- Producer26/04/2017The Future of Your Job Search: Findings of Career Jam 2016Each year, I look forward to reading the results of the Career Thought Leaders Consortium’s Career Jam, a day-long meeting on a range of topics addressing job search trends. This week, the Findings of 2016 Career Jam: Where Experts Forecast the New...
- Producer26/04/2017How to Avoid Resume Rejection for Online Applications“I’ve applied to so many jobs, but I never hear back!”Clients call me every day, frustrated about high rates of resume rejection when they attempt to apply for jobs online. The reason that most online submissions are rejected when you apply online...
- 25/04/2017SHARE, SHARE, SHARE!
Here's a look at who is going to be hiring at the job fair tomorrow - Wednesday, April 26th. Over 1,000 jobs!!!!
Bucks County Spring Job Fair
Wed., April 26th
707 Neshaminy Mall
Bensalem, PA 19020
Bring plenty of copies of your resume!
#jobfair #careerfair #GetHired
Register online: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/bucks-county-spring-job-fair-job-seeker-registration-tickets-32435134360
- 25/04/2017Currently, you can’t do anything aside from visiting their homepage. Everything else is locked out of the public, perhaps until Google officially launched the new tool. So in the meantime, let’s talk about some thoughts about this new Google Hire.What’s with the New Google Hire? The Impact On The Recruitment Industrywww.business2community.com Google Hire is something we can look out for, although Google has not officially announced the launching of what seems to be a new job service Currently, you can’t do anything aside from visiting...
- 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
- Producer22/04/2017How Job Seekers Should Handle Salary History RequestsThis article is reprinted from The Wall Street Journal Experts Bloghttps://blogs.wsj.com/experts/2017/04/20/how-job-seekers-should-handle-salary-history-requests/ The practice of asking for salary history is in the news as a few cities—notably New...
- Producer17/12/2016Why Work-Life Balance is a LieHave you ever stopped to examine what it really means to live a balanced life? Think about it – we say that we would like “work-life balance”, but how much thought have we put into what this really means?Like many of you who are reading this right...
Comments31/12/2016 #20 Jim TaggartVery true. It's another HR-inspired salesjob, going back years, imposed on people by well-meaning yet self-righteous pseudo-experts. I recall serving on a work-life balance advisory committee to senior management 15 years ago. It was in Canada's federal government. In addition to bureaucrats like myself, we had several external highly respected individuals who had spent a lot of time doing research on the topic.
When I looked back years later (I retired in 2010), I realized that work-life balance is highly personal and that employees need to empower themselves to set their own priorities in life and at work. Of particular interest is that top management was never committed to the initiative. In the public sector, advancement comes through serving upwards to power. Service to citizens and taxpayers is farther down the priority scale. What this means is that those seeking a steady rise upwards must re-focus their priorities. I saw plenty of senior staff and executives either burn out or be forced to take time off work to heal themselves.
But these were personal decisions when it came to working 80 hours a week, ignoring your health, family, etc.
The relationship between work and life outside organizational walls is, in effect, a continuum.17/12/2016 #17 Mohammed SultanWelcome @Tyrone Matheson. But,why you start your posts with a juggling act?.As Einstein said "You have to learn the rules of the game,and then you have to play it better than anyone else." The work-family balance is a juggling act so, we have to understand the rules of juggling before playing it .Some people prioritize their schedule and others schedule their priorities.In reality we are juggling many balls not only work and family,if any ball doesn't have its own track they can't be kept on the air and you will finish up with no ball in the hand as all balls will fall in your head.Learn to watch the balls to have control of them ,create a separate path for each of them and try to enjoy the beauty of the game.It's also very insecure trying to influence something you are not in full control of.We need help to focus and succeed in keeping that balance .Family and work are also like two rabbits,just like juggling balls in the air to be successful every ball should have a specific path,so too, channel your rabbits in separate tracks and start hunting the one you feel more pleased with.This's the real balance.Goethe once quoted"things which matter most should never be at the mercy of things which matter least."17/12/2016 #12 Harvey LloydYour discussion here is very intriguing. Instead of balance we counter balance based on priorities. If i could add maybe another perspective that excludes both counter balance and work-life balance. We exist within a sphere of humans. We chose family, profession and core beliefs. Instead of balance we can approach our lives from the perspective of existence. Work is part of life as is family/personal development. We need food, and relationships. It is how we are designed.
I don't care for the work-life balance perspective. I sense that most who bring this point up are suffering a form of a unsatisfied existence feedback loop. Either work or life. I prefer to see life as a single world that we share journeys with folks for different reasons. Sometimes one draws away from the other in the ebb and flow of our day to day lives. This is natural.
This perspective allows for storms in any part of our life and most importantly relieves us of the guilt component while enduring the storm. I am not lacking in any area but rather managing the storms that naturally occur. When your team, family or social group grasp this concept, they flow into your areas that are not within your storm management viewpoint currently and pick up what is needed. You emerge from the storm with a sense of presence not guilt.
Balance is something that has to be managed. I would rather be present within the situation not balancing it.
Great thoughts.17/12/2016 #10 debasish majumdernice insight @Tyrone Matheson! but, i guess, balance is exactly what we tend to prioritize without harming our design of life we crave for to maintain a harmonious network. though the metaphor you resorted to is intriguing, yet, human beings are unlike other creatures, who only possess to make a time management, though all creatures are gifted with 24 hours, and they exploit most out of it, enabling to usher the progress of the civilization, and it is absolutely truth, that we achieved a lot in terms of serving humanity too! however, nice post. enjoyed read. thank you for the share.17/12/2016 #9 Pamela 🐝 WilliamsTyrone, welcome to beBee
I've contemplated this subject and have some thoughts. I had a conversation this week about the millennial generation entering the work-force and how they are demanding balance. IMHO they aren't willing to put in long hours, they insist on an 8-5 day, and missing lunch isn't an option. They aren't willing to settle for entry-level salaries when they are in debt for education.
This is my theory;
It's our 'fault'. Our children have watched and listened as we sacrificed family/play time and taught them that that is what it took to 'get ahead'.
They didn't buy into the concept and are not willing to make those sacrifices on the off chance that they will rise to the top. They have sacrificed enough through time and memories growing up. They recognize there are a limited number of positions in the C-Suite and so they are going to 'take' their due now and not opt for a future payoff. Too often in their parent's case, the payoff never came. They now stand by and watch as their parent's generation is forced out of the workforce for being 'obsolete' and old school. They don't believe in the future payoff and their parents stand as examples as to why the should take their due now because you're going to get screwed in the future.
We have taught our children a powerful lesson; demand that balance from the start, don't trust leadership, don't love the company because they don't love you, and loyalty is for saps.
They see themselves as one day having roles reversed as their parents come to depend on them after Wall Street destroyed many retirement programs, insurance companies will once again be allowed to drop them from coverage and the government wipes out Social Security. and Medicare Everything their parents worked for is slowly slipped from their grasp. Yes, it's our fault; what we preached did not stand up under our children's scrutiny as the eventual reality.
Just this 'staff member's' opinion. Three cheers for the millennials!17/12/2016 #8 Ali Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee#3 @Renée 🐝 Cormier- your comment attracted my mind not only by its clarity, but also by your writing "That, in my mind, is a formula for success". I wrote an e-book with same title:
I plan to compare our formulas17/12/2016 #5 Ali Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee@Tyrone Matheson- I loved this post and therefore followed you, liked it, shared it and now commenting on it. The background image is well-chosen and it reflects complex systems with many instabilities. Complex systems are open systems and, unlike closed systems that eventually end up in chaos, they thrive for instability and NOT balance. This way they may self-organize into a new self-sustaining structure til they reach anew instability.
You remind me of a presentation that I wrote on complexity thought. Instead of the balls in your image, I used tree leaves as chaotic pendulums (in reality they are). The music and rhyme we get from them when trees blow the leaves as they (leaves) self-organize to get out of their instability.
I like mind-challenging buzzes and this one surely is.17/12/2016 #4 John RylanceI'm not sure it's a lie, more something that rather than being static is ever changing. Constantly we have to alter our focus between the two, favouring first one then the other. What we must avoid is the "rearranging the deckchairs on the Titanic" scenario. The bottom line is whatever the balance is, we must feel we are in control.17/12/2016 #3 Renée 🐝 CormierWelcome to beBee, Tyrone. I really enjoyed this post. It is both well written and thought provoking. That, in my mind, is a formula for success. Our purpose is often not clear to us, but I would venture to say that it ends up being the one thing you are somehow drawn to doing and are most comfortable in, regardless of how you make your living. I seem to always be teaching people and advising people about things, so I suspect that is who I am meant to be. Keep buzzing, Tyrone!
- 19/04/2017SAP has just launched a new job board, they are inviting all the SAP consultants to join their Talent Community! Simply Sign Up atWorkConnect by SAPwww.workconnect.io Find the job that suits you! Discover all our opening jobs in France, USA, Canada and UK in our brand new job board. Take part of our community of user to greatly increase your visibility to our recruiters and maximize your chance of hire. As a...
- Producer19/04/20177 Essential Elements to Consider When Writing an International Executive ResumeI had the privilege last Friday of listening to a webinar led by Tim Windhof, an international executive resume/CV writer. Tim explained many of the challenges U.S. and Canadian writers can face when writing these job search documents for an...
- 18/04/2017Application deadline: 2 May 2017
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- 18/04/2017Application deadline: 21 April 2017
The EU Delegation to the Republic of South Korea for a Temporary Policy Officer in Science, Technology and InnovationTemporary Policy Officer in Science, Technology and Innovation (12-months) -www.cosmopolitalians.eu The European Union Delegation to the Republic of South Korea for a: Temporary Policy Officer in Science, Technology and Innovation...
- 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...
- Producer18/04/2017Once More into the BreechAfter graduating with a Masters degree in Public Administration dedicated to Health Care Management and Economics - I started applying to companies that were in that field of work for employment. I was under the false misunderstanding that having...
Comments21/04/2017 #2 Todd JonesBrian, you can write your ass off! Who'd have known?!? Just prior to reading this, I read through your post on Victory Motorcycles. Both excellent, IMHO. Big difference between your long form blogs and your comments in post threads, which often come across as decidedly sour.
Enjoyed the read. Thanks!18/04/2017 #1 Dean OwenThat was quite a read! I think that unless you are Ivy League/Oxbridge or equivalent, applying to companies via an ATS portal is a waste of time. Better go after positions in smaller companies, companies that don't necessarily advertise that they are hiring. I don't think your digital footprint does you any favours though....
- 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.
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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.
- Producer17/04/2017EDDevo: An unemployment devotional It's the morning after ... the last paycheck you'll ever receive from that employer. Replaying the abrupt layoff in your mind still feels surreal, even as the stages of loss course through the pit of your stomach and your psyche. Or perhaps the...
- 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...
- 17/04/2017SAP Careers - Want to become part of the journey at SAP? Take the SAP Sales Challenge! #DreamJobSAPChallenge.
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- 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...
- 14/04/2017JOB FAIR ALERT - OVER 1,000 JOBS!!!
Take a look at this list of employers. All HIRING at our Bucks County Spring Job Fair on April 26th at Neshaminy Mall. Grab a friend, polish up your resume and let's get you a job!
#jobfair #careerfair #jobs #careers #BucksCounty
Comments14/04/2017 #1 CityVP 🐝 ManjitExcellent Jennifer ! Love the Recruitment Queen brand and how you have let it sit in the background with emphasis on job seekers and the employers showcased at the fair. It is quite a challenge to have this many employers to be at a job fair, free of employment agencies and people selling educational courses. Well done !
- 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...
- Producer12/04/2017Leveraging Google Alerts for Job SearchI’m grateful to have colleagues who know about things where I do not have particular expertise. Google Alerts is one of those things! Google Alerts are valuable for job seekers and business owners alike. Here’s a great guide on how to use them!Guest...
- 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...
- 11/04/2017In spite of an outstanding final interview, you didn't get the job—now what? Below your 4-step plan for bouncing back when you don't get the job offer.Your 4-Step Plan for Bouncing Back When You Don't Get the Job Offerwww.themuse.com How to Bounce Back When You Didn't Get the Job - The Muse: Here's exactly what to do when you were so...