Without a personal connection to get your foot in the door, your CV is your one chance to impress a prospective employer.
But did you know that hiring managers can spend as little as 7 seconds reviewing your CV? With ten, twenty, thirty or more applications to look through in a day, it's easy for small mistakes to cause your CV to be put in the 'no' pile.
We asked some hiring managers to give us common mistakes that millennials make on their CVs.
When it comes to CVs, less is more....
Do you find it difficult to focus when it’s time to buckle down and handle monotonous business tasks? No matter how passionate you are about business, routine tasks you’d rather outsource can leave you feeling uninspired and less engaged.
No matter how much you love entrepreneurship, there are challenging periods that can leave you feeling stuck. So, here’s a look at 7 tips to help transform boredom into productive solutions.
1. Gamify your tasks
All work and no play makes John/Jane a dull bo...
When we were kids, adults often asked: “What do you want to be when you grow up?” Back then it was easy to dream. I want to be an astronaut... I want to be a doctor… I want to be a millionaire! We had high hopes that we could be anything we wanted to be. Now that we’ve reached adulthood, we ask ourselves the same question but with a little more truth: “What do I want to do with my life?”
Most of us, if not forced by our parents into a career we dislike, are guided by our own fears and wrong b...
Remember when you were still in school and everyone’s giving you unsolicited career advice? How much of it end up actually being useful right now?
Most of us enter the workforce blindly with bits of guidance from our well-meaning parents, relatives, and peers. Although this career advice does make sense, some of it may actually be hindering you from achieving your full potential.
In one of my favourite articles, writer Raghav Haran shares 11 of the most important pieces of career advice that ...
Decades ago a four-year college degree was all you needed to secure good high paying jobs. Those who went to college had everything laid out to them after graduation. A fancy diploma, fat paycheck, great career. Life was easy, for those who had the money for education.
A lot of people work more than they should and don’t get enough rest. Paired with being underpaid, these things can easily make anyone unhappy. They can also cause a handful of health issues.
If you are wondering if you’re at risk of these negative effects, here are some of the telltale signs of overworking.
Let’s talk about hiring designers. If you’re launching a business or a blog, you’ll soon need the help of a professional designer to make your site presentable.
And let’s face it. Finding a designer that’s worth your time and money can be hard especially if you’re doing it the first time. With a lot of competition in the creative field, it can be overwhelming to scour the web for a great designer that will be a right fit for your business needs.
Good web design is not only about the look of your site – there are fundamental elements that make it convincing, useful and pleasing to users. Anyone who wants to understand how web design works must look beyond the visual appearance of their site.
Doing business on the internet is decidedly a practical and profitable opportunity for business owners, both startups and established brick and mortars alike. Although an e-commerce business has much in common with a physical retail store, it’s not going to be as simple as ‘sit and wait’ for customers.
A lot of ink has been spilled on the subject of success and the skills you need to achieve it. Let me start with what seemed to be the truest of all: there is no shortcut to success. And entrepreneurs know this best. To accomplish goals effectively, one needs hard work, patience, and time, among the other obvious things....
You’re a freelancer. You work day in and out, Mondays to Fridays, and sometimes even during the weekends. You spend more than 8 hours a day sitting in front of your computer with occasional coffee and TV breaks. Your inbox is always full, you never run out of deadlines, and your unfinished work is piling up on your desk.
The question is: How do you survive?
If you’re still unsure whether or not to pursue freelancing, chances are you’ve contemplated what life is like as a full-time freelancer. You’ve probably heard of the many splendid perks of freelancing, but you’re still dying to know if it’s really all sunny and greener “on the other side”.
The Global eCommerce sector is an emerging force in the online industry. It is one of the fastest developing retail markets in US, Asia, North America and Europe. In the UK, researchers predict that growth in eCommerce sales, though small, will be sustained in the incoming years starting with 13% in 2014 to 19.3% in 2019
You might think that there’s no way someone can get addicted to food but study after study reveals that it’s possible. There are people who are addicted to food (junk foods), in the same way, drug addicts are addicted to drugs. In this article, we’ll find out what food addiction really is, along with tips on how to overcome it.
Working from home can be a wonderful experience if you’re in an accommodating and inspiring environment. If you’re working freelance or hired as a remote worker at your company, you have the freedom to decorate your space, you also have the advantage to create an office that will help with your productivity.