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[Infographic] The secret formula for the perfect resume?

Peter Harris | Jul 29, 2014 7:30 am

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.

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Study shows people have no idea when colleagues think they’re jerks

Elizabeth Bromstein| Jul 2, 2014 8:31 pm

New research shows people don’t know how others perceive them when it comes to assertiveness, and many come across as pushy without realizing it.

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Rethinking interviews: The behaviours you must avoid at all costs

Colleen Clarke| Jul 2, 2014 9:28 am

In a job interview, you are being considered as a whole entity, not just for your skills and experience – but also for your character, cultural fit, and attention to detail. Avoid making these mistakes that might cause employers to think twice about you.

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Five words you should never use in reference to yourself

Elizabeth Bromstein| Jun 27, 2014 5:55 pm

There are far too many people out there labeling themselves authorities or adopting ridiculous titles. It’s time to put a stop to it.

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The real reason the other person got the job and you didn’t

Elizabeth Bromstein| Jun 27, 2014 2:31 pm

Our survey of over 300 hiring managers reveals the one factor that moves them to hire one candidate over the other. The results might surprise you!

Category: Job interviews, Job Search Strategies, Latest News & Advice, Recruiting and Managing,

The one skill that can set you apart (and how to develop it now)

Kevin Makra| Jun 27, 2014 10:05 am

Candidates who can read, write, speak, and listen effectively have a huge advantage. Communication is key to success in job networking and getting noticed by employers. Here are five ways you can improve your communications skills.

Category: Job Search Strategies,
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10 jobs you won’t believe actually exist, and what they pay

Elizabeth Bromstein| Jun 26, 2014 5:15 pm

Internet-famous cat agent? Panda nanny? Water slide tester? Check out these incredible jobs you won’t believe they actually pay people money to do.

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Disappearing devices: Ten everyday communications tools that will soon be extinct

Peter Harris| Jun 25, 2014 10:13 am

Newspapers, voicemail and even telephones are all on their way out. Here’s a look at some of the common communications devices that many of us use every day that are rapidly becoming outdated and obsolete.

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The seven deadly sins of the job search

Elizabeth Bromstein| Jun 24, 2014 7:17 pm

From not preparing to generic resume blasting, these are the worst job search mistakes you can make. Avoid these deadly sins or you’ll never get a job.

Category: Job interviews, Job Search Strategies, Latest News & Advice, Resumes, Resumes and Cover Letters,
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10 conversation starters you can use in any situation

Elizabeth Bromstein| Jun 23, 2014 8:02 pm

Getting the conversational ball rolling at events and parties is easy. You just need the right opening line.

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