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Why onboarding often frustrates new hires

Dive Brief:<p>Employers looking for an improved onboarding process need to update their strategies and stop living in the past, according to …

Giving Career Development a Fresh Focus

Career development is one of those supervisory responsibilities that frequently drops to the bottom of a manager’s to-do list. And it makes sense. …

Why Learning A Language Is The Ultimate Career Development Hack

It’s well-documented that learning a foreign language is great for career development:<p>You can expect a 2% higher salary than the average<br>• Your second …

10 of the Best Interview Questions You’ll Ever Need

You have an interview in 10 minutes and you’re not sure what the best interview questions are. Don’t worry, this list has you covered! Yes I know, …

5 Time Management Tips That Will Boost Your Career

Last week I discussed my one tip that will help your career more than anything else. Along with continuing to learn one new skill every year, there’s something else that will help you to be successful: Being in control of how you spend your time.<p>I’m often asked, “How do you get so much done in one …

Time Management

Ten Things Never To Do On LinkedIn

You could think of LinkedIn as a huge database or a research tool for job-seekers and business-developers. LinkedIn is certainly both of those things. You could think of LinkedIn as an online public square where people can post billboards about themselves and their services.<p>You could also think of …

Networking

Cover Letter Confusion: To Whom Should You Address It?

You’ve found a great job opening, polished up your resume, tweaked your cover letter, and you’re ready to go – almost. Still lingering is the empty …

Here's exactly how much 'who you know' affects your chances of landing a job

It is hardly a well-kept secret that getting a job is easier if you know someone. Presumably, that is one of the reasons networking events exist.<p>But the question remains: how much easier is it, <i>exactly</i>?<p>To find out, the career website Glassdoor sifted through 440,000 job interview reviews posted to …

Employment

7 reasons this is an excellent CV for someone with no experience

Writing your very first resume can be a daunting process. And it doesn’t help to know that recruiters spend an average of six seconds reviewing a …

The Four Seasons of Work-Life Balance

Almost immediately upon entering mainstream culture and conversation, the concept of work-life balance shifted out of balance. Thanks to technological advances, we've become connected 24/7, which has blurred the boundary between work and personal life. As work-life conflict has intensified, so has …

Work-life Balance
Body Language

5 mistakes that make recruiters click away from your LinkedIn page

LinkedIn can make or break your chances of getting an interview — you probably already know this. But just like with your résumé, what you leave off your profile is just as important as what you keep on it.<p>When it comes to the latter, we've given you plenty of tips regarding what should be there — …

Employment

9 Thought-Provoking Quotes About Work-Life Balance

No matter how good you are at your job, you probably often think: <i>I could be doing more</i>.<p>Call it work-life balance, work-life coexistence, or simply life, but balancing responsibilities can be stressful in an always-on world. Phones and connected devices make it easier than ever to stay entangled in …

The Workplace

Job hunting? 190+ openings in engineering, business and social media

Looking for a new career? The <i>Mashable</i> Job Board is the ideal place to search for your next big move. More than 3,000 employers in tech and digital …

Employment

If LinkedIn has never helped you land a job, you’re probably using it wrong

The fact is, impressions are formed based on behavior. Your behavior in-person and online equally gives employers something to work with in forming an impression. There is a lot out there about how to behave at the job interview, but what about your behavior online as a job seeker? We cover …

Employment

Is the 9-5 Job Really Dead?

Last month an article made its way around the interwebs purporting that <b>the 9-5 job might be dying</b>. Running a business myself, the article instantly …

Killer Interview Question: How Do You Deal With A Bomb With 90 Seconds On The Timer?

Another entry in the list of killer interview questions: You work on the 60th floor of 100 story building. You walk into your office and find a bomb …

10 Career Lessons You Should Learn By Your 30s

These tough situations often happen as you’re building your career in your 20s. Expert advice on the hidden lessons in these setbacks.<p>Some of the most important lessons you learn during your first decade working in “the real world” come from one source: the school of hard knocks.<p>There are …

Leadership
Employment

The One Thing About Your Spouse’s Personality That Really Affects Your Career

Here’s something that’s obvious, but at the same time not: We’re all a lot more than we appear to be at work.<p>We have other dimensions that are invisible to our companies, supervisors, direct reports, and most of our colleagues, and those invisible dimensions have a deep impact on our work.<p>A couple …

Harvard Business Review

5 Ways to Look Beyond the Résumé to Hire College Grads

How to identify promising young candidates who might not have relevant work experience just yet.<p>They're known as Generation Y or the Millennials. But a more appropriate name for Americans born between 1980-2000 might be Generation Underemployed.<p>The whole country faced a challenging job market …

6 words that could land your résumé in the trash

Despite the fact that hiring managers now ask for a variety of application materials, résumés are still an extremely important part of the process. And because they're so important, people usually feel the need to use old-fashioned, stilted, and even cliché language when writing them.<p>While this …

Employment
Employment

Why academic CVs (or résumés) are distinctive

The rules governing academic CVs (short for the Latin <i>curriculum vitae</i> in the UK, Europe and Australasia) and often called loosely called résumés in …

Mistakes You Should Avoid On Your Résumé

CV by Raj, creative but hard to read<p><b>We have previously</b> provided tips to create an amazing design résumé and a list of fonts to use on it.<p><b>Quartz has</b> …

On the job hunt? Break these four résumé rules.

Make your résumé stand out to HR by breaking these four résumé rules. For example, if you have been working for decades, ignore the one-page résumé …

These 5 Résumé Mistakes Are Hurting Your Job Search

As a former hiring manager who now helps clients with their own hiring, I look at a lot of résumés. Day after day, I see job candidates severely …

Here's how your résumé and LinkedIn profile should differ

Many people think résumés and LinkedIn profiles are one and the same. They're not.<p>In addition to the basic data, a résumé should only contain information pertinent to a job. Generally, you should restrict it to one page if you graduated within the last five years and two pages if you graduated more …

Employment