Offices used to be cluttered with piles of paperwork and filing cabinets. Since the introduction of computers, this physical clutter has been greatly reduced – many of us now have clear desks and spacious offices. However, that there isn’t still clutter lurking out of sight. In fact, in many cases, it’s simply moved onto our hard drives.

Your resume is your first impression with an employer, so it better be a good one. Recruiters are trained to scan your resume in a matter of seconds looking for any potential red flags before they decide to put you in the “yes”, “no”, or “maybe” file.In order to make sure they are sending the very best candidates through the application process, they have to make sure they can quickly spot unsuitable candidates.

So, what are these red flags and how can you avoid them?

So you’re stressed. You search for ways to destress, but realise that you’re too busy and stressed to actually destress. Not destressing makes you more stressed, but giving yourself time to destress just makes you stressed about all the things you ‘should’ be doing instead. Does this exhausting story sound familiar?

In this fast and furious age we live in, one of the more important issues being addressed in the workforce is a lack of effective and proper telephone skills and etiquette. How many times have you been upset or put off by a call center or business representative who had no telephone etiquette? This professional deficiency will create a negative perception of your business and cause a loss of customers and revenue.