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  • newDo Others Have a Negative Opinion About You?
    I've known many job candidates who cannot figure out why they didn't get the job after what they considered to be a great interview. I've also heard from workers who don't understand why they don't get a promotion after receiving good marks from thei…
    - 15 hours ago, 20 Sep 17, 10:14am -
  • Merit Pay Raises: Why They're More Popular and How to Get One
    If you're counting on a pay raise for next year, you might be in for an unpleasant surprise.That's because despite greater competition for workers and a steadier economy, employers are re-thinking just who should get a pay boost -- and why.According…
    - 3 days ago, 18 Sep 17, 10:33am -
  • How to Unleash Creativity in a Team
    When asked to describe the personality of a scientist, some might revert to the Sheldon Cooper stereotype made popular on “The Big Bang Theory” and describe an anti-social, uncreative, analytical and somewhat dull personality.But Lina Echeverria…
    - 7 days ago, 14 Sep 17, 10:12am -
  • Technology Must Stop Being "People of No"
    George Westerman thinks that IT leaders need to realize it’s time to change “from a caterpillar into a butterfly.”Westerman isn’t referring to a change in wardrobe, but rather an evolution of IT leaders’ attitudes and actions.“The market…
    - 10 days ago, 11 Sep 17, 9:49am -
  • The Skill You Must Have No Matter Your Job
    Many people believe that if they just get that college degree or industry certification, they will have no trouble finding a job.They also believe that once they get their foot in the door, then they will continue to climb the ladder if they work har…
    - 15 days ago, 6 Sep 17, 10:17am -
  • The Biggest Mistake You're Making With Data
    “In God we trust. All others must bring data.” – W. Edwards Deming.Deming died in 1993, but the oft-quoted statistician and quality management guru’s words still ring true in today’s competitive environment where data is gaining more import…
    - 17 days ago, 4 Sep 17, 12:00pm -
  • Survey Reveals What CEO are Really Thinking About
    Life would be much easier if you could read your CEO’s mind, wouldn’t it?While that may not be possible, a new survey does shed light on what CEOs are thinking about every day, providing an insight into what your concerns and priorities should…
    - 22 days ago, 30 Aug 17, 9:20am -
  • Two Words to Save Your Career: "I'm Sorry"
    Today, social media is sure to blast the news far and wide when a top leader makes a mistake, whether the person is in the private sector or public life.Recently, a discussion  about leaders who benefit from showing genuine remorse when things go w…
    - 24 days ago, 28 Aug 17, 9:00am -

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

  • newHow to cope with the need for external validation
    The reason I’m not homeless after basically taking a year off from writing is that I have been doing a lot of coaching. I say career coaching, but honestly, no one over 30 has a career problem. All problems that look like career problems are reall…
    - 21 hours ago, 20 Sep 17, 4:11am -
  • My fascination with resilience starts with 9/11
    After the World Trade Center fell, those of us who were there were divided into therapy groups. Sorted by trauma. People who lost a parent in one group. People who escaped down a stairwell in another group. I was in the group of people who got hit b…
    - 9 days ago, 11 Sep 17, 8:58pm -
  • I am so sick of my advice
    In the Mailbag section of my site I answered a question from a woman who is worried about becoming financially dependent on her spouse if she doesn’t work.If you’ve been reading my writing for even a short amount of time, you already know what I…
    - 62 days ago, 20 Jul 17, 11:55pm -
  • My son was accepted to Juilliard!
    This is my son on registration day at Juilliard. We are so excited. But not surprised. That’s what happens when you work this hard. You are not surprised. I am told it’s rare for a kid to get into Juilliard on the first try. Kids audition for thr…
    - 87 days ago, 26 Jun 17, 12:52am -
  • 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…
    - 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…
    - 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…
    - 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…
    - 8 May 17, 1:25am -

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 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 -
  • 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 c…
    - 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 by…
    - 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

  • newWhy You Shouldn't Be Afraid of People Analytics
    On a recent SilkRoad webinar with HR Daily Advisor, we talked about how advances in people analytics are augmenting the business and HR operations of modern organizations. The event, called, The Next Frontier of People Analytics, explored how HR can.…
    - 16 hours ago, 20 Sep 17, 9:00am -
  • Announcing My New Book Collaboration: Mom.B.A.!
    When I met Karyn Schoenbart in the summer of 2013, I never imagined that I'd embark upon a partnership and friendship that would be one of the most defining of my life. Karyn's the CEO of global market research firm...
    - 9 days ago, 12 Sep 17, 7:00am -
  • Are Your Apps Ready for Primetime?
    In a recent webinar with Inside Solutions and SilkRoad, I talked about the growth of mobile apps in the HR space, and specifically, citizen development. Over the past five years, many organizations have moved their HR systems into cloud platforms...
    - 15 days ago, 6 Sep 17, 8:00am -
  • HR Folks: Why Not Develop Your Own Apps?
    Over the past five years, many organizations have moved their HR systems into cloud platforms and are looking for add-on tools that allow them to access/integrate – or build their own – mobile apps. This has led to the rise...
    - 22 days ago, 30 Aug 17, 8:00am -
  • When Considering Employee Experience, Don't Forget About Culture
    I recently presented a webinar, Employee as Consumer: Building a Differentiated Experience Through the Lifecycle, with HR Daily Advisor and SilkRoad. We talked about the consumerization of HR, the creation of a meaningful employee experience througho…
    - 29 days ago, 23 Aug 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 Millennials Q&A: Why Isn’t My Mentee Reaching Out?
    Note to readers: This is the sixth post in my new series based on questions I frequently hear about managing millennials — those ongoing management challenges that can really make or break workplace relationships. Each month I’ll tackle a questi…
    - 2 days ago, 19 Sep 17, 7:30am -
  • Multigenerational Workplace Challenge: Develop Healthy Conflict Resolution Skills
    Disagreement in the workplace is inevitable, particularly when you are passionate about what you do. Add in generational differences and discord can become all but certain. But here’s the thing: Conflict needs to be respectful. Always. Losing your…
    - 6 days ago, 15 Sep 17, 7:30am -
  • What Do Millennials Really Want in a Work Environment?
    Modular furniture? Bike rooms? Relaxation spaces? I’m often asked what millennials most want in a work environment, because there is so much conflicting information. New trends seem to arise every day: Open plan offices were all the rage among empl…
    - 8 days ago, 13 Sep 17, 7:30am -
  • Want To Shed the “Snowflake” Image? This Quality Will Help
    Grit. This word has recently jumped into our business vernacular, sparked in large part by the revealing book, Grit: The Power of Passion and Perseverance, by Angela Duckworth.  When millennials are falsely described through stereotypes like “snow…
    - 13 days ago, 8 Sep 17, 7:48am -
  • I Couldn’t Resist: 5 Totally Ridiculous Things Millennials Are Blamed For
    We have literally been shaming younger generations for centuries, and while I firmly believe it’s time to stop shaming the millennial generation in particular, it also helps to keep a sense of humor about these things. Someone made a collage … [R…
    - 27 days ago, 25 Aug 17, 7:30am -

Simply Hired Blog

Evil HR Lady

  • newWhy Your Boss Makes You Punch a Time Clock
    What do you think about the idea of professional or semi-professional (i.e., highly-skilled college graduates) hourly employees having to clock in and out daily and for breaks, etc., especially in a creative field? My company just adopted a product…
    - 18 hours ago, 20 Sep 17, 7:08am -
  • Why I Would Make a Terrible Traditional Candidate
    I haven’t looked for a traditional job for years–I’ve been self-employed for the past 8. But, yesterday a recruiter sent me a job description for a job that actually fit my talents, was in my local area, and that I was qualified for. This neve…
    - 3 days ago, 18 Sep 17, 6:19am -
  • LuLaRoe Changes Return Policy, Costing Consultants Thousands
    LuLaRoe Consultant, Samantha Langston, had enough about two weeks ago. She had joined LuLaRoe in June 2016 and believed it was her path to financial success. The company, she says, encouraged her to take out loans to not only buy stock to sell, but a…
    - 6 days ago, 15 Sep 17, 7:09am -
  • Mentoring and 3 Other Things That Don’t Help Women Break the Glass Ceiling
    Everyone knows you need a mentor to help you succeed in business, right? Especially if you’re a woman–you need someone in the know (preferably a senior executive) who can help you get there. Well, a recent study published at BCG, written by an a…
    - 7 days ago, 14 Sep 17, 6:48am -
  • My Coworker Thinks He’s the Voice of HR
    We are a small company. We have no HR department, but we do have a jerk. A jerk who is a director and has decided that he is the voice of HR. Nobody appointed him to this role. He frequently dips snuff at his desk, which is a shared table with eight…
    - 8 days ago, 13 Sep 17, 12:50pm -

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…
    - 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 -
  • 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…
    - 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 -