Should You List Your GPA on Your Resume? Here’s Everything to Consider

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READ THE FULL ARTICLE ON THE MUSE. To add or not to add your grade point average to your resume? It might not seem like an important question, but did you know that there are times including or not including your GPA could literally help land you the job or nudge you into the rejection pile? Adding your GPA to your resume when you don’t need to may detract from your actual qualifications. For example, if you went through a rough patch in college, your overall grade point average may have no bearing on the actual knowledge you’ve absorbed or […]

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When is the best time of year to hire fresh talent?

As entrepreneurs, we’re already busy as it is. Our budgets are limited in most cases. And, most of us are borderline experiencing “burnout” from all of the hats we’re wearing at once. Suffice to say, our time is precious, and no one lives the badge, “time is money,” with more of an honor than an entrepreneur ready to expand their business.  A solid team, focus, and an in-demand product and/or service is pretty much all that any business needs to experience some sort of growth. But, with growth comes demand, and with demand comes the need to bring a few […]

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DISC personality and teaching style

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READ THE FULL ARTICLE ON DISCINSIGHTS BY PEOPLEKEYS Believe it or not, your personality not only dictates your behavior, but also the way you teach, the classroom environment you create, and even the results and motivation of your students. The more you understand who you are and the more you learn about behaviors in general, you will become a more “behaviorally intelligent” educator by applying DISC theory in your classroom environment and beyond. Have you ever had a student you just couldn’t seem connect with, no matter what you’ve tried? It may actually be a clash with your personality types, […]

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Leadership and active listening with DISC

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READ THE FULL ARTICLE ON DISCINSIGHTS BY PEOPLEKEYS Active listening is an interpersonal skill that every top professional needs. No matter if you are a business professional, sales person, executive coach or business consultant, active listening is an essential part of utilizing your knowledge of human behavior. It allows us to take both verbal and non-verbal cues from clients and begin to understand their every need. Remember, DISC is all about observable behavior so here’s where active listening and observing will give you a competitive edge. Understanding DISC personality styles and acting in sync with their natural drive will let […]

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5 Tips for Transitioning Managers in the World of IT

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PUBLISHED ON MEDIUM Let’s face it, technology has rapidly changed the way we do business — and markets, themselves, are shifting in a major way. We’re seeing steady progression across an entire industry and are taking on higher-paying opportunities in sectors that we never thought we would be. Managers are entering into new markets, as the realm of technology continues to evolve before our very eyes. We demand innovation and watch it transform on a daily basis. Technologies broaden, but the markets haven’t been nearly as kind. Most agencies are understaffed and roles unfulfilled. We’re seeing those with no formal […]

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5 Reasons Every CEO Should Keep Their Resume Updated

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PUBLISHED TO MEDIUM As a professional resume writer, I often hear the words “I own my own business, why would I need a resume?” or “I’m pretty secure where I’m at and not planning on leaving any time soon.” Chills shoot up and down my spine. These are exactly the reasons that they need a resume, and they don’t even realize it. I mean: How could someone willfully not have all the tools at their disposal? Do they realize they aren’t taking advantage of their full potential? Aren’t they looking to expand their own business? Are they not ready to […]

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Hiring top-executives is a two-way process

Top Talent, Executives, Hiring Cycles, Talent Acquisition, Recruitment, Duplicating Top Talent, Career Development, Human Resources, Retention Ratios, Turnover Minimization, DISC Insights, DISC Personalities, DISC Persona, Personality Traits,

READ THE FULL ARTICLE ON DISCINSIGHTS BY PEOPLEKEYS Hiring has always been a two-way process, even though many HR professionals, coaches, and business owners can be making the mistake of accepting it as a one-sided road. There is a switch in the hiring market, and most companies don’t really want to talk about it – especially when hiring for high-level positions. For each new position, hiring managers are stuck sifting through 200 or more resumes on average. Many are vague or duties-based, with few talking about the cause and effect of what the candidate has done in their previous role. […]

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14 of the Most Common Remote Jobs & Annual Salaries, as According to FlexJobs

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PREVIOUSLY PUBLISHED ON RESUME.ACADEMY’S OFFICIAL BLOG In a recent press release by the world’s favorite remote jobsearch site, FlexJobs identified “14 of the Most Common Remote Jobs” and the average annual pay per position. This list was based on data gathered from within an ever-growing database of work-at-home positions and key factors were highlighted for each of those positions. Additional data was gathered at PayScale.com, and annual salary data was determined in relation to those factors. The bottom line is this. As millennials continue to take the workforce by storm, a preference for out-of-office experiences has become the norm. As […]

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LinkedIn, CareerBuilder and Indeed Amongst Many Making Big Data Changes to the Job Search Industry for 2016

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Previously Published to TMC Net’s World News Column LinkedIn (News – Alert), like so many other job search companies, are reworking their madness to compete against big data analytics. According to TechCrunch reports, LinkedIn will slowly be rolling out changes in the way LinkedIn looks and is currently being used. Actually, only 10% of LinkedIn’s 400 million-member database will get first glance of this platform before the official rollout, which is set for early next year. As for LinkedIn’s main focus for the upcoming New Year, job listings will become more informative and more social, allowing users to compare themselves against […]

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Burnt-out Teams Lead to Turnover without a KISS Strategy

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Previously Published to TMC Net’s World News Capella University (News – Alert) has released a 2015 State of the Industry report that breaks down how businesses are spending over $1200 a year on employee training and development. Employees are spending 32 hours per year in training associated with managerial and supervisory positions, mandatory training and compliances. While it is never a bad idea to provide development opportunities to your internal teams, what are you doing to keep them? According to TechTarget, “Employee engagement strategy improves the customer experience.” In fact, more businesses have placed employee engagement strategy on their “to do” […]

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