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How to Write an Effective Resume Skills Section

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An article by contributor Rudeth Shaughnessy. Your resume is your ticket to attracting the recruiter’s attention and getting them to determine you are a viable candidate for their role. In the few seconds they scan your resume, you need to convince them that you are a candidate with the potential to fill their role. One of the most important sections of your resume to persuade them is your skills section. You may be thinking that the person reading your resume can just infer your skills by reading the other content in your resume. Or isn’t the skills section just a filler … / Read more »

Tips for Getting Your First Management Job

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An article by contributor Megha Raizada. According to numerous definitions given by different management gurus, management is a multipurpose function which includes planning, organizing, staffing, directing, coordinating, reporting, budgeting and controlling an organization’s resources to achieve the ultimate business goal in the best way possible. People in managerial roles apply the above-mentioned functions irrespective of their departments. Therefore, it would not be wrong to say that management is one of the most varied and interesting areas of work in an organizational context. Although there are many job titles having the word ‘Manager’, according to the traditional definitions of management, not … / Read more »

How to Make Employers Look Beyond a Criminal Record

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Once you have had a criminal record, it can be rather difficult to rebuild your reputation. No matter how hard you try to demonstrate that you’ve changed your ways, some people will always affix a black mark alongside your name due to misdeeds from the past. This can be especially problematic when applying for work, as employers could be reluctant to hire someone who has had a criminal record. They cannot discriminate against someone purely for this reason, though, and it should only prove to be an obstacle if there is a strong link between the vacancy and the nature … / Read more »

Strike work-life balance in your first job after graduation

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An Article by contributor Chloe Taylor. Landing a well-paid job in your field of expertise immediately upon graduation is a huge success, but managing to achieve work-life balance as a newbie in the business hoops is nothing short of a miracle. Blame it on youthful enthusiasm or desire for validation, but many graduates wind up chained to their work in a matter of weeks. And while the newly-acquired sense of purpose, self-importance, and responsibility might feel great in the first few months, all that work and little or no play will at some point begin to deplete your batteries and … / Read more »

Help Wanted: Tips to Get a Job Overseas

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An article by contributor Eileen O’Shanassy. Getting a job is hard enough for candidates who are qualified to work in their home countries. When job seekers want to work overseas, the challenges become even greater. If you want to work overseas, you’ll have to know how to get your foot in the door. The below tips can help. Start with a Proper Resume It is common for overseas employers to ask for specialized resumes and detailed personal history descriptions. Candidates should be ready to retool their resumes to match each job application. Depending on the culture and local laws in … / Read more »