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.

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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. What you accomplish in your first year will really set the stage for you.

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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.

2019 75

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Spotlighting outdated achievements will make Glen seem like a dinosaur in comparison to fresh candidates with recent accomplishments and expertise in current technologies. Résumé Help: Uncovering Your Unique Accomplishments. What is the lesson here?

2013 158

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

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. . It happened.

2019 71

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.

2020 52

Summer Stress is Real: 3 Tips to Center Yourself 

Ms. Career Girl

Determining the keys things you must accomplish will make it more likely you’ll be able to join that early happy hour when your teammates come knocking. Seeing the endless trips and activities of friends can lead to comparison and a false view of what their lives are like.

2019 226

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. The post Company Leader or Boss?

2017 164

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.”

2018 198

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. Part 3 – Differentiate Your Unique Value Proposition and Build Personal Brand Content.

2015 195

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.

2015 193

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.

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?

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.

2018 65

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.

2013 136

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. “Aim at heaven and you will get earth thrown in. Aim at earth and you get neither. ” – C. Lewis.

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. Hi everyone!

2017 68

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.

2012 164

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. (Image: Hannah Donze ). Hi everyone!

2017 67

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.

2018 52

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.?

2013 236

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. Many Human Resources staffers preach the dangers of lying on your resume, and they’re right to an extent.

2011 239

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.

2019 67

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.

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 102

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. 4 Tips For Writing A Powerful Resume.

2016 109

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. Debra Wilson is a social media advocate at the business credit cards comparison website CreditDonkey. Not only for graphic designers.

2011 110

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

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

HR Capitalist

But all those commercials pale in comparison to what happened after Manning and the Denver Broncos won the 2016 Super Bowl. That's right - I said it. Payton Manning will pimp promote your HR Department for $10,000.

2016 52

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. 4 Tips For Writing A Powerful Resume.

2016 83

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).

2013 113

“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 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.

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?

2011 92

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

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. 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 114

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?

2013 73

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?

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.

2015 109

how can I follow up without being annoying, people ask “who’s in here?” when I’m in a bathroom stall, and more

Ask A Manager

I have built a good portfolio of work that I am passionate about over the last seven years, and I want to make sure I have room to highlight those accomplishments. In comparison to my current skill set, the work I did as an intern is less impressive. Should I just list the dates of employment but not list accomplishments for that time? Forget the internship entirely and focus on more recent accomplishments? It’s five answers to five questions. Here we go….

2019 63

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

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.

2012 94