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11 Power Words That Will Make Any Resume Stand Out

ZipRecruiter allows job seekers to upload their resumes, and small businesses, individual employers, and recruiters looking for candidates to rate those resumes on a scale of one to five stars (one being the lowest, five the highest).<p>It found if you use the below "power words," your likelihood of …

15 Things You Should Never Say In A Salary Negotiation

You secured the interview, brought your A game, and landed the job. Now comes the hard part: negotiating your salary.<p>"Salary negotiations are like any other type of negotiations — except the words you use can be extremely powerful, since there is a personal aspect to the discussion," says HR expert …

Employment

10 Reasons Why I Ignored Your Resume

<i>This article is part of DBA, a new series on Mashable about running a business that features insights from leaders in entrepreneurship, venture</i> …

4 Tips For Asking Your Boss To Work From Home

Before you do anything else, you'll need to think about all the ways in which working out of your home will be different from working in the company office, says entrepreneur Drew Hendricks in a recent LinkedIn post.<p>"Your freedom will be nearly unlimited, your face time with coworkers will reduce …

Employment

3 Ways To Spot A Terrible Boss In A Job Interview

"A boss can literally make or break your career," says Abhilash Mishra, a senior marketing associate at CresTech Software Systems, in a recent LinkedIn post<i>.</i> "A great boss can make you feel engaged and empowered at work, will keep you out of unnecessary office politics, and can identify and grow …

Employment

The 17 Most Common Ways People Screw Up Tough Interviews

Questions like these are notoriously used in case study interviews for top-tier management consulting companies — but they're quickly spreading into other industries, as well.<p>If you're trying to go into finance, strategic planning, marketing, operations, or even the non-profit world, experts highly …

Career Development

14 Interview Questions That Are Designed To Trick You

"To uncover areas that may reflect inconsistencies, hiring managers sometimes ask these tricky questions," says Tina Nicolai, executive career coach and founder of Resume Writers' Ink.<p>Lynn Taylor, a national workplace expert and the author of "Tame Your Terrible Office Tyrant: How to Manage …

Employment

16 Ways An Interviewer Judges Your Potential

Someone just asked me what I look for when interviewing young people.<p>I answered, "I look for the same things I look for in older people. There are patterns of success evident very early on, and if a young person already possess them, he or she will be successful when they're older."<p>So when I use …

S/He

Looking up from the changing table, the beautiful boy said to his mother, �I want to be a girl.�<p>This was not a passing phase. At 3, Mark asked to …

Trick-Or-Treating

How to Respect a Transgender Person

My 19-year-old is transgender boy (FTM). He lives all week as male with a girlfriend, but when he visits family, they all refer to him as "she" and …

4 Things to Leave Off Your Resume

<i>Brie Weiler Reynolds is the content and social-media manager at FlexJobs, the award-winning site for telecommuting and flexible job listings, and a</i> …

The Questions Managers Want You to Ask During a Job Interview

It's a query that can give an ill-prepared job seeker pause: <i>So, do you have any questions for me</i>?<p>Interviewers will judge you by your questions. …

4 Things Employers Look For When They Google You

They Google you.<p>If this surprises you, then this article is exactly what you need to read. In today's workforce, employers value transparency when recruiting and hiring candidates, so you need to make sure your online presence is clean and honest.<p>When employers search for you on Google, they don't …

Employment

The Surprising Interview Mistake Most Job Seekers Make

She says <b>one of the biggest mistakes that job seekers</b> <b>make is thinking the spotlight is on them.</b><p>"Do you go into the interview thinking you are about to be interrogated? Do you imagine that you will go blank and stumble and not know what to say?" Green asks. "If this sounds familiar you are making an …

Employment

8 Questions You Should Ask Your Interviewer To Show How Smart You Are

To gain an advantage, you need to show the interviewer that you can ask the questions as well.<p>In her book "301 Smart Answers to Tough Interview Questions," Vicky Oliver writes that at the beginning of her career she "learned the hard way to always come prepared with questions."<p>"A successful job …

Career Development