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2/20/2019

Recruiters report resume advice that no longer serves candidates well includes using visuals and career summaries, as this information is distracting and is more useful in an interview, writes Stephanie Vozza. They also advise against the one-page rule, explaining their decisions are often based on the additional information a second page allows.

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2/20/2019

While BYD and Tesla have been at the forefront of the conversation on electric vehicles because of their flashy models in recent years, the most sold electric car is actually Nissan's Leaf. The Japanese EV model has been on the market for approximately 10 years, and 360,000 cars have been sold as of 2018, according to the Center for Solar Energy and Hydrogen Research Baden-Wurttemberg.

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2/20/2019

When hesitating about a career move, consider these three factors, says Lexi Reese, chief operating officer of Gusto. "The most fulfilling journeys are ones where people are really honest with what they love, what they're good at and where they see a big need," she says.

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Business Insider
2/20/2019

Networking yields more meaningful and more productive connections if approached with an altruistic mindset, writes Shelcy Joseph. Rather than focusing on what others can do for you, inquire about subjects that interest them, offer to help if they express a need and connect on an emotional level by sharing career struggles.

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Forbes
2/20/2019

If you know you're right for a job, but your resume isn't getting past HR, try a more direct route that begins with identifying a need the company has, writes headhunter Nick Corcodilos. Request a meeting with the manager you'd report to, explain your solution and prove you have expertise worth hiring.

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2/20/2019

If you need more than a vacation to avoid serious burnout, consider requesting a sabbatical by making a case for your value and how an extended break would improve your performance, says Jodi Chavez, president of Randstad Professionals and Life Sciences. Offer specifics about how the break will help you achieve professional goals and avoid having to leave the company altogether.

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2/20/2019

Proper change management is what will produce a smooth transition for building a workforce that combines human and digital labor, says Gene Chao, global vice president and general manager of IBM Automation. Getting your employees involved early and often in the process allows humans to feel in control, he says.

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2/20/2019

HR can act like a consultant to the business by embracing artificial intelligence, building their business knowledge and putting available data to use in decision-making, writes Marcus Mossberger of Infor. "As technology becomes ubiquitous--and therefore a commodity--many companies are beginning to realize that their most valuable differentiator is their people," he writes.

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2/20/2019

A popular incentive program for companies is tracking employees' activity, including nutrition, to hopefully lower health care expenses, but there is concern about data privacy issues or discrimination against employees who don't participate.

2/20/2019

Artificial intelligence is influencing the recruiting process for companies such as HireVue, which uses video to gauge an applicant's truthfulness; Imbellus, which evaluates problem-solving abilities; and Pymetrics, which uses tests to measure cognitive aptitude.

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