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How to Add Personality to your Resume without Sacrificing Professionalism

One of the risks of using a resume template and not personalizing it is that your resume can come across as very stiff and robotic. It can look as though you simply filled in the blanks without much thought. On the other hand, some people go to extremes trying to personalize their resume and instead Business2Community


Business News

Gauge of US economy edges up 0.2 percent in August
The Associated Press
WASHINGTON (AP) — A gauge designed to predict the economy's future health rose in August but at a much slower pace than in July. The Conference Board said Friday that its index of leading indicators rose 0.2 percent in August, the seventh straight increase. But that was (more »)

Career Development

The C-Level’s Recipe For Work-Life Balance
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Add a dash of relaxation, and a pinch of hard work, and that should be the perfect recipe for balancing work and home, right? Wrong! With a growing family, a social life, and a full-time job, it can be hard for anyone to find the perfect balance between work and home. But when you’re running the business, (more »)

Business News

The Digital Skills Gap – How It Can Harm Business and How to Make Sure It Doesn’t Harm Yours
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Finding the right digital skills to deliver business results is becoming more difficult – Fact.  Training establishments are finding it harder and harder to keep up to date with client needs. The discussion around who should lead the digital agenda within the business is fuelling huge debate and there (more »)

Career Development

How To Create Your Next Great Career Opportunity
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Earlier this year, I was approached by a successful thirty-something director level who was nearing his fourth year of employment in a multi-billion dollar Atlanta company. As is true of many high achievers who don’t want to settle for less than they deserve, he wanted to find a better, more challenging (more »)

Business News

Walmart Workers Complain They Can't Afford New Dress Code
Huffington Post
Walmart workers are apparently not too happy about having Walmart tell them how to dress, and now labor activists are getting involved. Richard Reynoso, a Walmart employee working in a southern California store, sent a letter to Walmart’s corporate headquarters on Monday, claiming that he couldn’t afford (more »)

Career Development

Are You Defined by Your Job?
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Defined by Your Job? For many of us, our own self image is defined by our jobs. When someone loses their job, they may feel they no longer have value or purpose.This topic was brought about by Dustin McKissen, who wrote a post called If You Lose Your Job, Remember This. Dustin wrote about his father (more »)

Interviewing

Employers: 5 Things To Consider When Reviewing A Portfolio
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Portfolios are common parts of job applications, especially in the digital industry. Whether they’re copywriting portfolios, examples of graphic design work or summaries of the candidate’s best web development projects, it’s fair to say that during the hiring process, you’ll more than likely stumble (more »)

Job Search Advice

Unemployment rates rise in 24 US states in August
The Associated Press
WASHINGTON (AP) — Unemployment rates rose in nearly half of U.S. states in August, even as employers in two-thirds of the states added jobs. The Labor Department says unemployment increased in 24 states, fell in 15 and was unchanged in 11. Hiring picked up in 35 states, (more »)

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Selling Yourself Requires Plot and Narrative
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Selling yourself requires both: Strong Plot, and Interesting Narrative . Tom Durkin at his final ceremony after calling his last horse race. Living in Saratoga Springs, NY and going to the oldest racecourse in the United States, I became a fan of announcer Tom Durkin who communicates (more »)

Job Search Advice

Selling Yourself Requires Plot and Narrative
Business2Community
Selling yourself requires both: Strong Plot, and Interesting Narrative . Tom Durkin at his final ceremony after calling his last horse race. Living in Saratoga Springs, NY and going to the oldest racecourse in the United States, I became a fan of announcer Tom Durkin who communicates (more »)

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HR Reps Most Wanted Applicant Tracking System Features
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Applicant tracking systems (ATS) allow HR representatives and managers to tackle many of their biggest hiring and recruiting challenges. As a result, more professionals are ditching their manual methods, such as email and spreadsheets, and exploring their ATS purchase options. According to a recent (more »)

Job Search Advice

US job openings stay near 13-year high; hiring up
The Associated Press
WASHINGTON (AP) — The number of U.S. job openings remained near the highest level in 13 years in July, and companies also stepped up hiring that month to the fastest pace in nearly seven years, two signs the job market is slowly healing. The tally of available jobs ticked (more »)

Personal Finance

Security Alert: Why Losing Your Phone Is Worse Than Losing Your Wallet
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There has been a recurring thought concerning mobile phone security that has been on my mind lately, and as I have been discussing it with clients, it is beginning to make me nervous to know that others out there may not be as aware. It started with this article I read that discusses the lack of support (more »)

Tech News

AT&T Martian Notifier Smartwatch Unboxing Review
Business2Community
In today’s world, people still buy watches first and foremost for fashion. The Martian Notifier smartwatch brings the convenience of notifications to a fashion-forward timepiece at a down-to-earth price. The Martian Notifier is an attractive, colorful analog wristwatch with an integrated OLED readout (more »)

Personal Finance

Once-troubled reverse mortgages poised for rebound
The Associated Press
WASHINGTON (AP) — Advertised as a path to an affordable retirement, federally insured reverse mortgages are showing signs of a rebound, drawing the scrutiny of regulators seeking to reduce historically high default rates that have cost the government billions. Industry analysts (more »)

Tech News

Stocks break two-day losing streak as Apple gains
The Associated Press
NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks are closing slightly higher as the market breaks a two-day slump. Apple was in focus again. The company gained 3 percent a day after announcing a mobile payment system, new iPhones and a smartwatch. Krispy Kreme Doughnuts sank 3 percent (more »)

Personal Finance

Poverty rate drops for the first time since 2006
The Associated Press
WASHINGTON (AP) — The poverty rate in the United States has dropped for the first time since 2006, bringing a bit of encouraging news about the nation's economy as President Barack Obama and Congress gear up for midterm elections. The Census Bureau, in its annual look at (more »)

Tech News

Why People Don’t Get Google+
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Google+ is a great social network. I can’t count the number of people I’ve said that to and they didn’t really believe me. People are constantly dissing this particular network even though it really has more intelligent conversation going on than many other networks. Why? Maybe it’s because you just (more »)


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