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The Resume Section That Matters More Than You'd Think

What section headings do you have on your resume? Let me guess: “Experience,” “Education,” “Additional Information,” and maybe a “Summary” section. …

Employment

What hiring managers should never ask about in an interview

At best, these topics have little bearing on a job candidate's abilities. At worst, they could land you with a lawsuit.UNclimatechange/flickr<p>You may think asking a job candidate whether they have kids is a totally innocuous icebreaker, but it's one of many topics best left alone during a job …

Employment

18 3D DIY Valentine’s Day Cards That Will Make Cupid Jealous

Whether your relationship or dating life is official or not, February 14th is right around the corner. The good news is it’s never too late to DIY a gift for your boo — even if it’s an anti-Valentine’s Day card. If you’re short on time and don’t want to grab a clever Valentine’s Day gift, don’t …

Chemicals

The 20 most inspirational websites on the net

The easiest way to awaken your imagination and spark your creative energy is to let others inspire you!<p>We here at <b>Bright Side</b> have collected a set of …

30 Questions You Should Be Ready to Answer During a Job Interview

Interview prep 101 dictates that you should have your elevator pitch ready, a few stories polished, and a good sense of what you have to offer. So, …

Employment

Eight Career Skills You Need To Be Competitive In 2016

The mix of hard and soft skills it takes to get hired change as quickly as business does. Here’s what it will take this year.<p>Good help is hard to find. At least that’s what one-third of hiring managers say, and the talent shortage isn’t just in technical fields. Good sales reps, managers, …

Human Resources

Think You're Management Material? Answer These 10 Questions Honestly To Find Out

Everyone thinks they have what it takes to be in charge (just look at the 2016 presidential race!), but that’s far from the truth (again, look at the 2016 presidential race). Not every employee who aspires to become a manager is cut out for the role. If you’ve decided being a boss is the next …

Work-life Balance
Employment

The Positive Psychology Of Job Interviewing

The powerful idea behind positive psychology is that we can accomplish our aims most effectively by exercising and building on our strengths, not just by shoring up our vulnerabilities. Reducing boredom on the job won’t create a fulfilling career; engaging in fewer arguments at home won’t make a …

Employment

You Are More Qualified Than You Think

Job ads are so badly written that they drive people away. They discourage talented applicants from applying for jobs they could easily perform.<p>People who are insanely qualified for tons of different jobs will read the job ads and say “I don’t really see anything that’s right for me.”<p>Most job ads …

Employment

Top 10 leadership and management books of 2015

When Laszlo Bock's <i>Work Rules!:</i> <i>Insights from Inside Google That Will Transform How You Live and Lead</i> was published earlier this year, I was reluctant to read it. I had enjoyed <i>How Google Works</i> by Eric Schmidt and Jonathan Rosenberg, naming it the second-best book of 2014, and wasn't inclined to …

It is Time to Embed HR in the Operation

It is getting harder than ever to retain top talent in today’s competitive market, of which millennials (adults ages 18–34) hold the ‘largest share …

Human Resources
Relationships

Your 5 Biggest Dating Mistakes

As a professional dating coach, I talk to single people everyday who are frustrated with the modern dating scene. I see the differences between the people who are successful in finding love, and ones who keep coming up against the same struggles time and time again.<p>What is clear to me is that …

Relationships

Is The Person You're Dating Marriage Material?

Marriage is a union of two people. It's something that happens when you're madly in love and are super eager to start the rest of your life with your beloved by your side. It's hard work, yes, but the best things in life aren't easy. Can the person you're dating confidently answer these nine …

Relationships

Is it Better to Be Liked or Respected at Work?

Too often I see professionals confuse the need to be liked with the need to be respected in the workplace.<p>Both are required but one should definitely be focused on more than the other.<p>Effective leaders have the ability to make decisions that are right for the business, and for themselves, without …

Leadership

9 Surprising Reasons Why You Won't Get Hired | Inc.com

We have all interviewed for a job at some point in our career--probably more than once or twice. In fact, 91 percent of Millennials expect to stay in their jobs for less than three years. This works out to somewhere between 15 to 20 different jobs during the course of a typical Millennial's …

Employment

How to Work 40 Hours in 16.7 (The Simple Technique That Gave Me My Life Back)

<i>I used to work</i> <b>a lot</b><i> — 60, 80, or even 100 hours a week…</i><p>I let my work be a big part of how I defined myself. I wore those insane hours like a badge of …

These 7 Interview Questions Will Help You Hire The Best Person For The Job

A hiring expert found that there are seven traits that make someone good at their job. Ask these questions to see if they have them.<p>Hiring the right people is extremely hard. Not only is the market tightly constrained, especially for tech companies, but the unwritten rules for how to hire are often …

Employment

Hiring Hack: Our One Interview Question to Hire the Best

<i>Nanxi Liu is the Co-Founder and CEO of Enplug, a Los Angeles technology company that builds the industry-leading software that powers digital displays in malls, restaurants, retail stores and more.</i><p>All entrepreneurs have given soliloquies about how finding great talent is our priority. Yet, we …

Employment

50 Wise Quotes That Will Inspire You to Success in Life | Inc.com

Life is a gift that has been given to you. It is in your hands to make the best out of it--dare to believe that you can. Through the ups and downs, you'll find a lesson to learn that will make you a better person. Each experience--good and bad--makes you grow. Get along with life and surely, things …

Motivation

Want To Ace Your Job Interview? Take A Conversational Approach!

Savvy job-seekers recognize that every employer is looking for the same thing: a problem solver who will successfully deal with the issues and challenges they face. The interview is your all-important opportunity to show the hiring manager that you are the #1 candidate for the job. You will need to …

Employment

This Is How You Should Answer Questions About Your Current Salary When Interviewing

<i>This question originally appeared on Quora: What is the best strategy when a recruiter asks you your current salary before making an offer?</i><p><i>Answer by Sarah Smith, VP-Recruiting/HR, on Quora</i><p>Always tell the truth... but then add your total compensation expectations.<p>If you are joining an excellent …

Employment

Ace Your Next Job Interview By Knowing the Right Answer to This Question

There are quite a few questions that come up in almost every job interview, and one in particular that you are sure to be asked. The best way to ace …

16 HR Apps to Boost Employee Engagement

According to a recent <b>Gallup</b> poll, 70% of employees are not engaged at work. But when they are, they’re 21% more productive—and 87% less likely to …

Employee Engagement
Employment
Profit