Why Your Resume Should Focus on Results and Accomplishments Instead of Duties and Responsibilities

Why Your Resume Should Focus on Results and Accomplishments Instead of Duties and Responsibilities

If your resume consists of a series of job duties and daily responsibilities, it may be time to fire up your word processing program and make some changes. Modern employers are not interested in what you do every day - they want to see what you have accomplished over the course of your career. There was a time that listing daily duties and job responsibilities was perfectly acceptable, and even actively encouraged.
What is The Lean Canvas Business Plan?

What is The Lean Canvas Business Plan?

The Lean Canvas was developed by Ash Maurya in 2010 and has since very quickly caught on because due to its simplicity and powerful ability to transform business ideas into a lean and actionable model that allows for a more fluid transition when things change, as things most often will. In his book, Running Lean, Maurya talks about the fact that most entrepreneurs and start-ups fail with their “plan A.” Therefore, developing a traditional 60-page business model does not always make practical sense.
Tips on Job Hunting That Will Land You Your Dream Job

Tips on Job Hunting That Will Land You Your Dream Job

Job seeking can be frustrating, exhausting and worrying all at the same time. It can be so tough to feel like you are getting nowhere fast, even though you have the qualifications, the resume and the motivation to match. While these tips won’t guarantee job success, they may help highlight some areas where you have been getting it wrong. Facebook is an excellent platform for job hunting, particularly with the variety of employment groups around.
Nonmonetary Awards Your Top Performers Will Actually Love

Nonmonetary Awards Your Top Performers Will Actually Love

Whether you are a business owner or a department manager, you need to find smart ways to motivate your workforce and increase productivity levels. That task is never an easy one, especially when budgets are tight and big raises are out of the picture. The good news is that there are nonmonetary ways to reward your top performers and encourage other employees to be more productive. These days, everyone, from the CEO in the corner office to the entry-level clerk in the mailroom, needs to work smarter instead of harder, and the same concept can be applied to motivational awards and other incentives.
Is Joking at Work too Risky: 4 Reasons We Say, No!

Is Joking at Work too Risky: 4 Reasons We Say, No!

We have come to a place in business decorum and overt political correctness, that we aren’t even sure if it is okay to use humor at work. However, is it possible that people who incorporate humor into their professional lives will actually be more successful than those who do not? The answer: a resounding YES! And here are four reasons why you should employ humor at work. When you are joking with someone, you are connecting at a deeper level.
How to Start Your Career When you Have No Experience

How to Start Your Career When you Have No Experience

It is the classic Catch-22 of the business world - employers are reluctant to hire workers with no experience, but those same workers cannot get experience without getting hired. So how do you break the cycle and convince those reluctant employers to take a chance on you? As with everything else in the world of business, there is no one right strategy, and no single approach that will work in every case.
How to Deal with Office Drama Effectively

How to Deal with Office Drama Effectively

For people working in an office, dealing with people day in and day out can be a frustrating process. No one is in a great mood all of the time every day of the week, and even the best-tempered co-workers occasionally have issues that can often get in the way of a positive work environment. Knowing how best to deal with drama in a positive and proactive way is essential to a healthy workplace for your co-workers and yourself, and these tips can help show you how.
Five Essential Qualities That Make Entrepreneurs Different From the Rest of Us

Five Essential Qualities That Make Entrepreneurs Different From the Rest of Us

We have all watched in wonder as the entrepreneurs around us start businesses, create great products and live out their dreams by serving others. But what makes those exceptional men and women so special? Do they emerge from the womb with the entrepreneurship gene, or was their desire to start businesses and push boundaries nurtured over the years. As with all things, the answer probably lies somewhere in the middle.
Four Ways to Get Noticed at the Office

Four Ways to Get Noticed at the Office

Do you have a desire to have a long-term career with your company? Are you interested in climbing the corporate ladder? If so, you need to set yourself apart and show that you’re all in and that you’ll be an asset to the company. But first of all, you need to be noticed by the decision makers. Here are some tips on how to get noticed by the higher-ups:
Three Ways the Experienced Project Manager Can Rescue a Failing Project

Three Ways the Experienced Project Manager Can Rescue a Failing Project

At the management level, you know that there will be projects doomed to failure. Knowing when to throw in the towel versus knowing how to give CPR is the skill that sets you apart. These are the three methods experienced project managers (PM) use to turn things around. Review the Project If assuming a point position after the project has hit a snag, the PM will typically arrange meetings with the former lead manager.
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