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How to Write a Great Resume in Seven Steps

I am a facilitator at Bracknell Careers Springboard which is a jobs club for people seeking employment. One of the most important key topics we focus on is the candidate’s resume. If you are looking for a job then your resume (or CV) is the key document which will either get you an interview or put Business2Community


Business News

Whiting to top Bakken oil firms in $6B Kodiak buy
The Associated Press
DENVER (AP) — Whiting Petroleum Corp. said Sunday it is buying Kodiak Oil & Gas Corp. for $6 billion in stock, worth $13.90 per share, in a deal that will make it the largest producer in the booming Bakken region of North Dakota and Montana. The combined company had (more »)

Career Development

Why Employee Development is Important
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Think of the last time you really felt personally aligned with your job or the mission of your organization. Or maybe try picturing the last time you felt both fulfilled and challenged by the projects and tasks you were charged with completing. When was the last time, if ever, you had a clear direction (more »)

Business News

Chinese firm buys UK's Pizza Express chain
The Associated Press
LONDON (AP) — Pizza Express, one of Britain's best-known chain restaurants, has been sold to a Chinese private equity firm for about 900 million pounds ($1.5 billion.) Gondola Group, which also owns other British restaurant chains, said it agreed to the sale with Hony Capital (more »)

Career Development

Want To Fix Social Security? Start With Giving Women Equal Pay
Huffington Post
Closing the gender pay gap would do more than just help working women: It could also help shore up the nation’s finances, a new study suggests. Making sure women earn equal pay for equal work could trim Social Security’s long-term shortfall by up to a third, according to a study released Thursday by (more »)

Business News

US stocks down as investors digest earnings
The Associated Press
Stocks declined in morning trading Tuesday as investors parsed through Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen's semi-annual economic report to Congress, a number of corporate earnings and government economic data. Yellen raised the possibility that the Fed could lift its key short-term interest (more »)

Career Development

How to Become a Thought Leader Using PR & Inbound
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Develop your brand’s reputation through thought leadership by adopting a PR-driven inbound marketing strategy. Everyone wants to be a thought leader these days. What was once an off the cuff phrase – coined twenty years ago – has evolved into a strategic ambition. Thought leaders are those deemed (more »)

Interviewing

Survey Shows Direction Of HR: Technology, Hiring, Strategy
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A look into the future. Credit: Matt Ragan A recent survey by the country’s largest HR association revealed several clear trends emerging in human resources: an increased focus on hiring, an infusion of technology and a metamorphosis into a strategic department. The Society of Human Resources Management (more »)

Job Search Advice

Questions to Ask to get the Most out of Your Summer Job or Internship for a Resume
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Summer is a time when school employees, students, new graduates, and others find summer jobs and also when college students build their experience through internships. While it may seem that these short-term positions have no real impact on a resume, when presented correctly, they can add value and (more »)

Interviewing

How to Interview a Sales Professional – Tips for Recruiters
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Selecting the right sales person is one of the most important tasks for someone in a leadership position. Too often it is approached in a casual and unprofessional manner. The consequences of recruiting the wrong candidate are costly, damaging and time consuming. What are the two most important abilities (more »)

Job Search Advice

Landing Your Professional Messaging
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We talk with emerging and experienced professionals every day about how they should best represent themselves on LinkedIn and other online platforms. Often we see people put nothing or the bare minimum on LinkedIn because they don’t know what to add or how to best showcase it. Maybe they are in career (more »)

Interviewing

How To Prepare For An Informal Interview
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It’s becoming more and more common for interviewers to try and calm your pre interview nerves by calling it an ‘informal interview’ – but what these lovely employers don’t understand is that it causes even more stress for terrified graduates entering the working world with little professional interview (more »)

Job Search Advice

How To Work With The Personal Challenges Of Leadership
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In dynamic-turbulent times positions of authority require those who fill these positions to exercise leadership: to stand for a sense of purpose, to articulate a mission, to lead people, to effect change in attitudes, beliefs, behaviours, practices, relationships. This is challenging work; we (you/i) (more »)

Personal Finance

House passes $20B bill cutting IRS tax enforcement
The Associated Press
WASHINGTON (AP) — The GOP-controlled House passed a $20 billion measure Wednesday that would slash budgets for enforcing tax laws and new financial regulations, and a healthy food initiative that's a pet cause of first lady Michelle Obama. The House passed the bill on a (more »)

Tech News

Apple, IBM team up in mobile devices, applications
The Associated Press
CUPERTINO, Calif. (AP) — Apple is teaming up with former nemesis IBM in an attempt to sell more iPhones and iPads to corporate customers and government agencies. The partnership announced Tuesday calls for the two technology companies to work together on about 100 different (more »)

Personal Finance

House passes tax breaks to boost charitable giving
The Associated Press
WASHINGTON (AP) — The House passed a package of tax breaks Thursday designed to boost charitable donations by seniors, private foundations and procrastinators. One provision provides tax breaks to people over 70 who make donations from their individual retirement accounts. (more »)

Tech News

So, What’s Really Going On With Wearable Tech?
Business2Community
If I said ‘wearable tech‘ to you, what would you think of? With big names like Google Glass and the imminent release of the iWatch hitting the headlines almost daily and wrists everywhere modelling fitness trackers like the Fitbit and the FuelBand, it wouldn’t take you long to conjure up an example. A (more »)

Personal Finance

US unemployment aid applications drop to 302,000
The Associated Press
WASHINGTON (AP) — The number of people seeking U.S. unemployment benefits fell last week, a steady decline that suggests a strengthening job market. Weekly applications for unemployment aid dipped 3,000 to a seasonally adjusted 302,000, the Labor Department said Thursday. (more »)

Tech News

A Beacon for Mobile App Users – Yes? No? Maybe
Business2Community
iBeacon, an extension of the iOS Location Based Services, is an Apple technology standard that allows mobile apps to “listen” to communication from beacons and respond accordingly. Beacons are small pieces of hardware that can be fixed anywhere and the communication between the beacon and the smartphone (more »)


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