September, 2017

Why I Believe Your LinkedIn Profile May Now Be More Valuable Than Your Resume

Career Trend

While once a junior-player in career communications, your LinkedIn profile now reigns supreme in job search. The post Why I Believe Your LinkedIn Profile May Now Be More Valuable Than Your Resume appeared first on Executive Resume Writing Service.

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The Yin and Yang of a Convincing Job Interviews with Thea Kelley

Competitive Resumes

Welcome back to the fall edition of the podcast. Thank you for joining us as we’ll have about eight episodes to deliver this fall plus a few bonus episodes. My guest is Thea Kelley who wrote the book, Get That Job!

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Trending Sources

Does the Law Require that You Let an Employee Nap?

Evil HR Lady

Napping is popular among just about everyone other than toddlers , who desperately need naps, but are convinced they are prohibited by the Geneva convention. Culturally, though, we just don’t do it.

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4 Ways To Find Work That Feels Like You

Career Shifters

You want to do work that fits your personality. But what if you've spent so long in a job you hate, you've lost touch with who you are? Natasha shares four starting points to getting paid to be yourself

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Get Creative: 10 Reasons Why You Must Install Art in the Office

Ms. Career Girl

From the aesthetic to the psychological, the benefits of including art in the workplace are numerous and diverse. Not only does artwork have a positive impact on employees’ wellbeing, but it also improves the aesthetic of a space, in addition to a host of other advantages.

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Hiring New Employees Can Be Worse than a Root Canal

Evil HR Lady

There are two things everyone hates: going to the dentist and job hunting. And it turns out, no matter which side of the job hunting table you’re sitting on, trying to find a right fit between employer and employee is hard, unpleasant, and time-consuming. What makes searching for a new employee so difficult? And, more importantly, how can you make it easier? Here are the problems, and here are the solutions. Problem: You Want Perfection. Everyone wants to hire that perfect employee.

2017 59

Stop Trying To Google Your Way Into A New Career (And What To Do Instead)

Career Shifters

Spending hours scouring job sites, reading articles, and still not getting anywhere with your career change? Natasha shares why it's not working and what to do to move forward more productively

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8 things you learn in your first year of work

Ms. Career Girl

Joining the workforce is a wonderful and terrifying thing. The times when we mess up are the most memorable and formative of our lives, but it is the things that we learn and take away from these experiences that really matter.

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12 Ways To Build Personal Brand Evangelism

Executive Career Brand

How to get people to spread the word about your unique value in the executive job market. You may feel that “Brand Evangelism” is a fussy term. It may even turn you off to the whole concept of personal branding. Don’t let it.

2017 58

Are People Who Have 8-10 Years at Their Current Company Dinosaurs?

HR Capitalist

I think an interesting thing has happened when it comes to careers, and it's probably not a good thing. People have historically judged you by switching jobs too often. That's why I always counsel people to stick it out a year (preferably two) before jumping out of a less that perfect situation.

2017 31

This Season of Episodes on The Voice of Job Seekers Podcast

Competitive Resumes

I am excited to announce the fall lineup for the The Voice of Job Seekers podcast. Feel free to share this newsletter with friends, clients, students, family and whomever else will benefit. Most of the show’s guests for this fall are listed below. There are more, but I will keep you waiting.

2017 64

Why Your Boss Makes You Punch a Time Clock

Evil HR Lady

What do you think about the idea of professional or semi-professional (i.e., highly-skilled college graduates) hourly employees having to clock in and out daily and for breaks , etc., especially in a creative field? My company just adopted a product called “Humanity” which requires us to do that and many of us are disgruntled.

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Lower Quality Resumes Are Loud, With a Bumpy Ride

Career Trend

My husband and I are avid boaters who live on a lake. Our fleet of boats over the past 11 years has included three sailboats and a Four Winns power boat we dubbed Pilar, an homage to Ernest Hemingway. We currently are in transition, having sold Pilar as we prepare to invest in our next […].

8 things you learn in your first year of work

Ms. Career Girl

Joining the workforce is a wonderful and terrifying thing. This times when we screw up are the most memorable and formative of our lives, but it is the things that we learn and take away from these experiences that really matter.

2017 43

From Banking to Healthy Holidays

Career Shifters

“I am probably, ironically, working longer and harder. But I'm also more driven, and it's more exciting.”. Kathryn Brierley was faced with a tough choice: stay in a career she loved but was exhausted by, or go after something totally different?

3 Candidates: Know Your Role and Your Recruiting Strategy.

HR Capitalist

"The problem we're trying to solve is that there are rich teams and there are poor teams. Then there's fifty feet of crap, and then there's us. It's an unfair game. And you guys just sit around talking the same old "good body" nonsense like we're selling jeans. Like we're looking for Fabio.

2017 29

5 Ways to Show Job Interview Mastery to Employers

Competitive Resumes

More than ever, job seekers must be proficient at interviewing. In fact, it’s likely every networking opportunity is an essential job conversation. It may be the interaction to decide your next step, so you want to be interview ready. The interview process is no longer a one and done meeting.

2017 59

Can You Ever Legally Deduct Pay from an Exempt Employee?

Evil HR Lady

If there’s one thing I’ve tried to beat into your brains, it’s that you can’t deduct pay from an exempt employee’s paycheck, no matter how much you want to. Well, there are a few exceptions, but they really are a few, and no one is every going to complain about getting too much money. Anyway, to read about these exceptions, click here: When Can You Legally Deduct Exempt Employee Pay? The post Can You Ever Legally Deduct Pay from an Exempt Employee?

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#1 Secret To Getting Noticed By Recruiters At AECOM

Career Realism

#1 Secret To Getting Noticed By Recruiters At AECOM. Work It Daily. With all of the “noise” online, standing out can be a challenge, especially if you’re fighting for a job. However, just because there’s a lot of competition for jobs on job boards doesn’t mean you can’t get hired.

2017 18

Women in Leadership Roles: Rare Traits That Drive Your Success

Ms. Career Girl

These days finding a strong powerful leading woman isn’t hard. While it hadn’t been hard before, these days women have even more opportunities to express themselves, to lead, and to inspire others. No wonder so many young women look up to them and want to become like them in the future.

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“How Do I Get Employers To See Past My Job History?”

Career Shifters

Miranda's motivation has reached an all-time low. She enjoys some aspects of her role, but the environment isn't working for her. How do you move sideways when your experience is pointing you back to where you don't want to be

2017 27

5 Ways To Determine If You'll Be Leading an HR Function in 2022.

HR Capitalist

The world is changing, and the people paying the bills want different things from HR. Here's five things to look inward at and determine if you've got what it takes to lead an HR team and be a viable partner to the business leaders who will hire you in 2022. Remember, I'm talking about leading HR, not participating in running it: 1. You've got a mack daddy processor upstairs. Meaning you can take large amounts of information in and make quick, accurate decisions. Not IQ. Speed with accuracy. .

2017 21

10 Job Search Strategies Beyond The Resume

Competitive Resumes

Many people want the resume dead – or they at least want to hold a funeral for it. It’s very sexy to proclaim the resume’s demise, and it brings major street cred. But the truth is the resume is still an essential part of your job search. Job descriptions still tell you where to send or upload it.

2017 59

Hiring a Contractor vs Hiring an Employee

Evil HR Lady

When deciding whether to hire someone directly or to offer someone contractor employment, there is more to consider than you might realize. You may think that it’s simply your decision—do you want this person to be a regular “W-2” employee or do you want this person to be a “1099” contractor? The reality is, it’s not all your choice. The IRS strongly regulates whether someone is a contractor or an employee. Here’s what you need to know. Control Freaks Shouldn’t Hire Contractors.

Still Out of Work? 6 Blue-Collar Jobs Not to Turn Your Nose Up At

Corn on the Job

If you’re a white-collar worker, that is, someone whose job isn’t manual, for example, an office worker, then odds are that’s your strict preference when looking for a job. Good luck to you if you can find what you’re looking for and not have to suffer the doldrums of a long job search.

2018 17

5 Reasons Your New Résumé Isn’t Working

Ms. Career Girl

At this point in your career, you are aware of the importance of a resume. This one to two-page document is the ultimate sales pitch that’s designed to brand your impact and achievements to rise above the competition.

2017 39

8 Basic Tech Skills Every Employee Should Have

The Undercover Recruiter

Being tech-savvy is no longer unique, it’s universal. Some people may be more comfortable around technology than others, and that might depend on your profession. We get that, but every professional nowadays must have a degree of technological sophistication to them.

2017 26

BOOM: Amazon Announces Intent to Build Second HQ in a City Outside of Seattle.

HR Capitalist

. Damn! Amazon announced on Thursday that it is planning to open another headquarters called Amazon HQ2 in US city TBD. Amazon HQ2 will cost $5 billion and eventually house up to 50,000 Amazon staff, Amazon said in a press release.

How To Land A Job At Northside Hospital

Career Realism

How To Land A Job At Northside Hospital. Work It Daily. Working in healthcare is rewarding already, but if you can find a position at a place like Northside Hospital, which inspires employees, drives them to be better, and makes them feel at home, you’ve hit the jackpot.

2017 17

Can You Teach Work Ethic?

Evil HR Lady

Some people are born workers. They jump in, work hard until the job is done, and show up the next morning, ready to go again. Others are glued to their phones and can’t get anything done unless you are breathing down their necks. This all begs a question: Can you teach work ethic to people who aren’t naturally inclined? Psychologist Marie Hartwell-Walker recently addressed that question. She noticed a difference in work ethic between kids who lived on small family farms and “city” kids.

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did my employee quit or is she in a ditch somewhere?

Ask A Manager

A reader writes: My mom just called to ask for advice. She hired a new office manager, “Jane,” a few months ago. Yesterday Jane left for lunch and never came back. She had some performance issues, so my mom thinks she may have quit, but she’s also worried Jane might be in a ditch somewhere. Jane hasn’t answered the phone or text messages. I gave her advice about filing a missing person report, mailing the last paycheck, etc. (I’m

2017 23

Unconventional Advice for Succeeding in Business

Ms. Career Girl

“The difference between successful people and really successful people is that really successful people say no to almost everything.” —Warren Buffet.

2017 39

6 Warning Signs Your Candidate Will Flake

The Undercover Recruiter

Few things beat the exhilaration of finding the right person for the job. They generally come along a bit too late for comfort, after many revised job spec drafts, and much too much trawling through the internet. But then you’ve got them! Woo hoo!

2017 26

Long Weekend PTO Strategy Guy/Gal - Is Currently Crushing It At Your Company.

HR Capitalist

There's a person that's currently cheating life at your company. But it's not who you think. It's not the person who's stock options just vested (because the stock could tank); --It's not the person who just signed the big deal (because you're only as good as your last month); and. It's not you.

2017 17