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.
Refresh your negotiation skills. Read 6 tips for reluctant negotiators.
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.
Make sure your cover letter is in good shape, because you'll need it. Problems can start right up top on a cover letter, and often roll right through the rest of the document. Here are five of the biggest mistakes job applicants make when creating and submitting one.
Read 5 tips on writing.
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.
Read how emotional control or emotional neutrality are critical for wise leadership.
Use this tool to help reflect on where you are in your career and where you would like to be in the future. This becomes a critical first step in planning for continuing professional development and career management.
Your resume is simply your written snapshot - a word picture of the unique combination of skills and qualities you offer an employer. Employers screen resumes in between 2.5 and 10 seconds, so your resume should quickly capture the reader's interest. There is an art to resume writing. Read more.
Job seekers shouldn't be so quick to accept the first job offer that comes their way, new research shows. Job seekers often have more leverage than they realize when negotiating a starting salary. Read five common salary negotiation mistakes and how to avoid them.