December, 2018

Holiday Book Gift Guide for the Career Girl Who Doesn’t Have Time to Shop

Ms. Career Girl

As the days get shorter and your workload gets heavier, we know how difficult it is to handpick gifts for all of your family and friends. The one gift everyone will love this year? A brand-new book.

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How Science Predicts a Bad or Good First Impression in an Executive Job Interview

Executive Career Brand

How to Ace Your First Impression in Executive Job Interviews First impressions are tricky things. and especially critical in executive job interviews. We always want to nail a first impression but, sometimes, it seems more like an art than a science.

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Sorry, HR, You Don’t Get Any Friends at Work–The DisruptHR Talk

Evil HR Lady

A few months ago, I wrote an article about how HR can’t have friends at work and it kind of created controversy. LinkedIn went kind of nuts discussing it, with people digging in their heels on both sides.

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10 Senior Executive Resume Writers Provide Expert Job Search Tips for 2019

Career Trend

Following is a cross-post of top 10 resume writing and jobs search tips, reprinted with permission from executive resume writer colleague, Rosa Elizabeth Vargas, owner of CareerSteering.

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Make a Fresh Start for Your Job Search

Career Alley

Job search can be a long and challenging process, but it doesn't have to be. If you've not had any success in your job search then maybe it's time to change your approach. Find your Dream Job gear job search gear job search planning

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From Accountant to Nurse

Career Shifters

“Every day I left the office feeling frustrated and numb.”. Ever felt that the career you've invested in no longer fits? Tired of compromising his values, Andrew Grayson decided to explore his options elsewhere.

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2019: The Year To Take The Leap And Change Your Career And Life

Ms. Career Girl

Another year is nearly over. Before you start gathering all those great ideas for New Year’s Resolutions, it’s a good time to take a look back. What’s your life like now compared to two or five years ago? Are you happy with where you are now and the progress you’ve made?

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6 Tips for Managing Holiday Time Off

Evil HR Lady

Holiday time-off requests can be overwhelming. Everyone wants the exact same days off, and may submit their requests at the exact same time. So, how do you manage to keep your employees happy and your business running? It’s not easy, but there are some things that you can do to make it easier. Not every solution works for every business, but take a look at this list of six helpful suggestions. Alternate Major Holidays.

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3 Words for My 2019 Story

Career Trend

Each stroke of the new-year drum gains clarity, beat by beat. I look forward with hope and three words to shape my 2019 story: 1 of 3 Words: FAITH Faith is the foundation. Without daily nurturing and cultivating of faith, the other two words will wither.

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A Job Fair: Good Results For Employers and Applicants

Career Alley

In an era of social media, it is so nice that businesses are still hosting job fairs. Job fairs connect businesses and job seekers by just setting up event tents or booths. Find your Dream Job Job Fairs Job Search

Should Your Executive Resume and LinkedIn Summary be the Same?

Professional Resume Services

Every executive should know their resume and LinkedIn profile should be treated differently. If not, it’s one of the first things executive resume services will point out. But what about the summary section of each?

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7 Pros Share The Best Tools to Help You Kill it in 2019

Ms. Career Girl

“Out with the old, in with the new” may be a cliché, but the practice is as valuable for your business as it is for your overcrowded closet.

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8 High-Demand Executive Jobs That Value Military Veterans’ Skills

Executive Career Brand

After leaving a career in the military, finding a civilian job — especially an executive management position — may seem daunting for many former service members. Fortunately, having previous experience in the military may actually put veterans at an advantage when it comes to landing some executive jobs. The military instills knowledge and skills in […]. The post 8 High-Demand Executive Jobs That Value Military Veterans’ Skills appeared first on Executive Career Brand.

Swiss Saturday: Medical Care

Evil HR Lady

Lately, my family has had more than it’s fair share of events resulting in doctor’s visits. And I probably should have gone for stitches last week when I sliced my finger open, but I didn’t, and now it’s healing very weirdly. Good thing I’m not a hand model. It always makes me laugh when people talk about European health care systems because every country is different. Switzerland doesn’t have socialized medicine–we buy our own policies.

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Digging out from the snow storm of executive job loss

Career Trend

I’ve known loss. Haven’t we all? A blizzard storms through our lives, creating paralyzing white-out conditions In my life, a painful storm of divorce, from which I not only survived but from which ashes I also arose to rebuild a new and BETTER life, occurred.

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Getting help with your job search

Career Alley

As with most things in life, sometimes you can "do it yourself" and sometimes you need professional help. The job search process has become very complex and very competitive, you need to think about what you will need. Find your Dream Job hire Resume

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LinkedIn is Key to Attracting Recruiters

Professional Resume Services

Whether you’re currently unemployed or you have a job and are starting to covertly look for a new one, LinkedIn is a valuable resource for you. Recruiters are constantly searching on the platform to find the candidates they think would fit the opportunity they have available.

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Transferable Skills That Every Employer Looks For

Ms. Career Girl

While individual roles each require their own specific skill set, there are certain skills that are attractive to employers across the board.

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My friend got laid off — from his dream job

Cube Rules

Well, that was a surprise. My friend -- who only early this year took a position that he considered his dream job -- got laid off. Got called into his manager's office and, in what is becoming scripted for managers, was told his final day would be November 30th (I found out about the layoff […]. The post My friend got laid off — from his dream job appeared first on Cube Rules. Job Search job layoff

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Google Interviewed a Candidate, and then Filed a Patent for Her Work

Evil HR Lady

Jie Qi went to Google in the hopes of collaborating with them on her projects on electronic books. What began as a chance for collaboration quickly turned to a job interview , with Qi receiving a job offer on the spot. After thinking and consulting with others, she turned the offer down so that she could complete her Ph.D. “That’s where the glitter ends,” she says in her article at Patent Pandas.

2018 158

Practical Tips for Parents Interested in Going Back to School


There are many reasons adults continue their education. Increased earning power, a wider career path and personal empowerment often inspire people who have already pursued a higher education to get back in the saddle.

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5 Similarities Between Uni and Work Life That Will Surprise You

Career Alley

Finding a career that suits you is really similar to finding the right university. You need to assess your desires, find a place that will bring your fulfillment, and discover a work ethic all your own! Launch your Career work life balance

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Happy Kwanzaa

Sklover Working Wisdom

Kwanzaa is derived from the Swahili phrase “matunda ya kwanzaa,” which means “first fruits of the harvest.” ” It is a celebration of family, community and culture of those of African descent worldwide, celebrated from December 26 through January 1 of each year.

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Dealing With Grief – Two Profoundly Moving Reads You Shouldn’t Miss

Ms. Career Girl

None of us knows what tomorrow has in store for us. And when tragedy or heart-rending events happen, we all go on our own personal journey of dealing with grief. “Life is the pitcher. And you are at bat.” ” (Linda). My mother and best friend died in 2016.

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How to Network While Helping Others

Professional Resume Services

Networking is difficult for people for many different reasons. One of those reasons may be because the person doesn’t want anyone else to go out of their way for their benefit. This is especially true if your main purpose for networking is to makes sales or build your business in different ways.

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Listen Up: Managers Aren’t Infallible, But Tune Them Out at Your Own Risk

Evil HR Lady

Let’s face it: Managers can be annoying and, from time to time, you may be tempted to ignore their instructions. This is all completely logical, of course. Managers often haven’t done the job you’ve done—at least not for years—and you likely have insights that they lack. But, ignore managers at your own peril. Managers Have Power Over You. Your manager may be a brilliant and skilled technician who can guide and direct you to do a better job. Or your manager might have zero experience in service.

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Is Public Administration the Right Field for You?


As any modern-day student can attest, there are too many areas of study to count. For many new and returning students, the sheer volume of prospective degrees can prove overwhelming.

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Why Starting Your Own Business Might be the Right Choice for You

Career Alley

Most people set their sights on the high-paying jobs. What better than to find a career where the salary is high?

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Merry Christmas

Sklover Working Wisdom

To all our Readers, Friends and Colleagues, regardless of faith: Our Best Wishes to You and Your Family for a Very Merry Christmas. This holiday is one we have all come to identify with as a time of joy, a time of giving, a time of wonder, and a time of warmth.

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Making New Year’s Resolutions:  Start with a Vision of Your “Future Me”

Ms. Career Girl

As the New Year approaches, people say things like, “My resolution is to be better at everything in this New Year.” “I’ll I’ll lose weight.” “I’ll I’ll go to the gym three times a week.” “I’ll I’ll network more.”

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The Basics of Executive Cover Letter Writing

Professional Resume Services

An executive resume cover letter shouldn’t simply restate your resume in paragraph form. If you’ve been crafting your resume like this, then it’s time to revisit some of the basics of cover letter writing.

Why I Had to Ruin the Lives of Four Teenagers on a Tram

Evil HR Lady

Last week I was on the tram when a group of teenage boys came and sat near me. Their language was atrocious and they kept calling each other “gay.” ” So, knowing that their behavior at 13 was indicative of how they would be for their entire lives, I took their pictures, followed them home, and got their full names and addresses.

2018 152

Executive Resume Writing Strategy: You Don’t Stomp on the Grapes + Then Drink the Wine Next Week

Career Trend

You don’t stomp on the grapes and then drink the wine next week. Similarly, with your executive resume writing strategy, LinkedIn profile and overall career portfolio, you don’t stomp on a few words and begin interviewing for your dream opportunity next week. Quality messaging takes time to develop and ripen. So, while you are waiting […].

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Resume Building Advice For A Recent Accounting Course Graduate

Career Alley

The job market at this time is quite competitive, so to find a job, and to actually get hired, you need to stand out from the rest of the crowd. Create a Killer Resume and Cover Letter Accounting Resumes

2018 151

Sklover’s Thought for the Work Week

Sklover Working Wisdom

“A nick here, a nick there. pretty soon you are bleeding to death.” ” – Arthur Ashe, Pro Tennis Player (describing the tennis style of John McEnroe). Everyone has their own way of “negotiating.”

2018 130

The Secret to Working From Home And Staying Productive

Ms. Career Girl

Over 3.7 million employees work from home at least half of the time. It is unsurprising, then, that global workforces are tilting towards majorities (rather than minorities) of remote workers. As a freelancer, I often sing the praises of the home-office life.

The Ultimate Company Holiday Party Guide

Professional Resume Services

The holiday season is quickly approaching, which means company holiday parties around the country are starting to take place. These parties offer great opportunities to mingle with co-workers you don’t normally have a chance to talk to and socialize in a stress-free environment.

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