Sat.Jul 26, 2014 - Fri.Aug 01, 2014

9 Reasons Why I Won’t Hire You

Career Alley

Hiring managers have a tough job. They have to wade through a mountain of resumes, pick the top candidates, decide on their final choice and then hope they didn’t make a mistake. Statistically speaking, the best hiring managers only get it right 3 out of 5 times. Of course, you need to make it to the interview and then make it through the interview to be considered for the role. I’ve been a hiring manager for a long time, and it’s never easy to pick the final candidate.

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How Do I Find a Job in the “Hidden” Job Market?

Executive Career Brand

You’ve probably heard about the hidden executive job market, but do you really know what it is, why it exists, and how to take advantage of it? No one knows for sure how many jobs are unlisted, but it’s estimated to be around 80 – 90%. Why aren’t more jobs posted online? One reason could be that the company has a merger or acquisition pending, keeping them from announcing openings.

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50 Years’ Worth of Lessons

Career Trend

By Rob Poindexter Fifty years ago today, I opened my eyes to the wonders that are planet Earth. In that time, I’ve experienced extreme joy and heartbreaking sadness. This fact in no way makes me any different from those who have gone before me, those I share the planet with now, or those who will […]. The post 50 Years’ Worth of Lessons appeared first on Executive Resume Writing Service. 50th Birthday Life Lessons Robert Poindexter Life learnings

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The 5 Things That Happen When You Volunteer

Ms. Career Girl

The post The 5 Things That Happen When You Volunteer appeared first on Ms. Career Girl. I know with work and school and family and friends and relationships and #SideHustle there are many ways to spend your time and many people with which to share it. If you are considering giving back, here are 5 things that happen when you volunteer. You learn new things.

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7 Tips for Landing Your First Job as a College Grad

Career Alley

According to a an article in USA Today ( Job Outlook for College Grads ), while overall unemployment is down and new jobs are being created, unemployment for the 25-34 year old age bracket is up (now at 24.5%). Finding your first job after college can be challenging, but it’s not impossible. Many factors impact your ability to find a job after graduation – your major, where you would like to work (as in location) and the level (and type) of experience you had during college.

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Branding for the Not-So-Average Person

Careers Done Write

Recently a client asked me, “Why do I need a brand? I am just an average person. It’s not like I am an executive, celebrity, or an entrepreneur.” ” My answer was, “That is exactly why you need to think about your personal brand.” ” Do you want to be perceived as average? No; you want to be perceived as exceptional at what you do. Everyone is unique. You need a brand strategy. Where do you begin?

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Spark Interviews With a Distinctive Resume Voice

Career Trend

By Jacqui Barrett-Poindexter Distinctions Between Voice and Tone In a recent blog conversation with an admired colleague, Debra O’Reilly, job search strategist and certified resume writer, we discussed the distinctions between voice and tone. In particular, we discussed how those distinctions might matter when writing a resume. Debra offered pithy, valuable points in regard to ensuring the resume voice aligns with the candidate’s personality, […].

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10 Tips for Acing an Embedded Engineer Interview

Career Alley

Time for that interview, and if you’re an Embedded Engineer you know how tough those interviews can be. There are, of course, tips and tricks to help you ace that interview. Just like all of the work leading up to becoming an Embedded Engineer, doing great on an interview is all about studying the right things before the interview. There are the standard questions (what are your strengths and weaknesses, etc.)

How to Get Your Dream Job After College

WorkAlpha

For those of us who have gone through college, we usually can’t wait to graduate and start our career. But then reality slowly sets in after we graduate when it dawns on us that all the lofty dreams we had aren’t turning out as expected. That dream job you thought you would land is hard […]. The post How to Get Your Dream Job After College appeared first on WorkAlpha. Job Search Job Search Tips New Graduates

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Strategies for Burnout Recovery

WorkEngagement

Recovering from burnout is a major challenge. In my conversations with people who have experienced burnout, many have changed jobs or even abandoned their previous career in their efforts to restore balance in their lives. The evidence indicates that critical mismatches of people with their work context as drive burnout.

Japonesque Liquid Light Collection

Ms. Career Girl

The post Japonesque Liquid Light Collection appeared first on Ms. Career Girl. Japonesque just launched a new collection at Ulta and I’ve been trying out the products for a couple of weeks to let all of you career girls know what to expect from their new line! First up, Liquid Light. Product description : The Liquid Light is a highlighting hero that dresses skin in an illuminating veil of radiance.

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How To Prepare Your Inbox For A Job Search

Professional Resume Services

If you have had an email account for a while, it probably has a lot of stuff in it that you think will be opened someday. Most of us do this and realize one day we have thousands of unopened emails that might have something important to say. Yikes! How is this helping? The quick answer is that it is not helping. Email is an important part of your professional life and the way you handle it directly affects your job search.

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Showing That You Are Qualified for a New Project

Careers Done Write

Dear Deb: What is the best way to show that I am qualified to handle a large, complex project if I have never led a project of considerable scope before? I am in the running to lead a $5.3 million implementation of a new data storage system for 43 sites across North America. The largest project that I have managed to date is $502K, involving 20 sites. I delivered it on-time and just shy of the budgeted amount. Each of us is to meet with the portfolio manager and give our ideas.

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19 Female Founders & CEOs Working in HR Technology #HRTech

Workology

This post is sponsored by SHRM’s HR Jobs , a job board dedicated to helping recruiters hire the best human resource professionals. Use promo code, ‘blog’ and click here to save 10% off your next posting. . The field of human resources is a predominantly female one. Practitioners are most likely working in a human resources capacity are women. John Sumser’s 2011 research found those female were 47, married and Caucasian.

5 New Apps For Your #SideHustle

Ms. Career Girl

The post 5 New Apps For Your #SideHustle appeared first on Ms. Career Girl. When running a #sidehustle, one should be able to really have a grasp on the old adage “don’t work hard, work smart” Having to balance your business with your busy home life or even another day job, organization and fast decisions is key to success. Thankfully, things are much easier with the help of apps! With the growing number of apps daily, it is important to have all your bases covered.

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“Give 90 days resignation notice or repay bonuses – Is that legal?”

Sklover Working Wisdom

Question: I’ve been given an agreement to sign in order to get my future bonuses. This is what it says: “In consideration of the above incentives, Employee agrees to provide 90 days notice if the Employee decides to leave the company. Should the Employee fail to provide 90 days notice, the Employee will have to pay back all quarterly bonuses for the past four calendar quarters.”. My fear is this: What new employer will wait three months for a new employee? Is this standard or legal? Rachel A.

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Which Service Do You Need?

Professional Resume Services

There are a lot of good things offered by Professional Resume Services, and each one has been carefully selected to be a good value and a good fit for somebody. But which service will fit YOU ? It might be a bit simplistic, but you have to know what you need first. Then you should do a quick skim through the Products and Resume Services just to get an idea of what’s there so you know what we have. Then it is just a matter of putting the two together the right way.

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10 Ways to Grow Skills Without Training

Position Ignition

Many people believe you have to enrol in training courses in order to grow skills. However such a formal learning structure often costs a lot of time and money, two commodities that not many of us have in abundance. In spite of that we know that we’ve got to keep learning and keep growing our skills, so if we’re not going to do it through that formal training route, how are we? At Work Issues Careers Advice Inspiration

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Savvy Ways to Save your #SideHustle Money

Ms. Career Girl

The post Savvy Ways to Save your #SideHustle Money appeared first on Ms. Career Girl. Running my own business at home as made me a bit of a Jill-of-all-trades, discovering skills I never knew I had just to keep things ticking over and the money rolling in. As well as making me a more savvy business woman, growing my business has also greatly developed areas of my personal life – no one drives a bargain like me now!

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“Can an employee rescind a resignation?”

Sklover Working Wisdom

Question: I have resigned my position to move to another state. A few days ago, I found out that I have cancer. My current employer’s health benefits are much better than the health benefits offered by the employer who has hired me where I am moving to. Can I rescind my resignation to maintain the better health benefits and use my accrued sick time while working as much as I can through the treatment. I would still plan on eventually moving because my husband has already moved. Dolores K.

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Reimagining the Performance Review

Workology

I need to make a confession about performance reviews: I hate them. I have colleagues in HR who see them as a necessary evil and some who even find them valuable. As for all the supervisors I have worked with during my HR career, I have never heard a single one get excited about having to write reviews, and I have rarely ever met an employee who looks forward to getting a review. When most of us really don’t like the traditional performance review, why do we stick with the old system?

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Brilliance In Action: Suli Breaks – Trailblazer and Spoken Word Artist

Career Makeover Coach

I get super inspired when I discover a trailblazer that is using their unique brand of brilliance to reach more people and change more lives. This week, spoken word artist Suli Breaks inspired me with this skillfully crafted piece, I Will Not Let an Exam Result Decide My Fate. Trailblazers ignite people by sharing their vision, and […]. The post Brilliance In Action: Suli Breaks – Trailblazer and Spoken Word Artist appeared first on Tai Goodwin, Bankable Brilliance.

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Casual to Formal in Minutes: A Quick Style Guide for College Students

Ms. Career Girl

The post Casual to Formal in Minutes: A Quick Style Guide for College Students appeared first on Ms. Career Girl. You were probably told that college would be fun. What you weren’t told was that college life would be demanding and hectic. Juggling friends, assignments, sororities or fraternities, dates, sports and what not requires more than 100% of your efforts. As a student, you’ll have quite a few formal events to attend too.

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Sklover’s Thought for the Work Week

Sklover Working Wisdom

“War is fear cloaked in courage.” ” – Gen. William C. Westmoreland. I surely don’t recommend “war” in any aspect of the workplace. But, sometimes confronting issues is necessary. Confrontation is hard, as it often upsets others, it might entail some degree of disruption or emotional pain, and could even result in retaliation. But even surgery – with its pain, blood and uncertainties – is sometimes necessary. Don’t fear confronting issues. Instead, cloak your fears in courage.

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Transforming In-Office Jobs to Telecommuting & WHY?

Workology

Yesterday Mike Haberman wrote about the “Gig” Economy on Blogging4Jobs and gave some good points on why it could possibly be the future of the workforce. His reasoning was that companies like TaskRabbit are creating a marketplace for consultants and freelancers to pick up odd jobs to basically stay out of the 9-5 workforce. Companies like elance boost a membership of over 8 million members (this only came after elance and oDesk merged in late 2013).

This Blog Has Moved! Please Note The New URL

Life@work

. . After nine years with Typepad, I''ve moved the life@work blog to the Dream Big Coaching website. It is now simply the Dream Big Coaching blog. You can find it at [link]. Head on over there now, bookmark it and subscribe to new posts via email or RSS. A New Look for Dreaming Big. Dream Big Coaching has a fresh, new look and the blog is up again with new posts. You can also search the archives for posts from life@work from years past.

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Japonesque Liquid Light Collection

Ms. Career Girl

The post Japonesque Liquid Light Collection appeared first on Ms. Career Girl. Japonesque just launched a new collection at Ulta and I’ve been trying out the products for a couple of weeks to let all of you career girls know what to expect from their new line! First up, Liquid Light. Product description : The Liquid Light is a highlighting hero that dresses skin in an illuminating veil of radiance.

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10 Ways to Discover What Your Dream Is

Position Ignition

Sometimes your dream is with you in the present. Sometimes you look back and see your dream in the past, something you felt you lost. But what about your future? These tips will help you to discover what your dream for the future is. Career Change Career Exploration Inspiration

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Part Two: The Power of Employee Engagement

Workology

Monica Miller is currently writing a three part series over called The Power of Employee Engagement. Read the first part in the series on Blogging4Jobs. . The organizations that will increase their workforce engagement percentages this year will clearly understand every individuals part in the piece of the engagement equation. A recent Gallup report defines each individuals roles and responsibilities for assisting companies in reaching this elite status. #1 1 Individuals.

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17 Things You Should Never Ever Include in Your CV

The Undercover Recruiter

Don’t you wish your CV was so perfect that the moment a recruiting manager goes through it, he decides to hire you? Don’t you wish you knew exactly what points in your CV will nail the job for you and what will get the CV trashed immediately? Job-hunting is a truly adventurous process. You are […]. 17 Things You Should Never Ever Include in Your CV. Undercover Recruiter - Career & Recruitment Blog. CV Tips resume tips trash

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What your Social Media Pages Say About You

Ms. Career Girl

The post What your Social Media Pages Say About You appeared first on Ms. Career Girl. Going on a date? I’m sure you’ve looked up your date. One thing you have to remember though, is he is probably is on his laptop looking you up too. Now that a lot of relationships start online , it makes sense to look a potential date up on the internet. The first thing you’ll find for most people are their social media pages.

How To Make Job Search More Fun Than a Root Canal

JobMob

A 5-step job search strategy that keeps things light. This is a guest post by Tara Goodfellow. If you’d also like to guest post here on JobMob, follow these guest post guidelines. I get it, I really do! Rare is the human that leaps out of bed exclaiming “Holy crap am I so excited. I get to search for a job today!”. In fact, for most, the process is about as enjoyable as having a root canal. How to Make the Job Search Process More Enjoyable Than a Trip to the Dentist. 1) Break it down.

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The Good, Bad, and Ugly of the HR Profession

Workology

As I have mentioned before, HR is my second career. My first was that of a polymer chemist where I spent my days working with chemical engineers, chemists, and other technical individuals at companies such as Unocal, BASF, and Union Carbide. I have quite a unique perspective on how a career in HR compares to a scientific career and I will be the first to say polymer chemistry is easy, since there are physical laws in place.

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Top 10 Traits to Look for in the Perfect Recruitment Agency

The Undercover Recruiter

Have you ever interacted with recruiters at various agencies and understood why their process benefits your business needs? Do you know their goals for your open roles? Have you seen an outline of goals from your agency so they can hit your targeted hiring dates? Do you trust them to the point of not worrying […]. Top 10 Traits to Look for in the Perfect Recruitment Agency. Undercover Recruiter - Career & Recruitment Blog.

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Shop Till You Drop In London

Ms. Career Girl

The post Shop Till You Drop In London appeared first on Ms. Career Girl. For major league shopping there’s nowhere like London to test your stamina when it comes to pounding the pavements in search of that must-have handbag, perfect pair of jeans or much-longed-for toy. Now that the summer sales are just a memory that’s fading as fast as our tans, it’s time to check out what the high street has in store for the new season.

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Top 10 Most Overlooked LinkedIn Profile Tips

JobMob

LinkedIn profile any good? Here’s how to make it great. Thanks to Resume to Interviews for being a Silver Sponsor of The 8th Annual JobMob Guest Blogging Contest. If you just want someone to improve your LinkedIn profile for you, use their LinkedIn service , which creates LinkedIn Business or Individual Pages from scratch, or optimizes existing pages.

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Methods for Personal Progress

Workology

The Change in Me. Sometimes, I think I am the same person I was 20 years ago. And other times, I can’t imagine still living in that time, in that place. There are also times when I see a picture of myself five years ago and I wonder who that woman was. The magic of being a human being is our ability to change, to grow, to develop – to learn. To progress.

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