The perfect resume

[Infographic] The secret formula for the perfect resume?

Peter Harris | Jul 28, 2014 9:30 pm

Data analysis of millions of resumes reveals the keywords, resume length and sections that top-rated resumes by employers have in common as well as the weaker elements to avoid at all costs.


Category: Resumes, Resumes and Cover Letters,

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What to do right now if you just lost your job

Melissa Allen| Jul 28, 2014 8:38 pm


Some people handle getting let go better than others, and manage to bounce back into even better positions. Here’s what they do.



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Five ways to kill a job offer at the last minute

Peter Harris| Jul 28, 2014 10:28 am


Even once your excellent resume has wowed an employer, you’ve aced several rounds of interviews, and been asked how soon you can start, it’s still possible to lose the job. Here are the five most common ways.



Category: Career Dilemmas,
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10 examples of instances in which you should keep your mouth shut

Elizabeth Bromstein| Jul 25, 2014 5:40 pm


Knowing when you to open your mouth and when to keep it shut is a valuable wisdom. We all sometimes don’t speak up when we should, and do speak when we shouldn’t. Successful people know the value of keeping quiet.



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10 words that don’t mean what you think they mean

Elizabeth Bromstein| Jul 25, 2014 1:59 pm


In our ongoing series of posts and grammar, spelling, punctuation, and proper word usage, we have covered a lot of ground. But there’s more. Here are ten words that don’t mean what you think they mean.



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The best thing you can say in a job interview

Peter Harris| Jul 25, 2014 11:33 am


Here’s what one previously unremarkable candidate said that made the job interviewer forget about every other person they’d considered and decide to hire her on the spot. How to land a job with one question.



Category: Job interviews,
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Employers reveal the social media gaffes that tank your chances of getting the job

Elizabeth Bromstein| Jul 24, 2014 5:07 pm


We all know that what you post on social media can affect your chances of finding work. Here are the top ten things hiring managers say have caused them not to hire someone.



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The four most commonly misspelled resume words

Elizabeth Bromstein| Jul 23, 2014 7:10 pm


Avoid making the most common errors on your resume by careful proofreading and maybe turning to a third party. We’ve got the most common spelling errors people make on resumes.



Category: Job Search Strategies, Resumes and Cover Letters,
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The personality trait that leads to the biggest paycheques. You’re not going to like it.

Elizabeth Bromstein| Jul 23, 2014 6:58 pm


New research shows narcissistic CEOs out earn their more humble counterparts.



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Are you too smart to get hired?

Peter Harris| Jul 23, 2014 10:25 am


Here’s the thing with being very, very smart: the brightest people are not always the most successful. Sometimes having too much intelligence can be a problem on the job market. Here’s the trouble with smart people.



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