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5 Huge Resume Blunders -- and How to Avoid Them
Resumes

5 Huge Resume Blunders -- and How to Avoid Them

With recruiters spending an average of just six seconds reading each resume, one error is all it takes for yours to end up at the bottom of the trash bin.
Stacey Sykes
Google's Head of HR: It Doesn't Matter Where Candidates Went to College
Hiring

Google's Head of HR: It Doesn't Matter Where Candidates Went to College

Grades don't matter either, says the search giant's senior vice president of people operations, Laszlo Bock.
Geoff Weiss
5 Surprising Things That May Stop You From Hiring the Right Person
Hiring

5 Surprising Things That May Stop You From Hiring the Right Person

Don't lose out on that next great candidate just because you've made these mistakes.
Heather R. Huhman
Protect Your Company From Resume Fraud
Hiring

Protect Your Company From Resume Fraud

Unfortunately, fraud extends to job candidates, so make sure to do due diligence and verify the details.
Doug and Polly White
Want to Stand Out on LinkedIn? Consider Ditching These 10 Overused Buzzwords.
Buzzwords

Want to Stand Out on LinkedIn? Consider Ditching These 10 Overused Buzzwords.

Do you describe yourself as 'motivated'? The professional networking site says you should probably motivate yourself to come up with a more unique description.
Laura Entis
Are Candidates Who Job Hopped Worth Your Time?
Hiring

Are Candidates Who Job Hopped Worth Your Time?

If you're reviewing a resume with multiple, short-term job stints, you may inclined to pass. But not so fast.
Doug and Polly White
Want to Impress? Don't Do This.
Leadership

Want to Impress? Don't Do This.

You may think people like and understand you, and want to help your business. You're dead wrong.
Steve Tobak
Survey: College Degrees Still Matter. Sort Of.
Education

Survey: College Degrees Still Matter. Sort Of.

While a college degree opens the door, it's no longer a trump card, finds career website Glassdoor.
Laura Entis
Great at World of Warcraft? Put It on Your Resume.
Video Games

Great at World of Warcraft? Put It on Your Resume.

Stephen Gillett, Symantec's chief operating officer and former Starbucks CIO, says the skills he learned playing the online game have helped him professionally.
Laura Entis
Interviewing

Use Your Personal Brand to Score Big at Job Interviews

You'll need a well-organized resume, professional clothing and good answers to land that new gig.
Jim Joseph
What Leonardo da Vinci Can Teach You About Writing Killer Cover Letters
Hiring Tips

What Leonardo da Vinci Can Teach You About Writing Killer Cover Letters

He was a genius artist and engineer. But did you know da Vinci also had some serious cover-letter writing skills? Here are a few things you can learn from the master.
Jason Fell
The Case for Updating the Hiring Process
100 Brilliant Companies

The Case for Updating the Hiring Process

Hiring platform Smarterer wants employers to ditch the resumes and evaluate job candidates through assessment tests.
Jason Ankeny
How Career Sushi Is Sprucing Up The Digital Job Hunt
Human Resources

How Career Sushi Is Sprucing Up The Digital Job Hunt

So long, stodgy resumes. This startup encourages job seekers to show some personality.
Wendy Frink