May, 2017

10 Books to Unwind with This Memorial Day

Ms. Career Girl

The post 10 Books to Unwind with This Memorial Day appeared first on Ms. Career Girl. It’s almost Memorial Day and let’s face it: us busy girls need a break from our nonstop grind.

2017 218

Are You Tweaking Your Out-Dated Executive Resume To Death?

Executive Career Brand

How to Update and Revive Your Over-Edited, Old Executive Resume. So many of my executive job seeking clients who send me their resumes when we first connect, feel the need to apologize for them.

2017 205

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?

2017 197

Mother’s Day

Sklover Working Wisdom

“God could not be everywhere and. therefore he invented mothers.”. – Jewish Saying. To every mother, grandmother, and great grand-mother out there, THANKS. Today is Your Day. It’s even named after you.

2017 192

Remembering Those Who Died for Our Freedoms

Evil HR Lady

The post Remembering Those Who Died for Our Freedoms appeared first on Evil HR Lady

2017 179

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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.

2017 181

Memorial Day

Sklover Working Wisdom

“It is not where you serve, but how you serve.” ” – J. Rubin Clark. If you have not visited the Vietnam War Memorial in Washington, D.C., please consider doing so. It is not flashy or grand, but simple and direct, like the men and women it honors.

2017 173

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.

2017 162

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

Jobacle

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!

2017 228

Why You Should Treat Your Workday Like a Workout

Ms. Career Girl

The post Why You Should Treat Your Workday Like a Workout appeared first on Ms. Career Girl. What do your gym and your office have in common? Chances are, neither of them are places you want to get up and go to on a Monday morning!

2017 213

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.

2017 158

How to Breathe Life into Your Job Search

Competitive Resumes

Every day can’t be the same whether you have a job during your job search or not. It’s dead. It’s an exercise in utility. What’s worse, you are explaining to your family why you are not getting results.

2017 178

Sklover’s Thought for the Work Week

Sklover Working Wisdom

“When I started counting my blessings, my whole life turned around.” ” – Willie Nelson. Not getting paid enough? Don’t have a boss you respect? Job more stressful than jumping from an airplane – without a parachute? Keep Willie Nelson in mind.

2017 158

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.

2017 153

From Banking to Social Enterprise

Career Shifters

"I was lacking purpose and a motive for my work.". When Neha Chandgothia discovered the world of social enterprise, she felt a light bulb turn on.

On Writing With Passion

Ms. Career Girl

The post On Writing With Passion appeared first on Ms. Career Girl. There is a very boring piece of advice for not-yet published writers that floats around the writing community and it is this: Write what you know. To that I ask: Why? If you want to write about what you know, do so.

2017 203

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.

2017 153

Earlier Work and Life Planning With Your Career in Mind

Competitive Resumes

Let’s face it, the lines between work and life continue to mesh. Many professionals are trying to separate the two with 24-hour access to work product. According to Scott Behson, even executives are upfront about their need for work-life balance.

2017 161

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.

2017 151

Firing an Employee Without a Lengthy Improvement Plan

Evil HR Lady

In 49 states (Montana is the exception) employment is at will, which means you can wake up one morning and say, “I’m going to fire Bill.” ” That would be legal, as long as you’re not firing Bill because of race, sex, etc. But, that’s not a great way to do business and no one that I’m aware of really does that. The gold standard is the Performace Improvement Plan (PIP). This is usually 60 or 90 days and gives the employee a chance to succeed.

2017 152

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

2017 210

Why Mushrooms Are Important For Our Health AND Our Environment

Ms. Career Girl

The post Why Mushrooms Are Important For Our Health AND Our Environment appeared first on Ms. Career Girl. The following is a guest post by Mia Russo Stern. Her bio follows. Did you know that funghi absorb and eat pollutants in the environment?

2017 194

These Words Will Drive Executive Recruiters Away From Your Resume!

Professional Resume Services

Stay away from these words when crafting your resume if you want to increase your job search success! Are you about to begin your executive job search? Have you been searching for a job recently with no luck? Either way, you need to be careful with the wording in your resume.

2017 141

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.

2017 142

This Is What The Ideal Health Professional Looks Like

Career Alley

Are you thinking of moving into the health profession? Perhaps you’re already in the health profession but you want to be sure you’re doing all you can to be the best. Here are a few characteristics you can expect to find in the ideal health professional: Healthy Attitude And Mindset The ideal health professional will […]. Medical Industry Health Care

2017 135

What Sheryl Sandberg Doesn’t Understand about Minimum Wage and Childcare

Evil HR Lady

Sheryl Sandberg wrote a heartfelt mother’s day post on Facebook , detailing the things she would like to see to help mothers in the workforce. As a single mother, Sandberg certainly understands some the challenges working mothers face. But, what she doesn’t understand is basic economics. She writes: To start, it’s long past time to raise the federal minimum wage. Two-thirds of minimum wage workers are women.

2017 146

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

Jobacle

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.

2017 188

7 Tips For Finding The Perfect Corporate Look

Ms. Career Girl

The post 7 Tips For Finding The Perfect Corporate Look appeared first on Ms. Career Girl. Dressing for success is so much more than just choosing an outfit, hairstyle or makeup style that looks both professional, casual and office worthy at the same time.

2017 193

Executives: Should You Bother With Referrals?

Professional Resume Services

Are referrals really worth it for executive job hunts? Here’s what and what not to do. One of the biggest questions for many executives is whether it’s worth bothering with referrals when searching for a new job.

2017 141

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.

2017 136

Which Legal Career Route’s Right for You?

Career Alley

If you’ve now got your law degree but are wondering which route into a law career to take, some of the ideas will be broken down below. Everyone’s different, and the different categories of law suit different people. It’s important to be aware of the options before deciding which route you think will be best […]. Career Opportunities Lawyers Legal Careers

2017 135

Businesses Steal $15 Billion a Year from Employees. Is Your Business One of Them?

Evil HR Lady

Wage theft sounds like something that sleazy men in back rooms perpetrate to further oppress their employees. While that does happen, a lot of wage theft is unintentional. A new study from the Economics Policy Institute (EPI) says that employers short their employees by $15 billion a year, which means that millions of people are paid less than minimum wage for their work. This is, of course, illegal, and everyone reading this article knows this, so why on earth would your company be in violation?

2017 145

Sklover’s Thought for the Work Week

Sklover Working Wisdom

“We sell hope.” ” – Charles Revson. Founder, Revlon Cosmetics. So do we. Hope that civility at work can be encouraged and, if not, then enforced. Hope that fairness at work can be found and, if not, then required.

2017 130

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.

2017 191