5 Tips for Landing an Interview with an Online Job Application

Career Alley

Today’s job search is almost entirely Internet based. Whether it be LinkedIn or applying for a job on a job search board, it has become increasingly easier to apply for a job. You can apply for 20 jobs in the time it used to take to apply for 1 or 2 jobs. This is, of […]. Job Search Plan Interviews Job Search Boards

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Skills Gap? No, Wage Gap

Hiring Technical People

I keep hearing about the “Skills gap.” ” There is no skills gap. There is a gap between what employers want to pay and what people are willing to work for. I read an article this morning that prompted this post: Talk of a skills gap in the labor market is ‘an incredible cop out’ Let me phrase this a little more elegantly: There is a gap of cheap and skilled labor. . If you are willing to pay for training, there are many people who would gladly work for you.

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Elevate Your Executive Resume From Bland to BRAND

Executive Career Brand

So many executive job seekers let ho-hum passive verbs describe their sometimes extraordinary accomplishments. They use wimpy verbs like “Responsible for” and “Managed” in their LinkedIn profiles and executive resumes. If your contributions have been high-impact and greatly benefited your employers, shouldn’t the verbs you use to describe them fit the achievement? You’re not boring. The content supporting your candidacy shouldn’t be either.

2017 212

12 Ways to Keep Yourself Happy at Work


Your mood can drastically affect the quality of your work. You always work better and time passes faster when you’re having fun. Imagine how great it would be to stay happy at work. While you can’t control everything at your job, you can take steps to keep a more positive, happy attitude throughout the day. Help Someone Else . You probably know at least one coworker who could use some help now and then. Lend them a hand when you get a free minute.

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Chocolates For Life And Advice On Writing

Ms. Career Girl

The post Chocolates For Life And Advice On Writing appeared first on Ms. Career Girl. If someone promised me endless boxes of chocolate for life to give advice on how to become a published writer in only four short words, I would say this: Read. Write. Repeat. Honestly, that’s my advice in a tiny tidbit. Read all the time and analyze what you’ve read. Write all the time and analyze what you’ve written. Edit your work so tightly that every single word has a legitimate reason for being there.

2017 186

Why I Believe Your LinkedIn Profile May Now Be More Valuable Than Your Resume

Career Trend

While once a junior-player in career communications, your LinkedIn profile now reigns supreme in job search. The post Why I Believe Your LinkedIn Profile May Now Be More Valuable Than Your Resume appeared first on Executive Resume Writing Service. executive resumes LinkedIn Profile LinkedIn Summary LinkedIn Profile Writer LinkedIn Profile Writing

2017 185

When HR Makes a $2,666,594.03 Mistake

Evil HR Lady

We’ve all made mistakes at work , but have you made a $2,666,594.03 mistake? On one employee? Hold onto your hats, because you don’t want this to happen to you. Here’s what happened. Trico Products Corporation laid off Francois El-Hayek after 28 years of service. He was supposed to receive 34 weeks worth of severance pay in exchange for signing a general release. (A

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How To Change Career When You Have No Idea What You're Doing

Career Shifters

Stuck in a job that isn't you? Ready for a career change, but have no idea what else you could do – or where to start? Drawing on his own story, Richard explains how by ditching the conventional career rules, you'll radically increase your chances of finding something you love

2017 219

Mother’s Day

Sklover Working Wisdom

“God could not be everywhere and. therefore he invented mothers.”. – Jewish Saying. To every mother, grandmother, and great grand-mother out there, THANKS. Today is Your Day. It’s even named after you. In case anyone hasn’t said it to you yet, THANKS for all you do, all you’ve done, and for the zillions of things you will do tomorrow and the day after that, too. 2017 Alan L. Sklover All Rights Reserved. Commercial Use Prohibited

2017 148

Resumes need action language. This is how to get it.

Cube Rules

Writing resumes can be tough. There are so many rules. Most of the rules don’t mean much. But this one does: Use action verbs to describe your work. Most of the time, people put their job responsibilities on their resume. Maybe a line or two of that is okay, but most of the resume should be about the […]. The post Resumes need action language. This is how to get it. appeared first on Cube Rules. Job Search

2017 136

6 Alternatives to Job Search Boards

Career Alley

Without a doubt, job search boards are the number one tool that people use for their job search. Career advice Job Search Boards Social Media

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Creating Agile HR, Part 4: Agile Sourcing

Hiring Technical People

Sourcing, how and where you recruit possible candidates is a great way to use small, safe-to-fail experiments. That’s because the recruiting landscape continues to change. A little history: in the past, we read newspapers—on paper! Before the Civil Rights Act, employers advertised for “Men Wanted” and “Women Wanted.” ” (I don’t remember if it was women or ladies.) Those ads became the general help wanted ads we see today.

15 Common Job Interview Questions and How to Best Answer Them

Executive Career Brand

An Executive Recruiter’s Advice on Answering 15 Common Job Interview Questions. If you’re job-hunting and job interviews are looming, you’ve probably done some research on what kinds of questions you’ll be asked. If you have no idea what you may be asked, and expect to nail interviews with zero preparation, you may be in for some very uncomfortable and awkward conversations, combined with that sinking feeling afterwards that you didn’t come across well at all.

2017 211

Sitting Too Much at Work? Tips to Move AND Be Productive


I was sitting too much. So several years ago I bought myself a standing desk. I didn’t go through work, opting to pay for it myself to avoid any potential headaches. And I am here to report that it was a wonderful investment! I’m fortunate to have space at work to use it to supplement my sitting desk. But it’s still not enough. I’m a human being that was born to move. Sitting at a desk all day makes my nightmare list. So what’s a corporate pawn to do?

2017 176

Hey, Lady. You’re not Forgotten: the Importance of You

Ms. Career Girl

The post Hey, Lady. You’re not Forgotten: the Importance of You appeared first on Ms. Career Girl. Do you know the safety drill of air stewards, “Put your mask on before assisting others”? When it comes to taking care of everyone else, have you forgotten about you? Are you actually taking care of yourself at all? Or, did you forget to put your air mask on first? We are trained from a very early age that our role in the family is multifaceted.

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Top 11 Behavioral Interview Questions

Career Trend

Behavioral interviewing remains popular because the answers, if articulated well, will convince the employer that the job seeker is a fit – or not – for an open opportunity. The post Top 11 Behavioral Interview Questions appeared first on Executive Resume Writing Service. Behavioral Interview Questions behavioral interview questions

Change Your Career – Change Your Life

Career Alley

Not all of us wind up where we had planned at the beginning of our careers. And, if you are reading this article, then you are probably contemplating your next move or hoping to land a job if you are out of work. Career change Career Change Job Search

2017 315

Try These Unique Networking Methods!

Professional Resume Services

Proper LinkedIn profile development is just one great networking technique! Here are more. When it comes to networking, you don’t always have to step completely out of your shell to meet new people. One of the common misconceptions people have about networking is you have to attend professional events to make new contacts. However, sometimes you can make a professional contact just by living your daily life and being friendly.

2017 160

4 Ways To Find Work That Feels Like You

Career Shifters

You want to do work that fits your personality. But what if you've spent so long in a job you hate, you've lost touch with who you are? Natasha shares four starting points to getting paid to be yourself

2017 209

Memorial Day

Sklover Working Wisdom

“It is not where you serve, but how you serve.” ” – J. Rubin Clark. If you have not visited the Vietnam War Memorial in Washington, D.C., please consider doing so. It is not flashy or grand, but simple and direct, like the men and women it honors. It is not anonymous, but highly personal, containing the names of over 52,000 people killed in service. It can be touched, and powerfully touches back.

2017 133

Why we owe companies our work – but not our loyalty

Cube Rules

In my interview the other day on Vocate, the first question I was asked was “What are the most important lessons you’ve had to learn in your professional life on finding and thriving in a job? My first bullet point, of many, was this one: We owe a company our work, but not our loyalty […]. The post Why we owe companies our work – but not our loyalty appeared first on Cube Rules. Cube Rules Commentary company loyalty employment security job security

2017 133

Juggling a Job Search While Currently Working

Career Alley

There are more jobs and more people looking, which means now may be a good time to search for that next step in your career. If you have a job now but still welcome a change, consider these tips on searching for work while employed. Career advice Job Search LinkedIn

2017 313

Do You Hire for Confidence, Comfort or Capability?

Hiring Technical People

In the software industry, we toss around terms such as “Holacracy,” “meritocracy,” and “collaborative environment.” ” We claim to hire for skills. That’s not what I see. I see hiring managers hiring people just like them (mini-me’s), people who went to their schools, make similar life choices, and are roughly the same age. That’s because these people talk the same way. Too many people call this “cultural fit.”

2017 164

How Your Social Media Use Can Sabotage Your Executive Job Search

Executive Career Brand

How you use social media and your online presence in general matter in executive job search. Hiring decision makers and executive recruiters are “social recruiting” They use social media platforms to identify potential candidates and find information about them. In 2016, Jobvite’s Recruiter Nation Report, a study of over 1,600 recruiting and human resources professionals, found […].

12 Ways Introverts Can Survive Networking Events


Networking introverts. Sounds like an oxymoron, right? Talking is not what I do. I’d rather walk into a lion’s den in a steak suit than sit around networking with folks I’ve never met before. I’ll opt for being devoured, thank you very much. But introverts often learn a difficult lesson the hard and quiet way: relationship building is an activity that pays dividends. Damn, it can even be oddly rewarding. And if I can do it, you can do it too.

2017 157

So You Want To Write A Book in 2017?

Ms. Career Girl

The post So You Want To Write A Book in 2017? appeared first on Ms. Career Girl. Want to write a book this year? Don’t know where to start? Get a journal. Right now. Out ya go. Buy a pretty, interesting, edgy, funny, odd journal and start writing. Take that journal with you everywhere as if it’s your best, coolest friend. Write in it at least once a day. What do you write about? Anything. Everything. What makes you cry? What makes you laugh? What is the worst thing that’s happened to you?

2017 186

Lower Quality Resumes Are Loud, With a Bumpy Ride

Career Trend

My husband and I are avid boaters who live on a lake. Our fleet of boats over the past 11 years has included three sailboats and a Four Winns power boat we dubbed Pilar, an homage to Ernest Hemingway. We currently are in transition, having sold Pilar as we prepare to invest in our next […]. The post Lower Quality Resumes Are Loud, With a Bumpy Ride appeared first on Executive Resume Writing Service. executive resumes High Quality Resume Service executive resume

2017 141

How To Be Impressive Before, During and After Your Interview

Career Alley

Arguably the only thing more exhausting than working a full time job is the process of trying to land one. If you've been through the process, you know that the job hunt proves to be tiresome and sometimes self-defeating (with just a splash of the overwhelming urge to give up). We hear your frustrations, and more important, we’re here to share the steps that can help. Interviews Impress Interview Tips

2017 302

Should Your Resume Be Mobile Friendly?

Professional Resume Services

A mobile-optimized resume may be the best executive resume format! Here’s why. You may be under the impression that executive resumes are outdated thanks to the rise of networking and social media. However, a well-crafted resume can be just as effective. In today’s business world, there aren’t many people who aren’t connected at all times. That’s why when you’re sending in your executive resume, you need to make sure it’s mobile friendly.

2017 159

How To Move Into A New Career Without Starting From The Bottom

Career Shifters

You've put so much time and effort into your career so far. You're respected, you know what you do inside and out – you'd hate to have to start from scratch again. Natasha shares how becoming an 'insider' can help you bypass the bottom of the ladder and be taken seriously in your new industry

2017 205

Retention Agreement Contain a Release? If So, It Just Might Be Your Severance

Sklover Working Wisdom

“Don’t tell me of deception. A lie is a lie, whether to the ear or to the eye.”. – Samuel Johnson. ACTUAL CASE HISTORIES : Likely due to recent news about shortages of qualified employees, more and more employers are using retention agreements to retain their employees during periods of insecurity, such as mergers, divestitures of company divisions, periods of lowered revenue as well as in event of rumored layoffs. In my decades of practice, I have negotiated many retention agreements.

2017 126

The 4-point framework for answering job interview questions

Cube Rules

When the hiring manager has to interrupt you answering an interview question in order to ask you another question, you’ve pretty much lost the job. That’s happened in literally all of the interviews I’m participating in for the day job. It drives me (and the hiring manager) crazy. It’s like the person interviewed has no […]. The post The 4-point framework for answering job interview questions appeared first on Cube Rules. Job Search car; job interview questions

2017 133

6 Tips for Writing an Effective Resume

Career Alley

Need help writing your resume or CV? Your resume is your most important job search tool and it can be quite difficult to write if this is the first time you've created your resume. Resumes CVs

2017 299

Creating Agile HR, Part 3: Possible Agile Hiring Metrics

Hiring Technical People

One of the problems with agile hiring is this: what data do you collect? Let me digress for a bit and talk about cycle time and lead time. This image explains cycle time and lead time for a cross-functional team. Everything starts in the Ready column and proceeds through the possible progression through development and test to Done. I have no WIP limits on this board because agile hiring would rarely (I can’t think of a time) have WIP limits.

2017 158

Do Cover Letters Really Matter in Executive Job Search?

Executive Career Brand

Opinions vary on whether or not cover letters are even read – or needed – in job search. Although it’s true that some people won’t even look at them, they probably will notice if you DON’T include one. The reality is that plenty of people will be expecting a cover letter (or covering email message), and favor candidates with well-written ones that convey personality. Why Cover Letters Are Important.

How To Stand Up For Yourself at Work


Figuring out how to stand up for yourself at work might provoke anxiety in even the bravest of workers, but ensuring that you feel valued in the workplace is absolutely essential. Whether you’re only a few days, a few months, or even a few years into a role, you might find yourself confronting the office bully , your deskmate, or even your boss. Standing Up For Yourself at Work. So, what are some of those appropriate moments that you should be standing up for yourself in the workplace?

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Achieving Unity Within a Remote Workforce

Ms. Career Girl

The post Achieving Unity Within a Remote Workforce appeared first on Ms. Career Girl. The following is a guest post by Tricia Sciortino. Her bio follows. Many of us can now appreciate the benefits of being part of a remote workforce. There’s the daytime flexibility to help employees negotiate work and home life. There’s the ability to have a true lunchtime or mid-day break that includes a jaunt at the local coffeehouse or a 30-minute whirlwind of cardio around the neighborhood.

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