Employment

You've Got 60 Seconds to Impress. 5 Ways to Make Your Resume Stand Out

Why mentioning Bill Gates, the CIA, or your dog won't give you a leg up on a hiring resume.<p>I was recently brought in by a company to coach a Millennial who was on a fast track for becoming a C-suite executive. This person's red-hot rise to the top had been interrupted by a photo they had placed of …

How to get on a headhunter's radar, no matter where you are in your career

Up your job-searching game. Lucy Nicholson/Reuters<p><b>Headhunters can be very helpful in the search for a new job.</b><p><b>They provide a clear path to hiring managers, and insight into what it takes to have a successful interview with the company.</b><p><b>To get on their radar, clean up your social media, find the</b> …

How To Answer 'What Makes You The Best Person For The Job?'

Dear Liz,<p>I had a good interview with a growing local company last Wednesday.<p>I sent thank-you notes out on Thursday. I was excited to hear back from that company today, but when I read the email message they sent me I wasn’t so excited anymore.<p>The email message said “Congratulations! You did well at …

Writing

8 genius tips to make the most of a phone interview for a job

When you’re looking for a new 9-to-5, you will no doubt be elated when you finally land a job interview for the position you’ve been coveting. (We …

How a Coding Bootcamp Led Me to My Dream Job

I was definitely able to hit the ground running.<p><i>After you graduated from coding bootcamp how long did it take you to get a job and what was your starting salary? originally appeared on Quora:</i> <i>the place to gain and share knowledge, empowering people to learn from others and better understand the …

Boot Camp

How to keep work from ruining your life

In our ever-connected world, the good thing is you can work from anywhere. The bad thing is you can work from anywhere.<p>That constant accessibility …

The Workplace

Trump tells UN that job growth is best 'in a long time.' But last year was better

President Trump bragged to world leaders at the United Nations that U.S. jobs growth is better than it has been "in a very long time."<p>But job growth was actually better last year than it is now.<p>"Companies are moving back, creating job growth, the likes of which our country has not seen in a very …

Economy

Make Your Office the One Comfort Zone You Don't Need to Get Out Of

Removing distractions and enhancing creation comforts at work is likely to boost productivity.<p>Think about your workplace. Is it comfortable? Do you like spending time there? Or do you take bathroom breaks just to restore circulation to your chilled hands, get home with a sore back and feel the …

The Workplace

People Who Wake Up Early Make More Money and Have Higher Job Satisfaction, Survey Says

You might stop hitting the snooze button after you read this.<p>Here's another reason to ditch the snooze button. While getting up in the morning can be difficult, it turns out there might be a relationship between success, money and your alarm clock.<p>And while we’re all aware of the importance of a …

Job Satisfaction

When the Employee You Recommended Gets Fired

Should you apologize for making a bad referral?<p><b>Editor's note:</b> <i>Inc.com columnist Alison Green answers questions about workplace and management issues -- everything from how to deal with a micromanaging boss to how to talk to someone on your team about body odor.</i><p>A reader writes:<p><i>Last fall, my firm</i> …

Travel The World: Top 30 Companies Hiring Freelancers

With freelancing and remote work, it’s possible to travel the world and live anywhere. (Photo courtesy of Shutterstock)<p>Tovah Burstein and her husband had been living and working in Chicago, but they were tired of being tied down by the 9-5 and wanted to travel. So they took a chance, moved into a …

Freelancing

This Startup Is Using AI to Help People Find the Job of Their Dreams

Matching suitable candidates with the right roles is hard work. This startup is making the whole process easier.<p>There's a rising level of anxiety around artificial intelligence and automation, and the potential threat to jobs. Recent estimates say that nearly half of all jobs are automatable using …

Startups

Why the Future of Workplace Design Looks Like Your College Campus

Miss your college campus, when a trip across the quad would occasionally take 45 minutes because you just couldn’t stop talking to every friend and …

The Workplace

Is the four-day week something rich millennials made up?

Quit your tedious nine to five job and carve out a living where you can spend the majority of your days drinking mojitos on a sundrenched beach. Or, …

The Workplace

Starting a Business Can Increase Older Workers’ Quality of Life (Even When It Doesn’t Pay Well)

As a result of declining birth rates and increasing life expectancy, the average age of the global population is increasing. This demographic trend has important implications for the labor market. Aging individuals are not always able to find satisfactory outlets for their abilities. Moreover, …

Harvard Business Review

Can't Decide About Your Career Direction? Here's How To Choose A Job That's Right For You

Maybe you're in a job that's making you miserable or you're just bored but can't think of a fulfilling career. Maybe you've lost your job and are unsure what to do next, or a student who can't decide on a career path. Maybe you've just got itchy feet or an irresistible urge for a completely …

Writing

Stanford Professor: 3 Unmistakable Signs You're in a Toxic Workplace

Professor of Organizational Behavior at Stanford University, Bob Sutton, explains the clear signs that you're in a bad work environment.

The Workplace

20 Online Reputation Statistics That Every Business Owner Needs To Know

Have you Googled yourself lately? If you haven’t, you may be surprised by what you find. Nearly 50% of US adults say the results aren’t positive.<p>And that’s not something to be taken lightly. We live in a world where your online reputation can be your strongest asset or your biggest …

Entrepreneurship

Hire For Capability And Behaviors Vs Skill: Narayan Thammaiah, Chief People Officer At Accel

In the corporate world, we always end up using several jargons. One such jargon extensively used is workplace culture. The term workplace culture is …

Human Resources

City took away raises, vacation days to pay for new parental leave policy

City managerial employees gave up more than they got back under Mayor de Blasio’s paid parental leave policy — which netted the city $5.8 million in …

Opinion

Coworking spaces and IoT — what could possibly go wrong?

The IoT and coworking spaces have a lot in common. Both need to strike a careful balance between forging accessible yet secure connections to engage with and protect their growing communities.<p>It’s a tough call. Lucas Seyhun, co-founder at The Farm Coworking, said: “While we work with some of New …

Internet of Things

Workers feel pressure to be available out of hours on mobiles or email

Firms are failing to tackle the "always on" culture in the workplace despite the impact of modern communications on their staff, new research reveals.<p>…

Manchester

Newsflash! Flexible working in 2017 isn’t just for women - it's time to bust the 'Mum Myth'

No one could argue that the challenges faced by mothers in the workplace are the impetus behind calls for more and better, flexible jobs – and I should know.<p>After struggling in the jobs market myself as a parent, I have devoted the last 15 years of my career to driving change, and helping more …

The Workplace

Looking for work? North East job fair will have information on more than 1,000 job opportunities

If you’re hunting for a job a North Tyneside employment fair will have details about more 1,000 opportunities.<p>Employers including Accenture, …

How the media oversold standing desks as a fix for inactivity at work

Sitting is so culturally ingrained at work, at the wheel, in front of the TV and at the movies, it takes a great effort to imagine doing these things …

The Workplace

How British companies are 'out of step with staff' on flexible working

Firms are under-estimating the demand for flexible working amid growing popularity of part-time, home-based or remote jobs, research shows.<p>A survey …

The Workplace

The questions you should – and shouldn’t – ask at the end of a job interview

There comes a time at the end of every job interview when the interviewee is asked if they have any questions they’d like to ask about the job. The …

Canadian News

Before You Quit Your Job, Try These 3 Things

Are you daydreaming about work you enjoy, a job with purpose, maybe even about building your own business? The State of the American Workplace study …

Happiness

Technical Interview Performance by Editor/OS/Language

My co-worker Daniel is really into Emacs. It’s his primary editor, his grocery list (via org-mode), and #4 of the 6 things he can’t live without on …

Programming

Company Loyalty: Does It Carry Weight In The Job Search?

Shutterstock<p>It used to be that longevity at a company was a valued attribute and considered a major asset. It implied loyalty and commitment.<p>Ten years with a company? Great. Twenty years? Even better.<p>Today the tables have turned — now a diversity of experience trumps longevity.<p>Recruiters and hiring …

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