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!

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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 267
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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 181

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

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 151

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

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.

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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 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.

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 139

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

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.

2020 211

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.

2020 242

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

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 129

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

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

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 207

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

Evil HR Lady

Photo by Flo Dahm.

2020 235

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

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.

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 105

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

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 206

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.

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.

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 113

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 103

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.

2020 141

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 205

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 212

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

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 112

Workplaces of the Future Must Take Responsibility for Employee Health and Wellbeing

The Undercover Recruiter

Pre-COVID, employers were already beginning to evolve their workplaces, modeling them after the big tech employers.

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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 141

Looking Toward the Future? Five Ways to Choose the Right Career Path

Ms. Career Girl

Deciding what you want to do with your life and your career is not revolutionary – it is evolutionary.

2020 198

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.

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