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Five Tips for Better Resume Writing

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.



Where Wise Leadership and Wise Negotiation Converge

Read how emotional control or emotional neutrality are critical for wise leadership.



10 Tips for Better Business Writing

The ubiquity of e-mail means that everyone in business, from lords of finance to programmers who dream in code, needs to write intelligently. By using simple, clear, precise language, and following a few other basic writing rules, you can become a better communicator and improve the prospects for your career.



3 Secrets of Writing Attention-Grabbing Cover Letters

Whether resumes are gobbled up by robots or scanned by recruiters (for all of six seconds), a cover letter should demand more than a passing glance - if you know how to write it well. Read how.



8 Tips to Navigate the Interview Day with the Least Amount of Stress

While you might have done everything right preparing for that interview, don't forget to make sure things go right the day of your interview. Here are 8 tips to help you navigate the interview day with the least amount of stress.



Professional Self Reflection

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.



14 Tips for Staying Calm During a Job Interview

Plenty of job candidates get nervous in the hot seat during an interview - but you'll want to try your hardest to remain cool, calm and collected. Read 14 tips to help you stay calm.



5 Ways your Cover Letter Lost You the Job

Cover letters are a blessing and a curse. They give you some elbow room to discuss your qualifications, which is a welcome relief from the crunched bullet points of a resume. But because of that freedom, it's easy to veer off in the wrong direction and make some common mistakes that can pretty much guarantee you're not getting a call back. Read on to learn five of the most common cover letter mistakes - and how you can turn them into successes.



Resume Writing Tips

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.



Rev up your Resume Today: 5 Quick Tips

This summer, whipping your resume into shape will put you into prime position when hiring heats up in the fall. These easy fixes take only a few minutes, so you don't have to spend your long summer evenings or weekends indoors working on your job search. Here are five to try that should make your CV more effective - in 20 minutes or less.



Top 10 Ways to Engage Diverse Communities

What does it take to build relationships with diverse audiences? Read a top 10 list for engaging diverse audiences.



5 Salary Negotiation Mistakes to Avoid

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.



5 Things You Should Never Put on Your Resume

Which blunders will send your resume straight into oblivion? There might be dozens, depending on the job, but experts say these five common resume mistakes are most likely to derail your job search.



What Is Authentic Leadership?

What is authentic leadership? It continues to surprise people how many leaders attempt to be one way at work, while their "true" personality emerges outside of work. Authenticity has been explored throughout history. But what is authentic leadership? Read more... While different theorists have different slants on the concept, most agree that:



Leadership Is A Relational Skill

We all know of examples of leaders who excelled in one environment and failed in another, as well as leaders who were average in one organization and proved spectacular in a new role. One of the factors explaining this phenomenon is that leadership is a relational skill; it is about how you interact with others. Sometimes we relate well, and other times not so well, but how we relate is always having an impact on our leadership effectiveness. So how then can we relate more effectively as leaders? Read seven simple steps for improving your ability to do so.

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