Sat.Aug 01, 2020 - Fri.Aug 07, 2020

Two Reasons Why HR Stinks (and How to Fix It)

Evil HR Lady

An acquaintance just got her first job after being a stay at home mom for many years. She’s a recruiter. Salary? $10 10 an hour. Take that in for a minute. She could make more money working fast food, yet a company is trusting her to be part of finding the best possible candidates for their company, and they only value her work at $10 an hour. She’s happy to have the job, and she figures she’ll get good experience here.

2020 198

8 Common Delegation Pitfalls and How to Avoid Them

Ms. Career Girl

Delegating is the key to a successful business and what sets bosses apart from true leaders. The hardest part? Knowing when to let go. Are you delegating tasks, especially remotely these days, then find yourself nervous, hovering over your team making sure they do it right? Well, if they don’t do it right, it might be as much your fault as it is theirs. Here are 8 top delegation mistakes and how to avoid them. Failure to Understand what to delegate to who.

2020 130

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It’s Time to Update Your LinkedIn Profile

Executive Career Brand

I’m just as guilty as the next guy of neglecting my social media accounts. I realized recently that I needed to update my LinkedIn profile. Let’s face it. We all get busy. We forget to do things. I was doing some research for a LinkedIn article that led me to scan my LinkedIn profile. Things […]. The post It’s Time to Update Your LinkedIn Profile appeared first on Executive Career Brand™. LinkedIn Personal Branding LinkedIn Profile personal branding

2020 122

The Ultimate Guide to Accepting a Job Offer

Professional Resume Services

If you have been in an active job search for a while, or even if you are just starting out, when you finally get that job offer, your tendency is to “jump” at it, sometimes without really giving it much thought. There are many reasons for this. You may think that another offer will never. Read more » The post The Ultimate Guide to Accepting a Job Offer appeared first on Executive Resume Services. Guest Posts Job Search job search plan Job Search Tips job seekers

2020 100

Sklover’s Thoughts for the Work Week

Sklover Working Wisdom

“What the world needs is a new kind of army – an army of the kind.” ” – Cleveland Armory. A few days ago, on a very hot morning, while walking my dog I saw three sanitation men halt their truck, and pour ice water all over each other from a plastic bucket, frolicking like ten–year-old–boys. When the bucket was empty, one of them placed it on a neighbor’s front porch.

2020 100

How to Decide if You Should Get Active with Brand Activism – And What to If So

Ms. Career Girl

From the team formerly known as the Washington Redskins, to #BlackLivesMatter, to saying goodbye to Uncle Ben and Aunt Jemima, social activism is the latest must-have for brands. But should you join in? And if so, how can you do so without seeming cynical, especially if this is your first time dipping your toes into the social justice water? Brand activism is a significant change in mission alignment with social issues, not just a short-term tactical move.

2020 128

From The Army to Teaching

Career Shifters

“It was time for a new challenge, but also to deliver my family some stability.”. Ben Adams had achieved all he'd set out to achieve in his military career and was ready for something new. While his new profession felt like a natural progression, he still took the time to get beneath the glossy advertising and uncover what it would really be like. Here's his story

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How Did You Grow Up? I See My Parents In Things I Do at Work Every Day (The Best Hire Ever Podcast)

The HR Capitalist

At my desk in my home office, I have two things to remind me where I came from: --A weathered work thermos that was used by my dad in his career as a Telecom Lineman, and . --A A desk bell used by my Mom in her long career as a 1st grade school teacher. Those items are on my desk to remind me of how much influence both had on me. Not that I need them for that, because I see my parents (RIP Kent and Deanna) in things I do every day of my career.

2020 87

Going Back to School While Working? Yes You Can!

Ms. Career Girl

Instead of taking all of these one-off courses, why don’t I just get an MBA? As I said those words to my boss, a voice in my head screamed ‘are you crazy? You’re already working too much!’ ’ I watched his face: surprise, curiosity, and a smug smile that seemed to say ‘of course she can ask, but she’ll never actually do it.’ ’ Little did he know…I wasn’t sure why, but this felt right.

2020 123

Job Search Strategies: This Is The Only Job Search Strategy You need to Get Right To Find A New Job

Career Advice Guy

Every year I run a job search strategy questionnaire, whereby I send out a simple survey to all my connections, asking. Read More. The post Job Search Strategies: This Is The Only Job Search Strategy You need to Get Right To Find A New Job appeared first on The Career Advice Guy. Job Search

2020 79

Recruitment is Weird Right Now: a Focus on the Positive

Evil HR Lady

Unemployment is through the roof, and there are absolutely no jobs available right now. Or, is it: Companies are desperate to hire and cannot get enough qualified applicants? It’s both. And it’s peculiar. COVID has split the hiring world between high unemployment in some sectors and people scrambling to get enough people in others. It’s weird, but it also opens up opportunities for all sorts of people. So, let’s look at the positive side!

2020 116

RTW: It's Like the Video Rental Scene in "I Am Legend".

The HR Capitalist

I'm not going to lie. I want back to my office a couple of weeks ago to pick some stuff up. It was f##king weird. First, note that I work for a recruiting company where all associates can work from home, and our company offices are in Atlanta, which has been a bit of a hotbed with Surge 1B, 2 or whatever the CDC is calling it. We don't have to have people in the office, so for right now, you'll generally find 1, 2 or yes, 0 people in the office on a given day.

2020 87

“How Do I Shift Into My Dream Career, When My Only Qualification Is Passion?”

Career Shifters

Stefanie’s worked hard to achieve impressive qualifications and career success, but now a long-lost childhood dream is calling her. How do you shift into a career you know you’ll love, when your hard-won qualifications and experience don’t apply

2020 107

7 Crucial Communication Strategies for Working Remotely 

The Undercover Recruiter

Unfortunately, it seems as though Australia has yet to eradicate COVID19. While we expected this, we still need to continuously review and update our business operations to ensure maximum productivity. The most significant difficulty regarding working from home is the lack of face to face interaction, which can cause communication issues. Fear not, I’m here… 7 Crucial Communication Strategies for Working Remotely Undercover Recruiter -. Workplace

2020 64

How Spending $21 Could Save Your Business $200,000

Evil HR Lady

Due to safety guidelines , you are probably conducting all interviews over the phone or via video conferencing. Fair enough. What do you do if you have a hearing-impaired candidate who says that neither of those options works for her? This is the type of situation that comes up from time to time, and people aren’t prepared for it. Sometimes, a recruiter may just make the decision not to move forward without thinking of the legal consequences–and that’s a problem.

2020 109

?? How To Regularly Beat Applicant Tracking Systems With Your Resume

JobMob

If you applied to a large company and never got a response, chances are your resume couldn't pass the screening of their ATS. This is a guest post by Nissar Ahamed. Photo by Damir Spanic. Research by CareerArc shows that almost 40% of employers make use of an applicant tracking system when recruiting. Furthermore, 99 percent of Fortune 500 companies filter resumes through an applicant tracking system before it ever crosses a human eye, according to JobScan.

2020 53

Best Comfortable Sandals for Work

The Corporate Con/noisseur

Best Comfortable Sandals for Work. Sandals, once considered a faux-pas in the business world, have made a recent resurgence. No longer relegated to college campuses, sandals have become more sophisticated and refined in style. Below we’re going to discuss the best comfortable sandals for work, which will not only help you look chic, but will also be professional and work appropriate.

2020 40

3 Alternative Ways To Spend Your Working Life

Corn on the Job

If you are tired of sitting in front of a laptop in the comfort of your own home, because boredom is setting in, you need to consider other ways to spend your working day. With coronavirus showing no signs of abating, people across the globe are being forced to adjust to a new normal. This new normal means sending more time at home. Having more time on your hands within your own four walls has made many people take a step back and reflect on their working life.

2020 46

20 Guaranteed Ways Recruiters Will Notice Your CV

Catherines Career Corner

Explore these 20 guaranteed ways recruiters will notice your CV or Resume. There are several ways recruiters will notice your CV. Know exactly what the recruiter’s likes and dislikes in a CV are and what will get your own CV read by them for longer than 25 seconds. Now, let’s go through these 20 guaranteed [.]. Author information. Catherine Adenle. Founder at Catherine's Career Corner. Founder, Catherine's Career Corner.

2020 53

my older male coworker is obsessed with my weight and baby plans

Ask a Manager

A reader writes: I am a 30something newlywed woman and have been at my current job for just over a year and a half. Prior to accepting my job, my health took a devastating blow and I learned that I had a very rare genetic disorder and had two baseball size tumors in my digestive tract. I underwent two massive surgeries to remove those tumors (both having pre-cancerous cells present) and ended up losing a foot of my colon and my entire stomach.

2020 39

Free Online Career Tests When You Have No Idea What You Want to Do

The Corporate Con/noisseur

Free Online Career Tests When You Have No Idea What You Want to Do. Struggling to find your next career move? Unsure of what career or industry would be a good fit? Look no further than our review of the free online career tests when you have no idea what you want to do! These career rests will help you to narrow your job search and assist you in narrowing a list of potential careers that fit your background and personality.

2020 40

Human Nature: We Hate Good Ideas From People We Don't Like (The HR Famous Podcast).

The HR Capitalist

You know it's true. When your arch enemy does good, you could applaud them. But it just feels better to b h by questioning their motives behind the good idea they're pitching. You know the idea I'm talking about - the one YOU had in mind. It just turns out that you weren't in a position to deliver on that idea, so your arch enemy, nemesis or competition did it before you could get to it. I know - you really hate them. You hate them more for announcing the idea that's a part of your identity.

2020 87

8 Recession-Proof Job Roles

Catherines Career Corner

Explore these 8 recession-proof job roles. The world is topsy turvy in many ways these days and as we face uncertainty in the dawning of a new day, our chosen careers can quickly come under fire. Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning and other key technologies are also changing the future of work. Let’s see the 8 [.]. Author information. Catherine Adenle. Founder at Catherine's Career Corner. Founder, Catherine's Career Corner.

2020 47

my boss hired his girlfriend and we are imploding

Ask a Manager

A reader writes: I work at a dysfunctional workplace. I will call us a media development company. It’s a high-stakes time in our work and tempers are very short. My boss, Ron, hired his girlfriend, Zelda. By “hired,” I mean that she works for free in exchange for him supporting her with food, rent, and illegal occupancy in our country of residence. Ron does not speak English with confidence and uses Zelda as his translator.

2020 34

6 Ways to Own Your Virtual Interview

Catherines Career Corner

These are 6 ways to own your virtual interview. Finding from a recent Gartner survey confirms that the majority of organizations (86%) are conducting virtual interviews to hire candidates during the COVID-19 pandemic. If you are a job seeker, it’s important that you ace your next job interview by knowing the 6 ways to own [.]. Author information. Catherine Adenle. Founder at Catherine's Career Corner. Founder, Catherine's Career Corner.

2020 45

Say No to Doing More Non-Promotable Work: Doing More May Hurt Your Career

Catherines Career Corner

Know how to say no to non-promotable work. Doing more of these non-promotable work may be hurt your career in the long run. Know why you should say no to this type of work in the workplace. By Briana Marvell We all know that our job duties aren’t so black and white. Someone [.]. Author information. Catherine Adenle. Founder at Catherine's Career Corner. Founder, Catherine's Career Corner.

2020 45

I don’t know how to get past my toxic job

Ask a Manager

A reader writes: Like many people, I’ve recently lost my job. My question is how to deal with the aftermath and get myself in better mental place for a job search. Let me give some background. My manager was a huge bully and a toxic person who belittled and emotionally manipulated the members of his team every day.

2020 31

I like to give small gifts at work — am I doing anything wrong?

Ask a Manager

A reader writes: I have a question about gift-giving at work. I agree with the idea overall that gifts should flow downward. That said, I’m the type of person that sometimes shows appreciation by giving someone something small. I suppose you could say my “love language” is gift-giving. I never feel pressured to give a gift, and when it comes to people at work, I generally never give “unsolicited” gifts. I have a crafty hobby, and I love making things for people.

2020 32

I deeply dislike my try-hard coworker

Ask a Manager

A reader writes: Let me just say up front, you’re going to think I’m a jerk. The problem is, I deeply someone I work with, someone everyone else seems to enjoy, but who nonetheless drains me of my happiness whenever they enter my atmosphere. A few months ago, I was promoted to a position I never dreamed I’d get, at least not without a few more years of proving myself. I get on so well with my boss, and he trusts me enough to learn on the job.

2020 30

mental health days during Covid, talking about pumping in male-dominated office, and more

Ask a Manager

It’s five answers to five questions. Here we go…. Believable excuses for mental health days during Covid. This is an iteration on the ever-popular topic of what is/isn’t acceptable for “mental health days” (the colloquial usage, meaning “to prevent burn-out,” not for actual mental illness).

2020 29

do my clothes and car make me look like I don’t “need” a job — and is that a problem?

Ask a Manager

A reader writes: My question relates to interview attire and accessories. I am an attorney with just under 15 years of experience. Many of those years have been spent in self employment, which I fear already impedes/impacts my job search. Recently my family relocated, within our home state, to accommodate my husband’s career as he is the primary earner in our family. As a result, I stopped taking new clients, provided my staff with severance, and am wrapping up old matters.

2020 29

updates: the secret Santa underwear gift, the discriminating boss, and more

Ask a Manager

Here are three updates from people who had their letters answered here in the past. My coworker is giving a colleague underwear in our Secret Santa. I wrote to you in November about my colleague (let’s call him Andy) who thought it was a good idea to give underwear as a present for Secret Santa. I am pleased to tell you that he did not do it finally!

2020 28

coming to work with Covid symptoms, including work about a BDSM dungeon in a portfolio, and more

Ask a Manager

It’s five answers to five questions. Here we go…. Are laws encouraging people to come to work with COVID symptoms? My sister works in a nursing home that had been COVID free for months. They got their first outbreak a few weeks ago and traced it back to a new hire, who came to work after loading up on Tylenol because she had a fever. Her mother, with whom she lived, had tested postitive and she caught it from her mom.

2020 28

spending hours on thank-you notes, employer froze our vacation time, and more

Ask a Manager

It’s five answers to five questions. Here we go…. Is it worth spending hours on post-interview thank-you notes? Both you and your commenters often say about thank-you notes, “Why not spend five minutes on something that could impact your chances?” or “There’s just no reason not to do this very small, very quick thing that could impact your chances” or “It’s ten minutes , so send the damn thing.”. What if they *don’t* take five (or ten) minutes?

2020 28

can I flat-out refuse to do a project?

Ask a Manager

A reader writes: I’ve been away from office life for a while, so I’m not sure if this is a problem of me not understanding the hierarchy or what. Here’s the issue: I work in a field that is heavily deadline-based — think government contracting and you’ll be in the right ballpark. Once in a blue moon, a contract comes across our desk that has no deadline. At my new office, we’ve had one of these pending since… before I started.

2020 28

should I ask my employee to find her own coverage for sick calls?

Ask a Manager

A reader writes: I have an employee who tends to call out more frequently than all the others in the organization. We work in a small 24/7 clinical-based office where technicians can all manage one another’s duties, which sometimes include on-call responsibilities. When a technician calls out sick, coverage is needed in order for us to continue functioning smoothly. Most of my other employees call out very infrequently, and when they do they’ve always had a back-up plan in place.

2020 27

how can I make sure my staff meets deadlines?

Ask a Manager

A reader writes: I manage a team of folks who often say they’ll get something done but then the deadline’s in less than 48 hours and they have nothing sent to me yet (after an earlier reminder). How do I remind them and get things done without panicking or nagging them? I find myself sending frequent project updates, asking for updates, and doing lots of collaboration. Is there anything additional I can do? I answer this question over at Inc.

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