Employment

Research Shows the Best Resumes and Cover Letters Use These Words and Phrases (In Moderation)

If you want to land an interview, create resumes and cover letters that are light on self-promotion and heavy on ingratiation.<p>While your resume won't get you the job you really want, if you're following a standard hiring process, a good cover letter and resume is necessary to get you to the next …

Psychology

18 words and phrases smart people never include on their resumes

While it can be tempting to load a bunch of jargon and glowing language on your resume, there are certain terms and phrases that you should avoid.<p>So, …

Self-improvement

6 cringeworthy management mistakes that are killing your employees’ motivation

According to behavioral economist Dan Ariely, there’s a reason some people work harder than others. It’s not because they <i>have</i> to. It’s because they <i>want</i> to.<p>As simple as that sounds, creating a workplace where people <i>want</i> to put in the extra mile, as many business owners will tell you, is rather …

The Workplace

The Popular Interview Question Amazon Just Banned Hiring Managers from Asking

Hiring managers love it. Job candidates hate it.<p>It's the question you hope your interviewer never asks. If they do, you need to be ready with a tactful dodge. Because how you answer could drastically hurt your chances of getting the salary you deserve.<p>"What's your salary at your current job?" Oof. …

Startups

Ten Things Recruiters Look For In Your LinkedIn Profile

Dear Liz,<p>I get updates from LinkedIn that tell me how many people have looked at my profile.<p>The number is climbing, so that’s good. I assume that some of these visitors to my LinkedIn page are recruiters. I hope so!<p>What are recruiters looking for in a LinkedIn profile?<p>Thanks Liz!<p>Yours,<p>Beatrice<p>Dear …

Personal Branding

5 Questions Every Salesperson Should Be Asking Their Prospective Customers

Prospective customers respond most to questions that address their business<p>The most lucrative sales conversations are useless if you show up for them armed with the wrong questions.<p>Ineffective sales questions come in many forms. "<i>Have you seen our latest set of features?</i>" will immediately make your …

3 Major Red Flags When It Comes to Taking a Job

Don't overlook these reasons to walk away.<p>Sometimes the excitement over landing a potential new job causes you to overlook some major red flags. In …

Investing

Men Aren't Exactly Stampeding Back to Work

Four things could tell us why their labor-force participation remains near historic lows.<p>In December, the labor-force participation rate among prime-age men (in English: the percentage of men 1 ages 25 through 54 who either had jobs or were actively looking for one) hit 89 percent for the first …

Business

How to Make Your Next Job Interview Count

As <i>Fortune</i> reports in a new feature story this week, employers are increasingly looking beyond traditional credentials to find job candidates whose …

Careers

Surprise: Facebook Research Shows It's Not Bad Bosses That Make People Quit, It's This

People leave managers, not companies. Right? Not so fast. Facebook research shows a different reason.<p>Raise your hand if you've heard the saying, "People leave managers, not companies." That should be the majority of us, as the research over the years keeps telling us this is a big reason for …

Psychology

'There's no stepping stone - Casual workers are five times more likely to end up out of a job

Casual workers are five times more likely to drop out of the labour market than those on permanent contracts, a new study finds.<p>Research for the TUC …

How to Dress for Every Type of Job Interview | The Art of Manliness

Yesterday, we laid out the reasons why what you wear to a job interview is very important. We also debunked a common myth: a formal business suit is</i> …

Clothing

6 Signs Your Contractor Has No Idea What He’s Doing

Trying to find a contractor on your own can be tricky. You could end up working with someone you can’t trust or rely on. They may have a great …

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Megyn Kelly staffer fired after reporting ‘toxic and demeaning’ work culture

A top staffer on Megyn Kelly’s show has been fired after claiming there is a “toxic and demeaning” environment on set, rife with bullying and …

The Workplace

Five trends for HR in 2018

Social Media Coordinator<p>Authored by <b>Richard Cheeseman</b>, <b>Director HCM Applications Marketing EMEA.</b><p>Employment models are under strain like never before. …

Human Resources

How to Get On a Headhunter’s Radar

Headhunters, especially those at the most elite firms—Spencer Stuart, Heidrick & Struggles, Egon Zehnder, and Korn Ferry—may seem as mystical (and …

Careers

An Irish company is looking to hire someone to cuddle cats

Have you dreamed of living in Ireland? Have you dreamed of a career in cuddling cats?<p>The Just Cats Veterinary Clinic & Cattery in Dublin, Ireland is …

Portland, OR

Prince William and Kate Middleton Just Received an Impressive Job Offer!

Prince William and Kate Middleon better update their resumes!<p>During an official outing this week, the royal couple were so adept at chatting to young …

Royal Family

The British Royal Family Foundation Has A Job Opening & You Might Want To Sharpen Those Social Media Skills

If you'd like to get in with the British royals but don't have any royal blood of your own — or, alternatively, if you're just looking for a job in …

Prince William

The Last Taboo: Job Searching in the Digital Age

The internet has revolutionized the job search, but it hasn’t really changed job seekers’ attitudes about privacy. People share many details of their …

Digital Age

New York City’s fanciest offices are absolutely jaw-dropping

Remember that episode of “Mad Men” when Joan complains about people walking through her office as a shortcut? These days, Joan probably wouldn’t have …

Real Estate

Want Great Talent? Recruiters Must Get Past the Industry Experience Trap

I recently participated, as the Recruiting representative, on some Skype interviews of candidates for human resource positions for a large power …

Recruitment

Amazon has narrowed its hunt for HQ2 down to 20 cities — here are the perks its new employees could get

• <b>Amazon has narrowed its search for a second US headquarters location, dubbed HQ2, down to 20 cities.</b>• <b><br>The company has said that new offices will provide up to 50,000 jobs.</b>• <b><br>Current Amazon employees receive perks like health and disability insurance, company stock, and paid leave, and it's likely the</b> …

The Workplace

The 1 Trait Great Bosses Are Hiring for in 2018

No matter what side of the desk you're sitting on, this is what you should be looking for during an interview.<p>If you break down your company into what really drives its success, it's not just the product. It's not just the marketing campaigns. It's not the tech you've built. It's the people.<p>Your …

Psychology

The Future of Work Will Require Organizations to Change

The convergence of technological advancements and generational shifts are rapidly transforming the way people work.<p>From mobile and machine learning …

The Workplace

High-paying jobs you didn’t know existed

Filed under: Finance, Careers, Job Search<p>Everyone knows what a doctor or chiropractor does, but have you ever heard of an ayurveda healer or a hippotherapist? If you're scratching your head, there's a reason. These jobs aren't common, but they're real and can pay quite well.<p>Read more...<p>Permalink | …

AOL

Either Your Sick Co-Worker Goes Home, Or You Do

If you work with someone who refuses to take a sick day, personal-finance site Money has a great idea: Take your own day off to avoid getting sick.<p>If …

The Workplace

Forget Burnout--Employee 'Rustout' Can Be Worse for Your Bottom Line

Rustout can hurt your company's work culture and productivity.<p>When you walk into the office, do your employees share the same tired, zoned-out expression? Do people quickly switch screens on their computer when you walk in? Has the quality of work gone down?<p>If so, your employees may be suffering …

The Workplace

Employees who work in open-plan offices feel worse and are more dissatisfied with their work

It is becoming increasingly common for employees to share the workplace with their colleagues in large open-plan office areas. In this way, companies …

The Workplace