How #ILookLikeAnEngineer is Raising Awareness About Continued Sexism in STEM

Ms. Career Girl

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2015 284

Stop Being So Boring + 4 More Things to Quit Doing on Your Resume

Career Trend

5 Things Not to Do on Your Resume 1. List every task you perform.

2015 282

Why I’m Glad I Worked Fast Food

Evil HR Lady

This post brought to you by National Restaurant Association Educational Foundation. The content and opinions expressed below are that of Evil HR Lady. What do Amazon’s Jeff Bezos and I have in common? We both got our start in fast food–he started at McDonalds and I worked at Burger King.

2015 281

C-suite Executives and Social Media: Are You Resistant or Engaged?

Executive Career Brand

How to Reflect a Career Change on Your Resume

Professional Resume Services

Your executive resume should reflect why you’re making a career change. Switching your career path can be a challenging time.

2015 273

Recruiting and Social Media for the Veteran Job Search

Competitive Resumes

Welcome to the 2nd annual Veteran’s Day edition. This episode is dedicated to veterans everywhere who are transitioning back to the civilian sector. We wish you (veterans) much success during your transition, and hopefully, this show will contribute to your needs in finding the right job for you.

Networking at the Interview

Careers Done Write

Always think of the bigger picture when you are in job search mode. Rather than focus on one particular job posting at a time, keep your eyes open, so you don’t miss other opportunities.

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Sklover’s Thought for the Work Week

Sklover Working Wisdom

“Who does not appreciate the little does not deserve the big.”. Hungarian Proverb. A knowing smile. A simple Thank You. A small courtesy. A gentle kindness. An honest laugh. An authentic handshake.

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Differences Between Hiring a Contractor or Consultant

Hiring Technical People

In my session at Agile 2015, ( Agile Hiring: It’s a Team Sport ) one participant asked me if I hire contractors the same way I hire employees. I do. I use the same approaches for reviewing resumes, phone screens, interviews and decisions.

10 Great Interview Tips for 2015

Career Alley

Most of us think of the New Year as a fresh start. We have a new conviction to accomplish all of those “things” that have been on our “to do” list for the last 12 months. Getting a new job with more responsibility and compensation is high on many lists.

2015 268

North Dakota: Why you need to go!

Ms. Career Girl

The post North Dakota: Why you need to go! appeared first on Ms. Career Girl. Going someplace new is exciting, it can be a real thrill. I honestly look at it as an adventure.

How to Keep Your Eye on Your Career Destination Prize

Career Trend

There are times in your career that job search may seem like boot camp, where you follow your sergeant’s orders unquestioningly. You just do what they tell you and trust they will guide you to the right destination.

2015 273

Do I have to pay an employee who works through lunch?

Evil HR Lady

I have a non-exempt employee who misses a lot of time for doctors, dentists appointments and child appointments. She said she won’t take a lunch and will just leave an hour early for her appointments. Therefore, she expects to get paid for 8 hours because she did not take a lunch.

2015 270

How Search Engine Optimization (SEO) Impacts Executive Job Search

Executive Career Brand

You’re probably aware that, when you’re job-hunting, you need to have a diverse, personal brand-reinforcing online presence , to attract recruiters and employers, when they’re searching for and assessing good-fit candidates.

How Can a Resume Writer Help You Land the Job?

Professional Resume Services

An executive resume service can boost your chances of getting hired. A new job search can be a major commitment, both in time and money; after all, you start dry cleaning your best interview clothes, driving to interviews and taking time from your current job to meet with prospective employers.

2015 273

Job Seekers and Conversations About Diversity Issues in the Workplace

Competitive Resumes

Janine Truitt (@ czarinaorhr ) and Steve Levy (also my guest from episode 36 ) wrote an article calling for company HR departments to initiate and entertain race relations discussions internally.

Brand Building through Community Leadership

Careers Done Write

Leadership experience in volunteer, civic, and professional association settings is one way you can build and promote your personal brand. If you are not ready to take a top leadership role for your favorite organization, you can start with a volunteer project or serve as the co-chair of a committee.

2 monumental reasons for soft skills on your resume

Cube Rules

When we think of job skills on our resumes, we usually think of direct job skills — our education, certifications, programming languages, etc. Then we ignore our skills relating to teamwork or emotional maturity because, well, they are hard to quantify.

2015 260

Sklover’s Thought for the Work Week

Sklover Working Wisdom

“One who runs alone cannot be outrun by another.”. Ethiopian Proverb. Lelisa Desisa, an Ethiopian, won the 2015 Boston Marathon. Yenane Dhane Tsegay, another Ethiopian runner, came in second in the Marathon.

2015 201

Burnout is More Than an Individual Problem


An article in Fast Company, considered, “ How to Protect Your Employees from Burnout.”. The article identifies six issues that are instrumental in the development of burnout. With Christina Maslach in 1997 we framed out book, T he Truth about Burnout , around these six areas: • Workload. Control.

2015 174

Ready For a Career Change? Check Out These Interesting Jobs

Career Alley

If you’re stuck in a rut and contemplating a career change , it might be a good idea to look at what else is out there. The deeper you go into the search for gainful employment, the more likely you’re bound to run into some odd jobs.

2015 253

10 Ways To Make Moving Organized and Meaningful

Ms. Career Girl

The post 10 Ways To Make Moving Organized and Meaningful appeared first on Ms. Career Girl. I love moving. I know, the day of is a sweaty, chaotic, stressful cluster, but…I totally dig it.

2015 272

My 3 Words for 2015

Career Trend

By Jacqui Barrett-Poindexter I sat in a quiet nook reading Hemingway’s The Paris Wife, drinking it in with big gulps, each word quenching some deep emotional, mental, intellectual thirst. I finished the book in just two days, completing the final chapter at the unusual-for-me hour of 3 a.m.

2015 271

Help Is On the Way: How to Save a Bad Job Interview

Evil HR Lady

If you read job hunting tips, they’ll tell you that the first impression is the most important thing in the world and that hiring managers often make the decision within the first 30 seconds. So, if you trip while walking in or have lipstick on your teeth, forget it, right?

2015 265

How To Brand Your Executive Job Interviews to Land the Gig

Executive Career Brand

[This article was first published for my Personal Branding Expert gig on Job-Hunt.org, a leading online portal for careers and job search.]. Research, strategic planning, preparation and rehearsal for interviewing are more important than ever in today’s job market.

2015 240

7 Things To Do To Get Ready For Your Job Search

Professional Resume Services

If your goal is to get a new job this year, here are seven things you need to do to prepare yourself for your job search. Update your résumé. While ideally your résumé is customized for a specific job, having an up-to-date résumé targeted for a specific “type” of position is the next best thing.

2015 274

The Most Challenging Job Interview Question

Competitive Resumes

There are many articles you can find about answer the job interview question, “What is your greatest weakness?” There are few that will break it down like we have in this episode.

2015 230

The Value of a Web-based Visual Resume

Careers Done Write

If you are expecting a resume format designed in the “paper generation” to propel your career in the year 2015, it is time for you to consider the value of a visual web-based resume.

2015 226

When Your Dreams Hold You Back, Part 1

The Job Quest

“There are people who put their dreams in a little box and say, Yes, I’ve got dreams, of course I’ve got dreams. Then they put the box away and bring it out once in awhile to look in it, and yep, they’re still there.” ” ~Erma Bombeck. Dreams are an important thing.

2015 249

You Said… WHAT???

Sklover Working Wisdom

“I’m not here as a human being. I’m here as a representative of Wells Fargo.”. Testimony of Bank Representative at Trial of Bank Wrongdoing. This is a direct quote from recent testimony of a bank representative in a trial alleging wrongdoing by the bank.

2015 190

How HR Metrics & Big Data Can Transform Your Hiring


Learn more about how data can transform your recruiting efforts by registering for our webinar on Aug. 20, 2015 at 12 PM CST. Click here to register. . If there is one thing I know for sure, it’s that data changes lives. It helps us decide on the neighborhood or home we want to purchase.

2015 171

How to Overcome Your Insecurities


Are you insecure at times? Of course you are, because this is how we keep checks and balances over our daily behavior. As a practicing career coach, I see this personality trait every day. And because about 70% of my clients are in transition, I see it more than others do. I remember that when […]. Interview Interview Questions & Answers

2015 170

How to Keep Your Career Options Open

Ms. Career Girl

The post How to Keep Your Career Options Open appeared first on Ms. Career Girl. Our new columnist, Arielle Patrick, shares her advice on job opportunities when you’re not looking, and how to deal with them gracefully.

2015 270

When I started focusing on the right things

Career Trend

My husband recently summed up a work-life conversation, saying, “It’s a funny thing, but when you start focusing on the right things, everything else starts falling into place.” ” I cling to this, as I pursue a new phase in my journey.

2015 267

Star Wars Open Enrollment Period

Evil HR Lady

2015 262

How Important Are Thank You Notes in Executive Job Search?

Executive Career Brand

Job seekers these days seem to pay less attention to good manners and etiquette through the job search process . Which makes these positive qualities an even more powerful asset to those who always display them.

2015 237

Edit Your Resume Like a Pro

Professional Resume Services

Editing is part of writing an effective resume. Writing an effective resume is about more than just creating a resume once and distributing it to prospective employers. An executive resume writer will tell you how important it is to review your resume and edit it often.

2015 272