Silly mistakes that sink job applicants

Some employers won't care - or won't catch them - but mistakes in word usage can put your application in the reject pile.

Liz Reyer: How to become a leader

QUESTION: I've just been promoted into a leadership role. I'm excited, but also kind of overwhelmed. What do I need to do to be good at my new job?

40-hour week a distant memory, survey finds

When was the last time you worked a 40-hour week? Thought so.

2 Washington state Congress members lecture tech giants on gender equality

WASHINGTON-Congress is hardly a bastion of diversity. The Senate is 93 percent white. The Republicans in the House don't have a single African-American or Asian-American member. And men in both chambers outnumber women 4 to 1.

Your Office Coach: Supervisor-employee boundaries must be honored

QUESTION: Two weeks ago, my husband "Barry" unexpectedly came home from work with a large flat-screen television. He explained that one of his employees gave it to him as repayment for a loan. I was shocked, because I had no idea that Barry was lending people money.


See how your resume compares to other job seekers that have applied for the same position

Ever send a resume to an employer and feel like it was lost in a black hole? According to a Personified survey of 250,000 job seekers, nearly 60 percent of job applicants reported they never received a response from employers they recently applied to for a job. CareerBuilder launched a free tool this week called hireINSIDER that helps to remove some of the guesswork from the application process by enabling job seekers to see how they stack up against other applicants for a job. By getting an inside peek into the qualifications of other candidates, job seekers are able to better assess if they are a viable candidate for the job and the likelihood of an employer contacting them.

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Website Makes Finding a Job in Dallas Easy

As a Dallas job seeker, finding the right job position means starting at the right website. There are ways to make your Dallas job search a little bit easier. Here are 10 tips from career experts to simplify your job search:

1. Learn how to get past the generic HR inbox

Typically e-mailing your résumé human resources or filling out an online application means it will get short shrift once opened on the other end. Most of the time it's being pre-screened by a software program for keywords that correspond with the job requirements. "People need to understand what an applicant tracking system is, what it looks for and how to maximize the odds that your résumé will pass through the [system], and move on to human eyeballs," explains Jenny Foss, a career expert who blogs.

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