Résumés

Nearly half of jobseekers lie on their resumes

Do you know someone who misrepresented themselves on their resume? If so, you’re among <b>46% of over 1,000 workers and the more than 300 senior managers who reported that they know someone who included false information on a resume.</b> Those lies are on the rise, according to this new survey from …

Employment

Cannabis industry “deluged” with résumés from millennials

Published: Aug 19, 2017, 1:06 pm • Updated: Aug 18, 2017, 6:06 pm<p>DOYLESTOWN, Pa. — Growing up in a Colonial home in Downingtown, Alessandro Cesario …

Cannabis

Higher, Not Closer: Black Educational Attainment Still Not Closing Wealth Gap to Whites

Advertisement<p><i>Education is — and must continue to be — the great equalizer that overcomes differences in background, culture and privilege.</i><p><b>Arne</b> …

Education

The single most powerful question to ask in an interview — and how top candidates answer

<b>· 'Practical hiring' is the technique of testing candidates' self-awareness.</b><p><b>· After they present a product or presentation to you, ask them, "What would you do differently?"</b><p><b>· Candidates that can answer immediately and thoughtfully are the ones that can identify more efficient processes and strive</b> …

Employment

These Are the 10 Worst Dirty Lies People Tell on Their Resumes

People love to lie on their resumes, but some untruths are worse than others. Here are 10 big ones to avoid.<p>In 2009 I had a very awkward …

Personal Finance

The 13 most common résumé mistakes

Having an error-free résumé is pretty crucial.<p>Typos, however minor, could signal to potential employers that you're sloppy or you don't care enough to proofread your work, and they can really hurt your chances during the six seconds hiring managers typically take to make their initial "fit/no fit" …

Grammar

How biased are hiring decisions?

Unconscious bias is the invisible enemy of workplace diversity. So goes the conventional wisdom. Unconscious bias explains why the higher echelons of government and business are still so pale and male. It explains why women are still so woefully shortchanged in STEM jobs (science, technology, …

Canada

The Art of the Lie

New York Times: “Fabrications have long been a part of American politics. Politicians lie to puff themselves up, to burnish their résumés and to …

Politics

These are the worst mistakes we've seen young people make in job interviews

At Business Insider, we have interviewed hundreds of job applicants.<p>We are usually impressed with the calibre of candidates. Most people we meet seem …

Employment

A 3-word hiring mantra from the CEO of LinkedIn explains why résumés as we know them are on the way out

I've been following LinkedIn CEO Jeff Weiner for a while, and I really admire his vision for the company.<p>Of course, a company is only as great as its employees.<p>At the ASU GSV Summit, Weiner revealed the actions his company is taking to look for talent in non-traditional places.<p>Speaking about the …

Employment

5 mistakes you’re making when looking for a job

So you’ve been sending out résumés and have even gotten a few interviews, but after weeks (if not months) of trying, you’re still unemployed. What …

Employment

If You Really Want That Job . . .

<b>To the Editor:</b><p>Re “How Not to Get a Job” (Op-Ed, July 8):<p>Allan Ripp’s dismay at the avalanche of unqualified applicants after a job is posted online is understandable, but partly misplaced. Where did all these immature, careless job-hoppers come from? They are the inhabitants of the “gig” economy, …

Employment

How to Create an Infographic Resume (And When (Not) to Use One)

In a high-competition environment, some job seekers are turning to tools like infographic resumes in order to stand out from the crowd. Should <i>you</i> …

Employment

The team-building failure on new Knicks GM’s résumé

The tandem of president Steve Mills and general manager Scott Perry heading the Knicks front office is expected to be kinder, gentler and …

NBA

NCAA tournament committee to emphasize quality road wins

The men's basketball selection committee will put a greater emphasis on quality road wins beginning next season, the NCAA announced Friday.<p>Next year, …

College Basketball

Hiding Behind Rhetoric in the Absence of Evidence

Having been extensively cited in recent news articles on education, I have received the typical responses, both by email and an Op-Ed (High …

Education

Hackers targeted U.S. nuclear plants using ... fake Microsoft Word résumés

The FBI and U.S. Department of Homeland security have been helping multiple U.S. energy companies fend off cyberattacks from foreign hackers, according to bombshell reports from the <i>New York Times</i> and Bloomberg on Thursday.<p>The stories explain how hackers working for a foreign government breached at …

U.S. Department of Homeland Security

How Not to Get a Job

What do a fragrance designer, New York City cop, bed-and-breakfast manager and youth hockey coach have in common?<p>Each of them recently applied for an account director position at my public relations firm, along with 500 others whose experience and skill sets ranged from vaguely on- point to …

Opinion

Hackers are targeting nuclear plants, U.S. says

Since May, hackers have been penetrating the computer networks of companies that operate nuclear power stations and other energy facilities, as well …

Cybersecurity

Top three mistakes students make in their summer jobs

Summer break marks a unique opportunity for many students: a few months every year to test out jobs and consider potential careers.<p>Over the years, I’ve had a chance to both observe the behaviour of summer hires at many of Canada’s largest employers, and also to hire and manage summer students.<p>While …

Employment

Marketing Recruiting, Marketing Communications, Executive Placement & Executive Search by Laurie Mitchell & Company, Inc.

Résumé Writing Tips<p>As your résumé is your sell sheet, it should be a compellingly crafted, stand-alone writing sample that immediately evidences what …

Employment

July Is Here: Time To Update Your Resume (Here's How)

The first half of 2017 is behind us. That’s a milestone to stop and notice!<p>There is still plenty of time in 2017 to accomplish what you want to accomplish, but there is no time to waste!<p>I recommend that you pull out your resume this weekend and update it, whether you’re job-hunting or not.<p>Updating …

Employment

Here's how to make your résumé stand out, according to a Facebook director

Crafting "the perfect" résumé to get yourself noticed among a stack of other qualified candidates is an exercise in self-doubt.<p>Am I using "power …

Employment

In Unilever’s Radical Hiring Experiment, Resumes Are Out, Algorithms Are In

To diversify its candidate pool, the company relies on software to sort applicants and targets potential hires on their smartphones<p>When Saniya Jaffer arrived for a job interview at Unilever PLC’s Englewood Cliffs, N.J., office last October, she was a finalist for a summer position in information …

21st Century

Radical Hiring Experiment: Résumés Are Out -- WSJ

This article is being republished as part of our daily reproduction of WSJ.com articles that also appeared in the US print edition of The Wall Street Journal (June 27, 2017).<p>When Saniya Jaffer arrived for a job interview at Unilever PLC's Englewood Cliffs, N.J., office last October, she was a …

Dow Jones Newswires

How stay-at-home moms can get credit for diaper changes on their résumés

It’s often called the most important job in the world, but it’s not one you can list on your résumé — until now.<p>A New York City ad agency has invented a fictional company called The Pregnancy Pause — complete with logo, website, and phone number — that women can list on their résumés as their …

Pregnancy

10 ways to stand out in a sea of people who want the job

At any given time, there are millions of Americans out there seeking employment with some level of seriousness. Many of them are in your field, and some of them are likely applying for the same job.<p>Most of those people follow the same exact pattern over and over again for their job search. They …

Employment

Recruitment Tools: The Magic Lamp for HR

<b>Written by Sachin Gupta, CEO and Co-Founder, HackerEarth.</b><p>Ask any business right now about their top challenges — chances are good that recruiting and …

3 Ways to Make Your Resume More Readable

There’s one thing that all good resumes have in common: They are easy to read. Readability is something of a courtesy that you extend to recruiters …

Employment

On Résumés, an Upper-Class Background Benefits Men but Not Women

Employment