How Comparisons Can Hurt (& Help) Your Career

The Job Quest

A caveat: Make sure that you don’t hang your hat on the exact same accomplishment as another person. Because it’s not always an apples-to-apples comparison when you look at yourself and someone else. Don’t marginalize it with comparisons that are useless. Instead, fortify it with comparisons that benefit the dream. Career Attitude Compare Comparisons Envy Inspiration Luck

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6 Things You Should Accomplish Your First Year at a New Job

Ms. Career Girl

Keep a list of all of your accomplishments and major contributions to the team, regardless of how minor you think it is. You can always filter the list later in the year if certain items pale in comparison. We’re so focused on the task at hand at times that we don’t realize what we’re accomplishing on a larger scale. Not to mention it will be impossible to remember everything when it comes down to listing your accomplishments.

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Sell Yourself: Use Numbers in Your Resume

Jennifer Anthony

You pick up the first two for comparison. While the first candidate may have actually accomplished more than the second, you, the hiring manager, have no way of knowing this.

2010 151

4 Tips For Writing A Powerful Resume

Career Realism

Here are four resume tips for accomplishing this goal. Quantify Your Accomplishments In other words, use numbers. By adding figures to your accomplishments, you provide measurable, credible proof of your performance. Beyond showing revenue, numbers can help provide context of your results through comparisons. Quantifying your accomplishments solidifies them in the mind of the reader.

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Taking My First to College: One Reflection from the Capitalist.

The HR Capitalist

The comparison between your kid and others that invariably goes on in your mind as they grow up. But the b t is what we do after we use comparison to gauge where we are and use it as ammo to compete. Comparison is the thief of joy. . Celebrating what you accomplished is key - regardless of whatever your "slot" is. Use comparison with other kids as a means to compete in all the areas that matter to you and move up a few notches. It happened.

2019 93

Résumé Help: Y2K…Why Bother?

Careers Done Write

Spotlighting outdated achievements will make Glen seem like a dinosaur in comparison to fresh candidates with recent accomplishments and expertise in current technologies. Next he needs to brainstorm to uncover a list of recent accomplishments that highlight the skills that an employer in today’s job market will value. Résumé Help: Uncovering Your Unique Accomplishments. What is the lesson here?

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Resume Help: How to Make a Long Story Short

Careers Done Write

In some instances, the accomplishment is not clear when reading the bulleted statement. Each bulleted statement should be a strong accomplishment, complete with measured results whenever possible. We want to communicate the accomplishment in a concise manner. One way to achieve this is to focus less on the details of how it was done and instead feature the actual accomplishment. Today’s example resume is written for a highly-accomplished professional.

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The Best Morning Work Routine Ever

Jobacle

It’s why productivity experts everywhere tout the importance of establishing an effective morning work routine if you want to improve your output and roll into bed at night with a great sense of accomplishment. In the words of the infinitely wise Mary Poppins, “Well begun is half done.”

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Cover Letter Outline

The Corporate Con/noisseur

A resume, in comparison, is simply a bulleted list of your accomplishments and previous work history. Second Paragraph – “Refer to your resume and discuss your skills, accomplishments, and achievements. Third Paragraph – “Reiterate your experience and accomplishments.

Company Leader or Boss? The Attributes of Effective Leadership

Ms. Career Girl

In comparison, bosses are often considered micromanagers. True leaders recognize that while they are ultimately responsible for successes and failures, most projects are a team effort and the individuals behind a major accomplishment deserve recognition. In comparison, leaders who are engaged understand the importance of positive reinforcement and regular communication. The post Company Leader or Boss? The Attributes of Effective Leadership appeared first on Ms. Career Girl.

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Think Like an Executive Resume Branding Pro – Build Your Personal Brand

Executive Career Brand

Draw out your top career accomplishments. Illuminate these accomplishments using the C-A-R (Challenge – Actions – Results) or the S-T-A-R (Situation – Task – Actions – Results) exercise. Try framing this as a comparison of how well things were running once your solutions were introduced, to how it was before. Part 3 – Differentiate Your Unique Value Proposition and Build Personal Brand Content.

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Are Bigger Niche Job Boards Always Better?

Career Alley

If you find a great niche job board that meets your criteria, then it may be a winner, no matter how small it may be in comparison to other boards on the Internet. So as long as it appears to get the job done—and makes you feel comfortable that you’ll be able to accomplish your job-seeking goals—it’s probably the right one for you. “Aim at heaven and you will get earth thrown in. Aim at earth and you get neither. ” – C. Lewis.

Have you heard the rumor going round? Pssst! There’s no jobs!

Career Alley

“ Some people dream of great accomplishments, while others stay awake and do them. ” – Anonymous. In comparison, 84% of unsuccessful candidates only applied to just two or three firms. With 4.1 million young people (16 – 24) unemployed in the US, it’s a bleak outlook. But one Brit has put the rumor to the test by interviewing 120 successful job seekers from across the world, and learning what they did. Here at CareerAlley , he shares the startling results.

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Career Management for a Winning Job Search Strategy

Competitive Resumes

One of the challenges of hiring managers is positive prejudices — the comparison to the last person who held the position is often unfair, but human. Donn recommends keeping a project log to keep an accomplishment record –an important facet of career management strategy. An opportunity to tap into of former hiring manager is a terrible thing to waste. That is why this conversation is a MUST listen to for your career management goals.

2015 152

How Good Is Investment Banking As A Career

Imarticus Learning

Thus the total pay can be much higher and very lucrative in comparison to other jobs. How do you handle leadership/stress/ failure/ accomplishments? • Have you chosen an IB career? Read on, to see if you are a good fit here. Investment banking has very good scope for MBAs, undergraduates, Masters in Economics, Statistics etc, data analysts and young interns who can learn-on-the-job.

The Importance of Mental Models in Your HR Future

Workology

It is our comparison point. That could be accomplished quickly if the company was prepared and had a plan in place to deal with this undesired future. Without this examination and understanding you will never get anything accomplished. When looking ahead and trying to anticipate as an HR futurist there are a number of steps that must be considered.

2013 104

Can Artificial Intelligence be self-aware?

Imarticus Learning

While this is a significant development, it pales in comparison to the possibilities that could be unlocked if we have a computer that is completely aware of itself and its surroundings. They will be able to access millennia worth of information within a fraction of a second and be able to make decisions which are both more complex and more logical than what any person could accomplish.

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How Can You Prepare For a New Age Banking Interview?

Imarticus Learning

How do you handle leadership/stress/ failure/ accomplishments? Conclusion: The total payouts in new-age banking roles are performance and bonuses oriented and are extremely well-paying in comparison to other jobs. How can you prepare for a new age banking interview?

Our Unique Path in Life

Personal Excellence Blog

For all of us growing up in today’s world, I’m sure you see comparisons abound all the time. There are comparisons with grades when you’re in school… coming from teachers, parents, and even your friends, your schoolmates. After you are married, there are comparisons in terms of the house, apartment you live in. After that, comparisons in terms of kids, who just had a kid, how many kids people have. Hi everyone!

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Our Unique Path in Life [PEP012]

Personal Excellence Blog

For all of us growing up in today’s world, I’m sure you see comparisons abound all the time. There are comparisons with grades when you’re in school… coming from teachers, parents, and even your friends, your schoolmates. After you are married, there are comparisons in terms of the house, apartment you live in. After that, comparisons in terms of kids, who just had a kid, how many kids people have. (Image: Hannah Donze ). Hi everyone!

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7 Ways to Make Yourself More Employable

Resume Bear

How does it stack up in comparison to your competition? Update your resume with new experience, skills, or information; update your cover letter format to reflect any changes or to include new examples of your accomplishments and goals.? Randstad Canada, the country’s leader for staffing, recruitment and HR Services, shares 7 ways for job seekers to build up their own personal brand and make themselves more employable.

2013 182

Can Artificial Intelligence be self-aware?

Imarticus Learning

While this is a significant development, it pales in comparison to the possibilities that could be unlocked if we have a computer that is completely aware of itself and its surroundings. They will be able to access millennia worth of information within a fraction of a second and be able to make decisions which are both more complex and more logical than what any person could accomplish.

2018 40

Payton Manning Will Awkwardly Promote Your HR Department for $10,000.

The HR Capitalist

But all those commercials pale in comparison to what happened after Manning and the Denver Broncos won the 2016 Super Bowl. After winning the Super Bowl on Sunday night, perhaps his last game before retiring as one of football's most accomplished quarterbacks, Denver Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning said — not once, but twice — that he plans to drink a lot of Budweiser in celebration. "I That's right - I said it. Payton Manning will pimp promote your HR Department for $10,000.

2016 68

7 Resume Lies Employers Will Never Check

Resume Bear

List that among your accomplishments if you were even the least bit instrumental in the success. or any other attention-getting comparison that highlights your strengths. A positive attitude toward past jobs will help you feel better about what you’ve accomplished and who you are, a perk that will help you throughout the hiring process. Many Human Resources staffers preach the dangers of lying on your resume, and they’re right to an extent.

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How Can You Prepare For a New Age Banking Interview?

Imarticus Learning

How do you handle leadership/stress/ failure/ accomplishments? Conclusion: The total payouts in new-age banking roles are performance and bonuses oriented and are extremely well-paying in comparison to other jobs.

5 Steps To A Powerful Personal Brand On Your Executive Resume

Career Realism

If you're having difficulty expressing your value proposition, try creating a list of your top 10 career achievements—the ones that have become your signature accomplishments over the years. Look To Others For Comparison You may have started to look at the data for your executive resume with a critical eye. You've certainly heard that using a powerful personal brand message will make your executive resume a compelling read—and help you gain traction in your job search.

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Job Hunting in 2010? Let Go of Obsolete Techniques From 2000

Jennifer Anthony

In comparison to these candidates, your application won’t stand a chance.

2010 164

The Machine Learning Big Data Guide for HR & Recruiting #hrtechconf

Workology

In 2015, talent management, specifically employee development is becoming a priority for employers as they re-evaluate the cost of recruiting, hiring and onboarding in comparison to the cost of retaining and developing internal talent within the organization. The solution is accomplished by leveraging your already existing workplace technology. This is a two part series that dives into the basics for machine learning for human resources and recruitment. .

2016 72

4 Tips For Writing A Powerful Resume

Career Realism

By adding figures to your accomplishments, you provide measurable, credible proof of your performance. Added $4 million to the bottom line…” Beyond showing revenue, numbers can help provide context of your results through comparisons. Quantifying your accomplishments solidifies them in the mind of the reader. 4 Tips For Writing A Powerful Resume. Work It Daily. The first challenge with your resume is getting it in the hands of an actual person.

2016 84

Work Portfolios: The Best Job Interview Tool You’re Not Using

JobMob

By creating a portfolio, you can find more concrete accomplishments to list on your resume. Include performance reviews from former bosses, copies of certificates for training and awards, writing samples, design samples, testimonials from clients, a list of your accomplishments, a list of things you can do that aren’t necessarily on your resume, and your complete resume. Debra Wilson is a social media advocate at the business credit cards comparison website CreditDonkey.

2011 85

“How do I ask a new employer for an equity stake?”

Sklover Working Wisdom

Question: I’m an accomplished salesman looking for a new company in my industry. While it does happen, it happens much more commonly by either an agreed “buy in” or “earn out” – or both – by means of a specified financial investment, accomplishment or tenure. In comparison, having an equity stake, as explained more below, is not at all “regulated,” but rather something that is set almost entirely by voluntary agreement, without any pre-set legal expectations or parameters.

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5 Job Hunt Research Mistakes You’re Making and How to Avoid Them

Career Rocketeer

You probably type the product into Google and pull up customer reviews, comparisons to similar products, and reviews by prominent publications. What accomplishments or projects does he seem to be most proud of? Walking into an interview?

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How to Use Task Lists and Calendars in Your Job Search

Career Rocketeer

In order to get each task accomplished, I have to have the time available to do it. New opportunities and tasks arise, and others become less important in comparison. A job search can, at times, become overwhelming with all the things that need to get done! That point had become very real to me the last couple of weeks as my schedule has become crazy with my business, in addition to outside and family obligations.

2011 58

Are Larger Niche Job Boards Always Better?

Career Rocketeer

Size Does Not Always Matter If you find a great niche job board that meets your criteria, then it may be a winner, no matter how small it may be in comparison to other boards on the Internet. So as long as it appears to get the job done—and makes you feel comfortable that you’ll be able to accomplish your job-seeking goals—it’s probably the right one for you. Does a larger job board imply greater visibility or more exposure?

5 Steps To A Powerful Personal Brand For Your Executive Resume

Career Realism

If you’re having difficulty expressing your value proposition, try creating a list of your top 10 career achievements – the ones that have become your signature accomplishments over the years. Comparisons that show progression (such as year-over-year increases in market share). Look To Others For Comparison. You’ve certainly heard that using a powerful personal brand message will make your executive resume a compelling read – and gain traction in your job search.

2013 87

4 Tips For Writing A Powerful Resume

Career Realism

By adding figures to your accomplishments, you provide measurable, credible proof of your performance. Added $4 million to the bottom line…” Beyond showing revenue, numbers can help provide context of your results through comparisons. Quantifying your accomplishments solidifies them in the mind of the reader. 4 Tips For Writing A Powerful Resume. CAREEREALISM. The first challenge with your resume is getting it in the hands of an actual person.

2016 63

5 Tips For Asking For A LinkedIn Recommendation

Career Realism

Use these to compile your list of key accomplishments, which will provide the substantive material for the recommendations you request. 4 Things Employers Look For In LinkedIn And Resume Comparison. Optimizing your LinkedIn profile, building your number of contacts, and participating in groups are all actions to contribute to raising your LinkedIn visibility. But visibility and credibility go hand-in-hand.

Know Your Value: Don't Undersell Yourself on Your Resume

Resume Writing

Of course, whenever you can substantiate your achievements with figures, examples, comparisons or specific results, the better. Identifying and Communicating Your Value (The following are good examples for action- and team-driven accomplishments. Of course, whenever you can substantiate your achievements with figures, examples, comparisons or specific results, the better.

2010 58

6 Ways You Could Be Kidding Yourself In Your Career

Career Realism

Even when I tell them to limit their comparison group to Tufts students, far more that have tell me their social skills are better than average. Downward Social Comparison So, what happens when a person we view as our equal suddenly becomes more successful than us? If they fail, they have an excuse, and if they pass, they get to brag about the accomplishment in spite of no studying. Why not do a little downward social comparison and share their stories below.

2013 57

How To Build Your Own Brand: Strategies For Success

Career Realism

Ask yourself how you want an employer or client to see you in comparison to your competition. To determine your story’s premise, begin with these main tasks: Conceive a core message by synthesizing experiences and expertise (academic studies, knowledge, proficiencies, accomplishments) into a premise. What if people could evaluate your expertise based only on one visual symbol? What if people could understand your essence through a short Linkedin profile?

2013 88

Hiring Problem: The Lack Of Specificity In The Hiring Process

Career Realism

But this error actually pales in comparison to the highly likely result – a mismatch between the candidate and the employer with all the resulting implications for both the employer and the new employee. It should be reflected in the specific accomplishments, tied to a position held. Doing” something with the skill is the evidence – particularly when it’s part of your top 3-4 accomplishments for a position on your resume.

2015 84

New Boss? New Career Opportunities | Career Rocketeer

Career Rocketeer

They will resent the comparison. If you are to be recognised and/or rewarded, you want to “climb the ladder&# or whatever your business goals are – make sure your boss not only knows what you do but also when you save the company time, money, have a brilliant idea or any othr accomplishment – thats one of the ways you get to where you want to go.

2011 67

How Do the Best Executive Resumes Win Interviews?

Career Realism

If you’re frustrated with a lack of response from employers, it might be time to take a closer look at your own resume for comparison. If you can’t recall (or don’t wish to disclose) specific dollar figures, consider using percentages to quantify accomplishments. In the midst of an executive job search but gaining little to no traction? The problem might be the brand message within your leadership resume.

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