Have you ever described yourself on your resume or in your cover letter as a "hard worker" with a "positive attitude" who is able to "learn quickly?" Let guess - did your job application seem to disappear into the HR black hole? Here's why. While the prevalence of applicant tracking systems, which match up job applications with the skills listed in the job description, has grown, in the end there's still a human doing the final screening. And humans don't connect with a series of keywords - they connect with good stories. In other words, don't sell yourself short by just throwing in flat, overused words to describe your soft skills.
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Most job seekers underestimate the importance of a well-written and engaging cover letter. Cover letters can be what gets you pulled out of a stack of applications and called for an interview. They can make the difference between hearing nothing from an employer and eventually getting offered a job. Here's how to write a compelling cover letter that will get you interviews.
No one likes job hunting. Scouring through online jobs boards, spiffing up your resume, prepping for grueling interviews - none of it's fun. But perhaps the most challenging part of the process is writing an effective cover letter. There's so much conflicting advice out there, it's hard to know where to start. As anyone who's ever written a cover letter knows, it's not easy to do well. Here's how to give hiring managers what they're looking for.
While LinkedIn's primary purpose may be professional networking, helping everyone make more connections so they can succeed at their current jobs and establish a solid presence for their careers, recruiters and employers love LinkedIn. LinkedIn has become the Online Portfolio of millions of professionals, and it offers five very important benefits to job seekers when employers make the LinkedIn-resume comparison.
Amplified Leadership by Dan Reiland is about developing leaders. He places the development of leaders into a five-step process: Establish a Relationship, Engage a Follower, Embrace a Team, Coach an Apprentice, and finally, Mentor a New Leader. Here are five lessons from his book.
This resource is a listing of financial aid and scholarships for students with disabilities, one of the few comprehensive and simple-to-use directories of its kind. The listing is of numerous scholarship options for students with disabilities that range from national financial aid opportunities to local opportunities within the United States and Canada.
After the end of the fiscal year, many companies ask employees to complete self-evaluations. While many people scoff at this process and don't take it seriously, it can actually be a great opportunity to increase communication between you and your boss and improve your career development. This year, try taking a new approach with an invigorated attitude.
Is 2014 going to be the year you finally land your dream job? With budgets evaluated and annual goals set, many employers are ready to welcome a crop of new team members to start the year off right. If you want to get a jump on the competition and wow the hiring managers at your next job interview, follow these six resume and interviewing tips from career experts.
Sometimes the hardest part of your job isn't the work; it's the people. The problem is, most employees get uncomfortable when conflict arises and don't always address it or handle it with poise. Conflict is the result of a mental risk-to-reward calculation regarding the value of pursuing the issue or 'thing' in question. Read more about how to handle conflict in the workplace.
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People in every workplace talk about building the team, working as a team, and my team, but few understand how to create the experience of team work or how to develop an effective team. Belonging to a team, in the broadest sense, is a result of feeling part of something larger than yourself. It has a lot to do with your understanding of the mission or objectives of your organization. Read more on how to develop effective teams.
It's commonplace to find articles on leadership, though it's rare to find someone who knows and can implement the philosophy. Read more about leadership.
First the good news. You do not have to be William Shakespeare to compose a solid, well-organized, professional-looking resume. All you need are the ability to express your ideas in proper English and an understanding of how a resume should be organized and written.Following are five simple writing principles that apply specifically to resumes.
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