June, 2017

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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Chocolates For Life And Advice On Writing

Ms. Career Girl

The post Chocolates For Life And Advice On Writing appeared first on Ms. Career Girl. If someone promised me endless boxes of chocolate for life to give advice on how to become a published writer in only four short words, I would say this: Read. Write. Repeat.

2017 242

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.

Executive Resume Writing Tip: Slow Down, Go Deep

Career Trend

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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.

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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.

2017 175

Four Tips for Tending to Your Family AND Your Job Search

Professional Resume Services

Your job search should never take priority over your family. Here are a few ways you can maintain balance between your two roles. Going through a job search affects your family indirectly more than you think.

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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. –

2017 148

The Only Career Change Question You Need To Ask Right Now

Career Shifters

2017 238

Iowa Company Accidentally Says No Americans Need Apply

Evil HR Lady

Hiring in tech can be difficult , just like it can be in many fields, so why would you want to exclude the vast majority of people in the United States from your applications?

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Seven Inspiring Summer Reads

Ms. Career Girl

The post Seven Inspiring Summer Reads appeared first on Ms. Career Girl. Summer is the season of transformations, and the most powerful changes stem from priceless literary adventures that feature strong female leads and precious lessons of empowerment.

2017 211

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.

2017 163

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.

2017 151

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!

2017 188

5 Tips for Landing an Interview with an Online Job Application

Career Alley

Today’s job search is almost entirely Internet based. Whether it be LinkedIn or applying for a job on a job search board, it has become increasingly easier to apply for a job. You can apply for 20 jobs in the time it used to take to apply for 1 or 2 jobs. This is, of […]. Job Search Plan Interviews Job Search Boards

2017 187

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?

2017 158

The Ten Best Professions For Introverts

Ms. Career Girl

The post The Ten Best Professions For Introverts appeared first on Ms. Career Girl. The following is a guest post by Nelma Lumme. Her bio follows. As an introvert, you might be looking for solitary work that allows you to recharge your social batteries and give you a sense of personal haven.

2017 201

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!”

2017 161

Five Goal Suggestions That Will Advance Your Executive Job Search

Professional Resume Services

Is your job search stagnating? These tips may help you find more success! Any executive knows you can’t reach a goal you don’t set. This is why most of the successful executives have clear goals and paths to reach those goals.

2017 151

Sklover’s Thought for the Work Week

Sklover Working Wisdom

“Never ask a barber if you need a haircut.” ” – Warren Buffett. I kid you not: just last week, for the first time my barber made mention of a bald spot on the back of my head – which I don’t think I have – and the need to see him more often to cover it up correctly. Truthfully.

2017 130

Get Yourself Together: 8 Tips for Improving Video Interviewing Skills

Jobacle

Contributed by LiveCareer. At least 50 percent of the nation’s employment managers now use video interviewing at some point in their screening process. Yet, most job seekers are less than confident in their onscreen interviewing skills.

2017 186

How to Avoid Painfully Awkward Hugs in the Workplace

Evil HR Lady

The above picture is hilarious because it’s so awkward. Prime Minister Narendra Modi loves hugging. Trump, not so much. It’s pretty obvious. Trump isn’t the only world leader to have been on the receiving end of a Modi embrace: The hugging Prime Minister: Modi with world leaders [link] pic.twitter.com/2XpaBmTVKt. Gulf News (@gulf_news) June 27, 2017. Now, I can talk all day about why people shouldn’t hug the unwilling but sometime’s it’s going to happen.

2017 155

8 Signs You’re on the Right Path in Life

Ms. Career Girl

The post 8 Signs You’re on the Right Path in Life appeared first on Ms. Career Girl. The following is a guest post by Lucy Benton. Her bio follows. When you’re young, people always try to give you advice on what you should and should not do.

2017 194

How Does Unconscious Bias Affect Older Job Seekers at Work or the Job Search?

Competitive Resumes

This week’s episode is a republishing of an interview done by Marc Miller, host of the Repurposing Your Career podcast, and the mega huge CareerPivot.com.

2017 152

The Executive Job Search Burnout Guide: How to Recover

Professional Resume Services

So you’ve been hit by job search burnout. Here are a few tips to help you recover and get back on track. Searching for a new job is a full-time job on its own. But if you spend 30-40 hours each week on your job search, burnout is going to happen quicker than you think.

2017 141

We appreciate your trust in us

Sklover Working Wisdom

Lately we have received a lot of wonderful feedback. hope you don’t mind our sharing one of them with you: “Hi, Al, I cannot thank you enough for helping me escape my bully boss. The last nine months of my life have been a living nightmare.

2017 130

Work With America’s Best Executive Recruiters

Executive Career Brand

The 250 Top-Ranked Executive Search Firms in America and 8 Tips To Work With Them. When you’re proactively job-hunting, you need to take advantage of every opportunity to advance your job search.

The 50 Most Annoying Office Jargon Phrases

Evil HR Lady

Expecting all your coworkers to understand your jargon is just blue-sky thinking. Maybe we should brainstorm or action a project so that going forward we can think outside of the box and make sure we are all singing from the same hymn-sheet. If not, we can circle back and not have to re-invent the wheel to understand each other. These are just a few of the phrases that London Offices collected in a survey of jargon we can’t stand.

2017 152

Key Differences Between Your Resume and LinkedIn Profile

Ms. Career Girl

The post Key Differences Between Your Resume and LinkedIn Profile appeared first on Ms. Career Girl. If there’s one thing that is sure to make me place my head in my hands with despair and exasperation, it’s seeing a LinkedIn profile that is a carbon copy of a resume.

2017 193

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.

2017 141

You Can Find Networking Opportunities Even in the Most Unlikely Places!

Professional Resume Services

You never know where you might find a networking opportunity! Here are some suggestions. Most people are very aware of the value of networking. Not only can it help you find the career opportunities you’re looking for, but it can also bring value to personal branding for senior level managers.

2017 141

Sklover’s Thought for the Work Week

Sklover Working Wisdom

“When everything seems to be coming your way, be just a bit extra careful – you are probably in the wrong lane.” ” – Steven Wright. Just a brief note of caution. Enjoy success. Revel in your rewards. And celebrate your achievements.

2017 130

Writing Every Day – 9 Tips to Write Daily

Jobacle

Writing every day is not always easy but it is imperative in order to stay on top of the craft. At least for me. I’m always amazed at how swiftly “skills atrophy” can creep into your life.

2017 181

How Do Your Office Perks Stack up Against the Competition?

Evil HR Lady

Healthy office perks are big business, even for small businesses. When deciding what’s best for your company, it makes sense to look at what will actually make your employees happier and healthier — not just things that are more fun. Employees Want Options. You may think your employees want free lunch or yoga classes, but it’s not the case. According to a report from Glassdoor , 40 percent of employees consider health insurance the top benefit they want from their job.

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