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  • Don't Reveal Too Many Personal Details in Interview
    I'm battling a virus today and am going to take my own advice and go back to bed instead of trying to work. With that in mind, here's a column I wrote earlier and feel like it's worth repeating....I've heard many horror stories over the years about j…
    - 4 days ago, 17 Jan 18, 9:48am -
  • Why Your Boss is Afraid of New Technology -- and What to Do About It
    You know you may have an issue persuading senior leadership to embrace new technology when half of them still use a flip phone and the other half still have their assistants print out emails.It’s not unusual to have some leaders be wary of new tech…
    - 6 days ago, 15 Jan 18, 12:17pm -
  • Here's How to Kill Negativity at Work
    While looking at the social media comments as 2017 came to a close, I was struck by how many people were glad to see the end of the year. They lamented the negativity, the divisiveness and the general unhappiness that seemed to infect the country.Tha…
    - 11 days ago, 10 Jan 18, 8:00am -
  • How to Get a New Boss to Like You
    The new year is often a time when many people make changes, and that may include your boss. One day she's your boss -- you understand all her quirky habits and she understands yours -- and the next day she announces she's leaving for a new job.That m…
    - 13 days ago, 8 Jan 18, 8:00am -
  • Research Shows Why Your Smartphone is Hurting Your Career
    If you want to be a better leader this year, put your phone down.A new study from Baylor University's Hankamer School of Business finds that bosses who can't tear themselves away from their phone long enough to pay attention to their employees (calle…
    - 18 days ago, 3 Jan 18, 9:12am -
  • 5 Resolutions That Could Change Your Career
    A lot of people don't like resolutions for the new year because they think it will make them feel like a failure if they don't achieve every item on their list for 2018.I've always liked resolutions. I like them so much, in fact, that I often make th…
    - 20 days ago, 1 Jan 18, 11:20am -
  • How to Be Truly Innovative
    Have you ever considered why you need water to mop a floor?If so, you may have thought that the water doesn’t really help clean the floor – it just turns the dirt into mud. Mud that then must be cleaned from the mop.That’s exactly what a small…
    - 24 days ago, 28 Dec 17, 8:56am -
  • Are You Confused About Your Company's Identity?
    Testing personal DNA has become quite popular, with many people trying to figure out exactly who they are – their country of origin, their race and even if what they’ve been told all their lives about their heritage is true.Andy Cunningham says…
    - 26 days ago, 26 Dec 17, 10:17am -

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

  • The problem with personality types: testing yourself rarely works
    A few months ago I did an experiment. I usually charge $350 for a coaching session, and at that fee I let people pick the time they want to talk. But then I said that if people booked the session at 7am or 10pm I would discount the cost to $150. Near…
    - 17 days ago, 4 Jan 18, 2:54pm -
  • 5 Types of underperformers who get an MBA
    Business school applications are due at the beginning of January. Now is the time to withdraw your application. Because you should not go to business school. If you want to start a company, you should start a company. And if you want to climb the cor…
    - 26 days ago, 26 Dec 17, 6:38pm -
  • How to make anyone adore you
    This week Melissa is working with clients in New York during the day and sleeping at my apartment in Swarthmore. I wait for her to return each night at 9pm like I am like the cranky wife frustrated by her spouse’s long commute. My kids wait to ligh…
    - 33 days ago, 19 Dec 17, 1:12am -
  • Children’s books that made me rethink careers
    When Squarespace contacted me and asked me to collaborate with them, I said yes. I usually say no to everybody. But, everybody I know uses them for their sites and their sites all look so good. And I thought it would be really good for my brand to…
    - 40 days ago, 11 Dec 17, 9:24pm -
  • An open letter to everyone who is concerned about the wage gap
    First of all, a confession: I think the wage gap is fine. I am paid much less than men with my experience and track record, and I don’t care, because I want to be with my kids. Still, I know many people are passionate about closing the gap. In this…
    - 49 days ago, 2 Dec 17, 9:00pm -
  • Online course: What INFJs need most (I know because I’ve coached almost all of them)
    This course includes four days of video sessions and email-based course materials about the issues INFJs face that no other type has to deal with. You can purchase this course for anytime, on-demand access.  Sign up now Melissa and I have a love/ha…
    - 54 days ago, 28 Nov 17, 4:00pm -
  • How to tell a new story about yourself
    You know you’re in denial when your bio still says you live a thousand miles from where you really live. That’s pretty much where I am right now. Also I couldn’t do obsessive late-night purchases on Anthropologie because I couldn’t remember…
    - 59 days ago, 22 Nov 17, 11:58pm -
  • The reason therapy doesn’t work
    My brothers are always the first people to send an email to say I misinterpreted research that I’m linking to. (Which I accept as a love note to let me know they read my posts.) So last week when my brother sent me a link he thought I’d like, he…
    - 63 days ago, 19 Nov 17, 11:06am -

Keppie Careers

  • Best steps to find a job in 2018
    Planning for a job search is a multi-step process. Since you are busy, you need to ensure you set yourself up for success by identifying the job skills you need, assessing your qualifications, creating marketing materials and networking. Once you’v…
    - 8 days ago, 13 Jan 18, 3:55pm -
  • How to find a job in 2018
    There’s no denying it: a new calendar year invites careerists to reevaluate career plans and goals. This is as good a time as ever to take stock and jump start a job search if you want a career or job change. Too Busy for Job Searching? No doubt, y…
    - 14 days ago, 7 Jan 18, 3:57pm -
  • 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 toug…
    - 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 goals, but hav…
    - 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 soc…
    - 31 Jan 17, 10:53pm -

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

  • Engagement Isn't Everything
    Most know that diminished engagement has reached a crisis point – only 30 percent of workers are engaged. Eighty nine percent of Glassdoor users are either actively looking for new jobs or would consider better opportunities. And 93 percent of...
    - 4 days ago, 17 Jan 18, 8:00am -
  • The Evolution of Human Professions
    Until recently, professional service consisted of human providers having real-time, face to face interactions with customers that were rewarded according to the amount of time spent. In this traditional model, advice or products are highly customized…
    - 11 days ago, 10 Jan 18, 8:00am -
  • Relocation May Soon Be a Thing of the Past
    In a research paper, Understanding the Long-Run Decline in Interstate Migration, Greg Kaplan and Sam Schulhofer-Wohl of the Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis analyzed the secular decline in interstate migration in the United States between the earl…
    - 18 days ago, 3 Jan 18, 8:00am -
  • Robotics Takes Over the Supply Chain
    Supply chains are complex operations. Inevitably, there are hundreds (or even thousands) of people involved in each one, and manual tasks that are prone to error often dominate the process. But because tasks are usually interdependent, one problem or…
    - 25 days ago, 27 Dec 17, 8:00am -
  • Are You on Top of HR Disruption?
    HR used to be easy. Hand out cut-and-dry information, and make sure said employees consumed said information. But today, technology innovations impacting HR business processes have professionals simultaneously looking for ways to uplevel the function…
    - 32 days ago, 20 Dec 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

  • Managing Younger Generations? What to Let Go Of to Be a Better Leader
    Let it go. If you are a parent of a young child like I am, those three little words immediately conjure images of Elsa, Anna and the 900 times you’ve listened to the Frozen soundtrack over the past few years. … [Read more...]The post Managing Yo…
    - 5 days ago, 16 Jan 18, 12:00pm -
  • My Word of the Year for 2018: Progress
    Happy 2018 and welcome to my annual ritual of choosing a word of the year for the upcoming 12 months. Picking a “word of the year” continues to be an alternate path for those of us who don’t want to … [Read more...]The post My Word of the Ye…
    - 19 days ago, 2 Jan 18, 12:00pm -
  • This Is Your New Career Superpower
    Over the years I have discovered a daily practice that acts like nothing short of a superpower for your career. It makes employees invaluable to their associates and clients. It helps job seekers stand out. And it ensures you always … [Read more...…
    - 33 days ago, 19 Dec 17, 12:00pm -
  • Managing Millennials Q&A: How can I give an effective annual review when the process seems archaic?
    Note to readers:  Here’s the latest in a series based on questions I frequently hear about managing millennials — those ongoing management challenges that can really make or break workplace relationships. Have a question you’ve been dying to a…
    - 40 days ago, 12 Dec 17, 12:00pm -
  • I’m Starting a New Gratitude Habit and I Hope You’ll Join Me
    Thanksgiving is just around the corner,and whether your celebration entails a traditional family affair or its contemporary cousin, “Friendsgiving,” your festivity may include the custom of going around the table and sharing what you’re most th…
    - 61 days ago, 21 Nov 17, 12:00pm -

Simply Hired Blog

Evil HR Lady

  • newThrow Back Saturday: 10 Simple Ways to Get an Employee to Quit
    If you have someone you want to get rid of, but you are too wimpy to fire him, there are some things you can do to make him miserable enough to start looking for a new job, just to get the heck out of Dodge. Here are 10 of them: 1. Lower pay. It…
    - 19 hours ago, 20 Jan 18, 12:22pm -
  • Dear 22-Year-Olds, There Are a Few Things You Need to Know About Business Emails
    The terrible date between Aziz Ansari and “Grace” made the internet go crazy and opened up all kinds of debate over the #metoo movement. The story’s author, Katie Way, though, has made herself a topic of news over her completely inappropriat…
    - 2 days ago, 19 Jan 18, 8:24am -
  • That Facebook Viral Video about How It’s Impossible to Get Overtime Pay? False.
    The last viral video I saw about wages, was Lily Tomlin and Jane Fonda touting their own ignorance about how waitstaff are paid. Two days ago, another comedian, Trae Crowder, posted a video claiming that very few people receive overtime pay in the…
    - 3 days ago, 18 Jan 18, 8:15am -
  • 4 Tips for Navigating Workers’ Comp in Your Business
    Workers’ comp covers your employees should they get injured while on the job. According to GTM Payroll Service’s list of Workers’ Compensation Requirements, it’s mandatory for your company to have workers’ compensation insurance in most s…
    - 4 days ago, 17 Jan 18, 8:26am -
  • An HR Viewpoint of Trump’s Bad Language
    By now the whole world has blown up over President Trump’s “sh!thole” remark. It even caused a stir as foreign newspapers tried to figure out how to translate the word properly. Chinese media outlets are tightly controlled and have relatively…
    - 5 days ago, 16 Jan 18, 6:57am -

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

  • How to Take Back Control of Your Career
    “But nothing will change,” he told the group. The hair on the back of my neck stood up. How could he think that? It’s like he’s throwing in the white flag and wants to be miserable until he leaves his job. I didn’t understand. How could any…
    - 35 days ago, 17 Dec 17, 4:18pm -
  • Team Building Game – Guess How Many Jelly Beans
    I worked for a company that never had any team building events. When 5pm struck, everyone went home. It was the culture. No fun and no games. I worked for another company and they loved team building events. We would go to TopGolf, which is a place t…
    - 84 days ago, 29 Oct 17, 4:56pm -
  • Going Deeper into Your Work
    I sat in the crowded room. So many smart people all trying to improve the company’s website. I chuckled. I felt lucky to be here. Tom stood up and said, “We are looking at the problem all wrong. We’re too focused on our perspective. We need to…
    - 24 Sep 17, 3:27pm -
  • 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…
    - 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…
    - 30 Apr 17, 2:59am -