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Hiring Managers Share Most Unusual Resume Mistakes in Annual CareerBuilder Survey

Hiring Managers Share Most Unusual Resume Mistakes in Annual CareerBuilder Survey

With 13.9 million Americans seeking work, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, grabbing an employer’s attention quickly and leaving a positive impression is critical. According to a recent CareerBuilder study, nearly half (45 percent) of human resource managers said they spend, on average, less than one minute reviewing an application. The survey, which was conducted by Harris Interactive© from May 19 to June 8, 2011, included more than 2,600 employers nationwide.

Free Beagle - Bites, Stinks, Hates Kids and has Fleas!

Free Beagle - Bites, Stinks, Hates Kids and has Fleas!

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- You never know what kind of fun you're gonna find on Jacksonville's Craigslist!

Today, this ad for a free dog had us in stitches. The owner even says he'll pay you to com pick him up! Surely someone wants a dog that stinks, scratches, bites, has fleas and no teeth!

Here's the link if you want to see it on Craigslist and maybe find yourself a new dog!

Link: Free Dog, Beagle on Jacksonville Craigslist

Check out what the owner says in the ad below:

Fla. Sued Over Ban of Doctors Asking About Guns

Fla. Sued Over Ban of Doctors Asking About Guns

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- The Brady Center to Prevent Gun Violence is suing to overturn Florida's new law that bans doctors from asking patients about gun ownership.

The center filed the suit in a Miami federal court on behalf of three doctors and three physicians groups.

"The best medicine is prevention," said Florida Pediatric Society president-elect Mobeen Rathore. "Unfortunately, I have seen too many tragic outcomes of an accidental shooting."

Rathore calls the new law a gag order. His organization along with the Florida Academy of Family Physicians and The Florida College of Physicians are part of the lawsuit against the state.

Opponents of the law are calling it vague, and say the punishment doesn't fit the crime."It could go to the board of medicine. You could essentially lose your license if you violate it," said Chris Nuland, an attorney for physicians.

81-Year Old Fights Off Robber With Hot Frying Pan, Pitchfork

81-Year Old Fights Off Robber With Hot Frying Pan, Pitchfork

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- A Springfield man said a 31-cent frying pan he's had for decades was a worthwhile investment. He smacked a robber with it over the weekend.

Bobby Smith, 81, said he fended off a gun-toting robber in his kitchen Saturday. The U.S. Navy Korean War veteran, said he was "in the middle of making supper" when a young man in a blue T-shirt showed up in his kitchen.

The man demanded his wallet. Instead, Smith grabbed the closest thing - a "red-hot frying pan" off the stove. The potatoes cooking in it went flying through the kitchen and Smith hit the man on the side of the face.

"He sank to his knees! I hit him with the frying skillet and it was red hot," said Smith.

Smith also tried jabbing the robber with nearby pitchfork, he said. "I raced back 6 feet, and I got this pitchfork. Then I worked on him," said Smith, adding that he drew some blood. 

First Coast News Launches "Hot Man Madness"

First Coast News Launches "Hot Man Madness"

College basketball season has officially ended - ladies - it’s time to take back the remote! Why, you ask? Could it be a new Reality TV show? Priorities people! It’s “Hot Man Madness!”

One of Springfield's Best Kept Secrets Intends To Stay That Way!

One of Springfield's Best Kept Secrets Intends To Stay That Way!

On the way to work today I stopped for breakfast at a non-descript little white building known to most Springfielders simply as "Tommy’s". I have been to Tommy’s before, and have waited in line with utility workers, police officers, yuppies, and even a guy who I was pretty sure was homeless. Over a nearby cooler, which holds the orange juice, milk, soda, and beer, is a sign that says "No Beer Before 7am" which, I was assured today, is not meant as a joke. Another sign suggests if you don’t like the food or service, you can continue up the road to Krystal’s.

Companies Giving More Holiday Parties and Perks This Year

Companies Giving More Holiday Parties and Perks This Year

The economic scrooge may be loosening its grip on holiday cheer in the office as employers indicate their intent to offer more holiday perks (bonuses, parties, gifts) than last year. The nationwide CareerBuilder survey was conducted between August 17 and September 2, 2010 and included more than 3,600 workers and more than 2,600 employers.