June, 2017

How Will You Stand Out at Your Next Job Fair? Use a Handbill

Competitive Resumes

Everyone usually has one goal attending a networking event or a job fair: To meet the right person to get the next step. So, use a handbill! In this episode, I discuss with Jessica Dillard, the founder of Dillard and Associates an old school solution to a current problem.

Tips to Bag the Job You Want Without Experience

Ms. Career Girl

The post Tips to Bag the Job You Want Without Experience appeared first on Ms. Career Girl. The following is a guest post by Anurag Gupta. His bio follows. Thousands of young, ambitious girls graduate every year facing a tricky question- how to get their foot in the door without any work experience?

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Do Cover Letters Really Matter in Executive Job Search?

Executive Career Brand

Opinions vary on whether or not cover letters are even read – or needed – in job search. Although it’s true that some people won’t even look at them, they probably will notice if you DON’T include one.

When HR Makes a $2,666,594.03 Mistake

Evil HR Lady

We’ve all made mistakes at work , but have you made a $2,666,594.03 mistake? On one employee? Hold onto your hats, because you don’t want this to happen to you. Here’s what happened. Trico Products Corporation laid off Francois El-Hayek after 28 years of service. He was supposed to receive 34 weeks worth of severance pay in exchange for signing a general release. (A

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The Only Career Change Question You Need To Ask Right Now

Career Shifters

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LinkedIn Hashtags: A New Personal Brand-Building Tactic

Executive Career Brand

Promote Your Personal Brand Promise with LinkedIn Hashtags. Feeling inundated by those little cross-hatch figures or pound signs? No wonder. Hashtags are everywhere. It seems that anytime you see any kind of online communication – on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, Snapchat, etc. –

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My Co-Workers Tattle on Me

Evil HR Lady

I have two high-achieving women that give my errors to management when they see them. I know because they receive a call on what I’m working on and then I see supervisors looking at that case just no notes. I take the time to learn my job and become faster and more accurate. Now I’ve been placed on a Performance Improvement Plan. How can I ensure management that I am a great employee but take longer to get there?

Why All Your Career Ideas Feel Uninspiring And Unreachable (And What To Do About It)

Career Shifters

Struggling to find a career idea you're really excited about? Feeling like a stuck record, going over and over the same old ground? Natasha shares a simple metaphor to help you understand why you're not moving forward with your shift, and what you can do to open up fresh, exciting options

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The Ultimate Healthy Work Lunch Guide

Jobacle

You sit at an office desk all day, making phone calls and working on “important projects,” but if a healthy work lunch is not on the top of your mind, think again!

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How to Make a Personal Business Card for Networking Today (at no cost)

Competitive Resumes

You need a personal business card today! If you don’t do anything for your job search today, make it easier for any job fair vendor, new contact you meet in person or online, or anyone you are exchanging value.

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Imagine: Working For Passion, Pleasure, and Profit

Ms. Career Girl

The post Imagine: Working For Passion, Pleasure, and Profit appeared first on Ms. Career Girl. A lot has changed in the world since you and I were born into it. As a kid, I watched my parents do life and work with a pretty fatalistic mindset.

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Skills Gap? No, Wage Gap

Hiring Technical People

I keep hearing about the “Skills gap.” ” There is no skills gap. There is a gap between what employers want to pay and what people are willing to work for. I read an article this morning that prompted this post: Talk of a skills gap in the labor market is ‘an incredible cop out’ Let me phrase this a little more elegantly: There is a gap of cheap and skilled labor. . If you are willing to pay for training, there are many people who would gladly work for you.

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Building Company Pride: Making Your Office a Great Place to Work

Evil HR Lady

When your team has strong company pride, it increases unity and makes for a better working environment. People who are proud of their place of work are likely to recommend their friends to work there and to do business with that firm. How do you build company pride? It Starts at the Top, but Not in the Way You Think. If the boss is always talking about how great his company is, it can be off-putting.

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Jobvite Publishes New & Needed Source of Hire Data (#RNL17)

HR Capitalist

As I mentioned earlier this week, I'm just coming off a couple of days at Recruiter Nation Live 2017 , a conference put on by the good folks at Jobvite. Great show and good people, glad I went.

Why Workplace Happiness and Job Satisfaction is Critical for New Hires

Corn on the Job

It is often said that money cannot buy happiness. The size of one’s monthly salary hardly equates to job satisfaction and this observation is becoming increasingly apparent in modern times.

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Five Ways to Fight Job Search Depression Today and Tomorrow

Competitive Resumes

It’s easy to say get counseling during a job search depression. It’s not simple to do. We focus on the obstacles and forgetting our cheering section. All of the burdens of life are shouldered because you know your family is expecting you to “carry your weight!”

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STEM Education: The Foundation of Tomorrow’s Workforce (and Today’s!)

Ms. Career Girl

The post STEM Education: The Foundation of Tomorrow’s Workforce (and Today’s!) appeared first on Ms. Career Girl. The following is a guest post by Martha Daniel. Her bio follows. Learning STEM Subjects in the Modern Digital Classroom Remains Key to Societal Success.

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5 Tips For Building Good Online Collaboration Habits (That Will Also Impress Your Teammates)

Career Realism

5 Tips For Building Good Online Collaboration Habits (That Will Also Impress Your Teammates). Work It Daily. Congratulations. You just landed your dream job working from home. Or, perhaps you were promoted and now are part of a division of your company that is located all over the world.

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3 Tips to Leverage SEO for Recruitment

Evil HR Lady

Lots … and lots … and lots … of people want to work for big-named tech giants. But for smaller businesses without the name recognition, using some tricks of the trade to climb up the search engine ladder — a process better known as search engine optimization (SEO) — can go a long way toward helping them reach many more people than the average small business, giving them a hiring advantage over their peers in the industry. Does this cost a fortune?

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Anyone Can Be a Recruiter, Right? (#RNL17)

HR Capitalist

It's a profession with limited barriers to entry and literally a million agency/corporate positions available. It's a profession where the hardest workers and the most entrepreneurial usually get the best results.

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???? 40 Tips for Older Job Seekers That Actually Get Results

JobMob

If you're 40 or beyond, these tips are for you. I just turned 41 a few months ago. If I was job searching today, some places wouldn't think twice about rejecting me for being too old. And you know what? Even if it wouldn't be fair, I don't mind.

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Here are a Couple of Career Lessons to Learn from Kevin Durant

Competitive Resumes

For those of us who nearly obsessed with Kevin Durant’s move to the Golden State Warriors, we forgot there were a team of champions before Durant arrived. Many of us basketball fans were engaged the entire year with what was going on at Golden State.

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Ready to Give up on Your Job Search? Not Yet!

Ms. Career Girl

The post Ready to Give up on Your Job Search? Not Yet! appeared first on Ms. Career Girl. It’s true what people say—looking for a full-time job really is a full-time job. With all the searching, prep work, resume tweaking, interviewing, and feedback, it can be an emotional roller coaster.

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Showcase Your Brand Value On Instagram In 5 Steps

Career Realism

Showcase Your Brand Value On Instagram In 5 Steps. Work It Daily. With over 400 million monthly active users, it’s no denying that Instagram is the platform to be on. Not only is it bursting with community & networking opportunities, but it’s an employer & personal branding haven.

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Should You Declare July 3rd an Additional Holiday This Year?

Evil HR Lady

July 4th is a federal holiday, so lots of businesses close. US law certainly doesn’t require you to close your business, nor does it require you to pay your employees extra if they do work on the 4th, but most likely, your company considers it a holiday. This year, the 4th is on a Tuesday, so I’m going to make a radical proposal: Treat the 3rd like a holiday as well. Here’s why: An Awesome Four Day Weekend.

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Sometimes Great Teammates Decide To Let Co-Workers Live With the Consequences of Stupid Decisions.

HR Capitalist

Sometime after your first year with your company, you start to settle in. All the onboarding is complete, the honeymoon is over and you've accurately assessed your job as a mix of positives and negatives. If you're still there and not on the market after a year, that generally means you're content.

12 Most Effective Communication Channels for Change

Catherines Career Corner

Explore the 12 most effective communication channels for change in organizations. Any organization doing business in today’s volatile business environment must ensure they create an organization that is adept at making swift and successful changes. The frequency of change and the lack of success in how organizations implement change can make change management process seem overwhelming [.]. Author information. Catherine Adenle. Founder at Catherine's Career Corner.

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How to Build CareerKred with Ryan Rhoten

Competitive Resumes

Glad to have my friend Ryan Rhoten back on the show to discuss his first book, CareerKred: 4 Simple Steps to Build Your Digital Brand & Boos Credibility In Your Career. We discuss in depth the importance of brand building in 2017 and how critical it is to establish credibility online.

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How to Define Success || 4 Theories from 4 Successful Business Women

Ms. Career Girl

The post How to Define Success || 4 Theories from 4 Successful Business Women appeared first on Ms. Career Girl. The following is a guest post by Jessica K. Her bio follows. Life’s been moving at the speed of light for me lately.

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Could Summer Be the Best Time for Networking?

Professional Resume Services

Is it worth it to spend your summer improving your networking connections? The summer generally isn’t viewed as the best time of year to drum up new business or make new connections.

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Don’t Promote Your Best Techs, but Give Them a Raise

Evil HR Lady

he natural order of things is that you work hard, become proficient in what you do, and then get promoted to management, right? That’s how companies often work, and while sometimes it’s an effective strategy, it fails miserably in many cases. Because “managing” is not like “doing.”. What does that mean? Well, let’s say you’re really good with customers—have a great rapport, and they trust you. You work quickly and accurately, and people praise your work.

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Google vs Uber: Why High Performers with Non-Competes Are Always At Risk When Joining New Companies.

HR Capitalist

There's this old idea that non-competes and most types of NDA/IP agreements are either flimsy or negotiable. While that may true in some cases, my experience is that you can get sleepy/lazy related to how you consider these as an HR Leader.

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my employee drastically changes her appearance in the middle of the workday

Ask A Manager

A reader writes: I’m in management for a Fortune 1000 company. I have been a manager for just over a year, and I am hoping to get some advice on a situation I am having with one of my employees. Michelle (not her real name) has worked here for almost a year. This is her first job after college and her second job ever. There are no issues with the quality of her work, but there is something that I think is an issue — but I am not sure if I should bring it up with her or not.

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Is it Realistic to Leverage a College Degree to Obtain a Job?

Competitive Resumes

Congratulations to all of you who obtained their college degree this season! Is your degree leverage for employment? Since it is graduation season, and many college graduates are moving forward with life, how many are actually employed with a job in their major?

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