Category : employment

Anatomy of an Outstanding Résumé

You're well educated and you have great experience in the workplace, but landing a job is proving far more difficult than you imagined. Perhaps it's time to step up to the plate and hit your résumé out of the park. Recruiters may sift through hundreds of résumés to fill one role and are looking for the ones that immediately catch their eye. Use this handy guide to help make your résumé rise to stand out above the rest.

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Western Civilization's Historical Guide to The Job Search

The search for a job has evolved dramatically over the millenia. Today, with the use of the Internet, we have the advantage of being able to search all over the world for that perfect position. Of course, it wasn't always like that. For most of history, men and women have had little to no choice about what it is they would "do" with their lives, and almost always took on the same occupation as their parents. Let's take a walk through time to see how the search for a job has evolved.

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Techno Takeover: Can Your Job Be Done By a Robot?

Sure, everyone at work may like you, but is there a chance you could be replaced by a robot? Humans doing the following jobs might want to keep an eye out for a new computerized coworker.

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The 5 Minute Guide To Getting a Job in Social Media

As more and more companies begin to offer employment opportunities in the social media world, many of us are trying to figure out how to get a foot in the door. If you want to get into this field but your efforts have proved fruitless, look no further. This unofficial guide will set you on the straight path to employment.

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No Two Sales Reps are the Same. Their Onboarding Programs Shouldn't be, Either

Newly hired sales reps all have certain strengths, otherwise they (theoretically) wouldn't have gotten the job. Correctly assessing new employees' weaknesses is crucial too, however. Instead of onboarding new sales reps in the same fashion, focus on those weaknesses from the start so they can hit the ground running. Republished with permission from Dave Stein.

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4 Ways Employees Can Add Value, Every Day

I thought I would try something different in this post. Today, I thought I would write something that you could print and leave for your employees. Perhaps this outline of how they can add more value will clarify what you expect of them, and encourage them to show up, step up and stand out.

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The Benefits of On-the-Job Training -- On a Different Job

On-the-job training gets a bad rap. It conjures up an image of being thrown to the fire to sink or swim. Employees should be able to figure everything out and absorb needed information by osmosis. The impression is pretty accurate. Too many times people are left clueless and just as frustrated as the boss who does not see results.

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Why Workplace Training Shouldn't Get the Summer Off

It’s well past the start of summer, but does workplace training take a holiday too? Each year in July and August, class scheduling seems to slow. The common rationales: “We need to work around all those vacations.” “What day is the company picnic?” “Who wants to do training during the slow season?” “It’s too hot.”

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How Managers Can Learn from Employees' Mistakes

An employee in my company totally blew it. The blowout was for something critical that improves how we connect with our clients – and for context – it was big. This time, it was truly his responsibility (sometimes it's management’s because we do not clearly define performance expectations, or give the required level of authority, responsibility or support).

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Training Gen Y for Today's Open Jobs: Pros and Cons

Recommendations on how to train workers for the jobs of today and the jobs of tomorrow differ hugely. Is focusing on current skills gaps short-sighted?

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