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Michael Gardon

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The Latest Career News and Tips from Career Cloud!

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Here's your weekly update from Careercloud. New on Here are a few of the recent articles from Careercloud! How To Showcase Soft Skills On A Resume Your resume is an overview of your skills, abilities, and experiences. It’s a given to list relevant education and work experiences, but there’s another set of skills you should add to your resume — soft skills. If a hiring manager is choosing between you and another candidate with similar experiences, having essential soft skills could be the difference in securing an interview or landing a job. Keep reading to learn more about soft skills, how they differ from hard skills, and where to add them to your resume.

The Best HR Software of 2021 Managing and tracking your company’s employees requires managing many policies, processes, and tools. The best HR software can help streamline the process, so you stay on top of all the tasks you need to run a tight ship. With quality HR software, companies can manage employees, onboard new hires, and train staff, seamlessly. Many HR software options also handle payroll functions, creating a smooth process for your employees and the company.

Finding the right HR software depends on your company’s specific needs. We’ve researched software options to find the top HR software companies right now. Keep reading to learn about the best HR software options to determine if they are right for you. The Best Applicant Tracking Software 2021 Applicant tracking software allows you to manage the process of finding the best people for your business all in one place. After all, who wants to get buried underneath a pile of resumes from unqualified candidates? The best applicant tracking software goes well beyond online job sites. They help you customize your criteria for each role, gather data from many sources, and keep all of your processes in one easy-to-manage workflow. New on Careercloud Radio ​The Careercloud Radio podcast has featured some amazing guests! Mindfulness - Your Job Interview Advantage with Brett Hill Brett Hill is an expert on mindfulness and he helps us see some things clearly in our world and our careers. Mindfulness is a secret weapon for modern jobseekers.

Brett has spent many years studying and practicing mindfulness in many forms. He studied Hakomi, a mindfulness-based somatic psychology with founder Ron Kurtz and he also trained as a facilitator in Matrix Leadership group dynamics with founder Amina Knowlan, before establishing the Quest institute meditation center in Dallas.

Your Guide To Getting A Promotion At Work With B.J. Schone B.J. Schone has worked in Human Resources (HR) for 15+ years at several large, notable companies, and has been a manager for 10 of those years. He regularly speaks with other managers and HR team members about employees’ performance, growth, and promotions. This means that B.J. has first-hand knowledge of the characteristics and behaviors that are valued most, and he knows what factors typically lead to a promotion.

B.J.’s mission in life is to help people learn, to help them find that spark that ignites them, and to help them grow, personally or professionally. Recently, B.J. released an ebook, “The Essential Guide to Getting Promoted at Work,” with suggestions on how to get promoted and career advancement tips.

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Passing the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) is an important step toward studying and working in the United States and other English-speaking countries. This test measures your ability to read, listen, speak and write in English, and your scores determine whether you’re admitted to your chosen school. Effective preparation is the key to doing well. You can study on your own, but for many students, a TOEFL prep course is the best option. We put together this guide to the best TOEFL prep courses to help you find the program that’s right for you.

The January 20 swearing-in of the nation's first woman, Black and southeast Asian vice president came at a pivotal moment for Black women in the business world, which up until recently has failed miserably to increase the number of Black executives — male and female — in its ranks.

In honor of Black History Month, CNN Business asked three of the highest ranked Black women in corporate America to reflect on their career journeys and offer advice to those looking to follow in their footsteps.

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Talk soon! The Careercloud Team

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