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Positioning Yourself as 'The Expert'

20 Beautiful Women | Posted 02.05.2016 | Business
20 Beautiful Women

We live in a society where everybody is doing something. Everyone is a coach, a strategist, a speaker and an expert. People everywhere are scratching their heads trying to figure out when and how so many people became successful and no one knew about it (we have the rise of social media to thank for this).

My Military Experience: An Interview With Former USMC Corporal Andrew Ambrogio

Daniela Petrilli | Posted 01.27.2016 | Impact
Daniela Petrilli

Operation MCP (Making Careers Possible) recently sat down with former United States Marine Corporal Andrew Ambrogio. We discussed why he chose to join the military, lessons he learned and how he is currently transitioning to civilian life.

6 Resume Clichés Keeping You from Getting the Job

Brian de Haaff | Posted 01.14.2016 | Business
Brian de Haaff

Candidates often feel like they are under scrutiny from potential employers -- that is because they are. Their qualifications and experience are on display with each resume they send out. And they are lucky if those qualifications actually get reviewed by a hiring manager.

What A Job Interviewer Says vs. What They Actually Mean

The Huffington Post | Andy McDonald | Posted 01.06.2016 | Comedy

Interviews: It's like your best friend throwing their kid a first birthday party. You pretty much have to go, but everyone in the room knows that it's...

How to Write the Perfect Query Letter for Your Scripts

ScreenCraft | Posted 12.14.2015 | Entertainment
ScreenCraft

Do your research, feel free to take some shots in the dark, and just keep getting your concepts out there. Your odds of success increase with each and every query you send.

3 Things Immigrants Can Learn From Americans on Job Hunting

Li Lin | Posted 12.10.2015 | Impact
Li Lin

Here are some of the things I wish I had known before I started my job search in the US and what I tell my immigrant clients. Whether you're a native-born American or an immigrant, these are good reminders for when you're out job hunting.

5 Resume Mistakes That Sabotage Your Job Search

Tamara Star | Posted 12.09.2015 | Business
Tamara Star

A headhunter matching resumes to open job opportunities is much like your matching your food craving to a restaurant menu. At first glance, it's either a fit or it isn't.

One Reason You Are Not Getting an Interview

Brian de Haaff | Posted 12.09.2015 | Business
Brian de Haaff

I know that applying for roles can seem like you are flying blind. So, let me shed some light on how hiring managers think. If you pay careful attention to the details, you can gain an understanding of what a potential employer wants to see from applicants.

7 Steps on How to Find, Employ and Retain the Right Candidate

Thomas Buus Madsen | Posted 11.18.2015 | Business
Thomas Buus Madsen

Recruitment is much more complicated than you may think it is: it is not just about hiring the best applicant. First, the HR department needs to selec...

The Words To Use -- And Words To Lose -- On Your Resume

Mary Eileen Williams | Posted 11.06.2015 | Fifty
Mary Eileen Williams

If you are conducting a job search, ask yourself the following questions: Is your resume providing you with the results you want? Is it a compelling document that highlights your skill sets and accomplishments to your best advantage?

Catch-22 of Disclosing Disabilities for Job Seekers

Kenneth Matos | Posted 11.03.2015 | Business
Kenneth Matos

What job seeker hasn't found some of their applications disappearing into the resume black hole: that frustrating experience where you send out dozens of resumes and fill out multiple online applications and never get a response.

3 New Job Interviewing Techniques and How To Prepare For Them

Savvy | Posted 10.26.2015 | Women
Savvy

CEO of Betterworks Kris Duggan says that that employees today are searching for environments that allow them to grow and learn but also move quickly and in an innovative manner; the flip side of that is that employers have been creating new interview processes to match.

Hard Skills vs. Soft Skills: What They Mean to Your Job Search and the Weight They Carry With HR

Kristi Russo | Posted 10.22.2015 | Business
Kristi Russo

The difference between skills and traits is a distinction that many job seekers seem to miss and can be crucial when asserting your value. Both hold a place in your overall assessment as a candidate.

4 Ways to Stay Motivated While Looking for a New Job

GoGirl Finance | Posted 10.09.2015 | Women
GoGirl Finance

Seeking out a new job? Even in a good market, job hunting takes a toll on everyone. It's time-consuming and energy-intensive, and submitting resume after resume into the abyss that is every online application form gets disheartening.

6 Ways Your Resume Says "Do Not Hire Me"

Brian de Haaff | Posted 10.06.2015 | Business
Brian de Haaff

You can better your chances of landing an interview by thinking like the hiring manager and looking at your resume through their eyes. Before you send out your next resume, look for these common problems that can disqualify you from the running.

The Worst Job Offer You Can Accept

Brian de Haaff | Posted 09.25.2015 | Business
Brian de Haaff

You just got the job offer you have been waiting for. A sense of relief floods over you that your long search may finally be over. No more uncertainty or sleepless nights. After your initial excitement wears off, it's time to seriously consider their offer. You would have to be crazy not to take it, right?

Activities Resumes: A Surprising First Step to Having a Successful College Application Experience

Marjorie Hansen Shaevitz | Posted 09.21.2015 | College
Marjorie Hansen Shaevitz

I know, I know; many people say that resumes for high school students are a waste of time. They are wrong. The way I have students use them, activities resumes are a critical part of the admissions process. Let me tell you how and why.

The New High School Essentials: LinkedIn, a Resumé, and a Digital Portfolio

Erica Swallow | Posted 09.11.2015 | Education
Erica Swallow

A digital presence is no longer a nice-to-have for high school students. Competition is high, and schools across the nation -- and world -- are preparing their scholars for a 21st Century workforce.

6 Keys to Look for When Evaluating the Resume of a Job Applicant

David Finkel | Posted 09.10.2015 | Business
David Finkel

Imagine you've place an ad for a new hire. Into your inbox has flooded 50 or more applicants. What should you use to help you do your initial sorting to narrow your list down to a more manageable number?

Leave the C.V. Behind: Hire for These 6 Traits Instead

Alex Budak | Posted 09.08.2015 | Business
Alex Budak

It may be scary to leave the tradition of resumes and C.V.s behind. But once you do -- and instead focus on these six characteristics -- you'll start hiring the right type of people. And more importantly your team won't just look good on paper -- it will be great in real life.

If You Want a Better Job, Ditch Your Resume

Hippo Reads | Posted 09.01.2015 | Business
Hippo Reads

A growing number of studies are revealing how ineffective, damaging, and potentially discriminatory resumes can be in the job application process. Here are four reasons we need to ditch the resume and find a better way to hire.

Resume Gaps: You've Got Them. Here's What to Say About Them

Savvy | Posted 08.28.2015 | Women
Savvy

That empty space on your resume between 2012-2014 may not be a career-sinking problem. It's really all about what you did with yourself during that time, and how you present that to your potential employers.

Woman Gets Several Job Offers After Handing Out Resumes On The Side Of The Road

The Huffington Post | Dominique Mosbergen | Posted 08.20.2015 | Business

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5 Simple Ways to Create a Unique Resume

Nancy Laws | Posted 08.14.2015 | Education
Nancy Laws

Those who get noticed, have an easier time getting the job, promotion, etc. Your resume is your first introduction during your job search and your first opportunity to get noticed in order to get a foot into the early stages of recruitment.

Why One-Page Resumes Are Important

Matt Douglas | Posted 08.12.2015 | Business
Matt Douglas

Look, I understand that you have lots and lots of experience. That's great. Maybe other employers want to know where you went to high school, every camp counseling job you've held, and what you like to do on the weekends. I don't need to know all of those details right now.