December, 2019

Why CEOs Hire Me: Writing Career Stories for the C-Suite

Career Trend

I serve CEOs every day by writing career stories for the C-suite. At CareerTrend, our primary focus is writing career stories for the C-Suite and Board-level executives. Executives hire me for the eloquent, deep processes we undergo.

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Holiday Gifts for Job Seekers

Career Alley

Holiday gifts for job seekers. Are you trying to find the perfect gift for a job seeker? We’ve put together a list of gift ideas that every job seeker would appreciate. Career Advice Holiday Gifts job seekers

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14 actions to boost your job performance this year

Cube Rules

Updated for 2020. Time to close up for the year and start looking at the next one. When I think about the upcoming year, I want to come up with actionable, doable tasks that will help your career and job performance.

2019 151

Why Soft Skills Are the Secret to Career Success

Ms. Career Girl

If you’re in the job market, you’ve probably tweaked your resume to ensure it’s a strong and accurate representation of your abilities. Many of the attributes you list are hard skills, which directly relate to your job.

2019 205

From Physio to Charity

Career Shifters

“I wanted to do more to help people. It felt like a calling I couldn't ignore.”. Tas Economou worked hard on beating 'impostor syndrome' to become a success in her career. But she knew something else was missing, and she was determined to find out what that was.

2019 207

Top Posts of the Decade Part II

Evil HR Lady

My favorite controversial post. Newflash: Motherhood is Not the World’s Hardest Job. I wrote this for CBS. CBS refused to publish it. I published it on my blog. CBS freaked out and said I had no right to do that. Fortunately, I knew they were wrong and they did too. Another controversial post.

2019 191

Executives Are Feeling a Job Search Itch This Month

Career Trend

Executives are feeling a job-search itch this month. Employers should take heed. I’ve been engaged in numerous, meaty executive resume service consultations with Directors, VPs + CEOs this month, more so than in recent Decembers. These individuals all are preparing for a 2020 job hunt.

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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.

2019 130

7 Books That Celebrate the Successes of Women

Ms. Career Girl

It’s no secret that women do remarkable things every day. Whether it’s building a thriving career, inspiring others or overcoming a tumultuous incident, the power of women is alive and well.

2019 207

Lower Your Standards (Or, How Golden Unicorns Are Ruining Your Career Change)

Career Shifters

Feeling paralysed and trapped? No idea what you want to do next with your career? Natasha doesn't buy it. Here, she explains a key 'ideas' distinction keeping you stuck, and shares a simple way to start making progress, no matter how uncertain you feel

2019 199

10 Common Job Interviewing Mistakes

Executive Career Brand

Job interviews are one of the most nerve-wracking but necessary parts of life that most of us must deal with. Job interviewing mistakes are something we can avoid. Did you know that on average 33% of hiring managers decide whether to hire a candidate within the first 90 seconds of meeting them?

2019 135

How to Add More Leadership Experience to Your Resume

Cube Rules

Regardless of the field you might be interested in going into, leadership experience will help your resume stand out. There are five methods of showing your leadership skills on your resume. Let's take a look.See more resume tips and my approach to building resumes.

2019 130

Give Yourself the Best Chance at Your Dream Career Right Now

Career Alley

Your dream career could actually be much closer than you would think, so it’s really just a case of making sure you work toward achieving […]. Find your Dream Job dream career Dream job

2019 141

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.

2019 130

Best Tips to Land a Dream Job During the Holidays

Ms. Career Girl

Executive job seekers looking to find jobs during the holidays are often under the mistaken impression it’s fruitless to apply. The excuses run rampant as to why not to look including no one is hiring, and everyone is off work, but the truth is the opposite is true.

2019 207

Is Your Executive Resume Interesting?

Professional Resume Services

It happened…the call about the executive job of your dreams opening up just came through via your contact, and the HR Director wants to see your resume. You might be ready to take the next step in your career, but is your resume ready for an executive-level position?

2019 130

Why I Feel Uncomfortable Writing Career Change Articles

Career Shifters

I want you to find fulfilling work. Supporting you to figure out what you want to do, and to make the shift – it's why I do what I do every day. But this process frustrates me beyond belief. Here's why

2019 174

How to dramatically improve your resume…even if you don’t know how

Cube Rules

Here is the frustrating question: “I need to redo my resume because I want a new job. What should I put in it?” It’s a frustrating question…because I can’t answer it. So, I ask questions. And then I start frustrating the person asking the question, usually because they don’t know the answers.

2019 130

Understanding How To Manage Your Finances After Graduation

Career Alley

The biggest challenge for fresh graduates is the lack of experience with handling money. Even those who may have studied commerce can actually have their own share of struggles with finance management. Career Advice budget finance

2019 141

Sklover’s Thoughts for the Work Week

Sklover Working Wisdom

“Courage is what it takes to stand up and speak. Courage is also what it takes to sit down and listen.”. – Winston Churchill. Well said, Winston! At work, as elsewhere, difficulties and conflicts inevitably arise, and often when and where you least expect it.

2019 130

Employee retention: 7 Ways To Retain Your Talent in 2020

Ms. Career Girl

The new year is traditionally a time where we re-evaluate our lives (and bank balances) for the twelve months ahead, which makes it a common time for employees to start considering switching jobs.

2020 193

7 Times You Should Think About Employee and Client Gifts that Aren’t Christmas

Evil HR Lady

‘Tis the season for gift buying. Everyone scrambles to come up with the perfect “Holiday” gift, and then once we’ve done our Secret Santa exchange, we breathe a sigh of relief. months until we need to think about that again! But why is it so difficult? It’s not like December sneaks up on us. It’s not like you hire 47 new people every November who you know nothing about and for whom you need to buy presents.

2019 156

“I'm Confused By All The Options In Front Of Me. How Do I Narrow Down My Ideas?”

Career Shifters

Nicole's fed up with spending her days doing meaningless work. She longs to trade it all in for something that really fires her up. But how do you discover your ideal career, you've got so many ideas that your head is spinning

2019 159

How to find business results for your resume accomplishments

Cube Rules

One of my most consistent resume themes is that your resume must show your accomplishments. Logical — but where do you find your achievements to put on your resume? This is a big deal to a lot of people. Defining an accomplishment is one thing.

Your Ultimate Guide on Becoming a Lifeguard

Career Alley

It may take some time for people to finally realize what career they are going to pursue in life. Some would opt to be a doctor, a veterinarian, a writer, or a musician. But as for you, you concluded that you always wanted to be a lifeguard. Discover Career Opportunities lifeguard

2019 141

Happy Hanukkah

Sklover Working Wisdom

On This First Night of Hanukkah – A Message for all our Friends, Regardless of Faith: Hanukkah celebrates the miracle of “the light,” the miracle that it exists, and the miracle that it endures. Each of us can be a “light unto the world” in our own lives.

2019 130

How to Know When To Deliberate and When to Decide

Ms. Career Girl

Whether you’re a business owner, a member of senior management, a team lead, or even a professional with decision-making power in your role, you’ve probably come up against the issue of analysis paralysis.

2019 186

Top Experts To Know on LinkedIn in 2020

Professional Resume Services

2019 was my year to get to know LinkedIn. I mean REALLY get to know it (more on that journey later). What I’ve discovered—and what gets me—are the stories and storytellers. I am amazed at the consistent content and relevant messaging these people put out. Posts rich in real-life experiences, expertise, and valuable information about. Read more » The post Top Experts To Know on LinkedIn in 2020 appeared first on Executive Resume Services.

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Top Posts of the Decade

Evil HR Lady

We’re about to enter into the roaring 20s, and that also marks 10 years for me as a professional freelance writer. Here are some of my favorite posts from the past decade. They aren’t necessarily the most popular, but I think they are fun. My First Paid Post : Your Boss Loves You. Here’s Why He’s Going to Stiff You. I have to say I’m eternally grateful to CBS for taking a chance on me! Pamela Kruger recruited me and trained me. Thank you, Pamela!

2019 141

Interview Questions: What did you like least about your last supervisor?

Cube Rules

Interview questions are tough to answer when they ask you to go negative on your current job, isn’t it? Going negative on interview questions, after all, makes you look negative.

2019 130

Tips To Help Get That Promotion You’ve Been Wanting

Career Alley

We all have the ability to do and learn more in life. And even though you might want a promotion, that doesn’t mean you have all the life skills and experience available to do the job. Career Advice Careers Promotion

2019 141

Sklover’s Thoughts for the Work Week

Sklover Working Wisdom

“When I was 5 years old, my mother always told me that happiness was the key to life. When I went to school, they asked me what I wanted to be when I grew up. I wrote down ‘happy.’ They told me I didn’t understand the assignment. I told them they didn’t understand life.”. – John Lennon.

2019 130

7 Breakfast Resolutions for the New Year

Ms. Career Girl

With many of us following such busy schedules, breakfast can often become a rushed affair, if not skipped entirely. But, as the most important meal of the day and much-needed fuel for your body, it deserves to be taken seriously.

2019 173

Gift Giving at Work: Don’t Stress It!

Professional Resume Services

While the holiday season is supposed to be full of “good tidings and cheer”, we all know that this is not something that comes easily to many of us. Between long lines in stores, wallets that grow empty as the season goes on, and angst over what to get the person who isn’t happy with. Read more » The post Gift Giving at Work: Don’t Stress It! appeared first on Executive Resume Services.

2019 100

6 Career Advancement Strategies

Jobacle

Some people are lucky enough to have opportunities just fall in their lap. Most people have to work for them. There are many paths you can take towards career advancement. Consider trying these six strategies. . Get Organized.

How to tell if your company is in trouble. And it is not by what you think.

Cube Rules

Compared to the Great Recession, the economy is in pretty good shape. Employment is as well. That doesn’t mean the layoffs have stopped. Nor does it mean that outsourcing doesn’t continue. That global thing is real.

2019 130

5 Ways an ACLS Certification Can Upgrade Your Nursing Career

Career Alley

The job outlook for the nursing profession is exceptionally good. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, employment of registered nurses is projected to grow 12 percent from 2018 to 2028, much faster than the average for all occupations. Career Advice Discover Career Opportunities Nursing