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Sunday, December 29, 2019
This simple body movement conveys confidence and intimidationThis simple body movement conveys confidence and intimidationFacial morphology animates the vast majority of research on face perception and anthropometry. Nearly every species learns early on that a wrinkled nose is the overture for battle, narrowed eyes are the mark of suspicion and tense lips signal the succession of pain. Researchers from the University of British Columbia were motivated by the lack of literature exploring the influence head tilts have on perceptions of dominance from an otherwise neutral face. Five experiments later, the team published a report in the Journal Psychological Science that posits head movement can express social judgments without engaging in facial musculature.Follow Ladders on FlipboardFollow Ladders magazines on Flipboard covering Happiness, Productivity, Job Satisfaction, Neuroscience, and moreBrowbeatingPsychological ScienceTilting ones head downward, therefore, functions as an action- unit imposter, creating the artificial appearance of a facial action unit that has a strong effect on social perception. Social judgments about faces are therefore driven not only by facial shape and musculature but also by movements in the faces physical foundation the head, wroteZachary Witkower and Jessica L. Tracy, the authors of the new study.The researchers enlisted 1,517 subjects, over the course of five experiments, finding that people photographed with their heads tiltedconsistently conveyed physical dominance and intimidation. Previously conducted research suggests that there are two factors actively contributing to this impression. A downward head tilt resembles a shorter, wider face, which a meta-analysis from 2015 independently associated with dominance and aggression in male participants. The other element that makes the head tilt inspire the appearance of high-status is known as Action Unit 4 in the facial action coding system. This is a facial expression defined by e yebrows brought closer together, mimicking a V shape.In five studies (total N = 1,517), we found that when eye gaze was directed forward, tilting ones head downward (compared with a neutral angle) increased perceptions of dominance, and this effect was due to the illusory appearance of lowered and V-shaped eyebrows caused by a downward head tilt.The impression is so subtle, that its just an angle away from demonstrating the opposite effect. A tilted head, in some instances, actually indicates vulnerability and or happiness. The delineating factor hinders on facial musculature engagement, or the lack thereof.
Tuesday, December 24, 2019
Five Tips to Landing a US Government Job OverseasFive Tips to Landing a US Government Job OverseasFive Tips to Landing a US Government Job OverseasThe federal government has quite a footprint in overseas locations throughout the world. Primarily these jobs are with theDoD,though many components and agencies within the Department are represented. Civilian overseas positions are very attractive for several reasonschief among them being the opportunity to live and work in interesting and frequently beautiful foreign locales. If youre reading this post you are likely already drawn to the prospect of an overseas job. Here are five useful tips to ponder your strategy and land a US Government job overseas. Tip 1Develop a good idea of whats in storeWorking overseas as acivilian in the US Government offers the advantage of something new and usually expanded entitlements over similar positions in the continental US (CONUS). There is the obvious novelty of working in a new country and the expos ure to different cultures, people, and languages. ManyDoDpositions also offer generous relocation/permanent change of station (PCS) packages tax-exempt post allowances which help offset foreign currency disparities with the dollar and possible Living Quarters Allowance (LQA) which covers the cost of housing. Together such entitlements can make an already appealing proposition downright lucrative. This only adds to the competition applicants to overseas positions face.On the other hand, overseas positions come with some built-in disadvantages. Even introverts and loners will likely experience a bout or two of acute homesickness. And what theDoDgiveth, it alsotakethaway most allDoDoverseas positions are subject to what is known as the 5-year rule. Initial tours are usually 3 years, many are renewed or extended to 5 years, some lucky folks may get a couple years beyond that. But civilian overseas postings are intended to be rotational in nature and finite in length. At the conclusion o f an overseas tour, you are to return to your previous position/agency or are placed in the Priority Placement Program (PPP) which finds and places you in a suitableCONUSposition. Two years tafelgeschirr inCONUSis required before accepting a follow-on overseas position.More infoDoDoversea employment and the 5-year ruledtic.mil/whs/directives/corres/pdf/140025v1230.pdfOverseas-specific entitlementsDepartment of State Standardized Regulations (DSSR)GSA Handbookfor relocating federal employees.Tip 2The criticality of resume and interviewBecause overseas jobs are always in high demand (see above beauty, culture, entitlements), competition is intense and applicants are numerous. Luckily however, job postings onUSAJOBsfor overseas positions are ever-present (see above 5-year rotations). In order to make HR referral lists, stand out from the crowds, and ultimately get hired, the importance of an effective and tailored resume cannot be overstated. A carefully written, effective resume can m ean the difference between a ticket to a well-compensated job in, say, Korea or Germany or the continued disappointment withUSAJOBselend Hired notifications. Competition is stiff investing in the Resume Places career consultation and resume writing services can save time and frustrations and ultimately help you land a dream job overseas.Tip 3Be flexibleand highlight your flexibilityPrevious overseas experience is usually viewed very favorably by hiring managers. But if you are seeking your first position overseas, it helps to be personally flexible (career-wise and openness to outside-the-comfort-zone cultural experiences). And it helps to communicate your flexibility to hiring managers through your resume and interview. A willingness to tackle new tasks and work with diverse groupsis a desirableskill for most government positions, but it is amustfor those hoping to land overseas. A flexibleskillsetand continual openness to change should be clearly displayed to hiring managersthey will be repeatedly put to the test in any position you land overseas.Tip 4Understand the risksMoving overseas is a big step and comes with many changes. You may land at a well-supported military base with a built-in sense of community and lots of familiarity (commissaries, community libraries, etc). You may take well to your foreign community and its offerings outside the gates. Or you may end up in a more remote site with fewer American provisions and support and have no choice but to be more reliant upon the local economy. Bottom line there are non-work factors to consider in an overseas move. Take the time and do your research on potential locations and agencies. International moves are neither easy nor quick. If discovered too late, a poor employee-employer or resident-country fit can be very stressful to manage and potentially expensive to quickly reversemost oversea transportation agreements require a minimum year of service to payback before return PCS costs can be covered. W aivers to such policies are difficult to negotiate. Again understand the risksTip 5 Know your valueFor all the reasons above, you should approach the overseas federal job search with a deep understanding of your value. You mustleverage effective means (resume, interviewing skill) to communicate your value to hiring agencies. But you should also view your value through the lens of the hiring agency. Due to the time-consuming recruitment process, lengthy relocationtimeframes, and the steep agency expense at every step of the way, every recruitment to an overseas position is very valuable. You must do your best to match and sell your value to the agency to the value you represent as a US-recruited employee (PCS costs are high and continually rising). Employing an effective, professional workforce in key overseas areas is immensely valuable to the US Governments various missions and it is expensive to finance such operations. Applying for overseas positions should follow research, deep consideration, and strategic preparation on your part. And, due to the competition for these jobs, anything less than the best resume and application package will likely prove unsuccessful. Know your value. Show your value. If youre ready to take the steps and begin applying to US Government overseas positions, you may want to considerfederal career consultationwith Resume Place experts. We can help you plan for and choose the best fields and positions, ensuring a match for your qualifications and limiting wasted time in your job search. Want help and advice for writing your resume on your own? The Resume Place offers an excellentseries ofbooksby KathrynTroutmanto guide your development and writing. Want to maximize your chance at referrals, Best Qualified ratings, and overseas job offers? Check out our professionalresume writing servicesandinterviewprepassistance. About the AuthorJeremy Mott is an experienced technical writer with significant analytical and organizational expertis e, ideally suited for federal resume writing. Jeremys experience currently working for the government overseas in Germany and after relocating and finding a Program Analyst position from his DOD position in Louisville, KY (after a closure of a depot there), gives him the hintergrund to understand the movement of a career from US to overseas and vice versa. Jeremy changed his agency, occupational series, country and mission with his USAJOBS federal resume and applicationWith 12 years in the federal government serving as a Management and Program Analyst, Contract Manager, and Electronics Engineer, his diverse experience is reflective of- and a great asset to- the broad range of Resume Place clients. Now as a Management Analyst within a Programs and Manpower division, he has benefited from much exposure to the inner workings of OPM occupational standards, the tailoring of interview questions, applicant selection, and the critical importance of quality recruitment.Jeremy has a B.S. in Electrical Engineering and a Masters of Public Administration, both from the University of Louisville. He also received a Graduate Certificate in Public Management from a NAVSEA-sponsored program with Indiana University. He lives in Germany with his wife, son, and daughter.
Thursday, December 19, 2019
5 Ways to Spring Clean your LinkedIn Profile5 Ways to Spring Clean your LinkedIn Profile3If youre like many people, you have a fairly decent LinkedIn profile. Its (somewhat) up-to-date, and you check it whenever you receive a Please add me to your LinkedIn network email or a Congratulate _________ on the new position email. But frankly, your LinkedIn upkeep ends there. Thing is, if your profile is not completely current, then youre missing out on opportunities for networking with new people and possibly finding a new job. So dust the cobwebs off of your LinkedIn profile and get it nice and sparkly clean with these tips.Fill out your LinkedIn profile completely.It goes without saying that your profile on LinkedIn should be completely filled out. That said, its estimated that only half of users have a 100 percent completed profile. Not only does having a complete profile make you look mora professional, it also makes you that much more searchable, both on the site and via Google. So be sure to fill out all of the fields. Too time-consuming? Here are the most important sections to completeYour industry and locationTwo previous employersYour education (including awards)Your skills (at least 3)A professional profile photoAt least 50 connectionsGrow your network.Up until now, your professional network has mostly consisted of college friends, a few former colleagues, and the occasional odd request from a complete stranger. Youll need to make your network more focused if you want to attract the eye of a tauglichkeit hiring manager, though. After all, if your network doesnt really have a common underlying theme (such as writing or web design), then it wont tell people who you really are in the professional world- and why they should want to know you. So reach out to a few key people whom you would like to get to know, send a small note (dont use the pre-generated LinkedIn one), and watch your network grow.Join a group.Its important to join groups that fit in with your i ndustry. By joining a LinkedIn group, you not only create a larger LinkedIn presence, but you can take the opportunity to become an expert in your, well, area of expertise. Believe it or not, hiring managers stalk these circles looking for potential new hires. If youre more of a low-key type, you can join groups and learn from other thought leaders, which can also boost your knowledge.Follow the leader. LinkedIn is all about creating connections with people you know- and people you want to know. While its frowned upon to friend a potential boss on Facebook, theres absolutely nothing wrong with sending a request on LinkedIn. You can also follow the persons company to show your interest.Get your recs.One of the best ways to establish credibility is by having online recommendations on your LinkedIn profile. You can ask former bosses and colleagues for one- and offer one in exchange to sweeten the deal. If they can offer endorsements for some of your top skills, thats even better. The m ore people who vouch for you as a worker, the more professional you appear- and the more hiring managers will take notice.LinkedIn is one of the best ways to build your network as you job search. So as youre cleaning out your home schreibstube for spring, shake some of the winter doldrums off of your LinkedIn profile- and watch new contacts and connections blossom.Readers, have you filled out your LinkedIn profile completely? How do you utilize this social media tool for finding a job? Let us know in the comments section below
Saturday, December 14, 2019
Why one-day diversity training like Starbucks did is not enoughWhy one-day diversity training like Starbucks did is not enoughOn Tuesday, Starbucks closed around 8,000 of its U.S. stores for a half-day of racial-bias training sessions. The mandatory session followed a high-profile arrest of two black menin a Philadelphia Starbucks who were waiting to meet a business partner when a white employee called the cops on them, accusing them of trespassing. The incident sparked outcry and a public apology from the company.Can systemic racism get tackled in a four-hour crash course into diversity? Experts and research on the topic are skeptical. Even some of the Starbucks employees who heard the training were skeptical. One Starbucks employee in Florida complained that the training was too generalized. They didnt really give specifics of how to approach certain situations, or how they planned as a company to include everyone, except that everyone is a customer that walks into our store, even if they dont buy anything, the employeesaid. In my opinion, the training was a waste of four hours.One day of training isnt enough to change behaviors permanentlyThe reason why a half-day of diversity training is not enough to solve bias in your company is because its hard to unlearn any embedded bias in a day. A 2016 review into 260 diversity training studies found that longer and more interactive sessions led to better results. When employees had more opportunities to connect with employees who were different from them, the lessons were more likely to stick.You may retain the helpful knowledge from that anti-bias training, but the sad truth is, your beliefs and behaviors will revert back to how they were before the training in time, the researchers found.Instead of unternehmensverbund a day of training and calling it a day, experts suggest making diversity awareness a part of your everyday work routines. The review on diversity training recommended offering other diversity initiat ives like follow-up mentoring sessions and networking groups. That way, companies signal that diversity is not a throwaway issue, but a core part of their mission going forward.Make diversity training part of work cultureIntegrated efforts may signal managerial commitment to diversity above and beyond that of a single class or seminar, substantially increasing the motivation of participants to learn, the study states. For example, a social networking group of minority professionals, supported by the organization, is a follow-up outcome of a diversity course and also serves as a mentoring source. The goal is to make interactions between different employees about diversity a normal part of your work culture.For Piyush Patel, author of Lead Your Tribe, Love Your Work, and a corporate expert who has led diversity training sessions, the key to making these sessions work is reinforcing the information consistently with staff check-ins.When a sports team struggles, what does their coach su ggest they do? They dont offer one training session and leave it at that. Almost unanimously, they make sure everyone understands the rules of the game and keep practicing them until it becomes second nature, he told Ladders.For Starbucks, spending such a large amount to shut down stores tells me their leadership knows they need to go back to the fundamentals. They need to coach their teams on what to do. Thats on the leadership at each store to keep it going - to be held accountable that their store adheres to the company values.Starbucks, which likely lost around $12 1000000 by closing its stores,said that the half-day was a first step and it has plans for more employee training.
Monday, December 9, 2019
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Thursday, December 5, 2019
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