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.
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.
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.”
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.
Music has long been known to tame the beast. Whether it’s a calming track to help you meditate, an upbeat sing-along type to get the party going, or an enlivening pop song to get you ready for the gym, you use music all the time.
Now, a group of social scientists has explored the answer to an important question when it comes to music:
Can listening to the right kind make you feel more powerful?
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Rock that meeting. Literally.