We recently wrote a blog post reminding job applicants to minimize the number of questions they pose in a resume or cover letter. But you also need to be judicious in your use of the frequently abused exclamation point, which should be reserved for expressing strong emotion.
Conveying self-confidence is critical when you’re applying for a new job. After all, you’re trying to convince a hiring manager that you’re a better fit for the open position than anyone else. But if you’re not careful, self-assurance can easily come across as arrogance.
One thing’s for sure: You must be a great leader if you’re a Peterbilt 379. That’s the form Optimus Prime took when he accepted the Matrix of Leadership and became the head of the Autobots — the "good guys" in the new movie Transformers: Age of Extinction. Optimus Prime has leadership qualities to spare and can teach us all a thing or two about how to manage and lead a good team. Wield the Matrix of Leadership title in your firm by learning these five savvy leadership qualities
The pitch. It's what marketing and sales professionals use to entice potential clients and customers to buy (or at least further explore) a product or service. In many ways, your resume and cover letter combine to form a personal pitch meant to convince prospective employers that a certain product — you — is worth investing in.
As the World Cup kicked off this month in Brazil, the U.S. team is facing what seems like an impossible task: To reach the second round of play, they must play up to par with two traditional soccer powerhouses, second-ranked Germany and fourth-ranked Portugal, along with Ghana, a scrappy team that’s beaten them in two previous World Cup tournaments.