How to Write a Résumé That Doesn't Annoy People - David Silverman by David Silverman | 11:34 AM June 5, 2009 A Google search for “résumé” results in over 178,000,000 hits, whereas “possum” nets only 5,340,000. Thus the documentation of work experience is 33 and 1/3 more popular than arboreal marsupials. But what does this really tell us? Not much, but neither does the average résumé that comes across my desk. “Administered resolution of issues and implementation of ideas surfaced by individuals.” Huh? We all know that there are more jobs being lost than created, and that an opening will get dozens, if not hundreds, of applicants. I’m not immune. Other people have their own peccadilloes. 1. 2. 4. 5. 6. 9. What do you think? This content was adapted for inclusion in the HBR Guide to Getting a Job.
What successful people do in the morning Yahoo! editors have selected this article as a favorite of 2012. It first appeared on Yahoo! Small Business in June and was one of the most popular stories of the month. Readers traded tips on what works for them in the morning, and why. Wrote user Zeplin522: "Growing up on a dairy farm I didn't have much choice to be a morning person, and still at 52 I am up everyday at 4 and out the door at 4:30 for my 5 mile walk. The day may have 24 hours of equivalent length but author Laura Vanderkam says not every hour is created equal. From former Pepsi CEO Steve Reinemund's 5 a.m. treadmill sessions, to author Gretchen Rubin's 6 a.m. writing hour, examples of highly accomplished folks who wring the most from their pre-breakfast hours abound in the book. "Seizing your mornings is the equivalent of that sound financial advice to pay yourself before you pay your bills. But what if you're a night owl by inclination and you go pale at the thought of setting the alarm for even five minutes earlier?
25 Websites To Have Fun With Your Photos Getting a little bored how your photos are presented online? How about injecting some fun and humor into it. You don’t really need to be Photoshop literate to edit and add effects into your photos. There’re some really great sites out there that allows you to add effects to your photo by using their existing effect-templates. The best part is – most of them are free and output is shown immediately on the fly. Here’s a collection of 25 Sites To Have Fun With Your Photoswe’ve come to know. We’ll start with 10 of our favorites, followed by the rest. Our Top 10 Picks PhotoFunia One of the hottest site with tons of creative backgrounds to play around with. Fun Photo Box If you don’t get what you want from PhotoFunia, you reallly need to check out this site. Picartia Create a photo mosaic of your choice for free online. Hairmixer Choose a photo for the left and right side and start mixing their hairs up. Photo505 We’d say, with Photo505, Photofunia and Fun Photo Box, you’ll be buzy for days. Loonapic
Nine Things Never to Say to Your Boss - Monster.com 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." 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9.
6 Resume Red Flags for the Modern Age As we all know times are changing and the recruitment and candidate market place is changing with it. Candidates no longer submit hand-written, hard copy resumes; they don’t always interview face-to-face. No-one expects a job for life these days; candidates have a wealth of job search information resources available to them on the Internet and they can apply for jobs at the click of a button. These changes to the recruiting and job seeking landscape are beginning to filter through to the resume short-listing process, which must adapt to suit the modern marketplace. For example, where once a candidate who changed jobs twice in a decade might have seemed unstable, in the modern age this might be the norm and could even constitute a long tenure. So, I thought it would be a good time to take stock five of the key resume red flags and update them to ensure they are in line with the modern age. 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6.
How to Write a Résumé: Advice for Older Job Seekers Top 10 Ways To Become An Evolved Man Do you want to start attracting amazing women – and ultimately find the perfect match for the long term? The key is rising above all the guys competing for her attention by coming across as far more “evolved” than they are. Here are ten fast, easy ways to do it. 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. Ready to learn dozens of simple, success-proven ways to become an irresistible “evolved” man?
Time Zone Map DST – Click red dot for more info Legend: How to use the interactive Time Zone Map Search for any city in the search field above and place a black "pin" by that city on the map. If you place more than one pin, an extra line of information is added underneath the map with links to those cities' pages. You may add as many pins as you like. To remove the pins permanently (undo not possible), simply click here or on the Time Zone Map link in the menu above.Hover your mouse over any of the red dots to see the name of the city and country and current local time. More about the Time Zone Map Deion Sanders is funding free charter schools in Dallas, Fort Worth | Prep Rally 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. Sanders is launching the schools in conjunction with his business partner, D.L. [ Related: Superstar prep pitcher Lucas Giolito hits 100 mph on radar gun ] Together, Sanders and Wallace have put together ambitious goals for the first-year school. For his part, Sanders sounded confident that his forthcoming schools would be at least as important a part of his legacy as his playing career. "It's been a three-year process and it has finally come to pass," Sanders told the Star-Telegram. Other popular content on the Yahoo! Deion SandersFort Worth
10 Words You Should Remove From Your Resume Right Now Are you a "creative" and "effective" job candidate? News flash: you're also "predictable," like a lot of other applicants using these same buzzwords. LinkedIn released their annual list of the most overused buzzwords on their 187 million profile pages this week, with "creative" taking the dubious honor for the second year in a row. Words commonly used on LinkedIn are also likely to appear on resumes, meaning the list outlines the buzzwords you should be avoiding when formatting and writing your own resume. 1. The lack of creativity in using the word "creative" to describe qualifications isn't confined to the U.S. -- it was also the most overused buzzword in Canada, Australia, New Zealand, Germany, Singapore, Sweden, and the Netherlands. Still, removing the unoriginal buzzword entirely can be difficult. Separate from pure semantics there's plenty of other ways to make your resume stand out. Loading Slideshow Ridiculous Resumes & Cover Letters 1 of 22 Hide Thumbnails 70 Points
12 Eye-Catching Resume Tips inShare761 Gone are the days of simply mailing your resume, receiving a call, shaking hands at the interview and agreeing on a start date for that new job. The Internet has taken over the recruiting landscape and everyone is required to submit a resume online. While that brings greater efficiency to the process for employers, it can be awfully maddening for job seekers. Consider these 12 tips before pressing “submit:” 1) Search job boards and the websites of employers that appeal to you. 2) Use a highlighter to mark the keywords and industry language used to describe the requirements and responsibilities of each position. 3) Compare those words and phrases to the language that appears in your current resume. 4) Figure out how and where to add the most relevant keywords to your resume, assuming you have the specific knowledge, skills and experience. 5) Once you’re confident that your resume reflects a strong match, go ahead and submit that targeted resume online. | 1 | 2 | Next Page
10 Ways to Appear More Authoritative at Work If you want to be taken more seriously at work, take a look at how authoritative you appear. Many people, especially newer managers, undermine their own authority without realizing it, and then wonder why they're not more respected. Here are 10 ways to exude confidence and appear more authoritative at work: 1. [Related: Why Intelligence Is Overrated] 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. [Related: The Best Big Cities for Jobs] 8. 9. 10. Alison Green writes the popular Ask a Manager blog, where she dispenses advice on career, job search, and management issues. More From US News & World Report