Get Noticed: 9 Tips for Creating a Modern Simple Resume

Career Alley

Less is more. Writing a great resume is not an easy task and although the overall unemployment rate is down, competition for the best jobs […]. Create a Killer Resume and Cover Letter Cover Letter Resume

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The Must-Read Books of Fall By Our Favorite Female Authors

Ms. Career Girl

After a long workday or a week spent in the office, there’s nothing better than settling into a comfortable spot with a warm drink and a great new book. If you’re looking for a fiction story to relax with this fall, these are the must-read new releases by women that we think you’ll love. Here’s our Fall reading list. The Proposal by Jasmine Guillory.

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7 Job Hunting Tips for College Grads


Facing the world as a new graduate can be an extremely frustrating time. Recent figures show there has been a drastic decline in possible job opportunities for new graduates, and the resources obtained from college career services are limited. The decisions to change the way the system works within a university is a great start to enabling a more secure transition period when University students enter the wider world of work.

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Use Your Job Rejection to Find New Opportunities

Professional Resume Services

It’s only natural to feel hurt and get down on yourself when receiving a job rejection. However, it’s also very possible to rebound, get rid of the negativity and find better opportunities. Rejection is a part of every successful individual’s past, and this job rejection is only going to make your success story better. As difficult as it may seem in the moment, you will get past the initial negative feelings of being rejected and can move forward.

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3 Reasons I Won’t Connect with You on LinkedIn

Executive Career Brand

I’m fortunate and grateful to receive lots of requests to connect on LinkedIn. Heeding the same advice I give my executive job seeking clients, I connect with most people who ask me. Expanding my network on LinkedIn means more people to learn from and communicate with. more people who may spread the […]. The post 3 Reasons I Won’t Connect with You on LinkedIn appeared first on Executive Career Brand. Executive Job Search Executive Networking LinkedIn networking

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9 Ideas to Help Spur Your Goals Forward This Year

Career Trend

Are you past the new-year resolution high and ready to dig in for the long haul to a better you, with resolve and commitment? If so, read on for eight ideas to help you spur your new year goals forward. The post 9 Ideas to Help Spur Your Goals Forward This Year appeared first on Executive Resume Writing Service. Career Goals executive resumes career advice

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My friend got laid off — from his dream job

Cube Rules

Well, that was a surprise. My friend -- who only early this year took a position that he considered his dream job -- got laid off. Got called into his manager's office and, in what is becoming scripted for managers, was told his final day would be November 30th (I found out about the layoff […]. The post My friend got laid off — from his dream job appeared first on Cube Rules. Job Search job layoff

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TRENDS @ WORK – Bully Boss’ed is the New “MeToo”

Sklover Working Wisdom

Bully Boss’ed is the New “MeToo”. It’s a trend, and a growing trend: the workplace is becoming more uncivil, at times hostile, and more often than we’d like, downright brutal. Fortunately, employers are also becoming increasingly aware of the many negative effects it has on their interests, including (a) increased absenteeism, (b) decreased productivity, (c) increased distraction from achieving goals, and (d) decreased retention of valuable talent.

2018 138

How To Move Into A New Career With No Relevant Experience On Your CV

Career Shifters

Everywhere you turn it seems to be staring back at you: "Experience in a similar role required". How can you move into work you love when nobody will give you a chance? Natasha shares the key ideas and practical actions that can help you dodge the experience Catch-22

2018 183

I Have No Idea Why I Was Just Fired

Evil HR Lady

I am hoping you can help me understand this. I have worked as a contract worker (meaning no benefits, and being paid by the recruiter’s company). . . I was working for 6 weeks, and then I get a call after 5:00 p.m. from the recruiter who tells me my assignment ended, and that the place I was working for does not want me to show up for work the next day. Of course, I ask why? And I am told, ” you were not a good fit.” ” . What does that mean?

2018 182

8 Things That Differentiate You From Other Candidates

Career Alley

What makes an employer choose you over another candidate, especially when you both have the same skills? A lot of candidates find it stressful to compete for a role without quite knowing what their competition is like. Nail the Interview Interview Tips Resume Tips

2018 298

Holiday Book Gift Guide for the Career Girl Who Doesn’t Have Time to Shop

Ms. Career Girl

As the days get shorter and your workload gets heavier, we know how difficult it is to handpick gifts for all of your family and friends. The one gift everyone will love this year? A brand-new book. If you’re looking to do all of your holiday shopping online this year, these are the books you’ll want to add to your virtual shopping cart. Here’s the Ms Career Girl holiday book gift guide for 2018: For the hopeless romantic: The Memory of You by Jamie Beck.

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Stress Relief at Work With Walking Meditation


Guided meditation of any type is not a cure-all. Only people with something to sell will tell you that a meditation walk will help you be free of all tension. It can, however, dramatically improve the quality of life. Guided walking meditation is a great tool to have available in your office arsenal to put out some fires. Here are the basics so you can get started today. PICK A ROUTE.

2018 169

5 Errors You Could be Making on Your LinkedIn Profile

Professional Resume Services

Having a LinkedIn profile is important for executives today. Networking is such a critical part of business, and many professionals view LinkedIn as the best way to meet other professionals. When completing your profile, it’s important to ensure the right information is included. Sometimes a professional LinkedIn profile writer could be beneficial to provide advice and ensure you aren’t making these common mistakes. Treating LinkedIn Like Other Social Media Platforms.

2018 164

How Science Predicts a Bad or Good First Impression in an Executive Job Interview

Executive Career Brand

How to Ace Your First Impression in Executive Job Interviews First impressions are tricky things. and especially critical in executive job interviews. We always want to nail a first impression but, sometimes, it seems more like an art than a science. However, research shows that there are scientific principles that contribute to how […]. The post How Science Predicts a Bad or Good First Impression in an Executive Job Interview appeared first on Executive Career Brand.

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7 Things I’ve Gained (and Lost) During 7 Years Living In Texas

Career Trend

In 2011, my husband, “Capt.” ” Rob, and I uprooted our lives in Kansas City, MO, to relocate to a tiny town in North Texas, in a community called, Sherwood Shores, on the banks of Lake Texoma. You can read my prior posts on this career and life upheaval, here, here, here, here and here. A couple of years […]. The post 7 Things I’ve Gained (and Lost) During 7 Years Living In Texas appeared first on Executive Resume Writing Service.

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Mechanism that converts white fat to brown identified

Career Alley

In experiments on mice, researchers have pinpointed a mechanism for the conversion of energy-storing white fat into energy-expending brown fat

2018 299

Every Job Seeker Needs to Act as Their Own a Hype Man

Competitive Resumes

When it comes to your job search , job seeker, no one is going to amplify your best attributes, skills, and abilities but you. No one can better testify to your competencies than you can. Furthermore, employers will have doubts about you unless you’re proving your worth in one of two ways: a body of work showing the depth and breadth of the value you can deliver, or the testimonials of people who have witnessed the manifestation of your value.

2018 179

Happy New Year

Sklover Working Wisdom

To All of Our Blog Readers, Friends, Clients and Colleagues: “Our BEST WISHES for a Healthy, Safe and Peaceful NEW YEAR”. Thank you so very sincerely for making 2017 – our TENTH year of publication – successful beyond our expectations. May your 2018 be filled with the warmth of loved ones, the health we all sometimes take for granted, the joy of holding a newborn baby, the inner comfort of job security, and the wonder of a six-year-old about to open birthday presents.

2018 122

The Renegade Mindset: How To Stay True To What Matters To You

Career Shifters

In a world where the pressure to conform is all-consuming, how do you discover what you want, and then maintain the strength of mind to carve your own path? Natasha shares how to create the mindset shift you need to break the mould and stay on track for a career (and a life) you love

2018 184

How to Empower Your Employees to Make Better Business Decisions

Evil HR Lady

Steve Jobs was notorious for his autocratic leadership style. Instead of empowering his employees to make their own decisions, he would set the strategy, goals and method—and expect them to follow suit. While Apple was incredibly successful under his leadership, some of the downsides of this style are apparent since his passing in 2011. The most recent example involves the removal of movies from people’s iTunes accounts.

2018 177

Breaking the Mould: 5 Tips for Spicing up Your Resume

Career Alley

Here are five insightful ways of breaking the traditional mold of plain-Jane resumes - try out these tips and you'll be more likely to get called in for an interview at your desired employer of choice. Create a Killer Resume and Cover Letter killer resume

2018 295

When to Go with Your Gut – And How to Know When You Should Pause

Ms. Career Girl

Over the course of our life we have been taught to use logic above all else to make our decisions. To be able to show reasoning for why something is the right decision is still highly valued. More recently, there has been much conversation about using our innate knowing or our gut feeling but for many of us, this is not a ‘language’ we learned to speak – and if we did, most of us are not very fluent in the gut or intuition. The good news is – it can be learned.

2018 209

How to Write a Personal Mission Statement


Wondering how to write a personal mission statement? Read on! Most companies create mission statements that define the direction the company wants to move. If mission statements mold the future of successful companies, why do so many professionals neglect to devise mission statements of their own? You cannot expect to chart a career course , without developing a road map of where you want to go and how you plan to get there. Benefits of Learning How to Write a Personal Mission Statement.

2018 167

Details to Include in Your Executive Cover Letter

Professional Resume Services

You spend so much time writing the perfect resume, so why do you have to exhaust the same amount of time and effort on a cover letter? The little known fact about resumes and cover letters is they go hand-in-hand in most cases. Some recruiters will look at a cover letter first to determine whether they even want to bother reading a resume. Others will look at a resume first and decide at that point whether it’s worth reading the cover letter.

Worried About Age Discrimination? 9 Things on Your Executive Resume That Show Your Age

Executive Career Brand

Several years ago I wrote the post Is Your Executive Resume Still Partying Like It’s 1999?, and then updated it more recently. Sadly, I’m still seeing executive resumes that look and read like the ones I was writing 15-20 years ago. If you’re sticking to a resume with the same look and kind of content […]. The post Worried About Age Discrimination? 9 Things on Your Executive Resume That Show Your Age appeared first on Executive Career Brand.

2018 189

Why Do Career Storytellers Charge So Much, and Who Even Cares About My ?Story? Anyway?

Career Trend

Why Do Career Storytellers Charge So Much? When an executive-level prospect contacts me, some of the inevitable, “What’s in it for me? Why do you charge more than many other resume writers?” ” questions pop up, mostly to untangle the angst of investing in themselves at that level, and that deeply. To assuage their concerns and […]. The post Why Do Career Storytellers Charge So Much, and Who Even Cares About My “Story” Anyway?

2018 149

How To Launch Your Career In 5 Steps

Career Alley

If you have recently decided on a career that you would like the pursue then you are probably wondering how to go about launching it. […]. Launch your Career Launch Your Career

2018 277

8 Ways to Use Underemployment to Sway Your Employment Opportunities

Competitive Resumes

We know underemployment is hard to measure. Even the government has difficulty measuring it. But that said, you certainly know when you are unemployed. It’s when you have a job, and it pays the bills for the most part, but your talents are worth so much more. Read Three Signs Underemployment Has Stole Your Soul. Getting out of the underemployment trap requires a shift in mindset.

2018 168

Virtual Interview Tips to Help You Land Your Dream Job

Career Alley

Practice talking about why you want the job, what your career goals are, your previous positions and what you learned from them and how you’ve dealt with challenges in the past. Nail the Interview Dream job Interview Tips

2018 265

No Clear Career Ideas? The 3 Mistakes You’re Making (And 3 Things To Do Instead)

Career Shifters

If you're stuck for ideas and struggling for inspiration, you're not a lost cause. You're just looking at your shift from the wrong angle. Natasha lays out the key career change mistakes that are limiting your options, and shares some fun techniques for generating new possibilities for fulfilling work

2018 169

This Is How You Write a Job Description That Candidates Will Actually Read

Evil HR Lady

Job descriptions can often blur into one. Companies are constantly looking for a “motivated and self-directed individual” who can “hit the ground running” in an “exciting and fast-paced environment.”. Reading that, you have no idea if they’re talking about a senior-level finance position or a preschool teacher. It’s not like there’s ever a job description that says a business is seeking a “lazy individual” who “will require extensive training” in a “boring and tedious environment.”.

2018 176

10 Things That Can Recharge Your Resume

Career Alley

when it comes to actually writing the resume, it’s important for you to ensure that it is tailored to each and every simple job that you are applying to. Never send out a blanket resume. You need to look at the job description, consider what they are asking for, then make sure that your resume is tailored to fit it. Create a Killer Resume and Cover Letter killer resume

2018 264

Miss America on The Value of Public Speaking

Ms. Career Girl

The Miss America Organization is more than a competition, it’s a 365 day effort to advance scholarship and service. It is a voice for young women who are looking to participate in social change. Today, the Miss America Organization is more relevant than ever. We are passionate about educating young women, and we provide them with a platform to strive for their own personal growth through academics, community service, and more.

Preparing for Your First Interview in Years


If you’ve been in one job or with a single company for years, the idea of making a change can be intimidating. Whether it’s been five years, ten or more since your last interview, things have likely changed. We live in a modern world where the traditional resume is counting for less and more focus is put on diversity and company culture. Here are some of the things to be mindful of if you’re going into your first interview in years. Behavioral Questions.

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Top Career Experts to Follow in 2018

Professional Resume Services

When I joined Twitter in 2008 I had no clue who to follow or even what to do. After learning a bit more about it, I gathered my little list of resume experts that quickly expanded to experts throughout the careers industry. Through the years I’ve added more people to that list. With vast and various experience, these folks offer daily and weekly expert advice. Whether you are new to Twitter or have been using it for a while, count these experts among your favorite go-to’s for career advice.

2018 159

A Clever LinkedIn Personal Branding Tip to Accelerate Your Executive Job Search

Executive Career Brand

If you’re using LinkedIn correctly for personal branding and executive job search, you’ve come at it in two ways: 1. You’re building keyword-rich content to boost SEO (Search Engine Optimization) so your profile sits there working PASSIVELY for you – making you more visible and findable. You’re PROACTIVELY using LinkedIn’s various activities and features […].

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