5 tips to create an effective resume

Posted by Guest Contributor

12:00 PM

Your resume structure matters, so follow these tips -- don't burden your potential employer with a jumbled list of your work history! 

By Cari Bennette

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Writing a resume involves more than simply listing job experiences and education. It must be a clear representation of you as a professional: including your skillset, qualifications and career goals.

Topics: Resume

Three ways you’re sabotaging yourself

Posted by Marc Cenedella

08:00 AM

While you're reviewing the thousands of job openings and employers on TheLadders this week, here are three ways you just might be sabotaging your own job search (without realizing it)! 

Topics: Marc's Newsletter

Does your cluttered desk influence your productivity?

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12:00 PM

Don't let a disorganized workspace lower your productivity levels. [TWEET]

By Monique Craig

DeskIt has been scientifically proven that clutter has a negative impact on our ability to concentrate and stay on top of our tasks. Why is that? The answer is pretty simple: All things around us have some sort of sentimental or personal history. They remind us of past situations and can often carry emotional baggage. An innocent holiday picture can take us down memory lane and, instead of working on current sales figures, we drift away to holiday paradise. It’s true that some objects have the power to steal our focus more than the others. Sometimes even empty coffee mugs may turn into serious productivity blockers.

But does clutter influence your productivity? Let's examine how clutter affects us, and how to keep it from being a distraction.

Topics: Workplace

3 unexpected ways to get ahead at work

Posted by Amanda Augustine

08:05 AM

Want to impress your boss and advance your career? Try these unusual tactics. [TWEET]

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Topics: Ask Amanda, New to the Workforce, Professional Development

6 lessons to learn from negative feedback on your blog

Posted by Hope Restle

12:00 PM

Don't let a couple of negative comments bring you down. Use these tips to deal with the internet trolls. [TWEET]

A little blood, sweat, and tears go into each article you write - whether it's for your job, as a guest contributor, or for a personal blog. So it's easy to take it personally when these pieces you worked so hard on get overrun with comments by people critiquing your two cents, the way you delivered it, and even who you are as a person. 

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At first, the influx of criticism may make you feel helpless, but don’t be discouraged — any feedback, even hateful comments, is a sign that your article intrigued readers and perhaps even ruffled a few feathers, which is every writer’s goal. So the next time this happens to you, take a deep breath, and remember these six tips to help you cope with criticism on your beloved blog.

Topics: Personal Branding, New to the Workforce

Leonardo da Vinci's Resume

Posted by Marc Cenedella

08:00 AM

Before he was famous, before he painted the Mona Lisa and the Last Supper, before he invented the helicopter, before he drew the most famous image of man, before he was all of these things, Leonardo da Vinci was an armorer, a weapons guy, a maker of things that go "boom."

And, like you, he had to put together a resume to get his next gig. So in 1482, at the age of 30, he wrote out a letter and a list of his capabilities and sent it off to Ludovico il Moro, Duke of Milan.

So to celebrate Leonardo's birthday this Wednesday, April 15th, I'd like to share his wonderful resume with you. You can click on the link below to see the full-size version.

Topics: Marc's Newsletter

Simple Microsoft Word tricks to improve your resume

Posted by Guest Contributor

09:00 AM

Start your job search on the right foot with a clean, easy-to-read resume. Here’s how to make it. [TWEET]

By Asante Jarvis

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Everyone knows that a strong resume can propel you ahead of the competition. However, even if you have the proper qualifications, arranging your information in a neat, organized format is still important. The clearer and more concise your resume, the better. Optimizing your resume to ensure cohesiveness is a necessary step if you want employers to actually read it and consider you for the position.

Topics: Resume

How to write the perfect resume to make a career change

Posted by Amanda Augustine

08:32 AM

Considering a career change? Here's how to rewrite your resume to make the switch. [TWEET]

Writing a resume can be an intimidating undertaking, and this is especially true if you’re planning to change careers or industries. If you’re interested in making a career transition, a resume revamp is imperative. 

I shared with Business Insider’s Jacquelyn V. Smith a sample resume and my top tips for someone making a career change. Here are the main takeaways:

Topics: Ask Amanda, Resume, Changing Careers

How networking groups can help you in your job search

Posted by Guest Contributor

04:20 PM

If a few new friends could help you land a job, what's stopping you from joining a networking group? Utilize these simple tips for efficient, effective networking at events. [TWEET]

By Steven Zarch

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When it comes to securing your next job title, you cannot rely completely on your education, experience and skill set to win over the hiring manager and land you the position. There is often too much competition. 

To overcome this challenge, I always encourage job seekers to join networking groups and professional associations to align with industry leaders and hiring managers. Whether you are searching for your next job in the finance world, or something in the operations space, what sets many professional job seekers apart from the rest is corporate relationships and industry involvement – all possible to gain through valuable networking.

Topics: Networking

Is your web browser compromising your security?

Posted by Ilyssa Goldfarb

09:00 AM

Why me?! And other things we shout when we’re prompted to update our browsers.

We’ve all been there: You’ve just sat down at your computer, ready to surf the web to your heart’s content, when suddenly your eyes are assaulted by that nagging little box telling you a new version of your browser is available to download. “Not this again!” you cry in anguish, shaking your fist toward the sky.

Topics: Job Search Process