January, 2017

Don’t Blow Your Cover!: How to Juggle Your Current Job While Searching for a New One

Professional Resume Services

By teaming up with professional executive resume writers, you can avoid some of these common job search flubs. You can really put yourself in a good position by searching for a new job while you’re still employed—if you play your cards right.

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5 Reason Diversity Matters to Your Career

Competitive Resumes

When you’re searching for a career, touting your diversity is probably not the first thing that comes to mind.

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The Worst Possible Job Descriptions

Evil HR Lady

The language used to describe something can make a huge difference in our perceptions. Writer and fitness expert James Fell posted a request to “ badly explain your profession” on his Facebook Page. He described his own profession as: “I make ‘eat less, move more’ really complicated.” ” His followers didn’t disappoint. Fell gave me permission to share some of the best bad descriptions.

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3 Juicy Insider LinkedIn Personal Branding Tips

Executive Career Brand

I’ve been a LinkedIn member and professional LinkedIn profile writer for close to 10 years. I’ve not only learned how to help my clients leverage LinkedIn for job search, but also how to use it to build my personal brand and business. In fact, most of my clients find me through LinkedIn.

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How to use job descriptions to evaluate your resume

Cube Rules

Here is the frustrating question: “I need to redo my resume because I want a new job. What should I put in it?” ” It’s a frustrating question…because I can’t answer it. So, I ask questions.

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If Job Applicants Treated Hiring Managers the Same Way Managers Treat Them

Evil HR Lady

I’m currently on vacation, so I’m posting this oldie but goodie. What would happen if job candidates treated you the way you treat them? You might be receiving letters such as this one? Dear Hiring Manager, Thank you so much for your interest in me for the position of Senior Technical Analyst for your company. Before we commence with the interview, you will need to do the following: 1.

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The Personal Branding Manifesto for Executive Job Search – Part 2

Executive Career Brand

How to Define Your Unique Personal Brand. and Make It Memorable. In Part 1 of this series, I covered: Personal Branding Hype and Myths vs. Reality. What Personal Branding Really Is. How Authentic Branding Makes You Stand Out. How Differentiation Wins Out Over Sameness.

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Resumes need action language. This is how to get it.

Cube Rules

Writing resumes can be tough. There are so many rules. Most of the rules don’t mean much. But this one does: Use action verbs to describe your work. Most of the time, people put their job responsibilities on their resume.

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FlexJobs: Where We Were and Where We’re Going

Ms. Career Girl

The post FlexJobs: Where We Were and Where We’re Going appeared first on Ms. Career Girl. The following is a guest post By Brie Weiler Reynolds, FlexJobs Senior Career Specialist. 10 years. That’s quite a long time when measured in Internet years.

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Five Ways to Break the Ice at Networking Events

Professional Resume Services

An executive bio isn’t the only thing you’ll need to bring to a networking event! Here are some tips for making great connections. Networking events can be intimidating, especially if you are an introvert by nature.

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How to Get a Great Career Start with Janine Truitt and Chris Fields

Competitive Resumes

Very few job seekers who are students, graduates, careerists, or career-changers get a great career start. This episode will be an exception as we dive deep in getting a great start or rebooting your career.

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Can’t Remember Anything? Blame Your Shared Office Space

Evil HR Lady

We are all about collaboration and teamwork (and let’s be honest) saving money, so open office plans are extremely popular. Your coworkers are always available to share ideas, and in the case of a hotdesking environment, you can easily move to sit next to someone who can help you with your current project. And yet, lots of us hate it. And it turns out that we’re not just whiners. There are serious downsides to the open office.

2017 68

The Secret Weapon for Job-Winning Interviews

Executive Career Brand

I know. You think I’m going to tell you that the “secret weapon” is something like targeting. or personal brandin g. or proactive networking. or deep preparation. or even hiring a professional job search strategist. All of those are critical, but that’s not the secret weapon I want you to embrace.

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Beyond The Resume: What Makes You a Good Candidate

Cube Rules

You’re keenly aware of the competition out there. You have an impressive resume but so do other applicants. Step to the head of the line by knowing what catches a recruiter’s ears and eyes. Here’s how to be a standout candidate beyond your written credentials.

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4 Things Happy People Do (& You Should Too)

Ms. Career Girl

The post 4 Things Happy People Do (& You Should Too) appeared first on Ms. Career Girl. On a scale of 1-10, how happy are you? If you gave yourself 10/10 then congratulations; you’re already at peak happiness and there’s not much this article can teach you.

2017 73

6 Types Of Illegal Interview Questions To Watch Out For

Career Realism

6 Types Of Illegal Interview Questions To Watch Out For. Work It Daily. There are many different types of illegal interview questions out there. And, sadly, they’re asked all of the time. This has been a problem job seekers have dealt with for decades.

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9 Snares In Your Job Search to Avoid

Competitive Resumes

Mouse traps are the simplest snares even a child can assemble. Some job seekers set his or her trap before or during their job search. If you are stuck or stifled in your job search, you need to consider if you are in your way.

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How To Explain a Short Term Job

Evil HR Lady

Have you ever taken a new job only to find out that it was a disaster? Sometimes this is because it’s just not a good fit. Sometimes the hiring manager lied to you about the job. Surprisingly, hiring managers do this all the time –they’ll play up a job and promise candidates the world, then when the person starts, reality comes out.) If you just can’t stand it anymore how do you explain your three-month stint as a Marketing Director in a job interview?

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The Personal Branding Manifesto for Executive Job Search – Part 1

Executive Career Brand

How Personal Branding Makes You Stand Out. Make no mistake. In today’s challenging job search landscape, personal branding is required. It is no longer optional.

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How to find business results for your resume accomplishments

Cube Rules

One of my most consistent resume themes is that your resume must show your accomplishments. Logical — but where do you find your accomplishments to put on your resume? This is a big deal to a lot of people. Defining an accomplishment is one thing.

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5 Ways To Further Your Career In 2017

Ms. Career Girl

The post 5 Ways To Further Your Career In 2017 appeared first on Ms. Career Girl. The following is a guest post by Noel Griffith. His bio follows. Most of us use the end of a year to look back and reflect on how we’ve progressed, what we achieved, and set some goals for the New Year.

2017 73

How To Train Yourself To Become More Confident

Career Realism

How To Train Yourself To Become More Confident. Work It Daily. Unless you’re Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Shirley Temple, or Tiger Woods, chances are you’re like the rest of us and weren’t born good at music, acting, or golfing. Womp womp.

2017 62

Your Job Search Letters with Wendy Enelow

Competitive Resumes

Modernize Your Job Search Letters, Get Noticed…Get Hired is a compilation of sample job search documents. I have a copy of my own and knew this was a must-have resource. Wendy Enelow (my guest this week), and co-founder Louis Kursmark published this book with 60 other presenters.

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Your Employees Inability to Speak up Is Costing Your Business Big Money

Evil HR Lady

Open door policies are pretty ubiquitous, but simply having the policy doesn’t mean people will actually speak their minds. Your employees aren’t telling you everything they should and it’s costing you—$7,500 per conversation failure and seven work days—according to a new study led by best-selling authors Joseph Grenny and David Maxfield.

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“The Lessons We Didn’t See Coming”: 3 Unexpected Insights From 3 Of Our Audience Who’ve Made Successful Shifts

Career Shifters

You think you know where you need help when it comes to your career change. But sometimes, the lessons you need are the ones you least expect. Here are three stories from people we've worked with recently and the surprising mindset shifts that helped them get the clarity they were looking for

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Are remote workers happier than office employees?

Cube Rules

Take a survey of remote workers. Compare it to a survey of 200,000 office workers. See what it says. That’s the idea behind TINYpulse, an employee engagement company, surveying “509 U.S.

2017 61

Are You The Boss of You? Maybe It’s Time!

Ms. Career Girl

The post Are You The Boss of You? Maybe It’s Time! appeared first on Ms. Career Girl. If you’re like most of us, you’ve probably read at least a couple of self-improvement books. They may have been categorized as self-help or success books, but they all have a common core.

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What To Consider Before Relocating For A Job

Career Realism

What To Consider Before Relocating For A Job. Work It Daily. Thinking about relocating for a job? Read this first… I have a friend who was out of work for more than a few months. A job offer became available more than a few states away. Needing the job badly, he took it.

2017 62

Bring Clarity Not Confusion to the Job Interview

Competitive Resumes

There is so much to say to remind you about interview strategy, and I would go mad in thinking of all of the ways. Since I have had some feedback from people who follow me and client questions, I will give it to you straight.

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The Personal Branding Manifesto for Executive Job Search – Part 3

Executive Career Brand

Mind Your Online Reputation: The Personal Branding Social Proof Paradigm. Check out the first two parts in this series: Part 1 – What Personal Branding Is and Is NOT, and How Personal Branding Makes You Stand Out. Part 2 – How to Define Your Unique Personal Brand and Make It Memorable.

2017 73

Why People Are The Key To Your Career Change (And How To Help Them Help You)

Career Shifters

There is no magic wand to career change; no one-size-fits-all answer to finding fulfilling work. But if there's one thing that will have a massive impact on your journey to work you love, it's other people.

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5 ways to add to your job skills – without going back to school

Cube Rules

Adding job skills to your toolset may be much easier than you think. Achieving new job skills without heading back to the classroom, saving you time and money. For many professionals currently in the workforce, getting time off to expand the ever-important toolset can be challenging.

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On Catching The Wave To The Future

Ms. Career Girl

The post On Catching The Wave To The Future appeared first on Ms. Career Girl. I grew up in SoCal. If you live in LaLa land, as it is affectionately called, odds are that you either are a surfer, or you know one. In LaLa land, in more ways than one, everyone wants to catch the next wave.

2017 68

4 Signs You NEED To Change Careers

Career Realism

4 Signs You NEED To Change Careers. Work It Daily. Changing jobs represents a unique set of challenges, but changing a career can feel like a daunting task depending on the level of education you may have invested in or the amount of experience you have racked up.

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