees don’t understand employee benefit materials. Only 19 percent of employers report that their employees have a “high level” of understanding of their benefits.

“Am I Crazy To Be Thinking About A Shift?”

Career Shifters

Rose is torn. Her current role is safe, and lucrative, but it's not helping her grow. Meanwhile, the career she's got her heart set on carries no guarantees of security. How do you know whether you're making the right move, or a big mistake

2018 149

How To Find A Job When You’re Unsure of Your Career Path

Ms. Career Girl

There are many situations where you can feel like your career path is drifting out of form. Perhaps your current job is boring you, but you just can’t figure out what else you’re supposed to do. Maybe you have recently lost a job, but don’t know which steps to take from here.

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