2015

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. Maybe you’ve had a number of interviews but just can’t figure out how to nail it. So what is the secret is to getting an edge on your interview?

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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. The one difference is the offer—instead of a yearly salary paid in some form of incremental approach, contractors get a dollar/hour over a timeboxed period.

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4 LinkedIn Ways to Keep Your Personal Brand Top of Mind

Executive Career Brand

Want to be thought of when executive recruiters and people of influence at your target employers learn of a good-fit opportunity for you? Use LinkedIn to remind them of your unique ROI to those employers, reinforcing your personal brand and good-fit qualities.

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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. If you’re active on social media, I’m sure you’ve seen the hashtag #ILookLikeAnEngineer that took off on Twitter after an advertisement posted earlier this month in San Francisco by company OneLogin geared at all engineers and featuring female employee Isis Wenger as one of its models received some serious backlash.

2015 218

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. There are a lot of difficult choices to be made, and after you’ve decided to leave your current field, you may be nervous about finding a new career with an executive resume that may not match the jobs you’re looking for.

2015 210

5 signals to make a career change

Cube Rules

Do you seem to have a perpetual cold? Do you avoid thinking about where you’ll be in five years – because you know it will be at the same desk? Do you avoid parties because of the dreaded “so… what do you do?” question? If so, it’s time to take a look at your career […]. Job Performance career change job performance

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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. If your role as an administrative assistant requires you handle everything from preparing coffee in the morning to collaborating with your boss on financial reports in the afternoon, then focus on the report creating and not the coffee making. Resumes are strategic […]. The post Stop Being So Boring + 4 More Things to Quit Doing on Your Resume appeared first on Executive Resume Writing Service.

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How to Overcome Your Insecurities

WorkAlpha

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

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. These are the things that are remembered by the successful, as the successful understand their great value in all of life. 2015 Alan L. Sklover. All Rights Reserved. [If If you would like to contribute a favored quote, saying or proverb, please submit it to us at info@SkloverWorkingWisdom.com ].

2015 158

Should You Encourage Your Teen to Take a Job at a Restaurant?

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. In today’s helicoptery parenting world, and crazy college admissions, parents often want to do what’s best for their children’s futures. So, we shuttle them to activities and pay to send them on service trips to South America so that they can have cool volunteer work listed on their college applications.

2015 219

80 Job Search Resources for Your Job Hunt

Career Alley

It’s difficult to say which are the “best” job search resources for any given topic. There are so many categories and so many sites. Much of what makes a site one of the “best” is personal choice, need, content and popularity. Who knows, the best sites might yet still be undiscovered by the masses. Today’s […]. Career advice Job Resources Smart Job Search

2015 336

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 232

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

Executive Career Brand

A survey by Brandfog, a global social media and digital reputation consulting firm, indicates that social media engagement by companies’ c-suite executives is more critical than ever: “Conversations taking place on Twitter, LinkedIn, Tumblr, Medium, YouTube, Instagram and other social channels do not stop because management is not looking. When executives fail to speak for themselves, other voices fill the void and the conversations continue without them.

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. I’m like that dude from those old eighties films, except I’m navigating public transport, not jungles and I’m aiming to find a great hidden bar or club rather than a priceless jewel. Not that I wouldn’t be OK with that, but it’s not my main goal! But what if you aren’t like me.

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.

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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. And besides, who wants to talk about how great they are at working with […]. Job Search Resume Tips

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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. You go along fine for a while, blindly letting others navigate your way from mile marker to […]. The post How to Keep Your Eye on Your Career Destination Prize appeared first on Executive Resume Writing Service.

2015 190

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. These valuable opportunities lead to greater leadership roles over time. The following are a few suggestions for branding through community leadership. Choose Your Roles Carefully.

BANG: Here’s How to Get a Job

WorkAlpha

BANG is not what you think! BANG is an acronym that stands for Barnes And Noble Group. It’s a job search networking group that was started about nine years ago at a time I was in transition. One day, at a job search networking group meeting, I was approached by another job seeker asking me […]. Job Search Job Search Tips

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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. The Ethiopian view is that, when you compete with yourself, and not others, you are most likely to “win the race.” The results seem to speak for themselves. So consider applying this thought each day to the “marathon” that is your work and career. 2015 Alan L. Sklover. All Rights Reserved. [If

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My boss told me I needed a new bra

Evil HR Lady

Ok, I don’t know what to do. My boss called me into her office as I was heading home. It was 2 hours past time for me to leave, but I stayed to help her do monthly reports. She had me sit in the chair closest to her in her office and she shut the door. She told me that she is changing my dress code and along with this I need to change my bra to one that is more supportive. I am currently pumping at work because my baby is 9 mo old.

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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. With that said, there are other careers even further under the surface that most people tend to overlook. Some are strange, some have a weird skill set requirement, but all are interesting.

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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 210

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. Any content about you that you want them to find needs to be easy for them to find. That means that the content must be easily accessible to them, when they search relevant key words and phrases on Google, Bing, LinkedIn, etc.

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. When my landlord called me and told me that she was selling her condo and wanted to offer me first dibs, I (thought about it and then called her back and) said no, thank you. I don’t want to buy a downtown condo. I want to buy a house with a HUGE yard so I can run and play. But not right this second.

2015 209

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. An executive resume service can save you some time by helping you dust off your resume while staying well within your budget. Thinking about hiring the best resume writing service for your job hunt?

2015 210

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 […]. Cube Rules Commentary

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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. My husband remarked later how I had devoured […]. The post My 3 Words for 2015 appeared first on Executive Resume Writing Service.

2015 188

A+ Internship Interviews

Careers Done Write

It is time to apply for a summer internships. The most dreaded part of the process for most candidates is the interview. Interviewing causes anxiety for almost everyone. However, with some practice, interviewing becomes easier. Here are five simple suggestions to help you ace the interview for your dream internship. Be Authentic. The interviewer wants to get to know you. They read your resume, so they know your key statistics and history.

Best Practices When Applying for a Job Via Email

WorkAlpha

Email makes job hunting very easy, which is both positive and negative. Positive because it means that you can reach out to a great many different potential jobs as you want; but negative because it means that many other people may be doing the same thing, thus making it that much harder to stand out. […]. Job Search Job Applications

2015 161

THE TOP 20 BRANDED HR PROS: Meet Dawn Burke, VP of People at Daxko.

The HR Capitalist

Let's face it - Fearful of the spotlight and conservative to a fault, HR pros generally aren't the best examples to look towards when it comes to professional branding. Kris Dunn ( Kinetix RPO , The HR Capitalist ) and Tim Sackett ( HRU Technical Resources , TimSackett.com ) think that needs to change. That's why they created this series - The Top 20 Branded HR Pros (sponsored by the team at Glassdoor ).

2015 149

Problems at Work? 10 Signs That It’s Not Them, It’s You

Evil HR Lady

I got an email yesterday from a reader who wanted to know how she should explain why she’s quit three jobs in the past year. Her reason for quitting each job was the same—her boss was a bully. Now, it’s possible that she had really, really, really bad luck and encountered three bully bosses three times in a row, but more than likely there’s something going on. If you’re encountering lots of problems regularly, the common theme is you.

2015 218

12 of the Best College Grad Job Search Links

Career Alley

We thought it would be a great idea to list the best college grad job search sites. College Grads

2015 327

7 Tips to Starting a Job Search

Hiring Technical People

Do you have a resolution to find a new job this year? Check out these tips for a better, streamlined job search. Develop your LinkedIn Profile along with your resume. You need both. You might want to read 7 LinkedIn Profile Tips and Tricks in 2014 That Make a Difference. You cannot afford to ignore LinkedIn. It is just as important as your resume. And, you don’t need the same information in each. You don’t have the room on a resume. You do have the room on LinkedIn.

2015 200

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. People with particularly good manners stand out above those who don’t bother or never really learned how.

2015 202

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. As we kick off the New Year, hordes of companies are re-evaluating their balance sheets, and making new hires. When things are going well at your current job, it is easy to become “near-sighted.”

2015 208

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. Unfortunately, many people find one of their biggest weaknesses is editing. Hiring an executive resume service can provide the assistance you need, but learning to edit on your own can be invaluable. Focus on Your Achievements.

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