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Why One Executive Says Your Cover Letter Is More Important Than Your Résumé

Today, a résumé scan or quick Google search can seemingly tell you everything you need to know about a job candidate: where they went to school, their work history, any major awards or achievements — the list goes on.
 
But no matter how in-depth your résumé — or its online equivalent — is, it's not enough to tell your whole story to potential employers, writes Lauren Nelson, a communications specialist and VP at Aesthetic Cogency, in a LinkedIn post. ...




Hispanic Heritage, Culture and History

As America’s largest growing ethnic group, about 60 percent of people of Hispanic descent have type O blood compared to 45 percent of Caucasians and 50 percent of African Americans. Type O is the blood hospitals need most.

 

With 329 million native speakers, Spanish ranks as the world's No. ...




How to Actually Dress for the Job You Want

We use the phrase all the time—but what does it actually mean for you and your real, actual job?
 
"Dress not for the job you have, but the one you want" practically sounds like a bible verse at this point. Dreams of sharp three-piece suits and pristine shoes to go with your corner office are great, but what if your boss shows up to work in nothing but a bomber jacket and jeans every day? Here's how to dress your best at work without making your colleagues—or the person in charge whose job you're gunning for—uncomfortable. ...




Timing Your Job Search- When Should You Begin

Timing your job search properly:
 
In short, I’d recommend starting 3-4 months before you plan on needing a job. This can depend a lot on the economy in the city you’re moving to, and how in-demand your skillset is. For the reader above, I actually recommended 2-3 months maximum because Nurses usually have no trouble finding interested employers. ...




Top 20 Tips for Starting a New Job

Just as you are breathing a sigh of relief after landing that prized new job, it's time to turn your attention to formulating a plan to guarantee success in your new position.
 
First impressions are critical as you begin your stint with a new employer so you need to be deliberate and savvy about creating the optimal image right from the beginning of your tenure. ...




12 Surprising Job Interview Tips

 1.    Research Earnings Calls, Quarterly Reports & Blog Posts
In today’s world, content is king. Goldman Sachs publishes quarterly reports, Microsoft records its earning calls, and every startup has a blog.
With so much out there, I’m baffled that few of us look past the company’s homepage. ...




How I found a job in a new city before moving there

Last summer, I did something that seemed highly unlikely: I got a job in a city I wanted to live in before I moved there – from 3,000 miles away.
 
When I made the decision to move from New York City to Portland, OR early on in 2013, I wondered if it was possible to secure a job from afar. ...




The 9 Best Tips for Submitting an Online Job Application

Most mid-sized and large companies use an automated system to screen job applicants.
Statistics show that approximately 50 percent of mid-sized companies and almost all large corporations use an applicant tracking system (ATS) to screen candidates for job opportunities. ...




Career Perks of Bilinguality

There are many perks of being bilingual, here are a few to remember.

Pay Boost: Salary.com asserts that jobs that have pay differentials based on bilingualism pay bilingual employees 5-20% more per hour, on average. Bilingual college graduates typically make 2% more than those who only speak one language, according to MIT economist Albert Saiz. ...




8 Do's And Don'ts When You Apply For A Job Online

That’s why I’m offering eight Do’s and Don’ts to effectively guide you through the process of applying for jobs online:
 
5 Things to Do When You Apply for a Job Online
 
Here’s what you do want to do when you apply for a job online:
 
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