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First Impression: 3 Reasons I'd Look Twice at Your Resume

First Impression: 3 Reasons I'd Look Twice at Your Resume | English for HR and working life | Scoop.it
I've hired thousands of people over the course of my career, which means I've read tens of thousands of resumes. I've seen great resumes that have helped people launch thriving careers -- and, unfortunately, I've seen plenty that have fallen flat. A resume is your first impression on a potential employer. And in many cases, it will determine whether you get the chance to make a second impression. At Lockheed Martin, it's not unusual to get hundreds of applicants for a single job opening, so th
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14 Signs You're Emotionally Intelligent

14 Signs You're Emotionally Intelligent | English for HR and working life | Scoop.it
What makes some people more successful in work and life than others? IQ and work ethic are important, but they don't tell the whole story. Our emotional intelligence -- the way we manage emotions, both our own and those of others -- can play a critic...
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How to be Tactful: Responding With Diplomacy and Grace

How to be Tactful: Responding With Diplomacy and Grace | English for HR and working life | Scoop.it
Learn how to develop tact, so that you can preserve relationships, demonstrate courtesy, and strengthen your reputation.
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After 15 years of practice, why are we still so awful at email? - FT.com

After 15 years of practice, why are we still so awful at email? - FT.com | English for HR and working life | Scoop.it
Last week I got an email that went like this. “Dear colleagues, Please join me for the next Global Conversation webcast on December 10th. All the details are in my blog post. Best — ” It was short and snappy, which was good. It was clear and fairly
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Taking the sting out of criticism at work

Taking the sting out of criticism at work | English for HR and working life | Scoop.it
None of us likes hearing we're not perfect, but defensiveness is self-defeating. Here's how to respond to negative feedback.
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What will digital life look like in 2025? Highlights from our reports

What will digital life look like in 2025? Highlights from our reports | English for HR and working life | Scoop.it
The wealth of material from this non-scientific, opt-in canvassing of experts resulted in seven reports about what trends might emerge in online life between now and 2025. Here are some key takeaways.
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The ECB’s Diminishing Room for Manoeuvre

The ECB’s Diminishing Room for Manoeuvre | English for HR and working life | Scoop.it
European Central Bank (ECB) President Mario Draghi did not disappoint. In his first post-summer press conference, he responded to the recent volatility on Chinese equities markets – and across emer...
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20 Public Speaking Tips of the Best TED Talks

20 Public Speaking Tips of the Best TED Talks | English for HR and working life | Scoop.it
Concrete ways to be a better speaker... and some great TED Talks, too!
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185 Powerful Verbs That Will Make Your Resume Awesome

185 Powerful Verbs That Will Make Your Resume Awesome | English for HR and working life | Scoop.it
185 Powerful Verbs That Will Make Your Resume Awesome: No matter what duty or accomplishment you’re tr...
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Servant Leadership: Putting Your Team First, and Yourself Second

Servant Leadership: Putting Your Team First, and Yourself Second | English for HR and working life | Scoop.it
Being a servant leader can boost engagement, increase trust and build better team relationships. Includes 10 key characteristics of servant leadership.
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The distraction economy: how technology downgraded attention

The distraction economy: how technology downgraded attention | English for HR and working life | Scoop.it
Focus for a second. Tech companies such as Facebook and Tinder are battling to monetise your ephemeral interests, writes Tomas Chamorro-Premuzic
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The 70:20:10 Model for Learning and Development | Training Industry

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Scandinavia leads the way for women on boards - but not female execs

Scandinavia leads the way for women on boards - but not female execs | English for HR and working life | Scoop.it
Norway has no female execs despite board quotas, while the UAE looks deceptively good for gender equality.
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For New Bosses: 8 Tips for Difficult Feedback Discussions | Sam Owens | LinkedIn

For New Bosses: 8 Tips for Difficult Feedback Discussions | Sam Owens | LinkedIn | English for HR and working life | Scoop.it
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The Ugly Truth About Meetings | Visual.ly

The Ugly Truth About Meetings | Visual.ly | English for HR and working life | Scoop.it
Meetings are meant to be an engine of productivity in the workplace. But what's meant to be an efficient way for people to get together to discuss ide
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The Art And Science Of Giving And Receiving Criticism At Work

The Art And Science Of Giving And Receiving Criticism At Work | English for HR and working life | Scoop.it
Understanding the psychology of criticism can help you give better feedback and better deal with negative reviews.
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The glass-ceiling index

The glass-ceiling index | English for HR and working life | Scoop.it
AS IT is International Women’s Day on March 8th, The Economist has created a “glass-ceiling index”, to show where women have the best chances of equal...
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10 Tried-and-Tested Ways to Say No

10 Tried-and-Tested Ways to Say No | English for HR and working life | Scoop.it
'Tis the season for over scheduling and stress. A monster list of ways to gracefully wriggle out of commitments can help you keep your sanity.
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18 Surprising Things That Affect Whether You Get Hired

18 Surprising Things That Affect Whether You Get Hired | English for HR and working life | Scoop.it
There are a lot of things that can go wrong in a job interview, and many of them are small, even seemingly insignificant things you might not expect.
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A Second Chance to Make the Right Impression - HBR

A Second Chance to Make the Right Impression - HBR | English for HR and working life | Scoop.it
Romualdo Faura Years ago a friend of mine, Gordon, interviewed for a position at a prominent university. During his daylong visit to campus, he had lunch with a senior faculty member (let’s call him Bob) who had final say over the hire. After their food arrived, Bob said of his meal, “You know, this is […]
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5 Simple Things Beloved Bosses Do (Infographic)

5 Simple Things Beloved Bosses Do (Infographic) | English for HR and working life | Scoop.it
Yes, your employees want more from you, but they don't necessarily want more money.
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Some Easy Tips For Making Hard Decisions

Some Easy Tips For Making Hard Decisions | English for HR and working life | Scoop.it
A number of years ago, I came to a surprising observation:a) I realized people need to make a lot of decisions (big and small)b) For the most part, decisions get more difficult over time. (There are lots of decisions that simply go away, as you build process and patterns, but the ones you do have to make are harder)Why is that? Why do decisions get harder?Quite simply: There's what is known as "survivorship bias". Basically, the reason decisions you're trying to still make are so hard, is becaus
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5 Reasons Hiring Processes Never Attract the Best People (Like You)

5 Reasons Hiring Processes Never Attract the Best People (Like You) | English for HR and working life | Scoop.it
Every company needs to hire great people. But many companies can’t seem to find them.Maybe the problem doesn’t lie with the candidates – maybe the problem lies with you.Here are some ways your hiring process may be driving away some of the best candidates:1. You haven’t decided what you really need.Job descriptions often include laundry lists of required attributes. The “perfect candidate” must possess an impossibly broad set of skills, qualities, credentials, experiences, etc.When you say you w
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