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How Freelancing Will Impact Traditional Work
The disruption created by the exponential freelancing expansion has caused the World Economic Forum (WEF) to report in its “The Future of Jobs,” that we are in a 4th Industrial Revolution.
Perfecting the 5 Core Components of Your Resume
Bottom Line – it still remains a fact that creating an attractive, powerfully written, properly targeted, and well-organized resume can greatly improve your chances of landing that dream job.
The Future of Freelancing
While there are some noteworthy challenges to overcome, a career as a self-employed talent can be stable, fulfilling and lucrative, and it can offer a measure of personal satisfaction you’d never find in a ‘regular’ day job. Welcome to tomorrow’s workforce.
Soft Skill Clinic – The 10 Major Soft Skills for Success!
According to Forbes, 94% of recruiters believe that top-notch soft skills outweigh experience when it comes to promotion to leadership positions – that’s the writing on the wall
9 Things Best Not Said to Coworkers
Even though you may adore your coworkers and boss, it’s wise to establish conversational boundaries and maintain them such that the conversations you share in will promote your professionalism, not hurt it.
Nail Your Next Phone Interview – 20 Tips!
…there is the unsettling nature of the phone interview itself – when you’re on a call where you can't see the other person's facial expressions or physical cues, while trying to remind yourself to talk slowly, all while worrying about background noises, then you find out there is another person sitting silently in the background – and so on.
Social Media Job Hunter: 5 Sites and 10 Things ‘To-Do’ on Them
According to the Society of Human Resource Management, greater than 90% of employers are using social media as a recruitment tool. Employers are using job boards less and social media more.
5 Characteristics of Great Recruiting Firms
Good recruiters will challenge your own knowledge of a resource requirement by assessing it in-depth. Adept recruiters know that even the best job descriptions are subject to revision and the staffing agency must be adaptive – prepared to encounter and engage these situations
Leadership Primer - 7 Leadership Styles
Leadership styles of the future will incorporate new notions of vision, engagement, intra-team relations, event-horizons, enterprise concept, and flexibility. Organizations will be confronted with selecting leaders distinguished by information-age adaptation or non-adaptation.
Nail the Job Interview - DO these 5 Things
When you get the ‘Tell me about yourself’ question, consider yourself lucky – you’ve just been provided with the opportunity to lay your selling points out on a silver platter. Properly executed, this is the interview maker.
5 Great Job Search Support Tools
As you begin the search for a new job or new career, an examination of the tools at your disposal could provide an excellent opportunity to realize benefits from these utilities.
To Send or Not to Send a Cover Letter
A few short years ago I read an article pronouncing that the age of cover letters was at an end. “Dead,” was the word a recruiter used. A mere formality of a bygone era – tossed onto the trash heap of history in the name of efficiency.
6 Hidden Interview Questions That Break PMs
For any position, there are really two sets of qualifications being vetted, not only the fit between you and the technical demands of the job, but also the fit between your personality and the culture of the workgroup you’re hoping to hire into. The 6 Hidden questions contained here document the document the hidden agenda.