Eight Reasons Why Your Resume is Getting Dumped!


In today’s economic climate, the competition is difficult, but your resume should never be.

Why your Resume was DumpedThe resume is the most effective tool to kick-start your job search. Applying for a new job, the best way to get your foot in the door is your resume. It is not difficult to write a powerful resume, but it does take a little attention.

Some facts about resumes, and the way it can affect your career: Continue reading “Eight Reasons Why Your Resume is Getting Dumped!”

Wasting Away: Non-Work Activities Cost Employers Billions in Lost Productivity [Infographic]


Employees are expensive, and when they spend time on non-work-related tasks, they are even more costly—to the tune of billions in lost productivity.

Office workers spend hours online, and the business liability insurance company BOLT developed this infographic to show how much time American workers waste during an average workday.

According to BOLT, employees that spend time on “non-work tasks” cost their employers nearly $134 billion a year.

The largest time-wasters at work:

  • Browsing the Web
  • Communicating on social networks
  • Watching sports

Sports represent a large chunk of lost work time, where businesses lose nearly $1.1 billion a week in time spent on fantasy football teams.

According to the employees surveyed, online activities are not the only way to waste a workday.  Many “work-related” tasks are just as wasteful:

  • Attending ineffective meetings
  • Fixing others’ mistakes
  • Putting up with gabby co-workers.

According to BOLT, 43 percent of employees say they waste time having to settle warring sides in conflicts about office politics.

With that in mind, it’s not surprising that almost half of workers (46 percent) say they use the time from 9 to 5 to search for another job. That could also be the basis for the popularity of LinkedIn.

Second only to Facebook, the professional networking site beats out Google, Yahoo, Twitter and Amazon as sites employees admit to surfing to during work hours.

Infographic after the jump…

Continue reading “Wasting Away: Non-Work Activities Cost Employers Billions in Lost Productivity [Infographic]”

13 Things HR WON'T Tell You


Human Resources SecretsThe road to getting an excellent job is never in a straight line.

Often, it is filled with twists, turns, secrets, surprises and (maybe) a few missteps.

Many job seekers send out their resumes of recruiters and human resources departments and pray for the best. In many cases, they are left the dark about exactly what goes on behind the scenes in hiring.

This uncertainty makes it difficult to be effective in a job search; the process is little more than a guessing game.

When hiring, HR departments have one clear goal—to wade through a flood of resumes and applications, searching for the best candidates with the skills and abilities that the employer needs to do the job.

Continue reading “13 Things HR WON'T Tell You”

13 Things HR WON’T Tell You


Human Resources SecretsThe road to getting an excellent job is never in a straight line.

Often, it is filled with twists, turns, secrets, surprises and (maybe) a few missteps.

Many job seekers send out their resumes of recruiters and human resources departments and pray for the best. In many cases, they are left the dark about exactly what goes on behind the scenes in hiring.

This uncertainty makes it difficult to be effective in a job search; the process is little more than a guessing game.

When hiring, HR departments have one clear goal—to wade through a flood of resumes and applications, searching for the best candidates with the skills and abilities that the employer needs to do the job.

Continue reading “13 Things HR WON’T Tell You”