Gloria Ramos

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How to Get Noticed — Maybe Even Hired — Over Email

It's more common these days to apply for jobs that ask for your application, cover letter, and résumé via email. Employers have to sift through hundreds of these emails per job opening, so it's easy for yours to get looked over.<p>There are several ways to catch the hiring agent's eye. Below are some …

Employment

The 50 best-paying big companies, according to employees

But compensation really involves more than just the salary itself. It also involves how employees feel about their pay and if they feel it's fair, or even generous, given the job title and responsibilities they have.<p>That's why to generate this list of the 50 best-paying large companies, Comparably …

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

Why Asking This 1 Question in a Job Interview Increases the Chances You Get Hired | Inc.com

Anyone who has been on an interview knows there usually comes a point at the end of the meeting where the interviewer says to the interviewee, <i>"Do you have any questions?"</i> You may be wondering whether it's OK to ask some. Or if you should just say, <i>"I'm good,"</i> so as to not take up any more of their …

Employment

You Can Stop Practicing Now (No, Seriously)

The thing about practice is, whether you go to the range much or not, you always feel like you’re not practicing enough. Well, we’ve found a teaching pro who says you should forget about the range, that the secret to playing better is how you approach the game. He says you can lower your scores a …

Learn how to invest in the stock market and make your money grow

<i>The Big Short</i> didn't exactly help me learn any more about the stock market and no amount of Anthony Bourdain or Ryan Gosling could have changed that. …

Stock Markets

How to write the perfect cover letter, according to experts

Cover letters might seem quaint in an era when you're almost always applying for jobs online — and the first reader of your application may be a …

Saving $1 Million for Retirement Is Possible Even If You Start at Age 50

There are at least five ways<p>It’s wise to start saving for retirement as soon as you get your first job. But for those who delayed or were unable to …

This LinkedIn Recruiter’s Tips For Showcasing Soft Skills On Job Interviews

“It’s more about who you are than what you do,” one LinkedIn insider explains.<p>If you’ve heard a lot about “soft skills” lately, it’s at least partly because employers want you to develop them. According to our Global Recruiting Trends study here at LinkedIn, more employers are rolling out “soft …

Never include these 9 résumé-killers on any job application

On average, hiring managers get 75 résumés per position they post, according to a study from CareerBuilder.com— so they don't have the time or resources to look at each one closely, and they typically spend about six seconds on their initial "fit/no fit" decision, according to career networking …

4 Ways For Baby Boomers To Benefit From Rising Interest Rates

Finally, a bit of good news for retirees on interest rates and bonds. If you’ve been invested in the S&P 500, your money has more than tripled since March 2009. But for those investing in bonds, the recovery from the financial crisis hasn’t been so kind.<p>For a number of reasons, the <i>yield</i> on most …

Retirement

Too many workers out to lunch on defined-contribution pension plans

It's hard to say whether employers or employees are the bigger problem with the country's fastest-growing type of pension plan.<p>Too many employees are oblivious to their responsibilities to make their defined-contribution pension plans work, and a lot of employers seem to be clueless about the …

An elegant math trick borrowed from the business world helps you find cash you didn’t know you had

An arcane budgeting trick from the 1970s is making a comeback with big companies, and its lessons can be transferred to your personal spending.<p>The unifying idea of the budgeting scheme, known as zero-based budgeting, is to allocate funding for the future based on what has worked in the immediate …

Personal Finance

Retiring soon? Here are five ways to boost your workplace pension

Many save into their workplace pension and forget about it, but they could make their savings go a lot further if they make use of their employer.<p>While it depends on the benefits on offer by your employer, some pay for staff to see a financial adviser, while others pay the cost of your pension …

Retirement

‘Mortal sin’ to vote Democratic, says San Diego Catholic church flier, linking Hillary Clinton to Satan

SAN DIEGO — The Sunday bulletin of San Diego’s Immaculate Conception Catholic Church on Oct. 16 wasn’t very different from all the others.<p>Seven pages. A welcome to newcomers. A Mass schedule.<p>But there, between the prayers of healing for the ill and the deployed and a reminder about a parent-child …

San Diego

The Five Hiring Mistakes That Taught Me How To Recruit

I learned to recruit employees by doing it at a rapid pace in two companies. In the first company I recruited hundreds of newcomers and in the second company, I recruited thousands more.<p>When you interview and hire huge numbers of people, you are going to make hiring mistakes. Here are five of my …

Employment

Retirement planning is easier than you think

If we didn't try so hard, retirement planning would be easier. Perhaps better (or perfect) is the enemy of good.<p>Now consider the notion that the …

22 things you should never say in a salary negotiation

The art of salary negotiation is a crucial skill to develop, whether you're accepting a new job or trying to earn a raise at your current gig.<p>The conflict underlying wage negotiation is simple. You want to make as much money as possible. Your organization wants to pay you as little as it takes to …

Employment

Master the Six Qs to Make an Impression In Job Interviews

When you’re looking for a new job, you want to present yourself as a strong candidate. Showcase how you have mastered the “six Q’s”, basically six …

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

12 HR Pros Share What You Should NEVER Say in an Interview

We all want to be bonafide #girlbosses in our careers. But before you can start your #humblebrag tour at the office, you actually have to land the gig. Whether you’re looking to break out of a work rut and change careers or you’re fresh out of college searching for your first gig, the hiring …

The Right Way to Turn Your 401(k) Savings Into Retirement Income

Only a third of plans help you do that, the GAO found.<p>If you’re counting on your 401(k) plan to help you convert the money you’ve accumulated during …

5 Resume Tricks to Get You More Interviews (and Land a Great Job) | Inc.com

Never underestimate the power of a great resume. Being able to present your best talents on a single sheet of paper (or maybe two or three) is an incredibly important tool for getting the attention of a prospective employer. No matter how qualified, charming, or wonderful you may be in person, it …

Employment

When Is the Best Time to Rent an Apartment? | Investopedia

A variety of factors must be considered when choosing the best time to rent an apartment. Ultimately, in order to be supremely picky, an individual …

7 Good Stocks Paying Dividends Every Month

Monthly dividends can do wonders for your budget's well-being.<p>Regular dividend income is a staple for most investors, but even cold, hard cash has …

4 Things You're So Close To Doing Right On Your Cover Letter -- But You're Not

Bad news for anyone who ever applies to work for me: I still read cover letters. (Ugh, I know right, I’m such a dinosaur.)<p>In fact, it’s the first part of an application that I look at because it’s the fastest way to see if you put any effort into applying for this specific position. There are a few …

Employment

2 questions to ask at the end of every job interview if you want to stand out

If you want a second thing, it's to know whether or not you want to work there — do you like the people, the culture, and everything else about this office?<p>What <i>not</i> to do in an interview<p>Most people undermine both goals by trying to show off. Telling an interviewer about your features feels like it …

Employment

The Truth About Job-Hunting Online

Somewhere between ten and fifteen years ago the word came down: “These days, the way to get a job is online!” Remember ‘one-click’ job applications?<p>I’m an HR person. I had been recruiting for almost twenty years when the Online Job Searching Revolution came in. I said “Oh, no! This will be a …

Employment

5 Tips to Impress Recruiters with your resume

In spite of the rise of social media and the increasing exposure to job listings and online job applications, preparing an ideal resume can be …

Employment

The 3 Adjectives That Damage Your Personal Brand

When Aaron Schock resigned from the House of Representatives recently, few people will focus on the impact he made in Congress.<p>Why? For starters, the …

Employment