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Survey: Lack of experience is the biggest issue entry-level professionals have

Voters suggest cultivating networking, resume writing and interview skills A recent survey done by ResumeTarget.com on LinkedIn confirmed what entry-level professionals already know when looking for a job and going to job interviews: the biggest problem breaking into the market nowadays is a lack of experience. According to the numbers, 61% of the participants believe this to be the biggest issue. “I am going to be a new grad in April 2012, so I have begun my professional job search just [...]

8 steps to create your personal brand

As CEO, Steve Jobs built a strong, innovative and remarkable personal brand that has become bigger each day. The company’s new CEO, Tim Cook, is quoted as saying that Jobs’ vision and leadership “guided Apple to its position as the world’s most innovative and valuable technology company”. Because of that, the company’s future is still upbeat. In his resignation letter, Jobs wrote “I believe Apple’s brightest and most innovative days are ahead of it”.   Jobs' reputation serves as a proper [...]

Is Your Boss Good, Bad or Ugly? | Resume Target

Would you expose your boss’s wrongdoings if you were treated unfairly? In the new comedy film Horrible Bosses starring Jason Bateman, we can all learn a thing or two about being mistreated in the workforce. It’s not a topic we often talk about, but it’s something that we can’t ignore. Although this film is quite funny, it has some serious undertones that address the darker side of the workplace. Bateman’s character, Nick, hates his boss for not giving him a [...]

How to really ace your phone interview

Some key insights to help you prepare & ace your phone interview. When it comes to job-hunting, phone interviews are tests. Everyone has them. They are sometimes the standard first step in the hiring process. If you pass, you’ll be offered a deeper, face-to-face job interview. If not, that’s the end of your candidacy. But phone interviews can be nerve-wracking. Only 30 per cent of the meaning we get from people comes from verbal communication. The rest comes from non-verbal cues. [...]