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Recovering from Job Loss

Career Alley

Very few things are more stressful than losing your job and, while every industry is different, all have felt the pain at some point. Career advice Job Loss

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3 Important LinkedIn Profile Housekeeping Tasks

Executive Career Brand

Many executive job seekers have a “ build it and forget it ” mindset when it comes to their LinkedIn profiles. Once they’ve written a bit of content in the Summary section, and popped in their various job titles in the Experience section, they think they’ve done enough. Then, their profiles sit dormant for months. or even years. Then, they suddenly need those profiles to support their candidacy in a job search. So, they scramble to get their LinkedIn profiles up to snuff.

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6 Original Gift Ideas For Everyone On Your List

Ms. Career Girl

The post 6 Original Gift Ideas For Everyone On Your List appeared first on Ms. Career Girl. Another year, another golf shirt for Dad, right? Wrong! Sorry, Dad, but I am sure last years gift still has plenty of wear left.) Here are some original gift ideas for everyone on your list. . Mom: Photos. Mamas are usually the toughest because let’s face it, how will you ever be able to get a present that tops her gift of life to you? Impossible. Thoughtful gifts that make her smile? Possible.

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Gift Ideas For The Aspiring Executive

Professional Resume Services

It can be a challenge to select a good gift for someone who is looking for a job or working on being promoted. We like our gifts to be things that delight and get used (at least that’s my goal in gift-giving) and the “executive gift” often is not in those categories. So what does an aspiring Santa do? Research, Research, Research. There’s a reason that appearance is important, particularly in your career. People make snap judgments based on your appearance.

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Employee’s Guide to Stock Option Compensation

Career Alley

We live in an age of startups where every other person with a half-decent idea is trying to become the new Mark Zuckerberg or Pierre Omidyar or Jeff Bezos. Career advice Compensation

Quell Job Loss Anxiety With 5 Empowering Tips

Career Trend

If the writing on the proverbial wall indicates your current position is in jeopardy, then sitting still and doing nothing is generally the best way to invite job-loss anxiety into your future. Examples that threaten job security include: 1. Your company is in divestiture mode and/or may be acquired by another company where someone holds […]. The post Quell Job Loss Anxiety With 5 Empowering Tips appeared first on Executive Resume Writing Service.

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6 Post-College Purchases to Make You Feel Like a Fully Functioning Adult

Ms. Career Girl

The post 6 Post-College Purchases to Make You Feel Like a Fully Functioning Adult appeared first on Ms. Career Girl. Congrats! You’ve successfully graduated from college. No longer is it acceptable to dress up as a Cheetah, wear black leggings every day, roll out of bed at 1pm, or drink aggressively on Tuesday nights. Now it’s all about briefcases, skirts, 7am alarm clocks, and going on real dates with men who don’t wear jerseys 6 days week.

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Keeping It Real with Your Career

Career Alley

Careers are very similar to life and personal growth: things change all the time. Career changes can often cause psychological and physical turmoil. Career advice Careers

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5 Great Habits That Will Make Your Career Soar

Evil HR Lady

Have you ever had a colleague who seemed to just intuitively know what the boss wanted and, as a result, rose rapidly while you were stuck taking notes and making coffee? Sure, sometimes it’s just luck because their personality matches the boss’s, but chances are it’s because your successful coworker has these five great habits: 1. Pay Attention to Company Culture. Some company leaders praise the out-of-the-box thinker, while others are like, “Get back in the box, right now!”

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Beat Tech Headaches at Work: Use a Disk Manager

Ms. Career Girl

The post Beat Tech Headaches at Work: Use a Disk Manager appeared first on Ms. Career Girl. One of the biggest headaches for any working girl is dealing with a tech-related work slowdown. You know what I'm talking about! The desktop PC is acting up, the computer takes forever to do anything, the screen freezes up and bashing the keys won't help you. We've all encountered these glitches and other similar aggravations. Oftentimes it's no picnic having to deal with the IT department, either.

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Sklover’s Thought for the Work Week

Sklover Working Wisdom

“Give thanks for a little and you will find a lot.”. African Proverb. Gratitude is an attitude, a lens through which you can view and experience the world. Funny thing is, it grows on you. Find one small thing to appreciate at work, and you’ll soon find two more that are worthy of appreciation. maybe not about your boss. but with most things and people at work, it applies. Give it a try. You’ll be glad you did. 2015 Alan L. Sklover. All Rights Reserved. [If

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4 Tips to Help You Start Your Executive Job Search

Position Ignition

Often we get comfortable in a company, in our roles, with the feeling of security and familiarity, and in the working environments that we have grown accustomed to. We can put off our job search for a number of reasons but if you know deep down that it’s the right time to make a move, get started on your executive job search NOW. Get a copy of our 100 Executive Search Tips for step-by-step advice through your job search. Sometimes the hardest thing to do is to make that first step.

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Is Emotional Intelligence More Important than IQ in Leadership?

The Undercover Recruiter

Though there’s no doubt that climbing the career ladder takes a significant level of intelligence, there’s more to succeeding in a leadership role than having a high IQ. In fact, one of the most valuable qualities of a good leader is a high emotional quotient (EQ) and the ability to read people’s emotions and empathise with others. View Article. Is Emotional Intelligence More Important than IQ in Leadership? Undercover Recruiter - Career & Recruitment Blog.

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Volunteering at the Office: Altruistic & Self-Serving?

Ms. Career Girl

The post Volunteering at the Office: Altruistic & Self-Serving? appeared first on Ms. Career Girl. Another year gone. Once again, we’re at the beginning of the holiday season. One aspect of the holiday season is the season of giving. That one time a year were the number of tellers asking for donations sky-rockets, retail workers are driven crazy by the Salvation Army constantly ringing their bell, and army personal stand guard over Toys For Tots bins.

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Why Don't We Headhunt People With Sh y Commutes More Than We Do?

The HR Capitalist

When it comes to hard to fill positions in tough segments and industries, why don't we headhunt people with sh**ty commutes more than we do? We all know that a bad commute can ruin someone's work life balance. Or, attempting to live close to where you work can be cost prohibitive. Take a look at the "apartment" below in San Francisco, then read the description from TechCrunch : This windowless, kitchenless, 170-square-foot apartment for $1,200. Only in SF.

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Nail the Interview with Michelle Lederman

Competitive Resumes

I presented several interview experts and books in this podcast including Michelle Lederman’s last interview book for veterans, Heroes Get Hired. Her latest book focuses on reframing the limiting beliefs preventing a confident presentation and standing out. The book also details what needs to be done after the interview process. What are your interview challenges? I would love to hear your thoughts in one of three ways: Call and leave a voicemail at 708-365-9822.

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Writing a Thank You Note After an Interview

Position Ignition

Your job interview is over and now the waiting begins for the decision. In that period of time you might sit stewing at home, or perhaps in a workplace that you’re longing to leave, and ruminate over the hour-long chat. Why didn’t you answer that question better? What about that fine project that never got a mention? The questions bubble around in your mind before you decide to take action; a thank-you letter for the interview.

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Colour and Productivity: How Your Workplace Colour Scheme Influences Employees

Ms. Career Girl

The post Colour and Productivity: How Your Workplace Colour Scheme Influences Employees appeared first on Ms. Career Girl. The question of whether particular colours have the ability to influence people psychologically has been clearly answered. Numerous scientists and professionals such as artists, educators, and interior designers know absolutely, through extensive study, experience and trial and error, that the use of colour has a measurable impact on ones thoughts, feelings, and behaviour.

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The CEO Who Raised the Minimum Salary to 70K Is Alleged to Have Waterboarded His Wife, Among Other Things.

The HR Capitalist

OK, all you socialists out there - be prepared to be disappointed, because BusinessWeek dug into the story of Dan Price, CEO of Gravity Payments, and found some issues related to why he raised the minimum salary at his company to $70,000. . Here's a quick reset from my post back in August : Mr. Price, 31, announced he was setting a new minimum salary of $70,000 at his Seattle credit card processing firm, Gravity Payments , and slashing his own million-dollar pay package to do it.

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A Negotiating Strategy for Women Only

Competitive Resumes

The follow article is reprinted from the Ivy Exec blog with their permission as part of our content exchange. . Women don’t negotiate as much as men do. Study after study shows women are less likely to push for a better salary offer. The common explanations: women lack confidence and women are socialized not to speak up. Those may be part of the problem, but there is more to it. What if the reason is that women are correctly assessing that asking for more might actually harm them?

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6 Ways Social Media Can Help Find the Perfect Candidate

Position Ignition

Gone are the days when posting an ad in a shop window or writing a job description for the local paper were the best ways to find employees. These days, companies have a range of channels for recruiting new talent. There's LinkedIn, Twitter, traditional recruiters and recruitment specialists like The SmartList and many other channels both on and offline.

Winter Proofing Your Home on a Budget

Ms. Career Girl

The post Winter Proofing Your Home on a Budget appeared first on Ms. Career Girl. If you’re thinking about splashing some cash this winter then some plush new clothes or Christmas gifts for the ones you love might top your list, but the winter is long and if your house is chilly you’re your cash may be better spent on a little winter-proofing.

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GREAT REALITIES OF MANAGEMENT: It's Not Your Fault, But It's Your Problem.

The HR Capitalist

It's one of the unwritten rules of management. It's also one of the hardest things for new managers to wrap their heads around. It's not your fault, but it's your problem.". Let's deconstruct that a bit. New managers were often very high performing individual contributors (ICs). The great thing about being an IC is that you only have to worry about one person - and that person is you. But your performance as an IC convinced us that you'd make a good manager of people.

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How to Attract the Perfect Employee

The Undercover Recruiter

Recruitment is not something that you can do with 50% effort – you need to get it right, otherwise you’ll end up with a team filled with bad hires. However, it is also one of the hardest elements of running a business – there’s a lot more competition now-a-days and a greater amount of people. View Article. How to Attract the Perfect Employee. Undercover Recruiter - Career & Recruitment Blog. Hiring Employee flexible perfect

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What Do You Need to do to Begin a Career in Accounting?

Position Ignition

There are many different routes into the accountancy profession. Obviously, you have to be good with figures, but you don’t necessarily have to have a degree in accounting in order to qualify as an accountant

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WHEN TO CHOOSE PASSION OVER PERFECTION

Ms. Career Girl

The post WHEN TO CHOOSE PASSION OVER PERFECTION appeared first on Ms. Career Girl. Does Passion Beat Perfection ? I was once a semifinalist in a moot court competition in law school; a competition for oral advocacy in arguing a case. The journey there was easy for me, because my only goal was to win two rounds to qualify for the moot court society. Once I did that I was done, everything else was cherries and sprinkles. Does anyone eat sprinkles anymore? I digress.

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A Day of Mourning at The HR Capitalist: RIP Scott Weiland

The HR Capitalist

If there's one thing Gen X likes, it's an over the top rock star. That's Scott Weiland, lead singer for Stone Temple Pilots. Being Gen X means that at some point in your life, you wore flannel - a lot of flannel, mostly influenced by the Seattle rock scene with Nirvana, Soundgarden, Alice In Chains, etc. Eventually we all grew up and got jobs, but something had to fill the void of over the top, conflicted rock and roll as we went to work in the 90's. Enter Stone Temple Pilots (STP).

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7 Side-Splitting Passive Aggressive Notes in the Workplace

The Undercover Recruiter

Ok, own up! Who’s guilty of leaving a passive aggressive note when one of your colleagues did something to wind you up? When you’re working in close proximity day in day out, there’s no surprise that people get on each others nerves from time to time, whether it’s by eating someone else’s food from the. View Article. 7 Side-Splitting Passive Aggressive Notes in the Workplace. Undercover Recruiter - Career & Recruitment Blog.

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7 Ways Podcasts Can Enhance Your Career

Position Ignition

If you’re looking for resources that can enhance your career by providing you with career advice , employment news and views, insight into a specific industry or profession, or anything else that will help along your professional development, you can’t go far wrong by listening to careers podcasts. Here are 7 ways in which online audio recordings are the ideal tool to boost your career. Career Development

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Volunteering at the Office: Altruistic & Self-Serving?

Ms. Career Girl

The post Volunteering at the Office: Altruistic & Self-Serving? appeared first on Ms. Career Girl. Another year gone. Once again, we’re at the beginning of the holiday season. One aspect of the holiday season is the season of giving. That one time a year were the number of tellers asking for donations sky-rockets, retail workers are driven crazy by the Salvation Army constantly ringing their bell, and army personal stand guard over Toys For Tots bins.

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The Benefits of Paying Employees to Volunteer

Workology

The holiday season is in full swing, so this is a good time to talk about giving back. This is the time of year when it is common for companies to do food drives and other charitable acts in the spirit of the season. But have you thought about how such generosity can become a part of your company culture year round? One way that companies can make giving to others a part of their company culture is through providing a volunteer benefit to employees.

6 Reasons You Should Keep Up Your Job Search During the Holiday Season

The Undercover Recruiter

As the holiday season draws in, it’s easy to get distracted by all the festivities going on around you and your job hunt will often get placed on the back burner. It’s a busy time of the year and it’s a common misconception that hiring managers won’t be making any new hires over Christmas, however this isn’t. View Article. 6 Reasons You Should Keep Up Your Job Search During the Holiday Season. Undercover Recruiter - Career & Recruitment Blog.

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16 BURNING QUESTIONS YOUR 2016 EXECUTIVE RESUME MUST ANSWER

Resume Writing

16 BURNING QUESTIONS YOUR 2016 EXECUTIVE RESUME MUST ANSWER 2016 is around the corner. (I I can’t believe it!) January is the busiest time in the career services industry. Every year resumes that flood my inquiry inbox fail to address critical points employers and hiring […]. The post 16 BURNING QUESTIONS YOUR 2016 EXECUTIVE RESUME MUST ANSWER appeared first on Authentic Executive Resume Branding & Career Coaching.

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Entrepreneurs: How Work/Life Balance and Growth Can Mix

Water Cooler Wisdom

Those who believe starting a business means fewer hours will probably find themselves mistaken. In reality, small-business owners may be some of the hardest working people in the world, regardless of industry or sector. It can be especially difficult to sustain effective work-life balance when your business is growing and it feels as if there simply aren’t enough hours in the day to get everything done.

What About a Tattoo As a “Wearable Device”?

Workology

I have written several times on the use and utility of wearable and embeddable devices in HR, most notably here and here. Some people get squeamish about the thought of embedding a device in their body, while others decry the expense of wearable devices in things like uniforms and equipment. What if there was an option between the two? Would that perhaps change your mind? Biowearables. That in between option is something called a “biowearable.”

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10 Ways Tech Companies Can Recruit and Retain Women #TechTuesday

The Undercover Recruiter

Women in technology — or the lack thereof — is a tricky subject, and one that isn’t easy to resolve. Reports of bias, unequal pay, and limited opportunities abound. Even in the face of numbers that show a direct correlation between more women in leadership and higher returns on invested capital and sales, the tech. View Article. 10 Ways Tech Companies Can Recruit and Retain Women #TechTuesday. Undercover Recruiter - Career & Recruitment Blog.

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Majored In The Wrong Industry? Do This!

Career Realism

Did you spend four (or more!) years learning about one topic, only to realize after graduation (or even years later), that you want to work in another industry? What do you do now? Related: 6 Signs You’re On The Wrong Career Path. Don’t worry! All is not lost. Here are some tips for what you can do next. Assess What’s Really Going On In Your Current Career. Your career is like your marriage or long-term romantic partnership. Things can get stale after the initial glow wears off.

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