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These Are The Top 5 Workplace Trends We'll See In 2017

This was a "remarkable" year for hiring, according to Glassdoor’s chief economist, Andrew Chamberlain. He says that the U.S. added an average 180,000 new jobs per month, well above the "break even" pace of job growth of 50,000 to 110,000 economists estimate the economy needs to keep Americans fully employed. ...




10 Things to Leave Off Your Resume

What you don't include on your resume can be as important as what you do include. Here are 10 things you should leave off:
 
1. An objective. Resume objectives never help and often hurt. Not only do they feel outdated at this point, but they're all about what you want, rather than what this stage of the hiring process is all about—what the employer wants. ...




5 Jobs That Are Perfect For The Everyday Full-Time Parent

Even though being a full-time parent is a hard enough job, there are many parents out there who are looking for side jobs for a way to make some extra money. If you've got your kids at home during the day, then a part-time job that is flexible and home-based is definitely the easiest answer. ...




7 Habits to Work Proactively, Not Reactively

That proposal was due last week, you are days behind on finalizing the plan because decisions aren’t being made in meetings, there are 100 emails you need to respond to and back-to-back calls in your calendar today. Then, after skimming the news so you know what’s happening in the world, the clever tweets you have to squeeze in during lunch, and the time lost answering a random email or LinkedIn connection (catching breath) — we wonder, how are we getting anything high-priority done today?
 
As I tend to be tough on myself when I fall behind on important things, I am practicing what I call “proactive working, not reactive working” habits. ...




Overcoming Unconscious Bias Is Key to Building an Inclusive Team

The concept that diversity in the workforce is good for business is nothing new, but it is becoming increasingly supported by very compelling data. Just last year McKinsey and Company released research showing that companies that are gender-diverse are 15 percent more likely to outperform financial expectations. ...




3-Step ‘Big-Fish’ Approach Practically Guarantees Career Success

Imagine getting your post-secondary degree and being presented with a multitude of job offers… within the next week!
You’re overwhelmed and excited at the same time; the world is your oyster!
 
There’s no trace of fear, no worrying about paying your loans or making your way in the world. ...




What Makes Job Seekers Lie on Their Resumes?

The next time you come across a resume that's too good to be true, add a couple of extra items to the "abilities" segment: envy and immorality.
 
Experts say people who lie on their CVs are likely to have been unemployed for a long time and appear to be motivated by jealousy for other people who have landed jobs when they haven't. ...




4 Signs It’s Time To Update Your Brand

A few months ago, my 10-year-old son announced that he wanted a new brand of body wash. He had been using Spiderman Berry Bubble for quite a while, so when he requested Axe Body Wash instead, I was a bit surprised. Nonetheless, I agreed, and we came home from the store with a large bottle of Axe Apollo shower gel. ...




Following Up After Your Job Interview the Right Way

When you go on a job interview, sometimes it takes a while for the hiring manager or human resources department to get back to you. Waiting to hear the next steps or whether you'll be offered the job can often be more stressful than the interview itself. ...




Do You Have What it Takes to Make It as an Entrepreneur?

Are you suited to be an entrepreneur? Too often, people start businesses not aware they do not have the right entrepreneurial skill-set—they may be too complacent, laid-back, or cautious to take up on the multifaceted role of entrepreneur—which can lead to the failure of their ventures. ...