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Make a Good Impression: Avoid Résumé Blunders

Even though the employment market is currently good for job seekers, you can't afford to get complacent with your résumé. A significant number of managers initially spend less than one minute looking at a résumé, according to a recent survey from CareerBuilder. To distinguish yours from the rest of the pack, it's best to customize your résumé for the open... Read More >

 
 

What Motivates—and Frustrates—Developers?

The prime motivators for developers, according to a recent survey from CAST, are pride in their craft and the ability to build something innovative, as well as compensation and career opportunities. Yet, the study, "2017 State of the Modern Developer," also reports that a majority of developers are aggravated by the inclination of managers to make key decisions without understanding the IT... Read More >

 
 

Job Satisfaction Grows, but Work Issues Persist

A majority of workers are satisfied with their job, according to a recent survey from the Conference Board. The accompanying "Job Satisfaction: 2017 Edition" reports that even though the majority is just over the 50 percent mark, it's still significantly higher than it was at the start of this decade. And a number of influential workplace happiness factors—such as relationships with... Read More >

 
 

What to Do—and Not Do—During Phone Interviews

For both job candidates and employers, a phone interview is a great way to get acquainted. It gives both parties a timely, efficient way to sense whether the job seeker is a good match for the company ... and vice versa. However, before the conversation, many job applicants fall into the trap of thinking that the less-formal phone interview allows candidates to under-prepare, lapse into casual... Read More >

 
 

Self-Defeating Behaviors of Job Candidates

The majority of employees feel they have "just a job" instead of a career, according to a recent survey from CareerBuilder, and many actually hate what they do. So it's not surprising that many of these workers are looking for a new employer. And, perhaps in a fit of desperation, a few have used the following bizarre tactics in an effort to stand out from the crowd. Clearly, job seekers should... Read More >

 
 
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