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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. Career advice Hot Careers

2016 251

7 Tips to Build Your Executive Job Search Target Companies List

Executive Career Brand

Many executive job seekers resist targeting select employers, because they don’t want to limit their search. They want to be open to any opportunities that may even remotely be a good fit for them. The problem with this approach is that, when you’re writing your personal marketing content – for your executive resume, biography, LinkedIn profile, etc. – you won’t know who you’re writing it for and which specific qualifications to zero in on, because you’re not focused on a target audience.

2016 196

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Yoga Saved My Life

Ms. Career Girl

The post Yoga Saved My Life appeared first on Ms. Career Girl. I know I’m not the only one who can say that yoga saved my life. This is my story. Not too long ago, I nearly gave in to Depression. Daily, my wishes that death would come and take me consumed my thoughts, my being. I just didn’t want to live any more. I even searched on the internet about committing suicide- ways to do it, the type of gun to use, the position, angle, gun placement, etc. It made sense.

2016 158

Don’t Make These Common Executive Resume Mistakes!

Professional Resume Services

Professional executive resume writers can help you avoid serious mistakes. Just because one step of a larger process is the shortest doesn’t necessarily mean it’s the easiest. Take a job search, for example. The resume is often the briefest part of applying for a job. It’s often one page in length, and recruiters themselves only glance at them for a few seconds. However, the quality of your resume can make or break your ability to get hired.

2016 150

5 Resources for Executive Job Search

Career Alley

Many executive recruiters prefer to find candidates that are not currently job hunting, so keeping your professional network and social media up to date are key. While executive recruiters should be a key part of our job search, remember to leverage other job search resources as well. Career advice Executive Search

2016 244

Business Travel Tips – Winning the Travel Battle


Business travel tips are necessary, because nobody likes travelling for business when their body is sore, their clothes are wrinkled, and they have screaming children wailing in their ears. The fact of the matter is that business travel is a billion dollar industry, and that if you haven’t traveled on business yet, there will come […]. The post Business Travel Tips – Winning the Travel Battle appeared first on

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#Sidehustle : It's the New Normal

Ms. Career Girl

The post #Sidehustle : It's the New Normal appeared first on Ms. Career Girl. Ever feel like no matter how fast you run, you just can’t get closer to your dreams? Take the wakeup call and start moving to create some better results and a brighter future. Side hustle is just the modern day iteration of what’s been called moonlighting and second jobs in the past. The concept isn’t new, but when you understand the meaning of “side hustle,” you’ll have a new motivation to create your own.

2016 139

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Top Tips for Leveraging Your Smartphone for Your Job Search – Part 1

Career Alley

Job search is often driven by “time is of the essence” (as in those who apply later in the process will not get an interview). For every job opening there are potentially thousands of individuals who are qualified. While the primary requirement is that you are a good fit for the job, it is only […]. Job Search Internet Job Search Mobile Job Search smartphone

2016 235

Sklover’s Thought for the Work Week

Sklover Working Wisdom

Division. Unity. Cynicism. Optimism. Limits. Opportunity. Isolation. Community. Apathy. Passion. Despair. Possibility. Decline. Renewal. Humility. Exclusion. Inclusion. Partisanship. Leadership. Blame. Responsibility. Status Quo. Daring. Vitriol. Respect. Cowardice. Courage. Nostalgia. Vision. Indifference. Compassion. Bystander. Upstander. Every day, we have a choice. Starbucks Ad. 2016 Alan L. Sklover. All Rights Reserved. [If

2016 116

6 Steps to Finding Your Passions

Ms. Career Girl

The post 6 Steps to Finding Your Passions appeared first on Ms. Career Girl. Passion is such a BIG word. So much pressure, so many expectations…. Everywhere you look nowadays there seems to be this new it-girl or passion-guru or some other self-proclaimed expert on finding the magical wand and the fastest path to overcoming all the challenges and finding your true passion. They talk about passion as if it’s a magical fairy you can entreat with cookies.

2016 132

The Most Popular Lies Recruiters Hear Every Day (and Why You Should Avoid Them)

Evil HR Lady

If you think you’ve heard it all, you’re either a therapist or a recruiter. (Of Of course, sometimes people treat their recruiters and HR people in general like therapists, but that’s another post.) The thing is, when much of your job is spent evaluating people and talking with them, you learn to spot lies pretty darn quick. Some of these lies are little things, and don’t matter. “How are you today?” ” “Great!”

2016 140

Top Tips for Leveraging Your Smartphone for Your Job Search – Part 2

Career Alley

In Part 1, we covered several options for cloud storage. Getting access to your job search docs on the fly is really important. But being able to change your cover letter and resume at a moment’s notice is equally as important. In Part 2, we will cover several tools you can use on your smartphone […]. Resumes iOS iPhone Smartphones

2016 231

The “Background-Check” Provision in Offer Letters – A Risk You Should Try to Reduce

Sklover Working Wisdom

“ If you do not actively attack the risks, they will actively attack you.”. – Tom Gib. ACTUAL CASE HISTORY : Wilhelma was a senior investment banker in the energy and power sectors employed by a Wall Street firm. She was recruited to work for a boutique investment management firm specializing in the same sectors. Most intriguing to Wilmelma was the new employer’s offer of both a sizable ownership interest in the firm, and carried interest in its major investment fund.

5 Ways To Make Time For Everything

Ms. Career Girl

The post 5 Ways To Make Time For Everything appeared first on Ms. Career Girl. Have you ever wished you had at least 5 more hours to fit in the day? Or maybe you were wondering how everybody else seems to accomplish so much, while you are stuck spinning the wheel, losing precious time and without any adequate results. Well search no more – here are you top 5 tips using simple priorities that would kick your productivity into overdrive. Own Your Time.

2016 126

Being a Leader is Hard. Here's 3 Things That Make You a Good One (#WorkHuman).

The HR Capitalist

Being a new leader is hard. Whipping up a bunch of needed change while treating people like humans is even harder. You probably know what needs to be done. I get it. The problem is that your wave of change is going to cause stress and panic. It's up to you to do that change in a #workhuman way. As it turns out, it's the path that gets you best, most sustainable organizational results over time. First up, you're probably wondering about the #workhuman hashtag.

2016 93

What to Do When: Your Manager Is an Idiot and Her Boss Doesn’t Care

Evil HR Lady

Have you ever had a really rotten boss? One who yells, belittles people, creates unfair schedules, and is generally incompetent? Any one of those things stink, but sometimes you get stuck with all of them at once. Why on earth doesn’t her boss step in and handle this mess? Seriously, your boss either needs training or firing, and it’s blazingly obvious, so why isn’t that happening? There are actually reasons for this, some bad and some good.

2016 126

Happy Easter

Sklover Working Wisdom

To All our Friends Who Celebrate Easter: The Essential Message Of Easter is Hope. Is there any better Message to Celebrate? Happy Easter! 2016 Alan L. Sklover. All Rights Reserved

2016 100

You Have It All Backwards – Big Passion Lies

Ms. Career Girl

The post You Have It All Backwards – Big Passion Lies appeared first on Ms. Career Girl. Passion has become a buzz word of our generation, seems everywhere you turn somebody will have amazing tips on how to either find your “magical” true passion, or how to monetize it. Well here’s the thing ladies: most of it is just plain bull*&%#! .

2016 126

5 Ways to Generate New Career Ideas

Position Ignition

Quite often when we think about our work and our future, we’re random in the way we go about it. We can get quite reactional and analytical and sometimes we can get quite dreamy. This is all very well, but if we’re serious about finding a new career, we have to know how to generate concrete ideas so we know what we’re targeting as we start the career change process. Career Change & Exploration

2016 117

Adecco’s CEO for a Month Internship

Competitive Resumes

I am proud to help Adecco Group North America to promote their annual “CEO for a month” internship program in North America. This is the second year Rich Thompson ( @rich18thompson ), Chief Human Resources Officer, Adecco Group North America and I talk about this once in a lifetime program where one person will shadow and travel with Adecco’s senior leadership and executives.

Answering the Interview Question that is REALLY Being Asked

The Job Quest

One recent morning, one of my children had this conversation with me: Dear Child (DC): “Mom, what is the temperature and what’s the high for the day?” ” Me: “Ummmm, it’s 34 degrees, and the high will be 48.” ” DC: “So should I wear a winter coat or a spring jacket?”

2016 113

Beauty Trends: Changed Yet Still the Same

Ms. Career Girl

The post Beauty Trends: Changed Yet Still the Same appeared first on Ms. Career Girl. Beauty trends have been a roller coaster ride over the years. From voluptuous curves to corseted waists, the “in” thing has fluctuated frequently, leaving us looking back and wondering what we were thinking — even with trends that are just a decade old. You grow up and want to burn every picture from your childhood because you can’t even imagine walking out of the house dressed like that.

2016 122

Here's How an Acquiring CEO Can Totally Screw Up Onboarding Talent.

The HR Capitalist

Integration of an acquired company. The playbook is pretty standard: -Make them feel wanted. Celebrate the success of the new team within your company. Mock the talent level of the acquired team in all-hands meetings. Lightly celebrate their history even as you wipe it from the annuals of time. OK, so two of those are from the playbook and two are not. You can tell the difference. Nest CEO Tony Fadell? Let's just say it's hard for him.

2016 79

10 Simple Ways to Make Other People Happy

Evil HR Lady

We here at Inc. give tons of good suggestions about how to make yourself happier. We had “ 10 Easy Ways to Make Yourself Happy in 2016 ,” “ 5 Secrets to a Balanced, Happy Life ,” and “ 5 Daily Habits of Remarkably Happy People ,” all within the past few weeks. These articles are all fabulous, but what if we want to make other people happy? How can we do that?

2016 109

6 Top Tips for First Time Interviewers

Position Ignition

Interviewing… get it right and you’ll create excitement about your company, spot opportunities for growth and find the right person for the job. Do it badly, however, and you’ll give the business a bad reputation or even hire the wrong individual completely. Here’s how to to get it right if you’re a beginner interviewer

2016 106

Tax Time Tips: Organize Now, Thank Yourself Later

Ms. Career Girl

The post Tax Time Tips: Organize Now, Thank Yourself Later appeared first on Ms. Career Girl. Sponsored by Office Depot. When tax season comes around, you can avoid many of the pain points by making an effort to improve in one area: organization. In order to get an idea of the best ways to do this, we sought the advice of Holly Bohn, organizational expert and founder of See Jane Work. Holly shared her top three tips. Tip #1 – Select the right tax software.

2016 112

A TEST FOR CANDIDATES: Do You Wave/Hustle When I Stop My Car And Let You Cross?

The HR Capitalist

Candidates - always with the game face on related to "fit" with your company and culture. It's hard to know exactly what you're going to be like when I get you in the company. I can spend 5 hours with you and still be a bit surprised. How will you treat others around you? How will you treat clients? You say you're selfless, humble and appreciative of those around you. You're a great guy/gal. I say the true test is how you treat someone you're under no pressure to treat with respect.

2016 75

Sorry about the lack of posts

Evil HR Lady

I was here: And here: And eating this (I made this): So, I kind of forgot about work for a while. Which is the purpose of vacation. But now I’m back and pretending to think about employee engagement and compensation plans that work and such, but really, I’m planning our next exotic adventure

2016 100

Inspiring Short Video on How We Learn

Position Ignition

Find our own animation series on YouTube, for quick career tips and advice. Career Development Videos

2016 100

It's All Relative: Global Work Comparisons

Ms. Career Girl

The post It's All Relative: Global Work Comparisons appeared first on Ms. Career Girl. In spite of our inter-connected world of social media, instant news and communications, and multi-national corporations, it's easy to filter it all through the eyes of our own version of reality. After all, we're most concerned with our own surroundings and what affects us most directly.

2016 106

RULE #1 For the New World HR Pro: You Gotta Ask.

The HR Capitalist

I'm on record as saying that HR pros can learn a lot from Sales Pro s. At the top of the list is learning to negotiate. Of all the negotiation skills available, the most valuable one is the first-strike position, or more to the point, simply asking for what you want. Check out the example given by a VC I love to read, then I'll give you three scenarios you can force yourself or your team into to practice the skill.

2016 68

What Science and Recruiters Want From Your LinkedIn Profile Photo(s)


Naturally, as a full time recruiter I spend an exorbitant amount of time pursuing LinkedIn profiles. It’s a recruiter’s most frequent online destination when being charged with filling a job opening. While not all profiles are created equal, it never fails that every couple weeks I run across a real doozy. These are profiles that have all the right endorsements and employment experience but are hamstrung by a truly cringeworthy profile photo.

2016 63

Job Interview 101: How to Avoid Mistakes

Undercover Recruiter

Job hunting can be hard. The endless emails, the countless rejections and the insane amounts of cover letters saved in your documents. It can be a long process, but there’s no better feeling than landing a job interview. Finally you can prove how perfect you are for the position at stake. Resume Writing Lab have. View Article. Job Interview 101: How to Avoid Mistakes. Undercover Recruiter - Career & Recruitment Blog. Interview Tips interview mistakes Job Interview mistakes

2016 63

2016 Career Planner From Career Solvers

Career Solvers

Are you happy with your job? Are you happy with your life? Career Solvers has created a career planner designed to guide you in taking a look back and looking ahead. Most important, it will help you identify, define, and clarify your personal and professional goals. This is not about setting resolutions. It’s about goals. It’s about dreaming about what you want your life to be like and putting plans into place to make it happen. Resolutions seem to fade with time.

2016 54

How to Be a Standout in Your Field

Water Cooler Wisdom

Brand strategist Scott James of publishing firm Greenleaf Book Group knows something about making a name for yourself in a field where everyone is smart and at the top of their game. He’s come up with the four questions that separate experts from pretenders. Scott James believes there’s a clear line between experts who have built a platform and brand around their expertise and experts who are great at their work but haven’t figured out how to do this. What does this line look like?

2016 46

Four Changes You Can Make to Your Talent Acquisition Strategy Today


Last week I spent the day in Chicago in a client’s office working on their talent acquisition strategy, specifically addressing the topics of employment branding, process improvement, brand ambassadorship and candidate engagement. During our brainstorming and planning session we discussed a number of plans and strategies, some of which would take months to build and implement. We also discussed a number of strategies that could be executed relatively quickly and easily.

2016 54

Should You Hire for Personality or Skill?

Undercover Recruiter

Pop quiz, hotshot. You have two candidates coming in today for an interview. One is fairly skilled with solid experience, but has an attitude that is a little suspect. The other candidate, by all accounts, is warm and friendly but has less experience and accomplishments. Which do you hire? The answer, of course, is “it. View Article. Should You Hire for Personality or Skill? Undercover Recruiter - Career & Recruitment Blog.