Thanks to the tech boom, today's businesses are becoming more digital across every industry. As such, employers are likely to give your resume more consideration if you can demonstrate some level of understanding with today's top office software. Fortunately, a lifetime subscription to eLearnExcel + eLearnOffice is all you need to get there, and you can sign up for more than 90 percent off.
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Dear Lifehacker, I recently was lucky enough to land a contractor job as a remote QA tester for a company in Canada. My questions are to do with tax. I will be paid for the hours I put into this job on top of my normal income. What forms will I need to fill out? And will I be able claim the costs of my consoles, home internet connection and other expenses associated with it?
Social media platforms like Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram have become invaluable tools for digital marketers looking to connect with their audiences. However, these sites—and their users' behavior—are constantly changing. That's why it pays to keep up on the latest training to make sure your business stays relevant, and the Social Media Management Pro Bundle can help.
A bitter dispute between Unilever, the makers of Streets ice-cream and myriad other food brands, is coming to a head on social media. Followers of the esteemed Paddle Pop lion and fans of Streets' other ice creams are taking to social media to protest at plans to cut worker salaries almost in half. And the company is reacting angrily with a strong social media policy.
We spend a great deal of time online, which is why companies are eager to hire graphic designers to create digital content for their audiences. However, to get your foot in the door, you'll likely need a few certifications that prove you're capable of working with the right tools. That's where the Graphic Design Certification School comes in.
Earlier this week, a teenager working in Canberra was fired from her job for posting that she will vote No in the same sex marriage survey. And I've had a number of people tell me, on condition of anonymity and through their social media accounts, that their employers are pushing a strong view on how staff should vote.
Putting aside the obvious emotion regarding the same sex marriage postal vote, should employers be allowed to coerce you to vote in a particular way or fire you for your views?
The Microsoft Office suite is the most popular office software on the planet, so it shouldn't come as a surprise that mastering it can give you a sizable edge while you're on the hunt. However, some employers won't give your resume the time of day unless you're backing up your knowledge with the proper certifications, and that's where the Ultimate Microsoft Office CPD Certification Bundle comes in.
In the course of my work, I speak with representatives from dozens of companies. By and large, these are very clever people but many seem to have forgotten one basic truth. Clear communication is about imparting useful information with the fewest words. That doesn't mean simplifying things to the point where they are meaningless. But it does mean choosing words carefully, and not babbling and over-using jargon.
A one-on-one job interview is stressful enough. Add three to five other people all sitting across from you and firing questions your way and you have some people's worst nightmare. It's no one's idea of a good time, but with a little preparation and practice, you come across as a confident, excellent candidate despite the intimidating format.
As the 2017 academic year winds up, there are tens of thousands of students coming into the last few weeks of their high school or university studies. When I was a lad, a degree was pretty much a guaranteed ticket to, if not a life-long career, a pathway into well-paid employment. But things are changing.
It's pretty common for interviewers to ask you to share about specific experiences or skills related to the job you're interviewing for, but if you haven't been in the exact situation or used the tool they mention, you can get tripped up. Here's what to say so that you can come across as a good candidate even if you don't have an answer that matches their specific question.
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Five years ago, Silicon Valley was rocked by a wave of “brogrammer” bad behavior, when overfunded, highly entitled, mostly white and male startup founders did things that were juvenile, out of line and just plain stupid. Most of these activities – such as putting pornography into PowerPoint slides – revolved around the explicit or implied devaluation and harassment of women and the assumption that heterosexual men’s privilege could or should define the workplace. The recent “memo” scandal out of Google shows how far we have yet to go.
In the 2015 biography, Elon Musk: Tesla, SpaceX, and the Quest for a Fantastic Future, Ashlee Vance shares the story of how Musk stopped working with his long-time executive assistant in early 2014.
According to Vance, the assistant, Mary Beth Brown, asked Musk for a significant raise after she’d been working with him for 12 years. In response, Musk told Brown to take two weeks off, during which he would assume her responsibilities and see if she was really critical to his success.
Sure, your LinkedIn profile probably has your bright and cheery face front and centre, inviting people to explore your professional experience, but don't think using the same tactic on your resume will land you a gig in the real world. In fact, some hiring managers would rather you not use any images.