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12 Job Search Tips & Tricks

Career Alley

The job market has improved lots since 2008, but it is still difficult to find a job. Plenty of supply (as in candidates), just not enough demand (as in jobs). If you have been looking for a job for more than three months, then tips and tricks listed below could certainly help you find that job. There are some basic tricks like, updating your profile on LinkedIn or any of the job search engines. This immediately puts you at the top of the list for recruiters (both from companies or from agencies.

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Designing a Beautiful and Functional Home Office

Ms. Career Girl

The post Designing a Beautiful and Functional Home Office appeared first on Ms. Career Girl. No longer are we forced to work a 9-5 workday while trapped in drab, stifling cubicles. No, today is the age of working from home and telecommuting. And even if you aren’t blessed with a career that allows you to work from home full-time, chances are you still have a home office to get your after-hours work done.

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Think Like an Executive Resume Branding Pro – Write Your Executive Resume

Executive Career Brand

Part 4 – Pulling it All Together to Write Your Personally Branded Executive Resume. If you’ve read the first 3 parts of this 5-part series, you should be well on your way with the information-mining process to create your executive resume. Today, I’ll show you how to strategize all the information you’ve amassed, pare down and pull out the pieces that will most resonate with your target employers, and actually compose your executive resume.

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What Not to Include on Your C-Level Resume

Professional Resume Services

Building resumes that get you hired can feel like an insurmountable task. It can be difficult to determine which information is essential and what is better left unsaid. Below are some resume “don’ts”: Objective. If you look at resume examples for lower level jobs, you will see an objective line at the top that details the goals of the individual. When it comes to executive level resumes, however, this section is unnecessary. Applying for the job indicates your goal.

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7 Steps to Achieving Your Career Goals

Career Alley

Remember when you were a kid playing games with your friends and something unexpected would go wrong and you would ask for a “do-over”? Most of us start our career with a goal in mind. Whether it is CEO, Head of IT or Retail Sales Manager, we think we know what we want. Sometimes it does not work out as planned. Stuff happens along the way and we lose focus, get stuck in a dead-end job or can’t seem to find the right opportunities.

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5 Steps to a Great Interview

Ms. Career Girl

The post 5 Steps to a Great Interview appeared first on Ms. Career Girl. Want to know the Steps to a Great Interview? Read on! Spring is always a fun time because it is interview season! Many recent grads or members of the work force are looking for a job or opportunity. The crucial part of the job search? Nailing the interview. Here are a few steps to help you prepare to nail that interview: 1. Research the Company. Before the interview, research the company you are interviewing for.

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Resume Help: Showing Skills & Education

Careers Done Write

Today’s candidate has the skills and education required to excel in a graphic design career. His resume is holding him back for several reasons. All of the items can be easily corrected. Always use the actual name of the certificate or degree. Instead of saying vocational certificate, state the actual program, such as “Certificate: Graphic Design.” ” For degrees, it is better to spell out the degree so that it is a hit for keyword searches.

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Your Job Search Marketing Toolkit – Networking

Career Alley

Network, Network, Network – the most important three words in job search. According to a report from ABC News, 80% of today’s jobs are landed through networking. You know that old saying, “It’s not what you know, it’s who you know”and this could not be more true for finding your next job. While “who you know” has always been important, it has never been easier to leverage your network with services like LinkedIn and other social networks.

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Dating in 2015: Is It Time To Raise The Bar?

Ms. Career Girl

The post Dating in 2015: Is It Time To Raise The Bar? appeared first on Ms. Career Girl. I learned how to high to raise the bar by lowering it. I never knew how low I lowered the bar until several years later. In the beginning of my relationship, there was much uncertainty. I felt kindness and respect the majority of the time. Yet sometimes there were inconsistencies, communication fails, which I confronted.

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Saying "No" Helps Train the Recipient What "Yes" Looks Like.

The HR Capitalist

If there''s a big problem in corporate America, it''s that we say "Yes" too much at times. Yes to that request. Yes, I can help you. Yes, I''d be happy to be part of your project team. Yes, your response to my request is fine. There''s a whole lot of yes going around. The problem? Only about 1/2 of the "yes" responses are followed up with action that is representative of all of us living up to the commitment we made. That''s why you need to say "no" more.

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Attachment Styles & Incivility at Work

WorkEngagement

I recently published the article, “ Attachment styles at work: Measurement, collegial relationships, and burnout ,” with Arla Day and Lisa Price to present a new measure of adult attachment styles with specific reference to social relationships at work. It is available as a free download from the Burnout Research journal site. The big question I am pursuing with this concept is how to explain the wide range of reactions people have to an identical social setting.

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The Power of First Impressions: Why Onboarding is Crucial to Retaining Employees

Workology

Imagine your first day on a new job. You arrive and no one is waiting to greet you; or, your HR representative is running late. When you do get started, you are asked to fill out some forms for taxes and benefits, but you don’t receive guidance on your 401k distributions until you prompt your representative.

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Step Into a CEO’s Shoes: Adecco CEO for One Month Challenge

Ms. Career Girl

The post Step Into a CEO’s Shoes: Adecco CEO for One Month Challenge appeared first on Ms. Career Girl. This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Adecco Group NA. All opinions are 100% mine. Everyone wants to step into their boss’ shoes. Adecco CEO for One Month I’ve recently found out about Adecco CEO for One Month Challenge, and it got me thinking – who wouldn’t want to be CEO?! In any job, growth is the dream.

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Career U-Turn: Returning to Your Former Job

Careers Done Write

Have you ever made a career decision that you later regretted? Did you ever leave a job for another job at a company with greener pastures? Or, perhaps you took a position only to discover six months later that the company was downsizing after a major contract was lost. Did you wish that you stayed in your former position? Can you ever return? Would they take you back? Also, are you sure that you want to return? Or, is it just a comfortable place to land?

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Sklover’s Thought for the Work Week

Sklover Working Wisdom

“Sing a simple song.”. – Sly Stone. Simple is clear. Simple is focused. And simple is sophisticated. At work, strive to be one who simplifies the complex, who is known for directness, and as one who people know both “where you are coming from and where you are going.” Stay away from the confusing jargon and the mystically confusing analysis. Sure, the world around you is complicated. But that is why simple is always the best song. 2015 Alan L. Sklover. All Rights Reserved. [If

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Time Management for the HR Professional

Workology

Time management is a problem for many of us, regardless of our job. Mobile technology has made the 24-hour workplace a common thing, and it seems at every turn, more is being expected of us in the workplace. In the HR world, we have to be constantly on our toes. You never know when an employee is going to interrupt your perfectly planned day with, “Uh, can I talk to you for a few minutes about a minor harassment issue?”

Social Notworking

Ms. Career Girl

The post Social Notworking appeared first on Ms. Career Girl. Editor’s Note: So excited about this post! Ms Career Girl debuts its first fiction post from our new columnist, Roseanna Robson. Enjoy! . I can do this. I can approach a group of complete strangers and talk my CV at them. How hard can it be? It’s procedural. It’s mundane. I was now a few steps from the ring of intimately conferring women whose relative seniority was perfectly represented by the varying expense of their haircuts.

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Before You Call That Meeting… Should You Meet at All?

WorkAlpha

Do you ever feel like you meet, just to meet? You might be right – meetings can be a dangerous time suck if you are having them just to have them. And yet, they are a fixture of corporate America. Nancy Koehn, who teaches at the Harvard Business School, estimates that there will be 11 […]. Workplace Meetings Workplace Dynamics

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When In Doubt: Hire the Best Writing Skills.

The HR Capitalist

That''s right. I''m taking the stand that, all other things being relatively equal, hiring the best writer is always the right thing to do when faced with a tough choice between worthy candidates. I was reminded of this when I re-browsed through " Rework " by the gang at 37 signals , an interesting software company that''s dedicated to writing productivity software that''s easy to use. Rework includes a brief chapter that speaks the truth - hire the best writer.

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3 Quick Tips About Performance Management Technology

Workology

Replacing traditional performance management processes is a major HR trend. And it’s good to see innovative companies eliminate the numerical rating of people as part of the reengineering. Automating the process is the logical next step. While managers remain the most critical component in effective performance management, technology streamlines the process and gives management the ability to quickly disseminate goals and objectives throughout the organization.

Best Jobs For People Who Are Creative

Ms. Career Girl

The post Best Jobs For People Who Are Creative appeared first on Ms. Career Girl. Would you classify yourself as creative? Do you find yourself confined by the structure of a typical 9 to 5 job? Do you dread the idea of being boxed into a cubicle? Creative people need jobs that hone their attention, interests, and skills. If this sounds like you, here are some great career options you should consider. Hair and beauty.

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9 Ways to Get to Know Your Team Better

Position Ignition

The better you know your team, the better your team will be for you. This is the case regardless of whether you’re the team leader or one of the team members. In what ways can you ensure you know your team well enough to help it excel – and to allow it to help you excel? Career Development

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This Note Will Show You the Power of Telling Candidates The Truth.

The HR Capitalist

OK peeps - We''re generally afraid to give candidates real feedback on why they didn''t get the job because we know there''s a chance it can be held against us, right? . The note below shows the power of giving that feedback. If you''ve got real feedback related to knowledge, skills and abilities, you should consider taking the time to tell the candidate why they didn''t get the job.

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How Hiring People with Disabilities Can Increase Your Bottom Line

Workology

Did you know April is Autism Awareness Month? All month-long people across the world are taking the time to promote autism awareness and acceptance, as well as celebrating the success of individuals who have overcome autistic barriers in the workplace. According to Autism Speaks, the unemployment rate for adults with autism is 85%. Why should your company hire people with disabilities, besides the fact that it feels like the right thing to do?

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How to Get Back in Shape with Exercise and Simple Eating

Ms. Career Girl

The post How to Get Back in Shape with Exercise and Simple Eating appeared first on Ms. Career Girl. Everybody wants to look good and stay fit. A tedious lifestyle, laziness and a lack of will power often prevent us from having a body we would love. Often, it’s the law of inertia at work – we don’t want to get past our present state of motion. If you have always wanted to go to the gym to get fit and haven’t, you would know what I mean. It’s often the start that’s missing.

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15 Interview Philosophies That Attract Job Offers

The Undercover Recruiter

One of the philosophies that our recruiters adhere to is that if, as a candidate, you’re going to attend an interview, you might as well perform at 110% during the meeting. Regardless of the individuals whom you’re interviewing with or the level of job you’re pursuing, the recruiting team at KAS Placement has formulated 15. View Article. 15 Interview Philosophies That Attract Job Offers. Undercover Recruiter - Career & Recruitment Blog.

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CAPITALIST WEBINAR: Bootstrap Your Training Function - 5 Ways To Make Learning Matter In Your Company

The HR Capitalist

It’s true. You know the true power of learning and development, known to the laypeople in your company by the pedestrian term “ Training. ” A revamp of your approach to learning and development has been on your project list for no less than two years—but day-to-day HR and workforce management duties has kept it in the “someday” bucket. We feel your pain. That’s why Fistful of Talent is focusing our April Webinar on L&D.

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Paternity Leave Workplace Basics

Workology

Paternity leave, leave taken by a father when a baby is born or a child is adopted, is rarely ever a paid form of leave. Though, in some circumstances, more companies are offering new dads paid time, separate from regular vacation time, that may range from a couple of days to a few weeks. Currently, the states of California, Washington and New Jersey have instituted paternity leave bills. What Leave Do You Get?

Do You Stay Up at Night Wondering Whether You’re Doing the Right Things? There’s a Career for That!

Ms. Career Girl

The post Do You Stay Up at Night Wondering Whether You’re Doing the Right Things? There’s a Career for That! appeared first on Ms. Career Girl. Do you lie awake at night wondering about the right thing to do? Do your friends always come to you with their own moral quandaries? If you think deeply about right and wrong, and other people trust your judgment, and don’t shrink away from a good debate, then a career as an ethicist could turn out to be your calling. What Does an Ethicist Do?

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Networking Tips for Introverts

The Undercover Recruiter

Introverts are personalities that fall under the temperament melancholic. Naturally they are not sociable and tend to keep for themselves preferring seclusion over crowds. For a job search, networking might prove difficult for a person with this kind of a personality. We are aware networking is crucial in any setting especially when wanting to establish ones career. The traditional. View Article. Networking Tips for Introverts. Undercover Recruiter - Career & Recruitment Blog.

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How to Turn Your Hobby into a Career

Position Ignition

Hobbies tend to be multi-layered. For us to define something as a hobby, it would have to be something we care enough about and do regularly enough for us to take it really quite seriously. Career Change Career Exploration

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Person-Company Fit: Drinking From the Corporate Punch Bowl

Workology

Is she a Googler? Is he a Briteling? Like snowflakes and fingerprints, each company is unique. They are much alike in many ways, just like all snowflakes are made of snow, but there are certain values, cultural elements, and eccentricities that make them like no other company around. Within our three legged-stool of person-job fit , person-organization fit, or person-company fit is the last leg that needs to be secure for our new employee to be able to perform well at their job.

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6 Exciting Careers for Women Who Love Communications

Ms. Career Girl

The post 6 Exciting Careers for Women Who Love Communications appeared first on Ms. Career Girl. Do you love to persuade, motivate, and inform people using written or verbal language? You might have a bright future as a communications professional. If you know you’d like to get into communications, but you’re unsure about the best career path, check out these six opportunities for women who excel at communications. Marketing.

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How to Come Back From a Bad First Impression

The Undercover Recruiter

Can you be given a second chance if you slip up in an interview? So, imagine if you have a really important interview at a company you have had your sights on for a long time and it could be the chance of a lifetime. However, on your journey there you encounter some major road works and. View Article. How to Come Back From a Bad First Impression. Undercover Recruiter - Career & Recruitment Blog.

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5 Tips For Landing The Job You ACTUALLY Want

Career Realism

You found a job. Nothing fancy, just a job. A year later, you move on to something else, something better (or so you think). Six months later, you’re on the hunt for another job. Then, you realize, you don’t even know what you want to do anymore. What kind of job will make you happy? What do you WANT? Related: The 5-Step Approach To A Successful Job Search. Job hopping is exhausting, isn’t it?

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Oh Mama: The Supreme Court Sides with Pregnant Employees

Workology

Back in December I wrote about the Supreme Court hearing arguments in Young v. United Parcel Service. The case caught everyone’s attention due to its far-reaching consequences, and for me because I had a new baby due in January (who decided to come three weeks early right before Christmas). For those of you who don’t recall, here are the facts: In 2006, Peggy Young worked as a driver for UPS, mostly delivering overnight letters, when she discovered she was pregnant.

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What if You Never Finished Your Bachelor’s Degree…and You Feel a Little Embarrassed?

Ms. Career Girl

The post What if You Never Finished Your Bachelor’s Degree…and You Feel a Little Embarrassed? appeared first on Ms. Career Girl. If you didn’t finish your bachelor’s degree in four years, you aren’t alone. According to recent data from Complete College America, a not-for-profit group in Indianapolis, only 19 percent of full-time students complete a bachelor’s degree in four years.

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