England and Russia fans involved in fresh violence at Euro 2016

first_imgEngland and Russia fans rioted on Saturday at the Old Port in Marseille and outside the city’s Stade Velodrome before the two countries met in a soccer match at the European Championship.BITTER MEMORIESIt was the third straight day of violence in the Mediterranean port city, reviving bitter memories of clashes involving England fans at the 1998 World Cup.Police fired tear gas and water cannons at rioters around the city to rein in violence that authorities said left at least five people injured. Some fans walked through the city bare-chested and with blood dripping from head wounds.Amid the broken beer bottles and gray clouds of tear gas, families and tourists walked around the picturesque port, sometimes forced to skirt around lines of riot police leaning on their shields. Groups of people watched the chaos from the rear decks of two gleaming white yachts.French Interior Minister Bernard Cazeneuve said one British citizen was “seriously injured” in the clashes.”Once again, as over the last 30 years, an international football competition has been the scene of clashes between violent people claiming to be supporters of their national team,” Cazeneuve said in a statement. (Full Euro 2016 Coverage )UEFA CONDEMN FANSUEFA, the governing body of European soccer, also condemned the fans, saying “people engaging in such violent acts have no place in football.”TV footage showed fans throwing chairs yanked from restaurant terraces and scuffling on a staircase, where one man was seen kicking another one down the stairs. Shortly before the match kicked off, a group of Russia fans ran toward England supporters and started fighting outside the stadium. Riot police fired a water cannon at them and quickly broke up the scuffles.advertisementThere was no fighting among fans inside the stadium, where England fans vastly outnumbered Russians.Each side blamed the other for provoking the violence and England supporters complained that the French riot police did not do enough to halt the fighting.Alexander Shprygin, head of the All-Russian Fans’ Union, a body with backing from the Russian government and soccer authorities, told The Associated Press by telephone that the police had broken up fights between English and Russian supporters.”The reason (for the fighting) was that the English are drinking a lot and are behaving badly,” Shprygin said.Fans of Russian clubs Lokomotiv Moscow and Zenit St. Petersburg were “active” in the fighting, Shprygin said, but would not comment on whether a group of Russian fans had attacked English supporters.It was the second straight European Championship at which Russia fans have been involved in rioting and comes two years before the country is due to host the World Cup.Regional police chief Laurent Nunez told French media that five people had been wounded and six people arrested during the fighting.Two television stations reported that one of those wounded had suffered a heart attack during one of the melees, although they gave no further details.The clashes brought back memories of bloody fighting between England hooligans, Tunisia fans and locals of North African origin during the World Cup in 1998. Then, hundreds of England fans were involved in violent beach-front clashes with locals in Marseille over two days around England’s match against Tunisia, prompting a headline in a local paper: “Go home hooligans!”last_img read more

Insatiable Novak Djokovic hunting fourth Wimbledon crown

first_imgNovak Djokovic’s vice-like grip on grand slam silverware will be put to the test at Wimbledon next week but such is the world number one’s dominance few look capable of loosening it.The insatiable Serb’s stunning level of consistency has left his rivals running out of ideas at how to stop him and made real the possibility that the 29-year-old could even threaten Roger Federer’s record total of 17 grand slam titles.In Paris earlier this month he became the first player since Jim Courier in 1992 to win the year’s first two majors — swatting away chief rival Andy Murray in ruthless fashion.It also completed his career slam, took him to equal fourth on the all-time list with 12 majors and means he holds all four of the game’s most cherished trophies at the same time.’EVERYONE IS CHASING DJOKOVIC’ What is more he has not lost at Wimbledon since Murray beat him in the 2013 final and has has appeared in eight of the last nine title matches in the slams, winning six of them.”Everyone is chasing Djokovic, there’s no question about it,” three-times Wimbledon winner John McEnroe said this week looking ahead to Djokovic’s attempted defence of the crown.”At the majors, if you look at his records, he’s approaching Roger’s records, which would seem insurmountable. It’s amazing.”FEDERER NO CHALLENGE? With seven-times Wimbledon champion Federer finally starting to succumb to injuries at the age of 34, he missed the French Open after 65 consecutive majors, his chances of snatching back the trophy from Djokovic seem to be receding.advertisementAlthough writing him off a year after his mesmerising semi-final defeat of Murray would be foolhardy.Rafael Nadal is missing with a wrist injury, which leaves Murray as the main threat, especially now he has Ivan Lendl back in his coaching corner — the man who guided the Scot to his two victories in grand slam finals, both against Djokovic.MURRAY IMPRESSIVE World number two Murray warmed up with a fifth title at Queen’s Club where he beat Canada’s Milos Raonic in the final.McEnroe, who is working with men’s sixth seed Raonic at Wimbledon got a close-hand view of Murray at Queen’s and was impressed with what he saw.”Murray is playing great. He’s obviously put himself in position numerous times,” McEnroe said. “But at the moment there’s no question that the level that Novak is at is something that you rarely, if ever, see.”With McEnroe in Raonic’s box, eight-times major champion Lendl working with Murray again, Boris Becker plotting for Djokovic and now Richard Krajicek fine-tuning Stan Wawrinka’s grasscourt game, the battle of the super-coaches looks like being as compelling as the on-court action.WAWRINKA THREAT Wawrinka, seeded four at Wimbledon, has never been past the quarter-finals at the All England Club, but has proved previously that he can beat Djokovic — as has Japan’s Kei Nishikori who will be seeded five.While Djokovic stands in a league of his own and Murray is positioned ahead of the pack, there are signs that a new generation could soon be breaking up the status quo.Austrian Dominic Thiem, a French Open semi-finalist and winner on grass in Stuttgart where he beat Federer recently, will be seeded eighth while Australian Nick Kyrgios, quarter-finalist two years ago, will be dangerous at 15.Germany’s Alex Zverev also beat Federer in Halle last week.”Thiem, Zverev, these guys can see light at the end of the tunnel. It’s an exciting time for men’s tennis,” McEnroe said.last_img read more

Italian actor Bud Spencer dead at 86

first_imgLondon, Jun 28 (PTI) Italian actor and filmmaker Bud Spencer has died aged 86.He passed away peacefully on June 27 in Rome, reported BBC online.Spencer, whose real name was Carlo Pedersoli, was known among his fans as the big friendly giant of the screen because of his height and weight.”He had all of us next to him and his last words were –Thank you,” his son Giuseppe Pedersoli said.The actor, who was also a professional swimmer, starred in more than 20 films from the 1950s to the 1980s. He was a regular in Spaghetti Westerns (a western film made cheaply in Europe by an Italian director)”Ciao #BudSpencer We loved you so much,” Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi tweetedActor Russell Crowe also took to Twitter and wrote “RIP Bud Spencer. My heart goes out to your family.”Spencer was born in the southern Italian city of Naples in 1929, but later moved to Rome, where he became a promising swimmer. In 1950, he was the first Italian to swim 100m in under one minute.He later abandoned his sporting career and began playing in Westerns and comedy films, often alongside Terence Hill.He appeared in movies like “Ace High”, “They Call Me Trinity”, “A Friend is a Treasure” among others.Spencer said he chose his name as a tribute to his favourite beer Budweiser and US actor Spencer Tracy. PTI CORR SHD SHDlast_img read more

Euro 2016 semi-finals, Germany vs France: As it happened

first_imgHello and welcome to our LIVE COVERAGE of the second semi-final of the Euro 2016 between Germany and France at Stade Velodrome, Marseille. (FULL COVERAGE | NEWS | PHOTOS)All over in Marseille! France will meet Portugal in the #EURO2016 final.#FRA #GERFRA pic.twitter.com/G7z61K5LhN UEFA EURO 2016 (@UEFAEURO) July 7, 201602.22 IST: FULL-TIME – France beat Germany 2-0 to set up final against Portugal 02.18 IST: Four minutes of stoppage time added. Make that SIX #EURO2016 goals for Griezmann. The second-most at a single EURO after Platini (9). pic.twitter.com/0tRfpOYpgw UEFA EURO 2016 (@UEFAEURO) July 7, 201602.02 IST: GOAL! Antoine Griezmann scores again the 72nd minute and France are 2-0 ahead. 01.55 IST: Substitution – Mario Gotze replaces Emre Can in the 67th minute. 01.49 IST: Jerome Boateng limps off the field in the 60th minute. That’s a massive blow for Germany.The France celebrations in Paris!#EURO2016 #GERFRA pic.twitter.com/vUsMFgt3do UEFA EURO 2016 (@UEFAEURO) July 7, 201601.38 IST: FOUL! Draxler (Germany) picks a yellow in 50th minute. He is the fourth German to be booked tonight.01.34 IST: Second half gets underway. France have never lost when Griezmann has scored (W7 D2).#EURO2016 #GERFRA pic.twitter.com/BqZySnmXD8 UEFA EURO 2016 (@UEFAEURO) July 7, 2016No mistake from Griezmann.#EURO2016 #GERFRA pic.twitter.com/QXHpWZWcQk UEFA EURO 2016 (@UEFAEURO) July 7, 201601.19 IST: GOAL! Antoine Griezmann converts penalty and Marseille erupts in joy as France take a 1-0 lead at half-time.01.14 IST: Patrice Evra booked in the 43rd minute. 01.07 IST: Emre Can (Germany) picks a yellow card in the 36th minute. advertisementAfter weathering the early storm, #GER have started to dictate play in Marseille. #EURO2016 #GERFRA pic.twitter.com/QlESIjd6Fb UEFA EURO 2016 (@UEFAEURO) July 7, 201626 – The balls breaks for Schweinsteiger, whose curling effort is tipped over by Lloris. #EURO2016 #GERFRA UEFA EURO 2016 (@UEFAEURO) July 7, 2016Anyone else spent the first 23 minutes like this? End-to-end stuff so far in Marseille. #JederFuerJeden #GERFRA 0-0 pic.twitter.com/zWBObI579Y Germany (@DFB_Team_EN) July 7, 201600.55 IST: Manuel Neuer makes a routine save from Dimitri Payet’s free kick in the 25th minute. 00.44 IST: Thomas Muller (Germany) fails to convert Amre Can pass in the 13th minute. Early chance for Griezmann! @Manuel_Neuer down well to push his shot away. Unsettled so far. #JederFuerJeden #GERFRA pic.twitter.com/O40OgIRiLq Germany (@DFB_Team_EN) July 7, 201600.38 IST: Antoine Griezmann (France) tests Manuel Neuer in the 7th minute. 00.36 IST: For Germany, Emre Can, Julian Draxler and Bastian Schweinsteiger start. France remain unchanged from their previous game. 00.33 IST: Dimitri Payet (France) makes the first move in the second minute. 00.25 IST: France and Germany line-up for their national anthems. 00.00 IST: Both team players are out on the pitch for a pre-match warm-up. Kick-off only 30 minutes away.The teams are in…#EURO2016 #GERFRA pic.twitter.com/TsYO1pM411 UEFA EURO 2016 (@UEFAEURO) July 7, 2016Germany fans always follow their team in big numbers! #EURO2016 #GERFRA pic.twitter.com/jfnJFqKKws UEFA EURO 2016 (@UEFAEURO) July 7, 2016The boys have arrived. Stay tuned for team news! #JederFuerJeden #EURO2016 #GERFRA pic.twitter.com/mF625MWW5S Germany (@DFB_Team_EN) July 7, 2016#GER vs. #FRA ?????? #GERFRA #JederFuerJeden #EURO2016 pic.twitter.com/znymkrskKR Germany (@DFB_Team_EN) July 7, 2016The bus is ready. It’s off to the stadium soon! Where will you be following #GERFRA from? #JederFuerJeden #EURO2016 pic.twitter.com/ht8H8h5Ok3 Germany (@DFB_Team_EN) July 7, 2016Battle of the playmakers! @MesutOzil1088 or @dimpayet17?Rankings: https://t.co/vychFFrSqp#EURO2016 #GERFRA pic.twitter.com/5nhxbse6ay UEFA EURO 2016 (@UEFAEURO) July 7, 2016Route to Paris!#GER or #FRA – who will meet #POR in the final? #GERFRA #EURO2016 pic.twitter.com/iFGXtDUOsM UEFA EURO 2016 (@UEFAEURO) July 7, 2016#EURO2016 semi-final. Germany v France. The Vlodrome.It doesn’t get much better… pic.twitter.com/Fh9K0B4ga8 UEFA EURO 2016 (@UEFAEURO) July 7, 2016Just three hours to kick-off!#GERFRA #EURO2016 pic.twitter.com/HXc6XkLJ9B UEFA EURO 2016 (@UEFAEURO) July 7, 2016We all know that #GER can stop a great team like Italy. #FRA still has to prove that they are able to do so. #GERFRA #EURO2016 Oliver Kahn (@OliverKahn) July 7, 2016In-form…Griezmann 4 goals, 2 assistsGiroud 3 goals, 2 assistsPayet 3 goals, 2 assists#GERFRA #EURO2016 pic.twitter.com/Va4XMZpQX8 UEFA EURO 2016 (@UEFAEURO) July 7, 2016PREVIEWFrance attempt to beat Germany for the first time in 58 years in a competitive match.The French go into the semi-final against the world champions in Marseille as underdogs. Even though they have twice won the European championship, they have not beaten their German neighbours outside of friendlies since the 1958 World Cup.During six decades, French fans have been forced to endure World Cup semi-final losses in 1982 and 1986 and, most recently, a 1-0 quarter-final defeat at the 2014 World Cup in Brazil.advertisementCoach Didier Deschamps, who captained France to World Cup and European trophies in 1998 and 2000, said his side could not compete with Germany in terms of experience, caps and number of semi-finals or finals. But he said they had enough quality to win.France have won five of eight meetings with Germany since German reunification in 1990 – including a 2-0 win in November – but those victories were all in friendlies.Mats Hummels, the German goalscorer in 2014, misses Thursday’s game in Marseille through suspension after picking up a second booking in the quarterfinal win over Italy. Germany must also face France without forward Mario Gomez and midfielder Sami Khedira, who are both injured. There are also doubts over the fitness of veteran midfielder Bastian Schweinsteiger.By contrast, France have a fully fit squad. However, the hosts so far avoided the other leading contenders at their home European Championship.last_img read more

GALLERY: Team Philippines send-off for 2019 SEA Games

first_imgDon’t miss out on the latest news and information. Duterte calls himself, Go, Cayetano ‘the brightest stars’ in PH politics Drilon apologizes to BCDA’s Dizon over false claim on designer of P50-M ‘kaldero’ READ: Double cash rewards for SEA Games gold medalistsThe Philippines is hosting the 30th edition of the regional games from November 30 to December 11 at various venues in Luzon.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGreatest ever?SPORTSFormer PBA import Anthony Grundy passes away at 40SPORTSSan Miguel suspends Santos, Nabong, Tubid indefinitely after ‘tussle’ in practice2019 SEA Games send-off at the Ninoy Aquino Stadium. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netSporting legends and sports leaders at the 2019 SEA Games send-off. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netVolleyball star Alyssa Valdez. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netNational team boxer John Marvin. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netOlympic silver medalist Onyok Velasco. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netBowling legend Paeng Nepomuceno at the 2019 SEA Games send-off. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netNational team boxer Eumir Marcial at the 2019 SEA Games send-off.. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netVolleyball star Mika Reyes at the 2019 SEA Games send-off. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netPhisgoc chief Alan Peter Cayetano and PSC chair William Ramirez. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netPOC president Bambol Tolentino, Phisgoc chief Alan Peter Cayetano and PSC chairman Butch Ramirez. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netNational team boxer Nesthy Petecio in the crowd of athletes. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netPhilippine sports greats take the stage. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netFormer boxer Onyok Velasco. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netPhisgoc chief Alan Peter Cayetano. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netPhilippine sports officials together at the 2019 SEA Games send off. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netSports leaders and Philippine sporting greats pose for a photo Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.net Filipino athletes get grand send-off ahead of SEA Games PLAY LIST 01:27Filipino athletes get grand send-off ahead of SEA Games05:25PH boxing team determined to deliver gold medals for PH03:04Filipino athletes share their expectations for 2019 SEA Games02:11Makabayan bloc defends protesting workers, tells Año to ‘shut up’03:07PH billiards team upbeat about gold medal chances in SEA Games01:38‘Bato’ to be ‘most effective’ CHR head? It’s for public to decide – Gascon02:07Aquino to Filipinos: Stand up vs abuses before you suffer De Lima’s ordeal01:28Ex-President Noynoy Aquino admits contracting pneumonia00:45Aquino agrees with Drilon on SEA games ‘kaldero’ spending issue Duterte officials’ paranoia is ‘singularly myopic’ The Philippine delegation for the 2019 Southeast Asian Games got a grand send-off on Wednesday with Philippine sporting legends and sports leaders in attendance at the newly refurbished Ninoy Aquino Stadium.Representatives from each sport listened to the speeches from the Philippine Olympic Committee, Philippine Sports Commission and Philippine Southeast Asian Games Organizing Committee and some of the Filipino athletes who have brought glory to the country in the past.ADVERTISEMENT Priority legislation in the 18th Congress LATEST STORIES MOST READ Matteo Guidicelli had saved up for Sarah G’s ring since 2014? Singapore football team still have work to do ahead of SEA Games Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Ethel Booba on SEA Games cauldron: ‘Sulit kung corrupt ang panggatong’ What’s behind the display of Chinese flag in Boracay? Rice industry paralysis View commentslast_img read more

Celeb Spotting: Sonakshi ‘Akira’ Sinha won’t forgive Anurag Kashyap at screening

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Rejuvenated Raheem Sterling ready to fight for Manchester City place

first_imgManchester City winger Raheem Sterling has welcomed the increased competition for places heralded by the signings of Leroy Sane and Spanish wide forward Nolito.Sterling, who was vilified by a section of his country’s fans after England’s dismal performance at the European Championship, seems a player reborn under new manager Pep Guardiola.The 21-year-old was named the Premier League’s player of the month for August with a goal and two assists in City’s first three matches and is confident his strong form will see him hold on to his starting place. (Also read: Guardiola’s City outclass Mourinho’s United in Manchester derby)”It raises any players’ game when there’s four or five players who can play your position,” Sterling told British media.”You always want to be on the pitch, not in the stands.”Sterling was substituted by Sane after an hour in the Manchester derby on Saturday and agreed the 20-year-old had impressed on his debut after shrugging off a hamstring injury.”Leroy’s come in and he’s a really good guy who I speak to a lot but obviously he plays the same position – hopefully we can both be on the pitch at the same time but we have to work hard and show why we deserve to be involved,” Sterling added. (Also read: Manchester City striker Sergio Aguero banned for three matches)The winger said he was happy to play in whatever position his coach asked him to after being switched from his favoured right flank to the left to accommodate Nolito. advertisement”My favourite position is on the left but I’m happy to play anywhere across the front three,” he said.”Since day one the manager has tried to up the team spirit. Last year we were all close but now we’re closer than ever.” (Also read: Pep Guardiola equals renewed energy for happy Raheem Sterling at Man City)City, who are top of the Premier League standings with four wins from four games, kick off their Champions League campaign against Germany’s Borussia Moenchengladbach later on Tuesday.last_img read more

Focus on intensity rather than gym work: Lee to speedsters

first_imgBy Abhishek Hore New Delhi, Sep 19 (PTI) Former Australian fast bowling great Brett Lee is worried at the alarming trend of young quicks putting effort on beefing up upper body which in turn is adversely affecting the quality of speed merchants. Lee was forthright when asked about the absence of genuinely quick bowlers at the moment. “I just think that we have to keep promoting wickets where bowlers can bowl quick. I dont think bowlers are training correctly, there is a lot of emphasis and too much importance only on guys lifting heavy weights. Gym work is good only if its done correctly, it has to be high on intensity and low on weights,” Lee told PTI here during an interaction. Lee spoke before the start of a panel discussion on Indias upcoming home season organised by broadcast partner Star Sports. “I dont see guys doing the right kind of training, finding the right people. Its a lot of hard work and it takes a lot on the body and mind. I dont support resting fast bowlers for long. To be a good fast bowler, one has to keep bowling and not rest.” Lee also blamed the benign Indian pitches that has led to a drastic dip in quality of fast bowlers in sub-continent. “The other reason could be the wickets… you got to encourage fast bowlers to run in and bowl quick. I want to find Indias next fast bowler and I believe that the youngsters here can bowl 150 kmph. You cant have 1.3 billion people and not a bowler who cant bowl 150 kms.” He didnt even spare the Australian pitches. “I am disappointed that Australian wickets are benign now a days, look at WACA. Reverse swing will be the key undoubtedly in the upcoming season.” Lee mentioned Jasprit Bumrah when asked who among the current crop of Indian pacers impressed him the most, and was not critical on Ishant Sharma, too, despite his poor strike rate. “Ishant has been incredible considering that he bowls a lot on these conditions. Look at the great Kapil Dev who has picked 434 wickets. (Mohammad) Shami has been bowling well, Bumrah has got a different action and if he is allowed to bowl the way he wants he will can be good, and Bhuvneshwar can get it to reverse.” (MORE) PTI AH KHS CMadvertisementlast_img read more

DD SPORTS

first_imgAM 06:00SPORTS HOUR (E/H) 07:00COL. GIRDHARI SINGH MEMORIAL CUP (POLO) HELD ATJAIPUR POLO GROUND 08:00INDIAN GLOBAL PREMIER LEAGUE T-20 CRICKETTOURNAMENT-2016 TO BE HELD AT NOIDA (UP) 08:30DELHI OPEN ITF WOMEN?S CIRCUIT TENNIS TOURNAMENT-2016MEN?S DOUBLE FINAL MATCH HELD AT R.K. KHANNA STADIUM(NEW DELHI) EP-2 09:30NATIONAL GAMES 2015 HELD AT THIRUVANANTHAPURAM 11:0012TH SOUTH ASIAN GAMES-2016 PM 12:00INDIAN GLOBAL PREMIER LEAGUE T-20 CRICKETTOURNAMENT-2016 TO BE HELD AT NOIDA (UP) 12:30Contn 13:3012TH SOUTH ASIAN GAMES-2016 14:30KHEL SAMACHAR (NEWS) AVOID COMMERCIAL 15:00OLYMPICS QUIZ EP-2 16:00NATIONAL GAMES 2015 HELD AT THIRUVANANTHAPURAM 17:00COL. GIRDHARI SINGH MEMORIAL CUP (POLO) HELD ATJAIPUR POLO GROUND 18:00DELHI OPEN ITF WOMEN?S CIRCUIT TENNIS TOURNAMENT-2016MEN?S DOUBLE FINAL MATCH HELD AT R.K. KHANNA STADIUM(NEW DELHI) EP-2 19:3012TH SOUTH ASIAN GAMES-2016 20:00SUBROTO CUP INTERNATIONAL FOOTBALL TOURNAMENT-2016(U-14 2nd Q/FINAL MATCH) (JHARKHAND Vs AFGANISTAN)HELD AT AMBEDKAR STADIUM, NEW DELHI EP-1 21:00SPORTS HOUR (E/H) 22:00OLYMPICS QUIZEP-2 23:0012TH SOUTH ASIAN GAMES-2016 Wednesday 5th October, 2016 AM 00:30NATIONAL GAMES 2015 HELD AT THIRUVANANTHAPURAM 02:0044TH NEHRU JUNIOR HOCKEY TOURNAMENT 2nd T SEMIFINALMATCH HELD AT SHIVAJI STADIUIM, NEW DELHI EP-02 03:0012TH SOUTH ASIAN GAMES-2016 04:30NATIONAL GAMES 2015 HELD AT THIRUVANANTHAPURAM (PTI) DL DLlast_img read more

Glassdoor Secures $50 Million To Expand Globally And Support Recruiting Platform Growth

first_imgWe’re excited to announce Glassdoor has raised more than $50 million in a round of financing from some terrific new investors. The round is led by Tiger Global Management with additional funding from Dragoneer Investment Group along with our existing roster of investors: Battery Ventures, Benchmark, DAG Ventures and Sutter Hill Ventures.It’s been just over five years since Glassdoor launched, and we’ve seen how workplace transparency has considerably changed the way people search for jobs and how employers recruit top talent. With over 22 million members, Glassdoor has 5.7 million pieces of content for nearly 300,000 companies in more than 190 countries, including company reviews, CEO approval ratings, salaries, interview reviews and questions, company photos and more.With this new round, we continue to strengthen our foothold globally, helping even more people worldwide find jobs and companies they love. We want to thank you – our members – for helping us build a unique community that offers information and resources you cannot find anywhere else and brings transparency to the forefront of finding a job.From the beginning, Glassdoor has been focused on one mission: to help people find the jobs and companies they love. Ultimately, it’s about connecting the right candidates with the right companies. In doing that, we’ve built our platform to help employers recruit and retain the best talent out there, as this talent is now more informed than ever when making job and career decisions thanks to the information shared on Glassdoor. Glassdoor works with 1,400 clients to connect them with the best of the best using multiple recruiting solutions including our free employer account and Glassdoor Talent Solutions.We’ve come a long way since opening our doors to share data about jobs, companies and salaries, and we look forward to working with you to continue to make the world of employment more transparent.Read more in our press release.last_img read more

VIDEO: Why Twitter Is The #1 Best Place To Work In Tech For 2014

first_imgFor the first time in four years, a new #winner is taking top honors as the #1 Best Place to Work in tech as part of Glassdoor’s sixth annual Employees’ Choice Awards for the 50 Best Places to Work in 2014 (based on companies with at least 1,000 employees). Among the 22 tech companies appearing on this year’s list, Twitter (#2 overall) leads the way in tech, followed by LinkedIn (#3 overall) and Facebook (#5 overall) to round out the top three in tech. Facebook held the top spot among tech companies in 2013, 2012, and 2011.Curious which 22 tech companies are among the 50 Best Places to Work in 2014?Check out the complete list of 50 Best Places to Work in 2014:VIDEO: Look inside TwitterTo get an inside look at what it’s like to work at the #1 tech company, check out what Twitter employees and its VP of HR have to say:Do you work for a tech company and think it’s a Best Place to Work? Share a review. Reviews submitted during the next 12 months will be considered for Glassdoor’s 2015 Employees’ Choice Awards.To learn more about the Glassdoor Employees’ Choice Awards, visit https://www.glassdoor.com/about/best-places-to-work.htm. To request the full methodology, contact bestplacestowork@glassdoor.com.last_img read more

How To Find a Job On Google (And Bing)

first_imgHey job seeker! Let me see if I can challenge your thinking a bit. Do you know how many employment web sites there are online? Take a guess. If you said ten, fifty or even a hundred, you would be wrong. Actually, you would be very wrong. According to the International Association ofEmployment Web Sites, there are 40,000 employment sites that serve job seekers, employers and recruiters worldwide. If you would like a list of most (if not all) of them, click here to see a list organized by industry and area served.With so many employment sites out there, do you think it’s possible to search them all? Pretty unlikely? Well, not so fast. Even though there are 40,000+ job boards out there, Google has done a pretty good job of indexing their jobs content. As such, if you search Google a certain way, you will be able to search a lot of those employment sites.  For example, let’s say that you are looking for an accounting position. This is how you could look for that job on Google.intitle:accountant (intitle:job OR intitle:jobs OR intitle:careers) (apply OR submit OR eoe)At this writing, there are 1,230,000 results! Not bad and since… what? (My spider sense is telling me that you have no idea what I just did.) Hmm… Let me explain to you what I just did by breaking down the search bit by bit.intitle:accountant – Google look for web documents that have accountant in their title(intitle:job OR intitle:jobs OR intitle:careers) – Hey, Google, while you’re at it, look for the words job or jobs or careers in the title of web documents as well.(apply OR submit OR eoe) – Just before you show me anything, check those webpages for the words apply or submit or EOE (Equal Opportunity Employer). Why? Job descriptions typically say “apply for this job” or “submit your resume” or have EOE on it somewhere.Just in case the light bulb is flickering in your mind (but not quite fully lit), here are a few more examples to spark your online curiosity.I would find an accounting job in Atlanta by adding the area codes for Atlanta:(404 OR 678 OR 770 OR 912) intitle:accounting (intitle:job OR intitle:jobs OR intitle:careers) (apply OR submit OR eoe)This is how I would find an accounting job with great benefits:“excellent benefits” intitle:accounting (intitle:job OR intitle:jobs OR intitle:careers) (apply OR submit OR eoe)This is how I would find an accounting job where I could work from home:(intitle:”work from home” OR intitle:virtual) intitle:accounting (intitle:job OR intitle:jobs OR intitle:careers) (apply OR submit OR eoe)Although I am using Google on these searches, these same searches can be run on Bing. I wonder how well Bing has done indexing jobs from various online job boards. For giggles, let me do a bit of a comparison to see which ones give the most results. Bing it on! Wait… have you heard of that? Hmm… I better explain that.Microsoft has been running this commercial promoting “Bing It On,” which is a blind search engine taste test (of sorts). A user enters their searches and is presented with two sets of results; one from Google and the other from Bing. However, you don’t know which search engine is giving you which set of results. You choose which set of results is superior and after five tries, you discover which search engine you chose. Supposedly, it will be Bing.We’ll see.These are the searches I am testing.intitle:accountant (intitle:job OR intitle:jobs OR intitle:careers) (apply OR submit OR eoe)(404 OR 678 OR 770 OR 912) intitle:accounting (intitle:job OR intitle:jobs OR intitle:careers) (apply OR submit OR eoe)“excellent benefits” intitle:accounting (intitle:job OR intitle:jobs OR intitle:careers) (apply OR submit OR eoe)(intitle:”work from home” OR intitle:virtual) intitle:accounting (intitle:job OR intitle:jobs OR intitle:careers) (apply OR submit OR eoe)intitle:sales (“submit your resume” OR “to apply”)  (intitle:job OR intitle:jobs OR intitle:careers)Bing it on!Unfortunately, my searches could not be compared due to technical issues with the Bing it On website. (Bummer) I tried it multiple times, but no luck there or on BlindSearch.net, which lets you do comparisons between search engines as well. There was also a site I considered called “Bing vs Google,” which did work for me. However, it was not a blind comparison, so I could not judge.  Oh well.I would be interested in learning these results. Maybe you can do the comparison for me and leave your findings in the comments? I would appreciate it.last_img read more

How to Pick a Career With the Most Job Openings

first_imgAlthough I hate taxes as much as the next guy, I have to appreciate some of what I get for my money. Case in point, how often do you check the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics? Okay, there was a time would I would have said “never” as well. However, I feel myself being pulled back to it from time to time because of the piles and piles of data it has. For example, late last year the BLS published a report called “Employment Projections: 2012-2022 Summary.” What did it do? In a nutshell, it looked at a bunch of numbers and predicted which industries would boom over the next decade and which would go the way of the dinosaur.Hint, hint! If I were a college student picking out a career or someone who was about to invest in some vocational training, I would look really hard at data like this. It would be a tragedy to invest so much time and energy into an industry that will (most likely) be irrelevant by the time I graduate or complete my training program. (Make sense?)Okay, here are some highlights from that report:5 Fastest Growing Occupations by Projected Median SalaryIn 2012, physician assistants earned $90,930 on average. There were 86.7 million physician assistant jobs in 2012. There will be to 120 million physician assistant jobs in 2022. A growth rate of 38.4 percent.In 2012, nurse practitioners earned $89,960 on average. There were 110.2 million nurse practitioner jobs in 2012. There will be to 147.3 million nurse practitioner jobs in 2022. A growth rate of 33.7 percent.In 2012, information security analysts earned $86,170 on average. There were 75.1 million information security jobs in 2012. There will be to 102.5 million information security jobs in 2022. A growth rate of 36.5 percent.In 2012, industrial-organizational psychologists earned $83,580 on average. There were 1.6 million industrial-organizational psychologist jobs in 2012. There will be to 2.5 million industrial-organizational psychologist jobs in 2022. A growth rate of 53.4 percent.In 2012, health specialties teachers earned $81,140 on average. There were 190 million health specialties teachers jobs in 2012. There will be to 258.6 million health specialties teachers jobs in 2022. A growth rate of 36.1 percent.Click here to find more growing -occupations.Government stats are definitely something to consider, but I would not rely solely on one resource when making a long-term career decision. I would also research trends in various markets and see what else rises to the top. Consider these searches:allintitle: trends healthcare (jobs OR careers)In the above search I am asking Google to find all of the words “trends,” “healthcare” and either “jobs” or “careers” in the title of a web document. (Please note that the “allintitle” command is exclusive to Google.) Among the results I find that:Robotics is a growing area in healthcare.Recent statistics revealed hospitals and group practices are aggressively pursuing physician assistants (PAs), nurse practitioners (NPs) and registered nurses. The recruiting is aimed to ensure primary care staffing levels can meet an anticipated increase in demand.(intitle:top OR intitle:most) intitle:jobs intitle:”in healthcare”In the above search I am looking for the words “top” or “most” in the title of a web document and the word “jobs” and the phrase “in healthcare” in the title of a web document. Among the results I find:Biomedical engineers, occupational therapists and speech language pathologists are among the top contract jobs for 2014.Diagnostic medical sonographer, respiratory therapists and medical secretaries are included in the top 10 growing entry-level jobs in healthcare.The bottom line to all of this is to do the research before investing so much time and money into your career. Better safe, than sorry. Make sense?last_img read more

Everything You Need to Know About Wrongful Termination

first_imgIf you’ve recently been laid off or fired from your job, do you know if your termination was legal?Although the majority of employment contracts are at-will (which means the employee or employer can end the relationship under any circumstance), there are some important factors you need to be aware of when determining whether or not you have been the victim of wrongful termination:What does wrongful termination mean?When an employee claims wrongful termination, he or she believes the firing breached a contract with their employer or some type of public law. If an employee was fired and had an employment contract requiring termination for a cause, that employee can sue for arbitrary discharge (which means being fired without reasoning).The most common type of wrongful discharge claims occur under at-will employment contracts. In this case, the terminated employee can sue for wrongful discharge if they can provide an implied contract for permanent employment along with the arbitrary discharge.If the employee chooses to base the claim on public law, the most common claim is termination because of discrimination or whistle-blowing. If an employee is fired because they refused to break the law, the employee can sue their employer for wrongful termination.What if my employer promised not to fire me?In the workplace, there are typically written and implied contracts created between the employee and employer. If you have a written contract with your employer, this will strengthen your argument when suing for wrongful termination. For example, you could have a signed a contract saying that your employer would need a valid cause to terminate you. If you have this type of document, it can be used to support your argument.On the other hand, there are implied contracts that are more difficult to prove. This could be a contract based upon a verbal agreement between you and your employer. These types of contracts are hard to enforce because there isn’t a written document to support it. When trying to prove an implied contract exists, there are number of factors to be considered such as the duration of your employment or the frequency of your promotions. These factors can be used to argue your case for wrongful employment.What if my employer violated public policy or law?When an employer violates public policy or law, these termination cases are much stronger to argue. In the case your employer fired you for an illegal reason such as discrimination, whistle-blowing, defamation, or an absence due to public policy (such as jury duty), you may have a valid claim for suing your employer. If you believe you were fired because of any of these reasons, you should seek help from a lawyer immediately.How do I get more information about termination?If you’re not sure about your rights as an employee, contact the human resources department of your company. Even if they’re in the process of filing your termination, they can answer your questions and inform you about any benefits you’ll qualify for. After determining if your termination was unlawful, you need to seek remedies for your case and obtain legal assistance as soon as possible.last_img read more

4 Steps to Create Your Career Game Plan

first_imgEvery job seeker needs to have a well-planned career strategy for the upcoming year.A great way to get yourself focused on your job search is to create a game plan for your career. Your career game plan consists of setting goals, figuring out how you’ll accomplish those goals, and creating a time frame for yourself.To help you get started with creating a game plan for your career, here are some steps to follow:1. Start with a goal and break it down.Succeeding in your job search requires you to start with the end in mind. Your career game plan will focus on the goals you have for the upcoming year and breaking them down into shorter goals.For example, let’s say by next year, you hope to be working full-time as a marketing professional in the sports industry. In order to accomplish this goal, you can break it down into a series of objectives.Your first objective could be to start building your personal brand as an expert in the sports industry. You can do this by creating a professional website or blog, networking with professionals in your field, and getting involved with conversations about the industry online.2. Determine the skills you need to learn.After you’ve set your goal and created objectives, determine the skills set you need in order to be successful in landing a job. This will make you more marketable to employers.To determine the skills you need to learn, research relevant job postings and organizations to the type of job you want. Pay close attention to the skills and experience each of these organizations require. If you find you’re lacking in a certain area, this is a good indication you need to learn some new skills.3. Keep track of successes and failures.As you continue on your job search, pay close attention to your accomplishments and failures. Whenever you accomplish an objective such as landing an interview or attending a networking event, this helps you gauge your career success. On the other hand, if you miss a goal or objective, this provides you with the opportunity to learn and improve from your mistakes.4. Keep playing to win.The only way your career game plan is going to work is if you adopt an “I’m in it to win it!” mentality. There’s no doubt you’ll experience a number of ups and downs in your career, but you need to stick with your goals no matter what.Being persistent with your job search and staying aware of opportunities is the only way you’re going to give yourself a leg up in your career. You can only reach success if you follow through with your career goals and hold yourself accountable for your success. By doing this, your career game plan will help you get ahead with your job search and lead yourself closer to the big picture.A career game plan is a great way to get you focused on your job search and help you find a job that meets your goals and needs. By following these tips, you’ll create a career game plan that gets you ahead of the game.Do you have a career game plan? What does it look like for you?last_img read more

How To Clean Up Your Social Media Presence and Get A Job

first_imgLike or hate it, your social media profiles are an extension of your resume. Roughly 80% of recruiters and hiring managers use social media to look for and vet job candidates, making it extremely important to have a professional presence on the Internet.“Hiring managers are reviewing social media pages to become educated about the background and brand the person is articulating and to look for red flags,” says Alan Weatherbee, senior vice president of talent search for Allison+Partners. “They aren’t using it to find ways not to hire someone who is qualified but to make sure they present themselves in an accurate way.”According to employment experts, job seekers have to make sure their social media pages, whether it’s LinkedIn, Facebook, Twitter or Instagram,  mesh with what they are saying on their resume or in their cover letter. After all, no one is going to hire someone who claims to be head of marketing in their resume when their Facebook page is full of complaints about their job answering phones at an advertising company.Equally important is the type of content you post, the pages you like, and the comments you make online. Even the people you associate with on social media can hurt your prospects. That’s why Janet Elkin, Chief Executive of workplace staffing company Supplemental Healthcare, says you want to make sure your social media pages are void of any political comments, inflammatory messages or anything else that might offend the person who could hold your future in their hands. “People, when they are job searching, have gone as far as changing their name on their profile,” says Elkin. “You have to realize that everything you put out there is a reflection of you.”According to Paul McDonald, senior executive director at staffing company Robert Half, it behooves you to clean up your social media profiles before you start sending out your resume in mass. The first step, he says, is to see what’s out there by running a search of your name in all of the popular search engines. “If there are negative items, work to take them down,” says McDonald. “You can untag yourself in Facebook photos or ask a website administrator to remove a post. If there’s something you can’t remove, be prepared to explain it in an interview.”While social media presents a lot of opportunities to hurt your chances of landing a job, it can also be a great way to showcase yourself, your knowledge and your expertise. Even if you are fresh out of college, it’s a good idea to start a profile on LinkedIn and to reach out to people in the field you are aiming to launch a career in to build you network.  Professionals and non-professionals should use their social media pages to build their personal brand by posting content that is relevant to the industry they are in or want to be in. It’s also a great way to highlight any leadership experience you have, even if it’s volunteer work or through a school organization.It doesn’t mean you can’t post personal pictures of yourself out having a cocktail or walking your dog, you just want to make sure you meld professional type commentary in as well. “Sharing things pertinent or related to their business shows recruiters this is a person who is really interested, invested and passionate,” says Weatherbee. “It can take a candidate who seemed interesting to Wow [status],” he says.When building your brand online, Laura Poisson, senior vice president with ClearRock Inc., the executive coaching and outplacement firm, says recommendations you get from people can carry clout. After all, you want to be able to back up your expertise and a great way to do that is to get recommendations from people actually in that industry. She says it’s also a good idea to join groups within social media that are relevant to your industry and to follow companies and causes that matter to your line of work or where you want to be working. “The more data you have to support the message you are trying to get out” the better, says Poisson.McDonald says a great way to tackle building your brand on social media is to think of how you can expand your profile, particularly on professional social networks like LinkedIn, beyond what is in your resume. For instance you can post summaries or pictures of projects you worked on, a short bio that describes your skills, interests and volunteer work, and articles that showcase your knowledge of the industry. “The Internet enables you to build your personal brand and make connections that may lead to job opportunities,” says McDonald. “A resume just lists accomplishments, but the personal brand you build online can offer more insight into your perspectives, skills and interests.”last_img read more

2 Tips To Fix Job Burnout Before It’s Too Late

first_imgJob burnout can not only hurt your career, it can create serious medical issues if left unchecked. Yet countless employees don’t realize or ignore the signs of job burnout until it is too late.“People get this sort of ironman or woman mentality where they work really hard and refuse to say no and let stress build up,” says Todd Cipperman, founding principal of Cipperman Compliance Services, which provides outsourced compliance services to the financial services industry. “Rather than dealing with it they take dramatic actions like quitting their job.”1. Know the signsAccording to career experts, in order to prevent job burnout from manifesting you have to be able to recognize the symptoms. While people deal with stress differently there are some commonalties that should signal it’s time to make a change.For instance, Kathy Harris, managing director of recruiting firm Harris Allied, says some of the common symptoms of job burnout include the inability to concentrate or pay attention at work, losing interest in your job or not feeling engaged, and deteriorating job performance. According to Amanda Augustine, the job search expert for job website TheLadders, other signs include feeling tired emotionally, mentally or physically all the time, and compulsively checking your phone or email or thinking about work. Additional indicators also include feeling bitter or angry about your job, having zero work-life balance, and seeing your health and personal life start to suffer. “We see a lot of job burnout with middle management,” says Harris. “Middle managers are pulled in 13 different directions. It’s sort of akin to working in quicksand.”2. Get the burnout in checkIdentifying the symptoms of job burnout is half the battle. Correcting the situation wins the war. According to Cipperman, employees often suffer in silence because they assume their bosses know how hard they are working and the long hours they are clocking, but in many cases the bosses don’t know what’s going on. Because of that, Cipperman says employees have to speak up and let their managers know how they are feeling. He pointed to one senior executive who instead of suffering in silence came to him and let him know that he was feeling overwhelmed, couldn’t sleep, was irritable and as a result it was hurting his quality of life.  “You have to put it in context,” says Cipperman. “At the end of the day you are not saving lives, your job is not in jeopardy and you don’t work alone.”In addition to speaking up, Augustine says employees have to look for ways to reclaim their work-life balance. After all, you don’t want your job burnout to ruin your marriage or relationships outside of the office.  Ways to do that, says Augustine, include making time for physical activity, knowing when to take a break, and when to block out me time. “Identify which activities out of work are most important to you and determine when you’ll need to be ‘off the grid’, whether it’s hitting up the gym during lunch or getting home in time to eat dinner with your family,” she says. “Determine the time frame you need to be ‘off the grid’ to accommodate this priority and communicate these expectations to your team.”Sometimes all it takes to get out of the burnout mode is to take a vacation. This can be particularly true of those employees who never take off out of fear things will implode when they are gone. Cipperman says taking frequent small vacations instead of one long one can go a long way in keeping your stress in check and preventing the burnout from happening. Its ok, he says, for people to also take a mental health day here or there as long as it doesn’t impact productivity. Even getting out of the office for lunch or taking a walk around the block can go a long way in reducing some of that work related stress.While quitting your job can be an extreme way to manage job burnout, in some cases it becomes a necessity, especially if your health is failing as a result of the stress. “A lot of people quit when it gets so bad it’s impacting their personal life,” says Harris. “You have to know what works for you and what doesn’t and what you need to do in order to fix the problems.”last_img read more

Glassdoor CEO Appointed by Commerce Secretary to National Advisory Council on Innovation a…

first_imgWe’re excited to share that earlier today Commerce Secretary Penny Pritzker appointed Glassdoor CEO Robert Hohman as one of 27 nationally recognized leaders to form the National Advisory Council on Innovation and Entrepreneurship (NACIE).He’ll be part of a dynamic team advising the Secretary on accelerating innovation, expanding entrepreneurship, and developing a globally competitive workforce.“I fundamentally believe the United States has an unlimited amount of potential to be the global leader on innovation, and to develop the most healthy and competitive workforce and economy in the world,” said Hohman. “We’ve only scratched the surface. I am honored to be named to the NACIE Board, and look forward to doing what I can to help accelerate innovation and entrepreneurship.”NACIE’s transformational agenda includes a heavy focus on job-driven skills training, entrepreneurship and innovation. Council members are inspiring leaders in a variety of fields, with other notables including Steve Case, Chairman and CEO of Revolution and co-founder of America Online (AOL), and Robert Atkinson, President of the Information Technology and Innovation Foundation.Secretary Pritzker said, “Through our ‘Open for Business Agenda,’ the Commerce Department has prioritized supporting entrepreneurs and helping foster innovation, which are key drivers of America’s global competitiveness. The new NACIE members are a diverse and dynamic group of successful entrepreneurs, innovators, and investors, as well as leaders from nonprofit organizations and academia. I appreciate their willingness to serve our nation on these important issues, and I look forward to working with the Council to advance innovation and cultivate a skilled workforce for today’s 21st century jobs.”Earlier this year, Glassdoor was also recognized by the White House for efforts to help job seekers understand what jobs their careers can progress into, and see where job opportunities are.The first meeting of the Council is in December, and we look forward to sharing more about the NACIE’s progress, and Robert’s contributions.Congratulations, Robert!last_img read more

How to Explain Your Flaws During a Job Interview

first_imgNot every job candidate is perfect.The reality is, nearly every professional has had an experience where they made a mistake or missed a deadline. Instead of allowing these flaws to ruin your interview, it’s important to explain how you’ve improved as a professional and what you learned from each experience.When hiring managers ask about your weaknesses during an interview, they’re simply trying to discover how you’ve conquered obstacles in your career. Here are some flaws you might have, and how to explain them during a job interview:1. Low GPA.Although most employers don’t pay attention to GPA, it can be a determining factor when the hiring manager is trying to decide between two candidates.Many college graduates have lower GPAs because they had to balance part-time jobs, extracurricular activities, volunteering, or simply slept through too many classes. Regardless of your reasons for a low GPA, employers don’t want to hear an excuse. Employers want to know how you learned from the experience and what changes you’ve made in order to improve.For example, if you had a low GPA because you were too involved with extracurriculars in college, explain how you learned the importance of time management. Tell the employer that you’ve learned not to overextend yourself in your professional career and have discovered how to prioritize projects and tasks.2. Employment gap.A number of professionals and recent graduates have gaps in their resumes. Whether they took six months to travel abroad or simply couldn’t find a job, it’s not uncommon for people to have gaps.In the case you have a gap in your resume, employers want to know what you accomplished during that timeframe. The best way to explain the gap in your resume is to be honest and talk about the skills you gained during unemployment.3. Job hopping.While most employers are open-minded about job hopping, some hiring managers might wonder why you worked for an employer for only three months.If you’re asked about the frequency of employment changes in your resume, highlight the skills you gained, as well as any accomplishments achieved in each position.It’s also important to explain how these skills and accomplishments prepared you for the position you’re interviewing for. This way, you can show the employer how you’ve gained valuable experience despite only being with an employer for a short period of time.4. Little or no industry-related experience.Lacking industry-related experience is a common weakness among recent grads. Especially when not every college student is required to do an internship, talented graduates may have not taken advantage of them.If an employer asks why you don’t have much experience, be honest but explain how you made up for the lack of experience. You can talk about how you gained experience through other part-time jobs, gained experience through your classwork, or held leadership positions within student organizations.5. Lack of hard skills.While you might have years of experience, an employer might expect you to have a specific skill set. If you don’t have a particular skill the employer is looking for, then it’s important to highlight your soft skills and explain that you’re a very coachable professional.Show the employer that you are friendly, professional, and overall a great cultural fit for the organization. Hard skills can be learned in any position; it’s soft skills that set you apart from other candidates.As you explain your weaknesses during a job interview, it’s essential to put yourself into the hiring manager’s shoes. Think about the things they’d look for in a candidate and figure out how you can fit their qualifications. By being honest, transparent, and thoughtful with your responses, you’ll likely show the employer you’re a great fit for the position despite your weaknesses.How have you explained your weaknesses during a job interview?last_img read more

3 Reasons Why The Resume is Passé

first_imgMany articles focus job seekers in on specific aspects of their resume such as spelling, punctuation and keywords. While these three elements are important, if they become the central focus, your resume efforts could be derailed.Of course, a misspelled or improperly punctuated word, or a typo, can look bad, and can possibly eliminate you from the running. Several such errors likely will send your resume to the circular file. But there are other errors that create an equally sloppy, inattentive career portrait.1. Research Should Trump KeywordsThe most impactful of those errors is lack of research when writing your resume.  Researching a company’s needs, understanding as best as you possibly can what they are looking for in a candidate, and then responding to those requirements, is at the core of a resume that resonates. Beyond that, it is also researching and understanding the needs of the person to whom you will be reporting to in your new job.The problem is that many candidates will research a company a little bit, identify keywords and phrases that jump out, weave those into the resume, and then beef up the content around those keywords with a few superlatives and metrics that make them feel good about their achievements.If this is what you are doing, you only are touching the tip of the research iceberg. The issue with this method of matching your resume to keywords is you inevitably become more focused on tactics than strategy. The heartbeat of a resume is fed by more complex arteries and capillaries than whether you use the keywords, “People Skills” or “Process Management” the correct number of times.2. The Resume Is PasséIn fact, as many career experts have noted, the resume is passé, really. Instead, you must write a story that inspires your reader. And by inspire, that’s not to say that you are motivating the audience to lose weight or to have a more productive day.Instead, you are convincing them that you can make their life better by taking work from their overflowing plate, fixing something broken in their department, or helping them launch a new product or service that they simply don’t have time to initiate singlehandedly.You are going to be so involved in making them more money, building new systems, hand delivering products to customers, meeting and greeting new prospects, perpetuating their reputation – whatever the case – that they can actually take a breath, while also skyrocketing their business. You will make them look better, and expand their career, without weighing down their already burdened schedule. With you on board, they may even be able to carve time for an overdue vacation with their family.Moreover, the most influential resume introduces you as the humble, yet strong partner that you are who is ready—and excited—to join forces with your new boss. This type of resume excites the hiring decision maker and provides hope for his better future, enabling him to envision a glimpse of work-life balance.3. Your Resume Is Not About YouYou see, your resume really is all about them. While it’s wonderful how you can also use the platform to revive and honor your achievements, you must be cognizant how you are articulating those accomplishments, so the reader feels taken care of versus the other way around.Birthing a well-researched, emotive, yet pragmatic resume that will be read, admired and acted upon is not a one-two punch. In fact, describing the how is fodder for a follow-up post. Until then, the following before and after headline for a new grad applying for a sports management role provides a glimpse into capably communicating a more influential story.Before :: TacticalNew Grad with Parks Recreation Management Degree  Seeking a Sports Management PositionAfter :: StrategicPursing a Career in Sports ManagementNot Only Do I Love Sports, But I Know the Rules and Am Trained to Officiate. I am Motivated to Work Hard and Prove Myself as a Valuable Company Asset.last_img read more