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JOBS FAIR: Hard Rock Hotel Palm Springs Reps Ask Hundreds of Applicants to Return Wednesday

Recruiters and reps for Hard Rock Hotel Palm Springs have asked hundreds of job applicants who turned out for a job fair Friday to return for a …

You do what for a living? 7 strange hotel jobs

With more than 52,000 properties, the U.S. hotel industry is a veritable job-creating behemoth that employs roughly 1.8 million people. That’s a lot of cooks, waiters and housekeepers — and, apparently, the occasional duckmaster, guacamologist or proposal coach.<p>Yes, such jobs actually exist. For …

Red Carpet

Jumpstart your career with this often-ignored tool

Mercedes makes cars, Apple makes consumer electronics. What do you do?<p><b>Southern California-based Chapman University social media professor Niklas Myhr has been known to give expectant parents this somewhat tongue-in-cheek advice: before making a final decision about your child’s name, check first to</b> …

The art of dealing with difficult people at work

There’s nothing more unpleasant in the workplace than dealing with difficult people — be it a bad boss, colleagues who just make life miserable or a new hire who turns out to be the wrong fit.<p>But, how you assess and approach these issues can be the key to getting past them successfully.<p>This week, a …

Investors see bargains in Brazil, Russia, India, China

The overall decline among emerging markets stocks may be leaving some golden buying opportunities<p>Where some see dross, others spy gold. Case in point: BRICs.<p>BRICs — primarily Brazil, Russia, India and China — comprise some of the largest and most-developed global emerging markets, not fared well …

Secrets of the world’s top CEOs

Five unconventional interview answers that landed a job

When it comes to how to ace an interview, plenty of advice books and blogs detail the perfect way to dress, the exact questions to ask and how to best answer every imaginable question. Yet, sometimes, bucking conventional wisdom and saying something completely unexpected pays off — in the form of a …

First aid for your speaking skills

Hire smart: What three top executives seek

Hiring the right person for a job can make-or-break a team.<p>But hiring isn’t exactly scientific. The interview process can be difficult — a candidate who looks good on paper might not be as good in-person. Finding the right match takes both skill and a clear understanding of what, exactly, is needed …

The right way to build friendships at work

Building friendships at the office?<p>Most people know salary discussions are off limits with colleagues, but there are plenty of other things to consider when making friends at work. It’s worth the effort to get it right. Maintaining friends in a high-pressure professional environment can help you …

In praise of micromanagement

If not for Tim Cook, perhaps the legend of Steve Jobs would not have turned out quite so well.<p>What do Steve Jobs, Mickey Drexler, and Jeff Bezos all have in common?<p>They are all builders of giant brands, from Apple to J Crew, to Amazon? Yes, but there’s something else you might not realise they have …

A generation humbled?

I view the world and the economy in a harsh light.<p>Has the dismal job market deflated the millennial generation’s unrealistic career expectations?<p>That's the most frequent question I get when I speak to corporate managers and recruiters about my book on millennials, The Trophy Kids Grow Up. The …

Don’t say this at work

<i>Editor's Note (21 August 2015): BBC Capital brings back one of our most-read Influencer columns because we could all use a gentle reminder about what not to say at the office.</i><p>We’ve all been there: you’ve said something out loud at work and immediately regretted it. For chief executives, gaffes can …

How your Facebook habits could benefit your workflow

We revert to dusty, expensive habits when communicating with employees and colleagues.<p>We live in a world where we are absolutely inundated with social media.<p>People tweet about the new movie “Gravity” and post about that great dish from dinner last night. We're reading articles recommended by our …

Resume or CV? A global guide

How to save on everything

Do you have the skills to succeed at work?

What happens when new technology rattles the tectonic plates of your career?<p>For Jerusalem-based graphic designer, Dalia Ben-Moshe, the earthshaking changes in design tools meant she needed to quickly go back to school. The freelance designer, who used to work exclusively in print, found she needed …

Master the art of global email etiquette

Moving from Finland to China, Sara Jaaksola had a lot to learn. One of the biggest surprises? Few people asked for her email address.<p>Instead, new acquaintances asked for her instant messaging account information. When Jaaksola did receive emails, she was surprised by how ‘chatty’ they were, …

Money problems? Here's how to fix — or avoid — them

How to make a dramatic career change

For London-based Michelle Brideau, 10 years in the travel industry felt like an eternity. What started as low pay and high stress — but great perks — had evolved into low pay, high stress, no perks and lots of competition from the internet.<p>Brideau was ready for a change. She considered running a …

Networking: Not just who you know

If you think networking is all about meeting new people to get a new job or find new business opportunities, you have the wrong idea.<p>That vision of networking as selling is outdated, said networking expert Julia Hobsbawm, who runs Editorial Intelligence, a London-based firm that hosts events to …

The best — and worst — countries for expats?

Beat holiday work stress before it starts

Feeling stressed out at work? Having trouble concentrating? You’re not alone.<p>Sixty-two percent of North American employees report high levels of stress with extreme fatigue and feeling out of control, according to a recent survey from Chicago-based, global employee assistance program provider …

The benefits of being Canadian or Austrian

The Holy Grail: Building a career you love

Is your job just work — the sort that you go to simply because you need to earn a pay cheque so you can pay your bills? Or does your job make you jump out of bed each morning, thrilled to be on your way?<p>Building a career you love is the holy grail of professional life for many. It’s a topic several …

Work: Big ideas for 2014

Maybe you want to find a new job in 2014. Perhaps you just want to find a way to get ahead in your career. Or, you’re wondering how you can stand out in the new year.<p>This week, LinkedIn Influencers weighed in on what they see as the big ideas of 2014. When it comes to success at work, several …

Mobile banking — without the bank?

Would you trust your money to a mobile-only banking service? Some analysts who cover the financial sector believe that eventually more people around the globe will be moving their money using just an app on their phones.<p>And many will do so without banking with an actual bank — no branches, no bank …

The 35 Most Ridiculous Things People Have Put On Their Resumes

He called these errors made by jobseekers "Resumania" and encouraged hiring managers to submit bloopers that they came across. The firm has continued to collect them ever since.<p>Below are some of the most ridiculous things they've seen in almost 50 years, published here as they appeared on the …

Employment

Here Are The Most Common Misspellings People Make On Their Resumes

Even so, grammatical errors still happen all too often. When job site Bright.com, which has 7.5 million unique visitors a month, analyzed a sample of 1 million resumes on its site, it found the same words kept showing up misspelled.<p>Be warned, these are the most common misspellings people make on …

Employment

Bill Gates Shares The 7 Best Books He Read In 2013

Commenting on the lack of novels on the list, Gates writes:<p>That's an interesting statement coming from Gates, especially in light of recent posts on using literature to study decision-making under ignorance.<p>With that said, Gates is an excellent source of reading material for me. His top reads of …

Bill Gates