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Resume Profile vs. Resume Objective

Should you use a resume profile or a resume objective on your resume? Some hiring managers recommend that job applicants begin their resume with a resume profile instead of an objective.
What's a resume profile? It's a brief summary of an applicant’s skills, experiences, and goals as they relate to a specific job opening. ...




Here's the Sound Career Advice Allison Williams Received from Tom Hanks

28-year-old Girls star Allison Williams has managed to land roles outside of the hit HBO show since its start. Who can forget her successful live performance of Peter Pan in 2014?
And while the star clearly has what it takes to make it in Hollywood all on her own, that's not to say she isn't open to career tips from seasoned A-listers. ...




This Productivity Hack Completely Changed My Life, and It Can Improve Yours

During your day, you have a lot going on. Email, phone calls, meetings, interviews, driving, answering questions, tech support, coding, hosting webinars and whatever else you have to accomplish during those hours that you've defined as "work. ...




Leaving a Long-Term Job Takes Courage, Especially If You're a Woman

A former Etsy employee recently got me thinking about something I hadn’t articulated, although I’d lived it: women are likelier than men to stick around in jobs they’ve outgrown.
 
Danielle Maveal worked for Etsy when it was a true startup. ...




Study Says Being Too Handsome Can Harm a Man's Career

It's hard out here for a hot guy.
 
The struggle is apparently quite real for men who suffer from a certain predestined affliction: being very handsome.
 
According to a new study carried out in the US and UK, handsome men are more likely to be seen as a threat by their bosses and are hence less likely to score equally powerful positions. ...




In Defense of Work-Life Balance

The term “work-life balance” has been so frequently tossed around in the past decade that it has almost become meaningless -- a vague, distant goal that most claim to strive for but no one seems to wholly attain. In Silicon Valley especially, where your lack of sleep is a bragging right and the 40-hour workweek feels like a thing of the past, it’s easy to lose sight of the value of a meaningful life outside work, and some even view it as an impediment to professional success. ...




Phone Interview Do's and Don'ts

In today’s competitive job market, interview processes are becoming longer and longer. More often than not, the preliminary stage is the phone interview. A phone interview might seem daunting at first, but by following these do’s and don’ts, you’ll be one step closer to the in-person interview stage. ...




How to Choose the Best Job for You

Choosing a career can be a difficult task. College students and seasoned professionals alike often seek out the advice of career counselors to get them on track for a fulfilling and enjoyable occupation. You might have an idea of what you're good at and what you're passionate about, but where do you begin the search for a job that lets you do both?
 
Whether you're an entry-level candidate who's unsure of where to apply or an older worker who wants a career change, follow these steps to help you decide your ideal path. ...




The 4 Habits of Highly Effective Networkers

Some people think networking is only useful for finding clients or landing a new job.
 
In fact, an often overlooked benefit of networking is the opportunity to learn from others and connect with people you can bounce new ideas off of. If you are trying to solve a business or career problem, chances are that others have already dealt with it and can offer you good advice. ...




How to Get a Glowing Reference Every Time

References can be the most important thing you take away from a job. A great reference will win you the job over other finalists. It can help you bargain for an increased salary. The best reference comes from someone who has managed you directly and worked with you closely on extended and sophisticated work. ...