A professionally designed resume is an important component to any jobseeker; however, the overall effectiveness of the document depends on how and how often it’s used, marketing strategies utilized, and the relevance of the content. Concentrating on these important aspects is key to ensuring your resume produces well.
For many job seekers, the interview is the most difficult part of the job search process because of its impact on the hiring decision. An interview is similar to a sales meeting, only you’re forced into an unfamiliar marketing position where you’re both the salesperson and product. You usually have less than half an hour
We’ve all been there. Rejection hurts, and although the ego blow is a bit harsher in the dating world, it’s no fun in business, either. And it’s not just your dignity that smarts. Companies can spend hours of time and resources on courting the perfect candidate only to be left at the altar. On top
Managers often terminate employees with phrases like “not a good fit,” “just not working out,” and “maybe there’s something better for you out there.” While these words can be painful, they may also be the catalyst you need to take your talents, and quirks, elsewhere.
Does your boss sneer, scream, or intimidate? If so, you could be working for a career-damaging bully. “When the bullying comes from the boss, the aggression has its strongest negative effects,” says Sandy Hershcovis, a researcher at the University of Manitoba who reviewed 110 studies on workplace aggression.
Do you want your boss to advocate for you when it’s time for management to decide on promotions (and raises)? Do you want your employer to reward your contributions? Take these four steps to prepare for your next performance review–and make a case for your promotion.
The job market has not fully recovered, but there are a few encouraging signs. According to the latest Robert Half Professional Employment Report, a net 6 percent of employers plan to increase hiring activity in the fourth quarter. Further, 86 percent of executives said they are at least somewhat confident in their organizations’ ability to
Social networking sites offer some possibilities for finding candidates, but there are downsides as well.
Job hunters who feel they made mistakes in interviews often fail to use one of the most effective tools at their disposal: a follow-up phone call. You may think that trying to bolster a shaky performance will only make matters worse, but you may be surprised at the results you get. Here’s what happened to
I want to share a helluva problem that I’ve been dealing with recently. Papers filed by my wife in our divorce proceeding became public and grossly misrepresented many aspects of my employment contract with General Electric. I’m not going to get into a public fight refuting every allegation in that filing. But some charges have
Unfortunately for the pampered chief executive used to eating at nine-star restaurants, the moment he is incarcerated his dining options dwindle precipitously; in prison, CEO might as well stand for Can’t Eat Out. But here’s the good news: Adapting to eating in prison after years of living high off the hog — or, should I
Haven’t worked for “the man” yet? No matter how far along you are in your career, you may be able to change course to boost your income. In 1999, after five years as a college-football coach in Chicago, Jerry Bowden took up a career in public relations, seeking an increase in pay and job security.
The Star Trek transporter has just been invented. Spell out some of the effects on the transportation industry. Here’s another (actual) case which calls for strategy analysis. First of all, remember not to make any assumptions. Don’t apologize for not watching the show – ask your interviewer (who, if they’ve given you this question, is
The following sample interview questions and answers are for the types of questions you should expect during an interview for a business development research analyst position.