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What Do Russian Satellites, Botswana & Your Job Have In Common?
[Guest Blogger Mike Harding is the co-founder of re.vu, a radically better visual resume. You can follow Mike on Twitter @mah1.] Conventional wisdom says that a picture is worth 1,000 words. But is that really true? And what bearing does that have on your search for great talent or your desire to land an awesome gig?… Read more »
Check Out What A Naming Guru Put On His Business Cards
Clever business cards from naming guru Anthony Shore (he named Blackwire, Scamper, Lytro, Lyric, meeVee & many more products) . He shows 3 different sets of everyday products and what they look like without any name on them:
Which Of These 12 Big Lies Have You Caught On A Résumé?
Somewhere between 12% and 42% of résumés contain a lie, according to such sources as Morgan & Banks, ResumeDoctor and ADP. ADP once did 2.6 Million background checks and found that 44% lied about work histories, 41% lied about education and 23% falsified credentials or licenses.
The Short Story Of How I Raised My Salary 62.5% (In 2 months!)
[This is a guest-post from Brian Kerr] It was the start of October and I was stuck commuting to work in traffic for 1 hour both ways. Oh yes, and I was working 8am to 6pm…this meant I woke up at 6am and got home at 7pm if I was lucky.
The 12 Most Awesomely-Creative Resumes Ever? (Including One She Wears)
Here are 12 super-creative resumes we found at deviantART and a couple other places. 1) Writer’s Resume
Check Out 6 Examples Of “Photo-Résumés” (Illegal In The U.S.?)
Including your photo in a résumé is frowned upon in the U.S. (HR folks are scared of the risk of discrimination suits)– but they are commonplace in other countries such as South America, Asia, Africa and Western Europe. Thank you to Deviant Art for these photo résumé examples:
Now Here’s A Bad-Ass Resume (Cost: $1,500)
Our video job description platform Ongig helps create visually appealing job postings, but on the other side of the career equation is a world of visually-appealing resumes. We found one (thanks to Anonymous Ongig client for sending it in!) of a British entrepreneur named Dave Ingram now living in Mill Valley, CA. Here it is:
What 5 Famous Tech People’s Early Business Cards Looked Like
Few people know that Steve Jobs didn’t serve as CEO of Apple until 1997. Did you know that Bill Gates started Microsoft in New Mexico!?
An Irish Blog: Hunting For A Tech Job In Silicon Valley, Part II
“The best way to appreciate your job is to imagine yourself without one” — Oscar Wilde. At no other point in the past has this quotation reverberated more truly for myself. Unfortunately for me, Wilde’s musing is a lot less imaginary and far more real. Since I published my last blog, which documented, “Hunting For… Read more »
Is The Résumé Dead?
Throughout the 20th Century and now into the 21st, job search pundits have eulogized the résumé as it gives way to technology and time. Through each era, age, fad and phase, the resilient document changes and continues to lead the way for job seekers. Like the Phoenix, the résumé is dynamic, dying thousands of fiery deaths only to rise from… Read more »
What Do Steve Martin, Facebook, Google & A Rock Have In Common?
Here are some more creative business cards/calling cards we discovered after posting A Creative Business Card Showing Twitter, Web & Email All On One Line. Thanks to Neatorama for posting this calling card from comedian Steve Martin: Here’s a simple & cool business card from Ji Lee (formerly Creative Director at Google)
Jack Dorsey’s Weekly Schedule As CEO Of Both Twitter AND Square
Fascinating CNN report on Jack Dorsey’s weekly schedule as CEO of both Twitter and Square. He told CNN he works 8 hours per weekday at Twitter and then walks 2 blocks to Square where he works another 8 hours…and each day has its own theme:
13 Questions To Ask Your Next Boss To Make Sure They’re Not A Bozo
He who asks the most questions, wins! When the superstar (aka “A-Player”) professionals we know interview for a job, they don’t just sit back and answer the hiring manager’s questions. They turn the tables and ask the hiring manager a bunch of key questions. And if the manager doesn’t have good answers, they’re likely a bozo… Read more »
A Cool, Free Way To Show Your LinkedIn Profile As An Infographic
I found a cool tool called Vizualize.me that lets you turn your LinkedIn profile into an infographic.