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4 Steps to Prepare for your Job Search while you’re Still in College

Career Alley

As many recent graduates will tell you, it's tough out there right now for your age group in the job market. Full-time jobs with benefits are very hard to come by, and most recent graduates will go several months to several years after graduating without ever finding a good job that fits them. If you don't want to join the part-time recent grads who still live with their parents, it's very important to prepare yourself for the job search a year or at least six months before you graduate.

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S**t Happened: A Woman’s Spirit-Based Recovery

Ms. Career Girl

The post S**t Happened: A Woman’s Spirit-Based Recovery appeared first on Ms. Career Girl. Most of us don’t live a fairy tale life in which we never have to endure trials and failures. Life, yes, s**t happens. Often, we get blindsided and loose our balance for a period of time. Sometimes, we get completely derailed. Since these are the realities of life, it only makes sense to be prepared. Having a recovery plan will make it easier to get through the tough times.

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10 of the Worst Executive Job Search Email Mistakes

Executive Career Brand

An email message may carry the first impression you make on someone. In job search, that email message will probably be sent to someone who can help (or hinder) you in reaching your career goals. That first impression can advance or derail your opportunity to position the value you offer the employers you’re targeting. Poor grammar, typos, and a host of other email issues can disqualify you right out of the gate. Emailing is an integral part of job search communications. Don’t blow your chances.

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Making Your Executive Job Hunt Easier: Some Tips from Us to You

Professional Resume Services

The best executive resume format can make your job easier. It can be difficult to find a new job when you’re involved in an executive field—more so than it seems to be for those in lower positions. If you’ve been out of the job hunting game for a while, going back down that road can seem more intimidating. However, it doesn’t have to be. If you’re having trouble navigating today’s job market, we can help you.

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5 Hot Careers for Criminal Justice Majors

Career Alley

A criminal justice major may bring some lucrative opportunities your way. The nature of the job and circumstances vary greatly with different criminal justice jobs. This variation allows you to select a job that would best fit your aptitude, interest, and personality. Post 9/11, the focus is increasingly on security, preventing crime, maintaining social control, […]. Career advice Criminal Justice Hot Careers

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How to Use LinkedIn Wisely During Job Search

Ms. Career Girl

The post How to Use LinkedIn Wisely During Job Search appeared first on Ms. Career Girl. There’s no magic word to include in your cover letter and no secret phrase to put in your resume that will guarantee an interview at your dream employer. Rather, personalization and customization is what’s needed to ensure your resume is seen by the powers that be. That personal touch will set you apart from the dozens, if not hundreds, of other applicants known only by their email addresses.

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Passion or Pragmatism – which to follow when looking for a job?

Cube Rules

If you ask around, you’re likely to hear that following your passion isn’t a good idea. Picking a sensible career over passion is something many people do without realizing that it’s their passions that make their lives worth living. Is it possible to combine passion and pragmatism? Or you just have to choose between the […]. The post Passion or Pragmatism – which to follow when looking for a job? appeared first on Cube Rules. Job Search follow your passion

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Finding Internships that Lead to Permanent Placement

Career Alley

Every year, fresh-faced college students venture out into the world of work, completing assignments as interns at major firms. These students hold high hopes that their hard work will lead to permanent careers after graduation. In most cases, though, students are disheartened to find out that the opposite is true. The majority of students will not find jobs with their intern companies. Internships Entry level jobs Interns

Control Your Chaos: Redefining Work-Life Balance

Ms. Career Girl

The post Control Your Chaos: Redefining Work-Life Balance appeared first on Ms. Career Girl. Guest Post By Stacia Pierce. Her Bio follows. Women are generally the ultimate multi-taskers, often dealing with the kids and their schedules while building a career, getting involved in the community and of course, running an entire household. Life gets chaotic very quickly and you may find yourself going 100% from early in the morning until your head hits the pillow.

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Non-Solicitation Does NOT Mean Non-Communication

Sklover Working Wisdom

Keep in Touch with Clients During Non-Solicit Periods. Make new friends but keep the old. One is silver and the other gold.”. – Traditional Girl Scout Song. ACTUAL CASE HISTORIES : In recent years, there has been an undeniable increase in the number of employees, worldwide, who are required to sign “non-competition” agreements by their employers.

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Workplace Problem: Self Importance at Work

Jobacle

Dealing with self importance on your professional journey is simply something that is going to happen. There are all kinds of toxic employers, co-workers, and customers, but someone who displays an intense amount of self importance could potentially be the most detrimental to your work. What does self importance look like? Let’s take a look… […]. The post Workplace Problem: Self Importance at Work appeared first on Jobacle.com.

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What to Do with Your First Paycheck

Evil HR Lady

Congratulations! You finished college and got yourself a shiny new job. All those years of hard work have paid off and you’re now employed and getting a bigger paycheck than you’ve ever had before. (We We hope!). But, what to do with all that newfound money? Well, option one is to send it to me, but that probably won’t happen, so here’s what you should be doing. Check the paycheck for accuracy.

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Beyond The Good Girl Jail

Ms. Career Girl

The post Beyond The Good Girl Jail appeared first on Ms. Career Girl. This is the second article of two that focus on the "good girl jail," that place that so many of us lock away our true selves as we try to live life to satisfy everyone except ourselves. Author Sandra Felt has written an insightful message in "Beyond the Good Girl Jail" about how to recognize if you are like so many women who live with these self-imposed chains. And, how to move forward in more positive ways.

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Sklover’s Thought for the Work Week

Sklover Working Wisdom

“The purpose of life is the lesson.”. Shannon L. Alder. Day in and day out, year in and year out, what’s most important to you? It might be money, family, success, spiritual fulfillment, power, or health. Whatever it is, and it may change over time, once understood, you will then have the wind at your back and the power of purpose in your step.

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A Key Factor for Success

The Job Quest

I read this quote recently: “Successful people are so busy getting things done that they don’t have time to make excuses.” ” And it saddened me. It saddened me because of the lack of empathy and the broad generalizations that it paints with its few words. The message it conveys is that, no matter your current situation in life, it’s your fault if you can’t succeed.

2016 119

WORK TEXTING: Nothing Good Every Happens After You See These 2 Things.

The HR Capitalist

Back in the day, you sent an email and if someone didn't respond, you weren't sure it was because they thought your idea sucked or they were just behind on emails. . Not so with text. The immediacy of texting means we get feedback in real time. Usually, it's quick bursts of texting to react to ideas or share information - occasionally it's to ask permission or gain approval. It's rare that you don't hear back from someone on a text. . However there are times when a middle ground is present.

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Office Art: 4 Inspiring Women Artists To Fuel Your Workspace

Ms. Career Girl

The post Office Art: 4 Inspiring Women Artists To Fuel Your Workspace appeared first on Ms. Career Girl. Having an office that suits you is important - it can inspire you to work harder or lift your spirits on a stressful day. But how do you choose from amongst the hundreds of different decor options and dozens of “inspirational” posters available at the local office supply store? The answer may be looking beyond those standard options.

2016 116

Think Like a Consultant: Win at Today’s Job Search

Competitive Resumes

Today’s article was originally published on YouTern ! What is a “consultant mindset”? And what does it have to do with finding a new job? Some of my colleagues will boo me for this, but based on the success of some of my clients over the past year, presenting a resume first is not always the answer. Instead, find work during your job search by leveraging the mindset of a consultant. In other words: present solutions first, then your resume.

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The Worst Possible Response to a Bad Glassdoor Review

Evil HR Lady

Would you like it if your current or former employees left Glassdoor reviews with the following headlines: “Deceptive, Unethical, Poorly Managed, No Sense of Direction” “You will HATE working here–Please read all the reviews” “Working Here is Psychological Torture” “New Admittees Beware!” ” “For the love of God, do NOT work here” I’m guessing you wouldn’t.

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The Marcus Buckingham of Commentary on Surviving Bad Company Culture.

The HR Capitalist

On the road this week in Grand Cayman doing a couple of talks. Here's a slide from a DisruptHR talk I'm doing tonight called " Who to Hire When Your Culture Sucks " (email subscribers click through if you don't see the image): Because sometimes the problem isn't going to be solved quickly - but you still have to hire. Makes sense that you find the right type of person who's not only going to survive that freak show of a company you have - but will thrive as well. KD out.

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Keeping Up With The Sports Fan in Your Life

Ms. Career Girl

The post Keeping Up With The Sports Fan in Your Life appeared first on Ms. Career Girl. The following is a guest post by Jane Wu Brower, sports enthusiast and the Founder and CEO of Goalposte. Her bio can be found following the article. Are you the only one in your office who doesn’t know who won the big game last night? Do you completely zone out when your significant other goes on-and-on about the latest trade? It sounds like you’re suffering from the life of a non-sports-fan!

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Graduates, the Skills Gap is Real

Competitive Resumes

We have been hearing about the skills gap for a long time and studies in the past address the lack of what employers want. Payscale released a skill gap study detailing the disconnect between managers and recent graduates regarding their preparedness for employment after entering the workforce, and which skills managers are most likely to consider absent or deficient. Please go to Payscale’s website to view and download their report !

2016 109

Plans for a Clear Future

Position Ignition

At some time in your life, you start doing a very basic calculation about life itself. Maybe it’s related to one particular stage in your life or maybe it’s part of your middle life crisis but you begin to think about questions like “how far is my life going to take me?”, ”, “how long do I actually think I’m going to live?”, ”, “how effective am I going to be and for how long? Career Development Retirement

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ASK THE CAPITALIST: How to Be "One of the Gang" at the Office When You Don't Drink.

The HR Capitalist

In response to my post last week about Business Travel Having a Drinking Problem , I got this question. --. Kris-. I have watched too many loved ones struggle with alcohol so I do not drink. (I I too engaged in the past in enough to cover me for a while) Plus, I like bringing my "a game" and I cant do that when I am hung over!

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Deeper Dive Into the Grad School Vs Work Dilemma

Ms. Career Girl

The post Deeper Dive Into the Grad School Vs Work Dilemma appeared first on Ms. Career Girl. The question of whether to go to graduate school immediately after graduating is a question that many post-grads have. Career Girl contributor Jessie Langley tackled in her 2012 piece To Grad School or Not to Grad School. Langley points out a graduate education might be required for certain career paths and graduate school can be useful if you’re stuck in a rut professionally.

2016 106

What Working Dad’s Can’t Live Without

Evil HR Lady

For Mother’s day, I ran a post, 10 Things Every Working Mom Needs. I’d like to do the same for Dads for Father’s day. Tell me what the working dad in your life (you or your spouse) cannot live without. Please note, this is not good ideas for Father’s day presents (although some may be). These are things to make day to day easier

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Can a Career Break Help You Change Careers?

Position Ignition

So you want to change careers and either leave the field of technology, or break into it. With a specialist career area such as this, it can be a challenge to decide what to move onto if you’ve been working in the industry for the past 20 years, or to pick a particular sector to focus on if you’re trying to get into the industry. Career Change & Exploration

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Meet the Top 30 + HR Pros on SnapChat at #SHRM16

Workology

Check out our SHRM16 VIP Party Guide by clicking here. We get you the parties and must attend SHRM events first. . Snapchat is the fastest growing and most popular social network right now, and it is absolutely something that human resources professionals need to be considering. The highest percentage of Snapchat users is h among adults who are 18-24, with 25-34 years not too far behind with an adoption rate of 26%. More than 75% of Snapchat Users Are 18-54 Years Old.

2016 63

Want a Raise? Have More Sex

Ms. Career Girl

The post Want a Raise? Have More Sex appeared first on Ms. Career Girl. Normally, if you want to increase your income, you'd have to do the things we associate with getting a raise. Learn more skills. Show leadership. Continue your formal and practical education. Now it seems that there's another way that appears to relate to higher incomes. According to recent studies, those who have more sex generally earn more money. And it isn't "the oldest profession" we're talking about. Sex as a Barometer.

2016 106

6 Resume Tricks to Beat the 6-Second Rule

Undercover Recruiter

By now you’ve certainly heard some of the ridiculous job search stats that are being thrown around. Yet, none are as silly as the claim that recruiters only spend 6 seconds on a resume before they decide whether or not to trash it. Job seekers have been led to believe that all the hard work they put into their resume. View Article. 6 Resume Tricks to Beat the 6-Second Rule. Undercover Recruiter - Career & Recruitment Blog. CV Tips 6 Second Rule Resume & CV Writing Resume Tips Writing

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ACA Surprise: No Increase in Part-Time Employment

Water Cooler Wisdom

When the Affordable Care Act , also known as Obamacare, first passed, many speculated that there would be an increase in part-time employment. By reducing the work hours of existing full-time employees , or by increasing the number of part-time employees hired, employers could avoid ACA’s mandate that they must offer health insurance to all full-time employees.

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Is Google Cardboard the Future of Onboarding?

Workology

Virtual reality is, well a reality, and becoming bigger every day. It is on its way to becoming a $30 billion industry by 2021. I think it has great potential as a tool for HR, as I have written before. One of the roadblocks to this happening was the cost of equipment — but Google has solved that for us. Google Cardboard. Google has created an inexpensive tool for using Virtual Reality (VR).

2016 57

Signs That Your Social Drinking Has Gone Too Far

Ms. Career Girl

The post Signs That Your Social Drinking Has Gone Too Far appeared first on Ms. Career Girl. The following is a Guest Post by Per Wickstrom. His bio follows. Grabbing a drink at happy hour after work or going out for a night on the town on the weekend are common ways to spend time outside of work. When done in moderation, alcohol can be a way to take the edge off a long workweek, celebrate a special occasion, and even be a fun libation at your weekly game night.

2016 106

Why Your Resume Needs Accurate Action Verbs

Undercover Recruiter

This post is sponsored by onlineresumebuliders.com, the resume building software available on your phone, tablet or desktop. There are many rules to resume writing; an important one being the need for ‘action words’ or ‘action verbs’ Don’t worry if you don’t really know what they are, we’ve got you covered. Action words are verbs that describe a mental or. View Article. Why Your Resume Needs Accurate Action Verbs.

2 Questions You Probably Don’t Ask In Job Interviews – But Definitely Should

Career Realism

2 Questions You Probably Don’t Ask In Job Interviews – But Definitely Should. CAREEREALISM. Asking questions in the interview shows your interest in the job, as well as your intelligence and enthusiasm. The answers you get will uncover information you need, and make the interview conversation flow. Related: How To Answer 5 Tricky Job Interview Questions. However, two questions in particular will do more for you in the interview than any others.

2016 64

Too Much Information: When Metrics Meets Surveillance

Workology

What’s the line between workplace metrics, good communication and surveillance? Odo, a new product from online survey platform Qualtrics, raises this debate once again. Reported on by Cale Guthrie Weissman at Fast Company yesterday , the program’s features include internal chat, task assignment, metrics and “access to birds-eye cameras looking over the office’s entire open floor plan.”

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5 Most Successful Medical Careers for Women

Ms. Career Girl

The post 5 Most Successful Medical Careers for Women appeared first on Ms. Career Girl. While the medical field was previously dominated by men, utilizing female nurses, women have begun to establish a larger presence within the medical field. Many high-paying medical careers are now being held by women, and they are becoming extraordinarily successful. Included here are a few of the most lucrative, successful medical careers for women. Orthodontist.

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