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 . by Susie Orman Schnall (June 16).

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Don’t Fire Someone for Their Spouse’s Social Media Posts

Evil HR Lady

Racism is bad. All my readers (I hope) agree. There are racists. We also all agree. If you are a horrible person, even off the job or on social media, you may lose your job. With a few exceptions, there is no right to free speech at work in the private sector. But, if your spouse is a horrible person, should you also lose your job? LA Galaxy terminated soccer player Aleksandar Katai after racist posts his wife, Tea Katai, made on Instagram.

2020 214

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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. Even in “normal” times, job search can be overwhelming and challenging. Now, many have suddenly been laid off or furloughed. […]. The post Dealing with Depression and Negative Mindset in Job Search appeared first on Executive Career Brand™.

2020 142

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. While the application/hiring process has grown into a more technical event, the way employers interview executive-level candidates has not. Read more » The post The Executive Interview: Tips to Get You Through the Process and Win the Job appeared first on Executive Resume Services.

2020 125

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. Some people feel they should be able to smoke cigarettes and cigars in restaurants and stores, and feel it is an infringement of their freedom.

2020 122

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. I'm white. My full name is Kristian Patrick Dunn, which on the white-a-meter lands somewhere Seinfeld and Conor McGregor.

2020 112

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. The shirt had a green four-leaf clover and no stain in sight. As he reached out and pulled one off the hanger, his words struck me hard. “I I am very sorry about that.”

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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. I’ve pulled together resources and advice from various experts in different aspects of job search. Below you’ll find some specific advice. Post-COVID-19 Job […]. The post Post-COVID-19 Job Search: What’s Changing appeared first on Executive Career Brand

2020 121

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). My question is…what are you doing/including on your. Read more » The post Using Keywords to Create a Compelling Story on your LinkedIn Profile appeared first on Executive Resume Services.

2020 122

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. Here's how she came full circle to an idea she'd considered years before, and how she's found the right support to make it a reality

2020 154

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. It quickly became a primer on team-based creative process, where ideas have to come in volume, then be culled down quickly to the point that only the best idea makes it, and everyone on the team is OK with that.

2020 111

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. If it’s been a while since you’ve job hunted, knowing what not to do when searching or applying for a job is as vital as running a spell check on your cover letter. To avoid the biggest job-hunting and interview mistakes, you need to do your homework.

2020 176

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. The hourly staff is making more on unemployment than they do working, and the exempt staff has been working from home and aren’t thrilled about returning to the office. Is there anything I can do to get our staff to come back? To read my answer, click here: Some of My Employees Don’t Want to Return to Work. Leave your own in the comments!

2020 190

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. Having you on the team means more will get done. But […]. Related posts: 2 competitive advantages of adding your company’s context in a resume. Interview question – what project are you most proud of?

2020 100

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. As “stay-at-home” orders shut down state after state, extending a short-term change in the workplace environment from on-site to virtual, a lot of companies have realized. Read more » The post Workplace 2020 – The Year of the “Hybrid” Working Environment appeared first on Executive Resume Services.

2020 100

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. There’s a lot that needs to be resolved before we can come to understand, and possibly even enjoy, the “new normal.”

2020 100

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). BHAGs are visionary, strategy statements designed to focus a group of people around a common initiative.

2020 109

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. It used to be a word revered for those in your most inner circle, the ones who not only knew the real you, but would defend you and all your quirkiness, perhaps even risking the friendship itself if they thought being truthful during a debate was in your personal best interest.

2020 171

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. Well, no one got their pay cut except for the CEO, who did so voluntarily.

2020 179

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. And scale is a big deal in determining your ability […]. Related posts: Your resume writing needs specifics. How to find business results for your resume accomplishments. Interview questions need clarifying. Job Search Resume Tips

2020 100

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. Due to the Coronavirus pandemic hindering our country’s automotive industry, Adam is currently on furlough, receiving unemployment benefits to help make up for some of his lost income, and is truly. Read more » The post Did Coronavirus Send You to the Unemployment Line?

2020 100

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. Like my son, Sam, once told me, “Father’s Day is just like Mother’s Day, only I don’t have to buy a present.” Oh, well…being a father is still my favorite hobby.

2020 100

Working Anywhere Means Elite Cities Are Being Shorted.

The HR Capitalist

How's COVID going for you? I know, what a freaking mess. Nice post by Paul Hebert today over at Fistful of Talent , who's talking about the need for HR Pros to become polymaths, individuals whose knowledge spans a significant number of subjects, known to draw on complex bodies of knowledge to solve specific problems. . Sounds a lot like what we need in an imploding world are great HR Generalists.

2020 104

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? If you’re like most people, you’re probably sleeping in later or delving into emails before you’re even really awake or using that extra time to begin the battle of homeschooling your children. I’ve done all those things during the last few months.

2020 169

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. There’s no attempt to teach the alphabet or how to do math. They play with hammers, go to the forest, play in sand, and roast hot dogs over open fires. It’s brilliant.

2020 178

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. Here, he shares how a simple, action-based philosophy helped him to find a varied role where he can finally be himself

2020 129

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. Whether you work in sales, customer service, or even the media, seeing clients regularly (who may not work across the road) may be necessary for your team to achieve its goals.

2020 127

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. We can’t control it; all we can do is protect ourselves and those we love until the storm “decides” to pass us by or subside.

2020 100

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? I feel you. Before you do that team meeting, answer the following 3 questions: 1--Does the team have enough to work on? many industries didn't in the height of the pandemic and still don't).

2020 97

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 142

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. I have never worked with this person. I’ve never even interacted with this person on LinkedIn–to the best of my knowledge.

2020 179

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 115

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. Whether you’re a manager or an employee, you will want to know what to do when an incident happens in the workplace. After all, providing the help they need throughout the process of treatment will speed up recovery and have them return to work in no time.

2020 123

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.” ” – Michelle Obama. Thank you, Michelle for such an important and powerful reminder.

2020 100

THE HR FAMOUS PODCAST: e17 – Crocs and Compensation Strategy in a COVID World.

The HR Capitalist

In episode 17 of The HR Famous Podcast , long-time HR leaders (and friends) Kris Dunn and Tim Sackett come together to discuss Crocs, compensation strategy, Facebook’s new location based salary adjustments, and the return of the MLB. The duo discuss the different compensation adjustment strategies companies have been taking, why companies have been choosing which strategy to implement, and how decisions made during the pandemic may translate to problems when life returns to normalcy.

2020 95

Bridging The Distance and Staying Connected

Ms. Career Girl

We live in a world that has become incredibly connected. The internet has brought the world closer together, virtually, in amazing ways. But too often, the connections have lost meaning and value. Now more than ever, staying connected in a more meaningful way has become a much higher priority. If you’re ready to start bridging the distance between you and your loved ones here’s a mix of new and old ways to make it happen. Staying Connected – The Old Fashioned Way.

2020 140

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. Both the stylists and the customers wore masks during their time together, and two weeks later, none of the exposed tested positive or exhibited symptoms.

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