May, 2020

Preparing for the Job Search Post Covid-19

Ms. Career Girl

While many companies have managed to shift to remote operations, the COVID-19 shutdowns have led to millions of Americans simply without work. Some have been furloughed while others have been laid off. Either way, with many companies looking to trim staff or even unlikely to survive the pandemic at all, there will likely be countless workers starting a job search in the coming months.

2020 198

Things I Learned from My Terrible Playlist

Evil HR Lady

My brother challenged us all to make a playlist of our favorite 25 songs. The rules are no Christmas music, only one song per artist, and it shouldn’t take more than five to ten minutes to make. The latter is so that you don’t overthink it. I love music. i love all kinds of music.

2020 227

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Memorial Day

Sklover Working Wisdom

“It is not where you serve, but how you serve.” ” – J. Rubin Clark. If you have not visited the Vietnam War Memorial in Washington, D.C., please consider doing so. It is not flashy or grand, but simple and direct, like the men and women it honors.

2020 130

VIDEO: 3 THINGS SMART HR LEADERS ARE FOCUSING ON DURING THE COVID RECOVERY

The HR Capitalist

FOT mainstays Kris Dunn and Tim Sackett talk shop in this video, riffing on 3 things HR Leaders are focusing on during the COVID recovery , including overall HR agility, HR Communications/Branding and topgrading talent in a down economy. Video below!

2020 125

Jobvite Job Seeker Report, Before and During COVID-19

Executive Career Brand

This year’s Jobvite Job Seeker report looks at how people were finding jobs before COVID-19, and then during the pandemic. Initially, 1,500 employed adults and job seekers in the U.S. were surveyed in February 2020. Then, to track the impact of COVID-19, they conducted a follow-up survey of 1,500 job seekers in early April. Covering […]. The post Jobvite Job Seeker Report, Before and During COVID-19 appeared first on Executive Career Brand™.

2020 116

Job Hunting: Best Practices for Today’s Job Market

Professional Resume Services

A fortunate few never actually look for jobs: they are recommended by colleagues or recruited by former co-workers. For the rest of us, here’s a toolbox of best practices to make job-hunting easier and more productive. Personal Branding is Part of the Process DO have a recently-updated resume. Have it reviewed and reworked by an. Read more » The post Job Hunting: Best Practices for Today’s Job Market appeared first on Executive Resume Services.

2020 109

Top Productivity Tips From Women in Tech

Ms. Career Girl

Being a female in the technology industry can bring up many questions. Isn’t it hard being a female in tech? How do you keep up? Aren’t you like the only girl in the office? It’s no secret that the tech industry is predominantly a man’s world, where women take up fewer than 1 in 4 technical job roles. Working in such a competitive field and having the lower hand must mean these women have conjured up some great tips to staying productive and on top of things!

2020 176

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Contracts Matter. A Lot

Sklover Working Wisdom

“We agree, but we can’t put that into writing.”. I’ve spent 38+ years negotiating contracts. all sorts of contracts and agreements. Employment Contracts. Compensation Agreements. Partnership Agreements. LLC Agreements. Severance Agreements. Board Director Service Agreements. You name it, I’ve negotiated it. In that time, many times I’ve heard it said “We agree to that. but we can’t put it into writing,” for some reason or another.

2020 116

HR FAMOUS - My Conversation with Ed Baldwin, HR Leader at Mikron (RTW from COVID).

The HR Capitalist

In episode 16 of The HR Famous Podcast , I track down Head of HR for Mikron Ed Baldwin for a continuation discussion about return to work plans.

2020 125

5 Things You (Probably) Don?t Know About Executive Resumes and Job Search

Executive Career Brand

If you’re looking for an executive job or considering changing your career direction, you’re thinking about executive resumes and job search. Maybe you’re writing your own resume, and doing some research to learn how to write your resume. A Google search on “executive resume” yields about 1.5 million results today. Should you trust what you […]. The post 5 Things You (Probably) Don’t Know About Executive Resumes and Job Search appeared first on Executive Career Brand™.

2020 116

How To Come Up With Ideas For Your Career Change: 12 Proven Approaches From Scientists And Creatives

Career Shifters

No idea (or too few ideas) about what to do next in your career? Struggling to come up with options that feel inspiring, and feeling paralysed as a result? Natasha shares a range of mindset shifts and creative techniques to get you bubbling with possibilities for fulfilling work

2020 152

5 Healthy Habits for Staying Sane While Working from Home

Ms. Career Girl

If you are working from home, you’re likely spending much of your day video conferencing or teleconferencing. It should be wonderful, shouldn’t it? No commuting, no open plan office distractions, no hot desking. But unless you create some constructive habits when working from home, your days can quickly become a draining treadmill of calls. You come away from your workday feeling wired and strung out, with none of the decompression time that commuting would normally provide.

2020 176

How to Properly Reject Job Candidates

Evil HR Lady

When you start a business, you get to hire the people you want. It’s a great feeling. But, you also have to reject a lot of candidates. While ghosting candidates has been popular over the years, it’s the wrong way to do it.

2020 184

Sklover’s Thoughts for the Work Week

Sklover Working Wisdom

“They can cut all the flowers but they can’t stop the spring.”. – Pablo Neruda. In so many ways, these past few months have been difficult ones. At work, at home, in each of our lives, and the lives of our loved ones. That’s for sure. But, no matter what, as Stevie Wonder sang, “The rosebuds know they bloom in early May.” That won’t stop, no person or virus can stop that, no matter what.

2020 100

What Is Your Pettiest Reason For Being Lukewarm On A Candidate?

The HR Capitalist

Updating this post for COVID-19, although most of you are bigger than that. But that doesn't mean we're not all small in some way. I'm asking. You know you have some type of petty thing - that's caused you to rank a candidate lower than they should have been. Candidates who got impacted by COVID?

2020 125

Important Things to Know When Considering a Career in Trucking

Jobacle

There is no shortage of careers to consider when you’re looking for a new job. However, if years of school and tens of thousands of dollars’ worth of debt aren’t the routes you want to take in the pursuit of a job, you may find yourself considering a career in trucking. It’s true that there is some training involved, but it doesn’t require a special degree, and many who become truckers graduate from the program without any debt.

2020 135

From Research to Food

Career Shifters

“I felt completely out of place.”. Helen Graves was suffocating in a toxic work environment. But while her new path was easy to identify, she still had obstacles to face. Here's how she tackled imposter syndrome, the wrong clients, and building up work on the side, to make her ideal role a reality

2020 123

Organization Is The Key to Happiness: Working from Home Zen

Ms. Career Girl

As the Covid-19 restrictions continue, many of us career girls still find ourselves working form home. While working in loungewear can be fun, there is something rewarding about the structure and organization of a physical office. It was this thought, coupled with an inspirational quote from Bonni Goldberg, (“detail is electric”) that sparked me to make my home office a space where I could be at my most productive.

It?s Okay to Hate Your Job When Others Are Unemployed

Evil HR Lady

I got an email this morning from a reader who hates his job–for good reasons. He included this line: Now I’m in a job that I utterly despise. I dread every day. I know you will probably say I should be grateful, because so many are unemployed. I’m still morbidly depressed, despite trying to paint a happy face on it. And, so I want to say to him, and to everyone, you can be grateful you have income and still hate your job, and it’s okay. Yes, gratitude is important.

2020 182

Sklover’s Thoughts for the Work Week

Sklover Working Wisdom

“The person who knows only his side of the argument knows little.”. – Karl Barth. This quote expresses well what I often counsel my clients: “When negotiating at work, don’t focus your thoughts on what you want, need or deserve. That is because what your employer wants is the key to you getting what you “want, need and deserve” from your employer.”. Especially in times of difficulty and distress, so often we focus on “I want, I need, I deserve.”

2020 100

There Are Six "Manager of People" Brands - Which One Are You?

The HR Capitalist

Any manager of people has a lot on their plate. After all, a general pre-requisite to getting your first manager job is being a great individual contributor. Then, at some point in your first month in your new manager role, you realize the reality – you still have a bunch to do on your own as well as managing your new team. Just because you're a manager doesn’t mean you stop cranking out individual contributor greatness.

2020 111

Why Hiring Diversity Begins With the First Seven Words

Undercover Recruiter

Think about the last thing you said. It could be anything — asking a coworker what they’re eating or answering a phone call from your mother. If seven words from that conversation were isolated in audio and presented to a roomful of strangers, research shows that participants in that room will likely be able to… Why Hiring Diversity Begins With the First Seven Words Undercover Recruiter -. Talent Acquisition checkr D&I diversity Diversity & Inclusion margie lee-johnson

2020 75

From Marketing to Own Business

Career Shifters

“I couldn't picture myself spending the next 30 to 40 years in an office job.”. While Kat Buckley enjoyed her job, she needed more freedom and control over her schedule. Here, she shares how she's built a business that gives her the lifestyle she wants, and what it's taken to get it up and running

2020 119

Are you ready for marriage?

Ms. Career Girl

A perfect wedding. You set the date. Catering is ordered. Guest lists are finalized. The venue is chosen. Wedding bells are ringing in your ears. You and your partner are ready to spend the rest of your lives in perpetual bliss. But are you ready for marriage?

2020 171

I Was Laid Off But Replaced. Is that Legal?

Evil HR Lady

Like many people, I was laid off as part of a company-wide reduction in workforce due to COVID 19. One of 50-60 people at a software company serving one of the hardest-hit industries. They did a decent job as far as paying some severance, etc.

2020 173

Mother’s Day

Sklover Working Wisdom

“God could not be everywhere and therefore he invented mothers.”. – Jewish Saying. To every mother, grandmother, and great grand-mother out there, THANKS. Today is Your Day. It’s even named after you. In case anyone hasn’t said it to you yet, THANKS for all you do, all you’ve done, and for the zillions of things you will do tomorrow and the day after that, too. 2020 Alan L. Sklover All Rights Reserved. Commercial Use Prohibited.

2020 100

HR Trails Almost Everyone Other Career Related to Freelancing - Let's Discuss.

The HR Capitalist

Welcome to the recession, team! It's just like any other recession, except that it was caused by a Global Pandemic, which seems a bit - extreme. But I digress.

2020 111

How COVID-19 Has Influenced Employer Brand Sentiment

The Undercover Recruiter

New data reveals just how much the COVID-19 pandemic has already impacted employer brand. Learn the key themes emerging in feedback from talent around the world. During this pandemic, we decided to do research using the Employer Brand Index methodology and understanding what really matters to talent during this time. Following the commentary, we could… How COVID-19 Has Influenced Employer Brand Sentiment Undercover Recruiter -.

2020 72

From IT to Fitness

Career Shifters

“I felt miserable and lost for years.”. Nick Hannah didn't start his shift with a big vision of what else he wanted to do. Indeed, it was learning (with help) to let go of his need for a solid plan that enabled him make real progress. Here, he shares how he experimented his way to a new, more fulfilling career

2020 107

Helpful Tips If You’re Considering a Career in Management

Ms. Career Girl

Does the idea of a career in management sound appealing to you? If so, there are likely to be plenty of job opportunities , depending on what facet of management you focus on. There’s one skill that’s essential to all management career paths – the ability to manage people. With that as a core, you can add the education and experience that matches up to your personal interests. Here are four of the more common directions you can go to build a career in management.

2020 165

How to Keep Remote Employees on Task Without Spying On Them

Evil HR Lady

When you take part in a Zoom meeting , you can see your own face on the screen and you should be fully aware that your coworkers can see you and whatever is behind you. This has resulted in some hilarious situations as children, pets, and spouses have wandered into meetings. But, it’s also possible that your boss is watching you when you’re not aware of it. Or it’s possible that your boss is watching your family when they aren’t aware of it.

2020 168

Cinco de Mayo

Sklover Working Wisdom

To All Our Friends Who Celebrate. Cinco de Mayo. Cinco de Mayo literally translates from Spanish as “Fifth Day of May.” It is a holiday traditionally celebrated by those of Mexican heritage with friends and family to commemorate a battle in 1862 in which a small number of Mexican troops miraculously triumphed over a vast invading French army. It is a celebration of civil rights and social justice. It is not, as many believe, the Independence Day of Mexico, which is September 16th.

2020 100

3 Hard A** Photos About Change During the COVID Lockdown.

The HR Capitalist

You see it every day - change is a given during the COVID Lockdown. . With that in mind, I present 3 photos (with links as appropriate) from the last week that made me go hmmmm - and make me wonder where we are headed when we get to the new normal. email subscribers click through if you don't see the images below). PHOTO ONE - The Vampires have come for the restaurant industry , and was unrelated to COVID, happening before the pandemic.

2020 103

E-presenteeism and Burnout: Impact of Mental Health on Employees

The Undercover Recruiter

New research reveals that three in five (58%) HR managers fear that the mental health impact of working from home due to Coronavirus is so great that they will lose staff, who could be forced to take time out of work due to burnout. The research, commissioned by LinkedIn, the world’s largest professional network, in partnership with […]. E-presenteeism and Burnout: Impact of Mental Health on Employees Undercover Recruiter -.

2020 71

From Management Consultant to Charity Field Manager

Career Shifters

“I wanted to try something different, that was more meaningful to me, and out of my comfort zone.”. Alix Dazin knew her heart wasn't in her role, but she didn't know how to make a change happen. Here's how a four month-sabbatical and a gamechanging book helped her into a new career

2020 107

2 in 5 College Grads Fear for Their Careers Amid COVID-19 Crisis

Ms. Career Girl

The novel coronavirus, or COVID-19 more specifically, has affected the workforce in myriad ways. Workers are having to adjust to the new normal, from fully remote workdays to balancing their schedule with those of family members and housemates.

2020 154

Your Work from Home Employees Are Burning Out. You Can Help

Evil HR Lady

When your commute is only 30 seconds long and doesn’t even require pants , it’s easy to think that a whole lot of stress is gone. And, sure that commuting stress is gone, but so is your time to sit alone and listen to a podcast. Working from home can cause a different kind of burnout. One, where you don’t know when work begins and ends, and where you never really have any time off. You’re always at the office, so therefore, you’re always working.

2020 166