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7 Ways Job Interviewers Learn What You’re Really Like

When you’re interviewing for a job, it’s easy to wonder how the standard hiring process — a résumé screening, job interview questions, and a reference check — will tell an employer what you’re really like. How are employers able to figure out whether or not to hire you based on such limited contact with so many different candidates? What do they think about and watch for during a job interview, but never say out loud?
 
The truth is, to some extent it’s a crapshoot. ...




8 Retirement Planning Red Flags

Spotting oversights in your retirement plan early can lead to years of financial stability.
 
If something doesn’t seem right in your retirement savings strategy, the best time to figure out where improvements could be made is now. Catching pitfalls early can help you secure a comfortable retirement later. ...




Want to Boost Your Productivity? Change How You Think About Time

Seeing where your hours really go can help you accomplish more that matters.

If you're feeling stuck and like you can never accomplish quite as much as you want to, maybe your thinking style is partly to blame. At the 2018 Watermark Conference for Women in Silicon Valley, Laura Vanderkam shared some simple strategies that can help you revise misconceptions you may have about time and rethink your approach to time management. ...




11 Tips to Ace Your Next Job Interview

Okay, you’ve wowed your potential employer with your résumé and cover letter. Now, they actually want to talk to you — over the phone, via Skype, or in person.
 
You can rest assured, you’re definitely qualified for this job. ...




The Best Career Advice You’ll Ever Read

Whether we want to or not, most of us spend a significant amount of our waking lives working. Those who write to Heather Havrilesky, the writer behind the Cut’s advice column Ask Polly, are thinking deeply about work-related issues and how to spend their time. ...




How to Succeed When You're the Oldest Person at Work

"How long has your show been on the radio?" asked one of my much younger bosses recently. I wanted to answer: "Longer than you've been alive." The flippant reply would have allowed us to pretend for a little while longer that I'm not old enough to have given birth to her without scandal, but it would not have helped build professional rapport. ...




The Best Career Advice You’ll Ever Read

Whether we want to or not, most of us spend a significant amount of our waking lives working. Those who write to Heather Havrilesky, the writer behind the Cut’s advice column Ask Polly, are thinking deeply about work-related issues and how to spend their time. ...




The Best Font Size and Type for Resumes

When you are writing your resume, your font choice does matter. It's important to opt for a basic font - choose one that both hiring managers and applicant management systems can easily read. Your resume is no place to use difficult to read cursive, handwriting-style, or calligraphy fonts. ...




Learn How to Avoid Job Scams

While job boards and job search engines list a number of legitimate job openings, there are also a variety of scams on many of these sites. Scammers list fake job openings to try to collect your personal information or receive money from you.Today you will learn the classic signs of a job scam. ...




Want to Serve? 4 Military Careers for Mechanically-Minded People

Serving in the military comes with great honor. There are lots of different jobs that you can get while in the military. Here are a few of careers available for those that are mechanically minded:
 
Intelligence Analyst
 
An analyst examines complex data and makes an educated guess on the next step for the operation. ...