June, 2020

15 Summer Releases for your TBR List

Ms. Career Girl

It’s finally summertime! And even though a lot of us are stuck at home, that doesn’t mean we can’t find some time in our busy schedules to take a break. Let these anticipated summer releases drift you away to a literary vacation full of adventure, heartbreak, and romance. We Came Here to Shine .

2020 282

Why You Shouldn’t Be Accessing Your Emails While Furloughed

Evil HR Lady

You’re bored. You’ve already baked bread, made jam, and painted the kids’ bedrooms. Being out of work (even if receiving sufficient unemployment pay) can be tedious.

2020 277

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Dealing with Depression and Negative Mindset in Job Search

Executive Career Brand

These are difficult times for all of us. The pandemic, the heightened focus on racial injustices, and the overriding political divisiveness we’re experiencing pushes many people into a negative mindset, or even job search depression.

2020 180

Sklover’s Thoughts for the Work Week

Sklover Working Wisdom

“If you find a face mask to be too uncomfortable, it is not likely you will find a ventilator any easier.” ” – Stephanie, an Emergency Room Nurse. What more is there to say? Some people don’t like wearing car seat belts, and feel it is an infringement on their freedom.

2020 158

The Executive Interview: Tips to Get You Through the Process and Win the Job

Professional Resume Services

Don’t freak out! Even if you haven’t interviewed for a job in years, there are plenty of things you can do to show a potential employer that you are THE best candidate for the job.

2020 153

HR Book Review: The Office (The Untold Story of the Greatest Sitcom of the 2000s: An Oral History).

The HR Capitalist

On my summer reading list is The Office: The Untold Story of the Greatest Sitcom of the 2000s: An Oral History. I originally grabbed the book because it presented an opportunity to connect with my youngest son, who like a lot of kids, has consumed the entire series 3+ times on Netflix.

2020 144

What I Didn’t Know About Symbols and Should Have

Ms. Career Girl

This past week, I received a text from my husband who was working downstairs. Please bring me another t-shirt ASAP!” Confused, I ran to the closet, pulled out one of his many grey t-shirts and headed down stairs – baffled by his request and assuming that he had spilled coffee.

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Post-COVID-19 Job Search: What’s Changing

Executive Career Brand

Job search has always been complicated and often daunting. Post-COVID-19 job search is even more so. Everyone involved is scrambling to adjust to the new challenges that have come with the pandemic.

2020 161

How context provides your resume a competitive advantage

Cube Rules

If job skills are the currency of work, business results seal the deal. Business resume results show potential employers, including those in your current company but in a different department, that your work can help them meet their business goals. Your work produces results.

2020 130

Using Keywords to Create a Compelling Story on your LinkedIn Profile

Professional Resume Services

If you are currently employed or actively seeking employment, chances are you have already established a presence on LinkedIn so recruiters and hiring managers can find you (and if you aren’t on LinkedIn, then quit reading, sign-up on the site, and then come back to this article).

2020 141

Wake Up

The HR Capitalist

How long? Not long 'Cause what you reap is what you sow. --" Wake Up ", Rage Against The Machine. Yes, I understand there's a higher authority than Rage Against The Machine to attribute this quote to, but when s**t's failing apart, you go with what you know best. Let's start with the obvious.

2020 146

Friendship Redefined: Are You Ready to Level Up?

Ms. Career Girl

If you ask your parents and grandparents what it takes to be a friend, their answers may be quite different than the way the current vernacular reflects the word friend.

2020 226

Some of My Employees Don?t Want to Return to Work

Evil HR Lady

We’ve been given the go-ahead from the government to re-open our business. The only problem is that the employees don’t want to come back.

2020 244

Sklover’s Thoughts for the Work Week

Sklover Working Wisdom

“Doubt is an uncomfortable condition, but certainty is a ridiculous one.” ” – Voltaire. So much in our lives seems to be “up in the air.” So much seems unsettled, if not unsettling.

2020 130

Why scale is an important ingredient of your resume accomplishments

Cube Rules

Simply put: In your resume accomplishments, size matters. If you think about it, what you and the hiring manager are doing is seeing if there is a good fit for you on the team – one of the only three things every interview question is about.

2020 130

Workplace 2020 – The Year of the “Hybrid” Working Environment

Professional Resume Services

While many Americans started 2020 commuting to their jobs, the onset of a global pandemic quickly showed just as many that their jobs can be done from remote locations.

2020 130

BHAGs: You're Afraid. Elon Musk is Not.

The HR Capitalist

Shout out to SpaceX for the recent mission on behalf of NASA, launching astronauts and sending them to the International Space Station. None of it would have happened without a BHAG (Big, Hairy, Audacious Goal).

2020 140

8 Mistakes to Avoid If You’re Job Hunting During COVID-19 

Ms. Career Girl

Are you one of the millions who lost employment during the recent COVID-19 pandemic? If so, you have probably reworked your resume and are anxiously searching internet boards.

2020 227

You Don’t Have to Give it All to Show True Leadership

Evil HR Lady

Photo by Kasumi Loffler. If you want to build employee loyalty, consider the example of Texas Roadhouse CEO Kent Taylor. He just donated his $800.000 in salary and bonuses to help keep his employees during the shutdown. Texas Roadhouse hasn’t had to lay anyone off or cut anyone’s pay.

2020 225

Father’s Day

Sklover Working Wisdom

“My father gave me the greatest gift anyone could give another person: he believed in me.”. – Jim Valvano. All dads know the truth: being a father is all about giving. This is the day you hope to hear, just this once, “Thanks.” Hold on to that thought; it may be a year before you hear it again.

2020 130

From Portfolio Career to Teacher

Career Shifters

“I wanted work where I could use my creativity, instead of constantly thinking about budgets and cost-cutting.”. After a stressful trading year, Agnieszka Machalica decided that it was time for a new challenge.

2020 185

Did Coronavirus Send You to the Unemployment Line? How One Candidate is Bouncing Back

Professional Resume Services

Adam has spent the last 10 years building a successful career as an innovative Information Technology Manager for a major Tier 1 automotive supplier.

2020 130

Working Anywhere Means Elite Cities Are Being Shorted.

The HR Capitalist

How's COVID going for you? I know, what a freaking mess.

2020 136

Want to be Less Stressed Out? More Productive? Try This.

Ms. Career Girl

What strange and uncertain times we are living in, but there are some upsides to working from home. Not battling the morning commuter traffic is definitely one of them. What are you doing with all that extra time you have in the mornings?

2020 219

Swiss Sunday: Rigidity

Evil HR Lady

Photo by Heiner. In the past, I’ve praised the Swiss school system , and there is much to admire. The Kindergarten concept is world-class, and every child should be so lucky as to attend a Swiss-style kindergarten. In Swiss Kindergarten, children focus on social skills.

2020 229

Sklover’s Thoughts for the Work Week

Sklover Working Wisdom

“This tiger you don’t drive; this tiger you must ride until it goes to sleep.” ” – Infectious Disease Expert. There are some things in life that we just cannot control. Instead, we must accept them in our lives until they give up control. Like a hurricane coming toward us.

2020 130

From Teacher to Care Practitioner

Career Shifters

“The feeling of constantly chasing my tail became overwhelming.”. One Monday morning, Michael Pearce pulled over in his car on his way to work. He realised he couldn't face going in again, and within a week he'd handed in his notice.

2020 168

Bear in Mind The Difference in State Laws If You Drive For Work

Jobacle

Around 115 million vehicles hit the road every day in the U.S, and the vast majority of these do so for work-related reasons. You don’t necessarily have to be a truck driver to rack up a few miles every day.

2020 151

Can You Chew Out an entire Team via a Zoom Call?

The HR Capitalist

Here's the situation. The team is slacking overall, and you feel like the ole' team pep talk might be called for. You know, you're going to chew them out via a team meeting. But wait! There's a pandemic going on my friend! What's that? It's been 3 months and you're tired of people mailing it in?

2020 128

Two out of Three Millennial Women Say Access to Role Models and Mentors at Would Increase their Confidence at Work

Ms. Career Girl

Tone Networks, a digital executive coaching platform for women, announced today findings from a national survey that shows executive coaching and access to role models and mentors could be the link to lowering stress levels and increasing workplace confidence amongst Millennial women.

2020 188

This is Not How You Do LinkedIn

Evil HR Lady

I love LinkedIn. I really do. I’ve made friends there. I’ve found many new clients there. And, I’ve had some really fun, business-oriented discussions there. I’m happy to connect with any of you there. But, today, when I checked my LinkedIn notifications, I found this.

2020 229

Sklover’s Thoughts for the Work Week

Sklover Working Wisdom

“You may not always have a comfortable life and you will not always be able to solve all of the world’s problems at once, but don’t ever underestimate the importance you can have, because history has shown us that courage can be contagious and hope can take on a life of its own.”

2020 130

From Civil Engineer to Furniture Maker

Career Shifters

“I felt creatively unfulfilled.”. Not being able to see projects through to the end in her role left Honor Dalrymple feeling frustrated. So, craving greater ownership and creativity, she made a bold leap and retrained in something she'd never tried before. Here's her inspiring story

2020 149

4 Essential Steps To Take When An Injury Happens In The Workplace

Jobacle

An estimated 2.3 million workers succumb to work-related injuries each year, according to the International Labour Organization. This equates to an average of over 6,000 casualties a day.

2020 141

COVID Observations: The HR Folks Who Kept Going Into the Office.

The HR Capitalist

I almost titled this one, "COVID Winners", but that seemed insensitive at best. But there were a few winners during the lockout period, which continues for some and is ending for others.

2020 122

Six Ways to Bring Calm into Your Home When the World Is Full of Chaos

Ms. Career Girl

From the global devastation of COVID-19 to the national grief, horror, and widespread protests set off by the killing of George Floyd, the world is reeling with chaos. No wonder waves of fear, pain, and uncertainty are infiltrating our thoughts and emotions—and thus, our homes.

2020 179

The Hairdressers with Coronavirus Didn’t Infect Anyone Else. This is Great News for Your Business

Evil HR Lady

Photo by Engin Akyurt. You probably heard about the two hairstylists from Great Clips that worked while symptomatic with Coronavirus. 140 clients and seven coworkers were exposed. It was an outbreak waiting to happen, and guess what? It didn’t happen.

2020 210