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Your Resume Is Worthless Because You're Not Mentioning This 1 Thing (It's Not A Skill) | Inc.com

I've been saying this for a while now, and usually my perspective is rooted in this belief that having a personal brand is far more valuable than a sheet of paper that says where you went to college and what other jobs you've previously held.<p>But ever since I started my own company, Digital Press, …

Employment

If Your Resume Isn't 6-Second Worthy, Studies Reveal Recruiters Will Toss It | Inc.com

You spent days working on your resume. Even worse, you spent hundreds (sometimes thousands) of dollars on having someone else write it for you. And yet, no matter how many jobs you apply to online,you can't get an interview.<p>It turns out, recruiters aren't reading your resume.<p>Thanks to technology, …

Employment

4 Resume Secrets That'll Take Your Job Hunt To The Next Level

Not so long ago a younger client came to me with an unusually clean-looking résumé. My immediate thought was one of joy: a well-thought-out résumé with minimal but crucial information is so much better than one crammed to each edge of the page with everything dating back to your kindergarten class …

Employment

This video series teaches you all the Photoshop basics for free

Popular YouTube channel TastyTuts, which specializes in graphic design and digital art tutorials, has published a free course titled 'The Complete …

Here are 100 PowerPoint shortcuts that'll make your life a lot easier

Well, get ready to be even fancier (and more productive) because we've curated 100 of the best PowerPoint keyboard shortcuts.<p><i>Courtesy of GoSkills.</i>

An embarrassingly simple email trick completely changed the way I handle my inbox

I'm good at lots of things, from eating lunch at exactly noon every day, to writing article introductions that make me look cocky, to downloading productivity apps and then quickly abandoning them.<p>You see, I love organization, and timelines, and spreadsheets. So, if I read an article that tells me …

Buying a Drone? Get the DJI Mavic Pro

Here’s some simplified buying advice for those in search of a consumer drone: if you want to shoot high-quality footage but don’t want to invest in an expensive, Hollywood-worthy model, get the new DJI Mavic Pro. It costs a semireasonable $1,000, folds down small enough to fit in your coat pocket, …

How to impress any interviewer, according to Facebook's global head of recruiting

Fortunately, the art of interviewing is a learn-able skill. The more you practice and prep, the better you get.<p>Facebook global head of recruiting Miranda Kalinowski recently spoke with Business Insider about the tech giant's interviewing process.<p>She also shared her top tips for knocking your next …

Almost Half of Job Applicants Make This Foolish Mistake

Before you apply to another job opening, make sure you aren't sabotaging yourself.<p>Hiring professionals in industries far and wide, when looking at …

A Mindful Approach to Time Management

“How we spend our hours is how we spend our lives.”<p><b>Laura Vanderkam</b> is the bestselling author of multiple books on productivity and time management, …

Mindfulness

Four Ways to Deal With a Bossy Coworker

You’ve got a coworker who, to put it diplomatically, has a hard time keeping their leadership tendencies in check. In other words, he treats you like …

Gender

LinkedIn Has Spoken: Erase This Word From Your Profile to Get the Job

Résumés can be difficult to write, so it's understandable that many people look to a formula to perfect their own. Google offers more than 31 million …

Employment

Learn the email etiquette rules every professional should know from this course

<i>The</i> <i>Insider Picks</i> <i>team writes about stuff we think you'll like. Business Insider has affiliate partnerships so we get a share of the revenue from your purchase.</i><p>Rawpixel.com/ShutterStock<p>If you work in a corporate setting, you probably spend a good chunk of your day sending and answering emails.<p>But has …

10 Things to Bring Up With Your Boss at Your Annual Review

Every year, you will have that one meeting that can have a massive impact on your career, your finances, and your future. It's your annual review. …

20 Interview Questions To Ask Your Next Boss

Dear Liz,<p>I always prepare eight or 10 questions to ask my future boss at a job interview, but sometimes they answer my questions before I have a chance to ask them.<p>I hate it when the manager asks me “Do you have any more questions for me?” and I have to say “No.”<p>I feel like an idiot then! I need …

Career Management

How To Answer The Question 'What Would Your Last Boss Say About You?'

You may run into the obnoxious and pointless question “What would you last manager say about you?” on a job interview.<p>It is a favorite question of people who prefer to ask tired, traditional job-interview questions from a script rather than putting down the script and talking with you like a human …

Employment

Great Interviews, But No Job Offers -- What Am I Doing Wrong?

Dear Liz,<p>I have no trouble getting job interviews. I was even feeling a little cocky when I first started job-hunting in October, after I got laid off. I got two job interviews with my first three Pain Letters.<p>Both of those initial job interviews led to second interviews, so I thought for sure my …

Career Management

4 Questions That Will Impress Any Hiring Manager in an Interview

It’s something that gets asked by almost every hiring manager at the tail end of almost any job interview: “Do you have any questions for me?” Shrug …

Career Coach: Here’s how to ace the job interview

The last quarter of the year is when many companies interview experienced candidates to fill vacant positions, prior to the holidays and before the end of the year.<p>Whether you are interviewing for the first time or fifth time, or you haven’t interviewed for a position in quite some time, there are …

Four Ways to Handle Interview Questions You Don't Know How to Answer

Preparing for interviews is serious business. But even if you practice, and practice, and practice, you could still get a question you just don’t …

A leading expert on procrastination offers his advice for never procrastinating again

In fact, he thinks of it more as a coping mechanism than anything else.<p>Pychyl is an associate professor of psychology at Carleton University. He's spent more than two decades studying how and why people put off important tasks. Through his research, Pychyl has learned who's most likely to …

Seven Tips to Strike Up Conversation with Anyone

Small talk should be about making connections and having conversations that go beyond “Hi, how’re you?” Getting beyond those default starters can be …

This Simple Approach Cures Procrastination Forever

Want to stop struggling with yourself and start getting things done?<p>You know what you need to accomplish. You sit down at your desk at the start of the day fully intending to do it. Or at least make meaningful headway toward your goal. But by the time you finally leave the office in the evening, …

7 psychological tricks that will help you nail your next job interview

While interviewers consciously take note of the answers you provide, your body language reveals subconscious clues to your personality and attitude.<p>So how do you ensure that your body language is giving off the right vibes? A Quora thread discussed just that, answering the question: "What are some …

Public Speaking

The Smartest Ways You Can Answer Dumb Interview Questions

Sometimes the questions may be stupid but the answers can be smart.<p>If you've ever sat through a job interview, chances are you've wished for smart answers to the dumb questions that always seem to be asked.<p>One of the things I work on when I consult with clients is knowing how to reframe a question …

I Was Expecting An Interview -- Not An Interrogation

Dear Liz,<p>I got a shock last week when I went on a job interview for a Procurement Manager position. I wasn’t even job-hunting, but the position sounded interesting when a recruiter (Matt) called me about it, so I sent him my resume and he got me the interview.<p>When I got to the company’s building I …

Career Development

The Top 5 Job Interview Questions You Need to Be Ready For

Having a good answer to these questions can dramatically boost your chances of landing the job.<p><i>What are top 10 interview questions that every interviewee should prepare for? originally appeared on Quora - the knowledge sharing network where compelling questions are answered by people with unique</i> …

This Is EXACTLY How to Answer 5 Impossible Interview Questions

<b>Repeat After Us:</b> "I'm here because I'm excited about the idea of growing and evolving into a position I think I could add significant experience and …

Career Development

How to Manage a Toxic Employee

There’s that one person on your team — the bad apple who has nothing positive to say, riles up other team members, and makes work life miserable. If you can’t fire him, how do you respond to his behavior? What feedback do you give? How do you mitigate the damage he inflicts?<p><b>What the Experts Say</b> …

This Foolproof 5-Minute Exercise Will Cure Your Procrastination

It's so simple there's no excuse not to try it.<p>There's no shortage of procrastination cures out there, but few of them come with the sort of detailed instructions that make them easy to put into practice. Be kind to yourself, suggest psychologists, for instance. Which sounds nice, but if that were …