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Pounding the Pavement (Keyboard) for Jobs

Career Alley

A very long time ago, I remember looking for my first “real” job (as opposed to those that I held during college). First of all, there were no personal computers, there were typewriters (it really was a long time ago). This meant I was typing my resume and each cover letter (and if I made […]. Job Search Company Research Job Search Plan

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The Latest Resource For Supercharging Your Resume

Ms. Career Girl

The post The Latest Resource For Supercharging Your Resume appeared first on Ms. Career Girl. Are you one of the 59% that use Microsoft Word to create and update your resume? In that same June, 2016 survey, it was also found that one third of us consider writing or updating their resume their least favorite part of the job search.

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How To Be Authentic at Work (And In Interviews)

Jobacle

In today’s workplace, there’s been a big push for employers to value identity, and for employees to learn how to be authentic at work. It’s easy to see why: One study found that 61% of people admitted to covering up some part of their unique identity in the workplace, to the detriment of their self-esteem and […]. The post How To Be Authentic at Work (And In Interviews) appeared first on Jobacle.com. Career Advice at work How To Be Authentic

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“Subsidized COBRA in Severance – What’s that?”

Sklover Working Wisdom

Question: Dear Alan: I was recently laid off from my job in pharmaceutical sales, and received a small severance. I signed up for COBRA healthcare continuation for my family. When the bill came, for family coverage all I had to pay for my entire family was $325 monthly. That is far less than I thought it would cost. Concerned that there was a mistake, I called Human Resources, and was told that it was not the usual COBRA benefits, but “Subsidized” COBRA benefits. What does that mean?

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Your Job Search Marketing Toolkit – Your Elevator Speech Volume 2

Career Alley

If you’ve been job hunting for any length of time, you’ve probably heard of the “Elevator Speech” It is your short marketing speech (your job search objectives) and can be used in a variety of situations such as cold calls, job fairs, meeting someone at a networking event, yes – even an elevator! Suggested Reading: Elevator […]. Job Search Toolkit elevator speech Interviews

Six Tips for Healthy, Toxic-Free Living

Ms. Career Girl

The post Six Tips for Healthy, Toxic-Free Living appeared first on Ms. Career Girl. The following is a guest post By Deanna Latson. Her bio follows. Making a lifestyle change to live a healthy, toxic-free life is not as daunting as it sounds. Is it a long term commitment? Yes, but the results are definitely worth it. Here are some steps you can take immediately to jump-start your healthy, toxic-free lifestyle today. Examine your lifestyle and living environment before turning to pharmaceuticals.

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Job Scam on LinkedIn

Jobacle

An interesting phishing job scam I received on LinkedIn today. Can’t tell if it’s to grab my personal info or to boost the SEO of the shady URLs below. Either way, a little research, and this is clearly a job scam. Sender: sthompson111214@gmail.com Hello Andrew, My name is Sara Thompson. I am a Virtual Administrative Assistant […]. The post Job Scam on LinkedIn appeared first on Jobacle.com. Fake Job Offers fake job job scam linkedin phishing

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10 Questions to Ask at an Interview

Career Alley

One of the absolute best ways of going into an interview feeling more prepared is to have some questions to ask during the interview. Interviews Interview questions Interview Tips

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Stephan Aarstol’s “5 Hour Work Day” : Just Read It!

Ms. Career Girl

The post Stephan Aarstol’s “5 Hour Work Day” : Just Read It! appeared first on Ms. Career Girl. When I read a book, I do it for both the information it contains as well as inspiration. And normally, I can come up with a couple of good topics for articles when I read any particular book. But I have to confess. Reading Stephan Aarstol’s “ 5 Hour Work Day ” was extremely frustrating. There weren’t two good ideas in the book.

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Five Tips for Personal Brand Creation and Maintenance

Professional Resume Services

So you’ve learned the importance of a personal brand and have made the decision to start working on your own…but what’s next? This is a very common question that has been asked by several senior level professionals just like you. As it turns out, building a personal brand is hard, but it can very much be done! Here’s how. Think About Yourself. Every employee, and especially every senior level professional, has something significant to offer a company.

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Nervous? Here’s How to Ask for a Raise Anyway

Evil HR Lady

If you’re doing a fantastic job, or you’re doing a good job and your pay isn’t up to market rate, it’s time to ask for a raise. Some managers are on top of things like that, and you don’t need to really worry about it, but lots of managers aren’t. If you’re nervous about asking for a raise, over at Inc. I give tips on how to phrase your request and when not to ask.

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Why Rushing Your Job Search Can Derail Results

Career Trend

Feelings of angst and urgency often define job search, even for employed careerists. Whatever the reason for your desire to change positions–a bad boss, a recent acquisition or you simply hate your job–when driven by these feelings, you may lose sight of best practices for career management. In doing so, you rush ahead hoping the finish […]. The post Why Rushing Your Job Search Can Derail Results appeared first on Executive Resume Writing Service.

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What To Do When Your Anxiety Becomes Hard to Handle

Ms. Career Girl

The post What To Do When Your Anxiety Becomes Hard to Handle appeared first on Ms. Career Girl. Everyone experiences anxiety at some point in life. Usually the situation and the anxiety surrounding it are only temporary, but for someone with an anxiety disorder, the worry doesn’t simply go away. It escalates and may worsen over time. What happens when your anxiety interferes with your daily life? Signs and Symptoms of an Anxiety Disorder.

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From Osteopathy to Elves

Career Shifters

"I decided that unless I gave it a go, I would always wonder what would have happened.” Emily Beckloff loved her day job but also had a burning curiosity to see if she could turn one of her other passions into a side business. Here’s how she navigated vulnerability and choke hazards to make her dreams – and those of children all over the world – a reality. What work were you doing previously? I've been an Osteopath for 12 years and work from my home-based practice. What are you doing now?

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New Overtime Laws are Coming!

Evil HR Lady

Today, over at Comstock’s Magazine I go into detail about how the new Department of Labor regulations are going to affect your business–since this is a California based magazine the focus is on California, but it affects the entire United States. If you are currently an exempt employee earning less than $47,476 a year, you’ll want to read this. If you manage exempt employees who earn less than the threshhold amount, you’ll want to read this.

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We’re pleased to offer another new “Model Letter”:

Sklover Working Wisdom

“Request for a ‘Renewal Notice’ Provision in a New or Existing Employment Agreement”. Most employment contracts include a “term” clause that commits both employer and employee to work together for one, two of three years.

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The Art of Assertiveness

Ms. Career Girl

The post The Art of Assertiveness appeared first on Ms. Career Girl. As humans, we are uniquely social creatures. Much of our lives are built around the relationships and communications we have with others. And the artful use of assertiveness is critical to those relationships and communications. It allows those interactions to blossom while supporting us and our own needs. Here’s how to master it. Understanding Artful Assertiveness.

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Passed Over for Promotion? Don’t Get Pissed, Get Even

Jobacle

No one wants to be in a position where they’re passed over for promotion, but this can certainly be a turning point in your career. So what do you do if you get passed over for a promotion? It may be tempting to act with an attitude and lower the quality of your work, but […]. The post Passed Over for Promotion? Don’t Get Pissed, Get Even appeared first on Jobacle.com. Career Advice Employee Incentive Programs passed over for promotion Reasons to get a promotion

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Benefits that Make Your Company Awesome

Evil HR Lady

Have you ever thought that benefits can contribute to your company culture? They do. Today, at Making Healthcare Reform Work, I talk about how choosing the right benefits can make a big difference in how your employees view your company. Defining Company Culture Through Your Benefits Offerings

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Sklover’s Thought for the Work Week

Sklover Working Wisdom

“People value people who value people.” ” – Tony Curl. I just keep thinking about this quote. I believe it describes good managers, as well as the employees who good managers elevate to managerial positions. It refers to those at work who are admired and prized by their colleagues. And it speaks of those among us who attract clients and customers, who are often called “rainmakers.” It is a trait that is especially sought after by those who hire.

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Are You Green Enough? Strategies to Green Your New Business

Ms. Career Girl

The post Are You Green Enough? Strategies to Green Your New Business appeared first on Ms. Career Girl. One of the perks of starting your own business is the agency to control how the business is run. You set office standards and policies. During the company’s infancy, you will no doubt be too bogged down with simply keeping the company afloat. So to be concerned with formulating any concrete environmentally friendly policies may be more than you can handle.

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Does Apologizing Make You Look Weak as an HR Pro?

The HR Capitalist

I'm sorry to tell you this, but yes. See what I did there? I apologized in advance for telling you that you apologize too much as an HR pro. THAT'S A PRO MOVE, PEOPLE. But I digress. Here's the deal - as HR pros, we're hard-wired to do things automatically that no one else wants to do - tell people nice job, recognize people for their contributions, listen to someone vent when no one else will, etc. Because we do all those people friendly things, a lot of us apologize more than we should.

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8 Reasons Why People Get a Career Coach

Position Ignition

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Finding Your Career Purpose

Competitive Resumes

For this week’s episode, Stacie Parker is back to discuss how he or she job seekers discovers their find purpose. As a career practitioner, many people want help finding a job, but don’t know his or her target career. Most of us rely on strategies requiring specific career intentions starting with what you want to do. Stacie provides some practical exercises to help you achieve career clarity. I would love to hear what you think of the show. Are you clear about your career goals?

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Crafting a Well-tuned Online Business

Ms. Career Girl

The post Crafting a Well-tuned Online Business appeared first on Ms. Career Girl. Running your own project is always an awesome feeling. And seeing it blossom and take off can be a fantastic reward for all of the hard work and effort you put in. Sometimes though, too much energy can be invested in aspects that aren’t really doing all that much for the business. That represents time that could be utilized much more productively elsewhere.

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HR Technology Conference Preview: How Many Silos of HR Tech Exist? Too D**n Many.

The HR Capitalist

I'm running a panel at the HR Technology Conference in Chicago in October. As I've said before, this is my favorite conference in our industry - the perfect mix of HR and Talent topics with solutions and conversation enabled by technology. Click here to get the early bird discount, which ends on 7/27/16. The shows runs from October 4th through the 7th.

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I’m Currently Live on Sirius Radio!

Evil HR Lady

Call with your questions – 1.844.942.7866. Wharton Business Channel

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10 Actionable Steps to Dealing with Redundancy

Position Ignition

Redundancy is horrible; it is also a fact of life and it’s happening to more and more people with more and more regularity. It’s just a part of our changing world and it is the acceleration of change that is impacting on employment. So what is it that we can do to help ourselves if we’re affected by redundancy? These 10 steps will help you to deal with redundancy. For more help see Position Ignition’s Re-Launching Your Career After Redundancy eBook. Redundancy

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5 Amazing Bucket List Ideas

Ms. Career Girl

The post 5 Amazing Bucket List Ideas appeared first on Ms. Career Girl. Now matter your age, none of us is guaranteed another day. So having a bucket list isn’t just for elders. And, by listing out the things you really are passionate about doing, you’ll start focusing on living in the present moment. Plus, experiencing what you’re passionate about makes it easier to have gratitude for life and what it offers. Feeling stuck for ideas for your bucket list?

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HEY GEN X: This Concert In Vegas Proves You're Getting Old.

The HR Capitalist

Two boys on a playground Tryin' to push each other down See the crowd gather 'round Nothing attracts a crowd like a crowd. I'm Gen-X - a lot of you are Gen-X as well. The Boomers already know that they're getting old. Some of Gen X understands this is happening to you/us as well. Need proof? I give you this billboard I saw in Vegas when I was there last week (email subscribers click through for the picture if you can't see it): That's right.

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Why I Love America

Evil HR Lady

I’m visiting the US for the first time in two years, so there’s a lot of stuff that strikes me as awesome, that people who live here all the time probably don’t notice. So, today at Inc., I’m documenting some of the things that are happy about America. I figured as the news is all awful, we need something cheery. 5 Great Things About America That You’ve Forgotten

8 Job Search Mobile Apps To Get it Done

Competitive Resumes

This article was originally published on Recruiter.com ! I’m sure some of you still use your laptops for everything, but for more and more people these days, smartphones are the primary Internet-enabled device. For example, my sons and wife all use their phones constantly and go days without touching a computer! And they’re not alone: Mobile Internet usage is now more common than desktop Internet usage. Some even say laptops will be nonexistent in the next few years!

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Yes I’m a Recruiter and No I Can’t Find You a Job

Undercover Recruiter

I love my friends; they are good people. However I am beginning to believe that I need to avoid talking about what I do as a profession. When you are in the recruiting industry, the people you socialize with believe you have this unlimited number of jobs for the taking. Almost like you have a. View Article. Yes I’m a Recruiter and No I Can’t Find You a Job. Undercover Recruiter - Career & Recruitment Blog. Recruiting Chadd Balbi family friends Recruitment

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Here’s To the Crazy Ones: And Why You Don’t Deserve Them

The HR Capitalist

Been doing a lot of performance work for some client companies lately. As you might expect, I’m trying to push the companies to get out of the mindset that the performance review transaction is the reason for the process. Repeat after me: The reason you do any type of coaching or performance management is to migrate employees. If you’re going to do it, you want a system that allows you to support migrating new employees to good performers, and good performers to great employees.

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You Can’t Be Mean, Even When You’re Beautiful

Evil HR Lady

Former Playboy Playmate Dani Mathers probably thought everyone would agree with her when she snapped a photo of a normal woman showering at the gym. While she claims she only mean to share it with one friend, she shared it with the world. Now, I don’t believe it was as accidental as she claims, but even if it was, that doesn’t excuse her behavior. Taking surreptitious naked pictures of people is immoral in any case and is illegal in this case.

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Leaders, Consider Your Introverts

Workology

This blog first appeared on The Economist’s Executive Education blog here. The author, Kate Rodriguez is a former senior career search researcher and government analyst who covers career development and higher education marketing for The Economist Careers Network. One of the hottest themes in management and leadership today is the importance of understanding the introvert at work. The idea that workplaces reward extroverts has been around for a while.

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How to Ace a Skype Interview

Undercover Recruiter

The world is more connected today than it’s ever been. Thanks to travel and technology, you can patch into almost anyone, anywhere at any time. Increasing global mobility is changing the jobs market, too. The interview process isn’t always the traditional face-to-face method anymore. What does this mean? Well, mastering the art of the question /. View Article. How to Ace a Skype Interview. Undercover Recruiter - Career & Recruitment Blog.

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