August 2012

6 Resume Mistakes To Avoid

by The Burns & McDonnell Careers Team August 31, 2012

Resume writing is undoubtedly an art. But it’s a little scientific, too. After all, you have a limited amount of space in which to create a comprehensive and compelling account of your professional history and expertise. No pressure, right? Plus, it’s increasingly likely that your resume will be scanned by some sort of recruiting software, […]

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Top 5 Productivity Apps for Smartphones

by HR Team August 29, 2012

Nearly half of all Americans with cell phones have smartphones — and that means we’re increasingly connected not just to our social networks and the Internet, but also to our jobs. And that means staying productive on the go is becoming an increasingly important priority. After all, smartphones are simply palm-sized computers. With the right […]

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How to Prepare for a Vacation

by HR Team August 23, 2012

Depending on your responsibilities and workload, taking time off for vacation can, at times, seem downright impossible. Yet it’s important to take a break, recharge your batteries and return to your desk refreshed and ready to tackle whatever comes your way. Whether you’re preparing for a quick jaunt to a nearby city or a full-fledged […]

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The Top 3 LinkedIn Mistakes and How to Avoid Them

by HR Team August 6, 2012

LinkedIn is a powerful professional networking tool. With a user base of 161 million (and growing), the site is an effective resource for a variety of tasks: connecting with friends and colleagues, learning more about a particular industry and looking for a job. Of course, the key to LinkedIn (as with any online tool) is […]

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How (and Why) to Create a Career Development Plan

by HR Team August 2, 2012

Whether you’re changing careers or weighing options for advancement at your current job, consider easing your transition with a career development plan. Simply put, a career development plan breaks down long-term professional goals into manageable, individual steps that can help keep you on the right track without making you feel utterly overwhelmed. After all, your […]

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