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imagesttHonesty is the best policy in the workplace — with a few exceptions.

“It’s important to be cautious with what you say to your boss, as even the slightest slip up could make or break your career,” says Ryan Kahn, a career coach, founder of The Hired Group , and author of ” Hired! The Guide for the Recent Grad .” “There are the obvious things to hold back from saying to your boss, but the key is to dissect the little things in your interactions.”

Lynn Taylor, a national workplace expert and the author of ” Tame Your Terrible Office Tyrant, How to Manage Childish Boss Behavior and Thrive in Your Job,” agrees. “There are certain comments and questions based on negative perspectives that can set you back with your boss,” she says. “If they continue unabated, these phrases can sabotage an otherwise great job.”

A good practice is to first pause before blurting out something you might regret and examine what you’re trying to achieve, and the likely reaction you’ll get from your boss.

“If you think you may regret it, you probably will,” she says. “Better to err on the side of waiting until you can crystallize your thoughts into a more palatable and professional dialogue.”


Aside from the obvious — like profanity and insults — here are 28 phrases you should avoid:

“I can’t.”

A “can-do” attitude is always a valued trait. “I can’t” shows both a lack of confidence and unwillingness to take chances — neither of which will endear you to management, says Taylor.

“That’s not my area.” Or, “That’s not part of my job.

No job description is ever set in stone. “As cross-functional teams remain the order of the day, you’re expected to be flexible and make your boss’ life easier,” Taylor explains. “As a side note, the more skill-sets you accumulate, the more indispensable you are.”

Saying that you’re not willing to go beyond your role shows that you are also not willing to pitch in for the success of the company, Kahn adds.

“I don’t know.”

You may not have the answers to every question, but your best guess and a promise to find out is much better than a shrug of the shoulders, she says. “Anytime your boss would need to do the work for you, assume that’s not a path you should take.”


Your cooperation is expected, and so is a polite tone. “Telling your boss ‘no’ is a challenge, Read the rest of this entry »



businessman-handshakeOne of the biggest mistakes that job seekers make is that they fire off their CV to whichever job site or recruitment company they saw the position posted on, and just leave it at that. Sure, your application might be so great that you get the call anyway, but showing some initiative can really increase your chances.
Here are three things you can do beyond the standard CV and cover letter to better pitch yourself for a job at the application stage.
1. Discover the company: Companies often don’t want to widely broadcast that they’re hiring, as it can upset competitive advantage. That’s why you often see job ads posted by recruitment agencies where the name of the company isn’t disclosed.
Unfortunately for the applicant, this means the only information you have to work with is in the description, which makes it harder to write your cover letter. Luckily, the internet offers a quick and easy investigation tool for you to discover the company name, and even your would-be manager.
Job descriptions are usually copied across all sites where the job is advertised – often including the company’s own careers page. Simply copy a section of the description and paste it into Google, and go through the results until you find the company. If you can’t find the careers page, look through the other job postings, as the company name might be included in other places.
Once you’ve discovered the name, you can research the company and tailor your application. You can also find out exactly who will be responsible for hiring you, and apply directly to them.

2.Apply to people: If you’re applying through a job site or recruiter, this adds another pair of eyes to get past before the person responsible for hiring you even gets handed your CV. This is not an ideal situation and you’ll stand a much better chance if you cut out the middle man.
If you know the name of the company, apply straight to them. In fact, apply straight to the HR department, or Read the rest of this entry »

thmmjGoodday Guys! we’ve seen the silent mistakes we make while constructing our CVs. Here is the concluding part of the article.Enjoy, Update, and Polish your CV now.

1) Salary expectations: Expectations of salary are not something to be advertised on your CV. Any mention of them can be shelved till you are called for an interview. If you state the remuneration you expect, you might either be over-expecting or under-expecting what the company is looking to offer, and you may lose the role because of a salary mismatch.
2) Overdressed CVs: Your CV should be simple, straightforward and professional. Flashy CV’s can put off most recruiters as they are looking for a professional. Avoid the use of personal pronouns such as I. Instead of referring to you, refer to your achievements and experiences in a list, using bullet points
3) Fake information:  Avoid lies and making false claims. It is very easy to obtain personal information these days. So choose your words carefully on your CV. Be as truthful as possible. Statistics show that one in three employers reject candidates on the basis of information found online. Do not lie about your salary in order to land a better job. In case you get recruited, and the employer finds out later that you have falsified information, you are liable for criminal action. It is also best to avoid unverifiable information, anything negative against your previous employers, whining and complaints, as this is a sign of lack of professionalism.
4) Photographs: Do NOT display a photo of yourself on your CV unless you are in a profession, which demands the necessity, such as modelling or films. Selection of CVs on the basis of photographs may lead to accusations of discrimination later on for the employers. Statistics show that the rejection rate for CVs with photographs is 88%.
5) Improper email addresses: Do you know that 76 % of CV’s are ignored because the e-mail address you used conveys a lack of professionalism? Use email addresses for your CV which sound professional and not something that raises questions on your common sense! Emails like hotsexyluv@… and lazysod@… have been actually used in CVs and needless to say, they didn’t land a job.
6) Mentioning reasons for leaving previous employment: Someone actually mentioned his reason for leaving the previous job, as “It was hard work”. It is best not to mention reasons for leaving the last job. These things are best discussed during face-to-face meetings. Mentioning this on CV’s would distract the recruiter from the aim of the CV.
7) Poor structure: Many recruiters admit that messy and disorganized CVs are one big reason why they reject CVs. The better organised the content of your CV, the better it would stand up to the scrutiny.


Focusing on what to do and what NOT to do can really save you from costly experiences if you are looking for a job. So do take heed of the above pointers, and polish your CV, so that it truly reflects you in the best possible way. Your CV is your selling point and it is your job to ensure that it is received with a bang, than with a hiss.





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Don’t you wish your CV was so perfect that the moment a recruiting manager goes through it, he decides to hire you?
Don’t you wish you knew exactly what points in your CV will nail the job for you and what will get the CV trashed immediately?
Job-hunting is a truly adventurous process. You are racing against the odds to land that desired, much badly wanted job – and writing a great CV is vital in this race.
CVs are critical as they represent the initial idea of the potential employee to the employer. Hence people may resort to all kind of methods and ways to jazz up their CV, to create that perfect document which will pass all tests. However, while doing so they may go overboard and be negligent about certain things, which may end up defeating the whole purpose of their CV Your CV – your future!
So you can see why it is so important to be aware of what NOT to include in your CV, so that it does not get rejected in the recruitment process, even before it reaches the interview stage.
This is important as statistics show that recruiters spend barely 15-20 seconds on a CV and it is essential that your CV grasps their attention within that time span. In addition, within seconds of posting an ad, hundreds of applications are received and one can imagine how well crafted the CV has to be to capture the attention in such a short time.
So, check out these pointers on what you should never ever include in your CV, so that you can increase the chances of your CV making it through:
1. Unnecessary details:
There is no need for labeling your resumé as resumé and only your name need to be used as file name as managers can distinguish a resume. You also can avoid details such as date when you write the resumé. The only dates that need to be quoted are the dates related to your education and employment.
2) Senseless objective or purpose:
The objective of your CV should not be outlandish and unbelievable; rather it should be practical, achievable and matching with your abilities and skill set, else your CV would be thrown into the bin without your credentials even being read. Avoid vague and meaningless objectives such as Read the rest of this entry »


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