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What an MBA Can Do For Your Career

Career Alley

The current job market is quite competitive with employers looking to hire the best talent. A degree is no longer a guarantee that you will even get an interview call. To stay ahead of the competition, job seekers are either returning to school or leveraging online programs to earn an MBA. Although tuition costs at top business schools can top $60,000 per year, the hope of career advancement more than outweighs this drawback.

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Don’t Overlook LinkedIn Company Pages for Executive Job Search

Executive Career Brand

Once you’ve determined which companies you’re targeting for your job search, you’ll need to research each one for various information: Services and/or products. Market and customers. Company leaders. Hiring managers. Competitors. Industry trends. Recent history of successes and failures. Financials. Job openings. You’ll need this information for your own due diligence (is this a healthy company that’s going to be a mutual good fit?),

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An Agile Approach From Job Offer to Start to Success

Hiring Technical People

If you’re a hiring manager, you might think that once you’ve made the offer you’re home free. Not quite. Maybe you think that once your new hire starts, you’re home free. You don’t get to see the results of your new hire until your new hire is integrated into the day-to-day work of the team. How long does that take? “It depends.” ” I know, I hate it when I have to give an answer like that. Just as much as when you hear an answer like that.

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A Good Question to Ask Yourself: Who Are You?

Ms. Career Girl

The post A Good Question to Ask Yourself: Who Are You? appeared first on Ms. Career Girl. Who Are You? Spending time with people and reflecting on your experience will help you pinpoint what makes you different from others. As a loud crash outside the studio startled the participants in yoga class, the instructor reminded us to maintain our focus.

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5 Ideas for Starting and Running Your Own Business – Career Alternatives

Career Alley

Are you tired of the 9 to 5 grind? Maybe your industry or the company you work for are headed for failure. Or maybe you are just tired of working for other people and want to manage your own destiny. Whatever your reasons for thinking about making a drastic change in your career, there are tons of career alternatives that you can consider. The best place to start is to focus on products and services that you know a lot about.

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Branding Challenge: 4 Ways to Boost Your Brand after a Career Break

Careers Done Write

Extended career breaks are more common than you may think. However, if you are the one seeking to return to work after a long break, you may feel like you are the first to face this challenge. The most common concern for candidates planning to re-enter the workforce is that their brand is damaged, and this will limit their opportunities. Be encouraged. You can boost your brand after a career break. Blogging. In the midst of a busy job search, you may think you don’t have time for blogging.

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Executive Job Search– Not For The Faint Of Heart

Professional Resume Services

Searching for executive jobs in today’s world can be tougher than ever. It’s imperative that executive-level job seekers stand out from their competition and prove to their potential employer that they offer a high return on investment. To do this, job seekers need certain tools, including the essential job-search documents needed to effectively market oneself in the job hunt: executive resume, cover letter, career biography, reference dossier, etc.

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Workology Podcast Ep-1: Employment Branding with Jason Seiden


Introducing the first episode of the Workology Podcast powered by Blogging4Jobs featuring employment branding and recruitment marketing expert, Jason Seiden ( @seiden ). The Workology Podcast is a place where we discuss the science and art of the workplace. Gain powerful insights, resources and perspectives on the industries of human resources and recruiting.

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Are More Creative Resumes the Future - SAMPLE

Careers Done Write

Hello out there in career-land! Here at Careers Done Write, we are always trying to stay at the leading edge of career search. We have been experimenting with more creating resume designs - here is the lastest - we would love to hear your thoughts

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What the Walmart VP Termination Over a Resume Teaches Us

Career Key

Yes, it teaches us not to lie on our resume, not to leave a misimpression or omission about our credentials. But why did Walmart’s former Vice President of Communications David Tovar feel the need to demonstrate he graduated from college? I can’t speak for him but we know the answer… it’s because he needed the degree. You need to graduate from college if you want to make a living wage working for someone else.

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An Agile Approach From Job Offer to Start to Success

Hiring Technical People

If you’re a hiring manager, you might think that once you’ve made the offer you’re home free. Not quite. Maybe you think that once your new hire starts, you’re home free. You don’t get to see the results of your new hire until your new hire is integrated into the day-to-day work of the team. How long does that take? “It depends.” ” I know, I hate it when I have to give an answer like that. Just as much as when you hear an answer like that.

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Workaholism: Why We Are Addicted to Work


27% of US office workers also put in work between 10PM and 6AM (like this post here…). Nearly one out of every three people are putting in their daily 8+ hours IN the office and then coming home and doing more work before they go back the next day. In Norway, a nationally representative survey showed signs of addiction to working and I’m fairly certain it’d be fairly easy to reproduce (and surpass) those results here in the US. We are addicted to work. The addiction is real. .

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“Private Equity Buying Your Employer? Resist These 11 Employment Negotiation Tactics”

Sklover Working Wisdom

“Some people, when they learn that two wrongs don’t make a right, try three. ”. Author Unknown. ACTUAL “CASE HISTORIES ”: For many years I have counseled and negotiated on behalf of employees when their employers (a) are being purchased by Private Equity investors, (b) are owned by Private Equity investors, and (c) are being sold by Private Equity investors.

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10 Most Common Issues a Manager Has to Deal With

Position Ignition

Being a manager is not nearly as easy as it sounds. If you take on that type of job, there are two main categories of problems that you will immediately become aware of. The first is the time pressures. The second is people issues. What are the most common issues that crop up within each of these categories and how do you deal with them? At Work Issues Careers Advice

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5 Tips for Introverts' Success in Career Choices and in School

Career Key

Introverts face certain challenges to their success at work and in the classroom. Introversion can also be a benefit. Identifying the right compatible work and school environments can increase your chances of success. The Introversion-Extroversion Scale with Holland''s Hexagon By combining what we know about introverts with Holland''s theory of person-environment match , Career Key author and counseling psychologist Dr. Lawrence K.

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From the Experts: Why Employment Branding Is So Important


Five thousand people from across the globe signed up to watch the live stream. In a hotel conference room overlooking San Francisco, there were more than 100 recruitment marketing and talent acquisition professionals. For what? The inaugural Glassdoor Employment Branding Summit featuring many of the 2013 social recruiting Talent Warriors and industry thought leaders. In case you had meetings to attend or candidates to interview, here’s what you missed. Why is employment branding important?

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Sklover’s Thought for the Work Week

Sklover Working Wisdom

“The sweetest sleep is during those extra morning minutes.” ” – Anonymous Blog Reader. At work, at home, and elsewhere, enjoy what you have, no matter how “ordinary” it may seem. So much of life – indeed, life itself – is fleeting, fragile and extraordinary. Don’t wait until the last few minutes to appreciate how sweet it is. Just like the sweetness of those “extra morning minutes.”. 2014 Alan L. Sklover. All Rights Reserved.

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The Power of Conscious Listening

Position Ignition

In this recent Tedx Talk, Julian Treasure explores the power of conscious listening, one of the silent skills of communication, and explores ways to improve how we listen, and how in turn this can positively impact our lives and relationships. Inspiration Videos

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Top 7 LinkedIn Profile Pictures You Should NEVER Use #WisdomWednesday

The Undercover Recruiter

We''ve all seen the really bad LinkedIn profile images and we kind of know what to avoid. Or do we? Here is a list of seven pictures that must never be used on your LinkedIn profile: 1. Grainy or Pixelated. A picture that is grainy in any way is not only annoying, it just looks bad. This happens when you don’t have enough light to take the picture, so it gives off kind of a dark unprofessional vibe. You want the image to be completely clear.

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The Secret to Finding Meaningful Work & How to Recruit


We are living in a much different world than 10 years ago. We have mobile devices in the hands of most every human being around the world. Anyone has access to information at their fingertips. Tablets are everywhere. Smart Watches and Google Glass will soon leave us with no privacy and no way to really escape or take a break. It is really quite a frightening thing. Does Meaningful Work Equal Workplace Productivity? People’s attitudes about work are changing.

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They Did Not Suck: 5 Rules For Saying Why You Got Fired or Left Your Last Job.

HR Capitalist

Gather round the monitor kids, because I’m about to break off some knowledge that a lot of you don’t fully understand. Let’s start with a general rule: If you’re interviewing for a job you really want and you’re not currently employed, the elephant in the room is why you aren’t still employed with that company. Now let’s enhance that a bit and say your previous company did not lay you off, and they won’t be willing to say you were laid off. That means you left or were fired.

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Job Posting Translation Guide

Career Solvers

I’ve viewed thousands of job postings, followed thousands of clients through the interview process and listened to what hiring managers tell recruiters they really want in a candidate. Unfortunately, many of the job postings I see are far from transparent and use vague euphemisms to describe what the hiring manager wants or what the work environment is like. Here’s my interpretation of the message behind the “qualifications” I often see listed on job postings.

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Networking Made Easy or Easier

The Undercover Recruiter

You know you should be networking. You’ve heard most people land jobs this way, and yet, you dread it, avoid it or give up when you don’t get the results you are looking for. If these are your feelings toward networking, you aren’t alone. Most people dislike networking, however, your career success is dependent on […]. Networking Made Easy or Easier. Undercover Recruiter - Career & Recruitment Blog. Networking conversation LinkedIn questions who to network with

How Music Drives Happiness & Productivity at Work


I LOVE music. It helps me think. It can motivate. If can boost my mood. It can inspire me and produce creativity. It gets me moving. I’m glad that I have a job where I can have music in my space. When I want to get in my “zone” I put on my big headphones and crank up the tunes ( #HRMusicShare always has some good suggestions). Its almost like I get tunnel vision and just get a rhythm going.

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How Soft Preemption Matters in Job Interviews


If you run from the elephants in the room, they might still get you. Are you aware of the difference between an interview with a potential boss and an interview with HR? They each have very different agendas: A boss or supervisor-to-be is interested primarily in your professional competence while human relationship issues are less important to them.

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What Makes a Former McKinsey Consultant and Nuclear Submarine Officer Want to Become a CHRO?

HR Capitalist

( Capitalist Note - I''m happy to be co-presenting at the HR Tech Conference this year, and my session has the only Fortune 500 CHRO presenting at the conference. If you''re at HR Tech, I''d love to see you at our session and I''d also love to say hi if you''re a Capitalist/FOT reader and you want to connect. Check out the session description below and ping me if you''re going to be at the show.If you still haven''t registered see the notes below for one of the only discount codes left.).

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Why You Don’t Need That Dream Job to Succeed

The Undercover Recruiter

If you’ve applied for your dream job and subsequently experienced the blow of a rejection, you may feel that you’ve blown your big chance for success. But this needn’t be the case at all! Read on for our guide to picking yourself up and re-setting your enthusiasm for the next step! Success can be measured […]. Why You Don’t Need That Dream Job to Succeed. Undercover Recruiter - Career & Recruitment Blog.

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Spreadsheets are the Toxic Boyfriend of HR & Recruiting #HRTechConf


Looking for new options for your staffing and recruitment planning? Check out Orgamimi’s online org chart and planning community. Very cool and totally free. Click here to learn more. . I remember the first time I encountered the dreaded Excel spreadsheet. I was in college. It was my first statistics class led by a graduate assistant. English was not her first language and it was only halfway through my class that I realized “arpha” was actually “alpha.”

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Effective Leadership of Introverts: 7 Things for Leaders to Know

Career Rocketeer

Leaders come in every personality type from Introvert to Extravert and all sorts of other flavors. One truth of effective leadership is that a good leader has to know is how to bring out the best in each person they are responsible for leading. It’s not always easy to know how to interact with some [.]. The post Effective Leadership of Introverts: 7 Things for Leaders to Know appeared first on Career Rocketeer. Leadership

This Industry Sees 1/3 of Its Alumni Develop Cognitive Disorders.

HR Capitalist

What would you say as an HR pro if I told you the industry you work in had 1/3 of its employees ultimately develop cognitive issues and disease due to the work, and that those disorders happened at much earlier ages than the general population? You''d say it''s time to find a new HR gig, because your industry is getting ready to get shut down. Right? Of course you''d say that.

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Anatomy of an Effective Social Media Hiring Strategy

The Undercover Recruiter

Smart companies know that one of the best ways to connect with candidates is to go where they are: on social networks. However, just being present on these networks isn’t enough. Companies need to optimise their social media presence and their brand reputation with prospective employees. This means you need to engage candidates with content […]. Anatomy of an Effective Social Media Hiring Strategy. Undercover Recruiter - Career & Recruitment Blog.

4 Ways Mobile Has Forever Changed Your Recruiting Strategy


Last week I had the pleasure of speaking and attending SuccessFactor’s Success Connect conference where I had the opportunity to discuss the hottest trends in recruiting. The slides to this presentation are embedded below or can be access by clicking here. Mobile was one of the five trends I discussed. In my opinion it is among the most important of the five I discussed. Mobile is no longer a trend. It is a business necessity.

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Recruiter Reveals 9 Salary Negotiation Strategies

Career Rocketeer

Here’s a little secret you might not know: Employers hardly ever make their best offer first, and candidates who understand effective salary negotiation strategies generally earn more than those who don’t. Also – very often people who at least attempt to ask for a higher salary are perceived more positively, since they are demonstrating the [.]. The post Recruiter Reveals 9 Salary Negotiation Strategies appeared first on Career Rocketeer. Featured Interviews

PURE GOLD: When Employees Create T-Shirts That Identify Them as "At Risk".

HR Capitalist

"It''s always the employees who are brave enough to leave you most want to keep.". What about the ones who would wear a tasteful t-shirt stating their intentions/psychological state to their co-workers? Yeah - I''d probably want to keep them even more. . But I digress. Got this note from a guy named Brandon Jameson this week: "My "Flight Risk" T-shirt was inspired by the designation of an employee poised to leave a company.

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What Benefits Do Employees Really Want?

The Undercover Recruiter

A new trend that’s been hitting the workplace in recent years is extreme employment perks. From in-house yoga classes to free lunch, companies in many industries are going above and beyond when it comes to providing employee incentives. However, these perks don’t come cheap. Some professionals wonder whether extreme incentives are being provided at the […]. What Benefits Do Employees Really Want? Undercover Recruiter - Career & Recruitment Blog.

You Stink! How to Have Difficult Conversations with Employees


When I first started out in Human Resources, I used to think the hardest part of the job would be terminating employees. I was wrong. It turned out that it was much more challenging to have uncomfortable conversations with people. If you are a manager or work in HR, you know what I am talking about. It’s the dreaded hygiene conversation, talking to someone about wearing inappropriate clothing or having to tell someone with a loud voice to watch their volume.

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How to Rescue Your Time

Water Cooler Wisdom

By now, you probably have an idea of how I feel about wasting time at work. Last year, I even went as far as to write that I thought we shouldn’t spend a minute of work time on personal tasks because it’s a slippery slope. Well, according to’s 2013 Time Wasting Survey , 69 percent of employees copped to wasting time at work every single day.

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