advertisement advertisement advertisement The truth is out: A 2020 ResumeLab study shows that a majority of job seekers fudge a detail or two on their résumés. Thirty-six percent of those surveyed confess to outright lying, and still others admitted to stretching the truth, bringing the grand total of résumé fraudsters to 56%. advertisement advertisement If you are a recruiter or hiring manager you may well have seen a résumé that has this touch of “creativity.” In fact, a full 93% of people surveyed in this same study said they knew someone who had lied on their résumé. Let’s look at what constitutes a lie, why people do it, and what the consequences are if you’re caught. WHAT CONSTITUTES A “LITTLE WHITE LIE” ON A RÉSUMÉ? There are several common ways job applicants “enhance” their résumés, convinced such statements will improve their chances of landing the job. The most common lies are in work experience. That might … [Read more...] about What’s the actual risk of telling a little white lie on your résumé?
4 approaches to corporate social responsibility
advertisement advertisement advertisement The Marshall Plan for Moms is getting some male allies. advertisement advertisement In an open letter to Congress today, more than 50 prominent men said they want bold action to address America’s childcare crisis, including direct payments to mothers that compensate them for their unpaid labor. The letter includes dozens of bold-faced names from a diverse mix of industries, including NBA star Steph Curry; Hollywood heavyweights Don Cheadle and Colin Farrell; NYU professor Scott Galloway; Craigslist founder Craig Newmark; and New York mayoral candidate Andrew Yang. As a presidential candidate, Yang made the idea of redefining labor—and paying women for work they do at home—one of the cornerstones of his campaign. The letter is appearing as a full-page ad in Thursday’s Washington Post . It follows a similar call to President Biden signed by dozens of prominent women last month. … [Read more...] about Andrew Yang, Steph Curry, Scott Galloway, and dozens of prominent men want a stimulus plan for moms
advertisement advertisement advertisement Everyone from carmakers to smartphone companies are having the same problem: They can’t get enough semiconductors to put into their products. And don’t just think this means laptops and smartphones. A lack of chips has resulted in some major companies having to pause the manufacturing of products you might not necessarily think of when it comes to semiconductors—like cars, for example. Both GM and Ford have had to shut down the production of some of their models recently because they didn’t have the computer chips the cars required. advertisement And this lack of semiconductors isn’t just a problem for manufacturers. The Biden administration is so worried about it that the president has signed an executive order calling for a review of the semiconductor supply chain. So just what is the problem? It comes down to there main factors, according to MarketWatch : The COVID-19 pandemic: It should be … [Read more...] about Why is there a silicon chip shortage? 3 factors are to blame
advertisement advertisement advertisement In my attorney days, I had a to-do list for each active case, which I carried with me from meeting to meeting like security blankets. Truth be told, I loved my to-do lists. But with working 12-plus-hour days and feeling like I never accomplished quite enough in the day, I actually thought I was bad at time management. advertisement advertisement Back then, even on days I rocked it and completed a huge brief, I’d go to cross the brief off one of my many to-do lists, only to see the 48 other things I didn’t get done. My pride in completing my big project deflated, even though there was no way I could have gotten the whole to-do list done in a single day in the first place. That unwarranted feeling of never quite keeping up (much less getting ahead), and therefore never quite being good enough, is what I call To-Do List Defeat. To-do lists make us think we should be able to get it all done … [Read more...] about Suffering from to-do list defeat? Here’s how to take back control
advertisement advertisement advertisement The last two sentences of a new report on human rights abuses of migrant workers in the Arabian Gulf hit the hardest: “It’s not my duty as an architect to look at it. I cannot do anything about it because I have no power to do anything about it.” advertisement advertisement The now-infamous quote, from the late Zaha Hadid who was talking about migrant workers on a project in Qatar, spoke to an uncomfortable truth about the complexity of the global construction industry–and its role in the systematic abuse of workers in the Gulf region, which draws millions of people from South Asian countries with the lure of work on skyscrapers, arenas, and other construction projects. “We wanted to include that because it really strikingly demonstrates the feeling that I think a lot of stakeholders have, including architects,” says David Segall, a policy analyst and coauthor of the new … [Read more...] about How Migrant Workers Literally Pay To Build Architecture