December, 2020

Age is Just a Number: Don’t Let it Hold You Back!

Ms. Career Girl

Age is just a number and we should never use it to define who we are. Unfortunately, we do. We are victims of society’s bias about aging; a society that tells us that our age determines our competence, our stamina, our ability to learn new things, our marketability, our self-worth.

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How to Get a New Job Quickly After Being Laid Off

Jobacle

A job loss can be devastating, emotionally, and financially. It can be hard to get back out there on the job market, but you have to if you hope to find a new position. But, if it’s been a while since you’ve interviewed for jobs, your skills might be rusty.

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When Is It Okay to Call in Sick?

Evil HR Lady

My parents instilled in me a work ethic that says you have to be dying before you skip work or school. I’m not alone. Add to that, the lack of paid sick days that many Americans have and you have a lot of sick people at work.

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High Emotional Intelligence Can Help You Land an Executive Job

Executive Career Brand

Hard skills will always be an important consideration in hiring. But people with superior so-called “soft” skills, or Emotional Intelligence/Emotional Quotient (EI/EQ), are becoming more sought after. EI/EQ ties into personal branding.

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Sklover’s Thought for the Work Week

Sklover Working Wisdom

“The most beautiful people we have known are those who have known defeat, known suffering, known struggle, known loss, and have found their way out of the depths.

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Thinking About Work in 2021: It's Probably Time To Get Out of the Fetal Position.

The HR Capitalist

It's the week between Christmas and New Year's Day, and for me that means I'm working, but a bit reflective on the year we've just had. That's me every year during this time, but obviously, 2020 makes you reflect even deeper.

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Domestic Violence: Walking Out of The Darkness

Ms. Career Girl

You are walking down the street and notice a woman walking beside you. She is holding a little girl’s hand who can’t be a day older than four. The girl yammers away, talking about fruit loops and art class, asking her mother why they are in such a hurry.

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David Sedaris Can Fire Everyone (and So Can You)

Evil HR Lady

Humorist David Sedaris tried to be funny writing about firing , but he fell flat. He begins: During this dif?cult cult time when so many Americas are looking for work, I’d like introduce an idea for something I’m calling the “citizen’s dismissal.”

2020 233

A Guide to Remote Employer Branding

The Undercover Recruiter

For years, we’ve framed the virtual workplace as “the future of work”—a distant vision, and one many employer brand managers overlooked, despite the fact that more than half of workers worldwide were spending at least half their workweek telecommuting.

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Happy Kwanzaa

Sklover Working Wisdom

If you can’t see the photo above, please [ Click Here ]. Kwanzaa is derived from the Swahili phrase “matunda ya kwanzaa,” which means “first fruits of the harvest.”

2020 130

Resilience and the Art of Taking an "L" As a Predictor of Talent Success.

The HR Capitalist

When it comes to long-term success for a working class professional in today's world, nothing is more important than knowing how to "take the L". . Let me explain. L's were taken" or "Take the L" has been around in phraseology since the early 2000's. Here's the Urban Dictionary cite: TAKE THE L.

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5 Strategies to Make 2021 Your Breakthrough Year

Ms. Career Girl

We’ve all heard enough about 2020, right? Time to pivot and focus on making 2021 your breakthrough year.

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From Marketing to Copywriting

Career Shifters

“Sometimes I'd think, 'Hey, this isn't so bad', and sink back into my old patterns.”. Ciara McVeigh's need for a career that offered more creative freedom and autonomy grew incrementally, despite feeling attached the people she worked with.

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Breastfeeding and Smoking on Zoom. What Would HR Say?

Evil HR Lady

Is it okay to breastfeed on camera on a video conference? The Society for Human Resources asked this question. SHRM Connect: Breastfeeding on Zoom Calls… What Would You Do? link] #SHRMConnect pic.twitter.com/tXMSNFPcf1 — SHRM (@SHRM) December 2, 2020.

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?? Top Job Search Articles of 2020

JobMob

2020's most popular job search blog posts from the most popular job search bloggers. Photo by Bill Jelen. At the end of every year, I reach out to dozens of job search experts to ask for their top job search-related articles from the past 12 months. Which is your favorite? Tell us in the comments.

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Merry Christmas

Sklover Working Wisdom

To all our Readers, Friends and Colleagues, regardless of faith: Our Best Wishes to You and Your Family for a Very Merry Christmas. If you can’t see the photo above, please [ Click Here ].

2020 130

It's OK to Think a PhD Calling Themselves Doctor in Corporate America is Weird.

The HR Capitalist

Last Friday, the Wall Street Journal published an opinion article regarding incoming First Lady Dr. Jill Biden, and her use the pre-nominal “Dr.” when she has a doctorate in education, Ed.D, versus a medical doctorate, Ph.D.

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Facing Fear And Taking On That Career Change

Ms. Career Girl

There is a major difference between the woman who dreams and the woman who takes action and makes her dream become her reality. The first woman will die with regret because she never pushed through her fear to make the move or change needed to achieve her dream.

2020 185

Seven Tips to Measure If Your Talent Acquisition is Working

Undercover Recruiter

Attracting the best people into a business is one of the biggest challenges facing many companies, however, while most employers understand the need for an effective talent acquisition process to attract and hire the right people, many haven’t developed a way for evaluating its effectiveness.

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How You Can Use Envy to Help You Succeed

Evil HR Lady

Envy is bad. It’s one of the seven deadly sins, along with its pals pride, greed, wrath, lust, gluttony, and sloth. It’s super destructive if you just focus on what other people have. But Amy Alkon flipped that on its head with her article in Psychology Today, The Power of Positive Envy.

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Post-COVID Office Perks to Attract New Talent

The Undercover Recruiter

2020 shook us all, with a pandemic that turned our working world upside down.

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Sklover’s Thought for the Work Week

Sklover Working Wisdom

“The more closely you identify with a team, the more likely you’ll blame its loss on the referee.” ” – Unknown. If you can’t see the photo above, please [ Click Here ]. Since ancient times, humans have banded together as teams, clans, tribes, groups – call them what you wish.

2020 130

California's Affirmative Action Bill Defeat and the Future of Diversity Hiring.

The HR Capitalist

Had the honor of talking to California reporter and resident John Hollon on my podcast (Best Hire Ever) about the November defeat of Prop 16 in California, which would have overturned past bans on Affirmative Action style quotas and preferences in public hiring, contracting and education in California.

2020 116

‘Tis The Season for Self-Care

Ms. Career Girl

Self-care is never more important than during the holiday season. As much as you want to make the holidays special for everyone in your life, you need to stop and remind yourself that you deserve a great holiday season too and the key to that is to give yourself a break.

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5 Ways Recruiting Leaders Can Help their Teams Beat WFH Fatigue

Undercover Recruiter

For the majority of the UK workforce, December now marks almost eight months of continuously working from home, for thousands of us this has been a shock to the system and a real shift from the norm.

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The EEOC Releases Guidelines on Mandatory Workplace Vaccinations

Evil HR Lady

The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) issued brief guidelines for how businesses can approach Covid-19 vaccinations with their employees today, December 16, 2020.

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How to Design the Total Employee Journey

The Undercover Recruiter

At packaging solutions company Sonoco, employer brand management is tackling the “total employee journey,” from candidate to alum.

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Sklover’s Thought for the Work Week

Sklover Working Wisdom

“What the World Needs Now. “ – Composer Burt Bacharach. If you can’t see the photo above, please [ Click Here ]. We are now faced with a great deal of misery in our midst. People – including children – who do not have enough to eat. Families who are in danger of losing their homes.

2020 130

Here's Your ATS Market Share Rundown!

The HR Capitalist

If there's one thing I love in the HR Tech Community, it's great recurring research - the type that's not a flash in the pan, but gets released every year so you can track changes. This type of research helps build a vendor/partner brand, and if done right, it's a total gift to folks like you and me.

2020 116

Building Healthy Boundaries When Everyone Works at Home

Ms. Career Girl

2020 has led to a remarkable shift in how people live their lives. Commutes and school buses have been left behind. Cubicles and classrooms have been replaced with home offices and studies.

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New Virtual Class About Hiring

Johanna Rothman

Having trouble finding people to fit your remote team? Not sure if or how to distribute the hiring responsibilities? Pretty sure your in-person hiring approach won't translate to remote work? Mark Kilby and I have you covered.

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30 Horrifying Presents Managers Actually Bought for Employees

Evil HR Lady

Have you bought a present for your direct reports yet? While it’s not obligatory, it is rather traditional. However, it’s better to give nothing at all than it is to give the presents these bosses gave. I asked people about the worst present they’ve ever received from a boss.

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How Manual Workers Can Create the Perfect CV

The Undercover Recruiter

The COVID-19 pandemic has led to some tough times for a lot of professionals in the UK, especially those who are on the lookout for a new job.

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Happy Hanukkah

Sklover Working Wisdom

On This First Night of Hanukkah – A Message for all our Friends, Regardless of Faith: Hanukkah celebrates the miracle of “the light,” the miracle that it exists, and the miracle that it endures. Each of us can be a “light unto the world” in our own lives.

2020 130

?? Why Holiday Job Searches Lead To The Best Presents

JobMob

7 reasons to job search during the holiday season. Photo by Simona Sergi. This is a guest post by Dave Thomas. Could finding a job actually be easier during the holiday season? While the holidays are a very busy time of year for most people, the time period can also be great for landing a job.

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The Gift of Reading: Books For Everyone on Your List

Ms. Career Girl

It’s officially the holidays… Well, close enough to start your gift buying anyway! Books are the perfect go-to gifts for your friends and family. We’ve started our list of great books for everyone on your list !

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On Vulnerability: A TED Talk by Brené Brown

Career Tips Blog

Brené Brown, a researcher of authenticity, shame, and courage, talks about vulnerability and living wholeheartedly. You can follow her on Twitter and at her website BreneBrown.com.

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