February, 2017

How to Avoid the Top 5 Executive Resume Mistakes

Professional Resume Services

It’s easier to flub with your executive resume than you think! Here are some of the top mistakes to avoid. One common theme among executives is they tend to make the same mistakes on their resumes. The good thing is the mistakes are usually easy to correct and avoid in the future.

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What to Do When Your Job Search Efforts Don’t Work

Competitive Resumes

Today’s job search requires you to keep both hands on the wheel. Any passive approach to finding opportunities fail. It doesn’t work. You must remain engaged throughout your career or face significant challenges shifting gears.

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Looking for Inspiration? Let it find you.

Ms. Career Girl

The post Looking for Inspiration? Let it find you. appeared first on Ms. Career Girl. The following is a guest post By Tess Callahan. Her bio follows. .

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Career Advice No One Tells You

Cube Rules

I always like the “break the rules” posts about your career. What they require is that you have enough confidence in yourself about how you want to conduct your career that you can pull these off. Not everyone can. So take a look at yourself, your abilities and your career framework.

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How a Robust Online Presence Helps You Land The Best Executive Jobs

Executive Career Brand

Executive recruiters and hiring decision makers routinely search for social proof (or online evidence) to corroborate the claims candidates make about themselves in their personal marketing materials (resume, biography, cover letters, etc.).

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Achieving Unity Within a Remote Workforce

Ms. Career Girl

The post Achieving Unity Within a Remote Workforce appeared first on Ms. Career Girl. The following is a guest post by Tricia Sciortino. Her bio follows. Many of us can now appreciate the benefits of being part of a remote workforce.

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5 naked truths about your job performance rating

Cube Rules

Now that we are pretty much done with performance reviews, it is a good time to look at some truths about performance ratings. Note: this is not about your performance review where you and your manager (hopefully) talk through your work during the period.

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Oh, How the New LinkedIn Has Changed!

Executive Career Brand

I just completed updating my 3 executive job search ebooks. Most of the strategies I recommend in them haven’t changed much over the past year but, as I got into LinkedIn particulars, I quickly realized that my content updates were going to take a lot longer than I anticipated.

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Five Reasons Persistence is Key During Your Job Search

Competitive Resumes

Persistence is necessary for success in your job search. Most of the time you will be uncomfortable asking for the help needed. No one understands the stress you experience. When people respond half-heartedly to your request for contact information usually means you’re… Click To Tweet.

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Should You Include Hobbies and Volunteer Work on Your Resume?

Professional Resume Services

Is it worthwhile to record your hobbies on your professional resume? A question that comes up periodically that I wanted to address is people wonder whether they should include any hobbies or volunteer work on their resume. The short answer is: it depends.

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Every Business Should Like This Facebook Policy

Evil HR Lady

The average company offers three days of bereavement leave. Three days. Now, this is probably fine if it’s your 95-year-old grandmother whose funeral will be in the same town where you live and someone else is taking care of all the details and you weren’t that close anyway. For other situations? Three days is nowhere near sufficient to even do what you need to do, let alone mourn.

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5 Tips If You Are A Serious Job Seeker

Ms. Career Girl

The post 5 Tips If You Are A Serious Job Seeker appeared first on Ms. Career Girl. The following is a guest post by Cornelia Shipley. Her bio follows.

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5 actions to treat your references like royalty

Cube Rules

Quality job references are gold. So why do we treat our job references so poorly? I’ve given a lot of job references in my career — and no one has a process down outside of, “Can I use you as a reference?”

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How To Get a Direct, Secret Line to Executive Recruiters on LinkedIn

Executive Career Brand

LinkedIn’s Open Candidates feature allows you to share the specifics of your career goals – types of companies, roles you’re seeking, etc. with executive recruiters who may be able to help you meet those goals.

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How Introverts Can Impress in Interviews

The Undercover Recruiter

Most people don’t associate introverts with the idea of attention-grabbing impact and unforgettable first impressions.

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Addressing Employment Gaps

Professional Resume Services

Has it been a while since you last worked? Here’s how you can ease and explain the gap to prospective employers. Considering the current state of the employment world, it’s commonplace for people to have employment gaps. However, a gap of a few months is much different than gaps of a few years.

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Talent Strategy for Corporate Success: Choose Your Path Wisely

Evil HR Lady

Designing a talent strategy for corporate success doesn’t happen accidentally. It must be carefully thought out. In recent years, many management theorists have concluded that talent strategy is one of the prime determinants of corporate success. CHROs have a lot to prioritize when it comes to their department, including finding the right people in the right places, assembling the best team, establishing dynamics, inspiring the right culture and encouraging employee engagement.

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B.S. Incorporated: Review and Reflection

Ms. Career Girl

The post B.S. Incorporated: Review and Reflection appeared first on Ms. Career Girl. Ok, so I don’t normally review novels. In fact I rarely read fiction of any kind. Of course, in this age of alternative facts, it might be that the line between fiction and reality is blurring.

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5 Good Habits That Destroy Unproductive Meetings

Career Realism

5 Good Habits That Destroy Unproductive Meetings. Work It Daily. Unproductive meetings are the WORST. Ain’t nobody got time for that! And ain’t nobody got money for that, either. An estimated $37 billion is lost every year to unproductive meetings, according to this article in Business Insider.

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5 Must-Do’s To Land More Executive Job Interviews

Executive Career Brand

When you’re in executive job search mode, landing a coveted interview is like hitting the jackpot. Sometimes you’re lucky, and job interviews come easily, despite your lack of focused and concerted effort.

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7 Things Interviewers Must NOT Say During an Interview

The Undercover Recruiter

Are you currently interviewing candidates for the first time? Maybe you’re worried about how to phrase a particular question without overstepping the mark or perhaps you simply want to make sure that your company’s interview questions aren’t too imposing?

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The Why and How of Incorporating Social Media Into Your Job Search This New Year

Professional Resume Services

There’s a whole world wide web out there outside of your LinkedIn profile service. Here’s how it can help you with your job search! Traditional approaches to finding a new job are no longer viable options.

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Study: Bullied at Work? No Matter What You Do, You’re Screwed

Evil HR Lady

Bullying is not only a huge emotional drain on an individual , it’s a huge financial drain on businesses. It’s easy enough to put a stop to it– bullies need victims and they need bystanders to ignore their bullying, so if we don’t put up with bullies, they don’t have anyone to bully and the problem is solved. Except, apparently, we’re all wimps when it comes to someone else being bullied.

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Don’t Let A Bad Day at Work Defeat You

Ms. Career Girl

The post Don’t Let A Bad Day at Work Defeat You appeared first on Ms. Career Girl. Have you had a bad day at work?

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Challenge: Shut Down Negative Self-Talk (NST)

Career Realism

Challenge: Shut Down Negative Self-Talk (NST). Work It Daily. Today’s Work It Daily challenge is: shut down negative self-talk. It’s easy to let your inner critic control your life. Unfortunately, it will only bring you down and hold you back.

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3 Ways to Manage Your Fluctuating Emotions During Your Job Search

Competitive Resumes

Try different strategies to achieve different job search results. The same old strategies yield the same results. Most job seekers would rather do what is easy than what is challenging. It’s easier to applying to 100 job board announcements in a month.

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Top 10 Talent Competitive Countries and Cities in 2017

The Undercover Recruiter

Our friends at INSEAD, The Adecco Group, and Singapore’s Human Capital Leadership Institute have published the fourth edition of their Global Talent Competitiveness Index (GTCI).

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Your Words: Career Lighthouse Beacons

Career Trend

Email communications between a single sender and recipient can vary widely in quality, content and thoughtfulness. It’s often exhausting, time-consuming and even frustrating to write right and well, only to have the receiver quip back with a one-word reply, or worse, to not respond at all.

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Why IBM’s Move to Limit Telecommuting (a la Marissa Mayer) Is Doomed

Evil HR Lady

IBM, which has long had a large telecommuting population , has made a massive policy change: Move into one of six offices, or leave the company. According to The Register this was announced through a confidential video, viewed by their staff. This move was announced by chief marketing officer Michelle Peluso and is merely the first wave, with a second set to begin in March. IBM, which has had 19 consecutive quarters with declining revenue, clearly has some problems. Is this solution?

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Mentors: You Should Either Have One Or Be One

Ms. Career Girl

The post Mentors: You Should Either Have One Or Be One appeared first on Ms. Career Girl. It’s been said that you never really learn something until you teach it.

Daily Challenge: Be Coachable

Career Realism

Daily Challenge: Be Coachable. Work It Daily. Today’s Work It Daily Challenge is to be coachable. Yesterday, millions of football fans watched on the edge of their seats as the New England Patriots went head-to-head against the Atlanta Falcons for Super Bowl 51.

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Are You Over Educated? Why Does it Matter to Your Career?

Competitive Resumes

Are you looking to get another degree to help your career? Did the first one help your career at all? Once again, Janine Truitt of talentthinkinnovations.com and Chris Fields of ResumeCrusade.com joins me for a roundtable discussion.

2017 42

5 Industries with Serious Skills Shortages

The Undercover Recruiter

From the sheer number of reports and statistics being published about the current lack of opportunities in the UK job market, you’d be forgiven for thinking that the outlook was bleak for anyone wanting to embark on a new career.

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5 things to ask your employer about your 401(k)

Cube Rules

Sooner is always better when it comes to retirement planning, and that’s why you should go over your retirement plan with your employer as soon as you’re hired. Don’t just set your 401k contribution without asking any questions.

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