Hiring managers should put less stock in resumes and spend more time reviewing candidates' social media profiles to get a sense of how they share information and treat other people, author Tim Stevens says. The interview process should involve testing candidates on how well they interact with team members, he says.
More employers are relying on applicant tracking software to screen your resume, Mona Abdel-Halim writes. Improve your chances against tracking software by using the language from the job description in your resume, dumping graphics and avoiding fancy fonts, Abdel-Halim suggests.
Just like baseball players need to adjust to certain pitchers or risk falling into a hitting slump, job seekers need to adjust to various employers, Perry Newman writes. He advises re-evaluating your resume, cover letter and elevator speech to make sure you're tailoring it properly to your desired company.
You can help colleagues develop better cubicle manners when you lead by example -- such as keeping personal phone conversations to a minimum and only listening to music through headphones, Nikita T. Mitchell writes. Also, lengthy discussions should be held in conference rooms, not hanging over cubicle walls -- a distraction for everyone, she writes.
If you're a manager and feel your younger workers are not being respectful -- to you or to others -- try to reconnect through a shared vision, Liz Reyer writes. "Build bridges with younger employees without accepting behavior that crosses the line, no matter the age group," she writes.