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How To Find The Confidence To Defy The Odds In Your Career

How To Find The Confidence To Defy The Odds In Your Career Work It DailyThere are times in your life where everything aligns perfectly, but then …

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This Millennial Did a 4-Minute Music Video to Get a Job, and Hiring Managers Hated It

As a job seeker, being creative may make you stand out, but it could be for all the wrong reasons.<p>A young job seeker name Paige got creative this week and posted a video of her singing an original song while playing the piano about why she should get hired. The video went viral on LinkedIn with …

Employment

A New Study Says Older Generations and Millennials Want the Same Thing in a Job--But That's Not Entirely True

Older workers are struggling to get hired, forcing them to shift their goals.<p>A new study says older generations and Millennials are more on the same page than we realize when it comes to job satisfaction. In particular, the research implies both generations say a top priority is having a job that …

3 New Ways Social Media is Going to Impact Your Career in the Near Future

Like radio and TV, the use of new technologies evolves. Here's how we'll shift our use of social media.<p>We're in the middle of a major shift in how we use social media. The huge firestorm around Facebook, Cambridge Analytica and our privacy is a watershed moment that will shift how we engage with …

CO, NM & WY Tech Sales | Lewan Technology (A Xerox Company)

CO, NM & WY Tech Sales | Lewan Technology (A Xerox Company) Work It Daily<i>*Lewan Technology is a subsidiary of Global Imaging Systems – a Xerox</i> …

Human Resources

Would You Answer These 100 (Controversial) Job Interview Questions?

How much personal information are you willing to reveal to a hiring manager?<p>At first, I thought it was a job scam. A joke. But, a little research proved it was legit. Companies are doing this thing referred to as a, "Snowflake Test." One employer using this technique recently sent the list of 100 …

Here's What to Say When You Quit a Toxic Job

Quitting a job comes with questions. Here's how to answer them...<p>In a good economy, we always see an increase in the number of people who decide to, "take this job and shove it." Job seeker confidence is high, in spite of the fact it's actually <i>harder</i> to get a job in a good economy. And, while …

Employment

Equal Pay Day: How NH women can fight wage gap

Are most women in New Hampshire aware that a wage gap exists with men paid significantly more?<p>Yes, they are, said J.T. O’Donnell, founder and chief …

New Hampshire

What To Do When You’re Second-Guessing Your College Degree

What To Do When You’re Second-Guessing Your College Degree Work It DailyThere are many people out there who are fortunate enough to go to school with …

Illinois & Iowa Tech Sales | RK Dixon (A Xerox Company)

Illinois & Iowa Tech Sales | RK Dixon (A Xerox Company) Work It Daily<i>*RK Dixon is a subsidiary of Global Imaging Systems – a Xerox company.</i><b>At RK</b> …

CT, MA, NY & RI Tech Sales | CBS (A Xerox Company)

CT, MA, NY & RI Tech Sales | CBS (A Xerox Company) Work It Daily<i>*CBS is a subsidiary of Global Imaging Systems – a Xerox company.</i><b>At Connecticut</b> …

Here's When It's A (Really) Bad Idea to Call Yourself a Consultant on LinkedIn

Hiring managers can tell the difference between real and fake consulting gigs.<p>Even though we have an extremely low unemployment rate in the U.S. right now, there are still lots of people between jobs. Layoffs and restructurings happen every day. And, many say a market correction is on the horizon …

California Tech Sales | MRC (A Xerox Company)

California Tech Sales | MRC (A Xerox Company) Work It Daily<i>*MRC Smart Technology Solutions is a subsidiary of Global Imaging Systems – a Xerox</i> …

This 1 Resume Mistake Makes You Look Like a Liar to Hiring Managers

Hiring managers often assume you're a fake if you don't do this.<p>It's been well-documented that hiring managers and recruiters are "skimmers." They spend about six seconds skimming over a resume before they decide to either A) toss it, or B) go back and read a little more. Knowing what should be on …

Boise Tech Sales | BOE (A Xerox Company)

Boise Tech Sales | BOE (A Xerox Company) Work It Daily<i>*BOE is a subsidiary of Global Imaging Systems – a Xerox company.</i><b>Boise Office Equipment (BOE)</b> …

NYC, Brooklyn, Queens and Long Island Tech Sales | CARR (A Xerox Company)

NYC, Brooklyn, Queens and Long Island Tech Sales | CARR (A Xerox Company) Work It Daily<i>*CARR is a subsidiary of Global Imaging Systems – a Xerox</i> …

Dallas & Fort Worth Tech Sales | ASI (A Xerox Company)

Dallas & Fort Worth Tech Sales | ASI (A Xerox Company) Work It Daily<i>*ASI is a subsidiary of Global Imaging Systems – a Xerox company.</i><b>ASI is a</b> …

Want to Know If a Job Posting is Fake? Look for This 1 Thing

Scamming job seekers is at an all-time high. Be wary of this sign a job isn't real.<p>Sadly, I hear stories every week over at Work It Daily about job seekers getting scammed by fake employers. Scams are on the rise. Here's why...<p>FACT: Good economic times actually create more job seekers, not …

This 1 LinkedIn Summary Mistake Makes Hiring Managers Stop Reading Your Profile

This section on your LinkedIn profile is where most recruiters decide not to contact you.<p>It's very easy to make mistakes on your LinkedIn profile. These days, you need to consider how each section of your profile is being perceived. The photo, headline, summary, and work history sections must all …

How To Become Tech Savvy In Your Career

How To Become Tech Savvy In Your Career Work It DailySocial media, artificial intelligence, virtual reality, and many more technological advancements …

Can't Get Hired Because You're Overqualified? This 1 Technique Convinces Hiring Managers Otherwise

"Experience Discrimination" is actually a thing. Here's how to deal with it...<p>As a career coach, I've seen a recent rise in the number of job seekers who feel they're getting passed over by employers because their overqualified. They usually tell me they feel their age is the issue. In reality, …

6 Reasons Working at Google Isn't Right for Most People

The most admired employer in the world isn't for everyone. Here's why it may not be the place for you.<p>Several times each week, I get asked by job seekers, <i>"</i><b>How can I get a job with Google?</b><i>"</i><p>I sigh to myself each time I get that question. People just don't understand what they're asking.<p>Studies say …

Employment

Research Says These 6 Habits Improve Future Brain Health

Doctors claim the secret to a healthy brain in years to come is to S.H.I.E.L.D. it.<p>Many of us hope to live a long life, which includes being of sound mind and body. While there's lots of education and emphasis on physical health as a way to live longer--maintaining a healthy weight, blood pressure, …

3 Things Apple Believes It Can't Teach Employees

If you want to work in an Apple store, prove you've got these traits in the job interview.<p>Apple is one of the most desired employers in the world. It's been said getting a job at an Apple store is harder than getting into Harvard. If you want to work there, you might assume you need to be a total …

Why You Should Never Put These 3 Words on Your LinkedIn Profile

Putting this on your profile is a big no-no. Here's why.<p>While LinkedIn is a social-media tool, it's not like the others. LinkedIn is your personal website for your career. You are a business-of-one that must sell its services to employers over the course of your career. Having a strong LinkedIn …

Why Fridays Are the Best Day to Network on LinkedIn

Want to connect with a recruiter or hiring manager at your dream employer? Send the note Friday.<p>Studies show because we follow a seven-day cycle, we actually build associations with different days of the week. With Mondays and Fridays being the strongest. Scientific research indicates:<p>"They found …

What To Do When You’re Not The ‘Ideal Candidate’

What To Do When You’re Not The ‘Ideal Candidate’ Work It DailyYou’ve probably heard the term <i>best</i> <i>fit</i> or <i>ideal candidate</i> quite a bit if you’ve been …

Don't Like Asking Coworkers for Help? Studies Show You're Probably Damaging Your Career

You may think you have good reasons for working solo, but research says you're wrong.<p>We live in a time when every job is temporary. Today, you have to keep yourself relevant and at the top of your game if you want to stay employed. Companies expect you to make or save them enough money to justify …

The Workplace

7 Types of Profile Pics You Should Never Post on LinkedIn, According to Recruiters

Recruiters cringe (then, laugh) at the 'epic fail' photos some job seekers use as profile pics.<p>Recruiters spend a lot of time on LinkedIn combing through thousands of profiles looking for people who match their requirements. In order to make the process more efficient, recruiters must weed out …

Employment

Asking This 1 Question Too Soon in a Job Interview Makes Hiring Managers Cringe

You reveal your true motives when you ask this too early in the interview process.<p>The interview is going great. You're relaxed and confident. The hiring manager has been smiling and laughing at your jokes. You feel in the zone. This is the place for you. Eventually, the hiring manager says, "Do you …