Can You Really Have IT All?

Work-Life balance is very important to everyone, especially new mothers.  Is it possible to have it all while raising a family?

With 20 female CEOs running America’s largest companies, new trends to work smarter, not longer hours may be in play.

CEO of Yahoo!, Marissa Mayer, made headlines after only taking a two-week maternity leave. While announcing her new position as CEO she also shared she was expecting her first child. Women everywhere were outraged with her short maternity leave.

On the other hand, Facebook COO, Sheryl Sandberg, one of the few prominent women in the technology industry, has become the ringleader for a generation of women hoping to balance high-profile jobs with motherhood.

“I don’t believe in having it all,” she says. “But I do believe in women and men having both a successful career and family. The more women we get into positions of power, the more likely we’ll get that.”

Sandberg leaves her office every day at 5:30 to spend time with her family and encourages others to do the same.

A report from the Council of Economic Advisers shows workplace flexibility is a best practice. Several benefits include increased productivity, reduced turnover and absenteeism and a higher morale and company commitment. Many European countries already practice workplace flexibility. What are we waiting on?

What good work-life habits do you practice?

 

 

Sources:

Bravo to Sheryl Sandberg for leaving work at 5:30 by Pamela Stone

Forbes Profile – Sheryl Sandberg

Marissa Mayer: Irrelevant ‘Superwoman’ or Agent of Change? By Judith Warner

By |2013-05-21T12:04:46-05:00May 21st, 2013|How to Be Happy at Work|Comments Off on Can You Really Have IT All?

Does Your Resume Stand Out  from the Crowd?

A resume usually gets less than 6 seconds to make an impression. So how do you get yours to the top of the stack?

A Career Find client’s resume was recently selected from a stack of 700 other resumes. He not only got an interview, but he was offered the job as well. What does his resume have that yours doesn’t?

Do you know the resume hot spots? A recent study by TheLadders showed that when a resume is scanned, the time is spent viewing your name, current title and company, current position’s start and end dates, as well as your previous title and company, previous position’s start and end dates, and education.

With such critical time constraints, you should make your resume as visually appealing as possible; To be clear, I’m not talking about adding pictures or graphics. Distracting visuals hamper the decision making process where the viewer is unable to locate the relevant information they need.

Not only was our client’s resume visually appealing, but it also achieved maximum exposure because of where the information was strategically placed and the use of certain keywords his employer wanted to see.

“CareerFind helped me tailor my resume to find the job I wanted. In a tough job market, my resume was chosen out of over 700 applicants. CareerFind also sharpened my interviewing skills to where I felt confident and prepared for every type of interview. Working with CareerFind has opened a new window of opportunity in my career.” 

 – Trey, 22

If you are looking for a job in a very competitive field with the possibility of hundreds of others applying for the same position, we suggest you give us a call to make sure you emerge from the clutter of your competition.

By |2013-05-07T14:14:52-05:00May 7th, 2013|Resume|Comments Off on Does Your Resume Stand Out  from the Crowd?