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  • Why the First Page of Your Resume is the Most Important

    Resume writing can be compared to reality TV, also social media. It's all about attention, and the audience isn't patient enough. ("Ralph Breaks the Internet" illustrates this point, which some viewers might find it strange. After all, an animated film is targeted to younger viewers.) It's the same thing with recruiters, who are likely to skim through the resumes that they come across to. Lack of time is not the reason, but (job) applicants must be aware that they have thirty seconds (or less) to catch their attention. Is it possible in such a short time? The answer is yes.

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  • New Decade, New Job: How to Change Career in Your Thirties

    Many college graduates (or soon-to-be graduates) are mismatched to their jobs. Are you one of them? Chemistry was your favorite subject in high school, so you figured out that you must pursue a degree in Chemistry. It turned out that your heart wasn't into it, and it happened during your second year. Changing courses required a leap of faith, which you weren't worried at all. The cost didn't sit well with your folks, though. If you didn't fancy any science-related field, then you could be a bookworm.

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  • Why Leadership and Management are Qualities that Matter

    If you're one of countless professionals who think that leadership and management are one (and the same), then you don't have to be defensive if you're told that you're mistaken about it. This has nothing to do with the current political climate. As a matter of fact, historians would argue that Winston Churchill wasn't a beloved figure because he made bureaucracy functioned (during his term as prime minister). There was no doubt about his leadership, which happened at the most challenging period in British history. Director Joe Wright did a great job in highlighting that trait in "Darkest Hour", but you might be one of the countless people who haven't seen Gary Oldman's Oscar-winning performance (as Churchill) on the big screen. You don't have to worry about it, as the subject would be leadership and management.

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  • How to Deal with a Hard Worker, a Moaner, and a Lone Wolf

    There are three kinds of employees, namely the hard worker, the moaner, and the lone wolf. The first kind is easy to guess while the definition of the second kind is open to debate. How about the third kind? Employers expect their employees to work hard, yet there are the so-called silent ones who don't get due recognition. Office politics play a major role, which results to dissolution in some cases. Some resort to employee silence, claiming mentality.

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  • Dec 20th 2018

    Why You're Not Getting the Promotion and Pay You Deserve?

    Are you suffering from impostor syndrome? It's a feeling of inadequacy when in doubt. It has nothing to do with (the lack of) self confidence, not even an obsession with Miles Morales (or Carol Danvers). It's rooted to one's upbringing, which might prompt some to suspect of mistreatment. It's far from that, as it's rather labeling (by parents) or probable role playing during childhood. It's possible for a teenager to be a perfectionist before becoming aware of it. Some are rather oblivious to the reaction (or impression) of other people until it's truly affecting them. Social media should play a major role here, but the office culture is another thing.

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  • Dec 17th 2018

    Office Survival 101: 5 Ways to Deal with a Moody Boss

    Your boss is Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde in the flesh, and your reaction to the Mr. Hyde side depends on the day. You get upset if it's a Monday, as you want a great start to a working week. You get annoyed and anxious on a Tuesday, wondering why the (working) week won't conclude too soon. You show your stoic expression on a Wednesday, as you remind yourself that it's the middle of the (working) week. The bemused expression on your face suggests that it's a Thursday. And you feign on your lack of awareness. You've been planning your weekend. This pattern can disrupt your (working) rhythm, even sap off your enthusiasm. There's another way of dealing with it.

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