August, 2020

For Feminism, Basically

Ms. Career Girl

My initial understanding of feminism crystallized one fall day in my junior year of high school, in 1968, when I met Anne Sexton on the back porch of our house in Hanover, New Hampshire. My father had invited Anne to read her poetry on the Dartmouth College campus (then all male).

2020 237

It’s Not Pushy to Ask to Be Paid

Evil HR Lady

Offspring #1 cat sits. She’s very, very good at it. People will say, “oh my cat is shy and you probably won’t see him the entire time we’re gone,” and within 2 minutes, the cat is purring on her lap.

2020 279

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It’s Time to Update Your LinkedIn Profile

Executive Career Brand

I’m just as guilty as the next guy of neglecting my social media accounts. I realized recently that I needed to update my LinkedIn profile. Let’s face it. We all get busy. We forget to do things. I was doing some research for a LinkedIn article that led me to scan my LinkedIn profile.

2020 173

5 Resume Hacks for 2020 Job Seekers

Professional Resume Services

Finding that first job after graduating or starting a career change can be one of life’s greatest challenges. Getting a solid job in the industry you want to work in, however, can open doors to success that lasts a lifetime. That makes landing a strategic job worth all the effort you put into it.

2020 158

From Advertising to Charity

Career Shifters

“I was becoming resentful of how superficial it all was.”. Breanne O’Brien knew from an early age that she wanted to do something that would make the world a better place. But, after falling into her initial career, that direction seemed to slip away.

Sklover’s Thoughts for the Work Week

Sklover Working Wisdom

“’No’ simply means begin again one level higher.” ” – Peter Diamandis. The several messages behind this quote come to mind in my work most every day.

2020 130

8 Fields to Pursue For a Career Post-Coronavirus 

Ms. Career Girl

If you lost your job during the pandemic, you might consider switching fields. The workforce has changed, and continuing to cover your bills requires flexibility. It’s a challenging transition, but you’re up to the task.

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Job Search Strategy: The Ultimate Guide to Job Boards. This is What You Need to Know Before You Apply To A Position on A Job Board

Career Advice Guy

I’m not too fond of job boards. Yes, there is a place in any candidate’s job search, but with the growth. Read More. The post Job Search Strategy: The Ultimate Guide to Job Boards.

2020 129

10 Interview Questions You Should Be Prepared to Answer

Professional Resume Services

Wouldn’t it be awesome if you had all the interview questions your potential employer was going to ask you in your next job interview? Well prepared and confident, you could then give the recruiter an element of surprise, wowing them with your wit, experience, and charm. The truth is, we already know what they are. Read more » The post 10 Interview Questions You Should Be Prepared to Answer appeared first on Executive Resume Services.

2020 148

From Law to Education

Career Shifters

“That feeling of not bringing my whole self to work ultimately became frustrating.”. Chenaara Edghill-Pearts knew she had more to give. Here's how she turned a passion that had always been present in her life into a business she's excited about every day

2020 193

Sklover’s Thoughts for the Work Week

Sklover Working Wisdom

“The worst disease in the world is not AIDS, or leprosy, or cancer. The worst disease in the world is to be nobody to anybody.” ” – Mother Teresa. There are so many people in the world who feel that they are nobody to anybody. That they are not heard. That they are not cared for.

2020 130

21st Century Burnout

Ms. Career Girl

2008 was a dumpster fire. I was getting divorced smack dab in the middle of the global financial crisis. I’d built a company where I’d been living my professional dream for seven years.

2020 212

How Networking Works in the Real World

Evil HR Lady

This morning I went for a cup of tea (ginger lemon) with someone I met on LinkedIn. A true networking meeting. And it was a networking meeting. We discussed careers and what we could do to better ourselves. She asked how I diversified my client list, and I shared a story.

2020 262

Job Search Strategies: The Internal Job Search

Career Advice Guy

The internal job search is probably the most relevant job search strategy to focus on if you’re out of work. Read More. The post Job Search Strategies: The Internal Job Search appeared first on The Career Advice Guy. Strategies

2020 122

The Ultimate Guide to Accepting a Job Offer

Professional Resume Services

If you have been in an active job search for a while, or even if you are just starting out, when you finally get that job offer, your tendency is to “jump” at it, sometimes without really giving it much thought. There are many reasons for this. You may think that another offer will never.

2020 130

From The Army to Teaching

Career Shifters

“It was time for a new challenge, but also to deliver my family some stability.”. Ben Adams had achieved all he'd set out to achieve in his military career and was ready for something new.

2020 182

Sklover’s Thoughts for the Work Week

Sklover Working Wisdom

“Any major dude will surely tell you, my friend, any amount the world falls apart will surely fall together again. When the demon is outside your door, in the morning he won’t be there no more. Any major dude will tell you.” ” – Steely Dan, “Any Major Dude”.

2020 130

Job Search During The Covid-19 Pandemic

Ms. Career Girl

“I’m sorry, but we have to let you go.” ” Words that no working woman wants to hear…especially just starting out in her career…and especially during a pandemic! We all know that a job search can be stressful under the best of conditions.

2020 207

McDonald’s: We Didn’t Go Through Fired CEO’s Emails Before Giving Him a Golden Parachute. Oops

Evil HR Lady

Last year, McDonald’s fired their CEO and President, Steve Easterbrook for consensual sex with an employee. He got a nice golden parachute, estimated at $40 million. But, now, another employee has come forth to accuse Easterbrook of another sexual relationship with an employee.

2020 264

Great HR Pros Learn to Ask Very Specific Questions.

The HR Capitalist

Deep thoughts for my HR friends and managers of people doing hard work in the field this week: “Life punishes the vague wish and rewards the specific ask. After all, conscious thinking is largely asking and answering questions in your own head.

2020 120

Job Search Strategies: This Is The Only Job Search Strategy You need to Get Right To Find A New Job

Career Advice Guy

Every year I run a job search strategy questionnaire, whereby I send out a simple survey to all my connections, asking. Read More. The post Job Search Strategies: This Is The Only Job Search Strategy You need to Get Right To Find A New Job appeared first on The Career Advice Guy. Job Search

2020 112

“How Do I Shift Into My Dream Career, When My Only Qualification Is Passion?”

Career Shifters

Stefanie’s worked hard to achieve impressive qualifications and career success, but now a long-lost childhood dream is calling her. How do you shift into a career you know you’ll love, when your hard-won qualifications and experience don’t apply

2020 180

Sklover’s Thoughts for the Work Week

Sklover Working Wisdom

“Honey, people will be fine when you take what they give you. But, oh, no, dear. be careful if you ask for more.” ” – Kamala Harris’s Mother to Young Kamala. How astute. What a great lesson.

2020 130

10 Steps for Building the Resilience to Move from Trauma to Triumph

Ms. Career Girl

This year has brought more than its fair share of trauma—a global pandemic, quarantine, unexpected isolation, sudden deaths, massive job losses, a videotaped murder at the hands of a police officer, a global protest against systemic racism, and more.

2020 184

If You Have 80 Internship Candidates and Not One Is Good Enough, You’re the Problem

Evil HR Lady

When I was an undergraduate political science student at Brigham Young University, a new professor just transferred in from Princeton. We asked him what the difference was between BYU students and Princeton students. His answer? Everyone at BYU is so busy! Everyone works!

2020 262

Gap Years Are Sexy, But They Come At A Cost.

The HR Capitalist

As COVID drags on, there's a popular topic that's coming up more often in families with college age kids - THE GAP YEAR! What's a Gap Year?

2020 116

Benefits of Using an LMS for Employee Onboarding

Jobacle

Employee onboarding process refers to a series of events through which new employees are introduced to inside knowledge and skills to become valuable members of an organization. But COVID19 has made this almost impossible with its social distancing requirements.

2020 148

From IT to Dog Behaviour

Career Shifters

“The constant stress was making me ill.”. Tony Richens-Smith was fed up with company politics and jumping from one stressful job to another. Then, a result from a random web search started him on a new path.

2020 169

Sklover’s Thoughts for the Work Week

Sklover Working Wisdom

“What the world needs is a new kind of army – an army of the kind.” ” – Cleveland Armory.

2020 130

6 Steps to Building a Remote Work Environment That’s Sustainable

Ms. Career Girl

When COVID-19 began, work-from-home seemed like a blessed stopgap — a way out of working in potentially health- and life-compromising environments, and a way to (partially) manage kids who had nowhere to go during the day.

2020 174

Two Reasons Why HR Stinks (and How to Fix It)

Evil HR Lady

An acquaintance just got her first job after being a stay at home mom for many years. She’s a recruiter. Salary? $10 10 an hour. Take that in for a minute.

2020 263

HR Leaders: How the Quality of Your Direct Reports on Your Team?

The HR Capitalist

Ah yes. The leader is only as good as their team. It's true everywhere, so why wouldn't it be true in the world of HR? So HR Leaders, the question is this - how good is your team of HR direct reports? Do you have a world class team or did you settle?

2020 116

7 Crucial Communication Strategies for Working Remotely 

The Undercover Recruiter

Unfortunately, it seems as though Australia has yet to eradicate COVID19. While we expected this, we still need to continuously review and update our business operations to ensure maximum productivity.

2020 101

From Sales to Coding

Career Shifters

“I felt a curiosity building in me that I couldn't ignore.”. For Stevan Popovic, developers seemed to have superpowers. He couldn't resist the pull to learn more.

2020 141

5 Careers You Can Hold With a Journalism Degree in 2020

Jobacle

Journalism’s face has changed over the past couple of decades. That is mostly because of industry changes brought about by social media’s rise. You also have to take into account how many news sources there are now.

2020 139

8 Common Delegation Pitfalls and How to Avoid Them

Ms. Career Girl

Delegating is the key to a successful business and what sets bosses apart from true leaders. The hardest part? Knowing when to let go. Are you delegating tasks, especially remotely these days, then find yourself nervous, hovering over your team making sure they do it right?

2020 174

Ellen’s “Generous” Benefits Package to Make up for a Toxic Workplace

Evil HR Lady

Ellen DeGeneres is nice. Of course, she is. It’s her persona. She’s always doing nice things for people and she is so personable and funny. It stands to reason that her staff loves her just as much as her fans do. But, that isn’t what’s been in the news lately.

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