How to Write a Great Objective Statement in your Resume

“Emphasize your strengths on your resume, in your cover letters and in your interviews. It may sound obvious, but you'd be surprised how many people simply list everything they've ever done. Convey your passion and link your strengths to measurable results. Employers and interviewers love concrete data.” - Marcus Buckingham If you’ve started working on part time or fulltime jobs, then most likely you may already have written a resume and cover letters. Cover letters are like movie passes while resumes are your ID and you need both to get into a theatre playing an R-18 movie, which in...
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Tips for the Long Term Unemployed

Not being employed in a company for a year or more can cause serious problems to your career, that’s because employers have a tendency to be cynical about job applicants that match certain profiles or stereotypes. But never fear because if you’re clever, you can actually get yourself back into employment. Here are a few tips: Upskill Obviously by now your skills are corroded and the right move is to gain new ones, but first you need to know the right kind of skills that the company you’re applying a job in requires. So, do a bit of research and enrol in at least 2 skills to upgrade yo...
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Important Skills that are Marketable in this Modern Age

Most applicants today follow a resume listing format from the outcome of the 2-year long research of the American Society for Research and Development back in 1988. Where it points out that learning skills, basic reading and writing abilities, listening and oral communication skills are what’s basically needed in a functioning office environment. The ability to work in a team, leadership, and personal management are also essential elements to be included as the applicant’s key strengths and competencies. Then the rest are technical skills like computer programming, software skills, customer s...
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How to Perfectly Time your Decision when Switching Careers

Your work is going to fill a large part of your life, and the only way to be truly satisfied is to do what you believe is great work. And the only way to do great work is to love what you do. If you haven’t found it yet, keep looking. Don’t settle. As with all matters of the heart, you’ll know when you find it.” - Steve Jobs The signs are obvious and you have all the right reasons to leave your job any time soon. But what do you need to look for in order to perfectly time your resignation? The “Must Have” List Well, there 6 things you’ll need before you jump overboard and embar...
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Important Skills Every I.T. Graduate Must Have In Today’s World

“Our intuition about the future is linear. But the reality of information technology is exponential, and that makes a profound difference. If I take 30 steps linearly, I get to 30. If I take 30 steps exponentially, I get to a billion.” - Ray Kurzweil The demand for people who are skilled in information technology doubles each year according to Forbes Magazine; however, aside from the usual soft skills (communication skills, customer service skills and professional behavior) that companies want from new graduates, they also require other things from them. Obviously, students can’t lea...
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How to Choose the Right Recruiter for your Job Search

“Recently, I was asked if I was going to fire an employee who made a mistake that cost the company $600,000. No, I replied, I just spent $600,000 training him. Why would I want somebody to hire his experience?” – Thomas John Watson Sr., IBM Starting out a career is not easy, in fact, you can talk to most newly grads today and they’ll tell just how stiff the competition can get when applying for a job. The sad thing is, is that some of the applicants have been on it for more than a year without ever landing a single job! When you have tried all options and nothing works, then it’s tim...
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How to Ace that Job Interview

“Emphasize your strengths on your resume, in your cover letters and in your interviews. It may sound obvious, but you'd be surprised how many people simply list everything they've ever done. Convey your passion and link your strengths to measurable results. Employers and interviewers love concrete data.” - Marcus Buckingham Perhaps the most difficult part of the job application process is the job interview itself. This is where the filtration system being used to screen applicants gets as tiny as a micro mesh; therefore you must anticipate the questions asked to you and answer them succi...
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How Career Certifications can Help you Move Up the Corporate Ladder

The odds of getting hired for a job position in a company these days are getting slim due to fierce competition among job applicants. They resort to many tactics to get ahead of the line, and one of these is career certifications. But are they really effective like most people think they are? Find out on my assessment blow! How does career certification help you? Career certifications help you prove that you have gained new skills and industry knowledge that are applicable to the job position and company that you’re applying in. Is the return-on-investment (ROI) justified? Getti...
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10 Career Advantages of Working With a Headhunter

While jobs can be applied to via internet, you get interviewed through a video calling app on your tablet or cellphone and job posting boards and dozens of networking sites have taken over recruiting firms that people think they don’t need headhunters to get a job anymore. Well, the truth is actually the opposite of this notion and here are 10 career advantages to prove that you’ll need a headhunter for your job search: 1.) Connections and Efficiency- according to a study by the International Association of Corporate and Professional Recruitment, headhunters work in tandem with most hiri...
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10 reasons why you do not want to change jobs

People change careers for a lot of reasons, but whether your reason is good or not, I would strongly advice against job hopping. Not being able to remain in 1 job for more than 8 months is an indication of the employee having problems with authority and Employers are very particular about that. You may have the talent and skills, A1 credentials and multiple and advance degrees in college and a charming personality; however, if you have a long list of past problems that clashes with the company’s interests, then HR will ultimately decide that you’re unfit to work for their company and reject yo...
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