2016

9 Interview Traps to Avoid

Career Alley

interviewing for a new job is serious business and the stress can sometimes be overwhelming. Interviews Success

2016 347

3 Reasons to Start Speaking at Industry Conferences

Ms. Career Girl

The post 3 Reasons to Start Speaking at Industry Conferences appeared first on Ms. Career Girl. The following is a guest post by Brendan Alan Barrett. His bio follows. In the National Association of Colleges and Employers’ 2016 Job Outlook Survey, 80% of employers said they want to see evidence of leadership skills on a candidate’s resume. Phrased less subtly, they want to see evidence of thought-leadership.

2016 219

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How to Stay Positive in Executive Job Search

Executive Career Brand

10 tips to conquer negative thoughts and keep moving forward. Job search can wreak havoc with your emotional state and self-esteem. Unless you’re very lucky, you’ll face at least some rejections. You’ll get your hopes up when you seem to be sailing through the interview process for a job you covet, only to learn they’ve chosen someone else. if you even do find out.

2016 218

Executives: Don’t Put These 5 Things in Your Resume!

Professional Resume Services

The best executive resume writers don’t include these things. Executive resumes deserve just as much attention as a resume for any other job. You may be surprised to know most resumes for executive positions are generally poorly done. However, that just gives you the opportunity to shine brightly when it comes to your resume! Your executive bio needs to stand out from the rest. Most importantly, it needs to be error-free and you need to avoid putting some things in it altogether.

2016 208

Why You Want to Hire Older People

Hiring Technical People

This morning, I read For Economy, Aging Population Poses Double Whammy (registration required). If you don’t read the WSJ, here are some interesting takeaways: On average, every 10% increase in the share of state’s population over the age of 60 reduced per capita growth in gross domestic product by 5.5%. … The authors note: “An older worker’s experience increases not only his own productivity but also the productivity of those who work with him.”

2016 191

My 3 Words – 2017

Career Trend

My 3 words for 2017 determinedly appeared a few days before Christmas (Dec. 22, to be exact): Pace, Pray, Pow! Before expanding on my words, a brief review of the 3 Words initiative is in order. Colleague Hannah Morgan, nationally recognized author and speaker on all things job search, challenged me to participate in my first 3 words exercise […]. The post My 3 Words – 2017 appeared first on Executive Resume Writing Service. 3 Words My Three Words New Year Goals

2017 171

4 Things Everyone Forgets to Put on Their Resume

Cube Rules

Knowing what to put on your resume can be difficult. You want to sound qualified for the job with all the right experience, and attributes without sounding pretentious. But, sometimes the difference between getting the interview, and not getting the interview is all in what you include on your resume. Here are 4 things everyone forgets […]. The post 4 Things Everyone Forgets to Put on Their Resume appeared first on Cube Rules. Job Search

2016 168

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Great Careers Live At The Intersection of Niche and Grind.

The HR Capitalist

I remember being in High School and somehow ending up at the VFW where my dad liked to knock back a Seagram's VO or two. On the night in question, my dad was at the bar with a guy who he introduced me to and said the guy had some great advice for me, as I was interested in communications at the time. The advice went like this: "Don't major in journalism or communications. Find another major and minor in journalism or communications.". His point was simple.

2016 148

How To Avoid The Mistake Of Making A Reactive Shift

Career Shifters

Are you desperate to get away from your current career? Willing to do anything to escape? You might be heading toward a reactive shift. With two real-life examples, Natasha explains how to make sure your future isn't dictated by your past. Tuesday, 6 p.m. It's overcast and beginning to drizzle, and you've just started your commute home. You're exhausted. The day started badly and, as it continued, you felt like you were living a comedy of errors.

2016 211

Swiss Saturday: A Rose by Any Other Name

Evil HR Lady

So, no one in Switzerland can pronounce my name. My name is Suzanne, by the way. Like Suzanne Somers. If you can get that reference you’re probably as old as I am, and your parents probably didn’t want you watching Three’s Company either, but you probably did when they weren’t home. The problem with my name is that the aaaa sound in Suzanne doesn’t exist in German. And the z sound is close but not the same thing. As a result, everyone calls me Susan.

2016 199

5 Reasons Why Continuing Education Will Boost Your Career

Career Alley

For most careers, education plays a key role in securing a good job and successful career. Many careers don't require university degrees, but whether you have decided to enter the workforce without a college degree or pursue continuing education, a solid pre-college education is key. Education Careers College Private Schools

2016 322

5 Smart Choices Vital To Your Success & Happiness

Ms. Career Girl

The post 5 Smart Choices Vital To Your Success & Happiness appeared first on Ms. Career Girl. The following is a guest post by Alan Fox. His bio follows. Over the course of my life, I’ve built several careers: I’ve been an accountant, I’ve started my own law firm, I’ve created a commercial real estate business, and, most recently, I’ve embarked on a career as a writer. Throughout all this, I’ve found that success doesn’t come by accident.

2016 205

Essential Checklist to Optimize LinkedIn For Executive Job Search

Executive Career Brand

Along with being an essential tool for executive job search, LinkedIn plays an important role in overall career management. I’ve found that many executives have a “build it and forget it” mindset with LinkedIn. They put up a minimal profile, and never revisit it, and never take advantage of all the things LinkedIn has to offer. They don’t seem to realize that LinkedIn is a primary destination for people who are sourcing and assessing good-fit job candidates and people to do business with.

2016 219

How Executive Resume Targeting Works

Professional Resume Services

You can rely on an executive resume writing service – such as Professional Resume Services – to help you craft the most effective resume. Every company has different positions within each organization. The job duties of those positions can vary from company to company, so you have to be specific as to what job you’re looking for on your resume.

2016 202

Five Tips to Combating Ageism in Hiring, Part 1

Hiring Technical People

About a year ago, I wrote “ Hiring Trap: Don’t Hire Anyone Older Than… ” Unfortunately, ageism is still rampant. If you are a candidate over the age of 40, you have encountered ageism. If you are also unemployed while you are looking for a job, you might feel as if you are up the proverbial creek. Many of us expect to work until at least 65. Many of us want to work for longer, although it might not be forty hours per week, or with just two or three weeks of vacation.

2016 151

Meaningful Work Matters

Career Trend

“There is no amount of beer-Fridays that can make people feel good if they don’t do meaningful work.” ” -CareerTrend.net client. The post Meaningful Work Matters appeared first on Executive Resume Writing Service. Career Wisdom Meaningful Work workplace

2016 164

5 crucial tips to help you stand out at work

Cube Rules

It can be tough to stand out in a company of talented individuals. Especially if you work for a large corporation, you may wonder how you will be able to make your mark. However, there are plenty of ways to stand out in a corporate environment with a little extra effort. Here are 5 suggestions: […]. The post 5 crucial tips to help you stand out at work appeared first on Cube Rules. Job Performance

2016 162

Feel Confident: 10 Tips to Build Confidence at Work

Jobacle

Do you want to feel confident when you do your job? Of course you do! Everyone should have self-confidence while they’re at work, so learning how to build self esteem is actually an essential aspect of your professional life. Having confidence is key, not only to feeling good, but to getting the job you’re being […]. The post Feel Confident: 10 Tips to Build Confidence at Work appeared first on Jobacle.com.

2016 201

How Companies With Great Cultures Manage the Expectations of New Hires.

The HR Capitalist

"What should I expect?". This is a question that goes through every candidate's mind as soon as they begin considering a new position—and it stays at the back of their mind all through onboarding. As a recruiter and HR leader, it's your job to help manage those expectations.

2016 146

The 4 Career Change Traps You Don't Know You're In (And How To Get Out Of Them)

Career Shifters

If you're getting nowhere with your shift, there's a good chance you've got yourself into a 'monkey trap'. Natasha explains what on earth a monkey trap is, how to tell if you're in one, and how to get unstuck. If you want to catch a monkey (so the story goes), there's a particularly tragic kind of trap that works every time. The hunters tie a coconut or a gourd to the branch of a tree, and place a banana inside.

2016 210

How to Tell Your Salaried Employees They are Now Hourly

Evil HR Lady

Some of your salaried employees are about to become hourly employees , and there’s nothing you can do to stop it. Starting on December 1, 2016, the minimum salary needed to qualify for a salary exemption will jump from $455 a week ($23,660 per year) to $913 per week ($47,476 per year). If you have employees who are currently exempt from overtime who earn less than $47,476 per year, you’ll have to change the way they are paid. How should you tell your employees?

2016 197

6 Job Search Mistakes You Don’t Want to Make

Career Alley

It goes without saying that just a few critical mistakes during the job search and interview process separate a successful job seeker from one that fails. These mistakes are so few and so small that we tend to ignore them. But remember, they can easily change the outcome of your job search. Job Search Interview Tips negoitiate your job offer Salary

2016 313

How to Stop Money From Consuming You

Ms. Career Girl

The post How to Stop Money From Consuming You appeared first on Ms. Career Girl. In their song “Awake My Soul,” folk band Mumford and Sons sang the memorable lyrics, “Where you invest your love, you invest your life.” That’s a powerful statement that reminds us about being cognizant of our priorities in life. Unfortunately, many of us find we have a love of money, without even realizing it. That’s not always a bad thing.

2016 204

What’s the Best Executive Resume Format and Length?

Executive Career Brand

When I speak with executive job seekers, one of the first things they often ask me is how their resume stacks up. Many of them have never been in a job search or haven’t faced one for a number of years. They’ve either slid easily from one company to the next, without ever having to look, or have progressed up the ladder within one or more good companies. Often these lucky job seekers haven’t needed a resume, and have missed the boat on the new resume strategies.

2016 207

Executives: It’s About Who You Know

Professional Resume Services

Professional Resume Services offers the best tips for personal branding for senior level executives. You’ve probably heard the phrase, “It’s not what you know, it’s who you know.” That’s the key to landing the perfect executive job nowadays, in addition to flawless executive resume writing. With the amount of job boards online, newspapers and employment agencies, it’s nearly impossible to get recognized if you apply for a job through one of those avenues.

2016 199

Certifications in Hiring, Part 1: A Certificate’s Value

Hiring Technical People

There are a ton of certifications these days. Many demand only that you sit through a 2-day or even 1-week class and then take an exam. Some certifications demand that you prove you have worked in the field for some number of weeks/hours the previous year or so. Most certifications do not demand that you show proof of your successful expertise in action. Let me tell you a story about the last certification exam I attempted.

How to Encourage Your Employees to Be Genuine

Career Trend

The topic of authenticity in the workplace is nothing new. However, the reality is that each workplace is unique, and cultures run the gamut from open to rigid (and everything in between). I wrote a post over at Glassdoor for Employers recently for employers interested in exploring ways to imbue their environment with a more […]. The post How to Encourage Your Employees to Be Genuine appeared first on Executive Resume Writing Service.

2016 156

7 Resume Blunders Recruiters Will Not Forgive

Cube Rules

Whether you’re changing jobs or trying to catch your first interview, the one thing employers and recruiters want to see is a proper resume. You should think of your resume as a representative talking to the employer on your behalf, because that’s exactly what it does. In order to get the position, your resume needs […]. The post 7 Resume Blunders Recruiters Will Not Forgive appeared first on Cube Rules. Job Search

2016 152

6 Must-Have Skills for Project Managers

Career Alley

Being a successful Project Manager requires a wide range of skills, talents and experience. Great writing skills, a deep knowledge of technology and an aptitude to manage budgets are all key to Project Management. Career advice Project Managers

2016 306

My Vote For Election Tuesday.

The HR Capitalist

--From Kenny Powers on the HBO show "Eastbound and Down". . Sure, I've been called a xenophobe, but the truth is, I'm not. I honestly just feel that America is the best country and the other countries aren't as good. That used to be called patriotism.". . It's the day before the election. Like a lot of people in America, I'm tired of the sh**show and don't like either candidate.

2016 146

From Corporate Suits to Cotton Pyjamas

Career Shifters

"I'd become become disillusioned with the corporate work environment. I knew I needed to make the jump." Now, Becky Lupton is awake and working at 2 a.m., juggling a baby and a business, and making mistakes along the way. But even on her exhausted days, she has no regrets. This is her story. What work were you doing previously? I was UK and International Marketing Manager for a large corporate. What are you doing now? Now, I'm the founder and owner of PJ Mamma Organic.

2016 200

Are You the Office Bully? No? Are You Sure About That?

Evil HR Lady

We assume that bullies are either the mean girls who are out to get you, or the thug who steals your lunch money. Anyone along that spectrum will do. But, what if you found out that your co-workers that you were the office bully? Not possible. You’re nice. You work hard. You only criticize when necessary.

2016 197

10 Tips for Acing an Embedded Engineer Interview

Career Alley

Time for that interview, and if you're an Embedded Engineer you know how tough those interviews can be. Career advice Embedded Engineers Interviews

6 Career Lessons You Learn from Yoga

Ms. Career Girl

The post 6 Career Lessons You Learn from Yoga appeared first on Ms. Career Girl. Flexibility is not the only attribute valued by employers and yogis alike! Here’s how to be your own personal guru in the workplace: Self-improvement is more important than trying to beat everyone else. Ever walked into a “beginners” yoga class and panicked as everyone else folded themselves into pretzels while you could barely touch your toes?

2016 200

LinkedIn FAQs for Executive Job Search

Executive Career Brand

As noted in the first in my series of Executive Job Search FAQs (Frequently Asked Questions) which focuses on personal branding , I’ve compiled several of the questions/topics that most often come up with my clients. Beyond personal branding and this post on LinkedIn FAQs, I’ll be writing posts on the FAQs that represent the major road blocks and/or job search strategies they have told me they need help understanding, across these topics: Executive resumes.

2016 202

How to Ensure Your References Are as Helpful as Possible

Professional Resume Services

The best resume writing services will help you with your references. It’s standard practice nowadays for employers to check with references before deciding to hire a particular candidate. Now more than ever, it’s important to have credible references on your resume and to ensure they’ll give you a good review. Even going as far as staying in touch with your connections on LinkedIn will go a long way in making sure all your bases are covered when it comes to your references.

2016 199

Many More Than Five Tips to Combating Ageism in Hiring, Summary

Hiring Technical People

Let me summarize what you can do if you are a person of a certain age—maybe just over 30—and you want to find a job. Prepare for your search in these ways: Look relevant to hiring managers. That means you will do whatever you need to do your resume: Keep the resume to 2 pages or less. Add technical skills for the ATS. Yes, I know this seems crazy. Do it anyway.). Show your value, especially with numbers for each job.

2016 143