Sat.Jul 25, 2020 - Fri.Jul 31, 2020

How to Thrive in Times of Change

Ms. Career Girl

Dealing with change can be difficult. After all, humans are creatures of habit. We’ve spent years perfecting our routines and situational responses, basing them on experience and empirical evidence. When we’re in our comfort zones, we know exactly how to act and what to expect. But then, something happens, and we’re catapulted into the unknown. That’s been 2020, for the most part.

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Our New Life on the Island: 10 Inspirational Takeaways From a Coastal Viewpoint

Career Trend

While Rob’s and my life change didn’t hinge on one reason–there were a number of motivators as often is the case for transformative changes in one’s life–the idea of a more simple, centered life prevailed throughout our decision-making process. Our move to N. Padre Island, Texas, on July 26, 2020, also was the culmination of […].

2020 136

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7 Things I Learned About Resume Writing That Changed Everything

Executive Career Brand

I’ve been helping job seekers with their resumes, LinkedIn profiles and other job search-related materials for about 25 years. You’d think resume writing would be that much easier after all that time, but it’s not. Resume writing is complicated. These days, so much more is involved than merely detailing a client’s career history. When I […]. The post 7 Things I Learned About Resume Writing That Changed Everything appeared first on Executive Career Brand™.

2020 116

HR TROLLS: Thinking Unemployment on Steroids Means You Have a Compensation Problem.

The HR Capitalist

Short post today, but an important one. I belong to multiple online groups covering HR on a variety of platforms - you know the type - people can post questions on problems they're having in their HR shops and get help, advice and recommendations from their peers.

2020 112

Overcoming Challenges Women Face as They Get Older

Ms. Career Girl

Women in their 40s or 50s — or older — have a lot on their plates. They often have teenage or college-aged kids and are also possibly caring for grandkids or aging parents. Many may also find they are having problems with age discrimination as well as facing changing relationships and unique health concerns. And eventually, there’s retirement to think about. What are some of the unique concerns and challenges that women face as they get older?

2020 123

Sklover’s Thoughts for the Work Week

Sklover Working Wisdom

“The only time we lose is when we give up.” ” – Cesar Chavez. Boy, oh, boy. things sure seem “complicated” at work, at home, and in our daily lives. So many issues to address, so little understanding of what is going to be next week, next month, next year, no guidelines or “rules” to follow. All that said, we cannot give up. Day by day, step by step, moment by moment, we need to do what needs to be done, and follow what we know to be the right things to do.

2020 100

What to Do If Employees Refuse to Wear a Mask

Evil HR Lady

“I want to come back to work, but I won’t wear a mask.” ” Some of you may have heard this from your employees. Your gut reaction may be, “well, then, you’re fired,” but you can’t do that immediately. If an employee makes such a statement, you first need to ask why. Here’s what you need to know. The Americans with Disabilities Act Still Applies. You may have seen memes or tweets about asking why violating HIPAA or the 4th amendment. .

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Five Steps to Create a Transitional Retirement Option For Your Employees

Ms. Career Girl

The relationship between companies and their employees has been forever changed by the Covid-19 virus. It’s hard to believe, but it’s true. Since late January, Americans have been shifting from their traditional roles and workplaces toward their home offices. They’re using telecommuting technology and learning new capabilities daily. There’s a shift occurring and the biggest question for companies will be whether this happened to you or for you.

2020 113

WFH: How to Keep Your Team On Track

The Undercover Recruiter

Working from home is great, but it also comes with many unique struggles that can impact productivity and hinder growth. According to Buffer’s 2019 State of Remote Work survey, 17 percent of respondents reported that communication and collaboration as their greatest struggle working remotely while 8 percent of workers said that motivation was their biggest… WFH: How to Keep Your Team On Track Undercover Recruiter -. Workplace Productivity team WFH work from home

2020 60

Help Me Get Out of a Relocation Contract

Evil HR Lady

I recently left a company that had given me a tax-assisted relocation package. Totaling at $19k. I needed to stay employed with that company for 24 months per the contract. I left the company for a few reasons after 21 months. I was furloughed twice while there. I left just before they did another furlough. All salaried employees received the furlough to make up for lost revenue. Hourly employees remained working. . I tried to negotiate a repayment plan, or pro-rate the balance.

2020 130

Choosing Members of your Leadership Team as an Executive To Drive Culture (Best Boss Ever Podcast).

The HR Capitalist

Congrats my friend - you made it. You're an executive, and whether than means you're a C-level, SVP, VP, whatever - you're now expected to be strategic. There's a lot of areas to think about strategy when you're a leader. Here's one you don't think about a lot - how you build your leadership team of direct reports (all who manage others) related to the type of manager of people they are.

2020 87

Protected: Understand Your Personal Values To Create The Life You Want

Boomers Next Step

There is no excerpt because this is a protected post. The post Protected: Understand Your Personal Values To Create The Life You Want appeared first on Boomers Next Step. Silver Sages Sharing Stories affiliate marketing online business education

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Create a Sense of Belonging Within Your Organization

The Undercover Recruiter

Belonging is a feeling. None of us wants to participate in communities where we don’t feel good, welcome, or appreciated. We certainly won’t invest our full effort unless—and until—we’re vested in this manner. Of course, what makes us feel welcomed differs from person to person. When possible, people leave places where they don’t feel belonging.… … Create a Sense of Belonging Within Your Organization Undercover Recruiter -. Workplace belonging book D&I Inclusion

2020 54

Why School Openings Matter to Your Small Business

Evil HR Lady

Many schools generally start in the middle of August. Like it or not, parents count on schools to provide not only an education but childcare. As many people learned when schools and daycares closed in the spring, it’s tough to work from home and watch and educate children all at the same time.

2020 112

Career Expectations: Comparison Is The Thief of Joy (And Doesn't Matter if You're Good)

The HR Capitalist

Last week I put up a post talking about the fact there's nothing wrong with young talent doing a call center role for a good company early in their career , but I talked a bit in that post that good to great talent wouldn't be in that role for 3+ years - they'd promote within the call center or elsewhere in the company. . Good talent goes up. The cream rises to the top. There's just one problem with that.

2020 87

Boosting Your Confidence After a Long Job Search

Corn on the Job

Unemployment is reaching all new highs as the pandemic rages on. Businesses from small independent stores to multinational chains are being forced to close their doors, and staff in many different sectors are being made redundant. Unfortunately, it could well get worse before it gets better, and on the employment front, the challenges are set to continue, for perhaps years to come.

2020 63

LinkedIn InMail Templates for Job Seekers

The Corporate Con/noisseur

LinkedIn InMail Templates for Job Seekers. We’ve previously espoused the benefits of LinkedIn, including the benefits of being on LinkedIn , placing your LinkedIn profile on your resume , and connecting and networking with alumni on LinkedIn. However, how should you approach a recruiter, hiring manager, or connection regarding an open job opportunity? Below, we are going to provide a slew of LinkedIn InMail templates for job seekers.

2020 40

How Entrepreneurs Can Use Supply Chain Finance

Water Cooler Wisdom

Supply chain  finance, also known as reverse factoring, links the seller, the buyer and the financing party to improve business cash flow on all sides. How Supply Chain Financing Works. In leveraging supply chain finance, suppliers sell outstanding receivables to financial institutions to accelerate payment of receivables and extend payment flexibility to customers.

2020 40

The art of the Covid career: string together thoughts while you homeschool

Penelope Trunk

I am in between one son practicing his cello and one son writing his college essays. After ten years of homeschooling while being the breadwinner, my parent intuition tells me one kid is only going through the motions. On a good day I could say, “What are you doing?”. Rather than answer, “Wasting my life in a state of inattentiveness and fooling no one,” the checked-out boy would visibly check back in. Today is not a good day.

2020 50

Hiring the perfect candidate – things to avoid

Corn on the Job

Hiring the perfect candidate should be easy. First, you advertise the role. Second, you carry out a series of interviews and choose the person who is most suited to the role. You can spend the rest of the day with your feet up. Simple. . Except, it rarely works out that way. Here’s how it works in the real world. First, you advertise the role. Next, 96 people who have no experience in the field apply for the role and you are left wondering what on earth you wrote in your ad.

2020 43

8 Worst Things on a Resume

The Corporate Con/noisseur

8 Worst Things on a Resume. Many applicants understand the importance of a well-written and buttoned-up resume. However, we still see examples of resumes that violate some basic, professional rules and etiquette. Below, we’re going to review the 8 worst things on a resume and review steps you can take to avoid. A resume is, quite simply, a document meant to list your accomplishments, experience, and technical knowhow and prowess.

2020 40

my employee intentionally exposed himself to COVID

Ask a Manager

A reader writes: My husband and I own a micro-business and have 1.5 post-Covid employees. Our full-time employee reported a possible exposure last week. He is considered essential so we reinforced precautions based on CDC recommendations for those who have unconfirmed exposure. The person he was exposed to was his girlfriend. The next day after reporting this, he informed us she was feeling much worse and was going to get tested.

2020 31

Your Employees May (Ahem) Be Doing Something Other than Work

Evil HR Lady

Your employees should not be viewing pornography in the office. Your employees should not be viewing pornography on company equipment, even out of the office. These are basic tenants of sexual harassment law, plus it’s a great way to get viruses (not the Corona type), and use up bandwidth, and waste time. In other words, it’s horrible for your business. And yet, it continues to be a problem.

2020 157

Power Verbs for a Technical Resume

The Corporate Con/noisseur

Power Verbs for a Technical Resume. Power verbs for a technical resume can help you to not only showcase your technical knowledge and prowess but also helps to bring your resume to life. Utilizing certain technical terms, words, and verbs will help to shed light to the recruiter or hiring manager about your skills, accomplishments, and technical proficiencies. When writing your technical resume, it is best to begin each statement, phrase, or bullet point with a power verb.

2020 40

Exempt vs. Non-Exempt Time Off Requests

The Corporate Con/noisseur

Exempt vs. Non-Exempt Time Off Requests. Understanding the differences and the nuance between exempt vs. non-exempt time off requests could save your company time, money, and a potential costly lawsuit. The rules and regulations governing exempt vs. non-exempt employees and their specific rights under the law are governed under the Fair Labor Standards Act.

2020 40

Choosing The Best Value for Money Gaming Mouse

The Corporate Con/noisseur

Choosing The Best Value for Money Gaming Mouse. When looking for the best value for money gaming mouse , there are many different technologies available on the market that offer different features and at a wide range of prices. This article will discuss the different features you should look for in a gaming mouse and how to determine the best value for money gaming mouse on the market. Gaming Mouse Specifications.

2020 40

updates: Joseph Stalin, sleeping during car rides, and more

Ask a Manager

Here are three updates from people who had their letters answered here in the past. My manager named Joseph Stalin employee of the month. I followed your advice, and mentioned without going higher than her that I thought the email was insensitive, and that I’d prefer to be excluded from similar emails should they be sent in the future. She didn’t react great, stating that this was a joke about the working conditions. I left it at this point, as felt I’d said my piece.

2020 31

should I tell future managers about my ADHD?

Ask a Manager

A reader writes: Growing up as a child, I constantly struggled to focus. In school I understood the work, but because I lacked focus and could not hold my attention in the classroom. Every parent-teacher meeting was the same: “Your son is so intelligent and can achieve so much, but he is so disruptive and never pays attention.”

2020 30

people who claim they can’t wear masks, coworker’s Disney vacation, and other questions about COVID-19 and work

Ask a Manager

My mailbox is overflowing with COVID-19 questions, so let’s tackle a bunch of them at once. Patients who claim they can’t wear masks to their appointments. I’ve seen a post circulating through social media stating that businesses cannot require customers to wear masks under the ADA.

2020 30

update: a client sent me a thank-you check as a way to avoid paying my boss

Ask a Manager

Remember the letter-writer whose client sent her a large thank-you check as a way of avoiding paying her boss, with whom he was embroiled in much drama? The first update was here , and here’s the latest: I wasn’t originally going to update again on this, but things went bananas, so I figured you’d like to hear since we are all a little entertainment deprived.

2020 29

my new boss is an elder in a sexist church

Ask a Manager

A reader writes: My new boss is an elder in his church which has very old-fashioned beliefs about women. They believe that the role of women is to obey their husbands unquestioningly and more or less only speak when spoken to, at least when there is a man present. I don’t have a problem with him being a church elder, but I am worried that his church’s beliefs about women may affect how he sees (or more importantly, doesn’t see) women in the workplace.

2020 29

is it OK to ask a coworker to swap pants, teachers at my child’s school aren’t social distancing, and more

Ask a Manager

It’s five answers to five questions. Here we go…. Is it OK to ask a coworker to swap pants with me? During college I enrolled in a program that we call Junior Enterprise, where the students have to, on their own, maintain a company. It is an awesome experience because we have the daily problems of a small company. We need to look for projects in the area that we are graduating in to pay for the expenses of the company.

2020 29

my coworker screamed at me and HR hasn’t done anything

Ask a Manager

A reader writes: I’m writing about a situation from last year that in many ways is still unresolved, in the hopes that I can learn to navigate situations like this in the future. Last January, a woman in another unit and a different chain of command, Dolores, gave my unit a small piece of an ongoing project. Over the seven months we were on this project, we had a few blips in our dealings with Dolores, nothing egregious, but a few red flags.

2020 29

my employee asked for a 170% raise

Ask a Manager

A reader writes: I am a new manager, and one of my reports has asked for a massive raise. He has good reasons for wanting a raise: his responsibilities have ended up being very different than what he was originally hired for, he’s been doing very well with them, and he’s definitely paid below market for what he’s ended up doing.

2020 27

did I get offered a job because I can bake, kid noise on calls, and more

Ask a Manager

It’s five answers to five questions. Here we go…. Did I get offered a job because I can bake? I recently applied for a job after not working for a few years due to looking after my children. As I started the interview, I could tell the interviewer was asking me questions very formulaically. The interview did not feel organic at all — he didn’t ask me about any specific experiences highlighted on my resume, projects I had worked on, etc.

2020 27

companies that ask people to answer mini-essays before submitting resumes

Ask a Manager

A reader writes: In previous posts you have written that employers generally shouldn’t require applicants to do work (assessments, tests, what have you) at the very outset of the hiring process because that’s asking folks to dedicate time/effort when the majority of them won’t even get an interview.

2020 27

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 share a little good news and thank you for your blog. I’ve been reading Ask A Manager religiously since I was in college and I’m now almost 10 years into my career. As a new grad with a Philosophy degree, I got a job doing office admin and loved helping with the bookkeeping.

2020 26