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4 Questions You Should Ask In Your Next Interview

“Prepare for every interview like it’s your dream job.”<p>It’s the advice Greylock’s Talent Partner, Dan Portillo, gave me about interview preparation.<p>Near the end of almost every interview there will be an awkward pause where the interviewee will ask you what questions you may have. If you’re lucky …

How to Answer the Trickiest Job Interview Question of All

It's not "Why do you want to work here?" or "What is your greatest weakness?" Here's how to get your answer to the real zinger down pat.<p>Over the past six months, during what he calls “the endless job hunt,” Mike—who didn’t want his last name used due to said hunt—has been on 10 job interviews. …

Stay Confident During Your Job Search by Focusing on the Process, Not the Outcome

Not long ago, I had the chance to speak to a networking group for job seekers over the age of 40. Many of the people in attendance had worked for over 10 years at companies and were then let go. A number of them had been out of work for six months or more and were starting to get worried about …

Here Are All the Best Job Posting Sites for Every Single Industry

So you can go beyond the usual suspects.<p>You’re probably well-acquainted with the most popular job boards and if you’re deep in the job search …

How To Apply For A Job When You Don't Meet Every Requirement

Kimberly Cassady, chief talent officer at Cornerstone OnDemand, has seen this scenario play out too many times. A man is promoted at work and soon after the announcement is made a female employee will ask HR why she wasn’t considered for the position. The question, Cassady says, should be why …

Employment

Is it true that recruiters reject a resume in six seconds?

Yes, and they actually reject resumes very quickly for reasons beyond being unqualified — here are <b>5 things recruiters make snap decisions on</b> that you …

Why throwing out your resume can get you a better job

This article is reprinted by permission from NextAvenue.org.<p>Gary Burnison knows a thing or two about the process of a job search.<p>Burnison is the CEO …

Why These 3 Resume Mistakes Make You Look Out-of-Date in 2018

Some resume formats make you look 'old school' and can get you knocked out of the running.<p>Studies show employers are literally getting thousands of online applications for their open positions today. Thanks to technology, it's never been easier to apply to a job. Unfortunately, that creates a …

139 Action Verbs to Make Your Resume Stand Out

When writing your resume, it’s important to avoid weak and passive verbs, stay away from business jargon or clichés, and watch out for tired words …

Add This To Your Resume After Deleting Your “Objective” Statement

A “performance summary” puts a fresh (and tech-savvy) spin on an outmoded resume feature.<p>Since most resumes are written to cast a wide net, they basically just recite everything the writer has done, but this approach dilutes the all-important data density that makes your resume discoverable. In …

How to Shoot Street Photography on a 35mm Lens

I think a 35mm ‘full frame-equivalent’ lens is ideal for 90% of street photographers. Why a 35mm lens, and how do you shoot with it in street …

Street Photography

Database Allows African Americans To Search Their Ancestry

A new research project named “Enslaved: The People of the Historic Slave Trade,” created by Michigan State University, will help scholars through a …

Use This Form to Create a Resume That Will Wow Employers

When you are fresh out of school and looking for your first job, the process can be overwhelming. One of the most difficult aspects of job searching …

Employment

What America can learn from cities with super-low unemployment

In one sense, Ames, Iowa, has something any other city might envy: An unemployment rate of 1.5%, the lowest in America.<p>Buoyed by Iowa State University's main campus, this metropolitan areawith about 100,000 people just 40 miles north of Des Moines has long had a tighter-than-average labor market, …

Demographics

How To Use Google To Search For Lesser-Known Jobs

Sometimes, trawling through job boards just doesn’t cut it.<p>LinkedIn and Glassdoor are great places to search for jobs–if the companies you’re interested in are actively posting positions there. But what about companies that use lesser-known job boards or only post openings on their websites?<p>It …

If You Want a New Job in 2018, This 1 (Unconventional) Step Could Speed Things Up

Why storytelling is the new secret weapon in job search.<p><b>Next to losing weight, one of the most common New Year's resolutions is to change jobs.</b><p>Given the unemployment rate is at an all-time low, employers are not only lowering their candidate expectations, they're also throwing money at the talent …

Employment

I'm a recruiter, and there are 34 words and phrases that you can put on your resume to show any hiring manager you're a leader

One of the most common types of people I work with are those aiming to elevate their brand messaging to more loudly announce, "I'm one hell of a leader!" as they change jobs.<p>It's one thing to be good at tasks, projects, and areas of specialization, but if you're aspiring to manage teams, you simply …

Employment

1 White-Hot Resume Design Tip That Will Instantly Increase Its Readability

Marketing pros have known how to use this trick to catch your attention for years. Now it's your turn.<p>If your resume is crammed full of text, it could be hurting your chances of getting an interview. Studies show recruiters will toss your resume after just six seconds if they don't see what they're …

How to Get a Work-from-Home Job at the Working Mother 100 Best Companies

On a typical day in the Atlanta suburbs, Carly Williams drops off 9-year-old Luke and 7-year-old Morgan at school, returns home and hops on the phone …

These are the worst answers to ‘What’s your biggest weakness?’

What’s your biggest weakness?<p>This interview question has tripped up many a candidate. You prepare yourself to play up your strengths, but many …

6 job-hunting sites you should know if you're looking for your next big thing

One of the most stressful aspects of hunting for a job is knowing where to search and determining whether the platform you use is really a legitimate …

Learn the Basics of Street Photography in Under 9 Minutes

When people think about street photography, they likely think of two things: first, amazing candid photos of people amidst the hustle and bustle of a …

How to Shoot Light Trails

One of the first subjects that I remember trying to capture as a teenager with my first SLR camera (film) was <b>light trails</b> created by cars on a busy …

Landscape Photography

3 Tips for Taking Great Cloud Photos

You may already have your own method of effectively shooting cloud photos. If so then you understand that conditions may vary greatly. Some days, …

How to Master Your DLSR in One Afternoon a Beginner’s Guide

I believe that photography is one of the most unique forms of visual art. As a photographer, you must possess an ability to express yourself visually …

Digital Photography

A New Photographer's Guide to Camera Settings

Moving Toward Manual Settings: Understanding Aperture (a beginner's guide)

In this tutorial Natalie Norton explores the topic of Aperture. A few months back I wrote an article here at DPS that created a bit of a stir: 4 …

Photography

Chart: Shutter Speed Selection With this Visual Calculator

Chart: How to Choose the Right Shutter Speed for the Right Situation<p>Shutter Speed is one crucial aspect of getting Exposure right – so when we saw …

Shutter Speed

Getting off Auto - Manual, Aperture and Shutter Priority modes explained

You may have heard that once you get a DSLR you need to learn to shoot in manual and only ever use that mode. That if you are using the Aperture or …