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12 horrible resume mistakes spell check won’t catch

monster.com — Ah, the all-mighty resume. It's the key to landing an interview-yet tragically, many job seekers fall short. "Your resume is the primary gate opener-or gate closer-for your job search," says David Lewis, president and founder at OperationsInc, an HR consulting firm in Norwalk, Connecticut. Even the most meticulous job seekers make mistakes.
Sep 26, 2015

RT @Monster: Steer clear of these 12 resume mistakes that spell check won't catch. mnstr.me/1VcoLCR vine.co/v/Mg2AYd11g1B

Coworkers Can Help You Succeed on the Job

time.com — To nail that big promotion, you might want to get to know your colleagues better. Studies show that workplace friendships not only can increase job satisfaction and decrease stress, but can also boost productivity and job commitment. "Top employees don't produce results in a vacuum," says Marie McIntyre, author of Secrets to Winning at Office Politics.
May 18, 2015

Having good friends at work can help you get ahead. Here's how to foster those office relationships money.us/1IGatHu @danielbortz

Free Mobile Apps for Cheap Summer Travel

money.usnews.com — Next " 1 of 15 Özgür Donmaz/iStockphoto If you're sweating just planning your summer vacation, chill out: Your smartphone can make traveling a breeze with mobile apps designed to save you money. Robert Firpo-Cappiello, executive editor of Budget Travel, says there's an app for every stage of a vacation.

What Home Sellers Should Start Doing Now

time.com — In part one of our Spring Real Estate Guide, we told you what to do if you want to buy a home this year. In today's part two we've got tips for sellers. Stay tuned for part three, with advice for those who want to say put and add value with home improvements.
Apr 27, 2015

If you want to sell your house this year, start doing these 8 things now money.us/1buxGzB 1. sell first, then buy

Apr 28, 2015

The 8 things you need to do now if you plan on selling your home in 2015: ow.ly/Me3ae via @MONEY

Why It Pays to Be Friends With Your Boss

time.com — Buddying up with the boss can pay off, literally. In a study of executives done at Georgetown University, nine in 10 acknowledged that favoritism occurs in larger organizations, and 23% of them said they had personally practiced favoritism in making promotion decisions.
Apr 27, 2015

Why it pays to make your boss your BFF money.us/1JcDkVf @danielbortz Favoritism works

What Home Buyers Should Start Doing Now

time.com — Home equity is up and interest rates are still low. Foreclosures are down-and so are bidding wars. For the first time in years, the boom-and-bust housing market may be finding its sweet spot, with good deals for buyers and sellers. Is it time to jump in?
Apr 20, 2015

If you want to buy a home this spring, here's what to do now money.us/1b5jBIB this may be a sweet spot

10 Life Hacks That Will Make You Richer

time.com — Picking up new skills as an adult can be tricky, especially when your energy and free time is precious. But prowess in different areas is not all created equal. Investing in certain abilities can get you big rewards for relatively little effort.

The 5 Best Jobs You've Never Heard Of

time.com — Good news, job seekers: employment opportunities look bright in 2015. Staffing levels are expected to rise 19%, according to ManpowerGroup's annual Employment Outlook Survey. Robust hiring gains are forecast for the "usual suspects," says Payscale.com's vice president Tim Low-namely retail, healthcare, and technology.
Jan 13, 2015

The 5 best new jobs you haven't heard of money.us/1A0keZq @danielbortz Career changers: These jobs are in demand

Jan 14, 2015

The 5 best jobs you've never heard of @DanielBortz money.us/1A0keZq under the radar, growing fast

Aug 24, 2015

RT @TIME: These are the 5 best jobs you’ve never heard of ti.me/1TM6KQu

How to Compete for an Out-of-Town Job

time.com — Three out of four hiring managers recently surveyed by Challenger Gray & Christmas reported a shortage of local talent. So theo­ret­ically you could have better luck finding the job of your dreams if you're willing and able to move. Problem is, many companies are hesitant to hire out-of-towners because of concerns over relocation, money, and local knowledge.

How to Ace Any Type of Meeting and Win the Job

time.com — Planning your next big career move? Get ­going. Job openings climbed to 4.7 million in June, the highest level since 2001, reports the Bureau of Labor Statistics. And in a recent survey by Challenger Gray ­& Christmas, 77% of hiring managers re­ported trouble filling slots because of a talent shortage.
Oct 06, 2014

How to ace any interview and land the job of your dreams @Daniel Bortz money.us/1vxP9vg prep for new hiring methods

Oct 06, 2014

RT @PennyWriter: How to ace any interview and land the job of your dreams @Daniel Bortz money.us/1vxP9vg prep for new hiring methods

Oct 06, 2014

Faced with a group job interview or interview by video chat? Here's how to ace non-traditional interviews money.us/1vxP9vg

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