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Stop Working on Your Resume, Says Research

Steve Dalton | Posted 06.27.2014 | Business
Steve Dalton

TheLadders asked recruiters to review a stack of resumes while connected to eye tracking software. Their data showed that recruiters spent just six seconds per resume before making a pass/fail decision. However, what they paid attention to was far more informative than their attention spans.

Customized Resumes: Required in 2014

Susan P. Joyce | Posted 06.19.2014 | Business
Susan P. Joyce

Every recruiter I have spoken with strongly disagrees with the one-version-of-your-resume-is-fine philosophy. They believe that resumes should be customized to the opportunity the job seeker is applying for.

Four Not-So-Obvious Job Hunting Mistakes of College Students and Recent Grads

David Horen | Posted 06.10.2014 | College
David Horen

Take this opportunity to be smart in way you approach getting hired. Investing the time up front can greatly increase the trajectory of your career.

How to Write a Successful Resume and Win the Interview

Michael Feeley | Posted 06.09.2014 | Business
Michael Feeley

Change the drudgery mindset immediately and have some fun -- simply tell the truth about who you are. List the rich facts about your original, talented self.

The Faithful Shopper: Graduation Gifts

Faith Hope Consolo | Posted 05.29.2014 | New York
Faith Hope Consolo

It's that time of year again, when we congratulate our favorite college and post-degree graduates and cheerfully send them off into the working world!...

How to Fill Those Empty Spaces on Your Resume

Laura Lehmann | Posted 07.19.2014 | College
Laura Lehmann

Throughout most of my twenties, I questioned my resume and its legitimacy. But lately, I have also begun to question the legitimacy of resumes, period.

A Q and A On Everything College

Jeannie Borin | Posted 06.23.2014 | College
Jeannie Borin

Myths as rumors are often untrue and exasperate any situation. This is the case with the college admissions process as so many students and parents hear things that are just not the case.

Want a Job? Then Do Not Do This

Erin Daruszka | Posted 05.24.2014 | Business
Erin Daruszka

While I think of them as common sense, my experience showed me that many people are unaware of these hints.

My (Real) Résumé

Christine Egan | Posted 05.19.2014 | Comedy
Christine Egan

Experience: Usually too much. Otherwise not quite enough.

Why It's Okay to Lie on Your Resume

Robert Pagliarini | Posted 05.11.2014 | Business
Robert Pagliarini

I'm a big fan of lying on a resume. In fact, I think everyone should do it. It's beneficial for your career and nobody needs to know about it.

It's Time for Resume Reform

Nate Hanson | Posted 05.05.2014 | Business
Nate Hanson

There are so many qualified people for any given job. Just getting an interview is nearly like winning the lottery. It's time to fundamentally change the way people apply for jobs. We need a format that allows the applicant to express their unique personality in a beautiful format.

Are You Living Your Resume or Eulogy?

Mike Robbins | Posted 04.30.2014 | Healthy Living
Mike Robbins

In this week's vlog, I talk about why it can be challenging for us to focus on what truly matters and why we're often caught up in our desire to "get ahead" (aka focus on our resume).

Promoting Your Value in a New Era

Sara Canaday | Posted 04.02.2014 | Business
Sara Canaday

Those who have the social fluency to succeed in face-to-face settings and who use rich stories to promote their brand emerge as the rising stars.

4 Ways Volunteering Can Help You Find a Job

Kip Patrick | Posted 03.27.2014 | Impact
Kip Patrick

From learning new skills and honing existing ones to meeting new people and boosting creativity, volunteering could benefit your career more than you think -- and best of all, you'll be doing good and helping others in the process.

Why Skills Training Pays Off for Young Tunisians

Yosra Arfaoui | Posted 02.19.2014 | Impact
Yosra Arfaoui

My name is Yosra, and I'm 29 years old from Tunis. After a frustrating job search, I had an amazing professional experience. Then I decided to return to school to obtain a university degree in order to get better academic qualifications and progress in my future career. Currently I am studying in the University of Management in Tunis.

You and Your CV, Part II: Powerful CVs

O'Brien Browne | Posted 02.01.2014 | Business
O'Brien Browne

The only thing worse than having a job is not having a job. And the process of searching for the right job -- not just one that pays the bills and puts meat -- or tofu -- on the table, but one that is enriching and fulfilling -- is long, arduous, tedious and frequently frustrating.

Small Job Search Steps That Make You Stand Out Big Time

Amanda Augustine | Posted 01.25.2014 | College
Amanda Augustine

In today's competitive job search, you could be battling 100 other qualified candidates for a position. The only way to get the job is to catch the eye of the interviewers. Here are seven ways you can distinguish yourself from the pack during your job search.

You and Your CV, Part I: Ineffective CVs

O'Brien Browne | Posted 01.23.2014 | Business
O'Brien Browne

Your CV is your life. A bad CV is like not washing your hair for a month: instantly noticeable and utterly revolting. Forming such an impression in the minds of managers and HR officials is, I'm sure you'll agree, not conducive to finding your dream-job.

Job Search Tips tor SpongeBob Square Pants and Land Lovers

Matthew Silverstein | Posted 01.23.2014 | Business
Matthew Silverstein

With the holiday season quickly approaching, here are some helpful tips for SpongeBob and the rest of the job seekers out there.

Kathryn Sollmann: Why Freelancers May Have the Best of Both Worlds

Kathryn Sollmann | Posted 01.23.2014 | Women
Kathryn Sollmann

At any age, freelance work also gives you the room to breathe, to pursue passions other than work, to take your foot on and off the gas pedal as life evolves and to have full flexibility to attend every school play or game.

4 Steps to Writing a Professional Bio That Gets You Noticed

Loolwa Khazzoom | Posted 12.21.2013 | Business
Loolwa Khazzoom

As I have discovered, most entrepreneurs have a hard time discerning what is important to put into a bio and what is not. For this reason, I have without fail tossed out the working bios of incoming clients, writing brand new ones.

The Best College Jobs... While You're In College

Scott Weingold | Posted 01.23.2014 | College
Scott Weingold

Any job you take during college is a good one.That's because it shows employers you can balance school and work at the same time. The best college jobs, though, are the ones that help you land the career you want, right after you've graduated.

Applying to College: Test Scores, Letters and Resumes

Patrick O'Connor | Posted 12.14.2013 | College
Patrick O'Connor

Seniors are starting to put the final touches on some of their college applications, which means it's time to look at some of the small details that, taken together, can make a difference in the way your application will be reviewed.

Are Companies Taking Advantage of the Millennial Job Market?

Ryan Donegan | Posted 01.23.2014 | Business
Ryan Donegan

It's no secret; the American job market is awful, and the Millennial job market is even worse. So today, when I was sent a job posting for a "PR Account Coordinator" I decided to probe the hiring manager who sent it to me for more information.

Using LinkedIn to Find an Internship or Job

Jason Boucher | Posted 11.10.2013 | College
Jason Boucher

It's a social network, job board, resume, and Rolodex all wrapped into one dynamic and incredible free tool. But just being on LinkedIn is not enough... your profile needs to stand out.