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How to Succeed in Job Search without Really Trying

Career Alley

“ As you climb the ladder of success, be sure it’s leaning against the right building. ” – Quoted in P.S. I Love You, compiled by H. Jackson Brown, Jr. Excuses. After all, we are human and there is always some reason why we don’t have time to do something that really needs to get done. Long hours at work, too many family commitments, my dog ate my homework. You get the drift. Job search is like any other task.

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How To Find Love If You Are A Busy Successful Woman

Ms. Career Girl

The post How To Find Love If You Are A Busy Successful Woman appeared first on Ms. Career Girl. I’ll tell you one thing – it’s difficult. Successful career requires devotion, and so does a successful relationship. I have not figured out a way to make the day at least 30 hours long or help you be at two places at the same time. But I can walk you through the inner work you need to be doing if you want true love. Prioritize.

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Working the Passive Job Search Campaign

Careers Done Write

You probably have heard that employers would rather recruit an employed candidate than an unemployed job seeker. This may be true. A working candidate is more attractive because they are without a shadow of why they left their last job. The longer a candidate is unemployed, the greater the potential for a stigma. That is why many will advise that is better to find a new job while you have a job. You don’t want to signal to your employer that you are looking for a new job.

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Happy Kwanzaa

Sklover Working Wisdom

Kwanzaa is derived from the Swahili phrase “matunda ya kwanzaa,” which means “first fruits of the harvest.” ” It is a celebration of family, community and culture of those of African descent worldwide, celebrated from December 26 through January 1 of each year. We wish every member of our “blog family” who celebrates the Kwanzaa holiday nothing but happiness, joy and inspiration on this special holiday.

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How to Become Your Own Boss as a Truck Driver

Career Alley

Truck drivers are among the most valued workers in the modern world. They work for companies of all types and sizes, shipping their products from the place of production to the place of marketing. The nature of their lives has been commemorated in countless songs, making them the twentieth- century equivalent of the nineteenth century pioneer or frontiersman.

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Kick Starting a Blossoming Career in Accounting

Ms. Career Girl

The post Kick Starting a Blossoming Career in Accounting appeared first on Ms. Career Girl. When it comes to making it big in accounting; executing responsibilities and slowly climbing the career ladder will get you exactly where you wish to eventually reach. However, it is important to start your career in the right organisation. Snagging the right opportunity and excelling at interviews is crucial. After which, graduates have a choice to make.

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2015: Strategies and Trends for the HR Professional


2014 was a time of change in our industry and many of the predictions for the year seem, in hindsight, to be spot on. From social media and mobile continuing to change the way in which we recruit, to a constantly evolving workforce and new methods to engage with our employees, putting a finger on all that we have accomplished during the last 365 days can be a daunting task.

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6 Must-Have Skills for Project Managers

Career Alley

Being a successful Project Manager requires a wide range of skills, talents and experience. Great writing skills, a deep knowledge of technology and an aptitude to manage budgets are all key to Project Management. In addition to these skills, you must also have good customer relations, understand (and practice) prioritization as well as team leadership skills. In order to help you out, we created a list of 6 must-have personal relationship skills every project manager needs.

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3 Things to Do While Fake Working Between Christmas and New Years' Day.

The HR Capitalist

Let''s face it, the week between Christmas and New Year''s Day creates two types of people: 1. Those that try to totally disconnect from work because they know that it''s going to be dead anyway, and. Those that decide to work - because they know it''s going to be dead and they can cruise , saving valuable vacation days for busy times. It''s OK, I''m not judging.

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How to Avoid Building a Bad Reputation at Work

Position Ignition

Many, many years ago there was some research done into change and transformation, which is a big and important subject in the world of work. The research was about the risk of an organisational change not working out very well. Four specific risks were identified – the one that came fourth in importance was what the researchers called skills of change agents. The next one above that was the kind of barriers typically put up by middle managers.

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Sklover’s Thought for the Work Week

Sklover Working Wisdom

“Fear is only as deep as the mind allows.”. Japanese Proverb. What are you afraid of at work? Sure, you don’t want to upset your managers, disappoint your colleagues, or lose your clients. And one thing is certain: you don’t want to lose your job. But workplace scrapes, bumps and bruises are simply inevitable. They are not to be feared, but simply to be dealt with.

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What Recruiters & Managers MUST Do to Fill Positions Quickly


I hear it too often. Why hasn’t this position been filled? We just aren’t getting ENOUGH candidates. The candidates aren’t strong enough. As a recruiter I am the middleman between the manager and my organization and getting someone hired or not. When these questions get asked, there is often a disconnect. Simply said, there is a formula to getting someone hired. It is important to make responsible, well thought out decisions when you are making a hire.

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Welcome to the Hoops Coaches Absolutely Losing their * Conference Room.

The HR Capitalist

At Kinetix , we have some themed conference and breakout rooms. There''s Boiler Room, Tommy Boy, Moneyball, etc. The holidays are a good time to think about remodeling and since it''s hoops season, I think it''s time to have a room - to be named later - which includes portraits of basketball coaches absolutely losing their *. Here''s some photos that could be turned into portraits to create just the right look and feel for our next remodel.

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5 Ways to Spruce Up Your Resume for 2015

The Undercover Recruiter

Are you currently searching for employment, or want a new job? Don’t wait for 2015 to come. You need to start your search now. Begin by sprucing up your resume and giving it a revamp. There are many resume samples and resume templates you can find on the Internet to give yourself some inspiration and […]. 5 Ways to Spruce Up Your Resume for 2015. Undercover Recruiter - Career & Recruitment Blog.

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Troubleshooting: Other Teams' Cooperation or Lack Thereof

Water Cooler Wisdom

f you’re working with other teams outside your own who are not involved in your daily meetings, they’re not always on the same page as you regarding priorities — and sometimes they can become a roadblock to your team’s progress. How can you address that without causing additional friction? Here's my advice: Getting through organizational roadblocks, or simply trying to persuade a colleague to come over to the side of your priorities, is a rite of passage in the business world.

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Manner Monday: The Best Holiday Present is Your Presence


Every Monday Blogging4Jobs invites our resident Etiquette Expert, CareySue Vega ( @Etiquette101 ), to share tips when it comes to etiquette in the workplace during our own Manner Monday segment. This segment is for the practitioner who is focused on creating a more etiquette-friendly environment. .

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A Very Special Christmas Eve Story From the HR Capitalist.

The HR Capitalist

Capitalist Note: This story is a Christmas Eve tradition at the HR Capitalist. Merry Christmas. It''s Christmas Eve. Time for anticipation. Time for reflection. Time for an outrageous demand towards a candidate that could only occur from the bowels of corporate America. Gather round the tree kids, because it''s story time, HR Capitalist style. Bring me a Diet Mountain Dew while you''re at it, because this eggnog sucks. . Everyone here? The year is 2002 and it''s Christmas Eve.

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The Ultimate Job Post Wishlist: 5 Things Candidates Really Want

The Undercover Recruiter

If you belong to the 75 percent of HR managers who are struggling to attract and recruit quality employees, it’s time to start considering what job seekers are looking for. It’s the season of giving, so give job seekers the job posts they want this year. Creating job postings with the candidate in mind will […]. The Ultimate Job Post Wishlist: 5 Things Candidates Really Want. Undercover Recruiter - Career & Recruitment Blog.

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5 Things My Boss Taught Me About Success

Career Realism

June officially marks the third year I’ve worked full-time for CAREEREALISM Media. I’ve had lots of success here – I spearheaded my very first content campaign , I wrote my very first ebook , and – with the knowledge I acquired from this job – I wrote an article on LinkedIn that received over 600,000 views. It’s been a crazy, awesome ride (to say the least). Related: The #1 Secret To Excelling At Your First Job.

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Online Training vs. Classroom Training


I love that technology has opened up a lot of possibilities for training, but sometimes it is not as effective as classroom training. When figuring out what format to use for training, it can be a challenge to pick the most effective method. Not all topics lend themselves well to online learning. Let’s look at the pros and cons of online and classroom training and some ways you can figure out which will work best for you. Online training.

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7 Ways To Know You Need A Christmas Holiday

Boomers Next Step

Christmas hit me early this year. Usually I am a fairly self-motivated person. I don't need someone else to organise me, and I work perfectly happily setting my own agenda and following it. That's how it usually is. Then December hit! I don't know if it was that I had to get ready for an […]. Lifestyle need a christmas holiday

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How to Ensure Recruiters Find the Professional You Online

The Undercover Recruiter

Hiring staff is an important, and potentially expensive decision for employers, particularly when it turns out to be a wrong one. It is therefore not surprising that many employers spend time checking far more than a candidate’s qualifications and employment history before making a commitment. Your CV may be amazing, and you might have some […]. How to Ensure Recruiters Find the Professional You Online. Undercover Recruiter - Career & Recruitment Blog.

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3 Things To Modify Or Remove From Your Resume

Career Realism

As a career coach, I’ve come across so many poorly formatted resumes. It’s unreal. Related: 3 Secrets To A Powerful Resume Summary. I don’t say that to poke fun at people. I say that to point out a big problem. There are some conventional ideas that millions of employees have adopted as it pertains to the proper formatting of a resume’ that are just absolutely ludicrous. One of the biggest mistakes people make is their mindset.

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The Christmas cookie platter and job search strategy

Write Solution

Fudge, Mexican Wedding Cakes, Scotcharoos, and Melt Aways. I decided to make Christmas treats this year. Those close to me know a voluntary venture into the kitchen is rare. The hubs plans meals and is chef extraordinaire at our house. I’ve not change to a baking blog. I promise. This comes back around to job search. Knowing I wanted Christmas-type cookies I began the planning process. No matter how good the treats, hubs and I didn’t need all those sweets, just for us.

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How to Avoid Scope Creep on Your Project

Water Cooler Wisdom

One of the many challenging things I experienced in my former life as a digital marketing account manager was scope creep. Scope creep occurs when you’ve already started a project and someone requests a change or a new direction that impacts your process, timeline, and costs.

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10 Questions You Should Ask Yourself Before Becoming an Entrepreneur

The Undercover Recruiter

Are you thinking about starting your own business? Not sure if you have what it take to become an entrepreneur? We would all like to be our own boss, but being an entrepreneur is about more than just having a great idea. Before taking on the gargantuan endeavor of owning your own business, there are […]. 10 Questions You Should Ask Yourself Before Becoming an Entrepreneur. Undercover Recruiter - Career & Recruitment Blog.

#1 Mistake 99% Of Employees Are Making In Their Careers

Career Realism

There’s a big mistake that 99% of employees are making and they don’t even know it. Related: 6 Ways 99% Of People Are Destroying Their Careers. This mistake is being made primarily by people who are new in their career, but it’s also being made by veterans who see the writing on the wall but are ignoring the signs and symptoms. The big mistake is the false sense of security employees are establishing in their careers. It’s not their fault, though.

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7 Ways To Know You Need A Christmas Holiday

Boomers Next Step

Christmas hit me early this year. Usually I am a fairly self-motivated person. I don't need someone else to organise me, and I work perfectly happily setting my own agenda and following it. That's how it usually is. Then December hit! I don't know if it was that I had to get ready for an […]. Careers

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Employee Benefits: Are They Enough?

Ms. Career Girl

The post Employee Benefits: Are They Enough? appeared first on Ms. Career Girl. For months I have listened to the continual complaints of my colleagues. The main gripe is that the local start-up that has employed us has not provided us with adequate benefits. My colleagues tackle this favored subject with a serious mien and with impressive persistence. I rarely join in these riveting sessions of employee bonding.

What Does Santa’s Resume Look Like?

The Undercover Recruiter

Merry Christmas from Undercover Recruiter! We hope you’re having a fantastic day if you’re celebrating (and don’t forget to check out our #URTop15!). Have you ever thought about what Santa’s resume would look like? Check out the infographic below by Kick Resume to find out about some of Santa’s impressive skills! Takeaways: It’s great to […]. What Does Santa’s Resume Look Like? Undercover Recruiter - Career & Recruitment Blog.

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Is A College Degree Still Necessary?

Career Realism

Every single day, I receive an email, Facebook message, or blog comment from a high school or college student who questions whether or not there’s value in a college degree anymore. Related: How To Make The Most Of Your 20’s To Advance Your Career In Your 30’s. This question is often asked from the angle of online education.

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Are you with it? The Top 1 Post of Employee Engagement for 2014

David Zinger

Stop the clutter of Top 10’s and find the focus of Top 1! It is that time of year when so many sites are letting you know about their top 10 posts of 2014. In my mind, that is nine posts too many. We need more simplicity and less clutter of content marketing. So, instead of 10 posts here is a link to my favorite post of 2014: Get with it: Are you ready for Employee Engagement 2015? It take under two minutes to read but can sustain your engagement efforts for all of 2015.

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Would You Like A New Pet For 2015?

Boomers Next Step

Every year many people are given puppies or kittens as Christmas gifts. Some of those animals are very fortunate and go into homes where they become part of the family. Others are not so lucky. After the holiday period is over animal shelters everywhere get many additional cats and dogs brought in to them […]. Lifestyle rescue animal

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Don't Let Perfection be the Enemy of a Good Resume

Resume Boutique

If you are a high achiever looking for a new job, this blog posting is for you. Have you written 80% of your resume but you are stuck on the last 20%? Are you paralyzed by your need to make your resume perfect? It''s likely you are letting "the perfect be the enemy of the good." This is an aphorism attributed to the writings of the French philosopher Voltaire, who recognized the dangers of perfectionism more than two centuries ago.

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10 Scenarios When It’s Absolutely Critical To Quit Your Job

Career Realism

Sometimes, things just don’t work out and it’s time to move on. Sometimes, it’s a lot more complex. Either way, sometimes, you just have to quit your job and move on. Related: How To Tell When It’s Time To Find Another Job. Here are 10 scenarios when it’s absolutely critical to quit your job: DISCLAIMER: This advice is provided as a means to inspire a rational thought-process. It is not meant to evoke an emotional decision that could destroy you professionally and financially.

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Employee Engagement Gratitude From David Zinger

David Zinger

Thank you and all the best in employee engagement in 2015. This is a picture taken from my office window yesterday. It has been a pleasure to travel around the world in 2014 working on employee engagement and it is a a treasure to be home. I am so grateful for how much I learned about employee engagement this year from people in Singapore, Dubai, St. John’s Newfoundland, Washington DC, and so many other locations.

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Mariah Carey and Michael Buble – “All I Want For Christmas Is You”

Boomers Next Step

Ok Ok, I know it's corny, but it just isn't Christmas without Mariah Carey and Michael Buble singing this song…and singing it together is a special treat. Merry Christmas to you! Lifestyle christmas

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