10 reasons to stay in child protection social work | Social Care Network

Insights based on the articles on Guardian Professional

The physical and emotional demands placed on you will highlight levels of personal resilience and skill that you never knew you had, or were capable of. When life throws other hardships at you, you’ll be amazed at your ability to resolve them. You will develop a high level of emotional intelligence, and perceptive skills that you never thought possible.

10 reasons to stay in child protection social work | Social Care Network | Guardian Professional.

Six Toxic Beliefs That Will Ruin Your Career

Dr.Travis Bradberry, an exponent  and trainer of emotional intelligence and co-author of the bestselling book, Emotional Intelligence 2.0, discusses how self talk – the thoughts you have about your feelings, can affect your productivity.

Negative self-talk is unrealistic, unnecessary, and self-defeating. It sends you into a downward emotional spiral that is difficult to pull out of. Be mindful of six common, yet toxic, beliefs that hold people back more than any others. Be aware of your tendencies to succumb to these beliefs, so that they don’t derail your career:

Excerpts from the recent article of Dr.Travis appeared on LinkedIn:

#1: Perfection = Success

Human beings, by our vary nature, are fallible. When perfection is your goal, you’re always left with a nagging sense of failure, and end up spending your time lamenting what you failed to accomplish, instead of enjoying what you were able to achieve. Read more:

Six Toxic Beliefs That Will Ruin Your Career | LinkedIn.

Related: Perform Better Under Stress Using Self-Affirmation — PsyBlog.

4 Secrets Of People Who Always Get The Job Offer

Smart moves you can steal from candidates who nail it every time.

By Lynn Andriani on Huffpost Living

A 2012 study by The Ladders found that the amount of time it takes a recruiter to decide whether a resume belongs in the “yes” or “no” pile is a lightning-fast six seconds. Nearly every candidate knows the “objective” and “references available upon request” lines just take up space stating the obvious. HR consultant and resume expert Christopher Fields says scanability is key. A winning resume uses language that mirrors the job posting, and includes verbatim words that will jump out at the recruiter (e.g., if a company’s website says its employees go “above and beyond” on their clients’ behalf, use “above and beyond” to explain your commitment to business relationships). The best resumes are also usually formatted in reverse chronological order.

4 Secrets Of People Who Always Get The Job Offer.

Every Great Interview Starts With One Question


“What one skill do you possess that will most impact our bottom line?”

Right off the bat, you find out if the candidate knows anything about your company. (It’s hard to say how you will impact the bottom line when you don’t understand what truly drives value for a company.) More important, you begin to get to the heart of the value the employee will provide–and whether his or her strengths truly meet your needs.

Every Great Interview Starts With One Question | Inc.com.

More than half of Canadian women want to open a business

The inaugural BMO Women Entrepreneur Report released Tuesday said the hospitality and restaurant sectors top the list of target business ventures in Canada with the retail/services sector the top choice of women in Alberta.

“While men account for the majority of small business owners, women are closing the gap,” said Jennifer Lee, senior economist with BMO Capital Markets. “According to Statistics Canada, the number of self-employed women in Canada increased by 16 per cent in the last decade, compared with a growth rate of nine per cent among men.”

The report said 24 per cent of aspiring women entrepreneurs in Alberta would start a business in the retail/services sector, 23 per cent in food and hospitality, and 21 per cent in arts and entertainment.

More than half of Canadian women want to open a business.


Career services (as it now exists) must die, new report argues

Inside Higher Ed

Roadmap for Transforming the College-to-Career Experience

1. Develop a Bold Vision and Mission for Personal Career Development

2. Secure Backing from Institutional Leadership

3. Strategically Position the Personal and Career Development Leadership Role

4. Strategically Transform, Build and Align Personal and Career Development Organization and Staff

5. Gather and Report Personal and Career Development Outcome Data to all Constituents

6. Engage and Equip a College-to-Career Community of Influencers with a Focus on Faculty and Parents

Read more: http://www.insidehighered.com/news/2013/05/15/career-services-it-now-exists-must-die-new-report-argues#ixzz2veM3j3j8  Inside Higher Ed


Stop woman-on-woman workplace violence

Mallick | Toronto Star

This valuable — and rather obvious — insight came to me, a feminist, as I was reading a magazine at my hair salon, pleased to find a good piece of prose rather than a punchy list of ambitious unguents women can put on their neck skin and scalp and salad.

“I’m going to get crucified for this,” Ken Whyte was telling then-Chatelaine editor Jane Francisco in aDecember feature/interview as he departed Rogers publishing for a Rogers online venture, the wonderful Francisco herself about to depart for Good Housekeeping and an ever more brilliant career. I guess the guy felt he had nothing to lose.

Stop woman-on-woman workplace violence: Mallick | Toronto Star.

What I wish I had known: 16 student tips on how to find a job

The Globe and Mail

Internships and experiential learning are integral opportunities every student should engage in to gain key insight into the world of work, explore vocation, and participate in service leadership. These experiences can form a strong foundation that provides access for opportunities to network, receive mentoring, develop individual passions, as well as improve skill-sets (particularly soft skills) – all of which comprise fundamental steps in landing a job today.

Be likable and humble. At the very least, make them hope you’re the most qualified for the job.

Be flexible and adaptable, and don’t have too big of an ego. There’s no job too small – approach everything you’re assigned with a positive attitude. Your employer will notice and trust you with greater responsibilities in time, but you have to earn their trust first.

What I wish I had known: 16 student tips on how to find a job – The Globe and Mail.