July, 2018

Women in Technology – Invaluable Perspective and Experience

Ms. Career Girl

It’s not easy being the only woman in the room, but in technology, it’s something you have to get used to. According to the US Department of Commerce Economics and Statistics Administration , only 24 percent of women work in tech – and it’s unlikely to get better in the near future.

2018 191

When articulating your LinkedIn profile, help people out by showing the value you bring

Career Trend

Ed Han, Technical Recruiter and Adjunct Instructor who teaches on the topic of LinkedIn, shares career advice across various channels, and I follow his insights closely. This includes daily LinkedIn tips where he describes how careerists can optimize their energy when using this robust site.

2018 174

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.

2018 179

Networking to Referral to Hire: The Best Way to Land an Executive Job

Executive Career Brand

When discussing executive job search strategy with my clients, I lay out the fundamental first steps that get the best results – targeting, research and personal branding.

2018 148

Critical Details to Include on a Senior Level Executive Resume

Professional Resume Services

If you’ve been on a job hunt for any amount of time, you likely have heard about the importance of details. But how do you know which details to include on a senior level resume?

2018 130

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Sklover’s Thought for the Work Week

Sklover Working Wisdom

“I have not failed. I’ve just found 10,000 ways that won’t work.” ” – Thomas A. Edison. Did you know that Steve Jobs was fired the first time he worked for Apple? That Steven Spielberg was rejected both times he applied to film school at USC?

2018 130

Smart Personal Branding: Posting LinkedIn Updates vs Updating Your LinkedIn Profile

Executive Career Brand

If you’ve been paying attention, plenty of helpful articles have probably passed in front of your eyes about using LinkedIn for personal branding and executive job search. I write about LinkedIn often right here on ExecutiveCareerBrand.com.

2018 130

No Light-bulb Moments? How To Change Career When You Can't Find Your One Big Passion

Career Shifters

Feeling pressure to find the 'one' thing: the thing you're supposed to love and do forever? Lisa explains why it's quicker (and a lot more fun) to forget the big elusive 'passion' and focus instead on looking for a Little Yes

2018 198

Dilemma of the Month: Low Salary Expectations

Evil HR Lady

I’m a corporate recruiter. For candidates that progress to an HR phone screen, we ask their expected salary and share the range we have for the role. Is it appropriate to use someone’s low salary expectations as a reason for not moving forward? For example, I was recruiting for a mid-level management role, with compensation between $125,000-$150,000 per year. Many of the candidates had salary expectations within that range.

2018 126

Beyond the Glass Slipper Raising Girls Who Can Stand on Their Own Two Feet

Ms. Career Girl

Hi, I’m Brian, and I’m a business executive who’s been fortunate enough to have had a rewarding career throughout the past several years. I’ve helped build some world-class brands and companies, including IMAX and Coupons.com, and created hundreds of jobs in the process.

2018 182

Essential Elements to Include on Your Career Changing Resume

Professional Resume Services

Going through a career change can be difficult to wrap your mind around. This is especially true if you’ve been in the same industry or worked at the same company for several years.

2018 130

Did You Hear? It Seems More Employees are Quitting Their Jobs

Sklover Working Wisdom

According to Government Statistics, More Employees are Quitting Their Jobs Than Have Done so for Decades. According to recently published reports, more and more employees are voluntarily quitting their jobs, with or without having a new job lined up first.

2018 130

Glossophobia: What It Is and How to Beat It

Jobacle

The dreaded day has finally arrived. After sweating through another restless night of sleep, you roll out of bed in fear of one of the most common phobias that plague mankind. No, we’re not talking about rolling out of bed into the range of a lonely spider.

2018 141

From Market Research to Catering

Career Shifters

“Life's too short not to have a go at doing something I love.”. Karen Wigley could no longer muster enthusiasm for her work. So, she decided to turn her love of entertaining into a business she could feel proud of.

2018 153

Traveling for Business? WeWork Will Only Reimburse Your Meals if They are Vegetarian

Evil HR Lady

WeWork announced that they would no longer have meat at company events and that if you submit a receipt for a hamburger purchased while on company travel, you won’t be reimbursed. The goal is to lower WeWork’s carbon footprint. A noble goal, for sure. But, I’m not sure they’ve thought through the consequences of this decision. Only 3.3

2018 117

Four Stand-Out Career Books For Women in 2018

Ms. Career Girl

As the saying goes, leaders are readers. And one of the easiest ways to get smarter about your career is by reading a great book. Out of the latest career advice books for women published so far in 2018, these four books have earned high ratings.

2018 184

Is Your Executive Online Brand Strong Enough?

Professional Resume Services

As important as a well-crafted executive bio is, it’s far from being the one component of your brand that will help you stand out. The times have changed significantly over the last decade or so, and the importance of personal branding for senior level managers has never been higher.

2018 130

Sklover’s Thought for the Work Week

Sklover Working Wisdom

“To be successful you must accept all challenges that come your way. You can’t just accept the ones you like.” ” – Mike Gafka. At work and elsewhere, challenges can be fun and exciting.

2018 130

Dream to Reality: Building an Ecommerce Business Is More Accessible Than You Think

Jobacle

If you are anything like a lot of people, you have a lot of big ideas that rarely come to fruition. Maybe you’ve dreamed of becoming a famous novelist, only to drop the project when writer’s block set in. Maybe you wanted to start a business, only to give up when the costs got too high.

2018 141

From Financial Literacy to English

Career Shifters

“If there was ever a time to move, now was that time.”. Brandon Brady enjoyed his job. But his prospects were limited, and besides, he was itching to see the world. So, when an opportunity to work abroad piqued his interest, he decided to grab it with both hands. Here's his story

2018 135

Physical vs Electronic Employment Records: What’s the Better Choice?

Evil HR Lady

It’s easy enough to make paper employment records—you just have to write something down. An electronic record, on the other hand, can be a bit more complicated. They have some serious advantages, though. Ultimately, it’s time to make the switch from paper employment records to electronic employment records, even though there may be a cost to implementing such a system. If your company still uses paper records, here’s why it should focus on this important update. Accessibility.

2018 126

Adventures on the Dark Side of TED ® Talks

Ms. Career Girl

Everyone knows TED ® (Technology, Entertainment and Design). The organization devoted to spreading ideas exploded into society, starting in 1984 with a single conference and moving into those YouTube videos we all watch for inspiration.

2018 141

LinkedIn Questions Surrounding an Executive Job Search

Professional Resume Services

Anyone who is in the middle of a job search has likely heard about the importance of their LinkedIn profile. However, simply having a profile isn’t good enough. Your profile can be the difference in landing an interview for a job or getting passed over.

2018 130

Independence Day

Sklover Working Wisdom

“The bravest things we do in our lives are usually known only to ourselves.”. – Peggy Noonan. You might not have thought about it, but Lady Liberty always stands by herself. The quest to be free, and to help others be free, is first and foremost an internal quest.

2018 130

Why Audiences Get Distracted During Presentations

Jobacle

By the time you take the stage to give a presentation, you’ve put considerable work into researching, designing and practicing it.

2018 130

What To Do When You Want To Do Everything: Is A Portfolio Career Right For You?

Career Shifters

Struggling to choose one thing to do next? If you'd love to indulge more than one of your interests – and get paid for them – a portfolio career can seem deeply appealing. But what does it actually look like? Who is it right for? And if you want one, how do you get started?

2018 135

UK Expert: Fat People Should Receive Privileges at Work

Evil HR Lady

Fat people should be allowed to come to work an hour late, in order to miss rush hour, as well as other protections, according to Prof Stephen Bevan a member of Public Health England’s advisory board , The Mirror. He suggests that fat should be classified as a “protected characteristic” which would mean discrimination based on waist size would be illegal.

2018 122

In a World Focused on The Bottom Line, Does Common Decency Pay Dividends?

Ms. Career Girl

Greed. Double-dealing. Cheating. It seems there isn’t a day that passes without news of unethical, or outright illegal, behavior on the part of “successful” companies or individuals. Common decency doesn’t seem to be so common nowadays.

2018 151

The Ultimate LinkedIn Tips to Bring Your Profile Up to Date

Professional Resume Services

Simply having an executive LinkedIn profile won’t do you much good. In fact, having an outdated profile is sometimes worse than not having one at all. If you aren’t sure how to optimize your LinkedIn profile , you aren’t alone.

2018 130

Sklover’s Thought for the Work Week

Sklover Working Wisdom

“When you go to put out a fire, don’t bring gasoline.” ” – Chris Cuomo. A few years ago, at the end of a long day, I was traveling home from my office on the Long Island Railroad. The railcar I was seated in was totally full, with no seats available.

2018 130

Why Developing Employees Starts with Developing HR

The Undercover Recruiter

We speak to David D’Souza who is the Director of Membership for the Chartered Institute of Personnel Development or CIPD. They are the professional body for HR and people development.

2018 85

“Is It Too Late For Me To Change Career?”

Career Shifters

Richard is approaching the end of his contract. The sensible option would be to find another job in the same profession, but his heart's telling him to follow his passion project. How do you find the confidence to jump into something new, when conventional wisdom, and your age, says to play it safe

2018 149

Social Mores Have Changed; Biology Hasn’t

Evil HR Lady

Let’s talk about three sexual harassment cases. A female coach and physical education teacher sued the school district because another employee, also female, made crude remarks about her breasts, touched her without permission, and said, “I will think of you next time I am f—ing.”. A female employee receives sexually explicit text messages from the man responsible for training her. While the trainer doesn’t have hire/fire authority over her, he certainly can influence her career.

2018 117

How to Write a Great Freelancer CV

Ms. Career Girl

As anyone who has tried it knows, freelancing isn’t easy. Finding clients and building up a portfolio all take time and effort, whatever industry you work in and whatever skills and services you provide.