The Most Important Soft Skills Engineers Need

The Most Important Soft Skills Engineers Need

In any career, success depends on a combination of both hard and soft skills. Hard, or technical skills, are important for obvious reasons: You wouldn’t hire an accountant who has never seen a spreadsheet before, for instance. Soft skills, though, are more intangible. There’s no objective measurement for them, and it can be challenging to determine which are most important in any given situation.

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How to Fit Too Much Experience on a One Page Resume

How to Fit Too Much Experience on a One Page Resume

We like to believe that it’s an absolute impossibility to condense all of our great knowledge, skills and abilities. We think that if we condense, we’re omitting. If we remove, it’ll be lost.
What if I told you that there’s a way to include every single detail, task and accomplishment? What if I said that decades of experience can in fact be delivered effectively in a one page resume? Well I have GREAT news for you today because it absolutely can! Let’s walk through how.

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Why losing your job is the best thing that can happen to you

Why losing your job is the best thing that can happen to you

My guest today is author and career coach Stephanie Brown. Her new book is called Fired: why losing your job is the best thing that can happen to you. Stephanie held senior roles at Nike before leaving to take a chance on a job at a smaller company, who subsequently fired her. Knowing that amazing jobs at companies like Nike are not advertised on the internet,she spent seven months hustling and sniffing out the best jobs in the city with her own unique networking strategy! She approached me about sharing this advice and experience with the CareerCloud audience.

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How to Write a Resume for Multiple Jobs at One Company

How to Write a Resume for Multiple Jobs at One Company

Crafting a resume is one of the keys to getting the job of your dream. However, unfortunately, not all people realize how a good resume should look like. What if you worked for one company for a long time without leaving it and got promoted within your department? What is the best way to list these promotions and your changed position on your resume?

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Biggest Mistakes Recruiters Make When It Comes to Interviews

Biggest Mistakes Recruiters Make When It Comes to Interviews

Everyone makes mistakes - even recruiters. Experience is not a safeguard since long-time recruiters may be complacent about the way they do things and fail to look for different methods of getting the most out of an interview. Before we begin, let's point out that there are two types of recruiters. The first is the salaried employee who works within the company. The second type of recruiter is the freelance headhunter who works to match job seekers with companies that are hiring. 

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10 Ways to Make Your Boss Think That You Are Indispensable

10 Ways to Make Your Boss Think That You Are Indispensable

Being indispensable to your boss does not only mean that you will feel exhilarated, but provides you with security, too. In today's competitive world, people want to feel indispensable and not fear that they will lose the jobs. Bosses and managers value such employees, but it all starts with making a good name for oneself. We all know this, but still wonder 'How can I become indispensable without being exhausted?'

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How to Successfully Negotiate a Salary Raise

How to Successfully Negotiate a Salary Raise

Many people find themselves working in the same job for several years at a pay rate that does not reflect what they truly think their work is worth. While there's nothing wrong with waiting a while for your employer to give you a raise, at some point it may be necessary for you to directly ask for one. If you find yourself in the position of needing to negotiate a salary raise, here are the steps you should take to ensure the process goes smoothly and creates as little tension as possible with your employer.

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Large Corporation Or A Small Company? Pros And Cons Of Working For Either One

Large Corporation Or A Small Company? Pros And Cons Of Working For Either One

When deciding where to look for your next job, there are a lot of factors to think about. Choosing the kind of company that you want to work for is a big one. Should you go for a large corporation and be a tiny cog in a big machine? Or should you go for a small company and potentially be a big fish trapped in a small pond? These pros and cons should help you out.

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4 Great Business Ideas for Stay At Home Mums

4 Great Business Ideas for Stay At Home Mums

During the first few years of being a new mum, all of your time is taken up looking after your little one. As they grow up, though, and especially after they start going to school, you might find yourself at something of a loose end. This can be a difficult period, perhaps the first in your life when it feels as if you have nothing to do, and is a difficult time for many parents. Fear not, though. Nowadays, there are plenty of jobs you can do from home. In fact, even many people who are not parents now prefer the comfort of working online, because it gives them a great deal of control over when and how much they work.

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First Day on the Job

First Day on the Job

B. S. Incorporated is a new book by Jennifer Rock and Michael Voss, recommended for fans of The Office and Office Space. Funny, insightful, and heartfelt, B.S., Incorporated is a feel-good story about people finding themselves and coming into their own while simultaneously skewering every aspect of life in Corporate America. It’s a book that anyone in the business world will get a huge kick out of… After all, every job contains a certain amount of B.S. Read an excerpt from the book.

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What’s Your Online Reputation Say About You? Your Facebook Profile Matters!

What’s Your Online Reputation Say About You? Your Facebook Profile Matters!

Unlike LinkedIn, Facebook is not classified as a “professional social network.” For the most part, it’s a freely social place—a spot online where you can stay in touch with friends, family members, significant others, and other personal connections through multiple channels. However, just because Facebook favors the personal rather than the professional doesn’t mean that it has no impact on your reputation. Many employers will search for employees and potential hires on Facebook, and some Facebook pages or posts can appear on a simple Google search of your name.

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PODCAST: How to Become the Boss That Nobody Will Leave

PODCAST: How to Become the Boss That Nobody Will Leave

If you are a mid-level manager you need to listen to this podcast. Scott Love shows managers how to be the boss nobody will leave.  With over 20 years of empirical research, he gives managers tactical ideas to lead in a way that increases employee retention, reduces turnover, and attracts high achievers.  He is a successful entrepreneur, professional keynote speaker, the author of Why They Follow, and is a graduate of the United States Naval Academy in Annapolis, Maryland.

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15 Practical Tips to Find a Job in Another State

15 Practical Tips to Find a Job in Another State

Thinking about moving to another state but need to find a job first? Well so did we so we tapped out network and came up with these fifteen tips to help you job search from a distance. Special thanks to Mark Frietch, Sandy Charet, Donna Shannon, Laurence Stybel, and Joseph Terach for their contributions.

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A Quick and Easy Cover Letter Format That Works

A Quick and Easy Cover Letter Format That Works

It’s easy to overthink a cover letter with the idea that the hiring manager will scour the piece looking for clues about your qualifications. Often, hopeful applicants will jam a page (or more) with accomplishments in the hopes that the reader will be impressed by an expansive array of specific skills. However, according to a study by the Society for Human Resource Management, most readers look at your cover letter for less than 1 minute. That means they are scanning rather than reading.

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Email etiquette: the art of communicating effectively for work

Email etiquette: the art of communicating effectively for work

Emails: we send hundreds of them every month and hope that they reach their intended target, conveying the messaging we plan. However, a poorly constructed email might mean that what you are trying to say gets lost, or not read at all. There is an art to writing and composing a professional email. Here are some tips to get you started. 

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Thoughts on Fitting Into Your New Company Culture

Thoughts on Fitting Into Your New Company Culture

You’ve submitted your resume, aced the interview, landed the offer, passed the background and drug screenings, received your start date and are now ready to take this company by storm. You have secured your “seat at the table”. You are in the position to show then prove that this company made the right decision by bringing you onboard. You have every intention of owning this role. You are qualified. You are credentialed. They know it, they hired you.

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