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8 Things Recruiters Notice About Your Resume at First Glance (and 4 Things That Don’t Matter)



This question originally appeared on Quora.

When recruiters look through a stack of resumes for candidate screening, what is the vital information they focus upon?

Answer by Ambra Benjamin, engineering recruiter at Facebook, previously LivingSocial, Google and Expedia.

I think this varies from recruiter to recruiter and also depends on the role for which you’re applying. For one, I don’t look through stacks of resumes anymore. I hate paper. I do everything online. But I’ll highlight briefly…

Watch All 10 ‘Halloween’ Movies in 2 Minutes



If you realize as October passes by that you don’t have the time or emotional fortitude to watch every single installment of the Halloween series, YouTube channel CineFix has your back.

They summarize all ten movies in two minutes in the above animated clip, including Jamie Lee Curtis’ inexplicable return from the dead, the often-forgotten fact that Paul Rudd was in Halloween: The Curse of Mike Myers and Rob Zombie’s regrettable involvement in the franchise.

This Baby Minion Costume Just Won Halloween



Forget whatever costume you’ve got planned for your baby this Halloween. Your kid — no, all kids … no, all people — should be a minion this year

The clip from America’s Funniest Home Videos, which dates back to April but recently resurfaced, shows why Despicable Me will instantly make Oct. 31 an overwhelmingly adorable holiday. Sure, the costume’s unusual shape might lead to a few balancing mishaps, but judging by this resilient child’s attitude, it’s really a non-issue.

Christian Bale’s ‘Batman’ Would Be an Amazing Steve Jobs



Just days ago, rumors swarmed that Christian Bale would sign on to play Steve Jobs in a new biopic

The film hasn’t even entered the production stages yet, but Conan, being Conan, put together his own “exclusive” sneak peek of the movie, with Bale putting a masked-vigilante spin on the late Apple founder

The batsuit with a turtleneck. Think about it.

Sting-Sung Cellphone Ringtones Are Better Than the Originals



Thursday’s Apple event had one glaring omission: Where were the ringtones recorded by Sting (Stingtones)?

The iconic musician stopped by The Tonight Show With Jimmy Fallon to fill this void in the universe by performing his take on popular ringtones, including the iPhone’s default tune “Marimba.”

Sting also recorded an outgoing voicemail to the melody of “Message in a Bottle” for one lucky audience member — “Sorry I’m away / Looks like you missed me / You just leave your name / when you…

Amazon Plans to Hire 80,000 Workers for the Holiday Season



Amazon is about to go on its big annual hiring spree.

The ecommerce giant announced Thursday that it plans to hire 80,000 workers at its fulfillment centers for the holiday season to meet increased customer demand. That’s up from the 70,000 seasonal workers that Amazon planned to bring on for the holiday season last year

While these roles are technically temporary, Amazon stressed in an announcement that some of these workers will…

Workplace Weaknesses: What’s the Best Way to Answer This Dreaded Job Interview Question?



This question originally appeared on Quora.

In a job interview, should you answer the the question, “What’s your biggest weakness?” with a humble brag?

Answer below by Quora user Jason Ewing.

Honestly: No.

I hate this question because of the number of “humble brag”-type answers that I get: The overly cliched “I work too hard” or “I get too excited about projects,” or similar answers. I don’t ask this question. Unfortunately, other people on interviewing panels usually do.

What I appreciate…

8 Common Myths About Working From Home



The ability to work from home is an increasingly popular and coveted perk in modern workplaces, and it’s not hard to see why. From an employee perspective, the benefits of avoiding a commute are obvious, but employers also see benefits: Overhead costs go down if you don’t have to provide desk space and equipment for your staff, and you’ll never have to worry about lateness due to traffic or transportation issues.

But if virtual employees aren’t visible in the office, how can they remain…

How to Know If Becoming a Manager Is Right for You



As a child, I’m fairly certain I never told anyone I wanted to be a manager when I grew up. As it turns out, though, managing has been one of the most rewarding challenges of my career. But, while I strongly recommend everyone try supervising at least one person during his or her career, the gig definitely isn’t for everyone.

If you’re thinking management might be in your future, there are a few things you should consider first. While being the boss has its perks, it also comes with a lot of…

Bathurst 1000 Brings Out True Blue Aussies for a Weekend of Grog, Barbies and Revheads



SYDNEY — It is the cream of the Australian crop or the absolute worst of humanity, depending on which angle you look at it from.

The Bathurst 1000, a car race on Mount Panorama in the New South Wales country town of Bathurst, attracted a diverse crowd over the weekend for race day on Sunday. The revheads were in their element as they threw back a case of tinnies, cooked a barbie and inhaled the fumes of the V8 Supercars.

Chaz Mostert…