Sunday, January 5, 2020
How to Play Office (Dirty) Secret Santa How to Play Office (Dirty) Secret SantaPosted December 11, 2018, by JennyChristmas is a wonderful time of year (plentiful booze, treats for eats, and silly parties). But at the same time, the holiday can be a minefield of never-ending costs and social stressors. Many of us would like to buy a gift for our colleagues, but if you buy for everyone you either have to go very cheap and cheerful, spend a fortune, or risk leaving people out. And who wants to leave anyone feeling left out at Christmas? If your office is having a Christmas party before the holidays, then while youre all at it, why not play a game of good ole down and dirty secret Santa? This fun game makes sure everyone has a blast, has a chance to get merry together, no-one gets left out, and no-one has to break the bank to join in. What is this mysterious and slightly dodgy sounding game you might ask? Im going to explain all...Dirty secret Santa is a hilarious game in which all the p layers only need to buy one present, and then by the end of the game, everyone has one present to take home. How does it work? Here are the rules1 Everyone participating in the game must buy one gift within a platzdeckchen price range The first rule makes sure everyone will spend their $$ within the same price range. This means whatever the outcome, the general price and value of the present work out around the same. You can set your own price range for your office. In general, the idea is to make sure the range isnt too expensive, so everyone can afford to take part but isnt so low the presents arent desirable.Pro tip When youre choosing a present for the game, make sure you try to choose something desirable or fun or both. The game works best when the presents are wanted by a lot of the players. You could come up with an incentive for players to buy a good present by giving some kind of prize (bottle of wine or box of chocolates) to the person who bought the fruchtwein popular (s tolen) gift.2 Pay attention to how you wrap the presents (have some fun)Everyone should take some time to wrap their presents in a way which will make them look attractive. Or you could have some fun with your wrapping by disguising the true shape of the gift. Consider putting a couple of layers of wrapping paper, adding bulges, or you could even add some weight to give the impression the present is heavier than it really is.Pro tip HAVE FUN and bring your playful self to this stage of the game.3 Set a date for the dirty secret Santa eventEveryone needs to gather together to play this game. You could choose to do the game at the office Christmas party, at the end of the last meeting before the holidays, or perhaps on your last day at work before the holidays. You know your schedule and what will work best. Set a date and make sure everyone can comeThe big day has arrived what happens next?4 Put all the gifts together in the centre of the room Gather up everyone gifts and put them on a table in the centre of the room. Ideally, the dropping present off part can be done anonymously but it doesnt have to be anonymous if you prefer not. To keep things anonymous, you could have a Christmas sack for people to put their present in when they arrive. Or you can devise another way to make sure dropping off the presents works out anonymously.5 Count the number of players and make a draw with pieces of paper Put numbers from 1 x on pieces of paper in a hat. For example, if you are a group of 10 people, put 10 pieces of paper in a hat with the numbers 1-10 written on them. Everyone can choose one piece of paper and their number will dictate the order of their turn.6 Start playing and stealing, heres how The first person now gets to choose a present from the pile. After choosing a present they must open the gift they chose. They must now display the opened gift in view of all the other players.Now the next person takes their turn. They have two options. They can choose something from the pile of unopened gifts. Or they can steal the present of the person/ people who already have opened a gift.At this point, if someone has been stolen from, they can then get indirect revenge by stealing a replacement present (they MUSNT take the one they just lost back). OR they can take an unopened present from the pile, making sure they open the shiny new gift.The next person can now take their turn. They can again, choose an unopened present from the pile, or they can steal from one of the presents opened already by one of the other players.The cycle continues until all the presents are opened and EVERYONE has one gift.Pro tip Play in a circle so everyone can see the gifts, and after the draw organise the circle so everyone is seated in the correct order of their turn.6 The freezing rule Sometimes this game can get a bit mad, especially if people start stealing one present much more than any of the others. One way to make sure there isnt a never-ending cycle of one present being passed from hand to hand with none of the others being stolen, you can use a rule where any present which has been stolen x number of times gets frozen, and cant be stolen from there on in. You might set the maximum number at 3 or 4 or 5. This part and the rule is up to you.7 Why not drinky-fy the game? If the kollektiv in your office are fond of a bit of tipple to liven up your parties, why not add in a drinking game twist to your dirty secret Santa event. Anytime a player takes a present from the centre pile (unwrapping it) they must drink a shot. Then, every time a present gets stolen from you, you have to drink a shot. When you steal a present from someone else you dont have to drink a shot...Have lots of fun everyone, and do make sure you keep things civil, everyone has a safe way to get home, and dont let things get too mad if you do spice up the game with 7 ResourcesMy first resumeCover letter for my first jobCareer Insider StoriesShelley Lask - Body Posit ive Health & FitnessInterested in becoming a?Human Resources OfficerGeneral ManagerBusiness ManagerAccountantOffice AdministratorPopular Career Searcheshow to become an office manager in australiaoffice manager job description for resumesample of an advertisement of a new chemistadvertising office manageradvertisements for teachers in berichterstattung employement CoursesBachelor of Social WorkEnquire Online Enquire OnlineCertificate III in Health AdministrationEnquire Online Enquire OnlineBachelor of Criminal JusticeEnquire Online Enquire OnlineCertificate III in Allied Health AssistanceEnquire Online Enquire OnlineJennyRelated ArticlesBrowse moreNetworkingSocial mediaShould social networking be allowed in the workplace?The boundary between work and personal life has become blurred and with the rise of social networking sites that line has become very blurred indeed.We Think Youre AwesomeWith your support, we now have over 500,000 people reading our newsletter each month, which is jam-packed with career advice, study tips and job trends. 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Tuesday, December 31, 2019
How to Select a Resume WriterHow to Select a Resume WriterQuestions you should ask and qualifications you should seek in a professional resume writer.Competition is fierce. This time around, youre not going to cheap out.You have to spend money to make money. So youre going to do it right Youre going to invest in a deluxe coaching package. That way, youll be ready to flatten the competition with your locked-and-loaded, shiny new resume. For that much money, you tell yourself, a resume has to be better than the one your friend is offering to do for free. Right?Not so much. The truth is, job seekers can get burned whetzu sich they get a freebie, nonprofessional resume - or yes, even if they max out their credit cards and go for broke.I once had a job seeker in technology sales call with a resume that was awful, that was written for him as parte of a $1,200 coaching package, said Kathy Robinson, a career and business consultant who founded the career coaching firm TurningPoint. He was n ot getting anywhere with his search because his resume communicated no direction and had nothing on it that would actually resonate with a hiring manager.The more time you spend talking to professional resume writers and career coaches, the more often you hear stories like behauptung. It doesnt matter how much money you spend if you dont vet your resume writer, youre asking for trouble. Bear in mind, these days, a lot of unemployed people are hanging out their shingles to set up shop as resume writers.Many out-of-work recruiters are pitching themselves as resume writers these days, and Ive seen some resumes from them that arent up to par, so buyer beware, Robinson said.Out-of-work professionals are also getting certified as professional resume writers, but even that shouldnt be enough of a recommendation to coax cash out of your wallet without first getting some good answers to probing questions about a writers background and qualifications.Ladders talked to career coaches who help job seekers find the right resume writer for their specific circumstances. What we came up with is the following list of questions to ask and qualifications to look for before committing to a resume writer.What to look forSharon DeLay, a certified professional resume writer and career coach, was kind enough to suggest the following list of qualifications people should seek in a resume writerRecommendations If possible, find a writer by asking for referrals from people you know and trust who have used the resume writer with satisfactory results.Certification Look for a writer with training or certification from an independent organization, such as the CPRW certification from the Professional Association of Resume Writers and Career Coaches. The Association of Resume Writers and Career Coaches combines course work and tests to train and evaluate resume writers.What to askDeLay and Robinson suggested that job seekers ask these questions of prospective resume writersWhen were you certif ied? Robinson said she doesnt trust that a resume-writing certification is enough, unless its from the last three or four years or the person has kept up with changes in resumes and can articulate the current trends in resumes. For example, resume writers who are out of touch might use an objective statement instead of an executive summary and/or a descriptive title at the top of the resume top these changes in resume-writing conventions occurred in just the past few years.Id recommend that a client ask when the person was trained on resume writing, what the most common fields are that they work with, the writers own personal background, and how resumes have changed over the past few years, Robinson said. If the person answers, ?Nothings new, Id keep looking for someone whos more in touch with the marketplace.What do I receive in return for the resume fee?What you want is a consultation and the right to edit a draft version or two, DeLay said.How do I customize the resume?Besides ha ving multiple resume formats as indicated above, Robinson suggested that a good resume writer should show you how to customize the resume as you apply for various positions. This includes, for example, adjusting keywords to reflect a job posting or tweaking your executive summary to reflect that youre the perfect candidate an employer is seeking.Can you provide examples for me to review?A writer who does not have examples is likely inexperienced or not qualified at all, DeLay said. When looking at examples of the writers work, keep an eye on how she brands a candidate. Do you have a good sense of what the candidate offers in terms of skills and expertise? If the writers not constructing a crystal-clear, strong brand for her clients, look elsewhere.Can you provide references?Hearing from those with whom the writer has worked can give you great insight into whether youd be a good match with a given resume writer.How long will it take you after our consultation to produce the resume?Th e write should be able to provide a deadline to deliver the resume or may set deadlines for each step in the process.Do you have any guarantees?If a writer guarantees you a job, run DeLay advised. Resume writers arent, in most cases, placement specialists. Youre the only one whos responsible for landing a job. With that said, a writer can offer a guarantee on the accuracy and correctness of the final resume. Youre not off the hook when it comes to checking resume drafts before the writer concludes the final versions, however it only means that after the writer has received the clients approval for the accuracy of the facts and the writer has checked grammar and mechanics, the writer may offer a guarantee on the grammar and mechanics of the final document, DeLay said.Whats your domain expertise?Try to find a resume writer with experience in your domain, Robinson suggested. A resume writer whos worked in your industry is ideal but often hard to find, so look for one who has at least w orked on resumes for other professionals in your line of work.How familiar are you with keywords?Good resume writers should understand how and where to insert keywords in a resume, Robinson said. They should also show a good grasp of how applicant tracking systems (ATS) work and how to create a resume that doesnt glitch electronic resume-handling software. (For more on ATS software, please read making your resume format machine-friendly.)
Thursday, December 26, 2019
This is how to help guarantee youll beat out robots for a jobThis is how to help guarantee youll beat out robots for a jobOur goals as workers have changed over the centuries as technology has evolved and us with it. First, people wanted to be Renaissance men, able to adapt to any skill set they needed. Then, we became specialists,answering all the questions people had about ur assigned craft. And in the 21st century, as artificial intelligence floods the market and robotics become more sophisticated, people are entering the next phase of our workplace identity. Now, we are hybrids.Or perhaps some of us are not everyone has adapted to the landscape. But according to a report from analytics software company Burning Glass Technologies, we should be. Otherwise, well lose out on major job opportunities and our roles in the workforce may become obsolete.Whereas 42% of all jobs can be automated, according to the report, hybrid work can only be done by people. While that may be an exaggerat ion (12% of highly hybrid jobs can still be automated), it appears that these roles are expanding and may be the new wave of opportunity in an automated society.So what does it take to be considered a hybrid worker?Well, you have to be able to go digital. We are all being augmented by machines, so your ability to learn new systems, configure and customize these tools, and code them, if necessarily (sic), is critical, writesJosh Bersin, president of Bersin Associates, in the reports forward.You also need to be fluent in data, analytics, business, and management. And you have to think creatively.So really, being a hybrid worker means being able to use both sides of your brain - both creative and analytical. Robots cant do that, but if we work hard, we can. And this news comes at just the right time Demand for such workers is growing. Burning Glass found in 2018 that one in eight job postings in its database was highly hybridized.This trend has the potential to exacerbate a divide in the workforce, with some workers gaining ground in the future economy, and others - those who fail to keep up with changing skill requirements - at risk of being left behind, the report finds.But, it counters, as jobs get reshaped by new skills and new technologies, there are also clear opportunities For employers to upskill existing workers and develop more effective talent pipelines for workers to make themselves more competitive by acquiring new skills ahead of the market and for education institutions to deliver learning to the broader community of workers who will increasingly need to acquire new skills.Some of the jobs that have high or very high hybridity Bioinformaticians, financial quantitative analysts, data scientists, cybersecurity analysts and health information managers.In a world where work is changing, its good to have a pulse on the kinds of careers that are here to stay. And now we know - we have to focus on how to combine analytics and creative thinking if we want to beat outthe machines.
Sunday, December 22, 2019
Tuesday, December 17, 2019
Public Speaking Know Your Audience Public Speaking Know Your Audience Whether you are presenting to a small group of 20 or a large group of 200, there are many things you can to do in advance to ensure that your presentation achieves the desired response. The most important is to know and understand your audience as well as the venue logistics.To connect with your audience, you need to understand why your topic is important to them. What do they expect to learn from the presentation? Dont assume the audience is like you. They may have cultural or geographic biases and the more you understand them, the better you can express yourself to them and avoid speaking gaffes. It is also important to know the level of knowledge they have about your topic, so you can present the information with the correct tone to keep people interested and engaged. There is nothing more insulting than to present basic information to a highly knowledgeable audience, and conversely, speak at too high a level fo r a novice audience.Also for You 5 Public Speaking Tips for EngineersIf you are presenting in a foreign country, it is important to understand the cultural differences of the audience. How do they dress? How is their sense of humor? How do they typically communicate? What gestures are appropriate or inappropriate? Are there religious factors that should be considered?There are several things you can do to prepare and research your audience before and at the beginning of the talk that will help you adjust your speech to better engage the audience.Research in AdvancePrior to the meeting or darbietung, speak to the organizer or sponsor of the meeting and find out the level of knowledge the audience has on the topic for discussion. Ask about the audience expectations as well as their demographicsage, background, gender, etc. If you are presenting at an industry event, research the event Web site and familiarize yourself with the mission of the event and typical attendees.If you are pres enting to a corporation, then learn as much as you can about them by visiting their Web site, reading news reports, and reviewing their blogs.Greet Them at the DoorIf you are unable to find out much information about the audience prior to the meeting, youll have to improvise and adjust your talk on the fly based on information you collect at the beginning of the meeting.Toastmasters International, a nonprofit educational organization that teaches public speaking and leadership skills, suggests that, if possible, the speaker greet people at the door and ask questions to ascertain their level of knowledge and expectations of the audience. Youll also make a few friends in the beginning and its always nice to have friends in the room.Call and Response TechniqueToastmasters also suggests that speakers use the Call and Response technique at the beginning of the talk. Frame questions at the beginning geared toward learning about the audience. Find out how much experience they have with the topic and adjust the speech accordingly. Using this method you can also gauge the mood of the audience. If the audience seems to be in a lighthearted mood, the speaker can use humor to keep audience interest. If they seem to be serious or the topic is of a serious nature, then the speaker should get right to meat of the talk.Be Familiar with the Room LayoutPublic speaking coach Lisa Braithwaite suggests that the speaker visit the location of the talk prior to the meeting if possible to see how the room will be laid out, and to make any requests for positioning the visual aid equipment. Braithwaite also notes that knowing more about the venue and the size of the room will give the speaker some idea as to how energetic and physical they will have to be to engage the audience, whether a microphone will needed, and what type of visual aids will be the most effective.When you know more about your audience and their expectations, youll be able to tailor your talk to make it more interest ing. Your audience will be engaged and satisfied, and you will willingly accept their applause at the end.Tom Ricci is an independent writer.Read More 3 Keys to Public SpeakingPublic Speaking Doesnt Have to Be ScaryHow to Become a People partie
Thursday, December 12, 2019
5 tips for how to be a great mentor to your summer intern5 tips for how to be a great mentor to your summer internHaving a summer intern is a wonderful opportunity to show the ropes to an aspiring student who is looking to learn from you. Not only are they gaining hands-on experience, earning school credit, and hopefully a stipend for their work, interns are excited to help you. Below are some expert suggestions on how to be a super-star mentor to your summer intern.Find out the goals of your internThe core of any successful mentor/mentee relationship is rooted in learning opportunities and the interns goals aligning with business needs. Therefore its vital for people managing summer interns to first find out what the intern is looking to get out of their experience with the company, says Kris Hughes, who leads social media initiatives at software companyProjectManager.com. Many internships are doomed to failure before they ever start because there isnt alignment between what the int ern seeks from the experience the business need of the mentor who will be mentoring them.Follow Ladders on FlipboardFollow Ladders magazines on Flipboard covering Happiness, Productivity, Job Satisfaction, Neuroscience, and moreShare clear expectationsStart off the relationship with your summer intern on the right foot by giving them a quick orientation of the program, what is required of them, and what they can expect going forward, says Chris Chancey, career expert, professional recruiter, and the owner of Amplio Recruiting. This initial structure is incredibly helpful for someone who has minimal or no experience with the workplace.Encourage them to share their ideasIt is not enough to let your intern sit in meetings during those meetings, whether it is with a client or with team members, call on them and ask their thoughts on the subject of discussion. Ask them to contribute ideas to solve certain problems and be ready to assist them to convey their homilie better whenever necess ary, Chancey says.Entrust them with a special projectFind a project that can be re-booted with the help of an eager intern. Every company has some research project or analysis that keeps getting back-burnered, states Aileen Gallagher, associate professor, Magazine, News and Digital Journalism at Syracuse Universitys S. I. Newhouse School of Public Communications. Giving an intern ownership of something long-term and specific will give them an incredible learning opportunity and you a tangible outcome. Strive to be someone your intern can learn fromBe both a leader and a role model to your interns. Take some time out to answer questions and teach the skills that are in demand in the market place, says Martin Luenendonk, co-founder CEO of Cleverism, an online job portal He advises to teach the things you wish your mentor would have taught you at that stage of your life and provide opportunities for both formal and informal growth.Help them understand the skills that most of us might take for granted like giving a presentation, resume writing, delegation work, etc. continues Luenendonk. Make sure you provide them a great learning experience that is crucial for their careers.You might also enjoyNew neuroscience reveals 4 rituals that will make you happyStrangers know your social class in the first seven words you say, study finds10 lessons from Benjamin Franklins daily schedule that will ersatzdarsteller your productivityThe worst mistakes you can make in an interview, according to 12 CEOs10 habits of mentally strong people
Saturday, December 7, 2019
Ideas, Formulas and Shortcuts for Internship on Resume The Most Popular Internship on Resume Include your completed courses related to the work description or industry. If your work experience is more recent and includes impressive positions that are related to the market, include these very first, followed by means of an internship section prior to your education. For people that have no experience, staying at your very first job for a couple years is important to create a basis for future success. Youve applied for an internship to add knowledge of a business and skilled experience, but it doesnt indicate you dont have a thing to offer you. Generally, higher school students have a tendency to concentrate on their club participation whilst college students often incorporate major class projects. Its well-known that internships are the best way for students to get work experience before graduation. A student teaching internship delivers numerous advantages that can supply your teaching career a good head start. Landing a terrific internship for a college student is an excellent means to get prepared for the challenges of life after the university. The One Thing to Do for Internship on Resume Hence any applicant who would like to make an application for an internship program will secure the sample internship titelseite letter useful. Expand your objective to incorporate a persuasive overview of why youre the appropriate internship job candidate. The fruchtwein essential part of an internship resume is making sure the abilities and experience you do have, though you could be very early in your career, are great for the job which you need to do. Include the abilities and traits that you want to apply to the particular internship. As an intern, you will likely collaborate with different interns and business employees. Based on the employer, an intern can have a part-time job or may have to work full-time like every other regular employee. When you mu st go for a job interview to obtain an internship position you will likely have come up tops amongst many different applicants. You would like a good internship resume you could adapt and update for future opportunities. Things You Should Know About Internship on Resume Additionally, there are employers who give out weekly allowances based on the businesss directive regarding interns. In the same way, if youre changing career and will need to compose an entry-level resume for a new industry, internships can allow you to get the break you require, and they ought to be among the focal points on your resume. Not everybody who would like an internship in fashion can incorporate this section, but if its possible, its a benefit. Some internships are utilised to permit people to carry out scientific research while some are particularly designed to allow individuals to acquire first-hand experience working. What Internship on Resume Is - and What it Is Not Because most interns don t have a good deal of qualified job experience to list on their resumes, the internships are likely to bear far more weight. Internship programs are pursued after youve just completed a course and want the internship. When you begin your internship resume you must incorporate some essential things so as to secure an interview for the internship position. Internships might be the answer. On top of that, searching for internships is wholly free. Furthermore, you can look for internships on Monster. Internships are real-world experiences, and ought to be given as much weight for a job. You should also incorporate internships when youre starting a new career. Internship on Resume - What Is It? Experience Even if your previous experience isnt very impressive its still possible to present your responsibilities in a manner that shows your abilities and traits like initiative, ability to multi-task, motivation, etc.. Adding your internship experience doesnt need to be daunting in a ctuality, we put together a quick 15-minute to-do list so you can update your resume very quickly. While taking initiative is vital, so is the ability to get feedback. Self-motivated student with the capacity to create new suggestions to foster the goals of a firm. The Internship on Resume Cover Up Make a thorough collection of every responsibility you can imagine. Skills One line under the work title and business name, list a number of the activities which you did while at the internship. Also incorporate the business name, place, and the dates of the internship. distribution policy your complete name and contact info, including your email address, at the very top of your resume.