July, 2017

Are We Biased? Kristen Pressner Says Yes She Is

Competitive Resumes

Today, I am sharing with my conversation with Kristen Pressner. This show is a slight departure from straight job search advice and this show may not apply directly to your job search. You’ll glean a few things, but this is to self-examine and become more self-aware of your own biases.

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9 Tips for Being a Powerhouse Girlboss 

Ms. Career Girl

You’ve busted through the glass ceiling of this so-called man’s world, and now you are the woman in charge. A true girlboss! So, how do you ensure that you are a fair and balanced leader, a well-respected force to be reckoned with and a rock star at your job?

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4 critical accomplishments needed in your new position

Cube Rules

There are four critical accomplishments you need to have when you start a new position. None of them relate to your job skills and have little to do with your interview. Instead, you need to learn how things get done in your new job. How you can fit into the team. What your manager tells […].

FREE eBook on Smart Personal Branding with LinkedIn

Executive Career Brand

In 2009 I wrote a little ebook for Job-Hunt.org on using LinkedIn for personal branding and executive job search. I did a minor update in 2010. Not too much had changed. With LinkedIn’s newest 2017 User Interface, I needed to do a major revamp of the ebook.

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Executive: Tips for Reclaiming Career Joy

Career Trend

Whether you are an executive actively exploring a career transition or you passively are seeing what’s out there, the desire to jump ship likely is motivated by one thing: “finding career joy.” ” This may sound a bit squishy to some.

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Creating Agile HR, Part 2: A Flow for Agile Hiring

Hiring Technical People

This is part of an Agile HR series. The previous post is Creating Agile HR, Part 1: What HR Does. This post is about creating a flow for agile hiring. Why flow? Very few people hire continuously.

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How to Network Into the Goldmine of Hidden Executive Jobs

Executive Career Brand

If you’re in any way involved in executive job search, I’m sure you’ve often heard and read that networking – face-to-face, on LinkedIn and elsewhere online – plays a key role in landing a good-fit gig. Most of my executive job-seeking clients understand the value of networking.

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From Journalist to Own Business

Career Shifters

"I was starting to feel like I was on a treadmill.". Rosalind Gibbs' industry was changing, taking her away from the parts of her job she loved. So, she decided to use her skills in a new way.

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The Key to Managing People You Don’t Like

Evil HR Lady

When you get promoted to a managerial position, you don’t automatically gain managerial skills that allow you to easily treat people fairly. You’re still the same person you were the day before, and let’s face that—that probably means you don’t like everyone equally. In fact, you may have direct reports that you really can’t stand. How are you supposed to treat those people fairly when everything they do makes you cringe?

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Are You Still Applying to 25-30 Jobs Weekly? Stop it

Competitive Resumes

I wanted to share this Quora question I answered last week. I apply to about 25-30 jobs a week and haven’t been able to get noticed. What can I do to help improve my chances?

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How To Improve Your Productivity As A Manager

Ms. Career Girl

As a manager, you may often find things going downhill as you struggle to balance your productivity along with that of your team. There are numerous factors that can hinder your productivity levels and efficiency and can hit you and your business really hard.

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Creating Agile HR, Part 4: Agile Sourcing

Hiring Technical People

Sourcing, how and where you recruit possible candidates is a great way to use small, safe-to-fail experiments. That’s because the recruiting landscape continues to change. A little history: in the past, we read newspapers—on paper!

Avoid These 3 Self-Sabotaging Social Media Mistakes

Executive Career Brand

A robust online presence is great for your personal brand and executive job search, but not all publicity is good publicity. There is such a thing as bad PR, when it comes to landing an executive job.

4 Surprisingly Effective Career Change Games To Make Your Shift Faster And More Fun

Career Shifters

Paralysed by the idea of a major change? Unable to find the answers you need? Sometimes, you have to come at big questions from unexpected angles. And the more you can enjoy the process, the quicker you'll move.

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5 Simple Things the US Should Adopt from Europe

Evil HR Lady

I’m an American who lives in Europe — Switzerland to be exact , and I’m home for a visit. I love Europe and I love America, but both could use a bit of infusion from the other to make things better off. And when I say Europe, I want to acknowledge that there is no “European” culture or policy or procedure. Each country is very different!)

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What skills are needed for a successful job interview

Cube Rules

A lot of articles about doing a job interview talk about how to prepare for an interview. I do as well. But most articles don’t talk about the skills you need to have successful job interviews. This one does. Skills are a bit different than a list of things to do to prepare for a […].

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Be Confident: Smile and Say Thank You!

Ms. Career Girl

Lucinda is an excellent marketer, confident in her abilities. She knows her products, her market, her customers and her competition incredibly well. She’s creative and energetic, with a passion for her products that shows in everything she does. Lucinda is quite successful.

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Creating Agile HR, Part 3: Possible Agile Hiring Metrics

Hiring Technical People

One of the problems with agile hiring is this: what data do you collect? Let me digress for a bit and talk about cycle time and lead time. This image explains cycle time and lead time for a cross-functional team.

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Employee Engagement: Better Than Great, Good

David Zinger

Employee engagement needs more good work. My eight word definition is: good work done well with others every day. I was watching a Sherlock Holmes TV show when Sherlock’s brother said, “Sherlock is better than great, he is good.”

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Best Predictors of Higher Income Attainment in 12 Year Old Kids? Rule Breaking/Defiance of Parental Authority Of Course.

HR Capitalist

Ready for some science today? Of course you are. You want to be taken back to the college days where you'd figure out how to game the Dewey Decimal System to find the right cites for that lame research paper you had to write.

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What Dress Code Do You Think is Appropriate? Is Sleeveless Appropriate for Capitol Hill?

Evil HR Lady

A couple of weeks ago, a reporter was denied entry into the “Speaker’s Lobby ” for wearing a sleeveless blouse. This is an ornate area with a stricter dress code than the rest of the Capitol. The Hill said that there has been an influx of new reporters who were not aware of the longstanding traditions surrounding this area of the building, but in their defense, the rules are a bit vague. It’s a coat and tie for men and “appropriate” dress for women.

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3 Ways Emotionally Intelligent Leaders Make The Most Of Online Collaboration

Career Realism

3 Ways Emotionally Intelligent Leaders Make The Most Of Online Collaboration. Work It Daily. Being a successful leader today requires a much higher level of ‘people skills’ than ever before.

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Be Kind to Yourself

Ms. Career Girl

Most of us were raised believing that being kind to others is important. Are you kind to yourself too? Being kind to yourself doesn’t mean spending lots of money on new shoes or fancy jewelry – though if you can afford it, be my guest. I love a pair of fancy shoes as much as the next woman!

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Seasonal Unemployment Rules Working Moms Ought To Know

Competitive Resumes

. Summer is here, and it’s a common to see teenagers going around searching for seasonal jobs. Working moms like me are also on the lookout for employment as taking on a short-term job enables me to make ends meet.

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3 Career Change Questions You’re Taught To Ask That Are Keeping You Stuck (And What To Ask Instead)

Career Shifters

Where do you start on your career change? Much of the 'advice' that's commonly given out (including key questions to ask yourself) is ineffective – and, as Natasha explains, can leave you feeling as frustrated and unclear as when you started. Here's why, and what to do instead

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HR PROBLEM: When LinkedIn Recruiter Doesn't Work For Your Team.

HR Capitalist

Here's a new world take on an old-world saying: "No one ever got fired for buying recruiting services from LinkedIn". That's a spin off on what our boomer fathers/mothers/grandparents used to say back in the day: "No one ever got fired for buying IBM". New world. Same type of saying.

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The Most Popular Corporate Jargon by State

Evil HR Lady

We love to use business jargon, even though 88 percent of Americans have only pretended to understand jargon spouted by a co-worker. However, apparently, we don’t use the same jargon in every state. Textio looked through over a million job postings and pulled out the jargon most popular in each state. In addition, they found that jargon filled job postings actually took longer to fill –three times as long as a job description that stayed away from the jargon.

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How To Manage Millennials (When YOU’RE A Millennial)

Career Realism

How To Manage Millennials (When YOU’RE A Millennial). Work It Daily. Last year, millennials surpassed Gen Xers as the largest generation in the U.S. workforce.

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The Rise of The Asia-Pacific As The Place To Go For Business-Minded Expats

Ms. Career Girl

China and India are now home to eleven of the top 30 most dynamic cites in the world according to the City Momentum Index (CMI) – compiled by international professional services firm, JLL.

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???? The One Resume Writing Method You’re Probably Not Using

JobMob

A simple, 5-step formula for an effective resume that gets interviews. Photo by Matt Palmer. This is a guest post by Andrew Rondeau. What is the aim of a resume? To get an invite for an interview. That’s it. Simple. So how do you get that invite? By ensuring that your resume sells you.

Getting Unstuck: A Guide To Discovering Your Next Career Path

Career Shifters

Feeling trapped in your career? Author Timothy Butler believes that your dead ends are your biggest opportunities. Here, Louise FitzBaxter shares her reflections on his theories, and why they're not all you'll need to make a successful shift. Is work making you miserable?

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You Think Your Work Enemy Has Declared War: She Just Thinks It's Thursday.

HR Capitalist

"Some men just want to watch the world burn.". Michael Caine in "The Dark Knight". --. Intent is a funny thing. You're in the workplace, and the workplace has established norms: --We talk to each other before we make decisions or take meaningful action. --We

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In Japan, Working From Home Is a Government Supported Activity

Evil HR Lady

Americans love to telecommute. 34 percent of Americans work at least 4 days a week from home. Only 4 percent of Japanese work from home at least one day per week. The Japanese government wants this to change. Two big reasons: To increase productivity and to prepare for the influx of visitors for the 2020 summer Olympics. Quartz reports : The reasons behind the government’s push for telecommuting are also gaining urgency.

5 Ways to Land Your Dream Job with These Top Interview Tips

The Undercover Recruiter

Hands up! Who loves the sweaty palm inducing process that is the ‘dream job interview’? So far, you have impressed them with your CV and completed a great application form. You may have aced tests and now comes the face-to-face meeting.

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