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Why The Best Hire Might Not Have The Perfect Resume

Given the choice between a job candidate with a perfect resume and one who has fought through difficulty, human resources executive Regina Hartley always gives the “Scrapper” a chance. As someone who grew up with adversity, Hartley knows that those who flourish in the darkest of spaces are empowered with the grit to persist in an ever-changing workplace. “Choose the underestimated contender, whose secret weapons are passion and purpose,” she says. “Hire the Scrapper.”

5 Ways To Kill Your Dreams

All of us want to invent that game-changing product, launch that successful company, write that best-selling book. And yet so few of us actually do it. TED Fellow and Brazilian entrepreneur Bel Pesce breaks down five easy-to-believe myths that ensure your dream projects will never come to fruition.

How to Answer: Tell Me About Yourself.

Remember: Don’t try to squeeze in too much information or your interviewer WILL start to tune out.

A good interview is a dialogue, not a monologue. Keep it concise and give your interviewer the chance to dive in and ask questions. Practicing your answer over and over will be the key to success, so break out the mirror and a stopwatch, or get the full advantage of the interactive practice tool inside our Big Interview training system.

Podcasts

Looking for Capital for Your Small Business?

Are you looking for capital for your small business? Listen to this podcast featuring SBA’s Associate Administrator for the Office of Capital Access, Bill Manger. He discusses options such as the SBA’s free online “Lender Match” tool, microloans and grants for small businesses at Grants.gov.

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Jaime Fall Talks Upskilling on “All Things Work” Podcast

How can employers ensure their employees have the skills needed to keep up with a changing economy? UpSkill America Director Jaime Fall joined SHRM’s “All Things Work” podcast to discuss how upskilling can help companies stay competitive, how employers can find partners to build an upskilling program, and examples of upskilling initiatives from around the country. 

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