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Why Veterans Make the Best Hires

For starters, they are dedicated and disciplined.
 
Clinton Smith hires veterans because he knows military service has helped them become dedicated and hard-working staffers."When you say, 'I need you to do this right now,' they get it done and get it done well," says Smith, a former Marine who is CEO of Government & Civil Employee Services, a financial planning company in the western Pennsylvania borough of Indiana. ...




Your Resume Is a Waste of Time: 8 Better Ways to Get Hired for the Job You Want

Getting the job you want isn't easy, but nothing worthwhile ever is.
 
A friend of mine can't find a job. "I've worked hard on my resume," he says. "I've written a killer cover letter. I've applied for dozens of jobs and I haven't even gotten an interview, so clearly no one must be hiring. ...




5 tips for writing a great cold email from a guy who got Mark Cuban to reply in 20 minutes

Sending a cold email to someone you don't know can feel like a long shot, and if the person you are reaching out to is famous, it can feel even almost like a waste of time. But for Adam Lyons, the founder of insurance rate comparison start-up The Zebra, a cold email to billionaire investor and owner of the Dallas Mavericks Mark Cuban was life changing. ...




Best Ways To Give Your Grown Kid Career Advice

A friend recently contacted me about an upsetting conversation he had with his grown kid about the young man’s new job. The son, 28, was having a problem with his boss, called his parents and seemed to be looking for guidance. But when his dad tried to offer some, the son became uncharacteristically angry and defensive. ...




8 Excellent Resume Tips for Veterans

1. Have a clearly defined objective.Before writing your veteran resume, spend some time determining what precisely it is you are seeking in a career. Many people with diverse backgrounds make the mistake of being too general in their career objective. ...




Tips for calming pre-interview nerves

Job interviews are stressful at the best of times, but with so much pressure at the moment to secure a job, when you do get one you want to make the most of the opportunity, writes Emma Thomson
The evening before your interview:If you want to be at your peak you need a good nights sleep before your interview. ...




6 Career Change Resume Tips

How to Create a Resume That Will Get You a New Job in a New Industry
Are you changing careers? There's no question that you'll need a fresh, revamped resume to accompany your job search in a new field. And while creating a resume isn't the easiest task, take heart in knowing that much of your experience — even if it's in a completely different industry — will still be relevant. ...




Bill Would Restrict Hiring of Temporary Workers in California

Employers, attorneys have lots of questions about the proposal
California employers with 10 or more employees would be required to offer additional work hours to existing staff before hiring new employees or contracting with staffing firms under a proposal introduced in the state assembly. ...




The Remarkable Benefits of Diversity in the Workforce

Over a decade ago, I made the business decision to build a startup in Toronto, a city where more than half of residents are born outside of Canada.
It was the best business decision I've ever made.
The startup ecosystem in Canada is booming thanks in part to the country's focus on advocating values of openness, diversity, and inclusion. ...




6 Surprising Ways Kindness Can Boost Your Career

When it comes to career success and professional aspirations, kindness is easily overlooked in favor of qualities like work ethic, tenacity, and perseverance. Many people falsely believe that being nice will hinder your career. While being overly nice or passive can hold you back in certain situations, genuine kindness plays an integral role in the workplace and can be a valuable tool for your success. ...