Spool A day-by-day guide to Jack Dorsey's 80-hour workweek - Nov. 13 Running both Twitter and Square is a round-the-clock job, so Jack Dorsey has developed a ruthless time-management scheme. TUCSON (CNNMoney) -- Twitter co-founder Jack Dorsey is trying to pull off an almost unprecedented trick: He's simultaneously guiding two of the tech industry's fastest-growing companies. Turns out he's got a minute-by-minute plan for making it all work. "The only way to do this is to be very disciplined. I theme my days," Dorsey said during a talk Sunday at the Techonomy conference in Tucson. He meant it literally. Here's a rundown on the weekly calendar Dorsey keeps as CEO of payments platform Square and chairman of Twitter. Monday: Management meetings and "running the company" work Tuesday: Product development Wednesday: Marketing, communications and growth Thursday: Developers and partnerships Friday: The company and its culture Weekends are a bit slower: Saturdays are for hiking and Sundays are for "reflection, feedback and strategy," Dorsey said.
7 Phrases I Never Want to See on Your Cover Letter After our “7 Words I Never Want to See on Your Resume” post, many asked if those same rules applied to cover letters and interviews. Our answer, for the most part, was “yes!” Cover letters, after all, can contain just as many red flags to a prospective employer as a resume – and can end your chances of getting an interview just as fast. Cover letters, however, have a language all their own… often made worse by overly-verbose authors, dispensing TMI or not doing their homework. So, to help you get much closer to an interview, here are the 7 phrases – or facsimiles thereof – we never want to see in your cover letter… To Whom it May Concern When unemployment sat at 3.2% perhaps this generic header – and others like it such as “Dear Sirs” – was acceptable. Do your homework – and personalize your cover letter – or don’t expect an interview. I Just Need a Chance Maybe no one uses these exact words. Recruiters are looking for positive team members – to get an interview, you need to be that guy.
Parse.ly | Insights for the web's best publishers. Bloom Coffee Timer The Thin Line Between “Unemployed” and “Unemployable” So much has been made of this statement by one HR professional: “Once you’re unemployed more than six months, you’re considered pretty much unemployable. We assume that other people have already passed you over, so we don’t want anything to do with you.” This quote caught our attention in a Reader’s Digest article, published on Yahoo: “22 Secrets HR Won’t Tell You About Getting A Job”. Despite all the emotion attached, however, the fact is no one really knows what that “evil” HR lady really meant, or her primary motivation for her insensitive, demotivating statement. “If your resume shows a six month gap since your last career-related activity, you will most likely not be considered a top candidate.” Okay… that is a statement we can deal with, right? Let’s take this a bit further… how would you react to the following comment? It is my belief that THIS is really what Ms. Do I wish she would have been more tactful? So what is the lesson here? Learn these lessons.
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Does Your Resume Actually HURT Your Job Search? YouTern is pleased to present this guest post by expert resume writer, Jessica Hernandez. Each week, I critique a new resume on-air over at www.jobtalkamerica.com. And over the past couple of months I’ve started to notice some of what I consider terrible resume trends. They’re common mistakes that everyday job seekers are making—and they have no idea they’re making them! How can you fix what’s wrong if you don’t even know what that is! Well, I’m here to open your eyes and (hopefully) start getting you some interviews. Font Selection You may not think the font you choose for your resume is very important, but it communicates more than you think. Overused Subtitles Using the terms “SUMMARY”, “PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE”, and “WORK HISTORY” are becoming sorely overused. Powerful Personal Branding If the world realized how powerful a personally branded resume was, everybody would use one. Generic Cover Letters What a waste of space and time! Failing to Say “Thank You”