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Major Technology Trends in Education

Career Alley

The current trends in technology have had a great impact on education characterized by the increasing use of the internet in learning institutions. Career advice Education

What Employers Look for on LinkedIn

Professional Resume Services

Your executive LinkedIn profile can help you get a job. Today, it’s more important than ever for individuals to pay close attention to their LinkedIn profile to boost their chances of getting hired. In fact, some employers conduct candidate searches on this popular social media site. This means you need to pay close attention to the makeup of your executive profile before you click the link and send in your application.

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The Online Safety and Privacy Dilemma in Executive Job Search

Executive Career Brand

Understandably, many job seekers struggle with putting themselves “out there” when they’re building their online footprint by using social media. This becomes a sticky issue. whether or not they must keep their search confidential because they’re currently employed.

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3 Warning Signs You Should NOT Accept That Job Offer

Ms. Career Girl

The post 3 Warning Signs You Should NOT Accept That Job Offer appeared first on Ms. Career Girl. Whether you’re causally investigating a new position or you’ve been actively hunting for the right fit for months, searching for a job can be an exhausting process. Once you’ve put in the effort, spent hours rehearsing, spruced up your résumé and gotten through the interview process, the hard work is done. It might feel as though it all has paid off when you receive an official offer.

2015 170

5 Reasons Why You Need More Than a Good Resume to Stand Out from the Crowd

Career Alley

Most online sites (whether they be company career sites or job search sites) provide the option of uploading additional documents. Your strengths document should be one of the additional documents. Resumes

2015 290

What Do Employers Really Look for in a Resume?

Professional Resume Services

What are employers looking for in resumes that get you hired? Whether you’re looking for your first job after college or you are ready for a career change, writing an executive resume can be an intimidating process. Do you know what employers are really looking for in resumes that get you hired? Many professionals don’t know the answer to this important question. The top resume writing service can help you ensure these elements can be found in your resume. The Right Keywords.

2015 189

Should You Encourage Your Teen to Take a Job at a Restaurant?

Evil HR Lady

This post brought to you by National Restaurant Association Educational Foundation. The content and opinions expressed below are that of Evil HR Lady. In today’s helicoptery parenting world, and crazy college admissions, parents often want to do what’s best for their children’s futures. So, we shuttle them to activities and pay to send them on service trips to South America so that they can have cool volunteer work listed on their college applications.

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Tailor Your Resume to Increase Your Chances of Getting the Interview

Career Alley

Increase your chances of getting an interview by tailoring your resume. Career advice interview

2015 279

Managing Up or Out: The Underbelly of Employee Engagement


Employee engagement has received richly deserved attention for quite a few years, and the subject has now reached an interesting point of saturation. Talent industry thought leaders are no longer voices crying in the wilderness on this subject and they should rejoice in the fruits of their perseverance. Almost all business leaders acknowledge a global skills gap.

2015 127

Should Knitting Be a Priority?

Evil HR Lady

Thursday night was parents’ evening at my son’s school. He attends the local public school. The Swiss system, as I’ve mentioned before, has some stark differences from the American school system. For one, he’s in grade 2 and still only has half day school 3 days a week. For another, I met his knitting teacher. Yes, the Swiss schools have a teacher who is dedicated to teaching handwork–knitting, crocheting, sewing and other things to develop fine motor skills.

2015 206

Taking a Different Road: How to Better Your Career Path in 4 Steps

Cube Rules

A stagnant career is something that numerous Americans constantly try to fix year after year. From trying to move up in the company you currently work for to looking for a whole new job altogether that offers better pay and benefits, the following tips will help you advance into that one position that you’ve always […]. The post Taking a Different Road: How to Better Your Career Path in 4 Steps appeared first on Cube Rules. Job Performance

2015 125

Can I Bring My Dog To Work?

Careers Done Write

Dear Deb: My 17-year-old, 12-pound terrier is now blind. He lies on his pillow bed all day. I can barely rouse him to go for a walk because of his age. I want to bring him to work with me. How do I ask my manager this? We are in a company-owned building with about 50 workers, all realtors, administrative workers, and managers. My cubicle is in the back, away from the areas where customers would be. Help! I can’t stop working to take care of my dog. And, it is too sad to leave him.

2015 124

7 Killer Examples of Twitter Recruiting & Job Cards


This is part of an ongoing series on Social Recruiting 101 and Twitter. Click here to read about Twitter social recruiting best practices. . Twitter is the social network that I love. It allows for networking, engaging and mostly importantly stumbling into completely new networks and communities. This is great for recruiters who are looking at sourcing as well as building their employment brand.

How to Reinvent the Employee Handbook

Evil HR Lady

Every business needs an employee handbook, right? This contains all those fun legal things like the fact that you’re an at-will employee, that you need to comply with a code of conduct, and what the dress code is (among other things). So, it’s a really, really important document. Except that maybe that’s not true. Linda Itskovitz, VP of marketing for employee communications company GuideSpark, says the handbook is a very unimportant document. Because no one actually reads it.

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Four Simple Things to Change That Can Make a Big Impact in Your Career


Many people assume that to launch ahead in their career, they need to make huge changes, like going back to school or landing a major new client. Of course, those things might be important, but what most people overlook are the tiny things you do every single day that add up to have a big […]. Career Career Advancement

2015 121

HBO Acquires "Very Semi-Serious," the New Yorker Cartoonists Documentary

Ms. Career Girl

The post HBO Acquires "Very Semi-Serious," the New Yorker Cartoonists Documentary appeared first on Ms. Career Girl. HBO Acquires “Very Semi-Serious,” the New Yorker Cartoonists Documentary. . When HBO acquired the rights to Very Semi-Serious: A Partially Thorough Portrait of New Yorker Cartoonists and had its world premiere as a part of the Tribeca Film Festival, the work of director Leah Walchok and producer Davina Pardo's was officially validated.

2015 109

To Be Transparent or Not To Be Transparent at Work


There are workplaces where transparence is a natural phenomenon and there are others where the culture is permeated by power plays and covert operations. Deciding how transparent you should be is key to your ability to successfully navigate your work environment. Transparence and trust are inextricably linked. When transparence is possible, there are opportunities for collaboration, authentic communication and creativity.

2015 112

The Top 10 Signs Your HR Manager is Actually A Dalek

Evil HR Lady

There are an awful lot of plungers in the back of the HR office. She doesn’t conduct investigations by talking, but by extracting brainwaves. Her bumper sticker reads “I killed a bunch of Time-Lords and all I got was a lousy bumper sticker”. She fights your FMLA and ADA claims by saying she doesn’t trust the Doctor. To keep reading, click here: The Top 10 Signs Your HR Manager is Actually A Dalek

2015 184

Sklover’s Thought for the Work Week

Sklover Working Wisdom

“A perfect summer day is when the sun is shining, the breeze is blowing, the birds are singing, and the lawn mower is broken ”. James Dent. Good-bye, summertime, at least for those of us in the northern hemisphere. For our blog family in the southern hemisphere, here comes your summertime. For us “northerners,” the days grow shorter, the acorns begin to fall, and the birds plan their southern migration.

2015 109

Top Mean Questions to get at Corporate Values That Matter. #2015HSCC

The HR Capitalist

Had the pleasure of doing a keynote at the customer conference of Halogen Conference last week - topic was the slippery slope of corporate values. . As part of that presentation, I gave my top four bootstrapping, mean questions to uncover corporate values/potential factors that really matter and are actionable. The esteemed Jennifer McClure was in the audience and tweeted it, and if she tweeted it, it must be good.

2015 108

How Foresight Can Make a Difference


I write and talk about the importance of HR professionals being “practical futurists.” I have a presentation that I have made a number of times called “Seven Steps to becoming a practical HR Futurist.” In that presentation I talk about the importance of having the skill set of environmental scanning. Today I present you with an example of how environment scanning and the foresight that was applied to the knowledge gained paid off for one company. Graduation Rates.

2015 102

How to Manage the Office Football Pool

Evil HR Lady

Football season has begun, and along with it football pools, fantasy football leagues and heated discussions about last night’s game. It can seem like a huge drain on performance and might all that betting be illegal? Maybe you should put a stop to the whole thing right away. Or maybe not. Now, to be clear, as the boss, you can absolutely ban pools and fantasy leagues while at work (banning discussion is futile).

2015 181

A Note to Our Jewish Friends.

Sklover Working Wisdom

Our Best Wishes to all. Our Friends of The Jewish Faith – and all others, too – for a Sweet, Happy, Healthy, Safe and. Prosperous New Year. 2015 Alan L. Sklover All Rights Reserved. Commercial Use Prohibited

2015 109

Are They Failing or Growing?

The HR Capitalist

There's a difference between failure and growing. Notes: 1. Failure means that you didn't get it done. Whether failure means someone is growing or not depends on what comes after that. Failure that's followed by no other attempts on the skill in question means it's failure - forever. . Failure that's followed by other attempts and gradual improvement has a purpose - it's growth, and as long as you're can tolerate the path, it's a good thing.

2015 108

How to Raise Awareness About Mental Health in Your Workplace


Following the horrific shooting of a TV journalist and cameraman on-air in Virginia last month, many employers and employees have started to think about mental health in the workplace. While the gunman did not have a documented mental illness, many think his mental state could have impacted this tragic outcome. While we cannot always prevent these events from happening, increasing mental health awareness in the workplace is a step in the right direction.

2015 100

Is It Possible to Be Too Smart?

Evil HR Lady

Many years ago, as a teenager, I applied for a job at a local fast food restaurant. The application asked for high school grade point average. Being an excellent student, I happily and proudly put down my GPA. In the interview, the manager looked down at my application and then back at me. “Is Is this correct?” he asked. Yes,” I said. He closed the folder and said, “We’re looking for people who don’t make school a priority.” And that ended my job interview.

2015 177

Why Being a Confident Leader is Important

Position Ignition

It’s worth investing the time and effort into working on your self-confidence. Confidence breeds confidence. Once you start getting more confident in your leadership role, the positive impact it will have on you and your organisation will act as a catalyst for you to perpetually become even more confident. Confidence Leadership

2015 138

Who Wants to Recruit HR Pros With Me?

The HR Capitalist

Capitalist Readers - This is a call for anyone with interest and relevant experience recruiting HR pros to consider joining me at Kinetix. Business is good, and we're seeing an uptick in the number of interesting HR positions we're working on. In addition, I've had a lifelong goal to build an HR recruiting practice that I would have used in my days as an HR leader, and now seems as good as time as any - but only if I can find some great recruiters to work with me. What do I need?

2015 108

Say What?: A Legal Terminology Guide


Discovery? Deposition? Jurisdiction? If you don’t have a background in law it can be difficult to grasp these legal terms, but as HR professionals, it’s essential that we do so. Here is a short and sweet guide to the core parts of the legal process. The Legal Process. Complaint. A plaintiff almost always begins a lawsuit with a Complaint. Every court will have its own specific rules, but for the most part Complaints are similar.

2015 100

Performance Reviews Stink. Do This Simple Thing Instead

Evil HR Lady

Do you hate annual review time? I ask because tomorrow is September, which means that there are only 30 days left until 4th quarter, which is when most companies do the dreaded performance review process. From a personal standpoint, I hate performance reviews. I hate writing them. I hate getting them. From an HR standpoint, I love having documented evidence (always got to think of the legal side of things!) about someone’s performance.

2015 162

Animation: How You Don't Want Your Negotiation to Go

Position Ignition

See what to avoid when negotiating in this short animation and follow our tips on how to negotiate well: Salary Negotiation Videos

2015 127

ASK THE CAPITALIST: I've Been a Solo HR Consultant, How Do I Get a Company to Hire Me As an HR Leader?

The HR Capitalist

A reader asks. I've been consulting on my own for a period of 15 years. I'd really like to start working for a company as an HR leader, but I'm having trouble in my search. . Feedback I have gotten thus far has "been out of corporate too long, not enough corporate experience, no pedigree, will have difficulty navigating the political landscape of the corporate environment, overqualified, no industry experience, you¹ll leave for your dream job".

2015 108

The Upside of Stress: Why Stress is Good for You #CAHR15


Is it possible that everything we think we know about stress is wrong? Instead of something to be avoided, reduced or managed, could stress actually have an upside? Kelly McGonigal, Ph.D., health psychologist and a keynote speaker at the recent Professionals in Human Resources Association (PIHRA) conference in Anaheim, CA, talks about experiencing a complete turn-around in her thinking about the effects of stress on people.

2015 100

How to Implement Yearly Reviews

Evil HR Lady

I work for a small, established company, and we don’t have policies in place for employee reviews. Actually, we don’t really do reviews at all. I find this odd. Is there a reason a company wouldn’t ask for or provide formal feedback? If I wanted to put a procedure in place for the people I manage in my department, what would I need? To read the answer, click here: How to Implement Yearly Reviews

2015 160

7 Reasons You Should Take an Internship

The Undercover Recruiter

People sometimes become a bit dubious when deciding whether or not to take an internship. Often, when freshly graduating you lack enough experience to get a full time permanent job, so internships, apprenticeships and work experience are your only options. However, we need to stop looking at these negatively and think of everything we can gain. View Article. 7 Reasons You Should Take an Internship. Undercover Recruiter - Career & Recruitment Blog.

Personal Branding for Baby Boomers with Marc Miller

Competitive Resumes

It’s hard to be found or relevant if your personal branding is not online showing your capabilities, accomplishments, and achievements. Baby boomers are still evaluating the benefits of the how and why of having an online presence. Marc Miller (@ CareerPivot ), founder of the blog Career Pivot makes it clear: it is necessary to stamp your personal brand on the internet. The excuses are over.

2015 109

Manner Monday: Expectations and Electronic Etiquette


How many times have you said to yourself, “I just don’t get those (Millennials, Baby Boomers, etc.)” ” when it comes to their use or misuse of electronic etiquette? Just as business, social and dining etiquette all have many layers, so does electronic etiquette, including email etiquette, typing in ALL CAPS, voicemail messages, voicemail greetings, and inappropriate social media sharing.

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