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How to respond to 'Do you have any questions for me?' during the interview. The interview is drawing to a close and you’re feeling confident when the interviewer asks, “Do you have any questions for me?”

How to respond to 'Do you have any questions for me?' during the interview

While you might feel those butterflies rush back, you should probably find a way to answer instead of just saying no. We had a conversation with Jamie Spiva, CFRE, a Director of Development and Executive Director for non-profits who had her fair share of being asked that question. How to Become a Brand, Not an Employee. Learn about the quick-hitting things you can do now to begin building your brand at work.

How to Become a Brand, Not an Employee

January 28, 2020 6 min read Opinions expressed by Entrepreneur contributors are their own. The following excerpt is from Kanika Tolver’s book Career Rehab. The CEO of a Major Headhunting Firm Says the Best Resume He's Ever Seen Had These 6 Things. You've probably heard the phrase, "Time to dust off the ol' resume.

The CEO of a Major Headhunting Firm Says the Best Resume He's Ever Seen Had These 6 Things

" Whether you're currently looking for a job or not, it's always good to have an up-to-date resume ready. Gary Burnison, the CEO of Korn Ferry, a leading headhunting and talent selection/hiring firm, shared in June on CNBC's Make It what he loved about the best resume he ever saw. It wasn't the astonishing credentials within it, he said, but that it had these six things going for it. 1. It was easy to read. Burnison said the resume was two pages long (necessary if you have over 10 years of experience), was well organized with plenty of white space to contrast the company names in bold, and had italicized titles with job details in bullet points, all with an easy-to-read font and nary a typo. 2.

The best resumes I've seen also told a story of progression. 3. 5 executives share the resume examples that wowed them. Though there are some experts who say resumes will one day be a thing of the past, they’re still a big part of the career hunt today.

5 executives share the resume examples that wowed them

Keeping track of your social media footprint, updating your LinkedIn regularly and ensuring your resume is up to date is all part of your responsibilities as a job seeker. But, considering the hardest gigs to get will receive hundreds (if not thousands!) Of applications, having a one-pager that stands out from the rest is an effective way to set yourself apart.

If you’ve ever wondered what really ‘wows’ today’s executives, you’re in luck. We asked them and they dished on what instantly caught their attention. 10 mistakes successful people never make, according to self-made millionaires. 1.

10 mistakes successful people never make, according to self-made millionaires

Failing to show up. “Not showing up is the No. 1 reason most people fail, and it’s a very common and easy mistake to make. Showing up again and again requires faith and persistence, but it also creates discipline. You’ll never conquer what you don’t move toward. If you don’t make any moves, you’ll become stagnant, unmotivated and ultimately spiral downward.” —Grant Cardone, founder of Cardone Capital, a $750 million real estate empire. 2. “It’s tempting to be lazy. I was raised by parents who told me that I could do whatever I wanted to do and be whoever I wanted to be, as long as I worked hard for it. —Michael Ovitz, co-founder and former chairman of CAA; former president of The Walt Disney Company; investor and philanthropist. 3. Google Career Experts Say That to Get Your Next Job, Your Resume Should Always Have These 5 Simple Things. It is obvious that any résumé or material you submit with a job application should be read and reviewed by you enough times to spot and take out all errors or mistakes.

Google Career Experts Say That to Get Your Next Job, Your Resume Should Always Have These 5 Simple Things

But knowing what to take out from a resume can be easy. What's harder is knowing what kinds of information or descriptions you should put in. Google sometimes fields more than 50,000 applicants each week, so if you're in need of résumé advice, it's a good idea to listen to what Google's recruiters have to say--when it comes to résumés, they've definitely seen the good and the bad.

Here are the 5 simple things these career experts say your résumé absolutely needs. 1. An accomplishment is impressive, but what really makes potential employers pay attention is what kind of impact that accomplishment has left. 2. Not only should you highlight your accomplishments and their impact, but you need specific data and examples with these achievements as well. 3. 5 Questions the Most Interesting People Will Always Ask in Conversations. You've been there countless times.

5 Questions the Most Interesting People Will Always Ask in Conversations

You walk into a networking event or social function and the first extroverted person drops the suspect questions we've all heard ad nauseam: Predictable and exhausting. What Goal-Setting Does to Your Brain and Why It's Spectacularly Effective. I've seldom met a successful person who didn't start out with a set of ambitious goals.

What Goal-Setting Does to Your Brain and Why It's Spectacularly Effective

However, the power of goal-setting isn't just anecdotal. It turns out that there's a wealth of scientific research into how goal-setting changes the way you brain functions. That research also provides guidance on how to make goal-setting vastly more effective. First, emotional significance is evaluated preattentively by a subcortical circuit involving the amygdala; and second, stimuli deemed emotionally significant are given priority in the competition for access to selective attention.

This process involves bottom-up inputs from the amygdala as well as top-down influences from frontal lobe regions involved in goal setting and maintaining representations in working memory. Matt Damon Says 1 Simple Decision Transformed His Career and Will Make All the Difference In Your Life. Matt Damon wasn't always Matt Damon, Academy Award-winning actor.

Matt Damon Says 1 Simple Decision Transformed His Career and Will Make All the Difference In Your Life

For years he was Matt Damon, grinder: acting in student plays at Harvard, delivering one line in Mystic Pizza, winning a small role in School Ties, even leaving college for a role in Geronimo: An American Legend. Are the robots really coming? READ MORE. It has become the number one jargon buzzword in business over the past five years.

Are the robots really coming? READ MORE.

“Culture”. It gets used a lot, but seldom explained. “Good workplace cultures” get celebrated, “bad workplace cultures” are derided. But very few people are able to tell us what they actually mean by those phrases, other than places where workers are either happy or unhappy. At AskYourTeam we have a very clear, one word understanding of what makes a great workplace culture. Building a culture of involvement requires a modern kind of leader, someone who is willing to leave their ego at the door and to operate with empathy and humility. People who practice leadership by involvement see their primary role as empowering the people they lead with three things: Control. This Daily Routine Takes 30 Seconds and Practically Guarantees Success, but Most Entrepreneurs Don't Do It.

Five years in business and Brenda had not made more than $20,000 on a single job. That may sound like enough, but given her experience and the complexity of her service, it's not even close. Resume Mistakes That Can Make You Look Old. When was the last time you overhauled your resume? As an older, more experienced job hunter, it’s not enough to simply change a few dates and descriptions when you start looking for a new position. The resume style and design that got you in the door years ago can make you look downright prehistoric now. It’s tough enough out there already: Unemployed job hunters age 55 to 64 spend a median of 34.5 weeks looking for work, vs 22.2 weeks for workers of all ages, the Bureau of Labor Statistics reports.

And in a recent AARP survey of workers 45 and older, three-quarters cited age discrimination as a reason they weren’t confident they could find a new job in short order. 4 interview questions designed to trick you—and how to answer them. 13 Great Books for Anyone Who Wants to Get Ahead in Life. If you're the kind of person who strives for self-improvement, you probably have a book on your nightstand or in your bag.

Need some ideas on what to read next? Here are the books more than a dozen successful executives say helped them get ahead in business and life. 1. Daring Greatly: How the Courage to Be Vulnerable Transforms the Way We Live, Love, Parent, and Lead by Brené Brown "This book has helped me both personally and professionally to fight the exhausting pursuit of perfectionism and become less fearful. --Jennifer Parker, chief revenue officer of WePay, a Chase company used by more than 1,000 platforms including Constant Contact, GoFundMe, and Meetup to incorporate payments 2.

"This book really simplifies what makes an ideal team player: humility, hunger, and smarts. 6 job interview questions to ask when you’re trying to get hired. Interviewing for a job would be far less stressful if we had a copy of the questions beforehand. But what you can do to reclaim some control over your interview is ask questions yourself. Not only will this provide valuable insight into the position, but depending on what you ask, it could signal to the hiring manager that you’re a serious candidate.

“LinkedIn research shows that 41 percent of all interviewers say that asking well-informed questions is one of their top qualifications for a candidate, so you’ll definitely want to be thoughtfully inquisitive during your interview,” said Blair Decembrele, career expert at LinkedIn. And how you ask questions is almost as important as what you ask. “You can certainly ask questions throughout the interview, just be sure not to talk over the interviewer,” she said. Physicists Have Discovered a Formula for Success, and It Contains a Brutal Truth Most People Don't Want to Admit. Success can feel mystical and mysterious. But then again, if you're ignorant of the basic mechanics of the universe, so could gravity and the whirling of celestial bodies in the sky.

But then physics mapped out the forces that cause apples to fall and the sun to set. Magic turned into simple equations. The same transformation is possible with success, says physicist Albert-László Barabási in a recent TED Ideas blog post. Adam Grant Says Understanding 1 Thing Separates Successful People From Those Who Only Dream. Adam Grant. Wharton professor. Qz. Money. Money. Resumes get a bad rap. Four Creative Tactics To Elevate Your Personal Brand In 2019. How to interview for a job without making common mistakes — Quartz at Work.

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Skills, robots and computers cannot replicate like critical thinking, active listening or even collaboration. Saadia Zahidi, Head of Education, Gender and Work, World Economic Forum: Free Eye-Catching Résumé Templates To Help You Stand Out From The Crowd. What to say when an interviewer says, 'Describe yourself in 3 words' How To Get People To Like You: 7 Ways From An FBI Behavior Expert. What's the best way to communicate with people in different cultures? 9 Questions Interesting People Ask to Cut Through the Small Talk.

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