February, 2017

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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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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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.

2017 211

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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Audi’s ridiculous Super Bowl ad gives us only myths about pay. Here’s reality.

Evil HR Lady

Women earn $0.79 for every $1.00 men earn, but Snapchat co-founder Even Spiegel earned $2 for every $1 his co-founder Bobby Murphy made. Where is the pay inequity ? What if I said, nowhere?

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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.

2017 207

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.

2017 182

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.

2017 156

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?”

2017 151

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. .

2017 222

Facing Unconscious Bias in Your Career and Life

Competitive Resumes

Understanding unconscious bias is important for employers and job candidates. It’s also critical for respectful conversations in the workplace. For a long time, I have wanted Tony Chatman to come on my show. We have talked about many ideas.

2017 150

The Evolution of the Executive Resume

Professional Resume Services

Resumes have changed a lot within the past decade. Here’s what you should consider changing. Experienced executives may be surprised at how resumes have evolved within the last few years since they updated theirs.

2017 205

The Personal Branding Manifesto for Executive Job Search Part – 4

Executive Career Brand

Two Little-Known Ways to Master The Personal Branding Social Proof Paradigm. Check out the first three parts in this series: Part 1 – What Personal Branding Is and Is NOT, and How Personal Branding Makes You Stand Out. Part 2 – How to Define Your Unique Personal Brand and Make It Memorable.

2017 148

Swiss Saturday: Reusable Shopping Bags

Evil HR Lady

The Swiss are big on using reusable shopping bags. They are always for sale–about $2 for a sturdy plasticky-cloth bag and $0.30 for a paper bag. There are times when those plastic disposable bags are available, but they’ve recently started charging $0.05 for those.

2017 153

From Midwife to Photographer

Career Shifters

"The love for my job had been knocked out of me.". When Jo Littler was bullied at work, it was the final straw in an already exhausting career. Pursuing her passion instead meant working 90-hour weeks and navigating a roller coaster of emotions, but finally, she’s come out on top. This is her story

2017 207

Know Thy Characters

Ms. Career Girl

The post Know Thy Characters appeared first on Ms. Career Girl. (ed’s ed’s note: this is the second in a 12-part series offering coaching to aspiring writers). If you want to write a book, you must know thy characters. Know Thy Characters.

2017 219

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.

2017 145

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.

2017 194

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.

2017 146

Why HR Is Critical for Business Success

Evil HR Lady

Lots of people misunderstand HR. After all, HR is the group that often has to deliver bad news. But HR can be a rewarding career that makes a difference in people’s lives and helps businesses succeed. Why HR? Many individuals pursue HR because they love people. A good HR leader understands people, business and how the two fit together. The ideal HR leader knows that hiring, developing and retaining excellent employees is the key to a successful organization. Leading With the Right Skills.

2017 148

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.

2017 141

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.

Mentor 214

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.

2017 138

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.

2017 182

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.

2017 146

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.

2017 145

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.

2017 141

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?

2017 205

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.

2017 138

Should You Use a Resume Builder for Your Executive Resume?

Professional Resume Services

We’ve all seen online resume building tools, but are they really as useful as they seem? Resume builders can be helpful for people who need a starting point for crafting their executive resume.

2017 164

6 Alternatives to Job Search Boards

Career Alley

Without a doubt, job search boards are the number one tool that people use for their job search. Career advice Job Search Boards Social Media

2017 188

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?

2017 139

Is the pen mightier than the keyboard?

Cube Rules

The information in this infographic is, no doubt, oriented to students in a classroom taking notes. When I looked at it, though, I thought it pertained better to taking notes — or capturing minutes and action items — in meetings.

2017 141

How to Create a Living Resume

Ms. Career Girl

The post How to Create a Living Resume appeared first on Ms. Career Girl. The following is a guest post by James Clift. His bio follows. When you’re a freelancer or on the job hunt, your resume is possibly your best marketing tool for picking up new employer and/or clients.

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