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6 Common Job Search Questions Answered

Apply with confidence – and don't forget to follow up.
Improve your chances of being the selected job candidate by using social media.
Companies are checking you out online, so why not use social media to enhance your qualifications? A 2015 CareerBuilder survey of more than 2,000 hiring managers and human resource professionals revealed that 52 percent of employers use social networking sites to research job candidates. ...




Three Tips for Acing Informational Interviews

Informational interviews are powerful career management tools.
 
They typically take the form of short meetings with accomplished professionals who examine your career and share their insight and experience. They often address such questions as whether you should switch industries, move to a different firm, take an international assignment, or become an entrepreneur. ...




The head of HR at a company with over 60,000 employees shares his 5 best career tips for 20-somethings

I was born just a few years too late to be considered a true Millennial, but when it comes to work, I share the same attitudes and experiences as my slightly younger colleagues.
Unlike previous generations, for whom entire careers were spent at the same company, many of us who can still call ourselves young without raising eyebrows believe in following our passions, in finding meaning in our work, and in welcoming change rather than rejecting it. ...




8 Paradoxical Habits Of Wildly Successful People

You know what they say about opinions — everybody has one. If you want to see that truth in action, just Google “characteristics of successful people.” Some of the results will undoubtedly point to the famous Marshmallow Study at Stanford, which demonstrated that the ability to delay gratification is a key component of success. ...




When Everything's Going Wrong At Work, This Is The Personality Trait You Need

When Shawshank Redemption’s Andy Dufresne is wrongly convicted of murdering his wife and sentenced to life in prison, he takes the slow way out.
 
Every night from his cell he digs a little further toward freedom. Each morning he gathers the debris in his two fists and then releases it down his pant legs through holed pockets on the prison grounds. ...




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. ...