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  • The One Thing That May Lead to Better Hires
    I spend a lot of time talking to business experts and leaders and the one thing I know for sure: No one knows for sure what the future will bring.That’s not to say these very smart people don’t have a clue – but the marketplace is changing so f…
    - 1 day ago, 19 Feb 18, 9:38am -
  • 3 Ways to Brag Without Being Obnoxious
    Recently I was talking to a young job seeker who went completely slack-jawed when I mentioned she needs to promote her accomplishments to others.I was not surprised by her reaction, because I'd gotten the same one from another job seeker -- this one…
    - 6 days ago, 14 Feb 18, 10:20am -
  • The Secrets of Top Performers
    If you're one of those people who end up clocking in 65 hours or more or week --  hoping that it will help your career --  you can forget about it.In a new book, "Great at Work: How Top Performers Do Less, Work better and Achieve More," author Mort…
    - 9 days ago, 11 Feb 18, 4:03pm -
  • Job Fairs May Suck -- But You Can Use Them to Your Advantage
    On college campuses around the country, job fairs are popping up like groundhogs looking for a place to wait out the winter.Companies load up their banners and swag (A free pen! A free stress reduction ball!) and stake out a table. Then, the college…
    - 13 days ago, 7 Feb 18, 10:52am -
  • The Best Ways to Answer "Where Do You See Yourself in Five Years?"
    "Where do you see yourself in five years?"This is a pretty standard interview question, but it's also often asked during performance reviews.Many people are a bit stumped by this, since they're not sure what they're doing this weekend, let alone five…
    - 15 days ago, 5 Feb 18, 10:22am -
  • Why You Didn't Get the Second Interview
    It can be very exciting when you get a call from an employer inviting you for a job interview. But that feeling can quickly disappear when you don't get a call for the second interview.If this happens more than once, you may need to make some adjustm…
    - 20 days ago, 31 Jan 18, 10:21am -
  • What Crying at Work Can Do to Your Career
    When I appeared on the Today show many years ago, one of the female newscasters and I were chatting before my interview. At the time, she told me that she had recently had a disagreement with a high-powered female business executive over whether it h…
    - 22 days ago, 29 Jan 18, 10:32am -
  • Why You Keep Getting Overlooked at Work
    Take a minute and look at what you're wearing right now. Are they the same clothes you wore in college? Or similar enough that you could have worn them in college?Now, take a look at your work area. Do you still have the beer mug you won in a chuggin…
    - 27 days ago, 24 Jan 18, 10:23am -

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

  • Commitment is essential for doing something that matters
    For my next career, I decided I want to be a professional gamer. My kids will grow up and move out and I’ll get great internet and stock my apartment with all the food gamers want. And I’ll recruit an awesome team because they can live rent-free…
    - 5 days ago, 15 Feb 18, 12:42pm -
  • Melissa is getting married
    I confess that she got engaged way earlier than just now. I had to get used to the idea. It’s a big change and of course I’m happy for her, but I’m nervous about the change. I like the guy. Okay, of course I like the guy. Melissa is very good a…
    - 13 days ago, 8 Feb 18, 1:20am -
  • Misogynist conversations women have all the time
    Maybe you have not said all of these phrases, but you have said one of these, and you need to own up to it. Because all the #metoos of the world are not going to change things without you taking personal responsibility for the ways you put down other…
    - 15 days ago, 6 Feb 18, 1:28am -
  • 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…
    - 47 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…
    - 56 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…
    - 64 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…
    - 71 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…
    - 80 days ago, 2 Dec 17, 9:00pm -

Keppie Careers

  • How to ensure you see what you want to see on Facebook
    Businesses have been noticing their Facebook engagement has been harder to keep up. Perhaps you aren’t seeing the updates from companies you want to see. Or, you want to see more of your friend’s vacation photos, but you’re seeing another frien…
    - 29 days ago, 22 Jan 18, 8:17pm -
  • 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…
    - 38 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…
    - 44 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 -

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

  • What Diversity Really Means
    Lighthouse Research Principal Analyst Ben Eubanks hammered home the importance of culturally embedded diversity and inclusion practices. According to Deloitte, employees that rated their employers highly for both diversity and inclusionwere 80 percen…
    - 6 days ago, 14 Feb 18, 8:00am -
  • Alignment: A Critical Variable in Performance
    ITM President and HR Bartender blogger Sharlyn Lauby recently discussed the current war for skilled talent. “It’s a candidate-driven market,” she said. “Finding the right people for the job is becoming increasingly difficult. The worst situat…
    - 13 days ago, 7 Feb 18, 8:00am -
  • You Need Analytics' Answers
    A reader said on a recent webinar: My company is scared of people analytics. What if the results show that something is really wrong? People analytics involves the practice of extracting information from existing data sets in order to determine...
    - 20 days ago, 31 Jan 18, 8:00am -
  • Why Onboarding is More Important Than We Thought
    Chief Research Officer and Co-Founder of Aptitude Research Partners Madeline Laurano recently shared data from 1,000 organizations to qualify the link between human capital practices and business results. Laurano and her colleagues found that onboard…
    - 27 days ago, 24 Jan 18, 8:00am -
  • 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...
    - 34 days ago, 17 Jan 18, 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

  • newManaging the Multigenerational Mix: How to Lead Your Diverse Team to Success
    The countdown is on…to my first free, public webinar, “Managing the Multigenerational Mix: How to Lead Your Diverse Team to Success” on Tuesday, Feb 27, 2018, from 12pm to 1pm EST. As I’ve mentioned before, in 2018 I am eager … [Read more..…
    - 6 hours ago, 20 Feb 18, 12:00pm -
  • What Is a Millennial? (Updated for 2018!)
    Note: This post What is a Millennial? Everything You’ve Always Wanted to Know But Were Afraid to Ask from October 20, 2015, has been updated on February 14, 2018, to include the latest statistics and research about millennials and all … [Read mor…
    - 7 days ago, 14 Feb 18, 3:00am -
  • How to Manage Millennial Employees in 2018

    - 21 days ago, 30 Jan 18, 12:00pm -
  • How To Stop Sweating the Small Stuff
      The latecomers who crowd into my yoga class. The in-flight WiFi that never seems to work. An appointment that runs super long, throwing a wrench in my schedule. We all have little annoyances like these that threaten to consume … [Read more...]T…
    - 28 days ago, 23 Jan 18, 12:00pm -
  • 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…
    - 35 days ago, 16 Jan 18, 12:00pm -

Simply Hired Blog

Evil HR Lady

  • new5 Steps to Take in the Wake of a Data Security Breach
    Equifax, Target and Yahoo each suffered a massive data security breach that made their customers vulnerable. While you may think you are safe because your customer data isn’t nearly as interesting as these giant corporations, nothing could be fart…
    - 12 hours ago, 20 Feb 18, 6:32am -
  • newThe NLRB Says Google Did Not Violate Discrimination Laws in Firing James Damore
    In August, Google fired engineer James Damore for an internal memo he wrote which questioned the role of biology in career choice. He wondered if the reason there were fewer women in tech than one might expect had more to do with innate differenc…
    - 12 hours ago, 20 Feb 18, 6:12am -
  • Top 5 Employee Benefits Trends of 2018
    The new year has arrived. So, what employee benefits trends can we expect to see in 2018? Here are five that may impact your business. 1. Tax Reform The new tax bill will likely change a lot about your company’s finances. How businesses choose to r…
    - 1 day ago, 19 Feb 18, 6:29am -
  • 3 Critical Things I Learned When I Worked For Wegmans
    Fortune released their annual list of the Top 100 Companies to Work for yesterday. Salesforce took the number one spot, but I want to talk about the first runner up–Wegmans. Wegmans was my first “real” job out of graduate school. Prior to…
    - 4 days ago, 16 Feb 18, 8:42am -
  • Let’s Conduct a Survey and 23 Other Ways to Stop Change
    You believe in change. You know change is the way to succeed. Everyone on your team says the same thing. So why are you still using the same processes that were developed in 2012? You’re suffering from Change Resistance. There are symptoms, of cou…
    - 5 days ago, 15 Feb 18, 7:25am -

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…
    - 65 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…
    - 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 -