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Career Advice: The CEO of a billion-dollar brand says he doesn’t hire people with a red-flag quality that’s ‘the enemy of everything’

The CEO of a billion-dollar brand says he doesn’t hire people with a red-flag quality that’s ‘the enemy of everything’

If you’re heading into a job interview planning to self-deprecate and talk about all your past screw-ups, you’re probably not going to get hired. On the flip side, if you’re heading there thinking that you really deserve the interviewer’s job, you’re probably not going to get hired, either.

 

Culture News: A five-step formula for fostering a culture of innovation

A five-step formula for fostering a culture of innovation

The Holy Grail these days is a “culture of innovation”. Everybody wants one. Nobody quite knows what it is or how to arrange it for their firm. Soren Kaplan, a consultant based in San Francisco and affiliated professor at University of Southern California’s Marshall School of Business, agrees with the desire for a culture of innovation.

 

Career Advice: Three Ways To Add Personality To Your Resume

Three Ways To Add Personality To Your Resume (And Three Ways Not To) | Fast Company

It takes a hiring manager just a few seconds to look at your resume and decide whether or not they like you enough to want to meet you. That’s precious little time to stand out and convey not just your professional skills but who you are.

 

Culture Advice: Six Key Factors That Will Help You Retain Top Talent

Six Key Factors That Will Help You Retain Top Talent

Today’s job market is still very much in favor of candidates, and employers have to work harder than ever to attract and retain their best employees. It’s no longer enough to offer a competitive salary and benefits package – top talent want something bigger, and they have no problem moving on if they don’t find it.

Recruitment Advice: 5 questions you should ask in every job interview

5 questions you should ask in every job interview

This post from CEO and founder of Raad Ahmed, LawTrades, a legal company that helps people read and negotiate employee contracts, originally appeared onQuora as an answer to the question, “What questions should a job candidate ask the interviewer?” There are obvious benefits related to being a strong listener during a job interview.

 

Culture Advice: Microsoft’s CEO Sent an Extraordinary Email to Employees After They Committed an Epic Fail

Microsoft’s CEO Sent an Extraordinary Email to Employees After They Committed an Epic Fail

Just under a year ago, Microsoft launched a Twitter bot by the name of Tay (officially, Tay.ai), in an attempt to advance how artificial intelligence communicates with humans in real time. Things took a vicious turn, though, when hackers and others caused Tay to begin spewing racist and profane comments.

 

Employer Brand News: Hire The Best In 2017 & Stand Out From The Crowd

How to hire the best people in 2017: make sure your employer brand stands out from the crowd

The new year is a time for fresh starts and new ambitions. It’s no coincidence that it’s also the most popular time of year for LinkedIn’s 467 million members to update their professional profiles as they consider their next career move.

 

Career Advice: Use This Formula To Dial Up The Soft Skills On Your Resume

Use This Formula To Dial Up The Soft Skills On Your Resume

First things first: Soft skills play an important role in hiring. Employers aren’t looking for robots that can only execute on a job description. They need people who can positively impact the culture and see what’s around the corner-people with depth (this goes triple for executives, by the way).

Employer Branding – Does Your Purpose Resonate With Everyone, Or Just Senior Leaders?

Does Your Company’s Purpose Resonate With Everyone, Or Just Senior Leaders?

Discovering your company’s “purpose” is tough. Sustaining it can be even tougher. Even if you’ve zeroed in on a mission that your executives love, it won’t do your company much good if the rest of your team doesn’t share the same sentiment.

Recruitment- Powerful Interview Conversation Starter

All Job Interviews Should Include This 1 Question (Unless You Want to Hire the Wrong Person)

The best job interviews aren’t interrogations, they’re conversations. But it’s really hard to strike up a great conversation when all you do is ask a series of scripted questions. No matter how hard you try, the process will feel more like an interrogation… and where interrogations are concerned, there are no winners.

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