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4 tips to get around resume filtering

Are applicant tracking systems and resume-filtering technologies hindering your job search? Here's how to beat them.
You've got all the right skills. Your resume shows a clear progression of advancement through your career, with a long list of accolades and accomplishments. ...




Ten simple rules in considering a career in academia versus government

The author is the co-founder and founding Editor in Chief of PLOS Computational Biology. He spent 20 years at the University of California San Diego as a professor of pharmacology and for the last two years there as Associate Vice Chancellor for Innovation and Industrial Alliances. ...




To Stay or Leave Your Job? Four Secrets to Help You Decide

If you’ve followed this blog for a while, you’ll notice I’ve written about why you should stay in your job as well as why you should leave your job. Yes, I have a perspective on both sides of the issue. And it’s ticked some of you off. ...




Why We Need To Stop Thinking Of Getting Fired As A Bad Thing

If we want to change the way we think about someone leaving a company, we need to change the way we think about work.
 






The word “fired,” meant as a colloquial term for dismissing someone from employment, comes with such emotional implications that it can often leave people who have separated from their jobs feeling ashamed and unwanted. ...




8 Networking Tips for Introverts

Ask most people what an introvert is, and they'll describe someone who's shy, doesn't like being around people, and is very quiet and aloof. Well, that's not always accurate. Some introverts love social gatherings and can be very talkative. However, they tend to find the experience draining and need alone time to get their energy back. ...




How to Make Money as a Superfan

Being a devoted fan of something usually takes up a lot of time and money. But what if you could actually make money from being a superfan? Here are some ways you can turn your obsession with your favorite sports team, musician, celebrity, book, movie, TV show, or even video game into cold, hard cash. ...




How to Write a Resume Summary Statement With Examples

What's a summary statement and when should you include one on your resume? A resume summary statement is a brief list or few sentences at the top of your resume (after your contact information) that highlights your qualifications for a job. ...




If you’re serious about hiring a diverse staff, try actually posting your job

Last week, Emily Bell wrote a column in The Guardian examining the diversity (or lack thereof) in the hiring at high-profile digital startups like Vox, FiveThirtyEight and the First Look verticals. She noted that in setting off on their own to build new visions of what the industry could be, the likes of Ezra Klein and Nate Silver were just repackaging a lot of the same problems that have plagued our industry for years in terms of adequate newsroom representation of women and journalists of color. ...




How to Match Your Qualifications to a Job

Employers will usually only spend a few seconds deciding if you are a good enough fit for a job to warrant a more thorough review of your resume and cover letter, so you need to make sure that it is immediately obvious that you have many of the skills, experiences, and qualities that they value most highly. ...




Puppy Perks in the Workplace

A few days ago, many companies celebrated ‘Take Your Dog To Work Day’.  At an increasing number of companies, employees take their pets to work every day.  At other companies, in the ever-changing quest to be the cool kid on the block offering the latest and greatest benefits, the newest perk appears to be puppy playtime. ...