- Producer23/04/2017Top 7 tips to improve your CVYour resume says a lot about your personality and personal interests. It determinates whether they will call you for for an interview or not. Your CV is important first step when looking for a job. You have to do everything to bring the...
- 22/04/2017What if you hate the idea of “selling yourself” in order to find a satisfying career? What if you find shameless self-promotion uncomfortable, unethical, or downright sleazy? Learn 5 ways to rethink and reframe “selling yourself,” while keeping your self-respect intact. https://www.lynncareercoach.com/blog/2017/3/8/how-to-sell-yourself-professionally-even-if-you-hate-the-idea
- Producer21/04/2017The Wonderful World of GoogleSo, I was asked to write an article about the effective ways of using Google Tools for education. Now, I thought I knew Google, but I must admit, I learned a thing or two researching this one. There is a small part of me that is a little afraid of...
- Producer18/04/2017Procrastinating Will Not Get You a New JobProcrastinating, we all do it. Sometimes it has to do with protecting our psyche, sometimes we feel there are valid reasons for not doing something and other times we may not even realize that we are dragging our heels. The dictionary defines...
Comments18/04/2017 #11 Jennifer 🐝 Schultz@Virag Gulyas The negative feedback that I received was that sometimes mental illness like depression or anxiety, holds someone back - which I completely understand, but didn't feel like I was speaking to that group of people. I wanted to make sure it was clear. I was told that I was being irresponsible by saying that people make excuses. #1018/04/2017 #9 Jennifer 🐝 SchultzYes Stefan - those questions might be better in a different order. But, I have seen people say I don't want to leave my current job. Then go on to say they can't improve what they don't like about their current job - meaning that there are changes they could potentially make like: shorter hours, more time off, etc. in order to make them stay at their job. #818/04/2017 #6 Jennifer 🐝 SchultzThanks @Javier 🐝 beBee - the intent of the piece was to talk to procrastinators - job seekers who reach out to me for help and then don't do anything I coach them on. The negative feedback that I received was that sometimes mental illness holds someone back - which I completely understand, but didn't feel like I was speaking to that group of people. I wanted to make sure it was clear. I was told that I was being irresponsible by saying that people make excuses. #518/04/2017 #5 Javier 🐝 beBeeDoing nothing is always very negative.
Update your resume.
Apply to jobs.
Attend to career fairs.
Build and empower your Personal Brand.
Connect. Be active. Comment on articles for being visible !
Learn daily. Learn. Learn.
Many people complaint but they really do nothing for changing their situation.18/04/2017 #3 CityVP 🐝 ManjitThe ultimate professional goal should be not needing a job after all who wants one of those things, how do people become those things called jobs when there is so much more to life that can occupy us - for this defines our "occupation". If we don't live as part of a tribe and our modus operandi is only add more material costs to our existence, then a job is needed to pay for the all the stuff that goes with a material existence. Share with the tribe and work does not become a must have, but a tribal contribution. Jobs are for slaves and people separated by society from their tribe, living as separated economic units.
Jobs are for economists, but for the tribe there is paid work, best work is to run your own business, with one of those you can hire those that need that thing called jobs (worker bees). So long as peace is the tribes objective, the two things that can kill the tribe can be kept at bay - the first is living a life where the job defines existence and the other is to fight other tribes.
If your tribe becomes a tribe of employees, it is no longer a job but a tribe some business owner is paying for - that is why people procrastinate on jobs because that is what they have become - just a job - and who can blame anyone trying to run away from a life like that. There is value in getting a job if we become a tribe of employees but that tribe is still exclusive. Every large organization has a tribe of employees that have learned to occupy economic space.
There is nothing good about procrastination but for all those who are able to procrastinate - it is a natural rebellion within - one we can choose to confront or just let be. I found the opposite of procrastination is physical intelligence - now if we don't have physical intelligence then what is the difference between becoming a job and procrastinate about becoming just a job. Who wants to be a Steve of a JOB if our actual dream was to be more like STEVE JOBS?18/04/2017 #2 Jennifer 🐝 SchultzI know what you mean Brian, as you have shared your experience with me, and I could not agree more about ATS's. But, I am talking about job seekers that don't do anything at all to help themselves. They just talk about switching jobs and can come across as very sincere in their job search, but procrastinate and end up not doing anything. #118/04/2017 #1 Brian McKenzieWhy I don't - and probably will never work for a US employer again. An ATS that requires you to magically guest their 12 to 42 keywords, An HR that is more interested in your Spirit Animal than anything else, that can't / won't return phone calls - emails - social media. And of course the wasted two hours of corporate research and resume wrangling to meet the ad 'key words' that are all for not.
Two hours of my life and the stress for an auto skript robo response (if one appears at all) is NOT worth my time. It ain't procrastination - it is an ROI vs ROE assessment that corporate America IS NOT WORTH my time & effort. Signed Happier Abroad - ExPat out of the game.
- Producer20/04/201710 Questions All Online Entrepreneurs Should Ask Themselves Before you go to war, you go to bootcamp. Before you drive a car, you have to pass the written and driving test. Before you become a teacher, you have to be taught. Before you marry someone, you should get to know that person first. Before you start...
Comments20/04/2017 #1 David B. GrinbergThanks for this buzzing blog post, Solomon. You make some excellent points here. I have not attempted to launch an online business yet, but this advice will come in handy when I move forward.
cc: @Javier 🐝 beBee View moreThanks for this buzzing blog post, Solomon. You make some excellent points here. I have not attempted to launch an online business yet, but this advice will come in handy when I move forward.
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- 19/04/2017Excellent post about networking -- read this, and you will notice - it describes the beBee concept!www.forbes.com General Assembly and Daybreaker cofounder Matthew Brimer credits much of his success to his community and shares three strategies that you can start using today to build your...
Comments19/04/2017 #5 Jared Wiese, 🐝 adds VALUE & RESULTSAgreed. Great article.
"Instead of thinking ‘What can you offer me?’, individuals should ask: ‘How can I help you?’"
Look for how you can help others. You then open a world of mutual benefit ... and they might just then be willing to help you.
VALUE and RESULTS ;)19/04/2017 #1 Javier 🐝 beBeethanks @Wayne Yoshida. This is brilliant !
DON'T BEGIN CONVERSATIONS WITH, 'WHAT DO YOU DO?'
When you meet someone new, whether it is at an event or a dinner party, one of the first and most common questions that people ask is: What do you do? Many people wear their professions on their sleeves. However, if you really want to connect with someone, avoid jumping straight into business.
"It's nice to connect with someone first as a person before diving into the professional piece."
Brimer suggests asking questions like:
● What are you most interested in?
● What do you do outside of work?
● What are you most excited about right now?
When meeting someone new, discuss recent travel experiences or trending news topics, but steer clear of work talk. This will help you establish common ground or bond over a shared activity. You can build a professional relationship later.
- Producer02/02/2017An Empowered Life Question To Self...Do I have the skills, authority, capability, autonomy, motivation to take charge of my life?That is one of my questions to self, as I grow older. I am accountable to the 'me' I want to be, and have been throughout my life.If I...
Comments03/02/2017 #13 Laura MikolaitisA beautiful message and lovely and vibrant poem, @Donna-Luisa Eversley. While we have definitely made strides in many areas there are still road blocks, aren't there? I continually deal with the label of "being a woman" in the work place and fighting for equal pay. It's an exhausting battle, but one that I have to fight. Not just for me but for those that come after me, and for those who haven't found their voice yet. It's disheartening to watch the inequality that reverberates throughout our society, and sometimes within the confines of our own environment. If you are a strong, intelligent woman who is passionate and not afraid to speak her mind, you risk being labeled as a bitch. And for a while, I let the labels and judgement hold me back from being me. It's freeing to walk the walk though and I'm so glad I finally broke free from the "can't" handcuffs.03/02/2017 #12 Lisa 🐝 GallagherWhat a great conversation you had with your daughter @Donna-Luisa Eversley. Believe me, the things you speak about now may not seem to be resonating with her but your words will. You walk the talk and that's what matters. Your poem sounded like something Maya Angelou would have written, I really like it. Very inspirational read.02/02/2017 #8 David B. GrinbergThanks for this awesome buzz, DL. Put simply, sex-based discrimination against women and girls should never be tolerated -- period! Moreover, sex discrimination includes sexual harassment, pregnancy bias and gender-based wage discrimination (equal work for equal pay).
Further, I would be remiss without mentioning the many other types of discrimination ranging from the workplace to every place, including (but not limited to): race, color, religion, national origin/ethnicity, age/looks, disability, genetic information/DNA, etc.
- Producer18/04/2017When job hunting, speak the language!Each industry has its own language, norms, and style of communication. It can be a challenge when you've been in a different field for most of your career. "Customer" vs "client" vs "constituent" can brand you as an outsider. In the nonprofit...
- 16/04/2017There are many who work hard but not all are successful. Talent has to be seasoned with Wisdom, Integrity, Patience and Humbleness which are a perfect recipe for success. And in all this 'Time' and 'Chance' happen to all but it takes wisdom to exploit opportunities. @Javier 🐝 beBee @David B. Grinberg @Paul Walters
- 17/04/2017For the older job seekers here on beBee...........5 Tips to Help Older Job-Seekerswww.recruitingblogs.com While age is simply a number, being an older job seeker in the current job market can be a little frightening. With advancements in technology, and the...
- Producer17/04/2017Why I Only Work 3 Weeks Each MonthMy employed friends think I hardly ever work.I suspect that, at first blush, it would seem that way.I am not sitting at my desk 9-5, 5 days per week, 50 weeks a year (with 2 weeks paid vacation in the summer.)I don't have to "book time off" with my...
- 17/04/2017In this blog, we will outline the differences between the first and second interview, the purpose of the second interview, and what you can do to seal the deal. Read on to learn more -Got a second interview? Here's what to expectsocial.hays.com In this blog, Robby Vanuxem discusses the purpose of the second interview, how this will differ from the first one, and how you seal the...
- Producer13/04/2017New Hive: Toxicity at workToxicity at work: Nobody can say didn’t see it or suffer it in any way. It seems that toxic people create toxic environments and vice-versa. A lot has been written about the issue, but still is present in our day-to-day lives. Together with Ali...
Comments15/04/2017 #25 Randall Burns@Franci🐝Eugenia Hoffman @David Navarro López @Ali Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee, @David B. Grinberg @Anne Thornley-Brown , Well I started writing a comment yesterday and it just got out of control, life of it's own; ended up as it's own buzz which I've posted on the new hive, looking forward to feedback
https://www.bebee.com/producer/@randall-burns/toxic-work-environment-an-alternative-perspective-from-the-kitchen15/04/2017 #20 Anonymous#19 Will include them, no doubt, thank you. Maybe you could include some thoghts of your slideshares
https://www.slideshare.net/hudali15/marketing-and-performance-multiplier-force View more#19 Will include them, no doubt, thank you. Maybe you could include some thoghts of your slideshares
https://www.slideshare.net/hudali15/phenomena-race-strategy-model Close15/04/2017 #19 Ali Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBeeJust to document my other publications on toxicity here is a handful of them:
new-profiling-approach-for-employees by Ali Anani via Slideshare ...
https://www.pinterest.com/pin/48554502206055965/ View moreJust to document my other publications on toxicity here is a handful of them:
new-profiling-approach-for-employees by Ali Anani via Slideshare ...
The poorest level determines the overall performance Ali Anani, PhD
www.slideshare.net/hudali15/the-poorest-level-determines-the-overall-performance Close14/04/2017 #17 Steve Brady#14 @Deb 🐝 Helfrich, thank you for tagging/mentioning me in comment you made relating to this buzz regarding "Toxicity at Work" I appreciate your support for my fledgeling forays into writing about Restorative Justice. This paradigm of justice is not just a Restorative alternative to conventional Justice which is largely retributive, but it is also very adaptable to work cultures. Toxicity and pervasive conflict can creep into any workplace. It is soul-destroying to experience this, and for the affected organisation it opens the doors to decreased staff performance, loss of skilled employees and managers who are repeatedly having to "put out fires". A Restorative approach intentionally builds culture - it collectively reflects an ethos that says "this is the way we do things here": professional relatioships matter, we treat colleagues with respect, and in the inevitable "fires" that ignite, there are processes to deal with them that are respectful and accountable. I sincerely believe it's the way to go for any organisation.14/04/2017 #15 Anonymous#11 To your words "That's very bad, but how to handle it? Most of the time I try to ignore this person, thinking "Poor fellow", but sometimes I can't..."
I can answer by now...this is why we created this hive, for everyone to share their knowledge/experiences....I am sure with all the "material" we have already, and the more to come, we will be able to get ready a "set of tools" to handle it14/04/2017 #14 Deb 🐝 Helfrich#10 You understood the point I wanted to make, @David Navarro López. Acts of toxicity tend to poison an entire micro-climate. I say this quite a lot in regards to some of the shenanigans we witness as a community. An act of aggression against one person, almost never hurts just that one directly targeted person.
In fact, when we look at ourselves as mammals, it is easier for our nervous system to literally shake off a direct attack, but bystanders who aren't physically harmed but who mentally replay what they witnessed or emotionally feel as though they should have acted differently will suffer long term consequences.
I feel one of the cornerstones of how to ultimately quell toxicity in groups of people is to constantly reinforce that just a tiny dose affects all the team members and that everyone has a different nervous system and will respond to threats, even those vaguely understood, with some form of shut-down.
An optimally producing team is one full of open communication, where nobody has to waste time wondering how to avoid someone else's buttons. And where if someone inadvertently crosses a line, the group discusses it via the framework of restorative justice that our colleague @Steve Brady is currently writing a lot about.
Too much punishment for minor infractions because a leader wants to avoid difficult conversations or attempt to prevent people from having any freedom will also create toxicity - of a stale, stagnant, lifeless variety.14/04/2017 #11 Katja BaderOnly one bad tempered person can rush down the motivation and good mood of many others. When you feel the negative position from the first step you do in your office to the finishing time, your own positive ideas smashed down with doubts and imprudent criticism, after a time your motivation has gone and you're doing your work without pleasure. It maybe possible that you bring this bad mood at home.
That's very bad, but how to handle it? Most of the time I try to ignore this person, thinking "Poor fellow", but sometimes I can't...14/04/2017 #10 Anonymous#9 Thank you very much to share this experience with us, dear Deb. The violence act you mentioned, if it had happened to me, I would not have resisted so long like you did. Your words "When small and early signs of bad behaviour aren't addressed, things can escalate to the point when attempted assault becomes nothing more than hushed whispers." are remarkable, and it deserves a whole chapter on the buzz we are about to write.
Please keep on buzzing and sharing, so everyone will share other experiences for the good of all.14/04/2017 #9 Deb 🐝 HelfrichThere was one incident in my work history that stands out, with a level of toxicity I still don't comprehend. My 2nd job after college was in a large law firm in DC in a small HR dept of around 8. I was a fish out of water, in many respects, but we do have to have experiences where we learn that fact. Part of my job was assigning the floater legal secretaries in the morning, based on when the permanently assigned secretaries would call in sick. So I got to know them pretty well.
One fateful day, one of the lawyers with a charging bull reputation, picked up one of those heavy, weighted tape dispensers and threw it to get her temp secretary's attention. 'The story' was that she just threw it at the paneled desk. But it flew over the 5 foot high desk, missed the secretary's (who was on a phone call with another attorney she worked with the previous day - who heard the bang) head by a couple inches and broke the wheel of the manual typewriter. Not a flimsy, plastic modern keyboard - it broke the metal flywheel of a typewriter. (Part of this lawyers bull-related persona was refusing to upgrade to word processors.)
Administration did nothing. The head met with us in HR and said we were not to ever assign that secretary not only to that particular atty, but to any of the others in that section of the firm. The secretary was supposed to just forget it. She was so used to lawyer's aggressive ways, she did let the issue pass without much hoopla.
Plausible deniability was the justification.
I became so sick at work, I had to quit within a few months.
When small and early signs of bad behavior aren't addressed, things can escalate to the point when attempted assault becomes nothing more than hushed whispers.13/04/2017 #8 Anonymous#7 You can choose to share your thoughts whether in a comment/sharing a link on a comment in this buzz, or sharing a post, yours or not, in the hive.
The idea is to collect different points or view about "different kinds of toxicity, inception, prevention and healing."
Within the boundaries of good taste, any issue can be discussed, as we all have learned here at Bebee, so, no worries.
About this issue, @Javier 🐝 beBee shared a nice buzz maybe you missed https://www.bebee.com/producer/@javierbebee/differences-between-bees-and-wasps-diferencias-entre-abejas-y-avispas-en-es#c36
- Producer13/04/2017How does it feel to...........When you either accept or refuse a job offer? what are the factors in the decision, the length of unemployment, need of work, not the right position and so on, where to do these play when making the choice of a job offer? For me most of the time I...
- 13/04/2017Hi Everyone! You can now find me on Fiverr. If you have small jobs that I can help with, let me know!kayharewood | Proofreading & Editing | Jamaica | Fiverrwww.fiverr.com
- 12/04/2017Congratulations! You got the job. Now for the hard part: deciding whether to accept it or not. How should you assess the salary as well as the other perks? Which publicly available information should you rely on? How should you try to get a better deal? And what’s the best way to decline an offer if it’s not the right job for you? Learn more -How to Evaluate, Accept, Reject, or Negotiate a Job Offerhbr.org Be...
- 11/04/2017Before you freshen up your CV, dust down your interview outfit and embark on the process of looking for that perfect role, it’s crucial to slow down, take stock and think about what it is you really need from your new job. Below, twenty of the most important questions to ask yourself before beginning your search:20 questions to ask yourself before starting your job search - Viewpoint - careers advice blogsocial.hays.com So, you’ve decided it’s time for a fresh start and a new challenge. Maybe you’ve been at the same company since you left school and you’re eager to branch out. Perhaps you’ve progressed as far as you can in your current organisation or you think...
- Producer09/04/2017Annie Got a Job! And it Didn't Take LongWhen she got in touch with me last month, Annie had been working in a local retail store selling mid-to-high end women's apparel. It had been two years since she had lost her job at a niche marketing agency, and she felt that she was shut out of a...
Comments10/04/2017 #7 Deb 🐝 HelfrichSure enough, I went to comment on LI first and this post is nowhere to be found in my feed. Which is a shame, as this is a work story that needs to be shared. We are often our own worst enemies and discount our chances based on biases that may be personal or outdated.
A strong work portfolio is what matters and the world of employment is really starting to understand that humans - who have family and health reasons to take a break from work - aren't damaged goods in any way.
In fact, after a sabbatical of any kind - you are looking at a person who is very eager to demonstrate just what they can do - and they show up with a renewed energy and a realistic perspective on the human condition that will serve them well as they navigate the inter-personal relations necessary in any job.
Great true-story write-up @Lynda Spiegel - I do hope the word keeps circulating. Careers encompass all work, paid and unpaid, and doing different things does not make someone a pariah, rather it means that they bring a unique perspective that can really add to their insights and abilities.
- Producer10/04/2017The Hero’s Journey“I’d rather fail at something I love than succeed at something I don’t.” When we are not living on purpose we are working for someone else, following their Vision and not our own. We do not risk very much so we do not grow very much. We are...
Comments11/04/2017 #8 Phil Johnson, MBL 🐝@Franci🐝Eugenia Hoffman Our energy level is the compass we can use to help us better understand our choices. Actions that reflect our authentic self are of a higher frequency than those of victim activities. The decisions that we make or avoid daily either add to or reduce our energy.
Decisions that increase positive energy are in line with our life’s purpose. Between stimulus and response there is a space. In this space lies the freedom to choose our response. Our freedom to choose is our most precious gift and power.10/04/2017 #4 Joanne GardockiThank you for recreating and prolonging that space between stimulus and response in your article. It is the place of pure potential and opportunity for alignment of mind and heart. How much of our living is about the stories we tell ourselves? Living in the present moment is about asking the right questions and walking out looking for every ounce of awe and adventure; being open to miracles.10/04/2017 #3 Marisa Fonseca DinizNothing comes easy, not even success. How many are those who have failed in the past and have to look back and understand where they have failed in life? Life is like that, look back, check the mistakes made, improve learning and gain momentum for new successes in the present. Very good reflection @Phil Johnson, MBL 🐝.
- 09/04/2017Why Personal Branding Is the Recruiting Secret You're Missingwww.entrepreneur.com Don't let competitors scoop up the best talent. Instead, build and market a strong personal brand, broadcast it consistently on social media and back it up with business...
- 07/04/2017Ask any job seeker or employee about salary negotiations and one of the most popular responses is, “I would negotiate but I don’t know what to say.” Having the right words to say, or write, during a salary negotiation is vital. Communication can make or break discussions and impact your confidence to get paid fairly.Salary Negotiation Scripts For Any Jobwww.glassdoor.com How to talk your way to a higher...
- Producer05/04/2017Applying Skills of LeadershipArticle from Blog FreedomAs a former musician of the OTHS Marching Panthers, I know that an individual part in the band can sound strange if playing alone. It is only when an instrument’s part is blended with other instruments in the band that the...
Comments05/04/2017 #2 Preston 🐝 Vander Ven#1 @David B. Grinberg I would answer this question with both. For example, people sometimes view Martin Lurther King Jr as a Natural born leader, and then you look at another great leader in history like Moses and he was not. Moses did not even want the position that God had assigned to him. Yet, give guidance and assistance from his brother Aaron, he slowly grew into the man he needed to be.
From my own life, I have strong character and skills, yet that is only because a long struggle I had as a young. I needed a lot of friends and other mentors not to give up on me, just to get me to the point where I believed in my-self. But, now that is part of my testimony that some people have told me help give me some of my leadership skills. I was not a born leader. I always associate, listen, and read from as many as I can. I now I can always grow. LEARN, DO, TEACH. It is a ongoing process.
- 05/04/2017What should you expect in the 2017 job market? See what I and other top Forbes Coaches Council coaches have to say.www.forbes.com Do you know what it takes to be a standout...
- 02/04/2017Freelancing is no walk in the park; there are tons of difficulties to grapple with. Despite the many challenges, however, the freelance life is worth striving for. Today, we’ll give examples of how the right value propositions can be beneficial to your career.Freelancing: How Value Propositions Can Work for You.www.business2community.com Freelancing is no walk in the park; there are tons of difficulties to grapple with. First, is usually the problem of stabilizing income when starting out, followed by difficulties in staying...