The Most Common Resume Mistakes And How To Fix Them | Fast Company

Posted on March 29th, 2017 by The Learning Factor

Reviewing 300,000 resumes gives you some perspective on the art and science of making an impact in a single page. For Ladders, a membership-based job-matching site for professionals, assessing and analyzing the results of 300,000 resumes from its users surfaced a few common errors that can have a big impact on whether a job candidate even gets a chance to proceed to the interview stage.

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From choosing the right verb to leaving off one crucial word, there are three simple ways to boost your chances of getting the job.

Stop Wanting And Start Doing: 5 Practices For Building Mental Toughness

Posted on March 29th, 2017 by The Learning Factor

I’ve been asked on a number of occasions the “secret” to harnessing mental toughness to overcome adversity. The “secret,” I tell them, isn’t a secret but a fact that they don’t want to hear because it’s simple. But simple isn’t easy. That secret is this: make a decision and go with it.

That’s it.

I remember waiting for Hell Week to begin in BUD/S (Basic Underwater Demolition/SEAL training) and students asking the instructors—in a somewhat uncommon cordial setting—what the secret was to making it through five and a half days of constant, nonstop activity. Here’s what the instructors said, “The secret to making it through BUD/S, is knowing you’re going to make it through BUD/S.”

It’s belief.

You need to believe that you’re the type of person who has the skill and will to make that goal happen, and then make it happen. Don’t worry about what’s right and don’t wait for the perfect opportunity because “perfect” doesn’t exist—it’s an excuse to procrastinate.

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Mental toughness is a muscle, and like all other muscles, it demands consistent exercise to get stronger.

Turning Obstacles Into Opportunity

Posted on March 29th, 2017 by The Learning Factor

As an entrepreneur your level of success ultimately boils down to your consistent ability to turn problems into profit. Starting a business is simple, but rest assured that there is no such thing as an easy business when it comes to operating day in and day out.

Get ready to use these tips below the next time the “fit hits the shan”.

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6 tips to overcome adversity and turn problems into profit.

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