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What NOT to Write on a College, Grad School or MBA Resumé

Sam Johnson | Posted 11.18.2014 | College
Sam Johnson

Colleges and grad schools ask a lot of their applicants these days, and one of the trickier requests is a compelling and typo-less resumé.

Cover Letter Etiquette: Does 'Dear Sirs' Cut It?

Rebecca Grainger | Posted 11.11.2014 | Women
Rebecca Grainger

If you are going to send a cover letter then you must (try to) find out the name and address the letter accordingly. In a competitive market it is the small things that can separate you from your competition, and correctly addressing your cover letter could be that defining factor.

Have an Interview Coming Up? Tips for Prepping With a Partner

Melissa Llarena | Posted 09.30.2014 | Business
Melissa Llarena

We all get nervous before a big interview! Your hands turn clammy, your heart starts thudding and the thoughts in your mind are going a mile a minute.

5 Ways to Overcome Overachievement Disorder

Amanda Smear Baudier | Posted 09.23.2014 | Healthy Living
Amanda Smear Baudier

We all have a unique purpose to unfold in this lifetime and the sooner we stop trying to one up one another, the sooner we'll find the path to that which will truly bring us joy.

4 New Ways to Answer the Weakness Question

Melissa Llarena | Posted 11.16.2014 | Business
Melissa Llarena

The truth is that there is no one response, however there are thoughtful ways to discuss both strengths and weaknesses that are different from the typical generic answers many employers view as a cop-out.

Over 50? 12 Great Ways To Land A Job

Peter G. Miller | Posted 11.08.2014 | Fifty
Peter G. Miller

The job market is tough today, especially when you consider that the government's inflated and expansive definition of a 'job' includes part-time employment, temporary work and even unpaid work for the family. We hear a lot of tales about the inability of workers over 50 to get a job, perhaps in part because of their age.

A Long Job Hunt? Stop Depreciating in Value

Melissa Llarena | Posted 10.06.2014 | Business
Melissa Llarena

Job hunters are like houses waiting to be sold; the longer they are on the market, the harder it is to sell them. In the case of houses, real estate agents change their strategy or update a property's details to generate leads.

Campus Ambassadorships: The Internship Stepping-stone

Doug Messer | Posted 10.06.2014 | College
Doug Messer

Brand ambassadorships are one of the easiest ways for students to grow their resume, gain relevant experience, and create connections at their favorite brands.

48 Hours After a Job Rejection

Melissa Llarena | Posted 10.06.2014 | Business
Melissa Llarena

he 48 hours after a job rejection are critical. They sting even when you really did not want the job. You spent a great deal of time convincing yourself that you were the best candidate but apparently the interviewer disagreed.f

Tell Me Your Story But Alleviate My Headache: Answering the First Interview Question

Melissa Llarena | Posted 10.06.2014 | Business
Melissa Llarena

The easy way to do so is in chronological order but that's overused and frankly lacks pizzazz. Instead, start with the end goal in mind: to get hired.

Using Competitive Intelligence to Land a Job, as Told by a Former Insider within the CI Unit for a Fortune 500 Firm

Melissa Llarena | Posted 09.23.2014 | Business
Melissa Llarena

Competitive intelligence spend is increasing among organizations on the rise. It's proven to gain an edge on competitors, but it is not just for Fortune 500 firms.

How to Secretly Use LinkedIn

Melissa Llarena | Posted 09.23.2014 | Business
Melissa Llarena

If your boss or colleagues see signs that you are job hunting such as updating your profile after you got that year-end bonus, or that you are following a slew of companies then your current situation can be compromised.

Stop Working on Your Resume, Says Research

Steve Dalton | Posted 08.27.2014 | 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 08.19.2014 | 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 08.06.2014 | 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 08.09.2014 | 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 07.29.2014 | 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.