Sat.Mar 04, 2017 - Fri.Mar 10, 2017

The Two Worst LinkedIn Profile Headline Mistakes

Executive Career Brand

In our first consultation, a new client of mine asked me whether the LinkedIn professional headline a writer had created for him was a good one. This executive job seeker had been an IT Project Management Consultant for 20 years.

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There are only two reasons people voluntarily leave their jobs

Cube Rules

While there are many reasons employees voluntarily leave their positions — and companies are looking at those reasons plus other life events to try and prevent people from leaving — I think there are simply two broad reasons why people move on.

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5 Reasons to Unfollow Career Obstructing Social Media Contacts

Competitive Resumes

Guilt by association on social media is a reality. If you’re associated with someone who doesn’t represent you can be a pretty painful experience. You may have to cut them loose. “It’s

Are You Faithful to the Complexity of Your Resume Story?

Career Trend

“Make sure your message is clear, yet that you are faithful to its complexity.” — Michael Dirda Simplicity is overrated. While it is imperative to craft a concise synopsis of who you are and what you do, it is equally crucial to elaborate the specifics.

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How to Handle an Executive Layoff

Professional Resume Services

Layoffs are notoriously difficult to handle. Here’s how to keep your head above water. Going through a layoff is never easy. However, depending on how you handle it, you could end up in a better position in the long run.

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Everything You Should Know About LinkedIn Endorsements

Professional Resume Services

LinkedIn endorsements can be incredibly valuable when used efficiently! Here’s how to make the most of them. If you’re new to LinkedIn, or just noticed the endorsements feature, there are some things you need to know.

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From Sound Engineer to Marketing

Career Shifters

“I was tired, had no free time and was pretty much broke.”. What do you do when you discover the work of your dreams isn't all it's cracked up to be? For Paul Egan, the answer was to experiment with something new.

I’m a Single Parent Who Can’t Find an Overnight Babysitter. Help!

Evil HR Lady

I was wondering if you could provide guidance. I was recently informed, with three weeks notice, that I was required to attend out of town, overnight, mandatory training. After exhausting many resources for availability for childcare, I informed my manager I would not be able to attend this training. I asked what the alternate methods of training or dates were so that I could prepare. The manager replied that he would let our division manager know, but the training was mandatory.

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Top 9 Secrets of the World’s Best Recruitment Managers

The Undercover Recruiter

It’s such a common story. You get great at your day job, and start become one of the company’s rising stars. You bill at very high levels compared with your colleagues and people begin to talk about you. You are a high flyer, a top performer, one to watch. Then one day your ambitions become.

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Video + Working From Home Sounds Great - Until Your Spouse Crawls Through the Background.

HR Capitalist

Working from home. It used to be great and still is for many of us, but there's a canary in the coal mine that's emerging that could take the joy out of your sweats/PJs/hat game. That thing? It's called video meetings. And it's increasingly required for the simplest of calls you need to take.

Which Executive Job Search Expenses Can I Deduct on My Tax Return?

Executive Career Brand

It’s time to think about filing your tax returns again. You may be in luck. You may be able to deduct some of your job search expenses. Take a look at what the IRS has to say about deductions in their most current (August 2015) web page on job search deductions.

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If Donald Trump Were a Woman, You’d Like Him More

Evil HR Lady

There was a lot of talk during the election that Hillary Clinton would have done better if she were a man, but no talk that Donald Trump would have done better if he were a woman.

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The State of Tech Recruiting in 2017

The Undercover Recruiter

The tech world is progressing rapidly, with new devices, software programs, and technological advancements emerging all the time. As with any fast-paced industry, the flourishing job market of tech is in a state of constant change and development.

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How to Start Enjoying Hard Work And Accomplishing Your Goals

Ms. Career Girl

The post How to Start Enjoying Hard Work And Accomplishing Your Goals appeared first on Ms. Career Girl. The following is a guest post by Janet Anthony. Her bio follows. They dream. We Grind. They Sleep. We Shine.” – Dwayne Johnson.

‘How Do I Deal With Disillusionment as I Grow Older?’

Personal Excellence Blog

(Image: Juan Arreguin ). “How do I deal with disillusionment as I grow older? Disillusionment in the sense that I now perceive the world to be a rather cold and harsh place, filled with people who only mind their own interests.

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Does Free Speech Protect Me at Work?

Evil HR Lady

I was recently terminated from my job as a part-time Administrative Assistant. My performance review was stellar—zero complaints, perfect attendance, great attitude and work ethic—and I had absolutely no indication that my job was even in jeopardy. One afternoon, I walked into the office ready to work and in less than 5 minutes time, I was sat down, fired, made to sign a letter and given a pittance severance.

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Tailoring Benefits to Different Generations of Workers


If you’re like most employers these days, your workforce is comprised of four distinct generations whose ages are separated by as many as 50 years. On the plus side, that diversity provides a wealth of expertise and talent to enrich the organization. But it also poses management challenges, high among them the need to ensure […]. Executive HR benefits employee benefits generation x millennials

Helpful Hints For Women In The World Of Business

Ms. Career Girl

The post Helpful Hints For Women In The World Of Business appeared first on Ms. Career Girl. Whether people care to admit it, or not, the business world is a different sort of challenge for women than it is for men.

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9 Questions to Ask Candidates About Career Change

The Undercover Recruiter

It’s both the worst and the best time of year to be thinking about changing careers. The new year is only just behind us, so a change is likely to seem appealing, yet winter means we’re getting less sunlight and less likely to have a positive attitude towards work.

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The Right (and Wrong) Way to Fire

Evil HR Lady

Sooner or later, almost every manager has to fire someone. And let’s be clear: Firing is different than laying someone off. The latter is a business decision in which the targeted employee is innocent, while the former is a response to employee behavior. We’re talking about firing here. Here’s what you should and shouldn’t do. Don’t React Quickly or Emotionally. Do: Remain Calm and Patient. So, you catch an employee stealing equipment. You should immediately say “You’re fired!” right?

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The Best LinkedIn Moves to Make Now with the New User Interface


Although I tend to hear a lot of grumbling about LinkedIn’s new desktop experience, it is an exciting new design with great features. Change is hard for many of us. With social media, your best bet. Workology is the art and science of work, HR and recruitment. Join the resource revolution. Personal Brand Social Media Work LinkedIn sandra sandra long social media

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The number one tip to work smarter (and leave work on time.)

Ms. Career Girl

The post The number one tip to work smarter (and leave work on time.) appeared first on Ms. Career Girl. How many of you love ticking things off your to-do list? Feels great, doesn’t it! With each tick, your brain gets a dopamine hit and this encourages you to strive for this again.

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Amazon's Getting Ready to Crush Another Industry Near You (aka Call Center Services Killer)

HR Capitalist

When you think about how the business world is changing and how those changes affect the workforce and talent issues, a good place to look first is Amazon. First, the great marketplace in the sky made shopping online easy.

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How to Make Sure Your Child Doesn’t Need Adulting Classes

Evil HR Lady

Keeping your brain young sounds fabulous. Having your life fall apart because you can’t keep a budget is not so fabulous, so I read with fascination about an “ Adulting School” in Maine that takes people who are chronologically already adults and teaches them how to act their age.

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Stephen Goldberg Interviews David Zinger on Employee Engagement

David Zinger

Here is an interview I did with Stephen Goldberg on the ABC’s of employee engagement: David Zinger is an employee engagement consultant, coach, educator, and speaker. Employee Engagement David Zinger Employee Engagement Speaker Stephen Goldberg video interview on engagement

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my boss made me leave a work note at a grave, company won’t tell us when someone is fired, and more

Ask A Manager

It’s five answers to five questions. Here we go…. My boss made me leave a work-related note related at the grave of my bereaved coworker’s relative. Three weeks ago one of my coworkers lost a relative. She has been off work on bereavement and family leave. Our boss isn’t happy with her being off for so long.

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8 Steps to Designing a Diverse Workplace

The Undercover Recruiter

Encouraging those from diverse backgrounds, be they social, ethnic, sexual orientation, disability and so on, to pursue a career in your company can help give your business a competitive advantage. The diversification of a business’ employees fosters innovation, creativity, and excellent performance.

The Best Companies to Work For in 2017

Evil HR Lady

Do you want to work for a great company? Or maybe you already work for one of these fantastic companies. Every year Fortune surveys companies and their employees (this is important), crunches the numbers and comes up with the best companies to work for. They released the complete list of the 100 Best Companies to Work for and while a lot is what you expect–Google is number 1 for the 8th time in 11 years, there are some newcomers to the list as well.

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WHITE COLLAR CANDIDATES: You Hate Behavioral Interviewing, Here's How To Win.

HR Capitalist

Got a call yesterday for interview prep advice. Great candidate, looking to take the next step with another company. My friend was in the best position he could be in related to the interview - he has direct experience working with the technology required and he was a external referral of the PERSON BEING PROMOTED OUT OF THE ROLE. There's just this one little problem. He was anticipating a behavioral interview. And he hates behavioral interviewing.

Five Feisty, Feminist, Fictional Heroines We All Wish Were Real

Ms. Career Girl

The post Five Feisty, Feminist, Fictional Heroines We All Wish Were Real appeared first on Ms. Career Girl. National Women’s History Month and International Women’s Day is a day we honor real women. But sometimes our heroines are the fictional characters of books and movies.

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Challenge: Arrive 10 Minutes Early

Career Realism

Challenge: Arrive 10 Minutes Early. Work It Daily. Today’s Work It Daily Challenge is to arrive 10 minutes early to destinations, meetings, or other events. Being punctual is a sought after trait – not only by employers, but also by family, friends, and colleagues.

How Can You Make a Successful Career Change?

Position Ignition

Changing careers can sometimes be daunting, but if you’re not happy doing what you’re doing, it’s a must-do action.

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Can Recruitment Ever Be Unbiased?

The Undercover Recruiter

Nobody will ever openly admit to discriminating against a candidate based on their age, ethnicity or sexual orientation but countless studies have uncovered ‘unconscious bias’ during the recruitment process.

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3 Easy Ways to Impress Your New Boss

Ms. Career Girl

The post 3 Easy Ways to Impress Your New Boss appeared first on Ms. Career Girl. The following is a guest post by Liz Wessel of Her bio follows.

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