How Millennials Are Shaking Up American Work Culture from Their Parents’ Basements

How Millennials Are Shaking Up American Work Culture from Their Parents’ Basements

Nearly one-third of U.S. millennials are still living under their parents’ roofs (and that’s a fact, not a snide remark), but that’s not stopping them from rocking the long-established boat of American work culture. The nine-to-five office gig is getting old, and remote work, apparently, is going to be its bold, new successor. Yes, they may be still getting grilled cheese sandwiches hand-delivered to them from mom as they hang out in the basement playing Grand Theft Auto V, but millennials are simultaneously managing to shift the foundational plates U.S. companies have found themselves firmly rooted on for the past two centuries and then some. Get ready for the big one, because it’s been a long time coming, and things are about to get all shook up.

5 traits of a resume that will get you hired

5 traits of a resume that will get you hired

When I ask job seekers to name their biggest gripes with the job search process, one answer keeps coming up: Employers never respond to their job applications or resumes.

When I look at the resumes they're applying with, I see many that are hurting more than helping job seekers present their qualifications for a new role.

Here is a top five checklist of items that you should consider in preparing your resume:

How to create a cover letter that gets attention

How to create a cover letter that gets attention

Look, no one loves writing cover letters. Just like no one LOVES eating kale (we see right through you, Gwyneth Paltrow). But both are a means to an end: If you want to live to the age of 95, try eating more kale; if you want to get ahead in your job search, include a cover letter. In a 2016 CareerBuilder survey, 40 percent of hiring managers said they’re more likely to pay attention to job applications that include cover letters.

These 4 communication skills will help you land any job

These 4 communication skills will help you land any job

When most people think about communication, they think about speaking. While this area is only one part of communication, it's a very important one. Speaking well matters, whether you're a manager delivering motivational speeches to inspire your team, a bookkeeperexplaining a client's financial situation, or a public relations specialist interacting with members of the media.

Having good public speaking skills helps you talk to others and persuade them with your point of view. Your speaking skills will help you command others' attention. You can showcase your excellent speaking skills during a job interview, so make the most of the opportunity.

5 Simple Tricks To Nail Your Phone Interview

5 Simple Tricks To Nail Your Phone Interview

Not all job interviews take place in person; especially during the early stages of the hiring process, a tech pro will likely have to speak to recruiters, HR staff, hiring managers, and even potential colleagues on the phone.

While phone interviews offer several advantages—you don’t need to dress up, for example, or commute to an office somewhere—they also pose a unique mix of challenges, especially for those who are relatively inexperienced in interviewing for jobs. With that in mind, here are some quick, top-level tips for preparing yourself: