Career Management

Tech War for Talent – Is It Over?

Referencing comment to article on cooling of the war for tech talent, and they “why’s” behind it. Here are my observations as to why, and advice to keep it from happening to other companies, tech or otherwise: https://www.linkedin.com/news/story/is-the-tech-war-for-talent-over-4827217/ So many startups were like many large companies prior to the great recession that started in 2006. …

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AI and Hiring

With all the hubbub about AI in hiring, we should remember it can help in certain areas. From qualifying candidates struggling to understand ATS keywords to assessing true jobseeker skills, it can benefit. AI can posit additional keywords that apply and help a candidate to make it past the scanner! Yes, AI only works as …

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Entrepreneur and Leadership Live

I was honored to be a guest on Michael Thieman’s podcast earlier this year, and wanted to share on my blog. Here is the link via YouTube: How does a “brand” impact both the company and person?  Why is it important to cultivate a business brand for a small business?  Should a company executive create …

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Work-Life Balance

The Ideal Work-Life Balance: Companies that are Getting It Right!

Thank you to Casandra Andrews and HerMoney.com for my latest interview with their publication. Here is the article in its entirety: Here’s how some companies are helping staff members strike a healthy balance between home life and their jobs. There’s nothing like living through nearly two years of a global health pandemic — with much …

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Forbes Coaches Council

14 Resources For Aspiring Entrepreneurs With Zero Business Experience

This list of book resources will not only help the entrepreneur but the jobseeker. Whether career management, personal branding, leadership, or dealing with change, there is book/resource here for everyone. My resource is #4: 4. The Power Of Habit (Charles Duhigg) The Power of Habit: Why We Do What We Do in Life and Business by Charles Duhigg …

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Forbes Coaches Council

15 Go-To Tactics To Expand Brand Awareness

While this experts post column is more oriented towards business brand awareness, many of the tips in it can be applied to those in a job search as well. The link to the Forbes Coaches Council / Forbes Online post is below. Here is my contribution (Tip #10): 10. Publish Content Regularly To Get Noticed …

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The Great Resignation

Currently we’re hearing about the “Great Resignation of 2021,” and many are asking if this is really an issue. Here are a few reasons that this headline is true: –Remote workers are having to return to the workplace despite being highly productive from home. From lack of stress in a daily commute to infrastructure already existing to …

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MY BOSS WON’T LET ME WORK FROM HOME ANYMORE… SHOULD I QUIT?

I was recently interviewed for an article with HerMoney.com based on the potential “Great Resignation” of employees who want to remain working from home after 15+ months of doing so. So, I am sharing it here on my blog, Twitter @KarenSilins, my Facebook Business Page APlusCareerandResume, and LinkedIn at www.linkedin.com/in/KarenSilins. Thank you to Casandra Andrews …

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Micromanagement: A Lack of Trust

This article dovetails with the “bad manager” article comments posted last week. Micromanagers are one of the worst type of “bad managers,” as they lack trust in their employees, need to always have ultimate control, and over-manage their every task. The sad thing is that micromanagers don’t think they are micromanaging. I had a family …

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