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By Joe Issid, Monster Canada Contributing Writer This is not your father’s job market. Long gone are the company lifers from yesteryear who spent their entire careers in a single position within a single company.
By Megan Malugani, Monster Contributing Writer, and Charles Purdy, Monster Senior Editor “Think before you speak” is always a good policy -- and at work it's even more important. Saying the wrong thing to your boss can do serious damage to your career -- and some of the things bosses don't like to hear may surprise you. We checked in with some managers and came up with this list of nine phrases they strongly dislike -- and we'll tell you what you should say instead: 1. "I need a raise."
I'm the Managing Editor of Business Insider , in charge of all our editorial hiring. I wrote a post last week about the number one mistake people I interview are making these days: They don't send thank you notes. If I don't get a thank you note, I assume the person doesn't want the job, is disorganized, and I'll likely forget about them. The thank you should say a few things: Thank you for meeting (or talking) with me.
Deion Sanders has made millions of dollars playing football and delivering his own insight on the sport he loves. Now he's giving back to one of the communities in which he starred, which he still calls home. NFL Hall of Fame defensive back Deion Sanders — Getty Images As reported by the Fort Worth Star-Telegram, Prime Time is investing in and starting two tuition-free charter schools in the Dallas-Fort Worth area .
Kill the post-work social events -- among other things -- that might be rubbing your staff the wrong way. You’re the boss. You have the power. Awesome.
You've heard the job ad jargon so often, your eyes glaze over: detail-oriented, fast-paced work environment, team player. But these well-worn phrases can expose the dirty little secrets of your potential future employer. By Katherine Reynolds Lewis, contributor FORTUNE -- Read enough help-wanted advertisements, and you'll soon realize that they all basically sound the same. Jargon like "detail-oriented" and "self-starter" is so overused that the positions advertised begin to sound unremarkable: part of the expected landscape of hunting for a job.
Tony Morrison is the Vice President of Business Development at Cachinko , a unique professional community where social networking and job opportunities come together. Find him on Talent Connection and connect with Cachinko on Facebook or Twitter . Eventually, Facebook's 845 million users will have to climb abroad the Facebook Timeline hub. There will be plenty of challenges to consider with the slow roll-out of updates to the world's largest social network affecting millions of people. More than 18.4 million Americans have used Facebook to find a job. Facebook Timeline poses new obstacles for current adults looking for work.
By Amanda Greene-Kelly Stressed out? Overworked? It might surprise you to learn that your job isn't solely to blame for your office woes.
We know that social media is a huge part of the modern job search. But being active on social media also can prevent you from searching stealthily. Coworkers and bosses can see who you've recently followed on Twitter (handles of job boards could tip them off), Facebook friends can see your new friends in the ticker (what if they're recruiters?!) and misapplied settings on your Google+ circles could blow your cover. So yes, in addition to the difficulty of trying to find a job in this economy, the very tools that could prove most useful could also majorly backfire.
Tony Morrison is the Vice President of Business Development at Cachinko , a unique professional community where social networking and job opportunities come together. Find him on Talent Connection and connect with Cachinko on Facebook or Twitter . Social media is awesome, isn’t it? It does so much and asks so little. And using social media the right way can hook you up with the right people, in the right place, at the right time.
Early on in The Start-up of You , Reid Hoffman takes on the sacred cow of career advice books, making it clear that the timeworn exhortations of What Color is Your Parachute? won't fly in this economy. "That's the wrong question," Hoffman, the co-founder and chairman of LinkedIn writes (with the help of coauthor Ben Casnocha). "What you should be asking yourself is whether your parachute can keep you aloft in changing conditions." Hence the central conceit of the book .
Sean Weinberg is the COO and co-founder of RezScore , a free web application that reads, analyzes and grades resumes instantly. You can connect with Sean and the RezScore team on Facebook and Twitter . Brangelina, TomKat…. Twesume? Just like it sounds, "Twesume" unifies Twitter (your favorite micro-blogging platform) and your resume (yep, the one sitting on your hard drive). In essence, a Twesume is a short bio or resume condensed into 140 characters or less.
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What you don't include on your resume can be as important as what you do include. Here are 10 things you should leave off: 1. An objective . Resume objectives never help and often hurt. Not only do they feel outdated at this point, but they're all about what you want, rather than what this stage of the hiring process is all about-- what the employer wants .
You may be the perfect fit for a job -- but a hiring manager is never going to find that out if he trashes your resume after a mere glance. Even in this age of online professional networking, a great resume is still the foundation of a successful job search. It's common knowledge that spelling errors and grammatical bloopers are trash triggers (and these simple mistakes top many recruiters’ lists of resume pet peeves). But is there anything else that job seekers are unwittingly doing wrong? We asked some recruiting managers and career experts about the resume errors that cause them to crumple and toss a resume at first look -- and some of their answers may surprise you. 1. Your Resume Is Badly Formatted