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Resume Trends from the Experts

Executive Career Brand

Resume trends come and go, to accommodate the needs of recruiters, hiring professionals and others assessing candidates. But you’ll never go wrong (now and probably forever) if you let the following strategy drive the content in your resume: Decide which employers to target.

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I Binge-Watched Top Chef and Learned 5 Things about Feedback

Evil HR Lady

Managers often find it difficult to give clear, actionable feedback–especially when it’s negative. Almost everyone finds it difficult to take that feedback, but if you want to improve you need to listen.

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5 Soft Skills Employers Will Look for in 2021


With the arrival of 2021, looking for a job will no doubt continue to be a challenge during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. But beyond the accomplishments and skills you’ve attained in your career, employers will be looking for something a bit different in the coming year: soft skills.

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2021: Dare To Make History!

Ms. Career Girl

It all started for us on a frozen pond next to our home in a small town in North Dakota. We were born into a hockey family, in a hockey state. So, fun meant playing hockey with our four older brothers and their friends.

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How To Use LinkedIn for Research and Insights

Executive Career Brand

If you’ve been on LinkedIn for any amount of time, you know how valuable it is for job search and career networking, and for top-of-mind branding. But are you using LinkedIn for research? You’ll start with your target list of employers. If you don’t have a list, LinkedIn can help you with that, too.

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Why Your Authentic Voice May Be Diminishing Your Executive Resume Story

Career Trend

Writing your resume in your voice may undermine your value Your authentic voice may be diminishing your executive resume story. It may be tempting to do so, but writing your resume how you naturally speak or write is not always good advice.

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How to Make Remote Working Easier for Your Team


During 2020, remote working has become utilized more than ever before and it has been astounding to see how well some individuals and businesses have been able to adapt to working from home. However, one thing that is a lot more difficult when working remotely, is anything collaborative.

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More Trending

What to Do If Capitol Hill Rioter Also Happens to Be an Employee

Evil HR Lady

This week’s protest, which led to an invasion of the US Capitol Building, was something that the world watched in horror.

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We’re pleased to offer another new “Model Letter”:

Sklover Working Wisdom

Request for Therapist’s or Doctor’s Note in Support of Your Efforts to (i) take a FMLA Leave, (ii) apply for Short Term Disability, (iii) Involuntarily Resign, and (iv) support your similar work-related efforts.

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How You Can Revive & Fix Your Brand’s Bad Reputation


It can take mere months to learn how to become an entrepreneur, years to build a brand reputation, and just hours to ruin it.

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New Year’s Resolutions: Make Real Changes in 2021

Ms. Career Girl

It’s January – time for New Year’s resolutions – and especially after surviving 2020, many of us are looking for a change. Some have no choice. We have lost jobs, businesses, or loved ones, and we need a new start. Others have the luxury of choosing.

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Reimagining Performance Management for 2021 and Beyond

Evil HR Lady

I love performance appraisals. I hate performance appraisals. These two things actually fit perfectly well together, depending on my role in an organization. As an employee, I find them tedious, and the feedback feels forced (because let’s face it, it often is forced).

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Sklover’s Thought for the Work Week

Sklover Working Wisdom

“Goals give us direction. They put a powerful force into play on a universal, conscious, and subconscious level. Goals give our life direction.” ” – Melody Beattie. If you can’t see the photo above, please [ Click Here ].

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The Value of a Confidential Search BEFORE You Fire an Incumbent.

The HR Capitalist

We've all been there. There's an incumbent in a key position, and for whatever reason, they're not getting it done. So you do what you have to do. You make a move (more gracefully known as an organizational change) and you open up the role.

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From Tech to Social Impact

Career Shifters

“I was nervous about taking that first step out of my career 'comfort zone'.”. Stef Milczarek had a passion for the social impact sector that she could no longer ignore. But when traditional job-hunting techniques didn't produce results, she had to change her approach.

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Here Is What Micromanagement Looks Like

Evil HR Lady

Almost no one would admit to being a micromanager. They are just “detail-oriented” or focused on getting things “perfect.” ” While these phrases sound much better than “I like to nit-pick my employees’ work!” ” your employees see through it.

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3 Common Misbeliefs About Video Interviews

Undercover Recruiter

As someone who is new to the HR industry, I’ve been spending the past month familiarising myself with commonly-used recruitment processes and technologies among HR professionals and hiring managers.

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How to Invest in Employer Branding

The Undercover Recruiter

When Aaron Kraljev left Wells Fargo in 2019, he left behind many of the comforts that come with working for a large organization: a familiar order of operations, significant resources, the security of knowing where to turn for answers, and the stability offered by a company that’s been around for over one hundred years.

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6 Tips To Make Your Resume Better Than The Rest

Career Realism

Recruiters look at dozens of resumes a day. If they see something they don't like, your resume could wind up in the “no" pile in just seconds. Here are a few tips you should follow to make your resume better than the rest, standing out from all that competition!

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Employee Attrition: All You Need to Know

Evil HR Lady

There are very few people who begin and end their careers in one company. Most people move on after a time, or the company forces them to move on with an involuntary termination.

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If You Could Go Back to the Office, Would You?

Water Cooler Wisdom

If you could return to your pre-pandemic work arrangement right now, would you do it? I conducted an informal email survey last month to hear how 9-to-5 professionals would answer that question. What were their reasons for wanting a more traditional in-office or an alternative working-from-home (WFH) arrangement? I deduced some central themes from the about 100 responses I received. For  For one thing, people's decisions about whether or not they'd go back were nuanced.

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my coworker put a magical curse on her boss

Ask a Manager

I am very happy to be starting 2021 with a letter about witchcraft. A reader writes: I am an employee at a gas station. We have been hiring new people to fill a few positions, and I have been asked to train our new members of the team.

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Why your recruiting agency needs video production software

Corn on the Job

Everyone knows that content is king, and at the very top of that royal pyramid is video content. Pictures speak a thousand words but video can speak a hundred thousand in a lot less time.

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The Real HR Show: It’s 2021 and Election Results

Evil HR Lady

What’s going to change for HR people when Biden takes over? What happens if Trump manages to get the 12th amendment invoked and pulls out a late win?

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I accidentally threw a sandwich and it caused a work crisis

Ask a Manager

A reader writes: OK, this is a ridiculous situation, but it’s also serious and spiralled out of control (we think?) and my coworker and I dug ourselves into a hole by staying silent. Our grandboss is, let’s say, frosty.

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can we all just keep working from home forever now?

Ask a Manager

A reader writes: I’ve been working from home for five years. I know that some people currently work from home due to the pandemic hate it, but many love it and will want to continue after the pandemic ends. Their companies or managers wouldn’t allow it in the past.

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really aggressive spam callers are giving me anxiety attacks

Ask a Manager

It’s the Thursday “ask the readers” question. A reader writes: Most of my company has been working from home due to the pandemic, like everyone. The only people in the office consistently right now are me, our VP, and occasionally the president.

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am I being inflexible for not doing non-work things during work hours?

Ask a Manager

A reader writes: Am I a jerk for “being inflexible” and not wanting to do non-work stuff during work hours? I’m a librarian and work part-time at two different libraries. Both are closed to the public.

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we went to the home of an employee who didn’t show up for work — and it went badly

Ask a Manager

A reader writes: Years ago, my husband owned a small computer business with a few employees. I occasionally helped him with it. One of the employees was an insulin-dependent middle-aged woman who lived alone.

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my boss bought me new clothes, couriers who don’t wear masks, and more

Ask a Manager

It’s five answers to five questions. Here we go…. My boss bought new clothes for me. I work at a furniture store and just had an odd meeting with my store manager and am not sure what to think. My sales have been low this last month so we had to do a touch base to find areas to improve.

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coworker is throwing a tantrum over having to interview for a promotion, inviting coworkers to your wedding, and more

Ask a Manager

It’s five answers to five questions. Here we go…. Internal candidate is threatening to withdraw if he has to interview for the job. We are hiring for a senior manager role in my organization for the second time in a year.

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it’s your Friday good news

Ask a Manager

It’s your Friday good news, with more accounts of success even in this weird time. I just wanted to send you a note thanking you for your amazing advice on adult ADHD.

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my team’s assistant is grumpy and impatient

Ask a Manager

A reader writes: My team’s administrative assistant, Olga, is incredibly impatient, and expects me to quickly complete things that I don’t have any control over. For example, I work often with her on finalizing the contracts for freelancers that we work with.

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my job told me to ignore safety rules for kids, should I tell my boss a coworker is job-searching, and more

Ask a Manager

It’s five answers to five questions. Here we go…. My job told me to ignore safety rules for kids. I’m a performing artist who works days at a regional amusement park as a ride operator. This afternoon, a park guest came up to my ride with her child.

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weekend open thread – January 9-10, 2021

Ask a Manager

This comment section is open for any non-work-related discussion you’d like to have with other readers, by popular demand. Here are the rules for the weekend posts. Book recommendation of the week: Dreamland , by Nancy Bilyeau.

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2 of my coworkers spend all their time together and don’t do any work

Ask a Manager

A reader writes: I work in a training environment. One of my colleagues, who I’ll call Nikki, joined us 12 months ago. Jack works in an adjacent department a few floors down.

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I have a crush on an older coworker, my wife read her boss’s diary, and more

Ask a Manager

It’s five answers to five questions. Here we go…. I have a crush on an older coworker, and we’re hanging out outside of work. I am a 21-year-old male who has worked for the same men’s clothing company for four years now. I have worked at a few different locations.

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