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10 Dumb Reasons Employers Fire Workers

10 Dumb Reasons Employers Fire Workers

When it comes to dumb reasons for getting fired, there appears to be no end to the idiocy displayed by many workers that ultimately leads to their dismissal. There is perhaps no better example of this numbskullery than Steven Slater, the former JetBlue flight attendant who, in a fit aboard a parked aircraft... Read More »

My Unemployed Life: Could This Phone Interview Be 'The One'?

My Unemployed Life: Could This Phone Interview Be 'The One'?

Are things looking up for our long-term-unemployed blogger? Read More »

No. 1 Way To Make Your Resume Irresistible To Employers

No. 1 Way To Make Your Resume Irresistible To Employers

By Donna Fuscaldo Resumes are a dime a dozen, so making yours stand out is critical. But the way to capture the attention of hiring managers isn't through graphics, colorful language or a headshot. Employers care about what's in your resume, not how it looks. "It's really all about content as opposed to... Read More »

7 Things Every Resume Needs In 2012

7 Things Every Resume Needs In 2012

Age discrimination, unfortunately, is a fact of life for experienced job seekers. However, there is more you can do to make yourself seem modern, relevant, and qualified for the jobs you want than simply dying your hair or updating your wardrobe. One key to job search success: an up-to-date, contemporary... Read More »

5 Ways You Can Use Facts In Your Job Hunt

5 Ways You Can Use Facts In Your Job Hunt

Recruiters, human resources staffing personnel, and hiring managers just want the facts when reviewing resumes and conducting interviews. Read More »

How I Found A New Career I Love

How I Found A New Career I Love

By Melissa Woodson If you're less than thrilled with your job, you're probably looking for a way out. But with today's job market, it may seem impossible to make a career change. I know I thought it was nearly a year ago when I was stuck in a teaching career I just didn't find rewarding. I wanted out, but... Read More »

10 Things To Leave Off Your Resume

10 Things To Leave Off Your Resume

By Alison Green What you don't include on your resume can be as important as what you do include. Here are 10 things you should leave off: Read More »

8 Words To Never Use On A Resume

8 Words To Never Use On A Resume

My friend, Don Goodman, from Resume Wizards recently gave me his personal 18-point checklist for creating a good resume. As I read through it, all the bad resumes I've ever read came flashing back to me. Read More »

Over 50? 3 Tips For Writing An Ageless Resume

Age discrimination is real. So, what can you do if you are over 50 and know hiring managers are screening you out? Some suggest leaving dates of graduation off your resume. Others suggest only listing your last 15 years of experience. The problem with these suggestions is recruiters are keen to them. Thus, if... Read More »

Layoff Advice: 4 Steps To Take Right After The Axe Falls

Layoff Advice: 4 Steps To Take Right After The Axe Falls

The recent announcement of 27,000 layoffs at HP can send a chill through any corporate employee. The reality is that anyone can end up out of work from an unexpected corporate restructuring. It pays to know what immediate steps to take if and when you are faced with being laid off. Read More »

LinkedIn Mistakes: 4 Small Things That Will Kill Your Chances

LinkedIn Mistakes: 4 Small Things That Will Kill Your Chances

LinkedIn is fast replacing the traditional resume as the main tool used to impress hiring managers. In fact, recruiters are skipping the job boards and proactively searching on LinkedIn for passive candidates (aka, people who they think would fit the job they need to fill). Which means your LinkedIn profile... Read More »

Ousted Yahoo CEO Thompson Has Cancer, Report Says

Ousted Yahoo CEO Thompson Has Cancer, Report Says

NEW YORK -- Yahoo's Scott Thompson, who was pressured to give up his CEO post because his official biography included a college degree he never received, reportedly has thyroid cancer. The Wall Street Journal, citing people it did not identify, says that Thompson told Yahoo's board and several colleagues of his... Read More »

Yahoo CEO Says He Didn't Provide Fudged Resume

Yahoo CEO Says He Didn't Provide Fudged Resume

By Michael Liedtke SAN FRANCISCO -- Yahoo CEO Scott Thompson is assuring his colleagues that he didn't supply the incorrect information that led the troubled Internet company to list a bogus college degree in his official biography, according to a person familiar with the matter. Thompson told other top Yahoo... Read More »

Should Yahoo's CEO Be Fired For Lying?

Should Yahoo's CEO Be Fired For Lying?

By Julianne Pepitone NEW YORK -- Shock over the news that Yahoo CEO Scott Thompson padded his resume with an embellished college degree quickly gave way to two questions: How the hell did this happen? And what should Yahoo, which went through three CEOs in three years, do about it? "Thompson has quickly lost... Read More »

Yahoo CEO Apologizes Over Resume 'Error,' Shareholders Livid

Yahoo CEO Apologizes Over Resume 'Error,' Shareholders Livid

By Michael Liedtke SAN FRANCISCO -- Yahoo CEO Scott Thompson is sorry for allowing an inaccuracy about his education to appear in his official bio, but not remorseful enough to heed calls for him to resign. Thompson apologized for the uproar caused by the misinformation in a memo sent Monday to the troubled... Read More »

Yahoo CEO Gets Away With Fudging On Resume -- Again?

Yahoo CEO Gets Away With Fudging On Resume -- Again?

By Nicholas Carlson, BusinessInsider Yahoo's new CEO, Scott Thompson, is under fire for telling the SEC (and Yahoo's board) that he had a computer science degree from Stonehill College when he does not have one. Yahoo shareholder Dan Loeb, the hedge fund manager of Third Point who is also in the middle of a... Read More »

Is A Fancy Resume A Waste Of Time?

Is A Fancy Resume A Waste Of Time?

By Marian Schembari It's not even big news anymore when someone does something "crazy" to get a job. Whether it's a Google or Facebook advertisement, a shoe in a box, or a resume in Trafalgar Square, job seekers are getting more and more aggressive about standing out. Personally -- and as someone who has... Read More »

Real Resume Help: What Every Resume Needs -- But Usually Lacks

Real Resume Help: What Every Resume Needs -- But Usually Lacks

Some job seekers have problems selling their skills. They list their basic duties, which most job seekers have in common. You can stand out in a job search by positioning those skills so they set you apart. Think of how a salesperson sells a car. He doesn't tout the fact that the car has four wheels, windows... Read More »

Does Your Resume Show You At Your Best?

Does Your Resume Show You At Your Best?

A publisher sent me a book on resume writing the other day. As I was paging through it, I realized something: it's been years since I've sent anyone a resume. During that time, a dozen clients have come and gone, but no one asks for a chronological list of my work history. Which is good, because I don't really... Read More »

1 White Lie Allowed On Resumes

1 White Lie Allowed On Resumes

Q: I was just fired from my job. I am at a bit of a loss on how to move on from here. I had been out of work for five months prior to this position and worked there for 2.5 months before being terminated. In those weeks, I did not rack up any accomplishments I would typically list in a resume. Should I... Read More »

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