10 Things You Must Know About a Good Resume

10 Things You Must Know About a Good Resume

A good resume can be compared to a good teacher, it's very essential in helping you get your dream job as the teacher is important to the students.

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If you are really interested in getting a job, then you must know how to write a good resume. You can use a free resume builder if you want to build it online easily. A good resume can be compared to a good teacher, it's very essential in helping you get your dream job as the teacher is important to the students.

Features You Must Include in Your Resume

  • Creativity: You must display your creativity in the resume. An employer needs employees that will point out things that are wrong in the organization and correct them. He won't be interested in hiring people that follow the regular standards or the trails and footsteps other people dropped. You can say 'I discovered and developed a new order process that reduced lead times by 25% in my department'.
  • Positivity: Who doesn't like positive mindsets? Definitely everyone loves people with positive mindsets and your employee is not an exception. For every team to move on, it must be lead by people that believe in themselves.
  • Commitment: You should be willing to be committed to the organization. You've gotten a chance try lie your life with the consciousness that you have a responsibility and also try your best to live by it. You'll have to treat the business like it's yours.
  • Team spirit: You must have a spirit of motivating other people in your tem and consider it a privilege to be in a team with them.
  • Community service: In the world today, every individual is claiming to be a philanthropist but how many people actually worth the name? You should have a good heart and be willing to serve the public the best way you can.

Top Qualities Employees are Looking For

  • Honesty: Nobody would want to employee a thief to the financial department of an organization. Try to leave your life free of any crimes and past criminal records. Employees also look at those records.
  • Flexibility: Ability to adapt to certain changes. As an employee, you should be able to adapt to certain changes that might emerge in the capital market and certain trends.
  • Ability to work with other colleagues: You shouldn't be the nagging type, or the type of person that shouts at every single mistake or error by your co-worker. The work place should be in harmony and peaceful always in different circumstances.
  • Loyalty: All organizations need employees that can represent the companies' interests in conferences and other outings confidently.

How to Make Your Employee Know You Have the Above Skills

  • You need to provide a resume to get their attention. You can use a good resume builder to get the best.
  • Write and send a cover letter together with your resume. It should be professional enough and also clearly display the fact that you understand the needed skills and also ready to deliver them.
  • Be sure and confident that your references will speak well of you when consulted.
  • Be confident and possess good communication skills, both on telephone, during the interview and in the resume.
  • Have some stories to tell your employee to prove to him that you are worth the job.

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How To Get The Most Out Of Studying Abroad

Tourist traps are traps for a reason

Mo Havey
Mo Havey
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Recently, I went on a short, university lead, study away trip to Austria. I went with a close friend of mine, and if it weren't for him joining me on this trip, I believe I wouldn't have had as much fun as I did.

Although our professors found us some great tours and museums to explore and listen to, it sucks sticking out as much as you do when you're in a plainly obvious tourist group.

Some of my fondest memories from this trip are from the times where we could do what we wanted--with telling our supervisors where we were headed off course. Here are some tips on getting the most out of a short-term study away trip.

1. Break Away From Your Group

It felt like the majority of our group was scared to break away from our professors leading the group, and seldom joined us on our nighttime excursions.

Yes, you're in a country that you've never been to before and you don't speak the language, but if all you do is stick with your gigantic tour groups and head back to the hotel and go to bed at 10 pm, you're not going to experience the culture--you're only going to see and watch instead of feeling and doing.

It's the 21st century, you probably have a smart phone with a maps app, and you probably have your professor's contact in case you do get lost or in trouble.

If there is something you want to do, speak up and say it, someone will almost always want to join. You have to break away from your group and do activities or else all you're going to do is take pictures and say you saw the Belvedere Palace.

2. Eat Out of Your Comfort Zone

Yes, the food is different than what you're used to. Try it. The cuisine is a big part of any culture, and if all you eat is the equivalent to a chicken patty the entire time you're there, you're missing out.

Some of the best food I've ever had came from butchering a name on the menu, not knowing what I ordered. You might never get the chance to eat it again, so go for it. If you hate it, then that's all apart of the experience.

3. Find Your Typical Activities Abroad

Something my friend and I wanted to do off the bat was to find an Austrian hookah lounge. We knew it'd be an easy way to immerse ourselves in with the locals without putting us in an uncomfortable position. It was something we were familiar with, but oh so different.

If you frequent sports bars, find one abroad; if you go to the farmer's market on the weekend, find the local one; if you're a crafty person, find a craft store and buy craft supplies you wouldn't be able to find back home.

For me, I stopped feeling uncomfortable and alienated once I stumbled across a gay pride festival; I finally started to feel not as a tourist, but as a visitor. Being in a familiar situation will ease you into the culture without giving too much of a culture shock.

Mo Havey
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How To Appreciate Your Man

Top 5 Secrets for Making Your Man Feel Loved
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I got one of those questions the other day that made me think, "well that's a blog post if I've ever seen one." The long and short of it was that the original poster wanted to know ways that she could show her man that she appreciated him. I said to myself, "self, exactly how could a woman show her man that she appreciated him?"

The more I started to think about this the more difficult it became. And do you know why?

Glad you asked.

Well, its because I think in general, women constantly show their men how much they appreciate us. If there's a gender dropping the ball in the appreciation arena, its men, not women. Women tend to compromise more, always consider us in their decisions, and want us to be happy at all times. Not that men don't want their women to be happy, we just would rather her happiness didn't come at our expense. Are we selfish? Probably. We're also raised to be selfish about life. It's a vicious cycle.

Anyway, so I got to thinking about specifics. Assuming that regular life is taking place and both people show one another that they care and appreciate them via regular life activities like spending time and saying things that need to be said, etc, how else might this occur?

Here's my stab at this list.







1. Telling him to go out and have a night with his boys on occasion

I don't mean the scheduled 2-hour break many of us get on a Saturday to go hang with our friends and play basketball or something. I mean, just one day, out of the blue, just tell your man that he should go and take a personal day and have fun. Go do whatever you want and come home when you want. No pressure and no worries. We'll probably think this is a set up (face it, 7 times out of 10 it IS a setup), but he'll appreciate that you realized he needed a "break" at times.

2. Buy him something that he actually wants instead of something you want him to have

Not saying that this is always the case, or the case the majority of the time, but I know I've been the recipient of more than one gift that I either couldn't use or couldn't understand why I was receiving it. Of course I took it and said thank you, but it went in the pile with the Snuggies and Extra Medium Banana Republic sweaters. If I say I'd like something like a new toolbox and you get me a toolbox, I'll be ecstatic. Just like women love when men listen, men do too. We appreciate that and will feel appreciated. Because you heard me.

3. Help him with something that he really needs help with

You know how we know that you love or appreciate us? By being there for us when we truly need somebody to be there. Now, this seems like its in women's nature to do this anyway so perhaps this goes in the "just do what you'd normally do" pile, but its true. Men need respect and loyalty. We're like dogs in that regard. You give us that and we'll likely stick around for the long haul anyway. But we do appreciate that and trust me, it doesn't go unnoticed.

4. Tell him

Sounds easy enough but it really isn't. A lot of people have trouble articulating to somebody why they appreciate them. It's easy to say "I love you" (well, kind of), but its harder to say why you love somebody or why you appreciate what they bring to your life because it requires self-awareness. So telling him will allow him the space to understand why you appreciate him and he'll probably cook you a meal. We work really well with words of affirmation.

5. Just do something nice to make him feel special

Another one of those things that truly just goes both ways, male or female. In fact, showing appreciation really is the same across the board. It doesn't matter if you're a man or a woman, the best way to show appreciation is to just do it. Let them know, or do something nice for them to show that you care and are listening to their needs. Everybody wins that way.

And an angel probably gets its wings.

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