It’s not the time to ask about vacation time and parking spaces: it’s the time to finish strong. The questions you ask can be used to show that you’ve done your homework and have spent time researching the company. They can help you clarify a point you may not have made as strongly as you wish you had earlier in the interview.
WorkandMoney.com offers some suggestions which you should, of course, tailor to the position you’re applying for and the company you’re interviewing with.
This is a good read for those of you looking for a job, or a better job. Some of the questions suggested may give you that “edge” on other applicants. An edge that may mean”You’re Hired !”
A narcissist at work may make your day-to-day difficult. It’s not much better if that narcissist is your boss. There are many narcissists in power because of traits they’re able to leverage, such as risk-taking and being charming.
Business Insider says that, “Narcissists often thrive in leadership roles, since so-called “productive narcissists” are super comfortable with risk and charming enough to get people’s backing for their ideas.” But the problem, of course, is that narcissists are typically looking out for themselves, ready to cut down anybody who challenges them, and like to take credit for other people’s work.
Here are 11 signs BI says to watch for:
The goal of your resumé isn’t to politely ask for a job—it’s to make hiring managers pray that you walk through their door. In order to make that happen, Monster.com career expert Vicki Salemi shares that buzzwords can energize your resumé and get you that first meeting. “You can stand out with hiring managers by speaking the company’s language,” Salemi says. “Review the company’s job description before you apply online, revise your resumé, and do a quick search and replace to speak their language so words truly pop.” Here are more tricks for writing a resumé that will get you hired.
Different jobs will have different requirements, but here are Salemi’s picks for your resumé’s 12 must-have words and what they signify to recruiters.
1 Led: “This shows you have leadership skills, whether you led a team, a process—or all of the above! It’s important to flex this skill set on your resume.”
2 Launched: “You take initiative! You had an idea and followed through to completion. You can leverage this bullet as a talking point during the interview.”
3 Quantify: “I don’t mean the word ‘quantify,’ I mean that the narrative you’re telling about your career progression should always include numbers. Did you manage a team? Terrific! How many people did you manage? How often did you meet?”
4 Achieved / Accomplished: “Show your success! If you’ve earned a prestigious accolade within your company, highlight this on your resume. This will help you stand out from peers in the candidate pool.”
5 Trained: “Explain leadership initiatives and get specific with numbers. Who did you train? How many people did you train? Did you create a training manual for new hires in your department? Was it online as well as hands-on mentoring?”
6 Resolved: “This shows you know how to independently and proactively work through a problem. If there are numbers attached, such as figuring out how to trim a department’s spending without reducing headcount, or you resolved ongoing conflicts with an internal department, mention it on your resume succinctly and then be prepared to illustrate it with anecdotes during the interview.”
7 Improved: “How has your presence on the team improved the company? And this isn’t just limited to productivity and/or profitability—boosting morale counts, too!”
8 Initiated: “This demonstrates confidence and the ability to think and move forward with your ideas.”
9 Implemented: “As a follow-up to what you initiated, this shows you follow through and get stuff done.”
10 Reconciled: “Demonstrates analytical skills. Whether you reconciled bills or resolved a conflict between team members, this is a coveted skill.”
11 Partnered: “Who have you collaborated with—or thought outside-the-box with—to work well together? Highlight this.”
12 Advised: “This shows a sense of leadership and can be combined with other keywords above. For instance, if you created a training manual for new hires, you probably advised them and served as a subject and/or process matter expert within your group.”
Finally, make sure not to hit send too quickly, she warns. “Use spell check! No matter how sparkling your resume appears, if there are typos or grammatical errors, it’s game over.”
The post 12 Words to Add to Your Resume if You Want to Get the Job appeared first on Reader’s Digest. Joe McKinley 12/17/2018
Impressing your boss may feel like trying to hit a moving target, but there are steps you can take to get there no matter what your field.
Author Nicole Rollender draws on her 10 years of experience as a manager in publishing houses for this list of the five best ways to impress your boss.
From generating ideas to simply being responsive, here’s how you can stand out from your colleagues.
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