January, 2021

7 Reasons You Want to Lead “Like a Girl”

Ms. Career Girl

The following is adapted from F*ck the Glass Ceiling: Start at the Top (and Stay There) as a Feminine Entrepreneur. Have you ever heard someone say “you throw like a girl”? Chances are, it wasn’t a compliment.

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Resume Trends from the Experts

Executive Career Brand

Resume trends come and go, to accommodate the needs of recruiters, hiring professionals and others assessing candidates. But you’ll never go wrong (now and probably forever) if you let the following strategy drive the content in your resume: Decide which employers to target.

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I Binge-Watched Top Chef and Learned 5 Things about Feedback

Evil HR Lady

Managers often find it difficult to give clear, actionable feedback–especially when it’s negative. Almost everyone finds it difficult to take that feedback, but if you want to improve you need to listen.

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5 Soft Skills Employers Will Look for in 2021

Jobacle

With the arrival of 2021, looking for a job will no doubt continue to be a challenge during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. But beyond the accomplishments and skills you’ve attained in your career, employers will be looking for something a bit different in the coming year: soft skills.

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Sklover’s Thought for the Work Week

Sklover Working Wisdom

“Some pursue success. Others create it.” ” – Unknown. If you can’t see the photo above, please [ Click Here ]. This very simple thought – just six brief words – offers a valuable insight into how people go about achieving career success.

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Why Your Authentic Voice May Be Diminishing Your Executive Resume Story

Career Trend

Writing your resume in your voice may undermine your value Your authentic voice may be diminishing your executive resume story. It may be tempting to do so, but writing your resume how you naturally speak or write is not always good advice.

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4 Practical Tips To Make a Full-time Income Without Working Full-time

Ms. Career Girl

It seems like more and more people are hopping on the entrepreneurial bandwagon and becoming their own boss—and it makes sense! The 9-to-5 business model doesn’t work for everyone.

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Don’t Sell Watermelons for $1 (or, Stop Being Busy for Busy’s Sake)

Evil HR Lady

Are you using your time to be successful? Last night a friend sent me this video. This talk was, overall, excellent, but this story really struck me as a small business owner: Two men formed a partnership. They built a small shed beside a busy road.

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How to Make Remote Working Easier for Your Team

Jobacle

During 2020, remote working has become utilized more than ever before and it has been astounding to see how well some individuals and businesses have been able to adapt to working from home. However, one thing that is a lot more difficult when working remotely, is anything collaborative.

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Martin Luther King, Jr. Day

Sklover Working Wisdom

“When I marched in Selma, I felt my legs were praying.” ” – Rabbi Abraham Joshua Heschel. If you can’t see the photo above, please [ Click Here ]. Every now and then there appears a person who reminds us of our highest aspirations.

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The Value of a Confidential Search BEFORE You Fire an Incumbent.

The HR Capitalist

We've all been there. There's an incumbent in a key position, and for whatever reason, they're not getting it done. So you do what you have to do. You make a move (more gracefully known as an organizational change) and you open up the role.

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4 Ways to Live Your Best Life Every Day in 2021

Ms. Career Girl

If 2020 has taught us anything; it is that life is unpredictable. I’m sure that most, if not all, of the goals you set for yourself in December of 2019 went completely out the window by February 2020. Well guess what? That is okay.

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How Executive Recruiting Is Changing

Executive Career Brand

Every profession evolves over time, to adapt to the inevitable changes impacting the way things operate in that particular environment. Executive recruiting is no different.

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Procrastinators and Planners Unite For a Better Work Experience

Evil HR Lady

I’m a procrastinator, through and through. My most significant feat as such was as an undergraduate student, when I went to the library at 6:00 pm to start research on a paper. But, I turned it in at 9:00 am the next morning and got an A—gold star for procrastinators everywhere.

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6 Small Business Marketing Tips for Beginners

Jobacle

Marketing is a necessity for reaching your ideal customers and growing your business. However, it can be a daunting task, especially for small business owners and entrepreneurs with limited resources.

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We’re pleased to offer another new “Model Letter”:

Sklover Working Wisdom

Request for Therapist’s or Doctor’s Note in Support of Your Efforts to (i) take a FMLA Leave, (ii) apply for Short Term Disability, (iii) Involuntarily Resign, and (iv) support your similar work-related efforts.

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From Music Teacher to Events Manager

Career Shifters

“The day-to-day monotony was grinding me down.”. Nathan Evans had a job other people envied, but he came home every day feeling bored and unchallenged.

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2021: Dare To Make History!

Ms. Career Girl

It all started for us on a frozen pond next to our home in a small town in North Dakota. We were born into a hockey family, in a hockey state. So, fun meant playing hockey with our four older brothers and their friends.

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How To Use LinkedIn for Research and Insights

Executive Career Brand

If you’ve been on LinkedIn for any amount of time, you know how valuable it is for job search and career networking, and for top-of-mind branding. But are you using LinkedIn for research? You’ll start with your target list of employers. If you don’t have a list, LinkedIn can help you with that, too.

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I Just Got Laid Off. Why Did I Get a List of All My Co-Workers’ Titles and Ages?

Evil HR Lady

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How You Can Revive & Fix Your Brand’s Bad Reputation

Jobacle

It can take mere months to learn how to become an entrepreneur, years to build a brand reputation, and just hours to ruin it.

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Sklover’s Thought for the Work Week

Sklover Working Wisdom

“Goals give us direction. They put a powerful force into play on a universal, conscious, and subconscious level. Goals give our life direction.” ” – Melody Beattie. If you can’t see the photo above, please [ Click Here ].

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“Changing Career Feels Too Daunting. Will I Ever Find A Way To Make It Work?”

Career Shifters

Stuck in the same company for over a decade, Maria has finally stumbled across a creative career that feels like her. But how do you make the switch, when you’ve still got to earn your keep, and experience – not to mention confidence – is in short supply

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5 Strategies to Make the Most of a COVID Job Market

Ms. Career Girl

Thankfully, 2020 is finally over. That said, many of us might still be reeling from the economic devastation caused by the pandemic and this is as good a time as any to start resolving to get our finances in order.

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How to Invest in Employer Branding

The Undercover Recruiter

When Aaron Kraljev left Wells Fargo in 2019, he left behind many of the comforts that come with working for a large organization: a familiar order of operations, significant resources, the security of knowing where to turn for answers, and the stability offered by a company that’s been around for over one hundred years.

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What to Do If Capitol Hill Rioter Also Happens to Be an Employee

Evil HR Lady

This week’s protest, which led to an invasion of the US Capitol Building, was something that the world watched in horror.

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3 Common Misbeliefs About Video Interviews

Undercover Recruiter

As someone who is new to the HR industry, I’ve been spending the past month familiarising myself with commonly-used recruitment processes and technologies among HR professionals and hiring managers.

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Happy New Year

Sklover Working Wisdom

To All of Our Blog Readers, Friends, Clients and Colleagues: If you can’t see the photo above, please [ Click Here ]. It’s a New Year, And, We Pray, a. Year of Greater Health and. Job Security, and Food Security, Wherever in the World. Health, Job Security and. Sufficient Food is at Risk.

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From Tech to Social Impact

Career Shifters

“I was nervous about taking that first step out of my career 'comfort zone'.”. Stef Milczarek had a passion for the social impact sector that she could no longer ignore. But when traditional job-hunting techniques didn't produce results, she had to change her approach.

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Sexual Harassment Claims by “Less Feminine” Women Perceived as Less Credible

Ms. Career Girl

Biases could prevent non-stereotypical women from legal protections, study says.

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Creating an EVP with Design Thinking

The Undercover Recruiter

In building an EVP for Ritchie Bros, an online auction platform for heavy equipment, Employer Brand Specialist Thomas Reneau drew from his experience with design thinking firm IDEO.

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Reimagining Performance Management for 2021 and Beyond

Evil HR Lady

I love performance appraisals. I hate performance appraisals. These two things actually fit perfectly well together, depending on my role in an organization. As an employee, I find them tedious, and the feedback feels forced (because let’s face it, it often is forced).

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6 Tips To Make Your Resume Better Than The Rest

Career Realism

Recruiters look at dozens of resumes a day. If they see something they don't like, your resume could wind up in the “no" pile in just seconds. Here are a few tips you should follow to make your resume better than the rest, standing out from all that competition!

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Free Resignation Email Message Template and Sample

Algrim.co

A resignation email either accompanies a formal resignation letter. Or acts as part of the resignation. The resignation email informs the employer of the final date of employment.

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If You Could Go Back to the Office, Would You?

Water Cooler Wisdom

If you could return to your pre-pandemic work arrangement right now, would you do it? I conducted an informal email survey last month to hear how 9-to-5 professionals would answer that question. What were their reasons for wanting a more traditional in-office or an alternative working-from-home (WFH) arrangement? I deduced some central themes from the about 100 responses I received. For  For one thing, people's decisions about whether or not they'd go back were nuanced.

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How to Balance Being a Mom, Wife, and Working Professional

Ms. Career Girl

How many times have you looked at some flawlessly dressed woman, with a seemingly blissful marriage, picture-perfect kids, and an amazing career, and said to yourself, I don’t know how she does it ? These women might make everything seem easy. But we know it isn’t.

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How to Grow Awareness of Your Employer Brand

The Undercover Recruiter

Ashley Cheretes faces a challenge familiar to many employer brand leaders: Her company isn’t top-of-mind for many candidates, despite touching millions of lives. Cigna is the most well-known unknown company,” jokes Cheretes, Cigna’s Head of Marketing, Talent Acquisition.

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