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The best answer to 'What's your greatest weakness?' in a job interview comes down to two parts

It's one of the most dreaded questions in a job interview: "What are your biggest weaknesses?"<p>But fortunately, there are some good ways to think about your answer.<p>In her weekly column for The Cut, "Ask a Boss," workplace advice writer Alison Green points out the importance of honestly answering the …

Employment

The best résumés don’t have a ‘skills’ section

How can PR pros applying for new jobs convey their various abilities?In writing a résumé, many people include a “skills” section. Here, they cram …

Employment

Tips for how to handle a toxic workplace

In the light of the #MeToo movement, we're taking a look at abusive behavior in the workplace — not just sexual harassment, but incidents that involve bosses who are aggressive and bully their employees.<p>Karlyn Borysenko, organizational psychologist and author of the book "Zen Your Work," has …

The Workplace

18 Things To Take Off Your Résumé And LinkedIn Profile Today To Succeed Tomorrow

During my 20-plus years of recruiting, I have reviewed roughly over 480,000 résumés and LinkedIn profiles. I’m not too handy with numbers (which is why I’m a recruiter rather than an accountant), but making an educated guess based on my meager math skills, I have searched—at the very least—50 …

Employment

The resume of the future will tell employers who you are, and not just what you’ve done

Resumes are a poor proxy for a human being.<p>Whether on paper or LinkedIn, they may tell an employer about a job seeker’s experience and credentials, but they’re frustratingly silent about almost everything else. They have virtually nothing to say about a candidate’s personality, or their character, …

Employment

Japan's middle-aged men hire themselves out to regain their social status

Middle-aged men in Japan have begun offering their advice for hire, in a bid to regain their masculinity.<p>Once revered in a male-dominated Japanese society, ’ossan’, middle-aged men, are now struggling to maintain their social standing in the country’s evolving culture.<p>The idea was thought up by …

Middle Age

This is the biggest mistake people make on their resume according to a head recruiter at Amazon

Celeste Joy Diaz, the recruiting manager for university programs at Amazon, said her team doesn’t like to talk about “red flags.”<p>But there is one big …

Employment

Three Ways Great Leaders Show They Care About Their Team

A few years ago, I worked with a large healthcare client with 74,000 employees. They have built an internal university and invite every clinic manager to attend a management development program for five days. Mid-week, the CEO stops by to do a “Town Hall” where he fields questions and shares …

Leadership

Spotting Candidates With Emotional Intelligence Might Be as Easy as Looking at These Key Resume Elements

You can find out a lot more about a job applicant if you know where--and how--to look.<p>According to a recent LinkedIn survey, the soft skills that hiring managers want most include leadership, communication, collaboration, and time management. These are skills that well-rounded candidates have and …

Employment

Ask these 7 questions in a job interview to land the perfect candidate

How many quarters would you need to stack to reach the height of the Empire State Building? How many ping-pong balls fit in a school bus? How do you …

Employment

5 Sure Ways to Know Your New Hire Should Be Fired on the First Day

There's just no excuse for employees who behave this way on their first day on the job.<p>You've interviewed 10 people for a key position and finally offered the job to someone with good experience and a "can do" attitude. She accepts the offer and shows up for her first day of orientation. All set, …

Sexual Harassment

15 Questions To Ask Employees If You Want Them To Be More Engaged

Measuring engagement at work is quite difficult. It’s not like managers can read employees minds, so the best way to find out how to engage employees is to ask. But what is the most effective question to ask to get a useful answer?<p>We asked members of the Forbes Coaches Council what question should …

Employee Engagement

Here’s the final nail in the coffin of open plan offices

A new study from Harvard Business School finds that open plan offices don’t live up to the hype–in fact, the idea that they promote interaction is dead wrong.<p><i>This post originally appeared on</i> The Conversation<i>.</i><p>Open plan offices have taken off because of a desire to increase interaction and …

Employment

How to avoid a bad hire: 4 red flags to watch for

Want to hire and retain better employees? Check for these warning signs with potential job candidates.<p>Hiring skilled and reliable tech workers can be …

Employment

Hiring Managers Hate Preachy Cover Letters. Here's How to Make Yours Stand Out | Inc.com

Contrary to popular belief, cover letters can help you stand out and get a job interview today. You might think employers don't read them. Especially, if you've been applying online endlessly and not getting any response. But, the truth is, when you get a cover letter directly in the hands of the …

Employment

Student walks 20 miles to new job — so CEO gifts him a car

An Alabama college student walked 20 miles in the dark to get to his new job — an act of dedication that inspired the company’s CEO to gift him a new …

Suzy Welch: What to say when a job interviewer asks, 'What's your current salary?'

"What's your current salary?" a hiring manager asks you. Instantly you tense up, unsure of how to respond.<p>It's a common — and uncomfortable — job …

6 phrases (and 6 words) you should never include in a cover letter

It goes without saying that you always want to present yourself in the best possible light when you’re job searching. From how you structure your …

Employment

There are two types of respect. Lack one, and you’ll hate your job

Feeling invisible, or like a cog in the machine, is a surefire way to make you hate your job. That’s because as human beings, we need to be seen by our peers, and our superiors. We need to feel we matter, or we lose our sense of self, and slip into the existential void.<p>This isn’t just a millennial, …

'If You're Not Working Now, We Won't Hire You'

Dear Liz,<p>I’m an HR Manager. My job is excellent and I also know that I contribute a lot to my company’s success. I have one problem. My boss “Mark” is the owner of the company. In general I trust his judgment and he’s certainly built a great organization.<p>However, he has a bias against hiring …

Career Development

3 ways to handle employees who constantly have an excuse

Being around employees who always make excuses can be tough, whether you’re a coworker or the boss. Here’s how to handle those who act like this on a …

Here Are Five Ways To Recover If You Get Lowballed In A Negotiation

Feeling ripped off is a terrible thing to experience, especially in the context of a business negotiation. This might happen if you think you’ve gotten low-balled in a negotiation, or when someone has bargained you down in an agreement and gotten you to also say yes to the deal. Add to this dynamic …

People are now “ghosting” at work, so we looked into the word’s long history

Anyone who has lived through a recession or two—and will therefore never take for granted the availability of jobs—might be aghast to learn of a nascent trend in the labor market: People are “ghosting” employers, according to LinkedIn.<p>If you’re old enough to vividly remember the last recession, …

The 24 Rules for Success Left Behind by a Legendary Wall Street Banker

14. "Have some fun—but not all the time!"<p>Richard Jenrette, who co-founded the investment bank Donaldson, Lufkin & Jenrette in 1959, spent four …

How To Propel Employee Engagement To Sky-Rocketing Levels

Often leaders are focusing so intensely on growth that we miss that our team’s emotional experience is suffering.<p>And when they’re suffering, they’re in their Critter State versus their Smart State. Why? Most likely because safety, belonging or mattering are missing. But how do you know who needs …

Employee Engagement

Employers are looking to fill millions of jobs. Here's where to find one

As the U.S. economy begins its tenth year of growth since the end of the Great Recession, American employers are looking to fill some 6.6 million …

5 Questions You'll Hear at Your Next Job Interview — and Exactly How to Answer Them

Bookmark this now.<p>Look, there’s no way around this: job hunting sucks.<p>It’s stressful, time-consuming, and success hinges on a million different …

The Impact Of Talent On Strategic Planning

Is your organization planning its current and future talent needs with the same level of energy devoted to its strategic plan? Your human capital plan must fit hand-in-glove with your strategic plan. A disciplined approach to your talent planning is a “must have” to complement your strategy. The …

South Korea cuts its work limit from 68 hours a week to 52

<b>(CNN) —</b> South Korea has lowered its maximum working hours from 68 hours a week to 52 hours. The legislation, which went into effect Sunday, received overwhelming support in the National Assembly in an effort to limit the time employees spend on the job..<p>South Korea has the third highest number of …

South Korea