April, 2018

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.

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5 Transferable Skills: From Raising Kids to The Job Interview

Competitive Resumes

If You’ve Raised Kids, You Can Manage Anything by Ann Crittenden was written some years ago to show that parenting skills translate to job skills.

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Welcome to the New Evil Oils Lady

Evil HR Lady

I’ve been waiting a long time to announce this, and I just had to get everything put together and ready to go! I’m leaving the world of HR and Business writing and entering into a new area, which also brings joy and help to all those who are willing to just be open minded. That’s right: Essential Oils.

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How Leveraging Artful, Contextual Stories Can Point Your Exec Resume to Positions That You Are Passionate About

Career Trend

For years, I have been leveraging context as an essential strategic driver in writing value-driven executive resumes, so it was refreshing to see a Harvard Business Review article take a run at this important topic.

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Social Recruiting: The Surprising Ways Executive Recruiters Assess Candidates on Social Media

Executive Career Brand

We’ve all heard stories about how social recruiting can negatively impact executive job search success. Too many executive (and other) job seekers are too fast and easy with their social media posts, and undermine or completely destroy their job search.

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5 Ways The World Would Be Better If We Were More Like Barbara Bush

Evil HR Lady

Barbara Bush (née Pierce) died yesterday at the age of 92. A former First Lady, Second Lady, and mother of a president, Mrs. Bush was in the public eye for much of her eye. Anyone in that situation can expect to have all their flaws exposed in the least flattering way possible. But, here’s the thing: while she was a flawed individual (we all are), the world would be a lot better off if we followed her example. Here are five ways Barbara Bush stood out to me.

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Sklover’s Thought for the Work Week

Sklover Working Wisdom

“The productive person doesn’t tell you how many hours they worked; they show you what they accomplished.” ” – John Gross. At work you have a choice, each and every day: either you are focused on what you accomplish, or you focus on the time and effort that goes into it.

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Is Landing a Board of Directors Role Like Landing Any Other Executive Job?

Executive Career Brand

Many c-suite and senior-level executives focus their job search efforts on landing a Board of Directors role. They’re the kind of candidates Boards typically covet. Executive job seekers often ask me what they need to do differently in their job search to land a Board role.

2018 130

The Real Secrets of Personal Branding

Professional Resume Services

The concept of c-level personal branding seems simple enough, yet some professionals don’t quite understand the ins-and-outs of it. Personal branding is an ongoing process that can take years to develop, but only seconds to destroy completely.

2018 130

Separating Your Professional and Personal Lives is Easier Than You Think

Ms. Career Girl

“Balance is not better time management, but better boundary management.” ” Betsy Jacobson. There are many reasons to keep your professional and personal lives separate and unfortunately, it’s easier than ever to blur the line between the two.

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5 Most Useful Sections of a Job Search Blog for Job Seekers

Competitive Resumes

Job seekers, blogs are powerful tools for getting noticed before or during a job search. Many job seekers blogging as more than just a passive way to reach employers. People find value in all forms of content. If it educates, trains, or informs, then it’s useful.

2018 151

NFL Cheerleader: A Job Where You’re Told How to Use a Tampon

Evil HR Lady

Being a cheerleader is hard work and glamorous and you can bet that any woman that makes it that far figured out long ago how to handle tampon usage and the right shaving techniques, but the NFL doesn’t think so.

2018 145

Workplace Negotiating Insight No. 15: “Standard Language”. There’s no such thing.

Sklover Working Wisdom

It happens to me nearly every day; in fact, it happened to me just last week. When discussing language in a legal document with an employer’s HR or Legal representative, I am told “That is standard language. So, we can’t change it.”. I know why they say that: they are fearful.

2018 130

From Retail to Pottery

Career Shifters

“I always felt like a creative person, but was never confident enough to do something with it.”. Emma Low knew she wasn't cut out for the 9–5. So, boosted by a wave of support from her loved ones, she decided to take a much-loved hobby and turn it into a full-time pursuit.

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3 Ways to Prepare for Your Executive Job Search

Professional Resume Services

Too many executives today aren’t getting the results they expected as they go through their job search. Most of those times, the job seeker either didn’t prepare enough or prepared the wrong ways. When you visit executive resume writing services, the importance of a strong resume will be stressed.

2018 130

Five Simple Steps for a Stronger Body

Ms. Career Girl

We have turned from hunter gatherers who were always on the move, into a species who struggle to get up from the couch to get drink from the fridge. We’ve gone from nomadic to sedentary. Obviously, that isn’t exactly healthy for us. We were simply not built to live this way.

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Job Search News – April 13, 2018 – The LinkedIn Edition

Competitive Resumes

Yes, it’s been a little while for this blog feature, but we’re back. This is your job search news – THE LinkedIn EDITION – with articles and resources centered around learning! I’ve read them, and you can feel free to comment on them in any form you’d like.

2018 130

Why Your Barista Probably Has a College Degree

Evil HR Lady

I have two degrees: a bachelor’s and a master’s. I wrote lots of papers, did lots of math, sang in a choir, and completely bombed a Hebrew class. What I didn’t learn to do was make coffee. (Or Or speak Hebrew, but that’s my own fault.). In fact, coffee making wasn’t even an offered course at the universities I attended.

2018 130

Sklover’s Thought for the Work Week

Sklover Working Wisdom

“The best solution seldom requires that someone be right and someone else be wrong.” ” – Robert Brault. So simple, so true, so wise, so powerful.

2018 130

From 9–5 to Freelance

Career Shifters

“I was living for the weekend, and spending too much money to make myself feel better during the week.”. Claire Sanders loved her work, but something about the context needed to change. So, instead of throwing the baby out with the bathwater, she made a simple sidestep.

2018 177

ATS Myths You Shouldn’t Believe When Job Searching

Professional Resume Services

If it’s been a while since your last job search, you may have been introduced to a new tool to look out for called Applicant Tracking Systems (ATS). These systems help employers filter through resumes easier by identifying specific keywords and phrases and eliminating the ones that don’t have them.

2018 130

Tips for Identifying a Toxic Culture Before You Take the Job

Ms. Career Girl

When companies look at creating a great culture, they’ll often look at other successful companies to see how it should be done. That’s how we get stocked break rooms and similar perks as the definition of how great the culture must be.

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By: 100 Helpful Career Blogs for Jobseekers and Jobholders - ThriveYard

Careers Done Write

[…] Careers Done Write provides career services to clients in need of career planning and coaching and resume writing services. President: Debra Wheatman) […

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Dilemma of the Month: Easing An Employee Into Retirement

Evil HR Lady

We are a 30-agent real estate brokerage company with one administrative assistant, our lone employee. She has been with us for more than 30 years and is loyal and cheerful, and always answers the phone with a smile. However, her professional abilities have not kept pace with the times. She has no technical skills and can’t keep up with her other tasks. She is 75 years old and we are at a loss regarding how to handle easing her into retireme nt.

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Sklover’s Thought for the Work Week

Sklover Working Wisdom

“Working Hard. A Monday Poem” He worked by day and toiled by night. She gave up play and much delight. Dry books he read, new things to learn. And forged ahead, success to earn. He plodded on, with faith and pluck, And when she won, they called it luck. – Author Unknown.

2018 130

From Consultancy to Start-up

Career Shifters

“I couldn't see anyone five years ahead of me whom I wanted to emulate.”. Sasha Maisel liked the variety and breadth of her role, but she was missing a sense of purpose. So, she set out to explore the idea of business for social good.

2018 166

How to Connect with a Hiring Manager

Professional Resume Services

Executives have to take advantage of any opportunities they can get when it comes to their job search. With so much competition, standing out can be challenging. Visiting professional resume writing services is generally the best place to start, but you also have to take it a few steps further.

2018 130

Why Allowing Employees to Work Remotely Facilitates Growth

Ms. Career Girl

Technology offers the benefit of allowing your employees to work remotely, either on a regular basis or whenever the need arises. But did you know that working remotely can actually make your employees happier and more productive? To remain competitive, your company must stay ahead of the curve.

2018 160

How Millennials Are Shaking Up the Workplace

The Undercover Recruiter

Over the last few years, millennials have been in the spotlight for many reasons. At work in particular, much has been discussed about them: their goals, their ambitions, their overall mindset. Yet there are so many enigmas still to solve.

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Your Employee Is Pregnant—Here Are 5 Mistakes You Don’t Want to Make

Evil HR Lady

To celebrate the Pregnancy Discrimination Act turning 40, Senator Tammy Duckworth just had a baby. Well, sort of. Since she’s the first senator to ever give birth while in office, it seems like a fitting celebration for a law that’s been on the books since before most pregnant women were born. Because the law is so old, you would think most businesses would understand it inside and out. But even Walmart, one of the nation’s largest employers, is in the midst of a pregnancy discrimination suit.

2018 119

Happy Easter

Sklover Working Wisdom

To All our Friends Who Celebrate Easter: The Essential Message Of Easter is Hope. Is there any better Message to Celebrate? Happy Easter! 2018 Alan L. Sklover. All Rights Reserved

2018 130

“Am I Expecting Too Much From My Career?”

Career Shifters

Laura is at a crossroads and isn’t sure which way to go. She recently left one industry for another, but things aren’t quite working out. How do you know whether to suck it up and stay the course, or take a risk on finding a better fit

2018 146

Does Drama at Work Cost the Average Worker 2.5 Hours Per Day? #workhuman

HR Capitalist

Capitalist Note : I'm spending the first couple of days of this week at WorkHuman in Austin.

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6 Must-Know Tips Before Opening an Etsy Shop

Ms. Career Girl

You’re a crafter at heart, but you’re ready to take it to the next level — you want to sell your creations online. Etsy is the platform of choice for many artisans, and there are countless success stories from those who have used the virtual marketplace to make a full-time income and then some.

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