2015

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.

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 280

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 267

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

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

Executive Career Brand

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.

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

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Best Practices When Applying for a Job Via Email

WorkAlpha

Email makes job hunting very easy, which is both positive and negative.

2015 210

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.

2015 205

How #ILookLikeAnEngineer is Raising Awareness About Continued Sexism in STEM

Ms. Career Girl

The post How #ILookLikeAnEngineer is Raising Awareness About Continued Sexism in STEM appeared first on Ms. Career Girl.

2015 284

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 282

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 270

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 264

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

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.

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.

How to write a focused personal statement for your resume

Cube Rules

Are you in the situation where you need to write a resume and simply don’t know where to start? On top of this faced with the challenge of writing your own personal statement? We have the expert advice to guide you through this often-fraught process. To get you to the top of the pile, we […].

2015 243

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.

Do You Need a Degree to be Hired to Develop Software?

Hiring Technical People

I retweeted a link to Here’s a Thing: There’s No Correlation Between a College Degree and Coding Ability. I was a bit surprised by some of the reactions to that link. One colleague said, “I question whether people who wait until a college assignment to learn to code have the same obsessive interest in the topic.” ” I was quite surprised. Back when I went to college, people didn’t have access to computers except in school.

2015 196

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

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.

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 271

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 267

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 263

11 Tips to Help Recruiters Find You on Social Media

Career Alley

Like everyone else these days, recruiters leverage the Internet to find their candidates. They do their research like the rest of us, but spend a fair amount of time leveraging social networks such as LinkedIn. Also like us, recruiters specialize in one or more fields (but not every field).

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 225

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 changing resume (Infographic)

Cube Rules

The resume is constantly evolving. Here are some of the ways that resumes are changing from Davitt Corporate Partners: Job Search Resume video resume

2015 234

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 231

When is an Interview Free Consulting?

Hiring Technical People

I’m a big fan of auditions in an interview. (I I have many posts about auditions in this blog.). However, some hiring managers and teams push interviewing and auditions too far. When you’ve had three interviews, and your interviewer asks you to solve a problem for them—again—is it a hiring issue, or are they asking you to consult for free? Here is a way that works for auditions and interviewing: Create the dirtbag phone screen, if that matters to you.

2015 180

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

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 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 267

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 263

10 Traits Every Executive Should Have

Professional Resume Services

To be effective in upper-level management, you need a specific set of traits. It’s also important to exhibit these attributes through your actions, as well as the company’s executive bio and your executive profile for social media.

2015 260

7 Topics You Shouldn’t Include on Your Resume – Landing a Job

Career Alley

Most people don’t really like putting together a resume. Writing about yourself is rarely easy, and when you have to try to “sell yourself” by talking up accomplishments, it can be even harder.

2015 233

How to Build Personal Brand Content for Executive Job Search

Executive Career Brand

2015 224