July, 2020

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.

2020 206

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.”

2020 265

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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.

2020 182

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.

2020 175

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 146

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.

2020 208

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.

2020 202

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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.

2020 178

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.

2020 130

Are You Willing to Hire "Athletes" Rather Than Specialists at Your Company?

The HR Capitalist

First up, the term "athlete" in this post is meant to describe hiring those who are generally smart, intellectually curious, quick on their feet, learn quickly, are great communicators and have DNA for drive/initiative - rather than hiring someone with domain experience in a job as your first concern.

2020 117

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.

2020 207

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.

2020 200

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. And we got this comment: My company offers unlimited time off, but I don’t feel like I can take advantage because of the boss who flat out says “if you can be out for more than 2 weeks, we need to seriously consider if we can do without you for longer – or forever.”

2020 206

Step-By-Step Instructions on Setting Up A Professional Domain Email Account

Career Advice Guy

I firmly believe the best way to search for a new job is to email the hiring manager directly. This way, Read More. The post Step-By-Step Instructions on Setting Up A Professional Domain Email Account appeared first on The Career Advice Guy. Strategies

2020 102

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.

2020 130

Choosing Members of your Leadership Team as an Executive To Drive Culture (Best Boss Ever Podcast).

The HR Capitalist

Congrats my friend - you made it. You're an executive, and whether than means you're a C-level, SVP, VP, whatever - you're now expected to be strategic. There's a lot of areas to think about strategy when you're a leader.

2020 113

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.

2020 189

Overcoming Challenges Women Face as They Get Older

Ms. Career Girl

Women in their 40s or 50s — or older — have a lot on their plates. They often have teenage or college-aged kids and are also possibly caring for grandkids or aging parents.

2020 185

What to Do If Employees Refuse to Wear a Mask

Evil HR Lady

“I want to come back to work, but I won’t wear a mask.” ” Some of you may have heard this from your employees. Your gut reaction may be, “well, then, you’re fired,” but you can’t do that immediately.

2020 194

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 99

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

Career Expectations: Comparison Is The Thief of Joy (And Doesn't Matter if You're Good)

The HR Capitalist

Last week I put up a post talking about the fact there's nothing wrong with young talent doing a call center role for a good company early in their career , but I talked a bit in that post that good to great talent wouldn't be in that role for 3+ years - they'd promote within the call center or elsewhere in the company. . Good talent goes up.

2020 113

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. Today, there is a different type of "tyranny" - the tyranny of having to work for corporations. Of […]. Related posts: When your manager says one thing and means another. 30 Career Management Tips — Separate career management from a company.

2020 100

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! It is because girls don’t get pushed into STEM as much as boys do, and that leads to a shortage of women further down the line. There are many studies available online to show that men dominate STEM jobs….

2020 181

Help Me Get Out of a Relocation Contract

Evil HR Lady

I recently left a company that had given me a tax-assisted relocation package. Totaling at $19k. I needed to stay employed with that company for 24 months per the contract. I left the company for a few reasons after 21 months. I was furloughed twice while there.

2020 190

Why the Time Has Come for a Four-Day Week

The Undercover Recruiter

The coronavirus pandemic has changed every aspect of our lives, and it’s had a particularly marked effect on the way we work. The largest flexible working experiment ever conducted has taken place out of necessity, and the early signs are that it will leave a lasting change in work culture.

2020 98

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. And the simplest answers arise out of our basic values. Like a compass, a review of our values always points us to the answers we seek, like the joy of light in the dread of dark times. Respect is a basic, simple, foundational value.

2020 100

HR Leaders Are Increasingly Turning to Generalist Over Specialists (Best Hire Ever Podcast)

The HR Capitalist

Change. We've had our share of it in the business world in 2020, right? It has hit everyone hard without question, but HR leaders and pros have been hit as hard as anyone. Like you, I have a lot of friends who have faced furloughs, layoffs, etc - both inside and outside of HR.

2020 113

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.

2020 91

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. Whenever you decide to reopen, it’s critical to open in a way that keeps you, your employees and your customers safe.

2020 168

In a Tweet, John Legend Gave All Business Owners a Critical Gut Check

Evil HR Lady

Photo by Flo Dahm. When the Houston Association of Realtors announced that it was planning to swap the term “master bedroom” with “primary bedroom,” artist John Legend had a crucial piece of advice for realtors–any professionals, really–about making impactful change without striking the wrong chord. Real problem: realtors don't show black people all the properties they qualify for. Fake problem: calling the master bedroom the master bedroom.

2020 182

WFH: How to Keep Your Team On Track

The Undercover Recruiter

Working from home is great, but it also comes with many unique struggles that can impact productivity and hinder growth.

2020 90

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. When my mother was a child, she arrived in New York harbor on a boat, and she no doubt saw Lady Liberty standing there, all by herself. At that moment, I’m certain my mother felt less alone.

2020 100

Good Call Center Jobs Teach You a Lot - But We Might Wonder Why You Didn't Get Promoted.

The HR Capitalist

I love what jobs early in our careers teach and say about us. There's literally 8 million stories in the naked city, and this is just one of those stories. But in its own little way, it matters - a lot.

2020 113

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. With the wealth of reasons for going into healthcare like high paying jobs, growth opportunities, and a variety of careers path, it’s no wonder that people need to stand out from the competition.

2020 116

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 161

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.