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Per New Survey, Employers Say Job Hopping Has Lost Its Stigma

successIf you’ve been in a job for only six months and feel like you need to stick it out until at least two years or more, listen up.

According to a new survey conducted by CareerBuilder, staying employed on a job for a short period of time isn’t necessarily game over from an employer’s perspective.

Per the survey, more than half of employers indicated they have hired a job hopper and almost one-third of all employers actually expect workers to hop around.  Read more

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Navy SEAL’s Commencement Speech Urges to ‘Find Someone to Help You Paddle’

flagNeed a little jolt of inspiration on this abridged week? Look no further than commencement speeches.

As we started researching empowering speeches, one of the most compelling ones we discovered wasn’t from the mouth of a media mogul. Rather, it was from the heart of a Navy SEAL.

William H. McRaven, U.S. Navy admiral and alumni from the University of Texas — Austin gave 10 lessons to graduating seniors from basic SEAL training. We should point out he organized the raid that killed Osama bin Laden. Read more

Aflac Workplaces Report Shows Employers Focusing on Controlling Costs

RxAflac released its annual Aflac Workplaces Report and from the looks of it, it isn’t pretty. The study looked at responses from 5,209 employees and 1,856 business decision makers.

Almost one-third of businesses eliminated or delayed raises and 22 percent of businesses have eliminated or cut back on raises. Slightly more than 20 percent of businesses changed full-time workers to part-time status. And more than half of companies boosted employees’ copayments and/or employees share of premiums last year.  Read more

11 Media Women Comprise Forbes’ List of World’s 100 Most Powerful Women

high achieversWhen Forbes released their list of The World’s 100 Most Powerful Women, we couldn’t help but wonder where media moguls landed on the list. Out of the 100 names, 11 women are in media. Congrats to the power women!

#9  – Sheryl Sandberg – COO of Facebook

#12 – Susan Wojcicki – CEO of YouTube

#14 – Oprah Winfrey

#18 – Marissa Mayer – CEO of Yahoo

#28 – Amy Pascal – Co-Chairman, Sony Pictures Entertainment, Sony

#39 – Anna Wintour – Editor-in-chief of Vogue (US) and Artistic Director for Condé Nast

#42 – Bonnie Hammer – Chairman of NBCUniversal Cable

#52 – Arianna Huffington – Chair, President, and Editor-in-chief of the Huffington Post Media Group

#87 – Hu Shuli –Editor-in-chief of Caixin Media

#99 – Lila Tretikov – Executive Director of Wikimedia Foundation

#100 – Greta Van Susteren – Fox News Anchor

Nicole Williams, Career Expert at LinkedIn, Shares Her Social Media Tips

Nicole-Williams-blogNicole Williams has been LinkedIn’s resident career expert since 2011. This best-selling author also has her own lifestyle brand, WORKS by Nicole Williams, which offers lifestyle content for career-minded women in their 20s and 30s.

In our latest So What Do You Do column, Williams talks about the best way to get your LinkedIn profile noticed and shares her tips on using social media as a professional:

It’s consistency now that’s really so important. It’s ensuring that all your social media platforms are sending the same professional message. Think about what your professional brand is: What kind of tone do you want to have, what kind of issues do you want to comment on, what kind of articles do you want to respond to? You’ve got to decide that early on, and then you’ve got to kind of have that theory in place so that you are using social media in an integrated fashion.

For more from Williams, including the biggest mistake LinkedIn users make, read: So What Do You Do, Nicole Williams, Author, Entrepreneur and Career Expert at LinkedIn?

For New Site Hironomy, Think LinkedIn Meets eHarmony

rosesNew site alert! This one piqued our interest. LinkedIn, eHarmony and a recruiter walk into a bar…

Okay, we’re getting punchy again here in MediaJobsDaily land! The co-founder of new recruiting site Hironomy envisions his company as LinkedIn and eHarmony. Here’s why: The site aims match candidates based on their cultural fit, behavioral aptitudes and cognitive aptitudes.

The site looks at candidates to see whether they match a job, a team and an organization. The ultimate scenario, “the Hironomous fit” occurs when “job seekers are presented with opportunities to work for a company that shares their values, values their talent & ambitions and offers them with opportunities to grow professionally.” Read more

Four Tips to Writing an Effective Cover Letter

job searchIt’s that time again! Yes, aside from various studies and quirky job news, it’s time to get back to basics.

You know, essentials like resumes, interviewing and oh yes – the elusive cover letter!

Job seekers often stumble upon this requirement but the cover letter doesn’t have to be an uphill battle every time you submit that resume. There are a few simple tips to keep in mind while crafting a quintessential cover letter:

1. Be succinct. Recruiters have hundreds upon hundreds of resumes and cover letters to read. Don’t make your cover letter a novel. Two or three paragraphs should summarize your passion and enthusiasm for the role along with your ability to fill the employer’s need. Read more

Laid Off & Looking For Work? Toronto Publisher Recruits Laid Off Newspaper Pros

extra extraGood news for old school newspaper folks!

If you’re a newspaper professional and you’ve been laid off, Community Bulletin Newspaper Group, Inc., is offering reentry into the field based on success from The Bulletin, their Toronto community newspaper.

We hear they’re actively recruiting writers, editors and ad sales pros to create and own local community newspapers with a proven newspaper template. Read more

Where in the World is the Worst Place to Work?

globeIf you think your office may be bad with violating its labor laws, it may not come close to some companies in Southeast Asia.

As reported by The Wall Street Journal, per a new labor rights index several countries in that region are the absolute worst places to work. The International Trade Union Confederation’s Global Rights Index evaluates workers’ rights in terms of where they are best protectors. Read more

Per Survey, Most Hiring Managers Say Colleges ‘Somewhat Prepare’ Students for Working World

successAccording to a new survey, The Multi-Generational Job Search, conducted by Millennial Branding and Beyond.com, the top three attributes companies are seeking are a positive attitude, communication skills and the ability to work as a team.

Soft skills, anyone? It just goes to show there’s an emphasis on being that enthusiastic team player who communicates well. Furthermore, based on their data, earning a college degree is important but not as important as an applicant’s personality.

There are the soft skills again. Is there an echo in here?

Maybe the focus on a candidate’s personality is actually a good thing since 73 percent of hiring managers felt colleges only “somewhat prepare” students for the working world. Their biggest challenge falls into the category of how job seekers present themselves. Many people from hiring teams reported candidates are “unprepared and said they have a “bad attitude” while interviewing.  Read more

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