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5 Tips for Negotiating a Pay Raise

Negotiating a pay raise with your employer has never been an easy task. However, if you feel you are doing great at work and deserve to get a pay raise, you should definitely ask for it. Below you can find tips on how to do it right. 1) Make Some Research: Before asking your boss for a pay raise, Business2Community

Business News

American Airlines swings to $480M 1Q profit
The Associated Press
DALLAS (AP) American Airlines is making money again and beating expectations after its merger with US Airways. The company posted earnings of $480 million Thursday, a record for the first quarter, which is usually the weakest three-month period for airlines during the year. (more »)
For TV, Tumblr More Popular Than Twitter, Study Finds
Business2Community
Twitter is a great companion to TV, and recently the social network acquired two social TV analytics companies. According to a new study though, Tumblr sees more TV-related activity. The study was commissioned by the Yahoo-owned, GIF heavy social network with the help of Pulsar, a social data intelligence (more »)
Corporate Acquisitions of Startups: Why Do They Fail?
Huffington Post
For decades large companies have gone shopping in Silicon Valley for startups. Lately the pressure of continuous disruption has forced them to step up the pace. More often than not the results of these acquisitions are disappointing. What can companies learn from others' failed efforts to integrate (more »)

Career Development

The Picasso Effect: A Secret to Career Success?
LearnVest
Via LearnVest By Anna Williams ~ The secret to climbing the career ladder just might be knitting, taking a ceramics class or refurbishing old cars.Thats right: According to new research from San Francisco State University, embracing your creative after-work hobbieseven if its just tryingyourhand at (more »)
Keep Your Blood Flowing at Work With These 7 Office Exercises
Business2Community
When youre working nine to five, theres a good chance that youre sitting down the majority of that time. You already know that you should be getting up and moving around periodically during that time, but have you considered doing exercises while youre at your desk? Here are a few exercises to try out (more »)
Three Ways Online Learning Boosts Employee Productivity and Company Profits
Business2Community
Online learning is nothing new, but recent trends make it easier than ever for companies to boost employees productivity and ultimately company profits. For many businesses, the latest, greatest change has been the advent of MOOCs, or massive open online courses, which offer online classes to thousands (more »)

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Do These 10 Skills Make Up The “Perfect” SEO Manager?
Business2Community
Last year I promised to dig more into Bubbles vast wealth of digital job data to try and pin down the latest digital recruitment trends and identify exactly what employers are looking for when recruiting in the digital space but as avid readers of this blog will know, Ive not really produced as many (more »)
Top Ten Tricks Behind a Successful Phone Interview
Business2Community
As you have been selected for a telephonic interview, whats next? Personally I have observed candidates struggling with phone screen stage of the interview process. Too often, candidates come close to the job of their dream yet fail to advance to the next stage. In reality, it is crucial that you understand (more »)
Help Employers Understand How To Max You Out!
Business2Community
College seniors should be on full blast with job interviews as graduation day approaches. There has been countless articles and posts about how to master an interview and what your resume should look like. All good stuff to know but much of which is clich and stuff your college counselor probably (more »)

Job Search Advice

Finding a Job Is a Nonsport Competition
Business2Community
In principle, getting hired is a simple two-step process: creating an attractive enough resume to be invited for a job interview and then acing it. In practice, getting hired is significantly more difficult because many people are competing for the same single job opening.Relative to the vast number (more »)
Three Ways to Fill High-Skilled Jobs
Huffington Post
The most recent Labor Department's job growth report shows that the American economy added 192,000 jobs last month, not as much as some analysts predicted. The unemployment rate of 6.7 percent still persists at relatively high levels, yet thousands of high-wage jobs need to be filled at companies across (more »)
Job market for college grads better but still weak
The Associated Press
WASHINGTON (AP) The job market for new college graduates is brightening but remains weaker than before the Great Recession began. The Labor Department reports that the unemployment rate for 2013 college graduates defined as those ages 20 to 29 who earned a four-year or (more »)

Personal Finance

Wellness programs grow more popular with employers
The Associated Press
That little voice nagging you to put down the cake and lace up the running shoes is increasingly coming from your employer and is likely to grow louder with a looming change under the federal health care overhaul. More companies are starting or expanding wellness programs (more »)
What We’ve Learned From the Financial Year 2013/2014
Business2Community
Investors in traditionally safe products fared worst last year, so protect your finances with two key pieces of advice Last year was one of the least turbulent in financial terms since the start of the credit crunch, with stock markets rising, unemployment in the UK falling and house prices beginning (more »)
The Dos and Don’ts of SIPPs
Business2Community
Extra flexibility and a wider range of investment options attract the financially savvy toSIPPs Pensions are high on the agenda, thanks in part to the new rules on auto-enrolment, but for many people taking control of theirfinancial future, a Self-Invested Personal Pension plan (SIPP) could prove (more »)

Tech News

Google: Getting To Know Us and Help Us Better (Part 1)
Business2Community
At first glance, Google might seem like its focusing less on search and more on trying to find the next big thing by throwing money at a wide variety of unrelated new business ventures, including robotics, Google Glass, autonomous cars, home delivery, Web TV, high speed fiber networks, and many more. (more »)
How Technology Affects Sleep [Infographic]
Business2Community
Today I have an infographic from a United Kingdom based cheap bed store called Big Brand Beds all about how technology can affect sleep. The 1st part of the infographic provides statistics from the National Sleep Foundation like: 60% of 13-64 year olds experience problems sleeping and 63% of people (more »)
Digital Queens: Why Women Are More Powerful Than Men on Social Media
Business2Community
There is one , let me repeat one , social networking site where women are not the top users (LinkedIn). Otherwise, women are the dominating group on Facebook, Tumblr, Pinterest, Instagram, and Twitter. Quite simply, women are the predominant social media influencers, responsible for more log-ins, (more »)


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