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Most hiring managers spend 90 percent of their time looking at the first page of your resume and 10 percent on the rest.

TOP 3 Mistakes To Avoid On Your Resume
  • Don’t list tenure at the same employer as different dates—breaking up the dates based on the positions you held at the same company will make it appear at first glance as though you have moved around more than you have.
  • Don’t have an objective—your objective is to get that job. Try changing to a thoughtful summary.
  • Don’t list irrelevant details about your personal interests—keep your potential employer focused on why you’re a good fit for the job you are applying for. Wine clubs and yoga might be good conversation starters, but they also distract from the focus of the interview.
Wednesday, 16 May, 2018
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The ability to lead others comes from the experience of having been led by someone excellent at leading. Using examples of this to describe the foundations of your leadership principles and values on an interview can be useful.

Top 3 Ways To Breed Employee Loyalty
  • Making mistakes is ok! (Just not the same mistake twice.)
  • Visibly defend; privately reprimand.
  • Give someone an opportunity no one else will.
Wednesday, 09 May, 2018
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People rarely quit jobs, but often quit their bosses.

Top 3 Ways You Can Be A Better Boss
  • Empathy: When things get personal, be empathetic and go out of your way to accommodate for life’s unexpected moments.
  • Honesty: Employees want to feel they are getting candid and transparent feedback.
  • Mentorship: Teach employees things they don’t know; give them experience and exposure they would not otherwise have access to (which means you can’t always hire a nine out of ten).
Wednesday, 02 May, 2018
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Understanding how a company has changed over the years is a key indicator of individual professional growth potential when considering joining the company.

Top 3 Signs Of A Maturing Company With Growth Potential
  • Reinvention—if an organization goes through reinvention it is a sign of maturity. Doing the same thing time and time again will likely mean growth is limited in that industry or company.
  • Surrounded by Promotions—if others you interview with are in their current positions as the product of promotion, it is a sign of maturity. This is also a sign you can get promoted one day too!
  • Add2Staff—if the positions around you are add-to-staff hires, as opposed to replacements, it is a sign of maturity – and a great thing to know going into an interview for a job!
Wednesday, 25 April, 2018
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There is a difference between a controller and a processor in data privacy. A controller is the person (or business) who determines the purpose for which the personal data is processed; the processor is anyone that processes the personal data on behalf of the data controller.

Top 3 Takeaways From The IAPP Global Summit 2018, Part Two
  • Federal agencies are adding privacy programs into their information system development lifecycle using the Risk Management Framework, which is basically a data map of system information flows and information security protocols tied in with privacy risk analysis.
  • Companies must view the replacement of the 1995 standards with the new GDPR standards as an opportunity to develop and implement data governance, protection and privacy within the companies’ and consumers’ expectations. There are four big points: segment (initial screening), controls assessments (documentation), ongoing monitoring (audits and risk-based monitoring), and remediation (restricted limitations, scheduled improvements, and geographic limitations).
  • Bank CPOs are constantly met with new challenges and must work within legal/regulatory compliance, risk management, etc. It's crucial for CPOs to have an open line of communication with CISOs during data decisions, rather than enter the picture when there is already a major incident response.
Wednesday, 11 April, 2018
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There are 38,000 data privacy professionals across the globe but the scope of the GDPR will require 75,000 or more.

Top 3 Ways To Fill The Privacy Gap
  • As of this past February, the ABA is now recognizing Privacy as a specialty law practice—the ABA has only recognized 15 in history. This is a big win for the IAPP and shows how serious people are about the growth of the industry.
  • Privacy professionals need to be created rather than found as there are not enough professionals to fill the gap. Peter Lefkowitz, Director of the IAPP and Chief Privacy & Digital Risk Officer at Citrix, made the suggestion to search laterally within compliance, legal, and security divisions for candidates to train internally and through the IAPP.
  • The IAPP is launching privacy engineering workshops for hands-on technical info security engineers.
Wednesday, 04 April, 2018
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Most offers are contingent on passing a background check. You know better than your potential employer whether any issues will arise.

Top 3 Things That Cause Offers To Be Rescinded During A Background Check
  • Inaccurate dates of employment: Don’t fudge the numbers—be specific to the month if not the day on when you started and exited a job. Inaccuracies often imply deceit costing people a potential offer.
  • Negative News Coverage: This is a new and rapidly developing cause of offers being rescinding. Employers are more regularly checking the internet and media archive outlets for negative contextual headlines and stories about potential new hires.
  • Undisclosed criminal activity: If you know something will come up in your criminal background check, let your potential employer know in advance—the surprise of finding something unfavorable is typically more damaging than complete transparency and many applications require disclosure of certain criminal liabilities.
Wednesday, 28 March, 2018
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It is best to disclose something you know will come up on your background check to your potential future employer; the surprise of finding something unfavorable is typically more damaging than complete transparency about the past when you know a check will expose details to a prospective employer.

Top 3 Conferences Not To Miss In The Next 30 Days
Wednesday, 21 March, 2018
TRU Tips

CNN Money reported that the U.S. economy added 313,000 jobs in February—a much stronger increase than economists expected.

Top 3 Things To Know About The U.S. February Jobs Report
  • The increase in jobs in February was the biggest gain since July 2016.
  • The unemployment rate stayed at 4.1%—the lowest in 17 years.
  • Wages grew 2.6% compared with a year earlier.

Tip and Top 3 courtesy of CNN Money’s February Jobs Report.

Wednesday, 14 March, 2018