Career advice, interview questions, salary comparisons, and resume tips from Monster. Resume and Application Tips. CareerDiva - Career Advice, Labor Issues, Job News and Opportunities, Balancing Work and Family. Are you afraid to ask for flexible work arrangements to deal with family issues?
Or, do you think your employees aren’t forthcoming about their work-life needs; and if they are do you worry requests for alternative work schedules could impact the bottom line? Discussions about using flexibility in order to make work “work” better for employees and employers can be difficult and that’s why some people try to avoid them. But what if you were forced to sit down and talk? One politician in San Francisco – David Chiu, the city’s Board of Supervisors’ President — decided employees and employers needed a “nudge,” so he introduced an ordinance to mandate such conversation, an ordinance that recently passed and goes into effect on Jan. 1, 2014.
And the new edict is being closely watched by municipalities, and by employers, beyond the City by the Bay. “This is starting a discourse,” said Enzo Der Boghossian, a partner at employment law firm Proskauer’s California office. Alltop - Top Careers News. Tips for Your Online Resume. 10 Tips for Getting that IT Job There's work out there, if you know how to get it.
I wrote last week that personal branding specialist Dan Schawbel predicts that job seekers' online presence will replace the traditional resume within 10 years. Of course, the problem with that is the advice I hear over and over that you need to create custom resumes to address the specific position for which you're applying. And you might want to leave some information off to apply for certain jobs. A piece in Saturday's The New York Times delves into the pros and cons of putting up a personal website as part of your job hunt.
But the article says that even for others, the online resume would be different to one you might hand to a potential employer during an interview. You still want short bits of information, where you get to the key points quickly, but you can create a multipage, online portfolio on the Web and include case studies, a page of references, and testimonials. Does your boss know you're job hunting? - Ask Annie. Using social media options like LinkedIn can be a great way to network your way to a new job.
But if you're already working, it's smart to keep a low profile. Here's how. By Anne Fisher, contributor Dear Annie: I'm thinking of changing jobs, so I read with interest your column about using LinkedIn and Facebook to connect with potential employers. One thing I'm wondering, though, is whether it's possible to do that without tipping off my current boss or colleagues to the fact that I'm looking.
Dear Cautious: Not necessarily. "Doing those things serves a dual purpose. Where Job Seekers Should Be Online. In-person networking is an important part of any job search.
But equally important in today's job market is finding your place online and becoming visible to employers who seek an employee with your skill set. Even if you aren't actively engaged in a job search, it's wise to build your online reputation so jobs are more likely to come to you. The Wall Street Journal reported this week that companies are decreasing their reliance on job boards and refocusing their recruiting efforts by using employee referral programs and social networks like LinkedIn and Facebook. So if you haven't updated your online presence recently, now’s the time to do it.
[See How Job Seekers Can Build Their Online Brand.] Here are a few websites that will help you build your online presence and reputation: The Big Three: LinkedIn, Facebook, and Twitter. Rapportive. [See 11 Helpful Sites for Job Seekers.] Quora. You can follow people on Quora like you do on Twitter, or you can follow questions. Career Watch: Job interview do's and don'ts. By Jamie Eckle October 25, 2010 06:00 AM ET Computerworld - Smile, You're at a Job Interview You probably know that you should make eye contact during a job interview.
But a recent survey manages to quantify how many hiring managers would be inclined not to offer a job to someone who failed to make eye contact or displayed other instances of poor body language. . • Failure to make eye contact: 67% • Lack of smile: 38% • Fidgeting too much: 33% • Bad posture: 33% • Weak handshake: 26% Career Advice and Guide for Job Searches - US News Business. We actually want you to be honest.: 21 Things Hiring Managers Wish You Knew - US News & World Report.
I see too many job applicants who approach the interview as if their only goal is to win a job offer, losing sight of the fact that this can land them in the wrong job.
Think of it like dating. This means being honest about your strengths and weaknesses and giving the hiring manager a glimpse of the real you, so he or she can make an informed decision about how well you’d do in the job. Alison Green writes the popular Ask a Manager blog, where she dispenses advice on career, job search, and management issues. She's also the author of Managing to Change the World: The Nonprofit Leader's Guide to Getting Results. Next: We pay attention to the small stuff.