Sat.Oct 03, 2015 - Fri.Oct 09, 2015

Careers in Business: Do You Need a Degree?

Career Alley

In an increasingly capitalistic world, there are no longer any shortcuts into business. Time was, you could be a young buck with a head full of aspiration and a work ethic and you’d be able to wheel and deal your way up the ladder. College Grads

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PRO(TECH)T Yourself: A New Wearable Tech to Combat Sexual Assault

Ms. Career Girl

The post PRO(TECH)T Yourself: A New Wearable Tech to Combat Sexual Assault appeared first on Ms. Career Girl. Sexual assault. It’s not a nice term. And I wish it wasn’t something we had to talk about. The unfortunate truth is that there are about 293,000 victims of sexual assault annually in the United States (that’s more than one every two minutes), with 44% of victims under age 18 and a whopping 80% of victims under the age of 30.*.

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Brand Building through Community Leadership

Careers Done Write

Leadership experience in volunteer, civic, and professional association settings is one way you can build and promote your personal brand. If you are not ready to take a top leadership role for your favorite organization, you can start with a volunteer project or serve as the co-chair of a committee. These valuable opportunities lead to greater leadership roles over time. The following are a few suggestions for branding through community leadership. Choose Your Roles Carefully.

Is the Six-Hour Workday the Key to Productivity?

Evil HR Lady

Some towns in Sweden decided to switch to a six-hour workday for their public employees. The results have been great. People are happier. Patients at a nursing home are getting much better care. Everyone has enough time for family and hobbies, and I can only imagine burnout will be a thing of a past. We should all adopt it! Except for one big problem–these are public-sector employees. This means their employers don’t have to be concerned about, well, you know, money.

2015 215

The Most In-Demand Jobs

Career Alley

The economy in the United States is one the rebound, which is good news for people in almost any industry. However, there are several industries that experiencing large amounts of growth and look as if they will continue to do so for the foreseeable future. Career advice Careers

2015 290

The 5 Steps To Being The Best At What You Do

Ms. Career Girl

The post The 5 Steps To Being The Best At What You Do appeared first on Ms. Career Girl. When you picture your most successful friend, career-wise, what do you see? What characteristics do they posses? They are most likely dependable, driven, focused, boast a proven track record of achievement, have a defined list of attainable goals set, and are also excellent communicators. What separates the cream from the rest of the crop isn't a magical combination of good genes and better than average luck.

2015 173

Lying On A Resume

Careers Done Write

Dear Deb: I fudged my resume to indicate that I earned a degree. In fact, I did not earn the degree. I only attended for two years and dropped out. It was mostly because I was in a program that was not a match. Since then, I discovered my true calling (coding) and have earned two certifications – but no degree. Here’s the deal. I have that resume all over the internet and got a call for a great job interview. I think they have that odd resume with the false degree info!!

2015 141

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3 Amazing Careers Off the Beaten Track

Career Alley

Aren’t you bored of following the same old dullard’s path to career success? Don’t you want to tear off your tie, throw your cuff-links into a nearby river and say a final, gleeful goodbye to your marketing job? Career Opportunities Careers

2015 274

The Secret to the NFL Shoe Sisters' Success

Ms. Career Girl

The post The Secret to the NFL Shoe Sisters' Success appeared first on Ms. Career Girl. Kathleen and Kristina Cuce (COO-cheh - like “checkers), founders of Cuce Shoes did not go to school for fashion or design. At Old Dominion University in Virginia, Kathleen went for Pre Law and majored in Political Science and Criminal Justice. Kristina was Business and Finance major.

2015 167

Get the VIP Treatment at #HRTechConf & #IAEWSLasVegas

Workology

GET THE INSIDE SCOOP AT THE 2015 HR TECHNOLOGY CONFERENCE IN LAS VEGAS! I can’t believe are less than 2 weeks away from the 2015 HR Technology Conference in Las Vegas. We’re knee deep in pre-conference content strategy for #HRTechConf where we’ll bring you the best insights into what you can expect at three different events in Vegas in one week. Yes, three events which are the HR Tech Tank, IAEWS Fall Congress and the HR Technology Conference.

2015 129

In Our Attempt To Make Workplaces Friendly to Moms, Don’t Forget Dads

Evil HR Lady

Family friendly workplaces are a relatively new thing, but are we using the “family friendly” designation when we really mean “mom friendly”? Some dads think so and they are fighting back. They aren’t just complaining to the HR department, they are going to court. When CNN employee Josh Levs’ wife gave birth to their third child , 5 weeks prematurely, Levs wanted to take some time to spend helping out.

2015 195

4 Tips to Keep Yourself Focused During a Career Transition

Career Alley

There are many things you can do to stay marketable and keep focused when in a career transition, even if you are still working. Below are few tips to help position yourself for the next job or promotion. Career advice Career Transition

Marketing Your #SideHustle

Ms. Career Girl

The post Marketing Your #SideHustle appeared first on Ms. Career Girl. You have a career that you love, or at least get through on a daily basis. But what you really enjoy — where your passion truly lives — is somewhere on the side. Whether you have a hobby that you’re trying to market to bring in a little something extra or you’re hoping to turn your side gig into a full-time career, you’ll need to absorb a few basic marketing tactics.

2015 144

Employee vs. Associate: What Should You Call Your People?

The HR Capitalist

Capitalist Note - had someone lecture me about the need to call people "associates" last week. I like that tag fine, but I told them the story outlined below. On my mind, so I'm rerunning the post. Short answer: It doesn't matter, your actions are much more meaningful than the tag you use. Short story. I was a young up and comer in a Director-level position with a Fortune 500 back in the early 2000s - way more responsibility than my resume and age said I deserved.

2015 124

Is Your Job On the Line? What the H1-B Visa Means to American Workers

Evil HR Lady

The theory behind the H1-B Visas is to allow companies to hire non-immigrant foreigners to fill positions that no American can fill. We’re a global economy, and I support the theory behind it. There are certainly times when there aren’t people in the United States that can do the work. However, lately it seems the news is full of stories of Americans (and permanent residents) that are getting laid off and being required to train their replacements who have H1-B Visas.

2015 172

Best Internships for Getting into a Career in Government

Cube Rules

What careers can give you the ability to help the largest amount of people and help improve their lives? When you hear questions like this, you probably think of government leaders and other supportive positions. If you want a government-based job, you face a career path with long hours of training and preparation. You’ll have […]. The post Best Internships for Getting into a Career in Government appeared first on Cube Rules. Job Search

2015 116

Learning To Ask For More

Ms. Career Girl

The post Learning To Ask For More appeared first on Ms. Career Girl. It can be hard to know if it’s time to ask for a raise and, once you establish it is, it’s even harder to do the actual asking. But if you’ve taken on more responsibility and turned out superstar results for the company — or if you’ve discovered your pay is below market average — it’s time to negotiate. Talking to the boss is often nerve-wracking, and when money enters the conversation, it gets even more difficult.

2015 139

How HR Can Help Those Entering the Working World

Workology

I’m always amazed by the amount of responses we receive when I begin to recruit for an entry level role. Hundreds of hopefuls are out there looking for someone to give them a chance and more often than not, it’s for one or two positions. It makes me wonder, how do we, as recruiters, as human resources professionals or hell, as human beings help these individuals? Encourage Hiring Managers. We’ve all been there. An individual resigns and the hiring manager wants a replacement pronto.

2015 116

Hate Office Parties? Too Bad.

Evil HR Lady

My company is having its annual company party, which is a barbecue located 1.5 hours away from the office at a coworker’s parents’ house. I do not want to attend for multiple reasons (I do not care to be in the hot sun, swim, eat barbecue, drink beer, etc). This event has nothing to do with the function of my job, but my employer insists that attendance is mandatory and if I do not attend then I will be deducted one personal day.

2015 157

“You expect me to believe THAT??!!”

Sklover Working Wisdom

It really is true: As a young man, Pope Francis worked as a bouncer at a night club. We never know where our paths will take us, especially if we are open to different adventures. Pope Francis is perhaps the most beloved and admired person on the planet today, and deservedly so. In his short time as Pope, he has brought hope and courage to tens if not hundreds of millions of people, of all faiths. He is called a “Pope of the People.” Like a candle, he simply emanates light, warmth and hope.

2015 109

Tech Up Your Job Search with the Pathsource App

Ms. Career Girl

The post Tech Up Your Job Search with the Pathsource App appeared first on Ms. Career Girl. Looking for a job is no easy feat, but with the help of technology, things can get much easier. The challenges of finding a job extend to more than just landing one. To some people, it includes the most basic question of what job to apply for to ensure job satisfaction. When it comes to your career, every decision counts.

2015 138

The Science Behind Building Brand Ambassadors & Candidate Applications (Part 1)

Workology

This blog is part of a 3 part series on brand ambassadors and how recruiters can leverage them for marketing, branding and candidate applications. . When it comes to convincing the modern, internet savvy consumer to buy, choose, or relate to any brand, your best bet remains what it has been for thousands of years, word of mouth, or personal referral.

2015 111

Which Talent Metric Are You Routinely Hung Out to Dry For?

The HR Capitalist

Ah yes - metrics. HR needs to be more metrics driven, right? But a funny thing happens on your way to being numbers-driven as an HR pro. You give the people what they want, and the people try to hang you with the numbers you're reporting. So answer this question: "Which talent metric are you routinely hung out to dry for?". If you're like most HR pros, the numbers you report that are most likely to get you jacked up on are as follows: Time to Fill. Organizational Turnover.

2015 108

Counterpart Execution – Key Words & Phrases

Sklover Working Wisdom

What is the meaning of: “ COUNTERPART EXECUTION ” ? No, “counterpart execution” is not a method of capital punishment. Basically, this phrase means “each party who wants to be bound by an agreement (a) signs separate but identical copies of the agreement, (b) the parties then exchange the signed copies, and (c) the two copies – each containing just one signature – together are considered a single binding agreement.”

2015 109

New or Used Car? Here’s a Guide

Ms. Career Girl

The post New or Used Car? Here’s a Guide appeared first on Ms. Career Girl. Did you know that a car is probably the second most expensive purchase that you are likely to acquire as a consumer? If you didn’t know, worry not: I also learnt it when it was time to purchase my own car. Honestly, us, women assume that we are perfect at choosing clothes, scents and well, husbands, but I can tell you that nothing works the brain like buying the first car.

2015 116

Your Work From Home Strategy Needs to Be Individual

Workology

For many years now I’ve split my time between freelancing from home and working in an office. Now though, almost all of my working life takes place in at home. Thank goodness I reserved a room to be a home office — five months into almost full time freelancing and I would have been a frustrated mess if I still had to eke out work space from laundry space, sleep space and eating space.

PROJECT GREENLIGHT: The Battle Between Art and Getting S Done In The Workplace.

The HR Capitalist

I'm watching a show called Project Greenlight these days on HBO. The arc of this reality series is Matt Damon and Ben Affleck run a contest to pick a amateur director to make a movie in Hollywood. The Director is then given a team and a couple of million dollars to make a movie. . The rookie is then thrust in to the chaos of making a movie in 20 days with a limited budget and everything about the process is filmed for dissection.

2015 108

Sklover’s Thought for the Work Week

Sklover Working Wisdom

“Autumn is the mellower season. What we lose in flowers we more than gain in fruits.”. Samuel Butler. At work, as elsewhere in life, there are seasons. As the Bible says, “A time for everything.” Autumn is the time to harvest the fruits of the seeds planted and cared for all year long. But first comes the harvest, which is often one of the busier times of the year at work.

2015 109

Basic Rules of Boot Season

Ms. Career Girl

The post Basic Rules of Boot Season appeared first on Ms. Career Girl. It is boot season! Whether you are dusting off your trusty leather knee highs or going on a hunt for this year's new shoe closet addition, if you're a girl who loves playing dress up like me, you probably are doing so all giddy in excitement. Boots add a great tough-girl dimension to any outfit and is both built to be chic and comfy.

2015 109

The Science Behind Building Brand Ambassadors & Candidate Applications (Part 2)

Workology

This is a three part series. Access part 1 or subscribe to our RSS Feed to receive part 3 straight away. . In part one of our series we defined what a brand ambassador is: someone who has had a genuine employment experience, or life experience in relation to an employee, that they share naturally and with confidence. They bridge the gap between referral or word of mouth marketing and recruitment.

2015 110

S**t STEVE JOBS SAID: On Your Culture Being Special.

The HR Capitalist

Who's going to see the new Steve Jobs movie ? Who needs the actor playing Steve Jobs to actually look like Steve Jobs? You're deeper than than that? Here's a talent nugget from the Jobs book talking about how kids have basically assimilated to the same culture across the world: When Steve's family got to Istanbul, he hired a history professor to give his family a tour.

2015 108

The Number One Job Hunting Book with Jim Stroud

Competitive Resumes

How could you not be interested in a book called, The Number One Job Hunting Book in the World? I’ve read more than 30 job search in the last four years, and yet to read as many actionable job search tips in one place than what Jim Stroud (@jimstroud) has provided. What part of your job search needs help? I would love to hear what your thoughts. You can share your thoughts with me in three ways: 1) Leave a voice mail or text message at 708-365-9822. Let me know if I can share it on future shows.

2015 149

What Makes a Good Manager?

Position Ignition

There are many things that make up a good manager. These can include being able to handle difficult employees, managing teams and individuals and understanding working relationship dynamics. Essentially we believe that the key to being a good manager is to focus on your team and each member’s particular needs.

2015 139

Building Brand “You”

Workology

The ingrained ability to have specific inclinations towards particular products or people starts right in childhood. It underlies the core of consumer behaviour, where the preferences of individuals are attractively packaged into boxes of delight. A marketing strategist capitalises on this very behaviour to establish a significant and differentiated presence in the market that will attract and retain these customers. In other words, she is not only selling a commodity but building a brand.

2015 104

Preparing for the Job Hunt

The Job Quest

I used to have a love/hate relationship with cooking. Unless it was a recipe that I had made many times before, I found myself struggling with it. Forgetting steps. Not having some ingredients on hand. Despising the prep work involved. Why couldn’t it be as easy as it was for the chefs on TV? And then it occurred to me — I could make it a lot easier on myself if I made a few changes: Setting up a weekly menu.

2015 128

10 Warning Signs You Should Look for in a Candidate

The Undercover Recruiter

Making a hiring decision can be risky for a business. The new employee has potential to really throw a spanner in the works if they turn out to be a bad fit for the role or don’t suit the company culture, so it’s important to consider your options thoroughly before rushing into decisions. A resume may. View Article. 10 Warning Signs You Should Look for in a Candidate. Undercover Recruiter - Career & Recruitment Blog.

2015 87

4 Support Pillars for Career Change

Position Ignition

Once you have decided to make a career change, we would recommend that you take a look at these four career change workbooks that will take you through the four key stages of a successful career change. Career Change & Exploration

2015 127