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Automated resume screening systems are growing in popularity.
Many students think I write articles like these because I did not have a good advisor. In fact, I did. He was a tenured professor and well respected in my academic department. He wasn’t my best friend; my friend Elsie had fulfilled that role a long time ago. He was intelligent, well respected in the field, and had the...
1. Begin focusing on what you want instead of how much you want to escape. When you find yourself sharing the latest horror story, stop in mid-sentence and say, "What I want to have is..." 2. Create an image that describes you in your job. Are you on a riverbank with no way to get to the other side? Lost in a...
Conferences are where the latest discoveries, technologies and science are first announced, and being accepted to present your work at a conference is a vital step in your career. (Sometimes it?s even a condition of your continued employment, especially if you go the academic route.) Of course, standing in front of an audience of your peers can be scary, or...
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Choosing a study abroad program is not easy. Don't get trapped into selecting something that's not right for you. Take control of the process! To help you with the process of researching, choosing, and applying for a study abroad program, AmeriSpan is happy to share "4 Steps To Choosing The Right Study Abroad Program." Following these simple tips can...
The vast majority of job seekers admit to emotions ranging from mild uneasiness to downright panic leading up to their interviews. The good news is there have been no reported cases of job seekers who died of nervousness during a job interview. So relax and follow these simple tips for keeping your anxiety at bay before and during your...
If you've held several jobs over a short period, and don't explain the changes on your resume, you might look like a "job hopper" to recruiters and hiring managers. Although job hopping is more acceptable than it was a decade ago, it can still raise concerns with recruiters. Tom Lovett, president and senior partner of Lovett...
Employers know their employees need a break once in a while. That's why companies offer paid time off (PTO) in the form of vacation days, holidays, personal leave, and sick leave. The definition of paid time is any time not worked by an employee for which the regular rate, a fixed or a prorated amount of pay, is accrued and...
There are numerous state and federal antidiscrimination laws designed to assure that employers hire based upon skill, rather than stereotypes. Therefore, there are some things an interviewer isn't allowed to ask. How do you know what's fair game? Here are some questions that should raise red flags. 1. "What's your race?" It is illegal for an employer to ask you questions...
Many job candidates preparing for an interview expect to sit down with a human resources person and talk one on one, since that's the traditional model. But many companies are adopting a group interview format to save time and see how applicants interact with prospective coworkers. "Instead of having four people spend an hour each and typically ask the same...