June, 2017

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

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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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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. The reality is that plenty of people will be expecting a cover letter (or covering email message), and favor candidates with well-written ones that convey personality. Why Cover Letters Are Important.

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. Honestly, that’s my advice in a tiny tidbit. Read all the time and analyze what you’ve read. Write all the time and analyze what you’ve written. Edit your work so tightly that every single word has a legitimate reason for being there.

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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

2017 238

The Ultimate Healthy Work Lunch Guide


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! If not closely monitored, this sedentary working lifestyle, coupled with access to break room treats, often leads to weight gain.

2017 148

How much of your marketing budget should you spend on a website?

Career Alley

There is one thing that you need to remember when you are planning your marketing budget; every business needs an online presence, if it wants to succeed. Career Opportunities Self Employed Websites

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Executive Resume Writing Tip: Slow Down, Go Deep

Career Trend

This week’s Top Tip for executives reinvigorating their executive resume is to slow down and go deep into your thought archives before writing your critical career story.Without considerable introspection and layers of thought work related to the ultimate goal of preparing a focused, meaningful and compelling resume, your resume will fall flat, like a cake without baking […]. The post Executive Resume Writing Tip: Slow Down, Go Deep appeared first on Executive Resume Writing Service.

2017 137

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. We rounded up the seven summer reads that will inspire you to conquer the world, achieve your goals and continue the inspirational hustle you live by – so yes, add these to your pom-pom-adorned tote bag ASAP.

2017 162

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. Once you’ve experienced burnout, you may think it’s impossible to get back to the same productivity level of your job search. However, there are some things you can do to recover and come back stronger than ever.

2017 126

Get Yourself Together: 8 Tips for Improving Video Interviewing Skills


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. Luckily, you can start preparing for your first video interview before you even land one. And if you have one lined up already, well…awesome! Take the below tips into consideration as you get ready. Prep Your Tech.

2017 141

Your Guide to Studying Abroad

Career Alley

You’re about to embark on the journey of a lifetime. Studying abroad is a unique experience that you’ll treasure for the rest of your life but getting there is tough. Have the best time of your life by following this guide. Research Study Abroad Programs There are scores of study abroad programs that all offer […]. Career advice Abroad Study Travel Working Abroad

2017 247

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

2017 190

When Helicopter Parents Crash the Workplace

Evil HR Lady

The New York Times recently ran an article about horrible helicopter parents who hover all the way through college and then into the workforce–citing an example of a father who applied on behalf of his son and even showed up with the interview, and moms who joined in for a Skype Interviews. Here’s the thing: most parents are not this awful. They truly are not. But, enough are. And why are they?

2017 176

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. Introverts don’t like to stand out and usually look for less crowded and quieter working and living environment.

2017 152

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. – it’s loaded with those metadata tags. You even see them on TV commercials. Turns out there’s a good reason, and those who use hashtags are pretty savvy. when they use them wisely.

2017 122

Writing Every Day – 9 Tips to Write Daily


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. That’s why I make a concerted effort to make sure I am learning and growing each day — and that includes honing my skills as a writer. That doesn’t mean I succeed all the time!

2017 138

Want to Make the World a Better Place? Here Are Some Job Choices for You

Career Alley

Everyone wants to contribute to mankind and almost anyone can do their part in some small way. For instance, you can go green and cut down on electricity usage or even get rid of your car to help protect the environment. Career advice Career Opportunities Job Search

2017 245

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. As much as the search takes a toll on your own mental and physical state, you still have to find a balance with your family. You may have gone from working 8-12 hour days and never being at home to always being at home searching for a job.

2017 118

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. Yes, business cards are a must if you wish to differentiate yourself from others, but a handbill will place your contributions and potential at the top of mind. How do you stand out at job fairs and networking events?

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. LinkedIn may be a complicated beast to tame, but we should all know it is not a place to hang our resume. Answer Me This: What Is LinkedIn? I bet you $1M* that you’ve mentioned the term ‘social network’. And you’d be right.

2017 149

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. Although the best way to land your next gig is by networking your way into the “ hidden” job market , certainly executive recruiters are also a source of jobs and should be part of your executive job search toolkit.

What it Takes to Be a Happy Employee


When employees begin to feel unhappy about their environment they tend to slack off and give only a portion of what they have to offer. The good news is that there are many ways to improve the work environment and make employees happy. Here’s a quick breakdown from the employee perspective: Breaks and longer lunches. On a stressful job, sitting for many hours can cause you fatigue, which translates into reduced productivity.

2017 129

Clever And Charismatic? Welcome To The Estate Agent Industry

Career Alley

Certain careers match certain personality traits and types of people. In the case of the real estate industry, you need to be two things. You have to be clever, and you need to be charismatic. We can look at why each of these traits in turn before examining what your job will be like working to sell houses for a living. Career Opportunities Careers Estate Agent

2017 244

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. With many people going on vacations and spending more time traveling, the networking events are much more rare during the summer. However, this presents a great opportunity for other avenues of networking that could prove to be even more valuable.

2017 116

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

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. At first, it might be kind of helpful to use the experience of others but it gets old very quickly. At some point, you just can’t handle all that pressure from people who think that you’re doing something wrong.

2017 147

HOW TO: Use Social Media Ad Buys to Get Better Recruiting Results.

The HR Capitalist

My team at Kinetix is dropping a whitepaper today - The Talent Acquisition/HR Leader's Guide To Social Media Buys for Recruiting. You should check it out. There's a lot of options for your recruitment marketing spend - Job Boards, Indeed, the new Google Jobs (actually not asking for your spend yet, just disrupting for now) - it's a confusing marketplace and it's easy to miss changes in what works.

2017 105

How to Make Sports Your Life Even If You Can’t Play


They say, if you can’t play, coach. They’re right, insofar as coaching is a great alternative to being on the field and taking the hits. The greatest calling is not necessarily becoming a gridiron hero. It may well be that the greatest calling is to make gridiron heroes. In no way should coaching be viewed as a consolation prize. Beyond being a rewarding thing to do, coaching is also a great business to be in. It’s portable, which is to say, you can take it anywhere.

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Are You Really Ready To Become A Freelance Consultant?

Career Alley

Not only are you free to choose your clients and your rates, but your working hours too. Sometimes it’s that levels of flexibility that draw people in. Career Opportunities Freelance freelancing

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. You can spend hours trying to write resumes that get you hired, but if your goals don’t align with your experience, then it’s time to re-evaluate your circumstances.

2017 116

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 144

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. All within the last 3 months, I quit a 6-figure job, got married, got into a nearly fatal car accident and totaled the car that I’d just paid off 2 months prior, bought our first house, and now about to move into that house.

2017 145

Job Change? Ten Tax Tips – Things to discuss with your tax advisor

Sklover Working Wisdom

“When the devil loses his job, he becomes a tax collector.”. – Greek Proverb. ACTUAL CASE HISTORIES : It goes without saying: just as it is wise to look before you leap, when changing jobs, so too is it wise to consider the many steps you can legally take to minimize your future tax liabilities. Taxes are part of every employee’s life, but that does not mean that you must pay more than you need to.

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Bring These Gadgets on Your Next Work Trip


As my career has grown so has the need for me to travel for work. Years ago I would have stressed, obsessing over the time away from home and all of the lost hours on the road or in the air. I’d be fearful of doing things on my own or worried about awkward social interactions with people I hardly know. I dreaded the work trip. Thankfully, I flipped my internal script! Now I embrace work travel.

2017 106

Job Leads and Links – Did You Network Today?

Career Alley

Network, Network, Network - the three most important words in job search. According to Payscale.com (How Many Jobs Are Found Through Networking, Really?), upwards of 85% of people who land new jobs find the jobs through networking. Networking

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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. However, networking doesn’t always have to be in the form of career fairs, conferences and other business events.

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