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  • 5 Ways to Impress in a Text Interview
    Imagine that you're standing in line at Starbucks, when you receive this text...."Hello! We just received your resume and wanted to chat initially via text. Can you tell us why you feel you're qualified for this position?"After a minute, you answer:"…
    - 3 days ago, 21 Jun 17, 10:19am -
  • Why Others May Not See You as Reliable
    Reliability.Everyone wants to work for someone who is reliable, and every boss wants an employee who is reliable.This isn't an earth-shattering revelation, yet it's one that can fall by the wayside as you become busier in your career and in your life…
    - 5 days ago, 19 Jun 17, 11:22am -
  • Really Easy Ways to Save Your Small Business Money
    Of all the challenges small businesses face, holding the line on costs while trying to expand or with a slow economy may be one of the toughest. When sales slow or expansion eats into your profits, don't panic – consider these 10 easy ways to cut c…
    - 10 days ago, 14 Jun 17, 10:34am -
  • How to Answer "Where Do You See Yourself in 5 Years?"
    Job interviews can be stressful, but as I've said before, the more you prepare for them, the more stress you can eliminate.Part of that preparation is understanding there are going to be standard interview questions and even a few weird ones. It also…
    - 12 days ago, 12 Jun 17, 11:01am -
  • 3 Ways to Deal With a Blame Shifter
    Many workplace cultures encourage employees to make mistakes as a way to learn and push toward innovation.Unfortunately, there are still many workplaces today that also have little tolerance of missteps and end up breeding employees who become very a…
    - 16 days ago, 8 Jun 17, 10:13am -
  • How Gamification Leads to Business Success
    Look at your keychain. See all those "reward" tags hanging from it?Now, check out your wallet. Are there credit cards in there that offer frequent flier miles? What about your smartphone? Got apps that help you track what you've eaten today?If any of…
    - 19 days ago, 5 Jun 17, 9:51am -
  • How to Keep the Best Millennial Workers
    Much has been written about workers born between 1980 and 2000, these Millennials who seem to require ping-pong tables, beer kegs and pajama Fridays in order to stick around a workplace. But research reveals what really appeals to this generation of…
    - 23 days ago, 1 Jun 17, 11:00am -
  • How to Do Much More With What You Have
    Many of us remember growing up and hearing the admonishment from adults to “turn off the lights” or “clean up that plate” because wasteful habits – whether with food or electricity – were not OK.It appears that companies also could benefi…
    - 26 days ago, 29 May 17, 12:06pm -

Career Rocketeer

  • The Advantages of Managing Yourself
    The business environment is challenging, with demands placed on you each and every day, presenting themselves in myriad forms. Whether it’s negotiating with clients, trying to meet hectic deadlines, managing the work-life balance, or handling confl…
    - 15 Mar 16, 10:22am -
  • How to Overcome Job Search Depression During the Holidays
    In a few short weeks we will celebrate Thanksgiving followed immediately by the festive Christmas/Chanukah/Kwanza season, and before you turn around, it is 2015. Throughout my career as a recruiter and resume writer, I’ve noticed two prevalent occu…
    - 30 Oct 14, 6:30am -
  • How to Get Followers for Your Personal Brand
    When developing your personal brand, one thing that is also important to take into consideration is how to get followers through the promotion and marketing of that brand. Market your personal brand by growing your following on your digital channels…
    - 27 Oct 14, 6:30am -
  • How to Leverage Alumni Networking on LinkedIn to Find a Job
    If you are frustrated searching job boards, sending resumes into black holes, and not getting responses from prospective employees, what I call “The Alumni Networking Solution” will help you. Research from Jobvite found that “Employees hired…
    - 20 Oct 14, 6:30am -
  • Career Direction: From Storyteller To Storydoer
    Do you wish you had a crystal ball to see your future career direction? Do you wish someone will tell you what path to take? It really won’t help you. The past can help you to understand and articulate your story to date, and having excellent eyesi…
    - 17 Oct 14, 6:30am -
  • Personal Branding: Where to Start When You Don’t Know How
    Launching a personal website, launching a brand, launching a business. These were some of the key search terms on Google when people wanted to begin building a brand. Many of the personal branding articles share ambiguous advice without real actionab…
    - 16 Oct 14, 6:30am -
  • The 20-Point Job Search Game Plan
    Autumn is football season and as I listen to the TV analysts handicapping each game two words are ubiquitous in their conversation when they discuss what it takes for each of the two teams to win. These words are ‘Game Plan’. In football, more th…
    - 15 Oct 14, 6:30am -
  • How to Improve Communication Skills at Work
    Communication is without the doubt one of the most important business skills, no matter what industry you are in. As a Sr. Recruiter and Interview Coach, I have seen many candidates, often strong technically, fail interviews as their communication sk…
    - 14 Oct 14, 6:30am -

Penelope Trunk

  • My startup is imploding. I mean pivoting.
    Last week my older son took the SAT subject test for biology. He was supposed to take the AP test for biology but I didn’t realize that you have to start registering a homeschooler for AP tests around the time a NYC parent would start registering t…
    - 16 days ago, 8 Jun 17, 2:00pm -
  • What it’s like to audition at Juilliard. When you’re 11.
    The first round of auditions for Juilliard’s pre-college program is by video. From December to March my son practiced for three hours a day to prepare. At the end of March we recorded him playing Cello Concerto in A minor by Saint-Saëns, and we…
    - 30 days ago, 25 May 17, 3:12pm -
  • Commencement speeches are garbage. College graduation is terrifying.
    The platitudes of graduation speeches are so damaging. It sets you up for some magical moment when you enter adulthood and the world of opportunity opens up to you. But actually the world does not open up after college. Either it opened up to you t…
    - 40 days ago, 16 May 17, 12:08am -
  • Get outside input to identify your patterns
    The only way I can write this is to tell myself I won’t publish it. I don’t even know how to write it. I know it’s convoluted because the only person who could understand it on the first try is the criminal lawyer. When I moved to Pennsylvania…
    - 48 days ago, 8 May 17, 1:25am -
  • Our happiness depends on the stories we tell ourselves
    If you are a person who loves your garden, people send you pictures of your garden. It’s a way of saying thank you for making a nice place to enjoy. But since I am dense when it comes to social skills, I used to think people were stupid for sending…
    - 57 days ago, 28 Apr 17, 1:01pm -
  • Silicon Valley CEO pleads no contest to beating his wife.
    Yesterday Daily Beast released extremely disturbing recordings made by Neha Rastogi, a quality assurance manager, of her husband, Abhishek Gattani, who is CEO of the startup Cuberon. She made the recordings in the couple’s Santa Clara home. Gatta…
    - 67 days ago, 19 Apr 17, 12:10am -
  • Is it okay if I don’t want kids?
    I see how it feels so easy to just say no to kids. Having kids is irrational. They do not make us happier. They disrupt the halcyon days of early marriage. And they cost a lot of money. Pretty much every twentysomething says, at some point, that…
    - 78 days ago, 7 Apr 17, 9:09pm -
  • Meet the people who are best at meeting goals
    I tell my husband tidbits about the kids because part of my strategy to get him to relocate to Swarthmore is to keep him feeling close to us. I tell him my younger son is winning more on his video game than ever before because the Internet we get f…
    - 81 days ago, 4 Apr 17, 5:54pm -

Keppie Careers

  • How to Showcase Your Transferable Skills
    The most challenging thing about making a career change isn’t always the obvious obstacle. Before stepping off of one career path for another, you may have thought making the time for continuing education in your already busy life would be...The…
    - 9 Feb 17, 6:30am -
  • How a Mentor Can Help You Land a Job
    Finding a job does not need to be a solitary activity. In fact, it’s better when you can tap into other people’s skills, experiences and resources to help connect with an opportunity. Networking is one great way to accomplish those...The post H…
    - 2 Feb 17, 6:55am -
  • How to clean up your social media accounts
    It’s time for spring cleaning, but are you neglecting your social media accounts? Just as you’re supposed to change your smoke detector’s battery when you change your clocks, the change of season is a good reminder to pay attention to your...…
    - 31 Jan 17, 10:53pm -
  • How to get a job at the holidays
    Are you excited about Thanksgiving this year, or dreading it? Maybe you’re between jobs and not really feeling the spirit? Don’t despair and let it ruin your Thanksgiving and holiday season. With a little preparation and the right attitude, you..…
    - 23 Nov 16, 3:40pm -
  • Can You Uncover Your Passion in a Job You Don’t Love?
    Having a job you love is a wonderful goal. Having passion for your work and enjoying what you do is something most would agree is something to strive toward. Today’s post is a contribution for the annual Job Action Day. The theme is inspired...…
    - 3 Nov 16, 10:16pm -

All Things Workplace

  • Coaching: The Four Essentials
    What makes coaching successful? Success is often attributed to mutual chemistry, technique, and readiness to learn. I agree that those are important ingredients in the process. But in reality, they are steps to achieving results. And that's what we'r…
    - 2 Feb 16, 6:39am -
  • No One Follows A Tentative Person
    Tentative efforts lead to tentative outcomes. Therefore, give yourself fully to your endeavors. Decide to construct your character through excellent actions and determine to pay the price of a worthy goal. The trials you encounter will introduce you…
    - 25 Jan 16, 8:23am -
  • A Blessed Christmas to You and Your Family

    - 25 Dec 15, 12:01am -
  • The "Thank You" War for Talent
    Here are some thought-provoking statistics from an article in the UK's Management Issues. "Research by UK performance improvement consultants Maritz has found that almost one in five of us (19 per cent) have never been thanked for our efforts at...
    - 21 Dec 15, 6:44am -
  • You Can Influence: Here's How
    Everyone wants to have influence; not everyone wants to build the relationships that enable it. There's a natural flow to being influential. Influence goes hand in hand with agreements. If you want to persuade someone to take a particular course...
    - 15 Dec 15, 6:05am -

Alexandra Levit

  • Where Big Data and Analytics Are Headed
    An IDC FutureScape webinar discussed the key predictions that will impact the Big Data, business analytics, and cognitive software markets over the next one to three years. I had the opportunity to attend a session hosted by Dan Vesset, Group...
    - 3 days ago, 21 Jun 17, 8:00am -
  • Better Office Seating Arrangements Increase Productivity
    In a recent article in Harvard Business Review, Jason Corsello and Dylan Minor described the results of a new study, which suggested that who an employee sits next to affects how they perform — and that grouping the right types...
    - 10 days ago, 14 Jun 17, 8:00am -
  • How to Keep Your Business Relevant in the Age of Automation
    Much has been made about human jobs that will potentially be replaced by automation and artificial intelligence in the coming years. But where does that leave businesses that base so much of their success on intimate, human connections? And how...
    - 17 days ago, 7 Jun 17, 8:00am -
  • From Small Potatoes to Big Ones: The Question of Expansion
    The decision to expand your business from a small, mom-and-pop operation to a larger organization is a milestone many business owners want to achieve. But expansion can be scary—not to mention risky—and it's important to approach it with a signif…
    - 24 days ago, 31 May 17, 8:00am -
  • How 21st Century Leaders Develop Their Teams
    Business owners who wish to increase their growth trajectory should be mindful of succession issues and make solid plans to ensure that the next generation of leaders is ready to take over. Manager training is a critical part of the...
    - 31 days ago, 24 May 17, 8:00am -

Career Diva

  • Mary Tyler Moore Show and Workplace Discrimination
    If you haven’t seen it, take the time to watch the first episode of the Mary Tyler Moore Show which aired in 1970.Lou Grant asks Mary about her age, religion and marital status in a job interview. It’s unclear how much has changed in the workp…
    - 26 Jan 17, 8:18am -
  • Do Single Women Play Down Ambitions to Get Hitched?
    It’s a theory that’s been around as long as women have been in the workplace: Gals are looking for husbands not careers.But are they just playing down their career ambitions because they think men won’t be interested in them otherwise? New res…
    - 24 Jan 17, 8:03am -
  • MLK Had a Dream: Cut Everyone a Check
    What if every citizen got the same paycheck monthly no matter what their job or whether they had any job at all?The idea of a universal basic income, or UBI, has been getting a bit of attention recently following Finland’s decision to test out a l…
    - 19 Jan 17, 9:17am -
  • Is the Pope praying for Obamacare?
    It’s always news when the Pope publicly encourages women to breastfeed their babies in the Sistine Chapel. He does this often, and did it yet again this past Sunday.This from a USAToday article:During his homily, the pope likened the word of Go…
    - 12 Jan 17, 9:02am -
  • Checking the “I have a disability” box
    Many hailed the December unemployment rate released last week, which remained below 5%.But, the numbers are still pretty bad for one group of employees: those with disabilities.While the jobless rate in December for people with a disability decline…
    - 12 Jan 17, 7:41am -

Lindsey Pollak

  • The 5 Best Graduation Speeches of 2017
    Giving a college graduation speech is a singular experience: you have an audience full of proud families — from great-grandparents to younger siblings — and excited grads ready to throw their mortarboards and start their post-school lives. Every…
    - 1 day ago, 23 Jun 17, 7:30am -
  • Weird in a World That’s Not: A Q&A With Author Jennifer Romolini
    She had me at “weird.” I couldn’t wait to dig into Jennifer Romolini’s brand new book, Weird In a World That’s Not: A Career Guide for Misfits, F*ckups, and Failures. After all, who among us hasn’t at some point felt … [Read more...]Th…
    - 4 days ago, 20 Jun 17, 7:30am -
  • Lazy. Selfish. Financially Flighty. 5 Millennial Myths Busted
    We’ve all heard so many myths about millennials. And, of course, they’re mostly super negative.  If you’re a regular reader of my blog (thank you!), have heard one of my presentations or have watched my TEDx talk, you know I … [Read more...]…
    - 8 days ago, 16 Jun 17, 7:30am -
  • I Lived for My To-Do List, But Here’s Why I Ditched It
    Is there anything more satisfying than checking things off of a to-do list? I didn’t used to think so. But I recently decided to kill my to-do list obsession—and here’s why you might want to ditch yours, too. A Love … [Read more...]The post…
    - 11 days ago, 13 Jun 17, 7:30am -
  • How 5 “Old School” Industries Are Recruiting Millennials

    - 15 days ago, 9 Jun 17, 7:30am -

Simply Hired Blog

Evil HR Lady

  • When Helicopter Parents Crash the Workplace
    The New York Times recently ran an article about horrible helicopter parents who hover all the way through college and then into the workforce–citing an example of a father who applied on behalf of his son and even showed up with the interview, and…
    - 1 day ago, 23 Jun 17, 8:26am -
  • How to Handle an Office Emergency
    Sooner or later, someone will have a health emergency at your office. Whether it’s an employee who has an allergic reaction or a visiting child who attempts to jump from the table to the chair and cuts her chin open, there could be an office emerge…
    - 1 day ago, 23 Jun 17, 6:52am -
  • Should You Declare July 3rd an Additional Holiday This Year?
    July 4th is a federal holiday, so lots of businesses close. US law certainly doesn’t require you to close your business, nor does it require you to pay your employees extra if they do work on the 4th, but most likely, your company considers it a ho…
    - 2 days ago, 23 Jun 17, 2:07am -
  • How Do Your Office Perks Stack up Against the Competition?
    Healthy office perks are big business, even for small businesses. When deciding what’s best for your company, it makes sense to look at what will actually make your employees happier and healthier — not just things that are more fun. Employees Wa…
    - 2 days ago, 22 Jun 17, 6:44am -
  • Yale Dean Just Lost Her Job for Rude Yelp Reviews
    June Y. Chu, the Dean of Pierson College, one of Yale’s residential colleges, was placed on leave a month ago after her rude and inappropriate Yelp reviews came to light. Yale announced that she has permanently left the position. Chu officially res…
    - 2 days ago, 22 Jun 17, 6:26am -

Career Hub Blog

  • Can You Guess What Word This Post Is About?
    Otis Redding wrote about it. Aretha Franklin sang about it. Clients talk about it. Employers hope their employees have it. It’s a seven-letter word that starts with the 18th letter of the alphabet and ends with the 20th. It’s an...
    - 12 Nov 15, 5:40pm -
  • Somebody Said It Was Bad to Talk About Myself
    Sometimes, clients share with me that they are “uncomfortable” talking about themselves and their brand. When career transition arrives (voluntarily or involuntarily) how, then, does one compete in such an intensely competitive job market? After…
    - 5 Nov 15, 5:18pm -
  • Should I Slow Down My Job Search During Holidays?
    Have you ever been told by an employer after the first of the year that they had the perfect opening for you if only you had applied in November or December? Well, I frequently hear from job seekers that this...
    - 1 Nov 15, 8:35am -
  • Why Didn't I Know This? #JobSearchStuff
    "Why didn't I know this?" my client asked the other day. "How is it that I have an undergraduate degree, an MBA, 10 years' experience and know none of this stuff that you are telling me?" Here's some "stuff" you...
    - 29 Oct 15, 4:57pm -
  • Hitch A Wagon To Your Star
    When you were growing up, did your Mom, Dad, grandparents, or other person of influence want you to do or be something career-wise that you had no interest in doing or being? As a Baby Boomer, I remember the high...
    - 14 Oct 15, 2:33pm -

Work Happy Now

  • 10 Warning Signs You’re in The Wrong Job
    I started off just like most of the people that surround my environment. Good family and friends, always had what I strictly needed, and life seemed perfect, up until some point. There were the college and the university, and finally the long-awaited…
    - 38 days ago, 17 May 17, 10:45pm -
  • How to Create an Amazing Work Culture
    As a millennial working in a small marketing company, I realized that motivated employees are more productive and value their jobs. Personally, there are moments when I feel going to work a burden. But as a manager, I know my importance in this and h…
    - 56 days ago, 30 Apr 17, 2:59am -
  • Why Creating an Environment of Success Will Save Your Company Money
    Working in the national parks for years, I’ve learned the real cost of employee attrition. It’s almost impossible to find another qualified candidate when you are out in the middle of the forest (even for housekeeping). Finding out what you can d…
    - 82 days ago, 3 Apr 17, 3:22pm -
  • How I got a job I Was Unqualified For
    You see a job description online that jazzes you up. You read through the job ad, and you think, “I’d love to apply for that,” but you’re hesitant, because you can’t check all the boxes they’re asking for. Maybe you have an opportunity to…
    - 4 Mar 17, 11:22pm -
  • How to Deal With a Difficult Coworker
    No matter how hard you try — or how much of a people person you are — there is one coworker with whom you simply don’t gel. As the word “coworker” implies, you work with this person, so it’s hard to avoid him or her in meetings, on e-mail…
    - 5 Feb 17, 4:36am -