News & Picks For The Workplace & Careers For December 6, 2017

Careers Today - December 6, 2017

Here’s Today’s Career & Workplace News & Picks For December 6, 2017

7 Phrases That Indicate You Might Be in a Toxic Work Environment

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Find the partner program that’s right for you. Please select one of the blogs to subscribe to. There seems to be an error with the form. Please try again later! This email address is invalid. It’s a situation familiar to many of us: That moment when something just feels off. You have a less-than-great…More at https://blog.hubspot.com

9 Reasons Your Spouse Lost Their Mind When You Lost Your Job

Your spouse mind raced because you announced you were let go from your job. It is one thing that you have had steady employment, another when the safety net disintegrates. Many changes are about to take place, and some will affect you. via GIPHY

Read 7 Signs That A Moratorium On Marriage Has Occurred (Until You Find a…More at http://thevoiceofjobseekers.com

Introvert Whisperer / Essential Networking Tips for Introvert Millennials

There is no denying the fact that networking plays a crucial role in career advancement. Personal connections can help you progress further. But, you also need to unlock the real power of your network to see boundless possibilities. Many introvert millennials do not like to attend large networking events.

It may be difficult for some to get out of their comfort zone and make new connections.

So, how do you need to approach your professional networking as millennial? Let’s look at…More at http://introvertwhisperer.com

Why Job Seekers Should Find a New Job in December

Most job seekers believe December is the worst time of the year to find the job of their dreams.

The mindset that it is not easy to find work in an unstable economy can create doubts in your mind. After all, most organizations are preoccupied with Christmas parties and attending board meetings to think of strategies on how to improve business practices in the New Year. The truth is December is an ideal time for human resources to search for top talent to hire to start work within the first few w…More at http://www.mscareergirl.com

On the Job by Anita Bruzzese: 8 Ways to Create Greater Workplace Happiness

Most job seekers believe December is the worst time of the year to find the job of their dreams. The mindset that it is not easy to find work in an unstable economy can create doubts in your mind. After all, most organizations are preoccupied with Christmas parties and attending board meetings to think of strategies on how to improve business practices in the New Year.

The truth is December is an ideal time for human resources to search for top talent to hire to start work within the first few…More at http://onthejob.45things.com

5 Secrets Behind A Successful Job Search

In the current competitive job market, it is important to know exactly how you can perform an effective job search so that you do not miss out on good opportunities.

The process isn’t as simple as applying for jobs and getting called in for an interview, it is actually more complex if you want to get the most out of job hunting.

Successful job searchers use a range of approaches to help themselves stand out as the best candidate…More at https://careerenlightenment.com

Here’s the Secret to Focus and Productivity You’re Missing

The multitasking myth is pervasive. No matter how much multitasking research we see, we continue to tell ourselves that most people can’t multitask, but we can.

Time and time again, research shows that when we think we’re multitasking, we’re not actually doing more than a thing at once. We’re switching back and forth between activities, and that a phenomenon is known as “switching cost” makes us less efficient (and may put us in danger)…More at http://www.makeuseof.com

Free Classic and Sleek Resume Template

Are you applying for a job in a conservative industry? If the answer is yes, you may want to avoid a creative resume with some fancy fonts and noisy elements. This classic resume template features a sleek layout. Download it for free, edit with Microsoft Word….More at https://www.freesumes.com

the person who holds the job I’m applying for doesn’t like me

A reader writes: I have an interview scheduled for this Friday, and it turns out that the person who currently holds the position (“Jane”) is a former co-worker of mine from a different company.

Unfortunately, there was a falling-out over the way we interacted during an orientation session and we ended on bad terms. To provide you with some additional background, we were both tasked with giving an orientation session to incoming foreign exchange students.

Jane began the session and ended up…More at http://www.askamanager.org

14 Job Search Tips to Use in 2018

If it has been a few years since the last time you went on a job hunt, you need to know that things have changed. Sure, there’s advice from 2011 that still applies today – for example, networking is still a great idea.

That being said, you’ll need to brush up on the latest job search strategies if you want to land a role. One particularly important new development you should know about: Using social media to stay connected, visible, and engaged in your network is critical to job…More at https://www.recruiter.com

Alexandra Levit’s Water Cooler Wisdom: Why AI’s Not for Everyone

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A recent MIT/Sloan survey of senior corporate executives showed they see artificial intelligence (AI) as the single most disruptive new technology, and nearly 70 percent said they already have AI investments underway.

Looking at these results, you might feel insecure. You might worry that you’re falling behind and that your business will lose its competitive edge if you…More at http://blog.alexandralevit.com

our new assistant doesn’t have boundaries

A reader writes: My company last year acquired another company in the same industry, and we’ve finally merged offices. The acquired companies offices were larger and less expensive, so we moved in with them.

As a senior team member in our old place, I had my own office. But we went from 10 team members to 60 when we moved, so now I have a little cubicle. I’m not bothered at all by the change. As long as I have an electrical outlet and wifi, I can work from anywhere. In our new office…More at http://www.askamanager.org

Interview questions that seem to have nothing to do with the job

“What would you do in the case of a zombie apocalypse?” AMC Where do you see yourself in five years? What is your biggest weakness? Why should we hire you? If you’ve interviewed for enough jobs, you’ve probably answered those questions so many times you could do it in your sleep.

They’re cliche, they’re predictable, and much of the time, they fail to elicit anything more than a canned response. Instead, some companies opt for slightly more offbeat interview questions that seemingly don’t …More at http://www.businessinsider.com

How Do You Stay Focused While Working From Home?

As I’ve stated before, like it or not, the workplace is changing. As millennials continue to place value on experiences and express a need for work/life balance, we will see more of the disappearance of the traditional 9-to-5 office setting.

Instead, you will see many instances where employees are given the option to work from home or remotely. You’ll also see that many will opt for not working with just one company, but instead working with multiple companies in what everyone is calling the…More at https://www.popsugar.com

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