Before anyone looks at your résumé, a computer does

Online prescreening is a popular alternative to having a costly team of people sift through the countless résumés submitted daily. In fact, a Rocket Hire survey found that 95% of companies that make between 151 and 500 hiring decisions a year use a software screening tool. That means your résumé has to look good to software whereas you are likely

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Facebook profiles can predict job performance

According to a recent report published in the “Journal of Applied Social Psychology,” a person’s Facebook page might have a greater impact than previously thought on whether or not s/he is chosen for a job. Researchers found Facebook pages were better predictors of aptitude than traditional methods for screening candidates. Experts have long advised against posting too much

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Talk for your Listener

It’s a funny thing… we all think we send clear messages. But if you’ve ever played a game of telephone you’d know how messed up messages can get. So what happens when you say something important? The game of interpretation is a dangerous one. It wastes time, money and energy. If you could only say

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Discover and Invent… You

What really moves you? I can guarantee you that the things that are important to you are a priceless guide. Have you had the classic 20-something existential crisis: What should I do with my life? Well, the answer can be found in your interests and values. Look at the big picture. Ask yourself what you would be thinking about on your deathbed. What would matter to you then? Ask yourself the simple question: What is most important to me in life? Ask again and again until you build a list. Once you’ve got your list, then prioritize that list. Here

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Managing Pressure for Work-Life Balance

Women have to face all types of pressures in life. Whether these pressures are related to the family life or work, they need to be dealt with and managed in the appropriate way. There needs to be a balance between these two aspects of life and here’s some tips on how every woman can manage

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Exercise Your Mind With The Success Series

Most people would agree that the “essential” business success strategies are a combination of goal setting, a positive attitude, proper motivation, teamwork, high ideals, and hard, no, SMART work. In evaluating success strategies it seems to me that I have missed probably one of the more difficult ones: RISK. In business dealings, in relationships, in

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6 Simple Self Improvement Tips

The following self improvement tips will aid you in your efforts to begin your personal development endeavours. You will find yourself achieving new levels of fulfillment by incorporating them into your daily life. If personal development and growth interests you, there is a good chance you are constantly looking for reliable techniques that will stimulate

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Can You Get Codependency Treatment?

When it comes to codependency treatment, there is no one-size-fits-all method. There’s not magic pull that will aid you get over being codependent. There is no way around it, it will take hard work in order to overcome being a codependent. Codpendency treatment can be difficult and painful at times. There’s no quick fix! The

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When was the last time you could say this?

“I’m in a good, healthy, and happy place.” I know it may seem unnatural to look yourself in the mirror and say kind and motivating messages to yourself. But recognize that it is only unnatural because it is unfamiliar. The more uncomfortable it makes you the more you should do it. Recently someone asked me why my blog posts speak to mental health issues and self help, after all I call myself a communications expert. Well, I believe one of the greatest problems inhibiting effective communications is that we speak and listen through filters. Filters are made up of issues

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You Lead, I Follow – The Non-Leader

A lot of focus has been placed on being a good leader. In fact, there is more literature about good leadership than any other management topic. This is because leadership covers not only management, but it involves teams, motivation and even our social lives. But what of the people who consider themselves non-leaders? If you

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