When looking for a new job, it’s always important to make a good first impression and that starts with the resume, and it better be a good one because it certainly will take a lot to get noticed.
But get this - for all the hours you may put into writing your resume, a new CareerBuilder survey finds that HR managers don’t spend much time looking at them. In fact, 39% of managers saying they spend less than a minute looking at a person’s resume, while 23% spend 30 seconds.
But even though they don’t linger, applicants better be careful about being too creative, or outright fibbing, because 75% of HR managers say they’ve caught a lie on a resume. Just how bad are these lies? Well, HR managers have shared some of their more outrageous ones, and a few are downright hilarious. They include:
- A 22-year-old applicant claimed three different degrees.
- An applicant listed 40 different jobs in one year.
- An applicant thought they attached a resume to an email but instead sent their full credit application for an apartment.
- An applicant applied for a job for which they were vastly unqualified (e.g. grocery store shelf-stocker applying for a physician position).
- An applicant referred to having "as many marriages as jobs."
- An applicant listed out their extensive arrest history.
- An applicant's resume had a different font type for every sentence.
- An applicant stated at the bottom of their resume that they do not like babies or puppies.
- An applicant's resume was only one sentence.
- An applicant had the same employment dates for every job listed.
Just as bad as lying or embellishing, is making mistakes, which can cost someone a possible interview. Lots of HR managers say they've found critical mistakes on CVs, which get people noticed for all the wrong reasons. They include:
- Typos or bad grammar: 77%
- Unprofessional email address: 35%
- Resume without quantifiable results: 34%
- Resume with long paragraphs of text: 25%
- Resume is generic, not customized to company: 18%
- Resume is more than two pages: 17%
- No cover letter with resume: 10%
Source: Yahoo Finance
We’ve all heard reports of studies that claim a glass of wine can actually be good for you, but a new study suggests that’s not at all true. In fact, the study says no amount of alcohol consumption is actually healthy.
Researchers at the Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation looked into the health effects of alcohol consumption in 195 countries between 1990 and 2016 and found that booze played a role in lots of deaths over the years.
For example, booze consumption led to 2.8-million premature deaths in 2016, plus it was the leading risk factor for premature mortality and disability for those ages 15 to 49, accounting for 20% of deaths. And that’s not all, drinking habits were responsible for 27.1% of cancer deaths in women, and 18.9% in men over 50.
- The study did acknowledge that low levels of drinking could help protect against heart disease, and even diabetes, but they determined that the positives are far outweighed by the negative impacts of alcohol.
- The study also notes that 2.4 billion people around the world consume alcohol, which breaks down to about 25% of women and 39% of men. Interestingly, the largest amount of drinkers can be found in Denmark, where 95.3% of women and 97.1% of men drink.
Source: Fox News
These days most of us are forced to deal with hundreds of work emails on a daily basis, and more often than not we see people writing the same phrases over and over, so much so that we get pretty sick and tired of them.
Well, a recent Adobe survey asked folks to identify the email phrases they hate the most, and we bet a lot of people can relate. Topping the list is “Not sure if you saw my last email…,” which got 25% of the vote. Others making the list include:
- “Per my last email…” – 13%
- “Per our conversation…” - 11%
- “Any updates on this…” - 11%
- “Sorry for the double email…” - 10%
- “Please advise…” – 9%
- “As previously stated…” – 9%
- “As discussed…” – 6%
- “Re-attaching for convenience” – 6%
Source: USA Today
Sometimes you’ve decided on the perfect outfit and don’t have access to an iron to fix the visible creases in your clothes. But these quick fixes could save your day and get your wrinkles out.
- Spritz on a wrinkle-releaser - Spray the problem area with a little Downy Wrinkle Releaser or Crease Releaseand hang dry.
- Flat iron your shirt collar - Put your hair straightener to use pressing the collar of your shirt or a small wrinkle in your blouse. Just make sure you wipe off any product before and check your heat setting first.
- Blow dry your dress - Concentrated bursts of hot air can save you when you don’t have an iron. Be sure to hold the hair dryer back around two-inches so you don’t scorch the fabric.
- Steam with a pot of tea - If you have tiny wrinkles, the steam from a kettle can help get rid of them, just hold clothing around 12-inches from the spout of the kettle.
- Tumble dry with ice cubes - It sounds odd, but if you throw a wrinkled shirt in the dryer with a couple ice cubes and run it on hot for a few minutes, the ice melts and creates steam to help de-wrinkle your garment.
- Roll your top like a burrito - Lay the wrinkled item flat, smooth wrinkles out, then roll it up tight, like a burrito. Next, stick the item under a mattress for 15 to 30 minutes and it literally presses your clothes.
- Steam clothes in the shower - This old school fix helps when you’re traveling don’t have your usual supplies. Close the bathroom door and hang the wrinkled clothing on the shower rod and do your normal routine and when you’re finished, hopefully you’ll have wrinkle-free clothes.
With such busy lives, women don’t often have time to pamper themselves, but even with crazy schedules, many find little ways to treat themselves right.
A new survey finds that close to half of women say they are too busy to treat themselves, with only a fifth saying they indulge themselves in “little luxuries” once a month. What’s more, when women do indulge, 60% say they’re more likely to do so with such little luxuries rather than big purchases.
So, what are some of these little luxuries women are pampering themselves with? Well, believe it or not, one of the top choices is getting into a bed with fresh sheets, while getting take out instead of cooking is also high on the list.
Women's Top Ten Favorite Little Luxuries To Pamper Themselves
- Getting into a bed with fresh sheets
- Getting take out instead of cooking
- A lovely perfume or scent
- A proper, well-brewed cup of tea
- The smell of a scented candle
- Taking off my bra at the end of the day
- Indulging in a pudding
- A bubble bath at the end of a long day
- The smell of fresh laundry out of the machine
- A new beauty purchase
Source: SWNS Digital