Insider Secrets to Get Your Resume Read

It’s becoming harder than ever to get your resume read by a real person. “HR people are drowning in resumes, and despite their best intentions, many can’t keep up,” says executive recruiter Mike Travis. Help your resume win the attention it deserves by following these up-to-date tips from industry insiders. * “Keep it shorter, tighter, […]

Resume Keywords

Keywords Can Make or Break Your Resume By Erika Malzberg, for LiveCareer As many as 80% of employers use keywords to decide which resumes are worth a look. Using the right resume keywords can get you noticed and earn you an interview. Here’s how: What are keywords? Keywords are used in job descriptions to describe […]

Tebow’s Focus

At about 6:43 p.m. ET, one simple ad changed the Super Bowl forever. It’s now an accepted truism that the Super Bowl is as much about the advertising as the on-field action; of the estimated 100 million people who will view this year’s game, a significant number can’t identify anyone outside of Peyton Manning. But […]

In Hard Times, Lured Into Trade School and Debt

One fast–growing American industry has become a conspicuous beneficiary of the recession: for–profit colleges and trade schools. At institutions that train students for careers in areas like health care, computers and food service, enrollments are soaring as people anxious about weak job prospects borrow aggressively to pay tuition that can exceed $30,000 a year. But […]

Things You Might Be Saying Wrong

24 Things You Might Be Saying Wrong The Reader’s Digest Version of all those confusing words and seemingly random rules you missed in English class. You never mean: Could care less You always mean: Couldn’t care less Why: You want to say you care so little already that you couldn’t possibly care any less. When […]

Top home-school texts dismiss Darwin

LOUISVILLE, Ky. – Home-school mom Susan Mule wishes she hadn’t taken a friend’s advice and tried a textbook from a popular Christian publisher for her 10-year-old’s biology lessons. Mule’s precocious daughter Elizabeth excels at science and has been studying tarantulas since she was 5. But she watched Elizabeth’s excitement turn to confusion when they reached […]

America’s Best High Schools 2010

U.S. News ranks America’s Best High Schools for third consecutive year Thomas Jefferson High School for Science and Technology in Alexandria, Va., the top school in U.S. News & World Report‘s America’s Best High Schools rankings, is designed to challenge students. A course load of offerings that include DNA science, neurology, and quantum physics would […]

When Should Kids Get Cell Phones?

Every parent of a young child today knows the dilemma: When is your child old enough for a cell phone? A computer? A TV in their room? Good questions, and while the scientific and psychological consensus tends to skew toward encouraging later adoption of gadgetry (12 years old is a common figure for My First […]

Are You FBI Material?

The modern-day FBI is looking for candidates with some surprising backgrounds. Ever since Jimmy Cagney played an agent in the 1935 feature film G-Men, the public’s imagination has been captured by the FBI. Since then, iconic figures like Clarice Starling in Silence of the Lambs and Mulder and Scully in The X-Files have only stoked […]

Common typos spell-check won’t catch

While we can rely on a spell checker to catch glaring errors, a computer can’t pick up on all careless mistakes, especially if the word could be correct in a different context. Often word misuse is our mistake. The English language is full of homonyms, or words that have different meanings but sound and look […]