8 Apps to Simplify Your Life

appsfor-lifeAuthor: Ruby Lowe
Source: Undercover Recruiter

If you love your job, but find it hard to strike a reasonable mix between work and your personal life, you’re not alone. It’s one of the main battles that any business man or woman has to find the answer to; striking the perfect balance is hard to do. Some people make sure they’re home on a certain number of evenings per week, while others simply schedule time with family and friends to ensure their job doesn’t completely rule their life. Different people have different techniques, but at the end of the day, everyone could use some extra minutes in the day every now and again!

Enter: new technologies. Smartphones have put the world at our fingertips. We’re able to call the other side of the world in seconds, send photos, videos and audio in just a click and use the internet (almost) anywhere. Could these apps be the answer to our work/life balance woes, allowing us more time for what’s important in life? Here’s a list of our favorite time-saving apps:

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6 Techniques to Fine-Tune Focus

FocusAuthor: Ken Sundheim
Source: Undercover Recruiter

Business moves at supersonic speed.  While technology has facilitated easier communication and information gathering, it has also ushered in a new economy in which the common worker can be more readily replaced by technological advancements than ever before. The option to utilize advanced algorithms, data visualization and robotics as opposed to human assistance has become increasingly more alluring to organizations. In turn, the burden to prove themselves necessary has fallen upon the common worker.

Competency alone no longer does the trick.

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The 4 Best Ways To Give Your Resume That Wow Factor

DogeAuthor: Diane Passage
Source: Huffington Post

With the unemployment rate reportedly declining, now is a great time to get your resume set for hiring. Resume writing and formatting can be a daunting task especially when you know somebody will read it and make a snap judgment about your qualifications. Hiring managers spend an average of six seconds reviewing a resume before deciding if they want to interview the candidate or not. That means you’ve got all of six seconds to hook that reader in.

Whether you’re starting your resume from scratch or adding some finishing touches, check out these tips to add that wow factor to get you noticed:


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Awesome Resource: 101 Career Tips You Can Learn in 3 Seconds

tm-pilbox.global.ssl.fastly.netAuthor: Lily Herman
Source: The Muse

We know—you want great career advice, but sometimes, you just don’t have time to read lengthy articles or books.

Well, today, you’re in luck: We’ve distilled some of the best-ever advice on The Daily Muse into bite-sized chunks that you can scan in a matter of seconds.

Or, better yet—that you can share with your entourage! Each tip is 140 characters or fewer, so you can easily copy and paste your favorites to share with your followers all over the web.

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Awesome Resource: Resume Advice Collected

static1.squarespace.comSource: Monster.com

Writing your resume can be hard. You have to ensure you include all of your relevant accomplishments while simultaneously explaining or avoiding any problem periods. Thankfully, Monster.com has a huge collection of resume writing advice, from how to effectively write a resume title, to advice on how to deal with personal information such as disclosing disabilities. In addition you’ll find tips for tailoring your resume to various individual industries, as well as advice on dealing with some of the common dilemmas resume writers run into. Check it out, you can’t afford not to!

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Keeping Your Resume From Being A Roadblock

roadblock2Author: Penelope Trunk
Source: PenelopeTrunk.com

Figuring out what you want is a very difficult thing to do, at any stage of life. But once you’ve figured out what you want, you need to have a resume that is ready to get you what you want.

Rewriting your resume is what you do at the very end of the process of figuring out the best job for yourself. Once you know the answer to that question, it should be no problem to rewrite your resume to get that job.

Provided here are the techniques and tips to do so.

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National Small Business Week

smallbusinessHere at The Job Shop, we work with small businesses every day, and are proud to do so. While we try to honor small business every day, it is always nice to have an added incentive to specially recognize the wonderful work they do. Today marks the beginning of 52nd National Small Business Week in the U.S. According to the U.S. Small Business Association,

Every year since 1963, the President of the United States has issued a proclamation announcing National Small Business Week, which recognizes the critical contributions of America’s entrepreneurs and small business owners.

More than half of Americans either own or work for a small business, and they create about two out of every three new jobs in the U.S. each year.

As part of National Small Business Week, the U.S. Small Business Administration takes the opportunity to highlight the impact of outstanding entrepreneurs, small business owners, and others from all 50 states and U.S. territories. Every day, they’re working to grow small businesses, create 21st century jobs, drive innovation, and increase America’s global competitiveness.

The SBA provides many resources for small business, and this week they will be hosting several webinars for business owners:

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