July, 2020

We Need More Girls in STEM!

Ms. Career Girl

Science, technology, engineering, and mathematics – why is it the world of men? Truth is, we need more girls in STEM! Worldwide, STEM jobs are dominated by men, but this is not because they are better!

2020 232

When Your Boss Doesn’t Let You Go on Vacation

Evil HR Lady

luxury hotel pool and summer vacation Photo by Engin Akyurt. Yesterday, Brenda Neckvatal and I talked about vacation and PTO usage on The Real HR Show.

2020 262

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Our New Life on the Island: 10 Inspirational Takeaways From a Coastal Viewpoint

Career Trend

While Rob’s and my life change didn’t hinge on one reason–there were a number of motivators as often is the case for transformative changes in one’s life–the idea of a more simple, centered life prevailed throughout our decision-making process. Our move to N. Padre Island, Texas, on July 26, 2020, also was the culmination of […].

2020 136

Sklover’s Thoughts for the Work Week

Sklover Working Wisdom

“Respect science. Respect nature. Respect each other. That is all we need to do.” ” – Tom Friedman. How might we overcome the growing worldwide crisis of the Covid-19 virus? So often our most difficult questions require only the simplest answers.

2020 130

Targeting, Branding and Networking Get the Job During the Pandemic

Executive Career Brand

With COVID-19 continuing to impact job search, 3 things are more important than ever: Targeting (and research) … Personal Branding … Networking Some employers (maybe your current employer) are furloughing or laying off people. Others are hiring new people. If you’ve been furloughed or laid off, don’t count on your employer taking you back. They […]. The post Targeting, Branding and Networking Get the Job During the Pandemic appeared first on Executive Career Brand™.

2020 127

What Career Freedom Really Means

Cube Rules

In the United States today, it is our Independence Day, a holiday celebrating the independence from England. You'll hear a lot of talk today about independence and freedom; how we broke away from the tyranny of England's King.

2020 130

Reopening for Business? 3 Things to Consider

Ms. Career Girl

The U.S. is slowly beginning to open again, and small business owners are eager to get back to business as usual. Once your state or county has announced that it will allow businesses to reopen, you’ll be faced with a difficult decision that only you can make.

2020 213

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Executive Coaches: When The Company Pays the Bills, Watch Out.

The HR Capitalist

Let's say you're a rising star with a lot of potential, but a few things to work out. Your company finds you an executive coach, makes the introduction and pays the bills. You probably need to be wary of who the coach works for.

2020 117

Independence Day

Sklover Working Wisdom

“The bravest things we do in our lives are usually known only to ourselves.”. – Peggy Noonan. You might not have thought about it, but Lady Liberty always stands by herself. The quest to be free, and to help others be free, is first and foremost an internal quest.

2020 130

7 Things I Learned About Resume Writing That Changed Everything

Executive Career Brand

I’ve been helping job seekers with their resumes, LinkedIn profiles and other job search-related materials for about 25 years. You’d think resume writing would be that much easier after all that time, but it’s not. Resume writing is complicated. These days, so much more is involved than merely detailing a client’s career history. When I […]. The post 7 Things I Learned About Resume Writing That Changed Everything appeared first on Executive Career Brand™.

2020 116

From Own Business to Humanitarian Work

Career Shifters

“I wasn't waking up excited anymore.”. When Marta Zecin travelled to Lebanon for the first time, she fell in love. No longer content to keep her humanitarian work in the sidelines, her new path unfolded step by step. Here, she shares how she weathered the challenges that nearly derailed her whole shift, and prepared her finances for the change

2020 160

The Only Prioritization and Productivity Tool You Will Ever Need

Ms. Career Girl

Prioritize Your Tasks, Boost Your Productivity. Look on almost any website targeting professionals, entrepreneurs or career development and you find articles on productivity and prioritization.

2020 160

Not Every Organization Needs to Reflect the Community

Evil HR Lady

A few days ago, Anthony Tommasini wrote an Op-Ed at the New York Times titled “To Make Orchestras More Diverse, End Blind Auditions.” ” Blind auditions vastly increased the number of females in orchestras, but it hasn’t increased the number of minority players–well, it hasn’t increased the number of Black and Hispanic players. Asian and Pacific Islander musicians have increased. Tommasini says this isn’t good enough.

2020 199

Talking Politics As A Manager in 2020: The Advice Hasn't Changed.

The HR Capitalist

It's 2020, which means it's an election year. Of course, there's more going on in 2020 than just an election - pandemic, resulting economic struggles, social movements and unrest, etc.

2020 117

Top Tips To Stand-Out In Healthcare Fields

Jobacle

Health-related professions are amongst the best positioned for continued growth and demand, for those that choose to enter this area; it helps to know the top tips to stand out in healthcare fields.

2020 153

Sklover’s Thoughts for the Work Week

Sklover Working Wisdom

“The only time we lose is when we give up.” ” – Cesar Chavez. Boy, oh, boy. things sure seem “complicated” at work, at home, and in our daily lives. So many issues to address, so little understanding of what is going to be next week, next month, next year, no guidelines or “rules” to follow. All that said, we cannot give up. Day by day, step by step, moment by moment, we need to do what needs to be done, and follow what we know to be the right things to do.

2020 100

The Liminal Phase: How To Successfully Navigate The Most Uncomfortable Stage Of Your Career Change

Career Shifters

You’ve disengaged with your current career, but you’re not yet anywhere near your new one. You don’t feel like who you used to be, but you don’t yet know who you’re becoming. You’re taking action, but you’re not sure where it’s leading you. Welcome to the in-between. Natasha shares why this strange, uncertain space is an integral element of finding fulfilling work – and five ways to make it through to the other side

2020 158

Three Ways to Discover What Holds You Back

Ms. Career Girl

You are in this business or career because you wanted to make a difference and do what you love. What you may have noticed is that while things can go smoothly, there are times that you may feel stuck. It’s normal, but most people don’t know how to free themselves. Being a psychotherapist for years before I became a business coach has been extremely helpful, so let me share some things I’ve seen. The most important concept you need to know is this…. YOUR BRAIN IS NOT YOUR FRIEND.”.

2020 159

Dilemma of the Month: Why Startups Need HR Help Before They Launch

Evil HR Lady

I’m launching my own company this year, with about 12 employees, and I’m thinking about the importance of human resources services. Should I hire someone for that position, or can I use an outside service or an online site? And what are the most important things I should do before I launch?

2020 192

HR TROLLS: Thinking Unemployment on Steroids Means You Have a Compensation Problem.

The HR Capitalist

Short post today, but an important one. I belong to multiple online groups covering HR on a variety of platforms - you know the type - people can post questions on problems they're having in their HR shops and get help, advice and recommendations from their peers.

2020 112

Which Industries Are Dangerous to Work In?

Jobacle

If you’re trying to decide what career to pursue, you have a lot of options to choose from. It can be hard to pick one job and there are many different factors to consider. One of the most important factors to think about is how dangerous the field is.

2020 141

Sklover’s Thoughts for the Work Week

Sklover Working Wisdom

“The night will pass. Then we will have work to do.” ” – Rumi (Persian Poet, 13th Century). It seems that 800 years ago, they had their own dark times. And, then, when the night passed, they had “work to do,” too, just as we will. That is for certain, it’s just a matter of time. And – oddly – it is exciting in a certain way. Exciting? When we emerge from this “darkness” around us – and we will – we will be wiser and stronger for the struggle we have faced.

2020 100

From Media Planning to Interior Design

Career Shifters

“I felt like a square peg in a round hole.”. Lizzie Green's unhappiness at work was starting to have a negative impact on all areas of her life. But it wasn't until she literally had some sense knocked into her, that she decided to do something about it.

2020 139

Leadership is not for everyone. Is it for you?

Ms. Career Girl

Merriam-Webster defines leadership as “the office or position of a leader; capacity to lead; and the act or instance of leading.” I contend that leadership is more than a title, ability, or action. Unlike management, leadership isn’t about positional authority alone, or at all. At its core, leadership is about influence. Without followers and people who are willing to take action to realize a vision or goal, there can be no leader, but leadership isn’t for everyone.

2020 157

Lessons from My Favorite Dentist

Evil HR Lady

David Morris died a few weeks ago at the age of 83. Fortunately, his family was with him, and it was peaceful. He was my dentist when I was a teenager and the father of one of my best friends. People don’t often have fond memories of their dentists , but I do, and I learned a lot from his example. Here are four things I learned from Dr. Morris. You Can Teach Without Lecturing. As my dentist (and as every dentist since), he told me I needed to floss more often.

2020 181

Woj vs. Shams: When Young Upstarts Overtake Established Stars.

The HR Capitalist

You've seen this talent story before. There's an established star at your company. He/she has been widely recognized as the best, the industry/company standard, the go-to person. Their run of performance has been impressive and it looks like it will never end.

2020 113

WFH Saves People 23.5 Days a Year Traveling

The Undercover Recruiter

Is remote working here to stay? While many people have predicted the rise of remote working over recent years, nobody expected it to rocket its way to the forefront as it has during 2020.

2020 88

Sklover’s Thoughts for the Work Week

Sklover Working Wisdom

“The little things? The little moments? They aren’t little.” ” – Jon Kabat-Zinn. That is such a “large” and important point: so many “little things” and “little moments” are far from “little.” Now that my yoga studio of many years has closed, I am attending yoga classes online. I so much miss the friendly “hiya’s” and smiles and hugs of those that I saw weekly at the yoga studio. They didn’t seem like “big things” then, but I miss them “bigly” now.

2020 100

From Tax Advice to Social Impact

Career Shifters

“My soul was slowly dying.”. Aimee Higgins had worked her entire career to get to the 'top'. But the closer she got, the more she realised she didn't want to be there. Here's how she sought out expert help with her career change, and the process she went through to find work that's both rewarding and fulfilling

2020 123

How to Thrive in Times of Change

Ms. Career Girl

Dealing with change can be difficult. After all, humans are creatures of habit. We’ve spent years perfecting our routines and situational responses, basing them on experience and empirical evidence. When we’re in our comfort zones, we know exactly how to act and what to expect. But then, something happens, and we’re catapulted into the unknown. That’s been 2020, for the most part.

2020 152

American Airlines Plans to Lay Off Almost 25,000

Evil HR Lady

Yesterday, tech reporter David Shepardson got a copy of the WARN letter that American Airlines sent to almost 25,000 employees. Breaking: @AmericanAir sending WARN notices to nearly 25,000 employees pic.twitter.com/ZFH3cg553i — davidshepardson (@davidshepardson) July 15, 2020.

What Are The Compensation Questions Your Managers Should Be Able to Answer?

The HR Capitalist

Putting together an online version of our BOSS Training (Compensation Module) for a client this week, and while our training on the topic is great, there's no question a fully functioning manager or people has to be really knowledgeable on the comp front to successfully answer all tough questions they're going to face. What questions, you ask?

2020 113

The Recruiter Job Search Strategy: This Is How To Get Recruiters To Take You Seriously

Career Advice Guy

Every year I run a job search strategy questionnaire. The idea is to send out a simple questionnaire to try and. Read More. The post The Recruiter Job Search Strategy: This Is How To Get Recruiters To Take You Seriously appeared first on The Career Advice Guy. Strategies

2020 74

A-Players Sourcing Guide: 11 Steps to Landing the Industry’s Top-Performers

Undercover Recruiter

The most talented people build the best companies. It’s that simple. No successful business was built purely on market fit and a ton of investments. People are the #1 asset of any company, its biggest strength or weakness. The concentration of talent per square foot determines the chances for a business to skyrocket. That’s why… A-Players Sourcing Guide: 11 Steps to Landing the Industry’s Top-Performers Undercover Recruiter -. Talent Acquisition a-players Recruiting Sourcing top performer

2020 67

From Freelancer to Start-up CTO

Career Shifters

“I was desperate not to go back to a 9–5 job.”. When Anvar Azizov came across the darker side of being an independent freelancer, he knew it was time to change his relationship with work. The opportunity that found him came with a big learning curve, but he's been open to the challenge. Here, he shares how he found his feet in a whole new role

2020 107

10 Ways to Stimulate Employee Motivation

Ms. Career Girl

Today’s fast-moving business environment demands that the effective manager be both a well-organized administrator and highly adept in understanding people’s basic needs and behavior in the workplace. Gaining commitment, nurturing talent, and ensuring employee motivation and productivity requires open communication and trust between managers and staff. Here are 10 ways to accomplish employee motivation and keep your productivity at peak levels. Understand their behavior.

2020 151

What HR Professionals Should Be Doing in the Midst of a Hiring Freeze

Evil HR Lady

In the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic , companies across sectors have implemented hiring freezes and paused active talent recruitment efforts.

2020 146