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15 Tips for Improving Your Job Search

Career Alley

Job search is a challenging process, but certainly not a difficult one. I was reviewing a legal document at work the other day and realized that the writer had set out to make the document as complicated and long as possible (it was 150 pages, 145 of which were not necessary). Job search is much the same. Don’t over complicate the process. Focus on the necessary ingredients and execute on your plan.

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Stop! Before You Write Your Executive Resume or LinkedIn Profile ???

Executive Career Brand

You need to do 3 important things first to prepare. The other day I was speaking with a senior-level executive job seeker in the healthcare industry who said she was not getting much response to her resume. We reviewed it together, and I asked her what kinds of jobs she was targeting, and in which industry. Her answer was one I hear often. Well, thats the thing. I know Im best suited to move into [kinds of jobs], but Im very interested in several other industries and disciplines, too.

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4 Ways People Pleasers Can Help Themselves

Ms. Career Girl

The post 4 Ways People Pleasers Can Help Themselves appeared first on Ms. Career Girl. Who are people-pleasers? People-pleasers are eager to please others and unfortunately, in the process, forget to take their own needs into consideration. Confrontation is scary for those who fear conflict, however if they do not express themselves, they will just feel bad and disempowered. Do you have people-pleasing patterns? Read on for 4 ways people-pleasers can help themselves.

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How To Heal a Toxic Work Situation

Career Trend

By Jacqui Barrett-Poindexter Toxic work environments are real and more commonplace than I care to say – I hear about them often in my line of work. People aren’t always wanting to simply move on to a higher level or more highly compensated role; they often just want OUT of their acidic environments led […]. The post How To Heal a Toxic Work Situation appeared first on Executive Resume Writing Service.

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12 Resources for College Grad Job Search- Majoring in Employment

Career Alley

“ By working faithfully eight hours a day you may eventually get to be a boss and work twelve hours a day. ” – Robert Frost You are somewhere in your (hopefully) four year college career and, if you’ve not already figured this out, the experience is likely to be different than you envisioned when you began.

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Job Search Trap: I Can Narrow My Job Search Fast

Hiring Technical People

When I speak to job hunters, they often think they can get a job doing what they studied, or what they have done, or they way they have always searched. “But the last three times I looked, I looked exactly this way.” ” “This is what I studied in school. I should be able to find a job.” ” “I’ve been doing this for years. Why can’t I find a job doing this now?” ” You used to look for a job that way. You studied that, yes.

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Inviting Virtual Guests to the Classroom

Ms. Career Girl

The post Inviting Virtual Guests to the Classroom appeared first on Ms. Career Girl. Technological development has drastically improved the lifestyles for many people in the world. The development of radio, TV, air travel and automobiles has revolutionized how people go about their day to day lives.

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5 Resources for Job Interview Thank You Letters

Career Alley

This is the third post in the “ Marketing Toolkit Series ” and we will focus on Thank You Letters. Thank you letters are another important part of your Marketing Toolkit. The main purpose (besides the obvious thanks) is to ensure that the interviewer knows that, not only are you are a good match for the job, but that you heard everything that was discussed during the interview.

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The Good and Bad of Productivity Increases

WorkEngagement

Increasing productivity is an admirable goal with a serious downside. In the best sense, increasing productivity means working smarter that includes: • Training employees in more effective, efficient ways of working, • Enriching resources, such IT equipment or applications, that increase employees’ capabilities, • Eliminating wasteful activities, such as excessive paperwork or prolonged meetings. Too often, pushes for increasing productivity have a not-so-smart foundation.

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Interior Design for the Girl on the Go

Ms. Career Girl

The post Interior Design for the Girl on the Go appeared first on Ms. Career Girl. Havenly takes interior design and makes it accessible to the day-to-day consumer. Being busy Career Girls means that we dont always have time to take on a big project to deck out our homes with the latest trends, decor and furnishings. Being young Career Girls also means that we dont always have the budget to go all-out on a fancy interior decorator.

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Is YouTube Success Resume-Worthy?

Careers Done Write

Dear Deb: I created a video, posted it on YouTube, and it has 543,000 hits. It’s a humorous song about the plight of a rare beetle. There is no offensive language. It has nothing to do with my career in commercial real estate leasing. However, I wonder if it would make me seem unique. Should I mention it on my resume or just on my LinkedIn profile? Caleb. Dear Caleb, Absolutely, it is worth mentioning on your resume and your LinkedIn profile.

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Are You Ready To Be A Manager?

Professional Resume Services

Most managers are regular employees who get promoted, but a lot of times that promotion comes with the realization you lack some managerial skills. It’s different being in management, but there are some things you can work on even as an employee that will really help you when that promotion comes. These skills are actually good to learn no matter what your position is.

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The Hardest Blog Post I???ve Ever Written

Workology

In March of this year, I entered one of the darkest times of my life. I laid in bed for days only getting up for work. I cried at dinner or while walking up the stairs to my bedroom. I didn’t eat. I didn’t shower. I was in a very dark and dismal place. I was in mourning. I didn’t leave the house for nearly 8 weeks except to drop my daughter off at pre-school and lunch with only my closest friends. I felt trapped.

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4 Ridiculously Expensive and Amazing Coffee Table Books

Ms. Career Girl

The post 4 Ridiculously Expensive and Amazing Coffee Table Books appeared first on Ms. Career Girl. Coffee table books are often seen as a pretense, a way of buying more cultural currency or pretending to be more sophisticated. Most of them sit around unopened, unloved. But, whatever we might think of them, some coffee table books are artefacts that have a great deal of cultural and historical significance.

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Sklover???s Thought for the Work Week

Sklover Working Wisdom

“Feeling gratitude and not expressing it is like wrapping a present and not giving it.” ”  William Arthur Ward. Please, please, please, remember that expressing appreciation is one of the most powerful motivators, and producers of good relations, that exist. It provides both uplift to the spirits and cement to the bond between people. And, oh yes, it costs nothing. At work, express gratitude to at least one person at least once every day.

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10 Most Common Reasons for Getting a Career Coach

Position Ignition

Different people enlist the services of a careers coach for different reasons and at different points in their careers. Here are the most popular issues that career coaches help address. Career Exploration Careers Advice

Are Your Employees Positively Amplifying Your Brand?

Workology

More than 700 YouTube videos are shared every minute on Twitter. If Facebook were a country, it would be third largest in the world. Every second, two new people join LinkedIn. And, social media is the number one activity on the Web. Its no wonder that social media is social business , and a critical way for employers to amplify their career brands. Get employees to join the conversation.

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Cover All Your Bases: Business Travel In London

Ms. Career Girl

The post Cover All Your Bases: Business Travel In London appeared first on Ms. Career Girl. Unless you have a big per Diem or have more than enough personal money to willingly spend, going to London on a business trip should be well planned and researched ahead of time for seamless execution. With London’s rise as the highest ranking tourist destination in Europe , heading there for a business trip comes with a caveat: it can get really expensive and hectic if done without proper planning.

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???How can I diplomatically ask why I did not receive a workplace Award????

Sklover Working Wisdom

Question: I have been nominated four times for an Honor Award at work but have not once been chosen. I wonder why this has happened in a repeated fashion, and this has led to considerable self-doubt. I must admit that I am one to periodically challenge decisions made by others if I truly believe they are in error, and I believe, as well, that I am quite effective in my role. How might I diplomatically raise this issue in an email to my superiors? Dahlia. Melbourne, Australia.

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7 Habits That Will Kill Your Goals

The Undercover Recruiter

So, how are your goals progressing? Like most of us, probably – some are going well, and others just don’t seem to have got airborne! Sound familiar? Also, if we are totally honest with ourselves, what has got in the way most of all is – ourselves! And, if we want to have a real […]. 7 Habits That Will Kill Your Goals. Undercover Recruiter - Career & Recruitment Blog.

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7 Traits of High Performing Managers

Workology

Good management is the art of making problems so interesting and their solutions so constructive that everyone wants to get to work and deal with them. The ability to find strong managers to lead teams appears to be a systemic problem across organizations this year. Everyone wants to be a manager, but there are only a small percentage who are management material.

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Introverts’ Guide to a Smooth Job Search

JobMob

Looking for a job doesn’t have to be so hard. This is a guest post by Dorothy Tannahill-Moran. If youd also like to guest post here on JobMob, follow these guest post guidelines. While launching a job search may not rank in difficulty with rocket science, it has become increasingly difficult and more complex. If you add on top of that some Introvert tendencies, like a reluctance to put yourself out there, you are starting to nudge the scales towards seriously tough.

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Injunction – Key Words & Phrases

Sklover Working Wisdom

What is the meaning of: “INJUNCTION” ? An “injunction” is a Court order that requires a person to either (a) do, or (b) stop doing, a specific action. It is considered an extraordinary judicial remedy because it extends the power of the Court into the lives of people in a way that is much more intrusive that would be a verdict for monetary damages. In fact, if a person fails to comply with a Court’s injunction, he or she can be held in “contempt of court,” and even jailed.

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What are the Alternatives to LinkedIn for Sourcing and Networking?

The Undercover Recruiter

There’s no doubt that when it comes to sourcing online, LinkedIn is a paradise for recruiters. Boasting over 300 million members, LinkedIn has cornered the market as the social network of choice for professionals around the world. However in the last few years, there has been an increase in the number of niche professional networking sites […]. What are the Alternatives to LinkedIn for Sourcing and Networking? Undercover Recruiter - Career & Recruitment Blog.

Web 3.0 And What It Means For The Future Of Recruitment.

Workology

Like many HR professionals, I’m very inspired by the evolution of the recruitment industry. Recent years have brought many changes, however I believe it is the next 10 years that will be most important. The forthcoming decade will bring about the most exciting advances in our ability to discover, attract and retain the best talent because of a revolution that will also take place in the digital landscape.

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10 Tips on How to Prepare and Plan for Retirement

Position Ignition

Retirement is a major life transition. It’s best to be as prepared as you can be well in advance, to make the transition less jarring and as smooth as possible. By planning how we’re going to spend our retirement, we also give ourselves the opportunity to make the most of our golden years. Here are 10 pointers for making these years the best of your life. Retirement

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How To Avoid Scary Job Interviews

JobMob

Sometimes, those bad things actually happen. This is a guest post by Katherine Burik. If youd also like to guest post here on JobMob, follow these guest post guidelines. Walking through the park one evening when from behind the bushes a hand reaches out and grabs your sweetie… With a blood curdling scream, she is GONE!!! Scary Makes the hair on the back of your neck stand up a little doesnt it? Why is something scary anyway? Much of it is in our heads.

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How to Write a Perfect Resume Regardless of College Major

The Undercover Recruiter

I can’t tell you how many times I’ve heard some variation of the phrase: “I majored in _, therefore I feel my career options are limited.” That statement is not only illogical, but it couldn’t be further from reality. Regardless of what it says on your degree, you could and should still relentlessly pursue your […]. How to Write a Perfect Resume Regardless of College Major. Undercover Recruiter - Career & Recruitment Blog.

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Tips for Managing an HR Department of One

Workology

I was fortunate to start my HR career at companies with HR teams. I always had others to talk to when I got stuck and needed help. Now that I have moved into HR consulting, I work with and talk to small businesses where HR is covered by only one person, not a department. Those who manage an HR department of one are some of the hardest working in our industry because they must cover everything, including recruiting, benefits, training, employee relations, strategic planning and more.

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If You Were The Agent For The Young Stars In Your Company, You'd Tell Them To Leave.

HR Capitalist

We''ve recovered from the big @## recession that was around from 2008 to 2010. Yes! But wait. Before you start throwing a party, consider what "recovery" looks like in the real world. Yes, Yes, my friends, it means you top performers will be seeing something special in your paychecks - 4.8% to be exact. More from Mercer: "U.S. employees are starting to see the effects of the economic recovery in their paychecks.

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How to Get Your Millennial Leaders to Fulfill Their Potential

Water Cooler Wisdom

The traditional ways of developing employees and helping them to acquire critical skills dont work anymore. According to the Deloitte 2014 Millennial Leadership study, most young professionals prefer to learn by doing rather than sitting in a classroom. However, few organizations offer any specialized training for millennials, and if they do, its very old school.

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Why Sales & Marketing Matter to Recruiters

The Undercover Recruiter

Hiring capable, self-motivated employees is usually a top priority for growing companies, yet general recruitment practices have evolved little in the age of the social internet. This is the first instalment of a 3 part series that will examine the major trends that are shaping the future of successful hiring practice. Sales and marketing departments […]. Why Sales & Marketing Matter to Recruiters. Undercover Recruiter - Career & Recruitment Blog.

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HR Needs to Hire more Scuba Divers and Astronauts

Workology

I have been extremely critical of the HR profession and the lack of skills present to compete as HR moves from a personality centric profession to one that requires advance knowledge in analytics, information technology, and the transformation in communications as it relates to the Internet, social media, mobile, and supporting analytics. The fact is that of all the areas of a business, HR has been the slowest of departments to adapt to new technology and ways of thinking and organizing.

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Applying for Internal Positions: 5 Ways to Look Great.

HR Capitalist

A Capitalist Reader Writes. Ever written a blog entry about tip/strategies for employees applying for positions within their existing teams at a company? Im looking to make a move and an upward slot opened up for my Bosss Boss that Im trying to elbow my way into. Kind of a different dynamic when they know you, they know what youve delivered (here, but not necessarily at other companies/positions), know some of your strengths and opportunity areas, etc. Help a sister out. -MR

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9 LinkedIn Profile Picture FAILS

Career Realism

Selfies, cloeups, glamour shots… there are so many bad photos out there. Don’t let them creep into your LinkedIn profile! Here are a few fails that a lot of people make the mistake of doing when it comes to their LinkedIn profile pictures: 1. Cropping people out of your picture. I mean, c’mon. We know you have friends, but they shouldn’t make an appearance on your LinkedIn photo. Especially when it’s only half their face. Courtesy of Giphy.com.

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What Does a Recruiter Have in Common with Brad Pitt?

The Undercover Recruiter

It might seem like a fanciful comparison, but there are actually some interesting comparisons between recruiters and top Hollywood actors (and not simply the fact that some recruiters believe that they deserve the red carpet treatment!) Whether you are new to the recruiting game or a top billing superstar, you can take enjoyment from the […]. What Does a Recruiter Have in Common with Brad Pitt? Undercover Recruiter - Career & Recruitment Blog.

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This Week???s Good News in the #Workplace

Workology

Each week Blogging4Jobs is bringing you good news courtesy of JustGOODNews.BIZ. Companies from across the world are doing amazing things that most people dont really know about. As a part of our new Job Seeker Sundays were bringing you major news stories each week that shine a good light on companies. Whether this be that theyre hiring a large new workforce or doing good in the world. We want to start your week off right!

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