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(MoneyWatch) Have you ever been in a job interview and said something that made the conversation grind to an awkward halt? There are few worse feelings than knowing your interview is not going well . And while it's possible to turn around a bad meeting before you shake your interviewer's hand goodbye, it's best to avoid certain actions or phrases that are serious ship-sinkers.
According to the U.S Department of Labor , the level of employment for computer scientists is expected to increase 19 percent from now until 2020 and this increase correlates directly with the demand for college graduates with a degree in this field. According to Indeed.com , the average salary for the most in demand job titles for computer science majors is approximately $88,909.
Takeaway: Smartphones are as common in modern workplaces as coffee.
When you're unemployed, unhappily employed or eager to change careers, jumping at the first offer you get -- even if it isn't quite what you want -- can be tempting. So should you?
(Free: 49 Benefits In Hiring An Older Worker ) One man told him he had not written a résumé for 25 years. In that time, résumés have indeed undergone a transformation. Paper documents, once read and filed by people, have turned electronic.
Forget good to great.
Image by World Economic Forum via Flickr The only three true job interview questions are: 1.
The word “branding” began simply as a way to tell one rancher’s cattle from another by means of hot iron stamp. The meaning has actually not changed too much at all – while not typically a physical marking, your “brand” identifies you and defines who you are as unique from anyone else… By taking the time to develop a good brand, you will:
Somewhere along the line you started treating it more like a resume. It's time to fix that.
Sean Weinberg is the COO and co-founder of RezScore , a free web application that reads, analyzes and grades resumes instantly.
by Richard McDermott | 2:31 PM April 2, 2012 If you're an experienced professional, it can be tough to find a job in today's market.
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?