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Writing Your Blurb or Bio: The Essential Points

O'Brien Browne | Posted 03.09.2016 | Business
O'Brien Browne

In today's hyper-connected world in which we are daily bombarded with electronic, auditory, written and visual signals and images, the average person grants someone presenting their blurb perhaps 10 to 20 seconds to grab their attention.

Get Hired in a Fast-growth Company (FAST)

Alex Charfen | Posted 08.11.2013 | Business
Alex Charfen

The vast majority of jobs available today are not in the Fortune 500 or large established organizations. They are in the small startup growth companie...

Yes, Employers Will Check Your Facebook Before Offering You a Job

Rachel Ryan | Posted 05.04.2013 | Business
Rachel Ryan

Everyone with a pulse has a Facebook and the search function is pretty damn exceptional. All you need to find a relative stranger is their name and maybe a tidbit about where they went to school or grew up.

Experience Is Overrated

Rachel Ryan | Posted 04.27.2013 | Business
Rachel Ryan

We have an unfortunate tendency to equate "more experience" with "better quality." Emphasis here on "more" and "better," that -- when joined together in the phrase "more is better" -- seem to epitomize the American value system.

The New Resume?

The Huffington Post | Katherine Bindley | Posted 03.28.2013 | Small Business

Vala Afshar is searching for the right candidate to fill a six-figure position at his company, but he won't be viewing a single resume. Instead, the c...

3 Ways to Avoid a Bad Hire

Josh Tolan | Posted 02.18.2013 | Business
Josh Tolan

Why do companies make bad hiring decisions and how can you improve your process so you bring only the best talent onboard? We look at some of the most common reasons for a bad hire and break down how companies can prepare to avoid these hiring missteps.

The Hiring Guru: Storytelling (Not Lying) Will Land You the Job

David Jensen | Posted 02.12.2013 | Business
David Jensen

If you can recount a light-hearted, fun story about your adorable pet or some silly family member, you'll win the day. Why does it matter? Because the interviewer likes you and can see working with you, or more importantly can see others being able to work with you easily.

Let Creativity Get You Hired in 2013

Patrick Richard | Posted 02.11.2013 | Business
Patrick Richard

If you have a knack for designing, one of the recent resume trends is the infographic resume -- it has been dubbed as the ultimately visually pleasing application material.

Why Should Anyone Choose You Over the Competition?

Maureen Anderson | Posted 11.28.2012 | Business
Maureen Anderson

What are you giving people they can't get anywhere else?

Life & Happiness: Bouncing Back From A Pink Slip

The Huffington Post | Laura Rowley | Posted 02.27.2012 | Fifty

The February employment report comes out this week, and economists are hoping for more good news on the job front. In January, the unemployment rate f...