May, 2017

Job Search in 2017 is Marketing, PR, and Schmoozing

Competitive Resumes

There is a case for running your job search like a political campaign. There is a lot of communication to clarify your position, show the relevance of your experience, and show you can do a great job. All three reasons are much harder than just applying to jobs online.

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15 Savvy Tips To Boost LinkedIn Profile Views

Executive Career Brand

Bedazzle Your LinkedIn Profile and Boost Profile Views. When you’re actively pursuing new career opportunities, you need to make your LinkedIn profile dazzle, so it will be a traffic magnet.

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Trending Sources

Sitting Too Much at Work? Tips to Move AND Be Productive


I was sitting too much. So several years ago I bought myself a standing desk. I didn’t go through work, opting to pay for it myself to avoid any potential headaches. And I am here to report that it was a wonderful investment!

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Don’t Say Yes Until You Know Your Potential Employer Has These

Ms. Career Girl

The post Don’t Say Yes Until You Know Your Potential Employer Has These appeared first on Ms. Career Girl. When looking for a new job, it’s easy to want to jump at just about any offer that comes your way, especially if it’s within an industry or a role you’ve been really aiming at.

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Crafting an Action Plan for Your Executive Job Search

Professional Resume Services

You never want to start your job search without a solid plan. These four tips can help guide you toward job search success! An executive job search is often an arduous journey, which can take up to several months to complete.

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Don’t Dial It In: 7 Tips for Honing Your Telephone Interview Skills


Contributed by LiveCareer. It’s easy to underestimate the importance of an initial phone interview/screen, but having polished telephone interview skills can make or break your job search. These initial screenings are designed to efficiently eliminate candidates from the larger pool.

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Lost Your Job? Ask Your Employer for Career Transition Support

Ms. Career Girl

The post Lost Your Job? Ask Your Employer for Career Transition Support appeared first on Ms. Career Girl. Losing your job is never easy, particularly when it happens without notice. Not only that it affects you emotionally, but you also have to figure out how to organize your finances.

Skills Every HR Manager Needs

Evil HR Lady

Do you like people? Do you like knowing confidential information? Well, that’s nice, but not what you need to be a successful HR manager. Liking people isn’t really necessary (although it can help) and really, knowing confidential information isn’t as much fun as it’s cracked up to be because you can’t talk about it. So, if those skills aren’t they keys to success, just what are?

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Micro Shifts: How A Change Of Focus Can Help You Move Faster Into Work You Love

Career Shifters

Feeling stuck and overwhelmed by this huge career change ahead of you? No idea what you should be doing to make progress? You might be thinking too big. Natasha shares a simple but profound mindset shift to help you get energised, confident, and into effective action

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6 Ways to Own the Job Search Process and Kill the Game in Five Years

Competitive Resumes

Have you thought about how you’ll remain engaged in the job search even if you love your current gig? Few jobs offer security much less can promise stability. How can you be “gainfully” employed in 2017? You only have one job? One job?

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How To Exploit the New LinkedIn for Best SEO

Executive Career Brand

Take Advantage of the New LinkedIn User Interface To Draw More People To Your Profile. Have you taken a close look at what’s happened to the very top section of your LinkedIn profile, with the latest User Interface?

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Eating at Work Is a Challenge – Try These Snacks!


Eating at work and staying healthy can be serious challenges. From workplace stress catapulting you into an emotional eating binge to happy hour drinks and steak dinners with clients, work can feel like Public Enemy No. 1 when it comes to sabotaging your healthy eating plans. The best strategy?

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A Dozen Tips To Getting A Great Start In That New Job

Ms. Career Girl

The post A Dozen Tips To Getting A Great Start In That New Job appeared first on Ms. Career Girl. The following is a guest post by Mark Blayney. His bio follows.

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HR Was Reckless with My Salary Information

Evil HR Lady

HR sent me a letter of congratulations for my promotion along with my new salary and job description in an intra-office envelope. The kind that is “closed” by a flimsy little string and re-used again and again. Are you getting the picture? Intraoffice. Addressed to me. That’s it. The letter was not in a sealed envelope nor was it marked “personal and confidential” In short, ANYBODY could open it, read it, place back in the envelope and placed on my desk.

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What it’s like to audition at Juilliard. When you’re 11.

Penelope Trunk

The first round of auditions for Juilliard’s pre-college program is by video. From December to March my son practiced for three hours a day to prepare. At the end of March we recorded him playing Cello Concerto in A minor by Saint-Saens, and we sent it off to Juilliard.

2017 58

8 Ways Older Job Seekers are Prey to Unconscious Bias on Facebook

Competitive Resumes

This is originally published on Career Pivot. You have become susceptible to unconscious bias on social media because you can’t help yourself. You judge and cringe and being judged. It’s your fault.

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6 Key Traits for Working in a Team

The Undercover Recruiter

When it comes to business and careers, teamwork is essential for success. Every business is built and run by teams of people who have to work together to achieve success. The most profitable businesses are those who have fantastic team players working towards shared goals.

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How Do You Build Trust With Employees? Use The 7 C’s!


How do you build trust with your colleagues and employees at work? While there is no turnkey solution to gain trust, there are actionable things that bosses and leaders can do each and every day in an attempt to earn it. COMMITMENT.

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Is Your Job Making You Sick? 7 Work Related Anxiety Triggers and How to Ease the Stress

Ms. Career Girl

The post Is Your Job Making You Sick? 7 Work Related Anxiety Triggers and How to Ease the Stress appeared first on Ms. Career Girl. Whether you work from home or go to an office daily; you are always working for someone else.

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Your Non-Competes Aren’t Saving Your Business, They are Destroying Lives

Evil HR Lady

A few years ago, sandwich shop Ji mmy Johns hit the headlines with the news that they required low level employees to sign non-compete agreements. They later dropped this clause after a public outcry and the New York State Attorney General declaring the clause “unlawful.” ” That should have been the end of low income non-compete agreements, but sadly, it’s not.

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Having trouble finding the truth about executive resume writing? Consider these tips.

Career Trend

“Truth is like beauty; it lies in the mind of the beholder” ― Bangambiki Habyarimana, The Great Pearl of Wisdom While concepts and strategies for building a hard-working executive resume abound, fixed rules are few.

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If Your Personal Brand is Not Disruptive, You Won’t Matter

Competitive Resumes

The heart of a job search is your personal brand. All which is contingent on your ability to differentiate yourself from everyone else. If the core of any job search doesn’t create memorability, the difficulties of selling your skills be stalled at every obstacle.

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6 Reasons to Call Your Candidate Instead of Emailing

The Undercover Recruiter

Let’s face it. We all rely on emails and most of us would be lost without them. Very rarely do we send letters out in the post but recently emails have put recruiters in the media spotlight for all the wrong reasons. A jobseeker in Kent, UK, received an email confirming an interview for a.

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Personal Tracking and Employee Engagement

David Zinger

The next step in employee engagement for individuals and organizations is to fully engage the quantified self. I define employee engagement as: good work done well with others every day.

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Funding Your Small Business – Smart Tips for Mompreneurs

Ms. Career Girl

The post Funding Your Small Business – Smart Tips for Mompreneurs appeared first on Ms. Career Girl. A woman who can manage a house full of toddlers and/or teenagers can manage any business with triumph. That is why ‘mompreneurship’ is such a hot concept right now.

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Don’t Be So Quick to Dismiss a Candidate With a Criminal Record

Evil HR Lady

If you’re not familiar with “ Ban the Box” legislation , you’re not alone — but it’s an important legal trend for business leaders to understand. Most states have some law that prohibits businesses from asking job applicants if they’ve ever been convicted of a crime. Hence, the campaign to ban the checkbox that asks people if they’ve ever been convicted.) That doesn’t mean you can’t ask a candidate about convictions, but it does mean that you can’t do it until the offer stage.

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6 Ways to Spice Up Your Resume Summary

Blue Sky Resumes

In order to make a powerful impression, your resume should start with a hard-hitting summary – a section that quickly introduces you and provides readers with a brief overview of your skills and abilities.

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How To Radically Improve Your Resume (In Under 30 Minutes)

Corn on the Job

A good friend of mine always says ‘ you either have time, or an excuse’ and we’ve all been guilty of having one to many excuses when it comes to improving our resumes. ‘

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Why People Will Always Matter in Recruiting

The Undercover Recruiter

The future is coming to get you. For the longest time, folks have railed against the idea that technology could do what until recently recruiters (A.K.A. real human beings) could. But the truth is, when it comes to automation and tactics, we may be losing that particular fight.

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Drive: The Surprising Truth About What Motivates Us

Career Shifters

Do you truly understand what motivates you? And as a career changer, do you need to? In 'Drive', Daniel H. Pink argues you can't create meaningful work without knowing why you're doing it. But Louise FitzBaxter wasn't so sure.

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Ms. Career Girl

The post TOUCH ON THESE 9 TOPICS IN YOUR NEXT INTERVIEW appeared first on Ms. Career Girl. The following is a guest post by Sharon Schweitzer. Her bio follows. Everyone knows that overwhelming feeling of going to a job interview.

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No, The Court Did Not Rule that Discrimination Against Women Is Legal

Evil HR Lady

“Employers can legally pay women less than men for the same work based on differences in the workers’ previous salaries, a federal appeals court ruled Thursday,” says the Associated Press. “Employers can pay women less than men based on salary histories, 9th Circuit rules,” says the ABA Law Journal. “The wage gap is the worst. After all, it seems like a no-brainer that employers should pay men and women doing the same jobs the same amount of money.

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Thought Leadership: What It Is and How It Can Help You With Your C-Level Job Search

Professional Resume Services

Thought leadership is not only an innovative business technique, but can make your job search easier! Many people include thought leadership as an attribute on their executive resume, but employers will quickly expose them if it’s not true.

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CHART OF THE DAY: Where Truck Drivers Will Lose Their Jobs in The Next 25 Years.

HR Capitalist

I've written about this before, but the chart below blew me away. Take a look at this chart from Fortune and we'll talk about it after the jump (email subscribers click through for image, click on image to blow it up further): There are 1.8 million truck drivers in the U.S.,

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